NEPAL

HIMALAYAS

TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP

via one of the best routes in Nepal

"Just arrived back in the UK following the trip of a lifetime to Nepal and Everest Base Camp. 
If I went into every detail then this review would be endless. Suffice to say that Paul gets it right, every time, which is no mean feat considering the complexity of the venture...."

Mike 2018

THE 

DETAILS

TRIP DATE 2021

24 Oct - 11 Nov 

COST

19 days

£1900 per person

Ratio 1:8

There will be a max of 8 persons on the trip 

 

In addition there will be a local Sherpa guide accompanying us and we’ll be supported by a small team of Porters

HOW TO BOOK

It's simple!

Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit

 

Make sure you check out the terms and conditions on the Booking Page

For all Overseas trips a monthly standing order can be arranged after the deposit payment to spread the payments. Please email me to ask about this - ppmountaineering@me.com

Full payment details are on the booking form and you will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received in an auto reply and I will contact you shortly before the course with the final details

SO WHAT'S IT

ALL ABOUT?

This circular walk is my favourite trek into the Khumbu region and Everest Base Camp area. It explores the heart of the Sherpa homeland, from Namche Bazaar, to the quieter Gokyo Valley, crossing the glaciated Cho La Pass (5420m) and the Kongma La Pass (5535m) and the famous Everest Base Camp. There may also be the chance to climb the popular Island Peak Base Camp (5080m), Gokyo Ri (5483m), Kala Pattar (5545m) along the way, which provide fabulous photo opportunities of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest and views as far as Kanchenjunga in the east and the Tibetan 8000m peak Cho Oyu to the north. Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, the beautiful Ama Dablam, as well as countless other Himalayan peaks are just a few more that we’ll see on our journey!

 

Weather is a determining factor that may not allow us to ascend the main peaks or cross either of the 2 Passes and therefore a change of itinerary may be required. Expeditions are always an adventure, but the key factors are that we stay safe, enjoy the trip and hopefully complete the circuit.

 

Here's a very broad outline of the adventure...

Day 01

Fly from the UK

 

Day 02

Flight to Lukla, head along the Dudh Kosi to Phakding

 

Day 03

Continue along the Dudh Kosi to Namche

Day 08

Rest Day - Acclimatise and maybe explore further up the valley towards Island Peak Base camp and the glacial lake Imja Tsho

 

Day 09

Cross the Kongma La Pass to Lobuche

 

Day 10

From Lobuche, it's only a short trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base camp later in the day.

 

Day 11

In the morning head up Kala Pattar for stunning views of Everest and the surrounding peaks and then walk down to Dzongla

Day 16

Back to Lukla

 

Day 17

Flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu

 

Day 18

Day spent exploring in Kathmandu

 

Day 19

Flight home

Day 04

Rest Day - Acclimatise and explore the higher Sherpa villages around Namche Bazaar

 

Day 05

Head up Tengboche today and spent the rest of the day immersing yourself in the Monastery, staying at Deboche just beyond

 

Day 06

Continue to Dingboche passing Ama Dablam on the way

 

Day 07

Here we'll head up to Chhukung for a rest

Day 12

This is a long day over the amazing Cho La Pass down to Thagnag Kharka

 

Day 13

With a very short walk over the Gokyo glacier, this will be a rest day in Gokyo

 

Day 14

Today we start the journey back down the best valley in this area and stay overnight in Dole

 

Day 15

The long descent down to Monjo

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...

DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

This a challenging mountainous walk over 15 days with a considerable amount of time spent at over 4000m. We will be affected by the effects of altitude during the trip and whilst we’ll discuss how to manage this, walking in the high mountains can be quite physically tiring, so combined with the effects of altitude, it’s a fairly challenging environment. The trip is planned to allow your body to acclimatise with some rest days built in, there are also a few short days of journeying, again to allow us to adjust correctly.

To give yourself the best opportunity to enjoy this trip, prior fitness training in the hills and mountains is absolutely essential.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

You’ll mostly just need your mountain walking equipment and clothing, with a couple of extra times, for example, although daytime temperatures can be very pleasant, many of the nights will be close to or below freezing so a warm jacket and sleeping bag are essential. I will send you a detailed kit list when you confirm your place. 

 

WHERE DO WE MEET?

I don’t book your flights, rather once they are released I will confirm the flight I’m flying on and you book your own. Then we will meet centrally at the UK airport. If you wish to fly from another airport then you will need to ensure it arrives and departs in a similar timeframe to mine.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Myself

Arrival and departure airport transfers

All accommodation in Kathmandu and on the trek - I use the Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu and Tea Houses on the trek, this will be on a twin / shared room basis 

Return Internal Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Park Entrance fees and trekking permits

Sherpa Guide

Porters to carry personal equipment

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

International Flights

Drinks/food - I do not include food on this trip, rather allow you to choose what you want to eat

Visa & vaccinations

Personal insurance

Personal equipment

Tips

 

BOOKING?

A £400 deposit* will secure your space and the balance payable 90 days prior to the start date

On receipt of your deposit, I will send you a detailed itinerary, equipment list and a packing tick list. This will provide detailed information/advice on flights, accommodation, food, health and hygiene, environmental responsibilities, walking at altitude, fitness, insurance and currency.

 

*Non-refundable deposit, please see Conditions of Booking

 

 

QUESTIONS

Still have a question? Check out the most common FAQ's here or please do CONTACT ME

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

Ensure you have a read of my Conditions of Booking before you book your place 

WHATS NEW?

Find out what's been happening on the hill this week as well as any last minute availabilty

 

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