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Everest Base Camp Yoga Adventure Trek (April 17, 2012 to May 1, 2012)

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Everest Base Camp Yoga Adventure Trek (April 17, 2012 to May 1, 2012)

offered by supplier M20227 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Yoga & Spiritual Experience  
Season: April - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, April 17: Arrive in Kathmandu: Arrival in Kathmandu airport meet with our guide and transfer to hotel followed by shopping for trekking gear, evening briefing about the trek and all programs. After briefing, meet with yogi to do some light evening stretching, followed by Nepali traditional Cultural Dance will welcome you with Nepali food. O/n at Hotel on 3*** B/B.

Day 2, April 18: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,800 m). In the morning at 6:00 a.m., our journey of adventure starts with a flight to Lukla (2,800 m). At Lukla, the trail leads north from the airstrip to the edge of Lukla Plateau for an easy walk through several villages to Phakding (2,800 m). The journey will take roughly 3-4 hours, followed by evening Yoga Practice on the land of yeti. O/n Phakding. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 3, April 19: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). Early morning Yoga, then after breakfast we continue our journey to Base Camp. We begin the day with a gentle trail passing through several villages and beautiful pine forest, coming to Jorsalee (2800 m). From Jorsale, we follow the Dudhkosi River for about one hour and begin our ascent up a steep trail to Namche.

Namche Bazaar is the administrative capital of the region, historically it was the staging point for trading expeditions to Tibet and its Saturday market remains an important event bringing traders from villages a week's walk away. Nearly more than half the trail is quite steep, allowing one to enjoy the breath-taking first view of Everest (8,848 m), Nuptse (7,879 m) and Lhotse (8,383 m). Walking time is about 6 hours. Evening Yoga with group. O/n Namche Bazaar. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 4, April 20: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar – Khumjung Valley Excursion - Rest Day (3,790 m). Early Morning Yoga with sunrise over snow capped mountain and sound of prayers at monastery, After Breakfast we start the hike to Khumjung Valley, where the trail leads to a steep climb for about one hour to Shyangboche. From the top of Shyangboche, one can get a glimpse of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Ama Dablam (6856 m), Themserku (6608 m), Nuptse (7879 m), and Lhotse (8383 m). From there, the trail leads downwards to Khumjung, where the Sir Edmund Hillary School and a local hospital is located. Walking time is about 5-6 hours. Evening Yoga, o/n at Namche Bazaar. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 5, April 21: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870 m). Early morning yoga, breakfast, then our adventure continues! From Namche Bazaar, a flat trail leads to Kayanjuma view of Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku and we will descend to Phunki Thanga through a beautiful pine forest. The trail then leads rapidly up towards Thyangboche, a beautiful place with a Monastery and views of Everest. Walking time takes about 6 hours. Evening Yoga by the Monastery with views of Mount Everest. O/n Thyangboche. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 6, April 22: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,410 m). Early morning Yoga then mediation at Monastery, after breakfast we head towards Dingbouche. From Tengpoche, it is a short, steep and muddy descent to Dingboche through birches, conifers and rhododendron forest. After a long walk we will pass through several villages such as Dingboche and Pangboche to arrive in Dingbouche followed by evening yoga. Walking time is approximately 6 hours. O/n Dingboche. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 7, April 23: Dingboche: Second acclimatization day and hiking to Chhukung. Early morning yoga and breakfast. We have this as an optional day for those who want to go for hiking to Chhukung, with great views of Everest, Amadalam, Lothse, Nuptse. After getting back from day hike we will have some rest then practice evening yoga. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 8, April 24: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,930 m). Morning Yoga and after breakfast we continue towards Base Camp. At Dingbouche, the trail leads to Dugla (4,620 m) followed by a 2 hour ascent to Lobuche where we will practice evening yoga. Walking time - about 6 hours. O/n Lobuche. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 9, April 25: Lobuche – Gorak shep - Everest Base Camp (5,160 m) and Base Camp litter clean up. Morning yoga then after breakfast we continue for our most interesting and beautiful day by the Khumbu Glacier,views of Mt Pumori, Nuptse, Lotshe, Everest and views of Everest Base camp. From Lobuche trail winds through some flat sections, several small ascends before descending to Gorakshep. Walking time is appoimately 3 hours.

After lunch at Gorekshep, we go to Everest base camp and return to Gorekshep. Litter on the way to and at Everest base camp is a problem not only for the environment but also takes away from the gorgeous views of the Himalayas. Therefore, prior to returning to Gorakshep, we will be cleaning up the rubbish on the trail and at base camp to bring back to dispose of in Gorakshep to help keep our mountains beautiful and clean. Approximately 5 hours. Evening yoga at Everest Base Camp! O/n at GorakShep. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 10, April 26: Gorak Shep – (Kalapathar)- Pheriche (4,210 m). Before sunrise we hike up to Kalapattar (5,545 m) catching the first rays of sun over some of the highest peaks of the world. Here we will be meditating at the top of the world! Kalapattar is the most popular place for breath taking views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Themserku (6,608 m), Nuptse (7,879 m), and Lhotse (8,383 m). Walking time takes about 6-7 hours. O/n at Pheriche. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 11, April 27: Pheriche – Phorste (3,870 m). Morning yoga, breakfast, then we leave for Phorste. From Pheriche, trails starts downhill until Pangbouche then it is an easy walk up and then down to reach Phorste with views of the Himalayas. Here we will be able to see some wild animals such as musk deer, wild boars, mountain goat and many birds. Walking time approximately 5 hours. Evening Yoga and meditation at monastery. O/n at Phorste. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 12, April 28: Phorste – Manjo (3780 m). Morning Yoga then hike same route back to Lukla, Walking time takes about 5 hours followed by evening yoga. O/n Manjo.

Day 13, April 29: Manjo – Lukla. Morning yoga then proceed to Lukla, the trails leads downhill via Dudhkoshi River. Walking time about 5 hours, evening yoga and trek-completion celebration with singing and dancing! O/n at Lukla. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 14, April 30: Lukla - Kathmandu. In the morning, flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu we will go to visit Nepal Orphans Home and play with the kids (optional). The evening will be relaxing, and you can get a massage and do some shopping. We will close with a Farewell Dinner party. O/n Kathmandu. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 15, May 1: Departure to onward journey! Or free day at Kathmandu on your own OR any extension of the any other trips in Nepal.

Price Includes:
- Private arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share bed/single and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
- Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek
- Accommodation in teahouse during the trek
- Welcome/fare - well dinner in Kathmandu
- The sightseeing city tour with world heritage entrance fees
- All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
- Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
- Sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip. garbage plastic bag
- Professional local experienced Trek Leader/Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid
- Comprehensive First Aid Kit
- Respective region (Everest) trekking map
- TIMS Card
- Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
- Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
- Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
- Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket and trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes.boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses, etc.
- The trekking t-shirt
- Trekking map to each members
- Yoga mat to each member.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Regular (price): US$1,800 per person
- Deposit of $500 to confirm your spot, balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to the trip
- Payment type: Bank transfer or cheque.

Price Excludes:
- Round-trip airfare to/from Kathmandu
- Expenses of personal nature during trekking
- Mineral water/beer (Regular drinking water will be included)
- Tips for trekking guide and other staff
- Bottle mineral water and drinks (beer and wine)
- Travel insurance
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Personal spending money
- Personal gears and clothing (available on hire)
- Tips, any expenses of personal nature
- Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual (Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner): Walking hours 5/6 hours per day).

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