Everest Base Camp Trek & Kala Pattar Overview
Absolutely amazing! What a wonderful time we had in Nepal. The trek was colorful, informative, immersive, challenging, and completely fulfilling! It met all of my expectations and more. I didn’t realize just how immersed in the culture and the local people we would be and it was just wonderful. I am mesmerized by the mountains of the Himalaya and have vivid memories now of the spectacular views we had on our trek. It makes me want to go back for more. Every turn was another spectacular view or interesting site or cool animal sighting – just loved it!
Alpine Ascents is top rated. Everything I experienced supports that outstanding ranking. Our guides Vern and Carol were outstanding in every way.
The Alpine Ascents Everest Basecamp Trek includes the following:
- All trips led by Western Himalayan Mountain guides and experts such as Vernon Tejas, Ben Jones, Lakpa Rita, or Eric Murphy.
- Helicopter to and from Lukla, trek start point ( as opposed to fixed wing which often has delays).
- Full gear check and tour in Kathmandu.
- Quality lodges during the trek.
- Emphasis on health and safety, as well as mountain, Sherpa, and Monastic culture.
- Side trip to the Sherpa community of Thame
Traveling to these regions with Alpine Ascents offers an uncompromising experience. We dare say that no other organization can provide the combination of expertise, intimate relationships with local Nepalese/Sherpas, and knowledge of the mountains and environment.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a lifetime experience, steeped in history and natural beauty. Every day brings wondrous experiences. One is peppered with mountains of the extreme and insights into a deeply rooted Buddhist culture while hiking through a literal museum of climbing history. Our Everest Base Camp Trek combines awe-inspiring nature and immersion into the timeless village life, a rare opportunity in an ever-changing world.
Join Alpine Ascents for your EBC Trek
All trips are led by Alpine Ascents guides, adding over 20 years of rich climbing history (in addition to Sherpa and monastic culture) to your experience. Our guides are medically trained, which contributes to the likelihood of a healthier trek. (Most outfitters simply hire local guides to lead their trips). We work closely with every trekker, prior to the trip and on the trail, to make each day as outstanding as possible. Having an experienced Himalayan expert lead each trip adds a huge cultural dimension as our guides are not only extremely knowledgeable but are trained teachers and actively engage trekkers during the expedition.
Everest Base Camp Trek Logistics
When it comes to trekking EBC, Alpine Ascents mountaineers provide the most comprehensive program available. From Guides to distinguished Sherpa, to quality meals and lodging, we believe that the trekker should be lost in the world of the mountains unfettered by the rigors of preparation and logistics.
Alpine Ascents trekkers lodge in Sherpa village tea houses (similar to a homestay). Many are located in the remote foothills of the Himalayas, giving trekkers a rare look into traditional and monastic communities. We access these villages through our longtime Sherpa friends with the belief that a sharing of cultures is paramount in our understanding of the world. While the environs are often primitive by western standards, they are balanced by the warmth and tremendous support of the Sherpa people.
This was a fantastic trip from the start to finish. The mountain views and learning the cultures of Nepal were both highlights for me. Our guides had a very in-depth and unique understanding of the region, from geology, food, Buddhism, health & wellness of the locals, personal relationships with many of our hosts, and always willing to share a story. This trek was very informative for me.
Absolutely amazing! What a wonderful time we had in Nepal. The trek was colorful, informative, immersive, challenging, and completely fulfilling! It met all of my expectations and more.