Another great trekking option tour, if you’re hankering for a experience that’s all about being in uninhabited space and under a big sky!
The classic trek to Everest Base Camp (at the base of the great mount) in the Himalayas of Nepal is typically on the top-ten list of great treks for people who are checking off that bucket-list.
And you can see why. Trekking across the magnificent foothills of the great Himalayan peaks is about being in and of the land, about feeling the mountains — not conquering them — and absorbing their beauty and power, while perhaps contemplating your own relationship to the universe. (This trip can make you realize it’s a good one.) World expeditions carefully organizes this trip for comfort and acclimatisation — which they say is “key to any successful trek in the Everest region.”
Of the 17 days of this tour there’s approximately 12 days of trekking, with the remaining for acclimation, rest and just-to-explore days. Experienced guides and other crew lead the way — and World Expeditions offers these tantalizing highlights: free time in Kathmandu, Nepal; exploring the famed villages of Namche and Khumjung, as well as Thyangboche monastery (where you explore “the renowned Sherpa culture”); ascent to Kala Pattar (at 5,545 meters) “from where you can see the classic climbing routes all the way to the summit of Mount Everest.”
And of course, there’s so much more over this experience as you trek (and sleep in “exclusive eco-camps” and lodges) under the spectacular skies and peaks of the one of the planet’s great outdoor spaces. Here’s the short itinerary from World Expeditions, and you can check with them for more details.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu, or drive to Ramechap (approx. 5 hours)
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (at 2,800 meters). Begin the trek, first destination is Ghat (at 2,530m). Walk/trek is approx. 2 hours.
Day 4: To Monjo (at 2,850m). Walk is approx. 4-5 hours.
Day 5: To Namche (at 3,440m). Walk is approx. 4-5 hours.
Day 6: To Kyangjuma (at 3,550m). Walk is approx. 3-4 hours.
Day 7: To Pangboche (at 3,930m). Walk is approx. 6-7 hours.
Day 8: To Dingboche (at 4,360m). Walk is approx. 3-4 hours.
Day 9: A full rest day in Dingboche!
Day 10: To Lobuche (at 4,930m). Walk is approx. 6 hours.
Day 11: To Gorak Shep (at 5,288m) & Everest Base Camp (at 5,360m). Walk is approx. 7-8 hours.
Day 12: Kala Pattar (at 5,545m) & trek to Dingboche (at 4,330m). Walk is approx. 7-8 hours.
Day 13: To Kyangjuma (at 3,550m). Walk is approx. 7 hours.
Day 14: To Monjo (at 2,850m). Walk is approx. 5-6 hours.
Day 15: To Lukla (at 2,800m). Walk is approx. 5-6 hours.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu, or return via Ramechap.
Day 17: Trip concludes Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trek in Comfort | WORLD EXPEDITIONS
Length/Departs: 17 days; several departs year-round 2022 (with exception of July & Aug.). Just note this is a popular trek (tours for 2021 are full), so availability in 2022 may depend on that.
Accommodation: eco-lodges, “eco-comfort camps” (as described by operator), hotels
Price: typically from approx. $ 3,730 CDN, but ask operator if there is any current sale price or travel deal, as sometimes there is.
Difficulty: ask operator for guidance, as altitude is a major factor.
Note: According to World Expeditions: “This trip is 100% Carbon Offset.” Also, you can check out World Expeditions video 7 Reasons Why We Include Meals on Our Nepal Treks.