Lodge-to-Lodge on the Greatest Mountain Adventure in the World

Overview

When it comes to absolutely spectacular scenery, this trek has it all! In the high realm of Everest, you’ll trek to mystical Tengboche Monastery, explore the base camps of Ama Dablam and Everest, and enjoy stunning views from Kala Patar (18,365'). Then, crossing the snow-covered Cho La to the turquoise lakes of the Gokyo Valley, you’ll trek to the summit of Gokyo Ri for the unforgettable view of four of the six highest peaks on earth—Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. It’s arguably the most dramatic trek in the world, the adventure of a lifetime, and you can do it all without camping! Family-owned Sherpa lodges keep you comfy throughout this incredible adventure.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-8
Kathmandu / Lukla / Namche / Tengboche

From Lukla, our trek brings you to Namche Bazaar, the villages of Thame, Khunde, and Khumjung, and stunning Tengboche Monastery, where the peaks of Kangtega and Thamserku soar directly above. Overnights throughout the trek are in Sherpa lodges offering private rooms, private or shared bathrooms, and a warm personal welcome.

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Days 9-13
Pangboche / Ama Dablam Base Camp / Chukhung Valley

Our Exploration Days bring you deeper into the Khumbu and away from the main trekking trail. From Pangboche, hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp, and in the Chukhung Valley, options include a hike through yak pastures with fantastic views of Lhotse.

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Days 14-15
Kala Patar / Everest Base Camp

Hiking up Kala Patar (18,365') rewards you with an awesome view of Everest’s massive Southwest Face, the peak of Pumori, and the enormous faces of Lhotse and Nuptse. Our hike to Everest Base Camp (17,600') reveals an incredible view of the Khumbu Icefall.

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Days 16-25
Gokyo Valley / Kathmandu

Cross the snowy Cho La (17,780') and descend into the Gokyo Valley, with its stunning glacial lakes. Gokyo Ri (17,500') features fantastic top-of-the-world views! Descend to Lukla, fly to Kathmandu, and depart on Day 25.

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Highlights

Highlights

Fantastic Exploration Days at Ama Dablam Base Camp and in the Chukhung Valley
The trekkers’ peaks of Kala Patar and Gokyo Ri, and a hike to Everest Base Camp
Paced for maximum acclimatization and led by the Khumbu’s most experienced guides
Overnights in family-owned Sherpa lodges—no camping!

Details

Length: 25 days
Cost From: $5495  
Arrive: Kathmandu, Nepal
Depart: Kathmandu, Nepal
Lodging: 4 nights hotels, 20 nights family-owned Sherpa lodges
Meals: All meals included except 3 lunches and 4 dinners
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

20-day trek on moderate to steep trails, 4-8 hours a day, altitudes between 9,000-18,365 feet

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