A Kemp Travel Hosted Hiking Journey

Oct 24 - Nov 8, 2024 | 16 DAYS

Embark on a thrilling journey to the world’s highest peak with our exclusive Mount Everest Base Camp Trek – A Kemp Travel Hosted Hiking Journey. Unleash your inner adventurer, breathe in the fresh Himalayan air, and experience the enchanting allure of majestic mountains.

This 16-day exhilarating expedition is not just a trek but a once-in-a-lifetime experience, meticulously curated to feed your wanderlust and challenge your spirit. From the buzzing capital city of Kathmandu to the tranquil mountain villages, every step you take weaves a tale of adventure, culture, and awe-inspiring beauty.

Your journey starts from the bustling streets of Kathmandu, taking a scenic flight into Lukla, widely known as the ‘Gateway to Everest.’ As you acclimatize to the thinner mountain air, prepare to embrace the charm of Sherpa villages like Phakding and Namche Bazaar. Witness their unique way of life, their resilience, and their warm hospitality.

Further into the trek, navigate through lush rhododendron forests, cross intriguing suspension bridges, and traverse rugged mountain terrains. As we ascend higher, the air might get thinner, but the views become more breathtaking. The challenge is formidable, but the reward is beyond words – the ultimate accomplishment of reaching the Everest Base Camp.

This is not a vacation, but an odyssey, where every step you take is a step towards achieving the extraordinary. Our professional team, including experienced guides and helpful Sherpas, will be with you at every step, ensuring your journey is safe, enjoyable, and truly unforgettable.

It’s time to stop dreaming and start walking. Join us on the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek – A Kemp Travel Hosted Hiking Journey and etch your own story on the slopes of the mighty Everest.


  • International Airfare from Toronto Pearson Airport to
    Kathmandu, Nepa
  • English-speaking local guide & assistants for the trek
  • Porters included on the trek
  • Trekking to Everest Base Camp
  • Internal flights from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • All transport between destinations and to/from
    included activities
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 12 nights in shared teahouse lodges along Everest
    Base-Camp trek (shared)
  • Kemp Travel Host


Day 1
Flight to Kathmandu | Airfare from Toronto is included – timing TBD as flight schedules come available.

Day 2
Arrive in Kathmandu | Free time in Kathmandu depending on time of arrival. Airport transfers included.

Day 3
Kathmandu/Phakding | Catch the mountain flight to Lukla, enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas.

Meet our Sherpas and begin the trek with our first overnight in Phakding.

Day 4
Phakding/Namche Bazaar | Hike to Namche Bazaar today, the gateway to Everest Base Camp.
Here we
will spend two nights acclimatizing for the trek and getting to know our fellow hikers!

Day 5
Namche Bazaar | During today’s acclimatization day the group will hike up to Syangboche at 3860m.

Weather permitting, you will be able to spend some time here and enjoy tea or coffee while viewing the mighty
Himalayas and Everest Peak. Return back to Namche where the remainder of the day is yours to rest as you
please. Total time spent hiking today will be around 3-4 hours.

Day 6
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche | Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests

before arriving in Tengboche.

Day 7
Tengboche to Dingboche | Trek to Dingboche, crossing bridges and rivers with sweeping views of the

Himalayan region. Spend 2 nights here to acclimatize.

Day 8
Dingboche | Today is an acclimatization day. Relax or opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak.

Day 9
Dingboche/Lobuche | Hike through alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the

moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.

Day 10
Everest Base Camp (Gorak Shep) – Today includes a challenging climb past Khumbu Glacier, arriving

in Nuptse. Cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.

Day 11
Gorak Shep/Pheriche | Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for stunning sunrise views of Everest

and surrounding vistas. Later, descend to Pheriche.

Day 12
Pheriche to Kenjuma | Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Kenjuma!

Day 13
Kenjuma to Monjo | Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.

Day 14
Monjo/Lukla | The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the

rigorous adventure we just undertook.

Day 15
Lukla/Kathmandu | Catch the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for

shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés.

Day 16
Depart Kathmandu | Departure time to be confirmed closer to trip date!



This will be a small group tour with a maximum of 15 people plus your Kemp Travel host, local guide and porters.

We will spend two nights in a hotel in Kathmandu and 12 nights in teahouses along the basecamp route. A tea house is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hangout. Please note that these lodges are very basic given the remote locations. They are shared rooms that typically house twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are usually provided but a sleeping bag is recommended. Most times bathrooms are shared. Most tea houses have running water. The majority of tea houses only have cold showers, a few may have hot water available at an additional cost. Tea houses usually have a large dining room-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting. Some tea houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances – mobile phones and cameras – but there might be a small charge for using this.

Meals are not included on this trek. Please allow an additional $400 USD for two weeks worth of meals. During the trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the tea house, and lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants or packed for the day. Every tea house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Select teahouses might have Nepali versions of western food available as well. Soft drinks and snacks are usually available in most of the tea houses and trail side restaurants. And, of course, Nepali milk tea is served everywhere!

All tea houses have boiled water available for trekkers to refill their reusable water bottles. We encourage using the boiled water rather than purchasing bottled water while on the trail unless absolutely necessary. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and pose an environmental problem along the route.

This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move a lot, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a water-proof duffel that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 22lbs per passenger. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only allows for a weight limit of 22lbs for luggage, and 11lbs for carry-on/hand luggage. If you plan on staying Nepal or carrying on elsewhere, some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu (the hotel may charge a storage fee), but you will need to take all of your trekking gear with you. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day and your porters will carry the rest (up to 22lbs).

The Everest base camp trek is generally considered moderate in terms of difficulty. This trip is very achievable for those prepared to put in the work before departure. The trek is essentially a long walk with lots of elevation gain. There are no technical elements to the journey (no rock climbing or scrambles) – the key is not to rush and to take your time. The route has rolling flats and some steep ascents, but it is generally manageable for the trekker of any age with little trekking experience. The most important thing is ensuring you are physically fit and capable of walking long distances. It is advised that partake in some light training prior to departure to ensure you are able to manage the distances required each day. Altitude is also a factor on this tour and will lead to fatigue much faster than at sea level. It is advised you consult with your doctor about altitude sickness prior to this trip to determine if you should bring medication to help.

The entire trek is about 130 km – roughly 65 km each way. The trek will take us 8 days in to adjust to the altitude and about 4 days to return for a total of 12 days on the route.

Day 1 – Flight to Kathmandu

Day 2 – Kathmandu (no hiking)

Day 3 – 8 km (3-4 hours) | Elevation gain – 260m

Day 4 – 11 km (6 hours) | Elevation gain – 830m

Day 5 – Acclimatization Day – Optional Hike: 3-4 hours

Day 6 – 10 km (5-6 hours) | Elevation gain – 600m

Day 7 – 12 km (5-6 hours) | Elevation gain – 600m

Day 8 – Acclimatization Hike (3 hrs) | Elevation – 160m

Day 9 – 11 km (5-6 hours) | Elevation gain – 490m

Day 10 – 14 km (7-8 hours) | Elevation gain – 360m

Day 11 – 15 km (8 hours) | Elevation loss – 793 m

Day 12 – 16.5 km (7 hours) | Elevation loss – 591 m

Day 13 – 9 km (5 hours) | Elevation loss – 1005m

Day 14 – 16 km (7 hours) | Elevation gain – 25m

Day 15 – Flight back to Kathmandu (no hiking)

Day 16 – Flight home

Please be aware that our local guide will keep a close eye on all trekkers. Should you be struggling with the trek or be suffering from altitude sickness, the guide has the right to deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, and arrange for you to descend to a lower attitude. Should you require medical assistance or cannot physically make it back, transport off the route will be at your own expense.

All Canadian Citizens require a Nepalese tourist visa to enter the country. This can be purchased in advance of arrival online and is not included in the cost of the trip.

At the time of printing, flight schedules are not yet available. Direct flights to Kathmandu are not available so (a) stopover(s) will be required on this trip. As we approach the one year out mark, we will begin to contact everyone booked to confirm flight times. Deviations can be made at your own expense.

No, gratuities for local guides and porters are not included. If you feel as though they have done a good job at the end of the tour we recommend showing your appreciation. A little goes a long way in countries like Nepal!

The Nepalese Rupee is the official currency in Nepal and would provide the best rates in destination. We recommend getting some currency prior to departure or exchanging money in Kathmandu before departing to Lukla to begin the trek.


There are limited spots available so make sure you contact us with the form below to secure your spot today!


*Terms and conditions: All prices are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes of approximately $500 CAD. A $500 deposit is due at the time of booking to confirm your space, a $1500 deposit will be due at time of flight confirmation and the remaining balance will be due July 12, 2024. All payments are non-refundable. Travel insurance is required for this trip – please call our office for a quote. Prices are subject to change. While we will travel at a moderate pace, guests on this tour are required to have a certain level of fitness to
ensure completion of this trip. Should you not be able to complete the trek and must return back or require extraction, this will be at your own expense. Accommodations on this tour are basic shared tea houses with no option for your own room. No meals are included so please budget in roughly $400 USD for food while on the trail.