Trek to Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Spectacular high mountain scenery, Sherpa culture, excellent lodges and views of beautiful Mt Ama Dablam are the highlights of this busy and popular trek.
Everybody wants a glimpse of the world’s highest mountain and that’s the reason why the Everest Base Camp Trek is so popular. The trek has a number of stunning attrac- tions, not least of these is being able to say you’ve visited the highest mountain in the world. The trek gets you right into the high-altitude heart of the high Himalaya, more so than any other teahouse trek. There are some lovely villages and gompas (mon- asteries), and the friendly Sherpa people of the Solu Khumbu region make trekking through the area a joy. Most of the trek is through the Sagarmatha National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site (Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Everest) and a refuge for musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, black bear and many spectacular types of irridescent pheasant.
The Adventure of a lifetime
At the start of this 12-day trip you will meet your fellow team members in a comfortable Kathmandu hotel, before boarding a twin-engine flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. During the next 10 days of trekking, you and the team will experience the best of Himalayan culture and hospitality, stopping off at villages and settlements far removed from the bustle of modern life. After reaching the historic Everest Base Camp of Hilary and Tenzing’s 1953 expedition, the trip will be capped by a summit of 5643m Kala Patthar, where you will rewarded with spectacular views of the mighty Himalayan peaks.
Highlights : Explore exciting Kathmandu, Visit the museum of Namche Bazaar, Experience the exhilaration of reaching Everest Base Camp, Discover remote monasteries, Admire spectacular Himalayan vistas, Stay in mountain teahouses, Learn about Sherpa culture, Take a flight over mountain peaks