Traveling to Everest is indeed a dream come true for many. Thousands of travelers worldwide take a trip to Nepal to visit this magical land. Our Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is a 22-day adventure that takes you deep into the beautiful Sherpa villages and remote valleys all the way to the Everest Base Camp Trek.
This three-week-long journey is one of the best the region has to offer. Trust us; it is one of those travel stories you might want to pass down to generations. The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek captures the right blend of adventure, culture, nature, and wildlife.
The trail encompassing the perimeters of Sagarmatha National Park is a delight in the true sense. The diverse topography, remote wilderness, unique culture, rustic lifestyle, and stunning mountains of the Everest region truly stand out. On your way to the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, you will witness many mountain giants, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam.
You start the trip by visiting four World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Instead of catching a flight to Luka like other Everest Treks, you’ll be driving from Kathmandu to Jiri to begin this classic trek. It takes about eight hours to reach Jiri from the capital.
From there, you’ll be walking past several villages such as Bhandar, Sete, Junbesi, Nuntala, Khari Khola, and Puiyan. Once we pass the village of Puiyan, you’ll finally connect with the route of the standard Everest Base Camp Trek at Phakding. Furthermore, you’ll continue the walk to the heart of Khumbu at Namche Bazar.
Namche Bazaar is one of the most bustling Sherpa towns on the route to Everest Base Camp. It is surrounded by teahouses, local markets, trekking shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and cafes. You’ll have a leisure day for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar before trekking to the higher elevation. On the acclimatization day, you’ll go for a short hike to visit the Everest View Hotel, the world’s highest luxury hotel.
After that, you’ll pass through the popular Imja river and climb towards the village of Tengboche. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest monasteries in the region.
Furthermore, you’ll walk past several high settlements, including Dingboche and Lobuche, to reach the Everest Base Camp. The climb to the base camp is certainly rough and lengthy. However, you’ll get to enjoy the views of Everest and its surrounding peaks on a clear day.
The vista from the summit of Kala Patthar is simply magical. Located at 5,545 meters, this popular viewpoint allows you to witness the most glorious sunrise along with the beautiful range of the Himalayas. Our Classic Everest Base Camp Trek ends as we descend back to Namche and catch a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Highlights of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek
- Celebrate the triumph of reaching the base of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
- Hike to Kala Patthar, the famous vantage point of Everest at 5,545 meters.
- Visit the centuries-old monastery of Tengboche and witness the spiritual aspect of Khumbu.
- Visit the world’s highest-placed luxury hotel — Everest View Hotel.
- Explore the beautiful Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar.
- Be a part of the Khumbu region’s natural, cultural, and spiritual elements.
- Witness the breathtaking view of some of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse.
This 22 days adventure is rigorously crafted to incorporate the best of Everest. It is designed for people who have better time commitment and prefer slow-paced treks. As the travelers have more days to relax and acclimatize, it will be relatively easier to progress toward the higher altitude.
However, if you do not have enough time for this trek, we suggest opting for the standard 16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek. Besides that, we also offer 22-Day Everest High Passes Trek, where you’ll be crossing three mountain passes over 5,000 meters. This makes a great choice for avid trekkers looking for challenging adventures in the Himalayas.