Days: 16

Dates: March - May, October - November

Start & Finish: Kathmandu, Nepal

Group Size: 10-20

Accommodation: 5-star hotels, local tea houses

Total Miles Covered: 65 miles

Physical Rating: 5/5

Challenge yourself physically and mentally on a trek to summit Mount Everest - the tallest point on earth. Straddled between Nepal and Tibet in the Himalayan Mountain Range, Mount Everest is often described as a global beacon.

Embark on this 16-day strenuous journey from Nepal. Throughout your expedition, you will have time to explore Nepalese culture through sightseeing in Kathmandu and staying in local tea houses during the trek. The tea houses are small basic lodges offering accommodation and food for travellers, and allow you to travel with minimal equipment. They are a meeting point for trekkers from various parts of the world. This system keeps the trek economical and requires little technical experience.

This balanced itinerary offers plenty of time to rest your body and acclimate to the high altitude, low oxygen levels and temperature changes as you ascend up the mountain, at an elevation of over an astounding 18,000 feet. The trek is over sixty five miles total, and you will be covering an average of six miles a day.

The Himilayan Mountains are home to many different ethnic groups, all bound by the mountains, which people see as their life-giver, preserver and protector. The communities you will encounter along your journey offer warm hospitality, rich knowledge of the land and its history, and a peaceful lifestyle different from your own.