Everest Base Camp Trek

Breathtaking views await you at every turn

Lukla, Namche, Dingboche

18 days

£1265 per person

Trip Info

Overview

Get close to the world’s highest mountain, Everest, on the Nepal side of the Himalayas. If you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime then look no further, this Everest Base Camp trek is for you, reach the high mountains of the Everest region from Lukla airstrip and walk at your own pace through Sherpa villages where breathtaking views await you at every turn. We help you acclimatise before reaching the utterly amazing high altitude scenery.

"My trek was an unforgettable one, the breathtaking landscape of the Khumbu region and the care of my guide Dawa who did everything in his power to make my trip memorable." Ruth Zandstra, Netherlands

Day 1 - Dinner

Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel

Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner, a chance to taste Nepalese cuisine, or taste one of a range of other dishes if you prefer.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2 - Breakfast

Kathmandu

Morning: Enjoy a walk with your city guide from the hotel to Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is listed as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets dating back to the 12th and 18th centuries.

Afternoon: Visit Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine, located on the banks of the Bagmati River and visit Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world. Compare and contrast the different religions, see how they overlap and exist in harmony.

Evening: Meet your trekking guide for a briefing about your trek.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kathmandu | Lukla | Phakding

Morning: An early start for your 45 min flight to Lukla (2840m)

Afternoon: After lunch, start your trek with an afternoon’s walking to reach Phakding (2610m). At 3-4 hours in duration

Walking time: 3-4 hours

Lukla

Lukla

Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Phakding | Namche

Morning & Afternoon: Continues the trail up the Dudh Kosi Valley entering the Sagarmatha National Park. The route from here is steep and long but eventually you reach the Sherpa capital, Namche (3450m).

Walking time: 5-6 hours

Namche

Namche

Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namche

Morning & Afternoon: A rest day to acclimatise, take side trips to Thami or Khumjung and take it easy.

Walking time: 0 hours

Namche

Namche

Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namche | Tengboche

Morning & Afternoon: Your trail heads northeast on a reasonably flat path after the village of Phunki Thanga it is a steep long climb up the side of the hill to Tengboche (3867m) that provides a beautiful panorama of the Himalayas.

Walking time: 6-7 hours

Tengboche

Tengboche

Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tengboche | Dingboche

Morning & Afternoon: Your route descends through to the settlement of Pangboche (3860m). After this point, the trail is relatively easy, with a gentle climb towards Dingboche (4410m).

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Dingboche

Dingboche

Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dingboche

Morning & Afternoon: A rest day to acclimatise, recommended side trip to Chhukung (4730m).

Walking time: 0-5 hours

Dingboche

Dingboche

Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dingboche | Lobuche

Morning & Afternoon: Your route ascends on a gentle sloping trail to the settlement of Duglha. Enter the Khumbu valley and eventually reach the Lobuche (4930m).

Walking time: 5-6 hours

Lobuche

Lobuche

Day 10 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lobuche | Gorak Shep

Morning: An early start on your route over rough ground to Gorak Shep (5184m). Rest of the day free to acclimatise.

Walking time: 2-3 hours

Gorak Shep

Gorak Shep

Day 11 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Gorak Shep | Kala Patthar | Gorak Shep

Morning & Afternoon: Walk for an hour and a half to Kala Patthar (5545m), a small rocky peak, it’s a hard climb but well worth it because the views are magnificent. Return to Gorak Shep.

Walking time: 2-3 hours

Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar

Day 12 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Everest Base Camp

Morning & Afternoon: Your trail crosses a moraine wall and descends to the Khumbu glaciers, which you cross. Cairns mark the route to Everest Base Camp (5357m). Return to Gorak Shep.

Walking time: 5-6 hours

Gorak Shep

Gorak Shep

Day 13 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Gorak Shep | Pangboche

Morning & Afternoon: Decend to Pheriche, have lunch, walk to Pangboche (3985m).

Walking time: 6-7 hours

Pangboche

Pangboche

Day 14 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pangboche | Namche Bazaar

Morning & Afternoon: Your trail descends through Tengboche returning you to Namche Bazaar.

Walking time: 5-6 hours

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar

Day 15 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namche Bazaar | Lukla

Morning & Afternoon: Retrace your steps, cross the suspension bridge below Namche where you get your last chance to see Everest. Arrive at Lukla by mid-afternoon.

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Lukla

Lukla

Day 16 - Breakfast, Dinner

Lukla | Kathmandu

Morning: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 17 - Breakfast

Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

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Our Prices

Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.

  • 2 People: £1254 per person
  • 3 People: £1202 per person
  • 4 People: £1141 per person

Included in your holiday

  • All accommodation
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Experienced local mountain guide and porter
  • Insurance for mountain guide and porter
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • All transportation including Lukla flights
  • All Meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 support from our local representatives

Excluded from your holiday

Value for Money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with us again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras, fewer services or the quality may not be as good.

  • Day 1
    Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu
  • Day 3
    Kathmandu | Lukla | Phakding
  • Day 4
    Phakding | Namche
  • Day 5
    Namche
  • Day 6
    Namche | Tengboche
  • Day 7
    Tengboche | Dingboche
  • Day 8
    Dingboche
  • Day 9
    Dingboche | Lobuche
  • Day 10
    Lobuche | Gorak Shep
  • Day 11
    Gorak Shep | Kala Patthar | Gorak Shep
  • Day 12
    Everest Base Camp
  • Day 13
    Gorak Shep | Pangboche
  • Day 14
    Pangboche | Namche Bazaar
  • Day 15
    Namche Bazaar | Lukla
  • Day 16
    Lukla | Kathmandu
  • Day 17
    Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

It’s Good to Know

We have assembled a list of all the things about this itinerary that are good to know, those things that you could have gone on holiday, not knowing, but feel better that you did.

Time Zone: GMT +5hr 45min

Language: Nepali

Food Of Nepal

Nepalese Food Culture

Standards of Holiday Accommodation

Spring Cleaning on Everest

How To Load Your Pack For Your Himalayan Trekking Adventure

When to Go to Nepal

Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of  the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.

  • We can base your holiday to suit the dates you want to go.
  • We can offer some fixed date departures for customers wanting to join a group.
  • Some holidays must operate on certain dates if they contain time sensitive events like a course or a festival.
  • We can help solve the age-old problem of booking a holiday to get away from the crowds.

Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time to go is March, April, May, September, October.

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Spa Massage

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A full body massage, popular after trekking.

Village Homestay

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2-day add-on. Drive to a rural village stay overnight with local family.