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As for the trip to Mera I’d like to say that you and your company run a first rate operation. I thought Chris was a very professional guide.
Jeff Evers (USA) | Mera Peak Expedition

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  • TMC group at Everest Base Camp
  • TMC Group at Kalapatar
  • Twin Otter landing at Lukla airstrip
  • Porters crossing Hilary bridge
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Group and trek crew at Zamling GH
  • Mountain goat seen near Namche
  • Stupa at Tengboche
  • Inside Tengboche monastery
  • Big hairy yak on the trail
  • Ama Dablam Base Camp
  • Lodge at Dingboche with Mount Kangtega
  • Walking to Gorakshep
  • Kalapatar and Mount Pumori behind
  • Walking up Kalapatar
  • Panoramic view from Kalapatar
  • Everest BC with Khumbu icefall
  • Mount Everest (altitude: 8,848m)

Everest Base Camp

This is one of the classic treks of the world with stunning mountain scenery. With our itinerary you get the opportunity to trek to both Ama Dablam Base Camp and Everest Base Camp. 

The trek starts with an exciting flight in a Twin Otter plane to the mountain airstrip at Lukla, from here we follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineers for the walk into Everest Base Camp. We are now in Buddhist Sherpa country where you will see colourful prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries along the way.

We have designed our Everest Base Camp trek with plenty of time for the necessary acclimatisation. Our route takes you to the prettiest Sherpa villages in the Khumbu and to Namche Bazaar the colourful and vibrant heart of Sherpa country. You have the opportunity to visit the main monasteries of the Khumbu region at Tengboche and Thame. The high points of our itinerary are the walk up to Kala Patar for the panoramic viewpoint of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse and also the hike from Gorak Shep along the Khumbu glacier to Everest Base Camp.

We recommend you read this article writen by Roland on TMC blog with Tips and Advice for a successful trek to Everest Base Camp

Why not consider upgrading to our Luxury Everest Base Camp trek?

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 19 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2017 - £1,695 (or US$2,195 or or €1,995) 2018 - £1,695 (or US$2,195 or or €1,995)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal flight to/from Lukla and Kathmandu including baggage allowance of 15kg for your main bag checked into the hold and 5kg for day pack carried with you inside the aircraft.
  • All transfers including private airport collections
  • Twin share room at Hotel Tibet, Hotel Manaslu or Hotel Ganjong in Kathmandu
  • Twin share room with common bathroom while on trek
  • Breakfast only in Kathmandu, all meals included while on trek. 
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). We provide one trekking guide for group size of two people and two guides for a group size of three people and three guides for group size of six people plus
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Everest region from EverestWeather.com throughout the duration of this trek
  • Thuraya satellite phone to ensure our guides have reliable communications with us for logistics, planning and group safety
  • Complimentary Everest trekking map
  • For financial protection of your booking before departure, UK residents will be issued an ATOL certificate and international clients will be covered by our financial protection insurance issued from International Passenger Protection
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone or face to face meetings. After booking with us we will send our comprehensive "Nepal Pre-Trip Information".

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40 (approx £25)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Demanding

Trip Grade Demanding

Suitability:  a good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required.

1) Walking times: average 6 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 14 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky sections. There may be significant amount of ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: often in more remote areas and normally a longer distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • March 5th to 23rd 2017
  • March 12th to 30th 2017
  • April 2nd to 20th 2017
  • April 23rd to May 11th 2017
  • May 7th to 25th 2017
  • October 8th to 26th 2017
  • October 29th to November 16th 2017
  • November 19th to December 7th 2017
  • December 10th to 28th 2017
  • March 18th to April 5th 2018
  • April 1st to 19th 2018
  • April 22nd to May 10th 2018
  • May 6th to 24th 2018
  • October 7th to 25th 2018
  • October 28th to November 15th 2018
  • November 18th to December 6th 2018
  • December 9th to 27th 2018

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m) 
  • Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing 
  • Day 3Fly to Lukla (2,840m), trek to Phakding (2,610m) 
  • Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 
  • Day 5Day walk to Thame village (3,800m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Deboche (3,770m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Pangboche (3,930m) 
  • Day 8Day walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,576m) 
  • Day 9Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) 
  • Day 10Acclimatisng walk up Nangkartshang Peak (5,080m) 
  • Day 11Trek to Lobuche (4,931m) 
  • Day 12Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m), afternoon to Everest Base Camp (5,300m) 
  • Day 13Ascend Kala Patar (5,545m) and return to Pheriche 
  • Day 14Trek to Phortse village (3,800m) 
  • Day 15Trek to Monjo (2,610m) 
  • Day 16Trek to Lukla (2,840m) 
  • Day 17Fly to Kathmandu 
  • Day 18At leisure in Kathmandu 
  • Day 19Fly back home 
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