An Everest base camp trek is the adventure of a lifetime, a journey for those whose dreams soar higher than even the clouds. Miles from cars, conveniences, and daily luxuries, you’ll saturate your spirit in natural beauty and stretch your personal endurance beyond what you thought possible.
The path begins in ancient Kathmandu, where you’ll acclimate and explore the city at your leisure while anticipating your ascent. Your trek to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m (over 3.5 miles!) to the base of the world’s tallest mountain will bring you over suspension bridges spanning chasms of thin air, through hidden Buddhist monasteries, and into the heart of the warm, rugged Sherpa culture.
As you travel alongside thrillseekers and photographers from all over the globe, you’ll spy Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu – three of Earth’s 10 tallest peaks! You’ll rest easy at night in cozy, traditional teahouses knowing that our experienced, knowledgeable guides and porters are there to ensure the safest, most enjoyable, most fascinating experience possible. You’ll support local economies, discover hidden strengths in yourself, and make both friends and memories that will last a lifetime. What are you waiting for?
Trip Highlights: “Sensational views of an array of high snow-capped mountains, dramatic landscapes, verdant high valleys, Buddhist culture, the warm-friendly hospitality of high land Sherpa, glacial lakes, striking viewpoints, in the heart of world’s heritage ‘Sagarmatha National Park’.”
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure