Everest Base Camp Drive, Trek In-Fly Out 2023-2024

Duration: 14 Days(5)of 4 reviews


  • Duration 14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate


  • Trek through the classic route from Bupsa to Everest Base Camp.
  • Experience the scenic views of every hill, river, and mountain while driving
  • Marvel at stunning views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse.
  • Explore the heart of the Khumbu region. Experience the Sherpa lifestyle, culture, and ancient monasteries.
  • Follow in the footsteps of legendary mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa.
  • Complete a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, combining breathtaking mountain views, cultural immersion, and historical significance.
  • Trek up to 5545m through spectacular scenery.
  • Informative guides uncover the history behind sights.
  • Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, and scores of other lesser crests are seen from a peaked vantage point.
  • Walkthrough the hustle and bustle of market town Namche Bazaar.
  • Suitable Trip for people aged over 12 and below 65.
  • Ancient world heritage site.
  • To achieve a lifetime of unforgettable memory from nearby the top of the world.
  • Explore the world heritage site listed Sagarmatha National Park and see the dramatic grand Himalayan giants with your very own eyes.

The Everest Base Camp Trek by driving up to Bupsa is a classic route taken by mountaineers, adventurers, and trekkers. It is considered as one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal. The route offers a unique experience to trekkers who want to witness the beauty of the Himalayas. They can immerse themselves in the Sherpa culture.

The classic trekking route distance is about 150 km including the drive route from Kathmandu. This trek takes 14 days to complete. It takes you through the heart of the Khumbu region. It will showcase its spectacular mountain ranges, including Mount Everest. The trek offers stunning views of other mountains like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more.

Trekkers will explore the local culture and learn about the Sherpa lifestyle. They can also visit ancient monasteries along the way. The trek requires good physical fitness and proper acclimatization. It is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that is worth experiencing.

Everest Base Camp Trek: Overview and Bupsa Route


This trek is a popular route for trekkers to experience the majestic beauty of the Himalayas. Before the Lukla Airport was built, this trek was the only way to reach the Everest region. The route takes you through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and Buddhist monasteries. For trekkers who are looking for an alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek, this can become the best choice.

The trek starts from Bupsa, a small village in the Solukhumbu district. You can reach up to Bupsa directly on a shared jeep managed by our trekking company. From Bupsa you need to keep on walking up to Lukla from where the main trail begins.

After reaching Lukla, trekkers can move to the gateway to Everest - Namche Bazaar.

The route from Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp offers many breathtaking views. Along the way, you'll pass through famous landmarks such as Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, and Gorakshep. These places hold significant cultural and historical value. They are an excellent way to learn about the region's heritage.

Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa were the first to successfully summit Mount Everest. Their legacy lives on through these landmarks.

Also, Check Alternative to EBC Trek in the Everest Region.


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On the first day, we will drive up to Bupsa in either a private or a shared jeep which will take around 10 hours of driving. Throughout the drive, you will see beautiful mountain ranges of the Everest region. You will also not miss any scenic views of the hills, rivers, and any of the community villages throughout the journey.

Once we reach Bupsa we will stay overnight here.

After we have breakfast early in the morning in Bupsa Danda we now start our hike. We ascend the trail toward Surke. You will see lots of rhododendron forests throughout the hike which will have made the whole hill red, yellowish or white. You will even see langur monkeys occasionally who will warmly welcome you on the trip.

After 6-7 hours of the hike, we will reach Surke and stay overnight.

Our third day on the trek also starts with an early breakfast and we hike up to Monjo. You will not miss any breathtaking views throughout the region. The Sherpa villages will be the first ones you will witness on this trail. The people will always smile looking at you smile as the Everest is smiling at you.

Once we reach Monjo we will rest in a teahouse and get ready to reach Namche tomorrow.

This day you have to push yourself a bit hard because we have to reach the gateway to Everest; Namche Bazaar.

As Monjo is the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, we have to get permits in the region.

Once we get the necessary permission and information from the park's office, we will continue our journey to the main town of the Sherpa people, Namche Bazaar.

To get to Namche Bazaar, we will first go up a little bit to a place called Jorsale. On the way, we will see a beautiful waterfall. After crossing the river again, we will keep walking and slowly go higher until we reach the last bridge of the day. This bridge is one of the highest ones on our trail and it's where two rivers, Dudh Koshi and Imja, come together.

From there, we will have to climb steeply for about an hour and a half to reach Namche Bazaar. It's a lively and busy town located at an altitude of 3440 meters. Throughout the day, we will pass by villages surrounded by amazing forests with colorful flowers like rhododendron and magnolia. We will spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

Today is a day to rest and get used to the altitude in Namche Bazaar. This is a busy town with many things to do like visiting government offices, bars, cafes, shops, and markets.

You can also go to the Sherpa Cultural Museum to learn about Sherpa culture and the Everest Summit or go on a trek to Khumjung, Kunde, and the Everest View Hotel.

During the trek, you can see mountains like Everest and Ama Dablam, visit old monasteries, schools, and hospitals in Khumjung, and see different kinds of plants and animals. We'll spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

We will leave the village and climb up a ridge to a mountain path. We can see Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangru from here. We will then see Am Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse as we make our way down a branch ridge.

After walking past two tea houses and the village of Trashinga, we will hear the Dudh Kosi River and descend to it at Phunki Tenga. We will climb up the mountainside to Tyangboche, where there is a large plateau and a monastery.

Tyangboche is a great place to watch the sunset over Everest and Ama Dablam. We will spend the night at a teahouse.

After breakfast, we leave Tyangboche and walk through a forest with rhododendron trees. We come across a long wall of Chorten stones and enter Deboche village.

We cross a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola river and climb up while admiring the views of Ama Dablam and Kantega mountains. We reach a fork, and if we take the lower path, we will see Pangboche village and its potato fields. We pass through the village and cross a stream before reaching a Mani Stupa. Finally, we reach Dingboche where we will rest in a teahouse.

Dingboche is a village surrounded by stone walls that protect their crops from the cold winds and grazing animals.

Today we have a rest and a short hike around Dingboche village.

We walk on a moderate trail into the Imjatse Valley, where we can see the beautiful peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Island Peak.


We will walk north for about 40 minutes until we reach a holy monument called Chorten Stupa. The trail will be easy and we can see Pheriche village below. Along the way, we will have great views of mountains such as Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, and Pokalde Kongma-tse.

After walking for two and a half hours, we will arrive at Dukla (4610m) where we will stop for lunch before crossing a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu Glacier. Then, we will trek up a steep hill for an hour until we reach the top where we can see Mt. Pumori and other peaks to the west of Everest.

After taking a short break, we will continue trekking up to Lobuche, which is a comfortable and sheltered place. Here we rest today.

We will walk on a rocky path and see a frozen glacial pond and icebergs on the Khumbu glacier. We will reach Gorakshep after a short downhill walk. It is a flat area below Kala Patthar and Mt. Pumori. This is where the original Everest Base Camp is located, with a new campsite located further up the valley.

We will then walk on a rocky path and see the Nuptse, Lho-Latsee, and Khumbutse mountains in front of us. Sometimes we will see a big group of people on the way. After a while, we will come back through the Khumbu glacier and see great views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Pumori, and Tabuche. We will rest our day in Gorakshep.

Wake up early and climb to Kala Patthar to see the sunrise. You can see a lot of mountain peaks from here including Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and more.

In Pheriche, you can make phone calls anywhere in the world. You can also see mountain yaks in Pheriche. They are used as porters in the area. Pheriche is a windy town and you can see the vertical walls of Cholatse and Tawache there. We rest in Pheriche today.

The journey back is easier and faster as we follow the same trail with stone walls around. We pass through Pangboche, Deboche, and Tengboche and arrive at Phunke Tenga. Then, we cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and continue the trek to Khyangjuma.

From there, we can see stunning views of peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache, and Lhotse. We can also see wildlife such as Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and wild goats in the rhododendron forest. Khyangjuma is known as the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar.

We go back the same way we came, passing through places like Phakding to reach Lukla. We can see the beautiful Sherpa valleys on the way.

In Lukla, we will confirm our flight ticket and take a walk around. At night, we celebrate the end of our journey with a dinner.

We go back the same way we came, passing through places like Phakding to reach Lukla. We can see the beautiful Sherpa valleys on the way.

In Lukla, we will confirm our flight ticket and take a walk around. At night, we celebrate the end of our journey with a dinner.

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Trip Map

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Cost Details


  • Comfortable one way ground transportation and fly back domestic flight cost as per itinerary
  • Domestic Air Tax
  • Your meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin-sharing room for lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Trekking Guide-One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Himalayan Scenery Brand Cap, Duffel bag & trip achievement certificate (Upon completion of the trek)
  • First aid kit, oximeter for checking pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate at higher altitude
  • Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card Fee (Required: 2 passport size photos)
  • $20 - Local Government Tax
  • Assistance with rescue and evacuation (Insurance is required for evacuation)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.


  • Personal travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International airfare
  • Personal Expenses, extra food, and beverages
  • Personal trekking gear, Internet, Hot showers, and phone calls
  • Single Trekker Suplementary Fee- $250

Useful Info

Best time to hike Everest base camp from Bupsa

The best time to do an Everest Base Camp trekking via Bupsa is from March to May or mid-September to mid-December. These times are better because they don't have a lot of snow or heavy rain. During winter, there's too much snow, and in the summer, there's too much rain. So it's best to avoid these seasons.

If you go in the spring or fall, you'll have better weather and a more enjoyable trekking experience.

Preparing for trekking from Bupsa to Everest Base camp

This trek requires good physical fitness due to the terrain. Trekkers should prepare by doing regular exercise and building endurance. Training for at least three months before the trek is recommended. Check out another blog on how to prepare for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Packing the right gear is crucial for a successful trek. Here's a list of things you should bring:

  • Warm clothes and a sleeping bag
  • Trekking boots and sandals
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat
  • Water bottles and purification tablets
  • First-aid kit and medicine
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking poles and a headlamp

More than that there are amendments to guide rules in Nepal. Hiring a guide is mandatory now. It's recommended for a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. Guides can help you navigate the trail. They can provide insights into local culture and ensure your safety. It's best to hire a guide from a reputable trekking agency.

Also, check Frequently Asked Questions About Everest Base Camp Trek

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