One of the Great Treks of the World

Overview

Trek to Everest Base Camp, the renowned climbers’ camp below the icy majesty of Mt. Everest (29,035')! Our perfectly paced trek includes special Exploration Days along the way that add adventure as they help you acclimatize. Atop the hikers’ peak of Kala Patar (18,365'), you’ll have epic views of Everest’s Southwest Face and the Khumbu Glacier, the world’s highest glacier, and you’ll hike right to base camp at 17,600 feet, where the sheer Khumbu Icefall makes a spectacular backdrop. Our Trek Leaders, who were born in this celebrated region, bring us into the heart of Sherpa culture, and our private cook staff keeps us well fueled for the adventure. This is the way to experience the top of the world!

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-6
Kathmandu / Lukla / Namche / Tengboche

We visit the temples of Kathmandu, then fly to Lukla and hike through the Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar, Khunde, and Khumjung, enjoying spectacular Himalayan panoramas. Trails through rhododendron forests lead us to ridgetop Tengboche Monastery, spiritual center of the Sherpa people. Overnights are in Sherpa lodges.

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Days 7-11
Pangboche / Ama Dablam Base Camp / Chukhung Valley

Our special Exploration Days bring us from the lovely old village of Pangboche up to Ama Dablam Base Camp, with its soaring views of Ama Dablam (22,349'), and from the village of Dingboche (14,100') to the small settlement of Chukhung (15,584') and Island Peak Base Camp (16,690').

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Days 12-13
Kala Patar / Everest Base Camp

From the summit ridge of Kala Patar (18,365'), we enjoy uninterrupted views of the highest mountain on Earth and all the snowy Himalayan giants that surround it, plus the option to hike to Everest Base Camp.

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Days 14-20
Lukla / Kathmandu

Descending the Khumbu Valley, we enjoy the tranquility of Phortse, home of the Khumbu Climbing School for Sherpas, which Wilderness Travel supports. Continue to Namche and down to Lukla, fly to Kathmandu on Day 18, and depart on Day 20.

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Highlights

Highlights

Hike to famed Everest Base Camp, launching site of climbing expeditions
Exploration Days with fantastic hikes to Ama Dablam Base Camp and Chukhung Valley
Paced for maximum acclimatization and led by the Khumbu’s most experienced Sherpa Trek Leaders
Overnights in Sherpa lodges (no camping) and we have our own private cook crew!

Details

Length: 20 days
Cost From: $5295  
Arrive: Kathmandu, Nepal
Depart: Kathmandu, Nepal
Lodging: 4 nights first-class hotel, 15 nights family-owned Sherpa lodges
Meals: All meals included except 3 lunches and 3 dinners (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

15-day trek on moderate to steep trails, 4-8 hours a day, altitudes between 9,000-18,365 feet

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