Everest Base Camp Add-on
Everest Base Camp Add-on
Stand face to face with the tallest mountain in the world
Mount Everest, known by the Sherpa people of Nepal as Chomolungma – the Goddess Mother of the Earth – watches over the world from an unchallenged height of 29,029 feet. Her magnificence has inspired adventurers, philosophers and spectators alike for centuries. After you volunteer in Nepal, take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend 13 days trekking through a remarkable mosaic of landscapes, ecosystems and culture on the Everest Base Camp Trip.
“For the last 8 days we have been trekking to Mount Everest. This area of the Himalayas sits high above the clouds and serves as a memorial to the fallen. Life seems so small in a place like this, I felt this sanctuary become SO vivid and full of energy with prayer flags dancing in the cold wind. Everest is only several hours hiking from here, and each step is being fully embraced.”
Why Trek To Everest Base Camp?
Aside from witnessing the most magnificent mountain scenery on the planet…
See one of Earth’s natural wonders
No trip to Nepal is complete without laying eyes on its’ greatest national treasure and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Simply put, it doesn’t get any bigger or more spectacular than Mount Everest.
You won’t want to leave the squad
More than half of your fellow volunteers will go on the Everest Base Camp Trip after the Nepal program. Extend the adventure with your new GIVE family and conquer the tallest mountain in the world together!
Step on a path to something greater
When standing face to face with Everest, something fundamentally changes within you. Discover the inner-strength to push further, climb higher, and reach places once considered unimaginable.
Everest Base Camp Itinerary
GIVE’s Nepal Excursion places you at the doorstep of the tallest mountain in the world. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to extend your stay in Nepal for 13 days and trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC). GIVE’s Everest Base Camp trip includes your in-country transport (air and ground), expert guidance, accommodations, meals, park fees and porter salary.
How long is the hike to Everest Base Camp? The hike to Everest Base Camp takes 7 days. After reaching EBC you’ll head back and reach the town of Lukla on Day 10. You’ll depart Lukla on Day 13.
What does it cost to trek to Everest Base Camp? With GIVE Volunteers the trek to Everest Base Camp includes all in-country transportation, meals, drinking water, national park and camp fees, guide and porter salaries, and additional insurance.
Meet your trekking guides to prepare for your adventure to the highest peak in the world! Check your gear, review your itinerary, take in pro-tips, and rest up for the adventure ahead.
After an early morning breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for a 30-minute scenic flight over striking Himalayan ranges to the town of Lukla. Meet your crew members and begin the trek northward to Phakding village. (8,701ft)(3 hours trekking)
Start with a walk through pine forests along the Dudh Koshi River, before crossing over a series of suspension bridges. After a steep climb over Chhutara, we’ll be rewarded with our first view of Mt. Everest (29,029ft) over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We’ll reach Namche Bazaar that afternoon for an overnight rest.(11,286ft)(5-6 hours trekking)
Today you’ll experience the amazing sights of several peaks including Mt. Everest (29,029ft), Thamserku (21,729ft), Ama Dablam (22,349ft), Lhotse (27,940ft) and Nuptse (25,791ft), just to name a few. You’re likely to encounter some extraordinary wildlife while hiking through the forest! Overnight: Tengboche (12,697ft)(5 hours trekking)
Take a morning hike to the stunningly beautiful Tengboche monastery. The trek then offers great views on the way to Pangboche village and we’ll stop for lunch at a place overlooking Mt. Ama Dablam. The afternoon trek is less demanding as we enter the Imja Valley. Finally, we’ll ascend a steep path before reaching Dingboche village for the night. (14,304ft)(6 hours trekking)
Today’s trek begins with outstanding views of the surrounding valleys and Mt. Pumori (23,419ft), before the trail descends and crosses over a fast-flowing stream on a wooden bridge. After lunch and a short rest in Dughla, we’ll climb over the steep terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier. While passing prayer flags and stones raised in memory of those who have died climbing, we will be reminded of the sheer scale and extremity of Mt Everest. Overnight: Lobuche (16,207ft)(5-6 hours trekking)
The incredible 360° mountain views will inspire all the strength and motivation you’ll need to complete the longest and most difficult day of the trek. We’ll reach Everest Base Camp (17,598ft) in the late afternoon and descend to Gorak Shep for the night. (16,962ft)(6-7 hours trekking)
Today reaches another climax – Kala Patthar (18,192ft), a dramatic sunrise viewing point surrounded by some of the world’s highest peaks and unrivalled natural beauty. We’ll spend some time here relaxing and taking in the views before descending to Pheriche for a well-earned night’s rest. (14,042ft)(5 hours trekking)
The trail will take us across the Dudh Koshi River and along the Dudh Koshi gorge, rapidly descending through pine forests where you’ll have the opportunity to see the Himalayan Tahr and other wildlife. Overnight: Namche Bazaar (11,286ft)(5-6 hours trekking)
Enjoy your last day of trekking in to the Lukla valley, observing the fascinating local culture and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Overnight: Lukla (9,186ft)(6-7 hours trekking)
Note: Dependent on weather your guides may choose to depart on an earlier flight from Lukla on this day to ensure international flights are not missed.
Since flights in and out of Lukla are sometimes delayed because of inclement weather, we will keep these days of the itinerary open to allow flexibility in our travel plans. The goal is to get you back to Kathmandu as soon as possible, and you then have the rest of your stay to relax, explore the city and do some last minute souvenir shopping!
All good things must come to an end. Say goodbye to your GIVE family and begin the journey home.
Dates & Fees
- All accommodations within Nepal, which have access to basic amenities and security
- All group transportation within Nepal, including flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for Everest Base Camp Add-on
- All meals throughout your stay (country specific exceptions)
- All of your epic adventure and cultural immersion activities
- Funding toward volunteer projects
- Drinking water 24/7
What’s not included
- Flights to and from Nepal, along with associated air taxes, ticket fees, and any country entry/exit taxes
- Medical and Travelers Insurance
- Passport and visa (specific to your citizenship)
- Vaccinations (specific to host country
- Gear Rental available for some items. Please contact GIVE Volunteers for specifics.