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Trek Mount Everest Base Camp


What will I be doing?

Sept 26 — 27th 

Fly overnight to Kathmandu - the gateway to the Nepali Himalaya. You’ll get the chance to meet the team at your first team dinner. 

Sept 28th

The experience begins with a flight through towering snow-capped mountains to Lukla. After lunch enjoy an acclimatisation trek finishing at Tok-Tok village. 

Sept 29th

Leaving Tok-Tok you’ll cross spectactular suspension bridges as you make your way to the bustling Namche Bazaar. 

Sept 30th

With Everest now in sight you’ll have time to acclimatise throughout the day with a walk to the top of Namche Bazaar, or enjoy the panoramic views from Everest View Hotel. 

Oct 1st

Follow the winding trail from Namche Bazaar to Deboche where you’ll spend the night in the shadow of the Ama Dablam peak.  

Oct 2nd

Leaving Debouche, you’ll follow the Payer Mani Wall towards Shomare. Enjoy the descent into the Imjatse Valley and finally get to rest your legs in the village of Dingboche.  

Oct 3rd

Today is an acclimatisation day, you’ll be able to spend your day exploring the monastery and admiring the stunning vistas from the ridges over Dingboche. 

Oct  4th

Today you’ll head north and follow the path towards Thukla for lunch, today you’ll get unrivalled views of Mt. Pumori whilst you make your way to Loboche. 

Oct 5th

Set off on rocky moraine paths and climb above the glacial ponds of the Khumbu Glacier and arrive at Gorakshep, famous for being Sir Edmund Hilary’s base camp during his expedition to Mount Everest. 

Oct 6th — The Final Ascent! 

Supporter reaches Mount Everest Base Camp

Today is the day — your ascent to Everest Base Camp! You’ll make your way through the Khumbu ice-fall following its ever-changing trail. 


The commotion and activity around Everest Base Camp will spur you on, and once you arrive you’ll be able to celebrate your amazing achievement! 



Oct 7th 

Today you have the option to hike to Kala Patthar where you’ll be rewarded with the breath-taking views of Everest’s peak. You’ll start the descent with an overnight stay in Pheriche. 

Oct 8th

Make your way along the Imja-Tse gorge and up to Tyangboche, you’ll get to set up camp for the night alongside the beautiful Dudh Koshi River. 

Oct 9th

Make your way through pine forest as you make the journey back to Namche Bazaar where you’ll enjoy lunch. 

Oct 10th

Today is your last day of walking, you’ll follow the Bhote Kushi River towards Phakding, finally making your way to Lukla where you’ll be staying in a traditional teahouse.

Oct 11th

Bid farewell to the Himalaya’s as you leave Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. You’ll have the afternoon to relax, or to visit the Thamel district.

Oct 12th - 13th

Take this time to explore the magical city of Kathmandu, take a stroll through the Garden of Dreams, or visit one of its many monasteries. On the 13th you’ll leave Nepal with fond memories of your incredible adventure! 

What’s included in my trip?

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinking water
  • First aid trained team leader
  • Accommodation
  • Transport within Nepal
  • Camping equipment, guides and porters

What’s not included

You’ll need to organise some items yourself, and pay for a few things during your time in Nepal. These include:



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