What to Expect
Experience epic views of Mt. Everest and the Himalayas on a 12 to 14-day mountain trek to Everest Base Camp, and see the world’s highest mountain peak closer than you ever have before! Follow in the footsteps of early mountaineers and expeditions as you navigate the paths of the 8,848-meter mountain. Come face-to-face with icy façades, and discover why the trek to Everest Base Camp has become one of the most loved trekking routes in Nepal.
Start your trek from Lukla after a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu. Upon landing at the tiny airstrip in Lukla, head off for several days into the homelands of the ethnic Sherpa people. See Buddhist monasteries in Tengboche and Panboche, and get close-up views of Mt. Everest and the adjoining Ama Dablam, said by many to be among the most attractive mountains in Nepal.
Spend 2 nights at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country. Go to Pheriche to see a cluster of houses set among the high, summer grazing pastures. Spend some time in Namche Bazaar to explore and acclimatize – an important factor to enjoy your trek.
Those who fully acclimatize can continue to Everest Base Camp, but without a doubt the main highlight will be the brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori and the notable landmark of Kala Patthar. See the extraordinary ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier and the mountain of Nuptse on the southwest face of Mt. Everest.
Day 1:Benefit from a pick-up at Kathmandu International Airport on arrival.
Day 2:Following your flight to Lukla, take a 3 to 4-hour trek to Phakding (2,652 meters).
Day 3:Journey from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) on a 5 to 6 hour trek to the bustling market town.
Day 4:Enjoy a day of rest at Namche Bazaar.
Depart Namche Bazaar for the village of Phorse (3,800 meters) on a 5 to 6-hour trek.
Day 6:Continue from Phorse to Dingboche (4,360 meters) on a 6 to 7-hour trek.
Day 7:Take a 3 to 4-hour trek from Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 meters).
Day 8:Trek from Duglha to Lobuche (4,940 meters) in 2 to 4 hours.
Day 9:Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 meters) and on to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters), from where you will return to Gorak Shep at the end of a total trek of around 7 to 8 hours.
Day 10:Hike from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545 meters) and on to Pheriche (4,280 meters) on a 7 to 8-hour trek.
Day 11:Enjoy a 6 to 7-hour trek from Pheriche to Namache Bazaar (3,440 meters) as you commence your mountain descent.
Day 12:Continue your descent on a 5 to 6-hour trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding and on to Lukla (2,800 meters), where your amazing trekking adventure ends.
Day 13:Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Day 14:Benefit from a transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward journey.
Pick-up from Kathmandu International Airport
2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at a standard hotel (including breakfast)
All necessary permits, such as for the national park and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
Accommodation in mountain lodges
3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Trekking gear duffel bag for your trekking equipment
Sleeping bag and down jacket
Medical kit bag on every trip
First aid and eco-trained, English-speaking guide
Kathmandu to Lukla returns flight tickets
Domestic airport tax
1 porter per 2 people
Staff insurance, salary, equipment, food and lodging
Mountain rescue arrangements (not expenses)
What’s Not Included?
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Tips for the guide and porter (expected)Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point:Pick-up from Kathmandu International Airport