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Group Size: Avg 10, max 15
Trip code: ANEA
Duration: 15 days
Trekking to Everest is every mountaineer’s dream: You may not scale the summit but you can achieve something awesome on this 15-day trek adventure to Everest base camp. Kick-start your trip in the Nepalese capital city of Kathmandu and fly over stunning mountain scenery to begin your trek. Follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineering legends as you enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful journey to base camp, which has been dubbed "the steps to heaven" for good reason! Trek through gorgeous scenery, Sherpa villages and past glaciers as you mingle with the locals and stay in traditional teahouses. Open the door to the top of the world as you scale great heights on this once-in-a-lifetime trekking challenge!
Day 1: Kathmandu. Arrive at any time and get ready for the adventure trek of a lifetime – Everest awaits!
Days 2-4: Phakding/Namche Bazaar. Hop on a mountain flight to Lukla where you will begin your trek, bound for Phakding, trekking for 3 hours on day 2. On day 3, you’ll trek for 6 hours (9km) to Namche Bazaar and then spend 2 nights acclimatizing in Namche before beginning the trek towards Everest base camp.
Day 5: Tengboche. Trek for 6-7 hours today, through gorgeous scenery, woods and rhododendron forests on your way to Tengboche.
Days 6-7: Dingboche. Trek onwards for 6 hours on day 6 (8km), towards your next destination, Dingboche. On day 7 you’ll have time to acclimatise in Dingboche, and you can opt to hike up to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak for some breathtaking mountain views.
Days 8-10: Lobuche/Everest Base Camp. A 5-hour walk (7km) and challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier brings you to Nuptse on day 8. On day 9 a 3-hour hike takes you across the Changri glacier to Gorakshep, followed by a 6km afternoon trek to complete the final stage of your journey to Everest base camp – you’ve made it! On day 10 you’ll take a 1.5 hour sunrise walk to Kala Patter for some unforgettable Everest views and then back down a 5km descent to Pheriche.
Days 11-13: Tengboche/Monjo/Lukla. Descend through Pangboche with its impressive Gompa, trekking through larch and rhododendron forests back to Tengboche and on to Monjo and finally back to Lukla.
Day 14: Kathmandu. Your trek is officially at and end! Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu, where you can rest, relax and reflect on your amazing achievement.
Day 15: Kathmandu. Your Everest adventure ends today in Kathmandu and you can depart at any time.
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