Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trekking Tour to the Roof of the World

Tour Runs for 16 days – Both set departures and private expeditions available

Everest Base Camp
On this classic teahouse trek into the Solu Khumbu and Sherpa heartland, you’ll ascend the route to the iconic Everest Base Camp. As well as offering trekkers one of the most impressive panoramic mountain views in the world, it is also famous for being the starting point for some of the most influential climbing expeditions. Steeped in rich mountaineering history, it’s a fantastic place to really appreciate the magnitude of what early mountaineers achieved in their hobnailed boots and woollen socks!

Throughout the trek you will be constantly awe-struck by the sight of the snow-capped mountains dominating the skyline around you, including the 8,000m peaks of Lotse and Nuptse, and, of course, Mt Everest itself. Towering 8,848m above you, the views of this wonder of the world from Kala Patthar are absolutely phenomenal; guaranteed to be imprinted on your memory for the rest of your days.

The route will also give us the opportunity to explore many different aspects of Nepalese village culture and its scenery. You will visit the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region at Tyangboche and be able to appreciate the beauty of both its gompa and its setting. The power of nature will be apparent as you walk through the boulder fields left in the wake of the extraordinary Khumbu Glacier. Simply incredible!

IMPORTANT: This tour takes the route back to Kathmandu quite slowly. Along with the planned rest days and the ascent of Kala Patthar, we can afford to be delayed 4-5 days in the case of flight cancellations or bad weather. This dramatically increases the chance of a successful trek to Everest Base Camp. Additionally, we only run this trek in the optimal season to try to mitigate the risk of delays due to poor weather conditions.

For a full list of what is included download the Everest Base Camp Trek dossier

Welcome to Nepal, let the adventure begin!

Highlights

Ama Dablam from Everest Trek

  • Part of The Great Himalaya Trail
  • Meet the teams at Everest Base Camp
  • Stand on the slopes of the world’s highest mountain
  • Climb 2 peaks over 5,000m (Nangkartshang and Kala Patthar)
  • See the Yeti Scalp at the Thyangboche Monastery and meet the monks
  • Meet the mountaineers at Everest base camp and speak with them about their epic expeditions
  • Explore glacial landscapes and cross moraine
  • Experience breathtaking views from Kala Patthar over Everest at sunrise
  • Stay in the bustling Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar and its famous bakeries
  • A fully supported and well-organised expedition

Want more adventure? Combine this tour with one of our other trips or treks to Nepal for an outstanding month-long holiday!

Make the most of your Everest Trek and explore off the beaten path. We can provide tailor made itineraries to explore hidden wonders in the Khumbu Region.

Dates and Prices

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Land Only Prices

Open Group Events: £1895
Private Tour Prices: from £1795
(dependent on group size)

Please contact us with your requirements to receive a private group price within 24-hours. We can provide private tours from individuals to groups of one hundred or more and prices are quite reasonable.

Allow £550-800 for return flights from London or Manchester. To book flights, click here.

We accept foreign payments, please click here for details.

This trek is guaranteed to run with a minimum of 4 people. For a full list of what is included download the Everest Base Camp Trek dossier

Private Tours

You will find our private tour prices are surprisingly reasonable. We can provide private tours for individuals to groups of one hundred or more. Please contact us with your details to receive a price within 24 hours.

Set Departure / Open Group Event Dates

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A deposit of £200 secures your place on the trip and the balance is due 60 days before the start of the tour. Monthly payment plans can be set up on request. If you book less than 60 days before the start of the trip then the full amount is due immediately.

If you are a previous client of Lost Earth Adventures you will receive a loyalty discount of 5%.

1% of the price listed will be donated to our charity ‘Share the Load Foundation’. For more information about this charity, and what your money will be used for, click here.

Will there be any surcharges or price changes?

Once your deposit has been paid there is a guaranteed no price change. There are no hidden charges or extras, the price we quote you when you book is the price you and your group will be paying.

Optional Extras

Follow the Great Himalayan Trail and Trek to the Langtang Valley

Why not extend your trip to include another breathtaking section of the Great Himalayan Trail by joining our guided treks to the fascinating Langtang Valley and holy Gosainkund Lakes? We have both fixed and flexible departure dates and the trek can be done before or after the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Extend your trip in Nepal by 2 more weeks

Check the departure dates of our other Nepal tours here. Get a 5% discount off of the lower priced tour when you book two trips for yourself!

Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Single Traveller?

We don’t charge a single supplement fee if you’re a solo traveller. Our prices are based on staying in twin share rooms with a member of the same sex or your travelling companion. If you wish to stay in your own room there will be a £280 charge for this trip.
We will always try to meet your requirements. The £280 must be paid with the final balance.

If you want to arrive early or depart later then we can arrange accommodation and transport for you. Please contact us with any requests.

Upgrades

If you would like to treat yourself before or after your grand adventure, we are more than happy to arrange alternative accommodation. We also appreciate how lovely a little bit of lavish comfort can be when you are away from home and can recommend the following hotels for a touch of 5-star luxury in Kathmandu.

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Itinerary and Route

All of our itineraries are meticulously researched and well planned. They are designed to give you the most amounts of fun and excitement, whilst also giving you ample time to relax. Lost Earth Adventures takes the hassle out of organising your trip, leaving you to sit back and enjoy your adventure!

Map of Everest Base Camp
IMPORTANT: This tour takes the route back to Kathmandu quite slowly. Along with the planned rest days and the ascent of Kala Patthar, we can afford to be delayed 4-5 days in the case of flight cancellations or bad weather. This dramatically increases the chance of a successful trek to Everest Base Camp. Additionally, we only run this trek in the optimal season to try to mitigate the risk of delays due to poor weather conditions.
View a detailed map of the Trek to Everest Base Camp

  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,800m); trek to Phakding (2,610m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 4: Acclimatisation walk to Everest View Point (3,880m) and return to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) via the Imja Valley
  • Day 7: Climb Nangkartshang Peak (5,080m) for acclimatisation and return to Dingboche
  • Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m)
  • Day 9: Visit Everest Base Camp and spend the night at Gorak Shep (5,164m)
  • Day 10: Climb Kala Patthar (5,545m); descend to Pheriche (4,371m)
  • Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,610m)
  • Day 13: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2,860m)
  • Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 16: Depart Kathmandu

See a more detailed itinerary for this trek.

Photos

Click on the arrows below to take a photographic journey around the Khumbu region.


 

Video

A team from Halford’s embarked on the amazing 16-day trek. Check out their journey:

Trip Grading

Trekking Group
The Everest Base Camp trek is considered to be demanding. This trek is demanding in nature due to the amount of ascent at altitude as well as the mountainous terrain. You will require a good basic level of fitness in order for you to enjoy and make the most of what is on offer for this trek.
As always on our treks there is plenty of staff and we can accommodate everyone's trekking pace. We appreciate that in a group there will be many different speeds of walker and we don't ever want you to feel like you are holding up a group or being held up. Having plenty of guides and porters allow for us to change itineraries and pace easily and it is very easy to accommodate every trekker.

Recent Trip Reports

Altitude Advice

What’s Included

  • 1 fully qualified, first aid trained Trekking Guide
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 12 nights teahouse accommodation
  • Included meals: All meals while trekking, breakfasts in Kathmandu, welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. The food available in the tea houses is brilliant, there is a large selection of western, Chinese and Nepalese food available for you to choose from. We do not want you to be restricted in your menu choices and want you to enjoy the vast menus and locally grown produce of the tea houses. We will let you choose whatever meal you want from the menus at meal times.
  • Afternoon tea and biscuits while trekking
  • Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last day
  • Private transportation for duration of tour
  • Entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters for entire trek.
  • Map of the route
  • Sufficient means of communication. Satellite phones can be rented on request for £10 per day.
  • Guides will check in with our office to get regular bespoke weather updates and confirm locations
  • Financial protection: we are an ABTA and ATOL bonded and insured, UK based tour operator
  • Pre-departure support and advice by email, phone and face to face meetings in York if you would like. After booking with us we will send you a highly informative and comprehensive trip information pack
  • Remote medical support from specialist doctors
  • Small groups. No more than 12 people on a set departure trip
  • We don’t force a fast or slow pace. Our teams are supported with plenty of staff so you can walk at your own pace. We let you walk at the pace that is right for you.
  • Our guides and porters are paid fairly, properly equipped and fully insured for rescue and medical emergencies
  • Trekking kit bag
  • T-shirt
  • If you’d like to meet some of our team and experience our services beforehand you can join us on one of our UK adventures.

What’s Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Items of a personal nature (drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Nepalese visa (Available to buy for $30 USD on arrival in Nepal)
  • International flights
  • Scenic Everest mountain flight
  • Airport transfers taken outside of the itinerary’s arrival and departure dates
  • If the plane gets delayed on the way to Lukla you will have to pay for any extra nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if needed. If the plane gets delayed returning back to Kathmandu you will have to pay for your accommodation and food for the extra time in Lukla.
  • Tips to porters/local guide
  • Internal Flights

    Internal flight to/from Lukla and Kathmandu include a baggage allowance of 10kg for your main bag (checked into the hold) and 5kg for carry-on luggage

For a full list of what is included download the Everest Base Camp Trek dossier

Travelling to Nepal

You will need a passport with 6-month’s validity and you will need to obtain a Nepalese visa. The easiest way to get the visa is to buy it on entry to Nepal with either dollars or any major currency but not Nepali Rupees. Currently the cost for a single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$25/40/100. You can buy a visa in advance from the Neplese embassy in your home country if they have a location there. It is more expensive than buying it on arrival in Kathmandu and it doesn’t always save you time when you arrive as it is random which queue is longer. You also have to risk sending your passport off and they may take it for several weeks. You will need to buy travel insurance for your trip which you can find out about here. You also need to visit your GP or travel health professional at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to check what vaccinations you need.

For more information about travelling safely and obtaining passports you can see more at the FCO know before you go Travel Aware Campaign.

What Our Guests Say

Larkya La - Manaslu Trek
“I really enjoyed hiking through all those villages, seeing the scenery change every day and also get an idea of how the people live there (and how much hard work is involved in just getting your everyday food, let alone anything else). The area really is stunningly beautiful, and everything is on such a grand scale! Quite amazing getting that close to one of the 8,000m peaks as well.
And of course Dipak was a fantastic guide, I'd def. go trekking with him/Lost Earth Adventures again!"

Click here for more reviews about this trek to Everest and our other treks and tours

Internal Flights

Flying through the high Himalaya in a light aircraft is a truly memorable experience but the changeable nature of mountain weather can sometimes make flying conditions difficult.

Please note that poor weather can cause delays on internal flights. If at the start of your holiday internal flights are cancelled for the day, you will spend an extra night in Kathmandu and this may be at a hotel other than our usual hotel. There is enough flexibility in the trekking itinerary to make up some lost days, but an alternative trek could be provided instead if internal flights are cancelled too many days in a row. Helicopters can sometimes fly when fixed wing aircraft cannot. If the group is offered the use of a helicopter to reach the start point of the trek, the cost will be shared between those choosing to take this option.

We have included two nights in Kathmandu at the end of the trip as a contingency against delay. Should helicopters be able to fly during a period when internal flights are cancelled you maybe able to use helicopters to ensure you meet your international flights and the cost would be shared amongst those wanting to use the helicopter. In the unlikely event that flight cancellations cause you to miss your homeward international flight you will be responsible for re-booking a new flight home and any associated costs. We advise you to take out suitable insurance and to keep your receipts, as you may be able to make a claim.

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Groups: Private Treks and Group Tours

Charities, Schools, Military, Private Groups and Tailor Made Trips for Individuals

All our tours can be run privately for you and your group, from solo travellers to groups of over 50. We specialise in organising bespoke tours for groups of friends, charity challenges, school groups, mountaineering clubs, families, and countless others.

Please contact us with your details to receive a price within 24 hours.

Charities

We love working with charity challengers! We have our own charity (Share the Load Foundation) and are inspired by your determination to fundraise for worthy causes. That’s why we will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals during a charity challenge. We provide support from start to finish, including fundraising tips, training plans and the very best in-country support.

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Schools

We believe that the best way for students to develop into global citizens ready to go and conquer the world is to get them out into it as soon as possible. We meticulously plan our itineraries to increase students’ independence and self-belief and develop a sense of social responsibility. UK safety standards and documentation for all activities and a 24 hour UK based operations centre ensure students’ safety and well-being on their Asian Lost Earth Adventure.

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Military Groups

We are an Approved Military Contractor and provide many courses, expeditions and adventure training for groups of serving personnel and Cadets.

Tailor-made trips

We understand honeymooners need a bit of champagne sparkle, some celebrations warrant the inclusion of heli-trekking and spa treatments, and that the very active relax with white-water rafting after summiting 6,000m peaks. Decades of research and our extensive in-country network mean anything is possible. Get in touch and we’ll start preparing your perfect adventure.

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Information for group leaders & group discounts

Depending on your trip and number of participants, we can offer groups of 10 or more a complimentary place or a discount for all adventurers. Schools trips can benefit from free places for teachers, whilst we can discount rates for charity challenges. Contact us with your details and requirements and we will get a quote to you within one working day.

We also appreciate the effort it takes to coordinate a group of people so in exchange for your efforts, we will give group organisers of 10+ people a £150 Cotswold gift voucher; perfect for kitting yourself out ahead of your big adventure!

All group members receive a complimentary kit bag, t-shirt and a voucher code for 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor.

For Your Information

Health and safety and financial protection

At Lost Earth Adventures, health and safety is our top priority. All our trips are run to UK and international safety standards, and are proud to surpass these standards in many areas. We are an ABTA and ATOL bonded tour operator, ensuring your financial protection.

Full details of our policies and protections are available here.

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