12 days point-to-point walking with full porterage. Altitude maximum 5545m, average 3900m.
3 nights hotels, 12 nights teahouses
All breakfasts included.
This is a Grade C trek, with 12 days point-to-point walking.
The maximum altitude will be 5,545m with an average of 3,900m. Ample time is given for acclimatisation, but altitude is a factor and must be considered.
Good fitness is required for this trek.
Normal group size and age
Normally 1 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 18.
EXPEDITION TREKS 29th March and 23rd April 2013
Experience life with an Everest summit expedition by spending two extra nights with a climbimg team at Base Camp Base at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall, a spectcular setting. On these departures you will also meet and have dinner with Ang Phurba, the only surviving Nepali from the 1953 Hilary and Tenzing Norgay expedition. Ang Phurba is the father of one of our senior Nepali leaders and lives in Namche Bazaar.
The 29 March 2013 trek will be led by Valerie Parkinson, who attempted Everest herself in spring 2009 and whose experience and knowledge of both the area and being part of a climbing expedition will add an extra dimension to the trek.
The trek starting on 23 April 2013 will be led by Lakpa Lama, one of our most experienced Nepalese leaders.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Fitness is important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most treks at this grade compare to extended walking in mountainous terrain such as the Lakes of Snowdonia, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Previous trekking experience is desirable, but not vital if you are confident of your physical condition.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
Wilderness: Visit the deserts, jungles, plateaux, tundra and mountains of all seven continents, including Antarctica.
For those clients who wish to travel with a group of other solo/single travellers, on certain trips we have set aside departure dates that are specifically recommended for clients booking individually. Solo departures are aimed at taking away that concern that you may be the only solo traveller when you arrive overseas. Look out for the solo departures (marked with a grey icon's') by checking the notes in the dates and prices table.
However, please note that we inform any couples, or friends travelling together, who enquire about these dates that the trip is recommended for solos, but we do not refuse bookings from non-solo travellers, and we are therefore not able to guarantee that a solo departure will be exclusively made up of solo travellers.