Photographer and traveller Peter West Carey shares his tips to help combat altitude sickness when climbing the Himalayas and other super-high places.
Trek to Everest Base Camp, conquer high passes and glaciers, experience Sherpa villages and panoramic views, meet locals during teahouse stays.
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Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity – beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our full trekking support staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world.
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.
Mountain flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding.
Spend two nights in Namche acclimatising for the trek.
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
Today includes a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests, arriving in Tengboche.
Trek to Dingboche where we have time to acclimatize.
This is an acclimatisation day. Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak.
Hike along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.
Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. We'll cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.
Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for sunrise views of Everest. Descend to Pheriche.
Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Tengboche.
Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.
The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.
Fly to Kathmandu.
Depart at any time.
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