Everest Base Camp trek - 11th April 2013 – £798 !

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uDare – Everest Base Camp trek - 11th-26th April 2013 – £798 !!!


The biggest one! We have searched long and hard to create an amazing great value trip of 16 Days in the magnificent kingdom of Nepal including an 12 day Himalayan trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp!!

..if you're EVER going to do this, now is the time!

Join the challenge!!

A direct approach to the foot of the world's highest mountain - Mount Everest.
A trek designed to get you real close-up to the 'mother of all peaks' Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.


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 devised 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.

 

This 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

  • Full day 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 organiser) 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



 

 

 

Durbar Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary:

11thApril (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.

12thApril (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.

13thApril (Day03) Internal flight to Lukla then trekking to Phakding (2640m)

14thApril (Day04) Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m)

15thApril (Day05) Acclimatization day/explore around Namche bazaar

16thApril (Day06) Trekking from Namche bazaar to Pangboche (3860m)

17thApril (Day07) Trekking from Pangboche to Dingbuche (4410m)

18thApril (Day08) Acclimatization day/day hiking to Chhukung (4,750m)

19thApril (Day09) Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)

20stApril (Day10) Trekking from Lobuche to Gorakshep &.. ** same day visit Everest Base Camp(5364m) ***

21ndApril (Day11) Gorakshep visit Kala Pattar (5545m) then back to Pheriche (4240m)

22ndApril (Day12) Trekking from Pheriche to Tengboche (3875m)

23rd April (Day13) Trekking fromTengboche to Namche bazaar (3440m)

24thApril (Day14) Trekking from Namche bazaar to Lukla (2860m)

25thApril (Day15) Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu - Transfer to Hotel – relaxing, go shopping, Farewell dinner

26thApril (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

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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.
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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 harsh climate & wild environment the itinerary may be subject to change at any time

 

 

 

 

 

Monks playing football in Tengboche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Namche Bazar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip cost Does Not Include

Visa for Nepal (we can get it on arrival at the airport)

Return flight to Nepal (Recommended flight details to follow in due course)

Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast

Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, Bottled water, cold drinks, laundry, phone, internet)

Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills (Travel insurance is compulsory and please make sure that your insurance is cover Hiking/Trekking between 2000m and 6000m altitude and helicopter evacuation)

Hot shower during the trekking

Personal trekking Equipment

Tips for guide, porters, drivers

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Recommended flights: please check the flights first at www.skyscanner.net as I found the cheapest tickets here. I would recommend to take Qatar Airways as they are reliable and have a really good reputation,service,.... so on ! At the moment you can get a really good price with them from £605 (return) !!!

 

Qatar Airway
Outward journey:  Departure on 10th Of April, Arrival on 11th 21:30 LHR – 16:35 KTM       1 stop DOH 14h 20 (+1)
Return:

Departure on 26th of April,  Arrive back on the same day

09:35 KTM – 22:00 LHR         1 stop DOH   17h 10

 

Or Departure on 26th of April and arrive back on the 27th morning.

19:35 KTM – 07:15 LHR     1 stop DOH   16h 25 (+1)

 

Payments

 

1)To secure/confirm your place, you need to pay £198 deposit ! Only a payment confirms your placement on this event !

2) Transfer the remaining 2 payments of £300 each by end of November and January.

3) Email [masked] after each payment confirming the amount, time/date and any reference code attached to the transaction.


Please note we ONLY accept payments via BANK TRANSFER for this event !

Account:

Bank: Lloyds TSB
Account name: Istvan Nyeste 
Sort Code:[masked]
A/C No:[masked] 
* Please use reference: ‘Everest + Yourname'

 

The name of your insurance company and policy number are required when confirming booking with us as well.

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Refund Policy

The deposit and balance payments are non-refundable. We only offer a refund if the trip has been cancelled or rescheduled.

If members are unable to attend they should advertise/sell their places (to another members) on the message board for the specific event or contact those on the "Waiting List".

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EXTRA INFO:

Please answer the questions asked when you rsvp to ensure we can contact you when necessary & make the correct arrangements for you.

** Email any further questions you may have to [masked]**

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  • Havovi

    Brilliant trip Istvan thank you for organising it and thank you to all of you for making it such fun.

    May 19, 2013

  • Jenni

    Gorgeous scenery and great trekking. Lovely to share the experience with such a good group of people :)

    May 19, 2013

  • Maria

    Great trip! Well done and thank you to Istvan for organising it all. A great mix of people, such beautiful and diverse landscapes (and weather) and definitely NOT for the feint-hearted - this trip was TOUGH, but so worth it! Thanks to everyone who made it fun and to those that helped me along the way. Such an amazing experience!

    April 27, 2013

  • Wolf

    Hi Guys,
    Not long to go, i think you've pretty much nailed all the preparations. However just in case, and for future ref, we are trialling using the forums for discussions of event logistics as on these comment sections we have no facility to stop every comment being emailed to everyone (whcih can be LOADS for some events). Going forward there will be separate ones for each event that requires it & I have created one for the Everest trip (just in case any more discussion is required) here: http://www.meetup.com/uDare-London/messages/boards/forum/9150602

    March 25, 2013

  • Ruth L.

    Unfortunately I have to cancel my place so there is now one space available!! If anyone would like to take it please let me and Istvan know! Thank you and have an amazing trip x

    March 6, 2013

    • agata

      Hi Ruth ,is your place still on sale? Let me know plz. Pilat

      March 19, 2013

  • Maria

    Me again... I've now set up my charity pages on JustGiving as well as a team page which I can link others to as well so we can see how we're doing as a team. The good news is that you can set up your own page for your own charity and still be linked to the team page - you just need to let me know your email address and I can invite you to be added. So if you're considering doing this for charity and want to join our team (just Naren and I so far), please feel free.

    November 18, 2012

    • Jenni

      Thanks for organising... will def do for charity, will set mine up over xmas hols and link back to your page :)

      November 18, 2012

    • Angie

      Hi Maria, Below my justgiving page. Can you link it to yours?http://www.justgiving...­

      November 25, 2012

  • Lakshmi

    I'm selling my space for this trip as I'm no longer able to make it. I've paid £198 so far, anyone willing to buy my spot will be required to make that payment to me. Please get in touch via [masked]

    November 21, 2012

    • Maria

      Nooooooooooo!

      November 21, 2012

    • Neetha

      Thats a shame girl!

      November 21, 2012

  • Maria

    I'm thinking about doing this for charity, for the Altzeimer's Society, I've been looking for something to do for them for a few years now and because I do all this random stuff a lot have found it hard to find something that's out there enough to warrent people sponsoring me. I think this is just the thing. Obviously, I'll be paying for the trip myself so all money will go to them. Does anyone else fancy doing it for them as well?

    September 21, 2012

    • Maria

      Woo hoo - sign up baby!! We can get t-shirts and everything, ha ha!! xx

      September 27, 2012

    • Angie

      Great idea- I also plan to do that for charity but I'm working with Breast Cancer Care. I did few things for them but this will be the biggest yet! Very excited:-)

      1 · November 1, 2012

  • Maria

    Hey all, so it's on! Hurrah.

    I mentioned a few weeks ago that I'm going to do this for charity and if anyone wanted to join me. I'm combining two charities; Altzeimer's Society and the Limbless Society - let me know if you want to do this too? Instead of taking up loads of space on here, email separately at [masked] Cheers
    Mx

    October 30, 2012

  • Maria

    Woo hoo!!!! Let's do this!!

    1 · October 29, 2012

  • Jess

    After a month of hesitation...I am in!! We had better not crash in Lukla Ist! ;-)

    3 · October 25, 2012

  • Mirka

    Hello UDare-rs :) I am very much looking forward to this amazing trip! I am hoping to meet you all or some of you beforehand ;) In any case - I can't wait for this trip!NEPAL: Never Ending Peace And Love! :) Mirka

    October 9, 2012

  • Jess

    Hi! Tempting indeed. Do you have a rough estimation of the distances that will be walked each day please? Thanks Ed :-)

    September 20, 2012

    • Jess

      Thank you! I never walked that many days in a row before...Not sure whether I (my feet) can cope...

      September 20, 2012

    • Maria

      Don't worry Jess, it'll be cold so you won't be able to feel your painful feet ;-)

      September 21, 2012

  • PASH

    Enjoy - i will be out there in Nov 2012.

    September 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is the most rewarding trip you will ever do! I did it this year in April 2012! I definitely recommend to anyone who loves hiking & exploring.
    You will see the most beautiful mountains and lots of amazing scenery. It is hard work but definitely worth it!:)

    September 20, 2012

  • Istvan

    Plus few more staff:
    - gaiters
    - gloves - warm (waterproof) gloves
    - Walking stick - you can buy them in Kathmandu as well (cheaper then in UK)
    - metal water bottle - metal so that you can put boiling water in it and warm your feet at night
    - rehydration salts
    - Diamox & aspirin - both are useful to combat the effects of altitude and to prevent altitude sickness
    - synthetic/trekking socks
    - thick wool or fleece hat - much of your bodies warmth is lost through your head - a warm hat it critical
    - sun hat - Above 10,000' there isn't much atmosphere sheltering you from the sun.
    - chapstick w/ sunblo
    - sunscreen
    - multivitamins
    - few underwear
    - good covering sunglasses - The sun gets BRIGHT higher up. Get some dark wrap around sunglasses or proper mountaineering glasses with hoods on the sides.
    - Fabric bandaids
    - water purifiers (Water Microfilter is good staff, save you money, no bad taste. Better then water purification tablets)

    1 · September 19, 2012

  • Istvan

    Hi Eva, ok find the recommended list below: - Backpacks: 2 of these. One small what you will carry with basic staff and a bigger one for the rest (carry by porters)
    - long underwear tops + bottoms (synthetic blend) - one to wear during the day, one to wear at night
    - trakking pants w/ zip off legs - at the lower altitudes and in kathmandu it could gets hot and you'll want the shorts.
    - t-shirts
    - heavy fleece or sweater - layers, layers, layers to keep warm
    - down jacket or water/windproof jacket
    - A good pair of hiking boots (well broken in)
    - Soft and light shoes, plus flip-flop - after a long hike in inflexible hiking boots, you will be extremely happy to have some light and soft footwear to wear around the lodge or in the village.
    - Lightweight sleeping bag - a high quality down-sleeping bag (comfort-temperature at least -10 C°) with small packing volume to avoid spending nights fully dressed. You can buy or rent it in Kathmandu for cheaper.

    September 19, 2012

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