Alpine Explore Nepal
Himalayan of Nepal

Ultimate Everest Trekking (23 Days Challenging Trekking)

everestThis journey to the highest mountain on earth winds through the peaks of Nepal’s Khumbu region and into Everest Base Camp itself. Although high-elevation hiking is a real workout, our exertion is generously rewarded by continuously evolving Himalayan vistas. Among them are four of the world’s eight loftiest peaks: Cho Oyu (26,750’), Makalu (27,805’),Lhotse (27,890’) and Everest (29,035’). Magnificent mountain scenery sets the backdrop for the village lifestyle of the local Sherpa people, whom we see tending their fields and herds at lower elevations, trading their goods in the market at Namche and herding their yaks in alpine pastures. The Sherpas graciously lend their expertise to visitors, often guiding treks and expeditions in the Everest region.

The walk to Everest Base Camp, which follows the Khumbu Glacier and moraine, features breathtaking views of tall ice towers. In addition, this trek links the Khumbu’s three main parapets: Gokyo Ri, the Cho La pass and Kala Patthar. Because of the extended time spent at high altitudes, this trek should be undertaken only by those in good physical condition.This trek will push you, but if you’re in reasonably good physical condition, you can do it. In other words, if you regularly ride a bike, ski, run or work out in a gym, you will enjoy the rigors of this trek and you’ll be in great shape at the end of the trek. Most days are five to six hours, but expect occasional days of eight to twelve hours.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport meets and transfers to Hotel.

Day 02 During our full day in Kathmandu, we take a guided sightseeing tour of the Hindu site at Pashupatinath and the Buddhist site of Bouddhanath. Our afternoon is open to make final trek preparations or do a little exploring. In the evening, we can enjoy the city center at Durbar Square and the nightlife of Kathmandu’s lively Thamel area.
 
Day 03 We fly to Lukla and begin trekking. This initial section follows the Dudh Koshi River Valley Through a relatively rich agricultural area. The Sherpas in these villages raise large crops of corn,  potatoes, wheat, turnips, cauliflower and cabbage, and tend herds of cows, sheep, goats and yak cross-breeds. Interspersed between villages, we see magnificent forests of magnolia, rhododendron and fir trees. As we hike, watch the cliffs above the river for a glimpse of musk deer and Himalayan tahr. We visit the gompa (monastery) at Phakding, the Pharak District’s largest. We spend the night in Phakding (8,300’).

Day 04 At Jorsale our trail enters Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976 with the support of the New Zealand government. The remaining stretch to Namche Bazaar ascends steeply. With good weather, however, we are rewarded with views of peaks including Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. Namche Bazaar, at 11,286’, is a prosperous market town and the administrative center for the Khumbu region.

Day 05 This is a rest day to explore Namche and acclimatize.

Day 06 After leaving Namche Bazaar, we ascend to the villages of Kunde and Khumjung. The latter is the site of the Hillary School, a primary school built for the children of the Khumbu by the Himalayan Trust. Also in Khumjung does a gompa possess a skull said to have belonged to the yeti (the Abominable Snowman). We pause the rest of the day for acclimatization. B/L/D deluxe camping

Day 07-11 Crossing the flanks of Khumbila, home to the patron god of the Khumbu region, we descend steep switchbacks back to the Dudh Koshi River. We climb up the valley toward the river’s source and move into a vegetated zone of juniper and conifer. Along the way, our trail passes through many kharkas, or summer settlements inhabited during the warmer months when the Sherpas bring their yaks to graze in the high pastures. One of these kharkas, called Machhermo, is where a Sherpa woman says the yeti attacked her and a yak herd in 1974! Our arrival in Gokyo is heralded by a landscape of turquoise lakes, glaciers and pristine mountain scenery. While there, we may scale the easily climbable peak of Gokyo Ri (17,585’) for a magnificent panorama of summits including Cho Oyu,Gyachung Kang, Pumori, Changtse, Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Kang Taiga, Thamserku, Khumbila, Tawoche and Cholatse.

Day 12-14 We cross Ngozumpa Glacier and ascend the Cho La Pass (17,782’). We then
 Descend to Lobuche. 

Day 15 We leave at dawn to summit Kalapatthar. Hiking up an increasingly rough and steep trail through Lobuche (16,207’) to Gorakhshep (17,349’), we pass a small and often frozen lake and continue upward to Kalapatthar (18,192’). Catching our breath at the top, we survey one of the most magnificent mountain panoramas in the world: the south and west faces of Mount Everest (29,035’) and its entourage of neighboring peaks, including Lhotse and Nuptse. We look down onto Everest Base Camp, where the world’s elite mountaineers assemble.

Day 16 We travel along the Khumbu Glacier to enter Everest Base Camp. Everest, the world’s highest mountain, was first climbed in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Its Nepali name, Sagarmatha, means “Churning Stick of the Ocean of Existence.” The Sherpa usually call it by its Tibetan name, Chomolungma, which means “Mother Goddess of the Universe.” The name we know comes from Sir George Everest, who headed the Survey of India from 1823 to 1843. We return to Loboche for the night.

Day 17-20 We descend to Lukla via the Imja and Dudh Koshi river valleys through Dingboche (14,300’), Pangboche (the highest year-round community in the valley and the site of the oldest gompa in the Khumbu region), and Namche Bazaar. 

Day 21 We fly to Kathmandu and transfer to our hotel.

Day 22 We’ve scheduled an extra day as a cushion in case bad weather or other circumstances Delay   our return to Kathmandu. Otherwise, it is a free day to shop and explore Nepal’s exotic capital.

Day 23 Depart Namaste flight from Kathmandu.

Or stay longer or for short tours such as game drive at National parks safari, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour or even mountain biking, etc- please ask us).  

Cost per Person:
US $ 1863.
Pound £ 938.
EURO € 1183.
Australian $ 1863.
Canadian $ 1863

Fixed Group Departure Date:
10th, 23rd and 27th September 2008.
7th, 23rd, 25th and 27 October 2008.
3rd, 9th and 23rd November 2008
5th December 2008

For the convenience of our travelers to Nepal and fallow up the fixed departure itinerary of Explore Alpine adventure guarantees all fixed group departures dates.

Group Departures are for an adventurous individual person willing to join a small group of other travelers. We can arrange group trekking tours or individual trekking tours, to suit your requirements. Please you can choose any dates which will be suitable for you and please match your arrival in Kathmandu and departure from Kathmandu. 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation in lodge during the trek period. 
  • Necessary Domestic air tickets and airport tax as per itinerary. 
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu/ Pokhara on double sharing with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu/ Pokhara and entry fees as per itinerary.
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Insurance of the guide and porters as per itinerary.
  • Jungle safari tour as per itinerary with full board and national park fees and all jungle activities including Elephant riding.
  • Rafting as per itinerary .
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement if necessary.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International flight & departure tax
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal Trekking gears (available on hire in Nepal)
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance.

Equipment List for trekking:

 FOOT WEAR

  • Trekking boots: (one pairs), Thick socks (4 pairs)
  • Light socks (3 pairs)
  • Camp shoes (1 pair)
  • Sandals (1 pair)

 CLOTHING

  • Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers (1)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover ( 1)
  • Warm cotton trousers (2 pairs)
  • Shirts and T-shirts ( 4 pieces)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants ( 3 pairs)
  • Long under wear (2 pieces)
  • Short under wear (4 pieces)
  • Sun hat or scarf ( 1) Woolen hat (1)
  • Sunglasses (1)
  • Lightweight gloves (1)
  • Rain coat(1)
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof (1)
OPTIONAL      
Insect repellent, toilet articles, note book & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit

OTHER EQUIPMENT

  • Sleeping bag (4 seasons) 1
  • Down jacket -1
  • Day pack – 1
  • Water bottle – 1
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Flash light with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve,  gaiters.

Booking & Payment Conditions

Explore Alpine Adventure and Alpine Explore Nepal tour and trek is a well-known government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. We accept your bookings under the following terms and conditions.

1. When you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 30% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets, hotel booking and permit process.

2. Payments can be wired by bank transfer to our company bank account or Master Card and Visa Card. but we give preference bank transfer to our company account.

Please inquiry for bank accounts for your convenience.

3. Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.

4. In addition, payments can be made by Cash, Travels Cheque, Master Card or Visa Card as well. If you would like to make the payment by Master Card or Visa Card, the cards payment handling bank service charge 3.5% will charge to the card holder. 

5. After receiving photo copy of your passport, and 30% advance form you, we send you final confirmation receipt.

6. Remaining balance can be made after your arrival in Nepal. Full payment should be made before trip departure. Be mindful, we also reserve the right to cancel your trip provided full amount is not paid in time.

7. Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour or Trek to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

8. If you wish to arrange your travel insurance from our Company, we will arrange travel insurance for you.

9 Cancellation by the Client: Cancellation of a confirmed booking must be made by the Client in writing either in written documents or on an email. Cancellation shall valid with approval from the company after receiving document. Trip shall then be termed as cancelled and as a cancellation charge, 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

10 Risk & Liabilities:

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal/Tibet/Bhutan are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of theirs’ own policies.
There for Explore Alpine Adventure and its related organization shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spots.

Thank you for choosing Explore Alpine Adventure. We look forward to meet you In Nepal and serve you better.

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Contact Information:

Alpine Explore Nepal
P.O. Box: 4546, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
Fax: +977 -1 - 4700970
Email: alpinetravel@wlink.com.np
          exploretrek@wlink.com.np
Skype Address: explore.alpine
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SteveAnyon-Smith
18 April 2000

This was my third trek in Nepal, having visited the Annapurna Region in 1995 and with Bharat and Dave in the beautiful and wildlife-filled Langstang Valley in1998. Bharat's company "Explore Alpine Adventure"....
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