Everest Diamond Jubilee
Join our special 60th anniversary departures
On May 29th 2013, we are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the 1st ascent of the ‘Chomolungma'. On this date in 1953 Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest at the tender ages of 33 and 39 respectively. To celebrate this 60th Anniversary we have added 3 new departure dates that will coincide with the 29th of May celebrations at basecamp. Our ‘Classic' Everest Basecamp (EBT), Ultimate Everest Trek (EVT) and Everest Basecamp Lodge Trek (EBL) all have ‘Special Departures' to get you to the right place at the right time.
On our Classic Everest Base Camp trek, which includes the opportunity to reach both the real base camp of Everest and also the summit of Kala Patar, you can choose between camping on the classic trek or staying in Sherpa lodges on our Everest Basecamp Lodge Trek. Famed for fantastic sunrise and sunset views both of these 18 day treks journey from the airstrip at Lukla through Namche Bazaar, Thyangboche Monastery and beside the Khumbu Glacier to Basecamp.
For the keen hill-walker, our Ultimate Everest Trek itinerary first treks through the stunning lake-bejewelled Gokyo Valley before crossing the Cho La Pass to Kalar Patar and Everest base camp.
All three treks depart the UK mid-May and will have you at Everest Base Camp on the 29th May. On the ‘big day' you will approach via the moraine and then the Khumbu Glacier arriving in time for the festivities and then trek back to Gorak Shep. At Base Camp you will meet many of the climbers who have come to attempt the summit on this anniversary year.
>> Everest Basecamp Trek (EBT.08.13) UK to UK dates - 19 May - 6 June
>> Everest Basecamp Lodge (EBL.09.13) UK to UK dates - 19 May - 5 June
>> The Ultimate Everest Trek (EVT.03.13) UK to UK dates - 16 May - 5 June
All our Everest trekking holidays are fully inclusive of all meals, including when staying in Kathmandu, and all are led by experienced KE guides. On all trips, personal equipment is carried by porters making the goal of Everest Base Camp obtainable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.
If you are unable to join one of our Special Anniversary departure treks there are many other departure dates or alternative Everest trekking holidays to choose from.