PEAKS AND PASSES OF EVEREST
This trek provides a unique opportunity to visit some of the more remote areas of the Khumbu region which are not so frequented by trekkers, to cross two high mountain passes and climb three peaks all over 5000m.
The route follows in the footsteps of all the early explorers whose quest was to summit Everest from the Nepalese side. From Lukla the trail generally follows the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar. Then it passes Thyangboche monastery, where climbers have traditionally gone to be blessed at the start of their journey toward the world’s highest summit.
The monastery also has some of the best mountain views anywhere. Thyangboche lies on a ridge at an altitude of 3867m from where you can see Ama Dablam 6814m, Nuptse 7864m Lhotse 8501m, Thamserku 6618m and Kantega 6783m – and of course Everest 8848m.
The ice walls of these mountains dominate the landscape and avalanches can frequently be heard rumbling in the distance. Above Thyangboche the path breaks out into a more open landscape climbing first towards Dingboche then on to Lobuche, a small cluster of buildings perched on the lateral moraines of the great Khumbu Glacier, finally wandering between the moraines up to Gorak Shep, Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp.
A little height is then lost before the route swings west and climbs over the Cho La and your first opportunity to walk on the permanent snows of the trek. Descending the far side of the pass the trail leads into Machhermo where CAN has built a Porter Shelter and Rescue Post.
The next acclimatisation camp is at Gokyo beside the beautiful turquoise lake. From here you will have the opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri and Lungsampa Ri. After another night at Gokyo the final climb of the trek will take you over the little frequented Renzo La and down the Thame Valley, where at the village of Thame you can see the Nepalese home of Sherpa Norgay Tenzing.
As one of the main trade routes between Nepal and Tibet the path will also be shared with the many Tibetan traders returning home at the end of the season. Finally the trek will return to Namche Bazaar and on to Lukla.
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 Airport and hotel accommodation
Return flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, including departure taxes for internal flights where applicable.
Accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu in rooms with shower and w.c. and inclusive of breakfast
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 organized 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 £2125 PP
SEP - OCT
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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 2 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.