Custom Nepal and Tibet Treks Spring and Autumn with International Mountain Guides
IMG's Trekking programs are recognized worldwide as simply outstanding, with a reputation for our highly professional staff of leaders, climbers and Sherpas, first-rate logistics and our resulting safety and success record in the Himalayas.
Whether you're looking for a short, helicopter-supported 16-day Everest Base Camp Express program, or an extended camping trek exploring more remote areas, we can assist!
Over the years we have done custom programs to the Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Rolwaling, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Gokyo, Dolpo, Hinku/Hongu areas in Nepal as well as the Cho Oyu Trek, Rongbuk Trek, and Kangshung Face Treks in Tibet. If you are interested in an "off the beaten path" trek, let us know and we can help you design the perfect itinerary!
The Everest Treks are perennial favorites for good reason, with great scenery and lots of flexibility. Spring Season (March, April, May) and Autumn Season (October, November, December) are the most popular times to trek. Drop us a line if our Spring Season Everest BC Treks or Autumn Season Three Peaks/Three Passes Trek don't quite line up with your availability.
We have provided some sample trek itineraries that will help with your planning. If you do not see the itinerary you are thinking about or have something specific that you would like to see, let us know and we will be happy to help.
I'll look forward to hearing from you!
International Program Director
A Note on Dates
We take acclimatization seriously and are not comfortable conducting an Everest Base Camp Trek with less than 16 days on the schedule (trek in, helicopter out).
The Peak Season for trekking in the Khumbu Valley for Spring is the first two weeks of April and for Autumn is the last two weeks of October. These are normally very good weather periods, and the fixed wing flights Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu normally will go every day without disruption. The trekking is excellent, but it is very busy in the lodges and flights during these periods.
For people with date flexibility and the financial capability to fly by helicopter, we suggest that they consider trekking slightly earlier in the respective seasons. For example, start your Spring trek in early or mid-March or your Autumn trek in late September or early October. This way you will be ahead of the big wave of trekkers and still have a good chance of staying on schedule with your trek. The weather is normally very good higher up in Khumbu during these time periods, and if you are flying by helicopter you have much better chance of getting in/out of Khumbu during these slightly off peak times. It is also possible to go later in the respective seasons (May and November) which achieves the same result (missing the high season wave of trekkers).
Please contact us to discuss your options in more detail!
Expedition Organization and Leadership
International Mountain Guides (IMG)
IMG is the oldest and most respected high-altitude climbing service in the world and its three principals, Eric Simonson, Phil Ershler, and George Dunn, have led and organized hundreds of expeditions worldwide since 1975. IMG's Himalayan mountaineering programs are organized and directed by Greg Vernovage. Their teams include a group of professionals and Sherpas who are the best in the business. Since 1990, we have conducted over 60 Himalayan 8000 meter expeditions and over 800 IMG team members have summited the world's classic 8,000-meter peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma.
IMG leads the way! Our goal is to minimize risk while helping as many members as possible reach their goal, and we invest in the logistics and manpower to make this possible. We will not sit back and let other teams do the work. Invariably, our IMG Sherpas are part of the rope fixing efforts and the first team to the summit, preparing the route for future summit bids. We value our reputation as one of the premiere international climbing companies. If you would like to join a world-class team on Everest, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your goals and qualifications for membership in the IMG Everest team!
Ang Jangbu and the IMG Sherpa Team
A veteran of dozens of expeditions and an Everest summiter, Ang Jangbu has worked on every IMG Himalayan program since 1991 and is a very popular leader. Ang Jangbu Sherpa and his staff put together one of the very best Sherpa teams for IMG. We are proud to have a group of Sherpas working for us who are among the best paid, best led, best equipped, and best trained in the business.
Joining a high-altitude trek or expedition is a serious decision. You should be completely confident in the organization and leadership before you make that decision. Many of you have climbed with us before, and because your experience with us was good, you're considering another climb with us. For those of you who haven't climbed with us before, we strongly encourage you to interview us thoroughly and also talk to our past clients. When you're ready to make the decision, we'll be happy to provide you with a complete list of references. Please also browse comments online from our trekkers and climbers.