Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

by Slow and Steady Adventures

October 15 - October 31, 2023


17 days, 16 nights

Trekking lodges & 3-star hotel

2050 USD

A trek to Everest Base Camp is an adventure like no other. You’ll stand at the foot of the tallest mountain in the world! See Mount Everest from many different vantage points, including the renowned viewpoint at Kala Patthar, where you can watch the sunrise over this fabled mountain. Breathtaking landscapes abound in this Himalayan mountain paradise, and you will spend many days surrounded by their beauty and majesty. This tour also allows you to experience life in native Sherpa villages. Before and after your trek, you’ll spend several days exploring Kathmandu, the fascinating capital of Nepal. There will be plenty of free time for exploration and your guide can help you find the sights that are the most interesting to you. Experience for yourself why a trek in the Himalayas is a life-changing experience for so many who undertake this journey. Book your Everest Base Camp guided tour today!
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Slow and Steady Adventure Company

Slow and Steady Adventures was formed in 2016 to educate new hikers. Preparation, safety and basic skills in all seasons are key topics we teach. Also motivation and acceptance of all, no matter your skill or ability. We want you to have a safe and fun experience. To believe in yourself and say ” Wow I did that.”


Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal! When you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport, an airport representative from your tour will meet you. When you arrive at your hotel, your guide will brief you with more details about your tour. Enjoy a traditional Nepali dinner to welcome you on your first evening.

Meals: Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, experiencing the wonders of this vibrant city. Visit a well-known Buddhist temple called Stupa Swayambunath. Next, drive to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple on the Indian subcontinent, and the crematorium beside it. Finally, your tour also takes you to Patan Durbar Square where you can see many notable temples and palaces from centuries past, each an intriguing example of traditional Nepalese architecture.

Meals: Breakfast

Today you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the incredible mountains below as you fly above them from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,845m/9,334’). When you arrive, you’ll meet your trekking crew and enjoy a break for tea. Then the trek begins! Today’s hike is short, but it may feel challenging due to the elevation. Begin your trek northward to the Dudhkoshi Valley, then descend from the plateau into the wooded valley. After a lunch break, continue north, crossing several streams until you reach Phakding (2,650 m/8,694’). Spend the night in the Phakding settlement surrounded by inspirational views.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s hike goes through farmland and passes through settlements on your way to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286’). The trail follows the Dudh Kosi River to the north, through fantastic forests filled with magnolia, fir and rhododendron trees. After you cross the Bhote Kosi, the western fork of the river, you’ll begin to climb steeply up to Namche Bazaar. This village, a large and prosperous Sherpa village, is referred to as the Gateway to Mount Everest, and is also an important center for trade. A bazaar, or market, is held here weekly where sellers from many local villages gather to sell fresh food.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a rest day to allow time for your body to acclimate to the altitude. It is recommended that you stay active even on rest days as this will help you as you continue trekking. A short hike to the nearby villages of Thamo or Synboche will help you be both physically and mentally fit to continue your journey.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s hike takes you from Namche up to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,697’) over a beautiful path through rhododendron forests, over suspension bridges, and past religious monuments called chortens or stupas, and walls built from prayer-inscribed mani stones. The entire route is breathtaking, with the Dudh Kosi River far below you and the majestic Himalayan peaks of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kantega, Lhotse, and of course Everest rising ahead of you. This will be an incredible day of trekking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you can visit the lovely Tengboche Buddhist Monastery. The Lama will tell you the story of the yeti, and you may have an opportunity to witness their prayer time. Descend from here to Deboche for lunch at a lodge, then continue your trek after lunch to Dingboche. This walk to Dingboche is considered by many to be among the most beautiful valley paths on earth. Spend the night at Dingboche (4,410 m/14,469’).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is another acclimatization day to help you adapt to the changes in elevation, environment, and climate. While a rest day, staying active today will help you prepare for the remainder of your journey. A suggested day hike from Dingboche is to hike up along the Imja Khola River to reach the peak of Chhukung Ri or Nagarzhang. From here you can see the fluted ice walls which flank the Amphu Lapcha Pass, as well as breathtaking views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your ascent to Everest Base Camp today by crossing through lovely alpine meadows that serve as yak pastures in the summer. You’ll reach the end of the Khumbu Glacier moraine. The climb up toward the village of Gorak Shep is steep and tough. Stop for the night at Lobuche (4,910 m/16,109’) with a direct view of Nuptse mountain and a truly magnificent sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep today is quite a challenge, particularly due to the higher elevation. Climb the Khumbu Glacier, then cross the Changri Glacier to reach Gorak Shep (5,140 m/16,864’). From here, explore further to reach the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598’). Expect more stunning views today. Return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today the guides will check in to see how you’re doing physically before continuing. If you’re in good condition, then the trek continues to Kala Patthar (5,550 m/18,209’). This hike starts early in the morning so that you reach Kala Patthar in time to watch the sunrise with a spectacular panoramic view of Mount Everest and Pomo-Ri. The Kala Patthar climb begins at Gorak Shep, which was the original Everest Base Camp. After enjoying the views from the landmark overlook of Kala Patthar, return to the lodge at Gorak Shep to eat breakfast, then continue your hike, descending to Pheriche (4,240 m/13,911’) to spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail today is relatively flat, ascending gradually through the forest from Pheriche to Phortse. The village of Phortse is remote but beautiful. You’ll enjoy incredible scenery and the opportunity to meet and talk with the local villagers. Spend the night in Phortse (3,680 m/12,073’).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, hike for about 1.5 hours to the village of Khumjung, which has special significance in this region for many reasons. It is the situation at the base of Khumbi Yul Lha (or Khumbila), a mountain that is considered sacred. As you leave Khumjung, you will pass a school that was established by Sir Edmund Hillary. He raised funds to establish several schools to help educate the Sherpa people and his educational legacy continues to this day. Continue hiking toward Namche, where you can stop and explore for several hours, then continue to Monjo (2,840 m/9,318’). At the peak, enjoy incredible views over Namche. As the trail descends, you’ll cross a clear tree line and notice your surroundings becoming increasingly green and lush, with small streams and waterfalls along your route.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finish your trek today with a steep hike down to the Dudh Kosi River, then a long but gentle trail takes you back to Lukla. You can celebrate your completed journey by relaxing at the local tea house with clear views back to the mountains you’ve just explored. Tonight, it’s time to say farewell to the crew that accompanied you on your trek. Spend the night in Lukla (2,850 m/9,350’) and prepare to travel back to Kathmandu tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is just as spectacular as your first flight, but perhaps even better now that the mountains have become more familiar. After you land in Kathmandu, the remainder of the day is free to explore, go shopping or sightseeing, or simply find a great cafe or roof-top restaurant to relax and rest after your amazing journey.

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely day in Kathmandu. This extra day is built into the schedule in case of weather delays or travel issues, so if everything has gone smoothly then you have the entire day to spend in Kathmandu. Your guide can help you find sightseeing or shopping that matches your interests. You can also choose to just relax and rest today.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today is unscheduled and you are free to explore as you wish until it is time to return to the airport. You may enjoy souvenir shopping or discovering some of the many cultural sites that the city has to offer. Your guide can help you find exactly what you’re looking for, then an airport representative will escort you to the airport. Safe travels!

Meals: Breakfast


Everest Base Camp Trek map


In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

This tour is based in trekking lodges, also called tea houses, along the trek. These accommodations are simple since there is no road access to reach them, but they are also friendly and full of atmosphere. Most lodges have dining areas that are heated, but the bedrooms are typically unheated. Wooden beds with foam mattresses are provided, but you will need a sleeping bag. Washing and toilet facilities are shared, and some have solar showers available for an additional charge.

Before and after your trek, you will be staying in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.


  • 16 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 13 dinners are included
  • Accommodations for 16 nights are included
  • Luggage transfers and transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Domestic flights during the tour
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Expert, insured local guides
  • Sightseeing and entry fees in Kathmandu
  • TIMS permit
  • National park permit
  • Porter with insurance
anumana hotel

Nights 1-2

Anumana Resort-Superior Lagoon (Ubud)

This refined hotel is only a 3 minute walk from Ubud. Expect a polished and refined style with modern Balinese accents and chic rooms. You can take advantage of the pool, yoga classes, rooftop terrace, and open-air restaurant.

ramayana hotel

Night 3

Ramayana-Deluxe (Candidasa)

This comfortable resort has a stunning oceanfront pool, spacious and modern rooms, and helpful staff. Enjoy unbeatable proximity to the water and gorgeous grounds to stroll.

puri wirata

Nights 4-5

Puri Wirata-Deluxe Room

The Puri Wirata looks over the ocean, a mere 3km from Amed Beach. The rooms are airy and some have water views. Chill out at the outdoor pool, stop into the dive center, and enjoy the international cuisine of the restaurant.

Night 6

Respati Beach Hotel-Superior (Sanur)

This hotel blends traditional decor with modern amenities, with rooms that boast flatscreen TVs and room service. Swim in the pool, rent a bike or kayak, or enjoy the 5-minute walk to the beach.

Not included

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses or gratuities
  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Entrance fees where required
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optionals extras

  • Single room supplements where available
  • Additional nights before or after the tour