Appealing to groups of friends, families or even couples – the minimum number is two, who can set their own departure date – the itinerary provides an independent, adaptable and price-driven option for trekking the iconic Everest region supported by World Expeditions' quality services and sustainable infrastructure.

Staying at World Expeditions' exclusive eco-campsites (with standing height tents, flushing western-style toilets and many also fitted with hot showers) and with porters carrying the luggage to the next night's camp, the trek route follows established trails and is the ideal introduction to trekking in the Everest region and the culture of its Sherpa people.

The carefully-developed itinerary allows for maximum acclimatisation and offers access to World Expeditions' safety network that verifies arrival to each camp.

Highlights of the 11-day trip include: viewing many of the world's highest peaks, including the emblematic summit of Everest; exploring the colourful markets of Namche Bazaar, the so-called Sherpa capital of Nepal; marvelling at the famous Thyangboche Monastery, the spiritual heart of the Khumbu region; and visiting the villages of Khunde and Khumjung, where Sir Edmund Hillary established the region's first hospital and school through the Himalayan Trust.

NEW AND EXCLUSIVE WITH WORLD EXPEDITIONS - Self-Guided Everest Trek: Introductory level. Departs daily from 1 October – 20 May (11 days). From £1,050 per person, including accommodation on a B&B basis, internal flights, airport transfers, park entrance fees, trekking permits and porter to carry personal equipment. Minimum 2 persons per booking. Joining in Kathmandu – international flights extra. Option to add meal package (lunches and dinners) also available.

For more information and bookings please visit www.worldexpeditions.co.uk or call 0800 0744 135. World Expeditions' policy ensures there are no local payments. Prices do not include international flights, however these can be arranged on request.