Everest Base Camp adventure
A 16 day voyage through the world
famous everest base camp
Sagarmartha, Chomolungma, Everest. There are many different names for the highest mountain in the world, yet words always seem to fall short in describing this otherworldly place. A flight in a small propeller plane, a visit to Everest Base Camp,and summiting a nearly 18,000ft mountain are just some of the highlights of this trip. Yet words also fall short in summing up our Everest trip, so you’ll just have to come see for yourself.
Oct 6 - 21
Oct 20 - Nov 4
Nov 3 - 18
Nov 17 - Dec 2
$1,800 | 16 Days
Fly into the famous mountainside airport Lukla
Experience power of the Everest region
Days exploring the ancient city of Kathmandu
Summit Gokyo Ri, a 17,982ft peak overlooking the Gokyo Lakes
7 Days hiking up to Everest Base Camp
3 Days exploring the Gokyo Lakes Basin
16 dinners, 15 lunches, 15 breakfasts- and tea, endless tea
16 nights of accommodation
All in-country transportation, including airport transfers
All permits and local guide fees
Round trip flights to and from the small Himalayan village Lukla
Pre-trip package containing a selected reading list, Nepali phrases, and more
Post-trip package with photos and stories from your trip
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How we give back
Since the earthquake in April 2015, the founders of Dharma Trips have committed their lives to helping villages effected in whatever way possible. In continued support, we commit to giving 10% of profits to our current projects in Nepal.
Secrets of Kathmandu
We welcome you to Kathmandu with a private car from the airport to the colorful Shangri-La Hotel. Meet your fellow travelers over the traditional Nepali meal of Dal Bhat. As you awake on your first morning in a new country, a hearty breakfast will be ready to fuel you for the day ahead. A scenic drive to Bhaktipur, the old city center of Nepal, and a UNESCO World Heritage site for it’s rich culture, and metal, stone and wood artwork. In the afternoon we will have the option to relax back at the Shangri-La Hotel, or walk to the famous Pashupatinath Temple for sunset. Pashupatinath is an historically significant site dating back to 400BC.
Make your way up to the mighty everest
Flying in on a twin-engine otter to the small village of Lukla, our Himalayan journey will begin. Zig-zagging across the Dudh Kosi on incredible suspension bridges lined with prayer flags, we enter Sagarmatha National Park. We’ll acclimatize for a day in the famous Namche Bazaar. Everest, Lhotse, and the diamond shaped Ama Dablam are just a few of the famous mountains we will see. In Pangbuche, we’ll visit the Sherpa Museum, with a photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Acclimatization is key to staying healthy, so we’ll take another rest day in the Sherpa village Dingboche, which again has magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Island Peak. Once in Everest Base camp, we’ll have a relaxing lunch taking in the views. From here we’ll meander back down to Gorak Shep to spend our last night in this area
Side hike to some of the worlds highest lakes
After sleeping in Gorak Shep, we head towards the mountain pass Cho La which will lead us to the famous Gokyo Lakes. Ascending through pine forests on our way towards Cho la, we will have the opportunity to take in the panoramic views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the mighty Chomolungma (Everest). Once over the pass, we will explore the otherworldly Gokyo Lakes basin.
Today is a day comparable- if not better than- the Everest Base camp day. We will have the option of trekking up to the summit of Gokyo Ri (17,989ft, 5,420m), which has some of the most incredible views of the 8000m Himalayan giants found anywhere in the world. Looking down on the amazing emerald glacier lakes below Gokyo Ri, we’ll get expansive views of the Nogzumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal and arguably in the whole Himalaya. On our way out of the mountains, we will walk through pine forests where Musk deer often graze. On our final night we’ll stay in Lukla, ready for an early flight back to Kathmandu.
relax in Kathmandu
Back in Kathmandu, we’ll have a couple of days to relax, and shop in the famous markets of Thamel. On the final night of the trip, we will offer options to explore the famous Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Pashupatinath, or just enjoy sipping tea on a rooftop overlooking the bustling tourist market of Thamel. A celebration dinner will be our final evening together.
On trips into the mountains it’s always a good idea to have flexibility with your days. Weather, illness, and just plain being tired can contribute to needing an extra day. Flying out of Lukla can be dependent on weather, so accounting for an extra day is necessary. This is your trip, so we want to make sure you feel the flexibility to rest when needed.