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Everest Base Camp- Charity trek

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Destinations: Kathmandu, Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route, Namche Bazar, Dingboche, Lobuche, Khumbu Glacier
Type of adventure: icon-17.png Charity
Guide language: English
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The trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain is justifiably the most popular and perhaps the greatest of all the trekking itineraries around today. The trek is a magic blend of fascinating culture, stunning scenery and strenuous endeavour that never fails to impress. It will always be one of our most  rewarding treks. Each day you will come closer to your objective, trekkers and climbers alike, all motivating each other. The evenings will be filled with captivating and sensational tales of fantastical past adventures and astonishing mountain conquests. You will come to understand what sort of motivation and determination is needed to climb the world's highest mountains. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with the amazingly dedicated Sherpa support team who’s passion for their mountains will be pushing everyone towards our shared objectives. Grab this incredible opportunity of a lifetime. The trek follows a gentle acclimatisation regime with plenty of rest days. It allows us to enjoy the trek’s many unique places at our leisure. We start in the vibrant city of Kathmandu where our senses will be delighted by the vast blend of religions, cultures and scenic experiences. We stay in the relative tranquil haven of a centrally located hotel, so even though the city literally vibrates around us a relaxing time can be found by those wanting to recover from the flight or those wanting to explore the city a little at a time. The next day we fly to the spectacularly located mountain town of Lukla (2,800m) where our trek into the Khumbu valley begins. We follow an ancient route that will take us through tiny villages, remote valleys, impressive monasteries and over high mountain passes. The views grow more spectacular daily until we are rewarded with stunning views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the mountain scenery of the Khumbu. After a strenuous few days our efforts will culminate in an ascent of the non-technical Kala Patthar (5,550m) from whose summit the world’s highest mountains lie, literally, at one’s feet. Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and a distant Makalu the panorama is truly spectacular and provides unprecedented vistas as an aweinspiring reward. The next day we reach Everest Base Camp to experience the atmosphere and take in the views before retracing our steps to Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu to celebrate our fantastic achievements. This is a stunning journey that combines breathtaking mountain vistas with exciting cultural experiences and the satisfaction of having achieved a physically demanding route.

Charity Departure & Return Duration Registration Fee
  06 October 201624 October 2016 18 days £395 Minimum sponsorship £(charity dependant) Self funded £1,990 (plus £1000 sponsorship)
  31 March 201718 April 2017 18 days £395 Minimum sponsorship £(charity dependant) Self funded £1,990 (plus £1000 sponsorship)
  22 October 201709 November 2017 18 days £395 Minimum sponsorship £(charity dependant) Self funded £1,990 (plus £1000 sponsorship)


INCLUDED:
- International & domestic flights plus taxes
- local qualified guides and 360 guide UK to UK
- Porters
- Sagarmatha National park fees
- Equipment & clothing for porters & local crew
- Accommodation in tea houses / lodges during trek
- Accommodation in Kathmandu sharing doubles
or twins with breakfast
- Airport transfers
- All food whilst on trek and breakfast when city
based
- Professionally edited highlights video of your trip!
NOT INCLUDED:
- Personal equipment
- Staff/guide gratuities
- Alcoholic beverages
- Trip Insurance
- Items of a personal nature; phone calls, laundry,
room service, etc.
- Unscheduled hotels and restaurant meals
- Visas
- Country departure fee of approx. Rs. 1100
(just under £10)
- Optional £100 donation to Support4Sherpas

Depart UK
We most likely meet our guide for our trek at the airport.Depart London Heathrow in the evening.
Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu mid-afternoon and transfer to hotel before soaking up some local colour before regrouping in the evening for a full 360 brief and kit check from our guide.
Free day in Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu to explore town, go shopping, visit the palaces and markets. A couple of 360 favourites are the Monkey Temple, a Buddhist temple situated on a small hill that offers panoramic views of the city and the Pashupatinath temple, one of the most famous Hindu temples in Nepal.
Lukla (2,800m) – Phakding (2,610m)
An early morning flight into Lukla, from where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. The views from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic scenes of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing we meet our ground crew and begin a 3-4 hour trek to Phakding (2,610m), our night’s resting place. 3-4hrs walking
Namche Bazaar (3,400m)
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this roaring river on exciting suspension bridges. As we enter the Sagamartha National Park, we begin to climb with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region. After a full days trekking we rest for the night in Namche Bazaar. 7-8hrs walking
Namche Bazaar
Today we rest and acclimatise in Namche Bazaar. Namche is the Sherpa capital and a bustling village crammed with markets and traditional Sherpa houses. We take an early morning hike to the Sherpa museum where we see views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world) and the beautiful Ama Dablam. The Sherpa Museum houses an exhibit of traditional Sherpa lifestyles and a fabulous photography display. The rest of the day is for private exploration of this enchanting place. 2-3hrs walking (optional)
Deboche (3,800m)
Today we begin by trekking along the contours of the hills. Our route takes us through Thyangboche, the spiritual centre of the Khumbu with its famous monastery. We will spend some time here before our trek continues downhill into rhododendron forests, finally arriving 5-6 hours after departure at our secluded accommodation at Deboche. 5-6hrs walking
Dingboche (4,300m)
We continue along the roaring glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We cross another suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climb to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. From Pangboche the route winds high above the valley floor, passing through various Sherpa settlements until 5-6 hours later we reach our resting place for the next couple of days, Dingboche. 5-6hrs walking
Dingboche (4,300m)
This is a day to acclimatise and allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere now we have gone above 4,000m. There is the option of a 2-3 hour climb up a nearby ridge for a view of the spectacular 6,000m peaks of Tawoche, Cholatse, Island Peak and the 8,000m wall of Lhotse. On a clear day we may see Mount Makulu, another giant above 8,000m and the 5th highest mountain in the world. 2-3hrs walking (optional)
Lobuche (4,900m)
From Dingboche the trail traverses through farmlands and meadows. We will stop in Dzugla, (4570m), for lunch before continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Today we pass by the stone memorials to climbers who have died on the mountains around us. Look carefully to find touching memorials to famous mountaineers. We follow the trail to Lobuche and stay just below the terminal moraine of the tributary glacier. 7-8hrs walking
Gorak Shep and Kala Patthar (5,550m)
An early morning start brings us closer to our two objectives. We wind our way through the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier to our tea house at Gorak Shep, situated at the base of Kala Patthar. This was the original Base Camp used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on their successful ascent of Everest, before the Base Camp moved closer to the mountain on the edge of the Khumbu Icefall. From Gorak Shep we ascend the non-technical Kala Patthar (5,550m) and are rewarded for our efforts by unbeatable views. From this lofty perch we can clearly see the summit of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. This is simply an amazing panorama and we’ll allow ample time to savour the rewards of your efforts. 7-8hrs walking
Everest Base Camp (5,346m)
Today we reach our goal, the Base Camp of Mount Everest, located at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. This can be a long day (5-6 hours) but the satisfaction of reaching Base Camp amply rewards our effort. We’ll spend a few hours at Everest/Lhotse Base Camp, giving you a chance to thoroughly explore this historic area, We then turn our backs on Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep. 5-6hrs walking
Descent to Pheriche (4,300m)
We wave goodbye to the Everest and Lobuche Teams and follow the route back down the Khumbu valley. 3-4hrs Walking
Namche Bazaar (3,400m)
Another day descending the Khumbu Valley down to Namche. Luxuries such as the internet and coffee houses await. 5-6 hrs walking
Descent to Phakding (2,610m)
Nearly there! We keep heading back towards Lukla, stopping overnight in Phakding to rest our by now weary feet.
Descent to Lukla (2,800m)
Today brings us back to Lukla which after our time in the mountains will seem like a thriving metropolis. Time for those necessary luxuries such as cappuccino coffee and ample beer. A wild celebration rewarding our efforts and new friends made is inevitable.
Fly to Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu on the earliest flight. Spend the day recovering and getting some fascinating souvenirs before your journey home. Celebration dinner.
Fly to UK
City tour and day in Kathmandu.


Possible night flight departing around 21:00 arriving back in the UK on Day 19.
Arrive UK
Possible day flight to UK.

1 * 5 Season Sleeping Bag
1 * Daysack
2 * Dry Sacks
1 * Kit Bag
1 * Sleeping Bag Liner
1 * Sleeping Matt
1 * Small Bag
2 * Buff Or Scarf
1 * Sunglasses
1 * Wide Brimmed Hat
2 * Woolly Hat
2 * Base Layers
1 * Down Jacket
1 * Expedition Mitts
1 * Gilet
1 * Gloves
1 * Light Insulated Jacket
2 * Mid Layer
1 * Outer Layer
1 * Long Johns
2 * Trekking Trousers
1 * Underwear
1 * Waterproof Trousers
1 * 3- 4 Season Walking Boots
1 * Trainers
4 * Trekking Socks
1 * Alcohol Rub
1 * Dental Check Up
1 * Insect Repellent
1 * Nappy Bags
1 * Toilet Paper
1 * Travel Towel
1 * Wash Kit
1 * Water Bottles
1 * Water Purification
1 * Wet Wipes
1 * Spare Clothing
1 * Personal First Aid Kit
1 * Personal Medication
1 * Vaccinations
1 * Camera
1 * Credit Card
1 * Headtorch
1 * Lipsalve
1 * Money
2 * Padlocks
1 * Penknife
1 * Sewing Kit
1 * Snacks
2 * Sunblock
1 * Trekking Poles
1 * Copy Of Passport
1 * Passport
1 * Passport Photos X4
1 * Travel Insurance
1 * Visa

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