Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherapa photo

Overview

Why not join us in the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Sir Edmund Hillarys conquest of Everest in May 1953. To mark the special Diamond Jubilee celebration year, we are running two options all throuout this year 2013: a fourteen day trek flying in and out of the mountain airstrip at Lukla and for those with more time, a twenty six day trek that follows the original route taken by the 1953 expedition. There is a choice of accommodation on trek, people can choose either to camp or to stay at a mountain lodge, wherever possible we will be stopping where the original camps were made sixty years ago. There will also be opportunities to visit some of the school and health projects established by the Himalayan Trust.

Sir Edmund Hillary has always been highly respected by the Nepalese, he fell in love with these mountains and the wonderfully hardy Sherpa people who live amongst them. Over the many years since his conquest of Everest until his death, he worked tirelessly to improve the human conditions of the area, especially in the fields of education and health. The Himalayan Trust which he founded in the 1960’s has built 30 schools, two hospitals, and 12 medical clinics in Nepal’s Khumbu region.

Sir Edmund Hillary passed away on the January 11th 2008. He does however live on strongly in the hearts and souls of many Nepalese people and in Shambala  (A Sherpa / Tibetan term used to depict their belief of the strong spirit that lies within all of humankind, buried somewhere deep within the Himalayas).

If you are thinking of joining us, age is not the most important factor but you need to be reasonably fit. The trek is quite hard at times but the true rewards of the journey are clear to see.When you stand at Base Camp looking up at the highest mountain on earth along with the other great peaks of Cho Oyu-8153m, Lhotse-8516m and Makalu-8463m, you will appreciate that you really are on top of the world.

A. Itinerary in Detail (21 Days)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu / warm welcome / transferHOTEL / introductory briefing
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation / overnightHOTEL

Day 03: Fly to Lukla / leisure / people who opted to walk in from Jiri join group.
Day 04: Lukla to Phakding 2835m  /  overnight camp
Day 05: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m / overnight camp
Day 06: Rest day and acclimatization and exploration / day hikes, overnight camp
Day 07: Namche to Tyangboche 3860m / overnight camp
Day 08: Tyangboche to Dingboche 4410m / overnight camp
Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche / overnight camp
Day 10: Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m  / overnight camp
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorakhshep 5140m
Day 12: Gorakhshep 5140m / Everest Base Camp 5364m / Hillary celebrationts and remeberance /  overnight camp
Day 13: Everest Base Camp to Lobuche / overnight camp
Day 14: Lobuche to Pheriche 4240m / overnight camp
Day 15: Pheriche to Tyangboche 3860m / overnight camp
Day 16: Tyangboche to Namche via Khumjung and Khunde / these villages are places of great cultural interest, overnight camp
Day 17: Namche to Phakding 3792m / overnight camp
Day 18: Phakding to Lukla / overnight camp
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu / pick up from airport / transfer toHOTEL
Day 20: Everest Mountain Flight / early morning / at leisure
Day 21: Transfer to the airport /  for flight to your onward destination.

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

B. Itinerary in Detail (30 Days)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu / warm welcome / transferHOTEL / introductory briefing
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation / overnightHOTEL
Day 03: Drive to Jiri 1955 /  overnight camp
Day 04: Trek to Shivalaya 1770m /  overnight camp
Day 05: Shivalaya to Bhandar 2190m / overnight camp
Day 06: Bhandara to Kenja 1630m / overnight camp
Day 07: Kenja to Sagar / overnight camp
Day 08: Sagar to Junbesi 2700m / overnight camp
Day 09: Junbesi to Nunthala 2330m / overnight camp
Day 10: Nunthala to Kharikhola 2040m / overnight camp .
Day 11: Kharikhola to Lukla 2840m / overnight camp
Day 12: Rest in Lukla / leisure / people who opted to fly in to Lukla from Kathmandu join group.
Day 13: Lukla to Phakding 2835m  /  overnight camp
Day 14: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m / overnight camp
Day 15: Rest day and acclimatization and exploration / day hikes, overnight camp
Day 16: Namche to Tyangboche 3860m / overnight camp
Day 17: Tyangboche to Dingboche 4410m / overnight camp
Day 18: Rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche / overnight camp
Day 19: Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m  / overnight camp
Day 20: Lobuche to Gorakhshep 5140m
Day 21: Gorakhshep 5140m / Everest Base Camp 5364m / Hillary celebrationts and remeberance /  overnight camp
Day 22: Everest Base Camp to Lobuche / overnight camp
Day 23: Lobuche to Pheriche 4240m / overnight camp
Day 24: Pheriche to Tyangboche 3860m / overnight camp
Day 25: Tyangboche to Namche via Khumjung and Khunde / these villages are places of great cultural interest, overnight camp
Day 26: Namche to Phakding 3792m / overnight camp
Day 27: Phakding to Lukla / overnight camp
Day 28: Fly back to Kathmandu / pick up from airport / transfer toHOTEL
Day 29: Everest Mountain Flight / early morning / at leisure
Day 30: Transfer to the airport /  for flight to your onward destination.

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost Includes

  •  Accommodation in KathmanduON BED AND BREAKFAST basis in 4/5 starHOTELS
  •  City tour of Kathmandu visiting all the important sights of cultural and historical interest plus entry fees
  •  National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  •  Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee and all conservation fees
  •  Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / as per the itinerary
  •  Full camping trek or mountain lodge trek / All camping gear / two person tents / mattresses / pillows / dining tents / toilet tents / shower tents / Table & chairs / all kitchen utensils
  •  Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  •  Qualified and experienced mountain trekking guide and porter services
  •  Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  •  All the applicable government taxes
  •  Airport transfers for internal flights
  •  Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  •  Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure

Cost Excludes

  •  Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
  •  Personal expenses and bar bills
  •  Clients’ travel insurance
  •  Tips and gratuities
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