Trek through Sherpa heartland to the foot of the world's highest peak
Everest (8848m) - there is no greater mountain. This lodge-based trek follows in the footsteps of the great climbing parties. This Everest trek passes through Sherpa country past cultivated fields and small villages, we follow the Dudh Kosi before the hard work begins as we climb up to Namche Bazaar. Above the tree line the scenery is stark but spectacular.
The incredible monastery at Thyangboche is a photographer's paradise, set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest and other huge, snowcapped peaks. With time for acclimatisation en route, our goal is Everest Base Camp on the Khumbu Glacier and the opportunity to climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for a breathtaking view of the highest mountain on Earth.
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What the papers say about Everest Base Camp...
“The cloud had lifted and with a morning tea in my hand (lemon of course) and in front of my eyes were the most majestic views I have ever seen. Ama Dablam was soaring into the sky with a plume of cloud and snow just streaming off its summit. My head was almost at full tilt backwards just to take in its 6814m of height.”
Exodus client Neal Lever shares his Base Camp trek on his blog. Read more
EXPEDITION TREKS - 28th March, 4th April, 13th April 2014
Experience life with an Everest summit expedition by spending two extra nights with a climbing team at Base Camp Base at the foot of the spectacular Khumbu Ice Fall. 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 14th April 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.
What makes this trip responsible?
We ask that you use environmentally sound practices whilst in Nepal. Please do not buy any mineral water whilst on trek as currently there are no provisions for disposing of the empty plastic bottles. Boiled drinking water is provided throughout the trek and it is advisable to bring water purification tablets (such as Biox Aqua) to treat any non-boiled water. Please bring bio degradable soaps and shampoos and do not pollute the rivers. We recommend bringing a spare plastic bag for rubbish that cannot be burnt. Burnable rubbish can be left in the lodges and non-burnable rubbish should be taken back to Kathmandu. Please take used batteries back to your own country.
Please note that many Nepalis are still traditional in the way they dress. Out of respect for the country we ask you to dress conservatively – no sleeveless tops. Although shorts are acceptable on trek only they should be very modest and reach the knees and for women a skirt or trousers are preferable. Temples and monasteries are places of worship so please be respectful when visiting them and whilst taking photographs.
Click on the title below for more information about our projects in Nepal.
Himalayan Community Support project
Exodus has supported various projects over the years in the Himalaya and all the details can be found on the project page. Your leader will also provide up to date information in Kathmandu.
Esther Benjamin’s Trust helps to improve the lives of Nepal’s most vulnerable children and young people. The Trust provides full time care for 140 children who are at risk of being trafficked or of domestic or sexual abuse - an indispensable safety net.
We are also very proud of our environmental project, where we have installed over 50 solar cookers into the Everest region. In most of the lodges we use, these solar cookers help to continually boil and sterilise the water meaning there is no need to buy plastic water bottles that cannot be easily recycled in Nepal. We also donated 89 smokeless stoves to Thulopatel Village to provide a safer and healthier alternative to cooking, which helps prevent eye and lung problems women used to experience because of the smoky fire.
For full details please visit the Project page.
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Views of Everest from Kala Patthar