If Trekking Everest Base Camp is right at the top of your Bucket List for 2018, now is the perfect time to start planning your expedition to Himalaya Mountains of Nepal. A magical journey for those who have neither the time nor the money to make it to the top of the world’s highest mountain, Everest Base Camp is more affordable than Kilimanjaro, and more doable than Aconcagua, and so it is the perfect choice for those who are looking for a challenging hiking holiday throughout one of the most beautiful landscapes on planet earth.
Most Everest Base Camp Expeditions are generally split over 14-days, and include many highlights such as Kathmandu, a hair-raising flight to Lukla (often described as, ‘The most dangerous flight in the world’), the famous Namche Bazaar, and of course, the most spectacular views of Mount Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and many more…
There are two main trekking seasons for Everest Base Camp, February to May and September to November. While April and May remain popular months, they can be cloudier than October and November, and so if you are heading to Nepal on a photography trip, you might want to weigh up the pros and cons of each month before booking your trip. Of course, there are no guarantees when it comes to the weather, so it is essential that pack for all conditions, and prepare for the worst!
Here is a typical 14-Day Everest Base Camp Itinerary:
- Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu / Overnight in the city
- Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla / Trek approximately 3 hours to Phakding
- Day 3: Trek approximately 5 hours from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
- Day 4: Acclimatization day Namche Bazaar
- Day 5: Trek approximately 5 hours from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche
- Day 6: Trek approximately 5 hours from Tyangboche to Dingboche
- Day 7: Acclimatization day Dingboche
- Day 8: Trek approximately 6 hours from Dingboche to Lobuche
- Day 9: Trek approximately 7 hours from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and then to Gorakshep
- Day 10: Trek approximately 6 hours from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and then to Pheriche
- Day 11: Trek approximately 7 hours from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
- Day 12: Trek approximately 6 hours from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
- Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu / Nepalese Farewell Dinner / Overnight in the city
- Day 14: Departure
This fabulous two-week trip includes all accommodations (hotels/teahouses), airport transfers, breakfast in Kathmandu, 3 meals per day during the trek, return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, an English-speaking guide, a team of porters, entry permits for Sagarmatha National Park, emergency assistance, first aid kits, and much more, all for just £1395 per person! Add your international flight to Kathmandu, and you’re looking a trip of a lifetime for less than £2000!
If this sounds like your dream adventure, pencil 8th October 2018 into your diary, and book your place now!