Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our full trekking support staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world.
Trek to Everest Base Camp, conquer high passes and glaciers, experience Sherpa villages and panoramic views, meet locals during tea house stays.
Plane, bus, walking.
Hotels/guesthouses (2 nts), teahouse lodges (12 nts).
English-speaking local guide and assistants for the trek. Porters included on the trek. Trekking to Everest Base Camp. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Kathmandu
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Kathmandu/Phakding
Mountain flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding.
Day 3 Phakding/Namche Bazaar
Spend two nights in Namche acclimatising for the trek.
Day 4 Namche Bazaar
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
Day 5 Namche Bazaar/ThyÄngboche
Set out on a 67 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche.
Day 6 ThyÄngboche/Dingboche
Trek to Dingboche where we have time to acclimatize.
Day 7 Dingboche
This is an acclimatisation day. Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak.
Day 8 Dingboche/Lobuche
Hike along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.
Day 9 Everest Base Camp
Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. We'll cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.
Day 10 Gorak Shep/Pheriche
Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for sunrise views of Everest. Descend to Pheriche.
Day 11 Pheriche/ThyÄngboche
Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Tengboche.
Day 12 ThyÄngboche/Monjo
Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.
Day 13 Monjo/Lukla
The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.
Day 14 Lukla/Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 15 Kathmandu
Depart at any time.