Everest Base Camp

NEXT ADVENTURE: Everest Base Camp: 1 – 19 April 2019
If it’s a “bucket list trekking adventure” you’re after, then the challenge of trekking to the world’s highest mountain needs to be high on your list!

Not only will you spend your days walking through the breathtaking Khumbu region of Nepal, but you will also be following in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest mountaineers and explorers!

We have two trekking seasons for Everest Base Camp – April/May and October/ November. April is a magical time to embark on the trek, as you will have the opportunity to join our Expeditions team for a few nights in Base Camp itself! October/ November is a quieter time on the trail and often has the best weather – so it’s entirely up to you as to which season suits you best!

Also bear in mind that on arrival at Everest Base Camp, you will have reached an altitude of 5360m above sea level. Responsible acclimatization is therefore one of our priorities on the trip and the reason why we include at least two full acclimatization days on the trip.

Skill Level
Our pace on the trail is slow and steady to conserve energy, allowing you to fully appreciate the spectacular scenery that changes with each day, and to give your body time to adjust to the change in altitude. As such, the trip is suitable for those with moderate levels of fitness. Two of the days include steep uphills, so those that include frequent stair climbing and long walks in their training before the trip will be able to cope beautifully.
Duration:
19 days door-to-door
Difficulty:
6
Co-ordinates:
28°0’26″N, 86°51’34″E
Location:
Nepal
Price:
From USD $2,995 to USD $3,295
Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Conservation/National Park fees and all Government taxes
  • All trekking permits
  • Four nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed-and-breakfast basis (twin beds sharing)
  • Half-day world heritage sites tour with a guide and private transport
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • Domestic airfares (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) and domestic airport taxes
  • All accommodation and meals whilst on trek
  • Hot drinks – tea, coffee, hot chocolate and boiled water
  • Western leader/facilitator
  • Nepali Leader
  • An experienced Sirdar/Head Sherpa
  • Assistant guides as required
  • Porters as required
  • Insurance for all Nepalese staff
  • General first aid kit
  • Tents and sleeping mats at Base Camp (if applicable)
  • Dining tent at Base Camp (if applicable)
  • Welcome dinner before the trek
  • Celebration Meal after the trek
Exclusions

 Exclusions

  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • Items of a personal nature – personal gear, telephone calls, laundry etc.
  • Travel and Medical Rescue Insurance
  • Staff/ guide gratuities
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, besides those mentioned above.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and mineral water
  • Personal medical expenses, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Any costs arising from flight cancellation/ delays, political disturbance or natural disasters.
Only after coming back home and letting a trip like this settle, does one actually realise what a life changing experience the trek to Everest Base Camp actually is. The mountains hold a very special space where one can completely let go and surrender to their majestic size, energy, power and stillness.

The team that lived by our side for the fourteen days that we were on the mountain was exceptional. The Nepali people are gentle and welcoming and do everything in their power to make their home, your home, away from home. I had the most incredible experience and trip of my life and I am already planning my next visit back to the mountains Lisa

JHB, SOUTH AFRICA

Well, it was challenging, but WOW! What an experience! To do this with my dad and brother, to get to EBC and share the experience with them, was truly gratifying Nella

Sydney, AUSTRALIA

An amazing experience, no under-statements. Scenery unimaginably beautiful, an experience worth a million bucks. Thanks Ronnie and Steve Luke

SYDNEY

It was like a pilgrimage, rather than a trek. Walking together to go pay respect to the big mountain. Loved every second. Derick

JHB, SOUTH AFRICA

I had the most superb trip to Everest Base Camp in November 2016. Every detail was taken care of, and nothing was too much trouble for Ronnie and his Adventures Global team. Never in a MILLION years did I think that I would ever attempt (and successfully complete) something like this – but I did, thanks to their pre-trip training advice and amazing support while on the trail! I now officially have the “trekking bug” and am already planning my next adventure! Highly recommended! Shelli

SOUTH AFRICA

A great start on a Himalayan journey that will make dreams meet reality. I’ll come back as soon as possible for new challenges and new dreams. Not sure if the next group will be as fantastic as ours, but if they are, what a ripper it will be. Per

SWEDEN

Itinerary Overview
Our first two days involve time spent exploring Kathmandu, including a trip to the famous Monkey Temple. We then head off to Lukla – an adventure in itself as we are flown in a twin-engine Otter over the Himalayan foothills. We begin trekking immediately, spending two days winding our way upwards and across a few suspension bridges until we reach Namche Bazaar.

There, we will spend a rest and acclimatization day while also exploring the many shops, vendors and local bakeries. Days 6 and 7 see us moving up to Tengboche and Dingboche for our second acclimatization day, before trekking to Lobuche (4930m) via a memorial site for climbers. Gorak Shep (5160m) is next, including a climb up Kala Pattar  (5545m) for the best views of Mt Everest! Day 11 sees us reach Base Camp – a magical and unforgettable moment – where we will either spend a few days with the expedition team, or begin the trek back down to Lukla.

Visas and vaccinations

Visas

Tourist entry visas can be obtained at Tribuvhan International Airport on your arrival in Kathmandu for US$ 25. You need 2 colour photos for your entry visa (bring 5 in total as you will need additional colour photos for trekking permits etc.)

Vaccinations

The following vaccinations are suggested:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria- Revaccination recommended every 10 years

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