Everest Base Camp Trek

18 days - Departing Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp Trek


18 days - Departing Kathmandu
Level of Difficulty Demanding

* Private trips depart daily on request with a minimum of 2 people
  • Day 1:
    In Kathmandu
  • Day 2:
    Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3:
    Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 4:
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3340m)
  • Day 5:
    Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 6:
    Trek to Thyangboche (3860m)
  • Day 7:
    Trek to Ding Boche (4410m)
  • Day 8:
    Acclimatization day In Ding Boche
  • Day 9:
    Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
  • Day 10:
    To Everest Base camp (5360m) & Gorakshep. (Altitude 5181m)
  • Day 11:
    To Kala Pataar (5545m) & Pheriche. (Altitude 4240m/6hrs approx)
  • Day 12:
    To Tyangboche. (Altitude 3860m/4hrs approx)
  • Day 13:
    To Monjo. (Altitude 2700m/6hrs approx)
  • Day 14:
    To Lukla. (Altitude 2820m)
  • Day 15:
    Optional day in hand in Lukla
  • Day 16:
    Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 17:
    In Kathmandu.
  • Day 18:
    Depart Kathmandu.

About This Tour

What makes our Everest trek different?

- Daily departures - you choose when to trek
-Truly personal care & attention from your own - dedicated guides / porters
- 2 Staff minimum even for groups of 2 trekkers - for safety & flexibility of options
- Flexibility - your trek route can be adjusted to your ability & interests
- Sufficient acclimatization days - built in & more can be added to ensure success
- More emphasis on discovering the amazing Sherpa culture of the Solu Khumbu
- Option of side trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp for acclimatization
- Sunset over Everest from Kala Pattar at 5545m, option to add Gokyo Lakes

The world's most awe inspiring mountain trek? It has to be the trail to Everest base camp. Although Everest has received a lot of press in the last decade don't believe that this is still anything but an outstanding experience - the trek to base camp should still figure on any serious adventure travellers bucket list. Pick the right time of year outside the busy months of October and March and you can often have the trail to yourself, bar the ubiquitous porters of course!

Your first stop is the Kathmandu valley and ancient streets of Bhaktapur, a world heritage site. You have time to wander the narrow streets here and will be able to discover the beautiful temples, squares and stupas that have made this fascinating city a world heritage site. It's a great, chilled out introduction to the Kathmandu valley.

After exploring Kathmandu you take what is one of the most amazing flights on board a small plane to Lukla, gateway to the Solu Khumbu, from where your trek to Everest commences. The EBC trail follows the course of the Dudh Kosi, the "River of Milk", gradually climbing through forests of rhododendron and magnolia. It's the forested lower reaches of the trail that often come as such a pleasant surprise to people, trekking past waterfalls, raging rivers and verdant alpine scenery and wildlife.

There are rest days at Namche Bazaar - the cobble stoned, quaint Sherpa capital - which is a wonderful town in its own right but offers some beautiful side treks down quiet valleys. We also rest at Dingboche village for further acclimatisation (Dingboche sits below the famously distinct peak of Ama Dablam) to help you adjust to the increasing altitude. All the while as you are trekking, the peaks of the Himalaya will tower above you, providing truly outstanding views as you walk. We have allowed for upto two days acclimatisation here, there is the option of a side trip to the spectacular Ama Dablam base camp, in the shadow of one of the world's most beautiful mountains.

Approaching Base Camp and Kalar Patar the dramatic landscape around you changes as you continue to climb higher and higher. By the time you reach Lobuche, the temperature has dropped and you'll be walking among frozen rivers in an icy wilderness. From here you make the trek to base camp itself in its dramatic location at the foot of the world's highest peak. The next day it's on to the final highlight - Kalar Patar (5545m), with stunning views of Everest and the Khumbu Glacier cascading below. From here you descend to Lukla again, marvelling at what you have experienced and achieved, all the while with stunning views and fantastic scenery all around you!

Our base camp trek can depart any day within the trekking season with just two people, so you can have total flexibility with your plans. If you'd also like to change the itinerary and take in Gokyo lakes / Chola pass then this is easily arranged as well.
Best season: Feb - May, Sep - Nov
Hours per day walking: 5-6

We allow for two guides even with just two people trekking to give you maximum safety and flexibility.

Just call us and talk over your plans +61 3 5976 3763 or drop us a line in the enquiry box.

On group departures RAW Travel does not require single travellers to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. On all of our adventures we will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same sex and if we can not match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge . If you prefer not to share a room then just pay a single supplement to guarantee your own room.

The right people on the right trip
It's important that you select a trip that is suitable to your experience abilities and expectations. In order to help people assess whether a trip is the right one for you it's vital that you download and read our trip notes before booking. In the trip notes you'll find descriptions of the accommodation, food and difficulty rating for each trip.

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Jennifer Crowther - Yorkshire, UK
For anyone that thrives on physical challenges, then it doesn't get much better than Everest Base Camp. Surya was a legend! I trusted him completely to look after us. Nepal is beautiful, the Sherpas are amazing and I wish I could do it again and again!
Margaret Romeo
Margaret Romeo - Melbourne
"One of the most rewarding trips I have undertaken. Nepal is an absolutely beautiful country. The Nepalese are one of the most accommodating and respectful people I have ever come across. Thanks for another great experience!!!!"
Michelle Fountain
"So many highlights but my favourites: Yaks! Being with the kids in the village. Being adopted by the village women and made up like a Nepali girl. Teaching the classes. Getting to base camp. First ascent to 5,000m at Dingboche. Hackey sack with the monks at Tengboche. Soccer in the village and a 'We did it and we have clean clothes party' in Lukla".
Geoffrey Dunnett
Geoffrey Dunnett - Sydney
"The value adds and the personal service offered by you all were outstanding and I feel that I have walked away with new contacts and friends for life as opposed to just a business transaction.

Suman was brilliant from the point he picked me up at the airport, to assisting me shopping in Thamel, hanging out with me on a social level and on a more serious note being an absolute pro on the treks I went on and handling altitude, checking on me etc"


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Whats Included?

  • Return Air fares (KTM/ Lukla/ KTM)
  • Experienced Sherpa Guides
  • Guides / Porters to carry all personal equipment
  • Acclimatisation days
  • Porter's insurance
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu & site entry fees
  • All Meals during trek
  • Trekking permit & park entry fees
  • Transport to and from the airport
  • All Accommodation during the trek
  • 3 nights comfortable accommodation in Kathmandu (3 star hotel - or higher on request)
  • Donation to Sherpa memorial fund

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