After an initial day’s exploration of the treasure trove of Kathmandu, your journey begins with an electrifying flight to Lukla, perched on the edge of a cliff at 2,860m.
Here is where your trek begins. While penetrating through the floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagaramatha National Park, the trail winds through magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and firs. Gateways to scattered highland Buddhist hamlets are adorned with engraved mani walls and fluttering prayer flags. This trip will leave you with the sense of a spiritual journey.
This stunning landscape and breathtaking views of the Himalayan giants, including, Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8586m), Mount Cho Oyu (8188m) and Mount Ama Dablam (6812m), among many others, are frequent rewards throughout.
Visits to ancient sacred Himalayan monasteries, including those at Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and Pangboche, plus encounters with native Sherpa families, are amongst theis trek’s cultural highlights.
The final approach to Everest, along the edge of the Khumbu Glacier to reach Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall, makes the trek absolutely worthwhile. All of this is rounded off by the ascent of Kalapatthar (5545m) offering the very best of views of Everest.