Everest Base Camp Trek 2022

  • Jan 12, 2022
  • Alpine Ramble Treks

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Trek to the world's most famous base camp has become an ultimate destination for all of us now. Enjoy a beautiful walk to Khumbu valley with the warm hospitality of the Sherpa community through the most dazzling local settlements.

The Everest base camp trek is an amazing adventure trek that brings you the quintessential trekking experience at least once in a lifetime. Trekking to EBC by far it’s the greatest adventure trip on earth.

Extensive hike into the profound mountain valley of Khumbu, it’s truly a blessed hike and you feel like the supernatural is real and phenomena are animate on every moment of steps while ray sun rising and sunsets greet you every day.

A journey to Everest base camp is more than just a trek, in fact, you will be able to learn and discover so much in the same trip from the moment you step out at Kathmandu airport, immersing the beauty of culture in Kathmandu and way of welcoming by the locals in the traditional is yet another theme.

During this trek, the trail leads through the famous villages of Namche and Khumjung as well as Tengboche monastery that reflect the renowned Sherpa culture and enjoy the striking numerous mountain vistas in every single step of the journey.

However, this trek not only goes to the base camp of Mount Everest but also combines the most popular climb to Kalapathar, it’s considered to be the best viewpoint of the Khumbu valley to observe the fabulous mountain views alongside the glorious sunrise on the top of Mt. Everest.

Kalapathar itself is a miraculous hilltop as it stands over the height of 5545 meters above sea level and where trekkers feel the glory of the Himalayas enjoying all these 360-degree miracles views of its landscape. 

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is for many a lifetime experience and is not a tough task although the  Base Camp is positioned on an elevation of 5364 meters over sea level.

The trail approach leads through the most spectacular Himalayan terrains that take you to the traditional Sherpa villages hidden among mountain monasteries called “Gompa'', having received the warm welcome by the locals in a friendly way. Having all these beautiful experiences of the trek, you will never forget the experience and the most exciting views on the mountains as well as picturesque pine and birch forests. It is truly an epic trip of a lifetime.

From the very beginning of the trek, you will be amazed by absolutely fantastic views of the Himalayas as you will jump out of your seat into the small airplane for a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.

Lukla is a small Sherpa settlement lying at 2810 m. After landing at Lukla airport, you will be surrounded by these magical mountains and see the local people greeting you around. Lukla is the starting point of the Everest base camp trek, from where you start taking your step towards the base camp, along the trekking through some Sherpa villages that are surrounded by mountains and looking at rhododendron forests, numerous rope bridges, and other views you will never see in another place.

However, trekking to Everest base camp you can also expect and be prepared for a few days of walking sometimes on steep icy trails, ridges, and rocky paths but the views on the way compensate for your effort.


Everest – is this trip right for you?

In spite of the fact that Everest Base Camp trekking is normal trekking for multiple days in the high altitude areas but it could be challenging for those who are not physically and mentally prepared to challenge this trek in terms of the cold temperature, and high elevation with the basic spots to spend overnight while eating the normal foods.

For those adventure enthusiasts, who are all aware of this sort of facilitates and ready to accept the challenge then this trek is not an impossible goal to accomplish.

It is a simple task as long as you have a strong determination and willingness to afford 5-6 hours of a walk each day.

Start planning to have the best experience of this epic trip now if you are all set for it, the trek to the Base Camp will be rewarding and may become a life-changing experience in your life.

This trek is not very suitable for all the age groups of people but still many young and older people can see on the track. For obvious reasons young people need fewer preparations than the older ones as they rarely suffer from hypertension or heart illnesses, but it does not mean, that 70-year-olds who trained their whole lives and have a lot of stamina will not be able to hike.

You have to learn more about the trek and decide for yourself if the adventure suits you.


How to prepare yourself for the trekking and Everest base camp?

Being conscious that you will have to hike on average 5-6 hours a day following the up and down on an uneven trail for at least 11-12 days carrying your own small day bag pack of at least 4-8 kilo in the mountain.

However, the simplest way to prepare for this hike is to get started by building up your strength and endurance a few months earlier at least 1-3 months prior to the departure.

Start making a plan of your training for 4-6 days a week and at least twice a week short walk up and down a hill if possible around the small hilly section, and make sure to walk with your day backpack loaded with the limited weight of 5-7 kg on each hike.

Also, join at least a normal gym course to scratch your mussels and legs to be well fit for your upcoming trip to Everest. The more exercising and hill training the better and your legs and muscles get stronger.

It is very significant as at the higher altitude there is less oxygen where you will face 50-70 percent of oxygen level and your lungs cannot provide your muscles with the right amount of it.

So It is important to be wealthy in health, you need to be prepared physically and mentally if you want to succeed in getting to the Base Camp of the world’s highest mountain of Everest and celebrate your achievements.

As long as you’re physically and mentally ready and prepared for this then it is not demanding hiking in terms of the skill, it's just a normal regular hike at the higher elevation.



Trekking to Everest base camp 2022 with Alpine ramble treks (ART) provides the most comprehensive program available with the flexible itinerary, groups, and departure dates, ensuring everything from Guides to distinguished Sherpa, to quality meals and lodging, we believe that the trekker should be lost in the world of the mountains unfettered by the rigors of preparation and logistics.

We are tremendously excited to experience this trip with you to make an epic trip of a lifetime.

Note that the accommodations in this area as we provide is called Trekking lodge or differently called Tea house, it is not a luxurious room like in Kathmandu, we are trekking in the mountain with the limited access of the lodging and foods, giving trekkers a rare look into traditional and monastic communities with a difference but an authentic taste.


Everest Base Camp Trek Trip highlights

A picturesque mountain flight on one of the world's most beautiful air routes (KTM-LUK-KTM) with dazzling mountains views

Trek to the iconic Everest Base Camp with support from our experienced team of guides, crew, and porters

Experience the unique lifestyle and traditions of the local people in the mountains

Climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for unrivaled views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and surrounding peaks

Immerse yourself in colorful Kathmandu where you will be surrounded by beautiful ancient temples

Experience the warmth and hospitality of the local Sherpa people into the Khumbu valley

Best Everest Base camp trek 2022- Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu and transferred to the Hotel

On arrival, we complete our custom formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterward, there is an Alpine Ramble Treks representative waiting for us at the gate who will take us to our hotel. We can then spend the rest of the day taking a rest.
In the evening, we meet our trekking guide and do some live Q&A sessions for the trek, and the rest of the time you may take some rest or walk around the beautiful street in Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2:Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu

Today, you spend the day preparing for the trip. The day begins early, and you go on a short guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the later afternoon, you meet with the trek guide, and he will help you in checking all the gears and documents for final packing.


Swayambunath Stupa (monkey temple) is situated at the top of the hill in Kathmandu. We believed that it had emerged automatically. This Stupa is very popular for Buddhists, Buddhist devotees perform their prayers at their ceremony every morning and evening.

Durbar Square:

The historical palace Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar square. It is an open museum with various pagoda temples and Kumari Ghar (Abode of the virgin goddess).

Pashupatinath temple

Pashupatinath temple is a golden roof pagoda dedicated to the god Lord Shiva. This temple is located in the mid-valley of Kathmandu on the bank of the Bagmati River which is the biggest river in the Kathmandu valley. It is the place to burn the dead bodies of Hindu devotees.

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest Stupa in Asia and a remarkable site for visiting. After having completed this amazing tour, we went back to the hotel and ended our beautiful valley sightseeing.

Day 3:Kathmandu to Lukla 35 min by air, trek to Phakding

You'll be picked up by an Alpine Ramble Sherpa guide and together transfer to the domestic airport for our scenic flight (35min) to Lukla. On arrival, you will be thrilled with rewarding views of the mountains and warmly greeted by Sherpa people. Further along, The trek starts from Lukla with a 2 hours acclimatization and tea stop, followed by the downhill stroll and Dudh Koshi River, passing through the Sherpa villages of Chhupulung, Ghat and then reaches Phakding. The trail offers some majestic and alluring views of mountains and beautiful landscapes where you will see Tibetan words carved in rocks and multi-color Buddhist flags hanging around the mani walls. It makes the trek more exciting, We will be sure to let the Yak trains pass safely, overnight at the lodge.

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar

We will be awakened by a friendly ‘Good Morning’ and have some breakfast with hot drinks. After breakfast, we trek through the lush pine forest crossing the Dudh Kosi River and get an amazing first view of Mount. Everest, Kusum kangaroo, Thamserku, Kangtega, etc, and start a slow and steep climb to Namche Bazar. The view is untouchable. Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Khumbu region and is also well known as a trading center. It's a town set in an arena with beautiful mountains surrounding the town. In the afternoon go to the market area lively scene to explore, Overnight at lodge

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • (3,450 m/11,315 ft)

Day 5:Acclimatization in Namche Bazar

Before moving further towards Tengboche, you spend a day at Namche Bazar exploring around and acclimatizing with the altitude. You will go on a short excursion to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel from where you can see stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, etc. Likewise, you also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2 hrs approx
  • 5360 m

Day 6:Trek from Namche to Tengboche

Today we trek along the highway of Everest (one man’s contribution to trekkers and local) this section of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along with the rhododendron forests through the Phunki Thanga, across the Imja Khola river and up to Tengboche monastery. Upon reaching Tengboche, we visit Tengboche Monastery- This is one of the spiritual vital Buddhist monasteries in the Khumbu region in the views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks, etc, overnight in Tengboche.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • (3,860 m/12,677 ft)

Day 7:Trek to Dingboche (4,350m)

The trail ascends and crosses many suspension bridges. Trekking through small settlement areas like Pangboche and Orsho, you move towards Dingboche. On the way, you come across many stupas, Chortens, and mani walls. Dingboche welcomes you with tempting views of Everest and surrounding peaks.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • (4,410 m/14,485 ft)

Day 8:Acclimatization in Dingboche; 4 and half hours

Today, you will take a day's break and adjust your body with the elevation. You will go on a hike to Nagarjun Hill from where you can see wonderful views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Pumori, etc. Later, you descend back to the village and spend time interacting with the locals.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2 hrs approx
  • (4,410 m/14,485 ft)

Day 9:Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)

Leaving Dingboche behind, you gradually ascend through small villages. As you move further, the terrain changes from lush forests to sparsely dotted shrubs. The trail takes you to Lobuche villages situated at the foot of Mt. Lobuche. You can see a stunning view of Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Pumori, and Mt. Khumbutse from this village.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4 hrs approx
  • (4,910 m/16,105 ft)

Day 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 meters) and back to Gorak Shep (5,180m)

Today, you wake up early in the morning and begin trekking towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through Gorka Shep, which is the last human settlement area on the trail. This place was the initial base camp of Mt. Everest. From Gorak Shep onwards, the trail moves along Khumbu glacier moraine and leads you to EBC. Upon reaching the base camp, you will find yourself surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan mountains all around you. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you descend to Gorak Shep for a night's stay.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • (5,185 m/17010 ft)

Day 11:Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4,120m)

To add more adventure to the journey, you hike up to the Kala Patthar today. It is a very famous viewpoint from where you can see 360-degree views of Everest. Located just above the EBC, the trail to Kala Patthar is steep and rugged. Likewise, you get to see the glorious sunrise from the top of the Kala Patthar. After soaking mesmerizing views, you gradually descend following the same path and reach Pheriche.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Kalapather (5,545m/18,187ft )

Day 12:Trek to Namche (3,440m)

After having breakfast, you trek through dense forests and small villages. Following the Imja River, you reach Tengboche and descend to Phungki Thanka. The trail then drops down to Namche through lush forests. On the way, you get to see amazing views of the Himalayan mountains

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs approx
  • (3,450/11,315 ft)

Day 13:Trek to Lukla (2,840m)

You retrace the path and move towards Lukla. From Namche Bazar, the trail descends through dense forests, crossing numerous streams. On the way, you pass by many small villages. You reach Phakding and ascend to Lukla.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs approx
  • (2,850 m/9,350 ft)

Day 14:Morning flight back to Kathmandu; 30 minutes

This is the last day of the trek. You take another thrilling flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the airport, you move to the hotel. In the evening, you will say goodbye to everyone

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For those who are traveling at a limited time and budget then, our short EBC trek itinerary would be the best option. Look at our quieter Langtang Valley and Annapurna trek itineraries as well!

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