Understandably, Mount Everest is what draws many travelers to Nepal. This makes the Khumbu Region, home of the world’s highest mountain, extremely popular with tourists. We have hand-picked the best lodges on the trails, where the highest standards of comfort are combined with prime locations that take you away from the trekking crowds at every possible opportunity.
This is a ten day trek, based on comfort lodges. Due to the altitude, trekking days are relatively short, making this an ideal trek for first-time trekkers and adventurous families. Apart from the spectacular mountain views, this trek offers immersion into the fascinating culture of the famous Sherpa and Tibetan people of the area.
Max Trekking Altitude
Hours of Walking
Best time to go
Oct - Dec & Feb - May
Sagarmatha National Park
We stay in the finest lodges available in the region. Considering the altitude and the remoteness of the area, small everyday conveniences such as hot showers and comfortable beds are a luxury here. You will of course be able to enjoy these services as well as en suite bathroom, heated beds, WiFi, beautiful gardens, 24/7 electricity, and wholesome meals. The lodges are committed to both their social and environmental responsibilities by hiring locally, heating water by solar power, responsible waste management and growing local and organic produce for food.
This is considered an easy trek by Himalayan standards, but do expect some fairly steep ascends and descends. You will be carrying your personal daypack with what you need while trekking (water, an extra jacket, sunscreen, snacks, etc.). Our porters will carry everything else.
The second day of the trek will be the hardest of all our trekking days, with some steep climbs just before Namche Bazaar, where we have our lunch, and a stepped path again just before reaching our destination in the afternoon. The path to Namche is well trodden and will be the busiest part of our route. It offers some spectacular crossings of suspension bridges and the first peek at Mount Everest. They key to a successful trekking day today is to walk slowly and enjoy every step.
Over the course of the next week we make a short circuit and visit some of the most well-known villages and monasteries in the area, taking in the incredible mountaineering history as well as the local culture and traditions of the area. Taking trails that are less used, we have good chances of encountering birdlife and wildlife along the way. A highlight of the trip is our stay in Pangboche, just below Mount Ama Dablam. Though it is not among the highest peaks, its distinct character makes it one of the most beautiful and loved mountains in the Khumbu region. If you have the time, we highly recommend extending your trip with an extra night spent at Ama Dablam Basecamp (camping) or at the lodge in Pangboche, in order to make a daytrip here.
Mountain Travel Nepal
539/61, Subarna Shamsher Marg
Baluwatar – Kathmandu – Nepal