Everest Base Camp Trek – Trip Description
Berg Adventures Trip Highlights on Everest Base Camp Trek:
- Trek through the mighty Himalayas and meet countless old friends of ours along the way
- Visit Everest Base Camp and experience the camaraderie as climbers attempt the world’s highest peak
- Stand on the summit of Kala Patar at 18,600ft/5,670m for stunning views of Everest
- Spend your nights in the finest tea lodges and experience the rich culture of the Sherpa people
- Visit ancient monasteries and receive a blessing from a monk or lama
- Explore the colorful city of Kathmandu
Stand in the Shadow of Mount Everest
From the moment you land at the airstrip in Lukla to the moment you depart, you will be surrounded by some of the most incredible mountain scenery in the world. But it is not the remarkable sights alone that keep people coming back to Nepal, it is the kindness and hospitality of the people, the colorful mix of cultures and the relaxed pace of like in Everest’s Khumbu region.
Without the presence of cars or mechanized transport of any kind, life moves at a walking pace in the Khumbu. The monasteries you will encounter along the way were thriving long before trekkers and climbers arrived. The Khumbu is a historically and spiritually significant place which has been welcoming traders and pilgrims traveling between India and Tibet for centuries.
Today the region sees pilgrims of a different variety – the pilgrims in search of mountains and mountain cultures embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. The trek to Everest Base Camp ranks as one of the greatest mountain walks in the world. You will find yourself surrounded by grand Himalayan giants whose beauty will forever be ingrained in your memory. Your first glimpse of Everest is a moment you will never forget.
Learn more about what life is like at Everest Base Camp. Sign-up today for your Himalayan adventure and trek with Berg Adventures!
To trek to Everest Base Camp you need to be in excellent physical condition, but no climbing or mountaineering experience is necessary. Our goal is to climb Kala Patar at 18,600ft/5,670m and to walk on the broken glacial moraine all the way to Base Camp at 17,500ft/5,333m. You will spend 16 days in a land where life is simple, trails are steep and the air is thin. Begin training today to make the most of your adventure!
Updates from your adventure will be posted on bergadventures.com and on Berg Adventures Facebook page. If you would like to have a specific dispatch posted for your expedition, please contact our office for details. We will be happy to accommodate your requests. Our dispatches have been used by family and friends to follow the progress of our groups and by schools to learn about the wild places we visit. They can be a wonderful lasting archive of your adventure.
Kathmandu and Trip Extensions
Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu is vibrant with history and culture making it an exciting trip destination on its own. With every Berg Adventures trip to Nepal, we spend a few days in Kathmandu, but there is always more to see and do. If you are interested in extending your trip to give you more time to explore this colorful city, we are happy to help you make arrangements. Read our article “Things to Do in Kathmandu” to learn more.
Those with extra time to spare should consider trip extensions to Tibet, Bhutan or other regions of Nepal. Check out these trips: Seven Days in Tibet and Trekking in Bhutan, or contact our office for alternate regions of Nepal and customized itineraries.