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Best Time of Year: October - April
Trek Everest Base Camp
Trek right to the very top of the Everest Base Camp Trail and get the chance to sleep overnight at Gorak Shep at a lofty altitude of some 5000+ m - and then trek up to Kala Pattar to get awesome views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse - experience the thrill of the Himalaya - and of the wonderful Nepalese people and their culture.
Only here do you have the World’s greatest rivers, the Highest Mountains, the most sublime valleys, and the crossroads between China and India. Wildlife abounds, and the opportunities for Adventure are too many to count. You will be escorted to this wonderful country, and introduced to the wonders of the Himalayan Kingdom. During the course of your trip you will get up close and personal with the Greatest Mountain on earth as you trek the whole way up to Everest Base Camp. The trek has been carefully constructed to climb high - whilst acclimatising correctly - to allow you the very best opportunity to get up close with the highest mountain on earth.
Day 1 - Depart UK*
Day 2 - Arrive Kathmandu, team to meet in the evening
Day 3 - Day 16 - Flight from KTM to Lukla, Trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, and return to Lukla for return flight to Kathmandu.
The trek will wind itself through the valleys and foothills of the Himalaya providing a challenging expedition for the full range of fitness levels. A mixture of strength, endurance and mental toughness will be required in order to successfully complete and get the maximum from this trek. At the top of the trek on the peak of Kala Pattar (Black Rock Peak) you will reach an altitude of some 19 000 ft, and experience the rarefied conditions usually reserved for mountaineers. This is not a challenge to be undertaken lightly and will provide you with experiences that will stay with you forever. The sustained physical challenge may well be an experience that you have not encountered before, and will test you in a new way. And then there’s the added spice of reduced oxygen, and all that this entails (please discuss with Adventure Cafe)
Note - you will be using lodges throughout the entirety of your trek, and whilst basic, they will prepare food each evening and ensure that you have a roof over your head.
NB - there are 2 extra acclimatisation days built in to this itinerary for you - in order to give you the best chances to succeed, complete, and enjoy this experience.
Day 17 - Free day to sightsee in Kathmandu
Day 18 - Tour ends Kathmandu, fly back to UK*
*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.
Please note timings are approximate. Also please note that there are two systems to join this trek.
Option 1 - Team Departure – 1 - 2 times per year
Option 2 - Independent Specialist Itinerary – Possible at any time during the season
Occasionally, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons – climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintains the integrity of the original itinerary, you will be advised as soon as possible to this effect.
In Kathmandu you will have a comfortable clean hotel with en-suite facilities (Nepalese Std.) - full of character and set in easy striking distance of both the tourist backstreets of Thamel and the main city centre and its wonderful temples. On Trek you will be staying in lodges - full of character, but chilly, and simple! Hotels will be located conveniently in the city centre at walking distance from a good variety of restaurants and also about fifteen minutes walk from the main square.
What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?
These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?
You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.
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.
Whilst in Kathmandu it is possible to upgrade hotels. It is also possible to offer single supplements. Please note - this is not possible on Trek !
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
All Meals on Trek, Internal Transfers to and from airports, Internal Flights, All Accommodation, Local Leaders, Porters and an Experienced international trek leader from the UK (depending upon group size).
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, Bar Bills, Meals in Kathmandu, Snacks and Soft Drinks on Trek. Visas are not included, but are required for most nationalities. Visas are organised for UK nationals on arrival.
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.
The best season to trek to the Everest base camp region is Autumn (from mid-September till November end), and Spring (from the beginning of March until mid-May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you trek higher every day. The nights are cold (between -10 C to 5C) but the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 20C). The mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, disappearing at night.
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