Trekking to Everest base camp on a value package

This trek is an opportunity to tick the item at the top of your ‘To Do List’. Amidst the friendly and helpful company of expert locals, you’ll be guided on an unparalleled journey of thrills and spiritual heights as you experience Tibetan culture and Buddhist religion en route to a breathtaking close-up view of mighty Mt. Everest.

The fame of the Everest region is enduring. The area is home to four of the world’s six tallest peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Rising tall above everything else, these geological princes crown the towering ridges that straddle the awesome Himalayas. The region is a UNESCO-listed natural world heritage site (Sagarmatha National Park) that, apart from hosting a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna, lays claim to the histories of world-famous climbers, the Sherpas and their Tibetan lifestyle, and age-old Buddhist traditions.

This trek will take you to Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5545 metres which provides an amazing view of Mt Everest, bringing you breathtaking close to the spirit of this mountain legend. The adventure trek to Everest Base Camp is mostly on good trails; the last day will be spent trekking on moraine (glacial debris). The trail we will follow is actually a historical trade route between Tibet and Nepal. Every hour of every day on the trek is interesting as we encounter pine and fir forests, glacial rivers, stony trails, mountains and Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest and other mighty mountains growing more spectacular every day. One of the famous landmarks on the way to Everest Base Camp is the incredible monastery at Thyangboche which is wonderfully set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest and other snow-capped peaks.

You can expect to trek for a minimum of 4 to 5 (and sometimes up to 6 or 7) hours each day, so some days will be more challenging than others, depending on the altitude gain. Overall, the altitude gain is gradual, unlike on steep climbs that characterize other treks in Nepal. This trek is therefore suitable for reasonably fit walkers. We will stay in lodges for the whole route.

The trek to the Everest Base Camp has been carefully designed to allow enough time to acclimatise. We will stay at the same place for two nights twice during the trek for acclimatisation. Our experienced group leader and Sherpa guides will make your safety and enjoyment top priorities. You will be able to enjoy the Sherpa village, culture and monasteries throughout both acclimatisation periods.

Your authentic experience with us

Your authentic experience will include passing through a bustling Sherpa Village as you take the historical trade route between Tibet and Nepal en route to Base Camp. You will feel the prevalence of ancient Buddhism in the region, brought from Tibet by Sherpas hundreds of years ago. You will visit a world class research centre and medical centres operated by volunteers in this remote part of the world.

Our Services

Pre-departure

At the time of booking, we will provide you with a comprehensive trip note covering things like the difficulty level/expected fitness level, health and training tips for effective trek preparation and important safety information.

We will also organise a free pre-departure information session for groups which covers all important aspects of the journey and provides a forum for answering all of your questions.

In Kathmandu

In the evening on the day of arrival, when the tour guide meets and greets you, he will facilitate a group dinner if there is an interest among the travellers for a traditional culinary experience (on your own expenses).

On The Trek

On your unforgettable trek, you will receive continual support from a highly experienced crew, which includes a licenced and seasoned English-speaking trekking guide, porter and Sherpa (for large groups). The trekking guide has first aid along with other relevant training, and understands high altitude sickness and its management.

All our guides are friendly and caring. They will go beyond the call of duty to ensure your continual safety and comfort. For example, they will check (where possible) with the lodge owners to ensure that your rooms throughout the trek are well set. They will advise you on how to stay hygienic on the trek and will help you with meal selection. If the crew is aware that someone in the group has a birthday, they may surprise everyone by organising (where possible) a birthday cake.

With us, all you will need to carry is a day pack to store your personal items (e.g. hat, sunscreen, chocolate and energy bars, etc).  The rest will be carried by a porter. All accommodation on this busy trail will be organized by us in advance. Meals are available at each lodge. Your guide will help you to place meal orders and will ensure that you are looked after. All you will need do each evening is kick back and relax at the lodge so that you will have a fresh start the next day.

So, get ready for a wondrous alpine journey which has been nothing short of a life-changing experience for so many.

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Nepal is back on the map.

Lasting peace is insight for Nepal after a checkered history with governmental & economic issues. Nepal is back on the map with tourists from all over the world flocking to see this beautiful country and be engulfed by the rich cultural assets Nepal has to offer. A country of growth, Nepal is a place of great adventures & heart-warming experiences.

Besides offering the best trekking in the world, Nepal is a destination commonly sought after for its festivals, cultural trips and Himalayan adventures. Conservation & sustainable tours are becoming increasing popular as people are discovering the diverse natural beauty of Nepal’s environment. There is something to appeal to travellers of all ages and backgrounds with a seemingly endless list of possibilities when travelling through the country. There really has never been a better time to visit Nepal.

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Sherpa Tours in Australia

Office of Nepalese Consulate in Melbourne celebrated 50th anniversary of bilateral relationship between Australia and Nepal on 11th June, 2011 at Hilton hotel in East Melbourne.

Sherpa Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd was officially launched on the day at Hilton amidst the presence of both Nepalese and Australian leaders and prominent Australian personalities who have been involved in adventure expeditions to Nepal for many years.

In the program, the director of Sherpa Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd made a presentation on ‘World Adventure Tourism and re-branded Nepal’. Lot of the travel agents present on the day have shown interest on leisurely and soft adventure packages to add on their portfolio and help sell Nepal to the Australian travellers.

Sherpa Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd believes that Nepal will become an ultimate adventure destination in a decade or two. Sherpa Tour specialises in all type of adventure holidays in Nepal with extension to other Himalayan countries i.e. Tibet, Bhutan and India.

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Kick off the GHT (great Himalayan trail)

With the Heroes, Greg Babbage-Australia and Tony Wilsons-Uk, who are on GHT High Route since 16th Feb, 011

This photo is from the Information and media interaction day held in Kathmandu on 16th Feb, 2011 just before Greg Babbage from Australia and Tony Wilsons from UK went on first ever organised 157 day trek of GHT, Nepal.

The Great Himalayan Trail (Nepal ) is a trekking trail from East to West of the country to explore its stunningly beautiful maze of valleys, passes and mountain peaks that are constantly changing and evolving.

The Himalaya are so immense that route options abound. The lower mountain region, highland hills and lowland hills are full of many trekking trails which are actually the day-to-day walking trails of villagers. All the trails in the Himalaya are considered part of the overall Great Himalayan trail.

The Great Himalayan Trail is as much a concept, o idea, as it is a formal track.

The Great Himalayan high route (GHT HIGH ROUTE) joining each of the various himals, ultimately combining along the entire range that divides India and China.

There is low rout trek in the area.

There is also village-to-village route on lower range which is the GHT CULTURAL ROUTE.

So, the GHT is a personal challenge; a trail system that allows you to develop your own route priorities and set your own level of difficulty. Such variety means that you can gain experience over a number of treks that could ultimately lead you to some of the highest points on earth.

GHT High route in Nepal could be walked in a single 150 day trek
For convenience the GHT Nepal has been split into ten legs of roughly equal length, so that people will attempt sections spread over a number of years.

GHT is one of the longest and highest walking trails in the world. Winding beneath the world’s highest peaks and visiting some of the most remote communities on earth, it passes through lush green valleys, arid high plateau and incredible landscapes.

The TEN LEGS of GHT are:
1. Kanchanejunga Region
2. Makalu Region
3. Solu-Khumbu (EVEREST) Region
4. The Rolwaling
5. Langtang Helambu
6. Manaslu & Ganesh Himals
7. Annapurna, Naar & Phu
8. Mustang
9. Dolpo & Mugu
10. Far west Nepal

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Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp)

I set out for the trek in mid November, 2010. The last few weeks of autumn were still remaining before the winter would kick off. The trails were still busy with tourists from all around the world. I set out on a private car from Pokhara to Naya Pul. We stopped at couple of spots for video and photos of Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail) to capture the tip of the mountain from different angles. It is fascinating to see the shape progressively changing into a shape of a fish tail as you travel north west. On the trek, the same mountain looks differently everyday in different shape and different color between sunrise and sunset.

The first day on trek was a long and steep ascend of more than 900m gained after a walk of about 7 hrs of interesting and restful but painful walk.

A shower in just below room temperature water and a bed on the window side was enough for me to catch cold next morning on top of my painful legs. My anxiety kicked in. I had extremely high blood pressure and I am prone to catching cold very quickly and easily. The pharmacist who checked my blood pressure at Nayapul was surprised to my determination and advised to be very cautious and come back down immediately if I get any breathlessness or chest pain. I knew I could stick to this golden rule. I continued on to the journey because I had prepared so much for this moment. I was just happy to be there and walking towards the majestic Annapurna and Macchapuchhre.

My guide advised that we continue for one more day and review my condition. His idea was to give it a try as I came that far already, and if things got worse we could come back down descending all the way along Modi river. I was happy that at least the blood pressure was under control, thanks to pills and bitter melon which worked like a magic bullet to bring it down quickly.

My cold got worse and legs were jammed. I had no time to recover from rest and hot spring bathe. The light festival ‘Dewali’ was around the corner and I had to be home with family. After all, we had a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the festival together in years.

Autumn is a festival time in Nepal with two major Hindu festivals back to back. Even though I was working out before the festival in September, I went wild and indulged too much in festive delicacy. After all I had this opportunity in years. Setting out right after the festival was not a good choice for me. But I had no other choice than to try the trek in the window of opportunity.

Sadly, I deserted my trip from Chomrong and started descending at the usual time in morning when everyone else I knew on the way were ascending. One of the Korean fellow almost burst into tears because we were going separate ways. He was traveling alone and we (me and my guide) gave him company and guidance for two days.

I had no regret. I left the place with a new determination: to come back again and get to the base camp. My sensible mind whispered immediately, “please come around April next time to avoid cold”.

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