HIKE IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNT EVEREST – THE WORLD’S HIGHEST PEAK
• Awarded by National Geographic Traveler as “50 Tours of a Lifetime” in 2013
• Rich Buddhist Culture
• Traditional Sherpa Villages
• Hike Kala Pattar (18,200 feet)
The Everest region is understandably one of the world’s most popular and spectacular hiking destinations. Our Everest Base Camp Trek trip begins with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to the 9,000-foot airstrip at Lukla. We then follow the traditional expedition route to the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu, the bustling market village of Namche Bazaar and onwards, alongside the raging Imja Khola River to the high valley below Mount Everest. En route to the world’s highest peak, we will visit many picturesque Sherpa villages.
Tengboche, the home of Nepal’s most famous monastery, is situated beneath the impressive backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam (Mother’s Charm). Our journey to Everest Base Camp takes us close up beneath the spectacular “Khumbu Icefall” which leads up to the South Col and was the route taken on the first ascent of Everest. We have also included the option of hiking to the top of Kala Pattar (18,188 feet), which will afford our hard effort with extraordinary views of Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse. This easy-paced, fully-supported trek allows us to enjoy an excellent introduction to trekking in Nepal and provide a unique insight into the ‘Land of the Sherpa’ and home to Mount Everest. A true Himalayan classic!
The Everest Base Camp Lodge Trek is part of our Classic Himalayan Trek Series. Our Classic Treks are led by an experienced, English-speaking Nepali guide and porter support crew. In addition to our fixed group dates, we are also able to arrange this trek starting on any day of the week during the months of March through May and September through December for groups of 1 to 12 people. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to group hotel.
Day 2: Fly Kathmandu / Lukla. Trek to Phakding. 3 hr trek.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 11,150 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 4: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche. 12,665 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche. 14,470 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 7: Rest day for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche. 16,110 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 9: Trek to Everest BC and return to Gorekshep.
Day 10: Hike up Kala Pattar and continue to Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek to Phortse Village. 6-7 hr trek.
Day 12: The Mon La to Monjo. 9,320 feet. 6-7 hour trek.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla. 9,200 feet. 5 hour trek.
Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 16: Transfer to airport for departure.