Hyderabad is all set to go 5500 meters above the see level this 16-30 June 2009, The Everest Base Camp trek - Nepal is arguably the most famous trekking route in the world and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable and should really be in the top 10 of things to do in life.
The schedule is:
Day 01 - 16 June: Arrive in Kathmandu, Briefing and preparation for next day
Day 02 - 17 June: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m,30 minutes flight) and trek to Phadking (2700m)
Day 03 - 18 June: Acclimatization in Phadking (2700m)
Day 04 - 19 June: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Day 05 - 20 June: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3420m).
Day 06 - 21 June: Namche to Tengboche (3850m)
Day 07 - 22 June: Acclimatization in Tengboche
Day 08 - 23 June: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m). /Dingboche (4350m)
Day 09 - 24 June: Acclimatization in Pheriche/Dingboche
Day 10 - 25 June: Pheriche/Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 11 - 26 June: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m)
Day 12 - 27 June: Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp (5350m)
Day 13 - 28 June: Trek back to Pheriche.
Day 14 - 29 June: Trek back to Tengboche.
Day 15 - 30 June: Trek back to Namche and Lukla
Day 16 - 01 July: Flight back to Kathmandu. (30 minutes flight)
TREK HIGHLIGHTS -16 Days Trek:
Scenic flight to Lukla; Sherpa home town; Monasteries; amazing view of mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Views of Khumbu Ice - Fall, Sherpa's village, Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar
Distance: from Lukla to EBC and back - 120 KM (60 up and 60 down)
What to expect: check out these Videos from earlier treks posted on Youtube:
Everest Base Camp Trek on wikitravel.org (http://wikitravel.org/en/Everest_Base_Camp_Trek)
Damages: US $600 ( Rs 30 K) approximate ball park figure per head.
The US $600 fee includes, Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back, guide fee, porter fee, 3 times food & tea-house/hotel rents starting from Kathmandu to Base camp and back. First Aid, and other essential items.
This is a community and informal group of like minded outdoor enthusiasts, the costs are actual expenses on the trek, No one personally benefits from any contributions, Accounts will be maintained and anything that is left will be returned to the members
Travel cost to Kathmandu and departure from Kathmandu
Kathmandu Hotel stay US $10-15 per day
Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory) US $ 20
Rental for warm wear and trekking shoes/equipment if not carrying one US $ 40-50
Permit and registration fees US $ 20
We welcome all outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities and experience levels. you should be willing to make a commitment to push yourself to meet or exceed what you have accomplished outdoors before, and this includes attaining proper fitness and practice before the actual trek
While everyone is welcome, this trek may not be for everybody, If you don't like climbing hills on foot, or if you are not ready to push yourself a little bit more or If you don't like laughing, sweating, pushing yourself, getting dirty, hanging out in the wilderness with the Nature and/or experiencing levels of exhaustion at the end of an outing then this trek might not be for you.
The Trek is moderate to difficult and requires good health and physical fitness, Age limit is between 21 - 40 years, There is a need to practice & prepare at least 60 days in advance, some of us have already started preparing, the rest can join us either morning or evening or do their own practice
The organizers are just volunteers. Some of us have been to other Himalayan treks before and do have experience what to expect on this trek and also know basic first aid and have basic map skills. We will have a Permit to trek in the Himalayan region and have also hired a licensed Guide and porters from a authorized Travel Agency in Nepal, but they are limited to guide us on the route and carry our extra stuff to the base camp and back,we also have a Doctor in the Team who is one of the participant who will be of assistance for any first aid or advice, but don't expect more of them or other participants.
Read the full Disclaimer: (http://www.meetup.com/hyderabad-adventures/pages/disclaimer)
If interested please RSVP
Registration Fee of US $100 (Non refundable) is required to book your participation, the remaining US $500 is to be given in Kathmandu, Last date for registration is 15th April 2009
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Hyderabad Adventures Blog (http://hyderabad-adventures.blogspot.com/)