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Trekking Everest

Mt. Everest is the most well known name in adventure. The world’s tallest mountain is the barrier between Nepal and Tibet and nestled into a corner of the Himalayas known as the Khumbu. This area may be most well known for being home to Everest and to the Sherpa’s that call it home, but this area has so much more to offer.

All journeys here start with a flight in Lukla. As soon as you arrive you’ll feel the altitude and begin the process of acclimatization. From there the path leads north to Namche Bazaar (commonly called the gateway to Everest) and onwards to small villages en route to the base camps and peaks of these formidable giants.

While this valley has become one of the most known and traveled in Nepal, there are side routes off the main trail and different ways to time your trip so that you aren’t stuck with a hoard of people day after day and night after night. There are also a variety of small villages, monasteries and lesser known peaks and base camps to visit - some with views far superior than their more famous neighbors. We have a wide variety of samples and offerings in this area, but the common thread between all of them is that they are designed to give you a unique and personalized experience while exploring in the shadow of the tallest mountains on earth.

Sunrise over Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam
Mende Everest Summit Lodge
Thyangboche Monastery
Everest Summit Lodge in Mende, Khumbu
Prayer flags in the wind
View of Ama Dablam from the Everest Summit Loge in Tashinga
Namche Bazaar
Bridge crossing in the Khumbu
Trekking Everest Sample Itineraries

We have been working in this incredibly dynamic valley since we started in the business over 30 years ago. Our time in the region has expanded our knowledge of not only what is possible here, but also what is worth doing. You can do great short treks that are moderate in difficulty but still exciting in terms of views and culture, you can heli-trek to some of the lesser known base camps of the area or even do an extended and challenging trek up over the passes that border this valley - the possibilities are endless. This area is not just the highway to Everest and its base camp! Here are a few itineraries to glance at, if you’re interested in the details request the full-itineraries.

Everest from Gokyo Trek: Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Depart USA | Day 3: Arrive Kathmandu | Day 4: In Kathmandu | Day 5: Fly to Lukla, begin trek | Days 6-19: On trek | Day 20: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu | Day 21: In Kathmandu | Day 22: Depart Kathmandu | Day 23: Arrive home

The "Other" Base Camp - Heli-Trekking Ama Dablam: Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu | Day 2: Explore Kathmandu & enjoy your welcome dinner | Day 3: Fly Lukla, hike Monjo | Day 4 & 5: Hike Namche Bazaar & explore the gateway to Everest | Day 6 & 7: Hike Tashinga & onto Pangboche | Day 8 & 9: Exploring Pangboche & hike Ama Dablam Base Camp | Day 10 & 11: Chopper though the Himalaya back to a lodge on the ridge above Kathmandu | Day 12: Depart


  • Get up close & personal with the world's tallest mountains
  • Experience first hand the friendly Sherpa culture
  • Days on the trail accompanied by comfortable nights in lodges throughout

Check Out Our Other Sample Nepal Itineraries:

  • The Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang

    • Come explore what the Dalai Lama has called the last bastion of living Tibetan Buddhism.

  • Trekking Manaslu & Tsum Valleys

    • Nestled into the base of the Himalayas, these valleys are located close to the major hubs of travel in Nepal but are also not frequently visited. With lots of trekking and heli-trekking options, this is area is prime for adventure!

  • Trekking East Nepal

    • Remote, rarely traveled and absolutely beautiful! This corner of the Himalaya boasts fabulous views, tribal villages and unique experiences that can be done in a week or up to a month.