This trek is unique in that as well as visiting Everest Basecamp, we have the privilege of spending some time at Island Peak Base Camp with our climbing expeditions, giving an appreciation of the inner workings of expedition life.
The Sherpa were of Tibetan origin having traveled over the high Tibetan passes to settle in the Nepalese highlands. They developed trade between the two countries bringing gems, wool and salt from Tibet in exchange for the plentiful Nepalese products. The Sherpas brought their Buddhist religion with them, which they evolved to develop their own sect of the faith. They are very generous and spiritual people with a colorful lifestyle and our trek allows us to spend time with them in their homeland.
The trekking days are moderately strenuous following well established paths between the villages along the route. The daily trekking stages involve walking for between 4 and 6 hours duration with plenty of scenic places to stop along the way. The whole area is stunning and the trek also allows us the privilege of crossing the Kongma la, a high pass with the best views we have seen in the Himalayas. While the climbing expedition members are making the ascent of Island Peak, the non-climbing members get to explore around the region's rarely visited areas or merely just put your feet up with a book!
Dates: Trip #1: April 26 - May 18, 2014
Trip #2: October 15 - November 6, 2013 & 2014
Duration: 23 days
Departure: ex Kathmandu, Nepal.
Price: US$4,100 per person
This trek accompanies our Island Peak expedition, providing for couples and families who have climbing and trekking aspiriations.
You can view the trip notes for the Khumbu Trek online or download a pdf using the links below;
|Khumbu Trek Trip Notes 2013|
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Read dispatches from our recent Khumbu Trek at Island Peak Apr 2012.
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