Everest Base Camp 5,140m
Trekking in the Khumbu region of Nepal is logistically very easy when you utilise the local infrastructure. The Sherpa people are very friendly and helpful, and Members will have the chance to stay for 2 nights to acclimatise in Khumjung, where all of our local staff come from.
Russell Brice, the founder of Himalayan Experience, first climbed on the West Ridge from the Western Cwm in 1981. Although this expedition is relatively new to our clients, Himalayan Experience is very familiar with this route. All of our Sherpa Staff come from the Khumbu region, just a few days walk from Base Camp.
The mountain scenery is stunning and the paths are well formed and maintained, which makes for very easy walking. The days trek will vary from just 1 – 5 hours with a lunch break on the longer days. Each day Members need to pack their equipment into a kit bag, and this will be carried by porter or yak to the next lodge. All that Members need to carry is a small day pack with warm clothing, snack food, water and camera.
29 March – 19 April 2013
12 April – May 03 2013
29 April – 20 May 2013 (22 Days)
The last two villages before Everest BC are Lobuche and Gorak Shep. Himex recognises that both of these villages are very busy and hence the lodges are crowded and one often has to wait a long time for meals. Members will use our Himex Lobuche Peak Base Camp, and as we have made our Everest Base Camp lower than the traditional camp, we will use the Himex Everest Base Camp instead of Gorak Shep. This gives us flexibility and greater control over the quality of meals at this high altitude. Members will have access to all the facilities that our Expedition Members have at these camps, including email and hot showers. Apart from these two camps, all other accommodation is in lodges.