Event posted by: Volunteers Initiative Nepal (Empowering Marginalised Communities)
The Everest or Khumbu region is justifiably the most famous of all trekking and mountain regions. Populated by Sherpas, the attractions of this area are the majestic mountains, the high mountain villages, the isolated monasteries, and the local peoples. This area includes the highest mountain in the world, Everest at 8848m, and many of the world's 8000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. First climbed in 1953, Everest still holds a fascination for many, however the Everest region boasts many more spectacular and beautiful mountains, as well as some of the most rewarding trekking anywhere in the world.
Everest from Kala Pattar
The Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp trek is a classic trek which follows in the footsteps of Hillary & Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar for superb views of Everest. This trek starts with an exhilarating 45 minute mountain flight into the airstrip at Lukla. From here we trek slowly upwards to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. It is not long before we glimpse our first view of Everest as it peeks above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. At this point it is still many days walk away, but with careful acclimatisation it is not long before we find ourselves high up in the heart of the Khumbu region.
On the Everest Base Camp Trek we visit Tengpoche monastery en route before continuing on to our goal, an ascent of Kala Pattar, a rocky outcrop to the west of Everest. This vantage point gives fantastic views of the Ice Fall and South Col as well as the immense south-west face of Everest which was first climbed in 1975 by Chris Bonington's team. This is truly a classic trek which undoubtedly gives one of the best mountain views in the world. Accommodation and food is provided in the local tea house / lodges.
Everest Base Camp Trek Summary Duration: 16 days Trek days: 11 daysHotel: 4 nights in Kathmandu Maximum altitude:5545mDates: 1st and 15th of each month or customized dates
The EBC Trekking Program Price Includes
Note:Sometimes bad weather in mountainous regions can cause flight delays. If you are delayed by bad weather prior to trek departure or end of the trek, you will cover your accommodation and food costs. If the delay is extended by two days it may be necessary for us to re-route the trek, perhaps to an area more accessible by road.
Unfortunately we cannot accept responsibility for charges incurred as a result of missed international flight connections. However we will help you to organize your ongoing arrangements. In this situation we would recommend that you make a claim against your insurance policy.
Prices Exclude :
Day Program Altitude 1 Arrive Kathmandu, transfer from airport to hotel 1300m 2 At leisure in Kathmandu, preparation for trek 1300m 3 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phading 2800m 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m 5 Acclimatisation day in Namche 3440m 6 Namche to Tengpoche 3870m 7 Tengpoche to Dingboche 4410m 8 Acclimatisation day in Dingboche 4410m 9 Dingboche to Lobuje 4930m 10 Lobuje to Gorak Shep, side trip to Base Camp (5360m) 5160m 11 Ascent of Kala Pattar (5545m), trek to Pangboche 3860m 12 Pangboche to Namche Bazaar 3440m 13 Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2800m 14 Fly to Kathmandu 15 At leisure in Kathmandu 16 Transfer from hotel to airport, fly home
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