If you have dreamt of standing amongst the highest mountains on this planet then this is the adventure for you.
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...
26 Oct - 13 Nov 2020
£1900 per person
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
Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit
Make sure you check out the terms and conditions
Full payment details are on the booking form
You will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received and final details.
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.
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.
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
Porters to carry personal equipment
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Drinks/food - I do not include food on this trip, rather allow you to choose what you want to eat
Visa & vaccinations
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