2013 Trekking Trips
May 16th - June 3rd, 2013: Tenzing-Hilary Everest Marathon
The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon is "probably the most adventurous trail run in the world." This journey takes you to the foot of the south face of Mount Everest in Nepal to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Everest region. On your trek to Everest Base Camp, you will enter the Mount Everest National Park and visit Buddhist monasteries, such as the one in Pangboche, which is one of the oldest in the area and Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu. A hike up to Kala Pattar (18,188ft/5,545m), will reward you with spectacular views of Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse.
May 16th - June 3rd, 2013: Everest Base Camp 60th Anniversary Trek
Our Everest Base Camp Lodge Trek trip begins with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to the 9,000-foot airstrip at Lukla. We then follow the traditional expedition route to the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu, the village of Namche Bazaar and onwards, alongside the raging Imja Khola River to the high valley below Everest. Our journey to Everest Base Camp takes us close up beneath the spectacular “Khumbu Icefall” which leads up to the South Col and was the route taken on the first ascent of Everest. We have also included the option of hiking to the top of the viewpoint peak of Kala Pattar (18,188 feet), which will afford our hard effort with extraordinary views of Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse and Pumori.
2013 Ski Tours
Berner Oberland Haute Route
This classic tour offers some of the most breathtaking views of the European Alps. Throughout the tour we will cross 8 different glaciers with options to climb and ski 5 peaks. Starting in Interlaken, we will ride the famous train, which brings us up to the Jungfraujoch via the Klein Scheidegg. We enter he Eiger massif via the Jungfraujoch at 3,454m (11,329ft) and find ourselves in the heart of the mountains. The tour's finale is a 6,000 vertical foot ski to the valley to Conche.
Chamonix Zermatt Haute Route
The classic Haute Route offers one of the finest backcountry skiing experiences in the world. The tour begins in Chamonix, a ski mountaineer's Mecca, and spans into Zermatt, Switzerland. Each day we will be skiing over astonishingly beautiful glaciers. The spring conditions often leave a thick layer of clouds between the towns in the valleys and the high peaks creating the illusion that of skiing on clouds. The hardest part of the trip for most is descending down into the valley at the end; life is just too good in the high mountains above the clouds.