Join professional photographer Mark Stennett on our Everest Base Camp photography trek. Open to photographers of all levels from beginners to pros, our Everest Base Camp photography trek begins in Kathmandu. He we tour the Kathmandu Valley and photograph local markets, backstreets, temples and people.
Photo Workshops along the way
From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla. The views throughout the flight are truly spectacular. In Lukla we meet our porters, and then begin our trek. The next day we arrive at the bustling Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. At Namche we take in our first views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. During our free day in Namche we’ll be up early to photograph Mt Everest at sunrise from the Everest View Hotel. We’ll also visit the local monastery to receive a blessing from the Lama.
From Namche Bazaar, we’ll ascend slowly to Thyangboche and then onto Deboche. We’ll have plenty of time to visit the cultural centre and monastery at Thyangboche, along with their famous bakery! The next day we’ll travel further up valley to Dingboche where we’ll spend two nights to assist us with the acclimatisation process. At Dingboche we’ll enjoy awesome views of Lhotse and Island Peak. From here we trek to Lobuche and then alongside the Khumbu glacier all the way to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp. From Gorak Shep you’ll climb Kala Pattar at 5545m for stunning views of Everest and the Khumbu Icefall.
An Everest Base Camp Photography Trek with us
Apart from technical photography tutorials and “in the field” workshops, we also include regular photo reviews and feedback of your work. Mark will also assist you in editing your images to a short list. Peer review also plays a big role in the learning process. We guarantee you’ll return from this expedition a better photographer. Learn why and read more about this unique photography tour.
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport and be transferred by Trek Climb Ski Nepal staff to your accommodation at The Yak and Yeti (or equivalent) Hotel. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks hosted by your Sherpa leaders and guides.
A fantastic buffet breakfast at The Yak and Yeti Hotel is the perfect introduction to food in Nepal. Breakfast is followed by a morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure. Our staff are always available to assist guests that may need to make last-minute purchases.
Our staff will be meet you very early this morning (around 6.00 a.m.) and then transfer you to the domestic terminal at the Kathmandu International Airport. Any luggage or personal possessions you won’t need during your Everest Base Camp Trek will be able to be stored (free of charge) at The Yak and Yeti Hotel. They will be waiting for you when you return from your trek. After an extremely interesting and hectic check-in procedure, you’ll enjoy an incredible mountain flight to Lukla. Here your Everest Base Camp Trek truly begins! You’ll enjoy a hearty Sherpa breakfast at Namaste Lodge then commence your trek to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding (2600m).
Trek to Namche Bazaar and overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Rest and acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar (includes a visit to The Everest View Hotel to photograph Mt Everest at sunrise).
Trek to Thyangboche and Deboche. Explore the famous Thyangboche Monastery. Overnight at Deboche.
Days 7 & 8
Slowly ascend further up valley to Dingboche. Then a rest and acclimatisation day in Dingboche.
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche and overnight in Lobuche.
From Lobuche to Gorak Shep trekking alongside the incredible Khumbu glacier. Later that afternoon ascend Kala Pattar to photograph the spectacular sunset over Mt Everest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Today we’ll trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp and return. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Trek from Gorak Shep to Dingboche and overnight in Dingboche.
From Dingboche to Pangboche for unsurpassed views of Ama Dablam.
From Pangboche to Khumjung and Khunde where we’ll visit the Sir Edmund Hillary School and Khunde hospital.
An easy trekking day and all downhill from Khumjung to Monjo.
Today we trek back to Lukla and enjoy a memorable evening with all our guides and porters.
Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu and re-check into The Yak and Yeti Hotel.
Trip concludes and all guests will be conveyed to Kathmandu International Airport to meet their respective flights.
All tuition from professional photographer Mark Stennett
Regular workshops, images review sessions and critiques
3 nights accommodation Yak and Yeti Hotel (or equivalent) in Kathmandu with breakfasts*
Welcome dinner and drinks with your Sherpa guides and leaders in Kathmandu
All ground transfers in Nepal
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (includes entry fees and guide)
Return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla (includes taxes)
National Park entrance fees and trekking permits
All meals while trekking
Lodge and tea house accommodation for duration of trek
Exceptional guides and leaders
Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
Emergency medical kit
Down jacket and down sleeping bag
Complimentary Trek Climb Ski kit bag
All Nepalese tourist taxes and fees
Tips for porters and guides are NOT included
Accomm + meals
Our Everest Circuit Trek includes 3 nights at the famous Hotel Yak and Yeti (breakfasts included) in Kathmandu. Trek Climb Ski Nepal also provide a complimentary welcome dinner with drinks in Kathmandu on the first evening of your trip. While trekking in the mountains, you will stay in the best available lodges and tea houses along the route.
This trip includes 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners while you are on trek in the mountains. Morning and afternoon tea is also provided each day you are trekking. Unlimited safe (thoroughly boiled) drinking water is also provided each day you are in the mountains.
Meals in the Everest region of Nepal are not cheap. If you were to purchase your own meals from the lodges we stay at on this trek, your total food cost would be close to AUD $900.
We proudly employ an all you can eat food and fluids policy on all our trips. Proper food intake and regular hydration are critical to safe altitude acclimatisation. In our opinion, trekking companies that leave food decisions and the purchase of food for their clients to manage (when trekking at altitude) are grossly irresponsible. Trekking companies often do this because it enables them to advertise a much lower (but unrealistic) trip price. Be sure to choose a tour operator that includes all your meals and safe drinking water in your trip price.