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2008: Trekking Nepal's Everest Region

Date and Time

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Sunday, April 12, 2020

Location

Khumbu region of Nepal,
International,
Nepal

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Overview

This is your chance to experience amazing Himalayan mountain views while on a moderate trek under 14,000' in the Everest (Khumbu) region of colorful Nepal. Weather permitting, we'll have views of Mount Everest and Mount Ama Dablam. This is late spring in Nepal, and we hope to catch the rhododendrons blooming along the trail. Our trek is supported by porters or yaks/yak hybrids who carry our luggage as we hike between simple, local lodges and guest houses. We will start and end in Kathmandu, where you'll enjoy a cultural tour to Buddhist and Hindu holy sites, and visit the vibrant Thamel neighborhood near our hotel. The short but scenic, and rightfully famous, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla's high altitude mountain edge air strip starts our trek. Along our trek in the Everest region, we'll visit Buddhist monasteries and nunneries, meet friendly and welcoming local people, while surrounded by amazing Himalayan scenery. Our hiking days will be moderate, designed not to be too long so that most days we have time to relax or explore in the local villages where we overnight. Our lodging is in local lodges or guest houses. While very simple lodging by western standards, at least you won't have to camp or carry your own luggage (you will carry your daypack each day). Our route coincides with part of the famous Everest Base Camp trek route, with some of the same views, while staying at safer elevations below approximately 14,000' so we avoid extreme high altitude (however even at these levels, altitude symptoms or problems are possible). This trek is designed for experienced hikers and trekkers, who enjoy a pace and itinerary that is moderate, but quite challenging due to altitude and terrain. It's ideal for those who enjoy getting to know local cultures, explore local villages, and will appreciate hiking days of 3-7 hours estimated per day. However, good physical fitness is essential since we will be hiking at moderately high altitude with significant ups and downs. For those looking for a fantastic Nepal trek, focused on the total experience rather than a high end point, join us for the trip of a lifetime!

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $3,000 member / $3,100 non-member
*Includes accommodations, internal flights and some meals. Does not include airfare from the US.

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2008 Prospectus

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Nepal

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Wait Listed

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader


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Samir has been a member of the AMC since 1992. He is a leader with the Boston Chapter of Hiking/Backpacking Committee. He has led multi-day trips and day hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He has traveled to many parts of the world with the Adventure Travel trips, including New Zealand, the Dolomites in Italy, Patagonia, Japan, Mexico, and many national parks in the U.S. and abroad.