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

    Trip Start Trip End Group Size Availability INQUIRY
    Apr 05, 2019 Apr 23, 2019 - Open Book Now
    Apr 14, 2019 May 02, 2019 - Open Book Now

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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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