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Everest Trek

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There has never been a better time to join us for an EVEREST TREK. The United Nations has declared this the year of the mountains and Everest certainly is the highest! This year also marks the beginning of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Norgay/Hillary climb of Everest. As I said there has never been a better time to be a part of history. Our trek is unique in that we are self contained and use yaks above Namche Bazaar. We also provide the opportunity for you to learn the Nepali language and interact with the people we meet. We also discuss history, peoples and rhododendrons. We look for the rare red panda and listen for the Yeti. There is time to watch the clouds swirl through these amazing mountains and time to participate in local rituals. To immerse yourself in this entire adventure is to come away with the true “: adventure of a lifetime”: . Our trip is longer than others because we take ample time to acclimatize. The trip also extends into the Gokyo Valley for (in my opinion) the finest Mountain View on this planet. If you can’: t tell by now this is my favorite adventure and work very hard to leave no stone unturned, no question, asked or unasked, left unanswered. Come and share with me the magic and beauty of this great place.

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Day one: Arrive Katmandu and transfer to the Everest Hotel. We meet for a dinner and a night of traditional song and dance.
Day two: A tour of the Katmandu valley leads us to Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Hindu temple with its cremation ghats and my favorite, Syanboudhanath, the “: Monkey Temple.”:
Day three: Fly to Lukla for the landing experience of a lifetime and a chance to sort gear.
Day four: We begin our trek moving downhill and along the river to Phakding.
Day five: Past stone walled fields and waterfalls then up through a quiet forest to Namche Bazaar.


Day six: Photo day in Namche Bazaar and an optional day hike to Khunde.
Day seven: Back on the trail and now with our yaks. In the morning we should get our first view of Everest. The day ends at Thengboche.
Day eight: In the morning along the trail we take time to look for red pandas. In the afternoon we pass the small village of Pangeboche with its famous stone cutter and Yeti legends. The day ends outside the village of Dingboche.
Day nine: Photo day. Spend time lounging under the north face of Ama Dhablam or join in the optional hike up valley to Chunking.
Day ten: We trek past the foot of the Khumbu Glacier and the climbers memorial to a camp near Lobuche.
Day eleven: Photo day and a chance to explore the glacier and surrounding area
Day twelve: We move up to Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep means dead bird in Nepali and since we have taken plenty of time to acclimatize none of us will be a dead bird.
Day thirteen: day hike to Everest Base Camp and up close view of the Khumbu Icefall.
Day fourteen: Optional morning hike to the summit of Kala Patar and then down to Tughla


Day fifteen: On to Nhalha. You should find that you are feeling very strong now and eager for more trekking.
Day sixteen: Up the Gokyo valley to a rocky, windswept camp near the lakes.
Day seventeen: Day hike to the summit of Gokyo Ri and the grandest mountain view in the world.
Day eighteen: Down to Macherma.
Day nineteen: On to Kumjung
Day twenty: Back to Namche Bazaar and chocolate cake from the German bakery. This is a great place to buy yak bells and blankets. Now is the time.
Day twenty-one: Remember Phakding?
Day twenty-two: Lukla!
Day twenty-three: Return flight to Katmandu and the airplane take off of a life time.
Day twenty-four: Tour to the 16th century city of Baktapur and an afternoon shopping in Katmandu. In the evening we have a farewell dinner and a chance to exchange addresses if you haven’t already done so.
Day twenty-five: Transfer to airport and begin the journey home.


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