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Basecamp Trekking Mount Everest South

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”

-John Burroughs

Everest Basecamp from south

A true experience for all mountaineers and those who want to become one. It’s the trek to the world’s most famous base camp – Mount Everest Base Camp. At base camp Mount Everest is within one’s reach. Feel and experience the unique flair of the Himalayas by trekking from Kathmandu to base camp. Passing colourful Nepalese mountain villages and impressive terrain, the highlight of the trek is the ascent of the mountain Kala Patthar with beautiful panorama, before reaching and exploring the base camp.

On one day in the Basecamp you can learn how the further planning of the Mount Everest ascent works: How is the weather analysed? How to cook at 5100m altitude? How many helicopter flights arrive at Basecamp per day?
With this accompanying trekking tour you have the opportunity to find the answers to these questions yourself.

We offer the accompanying trekking for all who want to discover the Himalaya for themselves and who want to provide support for the expedition Team. With the highest safety- and quality Standards and the reassuring certainty for our participants that they are entrusting themselves to a licensed, strictly tested Austrian expedition organiser.

 

Adventure Factor couragous
Experience / Emotion breathtaking
Fitness / Struggle pleasurable
Risk low
Comfort expedition style

Highlights:

  • be part of the Everest Expedition team
  • Experiencing the mountain village Namche Bazaar
  • Ascent of peak Kala Patthar (5675m)
  • one day in the giant base camp of Mount Everest
  • luggage carried by yaks
  • limited number of participants – smallest size of Groups for more safety and higher chances of success

Trip dates:

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Price per person: 0

Weather and other conditions on the mountain may lead to program and route changes. Treks on the single days will be lead by a mountain guide. We enable maximum of flexibility. Expedition may be Extended, when it’s required by conditions or participants whish for it and bear additional costs.

The following schedule is planned: 

1st - 14th day: Arrival and trekking to the basecamp

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and onward flight to Lukla (2800m). From there the first trek in Himalaya will start to Phakding (2650m).

Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). This little and colourful place is the starting point for countless trekkings around Everest and other peaks of Himalaya.

Day 3: Restday in Namche. There’s a lot to see in the village: markets and shops, which offer everything from Tibetan artwork to trekking equipment. We will relax and use the time for acclimatisation.

Day 4: Trekking to Tengboche. A lot of tourists, hikers and pilgrims come to Tengboche for seeing the Buddhist monastery, which is ahead of Mount Ama Dablam – a breathtaking view.

Day 5: Trekking to Dingpoche at 4200m.

Day 6: Trekking to Lobuche at almost 5000m.

Days 7: Today is the ascent to Kala Patthar (5675m). It’s our first summit at Himalaya. From there we have a Beautiful view to basecamp, Mt. Everest and Nuptse.

Day 8: Trekking to our already prepared base camp on Mout Everest at ca. 5100m.

Day 9: It’s time to explore the basecamp: look at the giants around basecamp and see how logistics works at basecamp.

Day 10: After breakfast starts the trek back via the classic Khumbu-Trek to Pheriche.

Day 11: We’re hiking back to Nachme Bazaar. Time to pass the last days in review and getting some souvenirs. 

Day 12: It’s the last day we are hiking together in Himalaya. Going back to Lukla Airport.

Day 13: We fligh back to Kathmandu, the starting point of our journey.

Day 14: Individual return flight back home.

check_circle_outline  What the price includes:

  • All organisation for the expedition
  • State certified (UIAGM) German / English speaking mountain guide during the whole expedition
  • double room in hotels and lodges
  • Flight Kathmandu -Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Full board for the duration of the whole trip (in Kathmandu only breakfast)
  • Drinks during joint meals (alcoholic beverages excluded)
  • Baggage Transport  (25kg per baggage piece per participant)
  • 1 tent per participant at the base camp
  • 1 tent per two participants during the Approach
  • High camp equipment (tents, cooker, gas, dishes, Food)
  • Pharmaceutical travel kit, high altitude emergency medicine, pulsoxymeter
  • Kitchen crew
  • A comfortable, heated common tent, shower tent, etc. at the base camp
  • All fees & permits
  • weather reports
  • Security and warranty of an Austrian tour operator

 

highlight_off  What the price does not include:

  • international flight to Kathmandu (we can make you an offer)
  • Personal insurance
  • Visa for Nepal (available at the airport, bring a passport photo!)
  • Personal medication
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Luch at Kathmandu
  • Personal mountain and climbing equipment
  • Fees for satellite phones, emails

info  General Information

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to itinerary and/or route changes. Climbers take part in the expedition at their own risk and individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure that taking part in an expedition like this is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach on Tel +43 512 204134 or e-mail lukas@furtenbachadventures.com for a personal consultation.

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

 

language   Entry Requirements

Swiss or EU citizens:

Nepal: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 more months and a visa (available at the airport upon arrival, depending on the duration of your stay from 25 to 100 USD, bring a passport photo)

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

 

https   Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance)

For this journey, the Annual-Complete+Cover is suitable. The price of the insurance depends on the trip and the personal data of the traveller. We happily make you an offer after booking or upon request.

 

work  Equipment

Unless specified otherwise in the detailed program, all high camp equipment will be provided by us. Following your booking we will send you a detailed equipment list. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

insert_chart_outlined   Difficulty / Technique

The ascent always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide and expedition leader. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in mixed terrain (rock, snow, ice) and – if required – independently build rope teams under the guidance of the mountain guide. Cooperation, camaraderie and support on the mountain increases the chances of success for all. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

For expeditions offered by us, unless otherwise specified in the detailed program, the following is required of participants: independent getting on and off the fixed ropes on cliffs, snow, ice and firn snow slopes, as well as the independent use of crampons and ice axes in mixed terrain. On climbing passages, as well as very dangerous and exposed places, fixed ropes are attached by mountain guides and by the Sherpa team.

 

perm_identity   Physical fitness

A key success factor in expeditions is being in good shape. Train in the months before the expedition! Several hour climbs with a backpack and around 1000 meters per day should not be a problem for you. You have to carry your own personal equipment on the mountain, unless an optional personal Sherpa is booked. The porters are available for the group and set up the high camp and insure the route. We will gladly provide individual advice on how to best prepare yourself mentally and physically for an expedition!

 

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

 

landscape  Experience

We are very familiar with the charm and attraction of an eight-thousander! However, we want to make certain that you can ascend safely, come back alive, and be able to enjoy the expedition while on it and not afterwards. Therefore, in order to participate in our eight-thousander expeditions, you must already have collected some experience at high altitudes and mountaineering. When booking, please let us know which heights you have already reached and which high mountains you have climbed. If you are a newcomer, no problem, we offer a bespoke program aimed to train you for reaching your desired destination.

In order to participate in our seven-and six-thousander expeditions, you should have at least some experience on the four-thousander peaks of the Alps or other mountain ranges. Our offer for newcomers applies here as well, we can train you to become prudent and safe high altitude climbers!

We offer a special introductory weekend for all those who want to learn about – or refresh their knowledge of – all the skills and techniques needed on an expedition. More info here.

 

payment  Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

 

directions_run  Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH (https://www.furtenbachadventures.com/en/service/gtc/, item II. 7.).

For expeditions to 7000 and 8000 meter peaks the following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel: until 3 months prior to departure 50%, within 3 months prior departure 100%.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.