Epic treks of the World - Everest Base Camp Expedition

KS
Karina Safari
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Apr 27 - May 13, 2018
Group size: 10 - 15
Epic treks of the World - Everest Base Camp Expedition
Nepal

Karina Safari
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13 reviews

$1690
Deposit: $600
Apr 27 - May 13, 2018
Group size: 10 - 15

About this trip

Join our trekking expedition in Nepal to the foot of Everest, the highest mountain in the world!

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

You will explore most representative spots of the Everest region, snow-capped Himalayan peaks, flowering meadows, mountain rivers and valleys. You will go along trails marked with Buddhist prayers and sacred stones, discover ancient monasteries and learn about the local sherpa culture. You will stay overnight in the simple, clean tea-houses (lodges) run by local families, and taste the hearty Nepalese food. From the summit of Kala Pattar you will admire the first rays of sunrise over Mighty Everest.

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

Participating in this trip you support local communities in the remote areas of Nepal

Please find more info in the section "Before you go"

Registered participants get a detailed travel information kit, packing checklist, travel tips on how to get yourself prepared for the trip, etc.

What’s included

-    Domestic flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
-    Airport transfers  
-    Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu (3 nights, double-sharing) , basic lodges during the trekking (11nights)
-    Trekking permits
-    Porters and yaks to carry your luggage and gear
-    Local trekking guide (english-speaking)
-    Full board meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea coffee)
-    All necessary trip arrangements, english-speaking trip leader participation during the trip (Karina Safari)

-  Travel insurance for the active days of the trek (World Nomads)

Not included

-    International flight to/from Kathmandu
-    Personal expenses (soft drinks, hot shower during the trek, tips, sightseeing and meals in Kathmandu) – allow additional $250-300 as max.
-    Entry visa to Nepal $40
-    Sightseeing in Kathmandu (optional)

Before You Go

WEATHER CONDITIONS IN OCTOBER:
After the rainy season is over, the month of October is considered the best time to go, allowing the best views, 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. 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 reasonably 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 stubbornness (endurance) helps. Walk at your own pace – slow and steady is the way to go – being fit or unfit 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 stuff – a light backpack for the daily trekking needs (water flask, camera, chocolate bars, jacket/ fleece sweater for the climate change). Porters will carry your trekking gear.

Registered participants get a detailed travel information kit, packing checklist, travel tips on how to get yourself prepared for the trip, etc.

Available Packages

Early bird
Available until Dec 31st5 left
$1690
Deposit: $600
Count me in!
Available until Apr 1st10 left
$1790
Deposit: $600

Available options

Single supplement
$170

Itinerary

Kathmandu, alt. 4265 feet
Day 1 / Oct 4
Arrival to Kathmandu. Meet and transfer to hotel in Thamel.

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
13 reviews
- Experienced adventure travel organizer since 2006 - CEO at Safarika Travel Inc. Legally registered Seller of Travel in CA since 2013 - South American destinations expert. 4 years of living and working as a tour guide in Ecuador and Colombia. I live my passion... I create distinctive handcrafted trips to the most exciting and unique destinations on Earth. This trips are about a priceless life-changing experience (sometimes it's challenging), an inspiration, a recharge of the vital energy for new beginnings and traveling in a team of like-minded travel buddies. Join my tribe and let's make it epic!

Reviews

Karina organized a really great agenda for the whole trip and leveraged a top notch travel agency in Cusco for the bulk of the trip. The quality of that team really made the difference imho - the guides were excellent, the organization was highly professional . When my son got sick for 3 days, Karina and Alpaca Expeditions were 100% available to help adjust the plan as needed to deal with the situation. Having someone like Karina organize the trip made a big difference: she knows the right people to work with in Peru.
Amazing experience! I totally recommend this for everyone!
What a great trip! Karina was the best! Even though we did not stay at the Four Seasons Hotels, but the service was far more superior than Four Seasons. Thank you, Karina!
SJ
This trip was an incredible experience. Hiking at high altitude was difficult for me but it was a worthwhile experience. We had two awesome guides with us who were very knowledgeable and kept us motivated every step of the way. Machu Picchu views felt way better after hiking there all the way. This was once in a lifetime opportunity and I highly recommend this trip. The food and lodging was amazing too. I am a vegetarian and they took care of it very well. Karina was always available to answer our questions. She provided us complete list of what we would need for the trip and that was pretty helpful. Thank you Karina!
AP
That was an awesome trip. What I liked most: - everything is taken care of for you: tickets, accommodation, transport, schedule - food: amazing fresh food at campsites and hotels - guides: knowledgable and experienced local guides who know history and are always available for any question/issues - program: different hikes, city tours, bus tours (visiting important inkan sites and other historically important places) Also, thanks Karina for being available 24/7 and resolving all questions
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