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Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Cost From:||$1075 see pricing|
|Lodging:||5 nights in sherpa lodges describe|
|Meals:||Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
|Activity:||Hiking / Trekking|
strenuous hiking at altitudes up to 18,365 feet
Visa RequirementsA visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting Nepal. You can obtain your visa on arrival ($25 and one passport photo required for a 15-day visa; $40 and one passport photo required for a 30-day visa.)
Our Trips using this Extension
Everest Private Journey
Choosing the Right Trip
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Our Mid-Trip Extension offers trekking all the way to Everest Base Camp (17,600') for views of the Khumbu Icefall and up to Kala Patar (18,365') for thrilling up-close views of the world’s highest mountain!
Everest Private Journey Itinerary
Dingboche / Exploration Day
Continuing along the main route to Everest, hike up the valley toward the massive wall of Nuptse and Lhotse to arrive at the spectacularly situated village of Dingboche (14,100'). The next day, there are numerous hiking options, including the classic day hike to the small settlement of Chukhung (15,584'), surrounded by a number of massive glaciers and moraine fields. Overnights at Sherpa lodges...BLD each day
Lobuche / Everest Base Camp
Enjoying views of the north face of Cholatse (21,125'), ascend steeply up the Khumbu Glacier’s terminal and lateral moraines to the yak grazing pastures at Lobuche (16,200'). After hiking to Gorak Shep, you can take an optional hike to Everest Base Camp (17,600'), which offers an incredible view of the Khumbu Icefall. Overnights at Sherpa lodges...BLD each day
Kala Patar / Lobuche
Today is the much-anticipated ascent of Kala Patar (18,365')—“Black Rock”—the highest point of the trek. This is the classic close-up view of Everest, a magnificent vista taking in its entire South Face and most of the West Ridge. Kala Patar offers the best view you’ll get of Everest without climbing it! Trek back to Lobuche for overnight in a Sherpa lodge...BLD
A long hike down the Imja Khola brings you to Pangboche (12,660'), with its 300-year-old gompa, the oldest in the Khumbu. Overnight in a Sherpa lodge...BLD
Continue Everest Private Journey Itinerary
Days 14-19 follow the remainder of the Regular Itinerary (Days 9-17), starting with a hike to Tengboche on Day 14. Return to Kathmandu on Day 17, explore the city on Day 18, and depart on Day 19 (or join one of our post-trip extensions).
$1075 per person
All costs subject to changemore on pricing
Extension Cost Includes:Services of a Sherpa guide, porters, and cook staff on trek, accommodations in Sherpa lodges in the Everest region, meals as noted, trekking permits and national park fees.
Extension Cost Does Not Include:International airfare, internal flights, airport departure taxes, additional costs over and above the cost of the scheduled Twin Otter Lukla/Kathmandu flight if alternative transportation (such as a chartered helicopter) is necessitated by flight delays, hotels en route to or from Kathmandu, transfers for independent arrival or departure, any meals not specified after each itinerary day, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff, additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by airline schedule changes or other factors, pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations (if any), travel insurance, or passports and visas; and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.). Tipping the trek crew is customary but entirely at your discretion.
Everest Trek Lodges
Khumbu Region, Nepal
These rustic but comfortable trekkers’ lodges are owned by the local Sherpa families of the Khumbu, and are a wonderful way to experience Sherpa hospitality. At night you’ll have a private room and enjoy delicious meals prepared by our cook staff. Most of the lodges feature private bathrooms (some have shared bathrooms).
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.