Dates 9 Feb '12 to 14 Jun '12
Flexible? Yeah, sure
Est. Cost 971 - 1,350 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Travel Partners Wanted
Name Everest Base Camp, Annapura Base Camp
Everest Base Camp
Early in the morning, you will have wonderful fly from Kathmandu to Lukla with a Nepal geographical friendly small plane. During the flight, you will have magnificent geographical views from your seat. Among them, snow capped high Himalayas, colourful flowered green hills, tinny settlements, river gorges are some of significant view during your flight. Your Eco-friendly Trekking guide will show you much more and explain upon your questions about magnificent views from your plane.
The Everest region may be reached by STOL (short take-off and landing) airstrips at LukIa (2.800 metres), Shyangboche (3.700 metres), or Phaphlu (2364 meters) or by an eight-day trek from the road head at Jiri, 188 km from Kathmandu. Those who fly to Lukla miss the historic and culturally fascinating route followed by the Everest expeditions of the ''50s and '60s.
It is best to take the time to walk from Jiri, then after acclimatization and conditioning afforded by the trek, visit base camp or climb Kala Pattar and either fly out from Lukla or walk back by an alternative route to Kathmandu. Those who insist their time is limited can fly to Lukla and spend as little as six days to visit Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche. It is ill advised to attempt a quick visit to base camp, because of the lack of time for acclimatization, if you fly in to one of these airstrips. You should allow at least eight or nine days to reach the base camp region if you fly to Lukla; the return from base camp to Lukla can be made in as few as four or five days, so an absolute minimum of two weeks is required for a safe trek to base camp. The timing is further complicated because flights to LukIa often do not work as planned, so those with a tight schedule would do well to allow a few spare days for both the flight in and the flight out.
Interesting and justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain, but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries, the Everest, or Solu Khumbu area is the second most popular trekking destination in Nepal. The primary objective of Everest treks is either the Everest base camp, about 5.340 meters, or Kala Pattar, an unassuming 5.545 meter hump on the southern flank of Pumori (7,161 meters), which provides a fine view of Everest (8.848 meters).
Annapurna Base Camp
The Annapurna Sanctuary / Base camp trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheater formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants - Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the fishtail peak of Machapuchare. Although there is only one entrance to the sanctuary itself, we follow locally known, lesser-used approaches and exit routes on our premier Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The vast amphitheater of the Annapurna Sanctuary is encircled by the famous Himalayan peaks – the 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m). The only approach follows the Modi Khola Valley through forests of oak, rhododendron and bamboo, passing through local Gurung villages to a world of soaring peaks.
This is a guided tour, if you are interested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Everest Base Camp, Annapura Base Camp
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