Everest base camp photo expedition October 16- November 2 / 2014

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With the tour leaders: Gavriel Jecan, Jay Goodrich and Mihai Moiceanu.

This trek begins with 35 minutes “breathtaking” flight to Lukla at 2800 meters. The classic Everest Base Camp trail passes through the picturesque Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar to Gorakshep culminating in the “vantage point” of Kalapattar at 5500m. From where the classic views of Everest and its surrounding peaks are outstanding. Most of the trek is spent above altitudes of 3000m in the Khumbu and Imja valleys whose skylines are dominated by the massive peaks of the Eastern Himalayas. Although this trek is a short trek, by Nepal standards, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the culture of the Sherpas, visit ancient monasteries and learn how Lamaistic Buddhism influences Sherpa Life. Stop at any of the numerous tea houses sip a glass of sweetened tea or Chang (millet beer) and get a test of hospitality unique to the Sherpas Beautiful, multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately – carved mani stones lien every hilltop, rock wall and trail side singing prayers to the gods with every breeze and very passing traveler.

 

The mountains can be seen from Kalapattar (5545 m.) are Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. Changatse in Tibet is also visible from the summit. We also get a good panoramic view of Amadablam, Tawoche and Kusum Kanguru.

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Grade: “Strenuous”

Main Attrection: Home land of Sherpa people, Buddhist cultural experience, an ultimate dream for all adventurous people to see Everest, Famous mountaineering region, unforgettable panoramic views, well conserved vast bio-diversity.

Maximum Altitude: 5545m. Kalapattar.

Average walking per day: about 5-6 hours.

Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrival Kathamndu. Upon arrival receive, welcome and transfer to hotel. Afternoon scroll through the old Kathmandu.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guest House.

 

Day 02: Kathamndu: Visit Kathmandu old durbar square and Swoyambhunath Stuap for photography. Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu valley. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. The Tibetan name for the site means ‘Sublime Trees’, for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. Swayambhunath occupies a central position, it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Evening, meet and transfer to nearby Nepalese typical restaurant to have dinner and culture dance show.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guest House

Stupa and monks

Day 03: Early morning, transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. From Lukla trek to Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

 

Day 04: Trek to Namche. Overnight at lodge

 

Day 05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.

Rural landscape Nepal

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche. Tengboche is a village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal, located at 3,867 metres. In the village is an important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region.

Overnight at lodge

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Day 07: Trek to Dingboche,  Dingboche is a village in the Khumbu region of north eastern Nepal in the Chukhung Valley. Its populations was estimated at approximately 200 in 2011. Situated at an altitude of about 4,530 metros.

Overnight at lodge

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche. Lobuche is a Nepalese mountain which lies close to the Khumbu Glacier. There are two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. At 6,145 metres, Lobuche East is 26 metres higher. Between the two peaks is a long deeply notched ridge.

Overnight at lodge

Himalaya range

Day 09: Trek to Kalapattar (5545m.) –Kala Patthar, meaning ‘black rock’ in Nepali and Hindi, is a notable landmark located on the south ridge Pumori in the Nepalese Himalayas. overnight at Gorakshep at lodge

 

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m.) –South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft), Overnight at Lobuche at lodge

Everest

Day 11: Trek to Phericha. Pheriche is a village in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal. Situated at an altitude of about 4,371 m, above the Tsola River, Pheriche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers. Overnight at lodge

 

Day 12: Trek to Tyangboche. Overnight at lodge

Day 13: Trek to Namche. Namche Bazaar is a village and Village Development Committee in Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. It is located within the Khumbu area at 3,440 metres, populating the sides of a hill. Overnight at lodge

 

Day 14: Trek to Lukla. Lukla is a town in the Khumbu area of the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. Situated at 2,860 metres, it is a popular place for visitors to the Himalayas near Mount Everest to arrive. Overnight at lodge

Nepalise

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu. On arrival, meet and transfer to hotel. Balance day at leisure.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guest House.

 

Day 16: Kathmandu:

Photographic tour of Pashupatinath Tempal and Swoyambhunath Stupa.

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temple of Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River  in the eastern part of Katmandu. The temple serves as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. The temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site  list. The temple is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Holy Abodes of Shiva) on the continent. Over the past times, only born Hindus were allowed to enter the temple. Others could look at it from other side of the river. However, the norms have been relaxed due to many incidents. If the individual is destined, he/she takes and completes the journey to reach these footsteps without any resistance or obstructions along the way, is believed to be under loving grace of Rudra. Pashupatinath temple is regarded as the most sacred among the temples of Shiva.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guest House.

Shadu Nepal

Day 17: Final Departure:

Visit Bhaktapur for full day photography ,Bhaktapur  is an ancient town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley. It is the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. Bhaktapur is famous for special type of curd called “Ju Ju dhau”.It is experienced by the curd makers that the taste of curd prepared in this location cannot be found elsewhere all over Nepal, so we should try it.

In the evening transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

Service Includes: -

- Airport/hotel/airport transfers by private van/bus.

- 4 nights hotel accommodation double/twin sharing in Kathmandu at Kathmandu Guest House with breakfast

- Typical Nepalese welcome dinner with culture dance show.

- Photo tours in Katimanud Valley with private non-ac van/bus & driver

- City and monument entrance fee during city tours.

- Everest Base Camp Trek on full board (including breakfast, lunch and dinner with teas/coffees + room at lodges enroute during the whole trek).

- Local experienced English Speaking trek guide.

-Assistant guide/s as required and depending on group size.

-1 trek member = 1 porter.

- Everest National Park Fee.

- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) fee.

- Flight fares : Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport taxes (SUBJECT TO CHANGE).

- Airtickets for guide for Kathamndu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

- A comprehansive First Aid Kit.

 

Extra costs :-

- Nepal visa fee

- Beverages & personal nature expenses.

- Personal trekking equipment including sleeping bag.

- Personal Insurance of any kind and helicopter rescue charge in case of emergency.

- Emergency Rescue evacuation charge, if needed.

- Personal medical supplies.

- Tips.

- Bar bills, Mineral / hot water during the tour.

- Hot shower charge during the trek.

- Extra porter charge if needed, as mentioned above.

- International Airtickets.

- Any extra expenses incurred by any additional unforeseen factor such as natural

Calamities, road block, general strike, domestic flight delay/cancellation etc.

 

 

Prices acording to the group size:

Group 4-5 pers:   5975.00 usd/pers

Group 6-9 pers: 5446.00 usd/pers

Group 10-14 pers: 4965.00 usd/pers

Extra porter: 270 usd

Single supplement 240 usd

 

 

 

 

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