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This is it . . . follow in the footsteps of the mountaineering legends, and experience the thrill of climbing amongst the giant peaks of the Himalayas. Journey with us to the Base Camp of Mount Everest, a cultural and spiritual journey like no other. Our targeted area, Solu Khumbu, is home to the Sherpa people and is designated and protected as Sagarmartha National Park for its unique features and special topography. The crown jewel is Mount Everest at 29,028 feet, is known by the Nepalese as Sagarmartha, meaning “mother goddess of the world”.
Go Trek has been going to Nepal for more than 20 years. The company’s lead guide, Craig Van Hoy, is one of a very few international mountaineers to speak Nepali – the primary language of Nepal – adding to the trip’s enjoyment, comfort, convenience and safety. We’ll begin and end the trip in Kathmandu, a cultural symphony of sights and sounds and a culinary adventure in itself. Once on the trail, Craig utilizes a gracious, accommodating contingent of Sherpa hosts that invite our trip members in to their homes for a rest and tea. Each day is filled with vistas of jagged peaks and hanging glaciers, a photographer’s dream. This exhilarating trek requires no technical mountaineering experience. Our itinerary allows for thorough acclimatization before we continue to the next rung of our mountain journey. As on all our treks in Nepal, dependable, veteran porters or yaks carry all your gear. Typically, your individual day pack often includes items such as a camera, jacket, hat, gloves and a water bottle.
Island Peak Extension Option: Looking for that challenging technical alternative? Seeking an exciting climbing option with an unforgettable view of the entire South Side of Mount Everest? Join Craig Van Hoy for a bonus, three-day option climb on Island Peak (Nepal). Our base camp will be just above the village of Chukung. Early the next day, we’ll set out for the glacier via steep slopes that could be covered in snow or mountain g grass. Then, we’ll rope up and grab our ice axes and crampons. The ascent of the glacier and along the final summit ridge is spectacular in every way. A fixed line is often used on the final portion to reach the summit. We’ll be staring at Ama Dablam, Makalu and the Lhotse Face next to Mount Everest as we plant our feet on the final summit crest a few miles from Tibet. Basic mountaineering experience IS REQUIRED for the Island Peak Extension Option.
Nepal is one of the very few countries which offers many varieties of adventure tourism activities. Out of 14 highest peaks in the world, eight of them are located in Nepa: Mount Everest (8,848m), Kanchanjunga (8,598m), Cho Oyu (8,153m), Lhotse (8,501m), Makalu (8,475m), Manaslu (8,162m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and Annapurna I (8,091m). Besides these eight highest peaks of the world, there are another 1,310 mountain peaks in Nepal which are called “trekking peaks”. Nepal is truly a paradise for trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts.
Nepal is a land-locked sovereign kingdom surrounded by Tibet in the north and by India to the south, west, and east. It covers an area of 151,005 square km and measures approximately 800km in length and 250km in width. Officially Nepal is a Hindu Kingdom, but in practice Hinduism and Buddhism are mingled into a complex blend which is often impossible to separate. Small groups of Muslims and Christians are also found among the population.
April 15 – May 1, 2016
October 28 – November 13
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
The trek to Mount Everest Base Camp continues to be one of our most rewarding journeys. You will have a day to explore the exotic city of Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla (9,350 feet) to begin our trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. The views of the Himalayan mountains from Lukla on a clear day are breathtaking. We follow an ancient route that will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys, villages, and monasteries. The views grow even more spectacular as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region at 11,300 feet.
We will spend a night next to the Thyangboche monastery (12,887 feet), where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, and Lhotse. A non-technical climb of Kala Pattar (18,450 feet) highlights the truly spectacular panorama of Sagamartha, the Mother Goddess of the World (Mount Everest, 29,028 feet), and Lhotse (27,560 feet).
Spending the better part of two days at Everest Base Camp will give us plenty of time for exploring the base of the tallest mountain in the world! The return trek continues to delight adventurous souls with more spectacular mountain views, lush forested valleys, and opportunities to learn about the Nepalese religion and culture.
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