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What makes Everest Region so special?

To go on trek in Everest still tops the wishlist of many keen trekkers, particularly those wanting to trek to Everest Base Camp and stand at the foot of the world’s highest mountain. This iconic trek retains its allure and, during the main spring and autumn seasons, the trails to Everest are busy with trekkers, climbers and adventurers from around the globe.

Most trekkers will stay in traditional tea houses en route to Everest, offering Sherpa hospitality, wholesome food and a comfy bed for the night, but there is now the option to trek to Everest Base Camp in style, staying in more luxurious trekking lodges and high quality tea houses with en suite rooms, running hot water and high standards of service. Whichever accommodation you choose, this trek rightly remains one of the great treks of the world taking you through a variety of beautiful and dramatic mountain scenery, past the atmospheric Thyangboche Monastery and on to the most famous Base Camp in the world.

Aside from the trek to Base Camp, there are several other Everest treks you can consider. The trek to Gokyo Lakes does initially follow the same route to Everest Base Camp but then goes beyond to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes. Trek further still and you cross the Three High Passes of Everest for a real sense of remoteness. If you have less time for your Everest holiday then consider a shorter trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp – staying in luxury lodges and still enjoying stunning scenery and views but not going as far or as high. Several of these treks to Everest and beyond are timed to coincide with the magical Mani Rimdu Festival in the autumn - a spectacular and colourful celebration of Tibetan Buddhism.

For those with a real taste of adventure and a head for heights than tackling a trekking peak such as Mera Peak offers a superb, high altitude challenge.

The sheer scale, majesty and drama of the mountain scenery, together with the wonderful hospitality of the Sherpa people, still makes Everest the premiere destination for trekking in Nepal.

Everest Region, Trekking Nepal

Everest Region, Trekking Nepal

Home to the Sherpa people and the world's highest mountain, the Everest region is the premier trekking destination in the world.

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7 Holidays

Everest Base Camp Trek Festivals Great Treks of the world

19 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Excellent acclimatisation, giving high success rates and greater enjoyment
  • Trek to both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar
  • Highly experienced Sherpa leaders, some of whom are Everest summiteers
  • November 2024 departure attends the Mani Rimdu Festival
  • Four-star hotel with time to relax in Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £3165, Land only from £2145

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Festivals Great Treks of the world

21 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Trek to both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar
  • Cross the Cho La and ascend Gokyo Ri
  • Excellent acclimatisation and highly experienced Sherpa leaders
  • Four-star hotel and time to relax and take in the sights of Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £3575, Land only from £2495

Long Trek to Everest Base Camp Adventure Special Great Treks of the world

24 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Follow in the footsteps of early Everest pioneers on the original trail to Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy fabulous sunrise views from Pikey Peak, said to be Edmund Hillaryâs favourite view of Everest.
  • Visit both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar and trek through beautiful Sherpa villages
  • Trek in the company of highly experienced Sherpa leaders, some of whom are Everest summiteers
  • Stay in a four star hotel in Kathmandu with a walking tour of the cityâs key sights

Flight inclusive from £3895, Land only from £2735

Three High Passes to Everest

23 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Achieve five superb objectives all over 5,000 metres: the passes of Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La, and the summits of Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar
  • Trek in the more unspoilt valleys of the Khumbu approaching the Renjo La and Chukhung
  • View Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cholatse, the Himalayan giants, in their full glory
  • Stay at a four star hotel in Kathmandu with time to relax or take in the sights of the city

Flight inclusive from £3855, Land only from £2495

Everest Base Camp in Style Great Treks of the world 'In style' holidays

20 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • For ten nights on trek stay in luxury lodges with excellent facilities, food and service.
  • Five other nights are spent in the best tea houses available on the trail.
  • Visit the Base Camp of beautiful Ama Dablam and trek to both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar to gain the most stunning views of Everest
  • Excellent acclimatisation and first rate leaders
  • Stay in Kathmandu's best hotel - the Dwarika’s Hotel - a 5-star heritage property

Flight inclusive from £4415, Land only from £3335

Annapurna & Everest in Style 'In style' holidays

18 day Moderate Walking & Trekking

  • Stay in high quality trekking lodges with lots of home comforts
  • Relax at a high quality hotel in Kathmandu and tour the cityâs main sights
  • Discover the Annapurna foothills and the Everest region on two well-paced treks with stunning views
  • Enjoy the best trekking experience with excellent acclimatisation and first rate leaders

Flight inclusive from £5065, Land only from £3750

Luxury Lodges to Ama Dablam Base Camp 'In style' holidays

16 day Vigorous Walking & Trekking

  • Stay in luxury lodges on trek with excellent facilities, food and service
  • Trek the main trails of the Everest region including the old Tibetan trade route the Nangpa La
  • Meet climbers or simply explore the Base Camp of beautiful Ama Dablam
  • Enjoy the Mani Rimdu Festival on the November 2024 departure
  • Relax at indulgent Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Kathmandu’s key sights

Flight inclusive from £4040, Land only from £2995

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Introduction

Not just scenically spectacular, with several mountains soaring above 8,000m, the Everest region is the native homeland of the wonderfully welcoming Sherpa people. Mount Everest, at 8,850,/29,035ft, is of course the star attraction and the trek to Everest Base Camp remains one of the great treks of the world. You can now choose whether to stay in traditional tea houses en route by taking the classic Everest Base Camp Trek or stay in top quality lodges on our Everest Base Camp in Style trek.

The beautiful trek to Gokyo Lakes and the High Passes beyond, provide opportunities to extend the trek to Everest Base Camp and to experience quieter trails and even more dramatic landscapes. Whilst the Long Trek to Everest Base Camp is perhaps the ultimate base camp trek, and follows in the footsteps of the original Everest pioneers.

Alternatively Luxury Lodges to Ama Dablam Base Camp trek takes you in part along the route to Everest, staying in the best trekking lodges available, but then diverts to reach the foot of one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalaya.

In the autumn, the Mani Rimdu festival is one of the great cultural events of the region drawing Sherpas and trekkers to the stunningly situated Thyangboche Monastery at the heart of the Khumbu. You can attend the festival on our Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek.

The Khumbu is also the perfect place to try out the additional challenge of reaching the summit of a trekking peak such as Mera Peak.

Related news and articles

Kit list for the Everest Base Camp Trek

Guide to Trekking Everest Part 1 - Preparation

Guide to Trekking Everest Part 2 - On Trek



Key Facts

  • Capital: Namche Bazaar is the largest town in the Everest region
  • Airport: Lukla
  • Population: 108,000 (est.2011 ) Solo Khumbu region
  • Size of region: 3,312 km sq
  • Currency: Nepalese Rupee
  • Power supply: 220-240 v, 50 hz
  • Sockets: Mainly 2-pin round but 3-pin round may also be in use
  • Language: Nepali,
  • Time difference: GMT +5.75 hours
  • Visas/permits: A permit is required to enter the Sagamartha National Park (this is included in the cost of your Mountain Kingdom holiday and obtained at the park by your guide).
  • Religion: Predominantly Buddhist
  • Popular dishes: Daal bhat
  • Popular drinks: Tea (chiya)
  • Did you know: The Everest region contains three of the world's top ten highest mountains - Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Everest itself.
  • FCDO link: FCDO travel advice for Nepal


Climate

When is the best time to travel to the Everest region of Nepal?

It is possible to travel to Nepal throughout much of the year, though for walking and trekking in the Everest region of Nepal, the best time to go is in spring (March-April) and autumn (October-November). Our temperature and rainfall charts will give you a guide to the climate in the Everest region.

Between March and April, the weather begins to warm up, and a whole range of Everest trekking options are available. Skies may be more cloudy than in autumn, but the beautiful rhododendron and magnolia will be in bloom. Some of our holidays are timed to depart during the Easter period.

In summer, from June to August, Nepal experiences the monsoon rains. As well as travel disruption, there are no mountain views, so trekking in the Everest region during the summer is not worthwhile. There are alternative mountain ranges which are at their best during the summer due to lying in the rain shadow, such as Mustang and Dolpo.

Autumn is thought to be the best time to visit the Everest region. With dry weather and crisp, clear skies, the mountain views are at their best. The countryside is green and lush, following the summer monsoon. However, during this period the popular trails can be busy, and flights book up quickly, so do book in advance if you want to trek in Nepal during the autumn. We've introduced many treks which will get you off-the-beaten-path, and away from the crowds during this season.

In winter, the days are generally dry and bright, though at altitude the evenings will be extremely cold, and some high passes can be blocked by snow. Although a high-altitude trek may not be possible, winter can be a great time to visit Nepal, as there are fewer tourists. There are some fantastic walking and trekking holidays which are perfect for an adventurous winter holiday. You can even trek to Everest Base Camp during the Christmas holidays.

If you can't make the dates of our group departures, then take a private departure on dates to suit you, or we can create a Tailor Made holiday to the Everest region of Nepal, especially for you and your family or friends.

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