Learning by Experience

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp at 5,364m to the base of the world's tallest mountain will bring you over suspension bridges


14 Days




5,545 M


Everest is an ancient culture and the Himalayas as a backdrop, Nepal has long been the destination of choice for travelers in search of adventure. Landlocked between the high plateaus of Tibet to the north and the hot, fertile plains of India to the south, Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and people, amazing architecture and stunning scenery.





We also do custom private trips according to your time and availability.

Trip Overview

Trek Duration: 14 Days Trek Grade: Strenuous Accommodation: Tea House Highest Point: 5545m Highlights: Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and more. An Everest base camp trek is the adventure of a lifetime, an adventure for those whose fantasies take off higher than even the mists. Miles from autos, comforts, and every day extravagances, you'll immerse your soul in natural beauty and extend your own perseverance beyond what you thought conceivable. The way starts in ancient Kathmandu, where you'll adjust and explore the city at your recreation while reckoning your rising. Your trek to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m to the base of the world's tallest mountain will bring you over suspension bridges, spanning chasms of thin air, through shrouded Buddhist monasteries, and into the heart of the warm, rugged Sherpa culture. As you go nearby thrillseekers and photographer from everywhere throughout the globe, you'll spy Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu - three of Earth's 10 tallest pinnacles! You'll breathe a sigh of relief around evening time in comfortable, conventional teahouses realizing that our expereinced, proficient aides and porters are there to guarantee the most secure, most charming, most interesting expereince possible.

  • Day 1 : Trek briefing and preparation day
  • Day 2 : Fly to Lukla trek to Phakding approx 3-4 hours
  • Day 3 : Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar approx 5-6 hours
  • Day 4 : Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar and local excursion
  • Day 5 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche approx 5-6 hours
  • Day 6 : Trek Tengboche to Dingboche approx 5-6 hours
  • Day 7 : Rest at Dingboche for acclimatisation and a local excursion
  • Day 8 : Trek Dingboche to Lobuche via Dongla approx 6 hours
  • Day 9 : Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep to Base Camp approx 8-9 hours
  • Day 10 : Trek Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and down to Pheriche approx 9-10 hours
  • Day 11 : Trek Pheriche to Phortse approx 4 ½ hours
  • Day 12 : Trek Phortse to Khumjung approx 3 ½ hours
  • Day 13 : Trek Khumjung to Phakding approx 5 hours
  • Day 14 : Trek Phakding to Lukla approx 4 hours
  • Day 15 : Fly Kathmandu
  • Note: The trek itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice

Initiative Outdoor uses a layering system where different pieces of clothing are worn together or separately to achieve optimum body temperature control. The upper body garments listed here are either synthetic or merino wool garments that retain their insulating properties when wet, or nylon or Gore-Tex layers which help prevent heat loss by cutting wind, rain, and snow.

Equipment Quantity Comments
T-Shirts – walking 2 We recommend merino wool, Capilene or other synthetic fabric as they wick away the moisture and dry quickly. No cotton.
T-shirt – sleeping 1 This can be cotton
Base layers (ie thermal top) 1 Lightweight or mid-weight long-sleeved t-shirt of merino wool, polyester, Capilene, or Polartec power dry
Top insulating Layers 1 Mid-weight fleece that can be worn over other layers
Fleece Vest 1
Rain jacket 1
Down Jacket 1
Equipment Quantity Comments
Underwear Sufficient for the trek (remember you can wash them)
T-shirt – sleepingThermal long johns/long underwear 1
Trekking Trousers 2 Lightweight quick-dry trousers (no cotton). Zip offs are good
Evening/sleeping trousers 1(optional) 1 pair of lightweight tracksuit bottoms (sweat pants) or yoga style trousers for evening wear and sleeping in. No jeans.
Hiking Shorts 1 If no zip-off trousers. Below the knee for ladies
Rain Pants 1
Equipment Quantity Comments
Day pack 1 Approx. 35ltrs. We will provide you with a duffle bag for your trekking gear
Sleeping bag with compression sack 1 Minimum 3 season
Sleeping bag liner 1 Optional
Equipment Quantity Comments
Hiking boots 1 Must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support
Socks 3
Flip flops/Camp shoes 1 Lightweight for evening use
Equipment Quantity Comments
Water bottles 2 One liter each, Nalgene or Sig style or a bladder if preferred
Water purification drops 1 Cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (Piyus)
Lip Balm 1 With SPF factor
Sunscreen 1 We recommend SPF 30 or greater
Mosquito repellent 1
Personal first aid kit 1 To include any prescribed medications
Sunglasses 1
Bandana/Buff 1 Useful for a variety of purposes.
Flashlight /head torch 1 Head torch is best as it leaves your hands free + extra batteries
Travel towel 1 Lightweight and compact
Wash kit Travel size items for the trek & eco friendly if possible
Instant Hand Sanitizer 1 Alcohol-based for keeping hands clean
Sun hat 1
Warm hat 1
Gloves 1
Trekking poles (Optional)
Trekking snacks Good selection available in KTM
Camera With charger &/or extra batteries
Toilet paper & rubbish bag
Pack of cards/travel game 1 For evening entertainment
Passport photos Always useful and a must-have if you want a local sim card
Photocopies of all your important documents
A great sense of humor & a positive attitude Essential – don’t come without it!! J
This is a guideline only

Your trek cost includes:

  • Pre-trip advice and detailed information
  • Expert trip leadership and motivated staff for the duration of the trek
  • Airport transfers in Nepal (where applicable)
  • 2 nights accommodation pre-trek & 1-night post-trek in Kathmandu
  • 1-night accommodation pre or post-trek in Pokhara (where applicable)
  • Transportation to and from trek start and finish for you and your trekking team (different budget options available)
  • Basic teahouse/lodge/camping accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis
  • During the trek all meals on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to include tea/coffee during the meals, but excluding any drinks outside of the meal times
  • All permits, conservation area, and restricted area fees
  • Porters
  • Insurance and equipment for Nepali staff
  • Rescue assistance
  • `Group medical kit

Your trek cost does NOT include:

  • International flights to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Travel insurance (insurance to include evacuation is mandatory. Please make sure you are covered to the correct altitude)
  • Personal expenses such as fizzy drinks, chocolate, gifts, snacks, hot showers during the trek, etc.
  • Meals unless specified
  • Sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Excess baggage on internal flights
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Initiative Outdoors

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