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Classical Everest Base Camp Trekking

Summary
Everest Panorama TrekkingTracing the footsteps of mountaineering legends such as Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, we trek through dramatic scenery into the Sherpa Khumbu region. In expeditionary style, we take the classic historical trail towards Everest Base Camp, and relish the infamous views from Kala Pattar.

Trip Description
This camping trek to Kala Pattar takes us right into the centre of the highest chain of mountains in the world. We are afforded memorable views of Everest and the surrounding peaks, and the enormity of the mountains instills a deep sense of exposure in you.

After a few days in Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip deep in the Khumbu. We head to the capital of the region - 'Namche Bazaar', which has a bustling market day and a great bakery. We stop here for an extra day to assist the acclimatisation process, and to while away the time we eat cake to boost our food reserves or explore the village and its many streets before heading off into the big mountains.

Following the course of the Dudh Khosi and then the Imja Khola, we ascend past monasteries and through rhododendron and dwarf firs until we reach the alpine meadows above the tree line. We camp in spectacular locations, and our Sherpas cook delicious and nourishing meals. Dining as the sun sets at the foot of Ama Dablam is an experience you will carry with you forever. At Dingboche we have a further acclimatisation day, before the trail takes us in a more northerly direction to the Khumbu glacier and our destination - 'Kala Pattar'. The impressive Western Cwm glacier tumbles down from Mahalangur Himal, and from here the scenery is both breath-taking and unforgettable.

Retracing our steps to the Imja Khola, we descend back to Namche Bazaar with a spring in our step. The loss in altitude and increased supply of oxygen, coupled with our greater level of fitness gives us a great feeling as we head back to the airstrip at Lukla.

If you have never been to Nepal before, and were wondering what trekking in the Kingdom was like, then this trek would be a fitting introduction. Magnificent and unbeatable scenery, a historical route and classic Sherpa hospitality conspire to create a true classic.

Day    Description
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer hotel 1350m.
Day 02: KTM, culture tour am. At leisure pm.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla. Commence trek. Stay Phakding
Day 04-05: Trek to Namche Bazaar, day of acclimatisation
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m)
Day 07-08: Trek to Dingboche, extra day of acclimatisation
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,930m)
Day 10: Return trek to Gorak Shep and Kala Pattar (5,545m) - stunning views of Everest
Day 11: Trek to Pangboche
Day 12: Trek to Khumjung (3,780m)
Day 13: Trek through Namche Bazaar to Monjo (2,840m)
Day 14: Trek to Lukla.
Day 15: Contingency Day - Flight Lukla - Kathmandu am, at leisure pm
Day 16: Flight Lukla - Kathmandu am, at leisure pm
Day 17: Fly Back to Your Home.

Fixed Deparuture Date

Date 2008- 2009
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At a Galance
- Duration: 17 Days / 16 Nights
- Transport: Return flight Kathmandu - Lukla, minibus
- Activities: Trekking
- Group Sizes: Min 4 / Max 12



Date 2009-2010
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Accommodation
- Camping - 11 nights (twin occupancy tents)
- Lodge - 2 nights
- Kathmandu hotel - 3 nights
- Accommodation: Hotel / camping / lodge
Grading: Moderate
Max altitude: 5545m
Price: US$ 1450.00


Cost Includes:

All internal transfers (air and minibus), food and accommodation on trek, B and B in Kathmandu, park entry fee and trekking permit, Sirdar/guide, medical kit, porters and local staff, guided tour of Kathmandu.



Cost does not includes:
Flights to/from Nepal, entry visa, airport and departure taxes, alcoholic and aerated beverages.