Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Route: Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche – Everest BC – return to Lukla - KTM The trek to Everest Base Camp offers a comprehensive and colourful journey through Nepal’s most famous valley: the Khumbu, the home of Mt Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8501m). The trail also offers glimpses of other 8,000m giants: Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m) and Shishapangma (8,013m). The Khumbu is the main homeland (within Nepal) of the Sherpa people, an ethnic group famous for their hardiness, spirit and mountaineering prowess.

Trip Facts

  • Price starts from

    USD 2,200

  • Moderate Trekking

    Difficulty

    Moderate Trekking

  • Duration

    19 Days, 18 Nights

  • Region

    Everest

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    5300m

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

FIXED DEPARTURES

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Difficulty level

Moderate Trekking

Moderate Trekking

This trip involves medium trekking days at a slow place, on uneven terrain, with some hills, carrying a backpack weighing around 6-8 kg. Therefore, you want to have a good level of fitness, with cardiovascular exercise and own-body weight type exercises (or similar) at least 3-4 times per week for the period of around 3-4 months before this trip. Training on uneven terrain is recommended.

Trip Notes

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2

In Kathmandu

Day 3

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m), trek to Monjo (2,840m) ~5 hrs

Day 4

Trek Monjo (2,840m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) ~5 hrs

Day 5

Acclimatisation day in Namche ~ 5 hrs

Day 6

Trek Namche (3,440m) to Phortse (3,810m) ~ 5 hrs

Day 7

Trek Phortse (3,810m) to Pangboche (3,930m) ~2.5 hrs

Day 8

Trek Pangboche (3,930m) to Dingboche (4,410m) ~4 hrs

Day 9

Acclimatisation in Dingboche ~5 hrs

Day 10

Trek Dingboche (4410m) to Lobuche (4910m) ~5 hr

Day 11

Trek Lobuche (4,910m) to Gorak Shep (5,140m) and Kala Patar (5,550m) ~7 hrs

Day 12

Trek Gorak Shep (5,140m) to Everest BC (5,300m) ~4 hrs

Day 13

Trek EBC (5,300m) to Pheriche (4,270m) ~7 hrs

Day 14

Trek Pheriche (4,270m) to Tengboche (3,860m) ~4 hrs

Day 15

Trek Tengboche (3,860m) to Monjo (2,840m) ~ 5 hrs

Day 16

Trek Monjo (2,840m) to Lukla (2,840m) ~ 3 hrs

Day 17

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu, stay in Kathmandu

Day 18

In Kathmandu

Day 19

Depart Kathmandu

Note: Daily walking hours include a lunch break, and regular rest breaks.

Package Details

Inclusions

Internal fixed wing flights, trekking permit fees, 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel equivalent to Hotel Tibet or Radisson (Lazimpat or similar), experienced trekking guides, team transport in Nepal, lodge accommodation on trek (tent accommodation where trek includes stay at EB expedition camp April / May season), extensive high altitude wilderness first aid kit, all meals outside Kathmandu plus breakfast in Kathmandu, porters to carry personal/group equipment on trek, plus receive a trekking duffel.

Exclusions

International flights to and from Kathmandu, lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (allow USD $10- 15 per meal), aerated and alcoholic beverages, personal items (e.g. phone calls, internet, laundry), tips, travel insurance (incl. early departure, evacuation / rescue) and personal trekking gear.

Meet Our Expert Team

No matter what the enquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

Lakpa Sherpa

Managing Director

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Director

Chris Jensen Burke

Co-ordinator

Chhiring Sherpa

UIAGM / IFMGA Guide

Jangbu Sherpa

UIAGM / IFMGA Guide

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