The classic route through the Sherpa heartland to the foot of the world’s highest peak 

Every hiker’s dream is to stand at the foot of Mount Everest. This lodge-based trek follows in the footsteps of the great climbing parties of the past leading you to EBC, and puts you atop the world’s most celebrated viewpoint of Kala Pathar for superb views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and a plethora of other peaks.

Trip profile:

SUMMARY 18 Day Trip

12 days point-to-point trek

5 nights Kathmandu

ACCOMMODATION 5 nights hotels, guesthouses
TREK ACCOMMODATION 12 nights teahouses
TRANSPORT Private bus, Plane
INCLUDED
All accommodations All meals on trek
Welcome dinner in Kathmandu All ground transport, inc. airport transfers
Domestic flights Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Trek and City maps All trekking staff – guides/porters
Trek pack + Medical kit All group+safety equipment
NOT INCLUDED
International flights
Main meals in Kathmandu
 WHEN TO VISIT Oct to Dec, Feb to May
ALTITUDE MAX  5,140 m (16,860 ft) Gorakshep; 5,545 m (18,188 ft) Kalapatthar (optional)
 ALTITUDE AVG 3,900 m (12,795 ft)
  • Involves trekking of up to 5-7 hours a day at a steady pace at altitude
  • Some may find sleeping at altitude difficult
  • May encounter snow higher up on the trek
  • Risk of altitude problems and exposure
1

Day ONE

Arrive Kathmandu (1,330 m)
2

Day TWO

In Kathmandu, Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
3

Day THREE

Fly to Lukla (2,840m); commence trek through Sherpa villages
4

Days FOUR & FIVE

Follow the Dudh Kosi Valley and ascend to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), with time to explore nearby Sherpa villages
5

Day SIX

Trek through the Sherpa heartland to the monastery at Tenboche (3,860m) for superb mountain views
6

Days SEVEN to TEN

Continue up the main Khumbu valley past Dingboche (4,410) and ascend towards Everest
7

Day ELEVEN

Ascend KalaPathar (5,545m) to gain grandstand views of Everest and other numerous peaks; visit Base Camp (5,364m) 
8

Day TWELVE to FOURTEEN

Retrace our steps to Namche and walk to the mountain airstrip at Lukla
8

Day FIFTEEN

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
8

Day SIXTEEN to SEVENTEEN

At leisure in Kathmandu
8

Day EIGHTEEN

Trip concludes
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