Everest Base Camp
Kathmandu, Nepal 14 nights from £1,279

Everest Base Camp

Follow in the footsteps of all the Everest summiteers on this trek to Everest Base Camp, one of the world’s great iconic walks, and stay in traditional lodges en route.

  • 10 days trekking


Glaciers and Peaks

Glaciers and Peaks

Explore the imposing Khumbu glacier on the approach to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

Reach the mythical Base Camp, starting point for many legendary journeys to the highest point on Earth.

Nepali Mountain Culture

Nepali Mountain Culture

Experience a land of prayer wheels and prayer flags, promoting peace and blessing the ground.

Nepalese Mountain Culture

Nepalese Mountain Culture

Trek in the land of Prayer Flags and Tea Houses.

Authentic trekking

Authentic trekking

Share the trail with yak, as experienced guides lead the way through the Himalaya.

Trekking amongst giants

Trekking amongst giants

Explore a land populated with the highest mountains on the planet, ensuring incredible views, every step of the way.

Glacial Landscapes

Glacial Landscapes

Trek through the incredible high altitude regions of the Himalaya, a land of glaciers and towering peaks.

Superb scenery

Superb scenery

Trek some of the most awe inspiring trails in the world, with incredible mountain views.

Island Peak

Island Peak

Climb the 6189m high Island Peak for incredible views of the Khumbu region.


The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the world’s great iconic walks. If you love walking, this has to be on your bucket list! This lodge-based trek follows faithfully in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary allowing plenty of time to acclimatise properly and enjoy the scenery.

The trek starts with the rollercoaster flight into Lukla, before following the spectacular Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp. A short climb to the top of Kala Pattar gives breath-taking views of the highest mountain on earth, before re-tracing steps back to Lukla.

Open and private treks are available, whether you prefer to join a group, or arrange the trip for a group of your own. 

Route Highlights


    Climb to Kala Pattar for some of the best views of the Himalaya

  • Tea house trails

    Stay in Tea Houses along the route, offering a great experience during the trek

  • Views over Everest

    Bask in views of Mount Everest, the imposing figure of the highest mountain on earth.

  • Newcomers
  • Forest
  • Superfit only
  • Solo
  • Groups
  • Couples

Degree of difficulty

  • Considered a difficult challenge, the Everest Base Camp trek requires a high level of fitness, in order to deal with the demands of hiking at high altitude for 5-6 hours a day, for almost two weeks of consecutive days on foot. 
  • Training for this trip is requisite, in order that participants are best prepared to deal with the challenge of hiking at high altitude. 

Eating and drinking 

  • Meals are not included in the cost of the challenge, Lodges along the route offer a wide choice of menus, from traditional Dhal Bhat to more sophisticated and western orientated choices. 
  • Budget around £20 to £25 per day for meals and drinks. 


  • Accommodation is taken in tea houses and lodges along the route. These offer hostel style accommodation, with running water, indoor toilets and electricity commonly available.
  • Where available, internet access and hot showers are available at an extra cost. 
  • The more remote accommodation offers a more rustic style of accommodation, with showers not always available. Personal sleeping kit will be needed in the more remote areas.


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  • Flights
  • Transfers

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport
Ring Rd

Getting to Kathmandu

  • Fly to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. a number of airlines fly to Kathmandu from the UK, with connections in the Middle East, including Qatar, Gulf Air and Emirates. 
  • Layovers in the Middle East can be lengthy, Qatar Airlines usually offer the best options in terms of these connections. 
  • It's also possible to make a connection through New Delhi, with BA, Air India and Jet Airways offering flights, where connecting flights to Kathmandu are offered by Air India, IndiGo and Vistara.

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  • Forest
  • Lake
  • Minibus

Everest Base Camp Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival in Kathmandu

    Fly to Kathmandu, taking a private transfer to the hotel. Meet with representatives for a full pre-trek briefing. 

  • Day 2 | Kathmandu to Phakding

    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, a superb experience with incredible views over the Everest region. Meet with the crew upon arrival, starting the trek with a hike to Phakding.

  • Day 3 | Trek to Namche Bazaar

    Making multiple river crossings on the trail leading to Monjo, enter the Sagarmatha National Park, and weather permitting, the first glimpse of Mount Everest, en route to Namche Bazaar. 

  • Day 4 | Acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar

    A day to explore Namche Bazaar, with a great selection of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. A great opportunity to acclimatise to the altitude, with a short trek to the Everest View Hotel.

  • Day 5 | Trek to Tengboche

    Follow valley trails, high above the Dudh Koshi. Enjoy incredible views of the surrounding peaks, passing through numerous villages and tea shops. Descend to Phunki Tenga to take lunch, before climbing to Tengboche, home to the largest monastery in the Khumbu.

  • Day 6 | Trek to Pheriche

    Descend from Tengboche, through a forest, crossing the Imja Khola, before climbing steadily to the village of Pangboche. Directly opposite Ama Dablam (6856m) the views of the towering peaks are superb. Continue from Pangboche for a further two hours trekking to reach Pheriche. 

  • Day 7 | Acclimatisation in Pheriche

    An acclimatisation day, with an opportunity to wander up the valley to the Tshola Tsho lake, and the imposing faces of Cholatse and Tawache. A climb to the ridge overlooking Dingboche, to enjoy superb views of the Imja valley and the south face of Lhotse (8516m). 

  • Day 8 | Trek to Lobuche

    Continue trekking in the shadow of the peaks of Cholatse and Tawache, climbing to the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. Take lunch at a tea house at Duglha, before following the trail that weaves through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine, en route to Lobuche. 

  • Day 9 | Trek to Gorak Shep

    Follow the trail up the Khumbu Glacier, stopping for lunch at Gorak Shep, before continuing to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5364m along a route which negotiates ice pinnacles and crevasses along the way. Return to Gorak Shep to overnight. 

  • Day 10 | Trek to Dingboche

    An early start to climb Kala Pattar at 5554m, an awe inspiring viewpoint with superb views of Mount Everest. Afternoon descent to Dingboche.

  • Day 11 | Trek to Namche

    Continuing the descent, follow the trail which falls away to the valley floor, walking alongside the river for a short while, before climbing through birch and rhododendron forests, crossing the Dudh Koshi, before arriving in Namche. 

  • Day 12 | Trek to Lukla

    The final day of trekking follows the Dudh Koshi, as the trail descends to Lukla. In Lukla, enjoy a farewell party with the porters and guides, with the chance to sample Nepalese Chang.

  • Day 13 | Fly to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, take a flight to Kathmandu.

  • Day 14 | Kathmandu

    A day to explore the engaging city of Kathmandu, explore the Monkey Temple at Swayambhunath, the Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and the Buddhist Stupa of Boudhanath, or simply enjoy the immersive experience of wandering the city streets. 

  • Day 15 | Departure

    Take a transfer to the airport to begin the journey home. 

  • Accommodation
  • Guides
  • Flights
  • Transfers


  • Hotel stay for one night before and two nights after the trek
  • All airport transfers
  • Domestic return flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • National Park entry and TIMS fees
  • A fully supported trek with a qualified mountain guide
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All drinking water on the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation on a room only basis
  • Access to emergency oxygen and first aid kit

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Personal items
  • Travel insurance (must be insured specifically for treks up to 6000m)
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Personal medicines or prescriptions
  • Meals and drinks on the trek
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu (breakfast is included)
  • Additional hotel nights before or after your trek

  • Carbon offset
  • Plastic bottle free

This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.

Central to this is

  • Caring for the crew
  • Caring for the local environment
  • Caring for the local communities

All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.

This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.

Key values of this trip

  • Leave nothing behind
  • We’re the visitors, let’s be respectful at all times
  • Deliver a breathtaking experience
  • Let’s benefit local communities and environments

Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.

Porters and crew

All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.

Friends of Conservation

Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.

Travellers Against Plastic

This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Between 2-10 in group
  • Private group option
  • ABTA
  • ATOL




Price per person (inc deposit)


This was a fantastic trip from start to finish. Kandoo's team in Nepal made the whole experience seamless and stress free. The country and trekking doesn't disappoint. The scenery, people, food and trekking are all great. The guide and porter team were excellent and flexible to alter plans as required. | Martin

All I can say is the whole experience was first class! The whole trip from initial booking and queries, to the actual trek itself, to the post trek meal and feedback was handled superbly by Kandoo. The guides on the trek, Dawa and Prakash, were experienced and highly professional and never for one moment made you feel that everything wasn't all under control. They created a great atmosphere, with good banter and camaraderie between us all including the wider whole support team of porters. | Russell

Enquiries & bookings

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