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Everest region, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Hiking Trips

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Everest Base Camp Trek

traveller looking at Mount Everest
16 Days from USD 3,598
USD 3,225

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

The iconic trek to the foot of the highest mountain on Earth

Walking & Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trek – Expedition Departures

Everest Base Camp in spring
18 Days from USD 4,948
USD 4,500

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

The iconic trek to the foot of the highest mountain on Earth

Walking & Trekking

Everest & Gokyo Lakes Circuit

Gokyo Lake
19 Days from USD 4,123
USD 3,510

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Trek Nepal's classic trail and explore the remote Gokyo Valley

Walking & Trekking

Climb to Mount Everest’s Base Camp with us. 

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Top 5 Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

1) Challenging climbs: If you’re an energetic, fitness-oriented individual with a passion for walking and climbing, this is the trip of a lifetime. Gradually trekking higher and higher, we’ll eventually get up to the 5,364m Everest Base Camp in Nepal. While there, we’ll see close-up views of Khumbu Ice Fall and take photos by the famous Base Camp Rock.  

2) Breath-taking views: This mountainous region has some of the most impressive peaks in the world. Our Everest Base Camp tours include climbs up nearby mountains such as Kala Patthar and Lobuje. You’ll treasure the views of Everest and its neighbouring peaks for the rest of your life. Snow-capped peaks, bamboo, rhododendrons, and pine forests enrich the landscapes you’ll be passing through.

3) Friendly local guides: Your local guides are experts in the culture and the terrain they’ll accompany you through. Exodus has one of the highest staff-to-client ratios for a trek of this kind, with an average of one staff member to four group members. They will carry oxygen and a first aid kit as they guide you through your hiking adventure with expertise and professionalism.

4) Local accommodation: When the main part of our trek is underway, you’ll be staying in hand-selected local teahouses, where you’ll have a comfy bed, hot drinks, and a tasty breakfast to send you on your way.

5) Stay among locals: You’ll be staying in Himalayan villages, where you’ll see first-hand what daily life is like for the locals. Your guides will keep you informed about local traditions and cultural sensitivities.

FAQs on our Everest Base Camp Hiking Trips

Can a beginner go to Everest Base Camp?

While a base camp hiking trip may not require the same level of mountaineering skill as a climb to the summit itself, we advise that you have a high level of fitness and hiking skill before you take up this exhilarating challenge. Training focuses in the months leading up to your trip should include cardio fitness and leg strength. Practise steep hikes too, if you can.

How much does it cost to tour Everest Base Camp?

The costs of our Base Camp treks vary depending on which one you choose. As a guideline, you can expect to pay at least £2,199 (excluding flights). Each trek is at least 16 days long and includes the guidance of an expert tour leader, accommodation, transport, porterage, and breakfasts, among other things.

How hard is it to hike to Everest Base Camp?

Hiking to Everest Base Camp is relatively tough, so you should make sure you’re confident in your level of fitness before you book your trip.

When you view each of our Everest Base Camp treks, you’ll find an activity level rating that gives you a better idea of the difficulty level.

You will also find a breakdown of how much distance we will cover each day and an indication of what you can expect the terrain to be like.

Can you go to Everest Base Camp only?

Whichever variation of our trek you choose, you’ll start hiking from Lukla airport and at some point in the trip, you’ll reach the Everest Base Camp and have a chance to explore it. Your group won’t be trekking up Mount Everest itself, but you’ll cover lots of ground in the surrounding region and get unforgettable views of the world’s highest mountain.

Our Mount Everest Base Camp trips include climbing neighbouring mountains, such as Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri and Lobuje. Each is a challenge in its own right. To see specifics about trekking routes, view the itinerary on the page.

<strong>How many hours of walking is Everest Base Camp</strong>?

Many of our travellers ask us how long it takes to trek Everest Base Camp. Well, our base camp hikes take somewhere in the range of 12-15 days. You’ll spend around 5-9 hours walking each day, though it’s possible that your trip may include the occasional day that’s longer.

It’s important not to rush the trek, so we’ve factored in time to acclimatise to altitudes that become gradually higher the further your group progresses. One of the core principles of acclimatisation is to “climb high and sleep lower” so our routes account for this.

How many miles a day is an Everest Base Camp trek?

Each day, your trek will be anywhere from 3-12 miles long. View a breakdown of each day on the page to see specific details on the distances you’ll travel.

Which month is best for Everest Base Camp?

In any season, mountainous climates can be unpredictable, so it’s important you’re prepared for all temperatures and weathers.

With us, you can book an Everest Base Camp trekking holiday between April and November (dependent on the exact trek you select).

The pre-monsoon season takes place from March to May. You can expect temperatures to be mainly warm day and night in the lower altitudes. At Base Camp level, there is still a chance of snow during this time. There will be flowers along the route, making for lovely scenery.

From June to early September, it’s monsoon time! When you land in Lukla, you can expect to experience a lot of rain. At higher altitudes, the rainfall may be slightly lighter. It’s a quieter time for Everest Base Camp walkers because the monsoon season is less popular, but if you don’t mind the extra challenge, it can still be a rewarding trek.

The main trekking season is mid-September to November, because this is post-monsoon season and usually offers clear skies and mild temperatures. You must still be prepared for cold nights if you’re travelling in this season though. They can reach -10C at some of the higher altitudes we’ll be in.

How cold does it get at Everest Base Camp?

This depends on which season you visit. In April and May, night-time temperatures of -1°C are normal. During the monsoon season, a 4°C night-time temperature is normal. If you trek with us during October to November, then expect lows of -8°C at night.

What is the hardest part of Everest Base Camp trek?

This depends on which Everest Base Camp trek you select. If Kala Patthar is on your route, you should be aware that many hikers find this quite difficult. Its elevation is 5,540 metres. From this peak, you’ll get stunning views of Everest itself, but of course, you’ll need to be physically fit enough to take on the challenge.

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