October 2017: Mount Everest Base Camp

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Overview

Our Everest Base Camp trek will be a treat for the heart and mind. We will be trekking through the beautiful Sargamatha National Park near Mount Everest in the Nepalese Himalayas. Tea houses located in small villages will provide us with authentic accommodations and Nepalese food along the way. All it requires is good health, a good attitude, and an open heart. This trek is truly transformational as you will experience the sheer beauty of the majestic mountains, have a chance to visit with Buddhist monks and listen to their perspective on life and you will be invited into the home of some of our Sherpa friends. Our goal is to show you Nepal through the eyes of our Nepalese friends. Join us on this trek of a lifetime.

Itinerary: Monday, October 2 through Thursday, October 19

The following is our planned itinerary. The actual itinerary might slightly be different to allow for changes imposed by weather, the need for rest, or other unforeseeable circumstances.

Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu (October 2)
Day 2:
Sightseeing in Kathmandu with visit to Kopan Monastery (October 3)
Day 3:
Flight to Lukla and trek from Lukla to Phakding (2652m) (October 4)
Day 4:
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (October 5)
Day 5:
Rest day at Namche Bazaar. Perfect place to get a massage! (October 6)
Day 6:
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) (October 7)
Day 7:
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) (October 8)
Day 8:
Acclimatization hike from Dingboche to Chhukung (4700m) (October 9)
Day 9:
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) (October 10)
Day 10:
Trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep (5170m) hike up to Everest Base Camp (5346m) (October 11)
Day 11:
Trek from Gorekshep to Pheriche (4270m) (October 12)
Day 12:
Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3840m) (October 13)
Day 13:
rek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (October 14)
Day 14:
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2652m), with stop for a true Sherpa lunch at Pemba’s home (October 15)
Day 15:
Flight back to Kathmandu – Farewell dinner in the evening (October 16)
Day 16-17:
Contingency days, in case of inclement weather in Lukla (October 17-18)
Day 18:
Departure from Kathmandu (October 19)

Cost

The cost for this trek is $2950

What is included in the cost:

Airport transfer:
drop off at and pick up from the airport.
Hotel:
at the Tibet Guest House in Kathmandu or similar; two nights before the trek and one night after the trek (double occupancy).
16-day trek:
park permits, domestic flights, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea at each meal, cookies and tea during breaks), and accommodations at teahouses (double occupancy) plus guide and porter services.

What is not included in the cost:

Trip insurance:
we require you to obtain medical/evacuation insurance and we suggest cancellation/interruption insurance.
Tips:
It is customary to leave a tip for guides and porters at the end of the trip.
Tourist visa:
cost $40; we suggest that the visa is obtained ahead of time at a Nepalese consulate.
Incidentals:
WiFi and fees associated with charging any electronic devices while trekking. Money for lunches and dinners while staying in Kathmandu. Drinks, alcohol, souvenirs etc.

Sign up!

Interested to join us on this trek? Email Monika (mparis@kaimont.com) or call her at +1-703-870-8664 for more information and to sign up for this trip.

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