Epic treks of the World - Everest Base Camp Expedition

  • Nepal
  • Oct 4 - 19, 2016
  • Trip Size: 5 - 10 people

$1529

Overview

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.

Bookable Until

Aug. 13, 2016

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