Everest Base Camp Trek – Himalaya Climb
Every mountain enthusiast should visit the Himalaya! The classic Everest Base Camp Trek and Kala Patar climb is justifiably one of the most famous treks in the Himalaya, if not the world. If you only have one opportunity to visit Nepal, this trek is not to be missed.
Trekkers follow the same route as our climbers will take to reach base camp on the Everest Expedition.
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 warm and generous people, which provides a wonderful respite from the high, cold environs of their surrounding peaks.
The earthquakes that began in April 2015 devastated many communities in Nepal, and nobody was unaffected by the tragedy. It also laid bare the lack of basic infrastructure that exists, particularly in remote areas of Nepal. We’ve explored many ways to help the people of Nepal, and sent direct aid to many of our Sherpa team whose homes were damaged, but that doesn’t address the long term needs and development in small rural villages. So we’ve decided to team up with our friends at dZi Foundation for our Everest Base Camp Treks. See Tab Below for details on these fundraising treks.
dZi Foundation has worked in partnership with extremely remote communities in Nepal to create lasting improvements in their quality of life since 1998. dZi’s work now impacts over 29,000 people through an innovative array of community-led initiatives that focus primarily on infrastructure and agriculture. Since the earthquakes that began in April, 2015, dZi has stayed true to its mission while also increasing its budget to affect additional relief and reconstruction efforts. To learn more about dZi’s work,visit their website dZi Foundation.
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, we have an itinerary (see tab below) designed to allow our guest 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.