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Everest Base Camp Trek Overview
Have you always dreamed of hiking to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain – Mount Everest (8,848m/29,029ft)? Well now you can, and we promise that your Mt Everest Base Camp trek with us will be all that you dreamed of!
Trekking beyond the base camp to the summit of Kala Patthar with the most spectacular views of Everest is every bit as wonderful and amazing as you might imagine. From start to finish, this trek is packed full of adventure. The stunning natural beauty will take your breath away, time after time. You’ll discover new levels of personal endurance and accomplish feats you never thought possible. You’ll experience the fun and laid back culture of the Sherpa. Come face to face with working yaks, and you’ll visit spiritual places that will deepen your self reflection. If you’re seeking pure wonder, this trek is for you!
The Mt Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging trek, with a strenuous climb up to Kala Patthar. So a good level of fitness is required.
Trekking to Gorakshep (5,164m/16,942ft)
Our adventure begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu into the small mountain airport in Lukla, named after Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary – the first men to summit Everest. We start our trek at 2,860m/9,383ft, well away from the buzz of daily life. Entering Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park, you’ll feel privileged and excited to see the wild beauty within.
Vibrant Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) lives up to its name. Here you can find everything imaginable and more! Hike to one of the many vantage points of this amazing settlement and see clear views of Mount Everest for the first time! Visit singing monks in the Buddhist monastery at Tengboche. Take a spectacular photo of the Ama Dablam Stupa with its namesake in the background. Then, as we continue our ascent to Gorakshep, enjoy the beautiful scenery that just keeps getting better.
Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft)
From Gorakshep we hike to Everest Base Camp. We can’t see Mount Everest from the camp, but you’ll have a great view of the Khumbu Icefall and Glacier. Depending on the time of year, you’ll see mountaineers and Sherpas preparing to summit the highest mountain in the world!
We rise early the next morning and wrap up warm. It’s time to make our own summit – Kala Patthar at a mind blowing 5,545m/18,192ft! We push ourselves to the limit as we hike up steeply for two hours, glancing to see the dramatic dawn view and wondering what it’s like by day. We’re about to find out! Watch the sunrise with a spectacular view of Mount Everest, Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft) – the fourth highest mountain, Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft), and Changtse (7,543m/24,747ft), among many others. Of all the magnificent panoramic views in the Nepal Himalaya, this is the one!
We return to Kathmandu the same way, taking a flight from Lukla and experiencing the adrenaline rush as the plane takes off downhill! After your Mt Everest Base Camp trek ‘adventure of a lifetime’, you’ll be glad to have time to relax and celebrate in the capital.
Kathmandu is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so you’ll want to see some! Ask us about including a sightseeing tour in your itinerary and make sure you allow time to pick up souvenirs and gifts!
All our itineraries are examples only. Of course you can follow the exact itinerary detailed here if it works for you. But normally we customise every itinerary based on your travel plans and preferences. Then we work with you until you’re completely satisfied that you’ve got an amazing trip planned!
Arrive in Kathmandu
Fly to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) and trek to Phakding (2,600m/8,530ft) ~3 hours walking
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) ~6 hours walking
Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar (~4-5 hours walking, up to 3,880m/12,730ft)
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/12,687ft) ~6 hours walking
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft) ~5 hours walking
Acclimatisation day in Dingboche (~3 hours walking, up to 5,083m/16,677ft)
Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft) ~4 hours walking
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,164m/16,942ft), and Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,651ft) ~6 hours walking
Summit Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft), then turn back and trek to Pheriche (4,370m/15,518ft) ~7.5 hours walking
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) ~6 hours walking
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) ~6.5 hours walking
Fly to Kathmandu and rest!
Contingency day - in case of a delay at Lukla
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We calculate the exact cost of your trip package based on your customised travel plan and the number of people trekking. This way, you only pay for what you want and if you prefer, you can choose to make some of your own arrangements – like city hotels.
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