Everest Base Camp Trek May 13-27, 2018
Visit Mount Everest: the highest point on the planet! This is an incredible journey
into the Himalayas! Spend two weeks hiking through the biggest and most
impressive mountains in the world. Experience the colorful Sherpa culture, Buddhist monasteries and mountain side villages while enjoying the best services in the Khumbu region without paying for an overpriced expedition! Alpine Expeditions offers the unique option of spending one night at Everest base camp. No other outfitter offers this!
About the trek:
The Everest Base Camp trek is a classic trek which follows in the footsteps of Hillary & Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar for superb views of Everest.
This trek begins with an exhilarating 45 minute mountain flight into the airstrip at Lukla. From here we trek slowly up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. We soon get our first glimpse of Everest as it peeks above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. At this point it is still several walking days away, but with careful acclimatization we soon find ourselves high up in the heart of the Khumbu region.
On the Everest Base Camp Trek we visit Tengpoche monastery en route before continuing on to Everest base camp and our goal, an ascent of Kala Pattar, an 18,500' sub-summit of Pumori that has excellent views of Everest and that does not require any glacier travel or mountaineering skills other than hiking. This vantage point gives fantastic views of the Ice Fall and South Col as well as the immense south-west face of Everest which was first climbed in 1975 by Chris Bonington's team.
Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges.
You can also inquire about a shorter, easier (and more affordable) version of this trek that will allow you to see Everest without having to hike higher than 14,000'.
No matter how you do it, this is truly a classic adventure in which you will experience exotic and beautiful monasteries, colorful sherpa villages and amazing views of the highest and most beautiful peaks in the world!