Everest Base Camp
Your adventure to Nepal begins in the exotic city of Kathmandu. There is no other place quite like it. It's a city beaming with intoxicating sites and sounds. You'll feel like you've been dropped into a Raiders of the Lost Ark movie as you wander around the city. There are more World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu than any other place in the world. We’ll visit sacred Buddhist shrines built in 600 AD, Monkey Temple, Durbar Square, and the unique Thamel shopping area lined with climbing and trekking gear shops.
Everest Base Camp Trek
After a few days touring Kathmandu, we will fly to Lukla to begin our trek in the magnificent Everest Khumbu valley and walk in the footsteps of legends like Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The stunning views and the spirit of the Sherpa people in the Khumbu valley will touch your soul and forever change you. As you move up the valley, the glorious peaks and vistas of the Himalayas will come into sight: Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and finally, the great one, Everest. Each night we'll stay in local tea houses with Sherpa friends we've made over the years and learn about the Sherpa customs and culture.
After spending a few days in the Khumbu's trading center, Namche Bazaar, to acclimatize, we'll start moving further up the valley. Along the way, we’ll pass the Buddhist monastery in Tengboche. No trek in the Khumbu is complete without the blessing of a Buddhist Lama to insure our well-being and safety. Moving slowly up the valley, we'll reach our final destination tea house in Lobuche. From here we'll start our accent of Kala Pattar at 18,187 feet (5545) to see Everest in its full glory, and if everyone's feeling fit and healthy we'll make the trek into Everest Base camp.