Everest was first summited in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, sparking international interest in the region and its people. Trekkers and mountaineers from across the globe have their sights set on Everest and it is a privilege simply to reach its base camp. There is a surreal feeling once you arrive to base camp, a feeling that you are experiencing a historical and natural phenomenon.
The trail is often listed as one of the top treks in the world not only for the awe-inspiring landscape, but also for the rich culture that lies within and along the trail. The Sherpa people are known for their incredible ability to withstand high altitudes, and for their unprecedented hospitality. There are monasteries, prayer flags, mani walls, and chhortens scattered along the trail, adding a lot of cultural value to the adventure. If you would like to visit during Mani Rimdu or any of the other exciting holidays that take place in the Khumbu region, let us know and we will arrange that!