Everest Base Camp Trek

Your host is Nima Sherpa

Kathmandu, Nepal 5.0

Verified Sherpa

Namaste. I am Nima. I have lived in the Everest area all my life, and am a qualified and experienced Sherpa for Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal

Cross this off your “bucket list” – a “dream come true experience”

The Everest Base Camp Trek is probably the most popular and iconic trekking destination in the Himalayas. Everest is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas and is the world's highest mountain at 8,848 meters above sea level located on the international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal Mount Everest is also well known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and as Chomolungma in Tibet.

Highlights of a 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp

  • Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest at 5,364m.

  •  Exploring Sherpa's traditional villages enriched with Buddhist culture and customs.

  • Visit historical sights and interesting monasteries at the base of some of the world's most spectacular peaks, beautiful alpine rhododendrons, pine forests, and the barren Khumbu icefall glaciers.

  • Experience panoramic views of enormous mountains while spending your nights in the warmth and comfort of clean scenic lodges - and of course, the well known Sherpa hospitality.

12 Days , 11 Nights,


12 People

Maximum group size




Trekking, Mountaineering, Sub-Zero Camping

Difficulty Level


Getting there

We take care of all your travel, accommodation, personal safety and food requirements from the moment you land at Kathmandu airport.

Kit list

Gear/items provided:

Flight tickets - KTM to Lukla to KTM

Porter for trekking

Government approved trek guide

2 nights stay at Kathmandu

Sleeping bag and camping gear

National park permit 

Local permit

Nepali SIM card

First-aid & emergency assistance

Acclimatisation days for a safe ascent

What you need to carry

International airfare to and from Nepal

Travel insurance

Backpack with waterproof linings

Walking stick

Hiking shoes

Fleece jackets and thermals

Water bottle

Any additional expenses not mentioned

Visa fees for Nepal


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

Begin your adventure with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, offering stunning aerial views of the Himalayas.

Touch down in Lukla and kickstart your trek with an exhilarating descent towards Phakding.

Traverse through picturesque landscapes, crossing suspension bridges and gushing rivers.

Arrive in Phakding and settle into your accommodation, ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Everest region.

Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445m)

Embark on a thrilling ascent towards Namche Bazaar, the bustling gateway to the Khumbu region.

Trek through lush forests and charming Sherpa villages, with the majestic peaks of the Everest range looming overhead.

Feel the excitement build as you catch your first glimpse of Namche Bazaar nestled amidst the mountains.

Arrive in Namche Bazaar and take in the vibrant atmosphere of this cultural hub.

Day 3: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3,780m)

Set off on a scenic trek from Namche Bazaar to the picturesque village of Khumjung.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Everest and Ama Dablam as you traverse the undulating terrain.

Explore the rich Sherpa culture and visit the famed Khumjung Monastery, home to ancient relics and intriguing legends.

Spend the night in Khumjung, surrounded by the tranquillity of the Himalayas.

Day 4: Khumjung to Pangboche (3,985m)

Continue your journey towards Pangboche, a quaint village nestled amidst snow-capped peaks.

Trek through alpine meadows and rhododendron forests, with panoramic views of the Khumbu Valley.

Explore the historic Pangboche Monastery, one of the oldest in the region, and immerse yourself in its spiritual aura.

Relax and unwind in Pangboche, surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Day 5: Pangboche to Dingboche (4,410m)

Trek from Pangboche to Dingboche, a scenic village nestled in a broad valley surrounded by high peaks.

Marvel at the rugged beauty of the landscape as you journey through rocky terrain and glacial moraines.

Arrive in Dingboche and take in the stunning views of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam dominating the skyline.

Enjoy a well-deserved rest in Dingboche, soaking in the serenity of the mountains.

Day 6: Rest Day in Dingboche

Take a break from trekking and acclimatise to the altitude in Dingboche.

Explore the surrounding area and enjoy short hikes to nearby viewpoints for breathtaking panoramas.

Immerse yourself in the local culture and interact with friendly Sherpa villagers.

Relax and recharge for the challenges ahead, surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayas.

Day 7: Dingboche to Pyramid (5,050m)

Embark on an exhilarating trek to the Pyramid, a high-altitude viewpoint offering panoramic vistas of Everest and its neighbouring peaks.

Feel the thrill of reaching new heights as you stand in awe of the towering Himalayas.

Take in the breathtaking scenery and capture unforgettable moments against the backdrop of the majestic mountains.

Descend back to Dingboche and spend the night amidst the tranquillity of the mountains.

Day 8: Pyramid to Gorak Shep (5,164m), Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

Trek from the Pyramid to Gorak Shep, the last settlement before Everest Base Camp.

Continue your journey to the legendary Everest Base Camp, the ultimate destination of your trek.

Stand in awe at the foot of the world's highest peak, surrounded by the towering majesty of the Himalayas.

Capture unforgettable memories and celebrate your achievement amidst the breathtaking beauty of Everest.

Return to Gorak Shep for a well-deserved rest, with the thrill of your Everest Base Camp adventure still fresh in your mind.

Day 9: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m), Return to Pangboche

Rise early for a sunrise hike to Kala Patthar, one of the best vantage points for panoramic views of Everest and its neighbouring peaks.

Watch in awe as the first light of dawn illuminates the snow-capped summits, painting the sky with shades of pink and gold.

Descend back to Gorak Shep and continue your journey to Pangboche, retracing your steps through the rugged mountain terrain.

Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories created during your Everest Base Camp trek.

Spend the night in Pangboche, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Himalayas.

Day 10: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

Bid farewell to Pangboche and begin your descent towards Namche Bazaar, with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in your heart.

Traverse through picturesque landscapes and lush forests, enjoying the tranquillity of the mountains one last time.

Arrive in Namche Bazaar and reminisce about your epic adventure over a delicious meal with your fellow trekkers.

Spend the night in Namche Bazaar, surrounded by the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people.

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Embark on the final leg of your journey as you descend from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, with a mixture of nostalgia and anticipation for the comforts of home.

Say farewell to the majestic mountains and rugged landscapes of the Everest region, etching the memories of your adventure into your heart.

Arrive in Lukla and celebrate the successful completion of your Everest Base Camp trek with your trekking companions.

Spend the night in Lukla, reflecting on the incredible experiences and friendships forged along the way.

Day 12: Return Flight to Kathmandu, Explore Kathmandu

Board an exhilarating flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, offering one last glimpse of the majestic Himalayas from the air.

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel, where you can relax and rejuvenate after your epic adventure.

Spend the afternoon exploring the vibrant streets of Thamel, picking up souvenirs and mementos of your time in Nepal.

In the evening, indulge in a celebratory dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant, sharing stories and laughter with your newfound friends.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before bidding farewell to the vibrant city of Kathmandu.

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey, with a heart full of cherished memories and a spirit of adventure that will last a lifetime.

End of the Everest Base Camp trek adventure, but the beginning of a new chapter filled with exploration, discovery, and endless possibilities.

How to reach

Important details you must know before preparing for the trip

This experience is organised by Government certified professional Sherpa based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Sneakout is connecting you directly with a highly experienced Sherpa who knows the Himalayan mountains.

The Everest region is a fragile ecosystem, and it's essential to minimise your environmental impact while trekking. Follow Leave No Trace principles, dispose of waste responsibly, and respect local customs and traditions. Sneakout promotes sustainable trekking practices and encourages travellers to be mindful of their environmental footprint.

This host requires full payment of package price before arrival, as hotel bookings are involved. You may need to pay the remaining amount upon the host's request.

The pace of trek is moderate, with plenty of time for exploration and relaxation.

The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging adventure that requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. Before booking, ensure that you are physically prepared for the demands of trekking at high altitudes for multiple days.

Acclimatisation is crucial to prevent altitude sickness during the trek. It's essential to choose an itinerary that includes gradual altitude gain and rest days for acclimatisation. SneakOut.in offers carefully planned itineraries that prioritise acclimatisation to ensure your safety and well-being.

Booking your Everest Base Camp trek with Sneakout ensures that you'll be accompanied by experienced guides and support staff who are knowledgeable about the region and committed to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the journey. Their expertise and support will enhance your trekking experience and provide peace of mind.

Finally, remember that trekking to Everest Base Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that requires determination, resilience, and a positive mindset. Prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for the challenges ahead, stay flexible, and embrace the journey with enthusiasm and excitement.