15 Days





Max Altitude

5,545 M


The Sagarmatha (Everest)base camp is the ultimate adventure trek of the world. The Khumbu possesses the most extraordinary high mountain scenery on the planet. This trek takes you through the sherpa 'capital' of Namche Bazar and to Thyangboche monastery, where the Mani Rimdu festival is held every year in October - November, in the heart of the great cultural center for the people of Solukhumbu.

Course Dates and Location
Date Location
20Nov - 26Nov Base Camp Book Now

Nepal, renowned for its ancient culture and the magnificent Himalayan mountain range, has been a popular choice for adventure-seeking travelers for a long time. The country is sandwiched between the high plateaus of Tibet to the north and India's hot, fertile plains to the south. It boasts a rich history, colorful culture, impressive architecture, and breathtaking scenery.

Embark on a trek that takes you away from the bustling Kathmandu, a modern city with remnants of ancient times, to the awe-inspiring heights of the Himalayas in Nepal. The trails not only lead you to the base of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, through stunning landscapes but also immerse you in the essence of Nepal and its people. You will get an insight into the rural life of Nepal as you traverse traditional trading routes and witness the Sherpa people's adaptability, resilience, and perseverance.

  • 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.



T-Shirts – walking2We recommend merino wool, Capilene or other synthetic fabric as they wick away the moisture and dry quickly. No cotton.
T-shirt – sleeping1This can be cotton
Base layers (ie thermal top)1Lightweight or mid-weight long-sleeved t-shirt of merino wool, polyester, Capilene, or Polartec power dry
Top insulating Layers1Mid-weight fleece that can be worn over other layers
Fleece Vest1 
Rain jacket1 
Down Jacket1 


Underwear Sufficient for the trek (remember you can wash them)
T-shirt – sleepingThermal long johns/long underwear1 
Trekking Trousers2Lightweight quick-dry trousers (no cotton). Zip offs are good
Evening/sleeping trousers1(optional)1 pair of lightweight tracksuit bottoms (sweat pants) or yoga style trousers for evening wear and sleeping in. No jeans.
Hiking Shorts1If no zip-off trousers. Below the knee for ladies
Rain Pants1 


Day pack1Approx. 35ltrs. We will provide you with a duffle bag for your trekking gear
Sleeping bag with compression sack1Minimum 3 season
Sleeping bag liner1Optional


Hiking boots1Must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support
Flip flops/Camp shoes1Lightweight for evening use


Water bottles2One liter each, Nalgene or Sig style or a bladder if preferred
Water purification drops1Cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (Piyus)
Lip Balm1With SPF factor
Sunscreen1We recommend SPF 30 or greater
Mosquito repellent1 
Personal first aid kit1To include any prescribed medications
Bandana/Buff1Useful for a variety of purposes.
Flashlight /head torch1Head torch is best as it leaves your hands free + extra batteries
Travel towel1Lightweight and compact
Wash kit Travel size items for the trek & eco friendly if possible
Instant Hand Sanitizer1Alcohol-based for keeping hands clean
Sun hat1 
Warm hat1 
Trekking poles (Optional)
Trekking snacks Good selection available in KTM
Camera With charger &/or extra batteries
Toilet paper & rubbish bag  
Pack of cards/travel game1For 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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