Ice seracs, North Face of Everest, Tibet
Mount Everest’s northern flanks are an other-wordly setting of towering ice pinnacles on the Roof of the World. Our adventurous trek brings us to a spectacular camp at 21,000 feet.
Photo by Tom Shima
Trip Details at-a-Glance
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Choosing the Right Trip
We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.
We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.
Once you have signed up on the trip, we send a complete packing list, relevant health information, and required travel documents.
This is one of our special Repertory Trips offered every two to five years. It will be several years before this journey is offered again. Now is the time to go!
Itinerary at a Glance
We are still finalizing the details of this itinerary. Please email or call us at 1-800-368-2794 and we’ll send you the Full Detailed Itinerary as soon as it is available.
Departures & Leaders
This is one of our special Repertory Trips offered only every two to five years. This journey will not be offered again for several years. Now is the Time to Go!
May 29-Jun 26, 2016 Gary McCue
Trip Cost Includes:
- Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
- All accommodations
- Camp staff including pack animals and cooks
- Group camping and cooking equipment including dining, sleeping and toilet tents, sleeping bags and pads
- All land transportation in Nepal and Tibet, airport transfers for passengers on group flights
Trip Cost Does Not Include:International airfare to/from Kathmandu, airport departure taxes, any meals not specified after each itinerary day in the Full Trip Brochure, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff, hotels en route to/from Kathmandu, any additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by international airline schedule changes or other factors, pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations, Nepal and Tibet visa fees, travel and evacuation insurance, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).
Trip Payment Schedule*
At time of reservation: $500
120 days prior to departure: 50%
60 days prior to departure: Balance
*Please note that this differs from our regular catalog departures.
Gary McCue literally wrote the book on trekking in Tibet and he has pioneered some of our most amazing Himalayan expeditions, including the In the Footsteps of Heinrich Harrer, a trek that retraces the final stretch of the journey of Heinrich Harrer, author of the classic adventure Seven Years in Tibet, and The World's Highest Trek, which brings trekkers up as high as 21,000 feet on Mt. Everest. Gary is the author of the definitive Trekking Tibet: A Traveler’s Guide, now in its third edition. "I have a "trek philosophy" known as laid-back trekking (LBT). In a nutshell, it's based on how the slower you go (as long as you don't come into camp in the dark!), and the closer to the back of the trek group you are, the more often amazing things tend to happen. One can race along the trails anywhere in the world and have mostly a view of the toes of their boots, but if you slow it down, you can take in the incredible surroundings and really experience what attracted you to a region in the first place." Gary's strong connection to the Himalayan people opens many doors. He speaks Tibetan, lived in Nepal for many years, and now resides in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australia.
Gary is excellent in every way. It was an incredible experience.Terry C., New Albany, IN
Gary is the best. Everything you would want in a trip leader—knowledge, experience and fun.Randy R., Edgewater, MD
Gary is the most competent guide I have experienced. One would be hard pressed to find a more personable and knowledgeable individual in the trekking business.Scott S., Fresno, CA
Tibet: The World's Highest Trek
Gary is a gem. His vast knowledge of the area's history and culture, as well as his numerous contacts, all added immensely to the trip.Karl G., El Cerrito, CA
Hidden Kingdom of Mustang
Gary was outstanding in every way. He's why I signed up for the trip. It was a long trek, and he made it worthwhile, every day! Bravo!Alan R., Santa Cruz, CA
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