This 16-day trek to the iconic Everest Base Camp is more about the journey than a single destination.
Follow glacial rivers through progressively higher Sherpa villages, before moving into the desolate sub-alpine.
Cross the longest glacier in Asia. Mark the halfway point in your journey by ascending Gokyo Ri. From its 5,357-meter summit, gawk at a panorama of some of the world’s most impressive mountains, including Everest itself.
At 5420 meters, Cho La Pass is even higher, connecting desert landscape to the snowy upper reaches of the route.
After more than a week of splendid isolation punctuated by prayer flags, rope bridges, mountain vistas, and glaciers, arrive at Base Camp. It’s so remote, so far from any roads, that it will take you a week on foot to get back to the nearest airstrip. Or you can charter a helicopter to take you back to Kathmandu from Base Camp.