Shivalaya to Everest Everest Base Camp Trek – 21 Days


Shivalaya Everest Trek, start from Shivalaya Village after 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. This Trek is fantastic 3 to 4 week trekking holiday follows the same approach used by the Everest expeditions of the 1950s. This is the same route which was used by the early expedition teams to climb Everest from Nepal part. Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The first successful climbers of the Mount Everest in 1953.

This Trek is one of the popular trekking trails in the word which offers the combination of nature and culture beauty. This trekking provides the opportunity to the trekkers to explore the landslide of the whole Khumbu/Everest region, Green forest with rare wild animals and birds, lush valleys with the spectacular view of the giant world tallest mountains. In this trek, you can enjoy the fantastic vistas of the mountains like Mt Everest (8848m) as well as the culture and tradition of the ethnic community that will be the lifetime memory to the trekkers.

Junbesi Village Pikey Trek
Junbesi Village, Lower Everest.

For the first week of Shivalaya Everest Trek, it’s a real roller-coaster holiday, as we trek ‘across the grain’ of the country over high passes and through the deep valleys of the Solu Khumbu region. Whilst, each evening, we check-in at a simple lodge, usually situated in one of the many peaceful Sherpa villages on our route. Reaching the Dudh Kosi River, we pass beneath the airfield at Lukla and continue northwards to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to one of the most remarkable high mountain landscapes on earth.

The scenery is surrounded by panoramic Himalayan range, has been called one of the most beautiful places in the world. The aim of this trek is to climb Kala Patthar at 5550m, from where the southwest face of Everest can be clearly seen, also a side trip to Everest Base Camp, which takes 6/7 hours round trips from Gorakshep. Then trek downhill to Lukla and 35 minutes flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Shivalaya Everest Base Camp Trek
Numbur Himalayan Range.

This Trek cover lowland from Jiri or Shivalaya to Kala Patthar (5555m). This is a breathtaking walking trip in Everest Region. Trekker requires a good walking experience and a good physical health condition.

Photo Blog from this  Everest Trek


▼ ITINERARY OVERVIEW of Shivalaya Everest Trek

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02: Drive to Shivalaya via Jiri or Manthali (2,330m)
Day 03: Trek to Bhandar (2,180m)
Day 04: Trek to Sete (2,525m)
Day 05: Trek to Junbesi (2,700m)
Day 06: Trek to Nhuntala (2,330m)
Day 07: Trek to Bupsa (2,360m)
Day 08: Trek to Chheplung (2660)
Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 11: Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m)
Day 12: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m)
Day 13: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4,358m)
Day 14: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m)
Day 15: Trek to Gorak Shep & hike to Everest Base Camp (Gorak Shep 5,160m, Base Camp: 5,320m.)
Day 16: Early hike to Kala Patthar & trek back to Pheriche(5,550m)
Day 17: Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m)
Day 18: Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m)
Day 19: Monju to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu by 40-minute flight (40 Minute flight Lukla to Ktm. )
Day 21: Final departure from Kathmandu

Note: All itineraries can be customized at your request.

♂ Trip Cost: From US $ 2000 PP
♂ Single Supplement: US $ 350

♂ Group Size: Min-2, Max-15, Ave 10

▼ Cost Inclusive in Shivalaya Everest Trek:

01. Pick up and drop from an international airport.
02. Kathmandu accommodation (2 nights in star-level tourist standard hotel with twin sharing basis room)
03. All land transfer as per given itinerary
04. Foods (BLD) & Accommodation (twin sharing basis room)
05. Sagarmatha National Park Conservation and Bharunche entry permit fees and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
06. Teahouse (twin sharing basis room)
07. Experienced English speaking guide/leader, necessary experience local helpers
08. -Lukla-Kathmandu Airlines Tickets.
09. Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
10. Guide Airfare for Lukla -Kathmandu return trip
11. 1 porter (Max. 20 kg) for 2 people
12. Sleeping Bags if needed.
13. Community Trek’s Duffel Bags.

▼ Cost Exclusive in of Shivalaya Everest Trek:

1. Meal in Kathmandu
2. Mineral water in a bottle
3. Electronic device re-charge
4. Hot shower
5. WiFi
6. Personal expenses
7. Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
8. Tip for guide & porter


♂ Service Level: Basic
Simple and clean hotels and Tea House in Mountain during the Trek.

♂ Physical Rating: 5 – Challenging
Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.

♂ Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult

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Full Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival day in Kathmandu

    Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal! Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of Community Trek representatives will be there to welcome you before taking you to your hotel in Kathmandu. And your Trekking guide briefs you regarding our trek as well as provides us an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure.

    (Pick up from Airport and drop to your Hotel) (1,300 meters ) (Hotel)
  • Day 02

    Drive to Shivalaya via Jiri or Manthali

    Drive to Shivalaya via Jiri(1838m) From early in morning after having breakfast go to Old Bus Park and catch a bus for Jiri. Though situated 210km away from Kathmandu the bus requires 8 to 9 hours for Shivalaya. Overnight at Teahouse.

    (7-8 hours drive by private transport ) (2330 Meters ) (Lodge )
  • Day 03

    Trek to Bhandar

    Today we will trek to Bhandar via Bharkaur, Mali Danda(2440m), Khimti valley Yelung Khola, Shivalaya, Deorali(2710m), Sangbadanda(2180m), Khasrubas(2330m) and Mahabir(2590m). The path is somewhere uphill whereas somewhere it is downhill.

    (2180 Meters ) (5-6 hours ) (Lodge )
  • Day 04

    Trek to Sete

    Walking from Bhandar the trail is downhill to the village of Doharpa and Baranda until crossing the steel bridge at Tharo Khola(1480m). Preceding our trek to the east bank of the river we will climb uphill towards Kinja and continue our trek to Sete.

    (2525 Meters ) (6-7 hours ) (Lodge)
  • Day 05

    Trek to Junbesi

    Today we will trek from Sete to Junbesi (2700m). The path is scenic walking through the Rhododendron, Magnolia, Maple and Birch. This trail is also well known for spotting birds like sunbirds. The highest point of today’s trek is Lamjura Bhanjyang between Jiri. Passing through the small village of Tragdobuk (2830m). Continue our trek we will be at Junbesi.

    (2700 Meters ) (7-8 hours ) (Lodge )
  • Day 06

    Trek to Nhuntala

    Start to trek early in the morning cross Junbesi Khola and climb uphill. From the top one can witness the spectacular vista of Everest, Thamserku, Kantega and Mera Peak. After passing Ringmo Khola the trail climbs uphill to Ringmo Village. After Ringmo we will climb Trakshindu La Pass (2930m) a superb example of Sherpa architecture. Now we will trek downhill until we reach Nhuntala.

    (2330 Meters ) (6-7 hours ) (Lodge)
  • Day 07

    Trek to Bupsa

    Trek downhill to Dudh Koshi and cross the river using 110m long suspension bridge. We will continue our trek to Jubing (1680m), Khari Khola (2010m) until we reach Bupsa.

    (2360 Meters ) (6-7 hours ) (Lodge)
  • Day 08

    Trek to Chheplung

    Starting with a gentle climb we pass to the village of Kharte from where we can witness the vista of Cho Oyu (8201m). we continue our climb until we reach Khari La Pass at an altitude of 2840m.walk downhill to the gorge of Paiya Khola after crossing the bridge overreach to the small settlement of Puiyan(2730m). After Puiyan the trail is zigzag and the trail offers the good view of Khumbu region and the trail descends to Surke (2290m). Preceding our walk further passing through Mani Walls we will reach the village of Chheplung.

    (2660 Meters ) (6-7 hours ) (Lodge )
  • Day 09

    Trek to Namche Bazaar

    After leaving Chepplung we will continue the walk to Tharo Koshi River. After crossing the river the trail ascends to Ghat (2600m) and walk climb to Phakding. We climb over steep and stony rim towards Benkar (2630m). Continuing our trek we cross the Kyashar Khola River and climb for Monjo (2840m). Just away from Monjo we enter Sagarmatha National Park. From here after crossing few rivers and climbs we will reach Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading center of this region with hotels, lodges, and restaurants.

    (3440 Meters) (7-8 hours ) (Lodge )
  • Day 10

    Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

    After having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft), we will use the day for acclimatization. It is very important to have our body prepared for further ascending. You will have the day at your disposal and you can choose to do whatever you wish. One option can be to walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to have a walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle. If it is Saturday, there will be the traditional “Saturday Market” which is a wonderful experience and a great market to explore. There is also Sherpa Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit if you are interested into Sherpa’s culture and history.

    (3440 Meters ) (Lodge )
  • Day 11

    Namche to Tyangboche

    On the fifth day, after breakfast, we start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with a magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde will be at our disposal all day long. Today’s trail ascends through the forest on its way to Tyangboche. The first thing that could draw your attention after reaching Tyangboche might be its beautifully big monastery. Tyangboche has a large campsite, tea houses and lodges overseeing Mt. Ama Dablam. We will finish the day by spending the night in a hotel in Tyangboche.

    (3,867m/12684ft) (5-6 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 12

    Tyangboche to Dingboche

    The day consists a lot of descending trail which goes from Tyangboche to Dingboche. On the way, we will pass rhododendron forests, cross a valley and walk through the plains to reach Dingboche. It is a relatively easy day, in terms of walking.

    (4,358m/14,295 ft) (6-7 hours ) (Lodge )
  • Day 13

    Acclimatization day at Dingboche

    It is another acclimatization day which is required for ascending to further altitudes. You can take complete rest during the whole day. If you wish so you can also take some couple of hours’ time to hike up to CHHUKUNG (4,730m) but only if you have an excellent physical CONDITION. Chhukung is a small hill station overlooking many mountains and glaciers. The main purpose of the day will be to prepare you physically for the rest of the trek.


    It is another acclimatization day which is required for ascending to further altitudes. You can take complete rest during the whole day. If you wish so you can also take some couple of hours’ time to hike up to CHHUKUNG (4,730m) but only if you have an excellent physical CONDITION. Chhukung is a small hill station overlooking many mountains and glaciers. The main purpose of the day will be to prepare you physically for the rest of the trek.

    (4,358m/14,295 ft) (4-5 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 14

    Dingboche to Lobuche

    There is a lot of vertical for today even though the trail length does not clock more than 4.5 miles. We will walk through the alpine meadows and yak pastures to cross the Khumbu Glacier. The end of the moraine of the glacier has a specifically steep trail which can be seen as a challenge. We will then continue along the rugged route in order to reach Lobuche where we will stay for the night. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.

    (4,928m/16164 ft) (6-7 hours ) (Lodge )
  • Day 15

    Trek to Gorak Shep & hike to Everest Base Camp

    For those of you who are doing the Everest Base Camp Trek for the first time, the day starts with a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Today you will be hiking up to the Everest Base Camp. This will be the most challenging day of the trek and at the same time the most fulfilling as well. The base camp is situated above 5,000m (16,000ft).
    We start off by hiking to Gorak Shep first. It is a small village sitting on the top a small frozen lake buried under sand. We will have our lunch there and hike further following the trails of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way up you will catch the glimpse of an intimidating black rock the world knows by the name of Mt. Everest. The way will lead us to the Everest Base Camp. Have you ever heard or read that Mt. Everest cannot be seen from the Everest Base Camp? You will find the answer yourself. We will spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas before returning back to Gorak Shep and spend the night there.

    (Gorak Shep 5,160m, Base Camp: 5,320m.) (6- 7 hours) (Lodge )
  • Day 16

    Early hike to Kala Patthar & trek back to Pheriche

    Our first destination for the day will be Kala Patthar. We will start especially early and your guide will arrange everything for the early departure. The reason behind leaving that early is to reach Kala Patthar before sunrise. Kala Patthar provides the most wonderful sight for a sunrise contemplation over Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. You would definitely not want to miss that. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. We will take our time, enjoying what Kala Patthar has to offer before heading down to Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche to stay overnight there.

    (5,550m/18,204ft) (6 - 7 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 17

    Pheriche to Kyanjuma

    From now onward, it’s all about descending. So our pace will be faster than earlier and the walks will be easier. The beauty of the Himalayan terrain will never leave us along the way. We will spend the night in Kyanjuma.

    (3,500m/11,480ft) (5 - 7 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 18

    Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju

    The highlight of the day will be our visit to the Hillary School, established by Sir Edmund Hillary. We will also visit a hospital runned by charity. We will walk the downhill trails to reach Monju and stay overnight there.

    (2,850m/9,348ft) (6-7 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 19

    Monju to Lukla

    You can walk at your own pace today as we head back to Lukla, which is from where we started our adventure. There will be mixed feelings today. You will feel delighted that you have successfully completed the trek and experience the thrills and beauty of it. But at the same time, you will also feel sad that you have to leave this beautiful adventure behind. But, there is always for next time, the adventure will already be waiting for you. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. We will spend the night at a hotel in Lukla.

    (2,800m/9,186ft) (5 - 6 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 20

    Lukla to Kathmandu by 40 minute flight

    We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    (40 Minte flight Lukla to Ktm. ) (Breakfast ) (1,300 meters/4,245ft) (Hotel)
  • Day 21

    Departure from Kathmandu

    Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Community Trek will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

    (Drop to Airport by Private Transport )
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Gear list

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

♂ You must bring the following items:
1. Hiking boots
2. Socks
3. Trekking trousers / pants
4. Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
5. Baselayer shirts
6. Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
7. Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
8. Waterproof jacket
9. Sunhat
10. Warm hat
11. Sunglasses
12. Thermal gloves
13. Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
14. Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
15. Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
16. Water bottles 1 L.
17. Antibacterial handwash
18. Small towel
19. Daypack, 25/30Litres
20. Trekking poles
21. Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
22. Warm jacket (down)*

♂ Basic First Aid Kit including:
A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite) and Glucose tablets.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu.



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Trip Facts

  •  Trip Duration:  21 Days
  •  Activities:  Trekking
  •  Country:  Nepal
  •  Group Size:  2-12 Pax
  •  Price:  From 2,000 US $
  •  Trip Style:  Tea-house trek
  •  Diffculty:  Hard
  •  Best Season:  Mar - May & Sept - Nov

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