Everest Base Camp Trek is the one trip that most people who have that special love for the mountains would want to do. This once in a life time opportunity will get you up close to one of earths greatest spectacles leaving you humbled by it raw beauty and the warmth of the Sherpas who call this region home.
Everest Base Camp Trek trip begins the moment your twin otter plane hits the tarmac at one of the highest airports in the world, Hillary’s Lukla airport, constructed through a trust set up by the famous legendary climber Sir Edmund Hillary. While trekking is feasible in this region the whole year round, the best times to hop in would be the beginning of March to mid May and from the on start of autumn in September to mid November.
We operate the trip in true alpine style, our well planned itinerary gives you enough time for safe acclimatisation – a vital factor to any successful trek in a region like the Everest. Our path climbs through the well known villages of bustling Namche and vibrant Khumjung as well as serene Thyangboche monastery that replicates the renowned Sherpa culture in these parts of the Himalayas. We include ascents to the high and wild Kalapathar at (5545m) from where our guides will show you the epic climbing routes that experienced climbers take to the summit. We then head to Everest Base Camp from where expeditions prepare to attempt the world's highest peak. All nights en-route are spent in our handpicked teahouse lodges to ensure you enjoy warm and cosy nights after a challenging days hike.
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KathmanduNamaste! Welcome to Nepal. Please arrive by 2pm on Day 1 as we will have an important group briefing.
Phakding (2610 m)Sitting at 8848 m Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, is one of the greatest trekking destinations. L
Namche Bazaar (3440 m)Today you’ll trek around 7 hours to Namche Bazaar, where you’ll spend a couple of days acclimatising to the altitude
Namche Bazaar (3440 m)You’ll stay at Namche Bazaar for another night so that you can properly acclimatise to the altitude.
Phortse Gaon (3810 m)Today we trek for about 6-7 hours to cover the 9 km from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Gaon.
Dingboche (4360m)Climb above the tree-line and trek approximately six hours covering the distance of 8 kms to Dingboche.
Dingboche (4410 m)Today is another acclimatisation day. Staying the night in Dingboche we take day hikes to Amadablam base camp.
Lobuche (4900 m)From Dingboche, ascend the small ridge behind the village above the Pheriche valley.
Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp (5364 m)This is the big one, the day of Everest Base Camp.
Kala Pattar - Pheriche or OrshoToday we witness some of the Himalayas most recognisable sights.
Tengboche (3840 m)Descend through the small settlements at Orsho and Shomare before passing through Lower Pangboche.
Monjo (2860 m)Descend steeply through beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir.
LuklaYou’ve done it, your last day of trekking! Today we walk back to Lukla via Benkar through blue pine and rhododendr.
KathmanduWeather permitting we take a short early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu on day 14 (approx 45 minutes).
DepartDay 15 is departure day and we say 'Namaste' for memories that will last a lifetime.