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I could just say ’what a brilliant trip’, but that is not enough. The trip exceeded my expectations, it pushed my physically, but not too far. Jill was a great leader, fun to be with, but firm and decisive when needed. The local team were excellent, the food the same (does Saila cater for UK functions?) and Jiri is a very good guide.
Simon Lebesque (UK) | Dhaulagiri Circuit, Nepal

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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 Shanker, Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambassador 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
  • Your leaders Robert Anderson and Peter Hillary will host a final celebratory dinner for you in Kathmandu. The cost of this meal is included in the package however all drinks will be chargeable as an extra.
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Everest region from 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
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • 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"
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 Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive Kathmandu. 
  • Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 3Fly to Lukla (2,840m), trek to Monjo (2,610m) 
  • Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m) 
  • Day 5Acclimatising walks around Namche Bazaar 
  • Day 6Trek to Khunde (3,900m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Tengboche (3,800m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) 
  • Day 9Walk towards Island Peak 
  • Day 10Trek to Dughla (4,600m) 
  • Day 11Trek to Lobuche (4,931m) 
  • Day 12Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m) and ascend Kala Patar (5,545m) 
  • Day 13Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,300m) and back to Lobuche (4,931m) 
  • Day 14Walk back down to Pangboche (3,875m) 
  • Day 15Trek to Phortse village (3,800m) 
  • Day 16Trek to Monjo (2,610m) 
  • Day 17Return to Lukla (2,840m) 
  • Day 18Fly to Kathmandu 
  • Day 19At leisure in Kathmandu 
  • Day 20Fly back home 
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