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Our trek was absolutely fantastic. Our guide and porter, Mangal and Sagum, were knowledgeable, attentive, careful, patient and very polite. We felt like we were in safe hands the entire time
Khaled and Hussain (Kuwait) | Everest Luxury Lodge, Nepal

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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
  • Everest BC with Khumbu icefall
  • Mount Everest (altitude: 8,848m)
  • Panoramic view from Kalapatar

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

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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: 2019 - £1,850 (or US$2,395 or or €2,095) 2020 - £1,850 (or US$2,395 or or €2,095)
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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 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
  • 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
  • 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"
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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 17th to April 4th 2019
  • March 31st to April 18th 2019
  • April 14th to May 2nd 2019
  • May 5th to 23rd 2019
  • October 6th to 24th 2019
  • October 13th to 31st 2019
  • October 27th to November 14th 2019
  • November 17th to December 5th 2019
  • December 8th to 26th 2019
  • March 15th to April 2nd 2020
  • March 29th to April 16th 2020
  • April 12th to 30th 2020
  • May 3rd to 21st 2020
  • October 4th to 22nd 2020
  • October 11th to 29th 2020
  • October 25th to November 12th 2020
  • November 15th to December 3rd 2020
  • December 6th to 24th 2020

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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 5Acclimatising walks around Namche Bazaar 
  • 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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