Everest Base Camp

One of the Great Treks of the World

Overview

Trek to Everest Base Camp (17,600'), the climbers’ camp below the icy majesty of the world’s highest mountain. Our lodge-based trek (no camping!) includes special Exploration Days that add adventure as they help you acclimatize. Atop the trekkers’ peak of Kala Patar (18,365'), you’ll have epic views of Everest’s Southwest Face and the 10-mile-long Khumbu Glacier, and you’ll hike right to base camp, with the steep Khumbu Icefall as a spectacular backdrop. Our Trek Leaders were born in this celebrated region and our private cook staff keeps us well fed. This is the best way to experience the top of the world.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-5
Kathmandu / Lukla / Namche / Tengboche

From Kathmandu, we fly to Lukla (9,350'), the famous mountain airstrip and gateway to Everest. Our trails lead to the classic villages of Namche Bazaar, Khunde, and Khumjung, then up to the ridgetop site of Tengboche Monastery (12,650'), spiritual center of the Sherpa people.

Hotel Yak and Yeti
Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 1 (1 night), Days 16 to 17 (2 nights)
Sherpa Lodges, Khumbu
Khumbu, Nepal
Days 2 to 15 (14 nights)
Days 6-8
Pangboche / Island Peak Base Camp / Chukhung Valley

Our Exploration Days from the Sherpa village of Dingboche bring opportunities for incredible day hikes, including the panoramic vista point at Chukhung (15,584'), with its massive glaciers, and to Island Peak Base Camp (16,690') or the rocky peak of Chukhung Ri (17,772').

Sherpa Lodges, Khumbu
Khumbu, Nepal
Days 2 to 15 (14 nights)
Days 9-11
Lobuche / Everest Base Camp / Kala Patar

On our hike up Kala Patar (18,365'), we enjoy one of the best views you can get of Everest without climbing it! We also offer a hike on the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp itself.

Sherpa Lodges, Khumbu
Khumbu, Nepal
Days 2 to 15 (14 nights)
Days 12-18
Lukla / Kathmandu

Our descent brings us to Phortse, home of the Khumbu Climbing Center, of which WT is a proud supporter. Continue to Namche and down to Lukla, fly to Kathmandu on Day 16, depart on Day 18.

Sherpa Lodges, Khumbu
Khumbu, Nepal
Days 2 to 15 (14 nights)
Hotel Yak and Yeti
Kathmandu, Nepal
Days 16 to 17 (2 nights)

Highlights

Highlights

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

Details

Length: 18 days
Cost From: $5395  
Arrive: Kathmandu, Nepal
Depart: Kathmandu, Nepal
Lodging: 14 nights family-owned Sherpa lodges, 3 nights first-class hotel
Meals: All meals included except 2 lunches and 2 dinners as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

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

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