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Everest Base Camp Trek 2017

Organized in support of Giripremi's Mt. Manaslu expeditions..

Mt. Everest.. top of the world.. third pole of the earth.. 8848 mtrs! Ain’t that enough to blow your minds and pack your bags and hit the trails?? Everest Base Camp, EBC as its popularly known, isn’t just a physical trek but a journey along a well-marked trails with some of the mightiest, beautiful and even notorious mountains on the earth, following the footsteps of legendary mountaineers, pleasant hospitalities and mountain delicacy of Nepal culture. And don’t worry about the language hurdles.. Our Sherpa friends and guides speak a damn good English!!"

OERVIEW:

This is one of the popular trekking destinations in the world, which is surrounded by world's highest mountain ranges. Every year more than ten thousand people visit EBC, hence the trail is well marked (10 feet wide and paved at some stretches) and you would get decent food and stay through out the trek. The Locals (Sherpas) are very friendly and offer help and support to all trekkers whenever needed. The people who live here are mostly shepherds and understand English well; some even speak it fluently. You can come to this destination all around the year as people trek in all seasons; however the best time to come to this area is between March to mid may and between Septembers to mid November. Many people do not prefer coming here in winters as the weather is very cold and the snowy conditions may make your trekking experience difficult. In such situations, it would not be possible to go to higher altitudes. At higher altitudes, the lodges may even be closed due to the weather and you might have a difficult time in finding a place to rest and spend the night. Therefore it becomes a mandate to carry your tents along. Not to mention, the nights may get very cold and you would have to carry some extra clothes to keep you warm.

SCHEDULE:

BATCH 1 -  Reporting date at Kathmandu: 14th April 2017

BATCH 2 -  Reporting date at Kathmandu: 21st April 2017

BATCH 3 -  Reporting date at Kathmandu: 22nd April 2017

BATCH 4 -  Reporting date at Kathmandu: 28th April 2017

BATCH 5 -  Reporting date at Kathmandu: 29th April 2017

Hurry up!! Book the tickets early to get the best deals. Sooner the merrier!! THOSE WHO WOULD BOOK CONNECTING FLIGHTS, ARE ADVISED TO BOOK ENTIRE JOURNEY WITH SAME AIRLINE to avoid any issues of flight delay/cancellation. Apart from these fixed departures, we also customize batches for groups above 10 people according to their convenience.

DAY WISE ITINERARY: 

Typically this trek involves around 75 Km of walking and the duration is usually around 10 days. You would be walking from the altitude of 9000 feet to 17500 feet. At GGIM we focus on acclimatization and hence we include some rest days whenever there is a major height gain. 

Day 1-  Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2-  Preparation day in Kathmandu

Day 3-  Fly to Lukla (2,800m), trek to Phakding (2652m) - approx 2.5 hours walk

Day 4-  Phakding to Namche bazaar (3440m) - approx 6-7 hours walk

Day 5-  Namche Bazaar - Rest day (You get first glimpse of mighty Mt. Everest when you go for Acclimatization walk)

Day 6-  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m) - approx 4-5 hours walk

Day 7-  Tengboche to Dingboche (4400m) - approx 6-7 hours walk

Day 8-  Dingboche - Rest Day (You can't miss the acclimatization walk even on rest day)

Day 9-  Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m) - approx 5-6 hours walk

Day 10-  Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m) to EBC (5364m) and back to Gorakshep - Long walking day but certainly worth it.- approx 4 hours walk

Day 11-  Climb Kala Patthar (5500 m) and trek down to Pheriche (4320 m) - Quite a long day again

Day 12-  Pheriche to Namche bazaar - approx 7 hours walk

Day 13-  Namche Bazaar to Monjo (2834 m) - approx 6 hours walk

Day 14-  Stay at Lukla

Day 15-  Fly back - Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 16-  Wind up at Kathmandu

Day 17-  Departure from Nepal

COST DETAILS:

We are organizing EBC trek in support of Giripremi's Mt. Manaslu 2017 expedition. This would be 6th expedition in a row to an Eight Thousandar mountains. A part of your trek fees will be donated towards the expedition funds. We are proud to state that more than 400 people have supported Giripremi's expeditions by participating in EBC trek in past 5 years.

The cost mentioned below will take care of the expenses from Kathmandu till you are back to Kathmandu from the trek. 

The Total cost for EBC trek is INR 65,000 per person 

Following services are included in above cost

  • All airport to hotel transfers at Kathmandu.

  • 4 nights stay at Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast only.

  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu airfare.

  • Food and Accommodation (On twin sharing basis) during the trek.

  • An experienced trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and lodging.

  • All necessary paper works (National Park Fee)

  • Peak Promotion Trekking Duffle bag and trekking map

  • Daily Dispatch on website

  • One special Dinner at Kathmandu

Following services are NOT included in above cost

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

  • Personal gear like sleeping bag, feather jacket etc.

  • All Meals in Kathmandu except the breakfast.

  • Extra beverages and mineral water during the trek.

  • Personal expenses during trek like wi-fi, battery charging, hot water bath, etc.

  • Emergency Medical Evacuation.

  • Tips for guides and porters.

FITNESS GUIDELINES: 

Now this is the game changer!!  ARE YOU FIT ENOUGH FOR EBC TREK?

If yes, Awesome !!   No? Don’t worry.. here’s some ‘to do’ fitness workouts you should do.  

Walk briskly for 4-5 kms daily.

Climb UP and DOWN small hill twice a week. If you are blessed with a hill nearby,you are surely a lucky one. In case you don’t, relax, steps are your training masters! Up and Down climbing will train your muscles for mountain climbing.. Remember practice is the key here!

Try climbing slightly tougher forts such as Sinhagad, Rajgad, Rajmachi, Ajinkyatara

Do some breathing exercises and Yoga. Youtube is your friend here.

And as if this all seems less, join GGIM’s training sessions. We will keep you updated with the schedule well in advance.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Registration for the trek has begun. The last date for registration / Booking is 31st January 2016. Following are simple steps for registration 

Step 1 –  Get in touch with us at ggimpune@gmail.com or giripremi@gmail.com  Once you confirm your interested date, we will send you registration forms. They consists of Enrollment, Medical and Indemnity bond. Indemnity bond should be printed on a stamp paper of Rs 500 and should be notarized by a legal practitioner. In case the participant is below 16 years, parent’s and school principal’s consent letters are required. We will share formats for indemnity bond & consent letter with you separately. Once you complete the registration, please make the payment of the trek fees by either of the following ways. DO WRITE US A MAIL INTIMATING CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT OF FEES WITH TRANSACTION DETAILS.

Step 2 - Payment of trek fees

  • Option 1 – Pay the trek fees by cheque in the name of “Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering”

  • Option 2 – Transfer fees in our bank account

  • Bank details are given below –

    A/c Name – Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering

    Bank details are given below –

    A/c Name- Guardian Giripremi Institute of mountaineering

    A/c No. 35422707432 (current a/c)

    IFSC Code- SBIN0013530

    Branch – Karve Nagar, Pune 411052

    A/c Type – Current A/c

  • Payment Terms - 

  • Rs. 30,000/- to be paid at the time of booking / registration and balance before 28th February 2016

  • Cancellation Policy - 

  • > In case of any unavoidable reason if you happen to cancel your booking, please send the cancellation request through email.

    >  Rs. 15,000/- will be deducted and balance amount will be refunded, if cancellation is made 30 or more days prior to the reporting date of your selected batch.

    >  Rs. 25,000/- will be deducted and balance amount will be refunded, if cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to the reporting date of your selected batch.

    >  No refund will be made if cancellation is made within 15 days prior to date of departure.

 

Landing at Lukla airport  View on Ama Dablam along the way to Pangboche The old and new Hillary Suspension Bridge  Tengboche Monastery   Sherpa Museum in Namche  Phakding to Monjo Mani Stones along the way from Lukla to Phakding Getting really close to Base Camp now  AmaDablam  Everest Golden Sunset

17 thoughts on “Everest Base Camp Trek 2017

  1. Hello,
    We three friends are planning to join 14th April EBC batch.when can we visit the office?I am told that all of your staff members are out for hiking on weekend. Also would like to know if you can offer some discount for 3 bookings in one go

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