Leadership Development Trek to Mount Everest

  • A unique take on a classic trek
  • Develop leadership skills while hiking among inspiring Himalayan peaks
  • Seminar leaders who are influential scholars and award-winning authors
Trek in Nepal with GeoEx
Trip Type: Scheduled Departure
Destinations: Call 888-570-7108 for destination options
Trip Length: 14 Days
Activity type(s): Trekking
Trip Extensions: Call 888-570-7108 for custom extension options

Leadership is a capacity that draws on all aspects of yourself and your organization. Developing a vision, articulating it, and inspiring others to achieve it require careful analysis and technical knowledge, as well as a sense for what is important for the organization and for the people in and around it. Mastering these abilities is a lifelong endeavor. The Leadership Trek to Mount Everest provides an opportunity to continue your leadership development, while exercising your body and cross-training your mind. It’s an unusual chance to reflect and grow among the awe-inspiring peaks of the Himalaya.


We trek up through the Sherpa valleys and villages of Khumbu in Nepal, then past the Buddhist monastery of Tengboche, where we meet with the Abbot. Next to a high point on Chukhung Ri, an 18,000-foot peak beneath the two-mile high wall of Lhotse, and then on to Everest and a point directly across from Ama Dablam, one of the most spectacular summits around. Watch a short video created with footage taken during a past Leadership Trek in Nepal.

Seminar Leaders

Ed Bernbaum is a mountaineer, scholar, and world authority on mountains as sources of inspiration and meaning. He is author of The Way to Shambhala and the award-winning Sacred Mountains of the World. Mike Useem is the William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School and author of numerous books on leadership, including The Leadership Moment and The Leader’s Checklist.


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Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2: fly to Lukla, start trek, hike to Phakding
  • Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Namche to Tengboche
  • Day 5: Tengboche
  • Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche
  • Day 7: Dingboche to Chukhung
  • Day 8: Chukhung to Dingboche
  • Day 9: Dingboche to Phortse
  • Day 10: Phortse to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11: Namche to Lukla
  • Day 12: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Kathmandu
  • Day 14: depart Kathmandu.