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.
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.
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.
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.
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.