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The Everest Base Camp trek is designed to fulfill the dream of many trekkers to experience the historic route to the base of the world's highest mountain. Our carefully devised itinerary provides a fine opportunity to visit both the Base Camp and the nearby peak of Kala Pattar. The Everest Base Camp is most commonly visited as a two-week trek starting and finishing at Lukla.

Moving on from Namche Bazaar the trail follows the valley of the Imja khola with some spectacular views of the mountains including Thamserku, Kangtega and Ama Dablam, and dominating the skyline ahead is Everest and Lhotse.

 

 

 

 

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Its elevation of 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) was determined using GPS satellite equipment on May 5, 1999. It was previously believed to be slightly lower (29,028 feet /8,848 meters), as determined in 1954 by averaging measurements from various sites around the mountain. The new elevation has been confirmed by the National Geographic Society.

 

The first seven attempts on Everest, starting with a reconnaissance in 1921, approached the mountain from Tibet, where a route to the summit via the North Col and North Ridge seemed possible. All were unsuccessful. George Mallory, who spearheaded the first three expeditions, lost his life with Andrew Irvine during a failed ascent in 1924.

 

Unsuccessful attempts continued through 1938, then halted during World War II. By the war's end, Tibet had closed its borders, and Nepal, previously inaccessible, had done the opposite.

 

Starting in 1951, expeditions from Nepal grew closer and closer to the summit, via the Khumbu Icefall, the Western Cwm, over the Geneva Spur to the South Col, and up the Southeast Ridge. In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit. Since the first successful ascent, many other individuals have sought to be the first at various other accomplishments on Everest, including many alternative routes on both the north and south sides.

 

Italy's Reinhold Messner has climbed Everest twice without oxygen, once in four days. He is also the first to solo climb Everest, which he did in 1980. Ten years earlier, Yuichiro Miura of Japan had been the first person to descend the mountain on skis. In 1975, Junko Tabei, also of Japan, was the first woman to climb Everest. The first disabled person to attempt Everest was American Tom Whittaker, who climbed with a prosthetic leg to 24,000 feet in 1989, 28,000 feet in 1995, and finally reached the summit in 1998. The first blind man to reach the summit was Erik Weihenmayer in 2001. The record for most ascents belongs to Sherpa Ang Rita, who has reached the summit ten times.

 

Overall, more than 600 climbers from 20 countries have climbed to the summit by various routes from both north and south. Climbers' ages have ranged from nineteen years to sixty. At least 100 people have perished, most commonly by avalanches, falls in crevasses, cold, or the effects of thin air.

 

Climbing on Everest is strictly regulated by both the Nepalese and Chinese governments. Permits cost thousands of U.S. dollars ($50,000 for a seven member party in 1996), and are difficult to obtain, and waiting lists extend for years. Treks to Everest base camp, minus the summit attempt, are becoming increasingly popular on both the north and south sides of the mountain. On the north side, a Buddhist monastery stands at the foot of the Rongbuk Glacier, beneath Everest's spectacular north face. The monastery is one of two whose locations were selected specifically to allow religious contemplation of the great peak. The other is the Thyangboche Monastery in Nepal. The once-active Rongbuk monastery in Tibet has required much rejuvenation from the destruction it experienced following China's invasion of Tibet.

 

Mount Everest is also known by the Tibetan name Chomolangma (Goddess Mother of the Snows), and by the Nepali name Sagarmatha (Mother of the Universe).

 


Duration: 16 Days

Primary activity: Trekking & Sightseen

Group size: 1-10 person

Country: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Meals: Full Board on Trek

Trip Code:

Secondary activity: Tour & Adventure

Max-Altitude: 5545 M

Departure from: Kathmandu

Trip grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge

Best Season

Mar - May & Sept - Dec

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

 

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast

 

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m), 3 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse,

 

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, 

 

Day 05: Acclimatization! Hike to Khumjung and return 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse,

 

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, 

 

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, 

 

Day 08: Second acclimatization day; hiking to Nagerjun (5100m) and return, 5 hrs. 

 

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, 

 

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m), and return to Gorekshep (5180m) 8 hrs.

 

Day 11: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m) 7 hrs. 

 

Day 12: Trek to Namche, 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, 

 

Day 13: Trek to Lukla, 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse,

 

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1337m) 30 - min. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakast

 

Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast

 

Day 16: Final departure to your onward destination and the "Farewell"

 

Note B.L.D = Full Board Services (Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

COST INCLUDES

 

Airport pick up & drop- off by car

 

Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing room, Bed and breakfast only)

Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with a cup of tea / coffee in each meal during the trek 

 

All nights during the trek are twin sharing accommodation at Guesthouses

 

1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter among 2 members), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance (We have insured our staffs by Neco Insurance Company Nepal) 

 

Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu flight with airport taxes

 

First Aid medicine (you are also advised to bring yourself for your own use)

 

National Park and TIMS permit (please provide us 2 passport size photos by email)

 

Duffle bag to each client (if required only)

 

Walking Poles (if required only)

Government taxes

Office service charge

 

 

COST EXCLUDES

Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast

Travel insurance

International flight ticket

Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) - you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (please bring 2 passport size photos)

Items of a personal nature

Any expenses of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower on the trek, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.

Gratuities (a Tips for guides, porters and drivers)

 

 

Route-map 

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Trip Highlights:

 Cost / person: $US 1360
Duration: 16 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Group Size: 1-10 person


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