Join us on this historic "Conquest of Everest 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Trek" with Jamling Tenzing Norgay!
This will be an Everest Base Camp Trek like no other. Led by Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of the legendary Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first Sherpa to summit Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. Jamling summited Everest himself in 1996. It was an important stepping stone in his life--not the summit--but more of a beginning which freed him from his ambitions and launched him onto a path of mindfulness and understanding. This trip, which follows the classic Everest Base Camp trekking route starting in Lukla, will be as much a cultural immersion and historic pilgrimage as a trekking trip. If you yearn for a bit more on your trekking trip to Everest, join us for this once-in-a-lifetime historic experience.
- Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture led by native son, Jamling Tenzing Norgay
- Have an audience and special prayer for long life with Rimpoche of Tengboche Monastery
- Visit Jamling's grandparents' ancestral home at Chayangpa and meet with relatives enroute
- Learn about Tenzing's history, his experiences and his humility through his son
Duration: 17 days Start Location: Kathmandu End Location: KathmanduDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal
Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Kathmandu
Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 3 : Flight to Lukla (9,200') and hike to Phakding (8,700')
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Hike to Phakding (8,700').
Day 4 : Phaking to Namche Bazaar (11.270')
Trek up the steep "Namche Hill" to the Sherpa market town of Namche Bazaar (11,270'), the unofficial capital of the Khumbu.
Day 5 : Rest and acclimatization day at Namche
Rest and acclimatization day.
Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (12,680')
Hike to Tengboche and visit the famous Tengboche Monastery.
Day 7 : Tengboche to Dingboche (14,500')
Trek to Dingboche.
Day 8 : Rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche
Rest and acclimatization day.
Day 9 : Dingboche to Lobuche (16,200')
Today we'll hike up along the broad valley floor to Dughla (15,100'), where we stop for lunch, then continue to the yak grazing pastures at Lobuje.
Day 10 : Lobuche to Gorak Shep (17,000') and on to Basecamp (17,600')
Trek to Gorak Shep (17,000'), and on to Everest Base Camp (17,600')
Day 11 : Gorak Shep to Kala Patar (18,192') to Dingboche (14,500')
Optional hike to Kala Patar, then return to Dingboche.
Day 12 : Dingboche to Tengboche (12,680')
Descend from Dingboche to Tengboche.
Day 13 : Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (11,286')
Return trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 14 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (9,200')
Return trek to Lukla.
Day 15 : Fly to Kathmandu
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 16 : Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 17 : Fly home
Transfer to Kathmandu airport for homeward-bound flights.
DATES: Departures: No group departures scheduled.
$5,195 (10-15 members)
Yak & Yeti HotelKathmandu, Nepal
A 5-star deluxe oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples and emerald gardens, while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa, shopping arcade, atrium, tennis courts and swimming pools.
Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.
Jamling Tenzing Norgay
In 1996 Jamling Tenzing Norgay realized his childhood dream of climbing Mt. Everest with the IMAX Everest Film Expedition and unfolded the Tibetan flag on the summit. The son of Tenzing Norgay, who summitted Everest in 1953 with Sir Edmund Hillary, Jamling is a charming young man gifted with many skills besides his outdoor exploits. A black-belt karate instructor and avid rafter and skier, Jamling had led many treks in Sikkim, Nepal, India and Bhutan. We are very proud of his association with Mountain Travel Sobek and are confident you will greatly enjoy his leadership. He was featured in a recent article in the San Francisco Examiner and is one of the protagonists of the new National Geographic Imax film on Everest.