Everest Base Camp Trek

 

Overview

The quintessential Himalayan trek, flying into Lukla and trekking to the foot of the iconic Mt. Everest, through a breath-taking alpine landscape. The Everest Base Camp Trek has been on the bucket list of adventure seekers for years; It climbs through Sherpa villages and glacial valleys into unparalleled big-mountain scenery.

Highlights

  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, soaking in an epic close-up view of a range of Himalayan peaks.

  • Ascend Kala Pathar to gain the best view of Everest, in all the Khumbu.

  • Take a day hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp, getting up close, to one of the most beautiful mountains in the region.

  • Visit traditional Sherpa villages like Khunde, Khumjung and Phortse along the way. Stay at and explore the fascinating Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar.

  • Journey to ageless Buddhist monasteries — the spectacular Tengboche monastery is a cultural highlight of the trek.

  • Our trek takes you off the beaten path often, avoiding the crowds, and taking in untouched corners of the Khumbu.

Trek Details

Destination - Nepal

Trek Style – Lodge based Trekking

Duration – 18D/17N

(14N Trekking | 3N Kathmandu)

Group Size – 2 to 10 people

Trek Difficulty - ★★★★☆☆ (Demanding) 

Price – US$ 2,750 / € 2,400 

Single Supplement – US$ 300 / € 265 

Best Season – mid - March to May &

mid - September to December

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Pricing

Price per person: US$ 2,750* / € 2,400*

Single Supplement: US$ 300 / € 265

*SAARC nationals are offered a discount of US$ 100 / € 90 due to reduced administrative costs

Price Includes

  • Leadership by our Founder and lead guide Ananth Reddy

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis

  • Domestic flights between Lukla and Kathmandu with a baggage allowance of 15kg

  • All transfers between the airport (domestic & int'l) and hotel

  • Porters carrying a maximum of 10kg per client

  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees. A guide:client ratio of 1:3 

  • Purified drinking water on the trek

Price does not include

  • International airfare, airport taxes or excess baggage charges

  • Personal equipment and clothing

  • Dinners and lunches in Kathmandu (Days 1, 2 & 17)

  • Travel Insurance

  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, internet, laundry, souvenirs etc.

  • Visas

  • Tips 

For detailed information on pricing, the single supplement & inclusions and exclusions, download our trip dossier.

 

Single Supplement: US$ 300 / 265

This is a mandatory charge if you are travelling solo and desire private accommodation, or if we are unable to match you with another single traveller to share accommodation with.

For 2 nights at the lodges in Lobuche and Gorakshep, everyone will have to share a room with another person in the group, even if they have voluntarily decided to pay the single supplement to have their own room. This is due to the lack of availability of rooms at these locations near Everest Base Camp. Even if you are willing to pay the extra amount, the lodges do not allow single occupancy.

 

+ Extras


Allow approximately US$ 200 / 175 for extras such as alcoholic/aerated drinks, snacks, laundry, massages, internet and battery charging on the trek and for meals while not on trek plus tips for our local staff.

 

Extensions

+ Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes and the Renjo La Combo

Combine this trek with the Gokyo Lakes trek by adding a challenging crossing of the Cho La. This adds 3 days to the itinerary, making it a 21-day trip. Please contact us for more details.

+ Heli ride down to Kathmandu after visiting Everest Base Camp

Take a wild chopper ride through the Himalayas and skip the walk back down. Cuts short the duration of the trip by 4 days.

+ Heli ride to and lunch at Kongde

A spectacular option for your last day in the mountains. The short heli ride up to Kongde, from Namche, takes you to one of best view points in all of the Khumbu. After lunch, the helicopter brings you down valley to Lukla to allow you to catch your flight to Kathmandu the next morning. Taking this option negates having to walk down to Lukla.

+ Khumbu Heli Sightseeing Tour

Take in the rest of the Khumbu on a once in a lifetime helicopter tour of the Everest region’s breathtaking peaks, glaciers and Himalayan passes! Fly over the Khumbu Glacier and the sublime Everest ice fall for a bird’s eye view. Next, your flight path takes you over Dzongla Lake and the glaciated Cho La into the incredibly beautiful Gokyo valley. Fly low over the turquoise Gokyo Lake, with another touchdown, to splash some sacred lake water on yourself before crossing the Renjo La to the Thame valley - the old trade route to Tibet.

Note: Please contact us for details and pricing for all add-ons.

Climate

Autumn

Late September to November offers the best weather in the Khumbu, but is also the most crowded time to be trekking. Blue skies, sunny days and chilly night-time temperatures are the norm. The mercury starts to dip towards the end of Autumn (mid-November) and the crowds thin out before the lodges and teahouses close for the winter.

Spring

March to May brings dry & warm weather after the Himalayan winter and the benefits of trekking in this season are multi-fold: fewer crowds and gorgeous rhododendron blooms. There is pollen in the air though, which make for less clear views than in autumn.

Winter

The months of December to February offer uncluttered trails, crystal-clear air, sunny days and often empty lodges and teahouses. This is a lesser-known but brilliant season to hike in. Temperatures drop well below freezing at night, but there is very rarely snow underfoot. Solitude and the Himalayas blanketed by fresh winter snowfall are the reward.

 
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Equipment check & leisure time in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and explore the surroundings

Day 4: Trek to Monjo

Day 5: Climb up to Namche Bazaar

Day 6: Acclimatisation day at Namche

Day 7: Trek to Deboche via Tengboche

Day 8: Hike to Pangboche and visit Ama Dablam Base Camp

Day 9: Onwards to Dingboche

Day 10: Acclimatisation day in Dingboche

Day 11: Up to Lobuche

Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep and Climb Kala Pathar

Day 13:  Visit Everest Base Camp & Trek down to Thukla/Pheriche

Day 14: Trek down to Phortse

Day 15: Return to Namche Bazaar

Day 16: Retrace your steps to Lukla

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 18: Trip Ends

We strongly recommend scheduling an extra day in Kathmandu, before your international flight, post-trek in the case of flight delays or cancellations out of Lukla. We can assist you with the necessary bookings if required.

 
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