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Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek 

It is not important whether or not George Mallory coined the immortal phrase: ‘Because it’s there’ when asked in 1923 why anyone would want to climb Mt. Everest. Since those days this name has caught on people’s imagination. In everybody’s mind there is a hidden urge to have a glimpse of this killer but still legendary mountain.

 

After the great survey for Indian subcontinent was started by British in 1808 lot of astonishing facts came to light. The whole survey was conducted for almost 60 years. In 1856 it was found that a mountain designated as ‘Peak XV’ standing on the border of Nepal and Tibet was actually the highest mountain in the world. Till 1865 this highest mountain was still called as the Peak XV (8,848 m. / 29,028 ft.). In 1865 it was named after Sir George Everest, who oversaw the initial great survey of India. The Chinese call it by the name Qumolangma or Chomolungma, meaning “Mother Goddess of the World”. Nepalese know this peak by the name of Sagarmatha.

 

This year we at Add-venture India have created an opportunity for all fit people to have a glimpse of this spectacular mountain range from very close quarters. You would love to have magnificent views of the Everest, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Khumbu Icefall, and Western Cwm. This trek to the base camp of the highest peak in the world is very famous and is the most frequented trekking route in the world.

 

After checking into Hotel Vaishali or Hotel Shankar or a similar hotel in Kathmandu; we would take blessings from Pashupatinath. We would also visit the world heritage site of Patan Darbar Square. Then we would proceed by flight to Lukla, a very interesting experience! Lukla is the place from where we would actually hit the trail. We would walk along the rivers of Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi into the Khumbu region of Everest. The whole trek route would take us through very busy Sherpa towns, on very long, twisting paths, and rickety but still strong suspension bridges. On the way we would have glimpses of many high and mighty peaks of the great Himalayan range. After reaching Gorak Shep, we would see many memorial stones of the great mountaineers and Sherpas who led down their lives in their quest to climb the highest mountain in the world. After visiting the historic place of the Base camp we would climb the small hillock of Kala Pattar from where one would have magnificent views of the whole Everest region, Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu glacier area.

Itinerary 

Day – 1

Reaching Kathmandu (1,300 m. / 4,290 ft.) Last minute briefing of the trek and completing formalities. Final preparations. (L, D.)

Stay in Hotel  Shangri-La or similar

 

Day – 2

Kathmandu – Lukla (2,850 m. / 9,350 ft.) by flight (35 to 40 minutes) – then walking to Phakding (2,640 m. / 8,661 ft.) Around 4 hours of walk. (B, L, D.) Overnight stay in Guest House.

 

Day – 3

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,319 ft.) Around 6 ½ to 7 hours of walk(B, L, D.)

Overnight stay in Guest House.

 

Day – 4

Rest at Namche Bazaar. Some small excursions to nearby places like Syangboche (3,900 m. / 12,795 ft.) (B, L, D.) Overnight stay in Guest House.

Day – 5

Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m. / 12,664 ft.) Around 6 hours of walk. (B, L, D.)

Overnight stay in Guest House.

 

Day – 6

Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350 m. / 14,271 ft.) Around 6 hours of walk (B, L, D.)

Overnight stay in Guest House.

 

Day – 7

Rest day at Dingboche Small excursion to Nangkartshang peak (Optional) (B, L, D.)

Overnight stay in Guest House.

Day – 8

Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m. / 16,207 ft.) Around 6 hours of walk. (B, L, D.)

Overnight stay in Guest House.

Day – 9

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m. / 16,962 ft.) Around 3 ½ hours of walk. Then trek up to EBC (5,360 m. / 17,585 ft.) and back. Around 5 hours of walk to & fro. (B, L, D.)

Overnight stay in Guest House.

Day – 10

Gorak Shep to Kala Pattar (5,554 m. / 18,222 ft.) and back to Lobuche (4,940 m. / 16,207 ft.) Total walk time around 8 hours. (B, L, D.)

Overnight stay in Guest House.

Day – 11

Lobuche to Tengboche (3,860 m. / 12,664 ft.). Total walk time around 7 hours. (B, L, D.)

Overnight stay in Guest House.

Day – 12

Tengboche to Namche Bazaar. Around 6 hours of walk. (B, L, D.)

Overnight stay in Guest House.

Day – 13

Namche Bazaar to Phakding and then to Lukla. Total walk time around 8 hours (B, L, D.)

Overnight stay in Guest House.

Day – 14

Lukla to Kathmandu by flight. (B, L, D.)

Stay in Hotel  Shangri-La or similar

Day – 15

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

TOUR COST: (Ex – Kathmandu)

INR 78,000/- per person (On twin sharing basis in Kathmandu only) (Minimum of 8 paxs) 

 

For booking the tour pay deposit of `. 25,000/-

We could conduct the trek in case of smaller numbers, but the cost would change slightly.

TOUR STARTING DATE: (Ex – Kathmandu)

29th April  May and 13th May

 

ABOVE COST INCLUDES:

2 Nights in Hotel Shangri La OR in similar hotel in Kathmandu on FB plan (On twin sharing). (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Arrival / Departure transfers from hotel to KTM airport. (2 Times)

Airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Airport tax at Tribhuvan International Airport at domestic terminal and at Lukla Airport.

A guide along with necessary number of porters. (One porter would be carrying two person’s load, maximum up to 30 Kgs.)

Insurance and equipment for Nepali staff including guide.

Daily wages for porter and guide along with meals and accommodation.

Entry permits for Sagarmatha National Park with necessary documentation. Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC) from Trekking agent association (TAAN) with necessary documentation.

Accommodation on sharing basis in tea houses during trek.

All meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

A down feather jacket and a sleeping bag. (This will have to be returned after completion of the trek.)

One duffel bag, 1 One-day backpack, cap and hip pouch.

Certificate of completion.

COST EXCLUDES:

To and fro International travel cost to Kathmandu.

Insurance Charges for any kind of insurance.

Emergency helicopter evacuation and any medical treatment cost.

Entrance fees to monasteries.

Any expenditure of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, hot water for drinking, beverages, hot shower, phone charges, any tips to drivers, hotel staff, laundry, porters, sherpas etc.

In the event of any delays due to flights, weather condition – the cost of extra days would be required to pay by the participant directly on the spot for accommodation and food.

Any additional expense caused due to any reason beyond control of ADD-VENTURE INDIA and its associates; like change in itinerary due to flight delays, road blockage, landslides, bridge breakage and any other natural calamity or incidence like strike, curfew etc. on which ADD-VENTURE INDIA and its associates do not have any control.

Anything which is not mentioned in the “Cost Includes”.

Govt. service Tax / GST as applicable at prevailing rates. 

This trek is organisied in association with Hills & Trails

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