19-day trek to 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!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

19 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 3
    4500 USD

    Group of 4
    4500 USD

    Group of 5
    4500 USD

    Group of 6
    4500 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • All meals during trip
    • Transport to the start of the trip
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Porters
     Meals in Kathmandu are not included. Return airfare from Lukla to Kathmandu is included.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival

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

    • Day 2City tour

      We visit the Monkey Temple and Bodnath Stupa.

    • Day 3Flight 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 4Phakding 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 5Rest at Namche Bazaar

      We rest and do an acclimatization hike.

    • Day 6Namche 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 7Deboche 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 8Rest at Pheriche / Acclimatization
    • Day 9Pheriche 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 10Lobuche 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 11Gorak 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 12Everest base camp
    • Day 13Everest 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 16Namche Bazaar ro Lukla

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

    • Day 17Lukla to Kathmandu

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

    • Day 18Extra 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 19Departure
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    In Kathmandu.

    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.

     

    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!

     
     
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