Everest should always be seen with “right vision,” with elegance, not arrogance. Flanked by such peaks as Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse and other sky-touching mountains, Chomolungma, or “Mother Goddess of the World” as the Sherpas call her, is an awesome sight. Join us, during these busy times, on one of the world’s greatest treks up to Kalapatar and Everest Base Camp. Here, after struggling to climb up to 19,000 feet, you can gaze across at a mountain that is 10,000 feet higher than you are and be humbled!
Yet this is not just about mountains, but also about people. Along the way, you will visit the villages and the monasteries, learn about the environmental issues affecting the area, and meet the Sherpas and mountaineers who have left such deep imprints on the area.
This year, due to the earlier earthquake, we will likely camp, rather than stay in private homes or lodges, although the situation may vary from place to place and at different times of the year. We will, however, cook in the lodges, so that the local people will benefit from the income. For more on Nepal, watch Toni Neubauer on A Conversation with Brent Boynton.
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(excluding international air)
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive in Kathmandu; Welcome dinner.
Tour the Swayambunath, Pashupatinath and Bodhanath
Fly to Lukla; Walk up the hill to Phakding
Hike from Phakding to Namche
Free day in Namche to explore town, museum, and READ Global Library.
Climb to Thyangboche.
Day at rest to explore monastery.
Climb to Pheriche.
Day at rest.
Trek to Lobuche.
Climb Kalapatar and return to Gorak Shep.
Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Lobuche.
Trek to Dingboche.
Trek via Pangboche to Thyangboche.
Trek to Jorsali.
Rise early and hike to Lukla in time for your flight to Kathmandu.
Visit Patan and Bhaktapur. Farewell dinner.