Double Everest

Trek both sides of the mountain.

Your Everest guide: David Breashears     Photo: Photograph by Kurt Markus

Hard-charging guide and Imax cinematographer David Breashears shows his softer side on Destination Himalaya's new Two Faces of Everest Trek. The five-time summiter will lead up to 16 guests to the mountain's north and south base camps in the span of a month. During an eleven-day stay on the Tibetan side, clients will attempt a hike to advance base camp, at 17,500 feet, and to the ice pinnacles of the Rongbuk Glacier. The group will then drive to Kathmandu, Nepal, and fly to Lukla to begin the six-day trek up to the south side of the peak. En route, trekkers visit with Sherpa families and catch spectacular views of the high Himalayas. September 19–October 3 (north side) and September 30–October 17 (south side); $6,885 for either half or $12,770 for both; destinationhimalaya.net

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