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Everest Base Camp Trek, Himalaya

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Route Name: Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest BC, Эверест БЛ, Трекинг к Базовому Лагерю Эвереста
Activity type: Hiking
Activity level: Challenging
Type of Climb: Trekking
Location: Asia, Nepal: (Central Region)
Starting Point: 27°41'14.359''N
86°43'53.309''E
Parent Range: Himalaya
Mountain: Lhotse (8 516 m / 27 940 ft), Kala Patthar (5 645 m / 18 520 ft), Everest (8 848 m / 29 029 ft), Nuptse (7 864 m / 25 801 ft), Ama Dablam (6 812 m / 22 349 ft), Thamserku (6 608 m / 21 680 ft)
First Ascent: 1/1/2015
Duration: 14 Day(s)
Max. Elevation: 5 337m / 17 510 ft
Vertical Gain: 2 477m / 8 127 ft
Length: 113km / 70 miles
Climbing Season(s): 01 Feb-30 Jun;
01 Sep-31 Dec;
Nearst
Airport(s):
Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
Convenience Center(s): Namche Bazar, Lukla, Kathmandu
National
Park(s):
Sagarmāthā

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Asia, Nepal: (Central Region)
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Location: Nepal

$ 1200.00
14 Day(s)

Activity type:Hiking

Difficulty: Easy

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$ 1600.00
18 Day(s)

Activity type:Hiking

Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate

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$ 1200.00
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Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate

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    Taking you to the most iconic base camp of all, at the foot of the greatest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8848m), this is one of the world's classic treks. Walking through Sherpa country past cultivated fields and small villages, you will have time to acclimatize before reaching spectacular high altitude scenery: the incredible monastery at Thyangboche, views of Ama Dablam, Everest and other mighty Himalayan peaks. As well as reaching Base Camp, you will have the opportunity to climb Mount Kala Pattar (5545m) for a breathtaking view of the highest mountain on Earth.
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    Scheduled or chartered Twin Otter or helicopter flight from Kathmandu Domestic Terminal to Lukla.
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    One of the most popular treks in Nepal - tinged with the romance of being so close to the highest mountain in the world. From the tiny airfield of Lukla the trail leads through Sherpa villages, forests of fir and rhododendron and across high suspension bridges meeting caravans of zobkyo (a yak-cow crossbreed) along the way. Namche Bazaar is a colorful, bustling market with traders from surrounding villages and as far as Tibet, and from Tengboche the views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are sensational. Climbing above the tree line to cross alpine pastures and glacial moraine you eventually reach Base Camp, high on the Khumbu Glacier, where colorful expedition tents give a bizarre appearance to this desolate place surrounded by rock, snow and ice.
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    There are permits required. These can be arranged by yourself via Nepal Mountaineering Association or the firm that you hire to support you and your team. There is also an entry visa to Nepal.
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    Trekking requires cardiovascular endurance (via aerobic training), strength endurance (through strength conditioning), and hiking-specific training (via hiking with a pack). Being in strong physical shape is one of the most important aspects for success on a high altitude trek. During your training, you should be planning to progressively ramp up your speed, duration (time or mileage), and pack weight of weekly training hikes to give you hiking-specific conditioning that cannot be matched by any other sort of training.
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    Base Camp Elevation: 2 860 m / 9 383 ft
    Summit Camp Elevation: Please update
    Accommodation in Base Camp: Huts only
    Accommodation above Base Camp: Huts only
    Number of Camps: 6
    Avg. Cost: 700 USD
    Age Restrictions: 18
    Soloing: Yes
    Avg. Descent Time: Please update
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    Name (Elevation) Description
    Lukla
    2 860 m / 9 383 tf
    Lukla is a popular place for visitors to the Himalayas near Mount Everest to arrive. There are a small airport servicing the region, and a variety of shops and lodges catering to tourists and trekkers, providing western-style meals and trail supplies.
    Phakding
    2 652 m / 8 701 tf
    Namche Bazaar
    3 440 m / 11 286 tf
    Tengboche
    3 860 m / 12 664 tf
    Dingboche
    4 400 m / 14 436 tf
    Lobuche
    4 900 m / 16 076 tf
    Gorakshep
    5 150 m / 16 896 tf
    Everest Base Camp
    5 337 m / 17 510 tf
    Pangboche
    3 900 m / 12 795 tf
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    Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal is a lifetime experience. Steeped in history and natural beauty, every day brings a wondrous experience as one is peppered with mountains of the extreme and insight into a deeply rooted Buddhist culture while hiking through a literal museum of climbing history. This   ... Read more

     

    With the world's greatest peaks - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablam - characterizing the mighty Khumbu region, trekkers have the opportunity to explore its lower majesty in the shadow of these great peaks. Along the way, trekkers are showered with impressions of ancient Tibetan Buddhism as we   ... Read more

     

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Last update: Sergey Kofanov (01 Mar 2017) • History
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