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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18 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 31, 20176 left
$2290
Deposit: $700
Count me in!
Available until Feb 15, 20188 left
$2390
Deposit: $700

Available options

Single supplement
$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
18 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

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.
We had a good team, very excited lookouts. Karina took care of everything from hotel and flights reservations and check ins to places for dinner and lunch boxes during hiking. I had very good time and enjoyed every minute my travel with Karina. Highly recommend. Thank you so much Karina for the great and wonderful adventure.
AP
Thank you for a fantastic experience!
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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