Everest Base Camp Trek
Kathmandu, Nepal5.0 (4 reviews)
- Dramatic Mountain Scenery
- Phenomenal Views of Everest
- Summit 18,000 Foot Peak
- Temples, Monasteries & Villages
- One of the World's Most Famous Treks
- Heli to Lukla for Max Reliability
- Giant Rivers, Waterfalls & Valleys
- Guides Choice Trip
The high mountains of the Khumbu Valley shadow the famous route to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, known as Sagarmatha to the local Nepali people. The summit of Everest sits at 29,029 feet, so even trekking to the base camp (17,590 ft.) is no small task. While we will be trekking uphill on the way to Everest Base Camp, the trek is considered “Nepali Flat”, meaning there are many ups and downs consistently throughout the 65 mile trek. However, we will be hiking with light day packs, while supporting the local community by hiring porters to carry the majority of our group and personal gear. This trek is a massive accomplishment and an unforgettable adventure!
On this 17-day Wildland Trekking hiking tour, we will travel through remote villages inhabited by the Sherpa people, visit Buddhist monasteries and sleep in rustic Sherpa tea houses. We will have breakfasts, lunches and dinners in tea houses along the way ensuring cultural interaction. Additionally, we will visit the Kathmandu temples of Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Durbar square. The natural mountain scenery coupled with the rich culture of the Khumbu Valley, makes the Wildland Trekking Everest Base Camp trek one of the best treks in the world.
$320 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
On this trip the single supplement includes single rooms in the hotels we stay at before and after the trek. Once on our trek we will not have the ability to put guests in single rooms. Please be prepared to share rooms, huts, teahouse accommodations..etc. with other guests and hikers once we’re on the trek. Different sexes will never be asked to share a room unless they are traveling together or we are in communal lodging with several people in one room.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 5
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
Two considerations earn this trip a Level 5 difficulty. The first is high elevation – a minimum peak of 17,000+ feet, which makes hiking quite strenuous. Second is the significant elevation gains/losses that we tackle in one day – up to 4300 feet, which is at high elevation, compounding the difficulty.
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 8-9 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
- Hiking at elevations of 17,000+ feet
- Hiking with occasional, significant heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Nepal hike a solitude 2. You can expect to have as much as an hour of solitude at a time while hiking.
For our Nepal treks you will need to arrive in Kathmandu on the day the trip begins before 5 P.M. Your guide will rendezvous with you at the airport and transport you to our hotel. An orientation meeting, dinner and accommodations are included on Day 1. Your return flight should be scheduled for the final day of the tour. Flights to and from Kathmandu are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Kathmandu, but there are no direct flights from U.S. or European cities. Most flights connect through Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Doha (Qatar), New Delhi (India), Seoul (South Korea). The duration of these multiple-stop flights, including layovers, is normally between 29 and 35 hours.
Your departure flight can be any time on the final day of the itinerary.
We require a minimum of 2 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, or be refunded your payments in full. We make the final determination for these trips 45 days before the departure date.
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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
PRIVATE RATES FOR THIS TRIP
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 2
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply