Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity – beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our full trekking support staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world.
Join Sam for this incredible journey where you can challenge your strength, endurance and adventurous spirit.
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
June 4, 2017 Kathmandu
Arrive at any time.
June 5, 2017 Kathmandu/Phakding
Mountain flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding.
June 6, 2017 Phakding/Namche Bazaar
Spend two nights in Namche acclimatising for the trek.
June 7, 2017 Namche Bazaar
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
June 8, 2017 Namche Bazaar/Thyāngboche
Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche.
June 9, 2017 Thyāngboche/Dingboche
Trek to Dingboche where we have time to acclimatize.
June 10, 2017 Dingboche
This is an acclimatisation day. Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak.
June 11, 2017 Dingboche/Lobuche
Hike along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.
June 12, 2017 Lobuche/Gorak Shep
Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. We'll cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.
June 13, 2017 Gorak Shep/Pheriche
Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for sunrise views of Everest. Descend to Pheriche.
June 14, 2017 Pheriche/Thyāngboche
Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Tengboche.
June 15, 2017 Thyāngboche/Monjo
Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.
June 16, 2017 Monjo/Lukla
The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.
June 17, 2017 Lukla/Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu.
June 18, 2017 Kathmandu
Depart on our group flight to return to the USA.