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Everest region treks
A selection of treks to the world's highest mountain and surrounding areas
Everest Region Treks

Have you ever longed to set eyes on our highest summit? These exciting trek in the Everest region gives you the opportunity to fulfil a dream, while taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Himalaya.

From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla and its tiny airstrip, where each of these treks begin. We spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among their villages and monasteries, with distant views of Everest its neighbours Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse.

 

Acclimatisation days are spent at Namche Bazaar and at Pheriche, and we have added not only another contingency day, but 3 nights at Gorak Shep (many companies only allocate 1 night here), to allow time to acclimatise; an important factor in your enjoyment of the trek.

 

To enjoy these treks fully you need to be fit and walk regularly. Previous trekking experience is obviously an asset, but is not essential. Bear in mind that ascents and descents on some days could exceed 1,000m, with steep sections in places.

 

Time is spent at high altitude which may affect your performance, though rest days are built into the trek to help you acclimatise. If you have any doubts as to your suitability for the trek, please telephone us for advice.

EVEREST BASE CAMP + KALAR PATTAR (19 days total)

Our version of this classic trip up the Khumbu Valley to Everest allows ample time to visit both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. With a contingency day for bad weather or extra acclimatisation if required, as well as the usual acclimatisation days, we have allowed plenty of time to maximise everyone’s chances of reaching Base Camp.

 

You will also have chance to see the porter shelter partly funded by Community Action Nepal at Gorak Shep. Our trek can be run as a tea house trek for a minimum of 2 people, or as a camping trip if there are 4 or more.

EVEREST BASE CAMP + POKALDE PEAK (21 days total)

Pokalde, a 5806m peak in the stunning Everest region, offers fit trekkers an extra challenge after the rewards of the trek to Kala Pattar and the base camp of the world’s highest summit. Trekking the classic route to Everest Base Camp, we camp just below the Kongma La, where we have several days set aside to explore and climb Pokalde.

Pokalde requires no special technical skills, but because of the altitude and chance of snow, it is sufficiently challenging for those who undertake it and winter skills experience is required. The climb is optional and an easier return route to Lukla is an alternative. For those who reach the summit, the views that unfold in clear weather are ample reward for the effort.

EVERST BASE CAMP via GOKYO (22 days total)

Our trip takes in the all the best parts of a trip to the Everest region: Kala Pattar, Everest Base Camp, the Cho La Pass, the turquoise holy lakes at Gokyo and the sublime view of Everest and a host of other Khumbu peaks from the summit of Gokyo Ri across the Ngozumpa glacier.

We spend time acclimatising on our ascent via the Gokyo valley, which is much quieter than the Khumbu Valley which we descend. Our itinerary includes a contingency day for bad weather or extra acclimatisation as well as the usual acclimatisation days. This trip can be run as a tea house trek for a minimum of 2 people.

EVEREST LUXURY LODGE TREK (13 days total)

If you prefer trekking without camping, this is for you as on this version of the Gompas and Sherpas of Everest route we will stay in luxury tea houses whilst on trek and in the best hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek.

 

Himalayan giants from Everest to Ama Dablam tower above the Khumbu Valley – to say the view is awe inspiring is an understatement. This well paced trek offers excellent views of Mount Everest and other peaks and visits Sherpa villages and monasteries without going to extremes of altitude.

GHUNSA and THUBTEN CHOLING GOMPA

It takes us through villages untouched by tourism to cross the Everest trail and visits Thubten Choling Gompa (monastery) with its 150 monks, exiled by Chinese repression, worshipping in their beautifully painted monastery building.

The trek will also include visits to a number of other Buddhist monasteries, a visit to a school and health post funded by Community Action Nepal in a remote Nepali community and an opportunity for those with the energy to trek to a height of 3600m on the ridge of Konglemu Danda to experience spectacular views of surrounding mountains including Everest.

GOMPAS AND SHERPAS OF EVEREST (15 days total)

This well-paced trek in the world’s most famous mountain region offers excellent views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and the shapely Ama Dablam, towering above the Khumbu Valley.

 

Visiting Sherpa villages including Namche Bazaar and the famous monasteries of Tengboche and Pangboche, this is our easiest trek in the Everest region and offers an excellent taste of trekking here without going to extremes of altitude.

PLEASE NOTE:

 

  1. Christmas time is usually the coldest trekking season, and for this reason Everest Base Camp treks which run over the Christmas/New Year period are normally run as tea house treks instead of camping treks.
     

  2. This trip requires a minimum of 4 trekkers to run as a camping trip. If there are less than 4 clients on the trip, we reserve the right to use tea house accommodation. You will still have the services of a sirdar and porters and/or pack animals.
     

  3. Whilst we expect that the trek will run as per the itinerary, participants should accept that there is a possibility of changes being necessary subject to local conditions.

The Price Includes (on lodge basis):

  • Transfers between Kathmandu and accommodation.

  • Return flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, including departure taxes for internal flights where applicable

  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu in rooms on sharing basis (single supplement extra) with shower and WC and inclusive of breakfast

  • Three meals a day (open Lodge menus) and accommodation (sharing basis) during the trekas

  • Participation in the trek as per itinerary inclusive of full board

  • Services of local porters (15kg max per person), Sirdar (head guide) and assistant guide (depending on group size)

  • All Nepalese staff insurance as per Government regulations

  • All trekking permits.

 

Not Included:

  • International flights

  • Nepalese visa - (please refer to our document “Preparing for your trek: Nepal” for latest prices)

  • Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Travel insurance

  • Tips

  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls and souvenirs (allow approximately £250 spending money)
     

Options:

  • Extra nights are available in Kathmandu in our group hotel, and in Pokhara in our choice of accommodation.

  • Extension packages can also be organised in Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan.

 

Please refer to our Himalayan extensions dossier for more details. Extensions should be arranged to booking international flights.

IMPORTANT INFO

GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS 

CAT specialises in providing standard and bespoke treks for groups, typically couples, parties of families and friends, and school, college and Scout parties. We are also happy to provide trips for clients travelling alone.

DATES TO SUIT YOU

Simply select the dates that suit you within the trekking time windows indicated above. 

LAND ONLY PRICES

The prices and dates in this list are all LAND ONLY. They do not include international flights. We recommend you search for flights yourself to get the best value. If you have any queries, please contact us.

MINIMUM NUMBERS

Our standard trip prices shown above are based on a team of 4 trekkers. Treks can be booked for larger and smaller parties, or individual trekkers. Please contact us directly for more information.

SINGLE ROOM/TENT SUPPLEMENT

The single supplements apply if you request a single tent or single hotel room for your trip. Please contact us if you require more information and accurate pricing.

TOTAL TRIP LENGTH

up to 24 days

PRICE

SEE BROCHURES

TREKKING WINDOW

MAR - MAY

OCT - DEC

GHUNSA TREK
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