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Backpacker Magazine – March 2012 - Online Extras

Everest Confidential: Three Passes Route, Map and Trip Planner

See the Himalayan giants—and cross three passes more than 17,000 feet high—on this off-the-radar route through the Khumbu region

by: Justin Nyberg

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THREE PASSES LOOP
To see the full trip report, go to backpacker.com/hikes/1446214.



TRIP PLANNER
Getting There
From Kathmandu, the best way is to fly to Lukla on Yeti Airways (from $100, one way; yetiairways.com). Reserve tickets ahead of time or through your hotel in Kathmandu. Expect long delays, sold out flights, and pushy chaos at the airport. The most hassle-free method: Pre-book a room at a hotel with guide connections, like the Terrace Hotel (terracenepal.com), where the staff can arrange the tickets your flight to Lukla before you even land in Kathmandu, pick you up at the airport, and also help you pre-purchase your TIMS independent trekking permit ($10; taan.org.np), or buy medical insurance for your porter ($35; required but not enforced) if you hire one in Lukla.

Season The two hiking seasons are mid-March through early May, and October. Autumn boasts the clearest skies, but lodges in the high villages around the Everest corridor may be entirely booked by commercial trekking groups. April has slightly fewer crowds, but an increased chance of clouds obscuring the views and a bit more atmospheric haze. At other times, the passes are more likely to become unsafe because of snow conditions, and the views obscured by clouds. Certain key lodges can be closed, though crowding is a non-issue.

Schedule Give yourself an absolute minimum of 20 days going clockwise, 19 going counterclockwise. Ideally, budget four full weeks to give yourself time for side trips, weather delays, and sick days, plus three extra days before your flight leaves from Kathmandu as a buffer against flight delays in Lukla. Total time: about 30 days.

Altitude Take it easy. Sleep no more than 1,000 feet higher each night, and spend two nights at the same altitude every three or four days whi


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Everest base camp Trekking Pakag
Jan 08, 2014

Everest base camp trekking &Everest base camp trek&kala Patthar
Everest region is popular all over the world for mountaineering, peak climbing, trekking and expedition. Everest trekking is the adventurous place where you can find numerous trekking options in this region of a life time experiences to Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo-Ri Trek, Gokyo Cho- La Pass Trek, Everest Panorama, and in the Everest view points to capture the stunning views of the Everest.
The main destination of many Everest adventure is to reach Everest Base Camp of about 5430m. You can find Everest icefalls, glaciers, many other eye catching mountains parallel to your walk in the base camp hiking but it’s the great Kala Patthar at the height of 5545m from where you highly enjoy the majestic views of Mt. Everest from a few minutes ascends.
During ascend on the high altitude mountains; be aware of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which is caused due to too quickly climbing to a high elevation. The symptoms like headache, vomiting and loss of appetite are common and must be immediately informed to the guide so that he could provide you some first aid treatment and provide you the further medical facilities.


Everest base camp Itinerary Day by days
Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
Day 03
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 04
Acclimatization day at Namche
Day 05
Trek to Tyangboche(3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 06
Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07
Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 08
Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 09
Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 10
Early hike to Kala Pathar (5550m/18,204ft) & Trek back to Pheriche 6-7 hrs walk
Day 11
Trek to Kyanjuma(3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12
Trek to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 13
Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 14
Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 15
Departure from Kathmandu
Trekking Cost per person =1197$USA dollar

Cost Include :
• All airport/hotel transfers
• Welcome and farewell dinner
• All accommodation and meals during the trek
• Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
• An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
• Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
Cost Exclude:
• Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case you return early from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guides and porters
http://www.nepalguideinfo.com/Everest-Base-Camp.php
http://www.hikehimalayas.com/trekking-in-nepal/trekking-region/everest-region/everest-base-camp.htm
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Holiday Hiking in the southern part of the asia continent there lays a tiny rectangular kingdom squeezed between two hugely populated countries, China to the north and India to the south, this country is Nepal a world of its own. Holiday Hiking is a type of tourism, involving exploration or travel to remote, exotic and possibly hostile areas. Holiday Hiking is rapidly growing in popularity, as tourists seek different kinds of vacations. The land of contrast is presumably the exact way to define the scenery of Nepal for you will find maximum world highest peaks high high up above the clouds determined for the gods above. Straight, active and attractive learning experience Holiday Hiking that engross the whole person and have real Hiking Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Daulagiri, and Annapurna and many more are there for the offering for mountain-lovers, Hiking and travelers.
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