Because we’re used to operating at above 8,000m, nothing on an Elite Exped trip is left to chance - and that includes our treks. We oversee every aspect of every expedition, keeping as much in-house as possible, so we’re never left reliant on others.
We know this region intimately, and speak the language ourselves. Our local knowledge further bolsters our ability to operate safely, but it also allows us to offer you insights that other operations can’t. Elite Exped’s Everest Base Camp Trek follows an expedition plan that our leaders have set out, and we know these mountains like the back of our hands - our guides have trodden this path countless times.
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, capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, where we spend a day acclimatizing 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 Khumjing, before we part ways in Kathmandu, 19 days and whole lifetime’s worth of experiences later.