Everest Base Camp Trek (extended) - 19 DaysEverest Base Camp Trek (extended) - 19 Days

Extended Everest Base Camp Trek 19 Days

  • Duration17 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate Trek
  • Maximum Altitude 5545 m
  • Activity Trekking / Cultural sightseeing
  • Group Size 1+
  • Accommodation Hotel/Lodges
  • Meals All Meals during trekking/Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Best Season March to May and September to December
Overview of Extended Everest Base Camp Trek 19 Days

The 19-day Extended Everest Base Camp Trek offers trekkers unmatched vistas of spectacular peaks, charming communities, and a wide variety of flora and fauna as it leads them through the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes. With a more gradual ascent and lower danger of altitude-related ailments, this longer version of the well-known Everest Base Camp Trek provides for greater acclimatization.

An exhilarating flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain airport that serves as the entry point to the Khumbu region, kicks off the expedition. Trekkers travel to Namche Bazaar, a lively Sherpa hamlet that serves as the unofficial center of the Khumbu region, after arriving in Lukla. Namche provides the ideal chance to acclimatize while visiting nearby markets and monasteries and taking in stunning mountain vistas. The journey continues to Tengboche, where Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam form the picturesque backdrop for the renowned Tengboche Monastery. Trekkers pass through the picturesque settlement of Dingboche, which is surrounded by terraced fields, as they continue their ascent. Nangkartshang Peak, an acclimatization walk, offers breathtaking views of the Everest range. Before arriving at Gorak Shep, the trail passes to Lobuche, a well-liked rest break.
Trekkers can travel from Gorak Shep to the Everest Base Camp and enjoy being so close to the world's highest mountain. Everest, Nuptse, and other Himalayan giants may be seen in breathtaking detail from the climb to Kala Patthar, a well-known viewing point. Trekkers retrace their steps from the summit of Everest to Lukla, traveling through quaint towns and luxuriant rhododendron woods. The trek comes to an end with a picturesque flight return to Kathmandu, where hikers may take in the city's voluminous culture and reflect on their wonderful journey.


  • Sightseeing in major historical sites of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan.
  • The Tengboche Monastery.
  • A stunning 35-minute flight between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • A glimpse into the life of the “mountain people” living in the heart of the Himalayas.
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall on the slope of Mt. Everest.
  • Climbing Mt. Kalapatthar (18,225 feet) is the most accessible point from which to view Mt. Everest from its base camp to its peak, The views from Mt. Kalapatthar include a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountain peaks.
  • Exploring the valley of Chukkung and Lobuche
  • Arriving at Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier.
  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to your hotel.
  • Rest and prepare for the trek.
  • Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist area.
  • Max. Altitude:1400m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:40 min drive from airport
  • Meals:Breakfast

This day is dedicated to finalizing all preparations for the trek, including acquiring permits, checking gear, and meeting your guide and team.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

Take a scenic flight to Lukla, a small airstrip in the mountains, and start your trek toward Phakding. Begin tour to Phakding, a small village along the Dudh Koshi River. Enjoy the views of the surrounding landscapes.

  • Max. Altitude:2,610m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:2hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your trek, crossing suspension bridges and passing through beautiful villages on your way to Namche Bazaar, a famous trading hub and the gateway to Everest. Explore Namche Bazaar, visit local shops, and enjoy the views of Everest and other peaks.

  • Max. Altitude:3,440m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6/7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the high altitude. You can explore the local culture and enjoy the stunning mountain views. Visit the Sagarmatha National Park Museum.

  • Max. Altitude:3,440m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek to Phortse, a small and charming Sherpa village off the main Everest Base Camp trail.

  • Max. Altitude:3,810m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your trek to Pangboche, a village with a rich cultural heritage and impressive views of Ama Dablam.

  • Max. Altitude:3,930m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:!`a332
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek from Pangboche to Dingboche, which takes about 5 hours.
  • Dingboche is located at an altitude of 4,410 meters.
  • Max. Altitude:4,410m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Spend a day in Dingboche for acclimatization to the high altitude.
  • This helps your body adjust to the thinner air and reduces the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Max. Altitude:4,410m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, which takes about 6 hours.
  • Lobuche is situated at an altitude of 4,950 meters.
  • Max. Altitude:4,950 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, which takes about 4 hours.
  • From Gorak Shep, hike to Kala Patthar, a viewpoint at an altitude of 5,500 meters, which takes about 3 hours.
  • Kala Patthar offers stunning panoramic views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  • Max. Altitude:5,160m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp, which is situated at an altitude of 5,364 meters.
  • After visiting the base camp, descend to Pheriche, which takes about 9 hours.
  • Pheriche is located at an altitude of 4,280 meters.
  • Max. Altitude:5,364m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:9 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek from Pheriche to Deboche, which takes about 5 hours.
  • Deboche is situated at an altitude of 3,820 meters.
  • Max. Altitude:3,820m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek from Deboche to Namche Bazaar, which takes about 6 hours.
  • Namche Bazaar is a vibrant Sherpa town and a major hub in the Everest region.
  • Max. Altitude:3,440m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding, which takes about 5 hours.
  • Phakding is situated at an altitude of 2,610 meters.
  • Max. Altitude:2,610 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek from Phakding to Lukla, which takes about 4 hours.
  • Lukla is the starting and ending point of the Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Max. Altitude:2,840m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • On this day, you will take a short and scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Lukla has a small airport called Tenzing-Hillary Airport, which is known for its challenging runway.
  • The flight duration from Lukla to Kathmandu is approximately 30 minutes, but it can vary depending on weather conditions.
  • Max. Altitude:1400m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:30 minutes
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Reserve an extra day for unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or to relax in Kathmandu.
  • Max. Altitude:1400m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast&Farewll Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your departure from Kathmandu.

    Notes: The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is redirected to Ramechhap due to traffic congestion and a high influx of tourists during the high season. The high tourist season in Nepal is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). In the season of tourism, there are many international and domestic flights operating in different sectors which is more than capacities of the small Tribhuban international airport. Due to this reason, there is the problem with air traffic and delays in Lukla flights too. Lukla flights are only in the morning time and it does not fly during day time due to heavy wind and foggy weather on the way to Lukla. If the flights are from Ramechaap, there is no issue of air traffic and flight duration is also less than from Kathmandu. Flight to Ramechhap will add 5 hours approx. to your journey. It seems like an added inconvenience but let’s see the brighter side

    Cost Details
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu
    • Welcome or farewell dinner
    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop to start your trek and from the ending point to your Hotel In Kathmandu or your destination
    • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
    • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, All Nepal Hiking duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit, TIMS)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes
    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel Insurance
    • sightseeing and entry fees in the city
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and water, soft drinks, etc.
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is respected but it is not obligatory)
    • The Everest Base Camp trek typically takes around 12-14 days to complete. This includes trekking to Base Camp and returning to Lukla.

    • The Everest Base Camp trek is considered moderately difficult. It involves long and steep ascents and descents, as well as trekking at high altitudes. A good level of physical fitness and prior hiking experience is beneficial.

    • While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is advisable to have some level of hiking experience and physical fitness. Training and preparation, including cardiovascular exercises and building stamina, can help in tackling the challenges of the trek.

    • For the Everest Base Camp trek, you need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These can be obtained through registered trekking agencies or at the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu.

    • There is no specific age restriction for the Everest Base Camp trek. However, trekkers should be in good health, physically fit, and capable of enduring the challenges of high altitude trekking. It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on the trek.

    • Health and safety considerations during the Everest Base Camp trek include proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, following a balanced diet, maintaining personal hygiene, and carrying a basic first aid kit. It is essential to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and to take necessary precautions.

    • We will sleep indoors during the Everest Trek in almost all the places. However, during peak season, the lodges put up tents if it is too occupied and full. 

    • Though you can go there in Winter and Monsoon, it is not recommended as the weather will be more challenging. In winter, from December to February, it is extremely cold but you can enjoy the clear skies and mountains too.

      And during the monsoon, from June to August, there is a high chance of landslides and muddy roads.

    • Though it is not mandatory, we suggest you have travel insurance for your trek in this region. We have a top 3 list of reasons you would find to have insurance for the trek.

      Injury: You will be going to the Himalayas, and the path is not easy. There is a chance of injury, and in rare cases, you might need an emergency helicopter rescue.

      Acclimatization: You will reach an altitude of 5,555 meters, so there is a possibility of getting mountain sickness. In those cases, proper rescue might be needed.

      Some travel insurance plan covers some important things like,

      Passport Loss
      Travel Delay
      Expenses on Medical and Emergency
      Loss of Baggage
      Note: Travel insurance will not include things like loss of personal accessories.

      There are a lot of travel insurance companies. We recommend that you choose the best travel insurance company. At least check what they cover and what they do and don't do to see if they are reliable.

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