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Everest Base Camp trek (EBC)

Everest Base Camp trek (EBC)

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Join us for a magical trek in the footsteps of the mountaineers and combine it with the unique experience of a Buddhist festival, including Cham dances and mask dances. It is the trek of all treks, going to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, where you will stand at the foot of the highest mountain in the world.

We will also stay 2 days at Tengboche Monastery to experience a Buddhist festival, Mani Rimdu, with cham dances, or mask dances.

Cham dance is a lively masked and costumed dance.

The dance is accompanied by music played by monks using traditional Tibetan instruments. The dances often offer moral instruction relating to compassion for sentient beings and are held to bring merit to all who perceive them.

Many of the masks used in the dances are images of our own negative emotions.

Destination

Nepal

Dates

20 oct – 5 nov ’18

total 17 days

Altitude

max 5.545 m

Trekking/hiking

Heavy trek

Yoga level

meditation

Bhuddist wisdom

Buddhist festival

Buddhist esoteric symbols

Group Size

min 3 – max 10

Price

Double  1860 dollar

Single   2000 dollar

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Begin and end

Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Highlights of this travel

o Participate at Mani Rimdu festival

o The definitive Himalayan trek, climbing to the foot of the mount Everest through breathless high alpine landscapes

o Spot many yaks

o Experience daily life in the villages of the the sherpa’s

  • Destination
  • Included
    Everest Base Camp trek (EBC)
1
Day 1: Arrival in KTM

Pick-up at the airport and transfer to the hotel.


Time to rest.

Welcome diner and departure meeting.

 

 

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Day 2: Fly from KTM to Lukla and then trek to Phakding (2610 m)

3 hours trek/ 200 m descent/ 50 m ascent

This first day is an easy and gentle trek.


You finally leave lukla through the pasang lhamo memorial gate, named after the first nepali woman to summit Everest. Just below is a white chorten dedicated to the 18 victims of the 2008 yeti airlines air crash at lukla.

Above the village, squeezed in to a cave at the bottom of soaring cliffs, is the tiny cheplung (taktag) gompa; you will catch your first view of the dudha kosi roaring along the bottom of the valley. Along the way which faced onto a small private red walled gompa. In the village, note the shrine and mani wall dedicated to green tara. Across the dudh kosi to a collection of mani stones, a rock painting of budha and a footprint of guru rinporche.

Leaving ghat , the main trail enters a curious complex of mani walls, chortens, black and white Tibetan mantras, and brightly painted prayer wheels. The focal point for this sacred Buddhist site is a small rock with strata in the shape of a lama’s hat, worshipped as a symbol of guru rinpoche.

 

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Day 3: Phakding (2610 m) to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

5 to 6 hours trek/ 100 m descent/1000 m ascent

From phakding the trail follows the dudhkosi valley north, meandering through the pines about 100m above the west bank of river. The village of zamfute short climb to a find view of thamserku, the 6608m peak that rises to the east of namche bazaar. Benkar look up to the cliffs above benkar to see a rock painting of guru rinporche marking the entrance to a meditation retreat. Monjo Beyond the nationalpark check point , the trail passes through a kani( stupa-shaped gateway) signifying your entry to a baeyulor hidden land, and drops down next to an enormous granite bluff, carved with mantras in huge Tibetan characters.

Jorsale just above the checkpoint is the ruined former tsamkhang( meditation retreat) of the local lama, set in huge cave above the village. The interior murals painted on planks of wood are exquisite.

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Day 4: Namche Bazar(3440m) to Tengboche(3867m)

4 hours /350m descent/ 750m ascent

Every spur you gain seems to bring the mountains closer.

Tengboche gompa is the famous, the largest and most active monastery in the khumbu and the history of tengboche ,the culture of the sherpas and the environmental issues facing the khumbu.

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Day 5: Tengboche 3867M

Rest to enjoy the festival

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Day 6: Tengboche 3867M

Rest to enjoy the festival

 

 

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Day 7: Tengboche (3867m)to Dingboche 4410 m

4 to 5 hours/70 m descent/580 m ascent

On our trek today we walk hrough a lovely forest of dwarf conifers and rhododendrons, keeping an eye out for monal pheasants and musk deer.

 

Debuche nunnery, which suffered some exterior damage in the earthquake but still has some impressive old thangkas (Buddhist paintings) and murals painted on wooden panels inside.

 

On the trail we see a white chorten decorated with Buddha eyes. After that we will see an impressing beautiful stupa.

East of the stupa is a footprint of khumbu’s patron saint lama sange dorje, preserved in stine.

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Day 8: rest in Dingboche 4410M

One enjoyable short walk is the hour long climb past prayer flags and chortens to nagkartshag hermitage, a collection of retreats built around the meditation cave of sange dorje, on the ridge north of dingboche. The trail continues up the hill side for another 90minutes to a viewpoint at 5070m that offers fantastic views north to cholatse(6443m) and taboche (6542m) south to the lakes at the foot of amadablam and east to chhukung and Makalu(8463M) the fifth highest mountain in the world.

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Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m

4 to 5 hour /570 m ascent

there are outstanding view of the rugged twinpeaks of taboche and cholatse above a desolate landscape sculpted by vanished glaciers. Ama dablam appears as a perfect pyramid. While the true summit of kantega is visible far to the left of the prominent saddle seen from tengboche. The path bears left at the top of the ridge which is covered with memorials to lost climbers and sherpas. As you cross the ridge, the perfect peak of pumori(7165) soars into view. The air is heavy with the scent of ground-hugging rhododendron bushes.

 

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Day 10: Lobuche to Ebc 5364m back Gorak Shep 5140

7 to 9 hours/450m ascent /200m descent

Today we will have a wonderfull look over the Khumbu glacier.

This enormous tongue of ice marches down the slopes of Everest at a rate up to a metre per day, breaking off into the Khumbu icefall.

Crossing the ice fall is one of the most perilous moments of our descent.

 

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Day 11: early mornig climb to Kalapattar 5545m and back to Lobuche 4910 M

5 to 6 hour walk/200M ascent/450m descent

From our pointview at kalapattar (5545m) we will have the best view of mt Everest . Having reached the summit, sit back and be amazed. By climbing 200m , you have placed yourself in front of one of most astonishing view on earth- 360-degree panorama of Himalayan giant.

Morning are usually sparkling clear, and this is the best time to make the ascent. That is also as we have planned it in our shedule.

 

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Day 12: Lobuche(4910m) to Pangboche (3958m)

5 to 6 hours/1000m descent

Pangboche is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu, founded by lama Sange Dorje in the 17th century.

The most famous relics are the supposed skull and hand of a yeti displayed

ic Monasterie.

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Day 13: Pangboche 3958M to Khumjung 3790m

4 to 5hours/450 m desend /200 m asend

The mani wall in Khumjung is said to be the longest in the Khumbu region. Khumjung has also a small and atmospheric Monasterie.

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Day 14: Khumjung 3790m to Phagding 2610m

4 hours/1050 m desend/100m asend

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Day 15: Phagdim to Lukla 2800m

3 hour walk/50m desend/200m asend

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Day 16: Fly back to KTM 1310m (35 minuts flight)

Free day in KTM.


Eveningtime farewell diner.

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Day 17: Fly home

Transfer to the airport.

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Highlights:

o Participate at Mani Rimdu festival

Mani Rimdu is the most famous Sherpa festival. Is celebrated for three days at the monastery of Tengboche. On the second day of the festival, monks do masks and customes dances ,and perform ritualistic cham dances that symbolise the victory of Buddhism over the ancient animistic religion of the mountains. Sherpa’s from all over the Khumbu come to attend the spectacle.It is an opportunity to see this tribe in their originally dresses.

o The definitive Himalayan trek, climing to the foot of the mount everest through breathless high alpine landscapes.

o On our way we spot many yaks.

o Experience daily life in the villages of the the sherpa’s

PRICES:

Double: 1.860 dollar


Single  : 2.000 dollar

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You can book this tour in our booking form - category “organized tours”

ADDITIONAL INFO

Included:

  • Airport pickups and drops
  • Welcome and farewell diner
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 15 days tea house accomodation on the EBC trek
  • Lunch/dinner we take on the way (water,tea or coffee is included) - note: our meals exist of a main dish (dessert and starters are not included)
  • Flight Kathmandu - Lukla and back
  • Trekking permit/tims (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • Porter and guide included
  • All  entrance fees are included, as per itinerary
  • All excursions are guided by an experience guide who speaks very good English, Pramod Tamang.
  • Meditation guidance in the different monasteries
  • All government and local taxes

Not included:

  • International air fare and transportation in and out of Nepal (Kathmandu).
  • Please buy your own travel & annulation insurance
  • Make sure your health insurance cover your assistance abroad
  • extra drinks (like alcohol,cold drinks, coffee and tea outside the meals)
  • Personal expenses
  • Nepali visa fee
  • Tip for guide(s) and porter(s)

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