TREK TO THE BASE CAMPS OF NEPAL’S MOST FAMOUS PEAKS
- Lodge trek to the world’s tallest peak
- Traditional Nepalese villages
- Visit Ama Dablam & Everest Base Camp
- Hike to the top of Kala Pattar (18,188 feet)
- Experience rich Buddhist culture
The Everest region is understandably one of the world’s most popular and spectacular hiking destinations. Our Mount Everest and Ama Dablam Base Camp Lodge Trek trip begins with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to the 9,000-foot airstrip at the mountain village of Lukla. We then follow the traditional expedition route to the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu, the 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. We will also make the spectacular day hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp from Pangboche. 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 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953. We have also included the option of hiking to the top of the viewpoint peak of Kala Pattar (18,188 feet), which will afford our hard effort with extraordinary views of Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse and Pumori.
The Mount Everest & Ama Dablam Base Camp Lodge Trek is part of our Himalayan Classic Trek Series. In addition to the listed group dates, we are also able to arrange this trek beginning on any date during the months of late March through early June and September through December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Day 1: Welcome to Nepal and the Himalayas!
Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding Village. 8,700 feet. 3 hour hike.
Day 3: To Namche Bazaar. 11,283 feet. 5 to 6 hours of trekking.
Day 4: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: To Tengboche Village at 12,684 feet. 5 hours of trekking.
Day 6: Trek to Pangboche. 12,790 feet. 3 hours of trekking.
Day 7: Day hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp. 15,010 feet. 6 to 7 hour trek round trip.
Day 8: Trek to Dingboche. 14,432 feet. 3 to 4 hours of trekking.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche. 16,164 feet via Dugla. 5 hours of trekking.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (16,990 feet) and Everest Base Camp (17,515 feet). 7 to 8 hour trek.
Day 11: Trek to Kala Pattar (18,188 feet) and continue to Pheriche. 13,776 feet. 7 to 8 hour trek.
Day 12: Trek to Phortse Village via Upper Pangboche. 12,465 feet. 6 to 7 hour trek.
Day 13: Over the Mon La Pass to Monjo Village at 9,200 feet. 6 to 7 hours of trekking.
Day 14: Trek to Lukla. 9,184 feet. 5 hours of trekking.
Day 15: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu for independent activities. Hotel.
Day 17: Transfer to the airport for your return flight.