A Special Departure to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s Historic First Ascent of the World’s Highest Peak – Mount Everest; Selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of ’50 Tours of a Lifetime’ 2013
Aspen, CO – One World Trekking, a 25 year leader in Himalayan adventure travel, has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 2013 “50 Tours of a Lifetime” for their Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s historic first ascent of Mount Everest. This classic trekking itinerary and cultural journey in the famous and spectacular Khumbu region of Nepal is now featured in the May 2013 issue, as well as listed on the award-winning National Geographic website.
Once again the selection process was competitive and the National Geographic Traveler editorial team worked long and hard to find 2013’s most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, bestguided, and most sustainable tours. 2013 marks the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society. The tours selected capture that spirit of exploration and push the boundaries of mainstream tourism, whether taking travelers to the far corners of the globe, or helping them dive deep into the culture of familiar destinations.
“Our May 19 to June 5, 2013 special anniversary trek to the base camp of the world’s highest peak is set to see our group at Everest Base Camp on May 29, the very day Mount Everest was first climbed by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953”, says One World Trekking director Andy Crisconi. “This is an adventurous itinerary taking us close up beneath the spectacular “Khumbu Icefall” which leads up to the South Col and was the route taken on the first ascent of Everest. We have also included the option of hiking to the top of the viewpoint peak of Kala Pattar (18,188 feet), which will afford our hard effort with extraordinary views of Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse and Pumori”, Andy adds.
National Geographic Traveler magazine has been recognizing the best tours and outfitters for travelers for the last eight years, as part of the magazine’s mission “to propel readers out of their armchairs and into the field.” Traveler has the largest audience of any travel magazine, with more than 8.5 million readers. Our readers love to travel, with the highest passport ownership, most international and domestic trips, and most outdoor recreation spending of any other travel title. Since 1988, One World Trekking has been creating, organizing and guiding the classic treks and epic journeys of the great Himalayan lands. Specializing in small group and custom-designed adventure travel, One World Trekking has over two decades of experience traveling with groups to the far corners of Nepal, Tibet, China, Bhutan, India and the Karakoram Mountains.