Everest Comfort Trek – 17 Days
‘Adventure to the base of world highest peaks with awesome panorama and local culture’
“Adventure on high Khumbu valley within Everest and to its exciting base camp
Exploring high altitude Sherpa villages enriched with the ancient culture of Buddhist religion
Walking into the lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines and junipers trees
Visiting old monasteries of great interest in the backdrop of giant snow-capped peaks
Scenic and panoramic flight both ways from Kathmandu and Lukla with amazing views”
Everest Base Camp Comfort Trek, where we designed and set the programs offering travelers of all ages with great comfort, using maximum days for acclimatization so that one can enjoy the views and walks without a problem of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).We have planned this adventure providing our customer with the best value of trekking with full of delight and enjoyable moment so that one can marvel at the views at leisure and walk with your own normal pace. Take this trek as the journey not as a destination this way you will enjoy more of the local culture and its ancient traditional way of simple life with a visit of interesting monasteries on route Everest Base Camp Comfort Trek.
Everest Base Camp Comfort Trek offers super views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855 m-25,772 ft) and Lho - La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m - 19,992ft) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft) Changtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft) Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft) Amadablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khangaru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far towards world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft).
Beside mountain views walking into the lovely woodland of tall pine-fir-rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-juniper and birch, tree lines are equally fascinating where often wild-life are spotted during the trek like Musk Deer, a herd of mountain antelopes and Himalayan Thar with exotic bird life including the colorful Danphe (Impheyan Pheasant) national bird of Nepal. Walk leads further with complete views of high snow-capped peaks with majestic Amadablam and then reaching at our destination and highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp with views of tumbling Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers, and then heading back to Lukla with a climb up to Kalapatthar the highest point of the adventure at 5,550 m offering superb views of Everest and other high peaks. After a great journey with an adventure of a lifetime experience on this exciting Everest Base Camp Comfort trek ending with an early morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300 m and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m and trek to Phakding 2,640m - 04 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 08 hrs.
Day 05: Acclimatization and excursion in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung 3,730m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 06 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 07 hrs.
Day 09: Acclimatization and excursion in Dingboche.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 07 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 08 hrs.
Day 12: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 08 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Kyangjuma 3,600 m – 07 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 07 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 17: International departure for homeward bound
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Your first impression on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport will be an experience itself, but don’t worry with the confusion at the airport, where our office representative will be waiting to receive you have your name on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within less than an hour.
You have time to relax and enjoy the ambiance and comfort of the hotel until at evening Group Meeting or briefing will take place. Where we collect your insurance and other details will be discussed regarding the trip, after the informative meeting, ready for the first welcome dinner. Your tour/trek leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel or nearby.
(M Hotel or equivalent)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation.
A free day in Kathmandu to relieve you from jetlag on long flights, our morning sightseeing tour (optional) starts after breakfast in the hotel, where you will be engrossed with tour around world heritage sites around Kathmandu visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after the tour back to hotel and preparation for the trek.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Mornings, flight to Lukla with views of mountain range includes Mt. Everest, after 35 mins of great flight reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip, the gateway town of Everest region and base camp including other adventure destination.
From Lukla walk to Phakding village leading past Sherpa farm villages, a nice and pleasant walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful views along the walk to Phakding village located by Dudh Koshi, a glacial River.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 08 hrs.
After breakfast, commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trail follows along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku peaks stand majestically skyward on the opposite bank.
Then reach at Benkar, as the trail climbs from the riverbed to the left bank into mountain path, walk through a forest to reach Chumoa, continue walks with short ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the village at Monjo. Then enter Sagarmatha National Park where park permits should be obtained, and then follow a short walk along the riverbed to cross over a high Hillary bridge as our route climbs to a ridge called Topp Danda facing views of Everest (on a clear day), the trek begins with a steep ascent to Namche Bazar.
On the way, facing excellent views of snow-clad peaks all the way to Namche Bazaar (3440m) hub of Khumbu and Everest area, where one can find necessary goods staying overnight at Namche.
Day 05: Acclimatization and exploration in Namche Bazaar.
At Namche Bazaar above 3,440m high, spending another day allows bodies to get acclimatized before heading higher altitude. Where walking high and sleeping low is the best way to get acclimatize, for better acclimatization short hike recommend to Everest View Hotel.
A perfect place for proper acclimatization before heading higher area, morning hike to Everest View Hotel which is about 3 hrs uphill walk, a great spot for the magnificent view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and adjoining peaks of the Khumbu Himalaya.
On Saturdays, colorful Bazaar held once a week for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung 3,730m – 04 hrs.
After a great time at Namche, morning route heads higher ridge of Namche to reach at Syangboche with bird eye views of Namche, Syangboche an old small airstrip for STOL aircraft and helicopter to land and take off, sometimes used for helicopters no longer exists using passenger flight.
The walk continues on the uphill trail to reach at Khumjung the largest Sherpa villages around Khumbu area, nearby Khunde and Khumjung villages located on a glacial valley beneath the sacred peak Mt. Khumbila at 5,761m (patron god of Khumbu).
(Optional walk to Khunde visit the only hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary's Foundation) while at Khumjung visit its old Monastery, a place believed to be of Yeti scalp. Khumjung with High School built with the help of Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.
Overnight in Khumjung.
Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 06 hrs.
From Khumjung on scenic path downhill to Imjatse river at Phungi Thanga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks. On reaching Thyangboche visit famous Buddhist monastery with a magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam. An afternoon with time for a tour of the monastery, which was burnt by accidental fire in 1991 at present back into normal form, where you witness young monks and elderly priest and Lama on evening prayer.
Day 08: Trek to Dingboche 4,400 m - 07 hrs.
Morning walk descends through forest to Debuche and a little further cross over rushing Imja Khola, from here climb steadily as the trail meanders to Pangboche, at 3,900m, the highest permanent settlement of Khumbu. Ascending the valley with lunch at Shomare on leaving trees behind to cross a small bridge at the confluence of the Khumbu and Imja Khola. A short steep climb brings us to Dingboche, at 4,400m, a summer settlement where great peaks surround us.
Day 09: Acclimatization in Dingboche.
The second day in Dingboche scheduled as the rest day to assist with acclimatization before heading higher to base camp, an enjoyable walk with a short climb to Nangkartshang, North of Dingboche offers views of Makalu (8,463m) the fifth highest mountain with awesome views of Amadablam and the valley.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 06 hrs.
From Dingboche walk lead to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glacier melt into a torrential Khumbu Khola.
A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with many memorials of unfortunate climbers around peaks of Khumbu and Everest Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 08 hrs.
Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach at Everest Base Camp, as morning walk leads on an open wide valley with a slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers.
The walk leads past moraine and dunes to reach Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kala Patthar route.
Gorakshep once was a base camp of Everest during 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route was made 4 k.m further, to reach present base camp. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season, this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers.
After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for the highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.
Day 12: Hike to Kalapathar 5,550 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 08 hrs.
Early morning hike on top Kalapathar above 5,545 meters, highest point of the adventure with marvelous views of mountains including Mt. Everest at mere distance, after a great scenic moment descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and retrace our journey to Labuche then downhill to Thukla and continue around windy valley with nice scenic walk to reach at Pheriche for overnight stop.
Pheriche with many nice lodges to stay with Health Post run by HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association)
Day 13: Trek to Kyangjuma 3,600 m – 07 hrs.
The return journey much easier on losing heights every hour and then, heading below about 760 m in elevation. After a short climb to Pheriche small pass, walk downhill with few short ups to reach Pangboche and then descend to Imja River after crossing suspension bridge trek through the cool forested area to Debuche and then half an hour uphill to Thyangboche. From hew descend through pine and Rhododendron forest to Phungki Thanga, after crossing a bridge our route eventually goes up to Sanasa (Khumbu Junction) with fabulous views of Amadablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains then we walk on smooth trails to overnight stop at Kyangjuma, ahead Namche Bazaar.
Day 14: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m - 06 hrs.
Walk leads on scenic and pleasant winding trail to Namche Bazaar with time for the refreshing break and then follow downhill to Dudh-Kosi River to reach Sagarmatha National Park and then at Monjo for an overnight stop in this nice village.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
After breakfast, walk through several local villages to reach Lukla for last overnight stops in Khumbu and Everest region before flying back to Kathmandu early next morning.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.
Day 17: International departure homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Everest Base Camp trekking, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for an international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound
- Domestic airport transfers
- Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu (Weight limit:10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight)
- All airport taxes
- All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
- An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
- Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice
- Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
- Accommodation: 5 Nights attached bathroom (Twin room) hot shower and remaining share toilet (twin Room)
- A comprehensive First Aid kit
- Oximeter to update oxygen and heart rating during the trek
- All government and local taxes
- Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
- Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
- Hot and bottle drinks
- Electronic device re-charge
- Wi- Fi
- Hot shower
- Travel insurance and medical evacuation
Trips Notes & Information while joining for the trip with us:
After booking the trip with Awesome Nepal Treks there are few points that one should bear with us. Where Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes with the sudden change in freak weather conditions, and as well health and fitness factor of the member while on the trek or just before trip departure times. Might compel us to change or reroute the itinerary to other similar destinations for the benefit and satisfaction of the clients.
Our main concern is clients and staff safety and to provide full satisfaction while you are with us on any treks and tours, and we assure you that Awesome Nepal Treks will provide the best team of staff and guides with well-planned logistics, professional services to make your trip enjoyable and mesmerizing experience that will last for lifetime while holidaying with us.
Also note that our trip leader and head guide deserves final decision if the trip has to be amended, change of route or cancellation due to the extreme conditions beyond our control and as well for safety precaution. However, we will try our best to ensure that the trip runs accordingly as per our standard itinerary with some flexibility where necessary.
Experience & Fitness Required:
Trek to Everest Base Camp is not difficult or technical, where no previous trekking and outdoor experience required if you are a sports person or have done outdoor activities and physical fitness training it will be a great advantage and plus point.
On this trek to Everest Base Camp, one should be aware that you are walking into the world’s highest areas of Everest where maximum elevation rises above 5,364 meters at base camp.
With optional climb to high and scenic Kalapathar which is at 5,545 m offers you with a spectacular panorama of peaks with Everest at close distance, most of the walks within Everest and other parts of Himalaya involves lots of ups and downs. Somedays can be tiring and exhausting, but rewards you with scenic views with a glimpse of local colorful culture with refreshing stops in between and walking into nice lovely villages.
Around Everest mid hills where you will be walking through farmlands, well-tended terraces, where route follows on the bank of a river crossing suspension bridges with duration of minimum 4 hours, and a maximum of 6 hours walks on this wonderful Everest Base Camp Treks.
All members should be physically fit with sound health to join in this marvelous walking journey on Everest base camp treks, and we strongly suggest all clients consult with your medical doctor before traveling and joining for the trip with us.
Where doctors can provide you with advice on disease and AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and the symptoms if it happens while on treks, for health and fitness, the participant must have a positive attitude and strong determination to enjoy and making the trip a great success.
Passport & Visa Information:
Nepal Visa is easy to obtain; you may obtain from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or Mission offices in your home country if it’s not possible abroad one
can obtain on arrival at Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. Where you need to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months validity from the starting of the trip.
SAARC countries and China do not need the visa when visiting Nepal, as per the rule and regulation and Indian nationals do not require the visa.
Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over an initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain a Nepalese visa from the following border.
• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid-Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entries 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,
Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
In Everest Base Camp Trek, minimum group size would be two persons and maximum group size of ten persons for more on above Ten on request.
We also organize the private trip for a single person on single supplement cost or join in join our estimated group departure dates available online or contact us with your traveling and arrival dates.
Our Guides, Trip & Safety:
Treks in Nepal and at Everest base camp takes you to the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with experienced and qualified guides or group leader for the safe and successful trip.
Awesome Nepal provides native trekking guide and staff who are trained and qualified for these type of trips. Our guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government Tourism Department, certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.
All our Trekking and Climbing Guides are professional with decades of experience in this fields of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in safe hands of professional experts.
On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan.
Every two trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.
Meals and Accommodations:
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at 2-star deluxe hotel or similar (if one has to upgrade please inform us) with all modern amenities to ensure your comfortable stay and while on the trek, your accommodation is at best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. Our entire accommodation is on twin sharing basis unless required for single supplement accommodation at extra trip cost.
While in Kathmandu and at Pokhara or some any city in Nepal, based on bed and breakfast, while on the trek it will be on full board includes all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea- Coffee). We provide meals from the local Lodge on route trekking. Breakfast and dinner will be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house on overnights stops, where lunch will be on-route day walks.
Foods provided in the local lodges depends entirely on availability and season, you can have Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, kinds of pasta and even pizza! So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek.
Two best seasons for the trek to Everest Base Camp. As this trip is an adventurous walk, we suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.
Spring: - (March, April, and May) – Warm days with Rhododendron in flowering times includes clear views of mountains, pleasant Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn:- (Mid-September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek
Winter Months: - (December, January, and February) also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to your plan for trek in the cold months.
Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid-June, July to August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek.
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at the right altitude. Being in good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. This itinerary is designed with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas with much acclimatization days to cope with pre-caution for altitude sickness. Staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest may help.
The maximum elevation of the trek will at Everest Base Camp at 5,364m above sea level. We will be walking from the mid-range at Lukla with 2,820 m and altitude range gradually with enough days for rest in each high altitude with overnight stops.
Travel Insurance & Vaccination:
On this trip, you must obtain personal travel insurance to join with us in all our Himalayan trips. You must obtain travel insurance which covers helicopter rescue and immediate evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses.
We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining with us, where it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.
Vaccination is required to plan for your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have the thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information on vaccination you would require to the country you will be traveling.
Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for traveling to Nepal.
Our porter is fully equipped and insured on each trip with us. As you know that we are very sincere and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit for trekking porters.
The maximum load carried by our porter minimum 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.
Once you choose the trip and would like to book, write us with information or by phone using our proper phone number for the trip booking confirmation.
We have an online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with the information required and submit us.
Once you choose the trip, we will suggest you with the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. A non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.
The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choices and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your daypack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.
Buff headwear /neckwear
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Down filled jacket
Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Thin inner socks
Thick and warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable Hiking boots
Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C
Trekking bags/duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag