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Dreaming of trekking through the World’s highest peaks in the magnificent Himalayas in Nepal, with looming giants like Mount Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam towering over head?  Do you want to take on a challenge, try something different, or push your body both physically and mentally to reach new heights?  Well, here is your
chance.  Join the Ian Taylor Trekking crew, led by Everest Summiteer, Ian Taylor, to experience this trip of a lifetime! 

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Join our Award Winning Team in Nepal

The two week journey in to the incredible Everest Region of the Himalaya’s will start in the bustling capital city of Kathmandu, Nepal.  Kathmandu stands at 1,400m/ 4,593 feet above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal.  This exciting city is filled with many fascinating cultural sites, including multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  You will stay in the Thamel District of the city, which is filled with Hotels, shops, restaurants and bars. The Thamel district is within close distance to many attractions, such as Durbar Square,  Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhu Stupa.  During the first successful summit of Mount Everest by the British Expedition in 1953, the team began their journey on foot from Kathmandu, however, we are a bit luckier today as we are now able to take a short flight into Lukla, a small village at the foothills of the Himalayas!

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The Journey to Mount Everest starts in Lukla

The flight to Lukla is a 45 minute ride through the mountains on a small twin-otter plane to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, situated at 2,850m/ 9,350 feet above sea level.  From here, you will begin the trek into the Solu Khumbu Region, following the Dudh Kosi River along the beautiful, lush trail to Namche Bazaar.  Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa capital of Nepal, located at 3,440m/ 11,286 feet and is a beloved stop by many of Nepal’s trekkers.  This picturesque village is built into the side of a hill, and is the main trading center for the Khumbu Region,  making Namche a perfect stop for acclimatization on your way to Everest Base Camp

It takes our bodies time to adjust to the lack of oxygen that we will encounter at these heights, therefore we have to take our time before going  higher up the trail. We like to have 3 nights in Namche on the way up the trail.  Giving your body this essential time it needs to acclimatize is critical success and safety. Your time spent in Namche Bazaar will be filled with things to do as the small town offers many amenities. Namche has a lot of Bakeries and bars with internet access and many stalls selling local crafts, jewelry, climbing gear, medicines and more.  There is also a market held in the village where you can purchase goods from Tibetan Traders who set up in the Square. 

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Visit the Famous Tengbouche Monastery

From Namche Bazaar you will continue up the trail, through valleys with massive Himalayan peaks all around, passing Villages where you will meet the welcoming local Sherpa people.  Among those villages is the village of Tengboche, located at 3,867m/ 12,687 feet, which holds the important Buddhist monastery, the Tengboche Monastery.  The Monastery was originally built in 1916 and was destroyed twice, once by an earthquake and once by a fire, and the current structure was rebuilt in 1989 and has since been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This beautiful Monastery on the top of the ridge line are draped with panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains, including the well-known peaks like Taboche, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku. 

More acclimatization is needed in Dingbouche

From Tengboche, you begin to see the effects of the lack of oxygen on the environment.  The green lush valleys turn into a black and white world with dusty trails and stunning snowy peaks surrounding you.  You pass through Dingboche, sitting at 4,350m/ 14,271 feet which is where we take another chance to spend extra time acclimatizing to the lower levels of oxygen. 

From here the journey takes you up to the steep Thukla Pass to Lobuche 4,920m/ 16,142 feet.  This section of the trek can be strenuous, but your efforts are rewarded with spectacular views over the Himalayas.  From the top of the Thukla Pass begins the
Khumbu Glacier, which continues all the way to Everest Base Camp turning into the Khumbu Icefall and high on Mount Everest. 

Trekking into Everest Base Camp

We will stop at the op of the pass in the Everest memorial. This Memorial contains Chortens erected for falling climbers on Mount Everest. From here you will continue to Lobuche 4,920m/ 16,142 feet. The following day you will move on to Gorak Shep at 5,180m/ 16,995 feet which is the final acclimatization stop on our way to Everest Base Camp. If you are on one of our Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Treks, you will go up Kala Phatar 5,645m/ 18,520 feet for that very special Sunset view of Mount Everest.  From Gorak Shep you will only have a 2 hour walk into Everest Base Camp and get the chance to stand at the base of the infamous Khumbu Icefall, which claims many lives every year when people are attempting to summit the world’s highest peak. No matter what itinerary you are on, you will get a chance to summit Kala Pathar 5,645m/ 18,520 feet to get the classic view of Mount Everest in all her glory! 

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You really need to experience Kala Phatar

Our spectacular trek to base camp and Kala Phatar takes nine or ten days on the way up and three or four days back down to Lukla with 3 nights spent in Namche Bazaar on the way up and 1 night on the way back down to have a celebration drink in one of the pubs. The view off Kala Phatar is unique and must be apart of every trek to Mount Everest.  The best time for trekking to Mount Everest is February to May and September to December. LEARN MORE. We prefer March and November, less people on the trail. This trek through the Himalayas is a stunning journey from start to finish and allows you to not only be able to see the incredible scenery of the highest mountains in the world, but you are also given the opportunity to meet the local Sherpa people and see the way they live. 

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