Everest Base Camp Trek

Adventure Consultants Chorten at Mount Everest Base Camp. The Khumbu Glacier and Mount Everest behind.
Prayer flags flutter in the wind with the North Ridge of Ama Dablam in the background on Everest Base Camp Trek.
Trekkers at Adventure Consultants Everest Base Camp

The trek to Everest Base Camp is among the most dramatic and picturesque in the Himalaya. The scenery is varied and spectacular, the lodgings and tracks are of a very high standard, and the interaction with the local Sherpa people is truly memorable.

Our pre-monsoon treks are unique in that we have the privilege of staying overnight at Base Camp. Our days spent exploring Base Camp give us an appreciation of the inner workings of expedition life, while our post-monsoon departure enjoys the clear skies and pristine views of the autumnal trails. Those joining our April 8 departure have the added experience of trekking alongside our Everest climbing expedition members enroute to Base Camp. We have specially developed the itinerary to combine a mix of fascinating cultural highlights into the journey. Initially you can enjoy the diversity of Kathmandu by visiting ancient temples that remain the spiritual focus for the Nepalese people. An experience not to be missed is the colour and bustle of the Thamel district, famous for its shopping and restaurants.

The trekking route ascends the Khumbu Valley on well-formed trails that provide foot access between villages for the Sherpa people. With many of the world's highest mountains to admire and all the varied and interesting people to see and meet, there is always plenty to see and assimilate along the way. Every day has the ability to astound you with new and interesting experiences!

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  • Discover the majestic Khumbu
  • Stay in Sherpa homes and lodges
  • Climb Kala Patar with dramatic views of Everest
  • Pre-monsoon trips overnight at the AC Everest Base Camp

Trek Level

Trek Level







18 days





Arrive in Kathmandu, team briefing


Gear checks and sightseeing


Fly to Lukla 2,860m/9,383ft and trek to Phakding 2,610m/8,563ft


Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,286ft


Rest day and sightseeing


Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3,970m/12,696ft


Tengboche to Pheriche 4,270m/14,009ft or Dingboche 4,410m/14,469


Rest day in Pheriche or Dingboche, morning hike


Pheriche or Dingboche to Lobuche 4,940m/16,207ft

DAY 10

Rest day in Louche, morning hike

DAY 11

Trek to Everest Base Camp, overnight at AC Everest Base Camp 5,300m/17,400ft

DAY 12

Base Camp to Gorak Shep Camp in the afternoon 5,165m/16,950ft

DAY 13

Gorak Shep Camp to Kala Patar 5,550m/18,209ft, descend to Pheriche or Dingboche

DAY 14

Trek to Namche Bazaar

DAY 15

Trek to Lukla

DAY 16

Spare day for weather delays

DAY 17

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

DAY 18

Depart from Kathmandu

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Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
3 Oct - 20 Oct 2024 $5,700 USD $ Book Now
30 Mar - 16 Apr 2025 $6,000 USD $ Book Now
8 Apr - 25 Apr 2025 $6,000 USD $ Book Now
6 Oct - 23 Oct 2025 $5,700 USD $ Book Now

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The trek to Everest Base Camp is challenging and you MUST train for several months before departure to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Training should include regular walking on hills, in combination with swimming, light running or biking and gym work to develop strength. We recommend the Everest Base Camp Training plan from Uphill Athlete.

Trekking Experience

You must be well-balanced and confident when hiking variable, uneven terrain to achieve this trek.

Altitude Experience

No prior altitude experience required.

Trekkers stand in front of Ama Dablam, the jewel of the Khumbu Valley. Prayer flags wave above.
Why Adventure Consultants

Because we want you to remember this trek for being so much more than just a hike, we at Adventure Consultants have taken enormous pleasure in planning a fusion of all the best components that we know make this a truly memorable experience.

We are renowned for our quality of service and the strategy applied to our treks. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every trip to offer our trekkers the best possible experience.

We employ strong and specialised trek leaders and Sherpa staff, who are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry. We pride ourselves on operating with small teams and the best back-up and support available. This includes nutritious and ample quantities of food, comfortable base camp facilities, reliable communications systems and the necessary medical back up. Our staff are the most affable Western or Sherpa guides working in conjunction with our excellent cooking teams, to promise you the experience of a lifetime!

Many of our team members come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make our trips safe and successful.

Reaching a high point above Dingboche on an acclimatisation hike

The price of your trek includes the following:

  • Qualified and experienced trek leaders
  • Helicopter flights Kathmandu-Lukla and return
  • High end lodging
  • Overnight at Everest Base Camp (pre-monsoon)
  • Small groups
  • Comprehensive pre-trip support from our New Zealand office
Yaks carry loads in the upper Khumbu Valley

Wide open spaces at the top of the world! Our Everest Basecamp Trek takes you there and back in style seeing the best of the Khumbu Valley region, with our expert guiding, local knowledge from three decades of trek guiding and quality logistics.

Everest Base Camp Trek crew about to board their helicopter to fly to Lukla

Adventure Consultants utilise helicopter transport for flights to and from Lukla. Helicopter egress is available from Everest Basecamp for those who prefer not to walk out and would like a shorter trip.

Statue of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa at Namche Bazar with Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam in the background.

Iconic views of the big peaks of the Khumbu Valley including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam make this a really special trip, plus visiting all the villages along the way.  

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A trekking group is dwarfed by majestic mountains on their descent from Everest Base Camp to Dingboche.

"The Everest Base Camp Trek was a lifelong dream for me. However, just because one has decided to pursue a life’s dream doesn’t mean one will return home with a trip of a lifetime. You were indispensable in me being able to handle the day-today challenges of the trek. For this I am forever grateful."

Amy Alberts, USA
A trekker sits on the famous 'Trekkers Rock' which marks the entrance to Everest Base Camp, the West Shoulder of Mount Everest standing tall in the background.

"Everest Base Camp was amazing!! I loved the food, facilities and all the wonderful people who served us while we were there – the food was wonderful – it couldn’t be improved on in any way shape or form and will always be a magical and memorable two days in my life. Thank you so much to everyone who was there...."

Theresa Martinovich, New Zealand
The Adventure Consultants Everest Basecamp with the spectacular peaks to the south including Cholatse catching the sun first thing in the morning.

"Wow! We had a fantastic trip. Nepal has such a beautiful vibe, it has left me wanting to go back for more!"

Karla Blair, New Zealand
A nak loaded with supplies crossing the famous Hillary Bridge near Namche, Nepal.

"I really want to thank you the entire Adventure Consultant Team for this lifetime experience. I will never forget walking on the clouds, crossing the bridges, the stupas, the praying wheels, and … the Himalayas. Everest and Ama Dablam, words and sights that I will never forget. Namaste!"

A team climbs through the alpine zone towards the summit of Kilimanjaro

The highest point in Africa, Kilimanjaro, is perhaps one of 
the best-known mountains in the world. It is the easiest of the Seven Summits and definitely the most romantic!

View of Everest, Cholatse and surrounding peaks from Gokyo Ri.

Grab your gear and let's go to Gokyo! Extend your Everest Base Camp adventure by adding the breathtaking Gokyo Valley to your trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek #1 2024
April 01 2024
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