calender Trip Duration 18 Days
hiking Guided Trip Fully Guided Trek
beg Activities 18
accomodation Accommodation 02 Nighs Hotel 19 Nights Mountain
Meal Meals 18 Breakfast 18 Lunch 19 Dinner

Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotel and local lodge on treks
  • Highest altitude gain: On top Kalapathar 5,545 m and at base camp 5,365 m.
  • Trekking duration: 19 Nights and 20 Days with drive-walks and flights.
  • Mode of transport: Flights and walks with airport transfer in Kathmandu.
  • Location: Nepal Far Mid-East Himalaya around Khumbu of Everest region.
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Total Trip: 19 Nights and 20 Days (From arrival to final departure)

“following foot-steps of early pioneers, mountaineers from classic Jiri trail to Everest base camp”

Overview and Introduction:


Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking, a journey with an adventure that leads you on original route to world highest base camp right beneath towering Mt. Everest within high giant mountains of Khumbu, that straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet / China. Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking enjoyable and fascinating walks of nearly three-week durations where the adventure leads you from mid hills dotted with tremendous farm villages and neatly terraced fields to reach with verdant valley with glorious mountain views to reach Everest base camp around high and scenic Khumbu valley.

Travelers with great interest and seeking for none touristic route to Everest, this trek will be a perfect choice as the walk leads on local village trails with the least number of foreign trekkers seldom encountered on the walks till the road meets at Phakding, Namche and Lukla where you will be in the busy route to Everest Base Camp, after being around southern areas of Everest at Solu district. Starting Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking taking an exciting and interesting overland drive to reach eastern areas of Nepal towards Dolkha and Solu region where the town of Jiri located, often known as Switzerland of Nepal due to its scenic views of high green hills and valley within the backdrop of mighty snow-capped peaks of Jugal and Gaurishankar Himal.

A nice town to start our marvelous walks heading high hills and long descend crossing few high passes to reach above Lamjura-la pass at above 3,530 m high within beautiful alpine woodland of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-firs and pine trees, where walk enters into Solu areas within Sherpa country with other mix tribes of hill people interwoven with Buddhism and minor Hindu communities. Enjoying wonderful time within tranquil surrounding exploring lovely farm villages with few ups and down and then finally heading further high to reach at Khumbu region on the road to Everest base camp walking past famous Namche Bazaar and beautiful Thyangboche Monastery with a tremendous panorama of high peaks including views of Everest and magnificent Amadablam.

Slowly walk enters the windswept country within barren and arid landscapes of high mountains to reach at our final highlight destination right beneath Mt. Everest base camp with close views of massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers. Feeling high and in great spirits walk leads back towards Namche Bazaar with one more adventure climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, the highest spot of the journey facing sweeping panorama of mighty surrounding peaks with Everest and Pumori at close distance.

After a great experience within world highest mountains and scenic valley head back with long descend to reach Lukla town where short panoramic flight in a small aircraft brings you back at Kathmandu enjoying the wonderful adventure of a lifetime on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Phaplu and continue to Salleri By Local Jeep/Bus.
Day 02: Trek from Phaplu to Nunthala (2,330m/7,643ft) – 6 to 7 hours (12km) trek
Day 03: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2,070m/6,790ft) – 6 to 7 hours (14km) trek
Day 04: Trek from Bupsa to Surke (2,290m/7,512ft) – 6 to 7 hours (14km) trek
Day 05: Trek from Surke to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft) – 6 to 7 hours (15km) trek
Day 06:  Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07:  In Namche for rest to support acclimatization with a short hike and excursion.
Day 08:  Trek  from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09:  Trek from Thyangboche to Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and a local hike.
Day 11: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12:  Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and walk back to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 13:  Morning climb on top Kalapathar 5,545 m walk to Pangboche 3,900 m- 06 hrs.
Day 14:  Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 15:  Trek from Pangboche to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel with a free afternoon at leisure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Phaplu and continue to Salleri By Local Jeep/Bus.

Early morning today, you will drive to Phaplu from Kathmandu. Continue After 8-9 hours of driving, you can reach Phaplu and then overnight at a lodge. there is also an option if you want a domestic flight that is also possible. but, the flight is very limited.

Day 02: Trek from Phaplu to Nunthala (2,330m/7,643ft) – 6 to 7 hours (12km) trek

From Today your trek starts with through Tak Shindo-La pass. From this place, you will chance to see some of the best views of Kantega, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru, and Mera Peak. After that, you will pass through Serpa Village and the green forest to the Nunthala. And overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 03: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2,070m/6,790ft) – 6 to 7 hours (14km) trek

After breakfast begin your trek to Bubsa. Your trek begins with a downhill through the Dudh Koshi River and crosses a Suspension Bridge 109 meters long. Then climb up to the Sherpa Village through the Field of the Barley. Then you reach Bupsa and overnight at the Guest house.

Day 04: Trek from Bupsa to Surke (2,290m/7,512ft) – 6 to 7 hours (14km) trek

Today, Again Start your trek after your breakfast. On this day you will reach the main entrance to Everest Region. You will meet today on the main trail which starts the trek from the Lukla with Flight. On the way to Phakding, you pass through the Dudh Koshi River. Then you will meet the main trail of the Everest region and finally, you reach a small village Phakding.

Day 05: Trek from Surke to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft) – 6 to 7 hours (15km) trek

Today you are following the Dudh Koshi River until the Hilary Suspension Bridge. This is one of the highest suspension bridges in Nepal. On this day you will enter one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Sagarmatha National Park. Continuing the path along the Steep Uphill climb When Savoring the First Glimpse of the Everest. You will arrive at the hub Of Sherpa Namche Bazaar. And you spend Overnight at a local guest house there.

Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
From Phakding crossing over Dudh-Kosi River, morning walk on the pleasant path with few short uphills and down to re-cross the same few time, facing magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608 m, to reach Monjo village and into Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar.

Walk from here on the river bed to last bridge over Imjatse River and then on winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with a magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum Kangru Mt. Everest- Nuptse, Lhotse, from here another few hours climbs to reach famous Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop.

Day 07: In Namche rest day for acclimatization and short excursion.
Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization where one can take short walk uphill to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot on top Namche Bazaar with marvellous views of surrounding snow-capped peaks, visit its interesting museum with full information regarding history of the area, geography, culture, mountaineering history with flora and fauna of the region, afternoon at leisure.

Day 08: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Enjoying time at Namche, morning walk leads on scenic and gradual path with views of Everest and adjoining peaks, as route leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for a refreshing break or lunch stop. Afternoon climbs up into the enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful spot at Thyangboche Monastery offers a super panorama of mountain range with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time to visit its impressive monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer.

Thyangboche also holds a colourful festival called ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a religious festival where monks wear exciting masks and dance to wade evil spirits, the event falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar.

Day 09: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs.

Morning catching the views of surrounding peaks, where walk leads downhill to Deutsche, within the green forested area and a further walk to reach Imjatse River and then cross over a steel bridge, from here end of tree lines as walk leads into the dry country to reach Pangboche. The last permanent village on route Everest base camp where other settlement with Many good lodges to cater needs of travellers and trekkers.

Slowly walk leads past Pangboche heading higher with ups and down to a river, with the last climb of the day for an hour to reach a scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche facing North Side of Amadablam with views of Island Peak towards east direction.

Day 10: Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and local hike.
Another enjoyable rest day for acclimatization options for a hike of few hours on high hills above Imjatse valley and Dingboche, where you can catch awesome panorama of peaks with world 5th highest Mt. Makalu in the east direction beyond famous Island Peak.

Afternoon free to wander around Dingboche located within beautiful Imjatse valley beneath might peaks of Amadablam North Face.

Day 11: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.
After enjoyable rest in Dingboche, morning walk with a short climb to a ridge top, marked with Buddhist prayer flags and monuments facing views of high close peaks and then on a good gradual path to walk.

Our route leads on the winding path above Pheriche valley with views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks as walk comes to a small place at Thugla, where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river.

Crossing a short bridge reach at Thugla for possible lunch stop and rest, before heading higher up to Lobuche, having break and lunch start with a slow climb to a ridge top line with a memorial of unfortunate mountaineers who risk their life climbing high mountains around Khumbu and Everest.

From here a good walk with gradual up to reach Lobuche located on the corner of a wide valley beneath peaks of Lobuche East and West.

Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and back at Gorakshep 5,180 m.
Morning adventure leads to our goal to stand on the foot of Everest at base camp, as walk follows on the flat valley with a slow climb to reach further and with a steep climb to reach a ridge near above Khumbu glacier.

As walk continues over rocky moraines and ice to reach scenic flat areas at Gorakshep located at the bottom of Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on route Everest base camp, at Gorakshep for short break.

From Gorakshep head further east to reach to reach our destination at Everest Base Camp with marvellous views of Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers looking above peaks of Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse, in high mountaineering season of April to May this grand spot flooded with tents of expeditions.

After an exciting time achieving our target walk back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop before heading downhill back to Lukla with a climb of Kalapathar.

Day 13: Morning to Kalapathar 5,545 m and to Pangboche 3,900 m- 06 hrs.
Early morning climb on top 5,545 m to highest spot of the adventure rewards you with a glorious panorama of giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori.

After a great wonderful moment descends back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then carry on trekking down to Pheriche valley for a possible lunch stop in one of its nice lovely lodge restaurants.

Pheriche located on a scenic valley close to Dingboche where HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) stationed near this settlement, after lunch few hours of a good walk with short ups and downhill to Pangboche for an overnight stop.

Day 14:  Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
From Pangboche a scenic walk on completing our memorable and exciting adventure at Everest base camp and Kalapathar, a slow enjoyable walk losing elevation every hour of walks.

After Pangboche reaching for few hours climbs to beautiful Thyangboche and its colourful monastery reaching back into green woodland, from here lovely walks of downs and ups and on the nice scenic trail to Namche Bazaar for last night in Khumbu before Lukla.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Our last final day of the adventure with long day treks to reach Lukla starting with descending to reach a river valley and at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakding with last short climb to reach at last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon.

Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with the afternoon free to relax with memories of the adventure to Thyangboche Monastery on Everest Panorama Trekking.

Day 17: In Kathmandu reserved in case of flight delay due to bad weather.

Allowing extra nights and day in Kathmandu a necessary options in case of bad and unfavourable weather if takes place to obstruct flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or vice-versa. If all goes well according to our standard itinerary enjoy the day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs or join in another exciting tour.

Day 18: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Everest Base Camp Trekking, and then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.


Cost Details

Above Itinerary includes the following services:

01: All Arrival and Departure Transportation from the airport to the hotel and with our staff to
receive you upon arrival and at departure.
02: Twin-sharing accommodation at tourist or 3-4-5 stars standard hotels in
Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis (Unless booked for Single Room Supplement)
04:  Domestic Airfare from Lukla to Kathmandu.
05:   Applicable Trekking permits with National Park entrance fees.
06:  Full board trekking on Lodge basis with twin sharing accommodation, meals (breakfast-
lunch and dinner)
07: An overland journey on a private vehicle (as per group size) to Jiri or further.
08:  Basic First Aid and Medical Kits.

Our Package cost excludes:
01:  International Airfare-Nepal Entry Visa.
02: Personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
03: Expenses of Personal Nature-Gratitude and Meals in Kathmandu as per the program.
04: Personal Trekking gear and equipment, down or duvet jackets, and sleeping bags, can hire in
Kathmandu at a reasonable cost if it’s too much to carry from home.
05: Emergency Evacuation if necessary and personal medical kit.

Route Map

Trip Departure

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Name: Vikas K

January 22, 2024

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Name: Kathleen R

January 22, 2024

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January 22, 2024

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Name: Dhan S

January 22, 2024

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek/Chitwan National Park

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Name: Gurloveleen K

January 22, 2024

Upper Mustang trek

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Name: Kunal K

January 22, 2024

Journey of The Soul Mardi Himal Trek

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Name: Eva B

January 22, 2024


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Name: Ishan Giri

January 22, 2024

A Remarkable Trek with Buna Treks

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Name: alenalin

February 11, 2019

Gokyo Lake Trekking

Out of many trekking agency in Nepal, I certainly choose Buna Treks & Expedition pvt. Ltd. For the trek to Gokyo around high Khumbu within Everest region. I have been in Nepal for six times and finally found one of the best trekking agency Buna Treks. Within all the years of experience in Nepal I have used 3 different trekking agency which were not so good and far from my expectations.
Thanks Buna and founder Rudra, your trekking arrangements was so professionals, me and my teams all 14 people were really happy from your staff and with BUNA services. Your entire team are really nice, trekking trip and during our stay in Kathmandu hotel and Kathmandu city tour, every moments of our stay been amazingly beautiful. Our welcome dinner was so great Rudra present yourself with your outfit was great time with enjoyable and delightful moments . I believe that you deliver same kind of excellent service with warm hospitality to every clients that joins with Buna Treks .
Our team are really happy and thank you so……. much will be back again with your company near 2017 October to join in for Dolpo trek.

Name: Benedict A

February 11, 2019

Tour in Nepal

I availed Buna Trek’s Kathmandu Valley One Day Sightseeing Tour and it was truly one of the highlights of my stay in Kathmandu. Rudra was a spectacular tour guide and knew the city and its history like the back of his hands. I particularly enjoyed Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour was well organized and leisurely paced. The transfer from my hotel to the sites and stopovers were seamless and Rudra was very accommodating and cheerful during the entire trip. Rudra even took the time to accompany in Thamel to explore the area’s nightlife and cultural show. I also got to taste authentic local cuisine as per Rudra’s recommendation, and the food in Thamel was nothing short of fantastic! It was like having a local friend tour you in Kathmandu, making the experience worthwhile and truly memorable. Kathmandu may be a tiny city but its people and culture will wow you big time! And all of these I experienced because of Buna Trek and of course Rudra. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, I will be back for sure!