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Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp expedition for schools is a challenging Himalayan programme that gives your school the opportunity to show your students the most magnificent of the world's mountain ranges. Under canvas throughout, and trekking to high altitude, the students will experience a real mountain expedition. They will also see plenty of Nepal, with time in the Kathmandu Valley and visits to projects near Namche Bazar and Tangboche.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day : Descend to Tok Tok, via Namche Bazaar, 6-7 hours

    Return to the busy town of Namche, a dramatic contrast to the barren uplands you’ve arrived from.

  2. Day 1: Kathmandu (1300m)

    You will be met on arrival in Kathmandu by our local climb team. They will brief the group on the journey ahead, and answer any questions you may have about the route.

  3. Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,900m), and begin trek to Tok Tok (2,760m), 3-4 hours

    Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Lukla. The domestic aircraft are small, and so depending on the size of the group we may need to form multiple flying groups. Patience will be required, as the domestic airport is very busy and flights are frequently delayed.

  4. Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m), 5-6 hours

    Continue to trek along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this roaring river on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags.

  5. Day 4: Everest Viewpoint (3660m) and short trek to Kyanguma (3550m)

    Today is primarily a rest and acclimatisation day with only a short trek this morning. We will climb first up to the Everest Viewpoint, situated just above Namche, from where we will have tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world) and the beautiful Ama Dablam.

  6. Day 5: To Deboche (3,820m), 4-5 hours

    From Kyangjuma we trek along the contour of the hill and then down to the valley floor en route to Tangboche (3,860m). The climb up to Tangboche is arduous with a height gain of around 600m. It will be a touch climb but you are rewarded with amazing views into the deep and lush valleys below.

  7. Day 6: To Dingboche (4,410m), 4-5 hours

    Our trek continues along the roaring glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi, as we leave the temperate wooded zone and head into the barren uplands.

  8. Day 7: Acclimatisation day in Dingboche

    Today is an acclimatization day, intended to help the group adjust to the effects of the altitude.

  9. Day 8: To Lobuche (4,910m), 4-5 hours

    From Dingboche, the trail climbs and contours upwards across exposed slopes. We will stop near Thokla (4,620m) for lunch before continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.

  10. Day 9: To Gorak Shep (5,164m), 4-5 hours

    An early morning start brings us closer to our objective.

  11. Day 10: Everest Base Camp (5,346m), 4-5 hours

    Today will see us reach our primary goal, Everest Base Camp, located at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. The start of the trail is across a dried up lake.

  12. Day 11: To Kala Pattar (5,550m), 4-5 hours then down to Dingboche (4,410m), 3-4 hours

    This morning we set out from Gorak Shep to climb the non-technical trail to Kala Pattar (5,550m), where we’re rewarded for our efforts by unforgettable views. From this lofty perch we can clearly see the summit of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam—an amazing panorama!

  13. Day 12: Descend to Pangboche and on to Kyangjuma, 6-7 hours

    Today we follow the route back down the Khumbu Valley to Pangboche and on to Kyangjuma.

  14. Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2,840m), 5- 6 hours

    Today marks our last day on the trail, as we hike from Tok tok to Lukla. There is a sting in the tail because the final sections are over ridges and valleys, and then a final uphill push to reach Lukla. Be prepared for a tough day and be patient!

  15. Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m)

    Depart Lukla this morning. The scenic morning flight back to Kathmandu gives us one last chance to say farewell to the mountains.

  16. Day 16: Kathmandu

    This extra day in Kathmandu will be used up in the event of flight delays to Lukla earlier in the expedition.

  17. Day 17: Departure

    Transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport this afternoon for your return flight home.

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