- duration 18 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 16+ yrs
- max group size 16
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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- Two nights camping at Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall
- Soak up the atmosphere at Base Camp as expedition parties prepare for their summit attempt Walk amidst other iconic peaks of the world's highest mountain range; Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam
- Visit the colourful hilltop monastery at Thyangboche
- Climb Kala Pattar for a magnificent view of Mount Everest
Taking us to the most iconic base camp of all, at the foot of the greatest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8848m), this is one of the world's classic treks. This special departure has the added excitement of camping at Base Camp itself for two nights; a magnificent setting at the foot of the Khumbu Ica Fall, at a time when it will be bustling with expedition parties preparing for their summit attempts. The journey to Base Camp passes through Sherpa country and allows time to acclimatise before reaching the spectacular high altitude scenery: the incredible monastery at Thyangboche, views of Ama Dablam, Everest and other mighty Himalayan peaks.
The tea-houses were basic in nature (as you would expect), but don't let that deter you as they are very comfortable with an extensive food and drinks menu. The locals are also very helpful and generous! Our group was managed by a leader and 3 other guides, so everyone was looked after.”
Day 1: Start Kathmandu.
Day 2: Short but spectacular flight to Lukla (2800m); trek to Phakding
Day 3: Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Namche Bazaar, with time to explore the
Day 4: Acclimatisation walk to Kunde and Khumjung; descend to Kyanjuma.
Day 5: Trek through the Sherpa heartland to the monastery at Thyangboche for superb
Day 6: Continue up the Khumbu Valley and then the Imja Valley to Dingboche.
Day 7: Spend the day at Dingboche for acclimatisation.
Day 8: Continue the ascent to Lobuje.
Day 9: Follow the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep.
Day 10: Continue along the lateral moraine to Everest Base Camp. Camp overnight.
Day 11: Explore the area around Everest Base Camp. Camp overnight.
Day 12: Long descent to Pheriche.
Day 13: Retrace our steps to Kyanjuma.
Day 14: Descend through Namche to Monzo.
Day 15: Continue to Lukla.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu to explore the city.
Day 18: End Kathmandu.
- Welcome drink at each overnight lodge3 nights standard hotels, 12 nights teahouses and 2 nights full-service camping
- All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners Morning bed-tea on trek
- All transport and listed activities
- Tour leader throughout, plus local staff (staff to client ratio of 1:4 on trek)Arrival and departure transfers
- Full porterage throughout trek
- Sleeping mattress whilst camping
- Exodus kitbag Trekking map (provided locally)Trekking permit and national park fees
- Any international flights to/from Kathmandu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Everest Base Camp Trek - Expedition Departures tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Everest Base Camp Trek - Expedition Departures tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 25 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Everest Base Camp Trek - Expedition Departures 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 Trek - Expedition Departures 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.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?
It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.
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.
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