Everest Trekking

Posted by Andy on Sunday, August 29, 2010

Solu Khumbu is justifiably reknowned, not only because it encompasses Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain (8850m), but also because of its exotic Sherpa villages and monasteries. The main goal of many Everest treks is the Everest Base Camp at an elevation of about 5340m. You cannot see Everest from the base camp, so most trekkers also climb Kala Pattar, a 5545m bump on the southern flank of Pumori (7145m). From Kala Pattar there is a dramatic view of Mt. Everest. Wherever you choose to trek in the Everest region you’ll be treated to some of the most dramatic scenery and fascinating cultural experiences anywhere in the world. The Everest or Solu Khumbu region is one of the most popular areas for trekking in Nepal, with a mystique derived from its soaring peaks and the exploits of legendary mountaineers.

For further trek information Click on your preferred trek for a description plus all itinerary details.

Everest Base Camp Trek

18 days | Medium-Hard

A classic trek passing the interesting town of Namche Bazaar. The trek continues past the famous monastery of Tengboche and Gorak Shep from where Kala Pattar can be climbed. Last but not least visit Everest base camp. Read more

Everest Panorama Trek

11 days | Medium

A relatively easy trek that takes you up high along trails to Tengboche Monastery (3850m). This is a short and scenic trek which offers a superb view of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest. Read more

Everest Ama Dablam Trek

12 days | Medium

This is a trek for those with limited time, yet it still provides close-up views of Everest and a chance to spend time in the Sherpa villages. The route takes you into the Everest region through the Sagarmatha National Park. Read more

Everest Gokyo Ri Trek

15 days | Medium

This is a trek for those with limited time, yet it still provides close-up views of Everest and a chance to spend time in the Sherpa villages. The route takes you into the Everest region through the Sagarmatha National Park. Read more

Everest Trek via Jiri

25 days | Medium-Hard

This classic Everest trek, which follow the “Dudh Koshi river” north through terraced hillsides and small villages, is the classic way which the expeditions to the summit of Mt. Everest followed for many years. Read more

Everest Short Trek

9 days | Medium – Difficult

This short 9-day Everest trek is a scenic trek offering superb views of the world’s highest peaks. We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip in the Khumbu region and trek up to Namche Bazaar and on to the Tyangboche Monastery. Read more

 

Services and costs included in the price

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu area
  • Licensed, trained, English-speaking guides
  • Porters for carrying goods and supplies
  • All teahouse accommodations and hot showers during trek
  • All meals and hot beverages whilst trekking
  • Fights to and from Lukla
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking
  • Trekking equipment including sleeping bags, down jackets, tents and mattresses
  • Cooking equipment on camping treks
  • Camp-site charges (when and where applicable)
  • Staff insurance, medication and equipment
  • Coordination of mountain rescue service (costs covered by guest’s rescue insurance plan)

Services and costs not included in price

  • International airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage charges more than 16kg and hand bag more than 5kg in domestic flights
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Mountain rescue charges or insurance
  • Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic)
  • Lunches and dinners when not trekking
  • Additional food on trek in addition to three standard meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Special region permit and liaison officer fees (where applicable)