School Trek - Everest Basecamp
Nepal, School Expeditions, 719 days - from £1,795 (land only) - from €2,515 (land only) - from $2,900 (land only)
- A challenging high-altitude trek for older students
- A community project day at a school in Kathmandu.
- Follow in the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing
- Close-up views of Everest
- Stay during the trek in comfortable Sherpa lodges
The Mount Everest National Park has been a popular destination for trekkers and climbers alike, since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950's. This classic School Adventure trek follows the Everest Trail from the famous airstrip at Lukla to Everest Basecamp, amongst the wonderful mountain scenery of the Khumbu. The high points of our trek are the sensational viewpoint of Kala Pattar and Everest Basecamp itself, beneath the spectacular Khumbu Icefall which leads up to the South Col. This was the route taken on the first ascent of Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Shepa Tenzing on their historic 1953 climb. En route to the base camp, we visit many delightful Sherpa villages, the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and the stunningly located Thyangboche, with its famous monastery and impressive backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam. With the opportunity to interact with local people and even participate in a worthwhile community project, this trek to the south side base camp of Everest is one of the finest school adventures on the planet. This tried and tested KE Schools itinerary can be adjusted to better fit the needs of your group - please call and speak to a KE School Groups Coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is this holiday for you?
Generally, the trekking conditions on this school adventure 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 and our 14 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 Basecamp, the itinerary includes an acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar and a further two acclimatisation days at Dingboche. We have also included 2 nights at Gorak Shep so the group can visit both Kala Patar and Everest Basecamp. The trek to Everest Base Camp is relatively straightforward and completed by thousands of people each year. However, it should be noted that trekking at altitudes above 4000 metres is necessarily strenuous. We recommend a minimum age of 16 years for this trip.