Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking

Tour, Escorted tour

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kathmandu, Nepal

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Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking
Trekking in the Himalaya is a lifelong dream for many avid hikers, and what could be better than a pilgrimage to its greatest mountain—Everest—known in Nepali as Sagarmatha, the "Peak of Heaven." This 19-day adventure is nothing short of a true quest and, with more than 50 years' experience leading in Nepal, MT Sobek is the best company to get you to Everest Base Camp at 17,600 feet elevation. Our peerless, top-notch guides—all of whom are seasoned mountaineers—guarantee your trek will be a memorable experience!
  • Trek with our legendary guiding team in Nepal and follow experts who understand the terrain and climate of the Khumbu
  • Celebrate yourself after completing challenging high-altitude hikes to Kala Patar and Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Explore peaceful Sherpa villages and the elegant splendor of ancient Buddhist monasteries and culture

Internal Airfare: $1200
Minimum Age: 16
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
15 Nights Starting At
April 14, 2024 through April 29, 2024
Book by:
April 10, 2024 7:00 PM
Internal Airfare not included
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Fly to the Khumbu
Day 3
Hike Lukla to Monjo
Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 5
Hike to Tashinga
Day 6
Ascend to Tengboche and Pangboche
Day 7
Day Hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Day 8
Continue to Pheriche
Day 9
Optional Day Hike to Tabuche Ridge
Day 10
Trek to Lobuche
Day 11
Hike to Gorak Shep and Base Camp
Day 12
Hike to Kala Patar (18,500’)
Day 13
Return to Pangboche
Day 16
Depart for Home
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15 Nights from $5,995.00 (USD) Per Person
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April 10, 2024 7:00 PM

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April 02, 2024 7:00 PM

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May 04, 2024 7:00 PM

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October 01, 2024 7:00 PM

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October 15, 2024 7:00 PM

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November 03, 2024 7:00 PM
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking

Day: 1, duration: 1
Yak and Yeti Hotel

A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa features, shopping arcades, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

Day: 2, duration: 1
Everest Summit Lodge—Lukla

Lying at the very gateway to mighty Mount Everest, the Everest Summit Lodge in Lukla has spacious, comfortably furnished rooms with en-suite facilities. The natural stone facade is complemented by a lovely sunny garden, and its traditionally appointed interior makes for a very warm welcome to arriving guests.

Day: 3, duration: 1
Everest Summit Lodge—Monjo

Rest in comfort at the Everest Summit Lodge in picturesque Monjo. The setting is spectacular, overlooking the village and the narrow Dudh Kosi valley, and with the dreamlike backdrop of magnificent Thamserku rising high up behind the lodge. Hot tea and warm staff help every guest feel welcome.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Hotel Namche

Travelers boast about the location (not uphill!) and the kind staff of this simple but comfortable lodging in the heart of Namche Bazaar. Guests can enjoy the restaurant, bar, and outdoor patio. Most rooms have electric blankets, private bathrooms, and hot showers — welcome comforts in the chilly Khumbu region.

Day: 5, duration: 1
Everest Summit Lodge—Tashinga

Situated amidst pine forests overlooking the Dudh Kosi valley, the Tashinga Lodge offers breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche, and Khumbila. Comfortable rooms and local hospitality make for a wonderful stay at one of the most beautiful locations along your trek.

Day: 6, duration: 2
Everest Summit Lodge—Pangboche

The village of Pangboche sits, quite literally, in the lap of Ama Dablam. With Everest to the north, Thamserku and Kang Taiga to the east, Kongde Ri to the south, and the Imja River flowing through the wide fertile valley, the quaint Pangboche Lodge rests in the midst of abundant natural glory. En suite facilities round out the comfortable accommodations.

Day: 8, duration: 2
Edelweiss Lodge
Located within the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, Edelweiss Lodge commands a panoramic view of Himalayan peaks. The lodge was constructed with a blend of modern practicality and Sherpa traditional style. Simple rooms have WiFi, ensuite bathroom, and views of the mountains. Meals are served in the dining room, also with breathtaking views, a warm wood-burning stove, and a mix of local and continental fare.Day: 10, duration: 1
Himalayan Eco-Resort
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalaya within the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, Himalayan Eco Resort simple rustic rooms with shared bathrooms and a single hand-washing station. Hot water bottles keep you cozy at night. The long low building is accented with stone walls and beautiful surroundings. WiFi is available in the dining room.Day: 11, duration: 1
Snowland Lodge
Surrounded by Himalayan peaks, Snowland Highest Inn's spacious dining room features comfortable seating, wood stove heating, a small shop, views from paned windows and WiFi. Guest rooms are simple with 2 single beds and shared bathrooms. Gorak Shep is the last lodging before reaching Everest Base Camp.Day: 12, duration: 1
Kala Pathar Lodge
This simple lodge has a homey feel with stone walls and outdoor picnic tables when the weather warrants it. At Kala Pathar, rooms are small and simple with shared bathrooms and a single handwashing station. Hot water bottles keep you warm at night. Hikers gather in the dining room, heated by a wood stove, to share stories of their day over a hot meal, access the WiFi, and perhaps purchase one of the delectable cakes on offer to enjoy together.Day: 13, duration: 1
Everest Summit Lodge—Pangboche

The village of Pangboche sits, quite literally, in the lap of Ama Dablam. With Everest to the north, Thamserku and Kang Taiga to the east, Kongde Ri to the south, and the Imja River flowing through the wide fertile valley, the quaint Pangboche Lodge rests in the midst of abundant natural glory. En suite facilities round out the comfortable accommodations.

Day: 14, duration: 2
Yak and Yeti Hotel

A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa features, shopping arcades, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

Guides
MT Sobek: Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking

Binoy Rai
Raised in the Himalayas and schooled in Darjeeling, Binoy has always been passionate about trekking and mountaineering. In addition to being a top guide on MT Sobek’s Everest Base Camp and Everest Lodge to Lodge adventures, he has undertaken an Advance Mountaineering Course from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling and is well-versed in Wilderness First Aid. Binoy has climbed many peaks in the Nepal and Sikkim Himalaya, and enjoys studying the region’s flora and fauna. Above all, he is eager to share the wonders of his home country with you.





Pranoy Rai
Pranoy was born in Nepal, studied in Darjeeling, India, and has always been a travel enthusiast. Since 1999, he has led numerous treks and tours to Nepal, Tibet and India, and has enormous experience in the field. Pranoy successfully completed his basic mountaineering course at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling with grade 'A' certificate and is trained in wilderness medicine. In addition to being fluent in English, Nepali, and Hindi, he speaks basic Tibetan and Chinese. Pranoy is very keen on birds, plants, and flowers, and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge with you on the trek.





Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa
Lhakpa was born in Namche Bazaar to a mountaineering family. His father was a climbing Sherpa and went to the South Col on several expeditions, including the 1963 American Everest expedition. After completing his education, Lhakpa spent time mountaineering on Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, and trekking among Nepalese peaks. Lhakpa has a deep interest in environmental issues and speaks Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan as well as English. Lhakpa has worked with MT Sobek since 1983, first as sirdar and now as a legendary trekking guide. Meet Lhakpa on one of our popular Everest adventures!





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking

Reason #01

MT Sobek is a legendary pioneering outfitter in Nepal and has offered Everest Base Camp adventures since 1969.

Reason #02

Trust MT Sobek to turn your high-altitude Ultimate Challenge into a successful personal achievement by building in acclimatization time.

Reason #03

Hike to Everest Base Camp with expert MT Sobek guides who understand the terrain and climate of the Khumbu.

Activities

Strenuous hiking on mountain paths, covering 3 to 9 miles per day on rugged terrain at a maximum elevation of 17,600'.

Lodging

Scenic and comfortable mountain accommodation in Nepalese inns and lodges, plus three nights at the Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu.

Climate

Fall temperatures are typically 30 - 65°F during the day, and -5 - 35°F at night. Rain or snow is possible. Springtime is usually 5 - 10°F warmer.

How can I get to Kathmandu from the US?

There are no direct flights from the USA to Kathmandu. However, there are many airlines that offer connecting flights through major hubs in Asia, such as:

  • New York (JFK): Air India, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways
  • Los Angeles (LAX): Air India, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines
  • Chicago (ORD): Air India, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways
  • San Francisco (SFO): Air India, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines
  • Houston (IAH): Air India, Emirates
  • Atlanta (ATL): Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines

The flight time from the USA to Kathmandu will vary depending on the hub you transit through, but it will typically take around 19-21 hours.

What happens if my flights are delayed in Lukla?

Flights to and from Lukla are commonly delayed or cancelled due to the Khumbu's unpredictable weather. If we are delayed, lodging and meals at Lukla are at your expense. We do everything possible to obtain replacement reservations or try to book alternate flights when Lukla flights are cancelled, but be prepared for delays. The extra day at the end of the trek is to ensure connection to your homeward-bound flight.

Do I need a visa for Nepal?

Yes, and you can get a 30-day visa on arrival for $40.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag for this trip?

You don't need to bring a sleeping bag. Quilts and blankets are provided at the lodges. We'll provide sleeping bags with fleece liners wherever they are needed.

Will I have cell coverage on this trip?

It's best not to count on it, as coverage is spotty.

Are there any baggage weight restrictions on the flight to Lukla?

Yes. You can bring 15 kg / 33 lb baggage per person—including checked and hand-carry baggage. It's not possible to pay for overweight baggage.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
MT Sobek: Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking

Day: 1, duration: 1
Yak and Yeti Hotel

A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa features, shopping arcades, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

Day: 2, duration: 1
Everest Summit Lodge—Lukla

Lying at the very gateway to mighty Mount Everest, the Everest Summit Lodge in Lukla has spacious, comfortably furnished rooms with en-suite facilities. The natural stone facade is complemented by a lovely sunny garden, and its traditionally appointed interior makes for a very warm welcome to arriving guests.

Day: 3, duration: 1
Everest Summit Lodge—Monjo

Rest in comfort at the Everest Summit Lodge in picturesque Monjo. The setting is spectacular, overlooking the village and the narrow Dudh Kosi valley, and with the dreamlike backdrop of magnificent Thamserku rising high up behind the lodge. Hot tea and warm staff help every guest feel welcome.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Hotel Namche

Travelers boast about the location (not uphill!) and the kind staff of this simple but comfortable lodging in the heart of Namche Bazaar. Guests can enjoy the restaurant, bar, and outdoor patio. Most rooms have electric blankets, private bathrooms, and hot showers — welcome comforts in the chilly Khumbu region.

Day: 5, duration: 1
Everest Summit Lodge—Tashinga

Situated amidst pine forests overlooking the Dudh Kosi valley, the Tashinga Lodge offers breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche, and Khumbila. Comfortable rooms and local hospitality make for a wonderful stay at one of the most beautiful locations along your trek.

Day: 6, duration: 2
Everest Summit Lodge—Pangboche

The village of Pangboche sits, quite literally, in the lap of Ama Dablam. With Everest to the north, Thamserku and Kang Taiga to the east, Kongde Ri to the south, and the Imja River flowing through the wide fertile valley, the quaint Pangboche Lodge rests in the midst of abundant natural glory. En suite facilities round out the comfortable accommodations.

Day: 8, duration: 2
Edelweiss Lodge
Located within the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, Edelweiss Lodge commands a panoramic view of Himalayan peaks. The lodge was constructed with a blend of modern practicality and Sherpa traditional style. Simple rooms have WiFi, ensuite bathroom, and views of the mountains. Meals are served in the dining room, also with breathtaking views, a warm wood-burning stove, and a mix of local and continental fare.Day: 10, duration: 1
Himalayan Eco-Resort
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalaya within the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, Himalayan Eco Resort simple rustic rooms with shared bathrooms and a single hand-washing station. Hot water bottles keep you cozy at night. The long low building is accented with stone walls and beautiful surroundings. WiFi is available in the dining room.Day: 11, duration: 1
Snowland Lodge
Surrounded by Himalayan peaks, Snowland Highest Inn's spacious dining room features comfortable seating, wood stove heating, a small shop, views from paned windows and WiFi. Guest rooms are simple with 2 single beds and shared bathrooms. Gorak Shep is the last lodging before reaching Everest Base Camp.Day: 12, duration: 1
Kala Pathar Lodge
This simple lodge has a homey feel with stone walls and outdoor picnic tables when the weather warrants it. At Kala Pathar, rooms are small and simple with shared bathrooms and a single handwashing station. Hot water bottles keep you warm at night. Hikers gather in the dining room, heated by a wood stove, to share stories of their day over a hot meal, access the WiFi, and perhaps purchase one of the delectable cakes on offer to enjoy together.Day: 13, duration: 1
Everest Summit Lodge—Pangboche

The village of Pangboche sits, quite literally, in the lap of Ama Dablam. With Everest to the north, Thamserku and Kang Taiga to the east, Kongde Ri to the south, and the Imja River flowing through the wide fertile valley, the quaint Pangboche Lodge rests in the midst of abundant natural glory. En suite facilities round out the comfortable accommodations.

Day: 14, duration: 2
Yak and Yeti Hotel

A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa features, shopping arcades, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

MT Sobek: Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking

Binoy Rai
Raised in the Himalayas and schooled in Darjeeling, Binoy has always been passionate about trekking and mountaineering. In addition to being a top guide on MT Sobek’s Everest Base Camp and Everest Lodge to Lodge adventures, he has undertaken an Advance Mountaineering Course from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling and is well-versed in Wilderness First Aid. Binoy has climbed many peaks in the Nepal and Sikkim Himalaya, and enjoys studying the region’s flora and fauna. Above all, he is eager to share the wonders of his home country with you.





Pranoy Rai
Pranoy was born in Nepal, studied in Darjeeling, India, and has always been a travel enthusiast. Since 1999, he has led numerous treks and tours to Nepal, Tibet and India, and has enormous experience in the field. Pranoy successfully completed his basic mountaineering course at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling with grade 'A' certificate and is trained in wilderness medicine. In addition to being fluent in English, Nepali, and Hindi, he speaks basic Tibetan and Chinese. Pranoy is very keen on birds, plants, and flowers, and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge with you on the trek.





Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa
Lhakpa was born in Namche Bazaar to a mountaineering family. His father was a climbing Sherpa and went to the South Col on several expeditions, including the 1963 American Everest expedition. After completing his education, Lhakpa spent time mountaineering on Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, and trekking among Nepalese peaks. Lhakpa has a deep interest in environmental issues and speaks Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan as well as English. Lhakpa has worked with MT Sobek since 1983, first as sirdar and now as a legendary trekking guide. Meet Lhakpa on one of our popular Everest adventures!





MT Sobek: Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking

Reason #01

MT Sobek is a legendary pioneering outfitter in Nepal and has offered Everest Base Camp adventures since 1969.

Reason #02

Trust MT Sobek to turn your high-altitude Ultimate Challenge into a successful personal achievement by building in acclimatization time.

Reason #03

Hike to Everest Base Camp with expert MT Sobek guides who understand the terrain and climate of the Khumbu.

Activities

Strenuous hiking on mountain paths, covering 3 to 9 miles per day on rugged terrain at a maximum elevation of 17,600'.

Lodging

Scenic and comfortable mountain accommodation in Nepalese inns and lodges, plus three nights at the Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu.

Climate

Fall temperatures are typically 30 - 65°F during the day, and -5 - 35°F at night. Rain or snow is possible. Springtime is usually 5 - 10°F warmer.

How can I get to Kathmandu from the US?

There are no direct flights from the USA to Kathmandu. However, there are many airlines that offer connecting flights through major hubs in Asia, such as:

  • New York (JFK): Air India, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways
  • Los Angeles (LAX): Air India, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines
  • Chicago (ORD): Air India, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways
  • San Francisco (SFO): Air India, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines
  • Houston (IAH): Air India, Emirates
  • Atlanta (ATL): Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines

The flight time from the USA to Kathmandu will vary depending on the hub you transit through, but it will typically take around 19-21 hours.

What happens if my flights are delayed in Lukla?

Flights to and from Lukla are commonly delayed or cancelled due to the Khumbu's unpredictable weather. If we are delayed, lodging and meals at Lukla are at your expense. We do everything possible to obtain replacement reservations or try to book alternate flights when Lukla flights are cancelled, but be prepared for delays. The extra day at the end of the trek is to ensure connection to your homeward-bound flight.

Do I need a visa for Nepal?

Yes, and you can get a 30-day visa on arrival for $40.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag for this trip?

You don't need to bring a sleeping bag. Quilts and blankets are provided at the lodges. We'll provide sleeping bags with fleece liners wherever they are needed.

Will I have cell coverage on this trip?

It's best not to count on it, as coverage is spotty.

Are there any baggage weight restrictions on the flight to Lukla?

Yes. You can bring 15 kg / 33 lb baggage per person—including checked and hand-carry baggage. It's not possible to pay for overweight baggage.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.