Mount Everest Routes

Everest Base Camp Trek

Arrival

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

Briefing

At around 1800 (subject to flight timings) you'll be met by your guide for your pre-climb briefing to discuss tomorrow's trek and go through any questions you may have.

Trek

 Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche and trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)

Following breakfast, you will be transported by vehicle to Dhunche (1960m), which takes approximately six hours by road. Once there, you will commence your trek towards Gosainkunda Lake, passing through charming forests and picturesque villages along the way. The journey offers awe-inspiring views of the neighbouring mountains. Your overnight stay will be at Sing Gompa (3330m).

Distance: Approximately 4 - 5 hour trek. Your GPS tracks: Kathmandu to Dhunche / Dhunche to Sing Gompa.

Day 02: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake and back to Laurebina

After breakfast, you will continue your trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4380m). The trail climbs steadily through forests of rhododendron and oak trees, offering stunning views of the Langtang range. After trekking for approximately 3-4 hours, depending on your speed, you will reach the sacred lake of Gosainkunda. This lake holds great religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and boasts crystal clear water that reflects the stunning scenery.

You will have a break to eat and appreciate the beautiful surroundings before beginning the descent. Your overnight stay will be at a tea house in Laurebina (3910m).

Distance: Approximately 8 hour trek. Your GPS tracks: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake. 

Day 03: Trek from Laurebina to Dhunche and drive to Kathmandu

After spending a night in Laurebina you will trek to Dhunche where you will meet the driver and be transferred back to Kathmandu. This trek will take around 6 hours through lush green forests and stunning views of the Himalayan ranges. You will stay overnight at Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu.

Day 04: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast, you'll be met by your local guide and will be taken to Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites, where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Other heritage sites to be visited are the Pashupatinath Temple (a temple of Shiva, sacred to Hundus), the "Monkey Temple", Swoyambhunath, (sacred to Buddhists), and Boudhanath Shrine.

Day 05: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Namche Bazaar 

We plan to depart from the hotel very early, even before breakfast, with the goal of arriving in Lukla between 7:00 and 9:00 am, depending on the weather and flight conditions. Upon reaching Lukla, we will have breakfast before embarking on a leisurely downhill hike to Phakding, which should take approximately three hours and bring us to an altitude of 2652 meters. Lunch will be served in Phakding before we continue our journey to Namche Bazaar. Since today will be a long day, it is important that you have your head torch readily available. However, rest assured that you will be well acclimated to the high altitude by this point.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

The hike from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is a scenic and enjoyable journey that offers stunning views of the Himalayan landscape. The trail winds its way through lush forests of rhododendrons and conifers, with occasional glimpses of the snow-capped peaks in the distance.

As you continue on the trail, you'll pass through quaint mountain villages and see traditional Sherpa homes adorned with colourful prayer flags. The landscape gradually changes from forested hills to open plains, with views of the towering Ama Dablam and other Himalayan peaks in the distance.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche, acclimatisation hike to Nangkartshang peak and back to Dingboche

The hike begins with a gradual ascent out of Tengboche. As you continue on the trail, you'll pass through several charming mountain villages and see traditional Sherpa homes adorned with prayer flags. The landscape gradually changes from forested hills to open plains, with views of the majestic Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and other Himalayan peaks in the distance. You will have an acclimatisation hike to Nangkartshang Peak then back down to Dingboche.

Dingboche is a small settlement located at an altitude of 4,400 metres, and it is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped peaks. 

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass

The journey begins with a gradual ascent out of Dingboche, passing through rugged terrain and rocky outcrops. You'll soon reach Kongma La Pass, which is situated at an elevation of 5,535 metres. The climb up to the pass is steep and challenging, but the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks make it well worth the effort.

After crossing the pass, the trail descends steeply to the Khumbu Glacier, which is the largest glacier in the region. You'll then follow the glacier to the moraine, where you'll begin the climb up to Lobuche. The trail is rugged and steep, with several challenging sections and steep inclines.

Lobuche is a small settlement located at an elevation of 4,940 metres, and it offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks. 

Day 09: Lobuche to EBC to Gorekshep (Option: hike to Kala Patthar for Sunset)

The journey begins with a gradual ascent from Lobuche, following the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep, which is situated at an altitude of 5,164 metres. 

Upon arrival at Gorak Shep, trekkers have the option of climbing to Kala Pattar, which is situated at an elevation of 5,545 metres. The climb up to Kala Pattar is steep and challenging, but the views of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Everest, are breathtaking, especially during sunset.

After descending from Kala Pattar, the trek continues to Everest Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of 5,364 metres. The trail takes you through rocky terrain, across the Khumbu Icefall, and past the infamous Everest climbing route. Upon arrival at EBC, trekkers can take in the views of the surrounding peaks and the Khumbu Icefall. From EBC, the trail heads back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. 

Day 10: Helicopter flight to Kathmandu from Gorekshep

The final day of the trek is an exciting and memorable experience, as trekkers will take a helicopter flight from Gorek shep to Kathmandu. This is a convenient and efficient way to return to Kathmandu after completing the trek to Everest Base Camp.

The helicopter flight takes you on a scenic journey over the Himalayan peaks, offering stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding landscapes. The flight duration is around an hour, and it is a thrilling experience to soar over the majestic mountains.

This evening, we'll visit an authentic Nepalese restaurant for dinner and some traditional Nepali songs and dance.

Departure

A driver will collect you from your hotel around 3 hours before your departing flight and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), ensuring that you arrive there at least 2 hours before your flight departs. Please let us know if you'd like to be collected earlier.

Prices per person



No. in group πŸ‘‰ Solo 2 🧍 3 🧍 4 🧍 5+ 🧍
3 Day Pre-Acclimatisation
10 Day Trek
Additional day on trek
Rafting
City tour*
Extra night, Hotel Buddy

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What's included in the costs?

Note that conversely with many other operations, our prices do indeed cover meals in tea houses along the route, and return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will need cash for additional beverages, and tips.

  • Return airport transfers from Kathmandu Airport (KTM) to your hotel in Kathmandu
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin-share, bed and breakfast basis - one night before and one night after the trek
      • Twin-share accommodation in tea houses along the trek
        • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on the trek and a cup of tea or coffee with each meal
          • Helicopter flight from Gorekshep to Kathmandu
            • Services of a guide and porter (1 porter for every 2 trekkers)
              • Wages, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare (where applicable), food and accommodation for your guide and porter
                • Free kit hire of the following items: duffel bag, down jacket, sleeping bag
                  • Preparation of all required documentation and purchase of trekking permits
                    • Use of required medications - as carried by your mountain guide
                      • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

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                        On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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                        Day 1: On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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                        Once you have cleared Immigration and collected your baggage upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, please keep an eye out for a Team Mount Everest driver holding a sign with your name. The driver will transport you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu, where you will spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis.

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                        Assuming climbers are able to obtain competitive flight fares all the way into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) this is almost always the best means of reaching us and getting into position to begin your climb or safari. During the process of booking with us we will request your flight details and will sENd one of our drivers to meet your flight. Our driver will usually be wearing a black Team Mount Everest T-Shirt and carrying a placard with the name of the main correspondent representing your climb group.

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                        We don’t operate out of Kathmandu, but when we collect you we ask you to sign a declaration and conditions of participation. Let us know if you wish us to email this to you.

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                        Climbing to Everest Base Camp during the rainy months of June to September is possible, but it's important to be aware of the conditions and challenges you may face. Here are a few things to consider:

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                        Day 1: Drive to Chitwan National Park (165 Km / 5 hrs)

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                        In the event that a climber is required to cancel their place on a climb, please see here for details of how costs for arrangements to which we will have committed ourselves on the strength of a confirmed booking having been placed with us, are to be borne.

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                        Sing Gompa, also known as Sing Gomba or Singdun Gompa, is a charming Buddhist monastery situated at an altitude of approximately 3,330 metres (10,925 feet). It is a significant religious site for both the local Tamang people and trekkers on the Langtang Valley Trek. The monastery offers a peaceful atmosphere and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, making it a perfect place for spiritual reflection and taking in the natural beauty of the Langtang region.

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