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15-day Everest Base Camp trek with optional hike to Kala Patthar in Nepal

Everest Base Camp

Join one of our experienced mountain guides for an amazing 15-day trekking expedition to the Everest Base Camp with an optionalhike to Kala Patthar in Nepal.

Private and Group


15 Days

Apr, Oct, Nov




  • Enjoy a 15-day expedition that will take you to the famed Everest Base Camp.
  • Take an optional hike to Kala Patthar if you wish.
  • Visit different monasteries, markets and tea houses around the camp.


There is absolutely nothing like trekking to the world famous Mount Everest Base Camp. To be able to stand at the base of the highest mountain on Earth is an experience you will never forget. That is why we are so happy to offer this 15-day expedition that will provide you with that experience along with so much more.

Our trip will begin in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. You will be given time to explore the wonderful city before we make our way toward the great mountain. Once we reach the base camp, you will get to gaze up at the behemoth peak to your heart’s content. Moreover, you will also get to enjoy several great hikes in the area. Some of those hikes will take you within view of several more gigantic Himalayan peaks. Those peaks include Ama Dablam, Pumori, Nuptse and more. You will also be given the option to enjoy a side hike to Kala Patthar, which rests at an altitude of over 18,000 feet!

Other great highlights you will get to enjoy around Everest base camp include the chance to visit a number of local Buddhist monasteries. You can also visit different markets, or relax in the various tea houses, where you can meet and interact with Nepalese locals. After your memorable experience around the base camp, we will return to the city of Kathmandu.

Participants on this trip should have prior hiking experience. You should also be good physical condition.

If you have ever dreamed of gazing upon Mount Everest, this is your chance. To join us on this wonderful expedition to the mighty peak’s base camp, all you have to do is send a request.

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About the guide

Since 1981, we have been California's leader in guided mountaineering. From the Eastern Sierra to Mt. Shasta, we guide all of California 14ners and internationally.




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What people are saying about SWS Mountain Guides

Theodora C


January, 2022

I have summited some amazing peaks, but Mt. Whitney has stolen my heart. From her diverse landscape, to the ever changing appearance of her face each hour of the day; she is a wild beauty not easily put out of your mind. This Jersey girl hiked/climbed/scrambled-up/slid-down the Mountaineer’s Route, which was both physically and mentally challenging but, incredibly fulfilling. My guide, Matt M., was confident, extremely knowledgeable and skilled, and I am pretty sure part mountain goat. Best guide I have ever had, prettiest mountain I have ever been on; if you are considering this hike, I would say DO IT!

Loren Sweet


September, 2022

Had an amazing experience! What memories but must be honest, we were in over our head. Feel we were physically up to it but we went from sea level to 10,000 feet in 30 hours and it was a challenge to keep up. Some time to acclimate would have made a big difference. The guides were careful and supportive. We were outside our comfort zone for sure but also realize that made it so memorable! Thanks Loren

Jon Niswander


July, 2022

Life changing experience!!

Rising Percey


May, 2022

Our guides took 27 of us, all of different skill level and age range 12- 50. We all loved it! Professional, friendly, helpful and highly skilled. I highly recommend them.

Magdalena Bucka


April, 2022

This was an amazing trip and overall super positive experience with SWS Mountain Guides. I had a great guide with lots of mountain experience and many cool stories to share!

Ken Manabe


February, 2022

The hike was great and I got exactly I wanted.

Kendra Grubb


August, 2021

Excellent experience with my guide Ben and SWS. Was able to summit Mt Whitney via the mountaineer’s route thanks to Ben’s understanding of the mountain and assessment of my capabilities. Great experience that exceeded my expectations.

Oz Pena


June, 2021

Overall, the fair evaluation for the SWS Mountain Guides and the guide assigned to me is 3 stars. Reasons: 1. The guide did not seem to remember or respect the fact that I was new to mountaineering and that the name of program is called “introduction to mountaineering...”. For example, the guide set his own time for walking and resting without any concern to my physical ability for that timing. The guide walked ahead many times and didn’t even notice when I fell a few times. I understand the guide is not the insurer of safety or a hand holder, but a complete abrasive approach to the service is not right, especially when it’s a paid service. Perhaps, the guide is not a right choice for introduction tours. 2. There was a miscommunication with timing of the summit day. I thought we would start summiting around 5am the next day; however, I was told less than 15 hours before that we would start hiking at 1am the next day from base camp. We arrived at base camp early afternoon, and I’m wired up, hot, and not prepared to fall asleep between 5pm-12am, thus, I didn’t sleep at all. I attempted the summit hike but around 12k feet the sleep deprivation was killing me and I was catching myself falling asleep and my body trying to lay down while waking. The guide didn’t seem to concerned about this. Lack of empathy. Eventually, I had to insist we turn around because I didn’t want to go beyond 30 hours of no sleep and still have to descend from the summit. 3. The guide did help set up the tent and food. The guide did explain layers of clothes on and off and why. The guide did help instruct how to pack and why. 4. Overall, I feel this guide is best suited for advanced climbers not introduction courses as he seems to be more of a “ill walk ahead of you” not “ill walk with you” type of guide.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3810 Each

Group of 2

USD 3810 Each

Group of 3

USD 3810 Each

Group of 4

USD 3604 Each

Group of 5

USD 3604 Each

Group of 6

USD 3397 Each

Group of 7

USD 3397 Each

Group of 8

USD 3397 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Group porters


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