Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our full trekking support staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world.
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Mountain flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding.
The mountain flight into Lukla is spectacular and the landing an exciting beginning to the trek – one end of the runway is 60m (197ft) higher than the other.
Once in Lukla, head through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh Kosi to Phakding. Spend the next three nights trekking in the area and acclimatizing in preparation for heading to base camp. This is a challenging trip and involves difficult trekking at high altitudes but the whole experience is simply awe-inspiring!
Spend two nights in Namche acclimatising for the trek.
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche.
Trek to Dingboche where we have time to acclimatize.
This is an acclimatisation day. Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak.
An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak, a small summer settlement from where stunning views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass can be seen. These views are one of the highlights of the entire trek.
Hike along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.
Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. We'll cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.
Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for sunrise views of Everest. Descend to Pheriche.
Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Tengboche.
Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.
The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.
Fly to Kathmandu.
We take the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés.
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If only the magic of the Himalayas could be bottled up. The hike was a pleasure from start to finish with picturesque sceneries. Made it to the base camp thanks to our great Sherpas. Not for the faint hearted but oh so worth it.Overall Rating
This was my first group tour,and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. While I found some parts really diffcult, I would go back and do it all again in a heart beat!Overall Rating
A smoothly-run trip, seemingly effortlessly organised, though clearly with a great deal of work done by the guides and porters behind the scenes. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, despite stomach upsets!Overall Rating
Overall i had an amazing experience and quite honestly wouldnt change a thing. The trip surpassed all my expectations.Overall Rating
The trek was an amazing experience, the scenery was fantastic and the guides could not have been better.Overall Rating
Overall the trip felt well planned, and very memorable.Overall Rating
Loved it and considered all fellow trekkers my friends. Accomplished my goal of reaching the base camp. Enjoyed the people and culture, but did not find shangri-La. Come to the realization that happiness index is a waste of time study. People in Nepal is the same as everywhere else. Happiness is within and can be found regardless location and environment.Overall Rating
Going on this trip was exactly the physical challenge, spiritual refreshment, and overall adventure that I was seeking. Great travelling companions, fantastic guides, and scenery that was unlike anything that I've ever seen before. It was definitely a challenge, but the rewards were many...Overall Rating
Tour was fantastic..Well planned and laid out....I was amazed and happy with the extra days for acclimatization Highly impressedOverall Rating
The trip required lots of effort to reach the heights but the rewards in the scenery and feeling of accomplishment was fantasticOverall Rating
Fantastice experience! The Country, people and adventure was exactly what I was hoping for.Overall Rating
Overall I very much enjoyed my Everest experience, and yes it was an adventure and not a trip. The guaranteed week was great in terms of weather (just post monsoon but not too cold), and traffic on the trail - much busier on our way down. There were a couple of very long and arduous climbs, but I think my partner and I arrived prepared for the challenge. We very much enjoyed the people and the country - I am already missing the prayer flags and yak bells, and would like to return for another trek!Overall Rating
The Mount Everest Base Camp trek and tour was one of the greatest physical challenges of my life. Thank you G Adventures for providing me with a great crew and for being so well organized.Overall Rating
Awesome! Amazing! Incredible! These words don't even begin to describe the overall experience of trekking through the Himalaya's. From the minute we landed in Lukla I knew that this was going to be the trip of a lifetime. Although I have been fortunate enough to have travelled through more than 21 countries and participated in 2 other G Adventures tours, this was by far the best experience!!Overall Rating
Well I must say that it is no small walk in the park when you book a trip to Everest Base Camp. It will probably be one of the biggest highlights of my life and I couldn't imagine that anyone would say any different had they walked in my shoes. Thanks for providing me with the tools to acheive this.Overall Rating
This trip was a trip of a lifetime. We were so impressed with the amazing scenery, the fascinating culture and the warm and hospitable people of Nepal. I would go back in a heartbeat!Overall Rating
The tour was well organised. We hade great sherpas and the other people on the tour were great. As for the itinerary, it suited me perfectly and was within my physical capabilities. Accommodation was simple, but that was to be expectedOverall Rating
Tour was fantastic..Well planned and laid out....I was amazed and happy with the extra days for acclimatization Highly impressed - Ofelia SOverall Rating
Although G Adventures can't do anything about the weather, we had perfect blue sky every day. We had the best views of the mountains and my photos look like they were taken by a professional. My mom wants to go on this trip now!Overall Rating
I wish you provided a higher catagory than excellent because i feel that falls short of describing how great my trip was.Overall Rating
The tour was organised very well. The meeting point and departure times were followed well and there was a degree of flexibility built into the itinerary which is always good for and adventure trip. -Overall Rating
Fantastic trip! Amazing scenery and all parts of the trip were well planned for the remote location of the tour. Would recommend to others.Overall Rating
Hard and exciting, a special moment was my first view of Mount Everest.Overall Rating
This was my first trip overseas and it was a pretty amazing adventure. The trek is challenging but not imposible for a person of average fitness. The views and the people are amazing.Overall Rating
Once we finally made it to Lukla, the trip was a fantastic and beautiful hike. Couldn't have really asked for more.Overall Rating
I loved the tour and I'm really impressed with G Adventures! Going to Everest Base Camp was amazing, the scenery was beautiful and I met some great people. All the staff were really helpful and friendly. I want to go again!Overall Rating
This was an excellent tour. Very well run, excellent staff and accommodations. Would happily book with G Adventures again.Overall Rating
The trip was very well organized and carried out. The itinerary was always specifically laid out and followed. This trip was very good and I would highly recommend it to others. The tour leaders were great.Overall Rating
It was a great experience with super guides who went out of their way to make sure our wishes were met. Well organized.Overall Rating
I work as a UK travel agent and was hugely impressed with the organisation, service and friendliness of the G Adventures staff. Particular mention to guides and porters for there efficiency, eagerness to help and ensuring everyone felt comfortable. I will be recommending G Adventures for all future trips.Overall Rating
This was a trip of a lifetime. It is a pure test of fitness and endurance, but it is worth every bit of pain to reach such a lofty goal that few get to experience. The scenery is the most spectacular I have witnessed in the world and the exhilaration you get when you reach Base Camp is without compare.Overall Rating
Overall the tour was flawlessly organised and ran smoothly. The accommodation and food were better than expected and the tour leaders friendly and knowledgeable.Overall Rating
An excellent trek which was superbly managed by our leader Shanker and his assistant Robin. The tour exceeded my expectations basically through the expertise applied by Shanker.Overall Rating
Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration: 15 Days
From Price: 1560
Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: ANEA/126476
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