• Everest Base Camp Trek

     

     

     

     

     

    You will be at the most iconic base camp of all, at the foot of the greatest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8848m), this is one of the world’s classic treks. This special departure has the added excitement of camping at Base Camp itself for two nights; a magnificent setting at the foot of the Khumbu Ica Fall, at a time when it will be bustling with expedition parties preparing for their summit attempts. The journey to Base Camp passes through Sherpa country and allows time to acclimatise before reaching the spectacular high altitude scenery: the incredible monastery at Thyangboche, views of Ama Dablam, Everest and other mighty Himalayan peaks.

    Walking the Everest Base Camp

    Level: 5 (challenging)

    Activity: Walking & Trekking

    Group Size: 4-16 / Min age: 16

    Discover the highlights of walking the Everest Base Camp

    Set at 5,400m at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall, the setting is spectacular. Huge ice seracs surround the camp and the peaks of Pumori, Lingtren and Khumbutse tower above us. You will be staying close to an expedition team and will be able to soak up the atmosphere, excitement and trepidation of Base Camp life. You should even be able to watch teams climb up through the notorious Khumbu Ice Fall. You will not be allowed onto the Khumbu Ice Fall (only climbers with permits are allowed actually onto the Ice Fall).

    Highlights

    • Two nights camping at Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall
    • Soak up the atmosphere at Base Camp as expedition parties prepare for their summit attempt
    • Walk amidst other iconic peaks of the world’s highest mountain range; Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam
    • Visit the colourful hilltop monastery at Thyangboche
    • Climb Kala Pattar for a magnificent view of Mount Everest

    What’s included:

    • 18 days/17 nights
    • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
    • Morning bed-tea on trek
    • Welcome drink at each overnight lodge
    • 3 nights standard hotels, 12 nights teahouses and 2 nights full-service camping
    • All transport and listed activities
    • Tour leader throughout, plus local staff (staff to client ratio of 1:4 on trek)
    • Arrival and departure transfers
    • Full porterage throughout trek
    • Sleeping mattress whilst camping
    • Exodus kitbag
    • Trekking map (provided locally)
    • Trekking permit and national park fees

    Itinerary:

    DAY 1 – Start Kathmandu. (Evening Trek briefing at Royal Singi Hotel)

    DAY 2 – Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport; short but spectacular flight to Lukla (2800m); trek to Phakding. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 3 – Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Manche Bazaar, with time to explore the Sherpa villages. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 4 – Acclimatisation walk to Kunde and Khumjung; descend to Kyanjuma.
    Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 5 – Trek through the Sherpa heartland to the monastery at Thyangboche for superb mountain views. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 6 – Continue up the Khumbu Valley and then the Imja Valley to Dingboche.
    Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 7 – Spend the day at Dingboche for acclimatisation. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 8 – Continue the ascent to Lobuje. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 9 – Follow the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 10 – Continue along the lateral moraine to Everest Base Camp. Camp overnight.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    DAY 11 – Explore the area around Everest Base Camp.  Camp overnight.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    DAY 12 – Long descent to Pheriche. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 13 – Retrace your steps to Kyanjuma. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 14 – Descend through Manche to Monzo. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 15 – Continue to Lukla. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 16 – Fly to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport and transfer to Kathmandu.
    Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 17 – Free day in Kathmandu to explore the city. Meals included: breakfast

    DAY 18 – End Kathmandu. Meals included: breakfast 

    Key Information

    • Group size 4 – 16, plus leader. Min age: 16
    • Not suitable for severe vertigo sufferers
    • The maximum altitude on this trek is 5,545m and the average is approximately 3,900m.
    • Challenging Trek (level 5)

    2020 Dates/Rates

    March 29 – April 15 – $3,399 per person/ * Single +$163

    April 1 – April 18 – $3,579 per person/ * Single +$163

    April 8 – 25 – $3,499 per person / * Single +$163

    * Single Supplemental

    This expedition offers the exclusive opportunity to spend two nights camping at Everest Base Camp itself – there is always the possibility of snow at Base Camp and it will be cold in the mornings and evenings and below freezing at night. You will arrive at Base Camp early afternoon and then have the rest of the day and the following day to explore. Set at 5,400m at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall, the setting is spectacular. Huge ice seracs surround the camp and the peaks of Pumori, Lingtren and Khumbutse tower above us.  You will be staying close to an expedition team and will be able to soak up the atmosphere, excitement and trepidation of Base Camp life.

    PLUS, book by December 31, 2019 for a $50 Visa gift card compliments of Just Spas & Adventures!

    Contact us for more information or to book this itinerary!

    Tour Code: XS

     

     

     

     

     

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