Please join Crew Treks on this idyllic trip to the heart of Himalaya. Visit Sherpa villages, climb peaks, and get up close and personal with Himalaya's giants: Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Everest!
Leader: Marek Wencel - Over 20 year experience in the mountains, previous expeditions to the Andes’, Himalaya and Alaska.
Price: $2,300 All inclusive (see detail below) Island Peak option, add $1,500
Day 1 (Apr 01 2017/2018) - Depart Home
Day 2 (Apr 02 2017/2018) - Arrive Kathmandu/Overnight
Day 3 (Apr 03 2017/2018)- Sightseeing in Kathmandu/last minute preparations Opportunity to visit UNESCO’s World Heritage sites: Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Town, and Bhaktapur
Day 04 (Apr 04 2017/2018) - Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding 3hrs easy day
Day 05 (Apr 05 2017/2018) - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m) 5hrs+
Day 06 (Apr 06 2017/2018) - Rest day/acclimatization in Namche or day hike to Khunde 3hrs roundtrip
Day 07 (Apr 07 2017/2018) - Trek to Tengboche[3864m] 4hrs easy day (visit Tengboche Monastery)
Day 08 (Apr 08 2017/2018) - Trek to Dingboche [4410m] 5hrs We are at high altitude already, easy does it!
Day 09 (Apr 09 2017/2018) – Rest day for Trekkers to catch up, or climb a peak if you are up for it!
Day 10 (Apr 10 2017/2018)- Trek through Lobuche Pass to small settlement of Lobuche.
Day 11 (Apr 11 2017/2018) - Trek to Gorak Shep [5140m] for lunch and then continue to Everest base camp , back to Gorak Shep for overnight. 6hrs+
Day 12 (Apr 12 2017/2018) – Summit Kalapatthar [5550m] and trek back to Dingboche [4410m] hard day mostly downhill!
Day 13 (Apr 13 2017/2018) – Climbers depart for Island Peak; Trekkers walk to Namche Bazaar
Day 14 (Apr 14 2017/2018) – Long trek to Lukla and celebrations after another successful trip!
Day 15 (Apr 15 2017/2018) – Fly out to Katmandu
Day 13 (Apr 13 2017/2018) While Trekkers walk to Namche Bazaar, Climbers depart for Island Peak Base Camp
Day 14 (Apr 14 2017/2018) Rest day at Island Peak Base Camp
Day 15 (Apr 15 2017/2018) Summit Day on Island Peak (If team is able to, hike down to Chukkung)
Day 16 (Apr 16 2017/2018) Hike down to Namche Bazaar
Day 18 (Apr 18 2017/2018) Long trek to Lukla and expedition celebrations!
Day 19 (Apr 19 2017/2018) Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu
Disclaimer: This is just an outline for the trek. As always, mountain weather or inclement snow conditions play a role in day-to-day planning. Our main objective is to reach Mt Everest Base Camp/Summit Island Peak and we will tailor the trip to maximize that success.
Sleep at guest houses/lodges along the trail. Eat breakfast and hike 4-6 hours on an average day. Since we will be staying at lodges, backpacks should be light! We will use porters to lighten the loads. Daytime temperatures should be in the 50’s and sunny, but nights can get cold! As we move higher, temperatures will drop!
Crew Treks strongly recommends that you enroll with Global Rescue prior to embarking on this trip. Please click on the link below for details and quotes.
The prices are reasonable and the signup process is simple.
We strongly encourage everyone to purchase travel insurance, which covers trip cancellation, interruption, delay, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses, etc.
Travel insurance offers the best possible protection if you have a sudden, unexpected illness or injury prior to or when traveling.
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Kathmandu, the capitol of Nepal, has year-round direct flight links from New Delhi, India, Bangkok, Thailand and seasonal service from cities in Europe and Asia. If you would like to combine this trip with India, you will require Indian entry visa. More info here: https://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com/homepage
If you are just transiting, you do not need Indian Visa - you can stay at in transit area at New Delhi International Airport.
Please consult personal doctor for more info. (All of those can be purchased cheaply in Kathmandu)
(All equipment can be purchased in Kathmandu for a cheap price; either new or used)