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Join Exodus on a phenomenal trip to Everest base camp in Nepal. You will walk through Sherpa country, past small village as you acclimatise. You will visit the incredible monastery at Thyangboche, views of Ama Dablam, Everest and other Himalayan peaks. You will climb to Everest base camp as well as having the opportunity to climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for a magnificent view of Everest.
Exodus also offers Expedition Departures which offers the exclusive opportunity to spend two nights camping at Everest Base Camp in spring, at a time of year when the climbing parties are preparing for their Everest summit attempt.
- All breakfasts included
- Morning bed-tea on the trek
- Welcome drink at each overnight lodge
- 3 nights standard hotels and 12 nights teahouses
- All transport and listed activities
- Tour leader throughout, plus local staff (staff to client ratio of 1:4 on trek)
- Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Full porterage throughout the trek
- Exodus kitbag
- Trekking map (provided locally)
- Trekking permit and national park fees
- Trek to Everest Base Camp
- Explore Namche Bazaar
- See the views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam
- Monastery at Thyangboche
- Kala Pattar
- Travel insurance
- Single accommodation (available on request, Kathmandu only)
- Visas and vaccinations
- Sleeping bag (hire in advance from £38*)
- Down jacket (hire in advance from £38*)
*Hire package incl. down jacket and sleeping bag from £53
Day 1: Depart London.
The group flight is an overnight flight departing London this evening.
Day 2: Arrive Kathmandu.
The tour starts at our hotel in Kathmandu. The group flights arrive into Kathmandu in the afternoon and those travelling on them will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel.
Day 3: Short but spectacular flight to Lukla (2800m); trek to Phakding.
We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m), and set off on the first short leg of our trek, heading northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi (or 'milk river'). We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley.
Day 4: Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Namche Bazaar, with time to explore the Sherpa villages.
Heading out of Phakding we follow the Dudh Kosi northwards. This day's walk takes us through magnificent forests with glimpses of the mountains ahead. We cross the river several times by bridges as we pass through the villages of Benkar, Monzo and Jorsale. A final bridge brings us to the foot of the steep climb to Namche. Halfway up this ascent, we may get our first glimpse, cloud-permitting, of the summit of Everest appearing majestically behind the great ridge of Nuptse-Lhotse.
Day 5: Acclimatisation walk to Kunde and Khumjung; descend to Kyanjuma.
We climb steeply out of Namche past the airstrip at Shyangboche to the Everest View Hotel, the highpoint of our day at 3,880m. Built by the Japanese, this spectacularly situated hotel with wonderful views of Everest and Ama Dablam is an ideal place for a tea break. Descending through forest we come to Khumjung, where we have lunch close to the Sir Edmund Hillary School. After lunch, we walk up to Kunde and visit the Edmund Hillary Hospital.
Day 6: Trek through the Sherpa heartland to the monastery at Thyangboche for superb mountain views.
This morning we descend to the river; we cross it at the little settlement of Phunki Thangkha at 3,250m, then climb steeply through the forest to Thyangboche at 3,867m. We will be here by lunchtime and in the afternoon we will visit the famous monastery. The sunset and sunrise on the fantastic panorama of mountains surrounding us are not to be missed - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam provide a wonderful backdrop to our teahouse.
Day 7: Continue up the Khumbu Valley and then the Imja Valley to Dingboche.
We descend through the forest to Devoche and a little further on we cross the rushing Imja Khola, whose valley we now follow. Climbing steadily, the trail enters Pangboche, at 3,900m, the highest permanent settlement in this valley. Ascending the valley, we have lunch at Shomore, after which we leave the trees behind and cross a wooden bridge at the confluence of the Khumbu and Imja Kholas.
Day 8: Spend the day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
We spend the day at Dingboche to continue our acclimatisation. Those adapting well to the altitude can climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5,100m for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam.
Day 9: Continue the ascent to Lobuje.
The trail climbs steeply out of Dingboche past a chorten and ascends the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here we have a short, steep climb up to Chukpo Lari, a beautiful, yet poignant place where there is a line of memorials in tribute to the climbers who have died on Everest and from where we have a beautiful panorama of the peaks lying on the Nepal-Tibet border.
Day 10: Visit Everest Base Camp; overnight at Gorak Shep.
Today is a very long, hard day as we leave very early, following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorak Shep (5,184m). The trail undulates up and down the moraine with some short steep sections. The trail is rocky in places as we are now on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. It will take us about 3 hours to reach Gorak Shep where we will have a rest and something to eat.
Day 11: Climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for classic mountain views of Everest; descend to Pheriche.
We have another hard day as we climb steeply above Gorak Shep to the small peak of Kala Pattar, 'Black Rock', at 5,545m from where we can look down over the base camps of the various Everest expeditions. This climb affords a magnificent view of the Khumbu Glacier and above all a close-up view of the world's highest mountain. We return to Gorak Shep and retrace our steps to Lobuje for lunch and then continue on down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche for the night.
Day 12: Retrace our steps to Kyanjuma
Descending through Pheriche, we cross a small bridge and have a short climb before descending to join the main Imja Khola Valley. We follow the valley down to Pangboche through an alpine meadow landscape. We drop down to the rushing river then walk through the peaceful rhododendron forests to the village of Devoche from where we climb back up to Thyangboche on the ridge for lunch.
Day 13: Descend through Namche to Monzo.
The walk to Namche Bazaar takes us along a beautiful undulating trail high above the Dudh Kosi. We have some time in Namche and after lunch we descend through Namche Bazaar and pick up our outward trail again to Monzo, where we stay tonight.
Day 14: Continue to Lukla.
We retrace our steps to Chaunrikhara where we start the last climb to the airstrip at Lukla.
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu.
We fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to our hotel.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu to explore the city.
Today is free for sightseeing in Kathmandu (it is also a spare day to allow for any delays in the flights to or from Lukla). You may wish to visit the monkey temple at Swayambunath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world at Bodnath, or the most important Hindu temple in the valley at Pashupatinath.
Day 17: Fly to London
The tour ends in after breakfast. Those on the group flights will be transferred to the airport in time for the daytime flight back to London.
3 nights standard hotels and 12 nights teahouses
12 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
2 to 12 group size plus tour leader and local staff. Min. age 16 yrs
Altitude maximum 5545m, average 3900m
Travel by private minibus and 2 internal flights
Between 5 and 8 hours walking per day, with some longer days
Staff carry oxygen, a PAC bag, and a first aid kit on the trek
Expedition departures available in April including 2 nights camping at Everest Base Camp
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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