Better Than Base Camp – Trek leader thoughts

BETTER THAN BASE CAMP: 25 March – 14 April 2025

The Mt Everest region in Nepal is famous for being one of the best high-altitude trekking destinations in the world, and rightly so. It is renowned for its views of Mt Everest (known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet), the highest mountain on Earth at 8848m.

With stunning mountain views, challenging trails, serene alpine forests, and the friendly Sherpa people with their rich Buddhist culture; this is trekking nirvana.

Enjoy unrivaled views with no other travellers in them

The jewel in the crown of the Everest region is the Gokyo Valley. Along the valley are high-altitude lakes that are sacred to Hindus and Buddhists. These sacred lakes are the destination of hundreds of pilgrims who visit the Gokyo Valley in August for the Janai Purnima festival. The Gokyo Valley, with its many attractions, deserves thorough exploration. This trek spans seven days here, and our journey takes us into the rarely visited upper reaches.

One of the Sacred Lakes

We have numerous opportunities to view Mt Everest and three other 8000m peaks, Choy Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. We trek alongside the longest glacier in Nepal, trek beside five sacred lakes, ascend a 5360m vantage point that rewards us with a spectacular array of Himalayan peaks, and cross a 5417m pass into a remote valley.

Trek Leader – Ray

Special attention is paid to a slow, safe, and sensible rate of ascent to high altitude. Early in the trek, there are numerous short days to allow gradual adjustment to life in the mountains. Accommodation each night will be in traditional Sherpa guesthouses, renowned for their welcoming hospitality. You will be accompanied by an experienced trek leader from Australia, plus a local trek crew of experienced, professional guides and porters.

Really experiencing high altitude trekking

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