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Everest Base Camp Trek

Journey to Everest Base Camp, experience breathtaking Himalayan views, and immerse in Sherpa culture on this unforgettable bucket list trek.

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE

2990
10990

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with our Everest Base Camp trek, the ultimate adventure that offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the majesty of the Himalayas. At Summit Expeditions, we combine the experience of our pre-trip liaisons with the local knowledge of Nepal’s finest guides to ensure a safe, enriching, and successful trek to the base camp of the world’s highest peak. This trek isn't just about reaching a destination; it's about experiencing the vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and the indomitable spirit of the Himalayas.

 

This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is expertly crafted to create memories that will last forever. At Summit Expeditions, we take pride in our commitment to excellence, ensuring every aspect of your journey is meticulously planned and executed. Enhance your trek with an optional helicopter descent from Periche to Lukla, cutting out two days of trekking and offering a unique aerial perspective of the Himalayas.

 

Join us on our next Everest Base Camp trek and discover why Summit Expeditions is recognized as the top expedition company in the Himalayas. Whether you’re seeking to fulfill a bucket list dream or simply wish to experience the world from incredible heights, our trek offers a profound journey that goes beyond the ordinary.

TRIP ACTIVITY

Expedition

ACTIVITY RATING

Tough

SKILL RATING

No Experience

DURATION

15 Days

DESTINATION

Nepal

GROUP SIZE

12

Tour Highlights

Trek to the iconic base of the world's highest peak
Witness the stunning beauty of the Khumbu Icefall.
Explore vibrant Sherpa villages and ancient monasteries.

Itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu! Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll be warmly greeted by a representative from our team and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the local area, perhaps visiting nearby markets and restaurants, or simply relax and acclimate to the bustling city atmosphere.
Early in the morning, you’ll catch a flight to Lukla (2,860m) from either Kathmandu or Ramechaap. This short but spectacular flight provides a thrilling start to the trek, with stunning aerial views of the Himalayas. Once in Lukla, the trek begins with an easy walk through traditional Sherpa villages to Phakding (2,610m). The path follows the Dudh Kosi River, allowing gentle acclimatization. Spend your first night in the mountains at a comfortable teahouse in Phakding.
Today’s trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) takes you deeper into the Khumbu region. The route crosses multiple suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags and passes through beautiful pine forests. As you approach Namche, the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region, catch your first glimpses of Mt. Everest. Namche Bazaar is a bustling Sherpa town with plenty of options to shop, dine, and relax.
Spend the day in Namche for acclimatization. You might hike to the Everest View Hotel, offering panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Explore the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery to gain insights into the history and traditions of the local people. This day helps your body adjust to the altitude, increasing your comfort and safety for the days ahead.
Trek to Tengboche (3,870m), known for its iconic monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. The trail offers magnificent views of the Himalayan giants. Once at Tengboche, visit the monastery, where you may observe a Buddhist ceremony. The area is serene, with the monastery set against a backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest, and other peaks.
Continue the journey to Dingboche (4,360m), traversing through lush forests and alpine meadows. As you ascend, the vegetation thins and the landscape becomes more rugged. Dingboche, often called the ‘summer valley,’ offers stunning views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. This village serves as another acclimatization stop with opportunities for nearby hikes to aid in adjusting to altitude.
Take a second acclimatization day in Dingboche. You can engage in a short hike to Nangkartshang Peak or simply explore the village and its surroundings. The rest and additional altitude exposure are key to a successful summit push.
From Dingboche, ascend to Lobuche (4,940m). This part of the trek takes you past memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits and continues through stark and stunning rocky landscapes. Lobuche is situated beneath Lobuche East and West, with views towards Pumori and other Himalayan giants.
Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,164m), the final stop before Everest Base Camp. After settling in, continue to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Standing at the base of the world’s highest mountain provides a profound sense of achievement. Explore the area, visit the tents of various expeditions (during the climbing season), and enjoy the surreal environment of this famous site.
Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) for sunrise views over Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks, providing the best vantage point in the region. Later, descend to Pheriche (4,240m), a small village offering a quieter environment for recovery.
Begin your return journey by trekking back to Namche Bazaar. The descent is generally easier and faster, allowing more time to enjoy the scenery and reflect on the journey thus far.
Continue your descent to Lukla, marking the final night of your trek in the mountains. This evening, celebrate with your team and reflect on your incredible journey to Everest Base Camp.
This day is reserved as a buffer in case of bad weather, ensuring you have a safe and stress-free return flight to Kathmandu. If not needed, it can be used to explore Lukla or start your journey back early.
Dive into the rich history and culture of Kathmandu with guided tours to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the historic Durbar Square, where kings were once crowned, and explore the sacred Swayambhunath Stupa, famously known as the Monkey Temple, perched on a hill overlooking the city.
Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, concluding your adventure. Spend the day at leisure in Kathmandu, perhaps doing some last-minute shopping or enjoying a well-deserved rest at your hotel.

Tour Package Details

What’s Included?

Not Included

  • Summit Expeditions Team Liaison Pre-Trek
  • Experienced Sherpas
  • Support Team Including Personal Porters
  • Full Board Expedition with Three Meals Daily
  • Filtered Water and Hot Drinks during Meals
  • Comfortable Teahouse Accommodations Along the Trek
  • Transfers to/from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Regular Flight from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap
  • All Entrance Fees and Trekking Permits
  • First Aid Equipment for Mountain Emergencies
  • Comprehensive Pre-Trip Support
  • Training Advice to Prepare for the Trek

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  • International Airfare to Kathmandu Airport.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Purchase or rental of personal gear.
  • Tips for porters (budget $100).
  • Drinks and snacks not included in the package.
  • General spending money.
  • Optional Helicopter Descent from Periche to Lukla

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SKILL RATING

No Experience

Perfect for beginners, these trips require no prior experience in the specific activity. Whether it’s trekking, safaris, or cultural explorations, these adventures cater to those seeking a first-time, accessible introduction to the chosen activity. For example, a beginner-level trek might involve well-maintained trails with moderate elevation gain, ensuring participants with no prior trekking experience can comfortably enjoy the journey.

Basic Skills

Geared towards participants with a basic understanding of the chosen activity, these trips may involve moderate physical challenges or elements that benefit from some prior knowledge. For instance, a basic-level rock climbing expedition might include climbs with straightforward routes, where participants are expected to have a foundational grasp of climbing techniques. This level is designed for individuals who have dabbled in the activity or have some relevant skills.

Intermediate Expertise

Tailored for those with intermediate skills, these trips demand a more substantial level of expertise in the chosen activity. Whether it’s backcountry trekking, wildlife tracking, or kayaking, participants are expected to possess a solid understanding of the fundamentals. An example could be an intermediate-level mountaineering expedition that involves more challenging terrain, requiring participants to have experience with ice and snow conditions and advanced navigation skills.

Technical Proficiency

Reserved for seasoned adventurers with advanced skills, these trips involve highly technical aspects of the chosen activity. This might include technical climbing, advanced diving, or specialized wildlife tracking. For instance, a highly technical climbing expedition could require participants to navigate complex routes, use advanced gear, and possess a comprehensive understanding of the specific challenges associated with the climb. Participants at this level are expected to have a high degree of proficiency and experience in the activity.

TOUR OPERATOR

Summit Expeditions

Every aspect, from pre-booking to saying farewell at the airport after the trip, is managed by us. This ensures a seamless and high-quality adventure experience. Our dedicated team is with you every step of the way, providing support and guidance throughout your journey. We meticulously plan each detail to offer you a hassle-free and unforgettable adventure, tailored to your preferences and needs.

Collaboration

In collaboration with other respected entities, these tours offer a unique blend of expertise and local knowledge. You’ll benefit from the best of both worlds, with our team working closely alongside our partners to deliver exceptional adventures. Together, we ensure that every detail is taken care of, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. Our collaborative approach allows us to offer diverse and enriching adventures that showcase the best of each partner’s expertise and local insights.

Local Partner

We carefully select and collaborate with partners who share our commitment to excellence, ensuring that your experience is nothing short of exceptional. Our partners excel in providing outstanding trip management and logistics, maintaining our high standards of quality and service. While the tour is managed by our trusted local partners, we still provide the same incredible and 5-star support pre-trip. Rest assured, your adventure is in good hands from start to finish. 

Explorers Club

These exclusive tours are meticulously organized, managed, and operated by the dedicated Explorers Club team. With a focus on our members, these adventures guarantee a truly unique experience.

While local partners and specialists may be involved, it’s the Explorers Club that takes the lead in every aspect of the journey. Explore the world with fellow Club members and embark on extraordinary expeditions.

Collaboration

Our collaborative tours are a blend of expertise and passion. The Explorers partner with various entities, including other travel operators, local experts, community groups, and influencers, to bring you
joint adventures.

These tours offer a mix of Explorers Club members and non-members, uniting diverse perspectives for unforgettable experiences. Expect well-coordinated, shared journeys that combine the best of both worlds.

Local Partner

For trips that offer a deep dive into specific regions, our trusted local partners take the lead. These adventures are exclusively managed by our carefully selected local experts, renowned for their professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the area.

While the tour may include both Explorers Club members and non-members, you can trust that every aspect of the journey is handled by seasoned local professionals, ensuring an authentic and immersive experience.

Status

Guaranteed

This trip has met the minimum number of joiners and is guaranteed to go ahead.

CONTACT US

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Status

Standby

This trip is filling up but hasn’t met the minimum number of joiners to be guaranteed yet. Once you book your place, please ensure you purchase flexible flight tickets or wait for us to reach out informing you that your trip is now guaranteed. In the unlikely event that your trip is not guaranteed by 60 days prior to the trip start date, then it may be cancelled. You will be provided with the option to change dates or have your deposit refunded.