The classic trek through the Khumbu to Everest Base Camp. Climb Kala Pattar for superb views of Everest & Nuptse. Easy trekking along spectacular paths.The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of our most popular walks and this superb itinerary has been developed to get the most of our time in the mountains. Our principal objectives are to climb the 18,000 foot trekking peak of Kala Pattar for the classic views of Everest, and then to make an adventurous day hike up the Khumbu Glacier to the Base Camp itself.
We fly into the mountain airstrip at Lukla and trek north along the banks of the Dudh Kosi river. All along the route colourful prayer flags, chortens and mani stones dot the landscape, and as a backdrop we have some of the most famous peaks in the Himalaya. Thamserku, Kang Tega and Kusum Kangru are all visible on our first full day of walking, at the end of which we arrive at the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. From here on our itinerary is structured to allow as much time as possible for acclimatisation, and we will spend the next few days gaining height very gradually. Rest days are built into the programme at Namche and Pheriche to give everyone the opportunity to properly adjust to the higher altitudes. Peaks including Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse line our route, and as we continue to ascend through the small settlements at Lobuche and Gorak Shep the scenery becomes even more impressive, with Pumori, Lingtren and Changtse all becoming visible. From Gorak Shep we are able to climb Kala Pattar for the classic views of Everest and our trek culminates with a demanding hike along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp.