Everest Base Camp Comfort Trek - 16 Days

Everest Base Camp Comfortable Trekking for Seniors, and Children 2024, 2025
Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Everest Base Camp Comfort Trek - 16 Days
  • Duration16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5545m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Aeroplane
  • Best Season March, April, May, and Sept, Oct, Nov

The Everest Base Camp Comfort Trek, is a classic trekking route in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalayas and has gained fame as the most popular trekking destination. Over 40,000 mountain enthusiasts attempt to reach the base of the world's highest mountain peak, Mt. Everest, every year. Despite the popularity, many mountain lovers hesitate to embark on their dream trekking journey to EBC due to its high altitude and associated challenges. Instead of the usual 12 Days EBC  or 14 days EBC itinerary, we've developed this 16 Days Everest Base Camp Comfort Trek for a safe and pleasurable trip, suitable for any age group.

From the beginning of the trek to the end, you'd be amazed by the extraordinary natural beauty of the region. The views of the mountains in the Everest region are just unmatched. 4 out of the 6 tallest mountains in the world (Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu) will be right in front of you. With our 16 days Everest base camp Comfortable Trekking Itinerary, you have enough time to explore, take pictures, and admire the splendor of the Himalayas. The magnificence of the surroundings, including the Himalayas, the terrain, historic monasteries, fluttering prayer flags, suspension bridges, and the sound of raging rivers, will leave you speechless.

Everest Base Camp Comfortable Trek is an adventure that lets you discover the rare plants and animals of the Sagarmatha National Park in the Khumbu region, as well as charming valleys, alluring mountains, lovely glacial lakes, enormous glaciers, and a variety of climatic zones and vegetation. During the hike, you will experience paradise-like settings, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, including Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and Everest.

We have carefully prepared the itineraries for optimum acclimatization and ease during the hike. You'll take two acclimatization days, one at Namche Bazaar (3440m) and the second at Dingboche (4490m). We've added 1 extra day in Kathmandu after the trek to let your body recover from exhaustion. You can also rent a horse instead of walking if you find it difficult on the trail. An expert trekking guide will be with you the entire time to conduct the hike efficiently. Likewise, you'll have porters to help with your luggage.

You'll actually forget everything about the arduous walk and feel grateful for the pristine nature all around you when you see the breathtaking mountainous panorama embellished with slow-clad mountains, desolate rocky plains, rich green forests, agricultural lands, and charming tiny villages. You will be even more motivated by the kind "Namaste" or "Tashi Delek" and the broad smiles of the local people. The journey is both spiritual and exciting as one learns about the rich Buddhist culture in historic monasteries.

With more than two decades of experience in the Nepalese trekking industry, we have poured our hearts and souls into creating the finest itinerary. We can ensure your comfort as you climb to the Everest Base Camp Comfort Trekking. Please follow through for more information regarding the Everest Base Camp Comfortable Trekking 16 Days.

Best Features of Everest Base Camp Comfortable Trek

  • A scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Dwell in the rich vegetation of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Spending a day in the epic Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar
  • Visiting the ancient Tengboche Monastery
  • Learn about the Sherpa culture and way of life
  • Hike to the foothill of the world's highest mountain peak
  • Watch a glorious sunrise over the pristine panoramic mountains from Kala Patthar
  • An incredible view of the Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu Icefall
  • Enjoy the trail full of mani walls, colorful prayer flags, and mani stones
  • Witness the extraordinary Himalayan landscape with high mountains throughout the trek

What to expect from the 16 Days Everest Base Camp Comfortable Trek?

After a brief but breathtaking mountain flight from kathmandu or Ramechhap to Lukla, the opulent journey to Everest Base Camp Comfortable Trek starts. As soon as you step off the aircraft in Lukla, the mountains appear all around you. The trail moves through Sherpa settlements and Sagarmatha National Park, offering photographic opportunities for stunning Himalayan vistas at every turn and bend. Snow-capped mountains encircle you from the very first day, and they'll get closer and more apparent as the hike continues.

There is something for everyone in the subtropical highlands, with their snow-capped mountains and verdant pastures. The valleys, with their varied topography, uneven terrains, and consistently shifting temperatures, appear nothing short of breathtaking. Then there are the Sherpas with the richest cultural backgrounds who are the most modest. These descendants of Tibetans practice Buddhism, and the religion still significantly impacts their centuries-old culture. They welcome you with open arms and make you feel at home.

You have your first glimpse of Mount Everest (8848m) as you come closer to Namche Bazaar, also referred to as the Sherpa capital. From Namche, you begin to see vistas of mountains like Mt Lhotse (8516 meters), Mt Nuptse (7855 meters), Mt Pumori (7161 meters), Mt Changaste (7550 meters), Mt Amadablam (6856 meters), Mt Thamserku (6723 meters), Mt Kantega (6685 meters), Mt Kusum Khagaru (6367 meters), Mt Kongde (6011 meters), and many more. Besides the snow-clad peaks, you'll be impressed by the rhododendron forests, suspension bridges, waterfalls, yak meadows, high passes, monasteries, and so on.

Why is Kala Patthar a major attraction of the Everest Base Camp Comfort 16 Days Trek?

The Everest Base Camp is surrounded by some of the most prominent Himalayas in the world at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The camp offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges and glaciers. The Base Camp of Everest is undoubtedly a great feat in and of itself! Numerous trekkers come to the base camp each year for this vista, but continuing to Kala Patthar completely transforms your journey.

Seeing Mount Everest from Kala Patthar becomes the most significant moment of the 16-day EBC expedition. Situated slightly above the base camp, Kala Patthar viewpoint is an iconic site in the Khumbu region, offering panoramic vistas of Everest and the surrounding mountains. Most trekkers would choose to hike to Kala Patthar in order to view the full face of the majestic Mt. Everest because the top of Everest cannot be seen from the Base Camp due to its structure.

The stunning peaks of Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse may also be seen from Kala Patthar's vantage point. Many visitors climb Kala Patthar early in the morning to see the sunrise, but the sun rises behind Everest and Lhotse, making for a less-than-ideal photo, but still stunning. It is preferable to hike to Kala Patthar in the late afternoon while the sun is setting. You'll be able to see Everest and Lhotse drenched in golden light if the weather is clear. During this 16 days Everest base camp Comfortable Trek package, a visit to Kala Patthar, at 5545 m, is a must, merely for the views!

Is the Everest Base Camp Comfortable Trek 16 Days suitable for senior citizens and children?

Yes, the 16 days EBC Comfortable Trek is absolutely suitable for senior citizens and children. In fact, this trekking itinerary is specially designed to make it comfortable for seniors and kids. Adults who're in good fitness can easily complete the trek in 14 days, and some even do it in 12 days, but it's not easy for the elderly and young children. They find it difficult to maintain the pace of an adult. It is particularly tough for the elderly to hike downhill as it stresses the knee. That is why we've added 1 more day on our return trek from Everest Base Camp so that everyone can enjoy the journey not only while hiking towards EBC but also while returning back.

If you're planning on trekking to EBC after your retirement, this 16 days itinerary is the way to go. The trek is also great for a young couple who's willing to trek in the Himalayas with their children. However, everyone who's embarking on this journey, including senior citizens and children, must be in good health. It's a high-altitude trek, after all. You must walk 5 to 7 hours every day for 2 weeks in the rugged terrain of the high Himalayas.

Why trekking to Everest Base Camp Comfortable with Outfitter Nepal?

One Google search will lead you to hundreds of websites and agencies offering their trekking service to the Everest Base Camp, but not everyone can be trusted. There're countless stories of people getting scammed, so travelers must do their own research before booking any trip. With 20+ years of experience in the trekking industry, Outfitter Nepal is a trusted, locally-based company recognized by the government. The positive reviews left by our guests on our website and TripAdvisor are proof of it.

Here are a few other reasons why you can trust Outfitter Nepal for your EBC and Kala Patthar Trek:

  • We are aware of our client's expectations and have never let them down.
  • Customer security and safety are our top priorities. For us, customer satisfaction is the most important.
  • We treat the EBC and Kala Patthar hike seriously while making it enjoyable.
  • We only employ qualified and experienced local guides and porters. We regularly assess the effectiveness of our personnel.
  • Our local professional trekking guides are proficient in many languages, including the widely used English.
  • We offer some of the vital gear you'll need for trekking, including an oximeter, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, etc.
  • As eco-friendly tour operator, we promote responsible travel and engage in sustainable tourism.
  • We promise you the greatest package with the best services.
  • We never cancel on you, and we have guaranteed departure dates.
  • We accept last-minute reservations.

Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Comfort Trek

Exciting yet thrilling flight to Lukla

It's thrilling to take off for Lukla, and it takes great bravery to stay on that brief flight. However, the flight experience will be incredibly stunning and fascinating. What exactly about this flight is so exciting? It's actually the runway and height of Lukla Airport. Lukla Airport is one of the highest airports in the world at 2,845 meters (9,334 feet) and has one of the shortest runways at 525 meters (1,729 feet).

Think about landing in a tiny plane on a steep runway hanging off a mountain's side. Isn't it exciting? Dornier aircraft, which are compact twin-propeller aircraft with a maximum seating capacity of 14, fly this route. The non-pressurized cabins of these tiny aircraft add to the experience. The high mountains' changing air pressure and cloudy skies make for a rough ride! But the highly-trained pilots would ensure a safe landing. Remember to see the peaks above the clouds, including Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others.

Strolling through the Sagarmatha National Park

Visitors can experience a wide variety of climate zones and plants while trekking in the Everest region. Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous plant and animal species, is where you traverse. This park has been listed as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The route involves multiple ascents and descents, numerous stream crossings, and deep forest passages. While on the hike, we get to view the magnificent Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Kangtaiga, and Gyachyung Kang.

Sagarmatha National Park has been a safe refuge for birds and creatures that have been on the verge of extinction for many years. The Red Panda and the Snow Leopard, two endangered species, can be found in the national park. The abundance of birds in Sagarmatha National Park has long been a lure for tourists. Visitors can enjoy the scenery while observing birds. With our 16-day trekking tour, you may effortlessly enjoy Sagarmatha National Park's isolation.

Exploring Sherpa culture while acclimatizing at Namche

Namche Bazaar, which is 3440 meters above sea level, is where the EBC Trek and other paths in the area begin. You can buy anything in this tiny, thriving market town, from trekking and climbing equipment to Tibetan artifacts. Namche also details the Sherpa people's way of life and culture and serves as a memorial for numerous mountaineering trips. Yak cheese and butter are well-known in this small Himalayan town.

In the Everest region, Namche Bazaar serves as a major junction. With its excellent location on the side of an arch-shaped mountain and stunning vistas of major Himalayan peaks all around, Namche was once a significant commerce hub in the Khumbu region. For acclimatization, you will spend the entire day in Namche Bazaar, giving you time to tour the city and learn about Sherpa culture. You can engage with the friendly locals to make the day even more special.

Reaching the foothill of the world's highest mountain

Standing at the base of the world's tallest mountain peak is a surreal feeling. Some of the most renowned mountains surround the base camp at the base of the Khumbu Glacier. It gives breathtaking views of the glaciers and Himalayas. Even just getting to Everest base camp is a big accomplishment. The Everest Base Camp is only accessible during the day; overnight stays are not permitted there. The two most incredible vistas you'll see from the location are the massive Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall. Take as much as possible before leaving this tiny slice of bliss. The most inspirational part of the entire hike is the time you spend in base camp.

Mesmerizing Himalayan view from Kala Patthar

Do you know that we cannot view the mountain's entire face from Everest's base camp? But don't worry; a little hike from Gorakshep will take you to Kala Patthar, a rocky ridge that makes for a fantastic Everest viewing location. Kala Patthar (5545 m), which is situated above the Everest Base Camp, provides 360-degree views of Everest and the nearby mountains. Without a trip to Kala Patthar, the EBC expedition is incomplete. One of the most breathtaking mountain vistas in the world can be seen from the top of this rock, where a broad panoramic view of Everest and Ama Dablam can be seen. Additionally, the view of Everest's peaks at sunrise is breathtaking when the sun's rays hit its summit.

Paying a visit to the ancient Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery is one of the top tourist destinations in the Khumbu region. This ancient monastery is both a highly significant religious landmark and a great place to take in the mountain peaks. After being devastated by the earthquake in 1934, Lama Gulu reconstructed the monastery in 1961. The monastery caught fire once more in 1989. Later, it was successfully repaired. Despite these horrible events, the Tengboche Monastery continues to hold the title of Khumbu's oldest and largest monastery. You can also learn about the Buddhist religion and culture here.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

A representative from Outfitter Nepal will be waiting for you at the airport gate when you land in Kathmandu. Watch out for someone carrying a sign bearing your name. After that, you'll be driven to the assigned hotel in Thamel. You may use the remaining time of the day however you like. Wander around Thamel's tourist-filled alleyways or travel a short distance to Kathmandu Durbar Square. If you feel like going out, Thamel has a ton of multi-cuisine restaurants, aesthetically pleasing cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, souvenir shops, hiking equipment stores, spas, and much more. Your trekking guide will give you a travel briefing in the evening. Have a restful night's sleep, and get ready for the adventure the following day.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

All flights to Lukla depart in the morning to avoid the afternoon wind. Your guide will drive you to the airport following an early breakfast at the hotel so you can take an exhilarating mountain flight to Lukla. As soon as you take off from Kathmandu, you'll be greeted by the verdant hills and nearby mountains. After 30 minutes, you'll arrive at Tenzing Hillary Airport of Lukla, one of the world's most dangerous airports, which is an unforgettable experience.

At Lukla, you'll meet the potters who will be transporting most of your baggage. Your trek guide will lead you along the busy street to start the journey to Phakding after lunch. Before you get to Phakding, you must first walk for four hours through pine and cedar forests along the Dudh Koshi River. You will enjoy a delicious Nepali meal and spend the night at a teahouse in Phakding.

Note: during high season, the Lukla flight operates from Ramechhap Airport instead of Kathmandu Airport, which is about a 4 to 5 hours drive from Kathmandu. In such a case, we'll arrange a drive for you to reach Ramechhap to catch the flight.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,610m/8,563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4954ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

After a brief breakfast in Phakding, we will begin the six-hour hike into Namche Bazaar, a well-known Himalayan town among trekkers and mountaineers. Even if the ascent is difficult, the breathtaking views, the fresh air, and your determination to get to the summit keep you going. We'll make several stops along the trip to enjoy the spectacular scenery. At Monjo, you'll formally enter Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous rare and vulnerable plants and animals and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you're fortunate, you might even see some of them!

You pass numerous beautiful Sherpa settlements on your way to Namche, like Monjo and Jorsale. Namche Bazaar, frequently referred to as the entry point to Everest, is a thriving intersection of commerce, culture, and the warmest Sherpa hospitality. The town is home to several hotels, lodges, cafes, cybercafés, ATMs, money exchanges, and a thriving local market with shops selling trekking and climbing gear.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2,723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

We've retained an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar to aid our bodies in adjusting to the decreased oxygen levels at high altitudes. However, not all of the rest day should be spent in bed. Being active is the most effective approach to acclimating. Your trekking guide will arrange for brief excursions to the Sherpa Museum and Everest View Point. You can also explore the local market and interact with the Sherpas, who'd happily share a few words with you.

You may hike to the Everest View Hotel if you want to see the Nepalese Himalayas in all their splendor. The hotel is one of the world's highest lodgings! The views become more vibrant as you travel further uphill. From a point close to the hotel, you can take in the breathtaking vistas of the towering mountains, including Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Lhotse, among others.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 1.5-2 hours
  • Walking Distance: 3.5km/2.2mi

We start our 5-hour hiking journey from Namche to Tengboche after a leisurely breakfast at our Namche guest house. This specific section is the most stunning on the Everest Base Camp trail. Before gradually ascending to Tengboche, we first descend to the Dudh Koshi Valley at Phungi Thanka. Some of the highest mountains, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, look down on you as you hike the picturesque trail. The Khumbu region's center of spirituality, Tengboche, is accessible by crossing the Imja River. Tengboche is where you spend the night today.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,867m/12,684ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 427m/1,398ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6mi

The sunrise over Mount Ama Dablam is an extraordinary sight you get to witness from Tengboche. Get up early in the morning and go outside to see the sunrise instead of staying warm and cozy in bed.

We'll begin with our day hike to Dingboche after a delicious breakfast. We travel to Pangboche village by a lovely trail that provides breathtaking views of the gigantic mountains and lovely surroundings after crossing the Imja River below. Pangboche, 3985 meters above sea level, is situated in a beautiful valley with beautiful mountain views. We keep moving toward the high-altitude Sherpa hamlet of Dingboche, with Mani walls, chortens, prayer flags, and yak herds lining the way like trail guardians.

You could start to feel the effects of the thin air at a high altitude as you move closer to Dingboche, at 4410 meters. You must maintain your composure and stay hydrated at all times. Your guide will determine your oxygen saturation level and physical fitness level using an oximeter. It is advised to slow down and stop ascending if you show any symptoms of altitude sickness.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 483m/1,584ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

Here's your well-earned rest after two days of non-stop ascent. It's always best to reward yourself with a full day's rest after ascending continuously for 2 days at a high altitude. We've planned a full day of activities to give you the best chance of adjusting to the increased altitude.

After breakfast, we trek to the nearby hill Nagarjuna to enjoy the surrounding highlands in the daylight. Located at a height of 5100 meters, Nagarjun Hill provides breathtaking views of the Everest region. The Lobuche, Thamserku, and Nagarjuna summits, among other prominent peaks in the range, are clearly visible in some stunning panoramas. After a great side hike, we arrive at Dingboche and see the town and its surroundings. In the evening, we return to our lodging and prepare for the ascent the following day.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 4Km/2.8mi

At this point, the Everest Base Camp is getting nearer and nearer. As you continue to hike upwards, you can start to have some difficulty. Make sure to move gently, drink plenty of water, and alert your guide if you see any symptoms of AMS. Today, we first follow a trail through wide valleys till we arrive in Thukla. Now, the trail is snow-covered and abandoned. We continue and soon cross some yak fields and reach Lobuche. Lobuche has no permanent Sherpa population, but tea houses and breathtaking mountain vistas will still surround you.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,940m/16,207ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 590m/1,936ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

Today is the day we all have been waiting for! After a quick breakfast, we depart for Gorakshep (5164 m). Only a few guesthouses operate in Gorekshep throughout the trekking seasons, leaving the area sparsely populated. As we get closer to Gorakshep, the guide will direct you to a guest house where you can leave your heavy equipment before heading to the Base Camp.

You can see the grandeur of the Khumbu Glacier as you move further. Situated at 4900 meters, the glacier is also the highest on earth. The nicest part of the experience will be as you meander around the ice patterns and tiny water ponds. Be cautious since dangerous scree and moraine conditions might lead to foot injuries. After a few hours of hiking, you can finally find the stone signs designating the Everest Base Camp. Finally, the wait is over!

As you explore the area, the most spectacular peaks will rise straight in front of you. Take pictures, revel in the moment, and above all, be proud of yourself for making it! We stay here for a while before returning to Gorakshep to spend the night, as we can't stay at the Everest Base Camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1,489ft
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9mi

You've reached Everest Base Camp, but the trek is far from done. At 5545 meters, Kala Patthar offers amazing views of the mountains in the area, including Mount Everest. So today is the day to see Mt. Everest's entire face sparkling in the early morning light. You can bypass it if you're too tired; getting to the Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters is already more than enough. But we strongly recommend you get yourself together and go on this sunrise hike to Kala Patthar. It might turn out to be the most beautiful experience of your life.

We trek to Kala Patthar before dawn in the early morning hours. The sun's golden rays appear magical as they strike the glistening snow of Mount Everest and other towering peaks in the Kala Patthar range. We prepare to descend after taking in the grand mountain view for a while. After eating breakfast at the teahouse in Gorekshep, we'll hike down to Pheriche, a beautiful little town where we'll spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,550m/18,202ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 386m/1266ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 14km/9mi

We follow the same way back to Lukla from Pheriche after exploring the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. The classic EBC trekking itinerary follows a long hike day from Pheriche to Namche Bazar and then to Lukla, taking only 2 days for the descent, which is difficult to cover due to the long distance. Some people find it challenging to hike downwards as it stresses the knees and leg muscles. So, instead of 2 days, our 16-day EBC and Kala Patthar Trek takes 3 days to hike down from Pheriche to Lukla.

First, we hike from Pheriche to Tengboche. After breakfast at the tea house, we say goodbye to Pheriche and start to hike down. Along the route, there are almost endless views of the mountains. Therefore, we take frequent breaks to enjoy the Everest region's attractions before they fade into obscurity. After reaching Tengboche, we settle at a tea house and visit Tengboche Monastery, which is the oldest and largest monastery in the Khumbu region. That's why Tengboche is regarded as the spiritual hub of Khumbu. Besides the religious value, the mountain vistas from the monastery are mind-blowingly beautiful.

  • Max. Altitude: 3867m/12684ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 403m/1322ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10-12km/6-7.5mi

Today's hike takes us down from Tengboche to Monjo. We wake up to the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, have breakfast and prepare to leave this little peace of heaven. As we slowly make our way into Monjo, we pass through many hamlets and villages. For lunch, we stop at Namche. Since today's destination is Monjo, we can spend some time after lunch in Namche. As we're trekking to the lower altitude and there's no risk of altitude sickness, you can treat yourself with a drink if you want. Then, we hike down to Monjo, where we stay at a mountain lodge, enjoying a delicious dinner and conversation with fellow trekkers.

  • Max. Altitude: 2835m/9304ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1032m/3389ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 14-16km/9-10mi

On the last day of hiking, we make our way down from Monjo to Lukla while taking in the breathtaking scenery all around us. We're now officially out of the Sagarmatha National Park. We hike past Phakding on our way to Lukla. The breathtakingly steep landscape and beautiful forests manage to keep us intrigued the entire way. Take in the far views of the gigantic mountains and enjoy the final few minutes of your Everest trip.

Enjoy this evening with your complete crew and staff as you celebrate the success of your EBC journey. Thank the porters who helped you with your luggage and provide a sincere acknowledgment to everyone. Sing and dance your way through your final night in the Everest region. Make sure to tip the porters because they will remain in Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude: 2860m/9383ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8-9km/5-6mi

Your journey ends with an exhilarating flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the views and bid farewell to the hills and mountains. You will soar once more after boarding your flight, taking in the breathtaking mountain views. You can now distinguish the majority of them from your window. Once you've arrived in Kathmandu, take some rest. If you feel energetic, you can go out to explore Thamel's busy streets. Plus, you can purchase souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1,510m/4,954ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today is a leisure day for you to rest well and relax your body before boarding a long flight back home. You've traveled to the base of the world's tallest mountain on your foot. You deserve a rest day! Moreover, you can book a spa or a massage to relax your muscles and release the pain. If you don't feel like resting and want to utilize all your time in Kathmandu, you can go to visit Swayambhunath Temple, which is pretty close to Thamel.

To explore more of Kathmandu on your last day, you can also book a Kathmandu Day Tour, which takes you to 4 major historical and cultural sites of Kathmandu listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

As this will be your last night in Nepal, we gladly request you attend the farewell dinner. Together, let's honor the Himalayas! Dinner is on the house.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today, you take a flight back. You will be picked up from the hotel by a representative of Outfitter Nepal, who will then take you to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your journey with us. Enjoy your flight. We hope to run into you again. When making future journeys to Nepal, keep us in mind.

If you want to prolong your trip to Nepal, kindly let us know. We organize other excursions in Nepal that you might be interested in, including the Lumbini Tour, Pokhara Tour, Chitwan Jungle Safari, and Bardia Jungle Safari.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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What's Included
  • Airport transfers by private vehicles
  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (including breakfast)
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Comfortable Accommodations in mountain lodges with attached bathroom/toilet with hot Shower on twin sharing basis.
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers; each porter has a 20-22 kg weight limit)
  • Paperwork such as National Park entry permits
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu (inclusive of airport tax)
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffle bag – if necessary (return after the trek)
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner as a dessert.
  • Well-equipped first aid kit with oximeter and oxygen
  • All the government Tax, Vat, and service charges
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu
  • Trip Achievement Awards for your lifetime memories
  • In case of emergency: A helicopter service will be arranged and paid for through your travel insurance
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu or apply beforehand in your home country)
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Your personal expenses like drinking water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
  • Tips for the guide and porters (Tipping is expected- 15%)
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section
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  • Solo travelers are welcome to join the trek. While you'll be allocated a single room in Kathmandu, you have to share a room with other travelers in the group while on the trek because of the lesser availability of rooms in remote mountain lodges.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Trek Difficulty

The 16 days Everest Base Camp Comfortable trekking itinerary is moderately challenging. This hike might be challenging for first-timers, particularly on the Himalayan trail, as you have to walk for 5 to 7 hours on average every day. The path is steep and difficult at times, with multiple ups and downs. You must be in good health and shape to start this trip.

Do you fear that the difficulty of the trek will ruin your experience? Don't worry; if you know the difficulties you'll encounter, you can make plans and overcome them. Trekking guides will assist you at all times during the hike. If there are no challenges to overcome, is it really worthwhile to go on a trek? Your journey will be unforgettable due to the challenges you'll overcome.

Transportation to and from the trailhead

There is currently no motorable road that leads to the remote Everest region. If you decide to travel by road, you must first take a local bus or a jeep up to Jiri, from where you must start your hiking journey toward Lukla. Finishing the tour in 16 days will be challenging because it would lengthen the expedition by a few days.

The most typical method of transportation to the Everest Base Camp trailhead is by flight. Since Lukla is the area's entry point, you can fly there in 30 minutes from Kathmandu. Flying to Lukla provides a quick and enjoyable journey and gives a chance to see the Himalayas from above.

Accommodations during the trek

While you'd be provided accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, you'll have to sleep in mountain lodges or tea houses while on the trek. Except for a well-developed town like Namche, these guest houses are maintained by locals and lack modern facilities. However, you will have a comfortable bed with a mattress, pillows, and blankets. Comparatively, the lodging in the Everest region is better than in other distant trekking areas in Nepal.

The rooms are available on sharing basis. Thus, depending on the size of the area, 2 to 5 people share a room. However, you will have your own beds. Most rooms have 2 beds, and two people share the room. All visitors often share communal bathrooms with basic taps and squat toilets in the Asian style. Bring your own toiletries, which are often unavailable and might not be hygienic even if provided.

Meals on the trail

Your body will need a lot of carbohydrates and proteins because we'll be trekking at high altitudes around the tallest mountain in the world. We suggest Dal Bhat, a Nepalese meal providing enough protein and carbohydrates for your body. You'll get plenty of protein from the lentil, bean, and pulse soup, and rice's carbohydrates will give you energy. Our team selects the finest hotels, lodges, and restaurants, and the food is always tasty, healthy, and fresh. We recommend local cuisine because it is far more hygienic than frozen food and meat items that are transported to the trails over long distances.

Other options on the menu include Momo (Dumplings), Roti (Bread) made with locally grown grains and corn, noodles, sandwiches, bakery goods, tea, coffee, and many more. Grains like buckwheat, millet, and barley are very nutritious and high in fiber. Syakpa, often known as Sherpa stew, is also very well-liked. We strongly advise drinking liquids, such as lemon tea, hot lemon, and ginger garlic soup, to combat altitude sickness at high altitudes. Avoid dairy and cheese products and alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, as these aren't good for high-altitude treks.

Drinking Water Facility

We firmly believe in eco-tourism and strongly advise our visitors to travel responsibly. There's no drinking water supply in the Everest region. So, instead of paying for throwaway bottled water, bring a bottle and fill it with hot water at the tea shops. For the same price as bottled water, you can buy hot water. You may also add some purifying pills to make your water safer to drink. The best option is to carry a bottle with built-in filtration to fill it up with fresh water along the way.

Electricity and Battery Recharge

Electricity is now made accessible in the Everest region. The lower parts of the journey are powered by hydroelectricity, and the upper parts by solar energy. Tea shops will be available throughout the EBC trip for you to charge your electronics at any time for an extra $1–$2 per device. There are no charging outlets in the rooms, except those with attached restrooms or luxurious hotels in the Everest region. The hotels offer communal outlets in the dining area or near the front desk for charging electronics. There will be competition for sockets because there are only a few multi-plugs and a lot of devices to charge. Therefore, we advise carrying power banks for personal use.

Internet Services

The major towns of Namche and Lukla have Wi-Fi; however, it may cost $1 to $2. You can get an Everest Link prepaid internet card to access internet services in all significant areas of the Everest region. Each of the guesthouses sells it and lets guests use it. If you purchase a mobile phone SIM card in Kathmandu, you will occasionally receive 3G service till Tengboche and 4G service till Namche. Prepaid SIM cards from NCell or NTC are readily available in Kathmandu. They are inexpensive and will give you service up to a certain point. At greater altitudes, phone networks are inaccessible. As a result, people depend on Everest Link's Internet services.

Guides and Potters

Although trekking guides aren't made compulsory in the Everest region by the local government, a trekking trip is much more productive with a guide. Outfitter Nepal offers knowledgeable native guides who are informed about the region's topography, traditions, and weather patterns. They'll lead you towards the right path, help you communicate with the locals by translating, and rescue you in emergencies. The guide's pay is included in the price of our package. However, tips are expected.

We also assign one potter to every two hikers, who are capable of carrying a combined total of 20-22 kgs from the two hikers. If you're an experienced hiker, you can carry your backpack yourself. Hiring potters is still advised because of the difficult trekking track in the Himalayas' high elevations. Employing a guide makes your hike easier and helps the locals get jobs, which will boost the local economy.

Permits Required

To start this Everest Base Camp Comfortable trekking adventure, you need two permits from the proper authorities. In the Everest region, decentralization has led to the requirement for a new permission system. Consequently, having a Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) Card is no longer necessary.

To enter the Everest region, you need the following two permits:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit for NPR 3000 (issuable in Monjo or Kathmandu)
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit for NPR 2000 (available only in Lukla)

Packing List for EBC

Make sure to carry only what's necessary but don't miss out on the vital gear, as a lack of essential trekking gear would make trekking in the Everest region difficult. Here's a rough list of the trekking equipment you'll require for your Everest Base Camp Comfortable journey:

  • Rain jackets for an early monsoon
  • A good quality sleeping bag
  • A pair of comfortable trekking boots (waterproof)
  • Trekking socks
  • Trekking trousers (waterproof)
  • Trekking shirts
  • Jackets (down and fleece)
  • Caps or hats for head
  • Few sets of undergarments
  • Warm woolen clothes for chilly nights
  • Moisturizer and sunscreen lotions
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Trekking poles for ascends and descends
  • Solar Torch
  • Refillable hot water bottles with water purifiers
  • Toiletries, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, dry and wet tissues, soaps, shampoos, Sanitizer gel or hand wash gel, a lightweight towel, etc.
  • First aid kit with essential medicines
FAQsEverest Base Camp Comfort Trek - 16 Days frequently asked questions
  • Any time of year is suitable for trekking in Nepal. However, spring and fall are the best times to go on the EBC Trek with Kala Patthar. The trek is enjoyable this time of year because the weather is more consistent and moderate. Spring includes March, April, and May, whereas autumn comprises September, October, and November. Trekking is still possible in the winter, but most hikers will find the bitter cold difficult. The greatest weather, a stunning view of the Himalayas, and thrilling events can all be experienced in October. Avoid monsoon as much as possible.

  • If you fly from Kathmandu to the Everest Base Camp, your aerial distance is 154 kilometers. But from Lukla to EBC, we hike the entire distance. Thus, the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla covers a total distance of 138 kilometers. From Lukla to EBC, it takes about 62 kilometers to hike one way. We hike for a total of roughly 130 km, including Kala Patthar. You'd cover around 12 to 15 kilometers each day by walking for 5 to 7 hours on average.

  • The trek's highest point is Kala Patthar, located at a height of 5545 meters. We hike from Gorekshep to Kala Patthar the following morning after visiting the EBC to catch a beautiful sunrise vista of Mount Everest and its surroundings. In contrast to the base camp, Mount Everest can be seen in its entirety from Kala Patthar.

  • Due to insufficient oxygen levels, the human body isn't built to survive at elevations of 3000 meters or above. As you climb, pay attention to how your body responds to the high altitude. Altitude sickness symptoms include headaches, a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, blurry vision, nausea, breathing difficulties, a rapid heartbeat, and weariness. It is best to take a break from trekking if the symptoms persist. You should also descend to a lower altitude if the situation gets worse. One should take acclimatization seriously, eat well, and keep their body hydrated to avoid AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

  • It takes a long trek to reach Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. Although anyone in excellent health can make the trip, it will be more fun if you are fitter. We advise you to engage in stamina-boosting cardio a few months before your journey. The alternatives are jogging, cycling, and swimming. Another smart move is to go on short hikes near your town. You must pack appropriate clothing, footwear, and other equipment because EBC is located at such a high altitude. Don't forget to bring a good camera to capture the beauty of high-altitude terrain.

  • Nepal is a peaceful nation. Tourists are treated like family by the welcoming people of Nepal. Female tourists can trek securely in Nepal to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, whether traveling in a group or on their own. We go above and above to ensure that our female trekkers have a secure journey. However, it's always best to be extra careful, whether you're a male or female, while traveling in a new country.

  • Although it is not customary in Nepal's other hospitality industries, tipping is anticipated in the travel and tourist sector. Leaving a tip is a valued method to thank someone for their assistance. Most of our visitors tip the guide and potters on the final day of the trek. The amount you tip is entirely up to you and could be determined by how you feel about the service, the duration of the journey, your financial situation, and your appreciation for their efforts. However, it is advised to tip at least 10% of the price of your excursion.

  • Only 15 kilograms is allowed for all checked baggage and hand luggage on flights to Lukla. Ensure the main luggage doesn't weigh more than 10 kilograms. Additionally, potters are permitted to carry 12 kilos per person. So, we advise you to pack 10 kgs in your backpack and up to 5 kgs in your day pack.

  • The weather may be quite erratic in Lukla, especially from June through September when it rains. Therefore, you must be prepared with a few extra days in case your flight is delayed or, in the worst situation, canceled. You can wait until the next day to board your aircraft or use a helicopter service if the flight gets canceled. Even the helicopter will occasionally not fly in bad weather. The only choice in that situation is to wait until the following day.

  • The journey to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is not as hazardous or daunting as it may initially appear. It will help if you exercise caution on the trail, though, as we'll travel over the treacherous Himalayan terrain. Follow your guide's recommendations carefully, move slowly and steadily, and rehydrate often to be safe.

  • No, you don't need to know Nepali to hike to EBC and Kala Patthar. Your English-speaking trekking guide will assist you in interacting with the locals. Additionally, most people who run hotels and shops speak Basic English. If you want to converse with the locals, learn a few Nepali words from the guide, like "Namaste" and "Dhanyabad." Try learning Nepali; it's simpler than you imagine.

  • Yes, hot showers are available in most of the lodges along the EBC trails for a certain fee. Due to the cold, taking daily showers on the Everest journey is not recommended. Instead, we advise you just to take hot showers a handful of times, such as at Namche, Dingboche, and Lukla, where they cost anything from Rs. 300 ($3) to Rs. 600 ($6).

  • The EBC Kala Patthar hike is an adventurous journey in the high Himalayas with inherent risks, so travel insurance is essential. In the event of an accident or illness, such as acute mountain sickness, a helicopter is the only way to get you back to Kathmandu or the closest cities. Therefore, it would be wise to have emergency evacuation covered by travel insurance.

  • It is entirely up to you whether you reserve a trek in advance or after arriving in Nepal. Booking the trip in advance, however, will give you the security you need so that you can travel without worry. It is simple to go and trek in Nepal with prior reservations because the company arranges airport transfers, hotels in Kathmandu, flights to Lukla, trekking permits, trek lodging, meals, and guides and porters in advance.

  • Yes, the only payment accepted on the route is cash in Nepalese rupees. Although the package includes three meals and lodging, you might need extra cash for snacks or beverages while trekking. Before departing, be sure to bring a little cash from Kathmandu.

  • The only ATM on the entire journey is in Namche Bazaar. However, The ATMs in Namche are unreliable because they frequently stop working due to power failures or running out of money. The ATMs also charge a 500 rupee ($5) withdrawal fee and have a 10,000 rupee ($100) maximum withdrawal limit. The bottom line is that you should withdraw and bring some cash from Kathmandu.

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