Trip finder  

Everest Classic Trek

Trip
Overview

Follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who made the journey from Jiri on their epic summit of Mt Everest in 1953. Feel the built up of anticipation as you make your way through dense alpine forest of the Solukhumbhu region (lit. lower hills) passing green terraced valleys, rhododendron forests, authentic Sherpa village of Junbesi and Rai villages, crossing glacial rivers by suspension bridges on your way up into the Khumbu valley. Use the panorama of snow capped mountains surrounding you to imagine your first view of Everest (8848m), “Mother Goddess of Earth”, as the towering giant comes into view as you approach Namche Bazar and later when you come up close from the summit of Kalapatthar (5545m). Soak up the rich history of Tibetan Buddhist culture on offer at the famous Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries. This trek will leave you feeling spiritually enriched as well as inspired by the massive feat of Hillary’s expedition team.


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 2200

  • Hard

    Difficulty

    Hard

  • Duration

    21 Days 20 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    5545m (Kalapatthar)

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Three Star Hotel, Tea House

  • Destination

    Nepal

Tour Map

Gallery

Everest classic trek
Everest classic trek
Everest classic trek
Everest classic trek
Everest classic trek
Everest classic trek
Everest classic trek
Everest classic trek
Everest classic trek
Everest classic trek

Difficulty level

Hard

Hard

These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu, preparation day,overnight Hotel .

Day 3

Drive to Jiri (1955m), 7 hours, overnight hotel.

Day 4

Trek to Bhandar (2190m) via Shivalaya (1770m), 7-8 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 5

Trek to Sete (2575m), 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 6

Trek to Junbesi (2670m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 7

Trek to Nunthala (2220m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 8

Trek to Buspa (2360m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 9

Trek to Surke (2290m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 10

Trek to Phakding (2652m), 4-5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 11

Trek to Namche (3440m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 12

Acclimatization day in Namche, day hike to Shyangboche and Khumjung villages, overnight teahouse.

Day 13

Trek to Tengboche (3860m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 14

Trek to Dingboche (4360m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 15

Trek to Duglha (4600m), 3-4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 16

Trek to Lobuche (4600m), 3-4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 17

Trek to Gorakshep (5170m), up to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return to Gorakshep, 8-10 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 18

Trek via Kalapatthar (5545m) for the sunrise and on to Pheriche (4280m), overnight teahouse.

Day 19

Trek via Pangboche Monastery to Namche Bazaar, 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 20

Trek to Lukla (2800m), 6-8 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 21

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu, overnight Hotel ,farewell dinner.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private vehicle transfers: International and domestic airports – hotel.
  • Private vehicle transport: Kathmandu – Jiri
  • Domestic Flight: Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel, Kathmandu (three stars hotel) on a twin share basis with breakfasts included.
  • 17 nights staying at teahouse on trek.
  • 1 night staying at Jiri hotel
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek
  • Hot drink provided with every meal.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group.
  • Meal Inclusion: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Trekking

  • Porters (ratio of 1:2 clients, carrying up to 15kg of personal gear per client) and English speaking guide
  • All required trekking permits (Sagarmatha National Park fees (TIMS Card)
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff.
  • Other 

  • Complimentary four seasons down sleeping bag hire and hot water bag provided for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffel bag (to store personal kitbag to be carried by porter), down sleeping bag and down jacket hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary Everest region Trekking map, T-shirt and cap.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included.
  • Opportunities to experience authentic local culture and sample traditional foods and drinks.
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

Trip Exclusions

    Transport 

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  • Accommodation 

  • Extra night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details)
  • Food / Drinks 

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Personal snacks
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- (see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, can be paid in Euros, need 1 passport photo)
  • Private travel insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation and trekking 5000m+)
  • Tips and gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

Meet Our Experts

No matter what the inquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is always on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

Lakpa Sherpa

Kipa Sherpa

Swekshya Tamang

Devi Ojha

Bimal Basnet

Want to make it a private tour ?

Book this trip as a private departure - for any group, big or small.

Enquire for a Private Tour

Similar Trips

  • Kathmandu Valley Culture

    Kathmandu Valley Culture

    6 Days

    Price: USD 600This trek will take you on a journey of discovery. Each location in your itinerary has been deliberately selected to offer you superb mountain views.

  • Annapurna Panorama Trek

    Annapurna Panorama Trek

    10 Days

    Price: USD 900Highlights of this compact trip include a breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill, walking in the shadows of giant peaks such as Annapurna (8109m), Dhaulagiri (8176m) and Machhapuchhare (Fish tail) peak…

  • Lower Mustang Trek

    Lower Mustang Trek

    11 Days

    Price: USD 1100Highlights of this trip include the Mt. Dhaulagiri icefall at Kalopani, visiting Muktinath Monastery, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindu Vaishnavas and Tibetan Buddhists.

  • Lower Everest Trek (Pikey Peak)

    Lower Everest Trek (Pikey Peak)

    10 Days

    Price: USD 1100The Pikey Peak Trek is a well-known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets featuring the outlines of the most spectacular towering mountain giants.

  • Everest Panorama Trek

    Everest Panorama Trek

    11 Days

    Price: USD 1150This itinerary is perfect for people who have short time constraints, a love for the mountains and want all of this in a relatively easier package (below 4000m) than hiking over high passes to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lakes.

  • Khopra Trek

    Khopra Trek

    11 Days

    Price: USD 1050This trek is both remote and compact, passing through isolated Gurung villages, beautiful rhododendron forests and rarely-trekked high alpine pastures.

  • Annapurna Base Camp Scenic Trek

    Annapurna Base Camp Scenic Trek

    13 Days

    Price: USD 1100 Trekking in Annapurna region will give you a feast of high mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna 1 (8051m), Annapurna South (7219m) and the holy Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) Peak.

  • Tamang Heritage Trail

    Tamang Heritage Trail

    10 Days

    Price: USD 800This trek offers you the chance to investigate the rich culture and hospitality of the Tamang including the lifestyles, architecture of their mountain homes and ancient monasteries along the way.

  • Langtang Valley Trek with Gosainkunda Lake

    Langtang Valley Trek with Gosainkunda Lake

    15 Days

    Price: USD 1200Highlights of this truly unforgettable paradise include the Langtang Valley which is enclosed by snow-capped mountains and features relatively untouched Tamang culture and of course the high altitude sacred lake of Gosainkunda (4300m) in the South- West of the national park.