- Trip Code: ATH377
- Country Visited: Nepal
- Trip Start: Kathmandu
- Trip Ends: Kathmandu
- Destination: Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar
- Trip Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche Bazar-Tengboche-Lobuche-Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp-Kalapattar-Lukla-Ktm
- Trip Style: Guided Trekking and Tour
- Activity: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
- Max. Altitude:
5555 m /18220.4 ft
- Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking per day
- Trek to Everest Base Camp and celebration of the 60th anniversary of Everest climb by involving in cleaning program and special anniversary dinner
- Meet the Everest climbers at base camp
- Tented camp stay for two nights at Everest Base Camp
- Sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist Stupa at Bodhnath
- Scenic flight to and from Lukla
- Experiencing life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya
- Visiting Tengboche Monastery
- Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall
- Climbing Kalapattar at elevation of 5,555m
- Walking on the Khumbu glacier
May 29th 2013 the 60th anniversary of Mt. Everest climbing by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa so to mark this special day we Ace the Himalaya are providing you with the lifetime opportunity to explore in this special trip at world’s highest peak Mt. Everest.EBC has become very polluted as thousands of people come to trek every year, this is causing pollution directly or indirectly. Looking this fact it would really mean something if we can contribute even a small part by cleaning Everest region. The team will collect the possible and available garbage and store them in the tent at base camp which can be taken down to Namche and handover to Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee with the help of the hired yak . We will make sure the base camp is equipped with all camping gears and good food.
Following the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing to the Greatest Mountain in the world! The ultimate challenge of Everest base camp trek offers breathtaking mountain panoramas, so it’s our duty to conserve its beauty and make pollution free. If you like to walk and be the part in this great deed, this is one of the most inspiring ample chances. Therefore on this auspicious day lets be part of “Cleaning Program of Everest Base Camp “ and provide a small contribution to recall and salute those great persons who stepped the top for the first time so COME JOIN US AND BE THE PART OF IT!
Nepal is the country of mountains.75% of Nepal is covered by mountains. Of the fifteen highest mountain peaks in the World, nine of them are contained within the Nepal Himalayas. Among those beautiful gift of nature Mt. Everest is the one which is considered to be the highest peak in the world with 8848mt high from sea level. Mount Everest lies on the border of Nepal of Solukhumbu district and Tibet. Thousands of individual have attempted to reach Mount Everest summit, but only few hundreds have actually accomplished the task. The duo of Sir Edmund Hillary, hailing from New Zealand, and Tenzing Norgay, from Nepal, became the first people to scale Mount Everest, when they achieved this feat On May 29, 1953.
Watching and appreciating these achievements it has become 60th year of Mount Everest climbing by them. So let’s celebrate this glory and have the best experience of lifetime.
- May 19th 2013: Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345meters). Overnight at Hotel.
- May 20th 2013: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.
- May 21st 2013: Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse
- May 22nd 2013: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- May 23rd 2013: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- May 24th 2013: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- May 25th 2013: Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- May 26th 2013: Day trip to Chhukung valley (4710 meters) and trek back to Dingboche. 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- May 27th 2013: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse
- May 28th 2013: Trek to Everest Base Camp and prepare for tomorrow’s celebration, 7 hours trek. Overnight at Tented Camp
- May 29th 2013: Celebration dinner and Base Camp cleaning program on the occassion of 60th anniversary. Climb close to the Khumbu icefall. Overnight at Tented Camp.
- May 30th 2013: Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Lobuche. 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- May 31st 2013: Trek to Pangboche (4000 meters), 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- June 1st 2013: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- June 2nd 2013: Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse
- June 3rd 2013: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
- June 4th 2013: Leisure day and farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.
- June 5th 2013: Transfer to the international airport for your final flight departure.
You will be paying for your own meal during your overnight stay in the everest region. At the Everest base camp, we will provide Tented accommodation with all meals and drinks.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such case, Ace the Himalaya will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.
The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler's cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be US$1000 and maximum US$3500 depending on the number of group members.