18,221 ft / 5,554 m
The trek to Everest Base Camp is quite possibly the most dramatic and picturesque in the Himalaya. The trekking route ascends the Khumbu valley on well formed trails that provide foot access between villages for the Sherpa people. With many of the world's highest mountains to admire
A feature of this great trekking venture is that you will meet the Adventure Consultants Mount Everest expedition climbers and even get to stay one night or stay for lunch at Everest Base Camp.
We have specially developed the itinerary to combine a mix of fascinating cultural highlights into the journey. Initially you can enjoy the diversity of Kathmandu by visiting ancient temples that remain the spiritual focus for the Nepalese people. An experience not to be missed is the colour and bustle of the Thamel district, famous for its shopping and restaurants. The trek starts with a flight into the alpine village of Lukla, the entrance-way to the Everest region.
At first we weave our way through arable fields and the forested hillsides of the lower Khumbu before we arrive into the famous town of Namche Bazaar that is nestled on a hillside with major mountains all around. Namche Bazaar has for the last 900 years been the trading hub of the region and there are numerous markets, lodges and shops to enjoy as we schedule a rest day here to aid our acclimatisation.
Above Namche one really gets to appreciate the grandeur of these mountains as each day provides new experiences. You will see the fabled Tangboche monastery below the dramatic peak known as Ama Dablam. Further on you see Makalu, Cho Oyu and Pumori that are only a few of the major summits here. A stiff climb up the trail to Kalapatar reveals Mt Everest in its full glory up close. Finally comes the leg to the base of Mt Everest and the climbers haven at Everest Base Camp.
You cannot fail to be amazed by the varied and wonderful villages you pass through, the Sherpa people who leave a positive and indelible impression on those they encounter, and of course the mountains that are unique on this world.
The Everest Base Camp trek is appropriate for people who enjoy walking and are in good health. Each trekking day is around 3-6 hours and we enjoy good quality lodging each night. As this trek to Base Camp is led by seasoned Adventure Consultants Guides you will have the assurance that your health and safety are in very capable hands. Our friendly and capable group of Sherpas will provide an abundance of local information and our porter staff will ensure participants need carry no more than their camera and a few warm items should it get cold. Your sleeping bag and clothes will be delivered to you each evening in your lodge where you can relax in the ambience of the Yak dung fire!
- Discover the majestic Khumbu valley; stay in Sherpa homes and lodges
- Climb Kala Patar with views of Everest
- Experience base camp life with an Adventure Consultants Everest Expedition
- Small groups - usually 6 - 12 per group
- Knowledgeable, western guides
Dates: Trip #1: April 1 - April 19, 2014
Trip #2: April 21 - May 9, 2014
Duration: 19 days
Departure: ex Kathmandu, Nepal
Why Adventure Consultants? Knowledgeable western guides with signicant high altitude trekking experience, accompany an Everest expedition, visit monasteries and Sherpa homes, top personal service and SMALL GROUPS of 6 - 12 people.
Click here for a recent article that appeared in the Otago Daily Times about Everest 2013 Expedition Team member Dean Hall and his father Graeme who accompanied Dean to Everest Base Camp.
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Trip notes for the Everest Basecamp Trek 2014