Ultimate Everest Base Camp Trek

Ultimate Everest Base Camp Trek


From £2,445
Altitude 5,554m Grade: T4

The Ultimate Everest Base Camp trek takes in the best of the Khumbu and Everest. Visit Everest Base Camp, climb Kala Patthar and enjoy more time and more views of Everest and the beautiful, tranquil Gokyo.

The Ultimate Everest Base Camp trek takes in the best of the Khumbu and Everest. We have chosen this route to enable trekkers with a little more time available to complete an impressive circular route that guarantees similar stunning views to that of our Classic Everest trek, and more...

We approach Everest via the sacred lakes of the Gokyo Valley, visit the magnificent viewpoint Gokyo Ri (5350m) and cross the famous Cho La Pass (5420m) on the South side of Everest. Joining the main Everest trail we make our way up to the historic Everest Base Camp. Here we are encircled by a grand amphitheatre of rock and ice, a truly spectacular setting. We don’t miss the opportunity to ascend the famous summit Kala Pattar (5554m) where the views towards Everest and the surrounding peaks are breath-taking. We then return to Lukla along the resplendent Khumbu Valley, with its diverse wildlife and vegetation, as well as its rich culture, where villages and rustic dwellings have seemingly scrambled up to perch atop rocky outcrops and vertiginous ledges. A truly memorable experience closely following the footsteps of legendary mountaineers.

If you are shorter on time you could consider the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.

Dates & Prices

Show prices in
All prices in Euros are guide rates, not live rates
All prices in US Dollars are guide rates, not live rates

Availability

Dates
Flight Inclusive
AvailabilityDays
With Flight
Price
Land Only
Price
With Flight
Select
1st Apr 2023 - 23rd Apr 2023 Spaces23 £2,445£3,195 Book Now
21st Apr 2023 - 13th May 2023 Spaces23 £2,445£3,195 Book Now
30th Sep 2023 - 22nd Oct 2023 Spaces23 £2,445£3,195 Book Now
21st Oct 2023 - 12th Nov 2023 Spaces23 £2,445£3,195 Book Now
30th Mar 2024 - 21st Apr 2024 Spaces23 £2,545£3,445 Book Now
20th Apr 2024 - 12th May 2024 Spaces23 £2,545£3,445 Book Now
28th Sep 2024 - 20th Oct 2024 Spaces23 £2,545£3,445 Book Now
26th Oct 2024 - 17th Nov 2024 Spaces23 £2,545£3,445 Book Now

* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPriceDays
Everest from the Air £270
Chitwan Safari at Tigerland Resort (+4 days) £525+4 days
Chitwan Safari at Parkland Resort (+4 days) £425+4 days

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • Estimated International flights from London (flight inclusive package)
  • Accommodation -  hotels,  lodge, and teahouses
  • Meals - 20 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 17 evening meals
  • Park Fees as appropriate
  • All road transfers in country (unless indicated in 'exclusions')
  • Qualified UK group tour leader (subject to minimum numbers)
  • Local guides
  • Local trekking staff to assist (cook and porters)
  • All road transfers in country (unless indicated in 'exclusions')
  • Adventure Peaks kitbag or logoed top for previous clients / non-Uk clients
  • 24hr back-up and support from our UK staff
  • 15% Discount off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased at the Adventure Peaks shop.

What's Excluded

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Drinks and personal spending
  • Tips for local staff
  • Meals if not indicated in inclusions
  • Visas (if required)
  • Museum and monument entry fees
  • Costs associated with an expedition/trek finishing early, or you leaving an expedition / trek early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances including the cost of extra nights accommodation, and if required the helicopter cost to and from Lukla (including a share of the leaders cost)

Itinerary

Days 1/2 Depart UK and arrive Kathmandu the following evening. Transfer to hotel close to the famous bustling, Thamel district of Kathmandu and within easy walking distance of the Monkey temple.

Day 3 A spectacular short internal flight takes us to the tiny airstrip town of Lukla and the gateway to the Sherpa Kingdom. After lunch we walk along the typically stony path that descends from the forested terraces of Lukla right into the Dudh Kosi valley and the brightly painted lodges of Phakding. Good views of Kusum Kanguru's North Face (6367m). 2 hours walking.
If the flight is delayed due to poor weather this will become the sightseeing day scheduled for the end of the trip.

Days 4/5 Into the Sherpa capital and heart of the Khumbu, Namche Bazaar. You will now be becoming familiar with local protocol for passing chortens, mani stones, Yaks, spinning prayer wheels etc. and enjoying the hustle and bustle of trekking and everyday life that exists on the 'Everest Trail'. At Monjo we enter Sagarmartha National Park. 5 to 6 hours walking.
It is important to have a couple of nights and a rest day in Namche before proceeding any higher. You can spend day 5 taking short walks up to Thame or Khumjung, visiting the Everest, Ama Dablam and Pumori viewpoints or just relaxing and exploring the narrow streets of the busy Sherpa capital.

Day 6 We head NE up the side of the Dudh Kosi. We climb steeply out of Namche, turn the corner and are immediately presented with superb views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. 4 to 5 hours walking.

Day 7 This is a short walk in distance but involves a height gain of 420m so it is important to do this slowly to aid acclimatisation. 4 to 5 hours walking.

Days 8/9 This again is another shortish day, level to start with, but with an overall height gain of 400m it is worth taking it slow. 5 to 6 hours walking.
More acclimatisation on day 9 spent absorbing the views from the ridge above the village and relaxing.

Day 10 As you walk to Gokyo taking in views of Cho Oyu, the World's sixth highest mountain, you will pass the two Gokyo lakes and end your day at Gokyo village at 4790m. 5 to 6 hours walking.

Day 11 Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5340m). This peak gives fantastic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Latse, Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. No rush and the rest of the day free for relaxation and sampling Gokyo’s finest bakery. 3 to 5 hours walking.

Day 12 Today we cross 1km of glacier to its eastern side and continue to the lodges at Dragnag at the foot of the valley leading towards the Cho La pass. 3 to 4 hours walking.

Day 13 A long day as we head over the Cho La pass (5368m). A steep climb through boulders leads to the pass from where we are rewarded with more spectacular views. We descend to Dzongla. 8 to 10 hours walking.

Day 14 A short walk from Dzongla to join the main Everest trail where we get our first close up views of mountains at the head of this valley. We head up to Lobuche. 4 to 5 hours walking.

Day 15 A long walk next to the Khumbu Glacier brings us to the crossing of the Changri Glacier and on to the summer yak pasture of Gorak Shep for lunch. We then continue up to the historical Everest Base Camp and return to our lodge in Gorak Shep. 6 to 8 hours walking. 6 to 8 hours walking.

Day 16 An early start and steep climb brings us to the top of the famous Kala Pattar (5550m) for views of Everest, Lhotse and Nupste. This is the highest point on the trek. We descend to Lobuche after lunch. 3 to 5 hours walking.

Day 17 Descend from Lobuche to Debuche. Enjoy the lower altitude walking and the teahouses. 5 to 8 hours walking.

Days 18/19 Two more days’ walking back to Lukla using different paths much of the way, visiting Tengboche Monastery and spending the night at Namche Bazaar. 4 to 6 hours walking each day.

Day 20 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Back to the comforts of our hotel in Thamel and the enjoyable hustle and bustle. This is a good time to buy souvenirs and try your hand at haggling with the local shopkeepers. Time to celebrate!

Days 21/22 Spare day in case of bad weather and time for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Sightseeing tours can be arranged and would include visiting the temples of Bodnath, Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Durbar Square. Simply wandering around the huge array of shops, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in Thamel is a fascinating experience. Depart Kathmandu in the evening of Day 22, return to UK the following day.

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
https://partner.globalrescue.com/adventurepeaks/



We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

Reviews

Nigel · 3 years ago ·

Well organised trip with friendly staff. Jude, our leader, was friendly and professional, looked after us all. The best bit was watching the sunrise from Kala Patthar.

Douglas · 3 years ago ·

Great itinerary, great views, great guide, Sherpas, porters and Adventure Peaks local people. Both Jude and Jire, the trek leader for the EBC section, both demonstrated their capabilities to lead and support all group members. Both were incredibly helpful especially with the many and different physical complaints. Well done to both and the supporting Sherpa and Porter teams.
The sunrise on Kala Pattar was truly humbling and worth all the effort to get there!

John · 4 years ago ·

The UK leader and the Sherpa guides and porters made everything enjoyable whilst ensuring things ran smoothly. The information seemed to be comprehensive and written by people with experience of the trek and the country e.g. the advice on obtaining the visa on arrival. We were carried away with Joe's (the leader) enthusiasm for the trek and the mountains. There were several situations where Joe's leadership skills were required and each time he dealt with them exceptionally well. There were plenty of highlights for me but the biggest one was making it to the top of Kala Patthar to watch the sunset. On the return we modified the itinerary slightly to have an additional rest/relaxation day at Namche Bazaar, making the time up with longer days walking the descent. This we all enjoyed, particularly as we were able to spend lots of time in what became our favourite cafe.

H · 4 years ago ·

Extremely well organised; outstanding guide and leader...the staff were very friendly and extremely anxious to please...[the highlight was...] seeing Everest for the first time. Amazing trip; I personally achieved much more than I ever though I would be able to.

Trevor · 4 years ago ·

Very well organised. British team leader present. We had a very strong relationship with the guides and porters, they were first class. Joe [the leader] was superb, particularly in the critical moments...a real asset, has maturity beyond his years and is a very impressive person. Cho-La pass and glacier was the hardest but most rewarding day. Will definitely do the next trip with AP.

Trudi W · 4 years ago ·

Good information given before going. Very well organised and all went seamlessly. The guides were very helpful and patient. Food was amazing, too much at times. Our leader was very helpful and knowledgeable. He was always happy to talk and answer questions and the odd time he didn't know the answer he would always go and find the answer. Good amount of time given for walking and acclimatisation. Very well organised with lots of time for photos and to take in where we were.

Marianne S · 4 years ago ·

Very well organised trip. The trek delivered all that was promised and more. We had a fabulous time. Support from all teams - Ambleside and Nepal was exceptional. The leader was extremely experienced. Did not “nanny” the group, which I liked. Great guy, I can see why Adventure Peaks is successful.
[Highlight was] reaching the top of Kala Pattar. Such a great view which I’ll never forget. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning. This is one highlight of too many to mention.

Simon · 4 years ago ·

Great experience, good communication...{the info we received beforehand was} timely and thorough...{trip leader was} outstanding - approachable and knowledgeable. Seeing Everest with my own eyes was unbelievable...

Selwyn H · 8 years ago ·

Very enjoyable track, I will certainly consider adventure peaks again. Thanks for the itinerary and all arrangements.

Nick · 10 years ago ·

The local crew were excellent! I can only commend them for their attention to detail and looking after each of us - superb! Dean was a superb leader and was cool under pressure of emergency situations. I can only commend him, an asset to you. His quality of leadership was excellent.

Irene L · 11 years ago ·

Dean was an excellent guide/leader. He was fun, friendly, professional and made the trip a trip to remember.
Dean coped with emergencies smoothly and efficiently and kept the team members informed of what was happening. I had an incident coming down from Kala Pattthar and Dean again coped extremely quickly and efficiently. I would with no doubt use you again for any expedition.

A Lewis · 11 years ago ·

The track with all that I hope for, and I will never forget all the great views. Thanks and we had great weather throughout and no problems at Lukla.


Leave a Review

Please login to leave a review for this trip.

© 2022 Adventure Peaks. Registered in Cardiff, UK No: 4063174.