uDare – Everest Base Camp Trek
5th-20th April 2014 – £874 !!!
This trip is being run jointly with our sister uDare group in Sydney
The biggest one!
We searched long and hard to create a magnificent 16 Day trip to Nepal, which included a 12 day Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp!
It was such a great success in 2013 that it MUST be repeated in 2014.
... if you're EVER going to do this, the time is NOW!
A direct approach to the foot of the world's highest mountain - Mount Everest. A trek designed to get you right up next to the 'mother of all peaks'!
Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have chosen this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla.
The Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest.
Our route combines simple but comfortable accommodations with great hiking and must-see sites such as magnificent Tengboche Monastery and bustling Namche Bazaar while still allowing enough time to venture off the beaten path in favor of more remote and secluded villages seldom visited by most trekkers. Explore Khumjung, where Sir Edmund Hillary helped build the region's first school and whose monastery houses a mysterious relic – might it actually be the skull of the mythical Yeti? Trek onward to Thame, home to one of the region's oldest monasteries which appears to grow directly out of the mountainside. Trekking through these hidden Sherpa villages is like hiking through time as we experience daily life in these remote agricultural outposts as it has existed in many ways unchanged for decades. Then, trek higher through vast rhododendron forests and enter Tengboche Monastery, the largest and most active in the region, where evening brings the strange and hypnotic sounds of traditional chant, thundering drums and the great resounding horns of the 40+ devout Buddhist monks who live, study and worship here. Throughout our trek we encounter spectacular views of Mount Everest and other legendary Himalayan peaks before ultimately returning to Kathmandu, where we have even more time to discover the gentle and colorful Buddhist and Hindu cultures of this magnificent and ancient city. Experience the awe-inspiring presence of the world's highest peaks and soak in the magic of Nepal and the Everest region.
uDare 2013 Everest Base Camp Crew
The price of this trip includes:
ALL accommodation - Hotels at start and end in Kathmandu plus trek nights in mountain lodges (twin sharing basis)
ALL transportation (Airport transfers/internal flights etc) in Nepal
Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city incl entrance fees
Welcome dinner at a nice restaurant in Kathmandu
ALL Meals (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners plus a tea/coffee at each meal) during the trek itself
Professional, equipped, licensed, insured, salaried (and tested by uDare) guides and porters (incl care/logistics for anyone having trouble along the way & having to stop/turn back)
Farewell/Celebration dinner at another nice restaurant
National Park permit fees & local/government taxes
The ever present uDare good time vibe...
Bragging rights for the rest of your life that you trekked to Everest Base Camp!! ;-)
Sightseeing will take in...
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath, Durbar Square, possible addition of Boudhanath Stupa
5th April (Day01) Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport - Transfer to hotel - attend briefing about Everest base camp classical trekking by our professional Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner.
6thApril (Day02) Guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu –visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as, Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple (swyambhunath) /Trek Preparation. Overnight at hotel.
7thApril (Day03) Internal flight to Lukla then trekking to Phakding (2640m)
8thApril (Day04) Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m)
9thApril (Day05) Acclimatization day/explore around Namche bazaar
10thApril (Day06) Trekking from Namche bazaar to Pangboche (3860m)
11thApril (Day07) Trekking from Pangboche to Dingbuche (4410m)
12thApril (Day08) Acclimatization day/day hiking to Chhukung (4,750m)
13thApril (Day09) Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
14stApril (Day10) Trekking from Lobuche to Gorakshep &.. ** same day visit Everest Base Camp(5364m) ***
15thApril (Day11) Gorakshep visit Kala Pattar (5545m) then back to Pheriche (4240m)
16thApril (Day12) Trekking from Pheriche to Tengboche (3875m)
17th April (Day13) Trekking fromTengboche to Namche bazaar (3440m)
18th April (Day14) Trekking from Namche bazaar to Lukla (2860m)
19thApril (Day15) Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu - Transfer to Hotel – relaxing, go shopping, Farewell dinner
20thApril (Day16) Transfer to airport for final departure
Trek duration: 12 days
Activities: Trekking & Walking /sightseeing
Trek Difficulty:This trip is rated Strenuous. Trekking in Nepal is for active people in good health who enjoy vigorous hiking. Nepal has an "up and down" topography, there is very little level walking. Gear will be carried by porters, leaving members free to carry only a daypack. No technical climbing or other special abilities are required.
Max.Altitude: 5545m / 18,192 ft
uDarer Naren, reaching Nirvana!
As per uDare Terms & Conditions, your organiser will need to have received a completed 'uDare Liability Waiver' form, without which you cannot participate in the event. This can either be handed to the organiser or scanned/emailed prior.
Important Notice: Day 1 is the day you should plan to arrive at the meeting point (Kathmandu Airport) for the trip. This may require departing your hometown one or more days in advance and traveling on an overnight flight.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the potentially harsh climate & wild environment the itinerary may be subject to change at any time
Trip cost Does Not Include:
Visa for Nepal (Can be obtained at the airport on arrival)
Return flight to Nepal (See event page 'comments' for recommended flight details)
Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast
Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, Bottled water, additions to set menu's, laundry, phone, internet)
Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills (Travel insurance is compulsory and please make sure that your insurance covers Hiking upto 6000m altitude and helicopter evacuation)
Hot shower during the trekking is small cost but is a paid extra
Personal trekking Equipment (There is an opportunity to but anything you need of good quality with cheaper prices in Kathmandu)
Tips for your guides/Porters (The custom is for each person to tip one porter $50 & one guide $65 - which works out around £7 per day for you in tips)
1) RSVP on Meetup with an initial PayPal deposit of £74.
2) Transfer the balance of £800 into the account below by 14th February.
* Please use the a payment reference of: ‘Everest + Yourname'
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