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

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the adventure of a lifetime and if time is short this is the best Everest 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. Your trek follows in the footsteps of the first pioneers, Tenzing and Hillary, as you hike through spectacular scenery following the Khumbu Valley before finally arriving at Base Camp itself.

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14 days

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Everest via Gokyo Lakes

If you have a few extra days and some experience of trekking then taking the Gokyo Lakes route to Base Camp is a great option. This route offers all the best of the Classic route plus the attraction of a much quieter approach and a circular route that avoids backtracking. Add in the chance to climb Gokyo Ri for fantastic views of Cho Oyu and the dramatic crossing of the Cho La Pass and you have a really exceptional adventure.

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17 days

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Island Peak and Base Camp

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.

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20 days

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Pioneers trail to Everest Base Camp

The Pioneers trail is the original route by Sir Edmund Hillary and the early Everest expeditions before they built the airport at Lukla. If you don't fancy the white-knuckle flight into Lukla and you have plenty of time then this could be the perfect route for you.

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21 days

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Mera Peak

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.

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18 days

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