Join Adventure Women trekking to Everest Base Camp in the majestic Himalayan Mountains in Nepal! Take in the view high above the clouds at 17,598 feet and celebrate your triumph as you share this outstanding accomplishment with your fellow trekkers.
Join AdventureWomen for an incredible high-altitude trek to Mount Everest’s Base Camp, ascending 8,215 vertical feet over eight days through steep and challenging terrain! With Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumore, and Nuptse, four of the highest peaks in the world inspiring you to press on, the gorgeous knife-edged peaks and the friendly Nepalese villagers and mountaineers that you meet along the way will nourish your spirit while the friendships formed with your hiking companions help support and sustain you.
Arrive in Kathmandu for two days in readiness for your trek. Get to know the wonderful women you’ll be hiking with over a welcome dinner, then tour the city’s many shrines together to learn how deeply rooted the region is in spiritual faith, particularly Tibetan Buddhism. With cameras at hand, depart by plane for the Khumbu region, flying over the breathtaking waves of colossal mountains, where craggy peaks and blade-sharp ridges pierce the sky and clouds.
Land in Lukla to organize supplies and meet the wonderful Sherpas who’ll be guiding you into the higher elevations. Overnight accommodations along the way will be in friendly tea houses which also serve hot, filling meals when you’ve arrived famished from a day on the trail. From Lukla, set out for Phakding along the Dudh Koshi, a river known for extreme rapids and its milky glacier-fed waters. Following a pace designed for controlled acclimatization, cross mountain villages and suspension bridges on a six hour trek to reach your first Himalayan peak, Namche at 11,286 feet. Take two days’ rest here with a few easy walks as you acclimate, including a short hike for a very motivating look at Mount Everest! Follow the rocky, hard-packed trail lined with carved mani stones to the Tengboche Monastery where the exquisite Ama Dablam mountain (22,349’) towers over all. Ascending to Dimboche, you and your trail sisters make the final push to Everest Base Camp.
At Base Camp, navigate the prayer flags and cairns to tap the survey monument marking your achievement at 17,598 feet, and gather for epic group photos! Let the majesty and power of Mount Everest soak in then continue on, stopping for a restorative sleep at Gorakshep and a trek to Kala Patthar where, at 18,519 feet, you’ll get the very best view of Mount Everest and an exquisite panorama of the range that includes Nuptse. Continue on as you enjoy your four-day descent to Lukla where you’ll celebrate your trekking adventure with the Sherpas that led you all the way. You’ll then head back to Kathmandu for a final city tour and heartwarming farewell dinner. Over the delicious meal, new friendships will be sealed, photos shared, and perhaps a promise or two to hike Nepal together again one day!
Everest Base Camp 2020 Trekking Highlights:
- Explore the shrines and vibrant markets of Kathmandu
- Take in panoramic views on your scenic flight to Lukla
- Traverse mountain passes on narrow suspension bridges in the foothills around Everest
- Hike to the Tengboche Monastery to meet Tibetan Buddhist monks
- Celebrate your trekking triumph when you arrive at Everest Base Camp
Dates: April 12 – 28, 2020
“Great way to meet new friends and see the world in good company. I’m looking forward to my next adventure.” Laura M.
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