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Epic Everest Base Camp Trek

15 Days | Tick the mighty Everest off your bucket list with a trek to Base Camp

4.9 out of 5 based on 93 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
Walking & Trekking
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USD $1,224
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

This 15-day trip is unlike any other as you journey through the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp. Walk among giants and tick off a once in a lifetime experience making new friends and unforgettable memories along the way. Surrounded by (literally) breathtaking scenery, you’ll step foot in hilltop monasteries, eat your weight in dahl baht and momos, sip tea in Namche Bazaar and feel the huge sense of accomplishment when you reach the colourful flags of camp. Take on the challenge that many have taken before you and walk in the footsteps of champions. Plus, you’ll be choosing a company with a strong commitment to the rights and fair treatment of porters and trekking guides, meaning you can hike with a clear conscience, knowing you’re doing the trek of a lifetime the ethical way.

ALTERNATE ITINERARY:
In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in included flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see day 1 of the itinerary for more details.

Trip overview

Map of Epic Everest Base Camp Trek including Nepal
Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
18 to 35s, Walking & Trekking
Destinations
Nepal
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
HNYE
This trip generates 18 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Tick off a colossal bucket list opportunity and take on the bonding experience of a lifetime. This trip gives you the chance to do Everest with like-minded travellers your own age.
  • It’s not (just) about the mountains on this Everest Base Camp trip – you’ll hike past everything from alpine lakes and glacial plains to frothy rivers and valleys covered in pink blossoms.
  • Hike with an experienced and passionate English-speaking local leader as well as a team of guides and porters who will introduce you to incredible Sherpa culture and history along the way.
  • Travel with a company that partners with local mountaineering and porter welfare programs, so you can trek easier knowing that while your porters are taking care of you, someone is looking out for them.
  • Soak up loads of free time to mingle with the locals and find the perfect keepsake. Use the time in between treks to play games with your new friends, explore Namche Bazaar and toast to an unforgettable adventure.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Sagarmatha Next. Donations help them remove waste responsibly and turn rubbish into art in the Everest region.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Not sure if this is for you? Read our comprehensive guide on trekking in the Everest region here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/theme/walking/everest-base-camp-trek
  • Hiking the Himalayas is no walk in the park – this trip includes 12 days of trekking for up to eight hours per day, reaching altitudes of over 5500 m. Depending on the time of year, the weather can be unpredictable, meaning flight delays and cancellations are also common. Ask anyone who has done it and they will say the rewards are worth it, but you must be in excellent health to participate. Think you’re up for it? Find our step-by-step training guide here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/trekking-training-guide-tips/
  • The teahouse accommodation on the trek is very simple, with only basic facilities. Access to electricity points for charging devices will cost extra. Wi-Fi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor.
  • The scenery and conditions vary between seasons. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to trek in and consult this packing guide: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/packing-guide-for-trekking-in-nepal/.
  • This trip includes one or more overnight stays over 3500 m (11,500 ft) where there’s a genuine risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If left untreated, AMS can be life-threatening. While the vast majority will only feel discomfort, it is not uncommon for a small number of people to need extra care, which your leaders and local staff will provide. All our trips that spend time at high altitudes follow our standard altitude safety measures. A number of medical conditions and medications can also reduce your body's ability to acclimatise and thus will affect your performance at altitude and make you more susceptible to AMS. If you’re worried about any pre-existing condition, you must seek medical advice before booking. You may also wish to discuss medication such as Diamox that may help aid acclimatisation. Read more about AMS here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/altitude-sickness

Itinerary

Map of Epic Everest Base Camp Trek including Nepal

Inclusions

Transport

Private vehicle, Plane

Accommodation

Hotel/Guesthouse (2 nights), Tea House/Trekking Lodge (12 nights)

Activities
  • Everest Base Camp – Porterage of One Bag (10kg/22lbs max)
  • Everest Base Camp – 12D/11N Trek
  • Namche Bazaar - Acclimatisation Hike
  • Namche Bazaar - National Park Museum
  • Thyangboche - Thyangboche Monastery
  • Dingboche - Acclimatisation Hike
  • Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar Sunrise Trek
Add on activities
  • Kathmandu - Spiritual Nepal Experience Urban Adventure - USD68
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD55

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Kathmandu with an important welcome meeting in the afternoon on Day 1. This allows you extra time to purchase/hire required gear in Kathmandu.
2. Due to the demands of travelling at high altitudes (up to 5545 metres/18192 feet). A Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip.
3. A sleeping bag is required for this trip. Please bring your own or hire one in Kathmandu.
4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement will only be included on Days 1,14 (Hotel) and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
5. Please bring TWO passport sized photos to your joining meeting for your trekking permits.
6. In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see day 1 of the itinerary for more details.
7. You must bring an emergency fund of USD 500 in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or cancelled flights, as itinerary changes will be at the travellers expense.
8. If you need assistance booking optional activities pre or post trip, please contact our local operator on +977 980 112 3645.
9. Please be aware that in the event of an emergency evacuation, Intrepid does not have control over which helicopter service may be used. Some helicopters are not in regular use with Intrepid and have not passed our internal safety auditing.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 93 reviews submitted.
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Jennifer · Traveled January 2024
Amazing trip! Did it in the winter... it was super cold but very rewarding! The views were incredible. Being in the Himalayas in the winter time is breathtaking.
Review submitted 03 Feb 2024

Bethany · Traveled December 2023
Couldn’t recommend this trip and this company more. Extremely punctual and helpful before the trip even started, and they have the best customer service I have ever experienced (and I have been a part of customer service companies before). I always felt supported, safe and prioritised on my trip by both Intrepid and their staff. Their sustainability initiatives and genuine care for the environments in which they run holidays is respectable and they should be very proud. Will definitely be using them again and cannot recommend them enough. If I could do more than 5/5 stars, I definitely would be.
Review submitted 12 Jan 2024

Daniel · Traveled December 2023
Amazing trip - truely a once in a lifetime experience Our leader Niroj and our assistants Bishak and Sujan made the trip incredibly fun and rewarding. Couldn’t recommend more.
Review submitted 05 Jan 2024

Sam · Traveled December 2023
Fantastic trip. Would recommend to anyone who has a keen interest in hiking or Nepal. The leaders and teams are incredibly helpful and knowledgable. Niroj and his team were awesome for my group.
Review submitted 05 Jan 2024

Charlie · Traveled November 2023
Brilliant experience, I can’t recommend it enough. The guides were kind and informative. The scenery was stunning, and it was a great adventure. Thank you!!
Review submitted 08 Dec 2023
Epic Everest Base Camp Trek
From
USD $1,224