EVEREST BASE CAMP
Moderate / Hard Difficulty
13 Trekking Days
16 Days Total
Max Altitude: 5,545m
Group Size: 7-16
Walking Per Day: 5-7 Hours
Land Only Package
Accommodation: Hotels and Teahouses
2024 - 20th October - 4th November
2025 - 13th - 28th April
£300 deposit to secure your place
Final balance paid 8 weeks before departure
ABOUT THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
Everest is without a doubt the most famous mountain in the world and getting the opportunity to even see it is a magical experience.
From Lukla airport the trek heads northward up the Khumbu Valley and passes through countless amazing Sherpa villages as you make your way from forested valleys up onto alpine tundra.
Everest Base Camp sits at over 5,300m, and although it's a popular trek it shouldn't be underestimated. That said, we have designed our itinerary to maximise your chances of success with adequate acclimatisation opportunities and a superb team to support you.
As well as enjoying the trek of a lifetime, we've also built some time into the itinerary for you to be able to enjoy the bustling capital of Nepal, Kathmandu.
EVEREST BASE CAMP ITINERARY
Days 1 & 2 are spent leaving your home country and arriving in Kathmandu. Upon our arrival we are transported to our high spec hotel accommodation.
Day 3 is spent finalising bits and bobs, before driving 4 hours to the village of Ramechaap.
Day 4 will see us take an internal flight to the famous mountain airport of Lukla. We will then trek for a few hours to the village of Phakding (2,650m).
On Day 5 we gain much more height and head to the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar (3,440m).
Day 6 is also spent at Namche acclimatising. Acclimatisation days usually include a trek of 3-4 hours too.
Day 7 and 8 are 5-6 hour trek days as we head for Dingboche (4,360m). We spend Day 9 acclimatising once more and will take a trek up to 5000m.
Day 10 sees us trek to the village of Lobuche (4910m)
On Day 11 on we head to the infamous Everest Base Camp from Lobuche. Energy levels pending, you can then head up to Kala Pattar and watch the sun set against Everest.
Day 12 It's time to return down the trail and we walk to Pheriche Day 13 we have a long 20km day back down to Namche Bazaar
and on Day 14 we make it back to Lukla for a celebratory meal with our trekking team.
All being well we will fly out of Lukla on Day 15 and then drive back to Kathmandu from Ramechaap. The afternoon can be spent in Kathmandu. We will enjoy a celebratory meal on this evening. Day 16 offers another chance to explore Kathmandu and we will go on a half day sight seeing tour also. time. We will aim to leave Nepal on Day 17 unless you are extending your trip and by day 18 you'll be home.
Internal Transfers - Airport transfers and flight to Lukla Airport
All Accommodation throughout, inclusive of high spec accommodation in Kathmandu
All food on the trek, and breakfasts in Kathmandu
Trekking Staff, including English speaking Nepali Guides
Experienced LMG Trek Manager
Medical Kit and Portable Altitude Chamber carried on the expedition
Team t-shirt & Duffel Bag
International Flights from your destination country
Personal Trekking Insurance - To cover trekking to over 5,545m. This is mandatory to join us on a trip.
Trips for the trekking team (Roughly £50)
Lunches and Dinners outside of the trekking phase
Nepal Entry Visa £50
Additional food and beverages
Communications / Charging cost (Wifi / Sim Card)
Personal trekking kit (Boots,rucksacks etc)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What about Altitude Sickness?
Having concerns about AMS is very natural and it is unfortunately unpredictable. Even the experienced could struggle to get over 5,000m if they get ill. We have however designed our itinerary to help us best acclimatise. The fitter you are, the less exhausted you'll get, which in turn has an impact on bringing on symptoms of AMS. These points combined with walking slowly, drinking lots and eating well all give you the best possible chance.
How fit do I really need to be and what skills do I require?
The fitter you are the more you will enjoy it, and the more chance you'll have of getting to base camp. Being able to complete 2-3 days of big hill walks in the UK is a good gauge that you're ready. You can join us for a 2 days of Trekking Training in the Lake District (Guiding Only) to help build this fitness. Matt is also a qualified Personal Trainer so if you want some formal training just get in touch with us via LMG Personal Training
What Technical Kit do I require?
There is no technical kit required for this trip. All you need is a good sleeping bag but this can also be hired in Nepal.
What about the Food and Accommodation?
The food in Nepal is fab. Expect a lot of rice, noodles and vegetables, but you can often get pasta, chips and spring rolls too. If you have specific allergies or dietary requirements it may be worth researching what's on offer before committing. Eating well throughout is key to success on such an expedition. Our accommodation whilst on the trek will be teahouses.
Should you need to leave the expedition early, any additional accommodation costs will need to be covered by you (or depending on the circumstance, your insurance)
Do I require Travel Insurance?
Most certainly. Travelling, let alone adventure travel, can throw up all sorts of incidents or circumstances that need to be covered by insurance otherwise you could face a very hefty bill. As a minimum your insurance must cover the dates of the trip, the altitude you are trekking to and helicopter evacuation. Our recommendation for travel insurance is Campbell Irvine
Do your trips have a minimum required number of participants to run?
Our scheduled trips do. Our Everest Base Camp trip requires 7 people to ensure it is guaranteed to run. We will let you know when it is guaranteed to run and from this point you can book flights.
Do you organise bespoke trips?
Of course, just get in touch with your group size and we'll offer you a quote.
Why should I trek with LMG Treks & Expeditions?
Join our trek if you want a personal experience right from the start. We will help you get ready for this trip here in the UK, both physically and mentally. We'll do what we can to get you prepared (hints, tips, forums) and you'll then have our friendly faces to lead you through the experience once in Nepal. We work closely with an agent in Nepal to ensure we have the best possible service throughout.
More info can be found in our Resources section