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Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp with Adventure Pulse

Trek to the Everest Base Camp with Adventure Pulse this season and dominate the dramatically exciting sport of high altitude trekking! The Everest Base Camp trek is the highest trekking route available to outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, thus making it not only one of the most challenging, but also, one of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayas. This is a non -technical trek and does not require rock climbing or rappelling skills, which makes it the ideal introduction to high altitude climbing for amateur trekkers and adventurists. We start from the quaint little village of Lukla (at a height of approximately 9000 feet), and, over the course of this two week long expedition, will get intimately acquainted with the charming denizens of theKhumbu valley - the wondrous, wonderful, resilient and ever-impressive Sherpa community, as we climb through the Everest National Park, towards the mouth of the mighty Khumbu Glacier which, at a height of about 18000 ft above sea level, plays host to the Everest Base Camp.

This journey will capture, nay; redefine your imagination with the breath-taking views of some of Nepal's finest rivers, her ancient, undisturbed forests, and the pristine snow caped peaks - Nepal;s solemn sentinels, each more impressive than the last, and steadfast in their resolve to escort you to the very foot of the country's crown jewel; the majestically spectacular, Mount Everest! We know this trail like the back of our hands and promise you the experience of a lifetime!

More things to look forward to on the trek

  • Visit the Khumjung monastery from Namche Bazaar where one can get a rare and exclusive glimpse at the fabled yeti skull that is housed here
  • Attend the prayer ceremony at the Tengbouche monastery - an extremely spiritual experience where the Lama will bless the expedition and its          members for the journey ahead
  • A chance to participate in some of the much needed relief activities for the villages affected by the earthquakes that took place in April and May               2015
  • Wander through the streets of one of the highest market places in the world - Namche Bazaar. There's something for everyone here!
  • Visit the interesting and informative Sherpa Culture Museum at Namche Bazaar
  • Visit the Everest Pyramid, the Italian weather station at 5079m that forecasts weather conditions on the summit of Everest and of course for the               entire region too
  • Summit Kalapthar (5545 m) which is located on the south ridge of Mt Pumori and witness nature's kaleidoscope as the sun rises over Mount Everest        in its entirety and sets this formidablemountain range ablaze!
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
    Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2810m)and trek to Phakding(2660m)
    Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3440m)
    Day 04: Acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar ( Hike to the Everest View Hotel)
    Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3870m)
    Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4252m)
    Day 07: Acclimatisation day at Dingboche - (Hike to Nangakarshang
    Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
    Day 09: Trek to Everest base camp (5360m) and stay at Gorakshep)
    Day 10: Kalapathar Summit (5545m) and descend to Pheriche (4200m)
    Day 11: Descend to Namche (3440m)
    Day 12: Descend to Lukla (2810m)
    Day 13: Return to Kathmandu via air
    Day 14: Buffer Day for bad weather
    Day 15: Depart from Kathmandu

    • Best Time to Visit: Marchto May (Pre-monsoon season) ; September - November (Post-monsoon season)
    • Duration: 14 Days
    • Upcoming Fixed Departure Dates: 18th September – 2nd October 2015
    • Degree of difficulty: Challenging. This trek into the Everest region is strenuous but does not requirethat you have any previous trekking or technical mountaineering experience. That said, good physical fitness is a must
    • Maximum Altitude: 5545m
    • Commences At: Kathmandu
    • Ends At: Kathmandu
    • Code: AP- EBC - 01
  • We promised you the experience of a lifetime and that is exactly what we will strive to deliver right from the word "Go"!

     

    Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu:

     

    Our team will be at the airport to receive you when you land in Kathmandu.Look out for beaming faces, frantic hands waving at you, and of course, signboards bearing our logo. We will personally escort you to your hotel, located in Thamel, which we dare-say is Kathmandu's most exciting district! Lined (in every conceivable direction) with pubs, restaurants and shops offering everything from expedition gear to local souvenirs, Thamel's musical, aromatic and bustling streets will keep you entertained and will leave you wanting to come back for more every single time! We've done this trek 17 times and still can't quite get enough of this place! Once the entire group arrives and checks into their rooms, a short but comprehensive briefing is done in order to prepare everyone for the journey to come and to resolve any queries that you might have before the commencement of the trek. Our team will check your equipment to ensure that you are sufficiently prepared for the trek and will assist you with any last minute shopping that needs to be done before we set off. After that, the day is entirely yours. The flight to Lukla is usually an early morning affair and while it's important to get an adequate amount of rest on your first night, it's also true that a little party never hurt anyone.

     

    Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2810m)and trek to Phakding(2660m)

     

    The 30 minute flight to Lukla will definitely occupy a prominent position on your list of top ten experiences during the course of this trek. The Tenzing-Hillary Airport here is one of the most challenging airstrips in the world. Built on a cliff-top 9334 m in the air, this little runway is just 30 meters wide, and 527 m long (less than a tenth of the usual dimensions for a regular runway),with an 11.7% gradient which is significant enough to make it one of the steepest approach pathways in the world! There is no prospect of a successful go-aroundon-short final due to the terrain which is high (a jagged, unforgiving mountain face)' immediately beyond the northern end of the runway, and a steeply angled drop at the southern end of the runway into the valley below!Are you scared yet? Well, don't be! Only the most skilled and experienced pilots operate the flights that go to and from this area and they've practiced it to perfection. The planes that land here aren't the regular Airbus and Boeings that we're used to either. The airport's paved asphalt runway is accessible only to helicopters and small, fixed-wing, short-take-off-and-landing aircraft such as the DHC-6 Twin Otter, Dornier 228 and Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter. The views of the Solokhumbu's forested valleys and its panoramic snow-capped mountain ranges are absolutely surreal. What's more, for a plane that seats only 20 people, there's still an incredibly charming air-hostess and everyone gets a window seat!!Once you land, we stop for breakfast during which time, you will be introduced to the real muscle behind this climb – our team of intrepid Sherpas and their Yaks who will be entrusted with your luggage for the duration of the trek, following which, we will begin our short walk down to our very first destination, the riverside village of Phakding.

     

    Day 03: Trek to NamcheBazaar(3440m)

     

    Arguably the longest day of the climb during the course of this expedition, our ascent to Namche Bazaar will see ussintimately acquainted with the beautiful DudhKosi river. As she meanders through the Everest Valley, we enjoy her clever little game of hide-and-seek, at times as a raging torrent under the many suspension bridges that we cross in our attempt to catch up with her, and, at others, a delightfully effervescent companion as we hop over rocks and through pretty tree-lined mountain trails inching closer and closer to the true heart of the Khumbu Valley -Namche Bazaar. Huge, beautifully carved Mani stones adorn the trail that cuts through the Sagarmatha National Park,accentuated by the colourful Buddhist prayer flags that flutter in the breeze seeking blessings from the clear-skied heavens above.As for the village itself, Namche Bazaar is teeming with life! The terraced approach with its quaint potato-kale-and-spinach farms, antiquated little shops (that sell everything you could possibly need), purposeful yak caravans, playfully curious local children, and itswarm, welcoming people will leave your delighted heart spoilt for choice at every stair and on every level!

     

    Day 04: Acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar

     

    At 3340 m above mean sea level, after our first official night at high altitude, our fourth day sees us waking up to a well-deserved and much needed acclimatisation day. The lofty snow-capped peaks of Thamserku and KongdeRi stand guard right outside your window. With dreamy scenery now merging into everyday reality, even the most persistent dreamers find it impossible to delay their excitement at seeing these amazing peaks in favour for a few extra winks of sleep as they scramble out of bed to get a closer look at them. Grumbling stomachs (and calf muscles alike) are in for a treat today too.

     

    A relatively relaxed start with a hot, wholesome breakfast - simple pleasures truly are the order of acclimatisation days, which come along every time we gain roughly one vertical kilometre in height during this particular trail.Acclimatisation days are used to get your body accustomed to the lower levels of oxygen in the air. The universally accepted way of doing this is to "Climb high and sleep low". Once everyone has had their fill of the various manifestations of gourmet menus that Namche's tea houses are known to produce, we visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum which has many artefacts of historical significance and some detailed information on the local flora, fauna, topography and prevailing conditions of the region. The plateau that the museum sits on offers some great panoramic views of the Himalayas and marks the beginning of the trail for our hike to the Syangboche airstrip (you have to see this one to believe it) and the Everest View Hotel.It's a day full of exciting firsts for the Adventure Pulse teams including, but not limited to, your very first view of Mount Everest (weather permitting)!!

     

    Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3870m)

     

    The sheer beauty of this part of the trekto Everest Base Camp cannot be overstated, and is personally, our favourite day on the trail. The wildly fun descent to our lunch stop at the riverside village of Phukithanga takes you through expansive rhododendron forests which are a verdant delight after the monsoon season and are rivalled only by their pre-monsoon avatar which captivates all your senses with its pink, white, and scarlet flowers that dance merrily above you and line the path all the way to the little village of Tengboche.Calories are never an issue in this part of the world, with lunch invariably being followed by immediate uphill stretches. Mount Everest stays visible and resolute all through the day's trek with her tell-tale plume of snowy clouds softly beckoning you closer. The route after our lunch stop is a steady, shaded climb whose forested slopes will have you shaking your head in utter-and-complete disbelief, at the fact that the Himalayas were, (in the not-so-distant past), entirely underwater, even as you walk through irrefutable proof of it! A beautifully carved gateway marks the end of the climb and welcomes you to Tengboche, home to the largest gompa in the Khumbu region, the ancient and sacred Tengboche Monastery. Teams from Adventure Pulse bound for Everest Base Camp enjoy the rare privilege of attending the prayer ceremonies at this monastery where the monks and Lama bless our expedition and request the Gods to grant us safe passage to and from the mountain.

     

    Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4252m)

     

    There are certain treks, or sometimes, just specific trails that have the ability to turn your entire world upside down. The walk from Tengboche to Dingboche occupies a prime position amongst these. We start by descending to the settlement of Deboche which sits placidly sheltered in the shadow of Tengboche alongside the ImjaKohla River. If the trail itself doesn't immediately summon images of the scenery that one can usually only witness in epic fantasy movies like the Lord of the Rings, one look at the almost-elven-looking Rivendell Lodge here definitely will! Thehike from Debouche to Dingboucheis filled with stream and river crossings along wooden bridges, climbing up large steps, going through impressive colourful Tibetan gates, and the ever-present, never-tiring views of the Himalayas. Disguised as one of the infamous "Nepali flats", a term that you will doubtless hear from the locals at some stage during the course of your trek, there's only one way to find out what this trail is truly about!Cliché as it sounds, you will find that you discover more about yourself and who you really want to be with every passing step, as you gradually follow the river, crossing above the tree line into this improbably-beautiful, almost-lunar segment of our expedition. It's amazing to see just how much life there is up here despite the fact that you are at an altitude of more than 4000 m and over 50 kilometres (not to mention a whole airplane ride) away from the nearest roads! The huge metal bridges that span the riverine valley will soon take you to the village of Dingboche where our groups invariably experience that magical, mesmerising phenomenon we've all come to recognise as the first snowfall on the trail!

     

    Day 07: Acclimatisation day at Dingboche

     

    The acclimatisation day at Dingboche is quite like the one at Namche Bazaar and involves a short day-hike uphill to a point called Nangakarshang which is ringed by some of the most technical and difficult peaks to climb. The view point showcases the peaks of Lohtse (4th highest mountain in the world), Manaslu (the 5th highest mountain in the world), a new face of Amadabalam (our constant traveling companion, initially deemed unclimbable by Everest's famous summiter, Sir Edmund Hilary), Island peak, Baruntse, Lobuche East, and the ever steadfast Thamserku, amongst others. We get back to our tea house in time for a scrumptious lunch and spend the rest of the day enjoying Dingboche, exploring the area (basically following our noses as the chase the delicious smells that waft toward us from its little bakery) and playing various board and card games or reading a novel in a cosy corner in front of the Bukhara in the wooden dining hall.

     

    Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

     

    The trek from Dingboche to Lobuche is where things suddenly start to get very real! There's a good chance you'll be walking through snow as you cross into the glacial moraine by this time which adds to the excitement of the fact that you are now only one short day away from our destination, Everest Base Camp. Our route takes us to Lobucheover the Thukla-Dukla pass — a tough climb given the high altitude and steep terrain, both of which make for slow progress. However, perseverance is generously rewarded here and as you reach the top of pass, you find yourself amidst memorials of some of the most famous climbers in the world!

     

    Day 09: Trek to Everest base camp (5360m) and stay at Gorakshep

     

    The most anticipated day on the trail - we start early in the morning from Lobuche and set off for Gorakshep in order to make our final ascent to Everest Base Camp! The walk to Gorakshep takes us over the 5000m mark where even the most resilient climbers start slowing down due to the altitude. We stop at Gorakshep to catch our breath where we wait for our Sherpas to arrive with our bags so we can settle them into our rooms, and, in the meantime, fortify ourselves with brunch. Once everyone is well rested, we set off on the glacier, spirits soaring, for Everest Base Camp. Pictures and descriptions of the sense of unbounded joy that you feel when you reach EBC can never do the trek justice so we won't even try. All we will tell you is that the journey alone is worth every penny and will change your life forever!We head back to the shelter of Gorakshep's dining hall to celebrate the success of our expedition and turn in early to a welcoming soft bed and thick warm sleeping bags and blankets preparing to make an early morning attempt at the elusive summit of Kalapathar.

     

    Day 10: KalapatharSummit (5545m) and descend to Pheriche (4200m)

    Having trekked at extremely high altitude all through the previous day and made it safely to base camp and back, a 3 am alarm sliding up the scale of your consciousness is simply not for everyone! However for those who can muster the willpower to brave the chilly morning and energy (something even the sun hasn't quite dared to do yet) to attempt the optional summit of Kalapathar the day ahead is as rewarding as it is long. Located on the south ridge of Mt Pumori, Kalapathar offers you the best view of Mount Everest unmatched by anything you have seen thus far, showing her bold silhouette off right form the base camp to the summit. Nature's herself puts on the most dramatic kaleidoscope you are ever likely to witness first hand as the sun rises over Mount Everest in its entirety and sets this majestic mountain range ablaze! The experience is literally breath-taking and time itself seems to stop - well, atleast until your stomach reminds you about the rapidly cooling, increasingly tempting breakfast awaiting you at Gorakshep. After breakfastwe pack our bags and make our way over the Thukla-Dukla pass once again, cross Lobuche, and descend to the prettiest stopover on the trail, the evergreen, yak-breeding village of Periche.

     

    Day 11: Descend to Namche (3440m)

     

    Spirits and oxygen levels alike soar at the prospect of returning to Namche Bazaar, and as the enormity of the achievement of successfully reaching Everest Base Camp starts to sink in, you feel practically invincible in the Khumbu's technicolour world. We walk through the familiar villages of Debouche, Tengbouche and rendezvous with the DudhKosi stopping for lunch on river before we climb back up to Namche's divine bakery and ever-so-irish-pubs to enjoy the a few extra happy hours with our favourite celebratory beverages. For those who can muster the energy for a few extra hours of walking, we take a small detour and visit the Khumjung Monastery which houses the nearly-mythical relic - the preserved skull of a real yeti!

     

    Day 12: Descend to Lukla (2810m)

     

    The last day of this wonderful trek will see you excitedly racing down the Sagarmatha National Park as you rush home to narrate all the triumphant tales of the thrilling 2 weeks that you spent in the remoteness of the mountains. The walk up to Phakding is stunning, with picnic spots along the river tucked into every corner, at every turn. Everything seems more alive and before you know it, you’ve become seasoned enough to high-five the many trekkers, (still on their first day), as they now make their way up to Everest Base Camp bolstered by the buoyant, cheery words of encouragement that you are sure to send their way. The last stretch from Phakding to Lukla is a long uphill one but it pales in comparison to the climbs you have already conquered for you will now be part of that elite group of exclusive trekkers who have successfully made it through the Everest Base Camp trail and are now, and forever-more, unbeatable!

     

    Day 13: Return to Kathmandu via air

     

    Day 14: Buffer Day for bad weather

     

    Day 15: Depart from Kathmandu
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    Service Details:

     

    Cost Includes

    • Airport arrival departure
    • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu - 3 nights - twin share basis in Bed and breakfast plan
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu - Lukla- Kathmandu for members
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu for guides
    • Domestic airport departure taxes
    • Full board tea house trekking cost with breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation
    • Guide salary
    • Porter salary
    • Trekking permit
    • Sagarmatha national park permit
    • First aid kit
    • Insurance for Nepali staffs
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      Cost Excludes

       

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
    • Emergency medical evacuation
    • Tips for staffs (mandatory)
    • Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary

  • Equipments required for Trekking

     

    Waterproof hiking shoes 1 pair
    Changing shoes / sandel 1 pair
    socks 4 pair
    Warm trousers 2 pcs
    warm pants 2 pairs
    t-shirts 5 pcs
    Long underwear 1 pair
    Sweater 1 piece
    Warm Fleece jacket 1 piece
    Baseball hat 1 pce
    Warm hat 1 pcs
    Waterproof pant and Jacket (or good quality down jacket) 1 pair
    Good gloves 1 pair
    Sleeping bag 1 piece
    Personal Back pack 1 pce
    Duffle bag as needed
    Sun glass 1 piece
    Sun block cream
    Head lamp / torch 1 piece
    Water bottle - 1 litre bottle 2 pcs
    Trekking poles 1 pair

     

    Tooth brush & tooth paste Extra batteries for head lamp / torch and Camera Extra film rolls / memory cards (if digital camera) Battery charger (if digital camera)