Everest base camp+Pokalde Peak
A 5806m peak in the stunning Everest region, offers fit trekkers an extra challenge after the rewards of the trek to Kala Pattar and the base camp of the world’s highest summit.
EVEREST BASE CAMP + POKALDE PEAK
This exciting trek in the Everest region gives you the opportunity to fulfil a dream of viewing our highest summit close at hand with ample time to enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Himalaya.
From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, and the adventure begins as we land at its tiny airstrip. We spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among their villages and monasteries, with distant views of Everest and neighbouring Ama Dablam, its unmistakable profile a landmark from afar.
A day is spent at Namche Bazaar and at Pheriche, to allow time to acclimatise, an important factor in your enjoyment of the trek. We have several days in the Everest area and those who have fully acclimatised may trek to the Everest Base Camp but without doubt, the highlight for most will be the awe-inspiring views which unfold from the summit of Kala Pattar - the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself.
We then have the option (snow conditions permitting) to take a more challenging route back out toward Lukla. This involves crossing the Kongma La and offers the chance to climb Pokalde, a 5806m trekking peak, before rejoining the main trail lower down. At the end of the trek we fly back to Kathmandu.
To enjoy the trek fully you need to be fit and walk regularly. Previous trekking experience is obviously an asset, but is not essential. Bear in mind that ascents and descents on some days could exceed 900m, with steep sections in places.
The trek involves several days at high altitude which may affect your performance, though rest days are built into the trek to help you acclimatise.
The ascent of the Kongma La and Pokalde Peak is graded strenuous but is optional and you do not need to decide in advance if you wish to do it. If you have any doubts as to your suitability for the trek, please telephone us for advice.
Important Note: Whilst we expect that the trek will run as per the itinerary, participants should accept that there is a possibility of changes being necessary subject to local conditions.
The Price Includes:
Transfers between Kathmandu and accommodation.
Accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu in rooms with shower and WC and inclusive of breakfast
Return flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, including departure taxes for internal flights where applicable
Participation in the trek as per itinerary inclusive of full board, camping equipment (not sleeping bags)
Services of porters (15kg max per person), Sirdar (head guide) and kitchen staff
Nepalese visa - (please refer to our document “Preparing for your trek: Nepal” for latest prices)
Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls and souvenirs (allow approximately £250 spending money)
Extra nights are available in Kathmandu in our group hotel, and in Pokhara in our choice of accommodation.
Extension packages can also be organised in Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan.
Please refer to our Himalayan extensions dossier for more details. Extensions should be arranged to booking international flights.
GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS
CAT specialises in providing standard and bespoke treks for groups, typically couples, parties of families and friends, and school, college and Scout parties. We are also happy to provide trips for clients travelling alone.
DATES TO SUIT YOU
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LAND ONLY PRICES
The prices and dates in this list are all LAND ONLY. They do not include international flights. We recommend you search for flights yourself to get the best value. If you have any queries, please contact us.
Our standard trip prices shown above are based on a team of 4 trekkers. Treks can be booked for larger and smaller parties, or individual trekkers. Please contact us directly for more information.
SINGLE ROOM/TENT SUPPLEMENT
The single supplements shown above apply if you request a single tent or single hotel room for your trip. If you are applying for a place on these trips on your own and would like to join another trekking group, we can place you in a shared tent or room with another trekker of the same gender to waive this supplement.
TOTAL TRIP LENGTH
FROM £2260 PP
OCT - NOV
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BOOKING FLIGHTS: The prices quoted on this page are for land-only travel. You will need to book your flights separately, however we can assist you with this. Please contact us with your requirements and we can quote you for the flights separately from the trek. Flights will need to be paid in full prior to us booking them.
MINIMUM NUMBERS: Before booking flights, please note that this trip requires a minimum of 4 trekkers before we can guarantee the departure at the advertised price. Please note that should you decide to book your own flights, it is essential that you check with the Community Action Treks office to ensure that the departure is guaranteed before committing financially to any flights or travel arrangements.