Everest base camp trek

“Visit the Everest base camp and encounter exotic Himalayan wildlife as you trek amid the soaring peaks of one of Nepal's most popular destinations.”

Highlights

Everest Base camp | Kathmandu | Exotic Himalayan wildlife | Iconic mountain vistas | Namche Bazaar | Lukla | Tenboche | Dinboche | Phakding | Lobuche | Khumjung | Monjo

Description of Everest base camp trek

This is one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal for good reason. Its vistas include Mount Everest and other of the world's highest peaks, to which you add rich cultural heritage, stunning trekking scenery plus exotic wildlife including golden eagle, snow pigeons, Tibetan snow cocks, crimson-horned pheasant, musk deer and Himalayan Thar.

You'll visit the Everest Base camp and get a chance to explore Kathmandu. There's also a range of diverse treks, taking in places like Namche Bazaar, Phakding, Tenboche, Dinboche, Lobuche, Khumjung, Monjo and Lukla.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Travelling with a local operator

This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Our trekking company is wholly committed to responsible tourism. On our treks & tours, tourism helps improve the standard of living for the local people by generating income for the local community through purchasing of local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and providing job opportunities.

We employ well-trained & experienced local guides and hire local porters whose load limit is 20-25kg. Our guides will give a briefing about responsible tourism e.g. rubbish disposal, giving food scraps to domestic animals, paying the porters to carry out trash, using a fire pit when camping, not picking flowers, using kerosene instead of firewood, avoiding bathing/washing clothes in streams, using local tea houses or camping sites. In addition the small group size of 4-10 people helps to minimise the impact on the environment.

On this trek, we stay at local lodges operated by Sherpa communities such as Khumbu lodge, Everest lodge, Himalaya lodge Gompa lodge. These lodges minimise the impact on the environment by using kerosene/gas fuel instead of fire wood and disposing of their rubbish appropriately.

Our trekking company provides financial donations for the local school (US $2 per visitor) & health post (US $3 per visitor). We provide educational materials for students such as copies, pencils, ball pens and sports equipment (foot balls, basket balls), and provide equipment & medicines for the health post such as tablets, eye drops, high-altitude tablets, plasters and bandages. We also support the Kvresthali Women society with financial donations (US $5 per visitor) which provides education for impoverished adult women and provides funds for goat and vegetables farming and road repair.

On this trip, our guests will have an opportunity to give donations to these causes, and visit and make donations to the Kunde hospital and School at Khumjung. Travellers can also support Sherpa students by giving educational materials such pencils, crayons, books and paper etc.
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3 Reviews of Everest base camp trek

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Reviewed on 21 Mar 2017 by

All of it was fantastic! Couldn't rate it more highly, it was fabulous and an experience of a lifetime! Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2012 by

The most memorable part was reaching Everest Base Camp and conquering Thorung La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit!!! In reality however there were many more!! Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2011 by

It was fantastic! I had a beautiful and relaxing time (even though it was a physical challenge. My guide was knowledgeable and fun and I met some great people along the way! Read full review

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