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Nepal

Showcasing some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes, Nepal is home to ten of the world’s highest mountain peaks including the world-renowned Mount Everest.

A rugged mountain kingdom, stretching over the Himalaya Mountains, Nepal offers an astonishingly diverse array of attractions and landscapes. With its vast range of altitudes, Nepal is home to an incredible variety of plant and animal species, including more than 300 species of orchid. With over 800 bird varieties, it accounts for almost 10% of the world’s avian species.

Adventure tourism in Nepal dates back to the early attempts to scale the world’s highest peaks. It has come a long way since. While trekking, mountaineering and game viewing have long been popular, an entire range of adventure possibilities have erupted. Now, travellers to Nepal can enjoy excursions such as rafting, biking, fishing, rock climbing, paragliding, hot air ballooning, boating, canyoneering and bungee jumping or attempt the trek to Everest Base Camp for an experience of a lifetime.

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WHEN TO TRAVEL
Best Months
April + May, October
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12 Days
Nepal
  • Return to
    Everest Basecamp
Return to
Everest Basecamp
Day 1
Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met and transferred to Dwarika’s Hotel.

As the largest city in the country, Kathmandu feels like another developing-world city rushing into a modern era of concrete and traffic pollution. Take a walk in the backstreets, however, and the capital’s amazing cultural and artistic heritage reveals itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillis and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops largely unchanged since the Middle Ages.

Day 2
Fly To Lukla (2,800 M) And Trek To Phakding (2,610 M)

fter breakfast, we are escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla, where our trek begins.

After an adventurous 40-minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, we start our trek through to Phakding. Upon arrival in Phakding, we check into our hotel, Yeti Mountain Home where we stay for one night.

Day 3
Trek To Namche Bazaar (3,446 M)

Today we trek to Namche Bazaar.

We are on the trail for upward of 5-6 hours with an elevation gain of just over 800 metres. It is a beautiful yet somewhat demanding day and given the increase in altitude, it is important that we take it easy and stay hydrated.

Upon arrival in Namche Bazaar, we check into the Yeti Mountain Home Namche, where we stay for two nights.

Day 4
Khunde Loop

Today we acclimatise with a morning walk on the Khunde Loop via the Everest View Hotel. Situated at 3,880 m it is the highest located hotel in the world and commands a spectacular view of Mt. Everest. In addition to Everest, the hotel offers views of many other high and awe-inspiring peaks including Ama Dablam (6,856 m).

We return to Namche for lunch and a relaxing afternoon to aid our acclimatisation.

Day 5
Trek To Deboche (3,710 M)

Today we will pass through the village of Tengboche (3,865 m) on our way to Deboche (3,710 m). We will spend roughly 5-6 hours on the trail. Tengboche is the cultural and religious centre of the Khumbu, from where the views are spectacular – the jagged peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega stand to our south and Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are visible to the north.

From Tengboche, we have a short trek to Deboche. Upon arrival we check into Rivendell Lodge where we stay for one night.

Day 6
Pheriche (4,240 M)

Again today we spend roughly another 5-6 hours on the trail through to Pheriche (4,240 m). Pheriche is famous for its high altitude research centre where world-renowned physicians acquire data to analyse the effects of high altitude on human physiology. With an altitude gain of over 500 metres, we will take it slowly to assist with our acclimatisation.

Upon arrival we will check into the Himilayan Lodge. The next two nights are spent acclimatising in Pheriche, hiking around the village and surrounds.

Day 8
Trek To Lobuche (4,910 M)

This morning we set off on the 4-5 hour trek to Lobuche. Situated on the flank of an old lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, as the trail winds through the high tundra and glacial moraine to reach Gorak Shep (5,158 m), Lobuche is the last inhabited area before Everest Base Camp.

After resting in Pheriche we should be in good form for the walk. There is a considerable increase in altitude as Lobuche is over 600 m higher than Pheriche. Upon arrival in Lobuche, we check into Eco Lodge.

Day 9
Trek To Gorak Shep (5,140 M)

The trail today leads us further up the Khumbu Glacier. It will take us roughly 3-3.5 hours to reach Gorak Shep. As we ascend higher, the environment becomes ever starker. That said, the scenery is strikingly beautiful.

As we near Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world – Mt Everest. Upon arrival at Gorak Shep, we check into the Yeti Resort.

Day 10
Climb Kala Patthar (5,550 M) & On To Everest Base Camp (5,364 M)

Today is the climax of our trip, as we climb Kala Patthar and head on to Base Camp. The ascent to Kala Patthar will take roughly 1.5-2 hours. From the top a stunning Himalayan panorama unfolds; this is truly one of the most majestic views in Nepal.

Whilst we are at Base Camp we have the opportunity to walk to the base of the Khumbu Icefall to get a closer view of the route that weaves its way through enormous jumbled ice.

Day 11
Kathmandu

Today, we helicopter back to Kathmandu. We check-in to Dwarika’s Hotel and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner and no doubt recount the many stories from our adventure.

Day 12
Depart Nepal

Today we bid farewell to Nepal. After a leisurely morning, we are transferred to the airport where we check-in for our onward flights home.

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