Mount Everest is the ultimate mountaineering adventure. To stand in the shadow of the highest point on Earth is one of life's most rewarding experiences.


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  • Mountain

    Mount Everest

  • Route

    Everest Base Camp

  • Address

    Nepal

  • Altitude

    5600M

  • Distance

    130km

Difficulty

HARD

Distance

130KM

Group size

>15

Duration

15 DAYS

Itinerary


Day 1: Kathmandu (elevation 1350 m)

The tour guide staff will be waiting for your arrival at the airport holding a sign with your name. Once you meet the leader you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your accommodation in Kathmandu which will require approx. half an hour’s drive. After check-in at the hotel and refreshing up, you will be briefed regarding your tour programme.

Accommodation TBD
Meals Dinner Included


Day 2: Flight to Lukla (2.840 m) and Trek to Phakding (2610 m)

We take an early morning flight to Lukla. This scenic flight only takes 40 minutes. Lukla itself is a beautiful mountain village. We will have a break for tea or coffee. You will have the opportunity here to buy bottled water or trekking gear if you still need anything. After our short break we will trek about 4 hours to Phakding, we will have lunch somewhere along the way.

Distance covered: 8.2km
Approx. time taken: 4 hours


Day 3: Phakding (2610 m) to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

After breakfast we start our journey to Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa capital and base for any Everest Expedition. We will have to pass six suspension bridges crossing the beautiful Dudhkoshi River. There are plenty of nice small tea shops along the way where we can stop for some drinks and lunch. We will stay two nights in a local teahouse. This will be your first glimpse of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m)


Distance covered: 10.5km
Approx. time taken: 6 hours


Day 4: Namche Bazaar Acclimatisation

Today we stay in Namche Bazaar to start getting acclimatized. There is an optional hike to a beautiful viewpoint where we can see Mount Everest for the first time. You can also find the beautiful views of Lhotse and Ama Dablam. You may choose to visit the Sherpa museum which will give you an insight to Sherpa life.


Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3440 m) to Tengboche (3860 m)

This peaceful trek will take us to the well known and beautiful Tengboche monastery. We will arrive after approx. 6 hours and stay overnight in a teahouse. You will get the chance to visit the monastery. If you are lucky you can chat with the monks and the Lama.

Distance covered: 9.2km
Approx. time taken: 4-5 hours


Day 6: Tengboche (3860 m) to Dingboche (4410m)

We will again leave early for the next 6 hour hike. Dingboche will be our resting place for 2 nights. Dingboche is probably one of the highest villages in Nepal.

Distance covered: 9.1km
Approx. time taken: 4 hours


Day 7: Dingboche (4410m)

Today we will stay in Dingboche as this will allow you to acclimatize. There is a choice of optional hikes today. One could be the crossing of Imja Khola river and climbing steep up to the bottom of Ama Dablam, one of the most remarkable peaks in this area. Another option is a hike to Pokalde Peak, from where you can absorb a magnificient view of the mountains.


Day 8: Dingboche (4410m) to Lobuche (4910 m)

We are getting closer to Mt Everest every day now. On our 6 hour walk we will cross the Thukla pass where we will get some dramatic mountain views. At the top of the ridge there is an array of stones with prayer flags to remind us of the many tragically failed Everest Expeditions, such as the one lead by Scott Fisher. We will stay overnight in a lodge / teahouse in Lobuche.

Distance covered: 6.6km
Approx. time taken: 4.5 hours


Day 9: Lobuche (4910 m) to Gorakshep / Everest Basecamp (maximum elevation 5364 m)

Today we will finally reach the famous Everest Basecamp. A 7 hours steady uphill climb, will bring us to the place where all mountaineers get climatized for their Mt Everest expedition. After seeing basecamp we will descend back to Gorakshep where we will spend our highest night on this trek at 5,194 m.

Distance covered: 11km
Approx. time taken: 6 hours


Day 10: Kala Pathar / Trek to Pheriche (5550 m)

Kala Pathar / Trek to Pheriche (maximum elevation 5.550 m) This will be the real highlight of your tour! We wake up early and will climb to Kala Pathar to enjoy a beautiful sunrise view behind Mt Everest. After this we will go back to Gorakshep to have breakfast before descending to Pheriche which lies at an elevation of 4.240 m.


Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 m)

Today we trek back to Namche Bazar. If you like, you can do some souvenir shopping here for your family and friends at home.

Distance covered: 10.4km
Approx. time taken: 6 hours


Day 12: Namche (3440m) to Phakding (2610m)

After a good night sleep we slowly trek back over the suspension bridge and into Namche.

Distance covered: 10.5km
Approx. time taken: 6 hours


Day 13: Phakding (2610m) to Lukla(2840m)

This is our final trekking day. We will stay overnight in Lukla.


Day 14: Lukla (2840m) to Kathmandu

Fly across the Himalaya's and into Ramechhap. From here, you'll be driven back to Kathmandu, where you can explore the city some more, do some final shopping or just simply relax.


Day 15: Final Departure

Transfer to Airport as per your schedule.


PRICE INCLUDES
Airport pick up and drop
Welcome Dinner
Hotel in Kathmandu 3* (2 nights) arrival and departure.
Domestic flight to Lukla (both ways).
All necessary permits for trekking.
Guide & porter's for trekking.
Tea house accommodation for whole trek.
PRICE EXCLUDES
Food and drink
Personal expenses
Tips for trekking guides and Porters, $150 recommended
Laundry Services
A doctor for the group
Personal travel insurance (very important)