This one off trip is an opportunity of a life time, as we trek to Everest Base Camp after reaching base camp we take a spectacular helicopter flight through the Khumbu Valley returning to Lukla.
The Everest Base Camp trek is absolute gem of a trek and arguably the most famous trekking route in the world. It gives a great insight into the lives and culture of the Sherpa people combined with a journey into some of the most breath taking scenery in the Himalaya. Our ascent is steady and well-paced to best suit the acclimatisation needed. Sunrise on the snow-capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight from the summit of Kala Pattar. After completing one of the most exhilarating treks in the world we take a short helicopter flight back Lukla following the spectacular Khumbu Valley. Everest Base camp is a tough trek and one not to be taken lightly , with generally well graded paths but some tougher sections along the Khumbu glacier.
Day 1 & 2: Kathmandu Arrival and trek preparation with time for some sightseeing.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Today is a fairly gentle introduction, following the milk-white Dudh Kosi River approximately three-hours to Phakding.
Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazaar Trek to Namche, Following the Dudh Koshi, the trail climbs north through forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar Acclimatisation day, exploring the local markets, visit Namche Monastery, walk up to the Everest view point.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche Steady climb to Tengboche with amazing views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Everest !
Day 7: Tengboche – Dingboche Trek through the Yak summer pastures and Sherpa Villages.
Day 8: Dingboche Acclimatisation day, with optional hikes to Nagajun Hill (approx. 5,050m) or Chukung village, with fine views of Ama Dablam, Makalu and other peaks, interspersed with lakes and glaciers.
Day 9: Dingboche – Lobuche Today the the trail traverses through farmlands and meadow before we ascend Lobuche pass (5140m) with a thrilling sense of closeness to our ultimate goal.
Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Everest Base Camp Today we will journey towards our goal, Everest Base Camp. Trekking along side Khumbu Glacier. This can be a long day but the satisfaction of having achieved our objective will make this all the more worthwhile.
Day 11: Kala Patthar – Pheriche – Lukla Trek Kala Patthar the best vantage point for viewing Everest and the surrounding peaks at sunrise. Descend to Pheriche for a spectacular helicopter flight to Lukla.
Day 12: Lukla – Kathmandu Spectacular flight back to Kathmandu. Trek ends – Time relaxing and exploring Kathmandu. Celebration meal and drinks in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Kathmandu Free day in Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure day, return flight to the U.K.
U.K. Trekking leader (Groups 6+)
Satellite phone & Radio communications
Transfers as required for the tour
Dedicated guide and additional support of assistants and porters as required for the trek
Permits / Conservations and entrances as required for the tour
Flights to Lukla £280.00 pay on arrival in Kathmandu.
Meals – Allow $25-$30 per day.
Tipping – recommend $60.00
Hot showers at the mountain refuge huts
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