The world’s highest mountains cast a long shadow over the bucket list. Trekking between the mighty summits of the Himalayas, let us explore this mythical terrain and the indigenous Nepalese cultures that call it home. The trail of this epic 17-day journey leads through famous Sherpa villages and landmarks, protected national parks, sprawling valleys, forests and peaks. Aided by expert guides and porters, you’ll recover from each day’s trek with healthy meals in comfortable private eco-campsites and eco-lodges. Each day brings new surprises, a physical challenge, and the supportive camaraderie of your fellow trekkers. Highlights include Kathmandu, the Khumbu Glacier, Namche Bazaar, the Thyangboche Monastery, and sunset views of Everest, the grandest mountain of all.
Length of Trip : 17 Days
World Expeditions offer a fully guided trekking Himalayan expedition to Everest Base Camp.
The trip includes:
• 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 13 dinners (including boiled drinking water on trekking days and all meals on trek valued at US$765)
• Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 or if you booked pre‐tour accomodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
• 15kgs luggage allowance on Kathmandu/Lukla flights
• Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
• Accommodation on trek in a combination of comfortable eco lodges and private eco campsites with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows Use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
• Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
• All park entrance fees and trekking permits
• Flights Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu valued at US$352
Not included: Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks, Items of a personal nature (such as phone calls and laundry) Tips, International flights, Airport and departure taxes, your Visa and Travel Insurance. World Expeditions does not require single travellers to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. They arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender and if they can not match you up they will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share, a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room. Click here for the latest rates.
Best time to go : The trekking season in Nepal extends from mid‐September to May. However within this period there are clear seasons in the weather. Trekking in Nepal during winter, from December to February, offers cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, spring conditions. Late spring conditions, in May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon which generally begins in June, daily afternoon rainstorms are common. The monsoon creates a rainy season in Nepal, which lasts from mid‐June to mid‐September. During this time the Nepal Himalaya is unsuitable for trekking, with the exception of a few remote valleys.
Wheelchair friendly : No
Family friendly : Best suited for older kids with trekking experience
Where to eat :
World Expeditions includes a full meal service as part of the trip price. Every day is different here is a sample a day’s menu to give you an idea:
Breakfast: Tea, coffee or hot chocolate served in your tent, porridge or a grain cereal, toast with spreads, eggs –fried, omelet or boiled, baked beans and fried tomatoes, boiled water
Lunch: Lemon drink, tomato, cucumber and carrot salad, cheese and gherkins, chapatis, pizza, canned tuna & meats, fresh oranges and bananas, tea, coffee or hot chocolate, boiled water
Dinner: Creamed corn soup, steamed vegetables, steamed rice, fried chicken, goat curry, daal, spaghetti, chocolate cake, fresh apples, tea, coffee or hot chocolate, boiled water
Official Site :
World Expeditions: Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar
Where to Stay :
World Expeditions operates its own private eco-campsites, continuing their philosophy of sustainable trekking while offering greater comfort for their guests. In areas where there are no suitable campsites you’ll stay in eco lodges chosen for their responsible tourism practices.
Getting There :
Flights can book up during high season (Sept to Nov and Feb/March) so book early.
From North America: On the East Coast, you’ll typically fly to Kathmandu via Europe and India or the Middle East. From the West Coast, you’ll travel through via Singapore, Hong Kong or Bangkok.
From Australia/New Zealand: Fly through Bangkok, Singapore Hong Kong.
You’ll fly to and return from Lukla on a Twin Otter. This service is fairly dependable, however in case the flights are cancelled due to mountain weather conditions, World Expeditions will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight connections.
Note from Robin :
While the trek is classified as moderate (meaning no more than 8 hours walking a day), you’ll want to start training months before. Hiking at altitude means less oxygen with each breath and can be more exhausting than you think. The better your shape, the easier it will be, and don’t worry, your guide knows how to spot and deal with AMS (acute mountain sickness). It might take a few days to find your stride, but once you do, it becomes easier to wake, walk and sleep. There is plenty time built into every day to rest and explore. Sherpas and mules do the heavy lifting, so all you need to carry in your daypack is extra warm clothing, a rainjacket, water, , valuables and personal items such as sunscreen. World Ex offer a 100% eco friendly experience, utilizing their own private campgrounds. Their commitment to the environment and their porters are the leading standard for tour operators in the region.