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Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp
4.9
| 92 reviews

Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trek the famous trails to Everest Base Camp and follow in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Duration

14 nights

Annual Leave

2 weeks off work

Group Size

Up to 12 people

Season

Sep—May

Location

Nepal

Meeting Point

Kathmandu Airport, Nepal

Classic Accommodation

Hotel · Glamping · Teahouse

Customer Reviews

(92)

4.9

Difficulty

Challenging

From

From

Hike undulating trails, cross suspension bridges, navigate glaciers and dodge yaks as you trek through mountaineering history

Drown in the dramatic mountain views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Mount Everest - the world's tallest mountain

Ascend from Everest Base Camp to Kala Patthar at 5550m for views of Everest that only a select few will ever see

Unsure which trek in the Everest region is for you? Read our handy guide or check out the Everest and Gokyo Lakes Circuit

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

View across the rooftops of temples in Kathmandu, Nepal.

After checking in you'll have a pre-departure meeting with your guides to run through the final plans and arrangements for the trek. You'll finish the day with a group dinner to get to know your team for the next few weeks.

Day 2

Journey to Manthali

Aerial view of Kathmandu, Nepal at sunset with a stupa rising into the skyline.

You'll have the morning free to explore a little more of Kathmandu before jumping on the bus and heading to Manthali. This remote region is where most Lukla flights now depart from (although if you're lucky they sometimes depart from Kathmandu) and you'll spend the night in safari tents near to the small airport so you're ready to jump on the first flight in the morning.

Day 3

Trek to Phakding

Landing at Lukla Airport, Nepal

Hiking

4hrs · 7.5km · 610m up · 830m down

Today starts with a short flight to Lukla Airport in the Everest region. After meeting the other crew members you'll start your trek, passing through the prosperous village of Lukla before reaching Phakding on the Dudh Kosi River. You'll spend the night in the village and should have time to visit some of the nearby monasteries.

Occasionally Lukla flights can be delayed or cancelled - please see the FAQs for further information.

Day 4

Namche

Bridge on the EBC Trek, Trek to Everest Base Camp

Hiking

6hrs · 10.5km · 1670m up · 880m down

Start the day with a walk through beautiful pine forests and along the track to the Dudh Koshi River. One of the (many) bridges is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge with a particularly epic viewpoint of the gleaming Mount Thamserku (6618 m). From here you'll continue through the village of Jorsale before a challenging uphill climb to Namche Bazaar, where you'll get your first glimpse of Everest.

Day 5

Acclimatise and explore Namche (3440m)

Namche Bazaar Village, Nepal

Today will be a rest day in order to acclimatise to the altitude, but rest assured, there’ll be no time to get bored! Instead, there’s the opportunity to hike to a nearby viewpoint and enjoy mammoth vistas of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse...we could go on. On the way back, you’ll walk around the Khumjung valley and have the chance to visit the Hillary School and Khunde Hospital, before heading back for the night.

Day 6

Namche to Tengboche

 Tengboche Monastery, EBC Trek

Hiking

6hrs · 9.3km · 1270m up · 840m down

Things get challenging as the trail forks northeast along a tributary valley and you approach the holy ground of Tengboche (3860m). There you’ll be met by a monastery, yak pasture and the world’s highest sacred institution combined! Team this with more epic views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Everest and you'll find it's worth every puff.

Day 7

Tengboche to Dingboche

Tengboche to Dingboche EBC Trek

Hiking

6hrs · 10.4km · 930m up · 440m down

Trek past the Gompa holding the famous Yeti scalp and pass summer yak pastures on the way to Dingboche, where you'll stay for the night. Most of the trekking in this area is comparatively gentle, although taking it easy is recommended due to the high altitude.

Day 8

Explore and acclimatise at Dingboche

Ama Dablam from Dingboche, Trek to Everest Base Camp

Today you 'll have your second acclimatisation day at Dingboche (4410m), which is vital considering the high altitudes you’re now reaching. Fear not, you can get still involved in some optional hikes to the nearby Nagajun Hill or Chukung Village which both boast panoramic views of Ama Dablam and Makalu.

Day 9

Dingboche to Lobuche

Dingboche to Lobuche, EBC Trek, Trek to Everest Base Camp

Hiking

5hrs · 7.8km · 690m up · 120m down

Climb at a leisurely pace and cross ice covered torrents until you reach Lobuche (4910m). Here, you’ll be met with stone houses that sit amongst the frozen wilderness. Only one more night until your goal.

Day 10

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep settlement

Hiking

6hrs · 11.6km · 630m up · 380m down

Ascend to Everest Base Camp (5380m). Congratulations, you're in the company of legends. Take some time to reflect and enjoy it. Many a new profile picture has been taken here! Once you’ve taken in the views and given yourself a massive high-five, you'll continue back to Gorak Shep (5364m) for the night before beginning the descent tomorrow.

Day 11

Pangboche via Kala Patthar

Panoramic view of himilayas from Kala Patthar

Hiking

8hrs · 21.4km · 820m up · 2050m down

The best way to see Everest (and its surrounding peaks) is as the sun comes up so be prepared for an early start. You'll ascend to Kala Patthar (5550m), the highest point of the trip, with awesome views of Everest before heading down to Pangboche for the night.

Day 12

Pangboche to Namche

Shrine Pangboche to Namche

Hiking

6hrs · 13.5km · 1140m up · 1660m down

Descend down to Phungi Thanga and then continue on to Namche, where you'll stay for a night of celebrations.

Day 13

Lukla

Lukla

Hiking

6hrs · 18km · 1720m up · 2290m down

Set off for the final descent into Lukla (2860m). On the way, you'll trek through a forest of rhododendrons and pine until you reach a Sherpa village. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to say your final goodbyes to the local team before moving on to Lukla.

Day 14

Back to Kathmandu

View from the plane Lukla airport

Fly back to Ramechhap after your incredible mountain journey. You'll drive back to Kathmandu in time for some well-earned beers and a celebration dinner.

Day 15

Last day in Kathmandu

Typical street in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Enjoy a well-earned lie in and breakfast at your hotel, then spend your last day exploring the city before heading back to the airport, and reality.

Included

Internal Flights

Internal flights from Kathmandu/Manthali to Lukla (return)

Guides

You'll be led by local, expert, English-speaking guides

Accommodation

2 nights in Kathmandu and 11 nights in teahouses on the trail

Meals

2 breakfasts plus welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu

Transfers

Airport transfers and transfers to and from Kathmandu City

Porterage

A porter will carry your overnight luggage on the trek

Permits

All your permits and entry fees are covered and sorted

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Tips for your guides

Some meals as described

Visas where required

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Glamping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3 – Day 13

Teahouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 14

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 15

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Traditional Nepalese meal of dhal bhat.

Breakfast is usually either hot porridge, muesli or Tibetan bread served with an omelette or boiled eggs. The menus in the teahouses are very similar at every stop and there will usually be a choice of traditional Nepalese dhal bhat (a mixed plate of lentils, rice, vegetables and pickles - delicious and healthy), Nepalese dumplings (momo’s), mixed noodles, pasta and even pizza. Although meat is available at some teahouses, we suggest you ask your guide for advice about consumption as it tends to depend on how far it has travelled as to whether it is a safe option.

Dairy-free, vegan or vegetarian diets can be catered for while trekking although meals may get a bit repetitive - dhal bhat will likely be your go-to staple. Gluten-free/coeliac diets are tricky to cater for on teahouse treks (beware that powdered soups and seasonings used often contain gluten, and cooking oil is commonly reused and may cause cross-contamination). Please explain your dietary requirements to your guide so that they can assist when ordering, and bringing along some extra food/snacks is advisable.

What is the accommodation like?

In Kathmandu

You’ll stay in a centrally located tourist hotel in the heart of Thamel, close to the main shopping area and heritage sites.

In Manthali

You will stay at the Manthali Resort in safari-tents. There is a swimming pool on site.

Himalayas traditional teahouse, Nepal. Photo:  GettyImages-168856419
On the trek

Generally, most adventures to Nepal are in remote areas where the accommodation will be basic. On the trek you will stay in 'teahouses' – mountain lodges that tend to have a communal dining area and basic toilets.

The rooms are sorted by gender – however, if there is an odd number in the group they may occasionally be mixed. There’s no heating, so you'll need your warm sleeping bag. WiFi and hot showers are often available at a small cost. You can usually charge your phone up, again, you guessed it, for a cost. So remember to take an adapter.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room can be booked for the two nights in Kathmandu only (not available in the teahouses), subject to availability. Please request this at the time of booking: see Optional Extras below for prices.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Kathmandu Airport (KTM)

Anytime on Day 1

Ends

Kathmandu Airport (KTM)

Anytime on Day 15

Transfers

Airport arrival and departure transfers are included no matter when you arrive and depart (even if booking extra nights before or after the trip), provided you have completed your passenger information form and have supplied your flight details in advance.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Kathmandu from major airports in the UK and Europe.

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What do I need to bring?

  • Day pack with rain cover (30 litre +)
  • Rucksack or duffle bag (for the porters to carry overnight kit)
Clothes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight down jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Lightweight trekking trousers
  • Hiking shorts (if trekking in the summer)
  • Thermals (top and bottom, merino ideal)
  • 2/3 trekking t-shirts/shirts
  • Fleece or warm mid-layer
  • Waterproof thick gloves
  • Glove liners
  • Hiking socks and lighter walking socks
  • Wool hat
  • Sun hat
  • Spare underwear
  • Buff or similar
Shoes
  • Worn in waterproof hiking boots
  • Lightweight trainers (for the evenings)
Sleeping
  • 4 season sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Pillow case (optional)
Other
  • Trekking poles
  • Travel towel
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses)
  • 2 water bottles (1 litre each)
  • Metal SIGG bottle (useful to fill with hot water to use as a hot water bottle at bedtime)
  • Headtorch
  • First aid kit and/or personal medication
  • Water purification tablets/system
  • Biodegradable wet wipes
  • Hand gel
  • Small biodegradable bags to take toilet tissue off the mountain
  • Toilet paper/tissues
  • Powerbank
  • Universal plug adaptor
  • Book/kindle/cards for downtime
Winter departures only (end Nov-March)
  • Gaiters
  • Microspikes
  • Extra warm layers (add an extra warm item to all key items above)
  • Extra set of thermals (pair to walk in, pair to sleep in)
  • Merino trekking socks
  • Merino glove liners

What's available to hire?

The below can be rented in Kathmandu:

  • Down jacket: costs approx. $1.5/day with a deposit of $50
  • Sleeping bag (3 season only available): costs approx. $2/day with a deposit of $80
  • Spikes (for Winter departures only) costs approx. $1.5/day.

(Please ask your host if this is needed so they can assist you with how to arrange the hire)

What can you buy in Kathmandu?

Kathmandu has many outdoor gear shops - some are real with kit that is the same price you will find it at home and some are filled with cheaper imitation gear that may not be of the same quality. You will however find a soft duffel bag easily that the porters can carry.

Weight Restrictions

There is a weight restriction on the flight to and from Lukla of 10kg checked baggage plus 5kg hand luggage. It is not a problem for you to check in 1-2kg more than this as long as you are happy to pay an excess luggage charge (approx. £1 per kg). Some items may be left in the hotel in Kathmandu if necessary.

Please remove all unnecessary packing before you leave home and ensure you take all plastic off the mountain to be disposed of in Kathmandu.

*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Optional Private Room Upgrade (Kathmandu x 2 nights)

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade (Kathmandu x 2 nights)

Pre/post-trip accommodation in Kathmandu (Single)

Payable Before Departure

Pre/post-trip accommodation in Kathmandu (Single)

Pre/post-trip accommodation in Kathmandu (Twin/Double)

Payable Before Departure

Pre/post-trip accommodation in Kathmandu (Twin/Double)

Nikhil R.(April 2024)
QUICKLY QUICKLY BOOK YOUR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK WITH MUCH BETTER ADVENTURES

While the mantra on the mountain will be to go “SLOWLY SLOWLY” in order to give your body and mind a chance to acclimatize to the both the altitude and the demands of the trek, I would highly recommend anyone considering a trek to Everest Base Camp to QUICKLY book their trip with Much Better Adventure (MBA). If you are someone that is currently researching this trek, you have no doubt found a countless number of tour operators offering this particular itinerary. Having just returned from my trek a few days ago, here are the main reasons for my recommendation:

  1. The Crew – The main thing I was looking for in a tour operator was a knowledgeable team that would make me feel safe in a potentially unpredictable environment. Rest assured – the MBA team was excellent. The lead guide (Pujan Sapotka), assistant guides (Vijaya, Roshan), and porters (Prasna, Krishna, Nabin, Bagdhan) are all stars in every sense of the word. It was very obvious from the onset that they all were very experienced and would take care of everything during the trek with my only responsibility being to walk from one teahouse to the next with my daypack. When the effects of altitude sickness began to creep in, the crew reassured me that such effects were to be expected and really helped reassure me that everything would be okay.
  2. The Sights – At this point, you’ve probably seen countless videos and photos of this trek. But the sights and emotions that accompany them have to be experienced in person. Whether it is the 360 mountain views at Dingboche, being blessed by a monk at the Tengboche monastery, or feeling your legs and lungs burn as you take the final steps towards base camp, I can’t recommend this trek enough. It is physically and mentally challenging, but you will leave feeling proud of yourself and you may buy 1 (or more) shirts commemorating your achievement.

If you’ve gotten to this point in my review, just know that you can also do this trek. Use MBA as the company to help get you there. You won’t be disappointed. And remember “No chicken after Namche!”

Alan K.(April 2024)
What a fabulous experience. I

What a fabulous experience. I enjoyed every moment of it. The views were spectacular and it was an amazing thing to do.

Ryan H.(April 2024)
100% Recommended

I would 100% recommened this trek. The entire experience exceeded expectation, from the first introductory meeting, to the landscapes, nature and welcoming and fun atmosphere created by the guides (Kushahari, Ngawang Sherpa and Pema Doma Sherpa) throughout the trek. Their skills and knowledge along the route was second to none, and all of the support staff (porters, Suman tamang, Pemba rinji sherpa, Kami rita sherpa, Susil rai and Utar kubir rai) were very welcoming, and nothing proved to be much for them. Thank you MBA & Freedom Adventures.

Benjamin M.(April 2024)
Great strenuous trip!

Trip was strenuous, but well-planned. Everyone (in our group) made it to base camp! Kush was a great lead guide. Few tips for early April trip:

  • 7 to 8 mini Kleenex packs should do it!
  • Crocs are awesome for few showers you'll get along the way (bring small soap bar and travel towel).
  • May bring your own spices (for sure candy/snacks like beef jerky)
  • Warm set of clothes for tea houses a must (e.g., warm fleece pants, thermals)
Robert S.(April 2024)
Trip of a lifetime

Just returned from Everest Base Camp Trip and had a fabulous experience. Pujan was our group leader, ably assisted by Rosan and Birdhoj. (not forgetting Nubin and the porters) The team were professional at all times and did everything in their power to allow us to achieve our goal and reach base camp. They appeared to not to rest until we were fed, watered and were relaxing. Even providing a birthday cake on the occasion of my 61st Birthday ! Answering and indeed actively searching for our questions on any subject along the way. The trek was awesome and the cultural mixture along the route was a fabulous addition. Accommodation was as you would expect in the higher reaches of the Himalayas, food and service was always with a smile. Fully recommended if you fancy an adventure.

Adam S.(April 2024)
Wonderful adventure

The trip was truly a once in a lifetime. The landscape and scenery was incredible, and while the trek was manageable, it provided a very real challenge.

There were many highlights but we made it to base camp, summitted Kala Patthar (truly breathtaking in every sense), met Nims by chance and had a fantastic day hiking up the valley in the sun and snow that I won't forget.

Pujan is a true leader, he made real life and death decisions as well as impactful ones on the trip with calmness and grace, and the rest of the team supported us perfectly.

Can't recommend the trip or the organisation more highly. Thanks to all.

Samuel H.(April 2024)
Guides were incredible 10/10

Our guides were simply incredible. Pujan, our leader, Roshan, Birdhoj (aka. Mr Beer) and Nubin were faultless. Fantastic leadership throughout the trip, excellent humour, they all played a huge part in making this trip very special.

As for the trek itself, the pictures speak for themselves, it’s a challenging walk, but you’ll be rewarded at every step with views that live long in the memory. The food and hotels were much better than expected.

Lastly, a shoutout to the fellow trekkers, you’re all amazing, laughed all the way up to Base Camp and back!

Jagroop S.(April 2024)
Epic scenery and a great guide

The itinerary for this trip was brilliantly organised. Our guide Sunil was excellent and full of energy - he was attentive and looked out for all our individual requirements, even including our medical needs whilst at high altitude.

The only hinderance was extra costs. It is known that delays do happen but be prepared to budget an extra £500-£1000 as a back up for helicopters, extra accommodation etc - costing varies depending on the company policy. Thanks to Sunil, I was able to work around this on my return as I had planned for potential delays. I would advise to adding contingency days into your trip.

Regardless, the trek itself was well-paced, challenging in the right way, and the scenery was incredible led by our brilliant guide Sunil.

James S.(April 2024)
EBC March 2023

Pujan, Rosan, Nubin and Mr Beer were the most knowledgable, patient and outstanding guides I’ve ever experienced. Throughout the whole tour I could not fault their leadership. I was unwell on the trek and they treated me with care and attention that was needed. Our hotels and food was exactly what was required, the walking was challenging but enjoyable. Overall the leaders of our trek made the whole experience more enjoyable.

David G.(April 2024)
An absolutely incredible experience

I cannot recommend this trip enough the views, the people and the atmosphere was just incredible. It is tough, more mentally than physically I think but it is a once in a life time experience.

If I am going to be really critical, the back-up plans for the flight cancellations don't ever seem to happen, its flight or heli and thats about it. I also felt that we where being ripped off at times as we had a cancelled flight and had to spend an extra night in the hotel, travel company quoted us $55 but on booking.com we saw the price at $35, which didn't sit right with me.

BUT, our guide Sunil was amazing, we had no luck with flights and he always remained optimistic even when we where stressing, any time our spirits where low he would tell us funny jokes and stories and would make us all feel better. He made a great trip an amazing trip.

What I would advise people to leave at least 3 days at the end in case flights are delayed just to be on the safe side, Lukla flights are temperamental

Amelia S.(April 2024)
An awesome trek to EBC

This trip was absolutely incredible - from start to finish we were all looked after so well, the team went above and beyond to make sure we got to EBC safely, and had an awesome time while doing so. The accommodation along the way in the different tea houses were all unique and special in their own ways - and way better than I ever imagined they’d be (Bring some slides/flip flops though for the night time toilet trips - socks alone are not a good option!). Anyone who wants to get into trekking, or wants to reach EBC - I would highly recommend this trip. A beautiful trek with culture mixed in too.

Lloyd M.(April 2024)
Amazing staff and amazing trip!

Incredible trip with amazing staff all round. Our trek leader Pujan was both incredibly experienced and knew when to make the right calls whilst also being very personable and easy to get on with. The trip was very well organised and everything ran like clockwork. The two assistant guides on the trip, Birdhoj Tamung and Roshan Rai were both very professional and their language skills were very impressive. The porters were also very professional and everything ran smoothly.

The whole trip was amazing and the staff for our group made the whole trip even better.

Steven P.(March 2024)
Great trek but watch out for helicopter charges that are not included

Tembi Sherpa was amazing as guide, he was supportive and understanding as well as his great knowledge of the history and locations we saw along the trek. I honestly don’t think the experience would have been as much fun without him.

Additionally I would recommended taking $500-$1000 extra as the planes are rare and you might need to get a helicopter which is not covered by much better or freedom adventure.

James H.(March 2024)
Tembi Sherpa is your man/guide for all hiking needs in Nepal

If you want a guide that genuinely cares about imparting knowledge about Nepal and his Sherpa people/ancestry you should request Tembi Sherpa and his father in law to be your guides when trekking to EBC, the three passes etc.

You see a wide array of varying guides whilst hiking in the mountains in Nepal, Tembi is one of the few that takes his responsibilities very seriously throughout the time you are with him. A great guy

Simon H.(March 2024)
EBC trek with MBA/Tembi Sherpa

I cannot recommend Tembi Sherpa as a guide enough. His knowledge, passion and kindness during the trek was incredible and the trip itself was challenging, beautiful and rewarding. Having Tembi as our guide made all the difference

Charles B.(January 2024)
Superbly organised trip!

This trip was fantastic. Organisation was first rate, from airport pick up to a clear itinerary. The local team, led by Nurbu and able assisted by Nima and Vijaya couldn’t do enough to ensure safety and happiness of clients. I was extremely impressed with their service, being available and accommodating at all hours of the day. Porters work so hard to carry bags. The trek itself is challenging. Altitude can be tough and to take on this trip in December is not for the faint of heart. Temperatures are challenging and don’t expect central heating or warm shower facilities. The positives of this time of year is that the trail and the hostels were not busy and the skies were clear and full of sunshine (during the day). Accommodation is pretty basic but is comfortable and all hostels have Wi-Fi and a good selection of food and drinks Overall, the views of Himalayas are stunning and to be able to say “I’ve seen Everest!” Is worth the cold and lack of hygiene

Anil S.(January 2024)
My journey to Base Camp Everest.

When I stepped foot in Nepal I have to stay MBA have met their promise of delivering an amazing adventure. I just don’t understand this is my 4th adventure and each time each expedition has just been amazing,

However I have pay a big thank-you to Nurbu, Deejay, Neema and Prashant for making this trip so I memorable. They all been so profession and have gone beyond their jobs to help us every step of the way.

If you looking for an adventure and keep an open mind then trip will be perfect. I don’t want to mislead you. You also need brave the harsh elements and except the conditions such not having basic home comforts the higher up you go.

But not to worry the staff at Freedom Adventures and Much Better Adventures are here to help.

Andy(November 2023)

The trip was incredible. Without a doubt the greatest experience of my life. The scenery was breathtaking. Each day brought new scenery. Each with its own beauty. The start of the trek brought a lot of greenery, in the form of forests. Beautiful white water rivers running along valleys. Walking across suspension bridges. Clean and crisp air. As the trek progressed we started to get our first glimpses of white snow covered mountain peaks, poking through gaps in clouds. These views were truly beautiful and moving. As we gained more altitude the scenery became more baron, but still breathtaking. As we approached Everest base camp the scenery changed to how I imagine the surface of the moon to appear. The sight and sound of glaciers cracking and moving. We even managed to witness an avalanche in the distance behind Everest base camp. The first peak of Everest in the distance was an emotional experience for me and finally reaching Everest base camp was very rewarding. The three day trek down from the mountains was also an incredible experience.

The trek was challenging, especially when we reached 4000 meters, but I wanted it to be challenging, this is why I chose the Everest base camp trek.

The guides were amazing. They are incredibly friendly, fun, knowledgeable and supportive. They went above and beyond for us. Sinul (our lead guide on the trek) is a very special and unique person. He is passionate and clearly cares very much about his job and the people doing the trek. When I was suffering from altitude sickness he helped me so much. He had a genuine concern for me. Without his help, I do not think I would have made it to Everest base camp. He kindly carried my backpack on the last stretch of the trek, which I will be forever grateful for. Sinul has a lot of energy. He is a very funny and entertaining guy. He brought lots of laughter to the group with his hilarious stories. During the trek, I had some great philosophical conversations with him. I hope that we will stay in contact as I class him as a good friend.

Celia(November 2023)

I have just finished a trip to Everest Base Camp and have only good things to say about it. The trek was challenging at times and our guide, Kanchan, couldn’t have been more helpful or supportive. Our assistant guide, Rosan, and porters were also brilliant. With their help, all of our group made it to base camp. Everything ran really smoothly and each evening we had a very clear briefing of what was in store for us the following day. It was an unforgettable trip and I would highly recommend booking a trekking trip in Nepal with MBA.

Binaca(November 2023)

What an incredible adventure! The team were outstanding from day one, as soon as I signed up I felt like I was taken cared of with all my questions. The whole process was extremely professional.

It felt wonderful to be picked up from the airport by Nurbu Sherpa who would actually be leading the expedition. It made the experience even more personal.

Over the 2 weeks, we had such a beautiful opportunity to bond with the whole team. The guides were of such a high standards - Nurbu Sherpa, Asman Rai, Pema Sherpa, Vijay’s Rai, they took such good care of us and nothing felt like too much. The porters were also wonderful - Vishal Rai, ksab magar, bim magar, Vikash Rai, janak Rai, Bahadur rai. We all felt like a family by the end of the trip.

Thanks again for a opportunity of a lifetime ☺️

Megan(October 2023)

This is an incredible once in a life time trip. Nurbu Sherpa was our incredible guide with, Pema, Asman and Vejay as the assistant guides. They all went above and beyond to ensure we were safe and looked after. They made our trip and I couldn’t have asked for better guides! The scenery is beautiful, the tea houses do the job. Food is basic, but when you’re up a mountain it’s what you expect! I’m already looking at coming back to Nepal after this fantastic trip

Catherine(October 2023)

Had an incredible time on this trip and would definitely recommend people to choose Much Better Adventures. Due to weather we had some issues getting to Lukla, but our guide came up with lots of options for us to choose from as a group. Nurbu, our guide, always had our back and made sure we were kept safe and sound, especially at altitude. Our assistant guides were excellent too, approachable, friendly and always positive with nothing being too much to help with. Nurbu, Asman, Pema and Vijaya all made the trip! Big thanks to our porters as well, another integral part of a super team!

Joanna(October 2023)

Everest Base Camp Trek - What an amazing trip in a beautiful country. Our guide Nurbu and his team ensured the trip was a triumph for everyone from start to finish. Despite issues with the weather stopping planes to Lukla Nurbu and our host company worked their magic and got us to the mountain by helicopter despite the queues of people waiting to get there. Everest Base Camp Trek was an amazing journey through stunning landscapes with an incredible group of people. The higher altitudes made it a mentally tough trip, but the amazing support and hospitality from our guide Nurbu and assistant guides Asman, Pema and Vijaya made it possible. Also, a thank you to our team of porters ensuring our bags made it to our next stop happened each day. Was so pleased that the whole team made it to Everest Base Camp and could enjoy the achievement together despite us all having our own challenges along the way. Much Better Adventures and the host company helped create this breathtaking trip of a lifetime with many memories from a time spent with an amazing bunch of people.

Daniel(October 2023)

Amazing trip, Nepal is a beautiful country with friendly, approachable people who could not do more to help! The guides were excellent and went out of their way to make the trip memorable! Would thoroughly recommend!

Will(June 2023)

Much Better Adventures’ EBC Trek was fantastic. The host company did a great job managing picks up and drops offs, answering questions, and making sure we had adequate gear for the hike.

The trail is astoundingly beautiful. It takes you from the relative warmth and humidity of Lukla to the epic snow capped vistas of the Himalayas above tree line. Orchids, rhododendron, and dozens of other flowers bloom along the way. The base camp itself is an exciting destination, but it’s the route there which is really special.

Without a doubt, the most important part of our trip’s success was our amazing team of guides who brought us there.

Pujan, our lead guide, was fantastic. From the beginning, he made himself constantly available for any issue. He told us each night how to find him in case there were any emergencies. Pujan had relentless positive energy - at all hours and altitudes. He exuded a profound love for the mountains, which was clear in his eagerness to share about the local culture and ecosystems. His helpful context significantly enriched my experience. Both his love for the mountains and his enthusiasm were contagious.

D.B. was our phenomenal assistant leader. He was constantly helpful, always calm, and quick to smile. He was an essential part of our tran and I think the whole group would trust him to take us anywhere.

Finally, Sebika was a stellar guide-in-training. It is awesome that Freedom Adventures is taking the initiatives to train female trekking leaders. Sebika was a wonderful presence on our trek - always high energy, cheerful, and super helpful!

Overall, it was the fantastic team of guides that made this trip as enjoyable as it was. In their hands, I felt safe and taken care of at all times.

Ian(June 2023)

Everest Base Camp Trek. Just returned from an excellent trek to base camp. This trek far exceeded my expectations the trekking team of Pujan Mr DB and Sebika and our three porters were a great team very well organised, knowledgeable and really did make this an unforgettable trek. Our group size was seven which I thought worked well the group dynamic was great. The scenery was stunning, amazing views everywhere you looked. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend MBA organisation was first class a trek I will never forget.

Jaye J.(June 2023)