- duration 17 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Trek to the iconic Everest Base Camp with support from our experienced team of guides, crew and porters
- Climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for unrivalled views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and surrounding peaks
- Experience the breathtaking mountain flight to Lukla
- Immerse yourself in colourful Kathmandu
The classic trek through Sherpa villages to the base of Mount Everest and Kala Pattar. Our trek to the base of Mount Everest brings you the quintessential trekking experience. This carefully devised itinerary reflects our proven track record, with time for safe acclimatisation - the key to any successful trek in the Everest region. We ascend in true expedition style with our guides, crew and porters on our Everest Base Camp trek. Our trail leads through the famous villages of Namche and Khumjung as well as Thyangboche monastery that reflect the renowned Sherpa culture. We include ascents to Kala Pattar (5545m) from where you can see the classic climbing routes all the way to the summit of Mount Everest. A foray is also included to Everest Base Camp from where expeditions prepare to climb the world's highest peak. Be a thoughtful traveller via our initiatives such as 10 Pieces litter collection, porter welfare, Leave no Trace and by avoiding to burn wood. All nights are spent in our exclusive private eco campsites and hand picked eco lodges.
Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2 : Free day in Kathmandu or drive to Ramechap (approx 5 hours)
Day 3 : Fly Lukla (2800m). Trek to Ghat (2530m). Walk approx 2 hours
Day 4 : To Monjo (2850m). Walk approx 4-5 hours
Day 5 : To Namche (3440m). Walk approx 4-5 hours
Day 6 : To Kyangjuma (3550m) - Walk approx 3-4 hours
Day 7 : To Pangboche (3930m), walk approx 6-7 hours
Day 8 : To Dingboche (4360m), walk approx. 3-4 hours
Day 9 : Rest day in Dingboche
Day 10 : To Lobuche (4930m). Walk approx 6 hours
Day 11 : To Gorak Shep (5288m) & Base Camp (5360m). Walk approx 7-8 hours
Day 12 : Kala Pattar (5545m), & trek Dingboche (4330m), walk approx. 7-8 hours
Day 13 : To Kyangjuma (3550m). Walk approx 7 hours
Day 14 : To Monjo (2850m), walk approx. 5-6 hours
Day 15 : To Lukla (2800m). Walk approx 5-6 hours
Day 16 : Fly to Kathmandu or return via Ramechap
Day 17 : Trip concludes Kathmandu
- Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 17 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
- Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
- Accommodation on trek in a combination of our comfortable eco lodges and private eco campsites with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows
- 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners (including boiled drinking water on trekking days and all meals on trek valued at US$650)
- Return flights to/from Lukla included
- An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Lukla flight, total 20kg
- Use of a World Expeditions Trek Pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
- Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
- All park entrance fees and trekking permits
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
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- Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 02 April 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 April 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?
The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
- Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?