Everest Base Camp Trek
Ever since Nepal first opened its borders to outsiders in the 1950s, this tiny mountain nation has had an irresistible mystical allure for travellers. Today, legions of trekkers are drawn to the Himalaya’s most iconic and accessible hiking, some of the world’s best, with rugged trails to Everest, the Annapurnas and beyond.
To trek the Himalayas is a truly unique experience. Nowhere else can you trek for days or even weeks in incredible mountain scenery, secure in the knowledge that a hot meal, cosy lodge and warm slice of apple pie await you at the end of the day. Nepal is nirvana for mountain lovers, and our Mount Everest Base Camp trek is your ‘stairway to heaven’.
Nepal is in South Asia, bordered by the People’s Republic of China and also the Republic of India. The sheer diversity that Nepal has to offer includes steamy jungle,high-altitude meadows and the icy peaks of the world’s highest mountains.
The world’s best climbs lie here. However, trekking, mountaineering and rafting in spectacular scenery are just three things Nepal is famous for. Activities such as elephant polo and micro-light flights through the mountains demonstrate that here, the only boundary is your imagination. With many wildlife parks, Nepal is one of the last places on earth you can spot the Asiatic rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tiger.
For many, though, Nepal’s greatest appeal is its people. The local traditions and famous hospitality are a major part of what makes Nepal so special. From remote mountain villages to medieval hill-towns and the ancient cities of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepalese culture is incredibly rich and varied. See it in the intricate architecture of Durbar Square, taste it in the unique flavours of Nepalese cuisine, prepared with love and a depth of flavour, or join in at one of the many festivals year-round.
The Everest Base Camp Trek
The Mount Everest Base Camp trek is nothing like heading to Southeast Asia with a backpack. It requires will power and planning – but it’s worth it! Trekking Everest Base Camp is the perfect way to see the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas at their best – and to see Everest in person.
No experience is needed for our Mount Everest Base Camp trek, but we recommend you practice and train well. You will require a reasonable amount of fitness and a strong will to succeed. Remember that you are walking between 4 and 8 hours a day, uphill to an altitude of 5300m. Training should involve long uphill walks (with a daypack) to accustom yourself to long-distance hiking.