Nepal·May 30 - June 14 2025

Everest Base Camp Trek - 30 May 2025

Follow in the footsteps of the world's greatest adventures on the infamous Everest Base Camp Trek... Recommended Date for St Andrews ๐Ÿงก

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Overview

Located in Nepal, Everest Base Camp is the gateway to the highest peak in the world: Mt Everest. Join us for an adventure like no other as you venture for 16-Days from the town of Kathmandu through the world famous mountain range passing monasteries, markets, suspension bridges, and of course spectacular heights culminating at the foot of Mt Everest. Meet with our in country team in Kathmandu on Day 1, before we spend time acclimatising and getting to know each other, and your fellow team, before setting off on a 14-day expedition that will see you reach altitudes of over 5,500m, head through the Himalayas and witness incredible scenery before arriving at the base of this giant of the range. Difficulty Rating - 4/5 - Moderate/Hard! This is a challenging multi-day expedition, reaching altitudes of over 5,500m. You will need to be in good physical shape to complete the challenge, some personal training may be required.

Highlights

Camping under the stars!

Camping under the stars!

Schedule

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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and complete immigration and customs formalities. You will then meet your EA rep and be transferred to the hotel for the first night in Kathmandu. 

You are responsible for arranging suitable flights to and from the challenge, however, the team at Endeavours will provide timings, indicative pricing, and any support you need with booking flights.  


Included

Airport transfer

Hotel in Kathmandu

5

DAY 2 - CHALLENGE PREP DAY

Today is a free day for resting and last-minute shopping for the trek. You will also be briefed by the tour manager. There is an optional walking tour of Kathmandu with your guide. 

Included

Accommodation

Transport

City Tour

Not Included

Breakfast

Dinner

Lunch

6

DAY 3 - KATHMANDU - LUKLA - PHAKDING

Your trek begins here with an early morning flight to Lukla. After landing you will Trek to Phakding (2610m/8561ft), a small village in the Dudh river valley and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will have the chance to cross a suspension bridge adorned with prayer flags and visit monasteries along the way. 

Included

Breakfast

Dinner

Lunch

Flight to Lukla

7

DAY 4 - PHAKDING - NAMCHE BAZAAR

You will trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft), a brightly colored market town. You will be passing through the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and can enjoy views of Thamserku Peak. You will be spending 2 nights in Namche to acclimatize.   


Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Transport

Guide

8

DAY 5 - REST DAY AT NAMCHE BAZAAR

Today is an acclimatization day. With a Short hike to Everest View Hotel or Syangboche. You will relax and enjoy panoramic mountain views and explore the Namche Bazaar. 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Guide

Mule Support

Accomodation

9

DAY 6 - NAMCHE BAZAAR - TENGBOCHE

The trek will continue as you head to Tengboche (3860m/12661ft), another small village in the Khumbu subregion of Nepal. You will [ass through Kayangjuma and Sansa and have the chance to visit the Tengboche Monastery. 

Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Guide

10

DAY 7 - TENGBOCHE - DINGBOCHE

Continuing North, you will trek to Dingboche (4360m/14301ft), with views of Ama Dablam across many suspension bridges with breathtaking views. You will be spending 2 nights in Dingbonche to acclimatize. 

Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Guide

11

DAY 8 - REST DAY AT DINGBOCHE

Today is another acclimatization day. With a short hike around Dingboche to enjoy the surrounding scenery. 

Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Guide

2

DAY 9 - DINGBOCHE - LOBUCHE

Today you will trek to Lobuche (4840m/16203ft), passing by memorials honoring climbers whilst savoring the stunning mountain views.

Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

12

DAY 10 - LOBUCHE - GORAK SHEP - EVERSEST BASE CAMP - GORAK SHEP

Today is the day! Everest Base Camp, here you come. Start the day trek to Gorak Shep (5181m/16994m), then on to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft). You will have ample to time to explore Base Camp before heading back to Gorak Shep where you will spend the night.


Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

13

DAY 11 - GORAK SHEP - KALA PATTHAR - PHERICHE

Now that you have experienced Base Camp, it is unfortunately time to head back starting with an early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18188ft) for sunrise. You will then trek to Pheriche (4280m) taking in those glorious panoramic mountain views.


Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

14

DAY 12 - PHERICHE TO NAMCHE

Today its back to Namche Bazaar, as you descend with views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. 


Included

Accomodation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

15

DAY 13 - NAMCHE TO LUKLA

Today is your final day trekking as you continue back to Lukla, taking in those final views along the way. 


Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

1

DAY 14 - LUKLA - KATHMANDU

You will fly back to Kathmandu for a free day to explore! 


Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

Flight from Lukla

3

DAY 15 - CONTIGENCY DAY IN KATHMANDU

This day will be kept for an extra day in case of flight delays/cancellations.


Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

4

DAY 16 - DEPARTURE

This is where your journey comes to a close. Congratulations on completing the trek to Everest Base Camp! You will be transferred to the airport to return home safely.


Included

Airport transfer

Breakfast

What's Included

What's Included

Transfers as mentioned

Accommodation as mentioned

Meals as mentioned

All national park fees

Safe drinking water throughout the hike

Medical Kits and First Aid

Return flights to the start of the challenge

Vaccinations

Tips and Gratuities

Meals and Drinks other than as mentioned in the itinerary

Excursions outside of those listed in the itinerary

Personal items

Visa's (If required)

Sign Up Options

Standard Registration Fee

Standard Registration Fee

Our standard sign up option - ยฃ495 Registration | ยฃ1995 Fundraising Target

FROM$662.31/pp

FULL - Full Cost, No Fundraising

FULL - Full Cost, No Fundraising

Pay the full cost to join the full 16 day challenge, ยฃ1495 without having to fundraise

FROM$1,866.51/pp

FAQs

Group sizes normally range from between 10-35 participants from across the UK. With our university challenge groups comprised of fellow students (and your future friends!) from one, or multiple organisations. 

We partner with accredited, respected and trusted in-country English-Speaking guides with multiple years of experience. They make sure you are safe, healthy and prepared for each day, and are more than happy to share with you their stories and an insight into Nepalise culture.

We place safety at the heart of what we do. Whilst an element of risk always exists within each challenge, we have worked with our partners in country and implemented our own procedures to minimise risk whilst still ensuring you have an incredible challenge experience! 

All our challenges are risked assessed in line with BS8848 British Standards of Trekking.

At Endeavours Adventures, we value sustainability and responsible tourism at the highest level to deliver a fulfilling, enjoyable experience whilst supporting local communities. 

We work with all stakeholders to monitor our operations and strive to continually improve what we do and encourage all our participants make an effort to reduce single use plastics by bringing reusable water bottles and minimising plastic use where possible. 

You can find out more about our responsible tourism here.

Yes! In signing up and paying the registration fee for this challenge, you are given the option to either be SELF-FUNDED, or choose from one of 3 FUNDRAISE options for a chosen charity. If a FUNDRSAISE option is selected, after completing your registration payment (s) you must also reach your fundraising target to guarantee your place on the challenge. 

But fear not! We have an expert team of fundraising guides and support available to help you alongside the incredible support you shall receive directly from the charity.

If you have not reached your target by the final fundraising deadline date, you can defer your place on the challenge to next year and pay a deferral fee (varies depending on challenge).

If you reached 80% of your fundraising target by the final deadline, you may be allowed to go on the challenge in the current year, and then fundraise the remaining amount of money once you are back.

However, if you have not reached your target and have not been in communication with us, the Endeavours Adventures team will cancel your place on the challenge.

Flights to and from the challenge are not included in the registration fee, as this gives you the chance to arrive before or stay after the challenge and explore Peru / South America, whilst also meaning you can enjoy the benefit of finding discounted or reduced flights to save money.

Example flight options, costs and top tips are provided for each of our overseas challenges, so you are never alone in this, with the team on hand should you need any support with booking the best flights possible. 


We strongly recommend that you practice some form of hiking before you embark on this challenge and start training 6-8 weeks before the challenge date. If this is not possible for you to do, we would recommend going on regular walks with different types of ground, steepness, and even practice walking with the bag you will wear on the challenge, as well as your walking boots. All of this will help prepare your body. 

There are no specific exercise routines that you must follow, as everyone is different. However, doing squats regularly as well as step-up exercises, such as the stair master at the gym, is recommended. 

You will receive a kit list for your challenge between 16-12 weeks before your challenge date. 

Absolutely! Participants can join our adventure and culture filled extension trip, or are welcome to make their own plans. 

Everest Base Camp Trek - 30 May 2025

Nepal· May 30 - June 14 2025· 15 nights

FROM$662/pp