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Everest Base Camp Treks

Arguably the world's most famous trek, Everest base camp treks are synonymous with Nepal and should be on the bucket list for anyone who loves walking in the great outdoors. 

Tracing the path of legendary climbers, the routes to Everest base camp ascend through lush rhododendron forests, quaint Sherpa villages and rugged terrain. The trek is not just a physical challenge, but a spiritual and emotional one, offering stunning views, camaraderie with fellow trekkers and a profound connection with the mountains.

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35 Years of Everest Base Camp Treks

For over 35 years we have been trekking into the heartland of the Himalayan mountaineering world. This time not only brings experience but also respect from the local community. Ultimately we draw on this extensive experience and respect to create the perfect collection of Everest Base Camp Treks, working with locals to provide the best experience for a sustainble trek.

Trekking Routes to Everest Basecamp

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We have three primary trekking route to Everest Base Camp.

Classic Route

Our Classic trekking route to Everest Base Camp has been carefully curated to increase the chances of you making it with extra acclimitisaiton days compared to the standard itineraries. If you're looking for a straightforward trek to Everest Base Camp then this is the ideal option for you.

EBC Via Gokyo Valley

Slightly extend your trek to Everest Base Camp and take on a bit more or a challenge as you take in the stunning Gokyo valley with its mesmerising blue lakes and perfect views across to Everest. Ideal for those looking for a little more of a challenge into a remote Himalayan valley.

EBC Via 3 Passes

For the toughest of trekkers, our 3 passes itinerary does as it says, taking you deep into the remoter Himalayas over 3 Himalayan passes over 5000 metres. This is one for those really looking for solitude in the mountains and the challenge of taking on these high mountain passes.

Don't let altitude stop you getting there

Altitude sickness is the great unknown, there's no way of training for it and it can strike everyone. After 40 years trekking to higher altitudes we really understand the importance of acclimatisation in reducing the symptoms of altitude sickness. For this reason we include more acclimatisation days than many other similar treks. This does make our treks to Everest Base Camp a day or two longer. However, it also increase your chances of making it to that fable gateway to Everest.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Alasdair

We sent Alasdair, from the KE Office, to take on the classic Everest Base Camp Trek. Like anybody embarking on this expedition, he had lots of questions. Luckily the office is filled with staff that have already done the trek to Everest Base Camp so could help answer all his questions. You can watch all his videos on the link below. But alternatively, if you have any questions then don't hesitate to call the office where we can pass you onto one of our Everest Base Camp experts.

Everest Base Camp Trek: Highlights and Tips

Before Alasdair flew out he spoke to a handful of the KE Staff who have done the Everest Base Camp trek before to get their highlights and tips before.

Watch the video to find out what to do when faced with a yak train and the importance of a simple bottle and buff.

Everest Base Camp Trek: Overview of Route and Options

There is more than one trekking route to Everest Base Camp. From the classic route to scaling three 5000 metre passes to base camp and taking on a 6000 metre mountain.

As well as the Everest Base Camp treks there are dozens of incredible routes all over Nepal. From the spiritual Annapurna Sanctuaries to Mera Peak and the Manasalu treks.

Vanessa, one of our experienced travel consultants and Nepal experts, takes us through the wonderful world of trekking holidays in Nepal to help you find that

Free Kit Hire Included on
Everest Base Camp Treks

You might know it's cold in the Himalayas, but did you know it can be below minus 20 degrees celsius?! That is seriously cold, on a par with the polar icecaps at times. Having the right clothing is critical, it will not just help you to keep you warm, but improve comfort and the enjoyability factor of the whole Everest Base Camp Trek.

However, we appreciate the massive additional costs for items you might use just once or twice on such a specialised adventure. So for our Everest Base Camp Treks we offer free hire of a thick warm down jacket as well as 4 season sleeping bags.

Highlights of Trekking to Everest Base Camp

5 reasons you should trek to Everest Base Camp


Spectacular mountain views

An Everest base camp trek offers unparalleled views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest itself. The sight of these majestic giants against the backdrop of the Himalayan landscape is awe-inspiring and unforgettable. As you ascend through the Khumbu region, each day reveals a new panorama of these majestic mountains, creating an ever-changing canvas of natural beauty that will stay with you forever.

Cultural immersion

Trekking to Everest base camp offers a unique opportunity for cultural immersion in the heart of the Himalayas. As you journey through Sherpa villages and ancient monasteries, you'll encounter the rich traditions and warm hospitality of the local Sherpa people. You can participate in traditional ceremonies, witness Buddhist rituals, and gain insights into their way of life. Sharing conversations, meals, and experiences with the Sherpa community fosters a deep appreciation for their culture.

Challenging adventure

The Everest Base Camp trek is renowned for its challenging adventure aspect. It tests your physical endurance and mental resilience as you navigate steep ascents, high altitudes and changing weather conditions. The thin air at higher elevations demands acclimatisation and determination. Yet, it's precisely this challenge that makes the journey so rewarding. Overcoming obstacles and pushing your limits is a testament to your strength and determination, leaving you with a profound sense of accomplishment. 

Local sherpas, guides and porters

On an Everest Base Camp trek you'll have the privilege of journeying alongside remarkable sherpas, porters and guides, who are renowned for their warm hospitality and exceptional mountaineering expertise. These locals, known as some of the world's friendliest people, will ensure your safety throughout the trip. As you trek towards Everest Base Camp, take the time to listen to their captivating stories and marvel at their extraordinary mountain skills. The shared experience with these incredible individuals will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on your journey.

Personal achievement

Completing an Everest base camp trek is a significant personal achievement. It requires physical stamina and mental determination to navigate challenging terrains and high altitudes. Standing at the iconic base camp of the world's highest peak is a moment of triumph and an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. 

Spectacular scenery

It goes without saying that the trek to Everest Base Camp is spectacular. Standing at the base of the Khumbu icefall surrounded by the highest mountains in the world is a moment that will stay with you for ever.

But, it’s not just that final moment. All along the trek you will be left in awe of the stunning views that greet you round every corner.

Learn about the Sherpas

We work with a team of dedicated local Sherpa’s. This is not just for responsible tourism, but they are so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the whole Everest area.

Because of this, along the Everest Base Camp Trek you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the Sherpa’s, visit Buddhist Monasteries and learn about all the local traditions that make this place so special

Colourful Suspension Bridges

Passaging you safely across the gorges, normally sedate suspension bridges are brought to life with colourful prayer flags for a safe passage deeper into the mountains.

At the midway point you can pause and take a look up the valley for beautiful open views of the mountains ahead along your trek to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp

There's no hiding it, the ultimate highlight of the Everest Base Camp trek has to be reaching this incredible spot where so many of the worlds greatest explorers have started their ascent of the tallest mountain on earth. The sense of elation is unfathomable, the hard work will all be worth it.

More Information About Everest Base Camp

The best times of year for an Everest Base Camp trek are March to May, or mid-September to November. These seasons don't have the massive snow dumps of winter, nor do they have the monsoonal rains of summer.

In the winter, the very high Himalayas actually sees little snowfall. However, along the lower Everest Base Camp trek route winter equals fresh dumps of snow and temperatures drop dramatically, making the trek moderately harder. That being said, a winter trek to Everest Base camp is an exciting experience, with options to trek to base camp on Christmas day!

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