Mount Everest, Nepal
Raise vital funds for EAAA by trekking to the foot of the highest mountain in the world.04 Feb 20
Raise money for EAAA by trekking to the foot of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, standing tall at 8,848m. You’ll trek from the picturesque village of Lukla, nestled in the Nepalese Himalayas, to the famous base camp of Mount Everest and back again.
Option A: Minimum Sponsorship
Registration fee £449 plus minimum sponsorship to EAAA of £4160
Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
Option B: Self-funding
Registration Fee £449 + Self Funding £2080 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
- Return flights from London Airport to Kathmandu, internal return flight to Lukla
- All accommodation and transfers
- All meals on the trek and breakfast in Kathmandu
- Porters and professional speaking local guides
- Permits and National Park Fees
- Local English speaking trekking guides along with local high altitude medic
- Water for trekking
- Kit bag for trek – includes down sleeping bag, fleece sleeping bag, and down jacket
What’s not included:
- Airports taxes and fuel surcharge – these are approximately £250 and payable 6 weeks prior to departure
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, including your celebratory meal
- Tips and Gratuities
- Alcoholic drinks
Day 1: Depart UK for overnight flight
Day 2: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 3: Take a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, visiting Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world and Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu Temple in Nepal
Day 4: Lukla to Phakding (2,600m). Following breakfast, you will fly from Kathmandu to the mountain village of Lukla. In the afternoon, your trek begins and you descend on a wide trail towards the Dudh Koshi River, arriving at your accommodation in Phakding.
Day 5: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,446m). Today you head up the valley on quite a busy trail, used by many porters and Sherpas. You follow the Dudh Koshi River until you cross a large suspension bridge and begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar. You will be taking a gentle trek in the local area today to help acclimatise to the altitude - a visit to the Saga Martha National Park Headquarters or maybe climbing one of the surrounding trails to get views of Mount Everest.
Day 7: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3,790m). Today you trek to your next overnight stop in Khumjung. En route, you stop off at the aptly named Everest View Hotel for a cup of hot chocolate! Upon arrival in Khumjung, there may be an opportunity to visit the hospital at Kunde set up by The Sir Edmund Hillary Himalayan Trust.
Day 8: Khumjung to Thyangboche (3,875m). You begin your day by descending steeply back into the valley to cross the Dudh Khosi River at Phunkitenge, hiking past a series of water-driven prayer wheels. Your trek then ascends steadily for approximately 2½ hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest to the breathtaking village of Thyangboche, set in a beautiful meadow high on a ridge and home to a Buddhist monastery.
Day 9: Thyangboche to Dingboche (4,360m). You push on from Thyangboche, descending through a forest of birch and fir to the Imja Khola river. After lunch, you ascend gradually passing chortens and mani walls (stones carved with Tibetan chants), to your lodge at Dingboche, where you stay for two nights.
Day 10: Acclimatisation day at Dingboche. Today you are free to explore the surrounding area of the Chukung Valley and absorb its unrivalled vistas. You are now within the realm of the Himalayan giants - surrounded by the towering peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse.
Day 11: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m). You begin with a gradual climb high above the Pheriche Valley and then descend to cross the Khumbu Khola River. You then continue trekking on a narrow trail on the western side as you approach your tea house at Lobuche.
Day 12: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp then Gorak Shep (5,160m). Today you reach your goal! You follow the broad valley that runs parallel to the Khumbu Glacier – it’s a gradual ascent, enabling you to build the slow, steady rhythm required for walking at altitude. You soon reach the flat, sandy basin of Gorak Shep for lunch. Leaving Gorak Shep, you continue to Everest Base Camp, along the rough track beside a glacial lake, and then up onto the Khumbu Glacier itself. After approximately two hours, you reach the prayer flags of Everest Base Camp! Glowing in success, you then descend back to Gorak Shep.
Day 13: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar, then to Pheriche (4,243m). You start your descent, taking a different trail back to your lodge in Pheriche.
Day 14: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,446m). You cross the Khumbu Khola and then ascend to a small ridge to witness stunning views of the Imja Valley. Following lunch at Thyangboche, you head on to Namche Baz.
Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,827m). Leaving Namche, you continue your descent crossing the Dudh Koshi to Monjo. Going through blue pine and rhododendron forest to Lukla, where you stay overnight. In the evening, you’ll have a farewell dinner with your porters, followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with your Sherpa companions.
Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an internal flight to Kathmandu for a well-deserved rest and some free time to explore this amazing city.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu and celebratory dinner.
Day 18: Depart Kathmandu and arrive in the UK.
*Itineraries are subject to change