Everest Base Camp

Experience the heart of the Himalayas and trek to the world's highest basecamp

Everest Base
Camp Trek

The trek to Everest Base Camp is the world’s most famous multi-day adventure hike for a reason.

Taking you into the heart of the Himalayas, the route winds its way up to 5,643m above sea level, offering you unparalleled views of the world’s highest mountain. Along the way, you’ll be immersed in Sherpa culture, soaking up the sounds and sights of the Khumbu region, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.




16 days


Challenging 3A

Max Altitude

5555 m
18225 ft

Daily activity

5 - 6hours


Spring &

Dates Available

24 Oct - 11 Nov

Starting from

USD $3,000

Aimed at individuals with a high level of basic fitness. Prior experience of mountain environments is preferable, but not necessary. We can teach you what you need to know on this trek.

What the trek to Everest Base Camp involves

It’s easy to understand why an Everest Base Camp hike is a bucket list item for many.

One of the most adventurous, challenging, but rewarding treks in the world, this trail offers phenomenal mountain landscapes and incredible insights into the lives of Sherpas and others in the Khumbu Region.

And who better to show you all this than Sherpas themselves? Elite Exped is entirely Nepalese-run, with our record-breaking directors Nimsdai, Mingma David Sherpa, and Mingma Tenzi priding themselves on their ability to bridge the gap between Western and Himalayan climbing cultures, offering the best of both worlds.

Elite Exped’s Everest Base Camp climb follows an expedition plan that our leaders have set out. After exploring the shrines, temples, bazaars and restaurants of Kathmandu, we take a flight to Lukla, a gateway to Everest.

Then, we walk up to the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the magnificent peaks of Kusum Kanguru and Thamserku. We make the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, where we spend a day acclimatising and sightseeing.

From there, we follow the trails to Tengboche, located high on a ridge, which provides one of the most spectacular 360-degree mountain panoramas anywhere on the planet. You can see Everest, the Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega. We pass through Buddhist monasteries and past ancient shrines, with the massive bulk of Mount Everest itself looming ever closer. From Kala Patthar at 5,643m, you’ll get an incredible vista of the world’s most famous mountain, before we head to base camp.

Our return journey takes us through Dingboche, Phortse and Khumjung, before we part ways in Kathmandu, 16 days and a whole lifetime’s worth of experiences later.

From our clients
EBC 2023

A bucket list ticked off, visiting the Himalayas and trekking to Everest base camp, Elite Exped's service was second to none the moment I landed to the moment I left, incredible local knowledge and amazing on the whole trek, 10/10 would highly recommend.

Manon Vergé
EBC 2017

This was my first trek and it was just amazing ! They organized it very well, I felt safe and I simply let myself be guided! I recommend them with all my hearth because they made my trek a real pleasure!

Francesca Santoni And Angus Gardiner
EBC 2019

Our safety and enjoyment was always at the front of their minds and we were the envy of all other trekkers we spoke to. Pure class and professionalism throughout!

Everest Base Camp Trek 2023

Absolutely amazing experiance with Elite Exped set the bar very high.

Nimee and Santosh provide

Alfredo Arciniega Rosales
Everest Base Camp Trek 2023

One of the greatest experience of my life. Thank you Elite Exped team for making it possible. Thanks for my teamates from different parts of the world who shared the experience with me. We are Elite baby

Our tried and tested Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is informed by decades of mountaineering experience. As with all adventurous activities of this type, however, circumstances may arise where Elite Exped is forced to make alterations, possibly at short notice. While making every effort to adhere to this published schedule, we kindly ask for your patience if the weather, or other naturally occurring circumstances, intervene.

Your daily schedule

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

  • Day 02

    Preparation day in Kathmandu, gear check and safety/trip briefing, before a team meal.

  • Day 03

    Flight to Lukla at 2846m and then a stunning short trek to Phakding that takes three to four hours.

  • Day 04

    A five to six-hour trek from Phakding to Namche, crossing the famous Hillary Bridge with a nice climb into Namche Bazaar for a team dinner.

  • Day 05

    Acclimatisation day in Namche, including a short two to three-hour hike to Everest View Hotel for lunch, and then a visit to Sagarmatha National Park Museum for one to two hours.

  • Day 06

    A four to six-hour trek from Namche to Debuche via a visit to Tengboche Monastery, as well as an hour lunch stop.

  • Day 07

    Trek from Debuche to Dingboche for four to six hours, as well as a lunch stop.

  • Day 08

    Acclimatisation day in Dingboche, including a four to five-hour hike up to Nagarjun Hill hours with an incredible view of Ama Dablam. This is followed by team dinner and rest in Dingboche.

  • Day 09

    A four to six-hour trek from Dingboche to Lobouche via Thukla Everest Memorial Pass, including an hour lunch stop.

  • Day 10

    An early morning trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp, before heading back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. This stage takes six to eight hours.

  • Day 11

    An early morning hike to Kalapathar and trek to Pheriche. This takes four to six hours, with a lunch stop of approximately one hour.

  • Day 12

    A six to eight-hour trek from Pheriche to Namche, with an hour lunch stop.

  • Day 13

    Trek from Namche to Lukla for four to six hours, with a lunch break of one hour. You will spend the night in Lukla, one of the world's highest-altitude airports.

  • Day 14

    Fly back to Kathmandu and relax and unwind from a memorable trip.

  • Day 15

    Leisure day in Kathmandu sightseeing and exploring.

  • Day 16

    Departure day and drop off at Tribhuvan International Airport.


Protecting our mountains

We believe the mountains are there for all to enjoy, but they must be respected, and protected. We are the voice, carers and keepers of these sacred places for future generations, and our environmental policy ensures we do no harm, and leave no trace. Learn more here.


Developing your skills to achieve a new possible

Our tailored approach to training will help you improve as a climber, developing the mental and physical skills you need to achieve your dreams. Find out more here.

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Frequently asked questions

The following frequently asked questions may help answer any queries you have about Elite Exped, what our Everest Base Camp hikes involve, and what is required.

If your question isn’t answered here then please check our dedicated FAQ support page — otherwise don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What skillset and fitness level are required?

All Elite Exped expeditions — including our Everest Base Camp climbs — are within extreme high-altitude environments, with differing requirements for ability.

Due to the nature of these operational landscapes, you must provide concise, honest descriptions of relevant experience and current fitness levels. Upon receipt, we will review your experience and respond accordingly. If we consider there to be any shortfalls at this point, then we can collectively discuss the opportunities and/or provide a training support plan to achieve your goals.

What accommodation is included?
What equipment is provided?
Will the expedition cost include travel?

Why choose
Elite Exped?


Nimsdai Purja, Mingma David Sherpa’s and Mingma Tenzi’s mountaineering groundbreaking records speak for themselves, but our leaders are more than just supremely talented climbers.

While some choose to direct operations from back office, our three directors lead from the front. Their experience in every aspect of guiding and climbing — from fixing ropes to organising logistics — is unparalleled. It's no surprise that they have the industry-leading success rate when it comes to summiting 8,000m peaks.

Beyond this, our handpicked team of guides have also chalked up dozens of successful summits between them.

Safety through

If it’s controllable we control it: this is key to attaining and maintaining our industry-leading strategy for success and safety.

We maximise our options, agility and responsiveness by running self-sufficient expeditions that don’t rely on any other teams to achieve our objectives.

Our team is capable of setting up our own fixed lines (with a proven track record on all 8,000m peaks) and has backups to cover all scenarios. These include everything from secondary oxygen supplies to the ability and experience to operate our own rescue missions if the situation arises.

A unique

With his Nepalese roots and UK residency, our co-founder Nimsdai Purja brings a unique perspective and an unparalleled ability to bridge the gap between Western and Himalayan climbing cultures.

We can assemble trusted teams and networks anywhere in the world, but our founders’ roots are a particular advantage when it comes to summiting the world’s very highest peaks.

An intimate knowledge of how things work on the ground ensures that everything runs smoothly when you’re 8,000m above sea-level.

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