Everest Base Camp Tour 5 Days

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Namche, EBC, Kalapattar
  • Trip Style: Active/ Adventure
  • Age Group: 6 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 5300m
  • Best Season: September to May
  • Foot Print:Carbon Neutralleaf

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most rewarding treks one can do in one lifetime. 5 Days Everest Base Camp Tour is the shortest and most efficient way to complete this trek which is fit for everyone who can walk for just a few days. Almost every adventurous person has dreamt of being at the foot of Everest at least once in their lifetime. But, due to lack of enough time, physical fitness, and preparation, not everyone can complete the regular Everest Base Camp trek. This trek/tour is designed to let you experience all the outstanding features of trekking in the Himalayan landscape except you don’t have to walk for weeks to get to your destination.

With a mix of rewarding trekking and convenient flying, you can experience the best of both worlds. Trekking up to Namche lets you witness the unique and diverse geography of Nepal's Himalayas and the isolated culture of the Himalayan Sherpa people. By choosing this trek, you also exclude all the high-altitude trekking exhaustion and risks, and it reduces your trekking time drastically. This trek is also sometimes taken as a more promising second chance for those who initially tried and couldn’t complete their Everest Base Camp trek due to various reasons.

In Namche, you will cross an altitude of 3000 meters putting you at risk of altitude sickness, even if it is very slight. This is solved by spending another day at Namche and visiting places around like Tenzing Hillary School and Everest View Hotel. Everest View Hotel is one of the highest hotels in the world and a viewpoint to catch beautiful glimpses of Mount Everest. Then comes the exciting helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp.

The main reason to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek for many is to get close to nature. While you land and spend some time at Kalapatthar, it makes you feel as if there is nothing between you and nature. You are truly on the rooftop of the world, surrounded on all sides by pristine mountain peaks. The glorious Everest stands tall in front of you and you witness it as sunrises over it. 5 day Everest Base Camp Tour lets you achieve everything you can by completing an Everest Base Camp Trek but is shorter and more comfortable.

5 Days Everest Base Camp Tour Highlights

  • Experience the beauty of trekking and the convenience of flying in one amazing package
  • A 35-minute scenic flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Trek inside the natural heritage site of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore the tradition and culture of people following Tibetan Buddhism
  • Walk past rhododendron, oak, and pine forests with an opportunity to see various exotic animals
  • Stay with local people and witness the livelihood of indigenous mountain people and have local food
  • Breathtaking views of mountains like Tawache, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Thamserku
  • A helicopter ride from Namche to Everest Base camp with landing in Kalapatthar and return to Kathmandu
  • Catch a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from Kalapatthar
  • Get to see the outstanding view of snow-peaked mountains and the Khumbu Icefall

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Everest Base Camp Tour 5 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to PhakdingAltitude: 2610 m, Duration: 4 hours
  • Day 2:Trek to Namche BazarAltitude: 3440 m, Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Day 3:Rest at Namche Bazaar and explore Thame VillageAltitude: 3750 m, Duration: 4 hours
  • Day 4:Namche to Everest View Hotel and stay overnight at Everest View HotelAltitude: 3800 m, Duration: 3 hours
  • Day 5:Namche to Everest Base Camp to Kala Pattar and return to Kathmandu in HelicopterAltitude: 5545m, Duration: 3 hours

Day 1:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

  • Max Altitude2610 m
  • AccommodationHotel Trekkers (Attached bathroom)
  • MealsLunch and Dinner
  • Scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu
  • Reach Lukla and visit the places around
  • Explore the local market and villages and stay overnight at Lukla
  • Rest at a tea house in Phakding

Luxury Accommodation with hot shower and Attached bathroom

Day 2:Trek to Namche Bazar

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationHotel Sherpaland (Attached bathroom)
  • MealsBLD
  • Ascend towards the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river and trek along the Dudh Koshi
  • Reach Monjo village and have your lunch
  • Ascend the steep uphill trail from Monjo to get to Namche Bazaar
  • You get to see the view of Mt. Everest and adjacent mountains
  • Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and adjacent mountains along the way

Luxury Accommodation with hot shower and Attached bathroom

Day 3:Rest at Namche Bazaar and explore Thame Village

  • Max Altitude3750 m
  • AccommodationHotel Sherpaland (Attached bathroom)
  • MealsBLD
  • Roam around the town, buy the stuff you want
  • Hike up to Thame village and Monastries
  • Get glimpses of the mountains such as Kusum-Kanguru, Thamserku, etc.
  • Return to Namche and rest during the afternoon at the guesthouse

Luxury Accommodation with hot shower and Attached bathroom

Day 4:Namche to Everest View Hotel and stay overnight at Everest View Hotel

  • Max Altitude3800 m
  • AccommodationEverest View Hotel (Attached Bathroom)
  • MealsBLD
  • Trek From Namche to Everest view hotel
  • Explore Syangboche and Khumjung Village
  • Enjoy the panoramic view from the Everest view hotel

Luxury Accommodation with hot shower and Attached bathroom

Day 5:Namche to Everest Base Camp to Kala Pattar and return to Kathmandu in Helicopter

  • Max Altitude5545m
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Pick up from Everest view hotel e in a helicopter and fly to Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy the scenic ride and panorama of mountains in the Everest Region
  • Get the best view of Everest, its adjacent peaks, and the Khumbu icefall
  • land in Kala Pattar and enjoy the scenic beauty and spend some time there
  • Return to Kathmandu by Helicopter enjoying the same beautiful landscape

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Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  •  Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla
  • All the accommodations and meals during the trek
  • Guide and porter for the trek
  • Group sharing Helicopter from Everest view hotel to Everest base camp And return to Kathmandu
  • Trekking Permit and entrance fees.
  •  One Night Accommodation at Everest view hotel

Cost Excludes

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage
  • Personnel shopping
  • Tipping for crews
  • Trekking equipment


Bed Rooms in Namche - Everest Region trek

Bed Rooms in Namche - Everest Region trek

Everest view hotel

Everest View Hotel - Syanboche ( Everest View Point)

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Trip Essential Information

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

The infamous Lukla flight is also a part of the adventure of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Starting from Kathmandu, the thrilling ride gives you a bird’s eye view of Kathmandu Valley. Slowly, the mountains slowly start to appear. You will land in Tenzing-Hillary Airport, one of the world’s highest airports.

Food and Accommodation During the Everest Base Camp Trek 5 Days

While you stay at these mountainside villages, you will have meals made from local, fresh, farm-grown vegetables and dairy products. You can also try Yak cheese packed, which is also packed with nutrients. Simple and clean rooms provided by tea houses run by locals. They provide three meals which include dal bhat, fried rice, noodles, pasta, eggs, soups, bread, vegetable curry, etc. You can find almost any food item in villages near Lukla and Namche Bazaar but as you move further, you will have fewer choices. Any snack eaten during the trek should be carried by yourself from Kathmandu. There are few shops in early villages but it is more expensive to buy them there.

Sherpa Tradition and Culture

While you stay at tea houses, you will see that the Sherpa people practice a different way of life. They are mostly farmers, tea house owners, trekking guides, mountain climbers, and traders bringing goods to mountainous villages from other parts of the country. The local people are humble, resilient, kind, and seemingly immune to the high altitude and extreme cold. By staying among them for several days, you will gain insight into their unique lifestyle.

Sagarmatha National Park

After Monjo, you will enter the area of Sagarmatha National Park. You will witness the diversity in flora and fauna while trekking in this area. You will see oak, pine and rhododendron forests. If you get lucky, you may also catch glimpses of animals like musk deer, snow leopards, Himalayan black bear, red panda, and more. The sounds of birds chirping and rivers flowing will soothe your ears. This national park is also home to the highest mountain Everest and several other mountains higher than 7000 and 8000 meters.

Helicopter Ride and the Aerial View

In this trek, most of the distance people walk in regular Everest Base Camp trek is covered in a helicopter. After being picked from Namche in a helicopter, all you have to do is enjoy the scenic beauty from the top. You will get a 360-degree panorama of mountains, a bird’s eye view of villages, green forests, and Everest Base Camp itself. After enjoying the outstanding beauty you will head towards Kalapatthar again above the rugged terrain. During the helicopter flight, you will get views of great mountains like Mt. Pumori (7,156m), Mt. Nuptse (7,864m), Mt. Lhotse (8513m), and Mt Cho Oyu (8,153m).

Everest View Hotel and Kalapatthar

Everest View Hotel is the first viewpoint from where you can catch beautiful views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, etc. Another viewpoint, Kalapatthar, is the best place to see Mount Everest. During the helicopter ride, you will only land at Kalapatthar before returning to Kathmandu. That’s because Kalapatthar is the main highlight of Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a famous activity to go to Kalapatthar for a magnificent sunrise view over Mount Everest and adjacent peaks. You will also get an amazing view of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall.

Safety and Security

Everest Base Camp tour runs for five days. The most altitude you'll gain is 3,880 metres at Hotel Everest View in Syangboche.

From the perspective of safety and security, this trip is the most secure and safe in the Everest region. There is no risk of altitude sickness on this trip. Hence, you can hike with your teens and elderly loved ones safely.

Second, the Kathmandu to Lukla flight is safe. Even though the runway is short and classified as dangerous, the experienced Nepali pilots land the aircraft swiftly.

Further, your trek guide and porter will be with you throughout this trip, ensuring your 100% safety.

Baggage and weight limit

Everest Base Camp tour for five days is short trekking to the Everest region. You'll hike to Namche Bazar and climb to Everest View Hotel for acclimatisation and to view Everest and other mountains.

This tour doesn't require a heavy backpack and trekking gear. Hence, you can complete this tour with a light to medium light bag. You can carry a load of around 5,6 kg.

In this way, you can save the cost of hiring a porter. But, if your backpack becomes heavy and you find it difficult to hike, you may need a porter. At such times, the cost of porter adds on.

If you book this trip with us, we'll offer a porter for you, including the payment you make for the package.

Similarly, airline companies allow trekkers to carry 15kg and 10 kg in backpacks and 5 kg on hand carry.

Weather and Climate

Autumn and Spring, from March to May and September to November, are the best time in the year for a five days Everest Base Camp tour.

You'll view Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kongde, Kusum Kanguru, Tawoche, Kantega, and Khumbila from the Everest View Hotel. For this, the weather has to be stable and ideal for viewing.

On a clear weather day, the view of these mountains steals your heart. Without trekking to Everest Base Camp, you'll be amazed at these mountains.

Autumn's temperature averages 18 degrees, an ideal daytime temperature for an effortless hike. Also, a nighttime temperature of 4 degrees won't be an issue. You'll be accommodated at the best tea house with warm blankets and decent beds.

In Spring, the temperature becomes ideal for a day hike. The main benefit of Everest trekking in Spring is a rain-free day. Daytime temperature averages around 17 degrees, and nighttime averages around freezing point.

Everest Base Camp Tour Difficulty

Five days tour on the Everest Base Camp trek route takes you to Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazar, and Hotel Everest View.

The trekking trails to Namche Bazaar are well maintained and navigated. As a trekker, you won't have any issues hiking on the sublime trails till Namche. Anyone without prior trekking experience can also complete this tour successfully.

Altitude Sickness

The most altitude you'll reach on the Everest Base Camp tour is 3,880 metres in Hotel Everest View. There's a meagre chance of getting altitude sickness at this altitude.

We have been operating this tour for years, and on our record, every trekker has completed this trip without getting altitude sickness.

Physical Fitness requirements

Whether trekking to Everest Base Camp or till Namche, you must be physically fit. This tour involves multiple hiking days and 5-6 hours each day. Hence, you must be in ideal physical shape to maintain the pace without struggling.

For preparations, you can train cardio, do mini marathons, and do hikes. These exercises prepare you well for the tour.

Trekking route Elevation

There are several elevations along the Everest Base Camp tour itineraries. At 2,860 metres, Lukla is higher than Phakding (2,651 metres), Monjo (2,836 metres), Namche (3,440 metres), Khumjung (3,790 metres), and Hotel Everest View (3,880 metres). 

You'll also get the option of a one day Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Namche. Most trekkers on the Everest Base Camp tour to Namche prefer flying to base camp by helicopter because they get attracted to mountains as they see them from proximity.

Flight delays and transportation

Kathmandu to Lukla flight is the only quickest option to reach Lukla and start to trek. Spring and Autumn are the best times for Everest Base Camp Tour. We also run this trek package mainly in these months to avoid flight delays and cancellations.

But, sometimes, the flight gets delayed due to sudden weather changes. At such times, you have to wait at the airport for the flight to take off. On rare occasions, the unexpected rain for multiple days may cause flight cancellation. So to bear such, we request you to allocate one or two days as buffer days.

Permits for Everest Base Camp tour

There are two main permits for the Everest Base Camp trek and tour. Sagarmatha National Conservation Area Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit are two mandated permits for foreign trekkers.

You can get Sagarmatha National Conservation Area Permit in Kathmandu and Monjo. However, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit is only available at Lukla. The combined cost of these permits is USD 50.

If you book this trip with us, we'll manage all required permits for this trek before you start the trek. The trek permits are all-inclusive in the Everest Base Camp Tour for five days package.

Guides and Porter Safety

We at Sublime Trails value our trek guides and porters equally as we value our happy customers, you. We commit 100% safety and security of our trek crews. Our trek guides come with health insurance, first aid knowledge, basic medication knowledge etc.

Since this trip is short, its risk factors are very low or absolute zero.

Respect ethnic cultures and values

Everest region is home to Sherpa, the well-known people in the climbing community. These people have a pre-dated history of culture, tradition, values, and lifestyle.

As a trekker on Everest, you must respect these people and their culture. Try not to harm monuments, artefacts, flora, and fauna. We at Sublime Trails promote Sustainable Trekking and request our valued clients who join this trip support our motto of contributing to sustainable trekking.

Tipping for the crew

At the end of this trip, you should tip the trek crew, including guides and porters. Your tip encourages them to continue delivering the best support for trekkers in the Everest region.

Trekkers usually tip guides and porters in Lukla before flying to Kathmandu. It includes the money and a happy meal. There's no recommended tip, but you must list at least 10% of the trek fee to guides and porters.

Backpack for Everest Base Camp Tour

This tour runs for just five days. Hence, you don't need to carry heavy backpacks. Plan your items as per necessity. Keeping the backpack medium-light will be best.

  • Trekking boots, Trekking tracks
  • Down jackets
  • Hiking poles 
  • Caps, scarf
  • Skincare products
  • Mobile devices, camera, binoculars

Keeping the backpack light helps you to hike comfortably without carrying many loads.


  • It might be difficult to manage the schedule of the team as it takes a long time to do the trek to Everest Base Camp. If we can manage the schedule, we can surely proceed the trek. However, the price will be changed accordingly.

  • Yes, there is a risk of altitude sickness as we will be travelling to the altitude of more than 3000 m. However, you can minimize the risk by following proper safety measures.

  • No, the ATM is not available on the trail. You should bring the cash during the trip. It is better to bring Nepali currency as it is accepted everywhere during the tour.

  • Everest Base Camp Tour for five days is the ultimate sightseeing tour in the Everest region that encompasses trekking to Namche Bazaar, staying for acclimatisation, and taking a helicopter flight from Namche Bazaar to Kala Patthar for sightseeing.

    After sightseeing from Kala Patthar, the helicopter takes you to Kathmandu, which marks the end of your memorable five days Everest Base Camp Tour. This trip combines some Everest trekking experience and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

  • The cost of an Everest Base Camp 5 days tour can go as high as USD 2050. The main reason for this trip being expensive is the helicopter tour from Namche to Everest Base Camp and back to Kathmandu.

    If you consider changing itineraries and other trek services, the cost may vary according to your supplemental needs and customization.

  • Yes. You can go directly on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour from Kathmandu, which runs for four hours. These trips are the most admired trips by travellers.

    However, the five-day Everest Base Camp tour is designed based on trekking and a helicopter flight. This way, you can experience hiking on the classic Everest Base Camp Trek route and enjoy the luxurious helicopter tour from Namche to Everest Base Camp and back to Kathmandu.

  • The five days Everest Base Camp Tour starts with a flight to Lukla. You'll then trek to Phakding, Monjo, and finally Namche. You'll stay at Namche for acclimatisation and hike to Hotel Everest View for Everest sightseeing.

    The next day, you'll take a helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar for ultimate sightseeing. After sightseeing, your helicopter flies straight to Kathmandu.

  • Yes. On Everest Base Camp Tour for five days, you'll hike to Namche Bazaar before flying on the helicopter. Namche Bazaar is well sophisticated with services like hot water shower, electricity, and internet.

    However, you have to pay on your own if you plan to use hot showers and electricity for charging mobile devices.

Everest Base Camp Tour 5 Days Reviews

5.0based on 18 reviews
  • C
    Caroline LeeJuly 23, 2023

    Best Guides I Could Ever Ask For

    Guide Ajit is well-versed and knows the precise details of what it takes to do a successful trek in the mountains of Nepal. Only an experienced guide will tell you to take the safer wall side of a narrow trail when mules are carrying heavy loads through the same path. He collaborated with Ram to ensure a smooth trip for all of us. I'm also thankful that I was grouped with some of the most amazing people (fellow trekkers) on the trek.

    Although the teahouses on the trail are basic, Sublime Trails did their best to make us comfortable throughout. I certainly rate them an A+ to do a trek in the Everest region and the mountains of Nepal.

  • J
    Jadu RocksJune 02, 2023

    Flexibility at its Peak

    We gave this review the title above because Mr. Ram (the owner of Sublime Trails) and his crew, Mr. Bibek (our youthful and dynamic guide for EBC trek), Mr. Bikas (strong Sherpa, problem solver), and Mr. Mohan (resilient Sherpa, motivator), were so accommodating to our needs.

    Being family of 3 and having a little child with us made us quite exposed during the journey, yet they treated us like we were invincible and eliminated any signs of weakness with ease. In this context, I'd like to provide the John Wooden remark that seems most applicable to the aforementioned squad "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

    Despite the fact that we were unable to complete the trek, we continue to remain in awe of the Himalayas. After the trek, M/S. Sublime went above and beyond to ensure that our Nepal vacation was really unforgettable and "A trip of a lifetime" by arranging for us to visit Chitwan National Park and Pokhara.

    We can state without a shadow of a doubt that Nepal is the most beautiful place on Earth for two reasons: the Himalaya, and the people of Nepal.

    We would like to stress for the "Healing Sound Bowl", that we purchased, is a wonderful miracle of modern technology, and it even has a name for itself: The Sanskrit mantra "om mani padme hum" consists of six syllables and serves as a reminder and means of relieving the stresses of daily living.

    We are not finished with Nepal just yet; we plan to return with the same group and give it another go in the hopes of gaining the satisfaction that comes from completing a difficult journey.

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