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EVEREST BASE CAMP
TREK ITINERARY

Trekking Route

18 Days

Prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure – into the heart of the majestic Himalayan mountains, to the foot of the world’s greatest peak – Everest. Your journey begins in Kathmandu, a legendary city filled with mystical temples and ancient religious sites.

After a breathtaking flight to the mountain village of Lukla, your trekking adventure through the Khumbu Valley begins, taking you through ancient Sherpa villages and towards the base of the towering Mount Everest. Be prepared to face the ultimate challenge and experience the unforgettable thrill of standing at the foot of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

Trek Stats

  “Our guides Mingma, Shabane and Kombe were AMAZING!  Mingma with his vast knowledge and know-how, and Shabane and Kombe who we had complete trust in with our health and well-being.  Also, great personalities! This is our 2nd Tusker trip and we look forward to doing more Tusker trips. Higher end, safe and great attention to details!” 

5-Star Review by “Tim & Sherrie”

Daily Route

Day 1  Kathmandu

4,390-ft/1,388-m

You’ll be picked up at the airport and transferred to the superb 5-star Marriott hotel, in the center of Kathmandu, a city renowned for its cultural wonders and fascinating markets. Here you meet your guides.

You settle into your room and relax in modern oasis nestled among the tall buildings and bustling streets of the ancient capital that dates back to the 12th century.

• Meals: Dinner • Lodging at the Marriott Hotel

Day 2  Kathmandu

4,390-ft/1,388-m

You meet your seasoned guides for an invigorating orientation and gear check. This is a golden opportunity to forge a bond with your team leaders, and glean some sage advice.

On your guided city tour, be prepared to lose yourself in the magnificent wonderland of Patan, steeped in the history of skilled craftsmen and their artistry. Marvel at the stunning pagodas, Hindu temples, and majestic palaces on display. Take a stroll through the bustling narrow streets of Thamel, and pick up some unique handicrafts for your collection.

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner • Lodging at the Marriott Hotel

Day 3  Fly Lukla – Trek Phakding

8,702-ft/2,652-m • 6-miles/9.5 km • 5 hours

A rush of adrenaline surges through your veins as you prepare to embark on an exciting helicopter flight to Lukla, with breathtaking views of the magnificent Himalayan range.  We arrive at Lukla to be greeted by our team of skilled cooks and porters. The trek starts with a hike to Phakding, tracing the tranquil DudhKosi River. Brace yourself for a heart-stopping moment as you cross one of the famous hanging bridges, high over the rushing waters.

Don’t be misled by the initial downhill descent that may make you believe that the trek to Everest Base Camp is a mere walk in the park. The path ahead holds within itself the thrill of a lifetime, ready to unfold its secrets.

• All Meals • Lodging at the Sunrise Lodge

Day 4  Namche Bazaar

11,306-ft / 3,446-m • 10-miles / 16-km • 7.5 hours

Nestled in the Himalayas, Namche is a centuries-old trading center between Tibet and Nepal. Quaint with cobblestone streets and little shops, it is the last town on the trek before reaching base camp. After a long day, we reach our lodge, and settle in for the night, surrounded by the tallest mountains on earth. We are here for two nights. These two-night stops are designed to allow you to adjust to the thinning air and have proven very successful in helping Tusker bodies acclimatize.

•  All Meals • Lodging at the Culture Home Lodge

Day 5  Namche Bazaar

11,306-ft / 3,446-m

Namche Bazaar is a centuries-old trading center between Tibet and Nepal, where the clanging of yak bells fills the air, and the spirits of the Himalayas permeate everything. We spend two nights here, for acclimatization to the altitude.

Namche is a hive of activity, pulsing with the heartbeat of adventure and the thrill of discovery. With every turn, there’s something new to behold, a fresh wonder to uncover. It’s a place where dreams are made and stories are born, a true gateway to the majestic Himalayas.

•  All Meals • Lodging at the Culture Home Lodge

Day 6  Khum Jung

12,300-ft/3,750-m • 3-miles/5-km • 3 hours

The hike to Khum Jung – one of the most fascinating and captivating hikes of the trail. Spring is the season when the majority of climbers attempt their climbs of Mt. Everest, making this journey all the more exhilarating. You never know who you might chance upon while wandering the trails, each person with their own story to tell, each one having undergone their own set of challenges and triumphs.

As you traverse the trail, the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Kangtega, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam are more magnificent than ever.

  All Meals •  Lodging at the Sherpa Land Lodge

Day 7 Tengboche

12,687-ft/3,867-m • 5-miles/8-km • 4 hours

Tengboche Monastery – a sacred sanctuary nestled atop a towering hill, where the DudhKosi and ImjaKhola rivers merge. The journey up to this spiritual center is not for the faint-hearted, but one that will test you and leave you with a profound sense of accomplishment.

Here, at this holy site, we have the privilege of visiting the temple, a place of immense significance for the Sherpa people. We witness a mesmerizing ceremony, where the monks chant hypnotic hymns, enveloping you in a world of transcendence and peace. It’s a moment that stays with you, long after you have left this sacred haven.

•  All Meals •  Lodging at the Himalaya Lodge

Day 8  Dingboche

14,114-ft/4,302-m • 7-miles/11-km • 5 hours

Dingboche – a critical way-point on our journey, perched at an altitude where the thin air and biting cold can begin to wear on the body. The altitude can take a toll, which is why we spend not one, but two days here, acclimatizing ourselves to the altitude, a process that is necessary.

At the lodge owned by the family of Mingma, our Sherpa guide, you’ll find a warm, cozy environment that is perfect for relaxation and recuperation. It’s a place where you can leave behind the trials of the journey and recharge your spirit for the adventures that lie ahead.

• All Meals • Lodging at the Chomolungma Lodge