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Sir Chris Bonington

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Sir Chris Bonington, a celebrated name who has been climbing in the Himalayas for more than 2 decades is back in Nepal with family and friends group trekking to the Everest Base Camp region. Learn more about Sir Chris Bonington and his climbing background at www.bonington.com.

HIMALAYA Expedition Nepal's Adventure Company is organising Sir Chris's Everest Base Camp Trek in April 2009. Learn more about Treks and Expeditions Holidays in Nepal at www.HimexNepal.com

 

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Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Cho-la Trek

'introduction to the highest mountains & people of Khumbu'

”Sensational views of array of high snow capped mountains, dramatic landscapes, verdant high valleys, buddhist culture, warm-friendly hospitality of high landers, pristine lakes, breathtaking view points, in the heart of world's heritage 'Sagarmatha National Park' and on the foot of world's number one Mt.Everest”.

Mode of Trek: Tea-House / Lodge.
Trek Grade:         Moderate to Adventurous.
Highest Altitude gain:  5,357m at Gokyo Ri -5,545 at Kalapatthar.
Trekking Duration:   15 -16 days.
Total Trip: 19-20 days.
   
Package Price: (Group Joining) US $ 1,480 Per Person
Single Supplement US $ 260 Per Person

Introduction:

This is an out standing trek visiting the high lush valleys of the Khumbu with time to explore villages and monasteries and to sample the incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people. Adventure begins with a sweeping flight to Lukla.

Then trek slowly to Phakding your first day and night's camping spot. Next day then trek ahead to the Namche Bazaar.

With time to acclimatize, before  following the quite trail to Gokyo and Khumjung village in the high valley and visiting the ancient Buddhist monastery here. At Gokyo, morning hike to Gokyo Ri top for the world's most fabulous views of the surrounding peaks and landscape including the giant Mt.Everest, Mt.Makalu and Cho Oyo. Our journey includes Khumjung village seldom frequented by trekkers, the trek continues on with an incredible view of Khangtiaga, Thamserku and the Nuptse - Lhotse wall with the Mt. Everest rearing above. At the Khumjung we camp below Khumbila Peak, home of the patron God of the Khumbu, before making our way through lovely forests towards Pangboche and Thyangboche the many highlights of the adventure. The views along the trail through out are tremendous, panorama of snow capped chain of mountain ranges to all sides. The Everest region is understandably as one of the most popular and spectacular destinations for walkers, and it offers some of the most fascinating and enjoyable trekking, with beautiful views of the high snow capped peaks of the world, and to the highest spot at Gokyo Ri at 5,357 meters for outstanding breathe taking views panorama of peaks and its glacier including Mt.Everest at close stone throw distance.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu.1,300m.via respective airlines.
Day 02 A day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour.
Day 03 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.
Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. Approx. 5-6 hrs.
Day 05 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatisation.
Day 06 Trek to Khumjung 3,730. 2-3 hrs.
Day 07 Trek to Dole. 4,200m. 3-4 hrs.
Day 08 Trek to Machermo 4,410m. 3-4 hrs.
Day 09 Trek to Gokyo 4,760m. Approx: 4-5hrs.
Day 10 At Gokyo for local hike.
Day 11 Trek to base of Cho-la.
Day 12 Traverse Cho-la and end the trek at Dzongla 4,440m. 6-7 hrs.
Day 13 Trek to Loboche. 4,930m. 5 hrs.
Day 14 Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m and continue to Everest Base Camp 5,340m.  and return to Gorakshep.
Day 15 Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m. and trek to Pangboche 3,900m 5-6 hrs.
Day 16 Trek to Namche Bazaar. 5-6 hrs.
Day 17 Trek to Lukla. 4-5 hrs.
Day 18 Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
Day 19 Free day at leisure.
Day 20 Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

 

Everest base Camp & Gokyo – Trip code EGN

Days: 20 days

Fixed Departures -2010
15 SEP - 04 OCT
15 OCT - 03 NOV
15 NOV - 04 DEC
15 DEC - 04 JAN 2011

  Fixed Departures -2011
15 MAR - 03 APR
15 APR - 04 MAY
15 MAY - 03 JUN
15 SEP - 04 OCT
15 OCT - 03 NOV
15 NOV - 04 DEC
15 DEC - 04 JAN 2012

Trip Cost includes following services:

01 All Arrival and Departure Transfer.
02 Twin sharing accommodation at Tourist or 2-3 star standards Hotel in Kathmandu-Pokhara on bed and breakfast only basis.
03 Domestic airfare as per the chosen trip itinerary.
04 Overland Transport on Tourist Coach as per the itinerary.
05 Applicable Trekking-National Park and Conservation Fees.
06 Wages-meals-insurance and transport allowance of all trekking staff and porters.
07 Half day guided tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.
08 Comprehensive medical kit and service of guide and porters.
09 Trekking on Teahouse / Lodge basis includes only accommodation on twin sharing basis with all meals with afternoon tea’s.

Trip Cost excludes following services:

01 Nepal entry Visa-Travel and Medical Insurance, airport tax.
02 Meals in Kathmandu or on treks and expenses of personal nature and gratitude.
03 Personal Trekking gear, sleeping bags and down jackets.
04 Emergency evacuation by any means of transport and personal medical kit.
05 Early return from the trek due to personal-medical problem

 


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