Hike with a former monk to Everest Base Camp
One of the most popular trips in the world, the Everest Base Camp trek is one trip that everyone has on their bucket list. Mt. Everest being the tallest mountain, everyone wants to reach the highest point in the world, or at-least the highest base camp in the world.
With snow capped mountains all around and the fresh mountain air glazing you, the natural beauty of the trip is also one thing you will not forget.
Traveling is also always better when you get an in-depth cultural experience. This is why we work with highly experienced guides of the Khumbu region who understand the true cultural and natural importance of the Khumbu (Everest) region.
Meet Thubten, a former monk who has studied in the Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery is one of the main monasteries in the Khumbu (Everest) region; with many travelers and natives traveling this path on their way to Everest base camp, it is also one of the most popular monasteries with an amazing view of white snow capped mountains with chilling fresh air of the Himalayas all around. Imagine getting this immense Sherpa cultural and religious information as you trek to Everest Base Camp, it will feel like an Everest cultural and buddhist pilgrimage trek. We are so excited to share with you this special Everest Base camp trek with Thubten Yeshe Sherpa.
Thubten is a former Buddhist monk who lived at 11,500 feet in Namche Bazaar, Nepal, and his father, Ila Tsering Sherpa, was a member of the 1963 American Everest Expedition. Since 1999, Thubten has led many Everest Base Camp trips for REI Adventures until REI decided to halt international travel. He also won the REI Adventures top guide award back in 2005. Being a former Buddhist monk, he is also a great thanka artist and you can see his work on this website.
This special departure on the Everest Base Camp trek lets you explore the Khumbu valley along with Thubten.