Day 1: Fly from Heathrow Airport.
Day 2: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 4: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding.
Day 5: Climbing to Namche Bazaar, ascending slowly on the route to Everest Base Camp.
Day 6: We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450m.
Day 7: Trek to Tengboche from Namche.
Day 8: Trek to Dingboche at 4260m, 6-7 hours.
Day 9: Dingboche - Acclimatization day.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche at 4930m, 4-5 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep, 6-7 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche along the glacier to Everest Base Camp, which takes around 3 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Tengboche, following the main Everest trail down the beautifully scenic valley.
Day 14: Trek to Monjo, 6-7 hours trek.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla, 3-4 hours trek.
Day 16: Early morning flight to Katmandu. Free day for resting and sightseeing.
Day 17: Morning in Kathmandu & transfer to airport
Day 18: Arrive back at Heathrow Airport.
The trek to Everest Base Camp is without doubt one of the most famous in the world. It takes you into the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas, with awe-inspiring views of many of the world's highest and most beautiful mountains. Our itineraries are carefully designed to ensure you have enough time to acclimatize comfortably, thereby enjoying the trekking experience to the full.
You do not need to be extremely fit to undertake the trip as you will be walking at a very slow pace on the mountain to acclimatise to the altitude. This is a porter assisted trek therefore you will only be asked to carry a small lightweight day pack.
Each group is led by a fully qualified National Park Mountain Guide assisted by porters and cooks. During the hotel stay a representative of the trekking company is always on hand for advice, and they are incredibly accommodating, courteous and friendly.
The trek itself is amazing giving you a real sense of the scale of the Himalayas and the awesome sight of Mt Everest itself. At the end of the trek you fly back to Kathmandu for a day of rest and then back to the UK.
The cost of the trip is £2,350 to £2,395. There is a £250 trip deposit (non-refundable or transferable) to book your place. The remaining balance is payable in several manageable instalments between the time of booking and the time of departure.
The price is all inclusive; covering accommodation, flights, transfers, guides, porters, cooks and all food throughout your expedition. The price also covers the training day.
The only costs not included are VISAs, travel insurance, tips, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
For a private expedition (2 persons or more) you are welcome to choose your own dates throughout the year.
Please be aware that the best times to treks in Nepal are September to December and March to June. A private expedition does have many advantages as you have complete flexibility of trip dates and itinerary.
You can also extend you trip length or if required shorten it slightly. The trip cost are also the same as our scheduled expeditions.
Our scheduled Everest Base Camp expeditions run in September and October and the groups have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants.
2020 - Trip 1 - Departing on 7th September and returning on 24th September 2020
2020 - Trip 2 - Departing on 5th October and returning on 22nd October 2020
2021 - Trip 1 - Departing on 6th September and returning on 23rd September 2021
A local training day is provided for all Everest BC participants. The day provides an opportunity for the whole team to get to know each other prior to your departure and to run through important information about the trip.
It also gives you plenty of opportunity to ask questions and collect advice.
Dates: September and October
Duration: 18 days
Cost: £2,350 - £2,395
(including expedition, flights hotel etc.)