2. Kathmandu: 15-Day Everest Base Camp Trek
Enjoy a 15-day trek to Everest Base Camp - the ultimate trekking experience which combines everything Nepal is famous for including culture, scenery, and the world's best mountain views. Depart from Kathmandu and head into the Kathmandu Valley where it is possible on a clear day to view Everest as a small speck in the distance.
Arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport. Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay.
Take an early morning flight to Lukla (2840m), admiring views of Mt Nupla, Kusum Kanguru and the Kwongde Range along the way. Take an easy 4-hour trek to Phakding Village (2,610m). Stay overnight at the tea house with time to relax and explore the village.
Follow the Namche Bazaar trail for 6 hours up the Dudh Koshi Valley, hiking through pine forest, crossing the river twice via small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo (3,440m). Stay overnight at the tea house there.
Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude at Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Enjoy the afternoon walking around town - set in a beautiful natural amphitheater. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Follow an interesting path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River to Tengboche (3,860m). After walking for around 1 hour, arrive at Phungithanga. Stay overnight at a tea house.
Spend an additional day and night here to aid the acclimatization process. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Enjoy a rest day in Dingboche (4,410m) and spend the afternoon walking around. Follow another steep descent over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Admire great views of Mount Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde, Kongma-Tse and the great wall of Nuptse. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Trek to Lobuche, walking around 4.5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.
From Lobuche, follow the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls. Make a detour to the edge of the moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Arrive at Gorak Shep (5,140m) and take an afternoon visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Stay overnight at the tea house.
In the early morning, climb 2km to Kalapatthar, hoping for a clear day. Then, trek to Pheriche (4,270m), walking for a total of around 5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Enjoy a lovely relaxing day of downhill trekking when you are fully acclimatized. Arrive in Tengboche (3,860m) after about 5 hours of walking. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Trek To Namche (3,440m), walking for around 5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Trek To Lukla (2,840m) walking for around 6 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Take a 40-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Depart Kathmandu where your tour ends.