Everest Region

Everest Base Camp Trek by Road - 14 Days

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Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

Price based on group size of 4 pax INCLUSIONS Local transport to Lukla Trekking Guide Accommodation during trek Permits First Aid Kit

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Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

Price based on group size of 2 pax INCLUSIONS Local transport to Lukla Trekking Guide Accommodation & Breakfast during trek Permits First Aid Kit


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  • Bring predictability to your Everest Base Camp Trek by skipping the flight and taking the road to Lukla.
  • Experience the culturally rich lower Everest Region around Phaplu.
  • Earn some serious bragging rights for making it to the 5,600 meter high Kala Patthar view point and the iconic Everest Base Camp.
  • Experience the amazing hospitality of the Sherpa people throughout the trek, but especially at Khumjung and Namche.
  • Be surprised at how tame and approachable the Himalaya Tahrs, Himalayan Monals, and Tibetan Snowcocks are. :)


  • Difficulty Level
  • Total Length
    118 km
  • Highest Altitude
    5,643 meters
  • Elevation Profile
    Not available
  • Start location
    Tham Danda (2,780 m)
  • Finish location
    Lukla (2,870m)
  • Permits
    Sagarmatha NP Permit, Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit (Only For Non-Nepalis)
  • Best Season
    March To June. September To December.



For those looking to experience the Everest Region without the unpredictability of Lukla flights, taking the road to Lukla is now a possibility. As a bonus, you will also get to experience the lower reaches of Everest Region.

For the first part of the trek, you drive from Kathmandu to the beautiful village of Phaplu. The next day, you get on a jeep again and drive to Thame Danda. Your trek will start from this spot and you join the standard route from Lukla the next day at Ghat.

From there, you will continue on the regular EBC trail via Namche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep. On the way back, you can either take a flight out of Lukla or return via the same route.

In addition to the amazing mountain views and Sherpa hospitality, this trek is ideal for those who want predictability in their tour and for Nepali trekkers who have a difficult time getting flight tickets to Lukla.

With the fights to Lukla happening from Ramechhap right now, which requires you to drive 4-5 hours anyways, this trekking option via Phaplu is even more attractive.


~ Specialized in Everest - From dropping cyclists at Kala Patthar to classy New Year events, we have done some exciting things in Everest. ~ Travelers’ Choice Award 2022 by Tripadvisor - Also, we only use hotels that are highly rated on Tripadvisor. ~ Understand Everest inside out - Extensive online resources and deep community involvement. ~ Only Online Travel Agency in Nepal- Option to book Treks & Heli Tours / Flights / Hotels / Trekking Guides directly. ~ Love the Mountains and are fun to talk to.

If you have any questions, feel free to Call / WhatsApp / Email Bimmi OR Fill out an Enquiry Form.


DAY 1: Kathmandu to Phaplu (9-hour drive)

Phaplu Airport ~ Private Transfer from Kathmandu (1,400 m) to Phaplu (2,413 m) via Ghurmi (424 m) - 8 hours. ~ Overnight at Phaplu. Accommodation: Everest Hotel, Phaplu or similar.

DAY 2: Phaplu to Paiya via Tham Danda (6-hour drive, 2 hour walk)

Surke ~ Drive from Phaplu to Tham Danda (2,780 m) - 5 hours. ~ Trek from Tham Danda to Paiya (2,800 m) - 2 hours. ~ Overnight at Paiya Accomodation: Namaste Lodge, Paiya or similar.

DAY 3: Paiya to Phakding (6 hours)

Ghat ~ Walk for around three to four hours through dense village forests beside Dudhkoshi river to reach Ghat (2,580 m) for lunch. ~ Walk for another one and half hours to settle for the night at Phakding (2,620 m). Accommodation: Sherpa Guide Lodge, Phakding or Similar

DAY 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (6 hours)

Namche ~ Walk for two and half hours to reach Monjo (2,820 m) for lunch. ~ Get your Sagarmatha National Park permits at Jorsalle (2,810 m). ~ Walk uphill for around two to three hours to reach Namche Bazaar (3,460 m) ~ Stroll around Namche and enjoy the sunset from the National Park ViewPoint. ~ Overnight at Namche Bazaar. Accommodation: Khumbu Lodge / Hotel Namche, Namche Bazaar or similar.

DAY 5: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (2-3 hrs)

Khumbila ~ After breakfast at Namche, walk to Hotel Everest View (3,880 m) to enjoy amazingly stunning mountain views. ~ Play the grand piano at 3,880 meters. ~ Return to Namche through the twin Sherpa villages of Khumjung (3,780 m) and Khunde (3,860 m) - 2 hours. Accommodation: Khumbu Lodge / Hotel Namche, Namche Bazaar or similar.

DAY 6: Namche Bazaar to Deboche (6 hours)

Tengboche Monastery ~ Walk past some beautiful mountain views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega to reach Phungi Tenga (3,315 m) for lunch - 3.5 hours. ~ Watch out for Himalayan Tahr and Himalaya Monal in the first section. ~ Climb up to the famous Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m) - 2.5 hours. ~ Settle for the night at the quiet monastic village of Deboche (3,820 m) - 20 minutes. Accommodation: Rivendell Lodge, Deboche or similar.

DAY 7: Deboche to Dingboche (6 hours)

Hotel Bright Star, Dingboche ~ Walk past the village of Pangboche (3,950 m), above the treeline, to have lunch at Syomare (4,060 m) - 3 hours. ~ As you settle in for the night at Dingboche (4,340 m) (2.5 hours), make sure to take an oximeter reading and see how you are feeling. Read more about AMS. Accommodation: Hotel Bright Star, Dingboche or similar.

DAY 8: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche

Dingboche ~ Acclimatization Day at Dingboche. ~ Hike to Chukung (4,735 m) or Nangkartshang Peak and return to Dingboche after lunch - 5 hours. Accommodation: Hotel Bright Star, Dingboche or similar.

DAY 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (6 hours)

Lobuche ~ Walk past some amazing mountain scenery to have lunch at Thukla (4,615 m) right at the mouth of the Khumbu Glacier - 3 hours. ~ Settle in for the night at Lobuche (4,930 m) - 3 hours. ~ This is another spot where you have to take stock of your physical well-being with regard to altitude. If you are not feeling too well, let us know. We can help you with the best course of action. Accommodation: Oxygen Altitude Home, Lobuche or similar.

DAY 10: Lobuche to Gorkashep to Everest Base Camp (6 hours)

Everest Base Camp ~ An early start from Lobuche will make sure that you get to Gorakshep (5,170 m) in good time to have a leisurely lunch - 3 hours. ~ After lunch, walk to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and come back to Gorakshep to settle down for the night - 3 hours. Accommodation: Hotel Everest Inn, Gorakshep or similar.

DAY 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche (6-7 hours)

Kala Patthar ~ You might want to start real early on this day if you want to enjoy the sunrise from Kala Patthar (5,643 meters) - 3 hours. ~ After the hike to Kala Patthar, you come down to Gorakshep for lunch and then pack off and head down to Pheriche (4,250 m) for the night - 3.5 hours. Accommodation: The Edelweiss, Pheriche or similar.

DAY 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (7 hours)

Hotel Namche, Namche ~ This is another long day. From Pheriche, it will take you approximately 4 hours to get to Phungi Tenga (3,315 m) where you will have lunch. ~ From there it will be another 3 hours to Namche Bazaar. Accommodation: Khumbu Lodge / Hotel Namche, Namche Bazaar or similar.

DAY 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (7-8 hours)

Rimijung ~ Walk down from Namche to Lukla (2,850 m) - 7-8 hours. Accommodation: Khumbu Resort / Himalaya Lodge or similar.

DAY 14: Lukla to Paiyan (4 hours)

Lukla Airport ~ Take a leisurely stroll to Surkhe for lunch and finally to Paiyan. - 4 hours. Accommodation: Namaste Lodge, Paiyan or similar.

DAY 15: Paiyan to Thame Danda to Phaplu (2 hours walk | 6 hours drive)

Phaplu ~ Walk for 2 hours to reach Thame Danda from where we will take the jeep to Phaplu. The drive will take us around 5-6 hours. Accommodation: Everest Hotel, Phaplu or similar.

DAY 16: Phaplu to Kathmandu (9 hours drive)

Road to Kathmandu ~ Drive back to Kathmandu after a well rested night at Phaplu. - 7 hours.


If you have any questions, feel free to Call / WhatsApp / Email Bimmi OR Fill an Enquiry Form.

We will happily tweak this tour to your liking. Some possible changes are: ~ Book rooms with attached bathrooms where possible - approx. USD 10 per night per person. ~ Add hotel and/or city tour in Kathmandu - approx. USD 100 per person. ~ Include meals and hot water - approx. USD 35 per day for three meals + hot water.



~ Local road transport between Kathmandu and Lukla ~ Certified trekking guide and his/her expenses ~ Accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis ~ Meal Plan - Indians: No Meals (EP) | Nepali: All meals (AP) | Others: Breakfast (BB) ~ All government and local permits ~ Medical Kit with Oximeter

^ not included for Nepali groups.

Add-on Services

~ Duffel Bag: Free with USD 30 deposit | Sleeping Bag: USD 1.5 per day (USD 150 deposit) | Down Jacket: USD 1.5 per day (USD 100 deposit)


~ International flights ~ Visa fee for Nepal | USD 30-50 | More info. ~ Cost of evacuation and medical support in case of any mishap. ~ Mandatory travel insurance that includes helicopter evacuation More info. ~ Tips for support staff | Porters: USD 4-8 per day | Guide: USD 8-15 per day ~ Personal expenses | Battery charging: USD 4 per hour | Hot drinking water: USD 4 per liter | Bottled water: USD 1-4 per bottle | Hot shower: USD 4 | Wifi Cards: USD 15 for 10GB | Beer: ~USD 7 for 500 ml | Oxygen: USD 30 per hour ~ Cost incurred by changes in the tour due to any reason. ~ Anything else not included in the inclusion list above.


Shorter treks Taking the flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu shaves two days from this itinerary. The typical Everest Base Camp 11N/12D is also an option that is four days less than the EBC by Road. Immersive Option The Sherpa Food Trek takes you through villages that are quietly tucked away from the main trail and explore the culinary heritage of the Sherpas.


SAFETY FIRST Nepal Visa and Safety Update / Pre-existing Conditions / Altitude Illnesses / Water Safety / Heli Safety Briefing / Insurance / Detailed Health and Safety Post

FIND YOUR PERFECT TOUR Short Treks / Heli Tours / Heli Treks / Ways to See Everest / All Tours

BEST TIME TO GO Best time for EBC | EBC in Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec

PLANNING ESSENTIALS Expectation vs Reality / Cost in USD, INR & NPR / Difficulty / Training / Packing List / Maps / Permits / Side Trips / Solo Treks / Independent Treks / For Women

FLIGHTS TO LUKLA Online Flight Booking / Getting to Lukla / Lukla Weather and Flights / Survival Guide / Alternatives / Lukla Airport / Getting to Ramechhap / Ramechhap Flights

HOTELS IN EVEREST Online Hotel Booking / Overview / Hotels in Lukla / Namche / Dingboche / Lobuche / Gorakshep / Gokyo

TREKKING GUIDES FOR EVEREST Trekking Guides from Lukla / from Kathmandu / How to hire a guide?

WHAT TO EXPECT Hotels in Everest / WiFi, Mobile Network, Electricity / Food and Drinks / Sherpa Food / For Vegans

CULTURE Epic Photo ops / Sherpa Names / Khumbila / 5 Secrets / Festivals / Tengboche Monastery /

NATURE Mount Everest / Everest Base Camp / Everest Viewpoints / Kala Patthar / Ama Dablam / Mount Mera / Mountains / Birds / Wildlife / Flowers / Lakes /

VILLAGE DETAILS Lukla / Phakding / Monjo / Namche / Tengboche / Deboche / Pangboche / Dingboche / Pheriche / Thukla / Lobuche / Gorakshep / Dzongla / Gokyo / Thame / All Villages


Traveling to the mountains poses some inherent risks. As such, the best strategy is to prepare for the worst and then hope for the best.


The first thing to keep in mind is to see if you have pre-existing conditions that could cause complications at high altitudes. Specifically, suppose you have sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or congenital heart problems. In that case, we highly recommend you consult with a qualified physician before planning a trip to the mountains. Read more.


Given the low amount of oxygen at high altitudes, a sensible ascent is essential to give your body the time to acclimate to the thin air. Failure to do so can lead to your lungs or brain filling up with water leading to death in some cases. The key is not to climb more than 500 meters in one day once you pass the 2,500 meters mark. Read more.


Given the extreme weather in the high mountains, proper gear and regimen must have a safe and comfortable tour. The three most important things that you have to prepare for are cold, snow, and radiation. As such, invest in the right sunglasses, sunscreen, boots, and clothing. Read more.


We highly recommend everyone get travel insurance covering high altitude evacuation before leaving on a trek to the high mountains. Global Rescue and World Nomads are both highly recommended. For Nepali travelers, please note that insurance that covers helicopter rescue is not available as of now. As such, please be careful while planning your tour and only work with companies that can provide timely evacuation service if needed.


As health facilities are limited in the mountains, a helicopter's evacuation is usually the only option during an emergency. As such, the right insurance provider is essential. If you are not buying insurance for some reason, please ensure that there is someone in Kathmandu who can coordinate payments for a helicopter rescue. Here are some other contacts that might come in handy during an emergency. If you still have questions, please feel free to call / whatsapp us at +977-9801916215 or email Ashish at nectar@honeyguideapps.com


To confirm your tour, you will have to make complete payment either through one of your integrated payment gateways or transfer the funds to the following bank accounts:

For Nepali citizens:
Account Name:: HoneyGuide Pvt. Ltd. Beneficiary Bank: Himalayan Bank, Patan Branch Account Number: 00606903770018
For Indian Citizens:
For USD transfers
Account Name: HoneyGuide Apps, Inc. Bank Name: Silicon Valley Bank Account Number: 3302225311 Swift Code: SVBKUS6S ABA Routing Number: 121140399


Deposit Required for Reservation: 50 percent of total tour cost Deadline for Full Payment: 2 weeks before the tour begins


Two weeks before tour date: No extra charge 1 to 2 weeks before tour date: 10% additional charge Two days to 1 week between tour date: 20% additional charge Within two days of tour date: Above 30% (variable)


Two weeks before tour date: No charge (transaction charges may apply) One to two weeks before tour date: 20% Cancellation Charge Two days to one week between tour date: 50% Cancellation Charge Within two days of tour date: No Refund.


In case of flight delays/cancellations due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, HoneyGuide will change the dates at no additional costs. However, any extra cost incurred, including but not limited to accommodation and food, will be the responsibility of the traveler.
In case of changes due to the trekker's health issues, HoneyGuide will make all the changes without any additional cost. However, any extra charge because of the changes will be the responsibility of the traveler.

While Nepal's mountains see six seasons, the best period to go to the mountains is from March-May and September-December. However, every season has its quirk, just like people. So keep reading to find your match.
For those going to Everest Region, do check out the Best time to go to Everest post.

January/February (Winter)

January/February is a good time for trekkers willing to brave the cold and snow for empty trails, fantastic mountain views, and wildlife sightings.

March/April (Spring)

This is a period that offers a little bit of everything: a little bit of mountain view, a little bit of warm weather, a little bit of flowers, a little bit of crowd, and a whole lot of fun.

May/June (Summer)

This is the best time for those into nature. The flowers are quite something this time of the year, and the bird activity is fantastic. The monsoon hasn't started, and as such, mornings are still clear with beautiful mountain views.

July/August (Monsoon)

Only for hardcore trekkers who are willing to put up with the elements for an authentic cultural experience and high altitude flowers. Also, flight disruptions are very likely, and chances of mountain views are close to zero.

September/October (Fall)

This period is everyone's darling, and the trails are as crowded as they can be. The mountain views are something to write home about, and the temperature is just perfect.

November/December (Pre-Winter)

Another popular period among trekkers and the driest two months in the calendar. Indeed it has gotten a bit nippy during the mornings and evenings, but it is still manageable. Count on a lot of sunshine and crystal clear mountain views.

The difficult thing with gear is to make sure you have enough without carrying too much. Whether you are walking or taking the helicopter, the most important thing is to layer up. As such inner thermals, shirts, fleece, a down jacket, and trousers are essential. A warm hat and a buff are beneficial. As for shoes, feel free to make your pick depending on the weather and altitude. Given the amount of UV up there, good sunscreen and sunglasses are also essential. Read more.


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    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes