Everest Base Camp
Classic EBC trek

From $2,540
10 day adventure
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Everest Base Camp is probably one of the most alluring high-altitude treks in the world! This challenging multiday trek offers unparalleled scenery, including views of Khumbu Glacier and Everest itself. En route you meet the Sherpa people and learn about their customs and religion. Finally, instead of hiking back from base camp, this shortened version of the classic trek has you catch a helicopter back to the starting point. It's a breathtaking ride that affords views of the Himalayas few ever see.

Highlights

Trek to see Mt Everest!

Trek to see Mt Everest!

Challenge yourself by taking on the multiday climb to reach the famous Everest Base Camp at the foot of Mt Everest!

Stay in Sherpa villages

Stay in Sherpa villages

Stay in locally run teahouses and lodges in some of the most picturesque Sherpa towns and villages of Khumbu Valley.

Take an exciting helicopter trip

Take an exciting helicopter trip

Instead of trekking back from Everest Base Camp, hop in a helicopter and see the soaring peaks, glaciers and deep valleys from the air!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrive in Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu

    Today is meet-up day. We fetch you from the airport and take you to the hotel in Thamel, a busy district in Kathmandu. Arrive early enough and there'll be time to purchase any last-minute items, explore the town a bit, and maybe even take a tuk-tuk ride. We enjoy dinner together as a group and chat about what to expect in the upcoming days.

  • Day 2 | Trek to Phakding (3-4 hr)

    Trek to Phakding (3-4 hr)

    We take a short flight to the mountainside town of Lukla (2,860 m). Then we get walking! We head into in a lush, forested valley. The start of the trek route is a very pretty and relatively easy hike. The trail stays close to the river and passes through picturesque Sherpa settlements. We overnight in the riverside village of Phakding (2,610 m).

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

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (6 hr)

    Today's trek ups the ante as we must climb greatly in altitude to reach the regional hub of Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). Namche sits on the side of a steep valley and overlooks the confluence of two rivers. For the lucky ones here on a weekend, there's a Saturday market that sees folks from all around come to Namche to trade.

  • Day 4 | Acclimatisation day

    Acclimatisation day

    We have a rest day to allows the body to acclimatise to the jump in altitude to avoid developing altitude sickness. There's a local monastery, Sherpa Museum and other great places to visit in Namche Bazaar. And those who wish can do a day hike to the pretty nearby village of Thame, or to Everest View Hotel where you can order a coffee and take in the amazing view.

  • Day 5 | Trek to Tengboche (5 hr)

    Trek to Tengboche (5 hr)

    Today we head further up the Dudh Kosi valley to reach the village of Tengboche (3,870 m). The views on today's hike of Lhotse, Everest and Ama Dablam are unforgettable! Tengboche Monastery is the largest gompa (Tibetan Buddhist fortification) in the Khumbu region and definitely worth a visit. You can expect to feel the effects of the thinning air.

  • Day 6 | Trek to Dingboche (5 hr)

    Trek to Dingboche (5 hr)

    We climb up the Imja Khola valley, walking through woods and enjoying increasingly spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks towering around us. Ama Dablam and Island Peak in particular are breathtaking. We also pass by Panboche, the highest year-round settlement in the valley. Its monastery is the oldest in the region. We overnight in Dingboche (4,360 m).

  • Day 7 | Trek to Lobuche (5-6 hr)

    Trek to Lobuche (5-6 hr)

    As we head deeper into the mountains today, the environment becomes very barren and forbidding, and settlements increasingly sparse and rudimentary. But oh, the mountains, how they soar above us! Expect a rocky path and a steep ascent near the end of the day's climb before reaching the village Lobuche (4,950 m) for the night.

  • Day 8 | Everest Base Camp! (9 hr)

    Everest Base Camp! (9 hr)

    We dig deep today, because we have nine hours of trekking ahead of us, and also the rarified air means every step requires extra effort. The reward is huge: standing in the famous base camp (5,364 m) that's seen the likes of Norgay and Hillary! We also see the Khumbu Icefall and the peaks of Khubutse, Pumori and Changtse. After soaking in the moment, we go back to Gorakshep (5,164 m) for the night.

  • Day 9 | Helicopter ride to Lukla

    Helicopter ride to Lukla

    In the morning we tackle Kala Patthar ('Black Rock'), which leads us to our highest elevation: 5,643 m. From here we have an amazing view of Everest (8,848 m), as well as Lhotse, Nuptse and other epic peaks! We then board the heli for a once-in-a-lifetime flight through the Himalayas back to Lukla. What a way to end the journey! From Lukla, we take the short flight back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 10 | Departure day

    Departure day

    Today is farewell time as we pack our bags and head to the airport. If there's time before you flight, you can check out some of the sights and sounds of Kathmandu, a city rich in history and culture, and one that offers many, many tasty dishes to try!

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 G. Sherpa

Sonam G. Sherpa

Sonam, who grew up in the Everest 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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