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 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 us from Kathmandu to Lukla, the magical gateway to the Everest Region. On board we will have an excellent view of Mount Everest and the Himalayas.  Out of the 18 days of the trip we will spend 14 days in the mountains trekking, which includes 3 acclimatisation days where we will sleep at the same teahouse and altitude as the previous night. Most companies only include 2 acclimatisation days, but our itinerary means almost everyone routinely makes it to Everest Base Camp. During the acclimatisation days, you have the option of exploring remote villages, putting your feet up and relaxing, or doing a side trek for the day in the surrounding mountain trails. 

 

 Group 15 spring 2013

 

However, you should note that the trek is physically difficult due to the altitude, so make sure that you are in fairly good condition prior to leaving.

 

We stay in hotels in Kathmandu and sleep and eat in the remote tea houses in the mountains as we 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 Everest Region

When trekking to Mountain 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 Terrain

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




Flight info to Lukla, Everest Base Camp

Phone us on

  • +44 203 291 4034
  • +1 415 500 9860
  • +353 1685 9018

Email us on

info@experiencethehimalayas.com
Excellent
4.9 Average
14 Reviews
8 days ago
John Dufton
Well I have just returned from a fantastic trek in in Nepal. (Base camp- Everest). I would just like to say, what a fantastc and enjoyable time I had. It was certainly a brilliant experience. Your staff in Nepal, are to be commended. Bijay, Tanka (The guide) Rinjay (Assistant Guide) and the young lad who herded the Yaks. They all without exception did your company proud. They were capable, helpful, dilligent and without exception they all toiled ceaslessly to ensure that our group had an enjoyable experience. In fact I have enjoyed it so much, that I would like to join you again and undertake the Annapurna curcuit. I shall be joined by my youngest daughter (23 yrs). But we wont be able to undertake it until 2016, when she has finished at University. I have sent an email to Bijay, thanking him for all his endeavours and, I shall be doing the same with Tanka. They certainly made the trip something that I shall remember for a long long time. Lots of happy and pleasant memories to keep dredging up for years to come. So, again you have my sincerest Thanks. Kind regards. John Dufton.
11 days ago
Ian Wright
just to say I had a fantastic time trekking up to Everest. Thank you kindly, I enjoyed my guide's company, Dendi Sherpa was a delight to trek with, and so helpful. Raj at Mountain Sum Valley was nice and very helpful, thanks also to Dipen who's company I really enjoyed, he made my last two days in Kathmandu very pleasant (when I was initially thinking I would have rather have stayed up in the mountains)
12 days ago
Karla Chapman
Being a 'spur of the moment' traveller I booked EBC a week before departing. David and Bijay (based in Nepal) were extremely helpful and ensured this was a breeze as I needed to get most items in Kathmandu and the team also provided me with other last minute necessities. It wasn't only the scenery and adrenalin of trekking to EBC that made this journey so epic but our guides Dendi and Sanjay were awesome to be around. They were constantly sharing their banter and knowledge as well as looking after our safety. It was always 'more garlic tea', 'maybe some more garlic tea' or 'I think you should have some garlic soup' they were better than any room service I've had! It was great to be on a tour that was flexible to what we wanted on the trek as it really makes a difference.
12 days ago
charlotte Williams
I could not of ask for a better experience! I have never ever done anything like this in my life. I travelled alone to a country I knew little about and it was the best decision of my life! Experience the Himalayas provided me with all the relevant information for the trip before leaving and once arrived. We were informed of everything and anything from trip information to the Nepali culture, all questions were answered and many jokes were made. This helpfulness didn't end there, the outside companies used by Experience the Himalayas were just as polite, wonderful, cheerful and all round lovely. The porters and guide I had for my trip were amazing! If you get Raj for your guide you're in for a treat! Not only is he a fountain of knowledge but he provides cheerful conversation, humor and encouragement. Don't be afraid to ask question about anything, just be open to the answers you receive. My trip was the Ghandruk Trek, Yoga, and Meditation. The trekking part was as I imagined, apart from the millions of steps! But the yoga and meditation I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. Be warned its pretty intense, not that that's a bad thing but its worth knowing before you go. Top tip; embrace the whole yoga lifestyle while you're there, loose the feeling of looking silly and put your heart into it, even if its not your thing. You have nothing to loose and you might even take something wonderful away with you! As an absolute beginner it was an eye opener and absolutely fascinating! Over all Experience the Himalayas provided me with an amazing experience that I will never ever forget! I had the world opened up to me and met wonderfully brilliant people along the way. Don't think twice about jumping on board and giving it a go! A wonderful service by lovely people in an amazing country! Cheers guys, you may have changed my life for the better!