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Everest Base Camp trek

The trek to Everest Base Camp is among the most dramatic and picturesque in the Himalaya. The scenery is varied and spectacular, the lodgings and tracks are of a very high standard, and the interaction with the local Sherpa people is truly memorable.


We have specially developed the itinerary to combine a mix of fascinating cultural highlights into the journey. Initially you can enjoy the diversity of Kathmandu by visiting ancient temples that remain the spiritual focus for the Nepalese people. An experience not to be missed is the colour and bustle of the Thamel district, famous for its shopping and restaurants.

The trekking route ascends the Khumbu valley on well formed trails that provide foot access between villages for the Sherpa people. With many of the world’s highest mountains to admire and all the varied and interesting people to see and meet, there is always plenty to see and assimilate along the way. Every day has the ability to astound you with new and interesting experiences!

These treks are unique in that we have the privilege of staying overnight at Base Camp. Our days spent exploring Base Camp give us an appreciation of the inner workings of expedition life. Those joining the April 1 departure, have the added experience of trekking alongside our expedition members en route to Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp is either of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest (It could also be any Everest base camp on given route, but this is less common since the two main routes became standardized).

South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters, and North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 metres (These camps are rudimentary campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge.

Supplies are shipped to the South Base Camp by sherpas or porters, and with the help of animals, usually yaks. The North Base Camp has vehicle access (at least in the summer months). Climbers typically rest at base camp for several days for acclimatization to reduce the risks and severity of altitude sickness.

16 Days
18+ Age
  • Destination

  • Departure

    Kathmandu
  • Departure Time

    Any time
  • Return Time

    Approximately 8:30 PM.
  • Dress Code

    Trekking cloths.
  • Included

    All taxes and official expenses
    Basic guesthouse accommodation
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    City tour
    Departure Taxes
    Domestic flights
    Local staff and porters
    Permits and TIMS permit
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included

    Alcohol and cold drinks
    Entry visa
    Hotel
    International flights
    Mandatory travel insurance
    Personal trekking equipment
    Tips for trekking staff and driver
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Day 1: Departure.

Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel
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Day 2: Kathmandu City Tour.

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members.
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Day 3: Flight form Kathmandu to Lukla.

We leave for Lukla on an early morning flight. It will be an adventurous ride as the Tenzing / Hillary airport is a steep airstrip that is actually hanging off the side of a mountain. After reaching Lukla, we meet the rest of our trekking staff and begin trekking to Phakding.
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Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar.

Our trail moves forward alongside the Dudh Koshi River. During the trek we cross several suspension bridges and pass several villages, monasteries and chortens. We can enjoy a good view of Mt. Thamserku from Benkar village. Our trekking permits will be checked at Monjo as we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. A descent and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through a river bed and we reach the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we climb up towards Namche Bazaar, the magnificent sights of Kwangde Peak, Kusum peak, Kangaru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains greet us. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
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Day 5: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization.

Acclimatization is important for us to adjust to the gradual change in environment. It will also help us to prevent catching Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Today we hike to Khumjung villages, enjoy the Himalayan vista from Syangboche or tour the quaint streets of Namche Bazaar. We can also visit the Tourist Visitor Center where we can see a variety of things related to the first Everest ascenders and Sherpa culture. This visit will also get us acquainted with various plant and animal life of the Everest region. In Khumjung we can even visit a monastery that houses a yeti scalp! We also climb up to the airstrip above Syangboche and enjoy incredible views of Kongde, Thamserku and Khumbila mountains. We walk back to Namche Bazaar to spend the night.
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Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche.

Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tyangboche. The day begins with a 30 - 45 minutes climb up to Kyangjuma and descend back to the Dudh Koshi (3,550 meter) before ascending to Tyangboche (3,870 meter). The views of Mt. Everest (8,848 meter), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meter), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 meter), Mt. Khangtega (6,782 meter), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 meter), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 meter), Taboche Peak (6,542 meter) are unforgettable and the valley are mind-blowing. Tyangboche is a charming spot built around the main Tibetan monastery in the region where you can enter and listen to the monks chanting their mantras.
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Day 7: Trek to Dingboche

Our journey will pass through wooden forests and along the Imja Khola valley. The views will become more impressive as the high Himalaya begin to surround you. You will hike to Pangboche (3,985 meter), an interesting Gompa site above the main village. This is the oldest monastery in the region and apparently dates from the introduction of Buddhism to the Khumbu Region. Then we will climb up to Dingboche (4,410 meter), where will stay for the night. The views of Mt. Amadablam and Island Peak are breathtaking. Island peak is one of the most famous climbing peaks in Nepal.
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Day 8: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

Today, we will have another day of acclimatization. You will head to another beautiful part of the Khumbu region, Chhukung (4,750 meter) or the hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 meter) This acclimatization hike offers you magnificent views of Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meter), Mt. Makalu (8,463 meter), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 meter), Island Peak (6,160 meter), Peak 38 (7,590 meter), Taboche Peak (6,542 meter), Cholatse Peak (6,440 meter) and other Himalayan peaks.
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Day 9: Trek to Lobuche.

The valley now becomes barren of vegetation as you walk up towards Lobuche (4,940 meter), but your attention will be firmly on the snow-capped peaks, which soar above you. You are now in mountain land. The path joins the trail below Dughla or Thugla (4,620 meter) and gives beautiful views of Cholatse Peak (6,440 meter) across the valley. The path becomes more rocky in some places and it is important to watch your step. After another steep ascent, Taboche Peak (6,542 meter), Cholatse Peak (6,440 meter), Lobuche Peak (6,119 meter) and Mt. Nuptse (7,861 meter) are particularly spectacular form Lobuche, towering almost 2 kilometers directly overhead.
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Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp.

Today, the walk towards Everest along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakhshep (5,164 meter), where you will be able to have lunch. You are now at the last settlement before Everest Base Camp. After having your lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5,364 meter. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Mt. Pumori (7,161 meter), Khubutse Peak (6,636 meter), Tibetan Peak Changtse (7,543 meter), Lingtren Peak (6,749 meter) and the Khumbu Ice Fall (5,486 meter), the head of Khumbu glacier and the foot of western Cwm.
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Day 10: Climb Kalapatthar.

Early in the morning we will ascend up to Kala Patthar also known as the 'Black Rock, a best view point on a planet. By walking up early in the morning you greatly increase your chance of getting fantastic view of Everest - which is often under clouds in the afternoon, but also often visible in the mornings. At the top of Kala Patthar you will see a 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest (8,848 meter), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meter), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 meter), Mt. Pumori (7,161 meter), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 meter), Khumbutse Peak (6,636 meter), the Tibetan Peak Changtse (7,543 meter), Lingtren Peak (6,749 meter), Cholatse Peak (6,440 meter), Taboche Peak (6,542 meter), Mt. Khangtega (6,782 meter), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 meter), countless other smaller peaks, Khumbu Ice Fall and massive Khumbu glacier. Reaching Kala Patthar also marks the turn around point of our trek. We will therefore again start to descend, returning to Pheriche via Lobuche.
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Day 11: Trek to Dingboche

After breakfast start our trek to Dingboche for the night.
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Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar

From Dingboche wedrop down again to follow the river and climb up through birch and rhododendronforest back to Tengboche. From Tengboche wedescend overthe Dudh Koshi before making our way back to Namche.
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Day 13: Trek to Lukla

Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down toLukla. This last evening in the mountains is the idealopportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides andporters, where you can sample some chang, trySherpa dancingand look back on a memorable trekking experience.
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Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

After an early breakfast, we will head to the airstrip for our return journey to Kathmandu. Later, you have free time to explore. You stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
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Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu

A free day in Kathmandu to explore the city at your leisure. The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, the Monkey Temple at Swayambhunath and the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath are just some of the religious highlightsof thisfascinating city.
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Day 16: Deprt Katmandu

We will transfer you to Kathmandu Airport for your departing flight.

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Everest Base Camp

The trek to Everest Base Camp is among the most dramatic and picturesque in the Himalaya. The scenery is varied and spectacular, the lodgings and tracks are of a very high standard, and the interaction with the local Sherpa people is truly memorable.

Best Time to Visit - Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov.

From April to May, even mid-June, it is really the greatest time to visit Everest because it is not as cold as in winter and also you will be able to see the peak very clear. Besides, for most of the mountaineers, April and May are also the best time for them to climb the Everest. Then from September to November, after the monsoon passes and before the harsh winter moves in, there is a small window of opportunity available to view the best state of the Mt. Everest. In this season, there will also be much more climbers than in spring, during April to May.
Visiting and camping Everest Base Camp during these two ideal periods, you will have the most opportunities to see the Mount Everest clearly with panorama view. Besides, for most of the mountaineers, they are also the best time for them to climb the Everest.

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