Everest Base Camp Trek
High in the Himalaya, the Khumbu is a beautiful and culturally rich region. The immense mountain landscape and its warm and welcoming people are inseparable, and yet are often in stark contrast with one another. The Sherpa and Tibetan peoples have been living in the high mountains of the Himalaya for thousands of years, and have rich traditions entwined with their mountain surroundings. They are an incredibly generous people, which provides a wonderful respite from the high, cold environs of their surrounding peaks.
We’ll begin the Everest Base Camp Trek in the busy city of Kathmandu, Nepal. We depart the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, via an awe-inspiring flight into the foothills of the Himalayas to the mountain airstrip in the village of Lukla. The Khumbu region is the home of the Sherpa people, and we will visit the bustling village of Namche Bazaar and the iconic Tengboche monastery as we make our way through mountain valleys en route to our destination. The unmatched scenic beauty of this region is truly hard to describe, but as we climb out of deep valleys and gain altitude, it unfolds before us with views of legendary peaks steeped in a rich tradition of mountaineering. Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Imja Tse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Nuptse and numerous other stunning peaks come into view as we climb our way up to the foot of Mount Everest.
On the trek we will be hiking for 4-8 hours a day at a comfortable pace. The trip itinerary (see below) is designed to allow our guests to acclimatize so you can feel good and really enjoy the experience. Yaks and porters help carry the majority of our gear for the trek so that trekkers need only carry a day pack with some extra clothes, snacks, and water for the day. Our trekking teams stay in comfortable, locally owned lodges that we have chosen for their quality, healthful food, as well as the facility.
Our treks are led by both local Sherpa guides and highly experienced and trained Mountain Trip guides, many of whom have climbed extensively in the Himalaya. Mountain Trip brings our high level of personal service and commitment not only to our trekkers, but also to developing and maintaining relationships with our Himalayan friends and staff, most of whom have worked with us for years. Our guides’ expertise and Mountain Trip’s personal touch enable us to provide you with the experience of a lifetime.
If you have questions, please contact the Mountain Trip office at [email protected] or (970) 369-1153.