Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Fly to Kathmandu. You'll be met at the airport by your guides and taken to your hotel, to recuperate before your welcome dinner. Namaste.

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sights (2,835m)

Today you will have an opportunity to explore Kathmandu and visit the local monastery which overlooks the whole city. Watch out for the monkeys!

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,610m)

Your local guide will transfer you back to Kathmandu airport to catch your internal flight to Lukla (2840m). You will be met there by our team of porters and this is where your trek into the Khumbu valley will begin. Today’s trek will take you to an overnight lodge in Phakding.

Day 4: Trek to Namche (3,400m)

Making your way deeper into the Khumbu valley and ascend up to Namche Bazaar. Along the way, you will experience some breath-taking views as you cross the bridge over the confluence of Dudh Kosi. Top tip: Stand uphill of the passing Yaks as they can sometimes give you a little nudge. The final part of the day will take you steeply uphill to Namche Bazaar (The capital of the Khumbu region) where you will rest in your overnight lodge.

Day 5 – Day 6: Acclimatisation in Namche

The air feels very thin here – with just 65% of the oxygen that you had at sea level. Explore the local markets and stores of Namche Bazaar, challenge the locals to a game of football if you like (good luck running up here) and soak in the incredible views of Ama Dablam (6,812m) which is often considered the most beautiful mountain in the world. Your guide will make sure you take a look at sunrise! Spending 3 nights here is vital to avoid a week of headaches. You will push the altitude a little in the day with two short acclimatisation hikes up to 3,900m, but come back down to Namche in the evenings so that you sleep well.

Day 7 – Trek from Namche to Debouche (3710m)

You will trek past the incredible Thyangboche monastery and soak in amazing views of Everest itself, before heading to your accomodation in Debouche.

Day 8: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m)

Trek to Dingboche. It is here that you will get some incredible views of Ama Dablam. A beautiful mountain that sees climbers from all over the world attempting. You will stay in an overnight lodge with fantastic landscape views of this farming village.

Day 9: Acclimatisation day in Dingboche (4,410m)

Acclimatisation day in Dingboche. There are various small treks that you can do today. Your local Sherpa guide will give you a few options. Accommodation in overnight lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,940m)

Ascend up the steep path besides the glacial moraine up to Lobuje. Accommodation in overnight lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

Today is the big day! You trek to Everest Base Camp Via Gorak Shep. Upon arrival in Gorak Shep, you will stop for a quick break before heading off to the world famous Base Camp. You will spend the night in Gorak Shep.

Day 12 - Trek to Pheriche (4240m) via Kala Patthar (5550m)

You will have an opportunity to ascend up Kala Patthar (5,550m), with incredible views of Mt Everest before making your descent to Pheriche (4240m).

Day 13 – 14: Return to Lukla (2,840m) Descend the valley back down to Lukla, stoppi

Descend the valley back down to Lukla, stopping overnight at teahouses along the way.

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, and then stay in a hotel in Kathmandu for the night.

Day 16 – Fly home

An amazing trip to the Himalayas concludes on this day. You will be dropped off at the airport for your flight home. Have a safe flight back!
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Where to begin? From start to finish you're well and truly looked after and will quickly realise that you're not a customer but have become a friend of the Skyhook Team. Damien is super approachable, friendly and helpful and will go above and beyond to ensure you have an easy and awesome experience from the get go. Then there's the trip itself... I can't really put into words what a life changing experience it has been. The EBC trek is mesmerising with breathtaking, unforgettable views and scenery. The Nepalise culture will suck you in and you instantly feel immense peace and joy. The trek itself has been well thought out to ensure you have the most enjoyable experience possible with minimising stress every step of the way from giving you time to really take every moment in, to the guides who bend over backwards around the clock. On that note the guides and porters are incredible! The best part of the experience was our guides! Leading the pack was a man who hands down won over everyone's heart. He truly was a inspiration to all and one of the most beautiful souls I've ever had the pleasure of coming across. This trek alone was worth every penny just for getting to spend time and get to meet this lifelong, amazing friend. Much love and respect to you Hari, Namaste!  As for the young guides Lahkba, Raj and Benji, these guys run around for you constantly and have your back constantly. True legends and also now lifelong friends. What an amazing experience and cannot wait to book onto the many other trips Skyhook run! Thanks legends

John Hayden

Reviewed on 24 Oct 18

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Just got back from Nepal and what can I say ?
You get off the plane at Kathmandu and skyhook take care of the rest . Outstanding service from every single member of skyhook . You are whisked away on a journey of a life time . Porters and guides are amazing people and won’t let you lift a finger . A trip I’ll never forget !!!!!! 
Thank you skyhook
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Lewis Lyons

Reviewed on 23 Oct 18

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Just home from an unbelievable trip to Base Camp. One of the best organised and logistically sound trips I have been on, Harry, his assistants and guides were immense in their knowledge and guidence from minute one, coupled with their good humour and passion for making the trip special for you, was second to none. Thanks Skyhook, Harry, lads and the other trekkers on the trip. 
Merapeak anyone.......?

1. What is included?

The trip includes:

  • Porters and guides
  • Airport transfers and internal flights
  • Accomodation in Kathmandu and on the trek
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Filtered water on the trek

It excludes:

  • International flights
  • Food - we recommend you allow $400-$450 for food on the trek.
  • Warm showers in the tea houses (usually c.$4)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any visa fees
  • Personal travel and rescue insurance

2. What are the visa requirements?

Please note it is your responsibility to arrange visas before you travel. Currently, all foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: single entry visa valid for 15 days - US $25: Single Entry Visa for 30 days - US $40 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $100

3. Do I need immunisations?

We recommend you check at http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx  .

4. Am I fit enough?

Everest Base Camp requires you to trek at altitude for sometimes up to 8 hours per day, with a small 10kg rucksack on. You are recommended to train with long hikes and/or a sport of your choice (e.g. running).

5. How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for this trek is 18.

6. Do i need specialist equipment?

You will need clothing suitable to -15C and appropriate hiking gear (rucksack, walking poles). A full kit list is provided within the course PDF.