Everest Base Camp Trek & Helicopter flight back

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Karina Safari
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Apr 8 - 21, 2018
Group size: 10-14
Everest Base Camp Trek & Helicopter flight back
Nepal

Karina Safari
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7 reviews

$2290
Deposit: $700
Apr 8 - 21, 2018
Group size: 10-14

About this trip

Join the Epic trekking expedition in Nepal to the foot of Everest! 

This adventure will definitely be one of the most significant self-accomplishments and travel experiences of your life!


National Geographic traveler featured this route as, “the adventure of a lifetime,” and, “the world's best mountain scenery”


Trip highlights:


- Explore Nepal Everest region with its snow-capped Himalayan peaks, mountain rivers and valleys during 9-day trekking expedition.

- Reach Everest basecamp (5360m), the place where the most courageous climbers from all over the world begin their fearless journey to the summit. Get closer to the legend 

- Watch the Sunrise over Mt. Everest from Kalapathar summit (5545m), the highest point of the trek

- Take an unforgettable scenic helicopter flight on the way back , see Himalaya massif from above

- Experience a spiritual journey to the one of the most mystic and sacred places in the World

- The trail is marked with Buddhist prayers and sacred stones, you will visit ancient monasteries and learn about the local sherpa culture

- Support local communities in the remote areas of Nepal. We will hire porters from villages to carry our luggage, and stay in the basic, but clean and welcoming tea-houses (guest-houses) run by sherpa families. We will bring gifts and learning materials for the local kids

- Travel in a fun and supportive team of hiking buddies and assisted by professional team of Tour Leader (Nepali culture expert & climber), local mountain guide and porters to carry your luggage

IMPORTANT:

This trip is for experienced hikers ONLY. This is not a technical trek, you don't need any professional climbing skills or equipment, but you will need stamina and being in the perfect physical shape. Good preparation before the trek is a MUST.

What’s included

-  1 local flight (Kathmandu - Lukla)

- Helicopter flight on the way back to Kathmandu
- Airport transfers
-  Accommodation: standard hotel in Kathmandu w/breakfast (4nights), basic lodges on trek (9 nights)
-  Trekking permits for Everest Region
-  Trekking staff: Guides, Porters (carry your luggage and gear)
-  Team-leader: experienced climber, expert in nepali culture
-  All trip arrangements, logistics and bookings

Not included

-  International flights (from SFO $650 round trip)
-  Pocket expenses (meals, water & drinks, hot shower during the trek, tips, wi-fi, admission to the sights in Kathmandu, rentals for the trek) – allow additional $400-450
-  Entry visa to Nepal $25
-  Travel Insurance (medical expenses and rescue) $80

Before You Go

WEATHER:
After the rainy season is over, the month of April is considered the best time to go, allowing the best views, flowering meadows, blue sky and relatively warm weather during the day and not very cold at night.

The altitudes range from 2,840m/9300feet to 5,545m/18192feet. Day/night air temperatures vary significantly. Normally the mornings are warm, and walking in T-shirts is pleasant. But if the afternoon is cloudy, the temperature can drop to just above freezing with the possibility of snow. At night, up high, it will definitely drop below freezing.


LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: ACTIVE, CHALLENGING
You need to be fit – a hill-walker, someone who takes regular exercise. Expect hiking up and downhill 4-8 hours daily at the high altitudes. Trekking can be difficult in parts, but within the capabilities of any healthy person with an established level of walking fitness. Often endurance and the right positive mindset helps. Walk at your own pace – slow and steady is the way to go. Remember, this is not a competition or race. Being fit is not the primary control here, it is how you deal with altitude. Additional days of stay at the high altitudes are included to ensure the adequate acclimatization.


WHAT YOU CARRY:
You carry only your personal daypack (25-28L) – a light backpack for the daily trekking needs (water flask, camera, energy bars, sunscreen, additional layer - jacket). Porters will carry your luggage in a duffel bag (total weight of your luggage up to 12Kg) 


WHAT'S NEXT:
Registered participants (those who RSVP with deposit paid) get a detailed travel info-session, packing checklist and other important info in preparation for the trek.

Available Packages

Early bird
Available until Dec 316 left
$2290
Deposit: $700
Count me in!
Available until Feb 158 left
$2390
Deposit: $700

Available options

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$170

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu. Namaste, Nepal!

Arrival to Kathmandu. Altitude alt. 4265 feet/1500m. Meet and transfer to tibetan-style boutique-hotel. Relax and overnight.

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
7 reviews
I'm originally from Moscow (Russia) and I reside in San Francisco bay area since 2012 . I'm registered as official seller of travel in CA. Before moving to United States I lived 4 years in Ecuador and Colombia, where I dedicated myself to traveling and worked as a travel guide. Later, I opened my local tour operator agency in Quito (Ecuador). But my passion for tourism started long time before that, in my hometown, when in 2006 I decided to quit my comfortable and well-paid office job in search for adventure. I joined a Traveler Club, where we created exclusive expeditions around the Globe with well-known leaders of Russian Geographic society. Having 10 years of expertise in adventure tourism, I could build an exceptional and reliable team of guides and partners in every destination I work. All connections are proven by years of successful cooperation. But no matter how many years I’ve been in the industry, I’m a constant student of the best practices and always ready to adapt new ways of creating the best travel adventures for you! Let's connect and go travel together! My favorite travel experiences: - Hiking the "Avenue of volcanoes" in Ecuador - See the sunrise over Machu Picchu - Dancing with locals at Latin American festivals - Everest Base camp trek, Nepal - Snorkeling with lea lions and iguanas at Galapagos

Reviews

MN
It was a trip of a lifetime! Karina organized it very very well! The group composition was the key and this is what Karina does better than any other company. The team was compatible and supportive of each other and this is what makes a good trip GREAT!.
TS
It was a well organized trip. We had the best guides, the best hotel accommodations and the best meals during this trip. The hiking part was challenging but very rewarding. Best memories from this trip! Thank you, Karina!
OI
I'm giving 5 stars to this perfectly organized hike to Machupicchu. Even though Karina couldn't join us she was still able to take care of every aspect of the trip. Everything was just awesome including food, transfers, accommodation, treks, and our guide company. I'd recommend it and be happy to come along again! Let me know when you're heading towards Bolivia and Torres del Paine. Спасибо! ))
MR
Thank you Karina! Trip was amazing, very well organized and lots of fun! Would gladly do another trip with you. Just say WHEN!!
MB
Short version: great trip, do it with Karina for the ultimate experience. Longer version: Both my wife and I are avid travelers and don't trust our vacations to anyone lightly. We did good trips with REI and Active Adventures in the past, so we were on the fence about this one. But once we met Karina in person, we were completely sold by her knowledge of the area and its culture as well as Karina's outpouring positive energy. All the communication during the preparation was timely and informative. The hiking guide operators were excellent. All transitions between hikes and hotels were problem free. The food was better than expected. It also helps to have good like-minded group members and that's where we got really lucky. Already miss my new friends! But again, kudos to Karina as good leaders attract good people.
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