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Everest Base Camp, Nepal, 17 Day Guided Trek

Join a certified mountain guide on a 17 day journey to the base camp of the incomparable Mount Everest peak in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration17 days
Offer periodApr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Spend 17 days trekking to the Mount Everest Base Camp.

  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayas.

  • Experience the famed Kathmandu - Lukla flight.

  • Visit a number of wonderful Nepalese towns and villages.

Description

A dream for any mountaineer, the Everest base camp (5,364m) more than lives up to its lofty reputation. And on this 17 day expedition, I would like to guide you to the camp, with a number of great highlights along the way.

Beginning in Kathmandu, our adventure will take you from the Nepalese capital city on a short and famous flight to Lukla. Though only 40 minutes, the flight will definitely stay with you, as the views and experience are unforgettable. From Lukla, we will begin trekking. On our way to the Everest base camp, we will be stopping in several wonderful Nepalese towns and villages. All of these places, from Namche Bazaar to Gorak Shep are very tourist friendly. As a result, you will get to enjoy an open and comfortable Nepalese experience.

Once we reach the Everest base camp, you will get to see  the gateway that only the best climbers pass through on their way to the summit of the great mountain. After you’ve taken in the unique atmosphere of the camp, over several days, we will make our way back to Lukla. Along the return trek, you will get to enjoy an optional ascent of Kala Patthar. From the top of this peak, you will get to enjoy unrivaled views of Everest in all of its glory.

This trek, while not overtly technical, is nonetheless long and physically taxing. Altitude is a big factor on this trek. As a result, there will be rest days, which will help you get properly acclimatized. Moreover, participants should be in good physical condition.

To join us on this 17 day adventure to the Everest base camp, just send us a request.We know you’ll have an experience you will never forget.

We can also take you on an 18 day adventure around the Annapurna massif in the Himalayas of Nepal as well.

Details

Accommodation

Hotel in Kathmandu and various lodges during the trek.

More info

Participants should pack the following items: day pack, duffle bag, hydration bladder, water bottles, sleeping bag, warm hat, sun cap, neck gaiter, headlamp, sunglasses, hand warmers, gloves, mittens, hiking boots, socks, gaiters, t-shirts, long underwear tops, fleece jacket, Parka coat, water proof jacket, hiking pants, long johns, trekking poles, sun block, and any personal medications you may need, which are much cheaper in Nepal and can be purchased there.

Meeting point

Kathmandu international airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1,350m)

After you’ve landed in Kathmandu, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel, where you can get some rest for the night.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m)

Early in the morning we will take the short and exciting flight to Lukla. After landing, we will trek for about 2-3 hours to the town of Phakding, where we will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 3: Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Today we will trek for approximately 10 kilometers, through the Sagarmatha National park, where you can enjoy some great views of Everest, to Namche Bazaar, where we will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

You can spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar and doing some last minute shopping before sleeping in a lodge for the night.

Day 5: Dibuche (3,734m)

We will trek for approximately 10 kilometers today. Most of the terrain will be flat, until the final few kilometers, where we will start ascending. During the trek, we will visit the Tengboche monastery before reaching Dibuche, where we will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 6: Dingboche (4,410m)

Today we will hike for about 6 hours, covering approximately 9 kilometers until we reach Dingboche, where we will spend the night in a lodge. During the trek, if the day is clear, you will get to see the Ama Dablam mountain.

Day 7: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Today we will do some acclimatization drills, including an optional hike to Dingboche Ri. We will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 8: Lobuche (4,910m)

Today is a long, strenuous day as we will be trekking for approximately 7 hours, covering nearly 12 kilometers until we reach Lobuche, where we will spend the night in a lodge. Along the way, you will get to see memorials for those who perished during their attempts at reaching the summit of Everest.

Day 9: Gorak Shep (5,140m)

We will trek for approximately 3 hours, covering 4.5 kilometers until we reach Gorak Shep, which is the last inhabited place before Everest base camp. We will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 10: Everest base camp (5,364m)

Today we will trek for approximately 7.2 kilometers to Everest base camp and back to Gorak Shep for the night. Depending on weather conditions, you will get to enjoy some wonderful views of the great peak, and see the Khumbu ice fall, as well as climbers about to make their way up or coming back down.

Day 11: Optional Kala Patthar ascent and return trek to Pheriche (4,240m)

From Gorak Shep, early in the morning, you will have the option to climb Kala Patthar, which will take 3-4 hours, where you can enjoy great views of Everest. For some, you can take the helicopter back to Lukla, thus concluding your trekking. For others, we will walk to Pheriche, where we will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar

We will trek approximately 19 kilometers, downhill, back to Namche Bazaar, where we will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 13: Phakding

Today, we will trek approximately 12 kilometers to Phakding, where we will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 14: Lukla

We will trek to Lukla, where we will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Today we will take the short, scenic and exciting flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. You will spend the night in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Kathmandu sightseeing day

On your last full day, you will get to spend your time exploring and enjoying the beautiful Nepalese capital city in a guided tour, or on your own. You will spend the night in your hotel.

Day 17: Departure home

We will transfer you to the airport, where you can catch your flight home.


About the guide

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At Miyar Adventures, we know that every trip is as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world. Miyar was founded because of our passion for climbing - a passion we will strive to share with you whether you join us for a trip close to home or in a remote corner of the Himalayas.

We strive to be your trusted companion as you chase your life-long dreams. We believe it is our duty to ensure that you are safe and that you have fun every time you climb with us.

We want to make climbing accessible to all adventure-seekers, regardless of their age and climbing background. And when we go climbing with seasoned climbers, we make sure they have enough of a challenge.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3078 each

Group of 2

USD 3078 each

Group of 3

USD 3078 each

Group of 4

USD 3078 each

Group of 5

USD 3078 each

Group of 6

USD 3078 each

Group of 7

USD 3078 each

Group of 8

USD 3078 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

The price includes the airport transfer, guiding fee, 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast, park fees and permits, all lodging and meals. The price does not include any necessary visas, airfare, insurance, personal expenses and gratuities.


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