One of the most popular treks in Nepal - tinged with the romance of being so close to the highest mountain in the world. From the tiny airfield of Lukla the trail leads through Sherpa villages, forests of fir and rhododendron and across high suspension bridges meeting caravans of zobkyo (a yak-cow crossbreed) along the way. Namche Bazaar is a colorful, bustling market with traders from surrounding villages and as far as Tibet, and from Tengboche the views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are sensational.
Climbing above the tree line to cross alpine pastures and glacial moraine you eventually reach Base Camp, high on the Khumbu Glacier, where colorful expedition tents give a bizarre appearance to this desolate place surrounded by rock, snow and ice.
Arrive at any time.
Mountain flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding.
Spend two nights in Namche acclimatising for the trek.
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche.
Trek to Dingboche where we have time to acclimatize.
This is an acclimatisation day. Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak.
Hike along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.
Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. We'll cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.
Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for sunrise views of Everest. Descend to Pheriche.
Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Tengboche.
Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.
The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.
Fly to Kathmandu.
Depart at any time.
Fly Lukla – Kathmandu Hotel Fuji Dinner at Krishnarpana
AM: Visit Kathmandu city, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath PM: Final Departure
There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal.
Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarias, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
Please be aware that we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).
Nepal has a generally temperate climate, however altitude makes distinct variations. The monsoon sweeps up from India each summer, making mid June to mid September humid and wet. The three other distinct seasons are all suitable for trekking and each has its own advantages.
Changing global weather patterns have had their effect on the Himalayan climate and mountain weather is notoriously changeable. Always be prepared for a change in conditions and note that if severe or dangerous weather conditions occur your guide’s decision on any course of action is final.
Winter (December-February) It is cold and you will need to be prepared, but the air is very clear providing the best mountain views.
Spring (March-May) Days are increasingly warm and the rhododendrons are in bloom. Mist and clouds are not uncommon.
Summer (June-August) The monsoon season. It will rain every day, although generally in the evening and night. The hills turn lush and green and at higher elevations the alpine plants will bloom.
Autumn (September-November) The most pleasant trekking season where days are warm, but not hot; there is little chance of snow and skies are clear.
Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp trek for the year 2017
|:||Accommodation in Kathmandu is on a twin share basis with private facilities. Whilst trekking accommodation is in lodges and teahouses and is of a basic standard. Rooms may be twin or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities.|
|:||On the trek meals are available in tea houses, lodges and bhattis with limited menus. Meals are generally simple, but filling, but you may wish to stock up on ‘trail munchies’ before leaving Kathmandu.|
|:||20 km. per day|
|:||Tourist Bus and Private car|
summer (March – June)
autumn (September – November)