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16 Days, 15 Nights
Availability : Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec '22
Tribhuvan International Airport
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : 16
Max People : 20
Trek Summary

Following the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing to the Greatest Mountain in the world! The ultimate challenge of Everest Base Camp trek offers breathtaking mountain panoramas, if you like to walk, this is one of the most inspiring treks in the world to do it.

This Everest Base Camp trek is a great introductory lodge trek that offers sensational mountain views and an insight into the lives of the Sherpa people. After exploring the temples, shrines, bazaars and restaurants of Kathmandu we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Kumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas.

A rest day here aids acclimatisation and there are great optional walks to enjoy the area. We then follow the trail to famous Tengboche, located high on a ridge where a magnificent 360-degree panorama awaits. The views of Everest, the Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega dominate this peaceful and spiritual location – surely one of the most tranquil and inspiring treks in the world.

While passing Buddhist monasteries, views of Everest get closer every day. This stunning trek visits both,Everest Base Camp and KalaPatthar (5555m), a viewpoint recognised as the best vantage point to see Mount Everest which is a premier goal for many adventurous walkers in the Himalayas.

After trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar we return at our leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.

Customised Everest Base Camp trek itineraries are available as per your travel need.

Kathmandu Weather Forecast

Departure & Return Location

Tribhuvan International Airport

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (4 nights)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (11 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).
  • Local licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Free duffel/kit bag, sun hat (yours to keep).
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu (Day 2).
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day (Day 15).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax (see the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

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What to Expect
  • Sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Experiencing life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya
  • Visiting Tengboche Monastery
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall
  • Climbing Kalapatthar at elevation of 5,555m
  • Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345 metres).

Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Transfer to Hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

Morning sightseeing trip to Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Afternoon at leisure and shopping in Thamel, near hotel. Pre-trek briefing & supply of trek Duffel Bag, T-shirt and a Cap. First group dinner & overnight at Hotel.

Day 3Fly to Lukla (2804 metres) trek to Phakding (2610 metres) 3 hours.

35 minute scenic morning flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804 metres. Begin trek with descent to Dudh Koshi River, join main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). An easy day and short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 metres) 5.30 hours.

Trek along banks of Dudh Koshi, crossing river many times on suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. Enter Sagamartha National Park, with steep ascent and breathtaking views. Known as the Gateway to Everest, Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest villages we will see and has many quality restaurants, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 5Namche Bazaar Acclimatisation day.

Acclimatisation day to adjust to thinning of the air. We take a short trek up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 6Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 metres) 5 hours.

Trek along rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of mountains. At Tengboche we will see the local monastery, where we are able to observe a prayer ceremony. Inside are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 7Trek to Dingboche (4350 metres) 5.30 hours.

The trail drops to Debuche, before crossing another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola. We climb to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, but our pace is relaxed to allow acclimisation. We arrive at the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 8Acclimisation trek to Nangkartshang (5083m) and trek back to Dingboche. 4 hours.

A rest and acclimatisation day. We will have a trip to Nangkartshang Peak to get another breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, before returning to Dingboche in the afternoon. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 9Trek to Lobuche (4910 metres) 5 hours.

Trek along the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier, passing stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. Continue to climb slowly to avoid breathing issues, and arrive at Lobuche, a small settlement of huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 10Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 metres) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 metres). 8 hours.

This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 metres, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 11Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555 metres) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 metres). 7 hours.

A challenging but rewarding day, most of morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak (by the Himalayan standards) at 5,555m. The ascent is demanding but unveils magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29,028ft (8,848m), towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5,180m then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 12Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 metres) 5.30 hours.

A slightly different route down to Orsho then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowman. Leaving mountains behind us we descend to the Tengboche Monastery at elevation 3,860m before continuing to Namche Bazaar at 3,441m, early afternoon. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 13Trek to Lukla (2804 metres) 6 hours.

Finally we return to Lukla where we started our trek, what seems like a lifetime ago. We’ll spend some time enjoying and reflecting on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. We also have some spare time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 14Morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Enjoying our last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited on the 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 15Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

This is a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. We have the option to extend and continue onto Chitwan Jungle Safari, Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Valley Shopping Tour, Scenic Everest Flight, Mountain Biking and other activities. Final farewell dinner in traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at Hotel

Day 16Transfer for your final flight departure.

Transfer to international airport in Kathmandu for flight departure from Nepal.
Breakfast Included

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