Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 Day Itinerary
The most famous trek in the world. Our 14 day Everest Base Camp trek begins and ends in Kathmandu, and takes in some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the world.
[All Meals Included]
Cho La Pass
Renjo La Pass
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival Day (1400m)
You will be met in Kathmandu by our happy and professional team members who will transfer you to your hotel. Be warned, our guides ask lots of questions! In the evening, our lovely guides will brief you on the magnificent trek that you are about to undertake. You will be excited about the adventure ahead!
Day 2: Kathmandu fly to Lukla (2800m) Trek to Phakding (2655m)
In the morning, group members will take a spectacular forty minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, This will be the most exhilarating flight of your life! Lukla is located at 2865m in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. You will have awe inspiring views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below. After you arrive, your trek begins straight away with a lovely, short walk to Phakding. Words cannot describe the feeling you will have when you are there. Be prepared to be overwhelmed!
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m)
Today the real trekking begins as you walk through stunning forests filled with rhododendron, alongside a river named in Nepali as the “milky river” due to its milky colour from the flow of melting of ice. The day’s trek ends at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is incredible – a trading town, the hub of the Everest region right there in the foothills of Mount Everest. It’s like something out of a movie!
Day 4: Acclimatisation day. Namche Bazaar to Khumjung to Kyangjuma (3550m)
Enjoy the beauty of Namche’s village as well as the friendliness and hospitality of its local Sherpa people who have the most wonderful smiles. There is much to see and enjoy in this remote traditional village. You will take a short trek up to a Sherpa village named Khumjung and from there you will stay 110m above Namche in a peaceful and beautiful village named Kyangjuma. From your accommodation, you will have uninterrupted views of Ama Dablam and the might Mount Everest.
Day 5: Kyanguma to Tengboche (3865m)
It’s not a huge day of walking today which allows for a sleep in – unless you want to wake up to see a spectacular sunrise over Ama Dablam and Mount Everest! (You really should!)
You will begin your trek with breathtaking, unforgettable views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, AmaDablam and Thamserku. The walk will end in beautiful and spiritual Tengboche.
Day 6: Tengboche to Pheriche (4250m)
If you haven’t already, it is likely that you will begin to feel the effects the high altitude. A short day’s journey to Pheriche consists of a trek downhill and a crossing of the Imja River, before climbing to Pheriche.
Day 7: Acclimatization Day: Pheriche to Dingboche (Short walk) (4410m)
Spend the day acclimatising. Your guides will advise you of short walks that you can take to Dingboche and to Chhukung. These walks will allow you to experience incredible views of the world’s highest peaks and allow you to adapt to the higher altitude.
After you settle into your accommodation you will be guided on a short walk to a nearby peak to assist with your acclimatisation.
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuje (4930m)
The ascent will continue up to Khumbu Glacier where you will pass a cemetery where the lives of the people who lost their lives on Everest are remembered, it is a very spiritual and traditional Buddhist place of respect.
Day 9: Lobuje to GorakShep (5160m) to Kala Patthar (5545m)
You will undertake a challenging ascent to GorakShep where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Mount Everest and Pumori . After checking into your room, you will have a rest before setting out to climb the rocky peak of Kala Patthar. It’s a difficult hike but well worth it, the views are spectacular! After, you will return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5360m) to Lobuche
Today’s the day! The day that you will succeed in reaching the base of the world’s highest peak! With excitement in your heart, you will walk along the famous Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp (5380m). Here, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Khumbu Icefall from Everest Base Camp before descending to Lobuche for the evening.
Day 11: Lobuche to Somare
An easy descent down to Somare, filled with amazing views of the mighty Himalayas. You will never tire of your surrounds, you will feel so much at peace and at one with nature.
Day 12: Somare to Namche Bazaar
Today you will walk downhill to Namche Bazaar, you will be walking on the same track as you did on your way up to Everest Base Camp.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
An easy walk down to Lukla for the final night’s stay in the Everest region, you will have time to explore Lukla and to relax before your flight the following morning.
Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu
Take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu where you can relax and reflect on your incredible experiences and achievements.
This evening, you will enjoy a final, farewell dinner with your guide and group members.
Cost: AUS $1,840 | US $1,330
Confirmed Dates for 2017 & 2018
Weekly, commencing January 30th.
- Pickups and drops from hotels and airport
- Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
- Breakfasts in Kathmandu. All meals during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Domestic transport
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), porters to carry luggage
- All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters