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Micro Gap Everest Base Camp

Kathmandu
climb - Up to 8 people

Description

Everest Base Camp Trek is the one trip that most people who have that special love for the mountains would want to do. This once in a life time opportunity will get you up close to one of earths greatest spectacles leaving you humbled by it raw beauty and the warmth of the Sherpas who call this region home.

Everest Base Camp Trek trip begins the moment your twin otter plane hits the tarmac at one of the highest airports in the world, Hillary’s Lukla airport, constructed through a trust set up by the famous legendary climber Sir Edmund Hillary. While trekking is feasible in this region the whole year round, the best times to hop in would be the beginning of March to mid May and from the on start of autumn in September to mid November.

We operate the trip in true alpine style, our well planned itinerary gives you enough time for safe acclimatisation – a vital factor to any successful trek in a region like the Everest. Our path climbs through the well known villages of bustling Namche and vibrant Khumjung as well as serene Thyangboche monastery that replicates the renowned Sherpa culture in these parts of the Himalayas. We include ascents to the high and wild Kalapathar at (5545m) from where our guides will show you the epic climbing routes that experienced climbers take to the summit. We then head to Everest Base Camp from where expeditions prepare to attempt the world's highest peak. All nights en-route are spent in our handpicked teahouse lodges to ensure you enjoy warm and cosy nights after a challenging days hike.

Included:

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  9. All hard ware gears


What to bring

You will need to provide the following:

  1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  2. International flights to Kathmandu,
  3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
  4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  10. Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above


Itinerary

DAY1

KathmanduNamaste! Welcome to Nepal. Please arrive by 2pm on Day 1 as we will have an important group briefing.

DAY2

Phakding (2610 m)Sitting at 8848 m Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, is one of the greatest trekking destinations. L

DAY3

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)Today you’ll trek around 7 hours to Namche Bazaar, where you’ll spend a couple of days acclimatising to the altitude

DAY4

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)You’ll stay at Namche Bazaar for another night so that you can properly acclimatise to the altitude.

DAY5

Phortse Gaon (3810 m)Today we trek for about 6-7 hours to cover the 9 km from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Gaon.

DAY6

Dingboche (4360m)Climb above the tree-line and trek approximately six hours covering the distance of 8 kms to Dingboche.

DAY7

Dingboche (4410 m)Today is another acclimatisation day. Staying the night in Dingboche we take day hikes to Amadablam base camp.

DAY8

Lobuche (4900 m)From Dingboche, ascend the small ridge behind the village above the Pheriche valley.

DAY9

Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp (5364 m)This is the big one, the day of Everest Base Camp.

DAY10

Kala Pattar - Pheriche or OrshoToday we witness some of the Himalayas most recognisable sights.

DAY11

Tengboche (3840 m)Descend through the small settlements at Orsho and Shomare before passing through Lower Pangboche.

DAY12

Monjo (2860 m)Descend steeply through beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir.

DAY13

LuklaYou’ve done it, your last day of trekking! Today we walk back to Lukla via Benkar through blue pine and rhododendr.

DAY14

KathmanduWeather permitting we take a short early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu on day 14 (approx 45 minutes).

DAY15

DepartDay 15 is departure day and we say 'Namaste' for memories that will last a lifetime.


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