Everest Base Camp
This corner of the world simply has to be on your list of places to go. From the welcoming nature of the Sherpa to the panoramic vistas for miles to see there is literally something to suit everyone. The trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is a popular trek but by no means does that make it easy. This 12 day trek incorporates acclimatisation days and excursions to assist with the acclimatisation process but the air is thinner higher up and this makes physical activity harder. We have however enlisted the support of a local Sherpa, porters and thier expertise to give us the best opportunity of achieving our goal.
With the highest mountain in the world always just around the corner it’s hard not to get excited when ascending towards Everest Base Camp. In every direction the mountains of the high Himalaya can be seen and it is simply breathtaking. Stopping along the trail for a cup of tea sitting on the terrace of a teahouse relaxing and soaking in all that is Nepal will make you wish you’d been sooner and make you never want to leave.
Porters will carry your kit leaving you with just a daypack so you can focus on the trek and enjoying your surroundings. The Sherpa and assistant guides will support you throughout each day from teahouse to teahouse where you can rest for the night.
We pride ourselves on having tried and tested each of our events before offering them to our clients and that way we can advise you from personal experience and support you in the planning proces from the very first time you contact us. We believe our events provide a quality experience at a competitive rate and we trust you won’t be disappointed.
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- Vacation Style Holiday TypeDiscovery, Trekking
- Activity Level Extreme
- Group Size Medium Group
Why Book With Us?
Mountaineerin is a growing outdoor company focusing on walking and trekking events. All of our staff are either outdoor professionals or experienced enthusiasts who regularly spend their personal time in the mountains walking, climbing, trekking and camping.
All of our events have been tried and tested by ourselves so we know how good they really are. This also means we can talk to you and advise you from our own experience. We aim to provide an excellent service at an affordable and competitive price without compromising on quality. The same member of our team will deal with your booking from start to finish and will be available to answer any questions you might have and support you in the build up to your trip.
All of our events are fully insured for the level of activity taking place and we have financial failure protection in place so your money is protected in the event the company should failure to deliver through insolvency. Above all we love what we do and hope you will love travelling with Mountaineerin too.
Where our events and treks use local porters and guides we ensure they are paid and treated fairly. We value the time and effort our local teams put in and they are an integral part of the Mountaineerin team. Their welfare is our top priority.
- 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights before the trek and 2 nights after)
- 11 nights teahouse accommodation
- All airport transfers
- Domestic airfares (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu)
- Porters and guides salaries
- All National Park entrance fees including TIMS card and permits
- All meals whilst trekking (breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks)
- All Sherpa staff insurance including porters
- First Aid bag including Oxygen and Gamow Bag (Portable Altitude Chamber)
- UK mountain leader
- Gift from our Sherpa partners
- Last night celebration dinner party with Nepalese cultural dance show
- 2 Day, 1 night UK based training weekend
- Large duffel bag for all your kit
- Flights to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
- Personal trip insurance
- Tips for guides and porters
- Personal trekking equipment
- Alcoholic and energy drinks
- Bottled and boiled water
- Personal snacks
- Hotel meals unless stated
- Day1 Arrive at Kathmandu airport
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,345m). Overnight at hotel BB.
- Day2 Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Sightseeing around Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel BB.
- Day3 Domestic flight to Lukla
Domestic flight to Lukla (2,804m) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3 hours. Overnight at teahouse.
- Day4 Trek to Namche Bazaar
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) 5 hours. Overnight at teahouse.
- Day5 Namche Bazaar Acclimatization
Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day – trek to Everest View Hotel. Overnight at teahouse
- Day6 Trek to Tengboche Monastery
Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) 5 hours. Overnight at teahouse.
- Day7 Trek to Dingboche
Trek to Dingboche (4,350m) 6 hours. Overnight at teahouse.
- Day8 Day trip to Chhukung valley
Day trip to Chhukung valley (4,710m) and trek back to Dingboche. 4 hours. Overnight at teahouse.
- Day9 Trek to Lobuche
Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) 5 hours. Overnight at teahouse.
- Day10 Trek to Everest Base Camp
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) then back to Gorak Shep (5,180m). 7 hours. Overnight at teahouse.
- Day11 Hike up KalaPatthar
Hike up KalaPatthar (5,550m) then trek down to Pheriche (4,200m) 6 hours. Overnight at teahouse.
- Day12 Trek to Namche Bazaar
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) 6 hours. Overnight at teahouse.
- Day13 Trek to Lukla
Trek to Lukla (2,800m) 6 hours. Overnight at teahouse.
- Day14 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,345m) in the morning. Overnight at hotel BB.
- Day15 Leisure day in Kathmandu
Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel BB.
- Day16 Transfer to international airport
Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
B&B accommodation is normally in twin rooms. Single rooms are available on request at a supplement. At altitude accommodation is normally strictly twin rooms to ensure the safety and welfare of each participant.
Paying by direct debit is very simple. We set up the plan and email you the link to fill in your bank details. Once completed an agreed set number of payments will be taken from your account for the set amount. The direct debit can be stopped, amended or cancelled at any time by contacting us. When paying by direct debit there is no deposit to pay. There is no extra charge for paying in this way.
Unless booking a private event groups are kept to a maximum of 12 participants.
B&B accommodation is normally in twin rooms. Where tents are used participants will be paired up so share a tent 1 between 2. We do offer single supplements if required. please ask for details.
The affects of altitude vary massively from person to person but in most cases improve with time spent at altitude. If they don’t action may need to be taken. Some symptoms of altitude sickness could include: headaches, loss of appetite, fatigue and more. Acclimatisation is very important when trekking at altitude and it is vital not to ascend too quickly. Your guides during the trek will keep a close eye on you to ensure any affects of altitude can be managed appropriately. It should be noted that the best solution to solving altitude sickness is to descend and if it is felt by the guide that this is the best option then they will support you in doing so. The British Mountaineering Council has some good advice and tips on mountain sickness. See – https://www.thebmc.co.uk/hill-skills-an-introduction-to-altitude
A full kit list is provided upon booking. A lot of the items needed you may already have although you may need a few items of specialist kit. Some items can be hired also if you do not want to purchase certain items.