Epic treks of the World - Everest Base Camp Expedition

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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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20 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 31, 20175 left
$1690
Deposit: $600
Count me in!
Available until Apr 01, 201810 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
20 reviews
Professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2006. Originally from Moscow, Russia. Lived and worked as a tour guide and destination expert in South American countries (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2009-2012. Moved to the U.S. in 2012. Resident of San Francisco bay area. Founder of Safarika Adventure Club, CA since 2013 (CST # 2112795-40). Join our tribe of active travelers! Experience epic bucket list destinations and world best trails you have only dreamed of in our unbeatable team adventures to South America and beyond

Reviews

One of the best trips I had. Great company, very picturesque hikes and comfortable accommodations. Everything was organized perfectly with a good balance between hikes, sightseeing and free time. Karina took care of all the logistics, which made the trip very relaxing. We covered a lot of places in 12 days - more than it would be possible on my own. Highly recommended!
Amazing trip - great people, well-organized itinerary, and an opportunity to surround yourself with unbelievable nature all day, every day. A truly refreshing change of pace and surroundings. If you are hesitating about whether to sign up, nervous about traveling with people you don't know, doubting your level of physical preparedness, talk to Karina - and then do it! You won't regret it. This trip is a breath of air and an experience to remember for a lifetime.
It was an awesome trip!! Karina created the best agenda that allowed us to experience different places/things. The local crew/guide was professional and took care everything for us, and the food is better than expected. Karina stayed connected with us before and throughout the whole trip and responded quickly to our questions/concerns. Highly recommended!
This was a fantastic trip, with top-notch organization, carefully selected itineraries and a very professional local crew. The food was delicious and we enjoyed comfy accommodations as well. Karina is on every detail, so everything ran smoothly. Highly recommended!
OB
We spent an excellent and adventurous two weeks with Karina in Patagonia this end of "summer". Karina created the perfect itinerary that allowed us to experience so many unique places there. It was a good mix of hiking and more relaxed days. We were hiking up and down the sides of mountains, walking on glacier (even had whiskey in the Ice Bar), had tour to visit penguin’s colony on Isla Magdalena, city tour, Tango Show and tango lesson. The trip was very robust in terms of activity level, and I would classify it (hiking part) as moderate/strenuous due to the long days of hiking. Five stars for Karina’s planning and organizational skills. I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends, and I look forward to new adventures with Karina.
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I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory Lyakhovitskiy on Mar 14, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
By Aizhan Toibazarova on Jun 20, 2019