Monday, May 29, 2023

Trekking Everest - six ways with World Expeditions

There's more than one way to experience Everest, from Base Camp to high pass vistas from afar. Here's six of the best treks from World Expeditions on the 70th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's original summit.

The 'easy' way

World Expeditions Everest in Comfort is a scenic eight day trek into the Khumbu Valley, the perfect introduction to the villages and culture of the Sherpa people – explore the colourful markets of Namche Bazaar, marvel at the famous Thyangboche monastery and visit Khunde and Khumjung villages where Sir Edmund Hillary established the region's first hospital and school through the Himalayan Trust. From AUD$3590

Everest Region Nepal photo credit Mark Tipple for World Expeditions

Base camp on a time budget

The Everest Base Camp High Flyer in Comfort is a two week adventure that knocks five days off the usual Everest Base Camp trip by utilising a scenic helicopter flight at the end of the trek. Absorb outstanding views of Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest, enjoy the camaraderie of an experienced support team as you trek at a comfortable pace with ample acclimatisation days. From AUD $6140 pp.

Everest from a different perspective

Gokyo and the Renjo La in Comfort trek takes hikers in Nepal west towards the Gokyo Lakes. Trekking slowly through Sherpa villages and yak pastures, guests gain stunning panoramic views of Everest from Gokyo Ri (5483m) 17 days from AUD$4290

Go your own way

World Expeditions gives trekkers the option of going at their own pace. With a minimum number of two, you won't hike alone and you can choose your own departure date. Porters are on hand to carry your luggage to the next night's camp. 17 days from AUD$2740

Family Everest

The Everest Family Trek is suitable for children as young as 13 so you can take your clan on the trip of a lifetime. This 15 day adventure features 11 days trekking with generous acclimatisation time, a leisurely pace, stunning Mount Everest views, local Sherpa culture, the Thyangboche Monastery and a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. 15 days from AUD$3080 for children under 16 and AUD$3790 for adults.

The masters – Everest for the Over 55s

The Everest Base Camp Over 55s in Comfort trek features all the highlights you would expect from the Everest region in a well-paced trek, with extra time to acclimatise whilst exploring often overlooked villages of Khumjung and Pangboche. Its longer duration, 21 days, also provides the best chances of climbing Kala Pattar for unrivalled views of Mount Everest. From AUD$4790

**All trips include accommodation in a combination of hotels, ecolodges and our eco-comfort campsites, all meals on trek (except the self-guided trip which includes breakfasts only), expert wilderness first aid trained guides equipped with medical kit and a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC), internal flights, the use of a Trek Pack (quality down jacket, sleeping bag and liner), a souvenir World Expeditions kit bag and more

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