Everest Base Camp Trek
This inspirational 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 around The Everest region offers something for everyone. Mount Everest is in the Sagarmatha National Park which is part of the sacred Himalayan Landscape.
The trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is a popular trek but by no means does that make it easy. Altitude sickness is a serious obstacle and this 12-day trek incorporates acclimatisation days and excursions to help assist with the acclimatisation process to high altitudes. The air is thinner at high altitudes which makes physical activity harder. Thankfully, as well as being supported by our UK leaders we have enlisted the support of local Sherpa and porters and their expertise and experience give us the best chance 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. Stop along the trail for a cup of tea on the terrace of a teahouse while relaxing and taking in all that Nepal has to offer will make you wish you had visited sooner and make you never want to leave.
During the Everest Base Camp Trek, our team of Porters will carry your kit, leaving you with just a light daypack to carry, allowing you to focus on the trek and enjoy your surroundings. The Sherpa and assistant guides will support you with their extensive mountaineering experience and knowledge throughout each day and guide you from teahouse to teahouse, where you can rest for the night.
Here at Mountaineerin, we pride ourselves on having tried and tested each of our events before offering them to our clients. That way we can advise you from personal experience and support you in the planning process 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.
For more information on our Everest Base Camp trek please take a look at our detailed itinerary below. For dates and prices of our treks please see below. Finally, if you have any questions on any of our treks please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone on 01925 812 928.
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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 fail 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 stay in a hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights before the trek and 2 nights after)
- 11 nights stay in a local Nepalese teahouse accommodation
- All airport transfers
- Domestic airfares (Kathmandu to Lukla airport and the return flight from Lukla airport to Kathmandu)
- All the Porters and guides salaries
- All Sagarmatha 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)
- An experienced and professional UK mountain leader
- A gift from our Sherpa partners
- Last night celebration dinner party with a 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 travel 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). Stay overnight at a hotel B&B.
- Day2 Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Spend a day in Kathmandu for some sightseeing and to acclimatize to the high altitude. Kathmandu boasts one of the world’s oldest Pagodas as well as the largest Stupa in the world called Boudhanath. Kathmandu has a lot to offer visitors, including delicious food and some fantastic cultural sites to explore.
- Day3 Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport (also known as Tenzing–Hillary Airport)
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport (2,804m), one of the world’s most dangerous airstrips.
From there a 3-hour trek to Phakding (2,610m). Stay overnight in a teahouse.
- Day4 Trek to Namche Bazaar
Early morning start with a 5-hour trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m). The Namche area is home to the majority of the Sherpas involved in the tourism business in the Everest Region and provides a perfect opportunity to explore Nepali culture during the trek. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
- Day5 Namche Bazaar Acclimatization
Spend a day at Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway to the High Himalaya. The town boasts a range of stores that cater to tourists. Short trek to Everest View Hotel. Overnight at a teahouse.
- Day6 Trek to Tengboche Monastery (also known as Thyangboche Monastery)
A 5-hour trek through beautiful fields of Rhododendron flowers and across a suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi river to the Tengboche Monastery in Khumjung. This Tibetan Buddhist Monastery is one of the most beautiful sites in Nepal and the largest Monastery in the Khumbu Region. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
- Day7 Trek to Dingboche
6-hour trek to Dingboche (4,350m), a Sherpa village and a popular stop for trekkers heading to Everest. Dingboche proves some fantastic views of Imja Tse (Island Peak) and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight in a teahouse. Dingboche is also near Pangboche, which is a base camp for climbing Ama Dablam.
- Day8 Day trip to Chhukung Valley
An additional acclimatization day with a day trip from Dingboche to the Chhukung Valley (4,710m). Chhukung Valley is an amazing site surrounded by massive glaciers and towering peaks. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
- Day9 Trek to Lobuche
5-hour trek to Lobuche (4,910m), the last overnight stop before reaching Everest Base Camp. Lobuche is located near the foot of the Khumbu Glacier and is busy with Sherpas, porters and yaks passing through with hiking groups and supplies. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
- Day10 Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC)
A 7-hour trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m), the trail moves up and down the moraine with some steep climbs at times. Groups will take their time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Himalayan Mountains all around them. Most groups are unable to camp at EBC so we will then trek back to Gorak Shep (5,180m) and stay overnight in a teahouse at Gorak Shep, which provides a perfect starting point for Kala Patthar.
- Day11 Hike up Kala Patthar
A 6-hour hike up Kala Patthar (5,550m), a landmark on the south ridge of Pumori. Kala Patthar means ‘Black Rock’ in Napali and is popular with tourists for providing the best view of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Icefall. Then a return trek to Pheriche (4,200m). Stay overnight in a teahouse.
- Day12 Return trek to Namche Bazaar
Begin the return trip with a 6-hour trek back to Namche Bazaar (3,441m). Stay overnight in a teahouse.
- Day13 Return trek to Lukla Airport
Continue the return trip with a 6-hour trek to Lukla Airport (2,800m). Stay overnight in a teahouse.
- Day14 Return flight from Lukla Airport to Kathmandu
Return flight from Lukla Airport to Kathmandu (1,345m). Stay overnight at a hotel B&B.
- Day15 Leisure day in Kathmandu
Spend a day in Kathmandu for relaxation and leisure activities. We recommend visiting the Thamel District, the hottest spot for tourists in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at a hotel B&B.
- Day16 Transfer at Kathmandu Airport
Transfer to Kathmandu 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.
The Everest Base Camp trek might sound daunting, but it isn’t one of the more difficult treks than you can take part in here at Mountaineerin. In fact, we have seen people of all ages and fitness levels complete the trek to Everest Base Camp over the years. Check out our blog post for more information.
The effects of altitude vary massively from person to person, however, most people improve with time spent at altitude. This is why acclimatisation is important while trekking at altitude. Symptoms of altitude sickness could include: headaches, loss of appetite, fatigue and more.
During the trek, your guides will keep a close eye on the group to ensure any altitude sickness is managed appropriately. It should be noted that if they decide the best solution is to descend 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 will be provided to you upon booking. You may already have many of the items needed, however, there will be a few items of specialist kit. Some of these kit items can be hired if you do not want to purchase your own. Get in contact with us if you have any questions once you have received your kit list.
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 between two. We do offer single supplements if required. please ask for details.