Everest Base Camp is underneath the world's tallest mountain: Mt. Everest. Situated at 5,380m, Nepal shares the south side of Everest Base Camp, there are unsophisticated campsites on the Base Camp for climbers and trekkers. Hundreds of prayer flags directed towards the glorious mountain and the smell of local butter tea from the locals will make this place more charming. Thus, hundreds of trekkers attempt to reach the Base Camp and few of them even provoke to climb the tallest mountain in the world. Mt. Everest has been a commercial area to trek, especially because of the help from the Sherpa and trek companies providing trek guides, porters, and every possible basic facility. Hence, it is a big budget to trek the Everest region due to its growing popularity. Nevertheless, Desire Adventures has come up with a budget trek to suit your needs while giving you the best of the mountains. This 14-day trek will take you through the land of the Himalayas, amidst the greens of the forests and the whites of the snow.

We value your time and safety. Thus, let us know if we can provide you with your safety instructions during trekking or can customize your trip according to your liking.

Trip cost for Indian passport holders: 

Number Of Pax Rate
2-4 INR 59990
4+ INR 55550

What's included

  • Arrival and departure transfer service (private car/jeep/minivan)
  • Ramechhap - Lukla - Ramechhap flight tickets (April - May, and October - November) 5 kg hand carry and 10 kg luggage
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets (June - September and December - March)  5 kg hand carry and 10 kg luggage
  • Airport transfer for domestic flights (Kathmandu-Ramechhap-Kathmandu) sharing jeep/ bus
  • 2-night accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during trek
  • National park entrance fee
  • Local rural Municipality entrance fee
  • Government-licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for every 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Desire Adventures duffel bag 
  • First Aid service (Basic)
  • Oximeter - To determine your normal oxygen range
  • Adventure certificate upon completion of the trek

Note : for solo traveller, we will provide a porter cum Guide

What's Excluded
  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the Trek 
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Your travel insurance covers Helicopter evacuation over 4000 meters and trip cancellation 

Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival, our team representative will be at the airport to greet you and accompany you to your hotel. After freshening up at the hotel, you will visit us at our main office in Thamel where we can discuss further on the trek and you can get to meet your correspondence and your guide. If you have any questions, you can also ask it to our team today.

Overnight at Kathmandu

We will catch the early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight takes about 40minutes and flies above the valleys and alongside the mountains with a truly brilliant view. Upon landing on Lukla, you will be introduced to your porters and guide. Henceforth, we will start walking towards Phakding which is our destination for today. Phakding is in a lower altitude than Lukla thus we will be facing a number of downhill. Crossing a suspension bridge from Lukla we will walk along mani walls and prayer flags. We will come across small settlements like Chheplung and Nurning. Overnight at Phadking.

Highlights: Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with an exhilarating landing experience. Landscape view of Lukla in an organized formation.  the trail to Phadking accompanied by small Sherpa settlements, ancient monasteries, Chortens, Mani Walls, monasteries  and prayer wheels.The spectacular first view of Kusum Khangkaru from ThadoKoshigaon and the Kongde RI from Phakding.

On the 3rd day of the trek we will walk from Phadking to Namche which takes about 5-6 hours on a 10kms trail. From Phadking we cross various suspension bridges and walk uphill until reaching Monjo. Monjo is a small settlement in the Khumbu region with the national park entrance gate. Lying on the Dudh Koshi river valley and decorated with prayer flags, we get the true feeling of entering the land of the Himalayas from Monjo. After filling up the official forms, we pass Monjo and walk towards Larja Dobhan. Crossing the Larja Bridge, we get our first glance of Mt. Everest from land. A little further up and we reach Namche Bazar at 3440m. Overnight at Namche.

Highlights: Local settlements along the way, refreshing view of the forest of Rhododendron; an experience of suspension bridges hanging above the roaring rivers; the very first view of the Mt. Everest and the stunning views of other peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt. Kusum Khangkaru.

Acclimatization is a major issue for trekkers since we will be coving a large altitude in a very short time. Thus, to get used to the elevation and avoid acute mountain sickness, we stay a day in Namche and take a rest day off. Nevertheless, we will visit some attraction places in the areas like the memorials, stupas and nearby villages. Overnight at Namche.

Highlights: Khunde, Namche, Khumjung and Thame presenting the lifestyle in the Khumbu region, Sherpa people, their settlements, moral/values and the way of living, stunning views of Mt. Everest, Shyangboche panorama;  modern facilities like high speed internet cafes, bakeries, restaurants and coffee shops.

We will wake up early today and after breakfast we will continue our trek. Our destination for today is Tengboche. We take the east way connecting the trail to Chhayang Kharka and reach Phungi Thanka. We will enjoy the water driven prayer wheels and walking past the the suspension bridge we climb steeply therough the rhododendron forest and eventually we will reach Tengboche. Tengboche resides the biggest a monastery in Khumbu region called the Tengboche Monastery. Overnight at Tengboche.

Highlights: Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa; first view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku; rhododendron forest; water-driven prayer wheels from Phunki Tenga; Tengboche monastery, Mani stones, the statue of various deities; the scripture of Kangyaur, the mural and Thangka paintings and sculptural collections that date back to the 20th century; panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains, including Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku and Tawache.

Tengboche lies at 3,870m at the altitude of 4300 meter with beautiful landscapes of the mountains surrounding the valley. After breakfast in Tengboche, we proceed to our destination for today. Dingboche is about 9kms from Tengboche in an altitude of 4360m. It is a small Sherpa Settlement and is a popular stop from climbers and trekkers passing for Everest or Imja Tse. From Tengboche we first walk down the stone steps to Deboche. From here we can spot various wildlife such as the musk deer, monal and the blue sheep. We cross the suspension bridge and walk towards Somare, Orso and eventually towards the path alongside the Imja KHola (River) which will lead us to Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.

Highlights: Forest, tough climbs, alpine meadows; the sight of monasteries, Chortens and kilometers of stone wall covering the Imja Valle; grand views of Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam and internet cafes

We will spend yet another day acclimatizing at Dingboche. The day will be spent exploring the nearby attraction areas such as various Gompas and mani stoned walls. Tomorrow we will have yet another exertion walk to Lobuche which is at 4940m. To get used to the elevation we will do some short walk around the area and rest at our hotel.

Highlights:  Enjoy the views of Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Makalu, and Baruntse from Chhukung RI; view of Nuptse, Lhotse Nup, Lhotse and Ama Dablam glacier, settlement of Dingboche, monasteries and mani stones.

After breakfast at Dingboche, a gentle climb takes us to Dusa, from where we continue up till Palrung Kharka. We now cross a bridge across the stream and hike towards the Thokla Pass, past the tombstones. Enjoying the view of the terminus of the Khumbu glacier, we follow the terminal moraine and later the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier, until we reach Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Highlights:  Memorial for the climbers who lost their lives in Mt. Everest; spectacular view of Mt. Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren and Mahalangur Himal; Khumbu Glacier and the spectacular view from the Thokla Pass.

Amidst the glorious mountains and captivating scenery lies Lobuche. It is a small settlement in the Khumbu region closest stop to the Base Camp. From here, today we walk towards Gorak Shep and finally accomplish Everest Base Camp journey. Early morning we start ascending from Lobuche towards the Lobuche Pass and past the terminus of the Lobuche glacier and Pyramid (Nepali and Italian project to track cimate change and pollution). From the pass, we hike down to the junction of Changri Nup, Changri Shar and the Khumbu glacier. We walk across the glacier to reach Gorak Shep. In Gorak Shep, we drop our backs and head towards the Base Camp.through the rocky trail we finally reach the Everest Base Camp. The Base Camp is denoted by various stoned signs and prayer flags with colorful tents of expedition companies. We spend some time here and return back to Gorak Shep where we spend the night.

Highlights:  Experience Everest Base Camp. 60 degree vista of the snowy peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur Himal, Khumbutse, Nuptse; stunning view of Kala Patthar and the Everest Icefall.

Although we reached the Base Camp the day before, Everest cannot be seen from the Base Camp. To get the closest view we will hike upto Kala Patthar today. From Gorak Shep we take the west trail towards Kala Patthar. Along the way we will also come across the memorial for those who lost their lives climbing Everest. From Kala Patthar we can view Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. After the magnificent view, we hike down towards our destination for today; Periche. Overnight at Periche.

Highlights: Sunrise view from Kala Patthar with the superb views of the surrounding mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam and the distant view of the base camp from Kala Patthar, the views of the glaciers like Changri Nup, Changri Shar. Walk in the Khumbu ice trail before returning.

After breakfast in Periche, we leave early for Namche. We trace back our path back to Namche via Somare, Deboche and Tengboche simultaneously. Accompanied by chortens, stone walls and local settlements, we walk down to Somare on a flat trail. Then we move down crossing some suspension bridges and stone steps and walk by the Cholunga Khola. We cross Deboche and Tengboche, cross the river in Pungi Thanga and head down towards Namche. Along the way we have our last view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku. Overnight at Namche. 

Highlights: Walk along the beautiful settlements like Pangboche, Deboche, Tengboche, Sanasa and Khyangjum; views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku; monasteries, Chortens and Mani walls, and the modern facilities like hot shower, internet cafes and bakeries at Namche to contact your loved ones.

From Namche to Lukla is a straight downhill of 19kms. After breakfast in Lukla we will have our last view of Mt. Everest from land and after crossing various bridges hike down to Larja Dhoban, Monjo, Phadking, Nurning and finally to Lukla. Walking along the Bhote Koshi River for about 6-7 hours we will finally reach Lukla were we rest today and fly back to the city tomorrow. Overnight at Lukla.

Highlights:  Last views of the Mt. Everest, walk along the roaring Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers, explore the Sherpa settlements exhibiting the lifestyle and culture of Khumbu Sherpa people, sights of a number of monasteries, Chortens and Mani walls decorated with prayer flags.

Leaving the pleasant scenarios and heart melting view behind, we pack our bags and leave Lukla. We catch our flight and head back to Kathmandu. He flight will bestow us with a magnificent view of the Himalayan massif from up above. After the 40mintue flight we reach Kathmandu. We will be taken to your hotel where you can relax or spend the day touring the attraction area. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Highlights: Scenic view of the valley, gorges and mountains from the airplane. Last view of the mighty Everest. Return to the capital city of Nepal after a strenuous trek in the Himalayas. 

On your last day, we will drop you off at the airport. Nevertheless, if your flight is late in the afternoon or at night, you can go for souvenir shopping for your friends and family. Namaste and hope you have a safe flight!

What should I bring?

Along with warm clothes you will also need other equipment for the sufficient protection of your body. Below is the list of necessary items that you need to pack before commencing your trek.

Head- Hat (with a wide brim), Sunglasses (with UV protection), Sunscreen lotion and Lip balm.

Upper body- T-shirts (2), light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket and pullover, Fleece wind-stopper jacket (Optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest/jacket(included)

Hands - Lightweight gloves, heavy-weight gloves/mittens with a waterproof outer shell

Lower body - Underwear (4), hiking shorts (2), lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants, waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet - Thin, light-wear inner socks (4), thick, warm wool hiking socks (4), hiking boots with spare laces, camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals), gaiters (only for winter)

Accessories - Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (included), headlamp with spare bulb and batteries, small padlock or combination lock, basic first aid kit, large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag), day pack, water bottles (2), hiking pole/walking sticks, small ear plugs

Toiletries - Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, small wash towel

Extras - Cameras with extra batteries and cards, binoculars, light balaclava or warm fleece hat, reading books, trip map/guide book, journal & pen, iPod & travel games (like cards, chess, backgammon)

Our Guides:

With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.

Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:

Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.

Round the clock service:

Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.

Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:

Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.

Importance to Sustainable Tourism:

We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.

No exceptions with quality and equipments:

Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency.  Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.

5:1 Client Guide Ratio

We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles. 

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