The Everest Base Camp trek is a classic trek to the base of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8,848 meter). Apart from Mount Everest, you will also get to see Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meter), Mt. Makalu (8,463 meter), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 meter), Mt. Pumori (7,161 meter), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 meter) and many other Himalayan giants. Moreover, you will get to visit several Sherpa villages along the amazing Everest Base Camp trail. Thus, besides taking you to the foot of the world's highest mountain, this trek also gives you a great insight into the local Buddhist culture and lets you experience the famous Nepalese hospitality firsthand, including meeting with the famous Sherpa people.
Walking in the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing will eventually bring you to Kala Patthar, possibly the best vantage point to appreciate the true magnitude of Mt Everest. February - May and September - December are the best seasons to go for the classic Everest Base Camp trek, but the trek is normally open all year.
The Everest Base Camp trek starts at Kathmandu in the early morning where we will fly to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. From Lukla, the trekking starts weaving through the beautiful verdant hills of the Khumbu region (also known as the Everest region). We walk along the Dudh Koshi River, all the way through terraced hills and small settlements of the renowned Sherpa people. Slowly, more and more majestic mountain peaks will emerge and the landscapes will become ever more rough and mountainous, eventually taking you to the foothills of the greatest peak in the world, the Mt. Everest.
If you can walk 6 hours a day, you can do this trek (including a couple of relaxation days with some walking for acclimatization). You can always add a porter which can be split between 2 people as a porter can carry up to 25 kgs.
We promise you a trekking adventure of a lifetime. Please see the itinerary for a day by day trekking programme.