Kalapatar and Everest Base Camp
Everest should always be seen with right vision, with elegance, not arrogance. Flanked by such peaks as Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse and other sky-touching mountains, Chomolungma, or Mother Goddess of the World, as she is called by the Sherpas, is an awesome sight. Join us, during these busy times, on one of the world's greatest treks up to Kalapatar and Everest Base Camp. Here, after struggling to climb up to 19,000 feet, you can gaze across at a mountain that is 10,000 feet higher than you are and be humbled!
Yet this is not just about mountains, but about people. Along the way, you will visit the villages and the monasteries, learn about the environmental issues affecting the area, and meet the Sherpas and mountaineers who have left such deep imprints on history. In the fall, you can enjoy the Mani Rimdu celebration at Tengboche Monastery!
Dates and Land Cost
Starting at $3095.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)
Dates: Friday, May 9, 2014 - Monday, May 26, 2014 (Buddha's Birthday) and Sunday, October 5, 2014 - Thursday, October 23, 2014
Please note: Custom dates and prices available
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|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu; Welcome dinner|
|Day 2||Tour the Swayambunath, Pashupatinath and Bodhanath|
|Day 3||Fly to Lukla; Walk up the hill to Phakding|
|Day 4||Hike from Phakding to Namche|
|Day 5||Free day in Namche to explore town, museum, and READ Global Library.|
|Day 6||Climb to Thyangboche.|
|Day 7||Day at rest.|
|Day 8||Climb to Pheriche|
|Day 9||Day at rest|
|Day 10||Trek to Lobuche|
|Day 11||Climb Kalapatar and return to Gorak Shep|
|Day 12||Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Lobuche|
|Day 13||Trek back to Dingboche|
|Day 14||Trek via Pangboche to Thyangboche.|
|Day 15||Trek to Jorsali|
|Day 16||Fly to Kathmandu.|
|Day 17||Visit Patan and Bhaktapur. Farewell dinner|