Everest Base Camp Trek
The seduction of a trek to Everest base camp has long been known to travellers, climbers and adventurers. Immersed in the peaceful world of Tibetan Buddhism, and framed by the majestic Himalayas, this Nepalese trek offers more than just a walking holiday; it is for many a pilgrimage to the bottom of the highest mountain in the world, in a remarkable country which will leave you with vivid memories of the people who live there.
The total distance covered throughout an Everest Base Camp trek is approximately 92km. Every day the trek starts after breakfast at about 8.30am and there are many opportunities to stop and take photos, or have a cup of tea. The pace is slow and the itinerary allows for acclimatisation and also rest days. At the start of the trek the distances are short but there are hills aplenty, and higher the distances increase but the gradient is more consistent and even.
Kathmandu is at an approximate altitude of 1400m and the flight to Lukla will take you up to a height of 2866m. With Everest Base Camp standing at 5360m and Kala Patthar at 5545m, the base camp trek gains a total of 2679 metres from Lukla and 4145 metres from Kathmandu.
The Everest base camp trek is a feasible goal for most fit hill walkers. The paths are well trodden, they are the highways and byways of the Sherpa people, so you find yourself passing through many villages and getting up close with the culture. The average group size is ten and you will have Sherpa guides and a team of porters to assist you all the way there. Accommodation is in lodges which provide a wide range of western and Nepalese food. Our programme allows you to choose freely from an a la carte menu.
From your first enquiry you will have experienced people to talk to in the UK office who will give you an honest appraisal of your holiday. This personal service and warm welcome will also await you in Kathmandu where Pasang Tendi Sherpa from Khari Khola runs AA Nepal. He speaks excellent English and will be on hand all the time. He understands that this is more than trekking holiday; this is often a spiritual experience, a pilgrimage to the foot of the highest mountain on earth.
For more information and booking please visit Adventure Alternative - Everest Base Camp Trek
Please note that the required number of participants is at a minumum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you have to be a group of 2 to book the trip.
17 days - Summary
Days 1 & 2: Arrival and prepetation in Kathmandu
Days 3 - 11: Fly to Lukla then trek up to Everest Base Camp
Days 12-15: Trek back down from Everest Base Camp
Days 16 - 17: Fly back down to Kathmandu & depart
For a more detailed itinerary please click here.
$1,800 or £1,395
24 March - 09 April 2019
14 - 30 April 2019
28 April - 14 May 2019
05- 21 May 2019
12 - 28 May 2018
22 September - 08 October 2018
06 - 22 October 2018
20 October - 05 November 2018
03 - 19 November 2018
02 - 18 September 2018
23 September - 09 October 2018
14 - 30 October 2018
04-20 November 2018
- International flight to Kathmandu
- Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
- Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water
- Trip insurance
- Additional Porters if packs are overweight. ~$15/kg
- Visa ($40 for 30 day visa)
- Airport departure tax for some tickets (~$25 paid in Nepalese rupees)
- Sightseeing Tours
- We also recommend offering a tip at the end of your trip to your guide and porters, as tips are not included in the package price.
- Airport transfers
- Internal flight to Lukla
- Accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights -twin/double rooms
- Accommodation in lodges/tea houses (twin rooms with beds and mattresses)
- Three meals per day during the trek, and hot drinks (e.g. tea, coffee, juices)
- Sagamartha National Park Fees
- Sherpa guides (English speaking, trained in first aid)
- Porters (max weight carried for you is 15kgs)