18 days – The classic route to the Everest Base Camp
15 days demanding trekking in the high Himalaya (maximum elevation 5,545m / 18,190′)
Spectacular views of five of the world’s ten highest peaks
Plentiful cultural encounters with the legendary Sherpas
We begin with a scenic mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the beautiful Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar, the most important town in the Khumbu region. Here we spend a day acclimatizing before detouring through the less-visited settlements of Thame and Khumjung to the monastery at Tengboche. Our trek progresses up the Imja Khola valley to Dingboche, where we have another day for acclimatization. We then head north towards the Khumbu glacier, climbing steeply up a terminal moraine to Lobuche. From here on the trails are ill-defined, marked by stone cairns all the way to Gorakshep and the Everest Base Camp. Based at this hamlet, we take a pre-dawn climb of Kala Patthar, a ridge of the 7,165m / 23,500′ Pumori, to be rewarded with the classic panorama of the highest summits on earth including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. On our return, we take the lower trail to Pheriche which soon meets the trail we took to Dingboche a few days back. We then retrace our steps back to Tengboche, Namche, and finally Lukla.
Everest Endeavor is a classic journey to the world’s highest mountain, offering rewarding insights into the Buddhist culture of the legendary Sherpa people.
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu. Orientation.
Day 2 Morning flight to Lukla (2,800m / 9,180′). Trek along the banks of the Dudh Kosi to Phakding (3,420m / 11,220′).
Days 3-4 Leave the Dudh Kosi valley to climb to Namche Bazaar (3,420m / 11,220′). Extra day for acclimatization: witness the Saturday Haat bazaar, excursion to Shyangboche (3,790m / 12,430′).
Days 5-7 Trek to Tengboche (3,860m / 12,660′) via Thame (3,750m / 12,300′) and Khumjung (3,780m / 12,400′).
Days 8-9 Trek to Dingboche (4,360m / 14,300′). Extra day for acclimatization: hike
up the Imja Khola valley to Chhukung (4,730m / 15,510′).
Days 10-12 Trek to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,170′) and continue along moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep (5,160m / 16,930′) and Everest Base Camp (5,340m / 17,520′). Early morning climb Kala Patthar (5,545m / 18,190′) and descend to Pheriche (4,240m / 13,910′).
Days 13-14 Retrace our steps to Tengboche and Namche Bazaar.
Days 15-16 Descend to the Dudh Kosi valley to finish trek at Lukla.
Day 17 Morning flight to Kathmandu. Rest of day at leisure.
Day 18 Depart for onward destination.
Dates and Pricing
Oct 12 - Oct 29
Oct 26 - Nov 12
Nov 9 - Nov 26
Nov 23 - Dec 10
Feb 15 - Mar 4
Mar 1 - Mar 18
Mar 15 - Apr 1
Mar 29 - Apr 15
Apr 12 - Apr 29
Apr 26 - May 13
May 10 - May 27
|2 - 5 persons||US$ 1,246|
|6 - 12 persons||US$ 1,161|
|Single room supplement||US$ 126|
|Airfare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu||US$ 322|
|Kathmandu||Nirvana Garden Hotel|