Everest Base Camp Trek - + Island Peak (6179) Himalayas - Nepal

An incredible adventure in one of the most impressive treks in the world reaching 5500 masl

  • Start Date : 2024-May-06
    End Date: 2024-May-22
  • Hora Inicio: during the day in kathmandu
    Hora Fin: after breakfast
  • Meeting Point:Kathmandu, Nepal
    End: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Duration:17 days
    Availability: 2 spots
Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal - with Island Peak Option (6150)


Trekking to Everest Base Camp - with option ascent to Island Peak (6189 masl) and descent by helicopter

The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most famous in the world. It takes us to the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas, with incredible views of the largest peaks on the planet. The culture of Nepal is amazing.

In addition to the Mother Goddess Chomolungma, which we Westerners call Everest, we will walk under myths such as Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumjung, Pumori... an endless number of majestic mountains. Contacts with the residents are constant and reach their zenith in Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital. In addition, we have the possibility of visiting unique Buddhist monasteries such as Tengboche.

Itinerary - Group Trekking to Everest Base Camp (see helicopter return option)

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Assistance at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. Meeting in Kathmandu. Meeting with the group, presentation of guides, initial talk. In the afternoon we enjoyed a visit to the city and its most important monuments, such as the Monkey Temple. Free

Day 2: Tours in Kathmandu Kathmandu is the cultural and historical heart of Nepal.

The city presents a fascinating mix of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Western influences. It is proposed to take an excursion (extra cost) to the Bagmati River crematorium and Bhaktapur, which was the capital of Nepal until the mid-15th century. Return to the city, final preparations for trekking.

Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla (40 min flight) - Phakding [2656m]

We fly to Lukla, start of the trek. After meeting the porters, we start trekking through the Dudh Koshi valley to spend the night in Phakding.

Approximate : 4 hours.

Day 4: Phakding - Namche Bazaar [3450m]

Today we will cross the river several times on spectacular hanging bridges. After Monjo (lunch) we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Afterwards we will have a good climb to Namche. If the day is clear, here we can enjoy the first views of Everest. Namche is the main trade in the Khumbu region, and Hindu merchants and caravans of Tibetan yaks can be seen circulating through its streets. Night in Namche.

Approximate time: 6h 30

Day 5: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Namche is a perfect place to spend the first day of acclimatization before continuing to climb towards Tengboche. We can visit the Khunde hospital, built by Edmund Hillary, or take a walk for a couple of hours to take in the views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3860m]

Today we will pass several villages and cross a bridge over the river that takes us to Phunki Tanga (lunch). This village is a perfect place to have a picnic and rest a little before facing the climb to Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. From our lodge we can enjoy spectacular views of the peaks of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.

Approximate time: 6h 30

Day 7: Tengboche - Pangboche (4250m)

We will descend through a forest, cross the Imja Khola, and ascend to the village of Pangboche. This village is located just opposite the Ama Dablam (6,856 m). Here we will stay two days to acclimatize and visit the Ama Dablam base camp.

Approximate time: 5h

Day 8: Ama Dablam Base Camp and Acclimatization in Pangboche

This day the proposal is to make the walk to the Ama Dablam Base Camp, about 5000 meters high. Return to Pangnoche in the afternoon. Those who wish to rest can do so as well.

Approximate time: 5h

Day 9: Pangboche - Dingboche (4450m)

We will continue ascending the great valley, in this case we will cross to the other flank, to finally access Dingboche, the entrance village to the Island Peak valley and from where we can get great views of the south face of Lothse and also of Ama Dablam. .

Approximate time: 4h

Day 10: Dingboche - Duglha - Lobuche (4930)

We continue our trek in the shadow of the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache. We climb to the foot of the Khumbu glacier, pass through Duglha. In the afternoon the trail zigzags up the terminal moraine of the glacier. At the end of the climb we found many kerns, built in memory of all the Sherpas who died in the ascent of Everest.

Approximate time: 7h

Day 11: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp [5357m] – Gorak Shep [5130m]

We started the day early to arrive at Everest Base Camp in good time. It takes us several hours to cross the Khumbu glacier. At base camp, we may find an expedition preparing to ascend the highest peak in the world. We return to Gorak Shep, and spend the night there, at more than 5100 meters above sea level.

Approximate time: 9h

Day 12: Gorak Shep - Kala Patar (optional) - Dingboche [4400m] / Helicopter Descent program option (approximately 1100 usd extra per person)

Day of ascent (optional) to Kala Patar, the summit that is a great viewpoint of all the great mountains (Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc.). Then we will descend to Dingboche (4380 meters above sea level) where we will spend the night.

Note: Those who have contracted the short program will descend by helicopter to Khatmandu here (in case of bad weather, it is evaluated whether to descend on foot until it improves or wait).

Approximate time (without Kala Patar): 5h

Day 13: Dingboche – Tengboche [3800m]

Descent to Tengboche, the village of the great temple where we had already passed on the way out.

Approximate time: 4h

Day 14: Tengboche - Namche Bazaar.

Descent to Namche.

Approximate time: 4h

Day 15: Namche Bazaar - Lukla

Trekking to Lukla, last night in the valley. This afternoon in the mountains is a good opportunity to have a farewell party with the guides and porters, try the Sherpa dance, and remember all the good moments of the trek.

Approximate  time: 7h

Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu

In the morning we take a flight that takes us back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel and free afternoon + farewell dinner.

Day 17: End and Return

Free - Farewell to the group. The end of the trip. Transfer to the airport. Ask if you want to reserve accommodation for one or more nights. Option for new excursions.


It is one of the best-known treks in the world.
You have to walk carrying your own backpack, but no more than 8 kilos.

Included Services
  • Permanent advice on all topics in advance (flights, equipment, training, etc.)
  • In-person training (4 times a month) in our groups or remotely
  • Mountain guide from the accompanying AEX staff from Argentina
  • Assistance at Kathmandu International Airport upon arrival;
  • Airport transfers - Kathmandu;
  • 3 nights in a hotel*** in Kathmandu, breakfast included;
  • Every night in mountain lodges (twin double rooms) or tent (Island Peak option);
  • Meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu - Lukla, and Lukla - Kathmandu;
  • Nepalese guide;
  • One porter for every two people (maximum transported load of 15 kg);
  • Flight costs, meals, accommodation for guides and porters.
  • All permits and paperwork (entrance to reserves and parks);
  • First aid kit;
  • Insurance, salary, equipment, food and accommodation of Nepalese staff.
  • permanent assistance

Services NOT included
  • Flight to Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance (mandatory contract for helicopter rescue; approx. 150 usd)
  • Meals in the city (Kathmandu)
  • Drinks
  • Extra meals (energy, snacks, others; can be purchased along the way)
  • Tips (approximately 150 USD per person at the end of the trek)
  • Visa (40 usd at the airport)
  • Everything not specified in 'The price includes'.
  • Personal equipment for Island Peak: Ice axe, carabiner, jummar, eight, harness, crampons
  • Mountain rescue insurance (helicopter, if necessary, only applicable at the request of Nepalese medical personnel). MANDATORY. Consult

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Where do you sleep

Double rooms in small hostels in the towns and hamlets that are found throughout the route


If I have never done mountains, can I dream of doing this trekking or climbing a 6000?

As long as you are physically fit and can adapt to a high altitude hiking expedition, there would be no problem. Except for the summit day, it is high altitude trekking.

How do you travel to Nepal?

We advise you on the flight, which has numerous stopovers, via Doha or Dubai in general. No less than 24 hours counting scales

I don't have even half of the equipment required, can it be rented? what should be bought?

We are going to advise you on this matter. Read our list and tell us. For trekking you need the basics, with good footwear and a coat.

What real requirement does this expedition have? How much do you walk per day?

About 7 hours per day and the summit day is the most demanding, with approximately 14 hours of activity.

Where do you spend the night?

The overnight stay is in hostels that are located in each of the small towns we pass through. They have a bed and bedding. For those who make the ascent there are two nights in a tent with a sleeping bag.

How much does the backpack weigh?

Very little, only the equipment that you use every day, the rest is carried by the porters.

What extra expenses may I have during the tour?

Wifi in the lodges (if you want to use it, approx. 4 usd per night)
Bottled water, highly recommended (1 usd in the first towns and up to 5 usd above, per liter)
Hot water for the thermos
Charge the cell phone (approximately 4 usd full charge

What do we eat?

On all our expeditions we provide food service ON A FULL BOARD PLAN.

Here we base ourselves on regional food, which is very complete but typical of those mountainous areas in Asia (a lot of rice, vegetables and little meat)

It is necessary to complete the personal/medical record to clarify if someone does not eat any type of food.

Difficulty graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya

40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs

60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo

80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)

100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice

Fitness (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)

80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

20% flat land

40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents

60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.

80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.

100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

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Required equipment

* is for the Island Peak climbing group

  • Small trekking backpack (35 to 50 liters) - With ventral straps (belt)
  • A duffel bag to carry the equipment.
  • Sleeping bag
  • * Warm sleeping bag (–15 degrees of comfort, e.g. 800/1000 g down duvet or good synthetic material).
  • trekking sticks


  • * 1 pair of double boots (possible to rent in Khatmandu)
  • 1 trekking shoe
  • 1 third light pair to rest your feet

FIRST LAYER (First skin)

  • underwear changes.
  • Cotton T-shirts (for camping and sleeping)
  • t-shirts and/or short-sleeved synthetic t-shirts
  • Synthetic long sleeve t-shirt
  • Polypropylene or similar pants or leggings (not cotton). To use as warm inner pants
  • Thin polypropylene or similar gloves (not cotton)
  • pairs of thin socks made of polypropylene or similar (not cotton), in contact with the skin.
  • Multifunction Buff type scarf


  • pairs of Trekking socks (synthetic-thermal)
  • pairs of thick mountain socks
  • Some cotton or wool socks (wool is used for sleeping)
  • long trekking pants
  • coats (polar, softshell or similar)
  • Down jacket-duvet
  • Polar gloves
  • Warm hat (fleece)
  • Sun cap (with flaps)

THIRD LAYER (windproof and waterproof)

  • Waterproof jacket (ultrex or gore tex or similar)
  • * Trouser cover (gore tex or similar or ski type)
  • Third layer gloves or mittens (waterproof and breathable). They can be ski type
  • * Mountain gaiters

Health insurance, social work.
travel assistance
Complete medical and personal file, authorization (our file)
*ISLAND PEAK EQUIPMENT (possible to rent)
Equipment for Island Peak, if you don't have it, can be rented in Chhukhung.

  • Crampons
  • ice ax
  • Leverage
  • flat tapes
  • 8mm cord
  • Ascendant - blocker (jumar)
  • descending or eight


  • FRONT flashlight with batteries (with spare batteries).
  • Strong plastic bags for storing clothes.
  • 2 bottles (Nalgene type), to hydrate.


  • Category 4 UV Protection Sunglasses
  • *Spare lenses (can be glasses, highly recommended)
  • Personal first aid kit (medication with relevant prescription).
  • High Sunscreen, Lip Balm
  • Soap, shampoo (small to share) and small towel.
  • Others
  • Toilet paper. Handkerchiefs. Baby wipes.
  • mesh shorts

Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

Booking in Advance

US$ 16 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

Rental mittens

Booking in Advance

US$ 8 + options

Pair of Crampons

Booking in Advance

US$ 15 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

Booking in Advance

US$ 36 + options

Combo Top: helmet, crampons, ice ax and full harness

Booking in Advance

US$ 50 + options

Category 3 sunglasses - Shepra Julbo Spectrom

Booking in Advance

US$ 5 + options

Backpack for trekking and mountaineering - Woman

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

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