Lunch spot across River in Phakding

We’re back to the Himalaya this week with two separate teams accomplishing different objectives in the Khumbu Valley. Our guides are joined by a team of trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp and another team setting their sights on Ama Dablam.

Touch down in Lukla with fabulous weather!

Team moving around a Moni Stone

Everest Base Camp Trek
This isn’t just any EBC trek. The team connects with our Ama climbing team in Kathmandu and tags along with the working climbing team until the climbers split off to Ama base camp. This gives our trekking team an inside look as to what it’s like to be a climber in the Khumbu Valley. After the climbers split, the trekkers then continue up the valley working their way through tea houses and beautiful meadows capped by stunning peaks until they spend an afternoon at EBC. From there, they head back down valley and cap the trip off by spending two nights in Ama base camp watching the climbing team move up the mountain — yet another taste of what it’s like to be a climber in the Khumbu before they head home.

Ama Dablam

Our Ama Dablam team is looking to summit what some say is the most beautiful mountain on the planet. Ama Dablam demands a high level of skill and the whole team is made up of highly accomplished climbers. The route has a little bit of everything – granite rock, steep snow, and ice with multiple camps on the mountain. This 30-day expedition is a true classic and a must do for any technical alpine climber.

“We had a perfect weather day for trekking, cool and not too warm.”

Namche Bazaar

Latest updates from guide Chad Peele:

“Yesterday we had a successful flight into Lukla, the entry point of the Nepalese Himalayas. We had a perfect weather day for trekking, cool and not too warm. After 2 hours of hiking with stopped for a warm lunch, hydration and a short rest before continuing onto our evening teahouse in The village of Monjo.
Dinner, card games & early bedtimes followed with a much-needed catch up on sleep after our international travel. Today we have fresh pressed coffee and apple pancakes ordered before we start our uphill hike into Namche Bazaar.”

“Day two bought us to the Sherpa capital of Nepal, Namche Bazaar at 11,300 ft. This place never ceases to amaze me! The amount of people, immaculate buildings all in one of the most scenic places I can possibly imagine. Tomorrow we will do an acclimatization hike getting our first views of the upper valley and Ama Dablam. The closer we get the more stoke we feel!!”

Stay tuned to our blog and social media for updates as these teams experience the incomparable Khumbu Valley. For more information on any of our other expeditions check out our website. For any questions call our office at 877-873-5376 or send us an email  info@alpenglowexpeditions.com. We hope to climb with you soon!