Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal

Description of Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal

This trek will give you outstanding views of the world's most famous mountains in the company of an expert guide.

The trip starts in historic Kathmandu, with its atmospheric temples and bustling streets. You will spend two nights there, acclimatizing and sight-seeing, before flying over dramatic scenery to Lukla for the start of our trek.

The actual trek lasts for 14 days and takes in some of the most impressive sights in the Himalaya region. We begin in the scenic Dudh Kosi valley, passing over into the Khumba valley before finally climbing the Khumbu glacier for fantastic views of Everest and other Himalayan peaks. The mountain views will take your breath away, but you will also see majestic rivers, lush forests and silent high pastures with magnificent views all the way to Tibet.

This region is home to smiling, hospitable people whose way of life has changed relatively little over the centuries. You will spend time in Namche - a bustling Sherpa town, as well as remote villages and monasteries, giving you an insight into the traditions and way of life in this northern corner of Nepal.

You will stay overnight in the best available lodges en route. Meals are not included in the price, but are very reasonably priced (expect to spend about £10 per day).

Highlights include:

• Unparalleled views of the Himalayas including, of course, Everest.
• Weather permitting, the magical experience of sunset at Kalapathar.
• Seeing the places that inspired Sir Edmund Hillary and others, and learning about their experiences.
• Crossing the majestic Imja Khola and Dudh Kosi rivers.
• Experiencing the spiritual life in these mountains, with visits to monasteries at Thame, Thyangboche and Pangboche.
• Visiting quiet, remote villages as well as the bustling Sherpa town Namche Bazaar.
• Spotting unfamiliar birds and animals as you walk: tahr, yaks, monkeys and more.
• Exploring the winding streets and fascinating sites of Kathmandu.

Why choose this trek?

We are a UK-based company who have worked closely with a reputable Nepali trekking company for the past eight years. Our Nepali guides are highly experienced and treat health and safety with the highest priority, tailoring the trip in line with your fitness, acclimatisation needs and weather conditions.

Our guides will make sure you see the very best of their country. They speak good English and will be delighted to tell you all about the wildlife, traditions and history of the area.

We choose the best available lodges en route. No camping.

Our UK office will give a very personal and friendly service, proving plenty of advice pre-departure and acting as a point of contact while you are there.

Trek facts
Moderate grade. Max elevation:5,550m

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 01:You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will get you settled in and give you a basic introduction to the local area.
Day 02:Thorough briefing on all aspects of the trek. After lunch a guided tour of the city. Dinner in a local restaurant with your guide.
Day 03:Fly to Lukla over fabulous scenery. Trek to Phakding
Day 04:Trek to Namche bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town.
Day 05:Rest day at Namche bazaar with opportunities to visit local sights.
Day 06:Trek to Thame, visiting attractive local monastery. Continue to Khumjung
Day 07:Trek to Pungo Tenga, then continue to famous Thyangboche monastery. Trek to Deboche
Day 08:Trek to Pangboche, visiting its ancient Sherpa monastery. Continue to Dingboche.
Day 09:Trek to Lobuche on the Khumbu glacier
Day 10:Trek to Gorak Shep at the base of Kalapathar, visiting outstanding Everest viewpoint.
Day 11:Trek to historic Everest base camp or alternatively to Pumori Ridge for the best views. Return to Gorak Shep.
Day 12:Trek to Thugla at the snout of the glacier. Continue to Dingboche
Day 13:Trek to Pangboche, then Deboche.
Day 14:Trek past Thayangboche to Kyangjuma, then Namche Bazaar.
Day 15:Trek to Phakding for lunch. Continue to Lukla. Farewell celebration evening with your crew.
Day 16:Fly to Kathmandu
Day 17:Day at leisure
Day 18:Transfer to airport for final departure

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal


We are passionate about this beautiful part of the world and want to keep it that way. We keep our groups small (10 maximum) to minimise their impact on the local environment. This means that the effect of their footfall on paths and vegetation is minimised.

All our trekkers are urged to be mindful of deforestation and use hot water only where there is solar power or a local electricity supply. We ask that only biogradeable soaps are used and that any clothes washing is done in designated areas rather than in water that may be used for drinking.

In order to minimise the risk of littering we ask that any rubbish that cannot be easily burnt is brought back to Pokhara or Kathmandu and that space is allowed for this. We advise against bottled water and recommend taking refillable water bottles and then buying boiled water or using water purification tablets. Careful briefing is given on responsible toileting and the burying of human waste.

Our UK office is also committed to supporting the environment. We believe in the policy of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Our office recycles paper and makes sure that paper that has been wrongly printed is reused. Our headed paper comes from a recyclable source. In addition, we run a long-standing carbon offset scheme for all our projects.


Our company has been involved with community projects in Nepal for the last 10 years and has been arranging treks there since 2003. We want our treks to embody the very best of tourism, bringing employment to local people whilst encouraging them to value and conserve their culture and traditional way of life.

We keep our groups small, so that remote villages are not swamped with tourists. Group sizes are kept to 10 people or less. We also make sure that participants are fully briefed about the cultural differences, so that they do not offend local people by the way they dress or act. This includes, for example, taking photographs of them without permission. We also encourage a respectful attitude towards our local staff (porters etc).

Treks such as ours have become an important source of income for people living in remote areas of Nepal. Our participants support this by eating local food, staying in lodges rather than camping and buying locally-produced crafts. We employ local guides and porters from a reputable trekking company, ensuring good working conditions and a fair wage. In addition, we donate a proportion of our income to specific community projects with which we have an ongoing relationship.

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