Sep 26 - Oct 8, 2017 | Change

Everest Base Camp trek (13 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Highlights: Tengboche, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar

Difficulty: challenging
Starting at $551 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$27.52 /day per person for guide
+ $140 per person for guide's transport
+ $53 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Prices for groups of
Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Permits
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry
  • TIMS Card
Porters (optional $17 per day)

Porters available upon request. You can request a porter at anytime while booking or after booking your trek up to 2 days prior to the trek's departure. Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb) at a rate of $17 per day.

Guides do not carry any client's belongings if you want help carrying your personal belongings your must hire a porter or share one with someone else in your group.

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

This is the most popular and iconic trek. Follow the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary, and those that followed to the base of the highest mountain in the world. En route, you’ll pass the centuries old Buddhist monastery of Tengboche and hike alongside the Khumbu glacier to Gorak Shep, the last permanent encampment before Everest Basecamp. In addition to Everest Basecamp, you will climb to the dizzying height of 5643 m (18,513 ft) and view one of the most magnificent panoramas in the Himalayas atop Kala Patthar. Those with a little more time and a sense of adventure can add side trips via the spectacular Kongma La pass, the Cho La pass, and the Renjo La Pass.

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Tue Sep 26 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $148
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Lukla airport

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla

Wed Sep 27 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5 hours from Phakding

Everest from above namche
Thu Sep 28 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Fri Sep 29 (day 4)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche


Highlights: Tengboche and Ama Dablam Base Camp
Difficulty: challenging
If you itching to get off the trekking highway up to Everest Base Camp a day detour off to the much less visited Ama Dablam Base Camp may be just what your looking for. This off the beaten path side trip take you right up to the base of one of the Khumbu regions most beautiful mountains. Along the way, you’ll get views of Everest as you pass by yak shelters and walls constructed by Sherpa herdsmen. Images from via Ama Dablam Base Camp Side Trek

Sat Sep 30 (day 5)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche


Dingboche (4410 m)

About 5 hours from Tengboche or 3 hours from Pangboche (also possible to stay in Pheriche)

View from above dingboche

Highlights: Imja Tsho (Lake) and Kongma La Pass
Difficulty: strenuous
Probably the least traversed of the classic three passes in the Khumbu region, the path to the Kongma La (5535 m) offers a spectacular but strenuous route between Chukhung and Lobuche. This pass offers unparalleled views of what many regard as one of the most beautiful mountains in Khumbu, the pointed spired of Ama Dablam. While in Chukhung, you may wish to spend an additional day and climb Chukhung Ri for a panorama of the Chukhung Valley, or hike to the alpine lake of Imja Tsho. Images from via Kongma La Side Trek

Sun Oct 1 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Mon Oct 2 (day 7)

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 4-5 hours from Dingboche (or Pheriche)

Tue Oct 3 (day 8)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche

View from above gorak shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep


Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 3 hours from Everest Base Camp

View from above gorak shep
Wed Oct 4 (day 9)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep


Lobuche (4940 m)

About 2 hours from Gorak Shep

Highlights: Cho La Pass, Gokyo, and Gokyo Ri
Difficulty: strenuous
The most popular of the three passes in the Khumbu region, the trail via Cho La (5420 m) provides stunning vistas along the high route between Everest Basecamp and the Gokyo Valley. With its series of lakes, the Gokyo Valley is probably one of the most beautiful valleys in the Khumbu Region, while the view from Gokyo Re rivals any of the trekking viewpoints in the Khumbu, including a more complete – if a bit further away – view of Mt Everest. Images from via Cho La Side Trek

Thu Oct 5 (day 10)

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-6 hours from Lobuche

Trail to phortse
Fri Oct 6 (day 11)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse

Everest from above namche
Sat Oct 7 (day 12)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche

Lukla airport
Sun Oct 8 (day 13)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $148
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created