The Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the world and this is for a good reason! We have designed our Everest base camp trek with plenty of time for the necessary acclimatization; the route takes you to some of the prettiest Sherpa villages and to Namche bazaar which is the colourful and vibrant heart of Sherpa country. 

The mountain scenery is stunning with a range of the classic peaks visible along the trail including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kang Tega, Thamserku and Pumori. The high points of our itinerary is the climb to Kala Patar for the classic views of Everest and the hike from Gorakshep up the Khumbu glacier to Everest base camp.

Day 1. Arrive at Heathrow and depart

Day.2 Arrive Kathmandu, receive and transfer to Hotel.

Day 3. Fly to Lukla (2840m), trek to Phakding (2610m) - 4 to 5 hours walking. You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for the early morning flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. This is a truly spectacular beginning to the trek as you fly over the rolling foothills of Nepal with the huge Himalayan peaks visible to the north. On arrival we meet our Sherpa guides and then begin the trek following the Dudh Khosi valley to the village of Phakding. Overnight at Mountain Resort lodge.

Day 4. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m) - 5 to 6 hours walking. Today there is a long and steep climb up to the trading town of Namche Bazaar. Halfway up the hill we are rewarded with our first views of Everest and Lhotse. Namche is the largest town in the Khumbu and has superb views of Thamserku (6,648m), Kwangde (6,220m) and Khumbila (5,700m). Overnight at Jamling Guest House or similar.

Day 5. Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar Today we take a rest day to allow us to adapt to the gain in altitude. There is plenty to do in and around Namche, we can take a short walk above the town to get a view of Everest. There is also an interesting Sherpa Culture Museum which is well worth a visit. We will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you can either relax or visit the Bazaar. Overnight at the Guest House.

Day 6. Trek to Tengboche/Deboche (3867m) - 5 hours walking. Straight through Namche's town, join the main trail emerging onto a precipitous canyon wall above the Dudh Kosi. Continue to a junction in the trail then descend to the river, crossing the bridge at Phutenga, 2 hours from Namche. Ascend steeply up a forested ridge to a saddle, a little less than 2 hours away. Thyangboche's monastery lies here with its spectacular views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku & Tobuche. Overnight at Riverdell Lodge

Day 7. Trek to Dingboche (4350m) - 5 to 6 hours walking. After a descent to the Imja Khola, we cross the river and climb gradually to the village of Pangboche. We spend two nights at Dingboche to help with the acclimatisation process. This village is in a sheltered location above the Imja Khola and is warmer and less windy than the neighbouring village of Pheriche. Dingboche village View of Ama Dablam. Overnight at Snowland Lodge.

Day 8. Acclimatization day walk to Chukhung and back to Dingboche. Today we recommend you have walk to Chukhung towards Island Peak. This greatly helps your acclimatization by following the golden rule of “climbing high and sleeping low”. The views from this valley are superb with Ama Dablam and the massive wall of Nuptse and south face of Lhotse.

Day 9. Trek to Lobuche (4931m) - 5 hours walking. From Dingboche the trail contours above Pheriche and on towards the moraine of the Khumbu glacier and then across to Dughla. From Dughla the trail goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before turning left just past the climber and sherpa memorial. From here the route descends a little and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. Tawache and Nuptse are particularly spectacular from Lobuche, towering almost two kilometres directly above you! Pumori Bird of prey. Overnight atMother Earth Lodge

Day 10. Trek to Everest base camp and back to Gorakshep (5160m) - 8 to 9 hours walking. After an early start we follow the trail along the western side of the broad Khumbu valley. The conical peak of Pumori comes into view further along; it is on a lower ridge of this mountain that we will be going tomorrow for the Everest view point of Kala Pattar. The trail makes a short descent onto the sandy area at Gorakshep. It should take between 2 to 3 hours walking to get to Gorakshep from Lobuche. After a light lunch those in the group we would like to walk to Everest base camp will head off for the 6 hour return trek. The trail is mainly on rocky moraine before crossing over on to the glacier. There is a dramatic view of the infamous Khumbu icefall from the basecamp. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 11. Ascend Kala Patar (5545m) and return to Pheriche. 7 to 8 hours walk In the morning we climb up to the summit of Kala Patar, it is definitely worth it for the great views of Everest (you cannot see Everest from Base Camp) plus the other Himalayan giants of Pumori, Changtse, Nuptse and Lhotse. After walking up Kala Patar we return to the teahouse at Gorakshep for lunch. We then start our descent and return to the thicker air of Pheriche in the afternoon. Overnight at Himalayan Lodge. 

Day 12. Trek to Phortse village - 6 hours walking. Shortly after leaving Pheriche we cross a bridge over the Khumbu River and then rejoin the trail that we took to Dingboche on Day 8. Just before entering Pangboche village we take a different trail that contours high up the hillside and finally reaches the village of Phortse. From here there are superb views of Tengboche monastery with Mount Kangtega behind. 

Day 13. Trek to Monjo - 6 to 7 hours walking. On leaving Phortse we descend steeply through birch and rhododendron forest to the Dudhi Khosi. After crossing the river there is a steady walk up to the Mong La pass at 3,963m. From here we descend to Tashinga where we join the main Base Camp trail again. We retrace our steps back to Namche Bazaar and then down to Monjo village.

Day 14. Return to Lukla - 5 hours walking. From Monjo we carry on the descent of the Dudh Khosi valley through the villages of Phakding, Ghat and Cheplung. At Chaurikharka we start ascending the final hill of the trek to reach Lukla. Overnight at Numbur Lodge.

Day 15. Fly to Kathmandu. If the weather is fine in Lukla then we will get an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day you are free to relax in Kathmandu or to go shopping. In the evening dinner with halal meat organize by Nepal Sanctuary Treks.

Day 16. Free till departure transfer.

Day 17. Arrive back in the UK.

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