Journeys

Everest
Journeys

here is something in each of us that responds to the challenge of the mountain, and goes out to meet it. That is the adventure of life itself—“upward and forever upward,” in the words of George Mallory. Come find your essential journey in this Everest region of sheer joy.

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Everest
Journeys

T is something in each of us that responds to the challenge of the mountain, and goes out to meet it. That is the adventure of life itself—“upward and forever upward,” in the words of George Mallory. Come find your essential journey in this Everest region of sheer joy.
mountain trekker

Embrace remote Sherpa life on this classic trek to Everest, culminating with a helicopter tour that takes you right up to the face of Mother Goddess Sagamartha—Everest herself.

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A sublime shorter trek to get up into high places, indulging in fabulous Himalayan hiking, while exploring ethereal mountain monasteries and exquisite Sherpa villages.

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everest mountain trail

Trek to the highest lodge in the world, on the way encountering stunning views, ancient monasteries, and Sherpa villages, and staying each night in comfort.

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everest breakfast

Experience the easiest, most exhilarating, way to encounter the world’s most famous mountain; then celebrate with a sky-high Champagne picnic, Everest in full view.

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Everest Lodges

lodge with mountain view

Kongde Lodge

4250m ( 13,944 ft)

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Lukla Lodge

2860m ( 9,383 ft)

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Monjo Lodge

2850m ( 9,350 ft)

mountain lodge

Namche Lodge

3440m ( 11,286 ft)

night lodge exterior

Phakding Lodge

2601m ( 8,533 ft)

lodge with mountain view

Thame Lodge

3785m ( 12,418 ft)

Everest Experiences

It’s feels like a setting from a movie: an eccentric, cliff’s-edge monastery sheltering dramatically under a massive rock.

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everest by helicopter

We don’t all have months free to prepare for an ascent of Mount Everest, or even two weeks to spend on the trail to EBC.

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bird hunting fishes

On the hunt for The Abominable Snowman and other beasts? Start at Khumjung.

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mountain village in khumbu

Namche is the last real stop in the Everest region for shopping, dining out or even taking a break at beer gardens.

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thangkas experience

In the middle of Lukla village, adjacent to a thanka painting school, stands the richly decorated monastery of Lukla Kemgun.

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mountain range reflects on river surface

Kongde Lodge is the last lodge on the Yeti Trail, and but it is not the apex of your trek.

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lukla tenxing hillary airport

As the Gateway to Everest, most trekkers pass through Lukla Tenzing Hillary Airport—and many pause to admire its audacity.

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The entrance to Khumjung school, in Khumjung, Nepal

In 1960, Sherpa leaders asked Sir Edmund Hillary if he would build them a school. “Our children have eyes, but are blind and cannot see.”

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buffallo momo making

A crispy and golden exterior broken with a deliciously loud, crunchy bite, sending forth a cloud of steam.

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Mani Rimdu festival

Did you pack a party dress? In October, Thame monastery hosts the vibrant Mani Rimdu Festival—the highest masked dance festival in the world.

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monastery entrance

Approaching a working monastery certain sounds begin to fill the air: the fluttering of prayer flags, the hum of monks chanting in unison, the periodic blowing of a traditional trumpet, the crashing of cymbals and the thud of ritual drums.

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himalaya trail

Looking for peace? Some days of the year, Everest can feel like a traffic jam, the northeast road from Namche toward Everest Base Camp is busy with tourists and locals alike.

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