Everest Base Camp Trek

Follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and take on the world's tallest mountain. Guided by the legendary Sherpa, you will trek to Everest Base Camp for truly spectacular views of Mount Everest and the Himalayas.

A porter on the Everest Base Camp TrailCouple hiking in Himalaya Mountains in Nepal
 

Everest Base Camp Trek

For an epic adventure, take on the world's tallest mountain and trek to Everest Base Camp. You will experience mind-blowing Himalayan views of snow-capped mountains and huge glaciers, the rich and vibrant Sherpa culture, and you'll stay in tea houses in remote mountain villages. This is the most famous and well-known trek in the world!

 

A small airplane will fly you from Kathmandu to Lukla, the magical gateway to the Everest Region. On board you'll have excellent views of Mount Everest and the Himalayas.

 

The Everest Base Camp Trek is classified as difficult due to the high altitude, number of hours trekking per day and step inclines. Out of the 18 days of the trip you will spend 14 days in the Everest National Park and the first 10 days are spent trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patar (where you will be rewarded with the famous panoramic views of Everest).

 

Our itinerary includes 3 acclimitisation days, 1 day more than is included in standard itineraries, which means that almost everyone makes it Everest Base Camp. You will stay in the same mountain teahouse and at the same altitude for 2 consecutive nights allowing you to acclimitise well. During your acclimatisation days, there are side trails to trek and places to visit, such as monasteries and villages. Many trekkers may just what to relax, rest and build up their energy for the days to come.

 

Taking into account the 3 acclimitisation days, only 11 of the 14 days are spent trekking (seven on the way up and four on the way down). The uphill trekking will be difficult, but the return journey becomes progressively easier as you descend and the air becomes more oxygen-rich.

 

 Group 15 spring 2013

 

 

You'll stay in hotels in Kathmandu and sleep and eat in the remote tea houses in the mountains as you trek to Everest Base Camp. Due to the altitude, the nights can be cold; however there is nothing more refreshing after a hard day's trekking than sitting around the roaring fires in the teahouses enjoying a warm drink in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

Mount EverestTerrain

When trekking to Mount Everest, the tallest and most famous mountain in the world, you will be following in the footsteps of famous mountaineers on their quest to conquer the highest peak on earth. The locals refer to Mount Everest as "The Goddess Mother of the World", a reflection of the sheer size, beauty, and power of this mammoth mountain.

 

 

Mount Everest Region

The Mount Everest region is largely composed of rugged terrain and awe-inspiring views of the dramatic mountain range, Nepal's largest glaciers, ice falls, high altitude lakes, and ancient monasteries. There is an abundance of teahouses with good facilities (you will not usually walk more than an hour without passing one) as well as hospitable Sherpa communities. Here you can experience the rich culture and way of life of elite mountaineers and Mount Everest experts.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek and Kala Pattar

Contrary to popular expectations, there is no view of Mount Everest from Everest Base Camp. The spectacular views are actually seen from Kala Pattar. First we will trek to Everest Base Camp to see the tents of mountaineers preparing for their ascent, and then we will trek to Kala Pattar for the highlight of your trek.

  • DURATION18 days
  • TOUR TYPEGroup & Private
  • LEVELDifficult
  • MAX HEIGHT5445m
  • ACCOMMODATIONBasic
  • SEASONSJan to Dec
  • GROUP SIZE2-14
  • COUNTRYNepal
  • PRICEfrom $1273 *

    * Excludes international flights




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12 days ago
Kathy Macvean
This holiday was great. It was very well organised from the beginning to the end. It was a wonderful experience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Our guide and porters were great, helpful, encouraging and informative. They made the trip very special. Would recommend this trip.
24 days ago
Will Clay
I had a wonderful trip arranged by Experience the Himalayas in November 2014. The team in Nepal were very well organised and answered all my questions which put my mind at rest about the rest of the trek. The welcome meeting was particularly informative. The accomodation was very well organised. Special thanks should also go to my guide, Garja, who consistently went above and beyond to ensure that my stay was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. This included doing the next day's walking (and back) in the afternoon so as to secure accomodation for the following evening. I would make the following general observations which might be of assistance: 1. The trip notes for the Everest Base Camp trek contain details (price of food, procedure for tipping etc) which would be helpful to include in the other trip notes. 2. Although ultimately my responsiblity, it might be pointed out (perhaps in the trip notes) that once you leave Nepal the chance of exchanging Nepalese Rupees back into your local currency is next to impossible. 3. The pick up procedure at the airport (although admittedly largely beyond the control of the team) is challenging especially given the presence of a number of individuals whose only aim is to get money for carrying bags. Whilst it is accepted that these individuals will always be present, their ability to obtain money by appearing to be part of the staff could perhaps be reduced if the procedure was tightened in respect of which car was being taken etc.
24 days ago
Simon Sadler
The service from start to finish has been exceptional. All needs and arrangements have been catered for in a very professional manner. The guide and porters on the Poon hill trek were brilliant, keeping the pace comfortable for everyone yet quick enough to complete in a suitable time. They were friendly, fun and informative on the trek then gave us our own space in the evenings joining in later during the down time. This gave a real team spirit. I can highly recommend this company and would use them again for the many other treks available here in Nepal. 5 stars
26 days ago
jonnie5x
jonnie5x 7.11.2014 to 22.11.2014 at LUKLA hard to put into a few words to explain my eXeperience of the HIMalayas but here goes THE BEST what stands out bigger than EVEREST is the people, mainly our guide TANKA im now ready for a few beers at Katmando J5X

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