Everest Region Trekking
(14 & 24 days)
Join Alaska Mountain Guides International for an unforgettable trip to the Khumbu valley!
The Khumbu region of Nepal is one of the special mountain areas in the world. Traveling here gives individuals a chance to experience the incredible Sherpa culture, and to trek through the awesome panorama of the Himalayas.
Our Nepal treks include fantastic climbing options for all skill levels and abilities. Mountains in the Khumbu, which are frequently climbed, include Island, Mera, Pokalde, Kwangde, and Lobuche Peaks. Our treks include options as varied as a day hike up Kala Patar near the Everest base camp, travel over the Chola pass into the Gokyo Valley, and seeing the unique Mani Rimdu festival and mask dance at the Tengboche Monastery.
While trekking we stay in teahouses, which offer the benefits of good food, comfortable lodging, and the famous Sherpa hospitality!
Please contact us for detailed itineraries and additional information. We would also be happy to send you information on our climbs and treks in other parts of Nepal and the Himalayas.
Itineraries & Highlights
KATHMANDU: Is the starting and ending point for our treks and climbs in Nepal.
It is a fascinating city with many interesting sights. While in Kathmandu we will visit the Hindu and Buddhist temples of Syhumbunath, Bodanath, and Pashupatinath as well as the historic Durbar Square.
LUKLA: we fly into and out of this village located at the base of the Khumbu valley at 9,000 ft. It is an exciting place in the spring and the fall; the village bustles with porters and the sherpa people organizing expeditions and the transport of goods and supplies to villages further up the valley.
NAMCHE BAZAAR: This village is the cultural center of the Khumbu. It is also the hub for trade and commerce in the valley. The weekly market between lowland traders and the highland Sherpa people occurs here. Traders drive their yak teams from as far away as Tibet to participate in the market!We will spend a couple of days here acclimatizing and exploring the area.
TYANGBOCHE MONASTERY: This monastery is the religious center of the Khumbu. Many of the sherpa peoples most important religious festivals and ceremonies occur here. We will likely spend another day here acclimatizing and taking in the incredible views of Thamserku, Kangtaga, Ama Dablam, and Mt Everest.
UPPER KHUMBU VALLEY: We will spend several days acclimatizing and taking side hikes from the villages of Pheriche and Dingboche.
IMJATSE CLIMB (ISLAND PEAK): Our route is either the South ridge or East face, both are moderate snow and ice climbing (all climbing is completely optional). This peak provides stunning views of the surrounding peaks including Everest! Other possible climbing objectives include Pokalde, Mera, and Lobuche peaks. If you choose not to climb we will do one of the many fantastic side hikes in the area.
OTHER OPTIONS IN THE UPPER KHUMBU: There are many other outstanding options for climbing and trekking in the Khumbu including an ascent of Kala Patar, or, travel over the Cho La pass into the Gokyo valley!
INCLUDED: Transfers, hotels in Kathmandu, climbing & trekking permits, local transportation, park fees, porters and yaks, food on the trek or climb, group climbing and camping equipment, American guide and Sherpa support.
NOT INCLUDED: Food in restaurants in Kathmandu, bottled water, soda, alcohol, airfare to/from Kathmandu, airfare to/from Lukla (approx. $200 & we will make all of the arrangements)
LENGTH: 24 days Kathmandu to Kathmandu. We also offer a 14 day Khumbu trek that goes to Namche Bazaar and the Tengboche monastery.
DIFFICULTY: Moderate to difficult trekking at altitude. Most climbing options involve moderate climbing on snow and ice.
DATES/PRICES: Please see our schedule for current dates and prices information.