Everest treks

Treks in the Everest region

The Everest region,  accessed by the exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla offers some of the world's best trekking. We showcase here four great alternatives. The Classic Everest Trek,  the Everest Trek via Gokyo Lakes, the Island Peak climb and the Mera Peak climb. The routes for each of these can be seen on the map below.

Everest Region Routes

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Classic Everest trek

Classic Everest trek

| 6 Days
Prices from £999 Prices From $1299 Prices From €0

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the adventure of a lifetime and if time is short this Everest base camp trek is the best option. From the exhilarating flight into Lukla to standing on top of Kala Pattar looking over to Everest itself, this is a journey that you will always remember.


Everest via Gokyo Lakes

Everest via Gokyo Lakes

| 19 Days
Prices from £1199 Prices From $1559 Prices From €0

Our favourite Everest trek for the more adventurous hiker. This route leaves the classic trail at Namche and approaches Everest base camp via the Gokyo valley after crossing the dramatic Cho La Pass. This is a much quieter approach and makes for a circular route that avoids backtracking. Add in the chance to climb Gokyo Ri for fantastic views of Cho Oyu and you have a really exceptional adventure.


Three Passes Everest trek

Three Passes Everest trek

| 20 Days
Prices from £1399 Prices From $1819 Prices From €0

The ultimate trek in the Everest region covering all the four main valleys in the Khumbu , crossing three immense passes and hiking up three peaks for sensational views of all the tallest peaks from Cho Oyu in the West to Lhotse in the East.


Island Peak and Base Camp

Island Peak and Base Camp

| 20 Days
Prices from £2399 Prices From $3119 Prices From €0

This expedition combines the Classic Base Camp trek with the chance to climb Island Peak, a real Himalayan summit with one of the best close up views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. The climb itself is physically demanding but requires no previous technical experience as you will be led by one of our fantastic Everest Summiteer guides to ensure you are in safe hands.


Mera Peak

Mera Peak

| 18 Days
Prices from £2499 Prices From $3249 Prices From €0

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and at 6476m is a huge Himalayan mountain. Not technically a Base Camp trek but the views of Everest and the whole region are second to none. Mera is approached via the quiet Arun Valley before ascending onto the long Mera glacier. As with the Island Peak climb, no previous technical experience is required.


When to trek in the Everest region

February to May
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As Nepal moves out of its winter the weather starts to get warmer and showers are generally brief and infrequent. The early months are very quiet on the trails, the latter months less so, but still not as busy as in the Autumn. April and May is a fascinating time to vist Base Camp as this is when all the Everest climbers are in residence Dry, quiet and getting warmer
June to August
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With the arrival of the monsoon, temperatures rise, humidity goes through the roof and daily downpours in the afternoon are the norm. Unless you particularly like being wet this is a bad time to be in the Everest region but the Annapurna region still remains dry. Monsoon season
September to November
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The busiest trekking season in Nepal starts in September and lasts into the early days of December when temperatures fall away rapidly. Warm, dry days and clear, chillier nights become the established pattern and rain showers are brief and light. Warm, dry and clear
December to January
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As the days get shorter the temperatures drop dramatically and with increased precipitation there are regular snowfalls which make for beautiful mountains but difficult trails. Trekking at this time of year can be exciting but only with the best of warm weather gear. Cold and with frequent snow showers