Cox & Kings is introducing a new trekking expedition to Everest Base Camp.
The 15-day Himalayan trek takes intrepid guests from the Nepalese starting point of Lukla, which lies at 2,652 metres above sea-level, to Everest Base Camp, which sits at 5,364 metres. En route, trekkers will average six to seven hours of walking per day, with two days of rest for acclimatisation.
The trip starts in Kathmandu, where guests will be able to purchase or rent clothing and equipment, and the tour leader will brief the trekkers on the challenges that lie ahead.
After a flight to Lukla, groups will spend the next week trekking up to Everest Base Camp, via Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep. After reaching the world’s highest mountain on day nine, the return journey to Lukla takes a further four days, and guests have two days in Kathmandu at the end.
The maximum group size for this trek is 16 people, accompanied by a local team of sherpas and a Cox and Kings guide. Two departures are scheduled on 8 October and 16 December 2016.