Hiking Vacation in Nepal – 2011

Trek Across Nepal

In spring 2011, Kirkland and a group of intrepid alumni packed their bags and headed for Everest Base Camp, the most popular and challenging trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal. This trek traces the route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tensing Norgay, when they made the first successful summit in 1953. Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the friendliness of its inhabitants, it is one of the most popular treks in the world.

A Cultural Adventure

“Nothing could have prepared me for the sense of accomplishment I experienced mixed with the awe-inspiring magic of a trip to the Himalayas.”

While sleeping and eating in charming guesthouses that dot the landscape we were equally charmed by the people of this region. Tireless sherpas and gracious locals made every aspect of our journey that much more meaningful and special. Guided by Kirkland, Mountain Trek guests experienced the individualized care they have come to expect during daily hikes while immersed in an ancient and-and magical culture. Everyone who took part on this excursion experienced what it truly feels like to have a deep and renewed sense of vitality.


  • Ancient foot-trails
  • Intricately terraced fields
  • Picturesque hamlets & mountain villages
  • Famous Sherpas share the trails
  • Colorful prayer flags
  • Mighty views!