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19-day trek to Everest Base Camp

Everest base camp
Everest base camp
Everest base camp
Everest base camp

Guillermo, AMGA certified mountain guide, takes you on this unforgettable trek to Everest base camp, in the mythical Himalaya. An amazing first experience!

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Himalaya

19 Days

Apr, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Mount Everest, the gem of the Himalayas, doesn’t need much introduction. It is a true legend that excites mountaineers, and in this occasion I propose you a trek to Everest Base Camp in 19 days. 

We will be in the Khumbu Region that, besides the Everest, also hosts the famous Nuptse and Ama Dablam peaks. It is not necessary to embark for an ascent to the summit of a peak to enjoy an adventure here. In fact, this trek to the base camp will allow you to explore the picturesque villages and sacred valleys. Besides, you will be surrounded by the unforgettable panoramas of the Himalaya. It will be an inspiring trip where you will learn a lot from the unique local culture.

Each day will be magical in its own way. We will find ourselves trekking with the most amazing views, in the heart of sacred regions. In addition, we will have our share of ascents! We will climb Kala Patthar (5577m), which is an excellent first experience in the Himalaya. The views over larger peaks of the area are unforgettable!

Please see the daily itinerary below for more details. I also offer an optional ascent to Lobuche East. In this case, the trip will last 4 more days. After reaching the Everest base camp, we will return to Lobuche and complete the ascent of the East summit.

For this expedition you need to be in good physical shape, and have at least basic snow and glacier traveling skills.

During the trek, we will sleep in guest houses of Sherpa villages. This will give you an insight into the traditional and monastic communities, and you will enjoy the warmth of the Sherpa people.

Tempted to trek to Everest base camp? Then send me a request and I will make it happen! If you are looking for other dates or a privately guided tour, I can also arrange it.

Trekking is my passion. I can also guide you up to the summit of Aconcagua, in the Argentinean Andes, check it out!

Prices per person

Group of 3

USD 4500 Each

Group of 4

USD 4500 Each

Group of 5

USD 4500 Each

Group of 6

USD 4500 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Meals in Kathmandu are not included.

Return airfare from Lukla to Kathmandu is included.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Kathmandu. We stay at the Yak and Yeti hotel for 2 nights in shared rooms.

Day 2: City tour

We visit the Monkey Temple and Bodnath Stupa.

Day 3: Flight to Lukla

We fly to Lukla airport (2800m). If the weather is good, during the flight we will get amazing views of the Eastern Himalayas. Overnight at Phakding (2610m), 3 hours hiking from Lukla.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Today we continue trekking, getting deeper into the Khumbu region. Acclimatization hikes. Upon arrival to Namche (3444m), we might see lowland porters, highland Sherpas and Tibetans trading food and supplies at the market.

Day 5: Rest at Namche Bazaar

We rest and do an acclimatization hike.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Deboche

We go by the Tengboche village (3865m). It is the cultural and religious center of Khumbu. From here the views are stunning: Thamserki and Kangtega to the south, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam to the north.
Arrival to Deboche (3930m).

Day 7: Deboche to Pheriche

Pheriche (4207m) is famous for the high altitude research center, where physicians acquire data in order to analyze the effects of high altitude on human physiology. We will visit the center and talk to the physicians.

Day 8: Rest at Pheriche / Acclimatization

Day 9: Pheriche to Lobuche

Lobuche (4909m) is located at the flank of an old lateral moraine of the glacier Khumbu. It is the last inhabited area before the Everest base camp.
It is possible to ascend Lobuche (it would take 4 extra days, ask me for more information!).

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep

We hike up to Gorak Shep (5158m). From there we will ascend Kala Patthar (5577m), with impressive views over Everest, Nuptse and Pumori.

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Everest base camp

We will hike to base camp (5350m) and set camp for 2 nights. We will have a warm welcome celebration. We will have the opportunity to hike to the base of Khumbu Icefall. From there we will get a good view of the route.

Day 12: Everest base camp

Day 13 to 15: Everest base camp to Namche Bazaar

Today we begin our return. On the first night we will stop at Phreiche, on the second night at Deboche.

Day 16: Namche Bazaar ro Lukla

Today is the last trekking day as we descend to Lukla.

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu

Early morning flight to Kathmandu. Day off to relax and enjoy a good meal. Yak and Yeti hotel (2 nights).

Day 18: Extra day

If the trek needs to be postponed for some reason, we will use this day. Otherwise, it will be a great final day in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure

 

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Details

Accommodation

Hotel, guest house and camping.

More info

If you choose to add the ascent of Lobuche Easy, the total price will be USD 5200.

Meeting point

In Kathmandu.

About the guide

Twin brothers Damian and Willie Benegas are two of the most respected climbers and mountaineers that Patagonia has produced. They boast an impressive 20 years' experience climbing and guiding expeditions in the Seven Continents, including tailor-made trips and group tours.

Benegas Brothers Expeditions' track record is proven by its outstanding safety and summit rates and the fact that clients keep coming back year after year.

It was their father's love for mountaineering and the outdoors that inspired Damian and WIllie as children to pursue their own adventures. Aconcagua and the mountains in northern Patagonia became their training ground and the place where they established themselves as world-class alpinists.

BBE was founded in 1992 and over the course of 20 seasons has guided clients from all over the world around the 4 corners of the world. The Benegas Brothers offer personalized adventures by prioritizing small groups in which family values and environmentally-friendly policies are of essence.

Join their expeditions in Patagonia, the Andes, the US and all over the world!

Languages

English

Certificates

AMGA | IFMGA

Residence

Sandy, Utah, USA


What people are saying about Benegas Brothers Expeditions

Vas Ketavarapu

5.00

March, 2022

The backcountry ski trip with Willie was awesome! He called me the day before the trip to explain where we were going to go and what we were going to do. Given that the weather was going to be cold, he brought along a thermos flask that I could put hot tea in. On the second day, he shared his thermos of hot tea with me since I didn't take the thermos. The snow conditions were a bit variable but Willie did a good job finding some good powder (especially the second day where we were able to ski 18 inches of untracked powder on an east facing bowl). The skinning part on the second day was extremely challenging because it was on a 32-34 degree slope with about 12 inches of fresh powder and it made the kick turns rather exciting. Willie really helped by using his shovel on each of the kick turns to make it a bit easier for me to make the turn. Willie also provided some coaching tips along the way both on the skinning as well as on the skiing part. He was also able to accurately judge what kind of terrain would work for my skill/fitness level and push me to that level! Willie was also a great companion. He has traveled all over the world and has had some interesting experiences which he shared. All in all, I had a really good trip with Willie.

Chris Lowe

5.00

February, 2022

Very quick, attentive and personable service and was adaptable to my changing needs. The guide was very professional and organised, great communication and some fantastic ski tours in a new mountain range. Great all round. Many thanks.

David Berton

5.00

January, 2022

We had an excellent experience with Willie Benegas, he was knowledgeable and inclusive and would by all means join him again.

Paul Wolf

5.00

February, 2021

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