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Internationale groepsreis Everest Base Camp Trek - Expedition Departures

The iconic Himalayan trek to the foot of the highest mountain on Earth
18 dagen vanaf € 2.949,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners are included. In the teahouses the breakfast will be a fixed set menu usually consisting of porridge or muesli, with either toast, chapatti or pancake, plus an egg or omelette and a cup of tea/coffee. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner on trek allowing you to choose what you want to eat. Lunch will be taken at a teahouse en route (except when camping) - sometimes one of your guides will go ahead with the group's order to make it more expedient. Dinner will be in the same teahouse that you sleep at (this is custom in Nepal as teahouses base their room rate on it). Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie. Dhal bhat is the staple diet in Nepal and comes in many different forms but generally comprises some curried lentil dhal and meat or vegetables, some rice, and a pickle/chutney. Another popular snack is momos; a type of Nepalese dumpling, fried or steamed, filled with meat or vegetables. Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser. During the two nights camping all food is included and will be prepared by an expedition cook. Trekkers usually sit in a different dining tent to climbers as the climbers will be preparing for their summit attempt. If you have a gluten free diet, then we strongly recommend you bring some extra food and snacks with you to supplement the food on trek as there will be little variety available for you, particularly for breakfast. Even many of the soups are from powder/packets and contain gluten. *Drinking Water* Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas. The teahouses sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.  Alternatively, all teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle (or two) and use an effective form of water treatment. There are a wide range of products available these days which are more effective than traditional purification tablets - we recommend talking to an outdoor retailer for the latest advice as technologies are improving all the time: make sure to check the product’s performance in cold/freezing conditions and consider battery life (lithium batteries are best in cold conditions). Handheld UV filters such as a ‘SteriPEN’ are widely available to purchase from online retailers such as Amazon and Ebay – they’re very effective, can treat 1 litre of water in a couple of minutes and the water is ready immediately – look for lightweight lithium battery models and remember that you will need to bring a wide-mouthed bottle (e.g. Nalgene) for use with these devices. There is also an array of water filter and purifier bottles on the market, such as ‘The Grayl’ or ‘Water-to-Go’ but please note that these tend to have a small capacity and the filter systems will be less effective if they freeze so are less practical for high altitude treks such as this. While camping, our staff will collect and boil drinking water from the mountain streams/snow and ice and fill up your water bottles for you, but you may wish to use your own water purification treatment as well.

Activities

  • Walking & Trekking
  • Point-to-Point
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18 dagen vanaf € 2.949,-

Route 18 daagse rondreis Everest Base Camp Trek - Expedition Departures

Taking us 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. This special departure has the added excitement of camping at Base Camp itself for two nights; a magnificent setting at the foot of the Khumbu Ica Fall, at a time when it will be bustling with expedition parties preparing for their summit attempts. The journey to Base Camp passes through Sherpa country and allows time to acclimatise before reaching the spectacular high altitude scenery: the incredible monastery at Thyangboche, views of Ama Dablam, Everest and other mighty Himalayan peaks.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Kathmandu.
  2. Dag 2 - Short but spectacular flight to Lukla (2800m); trek to Phakding.
  3. Dag 3 - Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Namche Bazaar, with time to explore the Sherpa villages.
  4. Dag 4 - Acclimatisation walk to Kunde and Khumjung; descend to Kyanjuma.
  5. Dag 5 - Trek through the Sherpa heartland to the monastery at Thyangboche for superb mountain views.
  6. Dag 6 - Continue up the Khumbu Valley and then the Imja Valley to Dingboche.
  7. Dag 7 - Spend the day at Dingboche for acclimatisation.
  8. Dag 8 - Continue the ascent to Lobuje.
  9. Dag 9 - Follow the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep.
  10. Dag 10 - Continue along the lateral moraine to Everest Base Camp. Camp overnight.
  11. Dag 11 - Explore the area around Everest Base Camp. Camp overnight.
  12. Dag 12 - Long descent to Pheriche.
  13. Dag 13 - Retrace our steps to Kyanjuma.
  14. Dag 14 - Descend through Namche to Monzo.
  15. Dag 15 - Continue to Lukla.
  16. Dag 16 - Fly to Kathmandu.
  17. Dag 17 - Free day in Kathmandu to explore the city.
  18. Dag 18 - End Kathmandu.
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