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EVEREST TREK – Oct 16 to Nov 7, 2023

Trekking with Teresa - With Everest Base Camp Extension
OCT 16 – NOV 7 (8), 2023

Everest base camptrek
First day of trekking after jeep drop off

You will have arrived in Kathmandu on or before October 16. See the main itinerary for details. Click here

Here is the day by day itinerary:

OCT 25:

Leave the group and head off on the main trail to EBC. A long downhill trek to Phunki Tenga, then a climb up after lunch to Thangboche. You could reasonably make it to Devouche, 20 minutes further and with better facilities.

OCT 26:

Pangboche is not very far but we want to slow your ascent and it is situated at 4000 metres. View from here amazing. Take a walk up to the old village in the afternoon.

OCT 27:

Another short day but Dingboche is 4350. You may wish to take an acclimatisation walk this afternoon, somewhat higher up? Trekking higher and sleeping lower is good.

OCT 28:

If you are feeling good you can proceed, but slowly. If you skip an acclimatisation day in Dingboche, you MUST stay in Togla. Its only a couple of hours up the track but the next stop is Lobouche which is TOO HGIH!!

If you make an acclimatisation day today in Dingboche you can proceed tomorrow..

OCT 29:

Lobouche. The way is fairly easy, but the altitude will make it seem difficult. Hope you have a clear afternoon but they are rare. If you can, walk across from the lodge and ascend the slight ridge which is actually the bank of the glacier. Hear is creaking and cracking. Drink a lot, tea if not water, eat if you can. You may not be hungry.

OCT 30:

Huge day. Typically you would ascend to G as early as practical, given the low tempera a quick bite for lunch you will trek out to th which takes 2 – 3 hours, and then back to y Gorak Shep ……I said it was a big day.

Congratulations. You just made it to EBC!!

OCT 31:

Up early this morning to climb up to Kala Pattar, a famus viewpoint. Please do not go if the weather is shit. It is quite a slog. If EBC was impossible yesterday (weather, fatigue) you can do it this morning, then descend.

After breakfast, descend to Pheriche. This is pretty easy so you may wish to keep going to Pangboche. It depends on how you are feeling.

NOV 01:

You might make it all the way to Namche. Bit of a schlep. However, Phunki Tenga or Kangzuma would be options on the way.

NOV 02:

Head into Namche today and have a rest. You have certainly earned it.

NOV 03:

From Namche it is a lovely, downhill (mostly) trek to Ghat where we stayed on our way up.

NOV 04:

Not far to Lukla so take your time and enjoy the scenery. Nearly all flights are in the morning so you will fly out early tomorrow. Lots of coffee bars here.

NOV 05:

Early morning flight down to Ramechap. Last season ALL flights were flying to this airstrip. Shared jeeps and mini busses are waiting near the airstrip to take you to Kathmandu. Expect to arrive mid afternoon.

Flights are sometimes delayed at Lukla. Be patient. As a sign used to say at the old domestic terminal in KTM, 'please be patient if your flight is delayed due to cloudy weather - our clouds have rocks in them!'.

Your international departure would be for 7 November, you might want to extend that by a day just in case.

The A Team will be on the same road to Kathmandu in the afternoon so we may well spot you on the way.

NOV 06:

A day off in Kathmandu. Shopping, Sightseeing, as you like. A rest? I will happily take you around or organise a day trip for you.

NOV 07:

Go home. Same as the A Team. However, you might consider an extra night here, just in case your flight from Lukla to Ramechap was delayed??


This seems the most practical way to do the EBC. We will all be together in Kathmandu and on the jeeps to Phaphlu, then Kharikhola. We will trek together over the following 5 days.

This is a moderate rate of ascent to EBC. There will certainly be times when you feel you could do more. Do not be tempted. That is how folks come unstuck with altitude problems. On this programme most people will be fine. However, you can just be unlucky and your body says NO! Try not to become fixated with 'making it'. Your worst enemy out there is your own ego. I have never had anyone medi-vacced out and do not want to start. Your guide will give you good advice but one of the main symptoms of slight altitude problems is loss of sense of humour. Relax. Stick with the programme. We have been doing this for 18 years. It works.

The cost, with the extension in USD is $3850. This is $800 more than the ordinary trek. As you see, the number of days are the same. Big difference is the cost of everything is more than double as you trek above Namche towards EBC. You are a captive audience at these high altitude lodges. I also need to fly you down from Lukla and your porter too most likely. When comparing, do keep in mind that we cover ALL your meals and drinks, except alcohol, everywhere we go. The main difference though is individual porters. One guy, one bag equals nice trekking. This also means you can bring enough warm clothes, a really decent sleeping bag, spare shoes, enough of what you need to bring. I think up to 16 kg is reasonable. You will probably have 5 kg in your own daypack. We can do this!


Cheers, Namaste, Tashi Delek,
Teresa didi

Everest base camptrek
Ama Dablam….far nicer looking that Everest