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23-day Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

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Join a certified and experienced mountain guide for a challenging but rewarding 23-day trek through the Himalayan wilderness in Nepal all the way to the Everest base camp.

Group

Himalaya

23 Days

Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy stunning views throughout the trip of the gorgeous Himalayan scenery.
  • Hike all the way up to the Everest base camp.
  • Explore the sacred city of Kathmandu and visit three UNESCO sites.

Description

While climbing Mount Everest may be what first comes to mind when you think of adventures in Nepal, trekking to the Everest base camp is another excellent – and cheaper – option!

Over the course of three weeks, we will go sightseeing in Kathmandu, hike through the numerous valleys and foothills to the Everest base camp and make our return.

Along the way, we will enjoy fantastic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam, among many others. We will also hike across a glacier, through forests and along rivers in the heart of the Nepalese backcountry.

As we go, we will visit numerous villages and meet some of the local people, who call this rugged place home. We will even meet the family of our lead guide, a very rare opportunity that not many trekkers or mountaineers get to do.

We will also have the chance to visit numerous monasteries and learn about the rich culture of Nepal as well as visit the famed high-altitude clinic, where we will learn how people adapt to the harsh reality of living at such high altitudes.

One of the many highlights of our trip will be hiking across the glacier as we approach Everest base camp. Get a taste of one of the many necessary mountaineering skills and see how you hold up.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for the adventure of a lifetime and embark on a challenging but intensely scenic and rewarding 23-day trek to the Everest base camp through the Nepalese backcountry!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our 27-day Island Peak climb in the Lobuche East and Kala Pattar regions in Nepal!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 4600 Each

Group of 2

USD 4600 Each

Group of 3

USD 4600 Each

Group of 4

USD 4600 Each

Group of 5

USD 4600 Each

Group of 6

USD 4600 Each

Group of 7

USD 4600 Each

Group of 8

USD 4600 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please contact us for a complete list of what is included in this price.


Itinerary

Day 1 to 3: Arrival

Make your way from your home town to Kathmandu over these three days, arriving in the afternoon at the Yak and Yeti hotel.

Day 4: Kathmandu

We will spend the day exploring Kathmandu, visiting three UNESCO World Heritage sites and various other places in the city.

Day 5 to 6: Dudh Kosi

After flying to Lukla, we will load up our gear onto the yaks and head up a trail following the Dudh Kosi river until we reach our camping site. We will hike three to four hours on the first day and five to six hours on the second.

Day 7: Acclimatization day

We will make a morning hike and gain about 300 meters of altitude in order to acclimatize. We then spend the afternoon exploring the local town of Namche, including its bazaar and marketplace.

Day 8: Thame

We head to Thame for an interesting day in which we visit the home of lead guide, Lakpa Rita Sherpa, an experience rarely afforded to trekkers.

Day 9 to 10: Khund, Khumjung and Tengboche

As we continue to hike toward the Everest base camp, we will pass through amazingly beautiful scenery as well as the villages of Khund, Khumjung and Tengboche. Along the way we will be sure to enjoy some amazing views out into the Himalayas.

Day 11 to 12: Pheriche

We climb up to the village of Pheriche, where we will visit the world-famous, high-altitude clinic to learn more about the effects of high altitudes on human physiology.

Day 13 to 15: Heading to base camp

We will hike through the high alpine landscape, passing through several settlements as well as a memorial to the Sherpas who have died at high altitude. Along the way, we will pass by a glacier and get a taste of mountaineering as we make our way to the base camp where we will spend the night.

Day 16 to 17: Back to Namche

We will hike back down from base camp, starting at sunrise, and passing through several remote villages. Along the way, we will enjoy fantastic views before relaxing for awhile in Namche.
Note that anyone who would like to end the trek early can fly back to Kathmandu on this day, weather permitting.

Day 18 to 19: Return to Lukla

We will continue descending, meeting back up with the Dudh Kosi river and arriving in Lukla.

Day 20 to 21: Kathmandu

We will fly back to Kathmandu and spend the afternoon relaxing in the Yak and Yeti hotel. The following day is a free day to explore and see more sites in Kathmandu.

Day 22 to 23: Departure

Fly out of Kathmandu and make your way home.

 

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Details

Meeting point

Kathmandu, Nepal

About the guide

We are one of the prime guiding agencies in the US and our mountaineering school is among the most reputed in the country. We are recognized as industry leaders all across North America.

All our expeditions are carefully planned as we believe that our work prior to the start of the trip is key to helping climbers achieve their goals. We provide a wealth of important information to help participants plan more effectively and our guides are always available to answer questions.

We believe putting together cohesive groups is key and we ask participants important details about their training and climbing or hiking experience. This is key to our safety record, which stands as the finest in the industry. Injury prevention is always our top priority.

We think of climbers as modern-day explorers. Whether attending a mountaineering course or climbing Everest, you can expect us to treat every trip as a unique exploration. We know you have joined us to embrace a challenge and to learn through experience.

Languages

English

Certificates

AMGA | IFMGA

Residence

Seattle, WA, USA


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