Everest Base Camp Trek - 28th March to 12th April 2015 – £899!

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uDare – Everest Base Camp Trek

28th March to 12th April 2015 – £899 !!!

This trip is being run jointly between uDare groups in  London & York.

The biggest one!

We searched long and hard to create a magnificent 16 Day trip to Nepal, which included a 12 day Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp!

The past two years were such a great success (Click Here for 2013 pics)(Click Here for 2014 pics) that it MUST be repeated in 2015!!

... if you're EVER going to do this, the time is NOW!

A direct approach to the foot of the world's highest mountain - Mount Everest. A trek designed to get you right up next to the 'mother of all peaks'!

Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have chosen this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla.

The Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest.

Our route combines simple but comfortable accommodations with great hiking and must-see sites such as magnificent Tengboche Monastery and bustling Namche Bazaar while still allowing enough time to venture off the beaten path in favor of more remote and secluded villages seldom visited by most trekkers. Explore Khumjung, where Sir Edmund Hillary helped build the region's first school and whose monastery houses a mysterious relic – might it actually be the skull of the mythical Yeti? Trek onward to Thame, home to one of the region's oldest monasteries which appears to grow directly out of the mountainside. Trekking through these hidden Sherpa villages is like hiking through time as we experience daily life in these remote agricultural outposts as it has existed in many ways unchanged for decades. Then, trek higher through vast rhododendron forests and enter Tengboche Monastery, the largest and most active in the region, where evening brings the strange and hypnotic sounds of traditional chant, thundering drums and the great resounding horns of the 40+ devout Buddhist monks who live, study and worship here. Throughout our trek we encounter spectacular views of Mount Everest and other legendary Himalayan peaks before ultimately returning to Kathmandu, where we have even more time to discover the gentle and colourful Buddhist and Hindu cultures of this magnificent and ancient city. Experience the awe-inspiring presence of the world's highest peaks and soak in the magic of Nepal and the Everest region.

(Some of the uDare 2014 Everest Base Camp Crew)

The price of this trip includes:

ALL accommodation - Hotels at start and end in Kathmandu plus trek nights in mountain lodges (twin sharing basis)

ALL transportation (Airport transfers/internal flights etc) in Nepal

Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city incl entrance fees

Welcome dinner at a nice restaurant in Kathmandu

ALL Meals (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners plus a tea/coffee at each meal) during the trek itself

Professional, equipped, licensed, salaried (and tested by uDare) guides and porters (incl care/logistics for anyone having trouble along the way & having to stop/turn back)

Farewell/Celebration dinner at another nice restaurant

National Park permit fees & local/government taxes

The ever present uDare good time vibe... 

Bragging rights for the rest of your life that you trekked to Everest Base Camp!! 

Sightseeing will take in...

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath, Durbar Square, possible addition of Boudhanath Stupa

(Durbar Square)



28th March (Day01) Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport - Transfer to hotel - attend briefing about Everest base camp classical trekking by our professional Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner.

29th March (Day02) Guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu –visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as, Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple (swyambhunath) /Trek Preparation. Overnight at hotel.

30th March (Day03) Internal flight to Lukla then trekking to Phakding (2640m)

31st March (Day04) Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m)

1st April (Day05) Acclimatization day/explore around Namche bazaar

2nd April (Day06) Trekking from Namche bazaar to Pangboche (3860m)

3rd April (Day07) Trekking from Pangboche to Dingbuche (4410m)

4th April (Day08) Acclimatization day/day hiking to Chhukung (4,750m)

5th April (Day09) Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)

6th April (Day10) Trekking from Lobuche to Gorakshep &.. ** same day visit Everest Base Camp(5364m) ***

7thApril (Day11) Gorakshep visit Kala Pattar (5545m) then back to Pheriche (4240m)

8th April (Day12) Trekking from Pheriche to Tengboche (3875m)

9th April (Day13) Trekking fromTengboche to Namche bazaar (3440m)

10th April (Day14) Trekking from Namche bazaar to Lukla (2860m)

11th April (Day15) Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu - Transfer to Hotel – relaxing, go shopping, Farewell dinner

12th April (Day16) Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure

Trek duration: 12 days

Activities: Trekking & Walking /sightseeing

Trek Difficulty:This trip is rated Strenuous. Trekking in Nepal is for active people in good health who enjoy vigorous hiking. Nepal has an "up and down" topography, there is very little level walking. Gear will be carried by porters, leaving members free to carry only a daypack. No technical climbing or other special abilities are required.

Max.Altitude: 5545m / 18,192 ft

uDarer Naren, reaching Nirvana!


As per uDare Terms & Conditions, your organiser will need to have received a completed 'uDare Liability Waiver' form, without which you cannot participate in the event. This can either be handed to the organiser or scanned/emailed prior.

Important Notices: 
* Day 1 is the day you should plan to arrive at the official meeting point (Our Hotel in Kathmandu). This may require departing your home one or more days in advance and travelling on an overnight flight. There will be appropriate 'recommended flights' given for each uDare group in due course.

* FULL information regarding baggage weights, Hotel details, cash recommendations, clothing, Kit list, Visa's etc will follow after your RSVP.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the potentially harsh climate & wild environment the itinerary may be subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Trip cost Does Not Include:

Visa for Nepal (Details of where to obtain prior to travel will follow. Can also be obtained at the airport on arrival)

Return flight to Nepal (Recommended flight details to follow by Oct 2014)

Meals in Kathmandu other than welcome & farewell dinners.

Personal expenses (Extra drinks at meals, Bottled water en route, additions to set menu's, laundry, phone, internet etc)

Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills (Travel insurance is compulsory and must cover Hiking upto 6000m altitude and helicopter evacuation)

Hot shower during the trekking is small cost but is a paid extra

Personal trekking Equipment (There is an opportunity to but anything you need in Kathmandu - Prices are much cheaper than UK/OZ but quality is variable)

Tips for your guides/Porters (The custom is for each person to tip one porter US$50 & one guide $65 - which works out around £7 per day for you in tips)




1) RSVP on Meetup.

2) Transfer £199 into the account below within 3 days to confirm your place

3) Transfer the balance of £700 by no later than 1st March

* Please use the a payment reference of: ‘Everest + Yourname'

Bank: Barclays
Account name: uDare
Sort Code: [masked]
A/C No: [masked]



Please answer the questions asked when you rsvp to ensure we can contact you when necessary & make the correct arrangements for you.

** Email any further questions you may have to [masked]**




Q1) Could I really manage this? How much fitness/training would I need to undertake? 

A1) While this trip should be considered strenuous and preparations be taken seriously, it can generally be completed by most healthy people with at least above average fitness. Most will find it physically/emotionally challenging at a few points but that of course is an essential part of your journey and subsequent growth. It's a big part of the reason you're interested in EBC in the first place right!?! ;-)
Anybody, regardless of fitness or training can succumb to 'Altitude Sickness' at any time, which can often be dealt with but there is always a possibility that you have to be transported down.. at which point nobody wants any complications which is why Helicopter Evac insurance cover is compulsory. We have used this twice on each trip so far & was dealt with very professionally by our guides :)

Q2) Give me the bottom line, how cold will it be?

A2) Obviously so much depends on the weather which, despite the fact that they pretend to know and tell us every day.. nobody can really know, especially in the Himalaya's. What we can say is that in the past two years it was fine sunshine in Kathmandu & for the first 4 days & last 2 days in the mountains, then gradually got colder, reaching freezing for 3 or 4 days either side of Base Camp ;-)
Basically, be prepared for walking for up to 6 hours in sweltering sun and/or freezing rain, along with a good 4 season sleeping bag, then whatever the weather, you'll be fine.

Q3) What is the accommodation like?

A3) Our hotel in Kathmandu is of good quality, very friendly and comfortable. The guest houses on the mountain vary quite a bit. Some are cosy, colourful, warm and friendly, good toilets etc. Some (it tends to get more like this as you go higher) have very basic comforts, somewhat dodgy toilets, are freezing cold & more crowded/less personal, where you just want to have some hot food and drink then get in your warm sleeping bag

Q4) What can I expect of the food?

A4) The most important thing you need to know is that everyone has been more than happy with the food overall so far. 
Like the accommodation, take into account that when in the mountains you are in remote/poor country where everything is carried in by Yaks & Sherpa's, so there is a lot of very similar menu offerings at each accommodation but there are always a few good options. Food generally feels like it has been prepared with care & good intentions, fresh, natural ingredients and served with enthusiasm :)


By booking on to a uDare event you are confirming your agreement to our Terms & Conditions which can be viewed in full by clicking this link.
Be considerate, be responsible and enjoy!

** Nish's triumphant celebration after having his marriage proposal to Rena accepted while at Everest Base Camp 2014!! .. congratulations guys :)  **

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  • Sin-Mei

    Whoop Whoop!!! We ALL did it and in 2 days less :) How hard are we? It was one emotional and physical rollercoaster ride and I feel lucky to have had such a great group to spend this once in a lifetime adventure with. Thank you for the gift and signed Everest photo - it is on my desk at work to cheer me up when I have a bad day! Thank you all for an amazing time and no doubt we will meet again sooner rather than later. I'll sort out photos and access to Google Drive at the weekend. Please put some of your photos up on Meetup as it will help other members see what we have achieved. Well done uDare EBC group of 2015 - we did it!!

    2 · April 15

  • Claire T.

    Thanks again to Sin Mei for organising this for us all! Still buzzing a little bit, not gonna lie :D Trip of a lifetime :)

    Claire and Nat.

    2 · April 14

  • Sin-Mei

    Hi, just a reminder that the main rucksack weight for the internal flight is 10kg (as per 2nd email), not 12kg as originally stated in the 1st email.

    March 23

  • Sin-Mei

    Hi guys, are any of you planning to get your visa at the aiport?

    February 8

    • Claire T.

      I've met a few people that got their visa on arrival at the airport and apparently it's really really easy, if anyone wanted to do it that way. I think however you choose to do it it's a very smooth process.

      March 3

    • Sin-Mei

      The trek leader has informed me for anyone who is buying the visa at the airport that it will need to be bought in US dollar and is now $40.

      March 4

  • Kath

    For those of you who live in London, some of the other outdoor groups are running an event at Cotswolds in Covent Garden tonight and you get 20% off everything bought on the night. It's a good opportunity to get some of your gear.

    1 · March 3

  • stephanie

    Hi - is there still a place available?

    February 26

    • Wolf

      Hey Stephanie, i emailed you back ;-)

      February 26

  • Kath

    Just need to book my plane tickets, I look forward to joining you all on the trip

    February 17

  • Sin-Mei

    Hi all, I have sent everyone an email requesting your flight information. If you have not read it yet, my return flight to UK from Kathmandu was cancelled so the 09:35 via Qatar airways to change at Doha no longer exists - please check if you were originally on this flight and contact your airline to rearrange if you (Olly - I got your message)

    February 17

  • Simon W.

    Hi sorry I can't now go my boss would allow the time off work sorry for inconvenience

    February 12

    • Wolf

      No worries Simon, thanks for your interest. All the best for whenever you do make it there ;-)

      February 13

  • Jacy

    Dear Wolf, I've sent a note asking to join the group but it was already closed, which made me find my way independently and I've booked my flight with Qatar in a different day of your group, but Qatar have not confirmed my booking. They keeping o asking me confirmation of passport and credit card details that I have twice sent. I sent a email asking for the cancelation, so that I can do another arrangement. If they confirm the cancelation I would be very pleased to join the group. Thank you.

    1 · February 13

    • Wolf

      Great stuff Jacy, hope you can manage to cancel. If so get in touch with us.. but either way it'll be a great experience ;-)

      February 13

  • Simon W.

    And what Visa do you need

    February 12

    • Wolf

      You just need a standard tourist visa for the duration Simon. They can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu but prob best to get it from the Nepalese embassy in London (by post) beforehand ;-)

      February 13

  • Sana A.

    I have been wanting to go for Everest Trekking that your group has mentioned. Have few queries since I couldnt find how to clarify them. - Can I rent trekking stuff from Kathmandu itself instead of buying them from Kuwait (where I come from)?
    - Do I have to arrange for renting the stuff before I even reach Kathmandu? As in should I be booking them over the phone or can I get them at the spot when I land in Nepal?
    - Are there specific dates and location as to when we should be landing in Nepal and after landing where we should be going?

    2 · November 8

    • Wolf

      Hi Claire, most people bought their wool (Merino is best) in the UK. They do have all that in Kathmandu as well but though it would still 'work', It seems to be pretty much all fakes of the brands so unlikely to be quite the equivalent quality of the real thing. For some things that won't matter too much and others it will. It's a personal choice really, weighing up the money factor is an individual. ;-)

      November 23

    • Claire T.

      Sweet, cheers for that, Wolf :)

      November 24

  • Sin-Mei

    Hi guys

    I have some flight information that I know some of you are eagerly waiting for!!

    I run the uDare York group so will be coming down from York to Heathrow but it does mean I am limited with which flights I can take - you may have more flexibility in times and cost being based in the London area.

    Please put up any alternative flights that you think might be better suited.

    1 · October 5, 2014

    • Olly T

      Hey Sin-Meil, I couldn't get the same flight out but am on Qatar Airways from Heathrow and get into Kathmandu on Sat, 28 Mar[masked]:30. I'm on the same flight back to London however. Looking forward to it! Olly

      November 11

    • Sin-Mei

      Hey Olly, great to hear! It's going to be amazing!!

      1 · November 16

  • Sin-Mei

    Hi all, there are some great offers on merino wool clothing if you need to buy any. I managed to get some Bridgedale merino socks for £8 from Cotswolds and buy one get one half price on already reduced Peter Storm merino base layers from Blacks (£28.50 for top and bottoms!)

    1 · October 26

    • Sana A.

      Hi Sin. I am highly confused about th everest trekking as i havent been to such trip ever. Have few queries. Have mentioned them in the comment section. About the clothing stuff and trekking gears, can I get them fom kathmandu itself? A friend of mine went with the Udare trekking crew last year and wa quiet happy. Can you please clarify these things so I can start preparing

      November 8

    • Wolf

      Hi Sana, please see reply below :)

      November 9

  • Nicolette W.

    Let me know if you planning a trip go to Mnt Kilimanjaro? Its been on my agenda too long now.

    3 · August 15, 2014

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