Follow in the footsteps of legends on a 19-day journey to an iconic symbol of challenge and adventure
Selected by Outside Magazine as one of 28 Best Trips of 2016.
At 29,029 feet, Everest soars high against a backdrop of vast blue sky. Our expert staff have dialed in every detail of the journey; providing insider perspectives and supportive tips throughout the journey. The classic Everest Base Camp journey begins and ends in Kathmandu. Nestled between mountains and plains, the city is alive with energy. Explore villages dotted with fluttering prayer flags and become familiar with colorful Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
Spend several days hiking to surrounding villages, discovering remote monastic caves and acclimatizing the body to the elevation. See the fabled Khumbu Ice Fall and its towering seracs from a distance. From there, we hike 18,100 feet to the summit of Kala Patar for an unobstructed view of Everest’s windblown summit. We return home to tell tales of our legendary adventure.
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Accomplish a true bucket list item: trek to base camp at Mount Everest. See stunning Himalaya views, including Khumbu Ice Fall, Makalu and more. Follow local guides with 25 years of experience on a fully-supported trek. Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and learn Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
After arrival at Kathmandu International airport, meet Himalayan Smile treks airport officer and he will assist to transfer your hotel. After refreshment drink at hotel, We will do a short orientation of the overall trip. Meet your trekking guide and final preparation for trekking . O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.
Early morning transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch a flight to Lukla (2810m), 35 minutes. After tea coffee in Lukla, your trekking starts from Lukla. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Phakding(2610 m). Three hours walking. Evening explores the village. O/n at a mountain lodge.
After breakfast, three hours walk to the Monzo at 2,835 m which is an entrance place of the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing suspension bridge at Dudh Kosi river at Jorsale( 2,740 m). Lunch. Trail gradually up through the forest to the Namche Bazaar (3440m). O/n at Mountain Lodge.
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Day hike to the Syangboche ridge at 3880m, ascend 2 hours to Everest view hotel, enjoy a 360-degree view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest(8848 m) with a beautiful landscape filled with evergreen fir trees, shrubs. O/n at a mountain lodge.
From Namche trail is contour to Kyangjuma(3600 m) with an excellent view of Mount Everest(8848 m), Amadublum and Lhotse. The trail descends to the river Dudh Kosi, at Phungi Thanga (3250 m). Lunch. Trail accent through the pine forest to Tengboche ( 3,867 m). 9.2 km. 5 hours. O/n at a mountain lodge.
Trek through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and cross the river Imja Khola. The trail ascends with an incredible view of AmaDablam to the Pangboche village (3900 m). 1-hour walk to Shomare (4010m). Lunch. Trek to Dingboche (4410m). 9.1 km.6 hours. O/n at a mountain lodge.
Acclimatization in Dingboche( 4410m). From Dingboche hike 3 hours to the Nagarjuna Hill, which is at 5050 meters. To ascent top of the hill is incredibly challenging but fun spectacular views of Ama Dablam (6812m), Makalu (8485m) and Cho Oyu (8201m). O/n at a mountain lodge.
After short accent, the ridge, nice and open Yak pasture land walking to the Thukla (4620m). Lunch. Trail ascent to the Thukla pass 4830m, a place for the memorial of those climbers who’ve died during climbing Mt. Everest. From here gradually accent to the Lobuche (4,940 m ).7 km. 6 hrs. O/n at a mountain lodge.
From Lobuche, the trail gently slopes upwards to the moraine at Gorakshep (5,140 m), last settlement before base camp and Kalapatthar. Lunch. Hike 3 hours towards the Khumbu Glacier reaching your ultimate goal to Mount Everest base camp(5,364 m) is complete. 8 hours walk. 12 km. O/n at a mountain lodge.
Early morning 2 hours climb to the Kala Pattar (5,643 m) (Black Rock), a hill that provides the best viewing of Mount Everest (8,848 m) and the surrounding peaks. After breakfast trek to Lobuche.Trek to the Pheruche (4,200m) where the river Dudh Kosi is twisting through the valley.12 km. 9 hours walk. O/n at a mountain lodge.
Today long distance walking Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3444 m). The trail gradually up and down to the Tengboche. Lunch. Trek route descends to Phungi Thanga (3250 m) ascends to the Kyanjuma(3600m), contour to the Namche Bazaar. 14.3 km distance. 8 hours walk. O/n at a mountain lodge.
From Namche Bazaar the trail steep descend to the Dudha Koshi river, cross the suspension bridge to Jorsalle (2740m). From Jorslle 3 hours walk to the Phakding via Monjo. Lunch. The trek route continuously up and down to the Lukla at 2,860 m. 13.5 km distance. 8 hours walk. O/n at a mountain lodge.
Early morning have a breakfast at Lukla guest house. From tea house five minutes’ walk to the Tenzing–Hillary Airport(2860 m). Fly 35 minutes Lukla to Katmandu (1,400m) domestic airport. Transfer to your hotel. shopping. Leisure. Evening meeting and dinner. O/n at Kathmandu hotel.
After breakfast, walk around the Thamel. Last minute shopping. Preparing for departure. Transfer to the Kathmandu International airport for final departure. From your hotel, we will suggest you that leave before three hours to the Kathmandu international for departure.