Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
The Everest Base Camp Trek is the most famous trek in the world.
Your trip begins with 2 days exploring Kathmandu. Then buckle in for a mountain flight to Lukla you’ll never forget. After breakfast in Lukla, a cruisy 3 hour walk will have you in Phakding. Here you’ll enjoy your first evening on the trail with your legend Sherpa guides. The next day you’ll arrive in Namche Bazaar, a thriving Sherpa village in the heart of the Everest region. This is where you’ll lay eyes on Mt Everest for the first time.
From Namche Bazaar, you’ll ascend slowly along the classic Everest Base Camp trekking route. You’ll weave through Sherpa villages, lush rhododendron forests and breathtaking landscapes. Around every corner is another photograph begging to be taken. Views of Everest, Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam will inspire. Mt Everest at sunset rewards those that ascend Kala Pattar (5545m) at dusk. The following day you’ll reach Everest Base Camp and experience all the elation that goes with it.
Our Everest Base Camp Trek
Our Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate to challenging high altitude adventure. With Trek Climb Ski Nepal, you’ll experience the highest standard of trekking amenities available with a very experienced team of guides and porters. The meals we provide are nutritious and plentiful. We’ll also GPS track your trip so your family and friends can follow your progress via our website. Our safety record is second to none. #noshortcuts is our mantra and because of this we enjoy a 95% success rate across all our trips. Contact us today and discover the Trek Climb Ski Nepal difference.
If you’re after more than a trek, then consider our Himalayan trekking guide course. You still trek to Everest Base Camp but along the way you’ll learn everything you need to know to work with us leading your own trips.
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport and be transferred by Trek Climb Ski Nepal staff to your accommodation at The Radisson 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 Radisson 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 Radisson 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).
Today is a longer day on the trail as we start early for Namche Bazaar. After crossing the final suspension bridge above the Dudh Kosi (river), we begin up the famous Namche hill. If the weather is clear you’ll get to enjoy some brief views of Mt Everest en route. It’s a solid “up” to Namche but the rewards are great. Here we’ll spend 2 nights at the Namche Hotel which is home to the finest food, hot showers and hospitality in the Khumbu. Our hosts Ang Maya and Dorje Sherpa have been looking after us for years and our time at the Namche Hotel is a real highlight. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Today is an important acclimatisation day for us in and around Namche Bazaar given we’ve now crossed the 3000m mark. We’ll set off for an early morning walk up to the Everest View Hotel for stunning traditional views of Mt Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. An hour or so here at 3800m will really help us with our acclimatisation to come. We’ll also visit the Namche Bazaar Monastery and receive a blessing from the buddhist Lama. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the local markets, bakeries and shops in Namche which is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Today we leave Namche Bazaar and we trek to Deboche via Thyangboche. We’ll explore the famous Thyangboche Monastery (and the famous Thyangboche bakery) en route to Deboche. Overnight in Deboche (3710m).
Days 7 & 8
Slowly ascend further up valley to Dingboche (4410m). Dingboche sits at the base of Ama Dablam and from here you’ll take in stunning views of Lhotse and Island Peak. You’ll enjoy a well-earned rest and acclimatisation day in Dingboche.
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m). Overnight in Lobuche, right next to the magnificent Khumbu Glacier – the world’s highest glacier. Lobuche is our second last overnight stop before reaching Everest Base Camp.
From Lobuche we trek alongside the incredible Khumbu glacier on our way to Gorak Shep (5140m). We stay overnight at Gorak Shep, which is actually a frozen lakebed covered with sand. Our goal for today is to arrive at Gorak Shep in plenty of time for lunch. Then, weather permitting, at around 3.30 pm we’ll ascend Kala Pattar to witness a spectacular sunset over Mt Everest and Nuptse. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Today we’ll have a slightly later start and everyone will relish the opportunity to sleep in. After breakfast you’ll receive a pack lunch and we’ll set-off for Everest Base Camp. At a nice casual pace the trip takes us around 3 hours and you’ll have plenty of time for photos along the way. You’ll marvel at the stunning (and deadly) Khumbu Icefall and feel an overwhelming sense of achievement having reached Everest Base Camp. After the obligatory high-fives, we’ll trek back to Gorak Shep for a big dinner and a final night above 5000m.
A well-earned cruisy downhill day all the way to Dingboche (4410m). Overnight in Dingboche.
From Dingboche to Pangboche (3910m) for unsurpassed views of Ama Dablam. A visit to the Pangboche Monastery is well worth it. Overnight at Pangboche.
Today we trek from Pangboche to Khumjung and Khunde where we’ll visit the Sir Edmund Hillary School and Khunde Hospital. We’ll also visit the Khumjung Monastery which is home to the purported Yeti’s head – which you can view for a small donation! Great bakeries and food at Khumjung is a fantastic reward as we near the end of our adventure.
An easy trekking day and all downhill again from Khumjung to Phakding.
Today we trek back to Lukla and enjoy a great celebration to the end of our trip with all our guides and porters. We stay at Namaste Lodge and our hosts – Kami Sherpa and his family – will have the food, drinks and music flowing all night. Our final night parties at Namaste Lodge are the stuff of legend!
Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu and re-check into The Radisson Hotel.
Trip concludes and all guests will be conveyed to Kathmandu International Airport to meet their respective international flights.
Everest Base Camp Trek Inclusions
3 nights accommodation at The Radisson Hotel (or equivalent) in Kathmandu with breakfasts
Welcome dinner and drinks in Kathmandu
All ground transfers in Nepal
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (includes entry fees and guide)
Return fixed wing flights from Kathmandu to Lukla (includes taxes)
National Park entrance fees and trekking permits
All meals while trekking
All lodge and tea house accommodation while trekking
Experienced leaders and guides
Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
Emergency medical kit and gamow bag
Down jacket and down sleeping bag
Complimentary Trek Climb Ski Nepal kit bag
All Nepalese tourist taxes and fees
Tips for porters and guides are NOT included (allow approximately $150)
Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation & Meals
Our Everest Base Camp Trek includes 3 nights at The Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek 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. A full buffet breakfast is included each morning of your stay at The Radisson Hotel. Trek Climb Ski Nepal also provide a complimentary welcome dinner with drinks in Kathmandu on the first evening of your trip.
We proudly employ an all you can eat food and fluids policy. 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. We can’t overstate the importance that adequate food and fluid intake plays in a safe and thorough acclimatisation strategy.
** Your trip price includes accommodation that is twin-share. This includes your hotel room in Kathmandu and when in lodges in the mountains (or tents if you’re camping). If there is an odd number of clients travelling on your trip you may find yourself in unshared accommodation. If you’d prefer to guarantee your own room in Kathmandu and when in the mountain lodges (including your own tent for camping expeditions) then you will need to purchase a Trip Single Supplement for AUD $385 – please see our online booking form for details **
Everest Base Camp Trek Dates
|Mar 3 – Mar 20, 2018||Closed|
|Apr 7 – Apr 24, 2018||Going||Book Now »|
|May 5 – May 22, 2018||Going||Book Now »|
|Sep 15 – Oct 2, 2018||Open||Register Interest »|
|Oct 6 – Oct 23, 2018||Going||Book Now »|
|Nov 3 – Nov 20, 2018||Going||Book Now »|
|Dec 1 – Dec 18, 2018||Open||Register Interest »|
|Feb 2 – Feb 19, 2019||Open||Register Interest »|
|Mar 9 – Mar 26, 2019||Open||Register Interest »|
|Apr 13 – Apr 30, 2019||Open||Register Interest »|