The thrill of high-altitude trekking in Nepal was
once available only to a gung-ho few. Recently, the journey has become more
In April 2011, co-host of international television show Word
Travels and travel writer Robin Esrock will lead a trek to the Everest Base Camp
with World Expeditions.
The journey begins in Kathmandu Valley and
ascends through Sherpa villages to Tengboche Monastery, where awestruck hikers
get panoramic views of the rock star mountains of the Himalayas: Tawache,
Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam.
Hikers will traverse part of the
treacherous Khumbu Glacier, followed by an ascent of Kala Pattar (18,192 feet),
before stopping at Everest Base Camp.
“In Nepal, acclimatizing is going
to be key, as is exercising for several months beforehand to ensure your body
can take it,” Esrock cautions. “Wearing in your gear is a must, although
incredible Sherpas will no doubt be worth their weight in