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The trek to the Khumbu region remains, in our opinion, the greatest mountain walk on earth. Besides Everest, you will become familiar with other Himalayan giants - Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lobuche Peak, Nuptse and Lhotse. You will have a unique opportunity to absorb the ancient and colorful scenes of a Himalayan trading culture. The Everest region of Nepal, known as the Khumbu, is a crossroad of times and cultures.

In the Khumbu, the human history of exploration and discovery is still fresh. We set out on a magnificent 9-day trek through the ancient Sherpa villages cradled below Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the Snows). These villages culminate our visit to the Tengboche Monastery, at heart of the Khumbu, from which Everest's triangular diamond summit is unmistakable amid a cirque of breathtaking peaks. Much of the joy of this spectacular trek is getting to know the Sherpa people, visiting Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and lively trailside teahouses, sipping homemade chang (beer made from barley) with new-found friends and learning how Tibetan Buddhism influences every aspect of Sherpa life. This is truly a pilgrimage that any lover of the mountains will consider the opportunity of a lifetime.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Phakding (8,700 feet)
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (11,270 feet)
Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Thame (12,500 feet)
Day 7: Shayngbouche, Everest view hotel (12,475 feet)
Day 8: Phortse (12,900 feet)
Day 9: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (12,680 feet)
Day 10: Monjo
Day 11: Return to Lukla
Day 12: Return to Kathmandu
Day 13: Final sightseeing day in Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure

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Choosing Your Trip
We suggest that you read the trip information to choose the right adventure for your ability level and interest. Trip information is available for on each page or can be sent to you via fax, email or mail. Our office manager can answer any questions you might have and they would be happy to refer you to someone who has traveled with us before for a reference.

Reserving Your Place
Early reservations are recommended since group sizes are limited and airlines often sell out of their best fares many months in advance. Once you have submitted your reservation request with us, one of our travel consultants will contact you the following business day to confirm your arrangements and will charge the initial deposit to your major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). You can then download a trip application (in PDF format) and send it to us by mail with two recent passport photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 303-507-2530. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM Mountain Time.

Upon receiving your deposit, we will send you a confirmation letter, a detailed trip itinerary, visa information (if required), a travel insurance application and a pre-departure information booklet with a recommended equipment list, suggested reading list and general information needed to prepare for your trip. Our experienced staff is happy to assist you in your preparation for your adventure with us.