Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

You’ll be picked up whenever you arrive in Kathmandu Airport, and taken to your hotel. From here you can relaxe for a few hours, or explore the city, before your welcome dinner. All accommodation and transport is included on this trip.

Day 2: Kathmandu - Ramechhap (1,218m)

Today you’ll have a guided tour of Kathmandu and visit the local monastery, which overlooks the whole city. In the evening you’ll travel to the remote village of Ramechhap where you’ll stay in tented accommodation for the night. This is the only night of camping on the trip - for the rest of the trip you’ll stay in tea houses or hotels.

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

From Ramechhap you’ll take an internal flight to Lukla (included). From here you’ll trek through the incredible Khumbu valley, to the small village of Phakding.

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

On day 4, you continue along the Khumbu valley to Namche Bazaar - the largest town on the trek. Along the way you'll experience some breath-taking views, overlooking the Dudh Kosi river.

Day 5 – Day 6: Acclimatisation in Namche

The air is very thin here – with just 65% of the oxygen at sea level – so days 5 and 6 are used to acclimatise. You’ll do two short but spectacular acclimatisation hikes, so that you’re refreshed and ready for the trail ahead. The views of Ama Dablam (6,812m) are also spectacular from here, which is often considered the most beautiful mountain in the world.

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 accommodation in Debouche.

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

Today you’ll trek to the tiny settlement of Dingboche, with impressive views of the Himalayan mountains around you.

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

Today is an acclimatisation day in Dingboche, with a variety of short treks to choose from with your guide.

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

Today you’ll follow a steep path along the site of an old glacier, to the remote town of Lobuche.

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

You start the day by hiking to Gorak Shep, stopping for a short break before heading off to Everest Base Camp! Here you can spend a few hours taking in the views and mountaineering history, before heading back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 12 - Kala Patthar (5550m)

Today you will have the opportunity to hike up Kala Patthar (5,550m) – the highest point of the trip – with incredible views of Everest itself. Afterwards you’ll trek back to the town of Pheriche (4240m).

Day 13 – 14: Return to Lukla (2,840m)

You’ll continue back down the valley to Lukla airport, stopping overnight at tea houses along the way.

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu

You'll fly from Lukla to Ramechhap, and then stay in a hotel in Kathmandu for the night.

Day 16 – Fly home

On the final day, you’ll be dropped off at Kathmandu airport ahead of your flight home.
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Robert HOPKINS

Reviewed on 19 Sep 19

5

This trip was an epic journey made very interesting and fun by everyone. The relentless efforts by the guides and porters unsured it all went smoothly. I had a great time and would recommend it to anyone. The weather could'nt have been better even though having to take the helicopter back to Kat £400 it was my mistake as flight home was too soon. The shops were full of good mountain gear at very cheap prices so buy stuff out there. Well done Skyhook and freedom!

James Hailwood

Reviewed on 22 Apr 19

5

Thank you and your team during our recent Everest base camp trip. At first, I was unsure how the trip would go but the lads who lead us along the trip were fantastic! Our safety was well looked after by Pujan and his team. Sometimes I felt rushed once arriving at our hotels with ordering dinners etc but I understand the hotel needs to get food prepped as they're quite busy. The pace of the walk was perfect and we were quite lucky with weather.

I've met some great friends during this trip in Pujan, nima and suriya and also the guys who were also on the trip.

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Nicolo Serra

Reviewed on 16 Apr 19

5

Amazing Trip! Sher Phunu, our main guide, went above and beyond for us, and his connections throughout the region allowed us to meet the Hillarys who happened to be in Nepal at the time, and get us into opertional base camp to meet his brother and cousins who are climbing Sherpas. D See Hansha and Ang Cerpa, our assistant guides, were amazing as well, and did everyting they could to make an amazing trip for everyone. The hard work of our porters does not go unnoticed. Amazing people, Amazing nature, and an unforgettable trip for sure. 

100% recommend this trip to anyone!

1. What is included?

Included:

  • Porters and guides
  • Transport (including airport transfers and internal flights to Lukla)
  • Accommodation
  • Permits & national park fees
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Filtered water on the trek

Excluded:

  • International flights to Kathmandu
  • Food - we recommend you allow $400 USD for food on the trek.
  • Warm showers in the tea houses (usually c.$4)
  • Tips
  • Visa fees (typically $50 USD)
  • Personal travel/rescue insurance

2. What are the visa requirements?

Currently, all foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the $50 USD fee if staying for less than 30 days.

3. Do I need immunisations?

You can see the latest NHS advice at https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/asia-east/nepal

4. Am I fit enough?

Everest Base Camp requires you to trek at altitude for up to 8 hours per day, with a small 5-7kg rucksack. We recommended to train with long hikes and/or a sport of your choice (e.g. jogging).

5. How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for this trek is 18, or 16 with a parent/guardian.

6. Do I need specialist equipment?

You will need clothing suitable for -15C and appropriate hiking gear (rucksack, walking poles). You do not need any camping equipment however, as this is provided for the one night of camping. A detailed kit list is provided when you book on.

7. When should I fly in/out of Kathmandu?

You can arrive at any time on the start date of your trip, and you’ll be picked up from the Airport. We recommend you fly out on the afternoon of the last date of your trip, as the internal flights the day before can be delayed in poor weather.

8. What is the accommodation like?

The accommodation is fairly basic, with shared 2-person rooms on the trek in tea houses (similar to hostels). You'll have the option to stay with someone of the same gender.

9. How big are the groups?

The average group size is 12 people, with a maximum of 14.

10. Where do we stay in Kathmandu?

Hotel Holy Himalaya, Bramhakumari Marg, Thamel, Nepal.