It’s the mountain of all mountains – the highest point on Planet Earth. For many years, Mount Everest was only accessible to the local villagers who call it home and the bravest of mountain explorers. Now, this high-altitude legend can be traversed by practically anyone who aspires to witness its majesty firsthand.
There a few things that eclipse the feeling of trekking through a mammoth mountain range, and the Khumbu Region is as big as it gets. The ascent from the mountain hub of Lukla, through fertile fields, past towering peaks to the lunar landscapes of the Khumbu glacier is a worthy trek for even the most avid adventurer.
Every step you take towards Base Camp robs more vital oxygen from your already heaving lungs, every step becomes slower and more lethargic yet somehow the old-fashioned practice of one foot in front of the other gets you to the end of another day. It's a battle of mind over matter that may see the fastest fail, as the methodical march on towards the nightly teahouse, one chapter closer to their ultimate goal.
The ever-changing landscapes, bustling villages and passing yak trains provide a welcome distraction from the constant uphill slog, set to the background sounds of gushing mountain streams, tinkling prayer wheels and giggling school kids.
Our expeditions to Everest Base Camp (EBC) are so much more than a hike in the Himalayas. With Best Life Adventures, your journey to the roof of the world will be one of cultural immersion, deep insight, and connection with this awe-inspiring landscape.
Best Life Adventures have a 98% success rate for getting our clients to Everest Base Camp. We also invite families with children aged 14+ to join us on our expeditions to the world’s highest mountain. We run expeditions during the Himalayan Spring and Autumn climbing seasons (April/May and October/November).
Following the success of our previous expeditions, we have revised and improved our EBC itinerary to take you places other bog-standard trekking and travel companies don’t even know about. We give you a seriously unique adventure in the Himalayas that includes Wim Hof-style glacial lake swimming (Autumn season), a tour of the Italian glass research station known as, The Pyramid, a local Nepali cooking class, and the best traditional Japanese Shiatsu massage you can find once you're back in Kathmandu.
If you trek with us in the spring summit season (April/May), you get to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp with the summit teams rather than at Gorek Shep. This is something no other trekking company offers.
WE HELP PRESERVE AND GIVE BACK
We make a donation to the Australian Himalayan Foundation, on behalf of everyone who books a trek with us, to help improve living standards in the Himal region through better education and training, improved health services, and environmental sustainability.
As part of our commitment to preserving the livelihoods of the people, and the landscapes of the Khumbu region, we have added a number of sustainability initiatives to each and every one of our EBC treks:
- Rather than consume disposable plastic water bottles throughout our trek, we operate a water filtration system using our MSR and Katadyn water filters and issue each trekker with their own supply of Purinize water treatment drops to ensure fresh, clean drinking water throughout the trek. This gives you the best chance of maintaining excellent gut health which in turn, gives you the greatest chance of getting to base camp.
- We work with Sagamartha Next, based in Khumjung Village just above Namche Bazar, to help change the perception around waste in the Khumbu region, and provide support to the local stakeholders, by entering into their 'Carry Me Back' initiative which helps remove recyclable waste from the valley. Each and every one of our trekkers carries at least 1kg of plastic or aluminium waste, downhill from Namche to Lukla, where it's taken to the nearest recycling plant.
GROUPS AND CHARITY OPTIONS AVAILABLE
As part of our commitment to supporting various charities, we can run these expeditions as ‘Extreme Fundraisers’. We also operate private, bespoke expeditions to EBC for corporate groups, families, and beyond. Contact us for more information.
MINIMUM NUMBERS - this expedition is subject to a minimum number of paying guests and once reached, the expedition is guaranteed to go ahead if not, it will be cancelled, and you can transfer amounts paid to an alternate expedition or departure date or receive a full refund.
INSURANCE - We highly recommend taking out personal travel insurance within seven days of booking this expedition, which will ensure you are covered if things go pear-shaped. Remember to get a policy that covers you for trekking to 6000m with emergency helicopter evacuation, and in case of trip cancellation (e.g. due to low numbers or weather conditions). In the past, we’ve worked with a number of different companies and have had the best customer experience and speed of response with World Nomads, but the decision is 100% yours if you have a preferred company.