Everest Base Camp Trek
Nepal, Trek & Walk, 17 days - from £1,195 (land only) - from €1,435 (land only) - from $1,975 (land only)
- Traditional Everest trek, camping with a full Sherpa camp crew
- Trek in the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing
- Everest Basecamp and Kala Patar
- Fully inclusive holiday - all meals included
- Namche bazaar the hiking capital of the Khumbu
Within little more than a 2 week holiday, this is your chance to visit Everest Base Camp, trek to the exceptional viewpoint of Kala Patar and to experience the wonderful mountain scenery of the Khumbu valley in the style of the original Everest pioneers. Nowadays most trekkers to Base Camp use the tea houses and lodges which line the trail, but for those who wish to experience trekking to Everest Base Camp in the original style, we also offer a camping trek. Camping Nepal style is surprisingly comfortable and has the advantage of your own private space at night while still allowing full use of the facilities of the tea houses and lodges. On a camping trip you have your own cook crew to prepare meals and to wake you up with a morning bed tea! The 2 week trek starts with a memorable flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip at Lukla which provides access to an alpine world where the air is crystal clear and colourful prayer flags flutter from the rooftops. Following the famous 'Everest Trail' to Everest Basecamp, we trek to the prosperous village of Namche Bazaar and onwards, alongside the torrential Imja Khola, to the high valley below Everest. During the course of this excellent and relatively easy-paced trek, we visit many delightful Sherpa villages, including the stunningly located Thyangboche with its impressive backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam. Providing outrageous mountain views and a wonderful insight into the way of life of the hardy Sherpas, this is the perfect trip for those who want to experience something of the original spirit of trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Is this holiday for you?
Generally, the trekking conditions on this Nepal holiday are easy, following good paths and yak trails throughout. Additionally, as the Khumbu is Nepal's most popular trekking destination, the area is well supplied with teashops and lodges and the trails between these are well used and present easy walking conditions. This is the classic walk-in to Everest Base Camp and our 13 days of trekking allow us plenty of time to comfortably complete the itinerary. To ensure that everyone is in good shape on the steady ascent to Everest Base Camp, our revised itinerary now includes an acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar and 2 further acclimatisation days at Dingboche. This ascent presents no real difficulty and should be within the capabilities of fit and active hillwalkers. However, there are a couple of quite long trekking days and it should be noted that trekking at altitudes above 5000 metres is necessarily strenuous.