TREKKING

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 most famous multi-day adventure hike in the world 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.

"Always a little higher"

Country

Nepal

Duration

16 days

grade

Challenging 3A

Max Altitude

5555 m
18225 ft

Daily activity

Approx
5 - 6hours

Season

Spring &
Autumn

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 adventure involves

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

One of the most adventurous, challenging, but rewarding hikes in the world, this trail offers phenomenal mountain landscapes, and incredible insights into the lives of Sherpas and others in Khumbu Region. And who better to show you all this than Sherpas themselves? 

Elite Exped is an 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.

Our director's mountaineering record is unparalleled. In 2021, they were famously part of the first team ever to summit K2 in winter, and in 2019 Nimsdai shattered the speed record for climbing all 14 of the world’s 8,000ers as part of his Project Possible push while Mingma David became the youngest person to climb them all. Their safety record is also second to none, and the handpicked guiding team they have assembled to lead Elite Exped’s trips and treks are all trained in the latest high-altitude rescue and recovery techniques. 

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.

From our clients
Matt
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!

PETRO BOADAEEVSKY
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

This tried and tested 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 In Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

  • Day 02

    Preparation day in Kathmandu, Gear check and safety/trip briefing, Team meal

  • Day 03

    Flight to Lukla at 2846m and then a stunning short trek to Phakding 3-4 hours

  • Day 04

    Trek from Phakding to Namche 5-6 hours, crossing the famous hillary bridge with a nice climb into Namche Bazaar for a team dinner.

  • Day 05

    Acclimatise day in Namche, a short 2-3 hour Hike to Everest View Hotel for lunch, and then a visit to Sagarmatha National Park Museum 1-2 hours,

  • Day 06

    Trek from Namche to Debuche via a visit to Tengbouche Monastery 4-6 hours with a lunch, approx 1 hour

  • Day 07

    Trek from Debuche to Dingbouche 4-6 hours with a lunch stop, approx 1 hour

  • Day 08

    Acclimatize day in Dingbouche; Hike up to Nagarjun Hill 4-5 hours with an incredible view of Ama Dablam reaching 5000+meters in elevation this day, followed by team dinner and rest in Dingbouche.

  • Day 09

    Trek from Dingbouche to Lobouche via Thukla Everest Memorial Pass, 4-6 hours with a lunch, approx 1 hour

  • Day 10

    Early morning trek from Lobouche to Gorakshep to Everest Basecamp 5364meters and back to Gorakshep for overnight stay 6-8 hours

  • Day 11

    Early morning hike to Kalapathar and trek to Pheriche 4-6 hours with a lunch, approx 1 hour

  • Day 12

    Trek from Pheriche to Namche 6-8 hours with a lunch, approx 1 hour

  • Day 13

    Trek from Namche to Lukla 4-6 hours with a lunch, approx 1 hour spend the night in Lukla the worlds highest running airport.

  • 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 dropp off at Tribhuvan International Airport

Environment

Protecting our mountains

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

Training

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. Learn more

Above + Beyond + Adventure

Practical info

Frequently asked questions

The following frequently asked questions may help answer any queries you have about Elite Exped, what this expedition involves, and what is required. If your question isn’t answered here 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 are within extreme high altitude environments, with differing requirements for ability. Due to the nature of these operational landscapes it is essential you provide concise, honest descriptions of relevant experience and current fitness levels. Upon receipt we will review your experience and respond accordingly. At this point if we consider there to be any shortfalls, 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?

Unparalleled
leadership

Nimsdai Purja and Mingma David Sherpa’s mountaineering world records speak for themselves, but our founders are more than just supremely-talented climbers. While some choose to direct operations from a back office, Nimsdai and Mingma David lead from the front. Their experience of every aspect of guiding and climbing - from fixing ropes, to organising logistics - is unparalleled. It’s no surprise that when they’ve worked together they have a perfect, 100 percent success rate when it comes to summiting 8,000m peaks.

Safety through
self-sufficiency

If it’s controllable we control it, this is key to attain and maintain our industry leading strategy for success and safety. We maximise our options, agility and responsiveness by running totally self-sufficient expeditions, not relying on any other teams on the mountain to achieve our objectives. We are capable of setting up our own fixed lines (with a proven track record on all 8,000m peaks) and have backups to cover all scenarios, from secondary oxygen supplies through to the ability and experience to operate our own rescue missions if the situation arises.

A unique
perspective

With his Nepalese roots, and UK residency, our co-founder Nimsdai Purja brings a unique perspective of the world of mountaineering, 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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