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High Everest Explorer Adventure
Nepal is the kingdom of the mighty Himalayan Mountains, a clashing of cultures, a melting pot of religions, and the Adventure Capital of the World. This trek will take you - within a medium length trip to the high Himalaya - to experience the very best of Nepalese, and Khumbu culture - all wrapped up into one of the very best treks in the world!
This trek is an incredible journey into the high mountains - cramming the absolute maximum into a safely constructed itinerary. Trekking in the footsteps of Hillary and the famous mountaineers - you will reach high into the Khumbu Region - with good views of the highest peaks. During the course of your trip you will have a wonderful, challenging trek into the high mountains, with time to acclimatise, and time to explore the high mountain region of the Khumbu. The trek is all about the high mountain environment, but also a fascinating peek into the world of the Nepalese - and their unique mountainous kingdom. The trek will reach a maximum of 4600m, at Tug La …. But the unique high mountain Buddhist Culture may be the most memorable aspect of this trip for many!
Day 1 - Fly from London
Day 2 - Arrive Kathmandu
Day 3 to Day 11 - Flight from KTM to Lukla, Trek from Lukla to Tengboche—from where you should be able to witness stunning views of the mighty 8000m peaks of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. Trek then continues on via Pheriche to the high pint of Tug La - the stunning pass into the Glacial Valley of the Khumbu Glacier, then returning to a special overnight in Pangboche - home of the trek's quietest Buddhist Monastery. We shall then trek back via Namche to Lukla via Kumjung and Kunde for return flight to Kathmandu. The trek will acclimatise gradually, and then climb up to Namche Bazaar.
NB on day 6 you will spend one acclimatisation day in Namche, where you can spend the time exploring the trail to Thame. On this trail you will encounter Tibetan traders bringing their Chinese goods by Yak from Tibet. From Namche the trek will climb onwards to the Monastery at Tengboche for sublime views, and amazing experiences with the Buddhist Monks high in the mountains. Finally you will have a chance to trek via Kumjung and Kunde for a real slice of Nepalese Mountain life, the real trading and agriculture of the high mountains in two unique functioning villages.
Day 12 - Easy return trek to Lukla before an early morning return flight to Kathmandu.
Day 13 - In Kathmandu you have one final day to relax and take in the sights and sounds, maybe with time to explore the amazing religious focal points of Bodnath (Buddhist Stupa) and Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple) as well as the main square Kathmandu (Durbar Square). You will also have time on day 12 in the evening for a great meal in one of the cities many famed restaurants that assemble a huge variety of World Cuisines. Why not also treat yourself to an Everest Beer!
Day 14 - You may have time to do some last minute shopping in the morning (depending upon your flights) before your return flight to London.
Day 15 - Arrive London*
*The flights detailed here are for illustrational purposes and are not included as part of the package. Adventure Café can assist in arranging flights with you. Please ask for details.The itinerary may vary slightly with the availability and timings of the flights - this will be confirmed at time of booking.
Whilst on trek you will be staying in simple lodges along the trail. These are an essential part of the trekking experience in the Himalayas, as you will be staying with other fellow trekkers from around the world, sharing stories and maybe a few games of cards in the evenings… In Kathmandu we shall be using a local 2-3 star hotel—this means it will be comfortable, well located, and with running hot water (most of the time) and en-suite facilities. Remember this is Nepal—and not England!
What is a Level 2.0 Trekking Challenge Like?
For this type of challenge - you can expect either distance (up to 12 or 15 miles), or altitude gain - around 700m. But not both! If you climb, then the distance will be less, if you cover the distance, then the altitude gain will be little. Typically conditions underfoot will be good - although there are exceptions to this. If you encounter rough conditions underfoot, then the distance / altitude will be reduced. These events would suit someone of good all round fitness, who takes exercise regularly - without necessarily being of high fitness.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 2.0 ‘Trek’?
You must be active and with moderate fitness level. You should be taking regular exercise, consisting of regular walks and possibly other sports (swimming / football etc.) You should be comfortable in undertaking long country walks of up to 7 hours or 15 miles in the lowland English countryside.
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
Travel insurance is required for all overseas adventures and can be purchased through Ventureguard using the link on the left hand toolbar of the website.
Travel insurance is not compulsory for UK adventures but it is advised. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Visas / Redtape
When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Included In Trip
Kathmandu Hotels, Transfers, Internal Flights, All meals on trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), UK Leader, Nepalese Leaders, Porters for your main pack, all Accommodation on Trek
Excluded From Trip
International Airfares - please ask if you require assistance with flights and we should be able to offer well priced flights with good connections. Excludes transfers in UK to airport (Lift Share may be available – expect to share costs on Parking at Air
Suncream, Blister Repair Kit, Plasters, Vaseline
Rehydration Salts, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Immodium
Anti-Malarial Medication, Hand Disinfectant Lotion (optional)
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Shampoo (not a full size bottle!)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste (small size)
Hill Walking Items
Sleeping Bag - 4 season rated to -15°C comfort rating
Sleeping Mat (thick Karrimat/Thermarest style)
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Big Rucksack (to carry all your overnight gear)
Rucksack Liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Snack Foods for time in trek - esp. items that you may crave on the trail
Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece, Heavyweight Fleece
Duvet Jacket, Lightweight Gloves, Heavy Gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece Hat, Balaclava
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers, 1 Pair Tracksuit Bottoms
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Walking Socks, Liner Socks
Underwear, Thermal Underwear
1 Change of Casual Evening Wear
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Toilet Roll / Pack of Travel Tissues
Diary, Spare Lace
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Travel Documents, Visa's (if applicable - in most of our long haul countries you may pay for your visa on arrival)
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Wallet, Money Belt, Credit Cards, Cash (local currency - please note on long haul treks it may not be possible to get currency before you travel)
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Penknife, Mobile Phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!)
Emergency Rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek)
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb
Specialist Items for Long Haul Trips
Mosquito Nets, Water Purification Kit, Sewing Kit
Non-Caffeinated Drinks - i.e fruit powdered drink / green tea / herbal tea
US Dollars are the most convenient and convertible form of currency in many distant corners of the world - recommended!
It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.
By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.
One of the most fascinating things about Nepal is that in the space of a hundred miles you can go from the coldest and most bitter conditions on earth to the sweltering heat of the North Indian Plain. In general it’s best to plan for temperate conditions ranging to around freezing on most trekking itineraries. Temperatures in the daytime range from +5—+20 degrees Celsius, with evenings being 8 to 10 degrees cooler. The best times of the year by far are the spring and the autumn. Whilst it is possible to trek during winter—it’s a little cold for most people. The monsoon is not fun—as paths are washed out, it’s exceptionally humid, and you’ll spend a lot of time wet through! Most people are surprised to find that Nepal is actually the same latitude as Florida or Egypt, the extremes in temperature and climate are all do to altitude variations.
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