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Trek to Everest Base Camp with Apa Sherpa

April 19, 2019

Trek to Everest Base Camp with Apa Sherpa

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Trip Introduction

Trekking Nepal is a spiritual, physical and emotion cleanse of the deepest sense. The mountains are the original reason most people travel to Nepal and they don’t disappoint. The majesty of them is indescribable. Even with the splendor of the Himalayas, most people return to Nepal because of magnificent people they encounter. Once a year we give this opportunity to others. Trekking with the ASF allows you a unique experience that most trekkers don’t enjoy. We add the personal touch of service to our friends in the Everest region. You have the life changing moments like no other. This April, the Apa Sherpa Foundation will be hosting a deluxe trip with Apa Sherpa himself to the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. During this trek, you will make your way through his home village and on to the base camp of Mt. Everest (EBC). To stand among the Himalayan mountains is an indescribable experience. Along the way, you will experience serving the school children of the Khumbu. Join us in making a positive change, not only in the lives of the children we serve, but also within yourself. During the trek, you will stay in Tea-houses in some of the highest villages in the world as you explore the local culture and traditions. You will have the luxury of having your large bags carried for you by porters. This should further take the strain off your body and allow you to focus on getting yourself safely up and back down the trail.

Highlights

  • Trek with Apa Sherpa, which is a unique experience
  • Humanitarian experiences throughout the trek
  • Everest Base Camp, the roof of the world
  • Stand on the highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier
  • Explore the colorful and vibrant city of Kathmandu
  • Visit Swayambhunath “Monkey” Temple
  • Visit Namche Bazaar
  • Hike through Sherpa villages
  • Dramatic take off and landing in Lukla
  • Local Sherpa guides and porters
  • Experience Sherpa Culture and tradition
  • High suspension hanging bridges
  • Tibetan Buddhism, monks and practice
  • Visit to Apa's home village of Thame
  • Rest days and acclimatization hikes to ensure high altitude safety
  • View of the majestic Himalayas en-route to Everest Base Camp and return
  • Breathtaking view of Mount Everest Sunrise from Kala Pathar

Trek to Everest Base Camp with Apa Sherpa

  • 3 week trek continuing on from Thame to Base Camp April 19-May 8th

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*Daily schedule may vary depending on how the group acclimates to high elevation.

3 Week Itinerary

  • April 19 Meet in Kathmandu
  • April 20 Day exploring Kathmandu. Trek safety briefing
  • April 21 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Begin trek to Namche. Visit Ghat Primary School in Ghat.
  • April 22 Namche
  • April 23 Namche to Kumjumg (acclimation hike)
  • April 24 Namch to Thame (Apa's home village)
  • April 25 Spend the day in Thame
  • April 26 Trek from Thame to Khumjung
  • April 27 Hike from Khumjung to Tengboche
  • April 28 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (2 week trek leaves and begins descent)
  • April 29 Spend the day in Dingboche (acclimation hike)
  • April 30 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
  • May 1 Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp then down to to Gorak Shep
  • May 2 Hike from Gorak Shep to see the sunrise over Kala Pattar, Then to Pengboche
  • May 3 Trek from Pengboche to Namche
  • May 4 Trek from Namche to Phakding
  • May 5 Trek Phakding to Lukla
  • May 6 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • May 7 Kathmandu (buffer day in case weather won't allow flights out of Lukla)
  • May 8 Depart Kathmandu

*Daily schedule may vary depending on how the group acclimates to high elevation.

The most challenging element of the trek is probably elevation. Even at the start of the trek at Lukla airport you will be at an altitude of over 8530 feet (2,600m) . As most people’s bodies are not used to these altitudes, the trek involves acclimatization days and the ascent to Everest Base Camp will occur at a much slower pace than the descent to allow for acclimatization and to ensure safety. Days when the elevation gain is large and the altitude is significantly high will usually be followed by an acclimatization day that doubles up as time for some sightseeing and exploration of the surrounding areas.

Here is an Everest Base Camp trek elevation and altitude profile for the standard trek.

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The highest point on most Everest Base Camp Treks tends to be the Kala Patthar viewing point where you will be see the sun rise over Everest and the nearby peaks. Kala Patthar stands at just over 18044 feet (5500m), but not too much time is spent at that altitude as the trek then descends back down to Pengboche and eventually back to Lukla Airport.

20 Day Trek With Apa Sherpa:

  • Early Bird $4000 ($1000 non-refundable deposit) before Dec 1st, 2018
  • After Dec 1st, 2018 $4799 ($1500 non-refundable deposit)

 

Payments are made directly to Apa Sherpa Foundation and are tax deductible Deposit will be put toward trekking cost

Cost Inclusive:

  • Trekking with Apa Sherpa, which is a once in a lifetime experience
  • Special humanitarian experience at one of the schools we support
  • Transfer from airport to hotel in Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights with breakfast
  • Sightseeing entrance fees and cab fare in Kathmandu
  • Round trip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • All necessary paper work, trekking permits, government taxes and Everest National Park entry fees.
  • An experienced English-speaking Sherpa, Govt. registered trekking guide
  • Local porters to carry luggage
  • Guide and porter salaries (excluding tip), insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner of your choice while trekking
  • Accommodation in tea-houses while trekking

Cost Exclusive:

  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled drinks and snacks
  • Boiled or bottled drinking water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Wi- Fi while trekking
  • Hot shower while trekking
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance (*required)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Souvenirs

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Details

Date:
April 19, 2019

Venue

Everest Base Camp

Nepal

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