Everest Base Camp Trek

Active, Kathmandu to Kathmandu

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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

  • 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. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kathmandu/Phakding The mountain flight into Lukla is spectacular and the landing an exciting beginning to the trek – one end of the runway is 60m (197ft) higher than the other. The flight is on a small Dornier / Twin Otter flight and flight duration is generally around 25 – 30 minutes. Once in Lukla, head through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh Kosi to Phakding. Spend the next three nights trekking in the area and acclimatizing in preparation for heading to base camp. This is a challenging trip and involves difficult trekking at high altitudes but the whole experience is simply awe-inspiring! Additional Notes: Details of the trip are subject to change due to weather conditions or any other factors outside the control of G Adventures or its agents. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek Transport: Plane (0.75 hour(s))
Day 3 Phakding/Namche Bazaar An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 4 Namche Bazaar An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 5 Namche Bazaar/Thyāngboche Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 6 Thyāngboche/Dingboche Trek to Dingboche, crossing bridges and rivers with sweeping views of the Himalayan region. Spend 2 nights here to acclimatize. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 7 Dingboche An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak, a small summer settlement from where stunning views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass can be seen. These views are one of the highlights of the entire trek. Included Activities: Acclimatization Day
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. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
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. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek Everest Base Camp Trek
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. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 11 Pheriche/Thyāngboche Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Tengboche. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 12 Thyāngboche/Monjo Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
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. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
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. Transport: Plane (0.75 hour(s))
Day 15 Kathmandu Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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