Everest Camp Trek
While travelers must be fit and healthy to complete this active trek as the air is thinner in the upper regions, English speaking mountain guides and porters are essential.
• Trek through some of earth’s most scenic landscapes
• View the sunrise over Mount Everest and other impressive peaks at Kala Patthar
• Experience the Sherpa culture in several mountain villages
• explore Kathmandu • Witness the Khumbu Glacier that flows off Mount Everest • See ancient carvings on Mani stone walls throughout
Fulfil your bucket list dream to reach the base camp of Mount Everest. Trek through some of the world's most scenic landscapes, experience the Sherpa culture in mountain villages and witness the wild beauty of Mount Everest in person. Begin in Kathmandu with a full day tour visiting landmarks including Durbar Square, the Monkey Temple and the Boudhanath Stupa. Then, take an early morning scenic flight to the small mountain airport of Lukla to begin your trek. Along the way, stop at several villages including Namche Bazaar, Tengboche (home to a monastery which is the largest gompa in Nepal's Khumbu region), Dingboche and Lobuche before reaching the base camp at Everest. After savouring the spectacular views, begin your descent and fly back to Kathmandu for a full day at leisure. the trek • Enjoy a chance to spot wildlife such as deer, leopards, jackals and mountain Tahr • See the Tengboche Monastery, the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal • Enjoy a rest day in Namche Bazaar, gateway to Everest • Visit the Everest View Hotel, the highest altitude hotel in the world The trail to Everest Base Camp is the ultimate bucket list hike. Along the way you’re exposed to staggering alpine vistas, a rich mountaineering lifestyle (both historic and present) and you’ll become immersed in the fascinating Sherpa culture. Arriving at Base Camp is an amazingly emotional experience - celebrating the success of your epic journey in the presence of the world’s highest peak
Trekkers to Everest Base Camp spend a long time getting fit for the trek, they spend time and considerable effort on the trek itself, and they usually also spend several days en route acclimating to the thinner air, all to give themselves the best chance of reaching Everest Base Camp. So why? What’s so special about Everest Base Camp that makes all this effort worth it? The views from Everest Base Camp are nothing short of spectacular. You’re in the world’s biggest mountain amphitheatre, and the steep walls on three sides are lined with hanging glaciers, moraine walls, and icefalls - merciless mountainous terrain that you’ll be glad to appreciate from a safe distance The first time a recognised base camp was established on the Nepali side of Everest was by Sir Edmund Hillary’s party, led by Colonel John Hunt. On that occasion – the occasion of the first successful summiting of the world’s highest mountain incidentally – they established base camp a little higher than its position today, much closer to the foot of the Icefall. The Khumbu Icefall above today’s Everest Base Camp is a fast-moving frozen river that was likely to have been much further up the glacially carved valley in 1953 – allowing the famous climbing party a closer look at the Western Cwm from which the Icefall flows.