The world’s highest and most famous mountain, Everest is situated in the heart of the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and China, and for generations, has attracted the bravest and most skilled hikers on the planet who have made the perilous journey to its summit.
Though not as iconic, Everest Base Camp still sits at a lofty altitude of some 5600 metres, and reaching it on foot from the Nepalese capital is a unique and thrilling experience that requires no training or expensive equipment, making it the perfect activity for the adventurous traveller!
Follow in the footsteps of the greatest hikers and adventurers in history on this two week trek to Everest base camp. Nicknamed the ‘steps to heaven’ this iconic and beautiful route will take you through an array of breath taking scenery, from picture-perfect forests to charming villages and otherworldly glacial moraine, along with, of course, the awe-inspiring peak of Mount Everest itself.
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Despite the name, it's not an especially difficult hike. No technically skills are required it's essentially just a long hike with some altitude thrown in for good measure. You'll need some decent level of base fitness to stay on your feet for the day but no incredible strength is required.
As with any adventure, it's always a good idea to take out travellers insurance. It's usually the cost of a nights drinks and can give you some added peace of mind.
We don't recommend this being your first trek. However if you book it 1-2 months in advance, you've plenty of time to do some trekking in your local surroundings and build up the endurance and strength for it.
In a word, very. You'll need trekking pants, leggings or long underwear and all of the other winter essentials to ensure you're well insulated along the way.