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Everest Base Camp Trek

DURATION

18 days

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel, Camping & Lodges

Trip Difficulty
DIFFICULTY
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Long strenuous trekking days at high altitude

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LOCATION

Asia, Nepal

MEETING POINT

London or Kathmandu Airport

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Is an Everest Base Camp trek on your Bucket List?

Is your soul yearning for the immense power and adventure that lie beneath these three short, sweet syllables? 

Everest Base Camp.

Wedged between the Himalayas and the steamy jungles of the Indian plains, Nepal is nirvana for mountain lovers. But Everest is more than just a mountain. And the trail to Base Camp Everest more than just a trek. 

You’ll walk among giants and test your limits on this journey on this two-week journey to the top of the world. You’ll revel in the rugged power and majesty of the highest mountain on earth. And you’ll discover just how strong you really are as you climb through the breathtakingly beautiful Himalayas to Everest Base Camp.

If your dreams consist of Sherpas, snow, yaks and yetis, a trek to Everest Base Camp is a journey you need to take. (But less of the yetis, please.)

 

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What's Included In Our Everest Base Camp Trek

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group Max 16 Travellers Per Group

3* Hotels & Teahouses (Twin Share) 3* Hotels & Teahouses (Twin Share)

Private Transport & 2 Domestic Flights (Internal Transport) Private Transport & 2 Domestic Flights (Internal Transport)

16 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches & 12 Dinners 16 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches & 12 Dinners

Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: FLY TO KATHMANDU

    FLY TO KATHMANDU You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out as a group for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Nepal soon! If you have transfers with us we will take you to the hotel. For those making their own way, we will see you in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2: ARRIVE IN NEPAL

    ARRIVE IN NEPAL After landing we are transferred to our accommodation - Taleju Boutique Hotel. There is time to freshen up before the trip briefing, after which there is free time to explore the local area or relax. Special Information: Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm.

  • Day 3: TRANSFER TO RAMECHHAP

    TRANSFER TO RAMECHHAP In the morning, after breakfast, there will be a thorough pre-trek briefing by your trek leader to sort out any last-minute queries. We leave the hotel at 1 pm and take the winding road to Ramechhap.

  • Day 4: FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO PHAKDING

    FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO PHAKDING After flying to Lukla we will start the trek, setting off for a gentle walk to Phakding, 3 hours to the North. The trail leads through Lukla, past hotels and shops, to the edge of the Lukla plateau where the trail drops to meet the intersection of the Jiri trail at Chablung. From here the trail follows the Dudh Kosi north through the village of Ghat and then finally to Phakding for the overnight stay. Trekking Distance: 8.2km (approx. 3 hours of trekking)

  • Day 5: TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440 M)

    TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440 M) The trail heads beside the Dudh Kosi, and continues upstream along its banks to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi rivers. After crossing the large suspension bridge, the trail starts ascending through pine forests to reach the distinctive horse-shoe-shaped bowl village of Namche Bazaar where we will stay overnight. Trekking Distance: 10.9km (approx. 7 hours of trekking)

  • Day 6: ACCLIMATISATION DAY AT NAMCHE

    ACCLIMATISATION DAY AT NAMCHE Today will be a rest day for acclimatisation. Namche is famous for its market, so offers some brilliant opportunities to discover the local produce and culture. If you rise early, those who go for a climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning dawn and sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Trekking Distance: 5.4km (approx. 3 hours of trekking)

  • Day 7: TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3850M)

    TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3850M) Today we will steadily descend to the Imja River. We will then climb steadily for about 2 hours to Tengboche Monastery, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Trekking Distance: 9.6km (approx. 5 hours of trekking)

  • Day 8: TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4350M)

    TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4350M) Today we will trek up the Imja River valley to Pangboche, where we will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery. After lunch, the trek will continue to the village of Dingboche. Trekking Distance: 11km (approx. 6 hours of trekking)

  • Day 9: ACCLIMATISATION DAY AT DINGBOCHE

    ACCLIMATISATION DAY AT DINGBOCHE Today is another rest and acclimatisation day at Dingboche. We will take a short acclimatisation hike up to Chukung (4730m) to a few scattered stone huts that make up the settlement. Along the way, you can enjoy spectacular views of Ama Dablam and the impressive walls of the Nuptse ridge. Trekking Distance: 4.5km (approx. 5 hours of trekking)

  • Day 10: TREK TO LOBUCHE (4930M)

    TREK TO LOBUCHE (4930M) The aim today is to trek around the base of the Khumbu glacier and have a light lunch at Dhugla, before a steep climb to Lobuche village. Trekking Distance: 7.9km (approx. 5 hours of trekking)

  • Day 11: TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (4930M)

    TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (4930M) Today we trek to Everest Base Camp. Once we reach Base Camp there is time to soak up the atmosphere of this iconic mountaineering destination. Take lots of photos, before we head back to Gorak Shep for the evening. Trekking Distance: 11.7km (approx. 7 hours of trekking)

  • Day 12: KALA PATTHAR & PANGBOCHE

    KALA PATTHAR & PANGBOCHE For those who want to climb Kala Patthar this morning is the time to do it. With an early start, you walk up the hill to Kala Patthar to see the sunrise. You then return to the tea house for breakfast before making the trek back down the trail to Pangboche. Trekking Distance: 10km (approx. 6 hours of trekking)

  • Day 13: TREK FROM PANGBOCHE TO KHUMJUNG (3790M)

    TREK FROM PANGBOCHE TO KHUMJUNG (3790M) Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m). Trekking Distance: 8.9km (approx. 5 hours of trekking)

  • Day 14: KHUMJUNG TO MONJO

    KHUMJUNG TO MONJO Today we say goodbye to our views of Everest; we take the short walk to Namche Bazaar where we will stop for lunch & cake and some last-minute shopping! We will then head on to Monjo for the night. Trekking Distance: 11.7km (approx. 6 hours of trekking)

  • Day 15: TREK FROM MONJO TO LUKLA (2800M)

    TREK FROM MONJO TO LUKLA (2800M) Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m). Trekking Distance: 13km (approx. 5 hours of trekking)

  • Day 16: FLY FROM LUKLA TO RAMECHHAP & TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU

    FLY FROM LUKLA TO RAMECHHAP & TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU After an early breakfast at the lodge, we fly to Ramechhap and transfer to Kathmandu to arrive at our hotel.

  • Day 17: EXPLORING KATHMANDU

    EXPLORING KATHMANDU Today is a free day to explore Kathmandu at your leisure.

  • Day 18: RETURN FLIGHT TO UK

    RETURN FLIGHT TO UK This marks the end of our Nepali adventure...alternatively, you could continue your adventure with a 3-day add-on to Chitwan National Park!

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Everest Base Camp Trek Dates & Availability

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Bucketlister trips are our standard for all our incredible trips. When you book a Bucketlister trip we will organise everything for you from the first to the last location on your adventure and you’ll have a local guide with you every step of the way. All you’ll need to organise is your own flights and transfers. (Additional Options for Land Only Transfers)

Our Bucket Lister+ Trips

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for an Everest Base Camp Trek
  • How Hard is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    The walking on the Everest Base Camp trek itself is not difficult day to day, you are always walking on good paths. People struggle because you are walking 12 days back to back.

    The distances each day on the way to Everest Base Camp will range between 8km and 13km of trekking per day. This is achievable by anyone with good fitness ability, but the altitude and the back-to-back walking days are what make it harder. With some proper training before you head out on this trip, it is fully achievable by everyone!

    Check out our article on ‘Do I need to train for Everest Base Camp?


    Click here for more information on the difficulty of Everest Base Camp
  • How Long is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    The standard Everest Base Camp Trek takes 12 days and covers 130km of trekking there and back. It takes 8 days to trek to Everest Base Camp and 4 days to get back to Lukla.

    Within those 12 days it also allows for 2 days of acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche.


  • How much does a Everest Base Camp Trek Cost?

    There are lots of factors when thinking about the cost of an Everest Base Trek. You can do the trek yourself with no guides or porters. You will then book your internal flights to Lukla & pay for your permits, tea houses and food as you go. The other option is to book a trip like ours to Everest Base Camp where everything is already included.

    The first option will obviously be cheaper, but when you look at all the costs I think you will be surprised how small the difference is.


    Click here to read our article on the breakdown of all costs involved.
  • When is the best time to Trek to Everest Base Camp?

    The best time to Trek to Everest Base Camp is either March-May or late September to November. These are the main trekking seasons for the Khumbu region. June to September is the Monsoon season in Nepal and these times are best avoided.


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  • Do I need a visa for Everest Base Camp?

    Yes, you do need a Visa for Everest Base Camp. You can get a Nepal visa online up to 15 days in advance of your arrival. You can also queue up to get a tourist visa on arrival, but payment must be made in cash, with US dollars being the preferred currency. Applying in advance can reduce the time it takes you to pass through immigration. Visas are available for several lengths of stay at various costs.


    Click here for more information on Visas for Nepal
  • What Kit do I need for an Everest Base Camp Trek?

    If you are already a hiker or a trekker in the UK then you will probably have most of the equipment you need for an Everest Base Camp Trek. There is no specialist equipment required for an Everest Base Camp Trek.

    The majority of your equipment will be carried in your duffle bag by the porters. You will also be staying in Tea Houses each night so you will only require a sleeping bag so no camping equipment is required.


    Click here for the EBC Kit List
  • What's the minimum age requirement for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Whilst there isn’t an exact minimum age requirement, we tend to only recommend doing Everest Base Camp if you are above the age of 13.

    This is with the understanding that anyone under the age of 18 is accompanied at all times throughout the trip by a suitable adult (parent/guardian).


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