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: 7 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 5300m
  • Best Season: September to May
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Everest Base Camp Trek 5 Days; A luxury Tour to Everest Region

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most rewarding treks one can do in their 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 the altitude of 3000 meters bringing you at the 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 at 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 days Everest Base Camp Tour lets you achieve everything you could by completing an Everest Base Camp Trek but shorter and more comfortably.

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

Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Fly from Kathmandu to LuklaAltitude: 2860 m
  • Day 2:Trek to PhakdingAltitude: 2610 m
  • Day 3:Trek to Namche BazarAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 4:Rest at Namche Bazaar Hike to Everest View HotelAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 5:Namche to Everest Base Camp to Kala Pattar and return to Kathmandu in Helicopter

Detail Itinerary

Day 1:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla

  • Max Altitude2860 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsLunch and Dinner

After a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu, you will land in the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. The flight to Lukla is an adventure in itself and you can see various mountains welcome you. Lukla is a trade center to villages in the mountains and gateway to Everest. After reaching Lukla, you can either rest or roam around the village and get to know about the tradition of local people and get accustomed to lifestyle in the rural mountainous region. You will stay overnight at a teahouse in Lukla.

Day 2:Trek to Phakding

  • Max Altitude2610 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Today you will start your trekking. After about 4 hours of trekking towards the Dudh Koshi river, you will finally reach Phakding. The trek today will not be strenuous since you will not be climbing steep uphill, but you will not even gain altitude than yesterday. Along the way, you will meet other trekkers going up to the Everest Base Camp as well as porters and yaks carrying good After reaching Phakding, you will have your dinner and spend the night in a teahouse there.

Day 3:Trek to Namche Bazar

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After having your breakfast in Phakding, you will head towards Namche Bazaar. Today, you will enter the area of Sagarmatha National Park with a permit. You will also reach a threshold elevation for altitude sickness, so you have to be careful if you see any signs even if it is very less probable. You will continue walking along the Dudh Kosh river and have your lunch after reaching Monjo village. On a clear day, you may see mountain peaks like Kusum-Kanguru, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. The first glimpse of Everest can be caught from the top of Namche. You will rest at a teahouse after your dinner.

Day 4:Rest at Namche Bazaar Hike to Everest View Hotel

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will be at an elevation higher than 3000 meters and you will spend yet another day at Namche to negate any possible altitude sickness by acclimatizing. Namche is a trading hub and you can buy things like Yak cheese, Tibetan artifacts or trekking gears. While you roam around the village, you may see various mountains, forests, animals, etc. You can also talk to other fellow trekkers, villagers and tea house owners. This is your chance to learn more about the isolated culture and tradition of indigenous Sherpas.

Some places you can visit are Tenzing Hillary School in Khumjung, headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park and Everest View hotel. Everest View Hotel is a viewpoint from where you can catch beautiful sunrise and sunset. You will return to your teahouse in Namche and stay there overnight.

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

  • MealsBreakfast

That’s all you have to walk during this trek. A helicopter will pick you up from Namche and take you to Everest Base Camp. The flight will take you amongst one of the most beautiful scenery in the world showcasing mountains, rugged terrain, small villages. Mountains will start to get bigger as you fly forward. After Everest Base Camp, the helicopter will head towards Kalapatthar. It takes around 15 minutes to reach there from Namche. Kalapatthar is the actual place where you will get the best view of Mount Everest, unlike the Base Camp.

The helicopter will land there and you will get off the helicopter to breathe some cool fresh air as you gather the mesmerizing views into your memories. You will spend about 10-15 minutes at Kalapatthar and get into your helicopter. Featuring the same views of mountains, forests, and landscape, the helicopter you take you back to Kathmandu and drop you there.

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Departure Dates & Price

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Additional 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.

FAQs

  • 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.

Clients Reviews

5.0based on 12 reviews
  • BIll Samon
    BIll SamonJune 02, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    Everest View Trek with my two teen sons. Enjoyed the trip to the fullest.

    My two sons wanted to visit Nepal as they had one guy from Nepal in the classroom. He told them that Nepal has the highest mountain in the world. So, in Spring, we went to Nepal and decided to go on a helicopter tour. But, it was off the charts for me to afford a trip to all three. So we decided to go Namche, see Everest and other mountains and make a safe return.
    There was one group from sublime trails who were going for Everest view trek. We three went with that group. I loved every place. Also, returning trekkers were not hesitant to chat with us. We saw Everest from the Hotel Everest View. It was a good experience. Thumbs up to the best service. My sons enjoyed this trip very much.

  • Chank
    ChankJune 01, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    Hotel Everest View, Breakfast, Trek to Namche, and my inspiring Everest View Trek

    We had a family trip to Namche Bazar and to Everest View Hotel. Even though we didn't trek
    to Everest, we went to 3,880 meters to see every mountain in the Everest region.

    The flight to Lukla was thrilling. Trek to Monjo, Namche was the best. A day at Namche and
    climbing to the hotel was the best experience. My son enjoyed the trip very much.
    Sublime Trails and Mr. Ram was amazing. They were fantastic in service and also were true
    professionals. Loved everything. Loved every bit of the trek.

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