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2006-06-10, 01:25
TREKKING IN NEPAL: -

Nepal is a trekker's paradise. The very organic rhythm of foot travel is a
wonderful way to explore and make meaningful contact with the country. On average, trekking consists of walking daily 5 to 7 hours, 9 to 14 kilometers on a series of ascents and descents. The immense contrasts in altitude and climates found here support an equally spectacular mix of lifestyle and wildlife. Nepal is a pioneer in the sport of trekking. Known as the Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal is dominated by eight of the world's fourteen highest mountains, including Everest. Each one is over 8000 meters (26,000ft). In all, there are 1,310 peaks of 5000 meters (16,900ft) or more. Annually, more than 200,000 tourists come here to trek. You will experience superb panoramic views of mountains, a diversity of landscape, flora and fauna, colorful cultures, friendly people and ancient history. Trekkers leave Nepal with grand tales to share with their family and friends.

Trekking Seasons

Autumn (Sept-Nov)
This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.

Winter (Dec-Feb)
This season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations. Hence it is ideal for trekking at lower attitudes.

Spring (Mar-May)
Different varieties of wild flowers, especially rhododendrons make the hillsides above 5000 meters a scenic paradise in this season. The weather is mild with moderate temperature at lower elevations and at elevations over 4000 m. the mountain views are clear.

Summer (Jun-Aug)
Summer months, continuing up to mid-September, take travel wet and warm. The higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and bush vegetation. Insect repellent is recommended while trekking during summer months.

Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest or Khumbu region is justifiably the most famous of all trekking and mountain regions. Populated by Sherpas, the attractions of this area are the majestic mountains, the high mountain villages, the isolated monasteries, and the local peoples. This area includes the highest mountain in the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world's 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. First climbed in 1953, Everest still holds a fascination for many, however the Everest region boasts many more spectacular and beautiful mountains, as well as some of the most rewarding trekking anywhere in the world.
The Everest Base Camp trek is a classic trek which follows in the footsteps of Hillary & Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar for superb views of Everest.
This trek starts with an exhilarating 45 minute mountain flight into the airstrip at Lukla. From here we trek slowly upwards to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. It is not long before we glimpse our first view of Everest as it peeks above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. At this point it is still many days walk away, but with careful acclimatization it is not long before we find ourselves high up in the heart of the Khumbu region.
We visit Tengboche monastery en route before continuing on to our goal, an ascent of Kala Pattar, a rocky outcrop to the west of Everest. This vantage point gives fantastic views of the Ice Fall and South Col as well as the immense south-west face of Everest which was first climbed in 1975 by Chris Bonington's team. This is truly a classic trek, which undoubtedly gives one of the best mountain views in the world. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges

Cost per person perday US$ 35 only

The cost included:

~ All land transfer as per itinerary
~ Trekking permit and National Park conservation entry permit fees
~ Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
~ Fully escorted trek with English speaking Guide & Porters
~ All program according to itineraries on full board.
~ Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs

The cost doesn't included:

Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 30 only
Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
. Domestic Airfare
Medical evacuation in case of emergency
Personal spending money
All bar bill,
International Airport Tax

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING DURING THE TREK?

i/ Good and comfortable trekking boots.
ii/ Ruck-Sack
iii/ Some pairs of warm socks as well as light socks.
iv/ Warm clothes necessary for the morning and evening.
v/ Your toiletries and medical kit.
vi/ Couple of T-shirts and shorts for the day.
vii/ Hat.
viii/ Slippers/Down jackets
ix/ Sunglasses.
x/ Flash light etc

Many thanks and best wishes

Pradip Raj Panday
Chairman
Informations and International Relations
Skyline Treks & Expedition (P.) Ltd.
Gpo box No: 14221
Thamel, Katmandu, Nepal
Tel No: 00977-1-4212737
Mobile No: 00977-9841316694
Fax No: 00977-1-4212738
Email: skyline@enet.com.np
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