Trekking Everest Base Camp
Trekking to Everest Base Camp has long been at the top of many people’s bucket lists, and now is the perfect time for you to help Nepal’s tourist industry get back on track. Join other Solo Travellers on this amazing 2-week adventure, trekking through the stunning Nepalese Himalayas. A flight from Kathmandu will offer magnificent views of the vast mountain range for where you are destined. Your adventure will start as soon as you land in Lukla, trekking through the mountains and valleys until you reach your goal; Everest Base Camp.
Price from: £999.00
08 Mar 2018 – 22 Mar 2018
Day 1 – Arrive Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, proceed to your hotel for check-in. After you have freshened up, you will be given a talk about the trek and given any help you might need organising your trekking gear. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 – Kathmandu / Lukla / Phakding
Today you will catch a very early flight (around 6.30am) to Lukla. If the weather is good, the views of the Himalayas from the small plane are amazing. After breakfast in Lukla (2810m) you will be given a short safety talk and be introduced to the porters and other staff. You will then get geared up and start the trek. Today’s walk will be fairly gentle, following the Dudh Kosi River approximately 3-hours to Phakding.
Day 3 – Phakding / Namche Bazaar
Today you will be trekking for roughly 6.5 hours. After breakfast at Phakding you will continue trekking along the river until you stop for lunch. After lunch it is a gentle walk until the final suspension bridge, at which point you will notice the altitude as you begin to climb. Today you will have your first glimpse of Mount Everest and this will be your last opportunity to check your equipment and hire any additional gear. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 4 – Namche Bazaar
Today is an acclimatisation day, so you will be staying in Namche Bazaar and visiting the local museum and surrounding village. The best way to acclimatise yourself is to take a strenuous walk up to a high altitude and then come back down and sleep. No matter how fit you are, altitude sickness can affect anyone, so make sure you chat to your doctor or travel nurse about possible affects before you leave. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5 – Namche Bazaar / Tengboche
Today you will be trekking for roughly 6 hours. Today’s trail offers stunning views of Everest, Lotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Thamserku mountains until you reach the holy ground of Tangboche with its wonderful monastery. The monastery opens at 3pm, inside you will find wall hangings, musical instruments and robes of Lamas, as well as a 20ft sculpture of Lord Buddha. Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 6 – Tengboche / Dingboche
Today you will be trekking for around 6 hours. From Tengboche, you will follow the valley, passing through the village of Pangboche, which has one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. From now on you are really in high altitude; barley is the only crop which grows up here. You will walk to the picturesque summer village of Dingboche, where you will overnight.
Day 7 – Dingboche
Today is another acclimatisation day. You will take a hike to Nagarstang Hill, climbing about 300m from Dingboche, and back before lunch and free time in the afternoon to rest. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 8 – Dingboche / Labuche
The trek to Labuche takes roughly 5 hours. Today you will have views of the Khumbu icefall and pass by frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. Overnight in Labuche.
Day 9 – Labuche / Everest Base Camp / Gorakshep
From Labuche you will start early and get to Gorakshep for an early lunch. Then you will head up to Everest Base Camp. After spending some time up here you will return to your lodge at Gorakshep (5180m). Here you have incredible views of the Himalayas. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 10 – Gorakshep / Kalapathar / Orsho
Today you will make the steady climb to the summit of Kalapathar (5550m). Most people who are fit and have acclimatised without any problems make this ascent. The views from Kalapathar are breathtaking – far better than the views from basecamp. After descending from the peak, continue the descent to Orsho (4100m). Overnight in Orsho.
Day 11 – Orsho / Namche Bazaar
Today you will descend through Imja Valley and a much greener landscape to reach Pangboche. Continue on to Phungithanga along a beautiful path, high above the Dudh Kosi river, eventually arriving back in Namche Bazaar where you will overnight. Today’s walking will be around 8 hours.
Day 12 – Namche Bazaar / Phakding
Today will start later than normal and you will have time to chill out and buy any souvenirs you might want. From Namche the path descends steeply down to the Dudh Kosi river which you will cross via a high bridge. Walking through Jorsale and Monjo, where the national park entrance is, you will reach Phakding. Today you will be walking for around 5 hours.
Day 13 – Phakding / Lukla
This morning you will be trekking to Lukla after breakfast which will take around 3 hours. You will spend your last night here with the group before flying back to Kathmandu in the morning.
Day 14 – Lukla / Kathmandu
Take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where you will have the day at your leisure for sightseeing, shopping, and mostly likely relaxing!
Day 15 – Depart Kathmandu
Today you will be transferred back to Tribhuvan Airport for international flights home.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TOUR
- Services of an experienced English speaking local guide
- 12 days trekking with guide and porters
- Accommodation in guest houses in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
- Domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla (including return)
- Everest Base Camp permits
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved for the Everest Base Camp trek on payment of a deposit of £150.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
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- The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
- Flights are not included in the cost of this trip and will need to be booked separately. Please do not book flights until we have given the go-ahead. Feel free to ask us if you need any help with booking.
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- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
Trip Type Trekking
Group Size Between 12-16
Physical Rating Tough
Currency Nepalese Rupees
Hosts An experienced local guide will be your main point of contact throughout this trip.
Clothing You will need comfortable trekking boots, waterproof jacket and trousers, thermals, hat and gloves, good quality socks to prevent blisters, and a separate change of clothes to be warn when you are not trekking. Try to pack light.
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse a minimum of 8 weeks before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations.
Single Supplement N/A
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Nepal before your departure date.