Platinum Travel and Intrepid Travel
15 days From €2145 (Per Person Two Sharing)
Suggested Date: 9 – 23 March 2022 (More dates available in 2021/22)
Total price including flights & tour: €2145.00 per person sharing
Single Supplement: €68
Meals: No meals are included on this tour
Transport: Private vehicle, Plane
Accommodation: Hotel (2 nights), Teahouse (12 nights)
Reviews: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.91 out of 5
Base Camp. Two little syllables that conjure up dreams as immense and powerful as the Himalayan Mountains themselves. This 15-day trekking tour is your chance to make these dreams come true, to challenge yourself and discover both the majesty of the mountains and your own potential. Walk among giants of nature and revel in the sense of freedom that comes from leaving Wi-Fi and Netflix behind for card games in tiny tea houses, learning about Sherpa life and watching the sunrise over Everest. Plus, our commitment to the rights and fair treatment of porters and trekking guides means you can rest assured knowing you’re doing the trek of a lifetime the ethical way.
The weather can be unpredictable in the Himalayas and every year a significant number of trips have flights to or from Lukla delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions. See day 1 of the itinerary for the alternative plans should this happen on your trip.
Hiking the Himalayas is no walk in the park. But seriously, this trip includes 12 days of trekking for up to eight hours per day, reaching altitudes of over 5500 metres. Depending on the time of year, the weather can be harsh. Ask anyone who has done it and they will say the rewards are worth it, but we can’t stress enough that 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 trekking lodges, known as teahouses, that we stay in on the trek are 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-....
The Everest Base Camp trek is a very popular route and you will encounter many other trekkers and groups on the trail and at the teahouses. If you are after a trek that sees less travellers and spends more time trekking through communities rather than on a more established route, see our Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek (HNXV).
This trip includes one or more overnight stays over 3500 metres (11500 ft) where there is 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 will be provided by our leaders and local staff. All our trips that spend time at high altitude 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 are worried about any pre-existing condition (e.g. heart problems), or unsure of your physical ability, you must seek medical advice prior to booking. You may also wish to discuss medication such as Diamox that may help aid acclimatisation.
In addition to immense rugged mountains, witness everything from still alpine lakes and glacial plains to frothy rivers and valleys covered in pink blossoms, depending on the season.
A trek like this is the bonding experience of a lifetime and the genuine comaradery formed between members of your small group will stay with your forever.
Get your first glimpses of the mighty Himalayan range on the included flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – the famous airport in the sky.
Hike with an experienced and passionate English-speaking local leader as well as a team of guides and porters who will introduce you to rich Sherpa culture.
We partner with local mountaineering and porter welfare programs, so you can trek easier knowing that while our porters are taking care of you, there’s someone looking out for them.
Day 1: Kathmandu
Day 2: Phakding (2610 m)
Day 3: Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 4: Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 5: Phortse Gaon (3810 m)
Day 6: Dingboche (4360m)
Day 7: Dingboche (4410 m)
Day 8: Lobuche (4900 m)
Day 9: Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
Day 10: Kala Pattar - Pheriche or Orsho
Day 11: Tengboche (3840 m)
Day 12: Monjo (2860 m)
Day 13: Lukla
Day 14: Kathmandu
Day 15: Depart
Platinum Travel are delighted to be working with Intrepid Travel one of the world’s finest escorted touring company’s, who offer a vast range of tours throughout the World.
There is no more inspirational way to explore and discover the places you only ever dreamt about.
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