Khumbu Trek

Reaching 5000m on an acclimatisation hike above Dingboche
Trekking above Dingboche, looking towards Island Peak
The cirque of mountains in the Upper Khumbu Valley

This stunning trek visits many different parts of the beautiful Khumbu Valley, treks all the way to Everest Base Camp and climbs Kala Patar.

We offer this incredible journey in both the pre- and post-monsoon seasons, with the post-monsoon known for clear autumnal weather and the pre-monsoon for spring flowers.

Our guides and Sherpa friends will offer you an insight into the Sherpa homeland and their way of life. The trek includes an optional traverse of the moderately severe Kongma La pass which has unsurpassed views of the peaks in the Everest region.

We initiate the journey with an exciting insight into the traditions and religions in Kathmandu. Step back a few hundred years with visits to the bustling and exciting monasteries including the famed Monkey Temple.

From here a short flight takes us into the Khumbu Valley and gateway to Mt Everest. We trek through fields passing by ancient villages and forests, eventually moving into the high mountain regions. We stop for two nights in Namche Bazaar, hub of the Sherpa homeland and bustling with activity. We continue with the trek up the valley towards Mt Everest climbing to Kala Patar (18,221ft/ 5,554m), the most famous viewpoint for seeing Everest from close quarters.

The trek includes an optional traverse of the moderately challenging Kongma La pass which has unsurpassed views of the peaks in the Everest region, and travels alongside the Island Peak Expedition team.

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  • Visit many different parts of the beautiful Khumbu Valley
  • Trek all the way to Everest Base Camp and climb Kala Patar
  • We initiate the journey with an exciting insight into the traditions and religions
  • Cross the challenging Kongma La

Trek Level

Trek Level







24 days





Meet in Kathmandu, team briefing


Gear check, optional sightseeing Kathmandu Valley


Fly to Lukla 2,860m/9,383ft and trek to Phakding 2,610m/8,563ft, 3hrs


Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,286ft, 5hrs


Sightseeing in Namche Bazaar


Short trek to Khumjung 3,780m/12,402ft and optional climb of Khunde Peak 4,200m/13,780ft, overnight Khumjung, 4-5hrs


Trek to Phortse 3,950m/12,959ft, 5-6hrs


Trek to Pheriche 4,270m/14,009ft or Dingboche 4,410m/14,469ft, 5-6hrs


Rest day

DAY 10

Trek to Lobuche 4,940m/16,207ft

DAY 11

Trek to Gorak Shep 5,165m/16,950ft, 3hrs, climb Kala Patar 5,554m/18,222ft, 3hrs

DAY 12

Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,300m/17,400ft, 2hrs, and return to Lobuche, 5hrs

DAY 13

Rest day

DAY 14

Trek over Kongma La Pass 5,535m/18,159ft and on to Chhukung 4,730m/15,518ft, 9hrs

DAY 15

Ropes training and rest day in Chhukung, optional ascent of Chhukung Ri 5,550m/18,209ft, 6hrs

DAY 16

Day trip to Island Peak Base Camp 4,970m/16,300ft, 5.5 hrs

DAY 17

Explore the valleys above Chhukung with a trekking Sherpa

DAY 18

Rest/Contingency Day

DAY 19

Trek to Pangboche 3,985m/13,074ft, 3-5hrs

DAY 20

Trek to Namche Bazaar, 5hrs

DAY 21

Trek to Lukla, 7hrs

DAY 22

Contingency day

DAY 23

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

DAY 24

Trip ends

Interactive map of the Khumbu Trek

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
14 Oct - 6 Nov 2024 $5,850 USD $ Book Now
22 Apr - 15 May 2025 $5,850 USD $ Book Now

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The Khumbu Trek is challenging and you MUST train for several months prior to 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 Trek Training plan from Uphill Athlete.

Trekking Experience

No technical experience required.

Altitude Experience

No prior altitude experience required.

Trekking on well formed trails amongst iconic Himalayan peaks including Ama Dablam
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 an 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.

First views of Everest on a sunny day on the Khumbu Trek

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Nepalese Government royalty fees
  • All trek organisational requirements
  • All trekking permits
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • Helicopter air transport within Nepal
  • Accommodation in lodges or tents ex Kathmandu
  • All group equipment for the trek (tents, kitchen etc.)
  • All trek staff, including Western and Sherpa guides, porter support
  • Transport of 15kg of personal equipment
  • All meals after departing Kathmandu and before arriving back in Kathmandu
  • Back up medical services
Yaks descending back to the village below Everest Base Camp

Yaks are used for transporting goods in the higher reaches of the Khumbu Valley.

Everest and Nuptse glow at sunset as seen from Kala Patar

Seeing Everest and Nuptse at sunset from Kala Patar will remain a lifelong memory.

Kongma la SL

Crossing the Kongma La usually sets an altitude record for every trekker

Group on Kongma La SL

All the team reaching the top of the Kongma La at 5535m is a huge achievement

Our Guides
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Kunga Sherpa
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Kelly McLaren
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Outstanding views on a clear day to Makalu from the high point on the Kongma La

"The trip was fantastic. Before the trip, I was a little concerned that I wouldn't have the fitness or the guts to pull it off, but my guide's instruction and confidence in us made the whole experience really enjoyable. I was on a huge high by the end of it as I really felt I'd succeeded in pushing myself out of my comfort zone - thanks!!"

Hamish Street, Australia
Rhododendrons blooming in spring in the Khumbu

"The overall operation and guides were simply excellent, very professional and dependable. I would recommend Adventure Consultants and their guides to my friends!"

Mousumi Bhat, Singapore
A rest stop for hot chocolate and coffee at Lobuche is welcome

"The food was consistently outstanding! The only problem was maybe that we had too much! I had a fantastic trip."

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

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

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