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"50 Tours of a Lifetime 2013"
by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
"50 Tours of a Lifetime 2012"
by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
"2012 Himalayan Trip of the Year"
by Outside Magazine.
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - NEPAL
TREKKING IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNT EVEREST - THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK
16 days - Rich Buddhist Culture - Traditional Sherpa Villages - Hike Kala Pattar (18,200 feet)
Awarded by National Geographic Traveler as '50 Tours of a Lifetime' 2013
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The Everest region is understandably one of the world's most popular and spectacular hiking destinations. Our Everest Base Camp Trek trip begins with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to the 9,000-foot airstrip at Lukla. We then follow the traditional expedition route to the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu, the bustling market village of Namche Bazaar and onwards, alongside the raging Imja Khola River to the high valley below Mount Everest. En route to the world's highest peak, we will visit many picturesque Sherpa villages.
Tengboche, the home of Nepal's most famous monastery, is situated beneath the impressive backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam (Mother's Charm). Our journey to Everest Base Camp takes 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 Kala Patthar (18,188 feet), which will afford our hard effort with extraordinary views of Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse. This easy-paced, fully-supported trek allows us to enjoy an excellent introduction to trekking in Nepal and provide a unique insight into the ‘Land of the Sherpa' and home to Mount Everest. This is a true Himalayan classic!
2013 GROUP TRIP DEPARTURE DATES:
March 23 to April 7, 2013
April 13 to April 28, 2013, April 20 to May 5, 2013
May 11 to May 26, 2013
May 19 to June 5, 2013 *Special 60th Anniversary Trek*
September 21 to October 6, 2013
October 5 to October 20, 2013, October 19 to November 3, 2013
November 9 to November 24, 2013, November 16 to December 1, 2013
December 14 to December 29, 2013
The Everest Base Camp Trek (Lodge Trek) is part of our Himalayan Classic Trek Series. Our Classic Treks are led by an experienced, English-speaking Sherpa Guide and full support crew. In addition to our fixed group dates, we are also able to arrange this trek starting on any day of the week during the months of March through May and September through December for groups of 1 to 12 people. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.
2013 LAND ONLY PER PERSON TRIP PRICE:
1 Person: $3460.00
2 to 4 People: $2780.00
5 to 8 People: $2690.00
9 to 12 People: $2610.00
Single hotel and lodge room supplement: $435.00 per person
Hotels: 3 nights hotels
Lodge Trek: 12 nights in comfortable lodges
Trek Grade: 12 days MODERATE trekking
Max. altitude: 18,188 feet / 5600 meters at Kala Pattar
Moderate Trekking = suitable for most regular hikers as the trip involves relatively short days (4-7 hours) on well-traveled trails. However, a reasonable level of fitness is required as these trips can involve a considerable amount of ascent and descent at altitude and the occasional longer hiking day.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to group hotel.
Day 2: Fly Kathmandu / Lukla. Trek to Phakding. 2-3 hr trek.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 11,150 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 4: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche. 12,665 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche. 14,470 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 7: Rest day for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche. 16,110 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 9: Trek to Everest BC and return to Gorekshep.
Day 10: Hike up Kala Pattar and continue to Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek to Tengboche or Kyangjuma. 6-7 hr trek.
Day 12: Trek to Monjo. 9,320 feet. 3 hour trek.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla. 9,320 feet. 5 hour trek.
Day 14: Fly Lukla / Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 16: Transfer to airport for departure.
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