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Everest Base Camp Trek for Women for Women International

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK, NEPAL

 DATE:  26th October – 10th NOVEMBER 2012

PRICE: £1999

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Join us on one of the most famous treks in the world, the magical and spectacular trek to Everest Base Camp (5,300 metres).

Everest Base Camp trail map

I would love you to come and join us on this breathtaking walk through the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya. Nothing can prepare you for seeing the beautiful, awe-inspiring mountains of the Himalaya for the first time, and Everest has a special magic all of its own. Everest will take your breath away. Everest isn’t just the highest mountain on the planet, it’s beautiful!

Spring is an exciting time to visit Everest Base Camp as there are many expeditions there at this time of year, and by the time we arrive climbers from all over the world will be getting ready to go up the Khumbu icefall for the final time, as they make their attempt to climb to the summit of the world’s highest mountain.

Autumn is equally beautiful, as the colours are stunning and the air is clear and crisp. Base Camp at this time is calm and serene, with no trace of the melee of the springtime. Instead there is the space and peace in which to fully appreciate the breath-taking scenery, always dominated by the presence and majesty of Mount Everest herself.

I have made the trek to Everest Base Camp about 10 times and it never palls. I can’t look at the beautiful summit pyramid of Everest without remembering the moment I stepped onto that small table-top of a summit and looked out over the world as the highest person on earth at that moment in time. It was the end of a journey. It was a life changing moment.

But for me the start of that journey was the trek to Everest Base Camp, through the Khumbu Valley, the lands of the Sherpa people. On this trek you will be staying in mountain lodges and you will experience first-hand the warm hospitality of these lovely people. In this timeless mountain country, you will forget that newspapers and television exist as you experience a simpler way of life, in the shadow of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. It truly is an unforgettable trip.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek – yaks on the way to Lobuche.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for reasonably fit walkers who are able to walk for on average 4-5 hours in a day. Some days will feel harder than others depending on the altitude gain. However you will only be walking with a light rucksack as kit bags are carried by porters. In general the trail is a good track, with the exception of the last section up to Everest Base Camp which is on rocky ground as it is over glacial moraine.

WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Three nights hotel accommodation on a shared twin bed and breakfast basis whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Internal flight and hotel/airport transfers.
  • Accommodation in lodges and three meals a day during the trek.
  • All porterage costs.

WHAT THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • International air travel to and from Kathmandu
  • Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, emails and all other items of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Entry visa into Nepal. This can be obtained at the airport upon arrival.
  • Departure tax at Kathmandu airport upon departure.
  • Personal medical and travel insurance.
  • Trips and sightseeing tours.
  • Tips.

 

On the Everest trail, high in the Khumbu valley.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Meet in Kathmandu
Fly Kathmandu – Lukla – Monjo
Monjo – Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazar (rest day)
Namche Bazar – Pangboche
Pangboche – Pheriche
Pheriche (rest day)
Pheriche – Lobuche
Lobuche – Gorak Shep – climb Kala Patar (5545metres)– Gorak Shep
Gorak Shep – Everest Base Camp (5300metres) – Gorak Shep
Gorak Shep – Pangboche
Pangboche – Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazar – Lukla
Lukla – Kathmandu
Kathmandu (sight seeing)
Depart Kathmandu
IMPORTANT NOTE

Whilst every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, as we will be travelling in a remote moutain region nothing can be guaranteed! Weather conditions and the health of team members amongst other things mean changes to the itinerary may need to be made. Please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

All travel is organized and operated by: Himalayan Guides Nepal Treks & Expeditions PVT Ltd., P.O. Box 20654, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal  Tel: 00977-01-4268211

 

BOOKING
To book a place on this trip or for more information please contact Susan Harper Todd:
Email: susan@susanharpertodd.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7740 760 792

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