Everest Base Camp Trek
15 Night Itinerary from £4,995
Everest Base Camp Trek Tour
Follow in the footsteps of great explorers on one of life's great travel experiences.
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- Fly to Kathmandu, Nepal - 0 Nights
- Kathmandu - 2 Nights
- Fly to Lukla - 1 Night
- Everest Base Camp Trek - 11 Nights
- Return to Kathmandu - 1 Night
- Explore the fabled city of Kathmandu with your expert local Veloso Tours guide.
- Fly to Lukla and embark on a 12-day trek of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp.
- Arriving at Base Camp is one of travel's most inspiring moments - glimpsing the summit of Everest.
- Trek through stunning valleys of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests.
- Cross vibrant rivers on suspension bridges, traverse glaciers, cross ridges and enjoy dramatic uphill and downhill climbs.
- Observe Himalayan wildlife including mountain goats, pheasants and the elusive snow leopard.
- Full support team including trek leader, sherpas and porters to ensure your trek is challenging yet safe.
- Stay in local lodges or tea houses during your trek, with plenty of time for acclimatisation.
This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.
Fly to Kathmandu, Nepal - 0 Nights
Day 1 - Fly to Kathmandu, Nepal
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Fly to Kathmandu, Nepal
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu - 2 Nights
Day 2 - Arrive Kathmandu
Day 3 - Guided tour of Kathmandu
- Full Description
Arrive in Kathmandu where you will be met by our guide. Transfer to your hotel for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Guided tour of Kathmandu
Morning guided tour of Kathmandu with our expert local guide, visiting Swayambhunath, Durbar Square, Thamel and Pashupatinath Temple. The afternoon is free to prepare for your trek that begins tomorrow.
Fly to Lukla - 1 Night
Day 4 - Fly to Lukla & trek to Prakding
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Fly to Lukla and trek to Prakding
After an early check-out from the hotel and transfer to the Kathmandu Airport to board the flight to Lukla. On arrival at Lukla, meet our trekking crew start our walk to Phakding (Approx 3 hours). We descend through the rhododendrons forest with views of the valley to our right. Dudh Kosi river approaches as we pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat. We follow the Dudh Kosi river to Phakding.
Everest Base Camp Trek - 11 Nights
Day 5 - Phakding to Namche
Day 6 - Acclimatisation Day
Day 7 - Debouche to Dingboche
Day 8 - Dingboche
Day 9 - Acclimatisation Day to Chukkung
Day 10 - Trek to Lobuche
Day 11 - Gorak Shep and Base Camp
Day 12 - Ascent of Kala Patthar and Pheriche
Day 13 - Pheriche to Kyangjuma
Day 14 - Kyangjuma to Monjo
Day 15 - Monjo to Lukla
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Phakding to Namche
After breakfast, we start our walk to Namche. The walk is pleasant with few short uphills and downhills with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb uphill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains will be viewed closely. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colourful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region.
Today we go for an interesting day hike to Khumjung. We climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary School which is loacted at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, we walk back down to Namche Bazzar.
Debouche to Dingboche
After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche. The trek has a few ups and downs with magnificent views of the great Himalayas. We enjoy the hike until we stop and relax for lunch. After lunch we start walking through the pine forest for about 2 more hours to reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam which has the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region. We continue further to Debouche to spend the night. Approx 5 hours walking today.
A very different day from the previous day we are now on the wide rounded slopes of the lower valley gently ascending to Orsho before crossing the river and return to the vibrant village of Dingboche and our lodge. Approx 5 hours walking today.
Acclimatization Day to Chukkung
To help our adjustment to the ever increasing altitude we spend two nights at the same sleep height. So today is free for a morning walk up the Imja khola valley towards Chukkung and the glittering folds of glacier visible opposite.
Trek to Lobuche
After breakfast, we climb up past the chortens on the ridge above and take a gently rising path on the fell side above the main valley toward the mouth of the Khumbu glacier. We stop at Thugla for lunch then press on for a short but steep climb to attain the side of the glacier. From here it’s a flatish couple of hours to Lobuche. Approximate walking 6 hours today.
Gorak Shep and Base Camp
We start early and trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of the Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.) Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. The trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears at the front of you. Sometimes an avalanche can be seen on the way. This is the true highlight of our trek; a truly great moment. We retrace our steps back passing through the Khumbu glacier with magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche. Approximately 8 hours walking today.
Ascent of Kala Patthar & Pheriche
Early morning ascent of Kala Patar (5140m) to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. Later, descend to Pheriche. We have a cheeky climb up to the glacier side, then start to head down to Lobuche, down again to Thugla and then the final walk down the valley to our lodge for the night at Pheriche. Approximately 8 hours walking today.
Pheriche to Kyangjuma
We start our downhill walk to Pangboche and continue further down to Deboche. From here we walk uphill to the crest of the ridge to the monastery at Tengboche. We then descend to Phunki Tenga. Re-crossing the river we have a last sustained pull back up to Kyangjuma and then it’s along and around to Namche. Approximately 6 hours walking today.
Kyangjuma to Monjo
The trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, and colourful pheasants while passing through the forest by the trail. A steep descent from Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi river near the confluence of the Dhudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi Rivers. We cross the Dudh Koshi River twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo. We are out of the Sagarmatha National Park after exiting from its official entrance near Monjo and finally reach Monjo Village. Approximately 6 hours walking today.
Monjo to Lukla
Most of the trail today is flat; although we will have some downhill walk and brief ascents too. We further enjoy a combo of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak. As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice an impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. We cross the Dhud Koshi River three times through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributaries, Thado Koshi once. The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla. Approximately 6 hours walking today.
Return to Kathmandu - 1 Night
Day 16 - Return to Kathmandu
Day 17 - Fly back to the UK
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Return to Kathmandu
After an early check-out transfer to Lukla Airport to board flight to Kathmandu, where you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure and to relax your aching legs.
Fly back to the UK
Transfer to the airport for your daytime flight back to the UK.
|Travel Dates||March - November|
|Multiple Travellers - Twin Room||£4,995|
|Single Traveller - Own Room||£5,695|
Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.
- 17 days / 15 nights
- Domestic airfare Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
- 3-night stay in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
- 5-night stay at Yeti Mountain Lodge on full board basis
- 7-nights in best available local Lodges/Tea houses on full board basis
- Services of specialised trek leader from Kathmandu throughout the trek
- 12 day trek accompanied by Sherpas (1 Sherpa per 4 guests) and porters.
- Private sightseeing tours and all transfers
- Entrance fees
- Everest Area permits and TIMS required for trek
- All currently applicable taxes including Service tax.
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