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Mike Barker (USA) | K2 & Gondogoro La, Pakistan

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  • Mount Everest
  • Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
  • Twin Otter landing at Lukla airstrip
  • View of Mt Thamserku
  • Everest Summit Lodge at Monjo
  • Porters crossing Hilary bridge
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Everest Summit Lodge at Tashinga
  • Family room at Everest Summit Lodge
  • Mountain goat seen near Namche
  • Stupa at Tengboche
  • Inside Tengboche monastery
  • Everest Summit Lodge at Pangboche
  • Dining room at ESL Pangboche
  • Ama Dablam Base Camp
  • Walking to Gorakshep
  • Kalapatar with Mount Pumori behind
  • TMC Group at Kalapatar
  • Everest Base Camp with Khumbu icefall
  • Walking up Kalapatar
  • Panoramic view from Kalapatar

Luxury Everest Base Camp

This is one of the classic treks of the world with stunning mountain scenery while staying in high quality lodges of the Khumbu region. With our itinerary you get the opportunity to trek to both Ama Dablam Base Camp and Everest Base Camp.

Everest Summit Lodges ("ESL") and Yeti Mountain Home ("YMH") lodges are at a standard far better than anything else available in the area. These lodges provide a high level of service with attractive gardens, comfortable restaurant and bedrooms with hot showers and western toilets. The bedrooms in these lodges are not heated however in winter months there will be a heater in the communal areas.

Higher up above Pangboche village where there are no ESL or YMH lodges we use the best standard teahouse lodges available. For our Luxury Everest Base Camp itinerary there are five nights (two at Dingboche, two at Lobuche, one a Gorakshep) staying at standard teahouse lodges.

The Mountain Company regularly inspects and selects the best lodges in these locations. In Dingboche we use Hotel Brightstar where rooms have attached bathrooms. In Lobuche we use Oxygen Resort and in Gorakshep we use Yeti Resort, both of these places do not have attached bathrooms. Please note these lodges have relatively basic facilities compared to ESL and YMH lodges especially so at Gorakshep.

Your holiday begins with a guided sightseeing tour exploring Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of Nepal. On the third day of the trip you fly high into the Himalaya to the mountain airstrip at Lukla on a breathtakingly exciting flight on a Twin Otter plane and begin your trek in the heart of Sherpa Country known as the Khumbu.

We recommend you read this article writen on TMC blog by Roland with Tips and Advice for a successful trek to Everest Base Camp

If you are looking to save some money by staying in standard lodges then please take a look at our Everest Base Camp trek

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
    Luxury Treks
  • Duration: 19 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2019 - £2,850 (US$3,695 or €3,250) 2020 - £2,850 (US$3,695 or €3,250)
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What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal flight to/from Lukla and Kathmandu including baggage allowance of 15kg for your main bag checked into the hold and 5kg for day pack carried with you inside the aircraft
  • All transfers including airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle
  • Twin share room at Hotel Shangri La in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast only at hotels, all meals included while on trek. Trek meals include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and biscuits plus two course dinner (soup and main meal) plus up to two cups of hot drinks per meal
  • Twin share room at Everest Summit Lodge at Monjo, Tashinga, Pangboche and Lukla and at Yeti Mountain Homes in Phakding and Namche Bazaar. If rooms are not available for dates of the trip we will use standard teahouse lodges and refund the difference in cost.
  • There are five nights (two at Dingboche, two at Lobuche, one a Gorakshep) staying at teahouse lodges. In Dingboche we use Hotel Brightstar where rooms have attached bathrooms. In Lobuche we use Oxygen Resort and in Gorakshep we use Yeti Resort, both of these places do not have attached bathrooms.
  • Room with attached bathroom at all places on trek apart from common bathroom Oxygen Resort in Lobuche and Yeti Resort in their Everest Lodge at Gorakshep 
  • Complementary drinking water and electricity for charging batteries at Everest Summit Lodges
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). We provide one trekking guide for group size of two people and two guides for a group size of three people and three guides for group size of six people plus 
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Everest region from EverestWeather.com throughout the duration of this trek
  • Thuraya satellite phone to ensure our guides have reliable communications with us for logistics, planning and group safety
  • Complimentary Everest trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40 (approx £25)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Demanding

Trip Grade Demanding

Suitability:  a good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required.

1) Walking times: average 6 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 14 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky sections. There may be significant amount of ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: often in more remote areas and normally a longer distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • March 10th to 28th 2019
  • March 31st to April 18th 2019
  • April 16th to May 4th 2019
  • April 28th to May 16th 2019
  • May 12th to 30th 2019
  • September 29th to October 17th 2019
  • October 6th to 24th 2019
  • October 13th to 31st 2019
  • October 27th to November 14th 2019
  • November 17th to December 5th 2019
  • December 8th to 26th 2019
  • March 15th to April 2nd 2020
  • March 29th to April 16th 2020
  • April 12th to 30th 2020
  • May 3rd to 21st 2020
  • September 13th to October 1st 2020
  • October 4th to 22nd 2020
  • October 11th to 29th 2020
  • October 25th to November 12th 2020
  • November 15th to December 3rd 2020
  • December 6th to 24th 2020

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1,400m). Overnight Hotel Shangri La. 
  • Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel Shangri La. 
  • Day 3Fly to Lukla (2,840m), trek to Phakding (2,610m). Overnight Yeti Mountain Homes. 
  • Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m). Overnight Yeti Mountain Homes. 
  • Day 5Day walk to Thame village (3,800m). Overnight Yeti Mountain Homes. 
  • Day 6Trek to Tashinga (3,450m). Overnight Everest Summit Lodge. 
  • Day 7Trek to Pangboche (3,875m). Overnight Everest Summit Lodge. 
  • Day 8Day walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,576m). Overnight Everest Summit Lodge. 
  • Day 9Trek to Dingboche (4,410m). Overnight Hotel Brightstar.  
  • Day 10Acclimatising walk up Nangkartshang Peak (5,080m). Overnight Hotel Brightstar. 
  • Day 11Trek to Lobuche (4,931m). Overnight Oxygen Resort. 
  • Day 12Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,300m) and back to Gorakshep (5,160m). Overnight Yeti Resort. 
  • Day 13Ascend Kala Patar (5,545m) and return to Lobuche (4,931m). Overnight Oxygen Resort. 
  • Day 14Trek back to Pangboche (3,875m). Overnight Everest Summit Lodge. 
  • Day 15Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3,445m). Overnight Yeti Mountain Homes. 
  • Day 16Trek back to Lukla. Overnight Everest Summit Lodge. 
  • Day 17Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel Shangri La. 
  • Day 18At leisure in Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel Shangri La. 
  • Day 19Fly back home 
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