Everest Base Camp
16-Day Himalayan Trek

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16 day adventure
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How many people get to stand next to the fluttering prayer flags of the famous Everest Base Camp? Well, you can be one of them! This challenging and adventurous trek takes you from lush valleys where the water roars right to the base of Mt Everest and the creaking Kumbu Glacier. Along the journey you stay in traditional Sherpa villages and learn all about this people and their fascinating Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Highlights

See mighty Mt Everest!

See mighty Mt Everest!

Get up close and personal with Mt Everest, Ama Dablam and other of the world's highest and most majestic peaks!

Stay in Sherpa villages

Stay in Sherpa villages

Meet the famous Sherpa people and stay in some of their traditional villages tucked away deep in the Himalayas.

See the famous base camp

See the famous base camp

Stand in the world's most famous base camp, where mountaineers start their climb, and gaze on Khumbu Glacier.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrive in Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu

    We meet you at Tribhuvan Airport and drive you to the B&B in Thamel, a vibey district of Kathmandu. We have dinner together, get to know each other, and talk about the upcoming trek. There's also time to rent any missing trekking gear from one of the many outfitters in Thamel. Then catch up on your sleep, as we start hiking tomorrow!

  • Day 2 | Trek to Phakding (3-4 hr)

    Trek to Phakding (3-4 hr)

    This morning we take an exhilarating, short plane ride from Kathmandu to the high mountainside town of Lukla (2,860 m). We then immediately begin our trek, heading to the village of Phakding (2,610 m) on a trail that takes us across energetic rivers, past picturesque green villages and through thickly forested mountains.

  • Day 3 | Trek to Namche Bazaar (5-6 hr)

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (5-6 hr)

    Today's hike involves a big jump in elevation. We head up the Dudh Khosi river valley towards Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), the largest town in Khumbu region and an important trading hub. Namche sits high on a mountain, overlooking the confluence of two rivers, and it offers our first breaktaking view of the mountain Ama Dablam.

  • Day 4 | Acclimatisation day

    Acclimatisation day

    This is an important rest day, as our bodies need time to acclimatise to the high altitude. We explore some of Namche Bazaar's attractions like the Sherpa Museum and Namche Monastery. We can also take a day hike if you like to the attractive valley village of Khumjung, which has small fields neatly separated by low dry-stone walls.

  • Day 5 | Trek to Tengboche (5 hr)

    Trek to Tengboche (5 hr)

    Today we trek further up the valley to the little town of Tengboche (3,867 m). The trail takes us along forest paths, through small traditional villages, across narrow suspension bridges, and into the shadows of magnificent snow-capped peaks. In Tengboche we can visit the largest Buddhist monastery in all of Khumbu region.

  • Day 6 | Trek to Dingboche (6 hr)

    Trek to Dingboche (6 hr)

    There's another big jump in elevation on the cards today as we trek up and out of the valley to reach our overnight stop of Dingboche (4,260 m), a small, treeless and utilitarian valley village. But while the village isn't much to look at, the surrounding mountains loom large and are magnificent! Dingboche has an average temperature of just 1° C.

  • Day 7 | Trek to Lobuche (5-6 hr)

    Trek to Lobuche (5-6 hr)

    We wind our way up a wide valley to reach the tiny village of Lobuche (4,940 m). The terrain is barren and forbidding, and the settlements grow ever smaller and more modest the higher into the Himalayas we climb. Lobuche is particularly busy in spring when porters pass through, transporting supplies to Everest Base Camp.

  • Day 8 | Everest Base Camp! (9 hr)

    Everest Base Camp! (9 hr)

    Today we hike to Everest Base Camp! It's hard going to reach the site, which at the base of Everest sits 5,364 m above sea level. For most of the year the camp is empty, marked only by wind-battered prayer flags. But in May it's a hive of moutnaineering activity! Afte celebrating the win, we trek down to Gorakshep (5,164 m) for the night.

  • Day 9 | Trek to Dzongla (7 hr)

    Trek to Dzongla (7 hr)

    In the morning we hike up Kala Patthar (5,643 m), which means ‘black rock’, to enjoy a great view of Mt Everest. It's a short but tough climb, and Kala Patthar is our highest elevation for the entire trek. We then hike to the village of Dzongla (4,830 m) for the night. It's another small and remote settlement in the vein of blink and you might miss it!

  • Day 10 | Cross Cho La Pass (8 hr)

    Cross Cho La Pass (8 hr)

    The trek route today takes us all the way up to Cho La Pass (5,420 m) for panoramic views. The going is steep, and the ground can be rocky, loose and icy, with large boulders along the way. This is arguably the wildest, most formidable part of the entire Everest Base Camp route. We then hike down to Thagna (4,500 m) for the night.

  • Day 11 | Trek to Gokyo (5 hr)

    Trek to Gokyo (5 hr)

    Today we trek to the tiny village of Gokyo (4,750 m) by the beautiful Gokyo Lakes. This is the world’s highest freshwater lake system, and an important wetland for migratory birds. In late spring and summer the lakes are surrounded by green banks, in autumn they see red shrubs, and in winter the shores are blanketed in snow.

  • Day 12 | Hike up Gokyo Peak (5 hr)

    Hike up Gokyo Peak (5 hr)

    Today we summit Gokyo Peak (5,357 m). From here we can see four of the world’s 14 peaks reaching above 8,000 metres, as well as Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal’s longest glacier. Next we trek to the village of Machhermo, where we spend the night. The hike there takes us along the contour paths of a steep, boulder-strewn valley.

  • Day 13 | Trek to Namche Bazaar (5 hr)

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (5 hr)

    Our hike down to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) takes us along a very pretty part of the Everest Base Camp route, and we pass through a handful picturesque mountainside villages like Dole along the way. We should reach Namche in good time, so you might decide to visit any of the sites we weren’t able to fit in on the outgoing trek.

  • Day 14 | Trek to Lukla (5 hr)

    Trek to Lukla (5 hr)

    We're on familiar turf with today's trek, hiking the same route as Days 1 and 2 in reverse. Having built up you trekking muscles over so many days, as well as descending into more oxygen-rich air, you might feel like you have the strength of a star athlete today. We overnight in Lukla (2,860 m), ready for our Kathamdnu flight tomorrow.

  • Day 15 | Fly to Kathmandu

    Fly to Kathmandu

    Today we say goodbye to Khumbu and fly to Kathmandu. While it’s a sad day in many ways, our hotel in Kathmandu is ready to comfort us with hot baths and plush towels. At dinner tonight we’ll relive the adventures of the past two weeks. Those with the energy can explore Thamel a bit, perhaps taking a tuk-tuk ride around the district.

  • Day 16 | Departure day

    Departure day

    It's time to part ways today, and we drive you to Tribhuvan Airport for your flights home. But there's no forgetting the adventure we shared – such memories never fade!

Meet our Local Leaders

Oangdi Gurung

Oangdi Gurung

Oangdi, a son of Nepal, has a smile and energy that are contagious! He's been leading multiday treks in the Himalayas for years and has a wealth of knowledge he's always eager to share. You can't go trekking in the Himalayas without knowing what you're doing, but with Oangdi you're in great hands!

Sonam Sherpa

Sonam Sherpa

Sonam, who grew up in the Annapurna region of Nepal, is a mountain man through and through. He's a highly experienced and knowledgeable trek guide, and someone you can trust to lead you safely through the formidable Himalayas!

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