Everest Base Camp is a rudimentary campsite on the south side of Mt. Everest. Located at the bottom of the spectacular Khumbu Icefall, at a whopping 5,364 metres / 17,598 feet above sea level, it is used by the vast majority of mountaineers attempting to summit the world’s highest peak. Everest Base Camp Trek is the ultimate adventure experience in the Himalaya; if you are healthy, reasonably fit, and have some trekking experience you can sign up for the three-week-long adventure which will bring you face-to-face with some of the highest peaks in the world. Our custom-tailored itinerary ensures proper acclimatization en route and takes you up to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204ft), the highest altitude one can reach during the trek which facilitates the majestic sighting of Mt. Everest.
Designed for those looking for a great adventure but without the inflexible rush of a large commercial trekking company, the Trexplorers’ Everest Base Camp Trek is an incredibly rewarding experience.
The moderately strenuous journey to the camp starts with a Trans-Himalayan flight to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft). This is a gateway to Mt. Everest and many other popular mountains of the region. From here, we will be taking you through numerous Sherpa villages along the trek. After a couple days’ hike we take a rest day in Namche Bazaar before continuing to Tengboche, Pangboche (oldest Sherpa village in the Khumbu) and Pheriche, before arriving at our terminus of Gorak Shep. Once there, we will spend several days enjoying the phenomenal scenery and engage in some unforgettable exploration.
In addition to the classic mountain experience, Himalayan Trexplorers’ relaxed itinerary allows you plenty of time to come face-to-face with local culture: you get to explore various villages and visit monasteries (such as the culturally and artistically rich Buddhist monastery in Tengboche, one of the most remote and highest-elevated monasteries in the world) and will have plentiful animal encounters with numerous species of Himalayan birds and mammals.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 2: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)
Day 4: Trek to Bengkar (2,709m/8,888ft), 4-5 hours walk
Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hours walk
Day 6: Acclimatization day at Namche
Day 7: Trek to Pangboche (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hours walk
Day 8: Acclimatization and rest day in Pangboche / optional hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Day 9: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 3-4 hours walk
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 11: Trek to Dugla (4,598m/15,090 ft), 3 hours walk
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 3-4 hours walk
Day 13: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) 3-4 hours walk
Day 14: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 6-7 hours round trip
Day 15: Hike to the summit of Kala Pathar (5550m/18,204ft), 5 hours round trip
Day 16: Trek to Pheriche, 6-7 hrs walk
Day 17: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12,684ft), 4-5 hours walk.
Day 18: Trek to Namche (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 19: Trek to Phakding (2,650m/8,700 ft), 4 hrs walk
Day 20: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 21: Flight back to Kathmandu
Note: Because of weather we could face the problem of domestic flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more. It doesn’t happen often, but it is possible, and we always recommend that you add extra nights in Kathmandu after your trek if possible. If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy some great sightseeing around the capital, spend time hunting for souvenirs, or pack in some adrenaline adventures such as white water rafting, kayaking, and other wildlife activities.
For a very detailed itinerary of the Himalayan Trexplorers’ Everest Base Camp Trek, complete with an outline of each day’s attractions, CLICK HERE.