Everest Base Camp


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience the land of the famed Sherpas, the mountain people of Nepal.
  • Trekking under the towering Mt. Everest, with panoramic views of its glorious peak!
  • Ancient monasteries on high cliffs that overlook beautiful valleys and massive mountains.
  • Everest Base Camp- the start of many epic journeys up the world's tallest mountain.
  • Visit the birthplace of the famous Sherpa Tenzing Norgay!
  • Experience the monasteries and museums of Kathmandu.
  • The opportunity to learn firsthand the culture and language of this historically rich country.
  • Hike through the Himalayan Mountains with the support of porters!
  • Two days in Namche Bazar, the gateway to the high Himalayas and the main trading center of the region.

DESCRIPTION:

Hiking in Nepal is not hiking as you have known it in the USA. We will be doing an organized trek. This means that porters will carry your gear except for a few personal items such as water bottle and camera. The trails are the highways of Nepal. There are no parks as we have them. You will share the trail with school children, cows, horses, mothers on the way to market, and farmers. You will sleep in lodges each night; think Tibetan tea house, not the Hyatt. They are local establishments, typically with 2 beds per room, some with a shared bath down the hall. The higher you go, the rougher the lodging. This trek has been chosen for its outstanding views of the Himalayas; however, we will walk much of the time at elevations over 10,000 feet. The trek is also chosen because of the number of Buddhist monasteries that we can visit. Distances will vary from 6 to 8 miles per day. Linear distance is not the whole story though. Part of the pleasure of the walk will be the breathtaking views of the Everest area. Most of the best views are on ridges or small mountains. This means we will be walking up and down. The distances and elevation gains are geared for people in normal physical condition. This is not a mountaineering expedition; however, exercising prior to the trip will make the trip more enjoyable. You will probably be walking in groups of 3 or 4 people that occasionally meet up with the whole group. This will allow people to walk at a pace that is comfortable. Footing is generally good although loose rock and sometimes mud are encountered. Topographic maps and trail maps that we have in the USA are not available.


Meets in Kathmandu, Nepal
Saturday, October 6th - Thursday, October 25, 2018

Cost: $3,690/person. Airfare additional.


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