Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA
 
 

Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar

Our trek to the base of Mount Everest will surpass your expectations. We ascend in true expedition style savoring the quintessential trekking experience with our guides, crew and porters as we ascend to the base of the world's highest mountain. Our carefully devised itinerary reflects our proven track record, with time for safe acclimatisation - the key to any successful trek in the Everest region. Our trail leads through the famous villages of Namche and Khumjung as well as Thyangboche monastery that reflect the renowned Sherpa culture. We include ascents to Kala Pattar (5545m) from where our guides will point out the classic climbing routes to the summit. A foray is also included to Everest Base Camp from where expeditions prepare to climb the world's highest peak. All nights are spent in our exclusive private permanent campsites and handpicked eco lodges.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
DAYS 3/4 Fly to Lukla, commence trek through Sherpa villages
DAYS 5/6 Arrive Namche Bazaar, rest and acclimatise with an optional walk to the pretty village of Khumjung
DAYS 7/8 Trek to Dingboche via Thyangboche Monastery
DAY 9 Rest and acclimatise in Dingboche
DAY 10 Slowly ascend through yak pastures to Khumbu Glacier
DAYS 11/12 Ascend Kala Pattar (5545m) to gain uninterrupted views of Everest (8848m) & trek to Everest Base Camp
DAYS 13/15 Return trek via Namche to Monjo
DAY 16 Return to Lukla
DAY 17 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
DAY 18 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

traveller reviews

The trek was immaculately organised down to a tee. I could not be more impressed with our itinerary and how it was planned and executed to provide a seamless and world-class experience. What was most influential, however, was the quality of staff that accompanied us on our journey.

Spending 14 days in close proximity to our guides and porters means that their personalities and attitudes have a strong bearing on the way the trip pans out and whether it is a positive or negative experience. Our guides Asim and Nabin were absolutely exceptional. They not only performed their duties, but also went above and beyond their responsibilities to be extremely caring, friendly, and fun-loving. They single-handedly made the trek memorable and are excellent ambassadors for World Expeditions.

Examples of this are plentiful, but of particular note was how the crew added personal elements to the journey. Asim's daughter turned ten whilst we were on the trip - the day's acclimatisation walk therefore revolved around ascending high enough to gain phone reception so that we could all sing happy birthday to her. That night, our dessert was a birthday cake (and we all sang again). Nabin was equally as friendly, hugging each of us as we reached Base Camp and sumitted Kala Pattar.

Following the trek, Asim came to our hotel to see us several times and recommended multiple restaurants and experiences in Kathmandu. He also got Nabin on the phone so we could say a final goodbye the night before our flight home.

In this way I felt that it was an incredibly personal experience, and one that I will certainly recommend to others. Thank you very much to everyone at World Expeditions that made the trek a fantastic experience.

Tom Hall Sydney, Australia

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Trip Code: EBC
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  18 days
Activities:  Trekking
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Next Trip:  06 October 2014
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price: $2,390.00 USD

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