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Everest Base Camp Trek - Exodus Travels
Everest Base Camp Trek - Exodus Travels
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Starts
Kathmandu
+15 Destinations
Himalaya Mountains
Ends
Kathmandu
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Highlights

  • Hike through Rhododendron's forests
  • Feast on fresh food in Sherpa villages
  • Sip tea outside of the Everest View Hotel
  • Visit the famous monastery at Thyangboche
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Adventure, Mountain Hikes, Attraction-Based Hikes
Start and end in Kathmandu! With the hiking & trekking tour Everest Base Camp Trek, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Kathmandu, Nepal and 11 other destinations in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Everest Base Camp Trek reviewer 1
    Written on June 18, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    A fabulous trek from day 1.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were several.  It sounds daft given the surroundings but seeing a huge vulture circling as we neared the Everest View Hotel, followed shortly after by a fabulous view of Everest and Ama Dablam left me beaming.The return to the group of a team member who had been hospitalised after fainting was good for the group moral and lastly, the scenery during the 2 days descent from Gorak Shep.What did you think of your group leader?Gele was brilliant.  He was always concerned with the health/safety of the group.    On one occasion I was walking next to him when we rounded a corner and saw another trekker sitting on the trail in front of us (tying his shoe lace!) Gele’s worried face as he charged forward sticks in my mind.    He was unflapable.  We were stuck in Lukla for one night due to poor weather and whilst we were all tearing our hair out and discussing hugely expensive helicopter flights, he was relaxed, knew what was best and we flew out free of charge the following day.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?It is cold!  Nights were bitter and as others have stated, you need to have some form of hot water bottle.   I hired a duvet jacket from Exodus and wore it most evenings but the daytime temperatures were not too bad…I only wore it for a couple of hours on basecamp day.  Is there anything else you would like to add?Bear in mind that the trip is a challenge from the moment you land.   I have previously climbed Kilimanjaro – listed as challenging/tough and found this ‘challenging’ trip far harder.   All the effort with Kilimanjaro is focused on the final night whereas this seemed relentless for the whole 12 days.    I’m very glad the trip didn’t include lunches/dinners.    The food available was pretty decent but with lack of appetite eating is a struggle and it’s good to be able to eat what you want.     Prices did rise the higher we got but I was happy to pay what seems over the odds.    We were in one of the virtually the most touristy area of Nepal so it breaks my heart to think what the living conditions must be further afield.    Take plenty of money and be happy to spend it!

  • Everest Base Camp Trek reviewer 2
    Written on June 18, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    A fabulous trek from day 1.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were several.  It sounds daft given the surroundings but seeing a huge vulture circling as we neared the Everest View Hotel, followed shortly after by a fabulous view of Everest and Ama Dablam left me beaming.The return to the group of a team member who had been hospitalised after fainting was good for the group moral and lastly, the scenery during the 2 days descent from Gorak Shep.What did you think of your group leader?Gele was brilliant.  He was always concerned with the health/safety of the group.    On one occasion I was walking next to him when we rounded a corner and saw another trekker sitting on the trail in front of us (tying his shoe lace!) Gele’s worried face as he charged forward sticks in my mind.    He was unflapable.  We were stuck in Lukla for one night due to poor weather and whilst we were all tearing our hair out and discussing hugely expensive helicopter flights, he was relaxed, knew what was best and we flew out free of charge the following day.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?It is cold!  Nights were bitter and as others have stated, you need to have some form of hot water bottle.   I hired a duvet jacket from Exodus and wore it most evenings but the daytime temperatures were not too bad…I only wore it for a couple of hours on basecamp day.  Is there anything else you would like to add?Bear in mind that the trip is a challenge from the moment you land.   I have previously climbed Kilimanjaro – listed as challenging/tough and found this ‘challenging’ trip far harder.   All the effort with Kilimanjaro is focused on the final night whereas this seemed relentless for the whole 12 days.    I’m very glad the trip didn’t include lunches/dinners.    The food available was pretty decent but with lack of appetite eating is a struggle and it’s good to be able to eat what you want.     Prices did rise the higher we got but I was happy to pay what seems over the odds.    We were in one of the virtually the most touristy area of Nepal so it breaks my heart to think what the living conditions must be further afield.    Take plenty of money and be happy to spend it!

  • Everest Base Camp Trek reviewer 3
    Written on June 5, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    If you have any hesitation about doing this trip...don t ...do it . It was the trip of a lifetime, very , very special.Its hard work, and a interesting experience walking at high altitude, but well , well worth it .

  • Everest Base Camp Trek reviewer 4
    Written on June 5, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    If you have any hesitation about doing this trip...don t ...do it . It was the trip of a lifetime, very , very special.Its hard work, and a interesting experience walking at high altitude, but well , well worth it .

  • Everest Base Camp Trek reviewer 5
    Written on June 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    It's when you walk from Namche Bazaar and get to the top of the ridge. Then all you see in front of you is Nupste,Lhotse and Everest. It literally leaves you speechless and it's the one memory I will cherish most.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The most inspirational moment of the trip was walking from Gorak shep alongside a glacier and hearing a huge crack. I looked up to my right and saw an avalanche tearing down slopes of a mountain alongside us. I videod the remnants of the slide and watched the powder cloud disperse and then continued with my walk. Finally after about 2 hours I walked into base camp and felt totally shattered. But it was the best moment of my life and I got to share it with people I just met who are now friends for life.What did you think of your group leader?My group leader was amazing. Gele and his team were the most amazing hard working group of men I have ever met. Every morning they woke us up with black tea and coffee and put our breakfasts in front of us. Truly men amongst men. There kindness cannot be written in words and whenone of our group came down with AMS , you could see the concern of Geles face and he worked extremely hard to get her down the mountain by chopper. The best part was that the lady who suffered AMS wanted to still get to base camp and gele walked with her all the way until she got there and kept his promise. A truly great leader and I cannot thank that man enough for his patience and big heart.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Yes....I spent the 6 months before base camp going up and down Snowdon sometimes three times a week. When I got to Lukla and started trekking I found it hard for the first few days and tiring. I explained to my leader Gele that I felt tired and howcome? Gele explained that the majority of people spend their time going up and down mountains as training and he didn't understand why. He said the best training was cardio exercise like cycling or jogging and yoga to make the most of your lungs. In future I will definately be taking this advise and hopefully it pays off :)Is there anything else you would like to add?This trip will alter the way you think about travelling and people. The nepalese people are extremely hard working and are the kindest people you will meet. Apart from Kathmandu airport, they are miserable there. I would strongly advise going in beginning of May. Every single morning the weather was clear and blue and then it clouded in the afternoon only to turn blue again around tea time. truly stunning and beautiful place. You must go. Just do it 

  • Everest Base Camp Trek reviewer 6
    Written on June 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    It's when you walk from Namche Bazaar and get to the top of the ridge. Then all you see in front of you is Nupste,Lhotse and Everest. It literally leaves you speechless and it's the one memory I will cherish most.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The most inspirational moment of the trip was walking from Gorak shep alongside a glacier and hearing a huge crack. I looked up to my right and saw an avalanche tearing down slopes of a mountain alongside us. I videod the remnants of the slide and watched the powder cloud disperse and then continued with my walk. Finally after about 2 hours I walked into base camp and felt totally shattered. But it was the best moment of my life and I got to share it with people I just met who are now friends for life.What did you think of your group leader?My group leader was amazing. Gele and his team were the most amazing hard working group of men I have ever met. Every morning they woke us up with black tea and coffee and put our breakfasts in front of us. Truly men amongst men. There kindness cannot be written in words and whenone of our group came down with AMS , you could see the concern of Geles face and he worked extremely hard to get her down the mountain by chopper. The best part was that the lady who suffered AMS wanted to still get to base camp and gele walked with her all the way until she got there and kept his promise. A truly great leader and I cannot thank that man enough for his patience and big heart.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Yes....I spent the 6 months before base camp going up and down Snowdon sometimes three times a week. When I got to Lukla and started trekking I found it hard for the first few days and tiring. I explained to my leader Gele that I felt tired and howcome? Gele explained that the majority of people spend their time going up and down mountains as training and he didn't understand why. He said the best training was cardio exercise like cycling or jogging and yoga to make the most of your lungs. In future I will definately be taking this advise and hopefully it pays off :)Is there anything else you would like to add?This trip will alter the way you think about travelling and people. The nepalese people are extremely hard working and are the kindest people you will meet. Apart from Kathmandu airport, they are miserable there. I would strongly advise going in beginning of May. Every single morning the weather was clear and blue and then it clouded in the afternoon only to turn blue again around tea time. truly stunning and beautiful place. You must go. Just do it 

  • Everest Base Camp Trek reviewer 7
    Written on May 30, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    What a fantastic trip! It has it all - views, culture, helpful guides, scary bridges, sweet yaks, hard leg work and amazing sense of achievement!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I absolutely loved hearing the glacier creaking and grumbling - a side to Basecamp and that immediate region I had not anticipated. The views of all of the mountains are amazing - so high and majestic.What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader was fantastic; friendly, had a sense of humor, helpful and had a lot of knowledge that he was happy to share about Nepal, the region, its people etc. He really made the trip a success.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Be prepared for a trip of a lifetime! Its stunning scenery and such an experience.Is there anything else you would like to add?I had a great time! :)

  • Everest Base Camp Trek reviewer 8
    Written on May 30, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    What a fantastic trip! It has it all - views, culture, helpful guides, scary bridges, sweet yaks, hard leg work and amazing sense of achievement!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I absolutely loved hearing the glacier creaking and grumbling - a side to Basecamp and that immediate region I had not anticipated. The views of all of the mountains are amazing - so high and majestic.What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader was fantastic; friendly, had a sense of humor, helpful and had a lot of knowledge that he was happy to share about Nepal, the region, its people etc. He really made the trip a success.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Be prepared for a trip of a lifetime! Its stunning scenery and such an experience.Is there anything else you would like to add?I had a great time! :)

  • Everest Base Camp Trek reviewer 9
    Written on May 27, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An amazing, tough, challenging, awesome, fun, relaxing trip - all that and more!! This trip was a real privilege and a real once in a lifetime experience. I had the best time ever. Definitely deserves the 5 stars.Is there anything else you would like to add?Do the expedition trip - and stay at Base Camp. It is a long way to go to get to the Base Camp 'sign' and see Base Camp in the distance then to turn round and walk back to Gorek Shep. I would have found that hard. We didn't climb Kala Pattar - as it snowed when we arrived at Gorek Shep and visibility was poor - but if you can - climb it. Exodus again delivered a fantastic trip that exceeded expectations.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Lots of special moments 1. Meeting and having tea with Kancha Sherpa at his home in Namche - the last living member of the 1953 Hillary Tenzing expedition. 2. Staying at Base Camp and meeting the amazing people of the North East India expedition. Speaking to the young 16 year old who was preparing to summit. The wonderful hospitality they gave us. 3. Waking up in the tent at Base camp - with everything frozen inside the tent. 4. Visiting the hospital at Base Camp and meeting Kirsty, the doctor. 5. Surviving the Lukla flight. 6. Snowing at Base Camp. 7. Getting up close to the Khumbu icefall. Seeing climbers on the icefall. 8. The amazing views of Everest and Ama Dablam.What did you think of your group leader?Lakpa was brilliant. He looked after each and everyone of us. He was always there if we needed him - day or night. He made sure people were eating. Made sure people were feeling ok. And had the necessary medicine if and when required. His knowledge is vast. He knows Everest. He knows the Himalayas. He shares his knowledge with everyone. He knows everyone! Thank you Lakpa - hope to trek with you again. All the guides were fantastic - Temba Senior and Junior and the Yak boy. All worked tirelessly to make sure everyone had the best time. From tea in the mornings, our bags always in our rooms or tent, gentle encouragement when the going got tough, sense of humour when needed, and most importantly making sure we acclimatised as best we could. Slowly, slowly! Very experienced.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Lots! The weight limit for the Lukla flight is a 'strict' 10kgs for main luggage and 5kgs for day pack. You can leave things at the hotel in Kathmandu. Essential items - a buff to avoid the Khumbu cough, good merino thermals, Imodium (altitude does play havoc with your tummy!), Nurofen for headaches, 4 season sleeping bag- but tea houses do provide blankets or quilts, a good day pack and hydration system - you must, must, must drink lots of water. You can buy bottled water or boiled water. Drink hot lemon at tea houses when you feel you can't drink anymore water. Walking poles - it's a long way up - and seems an even longer way down. Your knees will be grateful. A down jacket for evenings - and a windproof top and another warm but thin layer. You won't want to be trekking in your down jacket. Don't automatically assume you need Diamox. I never took it. Take local advice and see how your body copes. You can buy most things en route - tea houses sell snacks, water, coke, chocolate - gets more expensive higher up - but not too expensive considering it is carried up the mountain. Food at the tea houses is good. Breakfasts consists of porridge, muesli, eggs, toast, pancakes, tea. The menus include rice, noodles, soup, chips, pizza, yak steak, mo mo, apple pie! You need to be fit to enjoy the journey - but the awesome scenery that changes each day helps. Stop and take photos. Take spare batteries - you can charge batteries and phones at the tea houses and Base Camp. Phone signal is intermittent. Wi-fi is at some tea houses - including Dingbouche and Gorek Shep. Do the acclimatisation trek at Dingbouche. It's the rest day - but do it. It was my hardest day but I'm sure I benefited from doing it. Don't be put off by the flight to Lukla. It's an experience. The stats are in your favour. Keep calm and live the adventure! The planes are small and fortunately our flights were relatively smooth. Do it!

  • Everest Base Camp Trek reviewer 10
    Written on May 27, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An amazing, tough, challenging, awesome, fun, relaxing trip - all that and more!! This trip was a real privilege and a real once in a lifetime experience. I had the best time ever. Definitely deserves the 5 stars.Is there anything else you would like to add?Do the expedition trip - and stay at Base Camp. It is a long way to go to get to the Base Camp 'sign' and see Base Camp in the distance then to turn round and walk back to Gorek Shep. I would have found that hard. We didn't climb Kala Pattar - as it snowed when we arrived at Gorek Shep and visibility was poor - but if you can - climb it. Exodus again delivered a fantastic trip that exceeded expectations.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Lots of special moments 1. Meeting and having tea with Kancha Sherpa at his home in Namche - the last living member of the 1953 Hillary Tenzing expedition. 2. Staying at Base Camp and meeting the amazing people of the North East India expedition. Speaking to the young 16 year old who was preparing to summit. The wonderful hospitality they gave us. 3. Waking up in the tent at Base camp - with everything frozen inside the tent. 4. Visiting the hospital at Base Camp and meeting Kirsty, the doctor. 5. Surviving the Lukla flight. 6. Snowing at Base Camp. 7. Getting up close to the Khumbu icefall. Seeing climbers on the icefall. 8. The amazing views of Everest and Ama Dablam.What did you think of your group leader?Lakpa was brilliant. He looked after each and everyone of us. He was always there if we needed him - day or night. He made sure people were eating. Made sure people were feeling ok. And had the necessary medicine if and when required. His knowledge is vast. He knows Everest. He knows the Himalayas. He shares his knowledge with everyone. He knows everyone! Thank you Lakpa - hope to trek with you again. All the guides were fantastic - Temba Senior and Junior and the Yak boy. All worked tirelessly to make sure everyone had the best time. From tea in the mornings, our bags always in our rooms or tent, gentle encouragement when the going got tough, sense of humour when needed, and most importantly making sure we acclimatised as best we could. Slowly, slowly! Very experienced.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Lots! The weight limit for the Lukla flight is a 'strict' 10kgs for main luggage and 5kgs for day pack. You can leave things at the hotel in Kathmandu. Essential items - a buff to avoid the Khumbu cough, good merino thermals, Imodium (altitude does play havoc with your tummy!), Nurofen for headaches, 4 season sleeping bag- but tea houses do provide blankets or quilts, a good day pack and hydration system - you must, must, must drink lots of water. You can buy bottled water or boiled water. Drink hot lemon at tea houses when you feel you can't drink anymore water. Walking poles - it's a long way up - and seems an even longer way down. Your knees will be grateful. A down jacket for evenings - and a windproof top and another warm but thin layer. You won't want to be trekking in your down jacket. Don't automatically assume you need Diamox. I never took it. Take local advice and see how your body copes. You can buy most things en route - tea houses sell snacks, water, coke, chocolate - gets more expensive higher up - but not too expensive considering it is carried up the mountain. Food at the tea houses is good. Breakfasts consists of porridge, muesli, eggs, toast, pancakes, tea. The menus include rice, noodles, soup, chips, pizza, yak steak, mo mo, apple pie! You need to be fit to enjoy the journey - but the awesome scenery that changes each day helps. Stop and take photos. Take spare batteries - you can charge batteries and phones at the tea houses and Base Camp. Phone signal is intermittent. Wi-fi is at some tea houses - including Dingbouche and Gorek Shep. Do the acclimatisation trek at Dingbouche. It's the rest day - but do it. It was my hardest day but I'm sure I benefited from doing it. Don't be put off by the flight to Lukla. It's an experience. The stats are in your favour. Keep calm and live the adventure! The planes are small and fortunately our flights were relatively smooth. Do it!

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  1. Day 1: Start Kathmandu.
  2. Day 2: Short but spectacular flight to Lukla (2800m); trek to Phakding.
  3. Day 3: Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Namche Bazaar, with time to explore the Sherpa villages.
  4. Day 4: Acclimatisation walk to Kunde and Khumjung; descend to Kyanjuma.
  5. Day 5: Trek through the Sherpa heartland to the monastery at Thyangboche for superb mountain views.
  6. Day 6: Continue up the Khumbu Valley and then the Imja Valley to Dingboche.
  7. Day 7: Spend the day at Dingboche for acclimatisation.
  8. Day 8: Continue the ascent to Lobuje.
  9. Day 9: Visit Everest Base Camp; overnight at Gorak Shep.
  10. Day 10: Climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for classic mountain views of Everest; descend to Pheriche.
  11. Day 11: Retrace our steps to Kyanjuma.
  12. Day 12: Descend through Namche to Monzo.
  13. Day 13: Continue to Lukla.
  14. Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu.
  15. Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu to explore the city.
  16. Day 16: End Kathmandu.

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 372 km.
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • 137 km
  • Lukla (Nepal)
  • 9 km
  • Phakding (Nepal)
  • 4 km
  • Namche Bazar (Nepal)
  • 1 km
  • Khumjung (Nepal)
  • 11 km
  • Dingboche (Nepal)
  • 12 km
  • Gorak Shep (Nepal)
  • 10 km
  • Mount Everest (Nepal)
  • 10 km
  • Gorak Shep (Nepal)
  • 2 km
  • Kala Pattar (Nepal)
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