Many have dreamt of conquering Everest – and now here’s your chance to turn those mountain fantasies into reality. The Dalai Lama called this demanding journey to Everest’s base camp “the steps to heaven”, and once you’ve caught sight of the lush rhododendron forests, ancient Sherpa villages and bewitching glaciers that lie in wait with each twist and turn of your ascent, you’ll understand why. With English-speaking local guides, assistants and porters to help you every step of the way, this is a truly life-changing experience you’ll never forget.
Departures year round
from HKD 11,699 per person
- 15-Day Everest Adventure with G Adventures.
- Trekking to Everest Base Camp with English-speaking local guides, assistants and porters.
- Internal flights, and relevant transfers.
- Single supplement is additional
- Retur airfare from Hong Kong to Kathmandu
Day 1 Kathmandu
Day 2-4 Pakding/Namche Bazaar
Upper Khumbu is a region of dazzling light and immense spaces; of highland valleys ringed by soaring snow covered peaks. According to the Sherpa Khumbu is a sanctuary for Buddhists in times of trouble and where there is still a hidden inner valley which will be revealed in a time of great need – perhaps this accounts for the magical feeling that permeates the region.
Day 5 Tengboche (3810 M)
Leaving Namche the route is unbelievably beautiful – the Dudh Kosi is far below and Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest rise in front. Woods, rhododendron forests, mani walls, chorten and suspension bridges across the river make this a lovely walk. The morning view from Tengboche is justifiably considered one of the most magnificent in the world. Tengboche Gompa, the cultural and religious center of Khumbu. Founded in 1912, it has been destroyed and rebuilt twice as the result of earthquake and fire.
Day 6-7 Dingboche
Stone steps lead down through rhododendrons, birches and conifers where, due to the hunting ban, almost tame pheasants are regularly seen. At the bottom lies the small village of Deboche and its nunnery. Rising above the tree line the trail enters alpine meadows of scrub juniper and, in summer, a profusion of wild flowers. From Dingboche, the only place in the region where barley is grown, the mountain views are outstanding. An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak a small summer settlement from where the views of Island Peak (6189), Lhotse, Ama Dablam and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass are one of the highlights of the entire trek.
Day 8-10 Lobuche/Everest Base Camp
Walk through Alpine meadows and summer yak pasture that lead toward the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier where there is a steep, tough climb. From Lobuche the view is straight towards Nuptse and sunset is truly magnificent. On day 9, the route to base camp follows the Khumbu Glacier with its intriguing 15-meter-high seraces of ice, a feature unique to Himalayan glaciers and come back to Gorakshep for overnight. Make a side trip up Kala Pattar for sunrise, which provides the best views of Everest. The descent back to Pheriche is not difficult, but the altitude can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem long but the scenery will be appreciated.
Day 11-13 Tengpoche/Mongo/Lukla
Descend the Imja Khola past Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement. Its gompa, the oldest in Khumbu, is built over the hermitage of Khumbu's saint Lama Sanga Dorje. The juniper trees on either side are said to have sprung from hair cut from his head and a rock-like projection is a piece of mountainside he pulled out for protection one day. Continue down through Namche Bazaar and Phakding to Lukla.
Day 14 Kathmandu
Take the short flight back to Kathmandu where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés.
Day 15 Depart Kathmandu