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Everest Base Camp: 9 Day Trek

Enjoy a truly unique experience and create unforgettable memories on this 9 day trek to Everest Base Camp. Discover Nepal's incredible natural landscapes and culture.

Everest Base Camp: 9 Day Trek

Day 1: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding

On the first day of this unforgettable adventure in Nepal, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for the 30-minute flight to the city of Lukla, the gateway to the Himalayas.

Having arrived in Lukla, we'll gather all the equipment we'll need for our Everest Base Camp trek and set off on the first part of the route, a gentle ascent that will get us used to hiking. Gradually, we will leave the town behind and enter the forested terrains that characterise the landscapes on the way to Phakding, the settlement where we'll spend our first night.

Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar

We'll rise early in the morning and, after a hearty breakfast, continue our trek from Phakding following the course of the Dudh Koshi River through pine forests and waterfalls. 

As we leave the forest behind, we'll begin to see the craggy snow-capped peak of Thamserku Mountain looming above us at 6608 metres above sea level - a challenge to conquer!

After lunch, we will enter the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park, the Sanskrit name for the famous Mount Everest, where we'll remain for the rest of the 9-day trek. 

Finally, we'll arrive at Namche Bazaar, known as the "commercial centre" of the entire Khumbu region of Nepal.

Day 3: Namche Bazaar - Pangboche

On the third day, we'll leave Namche Bazaar behind and continue our ascent to Everest Base Camp. At the end of this day, we'll have climbed to an altitude of 3990 metres!

Along the way, we'll enjoy the breathtaking Himalayan mountain scenery and visit the village of Tengboche, home to the Tengboche Monastery, the oldest and most important religious institution in the region.

On the final part of the trek, we'll cross a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River to the village of Pangboche, where we'll spend the night in a lodge or tea house.

Day 4: Pangboche - Tukla

After a good night's sleep and a full breakfast, we'll pick up our backpacks again and start the day's trek.

This time, we'll rise above the tree line and explore a very different landscape from the previous days. We'll pass through the valley of the Khumbu Khola River and walk through barren, rocky terrain as we pass through small Sherpa villages such as Somare and Pheriche. Finally we will reach the village of Tukla, where we'll spend the night.

Day 5: Tukla - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep

Day five will be challenging! The most demanding day of the entire trek awaits us. However, we assure you that the effort will be well worth it, as you'll enjoy some of the best views of the Pumori, Lhotse, and Nupste mountains and, of course, Mount Everest.

We'll ascend to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, where we'll pay our respects to the monument dedicated to Sherpa Babu Chiri and the fallen climbers. We'll then climb for approximately two hours to Lobuche, before continuing onwards to Gorak Shep, the original site of Everest Base Camp. We'll make a stop there before continuing on to the present day base camp. Come on, one last effort!

After this last hike, we'll reach Everest Base Camp, a trekker's dream - congratulations! We'll make the most of our time here, taking photos and celebrating reaching the base camp of the highest mountain in the world before we return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

Day 6: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar - Pheriche

Before sunrise on day six, we'll make our way to the Kala Patthar viewpoint, where we'll enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the entire route. Some consider it to be the best viewpoint in the Himalayas and of Everest. You'll have to decide that for yourself! After admiring one of the most special sunrises you'll ever see, we'll return to the lodge to refuel with a delicious breakfast.

With renewed energy, we'll begin our descent to the village of Pheriche.

Day 7: Pheriche - Namche Bazaar

On the seventh day, we'll continue our descent back to the village of Tengboche, where we'll take a break before continuing our trek for approximately three hours to Namche Bazaar.

Day 8: Namche Bazaar - Lukla

One last push! After enjoying breakfast, we'll start the final leg of the trek back to Lukla. We'll enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery once again as we pass through the remote villages of Jorsalle, Monjo, and Phakding.

Once we reach the town, we'll leave our luggage at the hostel and enjoy a delicious typical Nepalese dinner in a local restaurant. You've earned it!

Day 9: Lukla - Kathmandu

On the ninth day, after one last look at Mount Everest, we will take you to Lukla airport for your flight to Kathmandu, where we'll drop you off at your hotel and say goodbye.

Meals & Accommodation

This nine-day trek to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu includes eight nights' accommodation in mountain lodges or tea houses in the various locations specified. Meals are full board.

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Price

Per person Children under 12
US$ 1,065
not permitted
  • Per person

    US$ 1,065
  • Children under 12

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

9 days.

Language The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in english.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Return flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.

English speaking guide.

8 nights' accommodation in mountain lodges.

All meals during the trek.

Coffee, tea, snacks and fresh fruit.

Goodbye dinner in a restaurant.

Water purification tablets.

Oximeter and heart rate monitor.

Souvenir tshirt.

Not included

Visa to enter Nepal: from US$ 25 per person.

Travel insurance.

When to book?

You can book up until 7 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 1,065

Cancellations

If you cancel 45 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 85%. If you cancel 30 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 70%. If you cancel 15 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.