H Everest base camp trek - challenge
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Everest base camp trek - challenge

5545M
  • j price:
    1 560 USD
  • d no. of days:
    13 days
  • c type of adventure:
    TREKS & TOURS
  • q size of group:
    2-10 people
  • k how crowded:
    popular and could be crowded
  • a accommodation:
    3-star hotel in Kathmandu, guesthouses during the trekking.
  • g transportation:
    Private vehicle and domestic flight.
  • m food:
    Breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals during the trek.

Adventure
description

 Supposedly, there are no irreplaceable people. However, certainly there are such places on Earth. Take a trip with us to the region incomparable with any other. To the place where rise four of six the highest peaks of Earth: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. A real crown of the world! This shorter version of the clasic Everest Base Camp trek is more challenging, for those who have already high mountain experience. This trekk is fully of values which are offered in the clasic, longer version of the trek so if Your condition is good enough and You prefer a sorter trip, we recommend - choose this incredible experience.

A trekking to the Everest base camp is a warranty of the fascinating adventure, in the surrounding of the views which takes your breath apart. A stay in the region of Everest makes that a life, a passion and experiences from this expeditions of the worldwide known climbers and the Sherpa will become also your benefit.
We give You an opportunity to get to know the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park, inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, which is a home for diversified fauna and flora of the Himalayas. You will look closely at the Buddhist monasteries which are situated at the highest altitude in the world, a capital of the Sherpa - Namche Bazaar and, obviously, you will reach a main destination of your travel – an Everest base camp, considered by the Nepalese as a seat of the gods. It is a unique opportunity to follow footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa from Solukhumbu - the first ascenders of Everest, in 1953. These emotions and a feeling of fulfilment connected with a proximity of Chomolungma, cannot be compared with nothing else. Your heart will, for sure, beat faster (and not only because of the physical effort), when you will stand in the one of the most beautiful view points in the world - Kala Pathar!
Certainly, during a travel you will also visit Kathmandu – an extraordinary capital of Nepal, and its most famous attractions: the impressive, Hindu Pashupatinath Temple, the Boudhanath sanctuary or a central royal plaza, the Durbar Square. All these sites were inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. You will also have time to relax in the tourist district of the town – Thamel, where walking along hundreds of the narrow streets, stalls, cafes you will quickly feel a unique atmosphere of this region and a real kindness of its inhabitants toward comers.
If you wish to experience another challenge and go along a less beaten track, we invite You to participate in the Trekking to the Everest base camp via the Gokyo Lakes (20 days) adventure. And adventurers of the more ambitious challenges are recommended to consider the Trekking through 3 passes (22 days).

The clasic version of Everest base camp trek is recommended for those who do not have enough high mountain experience or just have more time for travel.

Please notice that presented expedition, as well as all the other offers presented by Meroway Adventure were created using our best knowledge and experience. However, if you would like to modify the presented itinerary as so it better matches your needs - please contact us and we will do our best to meet your expectations - this is Your own way of adventure!

Day 1: Flight to Kathmandu. Welcome to Nepal! Namaste!! After arrival we will transfer you to the hotel. You can relax after a trip or if you have energy- the same day visit Swayambhunath Temple, the name is famous as a Monkey Temple. The temple was built before the fifth century AD and is a place revered by the Nepalese. It is situated on a hill, overlooking a beautiful view of the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding 2610m), around 4 hours Early morning flight to Lukla 2840m, a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the breathtaking mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. We start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), around 6 hours of hiking.
Day 4: Rest and acclimatization day. Health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day's hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.
Day 5: Trekking from Namche to Pangboche. Trekking around 7 hours.
Day 6: Trekking from Pangboche to Lobuche, around 7 hours.
Day 7: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 m) 8 hours The trail to Gorakshep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorakshep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip.
Day 8: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek to Pheriche (4280 m) 9 hours. Today is the climax of our trip. We start early morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for an early morning departure, amid predawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can stop to catch breath at several outstanding view points from where we can snap great pictures. From Kala Patthar, we scramble up to the top of a rocky outcrop marked by cairns and prayer flags. Mind-blowing Himalayan panorama unfolds before our eyes as they wander from one mighty massif to another. Trekking to Pheriche .
Day 9: Trekking from Pheriche to Namche - around 8 hours.
Day 10: Trekking from Namche to Lukla - around 8 hours.
Day 11: Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu - takes around 40 minutes. After arrival to Kathmandu we will tranfer you to the hotel. After check-in you can take rest or relax. We will celebrate the completion of the trip in the evening during traditional dinner at Nepaly typical resturant with cultural program, hosted by Meroway Adventure :)
Day 12: Kathmandu valley sightseeing. We will start the day after your breakfast so first visit Pashupatinath temple. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples of Nepal, which is a holy place for Hindus, to which many pilgrims. This great temple Shiwy consists of many complexes separate buildings, monuments, and in many places, meet Sadhu holy men traditionally painted faces. Then we will go to the shrine Bouddhanath, with the largest stupa in South Asia, which is the main center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then go to the central square of the city - Durbar Square. Is a former royal residence built in the twelfth century. You will see many unique buildings, including the temple of Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddess), where it can dostąpisz meeting with the same Kumari - the living embodiment of the goddess. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Return to home. Your journey ends today. It's time to return home. Do not forget to exchange e-mails with your travel companions! The representative Meroway Adventure will take you to the airport about three hours from the scheduled flight. On the way home you will have plenty of time to plan your next adventure .... Have a good and safe flight to home :-) !!
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Price
and equipment

  • All airport and hotel transfers.
  • Three nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
  • All accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee )
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathamdnu to Lukla, Luckla to Kathmandu). All members and staffs.
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with English speaking tour guide
  • An experienced English-speaking license holder Trekking Guide. And Assistant Trekking Guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Tims Card: (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Trekking Permit: (National Park Entry Fees)
  • Farewell dinner before depature.
  • A comprehensive medical kit bag.
  • All necessary paper work and taxes.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International flight tickets.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $3 per kg).
  • Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary
  • Entry fees to visited places mentioned in the program
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Any kind of personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, internet / Wi-Fi, hitter charge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Any alcoholic beverages and cold drinks
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.

 

Meroway Adventure has a philosophy with trip inclusions. As much as possible is included so that customers know the total cost of the adventure trip up front:

Recommended trekking equipment:

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof softshell pants
  • Thin, lightweight socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Sport shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Few T-shirts short/long sleeves
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Wind-Stopper jacket (not necessary)
  • Waterproof softshell jacket or
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves (depends on season)

Accessories:

  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking Bags
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack
  • Trekking Poles
  • Camel bag

Toiletries:

  • Quick drying towel
  • Personal toilets accesories
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Anti bacterial hands wash

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