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12 Days Trek to Everest Base Camp

Free Spirit Outdoors

Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:00 AM - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:00 PM (PDT)

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Contact:  718-578-2500 / kateryna@freespiritoutdoors.com

  • Trek in Himalayas - home of the world's highest peaks!
  • Mingle with Everest expedition teams from all over the world preparing for their climb to the top of the world.
  • Hike to summit of Kala Patthar( over 18,100 feet) to see an unobstructed view of Mount Everest
  • Visit Buddhist temples and monasteries in small Nepali villages

 Dates: Sat April 13 - Sun April 28, 2013

Max group size 10 people. 4 spots left.   Full Price: $2100

Included: US Group Leader, English speaking local guide, Porters, all accommodations, Flight to Lukla, Medical Coverage, guided tour in Kathmandu, park permits.

Not Included:  Nepali visa ($40), food and drinks during the trek ( $250- $400), tips to porters and local guide.

Description:

Trek in Everest Himalayas - home of the world's highest peaks
Hike to summit of Kala Patthar( over 18,100 feet) to see an unobstructed view of Mount Everest

Photos from Previous Trips to Nepal:

http://www.freespiritoutdoors.com/#!previous-trips

There is no special gear required for the trek. The packing list will be emailed to you once you sign up for the trip. 

See Full Itinerary and FAQs below:




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Watch expeditions preparing to summit Everest at the Everest Base Camp



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meditate with the Buddhist monks in the monastery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Departure to Nepal

Day 2 – Arrival to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Rest. Evening walk in Thamel. Welcome dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant.

Day 3 – Guided tour in Kathmandu valley. Visit Swayambhunath -an ancient religious complex atop a hill also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple. Explore an ancient city – Kirtipur. Visit Patan, best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts. In the evening will shop for any missing equipment in Thamel.

Day 4 – Flight to Lukla: You will be impressed by the uniqueness of the airport situated in the middle of the mountains and the skills of the pilots .Breakfast in the teahouse, meeting porters, load distribution. THE TREK BEGINS HERE. Average daily walk is 5 hours with gradual altitude gain. Trek from Lukla to Phadking.

Day 5 – Phadking–Namche Bazaar: From Phadking we trek noth through the valley of the river Dud-Kosy. The path goes through the sequoa forest. After the viollage Monjo we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park (Everest region)

Day 6 – Namche Bazaar (10958ft/3340m): Acclimatization day. Namche Bazaar is the capital of sherpas, located on a steep hill. The town has many shops and the last place where you can get trekking equipment, last ATM access and last fast speed Internet.

Day trip options to walk to Khumjung, visiting Buddhist monastery where there is skull of a yeti. Here also we can visit the school founded by the first Westerner who summated Everest –Sir Edmund Hillary.

Day 7 – Namche Bazaar-Tengboche (12687ft/3867m): Pass through beautiful Tibetan Gompas. In the evening or in the morning we can attend a Buddhist service in the monastery.

Day 8 – Tengboche – Periche (13921ft/4243m): The path goes through rhododendrons, suspension bridges, old monasteries and we can see one of the most beautiful mountain tops – Ama Dablam.

Day 9 – Periche: Aclimatization day: Optional walk to Dingboche to Chukung. We can visit a medical center and measure our blood saturation. Listen to the high altitude lecture.

Day 10 – Periche-Lobuche(16175ft/4930m): We come to a small teahouse in Dugla (15157ft/4620m) for lunch. After lunch we go up the hill to a beginning of Khumbu Icefall that comes down from the tops of Everest and Lhotse. There is a beautiful view of Pumori.

Day 11 – Lobuche-Gorakshep (16929ft/5160 m): Short trek to the last tea- house before Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. Same day we will go to the Everest Base Camp.

Day 12 – The climb to Kalapathar (18192ft/5545m): The highest point of our trek. From the top we can see unforgettable panorama of Himalayan giants. You will be standing across from the higest point the Earth – Mt Everest. If you bring your binoculars you may have a chance to see some expedition teams climbing Everest.

Same day we go down to Dingboche.

Day 13 – Dingboche to  Tengboche

Day 14 – Tengboche – Jorsale

Day 15 – Jorsale – Lukla

Day 16 – Lukla – Kathmandu

Day 17 – Kathmandu-US


FAQs:

1. How many people are going?
The group is limited to 10 people max
2. Do I need to be an athlete to do the trek?
You don't need to be an athlete, but you need to be healthy and physically active in your daily life. No heart issues, lung problems or high blood pressure. 
3. How many days we will be trekking?
We will be trekking for total of 12 days. We will have a guided tour in Kathmandu for 1 day visiting major Buddhist and Hindu sights and the rest of time we will spend in transfer ( flights)
4. Will I have to carry lots of weight?
No, we are going to have porters. You will carry small day backpack and your camera to take photos and enjoy the trek.
5. Is the trek technical? Any rock climbing, scrambling, etc...?
No the trek is not technical. All you need to do is walk up and down. 
6. How long do we walk every day?
Average walking time is 6 hours a day.
7. Are we going to walk fast?
No, everybody has an option to walk at their own speed. In high altitude the slower you go the better.
8. Is it going to be cold?
In the mountains it is usually cold at nights and early mornings. Once the sun is up and you are walking - you should be warm. At night you should not have any problems if you have a good sleeping bag, at least 0F and warm cloth from the packing list.
9. Where will we be sleeping during the trek?
We will be sleeping indoors, in the tea houses. We will NOT be sleeping in tents.
10. Where will we eat?
We will eat in the tea- houses. No need to carry lots of snacks from the US. The meals iNepal are quite big.
11. Is it a good time to go to Nepal?
It is one of the best times to go to Nepal and the weather should be the best for trekking. Not too cold and not rainy, but of course I can not predict the weather in 2013 just yet;) working on it...
12. Is the trek going to be crowded?
It is THE MOST popular trek in Nepal, so we are not going to be alone on the road. There will be days when you will see lots of people and days when not so much. The higher we go - the less people we will see... 
It will be so beautiful around you - you will not care about other trekkers.
13. How many hours a day we  will be walking?
5-6 hours a day on average. On lower altitude will be walking more, on higher altitude we will have short days (2-4 hours).
We will provide option for active acclimatization on short days. We will walk up and down to acclimatize better.

For more questions - contact Kateryna 718-578-2500 / kateryna@freespiritoutdoors.com

 

 

 

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Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:00 AM - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:00 PM (PDT)


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