Everest Base Camp Trek

Active, Kathmandu to Kathmandu
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Tour description

Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity — beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our full trekking support staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world.

What's included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • English-speaking local guide and assistants for the trek
  • Porters included on the trek
  • Trekking to Everest Base Camp
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Trek to everest base camp
  • Conquer high passes and glaciers
  • Experience sherpa villages and panoramic views
  • Meet locals during tea house stays.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Kathmandu/Phakding Catch the mountain flight to Lukla, enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. Meet the Sherpas and begin the trek to Phakding.

Day 3: Phakding/Namche Bazaar Hike to Namche Bazaar, gateway to Everest Base Camp and spend two nights acclimatizing for the trek.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar/Thyāngboche Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche.

Day 6: Thyāngboche/Dingboche Trek to Dingboche, crossing bridges and rivers with sweeping views of the Himalayan region. Spend 2 nights here to acclimatize.

Day 7: Dingboche Today is an acclimatization day. Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak.

Day 8: Dingboche/Lobuche Hike through alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.

Day 9: Everest Base Camp Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. Cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.

Day 10: Gorak Shep/Pheriche Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for stunning sunrise views of Everest and surrounding vistas. Later, descend to Pheriche.

Day 11: Pheriche/Kyangjuma Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Kyangjuma.

Day 12: Kyangjuma/Monjo Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.

Day 13: Monjo/Lukla The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.

Day 14: Lukla/Kathmandu Catch the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés.

Day 15: Kathmandu Depart at any time.