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November 21 - December 4 2021 | Nepal

Everest Base Camp

Back by popular demand - the most famous mountain trek in the world.

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THE EXPERIENCE

Our 14-day Everest Base Camp trek begins and ends in Kathmandu, taking in some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the world. But, in true Impact style, we won't be offering you an 'off-the-shelf' experience, with us you will be led by the first female guides in the country - pioneering the way for great opportunity and equality across the nation. Highlights include taking an exhilarating flight into Lukla airport, the trek itself with our experienced guides and the most famous base camp in the world. Our Impact Partners are one of the very few who offer opportunities to female guides, training and empowering young women to explore their own country and educate you on the challenges they face as a woman in Nepal. This is an epic trek and the tour price includes all meals, accommodation, domestic transport, welcome and farewell dinners. Plus the cost of your trek contributes to our Impact Partner's charity and outreach programmes based in the village of Batase. Funds are used to provide training, equipment and income for members of the community as they look to put their skills in to action. Finishing a marathon then scratching this one off your bucket list will make your time in Nepal the greatest experience of your life - just ask a member of the 2019 Everest Base Camp Trek if you don't believe us

HIGHLIGHTS

The Flight to Lukla

Few flights in the world generate the same level of excitement, fear and amazement than getting from Kathmandu to Everest region and back again. Prepare for a super small plane, a short flight but views of the Himalayas to blow that are utterly breathtaking. And an airport runway that is an appropriate gateway to one of the greatest adventures of your life.

THE TRIP

Day 1 - 1400m

Kathmandu

You’ll be greeted with a warm Nepalese welcome at the Kathmandu Airport (KTM) by a local Take on Nepal member who will bring you to our hotel in the heart of the city. In the evening, we’ll gather for a traditional Nepalese welcome dinner where we’ll meet one another and get briefed on the magnificent trek that lies before us!

Day 2: 9km | 2800m - 2655m

Lukla to Phakding

Early in the morning you’ll take an exhilarating flight to Lukla airport, this flight will provide you with awe inspiring views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, also of the Himalayan peaks which will become your constant companions over the coming days. After you arrive, your trek begins straight away with a lovely, gentle walk to Phakding. Words cannot describe the feeling you will have when you are there, be prepared to be overwhelmed!

Day 3: 12km | 2655m - 344m

Phakding to Namche

Today the real trekking begins as you walk through stunning forests filled with rhododendron, you will also be waking alongside a river named in Nepali as the “milky river” due to its milky colour from the flow of melting of the ice. A highlight of your day will be crossing the famous “yak bridge”, the highest suspension bridge in the world, this is an experience to remember! The days trek ends at Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar is incredible, a trading town, the hub of the Everest region right there in the foothills of Mount Everest. It’s like something out of a movie!

Day 4: 5km | 3445m - 3880m - 3445m

Namche

Today is all about acclimatizing! After breakfast, we’ll take a short but relatively steep hike up to the Everest View Hotel for a well earned cup of tea, the Everest View Hotel made it to the Guinness Book of Records for being the highest hotel in the world! On a clear day you will have spectacular views of Ama Dablam or Mother’s Necklace, and the mighty Mount Everest! You’ll have the rest of afternoon free to enjoy the beauty of the traditional mountain village of Namche and the hospitality of the local Sherpa people!

Day 5: 10km | 3445m - 3840m

Namche to Phortse

Today is a special day as you’ll veer off the beaten track and away from the hustle and bustle of the trails as we make our way to the beautiful, traditional village of Phortse. On your way to Phortse you will walk through pine forests, past stupas, and give us breathtaking views of some of the Himalaya’s highest peaks. In Phorste you can learn about the lives of the Sherpa people, many Everest summiteers live in Phortse and it is also home to the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region and to the remains of a yeti.

Day 6: 6km | 4440m - 4730m - 4440m

Dingboche

Today we’ll help up our bodies further acclimatize to the altitude by hiking high and sleeping low – an important part of being a safe and smart trekker! We’ll walk up the mountain ridge that towers over Dingboche with the option of continuing your upward ascent to climb a small peak, taking breaks along the way at stupas with a view, before descending back into Dingboche for a relaxing afternoon.

Day 8: 12km | 4440m - 4900m

Dingboche to Lobuche

Today we’ll help up our bodies further acclimatize to the altitude by hiking high and sleeping low – an important part of being a safe and smart trekker! We’ll walk up the mountain ridge that towers over Dingboche with the option of continuing your upward ascent to climb a small peak, taking breaks along the way at stupas with a view, before descending back into Dingboche for a relaxing afternoon.

Day 9: 15km | 4900m - 5380m - 5125m

Lobuche to Everest Base Camp to Gorak Shep

We’ll start the day heading upwards with a challenging ascent to the village of Gorak Shep for lunch and breathtaking views of the magnificent Mount Pumori. After lunch, we’ll walk along the famous Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp (5380m), where climbers spend over a month acclimatizing and preparing for their summit attempt of the one and only Mount Everest! From Base Camp, we’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the Khumbu Icefall, the seasonal tent village that is Base Camp before descending back down to Gorak Shep for the evening. It was be diffiicult for you to sleep tonight but things will become easier tomorrow as we head down.

Day 10: 16km | 5160m - 5555m - 3985m

Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar to Pangboche

The high altitude and cold temperatures make this early morning one of the toughest parts of our trek but this mornings trek really is worth getting up for! We’ll trek up to the highest point of our journey, Kala Pathar (5555m), for stunning, unobstructed, 360 views of the highest Himalayan peaks in the morning light. Afterwards you will return for breakfast in Gorak Shep before beginning the decent through the valley, past yaks and rivers to the village of Pheriche. Pheriche is home to the medical medical post used by the Himalayan peak climbers.

Day 11: 17km | 3985m - 3445m

Pangboche to Namche

Today we’ll start our big day of trekking early, compared to what you have been though the day will feel relatively easy as you descend all the way down to Namche to Deboche. It’s interesting to be getting the reverse views of trails we took from Lukla days ago, many people find it more enjoyable as you don’t have to contend with the uphill and adjustment to altitude. You’ll find that even on day 10 of our trek, you’ll never tire of the surroundings, and will still be awestruck and surprised by the beauty that is the Himalayas!

Day 12: 12km | 3735m - 2655m

Namche to Phakding

It’s a relatively easy day today which means that you can enjoy explore the village of Namche before we set off on the trail to Phakding. We’ll arrive early enough which will allow you the afternoon free to relax, do some shopping in the village, or grab a beer a well deserved beer at your lodge or in the village! It’s time to relax and unwind now as you have only 1 short day of trekking left!

Day 13: 12km | 2655m - 2800m

Pakding to Lukla

Today we’ll continue making our way up and down to Lukla for our final night (tear) in the Everest region. In the evening we’ll have our celebratory dinner to reflect and toast to the incredible experience and achievements we shared with your Impact team!

Day 14: ✈️ 2800m - 1400m

Lukla to Kathmandu

This morning, weather permitting, we’ll take our return flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. It’s likely that you will be departing the region with mixed feelings, sadness to leave the mountains and your team but also excitement because of all that you have achieved. Once we’re back in Kathmandu, you’ll be able to use the rest of your time to shop, have a massage, eat cake and momos before you depart for home or continue on your journey!

INCLUDED

Hotel & Airport Transfer

Domestic Transport

Domestic Flights

All Permits & Paperwork

Accommodation

English-Speaking Leader

Porters

Meals (as detailed in your trip itinerary)

Full Medical Kit

Celebratory Dinners - Welcome & Farewell

Taxes

NOT INCLUDED

Nepali Visa

Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

International Flights

Travel Insurance

Alcohol, Hot Drinks or Sodas

Desserts & Entrees

Hot Shower

Internet Access

Mobile Charging

Laundry

Tips for Guides

TESTIMONIALS

After such a rewarding week with Impact Marathon, it was hard to imagine that an additional experience could fill me with more achievement and satisfaction, but oh was I wrong. From the moment Impact Week ended, Mark and the entire Impact team ensured we were looked after with an easy transition into the care of the Take on Nepal team. Take on Nepal made sure we were well equipped with the correct gear and were as prepared as possible for our epic adventure. We even got a local tour guide around Katmandu getting to know our soon to be Porters and trekking guides! Naturally, with a physically and mentally demanding 2 week trek ahead, I was feeling both apprehensive and excited but I felt so fortunate to get to experience it with existing friends I had made at Impact Week. Throughout the trek, there were many highs and lows, but with our Impact team and the fabulous guides and porters from Take on Nepal, any low was soon uplifted into a thrilling high. At the end of each day, our only memories were of epic experiences and hilarious stories we could all laugh about over a game of cards and a hot chocolate. Not to mention, the breathtaking scenery which has a way of making you feel completely at peace, while feeling so fortunate to experience such a spectacular part of the world. Flying home, overlooking the Himalayas, I felt like I had conquered so much more than just reaching EBC, but felt so fulfilled with an appreciation for a new culture, memories to last a lifetime and new friends from all over the world.

Cara C. (Impact Runner, Nepal 2019)

THE IMPACT

We don't just create your standard travel experience. We don't just find the lowest priced operator. We work with the teams creating the biggest impact in their communities, who believe what we believe about finding hidden gems, and creating a sustainable travel experience.

Take On Nepal

When you trek with us, you are most definitely helping the people of Nepal. As one of the only companies hiring young women, you will be supporting our very important work of ending early marriages and human trafficking. We pay above award wages and treat all our team members as family members, we want a happy and productive team and we believe we have achieved that. We enrol and fund the costs of training for our team members, we also provide our team with accommodation in Kathmandu in order for them to continue their education, we constantly encourage and support our young team to continually advance forwards in life. Our porters are all guides in training, we want them to strive for better and we do our best to assist our team to reach their goals. This is not done by any other trekking company in Nepal. Our team will share the culture and traditions of Nepal with you, leaving you feeling connected to not only the spectacular mountains, but also to the people of Nepal, who will leave an imprint on your heart. Take on Nepal co-founder Som Tamang, is the founder and president of the not for profit organisation, Friends of Himalayan Children Inc. (FHC). FHC works in remote villages to provide educational opportunities to thousands of children and a safe and nurturing home to 50 young children. Take on Nepal is committed to giving back to Nepal on many different levels. By choosing us as your preferred trekking company, you will be too.

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November 21 - December 4 2021

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FROM $1,727/pp
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