Top 5 Everest Trekking Packages [Update 2023]

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Are you planning to trek to Everest and still confused about selecting the Everest Trekking Packages? We suggest the top 5 Everest trekking packages in the Everest region. Read this article to decide before booking your trip to Mount Everest.    

Home to the formidable Mt.Everest, the highest peak in the world, thousands flock to the Everest region of Nepal every year to admire the majesty of Sagarmatha. Much has changed since Edmund Hillary, and Tenzing Norgay first summited Everest in 1953; you don’t have to be a professional to experience the region’s magic.  

Mt.Everest is not the only sight to be excited about – Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) all populate the Khumbu landscape. Aside from the mountains, the village life and the people also make the Khumbu region a must-visit.

List of Top 5 Everest Trekking Packages

Everest Base Camp Trek  

A complete guide to trekking in Everest regionThe Everest Base Camp Trek is the top package for Everest trekking. This two-week adventure begins in Phakding following the scenic Kathmandu-Lukla flight. The first day of trekking leads to the market hub of Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest, and the acclimatisation stop. After a few nights in Namche Bazaar, the trek continues onto Tengboche, famous for its monastery and sighting of the Himalayan Griffon. Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), and Everest (8848m) tower over the monastery. The trail to Dingboche is the easiest part of the trek; here, trekkers have another day to acclimatise and explore the surrounding Imja and Chukhung valley. Some of the best mountain views can be seen as trekkers go to EBC via Lobuche and Gorak Shep. Before reaching Everest Base Camp, trekkers pass through the Khumbu Glacier and icefall. After a day of ascending and then descending to basecamp, trekkers stay another night in Gorak Shep. After must need rest, trekkers rise early to hike up to Kala Patthar (5,644.5m) to watch the giants of the Himalayas turn golden at sunrise. On the way back to Namche Bazaar via Pheriche, the trail passes through thick forests of fir, rhododendron, and magnolia with stunning views of the mountains. This trek is moderate in difficulty and can be completed by anyone with average physical fitness. 

Everest Cho La Pass Trek

Everest Cho La Pass Trek
The Everest Cho La Pass Trek is one of the most recognised treks for adventure seekers across the Everest region. Long famed for its wild route and extensive itinerary, the high pass trek is an extended version of the classic Everest Base Camp Trek, so it is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to take the challenge one step further.

A more strenuous trek begins at the same point as the EBC trek, diverting at Namche Bazaar. Highlights include hiking the glacier-fed Dudh Kosi River and Gokyo valley, home to the Ngozumpa glacier – the largest in Nepal. The first day of trekking consists of a 5-6 hour hike to Dhola, with the opportunity to visit the stupa in the foreground of Mount Khumbila. Mount Khumbila is a patron god to the local Sherpa people and therefore is too sacred to climb. Before reaching the Gokyo village, trekkers can pause and enjoy the tranquillity of three turquoise blue lakes. The hike up to the Cho La Pass (5420m) is one of the most challenging of the trip – a steep climb and carefully crossing a glacier. Afterwards, trekkers can gain some respite as the trail descends through Lobuche, followed by Gorakshep. The trail then ascends to Kalapatthar; hanging around for the incredible sunset is strongly advised. The trek ends at Namche Bazaar, and trekkers can relax in Lukla before boarding the flight back to Kathmandu.

Everest Three Passes Trek 

Everest Three Pass Trek,
Everest Three Passes Trek is situated in the Everest region and is one of the strenuous treks to the Everest Base camp. Everest Three Passes Trek takes you through three high passes–Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5,368m), and Kongma La (5,535m).

The trail begins from Namche Bazaar, heading to Dingboche via the EBC trail and turns eastward to Chukkung. This long, challenging trek passes through Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5420m), and Renjo La Pass (5360m). Prospective trekkers should be prepared to tackle steep rocky terrain and cross glaciers and inclines. The arduous trek is compensated by the genuinely astonishing views of the Himalayas that are unique to this trail. Like other treks in the region, the course goes onto Kalapatthar, Lobuche, and Gokyo. This trek has been described by many as the ultimate adventure and ideal for those who like a challenge.

Everest Gokyo Ri Trek

Everest Three Pass Trek
Everest Three Passes Trek is situated in the Everest region and is one of the strenuous treks to the Everest Base camp. Everest Three Passes Trek takes you through three high passes–Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5,368m), and Kongma La (5,535m).

An alternative trek to the EBC trek – with the fantastic scenery of the Everest region but without the physical challenge of making it to base camp. This moderately complex trek begins by trailing through the Gokyo Valley, admiring the crystalline lakes, lush alpine forests, rocky terrains, and Ngozumpa glacier. Trekkers can mesmerising views of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), and Ama Dablam (6812m) as they navigate the trail. The highlight of this trail is the Everest viewpoint which offers panoramic views of the range.

Everest Short Trek

Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is a town in Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu District of Province No. 1 of north-eastern Nepal.

The trek is ideal for those with a shorter schedule or a smaller budget who want to experience the Khumbu region. Trekkers from Lukla make their way to Pakding through Charui Kharka village. The trail stretches through forests, crosses the Dudh Koshi River, and onto Namche Bazaar. On the way back to Lukla, trekkers will have the opportunity to visit the Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Everest region. The trail offers views of Mt.Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), and Thamserku (6608m). 

Everest Cultural Trek

everest culture trekThe trek catered to those who want to experience the Himalayan lifestyle and culture but prefer a shorter hike. No prior trekking experience is required; it is one of the easiest ways to experience the Khumbu region. The trail takes the Namche Bazaar-Thame-Khumjung-Tengboche route and encompasses visits to numerous monasteries, Himalayan views, and rhododendron-covered paths.

The Khumbu region is hailed as one of the ten best regions in the world to travel to. It’s easy to see why – it’s where otherworldly nature intersects with religion and ancient cultures, making for a truly unforgettable experience. What sets this region apart is the sheer magnitude of the mountains – the dimensions of the landscapes are found nowhere else on earth. Unlike before, people of all abilities can experience this wonderful region in some capacity. 

Puru Founder of My Everest Trip

Puru Thapaliya

My name is Puru (Purushottam Thapaliya). Since completing the Government Guide Training from Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (KEEP and HRA), I have been a specialist in mountain trekking and peak climbing. With specific expertise in the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan regions, I have now been a trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal, and across the Himalayas, since 2012.