Walk to the Sherpa village Namche Bazaar, the monastery at Tengboche and on to Everest Base Camp. The classic trek retraces the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay and the countless other early pioneers of Mount Everest, allowing you to experience the immense beauty of the surrounding Sagarmatha National Park.
As a teahouse trek you will stay in some of the highest villages in the world, exploring the local culture and traditions of the native Sherpas by learning about their spiritual connection with the mountains.
On the trek you will have the chance to ascend Kala Patthar, reaching an altitude of 5545m and getting great views of Mount Everest. You can also explore the various Buddhist monasteries dotted along the trail and learn about a culture steeped in history and tradition.
A standard 12 day return trek to the basecamp will be walking for about 9 days with an average of 15 km a day. The other days will be spent for acclimatizing.
For those who don’t want to start their trek by flying to Lukla, the Jiri to Everest Namche Trek variation provides a unique alternative. This trek starts with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Jiri from where the trekking starts. This variation will add around 5 days onto the trek.