Everest Base Camp: These three words represent one of the world’s most well-liked trips, a status symbol; but offer real dreams for adventure lovers globally. This 17 days Everest Base Camp trek is an opportunity for your dreams to turn real and test your limits. Our trip begins with a thrilling mountain flight to the legendary airport of Lukla; built with the help of famous mountaineer late Sir Edmund Hillary. From this namesake, the famous trail of the Everest Base Camp was born. On touchdown at Lukla airport, we meet our senior guide and the other crew members: who begin to sort out our equipment. Sooner than later, we hit these popular trails to the foothills of the king of all peaks – Mt. Everest. Our cost-friendly Everest base camp trek will guide you through the best mountain trails in the world. There’s never a dull moment on this journey.
Why the Everest Base Camp trek would be ideal for you:
We hike deep into the heart of the Himalayas for about 5-8 hours a day through Sherpa territory. However, the well cultivated fields and pretty villages warm the heart. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay laid a future base when they conquered Everest in 1953. Today, it’s a tradition and has become a true challenge for greenhorns who enjoy altitude. Nevertheless, the Everest Base Camp difficulty doesn’t spoil the thrills of outdoor adventure. There’s enough important time to acclimatize for Everest Base Camp altitude on the go. We climb into alpine zones with stunning scenery; and also enter the well known Tengboche monastery for a chat with friendly monks. We proceed further to EBC and this is where we begin our steep climb up the iconic Kalapaththar at 5545m. Nonetheless, upfront views of mighty Everest leave us gasping for breath, so close, but yet so far. We spend some prime time on Kalapaththar with our video cams busy for some of the best pictures on earth. Real close-up views of the spectacular landscapes surrounding us from all angles leave us breathless for some time…it’s simply incredible!! As a result, the awesome experiences of this trip far outweigh our Everest Base Camp cost. This is an once-in-a-lifetime trek you’re likely never going to forget. If you’re looking for something more challenging, try our ‘3 High Passes’ trek which would be ideal for experienced trekkers who’ve done alpine altitudes; it’s a thrilling venture.
Is This Trip cut out for you?
If you know you have the physical fitness, this is an arduous grade trek (level 5) as you walk to Base Camp and ascend Kalapaththar at over 5000m. This is where we get the best close-up views of the highest mountains in the world. Please get involved in some good physical activity at least 3 months prior to your EBC venture. We experience 12 days point-to-point walking with full porterage throughout – you need only carry your daypack. You should have some previous trekking experience if you do not partake in regular exercise or hill walking then you should do some physical preparation before you begin this trip. The trail crosses approximately seven modern suspension bridges (twice), all of which have mesh sides but some are pretty long and high and anyone with a strong fear of heights or vertigo may feel a bit heady. The maximum altitude on this trek is 5,545m and the average is near 4000m. We give you enough time for acclimatisation, but altitude is a factor here and must be considered – this is why we ask our clients to ensure good physical fitness if not much previous trekking has been done above 4000m. Walking hours stated within the itinerary are given as approximates only. Timings stated exclude lunch stops and will vary depending on the pace of your group. We encourage our guests to walk at a comfortable pace suitable to the body.
Trip length: 17 DaysGrade: Moderate/Challenging Adventure Trek…involving legendary trails that bring you upfront with the king of all peaks…Mt. Everest. Challenging in some areasTrek duration: 12 days on trails that begin at the feet of Everest…but take you up pretty close to the famous climbing peaks for some breathtaking close-up views of Everest and some nearby famous peaks…Starts in: KathmanduEnds in: KathmanduTrek type: THAccommodation: Hotel and teahouse lodges Meals: healthy meals provided on the trailsTransportation: Private car or a tourist coach depending on the number of peopleMaximum altitude: 5545m…we summit at Kalapaththar for views that leave you stunned, virtually!