A classic Himalayan trek with incredible views and rewards. A once in a lifetime experience.

The Everest Base Camp trek is a classic Himalayan trek with incredible views and rewards.

The Khumbu region is the home of Mount Everest, at 8,848m the world’s highest mountain, as well as several other giants. On our journey you’ll see vistas of these mighty peaks as you trek towards your ultimate goals – Everest Base Camp and Kala Patar. Mt. Everest region has one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights and makes this trek the perfect adventure!

This trip is a once in a lifetime experience.

 

Highlights:

Complete this famous 12 day trek to EBC

Enjoy superb views of Everest & surrounding peaks

Pass through villages & witness traditional mountain life

Explore colourful and crazy Kathmandu

*Due to logistics, this tour is priced in US Dollars (USD), please confirm with us at the time of booking the exchange rate and price in AUD if you wish to pay in Australia Dollars.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathamndu International Airport
TRIP DURATION 16 DAYS
TRIP DATES 3 NOV 2018
WEAR Gear List provided to all bookings.
INCLUDED
Guide Meals
Accomodation Transportation including internal flight.
NOT INCLUDED
Hiking equipment
extra meals, Travel Insurance.

 

DAY 01: ARRIVAL

Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal, you will be met and assisted by an International Fitness Holiday representative and transferred to your hotel which is located close to the tourist district of Thamel and offers comfortable accommodation.

DAY 02: KATHMANDU – SIGHTSEEING / BREAKFAST INCLUDED

A pre-trek briefing will be conducted today, also introduce with guide and sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes The Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple Shyambhunath (2000 years old) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.

DAY 03 : KATHMANDU – LUKLA (2880M) – PHAKDING (2740M) / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

Our early morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft rushes us to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalayas; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. Once we are in Lukla Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. We stay there.

DAY 04 : PHAKDING – NAMCHE (3445M) / BREAKDAST,LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

The first day may have been surprisingly long for some, but stay at Phakding allows us to begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit. Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in.

DAY 05: NAMCHE BAZZAR- THAME (3,800M) – NAMCHE BAZZAR: / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

A day to acclimatize. We hike to Sangbuche for superb views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6,500m) and Kwangde (6,187m).

DAY 06: TYANGBOCHE (3,800M): / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of sacred Khumbila peak (5,761m). Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti! Continue to Phunki and Tyangboche monastery for one of the most magnificent views in the world; an awe inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants: Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku.

DAY 07 : DINGBOCHE (4,300M) / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

Cross the Imja Khola and continue through terraced fields and rolling pastures where yaks graze to Pangboche (3,860m).

DAY 08 : DINGBOCHE (4,300M): REST DAY / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

Rather than just sitting around in the tents or tea house, we encourage you to attempt one of two hikes. The shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche, to drop steeply down to Periche. The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here on most afternoons or longer option is to trek up the Imja Tse valley towards Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam / Cho oyu from here are outstanding. After a few hours Chukung is reached, and after a rest return down the valley.

DAY 09 : LOBUCHE (4,900M) / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

The trail climbs through a grass carpeted valley to Khumbu Glacier and reaches Dughla – Lobuche.

DAY 10 : LOBUJE – KALA PATTAR (5545M) – GORAKSHEP / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

A long day and an early start. We trek along the rough path along the side of the Khumbu glacier to the tea shacks at Gorak Shep. Behind rises the attractive 7000m peak of Pumori which dwarfs our trek’s summit of Kala Pattar. The route up is straight forward and takes most people between 90 minutes and 2 hours. All the peaks – Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser peaks can be seen from this wonderful vantage point.

DAY 11 : EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,300M) LOBUCHE / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

From the dry sandy area of Gorakshep, it is a day trek to the Everest Base Camp. Later return to Lobuche via Gorakshep.

DAY 12 : TYANGBOCHE (3800M) / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

We walk back via Pheriche and Pangboche to Tyangboche.

DAY 13 : MONJO (2500M) / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

We continue our descent via Namche Bazar to Monjo.

DAY 14: LUKLA (2,800M) / BREAKDAST, LUNCH AND DINNER INCLUDED

Return to Lukla where we spend the night.

DAY 15: KATHMANDU / BREAKDAST AND DINNER INCLUDED

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel, evening cultural show and dinner.

DAY 16: DEPARTURE. / BREAKDAST INCLUDED

Final Departure, transfer to airport.

Tour Reviews

July 29, 2017

All I can say about the International Fitness Holidays EBC trek is – AMAZING!
Each of the 16 days brought with it a new challenge passing through changing terrain but the pace and structure of the trek meant that if you were smart, each day was easily achievable.
The feeling of accomplishment arriving at EBC just before sunrise will be one that I remember and will be proud of for the rest of my life.
The support of the IFH team made it possible and actually a lot of fun along the way. I would definitely go back… seriously thinking about it actually!

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