Everest Basecamp Trek

A lodge-based trekking holiday and the full Everest experience

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Highlights

  • Trek to Everest Basecamp and Kala Patar
  • Includes a full day to explore Namche Bazaar
  • Enjoy some of the finest Himalaya mountain views
  • Variation return trek via Phortse and across the Mon La
  • While in Kathmandu, stay at the prestigious Yak & Yeti Hotel

This lodge-based trek follows the legendary 'Everest Trail' from the airstrip at Lukla. Within little more than 2 weeks, this is your chance to visit Everest Basecamp, trek to the exceptional viewpoint of Kala Patar and to experience the wonderful mountain scenery of the Khumbu. A memorable flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip at Lukla 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', 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 a first visit to Nepal and the Himalayas.

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Is this holiday for you?

Generally, the trekking conditions on this Nepal holiday are relatively 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. It should be noted however, that trekking at altitudes above 3000m makes greater demands on the body than walking at low elevations, and is of itself challenging even for fit hikers. Our itinerary is well staged to allow the best possible acclimatisation and includes extra days at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. You should be capable and comfortable with walking for 4 to 6 hours each day and for several days continuously. This classic walk-in to the south base camp of Everest should be within the capabilities of fit and active hikers.

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.
  • Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek mainly downhill following the river to Phakding.
  • Trek from Phakding to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3400m). Rest of day free to explore.
  • Rest and acclimatisation day in Namche. Optional hike to viewpoint of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.
  • Trek to Thyangboche (3860m) located on a ridge below the impressive north ridge of Kang Taiga.
  • Trek to the seasonal settlement of Dingboche (4410m) at the entrance to the Khumbu Valley.
  • Acclimatisation walk to Imja Valley with fantastic views towards Tibet. Return to Dingboche.
  • Trek via Dugla and then beside the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche (4910m).
  • Trek to the Yak pastures at Gorak Shep. (5140m) at the base of Kala Patar.
  • Trek to Everest Basecamp following the moraine and Khumbu Glacier itself. Return to Gorak Shep.
  • Early morning ascent of Kala Patar (5500m) for classic view of Everest. Descend to Pheriche (4270m).
  • Trek to Pangboche, where we visit the monastery. We take an alternative high trail to Phortse (3800m).
  • Trek via Mon La to join the main Everest trail to Namche Bazaar and continue to the village of Monjo.
  • We trek mostly downhill following the Dudh Kosi river, before the final short climb to Lukla.
  • Fly to Kathmandu and check into our comfortable hotel. Rest of day free for sightseeing or shopping.
  • Free day in Kathmandu for sightseeing, shopping or relaxing.
  • After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu Airport for the flight home.
2016
Sun 15 May - Tue 31 May Code EBL /08/16/ Adult$2,260 Status Departed
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  • This tour begins on Sun 20 Nov and departs on Tue 06 Dec
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  • This tour begins on Fri 23 Dec and departs on Sun 08 Jan
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  • This tour begins on Sun 15 Jan and departs on Tue 31 Jan
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  • This tour begins on Sun 05 Feb and departs on Tue 21 Feb
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  • This tour begins on Sun 26 Feb and departs on Tue 14 Mar
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  • This tour begins on Sun 16 Apr and departs on Tue 02 May
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  • This tour begins on Sun 14 May and departs on Tue 30 May
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  • This tour begins on Sun 01 Oct and departs on Tue 17 Oct
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  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /10/17/
  • This tour begins on Sun 08 Oct and departs on Tue 24 Oct
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /11/17/
  • This tour begins on Sun 15 Oct and departs on Tue 31 Oct
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  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • This tour begins on Sun 22 Oct and departs on Tue 07 Nov
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /13/17/
  • This tour begins on Sun 29 Oct and departs on Tue 14 Nov
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /14/17/
  • This tour begins on Sun 05 Nov and departs on Tue 21 Nov
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  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /15/17/
  • This tour begins on Sun 19 Nov and departs on Tue 05 Dec
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /16/17/
  • This tour begins on Sun 17 Dec and departs on Tue 02 Jan
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /01/18/
  • This tour begins on Sun 21 Jan and departs on Tue 06 Feb
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  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /02/18/
  • This tour begins on Sun 04 Feb and departs on Tue 20 Feb
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /03/18/
  • This tour begins on Sun 25 Feb and departs on Tue 13 Mar
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /04/18/
  • This tour begins on Sun 11 Mar and departs on Tue 27 Mar
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /05/18/
  • This tour begins on Sun 25 Mar and departs on Tue 10 Apr
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • Everest Basecamp Trek
  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /06/18/
  • This tour begins on Sun 01 Apr and departs on Tue 17 Apr
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /07/18/
  • This tour begins on Sun 15 Apr and departs on Tue 01 May
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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  • Everest Basecamp Trek
  • The departure reference for this tour is EBL /08/18/
  • This tour begins on Sun 13 May and departs on Tue 29 May
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $290 - Includes group nights in Kathmandu only (not available in lodges)
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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.

    Rendezvous at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided. KE Land Only package services begin with the evening meal.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals d

  • Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek mainly downhill following the river to Phakding.

    After breakfast, we take a bus to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 40 minute flight to Lukla. Landing on the narrow, sloping runway in the heart of the mountains is a very spectacular way to arrive. To assist with acclimatization, we allow 2 days for the walk up to Namche Bazaar and we start our trek with a downhill leg, from Lukla to Phakding beside the river. The altitude at this first stop is actually lower than Lukla at 2610 metres.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 400m

    • Distance 10km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 630m

    • Time 3 - 4 hrs walking

  • Trek from Phakding to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3400m). Rest of day free to explore.

    A very pleasant walk by the river through pine forest leads to a short climb to escape a narrow gorge section. We pass the entrance to the Khumbu National Park where details of our permits are recorded and then drop down again to the river that we cross on a suspension bridge. We continue up the wooded valley on a good trail and cross the river again before reaching a confluence of rivers one coming down from Thame and the other from the Khumbu. We make a final crossing here on a spectacular high suspension bridge and then begin an hour and half long ascent to Namche on a wide switch back trail. This is the sting in the tail of today’s otherwise gentle ascent, and one of the steepest of the trek. About an hour below Namche, we gain our first views of Everest. On arrival in Namche, we check into one of the town’s many lodges. Altitude at overnight accommodation is 3400 metres.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 1150m

    • Distance 10km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 400m

    • Time 6 hrs walking

  • Rest and acclimatisation day in Namche. Optional hike to viewpoint of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.

    Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. An ancient market place where goods from as far away as Tibet were and still are traded, Namche today boasts an abundance of lodges, cafes, bars and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatising to the new altitude before heading off towards Thyangboche. Options for acclimatisation walks include the one-hour walk up to the Everest Hotel above the village for the spectacular view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Meals bld

  • Trek to Thyangboche (3860m) located on a ridge below the impressive north ridge of Kang Taiga.

    A relatively easy day of trekking, although at this altitude it will still feel tough on the uphill section to Thyangboche at the end of the day. The trail today is spectacular in terms of scenery. The main trail out of Namche heads in a northwesterly direction climbing steeply out of the town to a ridge crest where a wonderful view of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam is revealed. Our trail now follows a contour high above the river with occasional short climbs as we cross a series of ridges. At the end of this contour trail is the tiny settlement of Kangjuma where various items of local art and craft, jewelry and even yak bells are laid out to entice passing trekkers to buy a souvenir of their visit. From Kangjuma the trail descends to a bridge across the Imja River at Phunki. Beyond the river, we climb a long ridge to Thyangboche (3860m) one of Nepal’s finest monasteries. We have the chance to look around the monastery and the visitor centre there. This is a popular place to overnight as it not only affords a good view of the Everest/Lhotse massif but is also the classic viewpoint for Ama Dablam. However, water is scarce here and the lodges are often crowded so we may opt to continue for a further 20 minutes, descending to a lodge beside the river at Deboche.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 985m

    • Distance 11km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 700m

    • Time 6 - 7 hrs walking

  • Trek to the seasonal settlement of Dingboche (4410m) at the entrance to the Khumbu Valley.

    3 hours trekking takes us to the village of Pangboche, where there is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu. An hour beyond Pangboche, there is a good lunch stop the small Sherpa hamlet of Shomare and then it is a further 3 hours walking, gaining height very gradually, to Dingboche (4410m) at the entrance to the Khumbu Valley. We overnight in one of the relaxing lodges in this picturesque Sherpa village.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 870m

    • Distance 12km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 420m

    • Time 6 hrs walking

  • Acclimatisation walk to Imja Valley with fantastic views towards Tibet. Return to Dingboche.

    In accordance with our careful program of acclimatisation we will spend two nights at this altitude before moving further up the Khumbu valley. We make a day hike into the upper Imja Valley, to Chukkung (4730m) below the tremendous 3,000 metre south face of Lhotse. In the afternoon having gained valuable acclimatisation and feasted on the impressive ice flutings and ridges which surround us, we retrace our steps to Dingboche. Our second night in the Dingboche lodge. There are fantastic views towards Tibet and of Island Peak and Ama Dablam.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 440m

    • Distance 10km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 440m

    • Time 5 hrs walking

  • Trek via Dugla and then beside the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche (4910m).

    The trek today follows the Khumbu Valley and climbs to the tiny settlement at Dugla where we may decide to take a break for a leisurely lunch. Shortly thereafter, we reach the memorial to those Sherpas who have died on Mount Everest. Here, the trail starts to level out, following the lateral moraine on the west side of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche (4910m) opposite the towering pyramids of Nuptse and Lhotse.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 640m

    • Distance 8km

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    • Meals bld

    • Time 5 - 6 hrs walking

  • Trek to the Yak pastures at Gorak Shep. (5140m) at the base of Kala Patar.

    Lobuche is the traditional start point for the final day’s trek all the way to Everest base camp. However, if the group is sufficiently acclimatised we will today trek up as far as Gorak Shep, which will make the following day’s trek to base camp much easier. We begin by following a trail through the ablation valley at the side of the Khumbu Glacier gaining height steadily. At this point the glacier is still hidden from us by the moraine, but as we climb to cross the rubble of a tributary glacier, we can see the great Khumbu Glacier stretching away down valley and also up towards the area of base camp. Beyond this tributary we reach an island of sparse grasses below the famous hill known as Kala Patar. This place is Gorak Shep, once a summer yak herding meadow in the middle of nowhere, this remote spot now boasts several of the highest lodges in Nepal. As to be expected at this altitude and in this remote spot, the lodges here are quite basic but they do have heated dining rooms and offer a degree of comfort. For those with energy to spare there will be time to make an afternoon ascent of Kala Patar to catch the sunset on Everest and, if the weather is kind, one of the most stunning alpine glow sunsets you will ever see. Altitude at Gorak Shep is 5140 metres.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 295m

    • Distance 5km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 70m

    • Time 3 - 4 hrs walking

  • Trek to Everest Basecamp following the moraine and Khumbu Glacier itself. Return to Gorak Shep.

    The big day. Above Gorak Shep, it is a steady trek to Everest Basecamp, walking at first on the moraine crest and finally on the Khumbu Glacier itself. We will spend an hour or so in this inspirational place, close beneath the stupendous Khumbu Icefall, before returning to at Gorak Shep.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 175m

    • Distance 7km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 175m

    • Time 5 - 6 hrs walking

  • Early morning ascent of Kala Patar (5500m) for classic view of Everest. Descend to Pheriche (4270m).

    Aiming to make the most of the usually fine morning weather, we have an early start for perhaps the highlight of our trip, the approximately 2-hour ascent of Kala Patar. At around 5500 metres, this is one of the finest viewpoints for Everest and the Khumbu Valley. Returning to Gorak Shep for some refreshment we then retrace our steps to Lobuche, before descending the Khumbu Valley to Pheriche where we overnight. There is a permanent clinic at Pheriche, set up by the Himalayan Rescue Association and staffed during the trekking season by Western doctors. Altitude at our overnight accommodation is 4270 metres.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 495m

    • Distance 16km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1395m

    • Time 7 - 8 hrs walking

  • Trek to Pangboche, where we visit the monastery. We take an alternative high trail to Phortse (3800m).

    Leaving Pheriche, we soon reach a bridge across the Khumbu River and a junction with our outbound trail below Dingboche. We pass through Pangboche as on the way up, but here we now take a trail, which contours the hillside high above the river, offering great views across to Thyangboche Monastery beneath the towering face of Kang Taiga. We overnight in the lesser visited village of Phortse at the mouth of the Gokyo Valley. Phortse is a particular treat, as we get as close a glimpse in to traditional village life in Nepal as any where in the Khumbu.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 440m

    • Distance 14km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1255m

    • Time 6 - 7 hrs walking

  • Trek via Mon La to join the main Everest trail to Namche Bazaar and continue to the village of Monjo.

    From the ridge-top perch of Phortse we make a long descent to the river in the lower part of the Gokyo Valley. We cross the river on a simple plank bridge and begin a steady climb on a switch-backing trail for 400 vertical metres up to the Mon La. From here we descend to rejoin the main Everest trail and continue to Namche Bazaar, which we reach after 4 or 5 hours. There will be time for sightseeing, souvenir buying and lunch, before we set off again for a further couple of hours easy hiking, mostly downhill to Monjo.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 650m

    • Distance 14km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1320m

    • Time 6 - 7 hrs walking

  • We trek mostly downhill following the Dudh Kosi river, before the final short climb to Lukla.

    From Monjo the trail descends the valley, which becomes more enclosed as we pass the villages of Phakding and Chopling, to reach Chaumrikharka. Here, we begin the final climb of the trip (the sting in the tail) with a 45 minute steady ascent up to the airstrip at Lukla. Arriving at the bustling town we check into a lodge and tonight we will no doubt celebrate the end of a great trek.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Ascent 665m

    • Distance 13km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 580m

    • Time 5 hrs walking

  • Fly to Kathmandu and check into our comfortable hotel. Rest of day free for sightseeing or shopping.

    We take the flight to Kathmandu, where we check in to our hotel. The rest of the day is free for sightseeing or shopping in the bazaar. This evening we will have another celebration dinner in one of Kathmandu’s popular restaurants.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals bld

  • Free day in Kathmandu for sightseeing, shopping or relaxing.

    This is an important contingency day in case of delays to the flights from Lukla. If we have experienced no delays this is an opportunity to explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu. There is an optional complimentary half-day guided tour of some of the city’s most important sites. The afternoon is free for further independent sightseeing or shopping in the colourful bazaars.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals bld

  • After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu Airport for the flight home.

    KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.

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Holiday Information

  • An experienced English speaking local leader
  • Kathmandu Airport transfers
  • Internal flights and all land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • All meals throughout the trip
  • Once on trek the group will be assisted by porters and a local guide
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visa
  • Tips for porters and other trek staff
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses - drinks etc

Typical meals provided in the lodges will include some Nepali dishes but also international cuisine from pizza and chips to apple pie. To ensure that the group can eat together, we order meals in advance and your trip leader will arrange a set menu for the group, which will alternate daily between local and international dishes. Breakfast will usually be porridge, eggs, bread and a hot drink, lunch will be a simple meal with a hot drink, and dinner will be 3 courses consisting of soup, main meal and a simple pudding. If you wish to order additional dishes and/or snacks, you should budget accordingly. Boiled drinking water will be provided at breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the lodges and tea-houses sell snacks, chocolate bars, soft drinks and beer. In Kathmandu we take our meals in the hotel and local restaurants.

All meals are included from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 17. While staying in Kathmandu meals will be taken in the hotel or at a local restaurant. On trek the group will take their meals at lodges. Normally this will be a set meal for the whole group. Boiled or purified water is available at all the lodges we stay at. Bottled water is also available to purchase (at additional cost) but we do not recommend this on grounds of environmental care.
All clients travelling to Kathmandu will be met at the airport by a KE representative who will arrange the transfer to the group hotel. Clients MUST provide the KE office with full details of their flights. Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.
While in Kathmandu the group will stay at the prestigious Yak & Yeti Hotel, situated in the heart of the city close to the former Royal Palace. Kathmandu's oldest and most famous hotel provides a touch of history combined with luxury and is an excellent place to relax pre and post trek. Whilst on trek there are 13 nights in lodges/tea houses. All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis (note that in some lodges only dormitory beds may be available). If you are travelling by yourself you will join other single clients of the same sex in twin or occasionally, triple rooms. It is not possible to arrange single accommodation in lodges. The Nepalese trekking lodges also known as 'tea-houses' are simple, friendly and atmospheric. As they are far from the nearest road is it not surprising that they are simple establishments as everything must be carried up by porters or animals. Mostly these lodges have heated dining areas which are often attractively decorated. Accommodation is basic in unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattress. You will need a sleeping bag. The lodges have shared washing and toilet facilities. Some lodges have solar powered showers (charged at $2 - $3 per shower) and battery charging facilities (also charged at a rate per hour). Staying at the lodges is a great way to meet fellow hikers and the locals. For the 3 nights in Kathmandu single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. Additional hotel nights in Kathmandu are also available. For Hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website. Hotels are subject to availability and prices may vary.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

Shortly after first light you should wake and start packing your kitbag and making preparations for the day. Coming down to the lodge dining room we will be served with a hot breakfast before setting off on the days trek. We will generally reach our lunch stop by mid-day after around 3 or 4 hours walking. Lunch taken at a teahouse along the route usually takes about an hour and is a great time for relaxing, reading and sitting in the sun. Porters usually catch up with the group during lunch and are well on their way to the evenings stop as we set off again. It is usual for the afternoons walk to be shorter than the morning session. After checking in to your room you may wish to relax with a cup of tea or a beer on the terrace of your lodge before taking dinner. This is a great time of day for reliving the events of the trek so far and for general socialising. By 9.00pm most trekkers will have retired to bed and by 10.pm the whole lodge will be asleep.

Access to the high and remote areas of the Himalaya where our treks start is often only possible using internal flights. The changeable nature of mountain weather makes flying conditions complex. In addition, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal does not operate to the same standards as those of western nations and all airlines in Nepal appear on the European Commission’s list of airlines that are banned from flying into EU member states. Flying in Nepal is an acknowledged risk, and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice provides further details which you can read on their website at: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/nepal/safety-and-security. KE is mindful of its duty of care to clients travelling with us in Nepal and we were stakeholders in an independent air audit of Nepal airlines undertaken by UK tour operators during 2015. KE uses only four airlines in Nepal which were approved by this audit as safe carriers. These airlines are: Yeti Airlines, Tara Air, Buddha Air and Simrik Airlines. In addition to this both Tara Air and Yeti Airlines have fulfilled the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) - a new global safety standard for commercial airlines operating smaller aircraft www.iata.org/whatwedo/safety/audit/issa/Pages/index.aspx. We continue to cooperate with other tour operators to monitor aviation safety in Nepal and will ensure we remain a stakeholder in any further air safety audits. While we have taken appropriate action to try to minimise the risks of flying in Nepal, you should be aware that flying in mountainous terrain is not without any risk.

Please note that poor weather can cause delays on internal flights. If at the start of your holiday internal flights are cancelled for the day, you will spend an extra night near the airport and this may be at a hotel other than the group hotel. On the majority of trips there is enough flexibility in the trekking itinerary to make up 1 or possibly 2 lost days, but alternative arrangements must be made if internal flights are cancelled for a subsequent day. For trips that end with an internal flight out of the mountains with no alternative road access, we have included 2 nights in Kathmandu as a contingency against delay. Helicopters can sometimes fly when the scheduled fixed wing aircraft cannot. If your group is offered the opportunity to use a chartered helicopter, either flying up from or back to Kathmandu, the cost will be shared between those choosing to take this option. In the extremely unlikely event that flight cancellations cause you to miss your homeward international flight, KE will render all assistance, but cannot be held liable for any extra costs incurred. We advise you to take out suitable insurance and to keep your receipts, as you may subsequently be able to make a claim.

The group will be led by an experienced English-speaking local leader, and on trek will have the services of porters to carry luggage and local Sherpa guides.

Approximately £250 - £300 (or equivalent in US dollars, Euros etc.) should be allowed for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, beer, soft drinks etc. It is not necessary to obtain local currency prior to departure. Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are equally acceptable for exchange in Nepal. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash, since you will exchange the majority of this on the day of your arrival in Kathmandu. If you prefer not to carry all of your spending money in cash, it is possible to withdraw money from ATMs in Kathmandu using your debit or credit card. During the trek it is possible to buy snacks, chocolate, soft drinks and beer on most days. Please be aware that since everything has to be carried up, these items become more expensive as you gain altitude.

Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Tips do not form part of the wages of your guides, porters and trek crew but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. Normally the tips are given at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Your trek leader will give you help and advice on this. Most groups will give the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the trip. As a guide, we recommend that each group member contributes around £50 - 60 (in rupees) to these tips. At the end of a trek many people also like to donate various items of their equipment to the porters and trek staff who work so hard to make the trip a success. Boots, gloves, hats, scarves and even socks (clean of course) are always warmly received by the porters. Technical clothing and equipment such as head-torches and trekking poles are highly prized by the Sherpa crews. If you think you would like to donate equipment at the end of your trip, your local trip leader will make arrangements for a fair distribution among the trek crew.

Your baggage on trek will be carried by porters or pack animals. The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking should be no more than 15kg (33 pounds). For all flights to and from STOL airstrips in Nepal, the maximum allowance for hold baggage AND hand baggage combined, is 15kg. It is essential you keep the total weight of your baggage within this limit. This weight allowance is normally strictly enforced and excess baggage will be charged. Please be aware that you will have to pay for this at check-in. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trek at the group hotel in Kathmandu.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

This holiday involves going to very high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be spending at least one night above 4000 metres and/or trekking to 5000 metres or above. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude. Unless you have previous experience of trekking above 4000 metres you should consult one of our trekking experts before embarking on this holiday. On this trip we carry a portable altitude chamber (PAC-bag) and/or bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs. For all flights to STOL airstrips in Nepal, the maximum allowance for hold baggage AND hand baggage combined, is 15 kg. It is essential you keep the total weight of your baggage within this limit. Paying for transportation of excess baggage is not normally an option on these flights. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trek at the group hotel.

You must bring the following items:

  • Hiking boots

  • Socks

  • Trekking trousers

  • Waterproof overtrousers

  • Underwear

  • Baselayer shirts

  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Sunhat

  • Warm hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Thermal gloves

  • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens

  • Headtorch and spare batteries

  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

  • Water bottles 1 Litre x2

  • Washbag and toiletries

  • Toilet paper (you can also buy this in the lodges if necessary)

  • Antibacterial handwash

  • Travel towel

  • Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

  • Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

  • Daypack 30 litres

  • Sleeping bag (comfort rated –20ºC)*

  • Warm jacket (down)*

  • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

The following items are optional:

  • Trekking poles

  • Trainers or similar for camp use

  • Spare laces

  • Shorts

  • Long johns (thermal underwear)

  • Gaiters

  • Sleeping bag liner

  • Scarf or buff

  • Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)

  • Ear plugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring)

  • Travel clothes

  • Camera

  • Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Notes

*Available for hire/rental through KE Adventure Travel

Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date. Please note all hire / rental equipment is issued in Kathmandu. Please remember to allow room in your trek bag for these items.

The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Therefore to avoid embarrassment on both sides we recommend that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women it is preferable to wear trousers or a long skirt.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

Transit via India

If you are travelling via India (Delhi or Calcutta) to your destination you may also require a visa for India. This may apply even if you are not leaving the airport unless your baggage has been checked all the way through to your destination. Generally, if you use the same carrier for both legs of your journey, you will not need an India Visa. Please download the detailed information document: Visa PDF India.

Visa Nepal

All nationalities require a visa. The visa fee is $25 for 15 days, $40 for 30 days, $100 for 90 days and is obtainable on arrival. Payment must be made in cash and USD, GBP or Euros are accepted. You will require 2 passport photos.

For all the regions of Nepal that we visit an additional permit is required. This is included in the holiday price and KE will apply for it, with your full passport details and 1 passport photo (sent by post or emailed). You must supply this to us at least 4 weeks prior to departure.

For the following holidays, in addition to the above, we will also require you to supply a copy of the information page of your passport (sent by post or emailed).

These trips are: Kanchenjunga (KAN), Mustang (MUS), Dolpo (DOL), Manaslu (MAN), Hidden Valleys of Naar and Phu (NAP), Naar to Mustang (NTM), Humla and Limi Circuit Trek (HUM), Naya Kanga and the Ganja La (NKG), Yala Peak and the Ganja La (YPGL), Tent Peak (TPK), Ramdung and Parchemo (RAM), Mera Peak, Island Peak and the Amphu Labsta (MIP), Island Peak Climber (IPC), Peaks and Passes on Nepal (MTR); Mera Peak Climb (MER); and Chulu Far East & the Tilicho La (CTL); Tabsar Peak and the Tsum Valley (TVC), Mukot Peak (MKP).

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

The unit of currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee.

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Although the trekking on this trip is not difficult or sustained, hiking at altitude is more demanding than similar terrain at lower elevations. We suggest that you adopt a weekly exercise regime leading up to your trip. Regular hiking in hill country is the best training but any regular exercise such as jogging, squash and swimming is also good for developing cardio vascular fitness and stamina. Before coming on the trip we recommend that you make time for some longer walks in hilly country. It is also a good idea to do some reading about the culture of Nepal and of the Sherpa people who live in the Everest region. There are many books on this subject and some are listed opposite.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: www.fco.gov.uk. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

October through to May is the best time for trekking in Nepal. These months outside of the summer monsoon season offer the best conditions for trekking. Pre-monsoon from March to May is the main climbing season for Everest and at this time there will be many expeditions at the base camp. This is also the time to see the colourful blooms of the rhododendron at lower elevations. The post-monsoon months usually offer the clearest skies and the most settled weather. You will encounter a wide range of daytime temperatures during your holiday. In October/November and April/May this will range from approximately 25C in Kathmandu to approximately 14C at 3000 metres, and approximately 3C at 5000m. From December to early April, temperatures will average around 5C lower than this but at any time of the year the real feel temperature in the middle of the day will be much warmer. At night in the rarefied air the temperatures plummet. You can expect to experience overnight temperatures below freezing once above approximately 4200m. (above 3000m from mid December) and at our highest overnight stops, outside temperatures may drop as low as minus 15C. Extended periods of rain or snow are very unlikely outside of the monsoon period but short-lived storms can and do occur.

  • Lonely Planet Guide to Nepal. Lonely Planet

  • Rough Guide to Nepal. Rough Guides

  • Trekking and Climbing in Nepal. Steve Razzetti

  • Everest: A Trekkers Guide. Kev Reynolds. Cicerone

  • Into Thin Air. Jon Krakauer

  • The Climb. Anatoli Boukreev

  • The Ascent of Everest. John Hunt & Edmund Hillary

  • Sherpas & Himalayan Mountaineering. Sherry Ortner

  • A History of Nepal. John Whelpton

  • Field Guide to Birds of the Himalayas. Bikram Grewal

  • Everest the Old Way. John Driskell

Everest Base Camp. 1: 50,000 Nepa / N.G. Maps

This map which is a collaboration between National Geographic and the long established Nepal publisher, Nepa Maps, is probably the best for this trek showing the trekking route in its entirety from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. Note: All clients will be given a free trekking map in Kathmandu before the start of their trek.

Extend Your Holiday

Extensions

When booking your holiday, you will be able to 'add an extension option'.

Once we have received your booking we will contact you to discuss additional services required for the extension and to take any additional deposit.

Chitwan Jungle Extension

The jungles of southern Nepal are an interesting counterpoint to trekking in the foothills or the high Himalaya. Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge provides a relaxing and comfortable base for a wildlife safari and cultural village experience. During two days of wildlife viewing in the Chitwan National Park 'buffer zone' - the interface area between visitors and the animals that live at Chitwan – you will be accompanied by expert guides on safaris by jeep by boat and on foot. 



Chitwan Jungle Extension

From $1110 per person

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Kathmandu Tour - Nagarkot and Bhaktapur

The Kathmandu Valley contains the cities of Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu itself, all of which were once independent kingdoms. An exploration of the valley’s historic and cultural sights is an excellent way to begin or end your adventure in Nepal. Highlights of this tour includes a very early drive up to Nagarkot on the Kathmandu Valley rim, the perfect place to watch a Himalayan sunrise. This is followed by a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur, renowned for its temples and traditional buildings. 

 

Kathmandu Tour - Nagarkot and Bhaktapur

From $135 per person

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Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge (join Kathmandu)

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge sets the standard for comfortable and luxurious mountain lodge accommodation with its relaxed atmosphere, tranquil setting, eco-tourism and conservation ethos. Located on a spectacular hilltop ridge, it has panoramic views of ‘Fishtail Mountain and Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. It has won several prestigious awards including the PATA Heritage and Culture Gold Award and the Conde Nast Traveler magazine Ecotourism Award.

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge (join Kathmandu)

From $950 per person

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Our holidays are generally organised to maximise the time spent on the activity you have chosen to come to Nepal for, with downtime in Kathmandu kept to a minimum. However if you have the time, it is well worth extending your stay in the capital both before and after your main holiday. Not only will this give a more relaxed feel to your holiday but the cities that make up the Kathmandu Valley are rich in ancient culture and architecture, while shopping for bargains in the maze-like bazaars is a memorable experience. We can arrange extra nights in Kathmandu staying in any of the hotels displayed.

The prices shown are a guideline only, as they are dependent on the time of year and room type. It is usually the lowest price which is displayed. Please contact us for a quote or simply request your additional nights hotel requirements on your booking form. Please note that all hotels are subject to availability.

Shangri La

From $119 per room per night Another of Kathmandu’s original ‘luxury’ hotels. While the sophistication of its amenities may be upstaged by Kathmandu’s more modern concrete and glass hotels, the Shangri La maintains an old world charm that cannot be beaten. Located in the diplomatic enclave of Lazimpat, away from the hustle and bustle yet just 10 minutes walk from tourist centre of Thamel, the hotel is set in a pleasant garden and facilities include a pool, tennis court and massage therapist. The hotel has a speciality Indian restaurant and a garden café serving international cuisine as well as a bar.

Yak & Yeti

From $152 per room per night

The Yak and Yeti, is a luxury 4/5-star hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. Modern day sophistication greets cultural heritage in the grounds of the 100-year-old Rana palace that the hotel is built around. Find refuge amongst its antique fountains, gilded temples and quiet gardens, just a few minutes’ walk from the shops and adventure of Durbar Marg. This iconic hotel has a shopping arcade, 2 swimming pools, a fitness centre, spa and all amenities. At the hotel’s centre is the meticulously restored, Lal Durbar, with 2 historic restaurants, a grand ballroom and casino. 

Dwarikas Hotel

From $279 per room per night Dwarika’s is a heritage hotel modelled on the grandeur of the palaces of the Newar Kings. Consisting of several buildings arranged around a quiet courtyard, the hotel incorporates many original 15th – 17th century features in its architecture from the lifetime collection of its founder. The rooms are in the same Newari style and lavishly luxurious in their appointments. Its location close to Pashupathinath and Bouddhanath is perfect for exploring this side of Kathmandu. There are 3 restaurants serving Nepali, Japanese and international cuisine, a bar, spa and fitness centre, and a swimming pool.

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