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16-Day Classic Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

Join Pemba, an IFMGA-certified guide, on a fantastic 16-day trek through Nepal to the Everest Base Camp and take in the most incredible view of the iconic mountain.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration16 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Follow me to the base camp of the world´s tallest mountain on this 16-day journey through unforgettable sights and traditional culture! I will take you on a tour of the surrounding landscapes that are home to the people and traditions that make Nepal so special.

Nepal is well-known for Mt. Everest (8,848m) and is the central attraction for adventurers from across the globe. The surrounding communities are all connected to the Himalayas, and have created their own world around these impressive mountains.

The program begins in Kathmandu, where we will spend time sightseeing and exploring before flying out to our expedition.

On our trek towards the Everest Base Camp, we pass through the Sherpa capital of the world, Namche Bazaar. It is a popular cultural hub and is designed around the commerce of trekking and climbing. The other villages along our route have an incredible view of Ama Dablam (6,812m), an immense peak that serves as an excellent precursor to Mt. Everest.

Once we reach the Everest Base Camp, we trek to the peak of Kala Patthar (5,554m). This is arguably the best vantage point of Mt. Everest, and it is certainly one of the most significant panoramas you will find in your entire life – It will leave you speechless.

Throughout the trek, you will see Nepal through the eyes of the locals and can truly expose yourself to life in the Himalayas. We will be staying in lodges as we head through the region.  You will have the opportunity to see Thyangboche and its temple, as well as the quiet farming village of Dingboche.

This is an excellent program for those just getting started in trekking, and for those who might have a limited amount of time available to travel.

This adventure will require a moderate to advanced level of fitness.

Let me take you on this immersive Everest tour and book now for an unforgettable experience!

If you are looking for another trek through Nepal, try my Annapurna Base Camp program!

Accommodation

You will stay in lodges throughout the trek, with three nights in a Kathmandu hotel.

Meeting point

Kathmandu.


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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

First day in Kathmandu. Welcome to Nepal!

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

We will take some time taking a tour of Kathmandu and becoming familiar with Nepal.

Day 3: Travel to Phakding

From Kathmandu, we will travel to Lukla and begin our trek to Phakding.

Day 4 to 5: Namche

We will arrive at Namche and spend a couple nights here, getting ourselves accustomed to the Sherpa village and enjoying a day of rest.

Day 6 to 8: Thyangboche / Pheriche

We will trek through Thyangboche, home to an important Buddhist temple. From there we travel to Pheriche, and spend an additional day of rest to prepare for the base camp.

Day 9 to 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp

We will trek through the beautiful Himalayan landscapes to the Everest Base Camp. Here we will climb to the top of Kala Patthar for the breathtaking view of Everest that makes this trip so incredible.

Day 12 to 14: Traveling to Lukla

Our next few days will be spent trekking back towards Lukla. The peak of Ama Dablam will dominate the skyline again as we travel.

Day 15: Back to Kathmandu

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu for one last night in the city.

Day 16: Leave Kathmandu

Leave Nepal with the experience of a lifetime!


About the guide

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Pemba Ongchhu Sherpa, high altitude mountain guide comes with an extensive mountain guiding background and is certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA/UIAGM) since 2011. Pemba has successfully guided Everest (five times), Lhotse (twice), Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Ama Dablam, Pisang Peak, Chulu East, Mera Peak, all in the Himalaya. He is a super friendly guy, with great patience and leadership skills.


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