Explorers, travelers and climbers alike have long been seduced by the legend and excitement of Mount Everest and the extraordinary region of the Sherpa people.
April 7 - April 29
While the world’s greatest peaks Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam characterize the mighty Khumbu Region, trekkers have the opportunity to explore from within its sacred valleys and picturesque villages, enjoyed spectacular views of the high Himalaya’s unforgettable panoramas. Along the way, we are showered with impressions of ancient Tibetan Buddhism as we visit and learn from our friends living in these inspiring monastic communities.
A reasonable trek for the fit and enthusiastic, this journey into the heart of the sacred regions of the Khumbu offers a lifetime of impressions and reflections. Most days are nothing short of breathtaking while we walk amidst the Himalayan giants to the jingle of yak bells. Each corner turns reveals new views and prospectives that transport our minds deep into the world of these daunting and breathtaking peaks. We then climb Lobuche East: a great first Himalayan experience for any aspiring mountaineer and a perfect “next step” to other climbs. Lobuche East consists of moderate snow and ice climbing depending on conditions as we ascend to 20,000 feet, and is open to all individuals in good physical condition who posses basic mountaineering skills: cramponing, ice axe arrest and roped travel, as well as self care and efficiency techniques.
Traveling to these regions with Benegas Brothers offers an experience of a lifetime. No other organization can provide the combination of expertise, committed and long lasting relationships with local Nepalis, and the first-hand knowledge of the mountains and environment. Our walking days will include much discourse on the peaks of the Everest region, architecture of Buddhist shrines, and Sherpa Buddhism.
As with all our expeditions, we believe that you should be free to loose yourself in the world of the mountains and travel unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Benegas Brothers Expeditions certainly offers the most comprehensive program available utilizing a distinguished staff of Sherpas, in in Base Camp huge tents and a diverse assortment of quality meals. (Some of the food being flown in from the US and Argentina).
During the trek we lodge in Sherpa villages, many of them remote, giving us a rare look into both traditional and monastic communities. Our lodging will be in guest houses, accessed for our close network of long time Sherpa friends, and with the belief that a sharing of cultures is paramount to our understanding of the world. While the tea houses are fairly primitive by western standards, they are balanced by the warmth and tremendous support of the Sherpa people. On the trail to base camp, all trekkers will all have the opportunity for an exciting summit of their own on Kala Patthar (18,600ft).
This trek is an excellent opportunity to share in the excitement of a major Himalayan expedition and travel through one of the most magnificent and culturally rich regions on earth.