The Everest Base Camp trek is the classic Himalayan trek taking you to the foot of the earth’s highest point and nearby magnificent mountain peaks, where warm Sherpa hospitality awaits the adventurer.
The Khumbu region is home to Mount Everest (called Sagarmatha in Nepali) which at 8848m is the world’s highest mountain as well as numerous other peaks including Lhotse (8514m).
First summited by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers. Today trekkers of all ages seek the challenge of reaching this famous mountain’s Base Camp. Flying in to Lukla, you will explore the mountains and valleys around the towering peak, rest in local Sherpa teahouses and learn about their traditions and culture.
The Everest area offers a variety of routes and your adventure can last anywhere from a week up to a month.
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- Airport pick up and drop off
- Applicable permits and park fees
- Experienced guide
- Land Transportation
- Support staff
- Airplane transport
- Personal expenses
- Soft and hard drinks
- Travel insurance
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
March to May is one of the best times to trek with lots of flowers in bloom, especially rhododendrons in the mountains. While the sky may not be crystal clear as during the autumn months, it is the second busiest season for trekking and mountaineering.
June to August are wet but the mountains and hills are covered with lush, full green forests and vegetation. The daily cloud coverage means that mountain views are not guaranteed but as very few people travel during this time it can present the perfect opportunity for people to explore the trails and nature in quiet.
September to November are the busiest trekking months due to predictable weather and mostly clear skies. The mountain views are spectacular but the most popular trails can become quite busy.
The winter months of December to February are good to trek due to the clean skies and the reduced number of trekkers. However, you should be prepared for cold temperatures.
Our guides are trained in First Aid and have significant experience in trekking this and many other routes throughout Nepal. Safety is our foremost priority and our staff will be available for any issues, and alert to any symptoms of illness,v that may come up.
Altitude problems, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can be life threatening and can occur at any point above 3000m. Our trip itinerary has been designed specifically to allow you to have enough time to acclimatise to the altitude as our height increases. Our guides are very experienced and will act in accordance with the seriousness of any mountain sickness suffered. The easiest and best remedy for AMS is to descend quickly, so never ignore the symptoms and please talk to your guide or leader if you feel unwell. They are trained to manage the logistics and assess the situation continually to make sure that you have a safe trip and enjoy yourself.
It is strongly advised that you arrive in Nepal at least 1 full day before the intended start date of your trek. This will give you the opportunity to allow for any jetlag and to obtain any additional items you may require in the numerous trekking and climbing supply shops in Kathmandu.
An airport pick up and hotel on arrival can be arranged easily for you if you wish and we will be on hand to assist you in picking up any items you need or want and to arrange tours of Kathmandu’s numerous cultural sites.
Guest Lodges, sometimes called Teahouses, along the way provide good accommodation and a considerable choice of well-prepared meals. However, it is advisable to bring your own sleeping bag, as during the high season, bedding can be in short supply and it can get very cold at the higher altitudes.
With a peak altitude of 5360m, this trek is demanding. Days may involve walking for between 4 and 9 hours and can become more strenuous as we gain elevation, especially over 4000m. While most people can manage this trek, some regular walking and hiking exercise beforehand defiantly helps. Anybody with some reasonable level of physical fitness and a positive frame of mind can enjoy this trek.
The most common way to travel to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National park is via the 45-minute domestic plane ride from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hilary airport at Lukla. The airport’s landing strip is famously short and at an altitude of 2800m, flying in and out of this airport provides some of the most memorable experiences for anyone who undertakes a trek or climb in the Everest region.
Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park is located in the remote area of Solukhumbu in eastern Nepal and encompasses the world’s highest mountain, Everest (8848m) or Sagarmatha (the Nepali name for Everest) and many other Himalayan giants, such as Lhotse (8516m), Cho-yo Ama Dablam (8201m) and Pumori (7161m). This vast region contains multiple routes and offers a good standard of amenities for visiting trekkers.
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding – 2800m
Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar – 3440m
Day 3: Acclimatisation day in Namche – 3440m
Day 4: Namche to Tengpoche – 3870m
Day 5: Tengpoche to Dingboche – 4410m
Day 6: Acclimatisation day in Dingboche – 4410m
Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuje – 4930m
Day 8: Lobuje to Gorak Shep via Everest Base Camp (54360m) – 5160m
Day 9: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding – 2800m
Day 10: Pangpoche to Namche Bazaar – 3440m
Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla - 2800m
Umbrella Trekking NepalUmbrella Trekking Nepal is a social enterprise initiative by Nature Treks Himalaya, established to support The Umbrella Foundation, a registered children’s charity in Nepal.
We offer a wide range of stunning treks and adventure activities throughout the country where you can have the time of your life while knowing that you are helping give underprivileged children of Nepal a brighter future.
The treks, operated by Nature Treks Himalaya, provide internship opportunities to disadvantaged youths so that they can learn more about the industry as assistant guides, and all profits go towards the work of The Umbrella Foundation charity.
Their Social FocusThe treks provide internship opportunities to disadvantaged youths so that they can learn more about the industry as assistant guides, and all profits go towards the work of The Umbrella Foundation charity.