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DURATION 16days
Highlights Explore Kathmandu’s streets and temples, Trek to Everest Base Camp, Explore the ancient centre of Bhaktapur
COUNTRIES: Nepal
Everest Base Camp small group tour
Everest Base Camp
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This classic trek gives you a once in a lifetime chance to get right up close to Everest. It is a tough trek that needs some preparation, but immensely rewarding. The journey starts in Kathmandu, where we spend a day touring this incredible city with the evening free to explore at leisure.

The next morning we catch an early flight to Lukla to begin our two week journey trekking through the mountains. We pace the itinerary sensibly with acclimatisation days en-route in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. As we climb up through the mountains our days will be rewarded with incredible views of Everest and nights are spent in comfortable trekking lodges dotted along the way.

We make the final push up the Khumbu glacier to our target of Everest Base Camp, W'ell also take a short trek up to Kalar Pattar for the best view of Mount Everest and Lhotse, weather permitting. We then begin our decent winding our way back down the mountains before flying back to Kathmandu.

Once back in Kathmandu, we have a free day where you'll be able to take one of the many optional tours we offer including visits to the nearby towns or Patan and Bhaktapur as well as a rafting trip on the Bhote Khosi river. The evening is free for a final meal in Kathmandu.
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Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel
 
We greet you on your arrival in Kathmandu airport today and transfer you to your hotel in the Thamel tourist district of the city. Our rep will help you settle in and familiarise you with the local area.
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Day 2 Fly to Lukla and start trekking to Phakding
 
Today we catch the short early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) and start trekking to Phakding (2,652m). Descending out of Lukla the trail gently winds its way along the river and serves as an easy introduction to the harder days ahead. We overnight at Phakding at one of the many comfortable trekking lodges. 
OvernightPhakding - trekking lodgeMealsBreakfastExtrasTrekking Pack
 
Day 3 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
 
The day starts gently as we make our way along the river to the entrance of the Sagamartha National Park, where we will obtain our trekking permits and register with the park authorities. Soon the trail starts to rise for a long climb up to Namche Bazaar (3,446m), where we stop for the night. 
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Day 4 Namche Bazaar. Acclimatisation day
 
Today is a free day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatisation. This colourful Sherpa town is a great place to spend time exploring. There are numerous shops and stalls selling everything from cut price trekking gear to Buddhist prayer flags. Its internet cafes, bakeries and cafes are also popular with the many visitors. Of course, if you’re not too tired, there are plenty of interesting and scenic day walks you can do if wish. We overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar. 
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Day 5 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thengboche
 
Leaving Namche Bazaar behind our goal today is the village of Thengboche, which lies on top of the next ridge. This means we start the day with a long descent through Rhododendron forests down to the suspension bridge at Phunki Tenga (3,250m). Then we start the climb and it really is a strenuous climb, as now we have to fight against the altitude as well at the steepness of the trail. Eventually we crest the ridge and arrive at Thengboche (3,870m), from where, on a clear day, the views of Everest and Lhotse are magnificent. Thengboche is also the site of a large Buddhist monastery, which is certainly worth a visit. We overnight at a lodge in Thengboche. 
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Day 6 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
 
Today’s trekking takes us through beautiful Rhododendron forests as we follow the river up the Imja valley towards Dingboche. Along this stretch of the trail there is a good possibility of spotting the elusive musk deer, an endangered species indigenous to the area. Leaving the forests behind, we end the day with a steep climb up to Dingboche (4,410m). We overnight at a lodge in Dingboche. 
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Day 7 Dingboche – acclimatisation day
 
We spend the day in Dingboche acclimatising to the high altitude. This beautiful Sherpa village is a patchwork of small fields enclosed by stonewalls and offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. If you don’t feel like resting you can head up the valley towards Chukung for even better views. We overnight at a lodge in Dingboche. 
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Day 8 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
 
Climbing up from Dingboche we follow the valley high up on one side until we reach Dughla (4,620m) and the entrance to the Khumbu valley. Heading up the Khumbu valley, a steep climb takes us over the Thokla Pass (4,830m) then we follow the edge of the glacial moraine onto Lobuche (4,910m). We overnight at a lodge in Lobuche. 
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Day 9 Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Kalar Pattar (flexible day)
 
As we continue along the Khumbu valley the unfolding mountain panoramas are quite simply breathtaking. Reaching the Lobuche Pass (5,110m) we continue onto Gorak Shep (5,140m), where we take a welcome break from the altitude before making our short but steep ascent of Kalar Pattar (5,550m). This view point is the perfect place to take in the full majesty of the surrounding mountains. We overnight at a lodge in Gorak Shep. We keep our itinerary for today and tomorrow flexible, depending on the weather and how people are handling the altitude. 
OvernightGorak Shep - trekking lodgeMealsBreakfast
 
Day 10 Trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (flexible day)
 
Today we continue up the edge of the Khumbu glacier until we finally reach Everest Base Camp (5,364m). If you’re lucky and the timing is right you may see expeditions preparing to climb Mount Everest. After spending some time to enjoy the surroundings and the completion of our goal, we make our way back down to Lobuche. We overnight at a lodge in Lobuche. 
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Days 11-13 Trek from Lobuche to Lukla via Devoche and Namche Bazaar
 
From Lobuche we head back down the trail via Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Having acclimatised well to the altitude the trekking becomes much easier as we make our way back down to Lukla, and there is plenty of time to take in the beauty of our surroundings. We overnight at lodges in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. 
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Day 14 Finish trek, and fly to Kathmandu.
 
This morning we catch the flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu, where we transfer you to your city centre hotel. The rest of the day is free. You can also arrange some tours with your local guide today for your free day tomorrow.
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Day 15 Kathmandu. Free day
 
Today is kept as a free day, leaving you to enjoy Kathmandu at your leisure. There are many options available including visits to the nearby towns of Patan and Bhaktapur as well as the chance to go rafting on the Bhote Khosi River. NOTE: This day is built into the itinerary in case of delays to the flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu, which do occur fairly frequently when the weather is cloudy or there are high winds. 
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Day 16 Kathmandu. Free time. Transfer to airport
 
Your last day in Kathmandu is free for you to catch up on some last minute souvenir shopping and exploring before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home. 
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Included:
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers, including 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a trekking guide and porters throughout the trek
  • Specialist city guide for Kathmandu Valley tours
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees to sites visited in the itinerary
  • Tips for drivers
Excluded:
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary (budget approx. US$250 for lunches & dinners on the trek)
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (eg. laundry)
  • Tips for city guide, trekking guide and porters
  • Any other items not mentioned above