Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is perhaps the most famous trek in the world and justifiably so. The trek takes in some of the most famous mountain scenery in the world passing the beautiful Ama Dablam on route to Everest Base Camp itself and its spectacular 'horseshoe' of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. It combines scenery, culture, religion and of course your own personal effort. It’s a trek that’s shouldn’t be missed and it never fails to impress.. This year we trek in with Kenton Cool and our Everest Summit team.
Everest Base Camp Trek - Highlights
Trek to Everest base camp with our summit climbing team led by Kenton Cool.
Climb Kala Pattar (5550m) - the classic viewpoint for Everest, which we climb just before we reach basecamp.
Great views of Lhoste, Nupste and Makalu, the true mountain giants of the World.
Stay in comfortable lodges throughout the trek
Spend 2 nights at base camp itself, experiencing the true expedition life.
Who is if for?
The Everest Basecamp trek suits those who are keen walkers, each day is normally 4-5hrs of walking, and each member only carries a light (5-6kg) Rucksack. The walking is not overly strenuous and the path is normally very good although it can be rocky.
All members have their personal equipment carried by our porters, we would expect people to have 10-12kg of equipment each, this excludes the small rucksack that we each carry with us each day
Accommodation whilst Trekking
Accommodation is in the Sherpa teahouses and Lodges all the way. These are modern to begin with but become a little more basic the further into the Khumbu we venture. They are always welcoming and warm with a selection of drinks (including fizzy soft drinks) and great food.
The typical lodge will have twin rooms for sleeping and a large communal area for dinning and hanging out in that will have a stove that will be lit in the evenings. Over the years we have built a great relationship with the owners of these lodges and we consider them now friends.
All do have running water and clean toilet facilities.
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
We follow a specific, tried and tested acclimatisation regime that allows us to safely ascend to the lofty heights of Base Camp at 5300m and then ultimately spend 2 nights at Base Camp itself mixing with our very own climbing team and experiencing what it feels like to be climbing Everest itself.
We meet up in Kathmandu at the Summit Hotel - a comfortable 3 star - on the day of arrival.
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu, stay in hotel.
Day 2 Final preparations in Kathmandu, stay in hotel.
Day 3 We fly to Lukla (exciting!) and the day’s trek places us at the entrance to the Everest National Park in Monjo (2835m).
Day 4 We wind our way slowly and steadily uphill to the Sherpa capital city Namche Bazaar (3400m).
Day 5 Rest day in Namche Bazaar. Here we let our bodies get used to the increase in altitude. Plenty of attractions to keep us occupied!
Day 6 We trek to Deboche (3700m) via some incredible view points.
Day 7 We trek to Dingboche (4410m) with incredible virews of Ama Dablam – the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalayas’.
Day 8 Rest day to acclimatise and enjoy our surroundings.
Day 9 Trek past the climbers’ memorials to Lobuche (4900m)
Day 10 A short trek gets us to Gorak Shep (5220m), and we climb Kala Pattar in the afternoon for stunning views of Everest.
Day 11 Arrive at Everest Basecamp itself (5300m).
Day 12 The team will spend a whole day at Everest Basecamp to truly experience what expedition life is like. We can explore the lower part of the icefall or simply rest and take in all in.
Day 13 We say goodbye to the climbing team, we retrace our steps down the valley to Dingboche (4410m).
Day 14 Return to Namche Bazaar (3400m)
Day 15 Trek to Phakding (2700m). Make the most of the end of the adventure.
Day 16 We trek back to Lukla for a celebratory meal to reflect on the past 15 days.
Day 17 Return flight to Kathmandu, where we will be taken back to the luxury of the hotel.
Day 18 A leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 19 Return flight home.
Down load the Info Pack pdf for full details of this trip, including full itinerary, training advice, travel advice, kit list, full inclusions/exclusions etc.