The Everest Base Camp Trek
Price GBP 1,850
A classic trek to the ‘roof of the world’. Stunning scenery follows you all the way up the Khumbu Valley, through pine forests, over gorges and into the land of 8000 metre monsters. Follow in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing’s ground-breaking 1953 ascent of the largest mountain on the planet. Stay at cozy teahouses on the trail, with good rooms and food. You’ll also get to meet the wonderful Nepalese people and get a precious insight into their culture.
The Khumbu is the most famous region of Nepal and home of the hardy mountain people renowned in mountaineering – the Sherpas. Walk through the Sherpa lands to reach Everest Base Camp itself – scene of many triumphs and tragedies.
The highlight of the trek takes us to Kala Patthar (5545m), with incredible views of Everest and the surrounding peaks. You can look down over Base Camp and the route taken by keen climbers attempting the summit. As one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights these peaks can truly be called one of the natural wonders of the world – the perfect place for adventure.
“What an amazing trip! The scenery, the atmosphere and the sense of achievement is something I will never forget. It was tough but with such an amazing leader and support crew I was determined to reach the top – I honestly don’t think I would have made it with any other leader!”
Days: 18 (13 days of trekking)
Daily walking time: 4 to 8 hours
Grade: Moderate – hard
Max group size: 10
Who suits this trek: Anyone’s welcome on this trek, but you’ll need to be reasonably fit, just keep in mind that some of the walking days can be long. The most important thing you’ll need is a positive mental attitude!
Itinerary See Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 Arriving in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is the vibrant capital of Nepal, jam packed with temples, taxis and tea-stalls. See our city guide for more info: See Kathmandu Guide >
Day 2 Fly to Lukla
A short but spectacular flight over the mountains takes us to Lukla (2840m). Where we set off to Phakding
Day 3 Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is a Nepalese trading town and the capital of the Sherpa people. Here you will have a final opportunity to buy any missing items.
Day 4 Namche Bazaar to Khumjung
This short day will give your body an opportunity to adapt to the high altitude. The views of Everest, Lhotse are simply breathtaking.
Day 5 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Tengboche (3860m) is the religious centre for the whole of the Sherpa lands and home of the largest Buddhist monastery in Nepal.
Day 6 Tengboche to Pangboche
Optional trek to Amadablam base camp.
Day 7 Pangboche to Dingboche
Day 8 Acclimatisation day in Dingboche
Keen on some peak spotting? Spend the day relaxing or take a hike up Nangkar Tshang (5,916m) with great views of Island Peak and Mt Makalu, the world’s 5th highest mountain.
Day 9 Dinoche to Lobuche
Incredible views of Mt Tawache and Mt Cholatse. En route to the summer village of Lobuche (4910m), you will have the sobering experience of walking through Chukpilhara, with memorials to sherpas and climbers who lost their lives on Mount Everest.
Day 10 Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp then back to Gorak Shep
Prepare yourselves for a long day!! The morning will be spent taking a steady walk to Gorak Shep at 5160m. After a brief lunch we will proceed to Everest Base Camp at 5367m and after celebrations and photos we’ll be heading back to Gorak Shep for a well deserved rest.
Day 11 Gorak Shep to Lobuche
There is an optional trek up Kala Patthar hill, which provides the best view point of Mount Everest.
This is a long day, climbing to Everest Base Camp at 5367m, and then descending to Lobuche.
Day 12 Lobuche to Pangboche
On this day, you will have great views of Island Peak (6189m)
Day 13 Pangboche to Namche Bazzarr
Retracing our steps back down the valley
Day 14 Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Retracing our steps to the finish of the trek
Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 16 ½ day guided tour of Kathmandu
We’ll be offering an included half-day tour of Kathmandu, led by a local English speaking guide.
Day 17 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18 Return flight to the UK
The Fitways Adventures goal is to provide you with a stress & hassle free trip a cut above the rest. We go the extra mile to organize everything using quality sources so you can sit back and enjoy the trip. We don’t want to be one of the companies guiding trains of people up the mountain, so we limit our group size to 10, giving you a more personal service. We also include hidden trip costs in our prices so there aren’t any nasty surprises. Feedback from clients going on other trips concluded that they were frustrated at having to continually pay out additional money. Many companies don’t provide meals for example, and these can prove expensive at altitude. We have supplied an inclusive price so nothing can spoil your trip.
The only additional costs to you are your international flights, travel insurance and the visa required for entering Nepal (£25 for a 30 day visa – processed on entry)
- Local guides with good English and a good knowledge of local flora & fauna.
- First-aid qualified Western International Mountain Leader (most trekking companies don’t provide this)
- Porters to carry equipment – each person will have a 10kg weight allowance – our porters are professionally kitted out and fully insured.
- Oxygen – we take safety extremely seriously and as a precaution we carry a spare oxygen tank and mask for use in emergencies.
- Hyperbaric chamber – this is for use in emergencies and gives you peace of mind. These are extremely effective for dealing with cases of altitude-induced mountain sickness.
- Pick-up from Kathmandu airport
- 4 nights’ B&B accommodation in a smart, modern hotel in Kathmandu
- 14 nights’ food & accommodation in teahouses – these are basic but clean and you will usually be sharing a twin room
- All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Morning tea with breakfast, along with one or two tea breaks and snacks during the day.
- Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, including domestic taxes
- All Permits on the mountain
- Water (due to environmental considerations, we don’t buy bottled water on the hill, we purify our own)
- A half-day guided tour to see the spectacular sights of Kathmandu when you return from the trek.
- Up to 3 hot showers while on the mountain – subject to availability
What’s Not Included:
- International flights
- Arrival Visa in Nepal
- Travel Insurance – please ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for delays, repatriation and emergency rescue.
- Equipment – although we will assist you if you need buy/hire any items prior to the start of your trek (See our Kit List)
- Hot Water for bedtime bottles
- Any additional meals and drinks you may decide to purchase
- There is a single room supplement of £105 if you want your own room whilst in Kathmandu, as opposed to a twin/double.
Dates & Prices
Dates & Prices
|20 November, 2017 - 8 December, 2017||8|
|18 days in Nepal||£1,850|
Note – There needs to be a minimum of 6 people booked for this trip to run
Want to do it your way?
If you have a group size of 4 or more people, and have ideas for a different itinerary just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to discuss possibilities.
Don’t want to leave?
You book your flights so you can set the dates, if you want to extend your trip feel free.
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