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Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla

Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla - 11 Days

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US$ 699 Per Person
11 Days
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Facts About Trip

Duration: 11
Accommodation: Lodge during trek
Height: 5545m
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Moderate
Activity: Trekking
Transportation: Car, Flight
Treks Type: Tea house
Group Size 1-14

Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla is a budget trekking package which offers all trekking programs with guide and porters in cheap cost. The trek starts from Lukla and ends at Lukla after completing the trekking to the base camp.

This trek is suitable for those who want the trekking service only to explore the Everest Region. This 11-day Everest Base Camp trek from Lukla package eliminates a leisure days on the route to ensure the risk free trekking from the altitude sickness. This trek to EBC from Lukla not only saves a day but also enables trekkers to kick-start their adventure promptly and make the most of their time in the stunning Everest region.

Lukla to Everest Base Camp Trek Route

The Lukla to Everest Base Camp trekking package covers the major places of Everest trekking route. It gives you two days rest at Namche and Dingboche to acclimatize on high altitude.

The trek passes through Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and finally reaches at Everest Base Camp. One next day early morning, you will hike up to the Kalapathar to explore the close up views of Mount Everest.

The trail meanders alongside roaring rivers, through lush forests, and across high mountain passes, offering stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks at every turn. As trekkers ascend higher into the Khumbu Valley, the air becomes thinner, and the landscape more dramatic, until finally reaching the legendary Everest Base Camp, a sacred site where mountaineers from around the world gather to begin their ascent of the world's highest peak. The journey from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is not just a physical feat, but a spiritual and cultural experience that leaves an indelible mark on all who undertake it.

After reaching the highest altitude of the trekking route 5545 meters above the sea leval at Kalapathar, the trekking program returns to Lukla to conclude the trekking program.

Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla Highlights

  • A Fast-Track Trek to Everest Base Camp for Travelers on a Tight Schedule
  • Enjoy Breathtaking Scenic Flights to and from Lukla's Unique Airport
  • Trek through the Diverse and Lush Vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Stay in the Charming Himalayan Town of Namche Bazaar
  • Learn About Nepal's Mountain Climbing History in Namche
  • Visit the peaceful Tengboche Monastery, a Spiritual Center in Khumbu
  • Immerse Yourself in the Fascinating Sherpa Culture and Lifestyle
  • Reach the Base of Mighty Mount Everest
  • Go on a mesmerizing Hike to Kala Patthar for the views of sunrise
  • Capture the Beauty of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar
  • Enjoy Mesmerizing Views of the Majestic Khumbu Glacier and its Dramatic Icefall

 

Lukla to Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The cost for the Lukla to Everest Base Camp trek encompasses various essential components, including food, accommodation, permits, guides, porters, and other necessary services. For individual trekkers, the total cost comes to approximately US$ 699 per person. However, if you're part of a group consisting of two or more individuals, the cost per person can be reduced to as low as USD 600 or even less.

The cost of the Lukla to Everest Base Camp trek is quite reasonable considering the wide range of services it covers. In addition to covering the expenses for food, accommodation, permits, guides, and porters, this package ensures that all necessary services are taken care of throughout the journey.

Lukla to Everest Base Camp Distance

The trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp spans approximately 38 miles (61 kilometers) and is a breathtaking adventure through the heart of the Himalayas.

Beginning in Lukla, a small town nestled among towering peaks, trekkers embark on a path that winds through rugged terrain, ancient Sherpa villages, and pristine alpine landscapes.

Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Trek Starts from Lukla to Phakding (2610m/8352ft)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Your journey begins with exciting early morning flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, the entry point to the Everest region. The flight itself treats you to beautiful Himalayan views. Once you touch down at Lukla’s famous airport, you’ll meet your fellow trekking team and begin your hike to Phakding. The path gently descends, taking you through calm villages and forests alongside the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you will cross suspension bridges covered with colorful prayer flags, giving you a taste of the local culture. When you reach Phakding, you’ll settle into your comfortable teahouse, unwind, and take your time to enjoy your first evening in the beauty of the Himalayas.

This first day will help you acclimate to the high altitude and prepare yourself for the incredible journey that awaits you.

Day 2 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3340m/11008)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

On Day 2, your adventure begins with a delicious breakfast in Phakding. Afterward, you will keep hiking, following a path that leads you through beautiful forests alongside the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you will cross several suspension bridges, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. As you continue to climb upwards, you will start to get a glimpse of the beautiful Himalayan peaks. Finally, after a challenging uphill climb, you will reach Namche Bazaar, a lively Himalayan town often called the “Gateway to Everest”. After you reach Namche Bazaar, you will settle into your place to stay, take a break, and explore the town’s markets, stores, and cozy teahouses. Also, keep in mind that this day involves a significant gain in altitude, so it is crucial for getting used to the higher elevation.

Day 3 : Rest day at Namche Bazzar

On Day 3, you get a well-deserved break in Namche Bazaar. The break is quite crucial to getting used to the high altitude. You can spend the day exploring this lovely Himalayan town. You have a few options: wander through the local markets, enjoy a relaxing coffee at a cozy teahouse, or go on a short hike to spots like the Everest View Hotel. You can also enjoy beautiful mountain views during your break, especially if you visit spots like the Everest View Hotel. And if you're interested in the local culture and history, there's the Sherpa Museum, where you can learn a lot. Remember, taking it easy and letting your body adjust to the higher altitude is a crucial aspect of this day on your trek.

Day 4 : Trek from Namche to Pangboche (3,930)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

On Day 4, your trek leads you from Namche Bazaar to the higher-altitude destination of Pangoche. The path takes you through dense rhododendron forests, from where you can get the glimpse of Everest and its other surrounding peaks. Tengboche is famous for its serene Tengboche monastery, where you can find spiritual peace and soak in breathtaking mountain views. The trek involves some uphill sections that can be challenging, but the incredible reward of reaching Tengboche, surrounded by majestic peaks, makes the effort worthwhile. It's a day filled with natural beauty and cultural significance as you continue your journey towards Everest Base Camp.

Day 5 : Trek from Pangboche to Thukla (4,620m)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

On Day 5, your trek takes you from the charming village of Pangboche to Thukla, which sits at an elevation of 4,620 meters. As you climb higher into the Himalayas, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the towering peaks all around. Along the way, you will walk through peaceful alpine landscapes, including beautiful areas with green forests filled with rhododendron flowers along the way. Thukla is an important stop for resting before heading into even higher altitudes, and it provides peaceful atmosphere surrounded by the beautiful mountain scenery. While the day involves some challenging uphill sections, the incredible mountain views and the feeling of achievement make it a memorable part of your journey toward your ultimate destination.

Day 6 : Rest day at Thukla

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

On Day 6, you'll enjoy a much-needed break in Thukla. This day is all about recharging your energy and getting used to the high altitude. You can use your time to explore the peaceful surroundings, take short walks to soak in the mountain views, or just unwind at your place to stay. Thukla is a peaceful and beautiful place, perfect for resting and getting ready for the upcoming challenges on your trek. Take full advantage of this day to make sure you're in top shape for the adventures that lie ahead.

Day 7 : Trek from Thukla to Lobuche (4910m/15712ft)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

On Day 7, your journey continues from Thukla to Lobuche, where you'll reach higher altitudes, getting closer to your ultimate goal of Everest Base Camp. The path treats you to breathtaking views of the towering peaks and rugged terrain. Along the way, you'll come across areas marked by stone memorials honoring brave climbers who've ventured into these challenging mountains. Lobuche is located in between the towering Himalayan landscapes and is a vital stop before your final push to Everest Base Camp. While there are some tough uphill stretches during this trek, the incredible mountain views and the excitement of nearing your destination make this a memorable part of your adventure.

Day 8 : Lobuche to Gorakshep and EBC (5140/16448/5364m/17165ft) :

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

5364

On Day 8, your epic journey starts as you leave Lobuche and make your way to Gorakshep, a vital stop before reaching the long-awaited Everest Base Camp. The trek involves navigating challenging and rocky terrain as you ascend towards Gorakshep. Here, you'll temporarily drop your bags and prepare for the final stretch to Everest Base Camp. The path around you is surrounded by rugged wonderland, which provides captivating views that will not fail to astonish you. Finally reaching Everest Base Camp, your ultimate goal, is the extraordinary highlight of your journey. Standing at the very foot of the world's tallest mountain is an experience of monumental significance that you will remember forever.

As you arrive at Everest Base Camp, take your time to absorb the incredible surroundings, capture memories with your camera, and relish the momentous achievement. Afterward, you'll head back to Gorakshep for a well-deserved night's rest. This day marks the peak of your adventure, combining physical challenges with incredible achievements that will hold a special place in your heart forever.

Day 9 : Hike to Kalapathar, Trek back to Pheriche(5550m/1776ft/4240m/13568ft)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

On Day 9, you'll start with a challenging yet rewarding hike up to Kala Patthar, a renowned viewpoint in the Everest region. From its top, you'll witness the mesmerizing sunrise painting a golden hue on the mighty Mount Everest and the neighboring peaks—a moment you'll cherish forever. After taking in this beautiful view, you'll trek back down to Pheriche, which is at a lower altitude. This gives your body a well-deserved break and lets you enjoy the surroundings at a more comfortable height. This day brings together physical effort and the incredible beauty of the Himalayas.

Day 10 : Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11008ft)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

On Day 10, your journey takes you back to Namche Bazaar. You'll follow the path you've become familiar with, enjoying those stunning mountain views along the way. It's a bit like retracing your steps, passing through lovely villages, peaceful monasteries, and those colorful suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags. The best part is that you'll be descending in altitude, which makes the trek easier on your body. As you make your way back to Namche Bazaar, you'll have a chance to look back on your incredible adventure. As you return to Namche Bazaar, with its bustling Himalayan town atmosphere, this day brings a mix of nostalgia and a strong feeling of accomplishment. You're getting closer to the end of your remarkable journey, but the memories will last a lifetime.

Day 11 : Trek back to Lukla at 2840m (9088 Ft).

On Day 11, it's your last day of trekking as you head back to Lukla, where your journey began. You'll be on the same familiar paths, passing through lovely villages and green landscapes. Going downhill means it's an easier trek. This day is all about looking back on your incredible adventure and the bonds you've formed with your fellow trekkers. When you reach Lukla, you can celebrate the success of your journey in the heart of the Himalayas. It's a bit bittersweet because you're saying goodbye to this stunning region and getting ready for your flight back to Kathmandu.

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Cost Includes

  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government  with his insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D)Tea/Coffee ( during the trek day.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek are provide
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • Company T-Shirt & duffel bag as a porter bag 
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • All required local and government tax

Cost Excludes

  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight (US$220per person for one way)
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.

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Route Map

route map

FAQs

What is the Everest Base Camp 11 days trek?

It's an 11-day hike in Nepal to see Mount Everest. You walk to the Everest Base Camp, where climbers start their ascent. Along the way, you enjoy beautiful views and learn about local culture.

How difficult is the trek to Everest Base Camp in 11 days?

It's moderately hard. You don't need climbing skills, but you'll walk a lot, often uphill and downhill. Being in good shape and ready for high altitudes is crucial.

What is the best time for the Everest Base Camp 11 days trek?

Go in March-May or September-November when the weather is nice. Avoid June-August due to heavy rains and December-February when it's very cold.

How do I get a trekking permit for Everest Base Camp?

Get two permits: one in Kathmandu or Lukla for the national park and one for the local area. Make sure you have the right documents and fees.

What should I pack for the Everest Base Camp trek?

Take warm clothes, a good sleeping bag, sturdy boots, a warm jacket, and a basic first-aid kit. Don't forget your passport, permits, and some cash.

How do I prepare for altitude sickness during the trek?

Take it slow when climbing, drink lots of water, and consider altitude sickness medicine if a doctor recommends it. Tell your guide if you feel unwell.

Do I need a guide and porter for the trek?

It's safer and more enjoyable with a guide who knows the area. A porter can carry your heavy bag if needed.

What is the accommodation like on the trek?

Accommodation options along the trail range from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges. Rooms may have shared bathrooms, and heating may not be available in all places. Be prepared for basic living conditions.

Is it safe to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Yes, if you prepare well, have a good guide, and follow safety advice. Watch out for altitude sickness and be ready for changing weather.

What is the daily itinerary for the Everest Base Camp 11 days trek?

You'll fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to places like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar for great views.

Is it possible to book the trek spontaneously or do I need to plan in advance?

It's better to plan ahead, especially during busy times, to secure permits, flights, and accommodations.

What is the food like on the trek, and can I accommodate dietary restrictions?

You'll find various meals like Nepali, Tibetan, and Western food. They can accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets if you let them know.

Do I need travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp trek?

Yes, it's highly recommended to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellations, and other potential issues. Verify that your policy specifically covers trekking in Nepal.

How do I stay connected with the outside world during the trek?

Mobile networks are sometimes unreliable. Consider a local SIM card, satellite phone, or using Wi-Fi in teahouses for a fee.

Can I do the Everest Base Camp trek if I have never trekked before?

Yes, with proper training and acclimatization, you can do it. Listen to your body and follow your guide's advice.

How do I book a guide and porter for the trek?

You can book a guide and porter through a reputable trekking agency in Nepal. They will provide experienced guides and porters who are familiar with the region and can enhance your trekking experience.

What are the risks associated with the Everest Base Camp trek?

Risks include altitude sickness, extreme weather, avalanches, and landslides. It's crucial to be well-prepared, listen to your guide, and be flexible with your plans in case of adverse conditions.

Can I extend my trek to explore other areas in the Everest region?

Yes, you can extend your trek to visit places like Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, or the Everest Three Passes trek. Discuss with your guide and agency.

Are there any cultural considerations or etiquette I should be aware of during the trek?

Yes, respect local customs and traditions. Always ask for permission before taking photos of people, their homes, or sacred sites. Dress modestly and be mindful of local norms.

Additional Information

Trekking Gears and Equipments

Here is a list of essential gear and equipment you'll need for an 11-day Everest Base Camp trek:

Clothing:

  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jackets and pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts)
  • T-shirts and long-sleeve shirts
  • Thermal underwear (for higher altitudes)
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Gloves and mittens
  • Socks (moisture-wicking and warm)
  • Gaiters (for snowy conditions)

 

Footwear:

  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots
  • Lightweight camp shoes or sandals
  • Gaiters (to keep snow and debris out of your boots)

 

Backpacks and bags:

  • Large trekking backpack (40–50 liters)
  • Daypack (for daily essentials)
  • Waterproof cover for your backpack
  • Duffel bag (for porters to carry)

 

Sleeping Gear:

  • Sleeping bag (rated for cold temperatures)
  • Sleeping bag liner (adds warmth and cleanliness)

 

Trekking Gear:

  • Trekking poles (helpful for balance and support)
  • Water purification system (tablets or a filter)
  • Reusable water bottles or hydration bladders
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Duct tape and repair kits
  • Multi-tool or Swiss Army knife
  • Toilet paper and hygiene products
  • Towel and toiletry bag
  • Wet wipes and hand sanitizer

 

Climbing gear (if trekking to higher peaks):

  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Ropes (if required for specific routes)

 

Electronics:

  • Camera and spare batteries
  • Mobile phone and charger (with a local SIM card)
  • Power bank
  • Plug adapter (for Nepal)

 

Documents:

  • Passport and visa (with multiple copies)
  • Travel insurance
  • TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Local currency and some US dollars in small denominations

 

Optional Items:

  • Down booties (for added warmth in lodges)
  • Earplugs (for noisy teahouses)
  • Books or entertainment for downtime
  • Snacks and energy bars

Trip Reviews (1)

Sharan Tinsion

Sharan Tinsion

6th Sep, 2023

Had an exceptional trek to Everest Base Camp with Holiday Planner Treks! From planning to execution, their expertise and attention to detail were commendable. Knowledgeable guide, efficient porters, and comfortable accommodations made the journey memorable. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a remarkable Everest Base Camp experience. Thank you, Holiday Planner Treks!


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