Everest Base Camp

About this Adventure


 

 

 

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Duration: 15 Days
Price: £2240 GPB

 

 

 

This exciting new tour is for the more adventurous among us.

This amazing tour begins in Kathmandu, rich in artistic and cultural heritage and full of fascinating sights, vibrant and eclectic Kathmandu is an excellent launching point for the adventure ahead. Early arrivals should stroll to Durbar Square, a great place to watch the world go by and home to the Kumari Devi – considered a living goddess. Sit in a cafe with a cup of spicy hot chai, wander the markets or tuck into some Nepali cuisine. In the afternoon, learn about minimum impact trekking on a visit to the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP), an Intrepid Foundation project that aims to promote sustainable tourism and provide environmental and cultural education to travellers who visit this special part of the world.

Next up is Everest Base Camp. Catch a morning flight to Lukla, ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime – trekking to Everest Base Camp. Surrounded by the world’s most remote and breathtaking scenery, rest overnight in local teahouses and explore the diversity of Himalayan traditions and religion. Follow remote mountain paths, cross glaciers, traverse valleys and climb high passes to ascend to the foot of magnificent Mt Everest, acclimatising to the high altitudes along the way.

From Everest Base Camp, head back down to Gorak Shep then make the tough trek to Kala Pattar (5,545 m) for exceptional views of Everest, Lhotse and the other jagged peaks of this awe-inspiring region. Take it easy on the descent, calling in at Tengboche Monastery and the Sherpa Heritage Foundation to learn about Sherpa culture. Return to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu.

The last leg of the tour is spent in Kathmandu. The flight from Lukla to the capital is short and rewarding, with impressive views back across the Himalayan slopes. Soak up more of Kathmandu’s unique atmosphere with a spot of shopping among the many street markets and shops. Clothing, embroidery, carpets and ceramics are all on offer here. Alternatively, take a trip over the Bagmati River to the adjacent city of Patan, a maze of temples and monasteries. A visit to Swayambhunath – also called the ‘Monkey Temple’ after its cheeky residents – is highly recommended. Perhaps celebrate the final night in Kathmandu with a group dinner – a chance to reminisce and reflect on this epic Nepalese journey and say “namaste” to new friends.

This amazing adventure is brought to you by Intrepid Travel. Visit their website for information on this and other trips. This adventure runs over the course of 14 days, and is priced at £2240. Happy travelling.

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