When people think of Everest, they often think they only have one trekking choice – but they couldn’t be more wrong. Whilst all our Everest adventurers have one goal in mind – to summit the World’s highest peak – they all have different ambitions of how to get there. Some seek joy in soaking in the culture of the wildly varying villages and the traditions of the people that live within them. Others wish to incorporate a spiritual journey into their adventure and revel in the monasteries, gompas, mani walls, and prayer flags the criss-cross every path. Maybe you’re one of our guests who is awed by the beauty of the Himalayas and want to see ice glaciers, gushing waterfalls, pristine lakes, and forests filled with wildflowers. Or maybe you seek a challenge and the type of rough terrain that requires specialist equipment. Well here at My Everest Trip, we have identified that all of our guests are unique and as such have curated a number of Everest trekking packages to fulfill every desire – every fitness need – and every time constraint. And here is a rundown of 5 of most popular:
This is undoubtedly one of our most popular treks and the go to for anyone who has long had Everest on their bucket list. Lasting 12 days, this trip starts from Phakding. From here you will be taken to one of the most bustling towns en route, Namche Bazaar. Aptly named ‘The Gateway to Everest’, it’s the perfect launch for an adventure that will take you through Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep, before finally reaching Everest Base Camp. This trek really has it all as it journeys through diverse villages, into majestic Monasteries, past glaciers and ice falls – all with views of the most famous peaks, including Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), and of course Everest (8848m), throughout. A real allrounder we recommend this trek for anyone new to the region who would like a taste of everything the mystic Himalayas have to offer. And as it is moderate in difficulty, it can be completed by anyone with an average level of physical fitness.
This is the trek that we recommend for those who are seeking a bit more of a challenge. Lasting 20 days and only suitable for those with trekking experience, this is one of the most challenging – and exciting Everest Base Camp Treks available. Taking you through the four distinct valleys of the Khumbu region—Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse— and crossing the Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La passes, it is an all-encompassing adventure that pushes travelers to the limits of the region and their ability. En route you will pass through glaciers, moraines and chortens – not to mention captivating views of the regions famous mountains such as Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Ama Dablam (6812m) and Makalu (8481m). This is also a great choice for any wildlife lovers, as it includes a path through the Sagarmatha National Park – hosting a wealth of flora and fauna, such as the Himalayan black bear, snow leopards, deer, and wild boar.
For anyone looking for a slightly easier trek – with the focus more on visiting the most beautiful spots, as opposed to the most difficult, My Everest Trip has crafted the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek: a great alternative to the EBC Trek. Slightly shorter, at 13 days, his trek allows you to really experience authentic Nepali life, visiting Namche Bazaar, Dhole, Luza, and Machhermo, and Gokyo Valley – one of the highest settlements in Nepal. On your journey, you will cross diverse landscapes – including the lush green forests of the lower Khumbu region, the dry and rocky terrain of the Gokyo region, and the icy moraines of the Ngozumpa glacier. The highlight of this Everest Gokyo trek, however, is the opportunity to visit the Gokyo Lakes. Comprised of the six unique and crystalline lakes, they make up the highest freshwater system in the World and are a wonder to behold. Finally, your most memorable stop will be as you reach the Everest viewpoint, and you can relax as you take in the unparalleled panoramic views that surround you – including mesmerising sights of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), and Amadablam (6812m).
One of the shortest and easiest of our treks, the Everest Panorama Trek is ideal for anyone who has a bit less time or experience but still wants to enjoy ll the delights that an Everest Trek has to offer. Named the ‘Panorama’ trek for good reason – this compact trip offers unbeatable views. Crossing stunning landscapes, the peaks of Kusum Kangaru (6370m), Thamserku (6618m), Kantega (6783m), Ama Dablam (6814m), Island peak (6165m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7864m), Taboche peak (6495m), Kwangde (6187m), Kusum Kangaru (6370m), and Everest (8848m), can all be observed. This short trek will also take you through Sherpa villages, to the ancient Tengboche Buddhist Monastery, and acrossforests filled with wild rhododendrons. Before you even set off for your trek however you will have a chance to explore Kathmandu and visit all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for which it is famed. You really can see it all in less than two weeks!
Have you liked the sound of all of these, but not the idea of camping in tents, sleeping in tea houses, or carrying your bags for miles? Then we have crafted the perfect bespoke trip for you. The Everest Luxury trek is for all those trekkers who want to experience the beauties and challenges of the Himalayan region – but they want to do it in style. Kicking off with a 5-star stay in Kathmandu to get you properly rested (and pampered) after your journey, the luxury continues into your trek as you are accommodated in the best hotels and lodges available – which are all pre-booked for your comfort along the way. You will still get to enjoy all the famed mountain peaks and take in glaciers, chortens, lakes, woods filled with oak, pine, and rhododendrons, as well as flora and fauna that can be found nowhere else in the world -but you can do it safe in the knowledge that you have deluxe accommodation to rest in after such adventures each night. After pushing yourself to the limit on your trek you are treated to another 2 days, 5-star visit, back in Kathmandu. Enjoy the spa and sumptuous food as you celebrate your achievements.
So if you like what you see that why not get in touch with a member of our friendly team who would be happy to help. Or if these aren’t quite what you had in mind then why not explore some of the many other Everest packages that we have available. And don’t forget – all of our trips are fully customisable!