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“An amazing adventure, completely invigorating� jacob harmer, everest expedition 2010


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Expedition Overview

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Expedition Itinerary

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Expedition information

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Accommodation

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After Your Expedition

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Private Group Bookings

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Flexible Payment Plans & Return Dates

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Booking Your Package

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About Us


Expedition Overview

Expedition Overview If you are looking for the most amazing adventure of your lifetime, then the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is just for you. Hike through the Himalayas past the ancient Khumbu monasteries, and through glaciers to the foot of Mount Everest, where you can observe the highest point on Earth. The Everest Base Camp trek will revitalise you; the crisp mountain air and breathtaking views will immerse and invigorate you, and

the welcoming Nepali culture will make you wish you never had to return home. Our 18 Day package includes all of your flights, the 12 day Everest expedition, and 4 days of recovery at the end of it. You will also have the opportunity to sample some of Nepal’s culture with additional activities such as canoeing with crocodiles, elephant back riding, and paragliding over the mesmerising Pockhara Lake.

a porter on the trek to Dingboche

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Expedition Overview namche bazaar

Nepal is a country bursting with culture and history, making it the perfect place for any explorer. Our trip will offer insight into a broad variety of Nepali customs, from the bustling nature of Kathmandu to the serene isolation of the mountains. The architecture, food, and people are so far removed from the West that you will be able to completely neglect your worries back home, and embrace the buzzing, vibrant new society that welcomes you in Kathmandu. Our packages can be tailored to your needs; using our easy to use online booking system, make sure that you get exactly what you want. We offer a wealth of postexpedition activities, and we aim to cater for all budgets by offering variable accommodation and flexible payment plans.

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Expedition Itinerary

Expedition Itinerary Day 1: International flight to Kathmandu, Nepal Day 2: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla, trek from Lukla to Phakding Day 3: Trek from Phakding to the regional trading hub of Namche Bazaar Day 4: Acclimatization day; ascend 400m, then return to Namche Day Day 5: Hike from Namche Bazaar to the famous monastery of Tengboche Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to the remote hamlet of Dingboche Day 7: Acclimitization day; ascend and descend 400m Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche through the Khumbu glacier Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, have lunch and then...

namche bazaar (3440m)

tengboche (3860m)

phakding (2610m)

Lukla (2840m)

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Expedition Itinerary

kala patthar (5545M)

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gorak shek

(4820m)

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dingboche (4410m)

--- MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP --Day 10: Optional summit of Kala Patthar, trek back to Pangboche Day 11: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar Day 12: Head from Namche Bazaar back to start point of Lukla Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Day 14 – 17: Insurance days Day 18: International flight back home www.conquereverest.com

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Expedition Itinerary

day 1: Lukla to Phakding The expedition starts with a 230m descent from Lukla to the peaceful riverside hamlet of Phakding. At Phakding you have the option to visit a stunning hidden monastery, an hour’s walk from the hamlet. This will be your first opportunity to gain insight into the local way of life in remote areas of the Khamdu region. Lukla, expedition start point

Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar From Phakding you will trek to the hidden town of Namche Bazaar. Namche is the trading hub of the Khumbu region and you will have the chance to pick up some authentic Nepal products here.

Day 3: Namche Bazaar, Acclimatization Day

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Day 3 is an acclimatization day. You will ascend and descend 400m, and in doing so will ensure your body adjusts to the altitude. You will also have the chance to see some spectacular mountain peaks, including Abu Dablam, as well as the world’s highest airport.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche

After a day trekking you will arrive at Tengboche. You will have the chance to visit the historic monastery, see all of the beautiful architecture, and catch a glimpse at the disciplined lives of the monks who inhabit the monastery.

Lukla, expedition start point

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As if the Tengboche Monastery is not stunning enough on its own, the awe inspiring Abu Dablam (6,856m), overlooking the monastery, and considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful mountain, adds a breathtaking finishing touch to the scene. www.conquereverest.com


Expedition Itinerary

Day 5: Tengboche - Dingboche As you pass the 4,000m mark the tree line suddenly disappears, and you are greeted by a harsher, rockier terrain. From here onwards you are constantly surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks.

Day 6: Dingboche, Acclimatization Day 6 is the second acclimatization day to ensure your body adjusts smoothly to the altitude. It involves ascending 400m before returning to Dingboche.

Day 7: Dingboche - Lobuche (Khumbu Glacier) After a day’s trekking through a spectacular valley you will arrive at a cosy tea house in the settlement of Lobuche, beside the Khumbu glacier. Walk along the edge of the glacier, and hear the growling of the shifting ice. Avalanches can be seen on the other side of the glacier down the mountain www.conquereverest.com

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Expedition Itinerary

Day 8: Gorak Shep and EVEREST BASE CAMP After trekking parallel to the Khumbu Glacier you will arrive at the lodge of Gorak Shep. After an hour and a half ’s trek from Gorak Shep all of your hard work pays off, as you reach Mount Everest Base Camp. The feeling of satisfaction is indescribable as you reach this legendry spot. You will spend about an hour at Base Camp, taking in the views and capturing this magical moment on camera.

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Expedition Itinerary EXPERIENCE Phenomenal views of everest from kala patthar

Day 9: Summit of Kala Patthar On day 9 there is the option to summit Kala Patthar (5,545m), where some of the best panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding mountain peaks can be taken in. After returning to Gorak Shep, you will begin the three day trek back to Lukla for your return flight to Kathmandu.

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Expedition Information

Expedition information Health and fitness The Everest Base Camp trek is strenuous, but does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. The only requisite is that you are in good physical and mental condition, and that you can hike with a backpack for 4-6 hours daily without completely losing the plot! The altitude affects people differently, but it is common for participants to experience mild headaches on the expeditions after a day of ascending. Despite this, the effects of altitude usually subside after a few hours, as your body naturally adjusts to the altitude. To aid the acclimatization process we factor in two acclimatization days. We require that anybody with past medical conditions seek medical advice before enrolling on an expedition.

expedition guides Our experienced, enthusiastic, and English-speaking team will ensure that you get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, whilst maintaining your personal safety at all times. Tap into our guides’ local knowledge to make the very most of your trip.

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Expedition Information prayer flags enroute to namche bazaar

a typical day on the expedition 8:00: Morning wake up call 8:45: Breakfast served 9:30: Begin the day’s trek, taking regular breaks 12:00: Break for lunch, and take some time to appreciate the sights 13:00: Begin afternoon’s trekking 15:30: Arrive at your lodge for the night with delicious tea waiting for you. Take some time out to relax, chat or play cards until dinner 18:30: Three course dinner is served at 20:30. Group briefing for what is in stall the following day

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Acute mountain sickness (ams) 8:00: Morning wake up call 8:45: Breakfast served 9:30: Begin the day’s trek, taking regular breaks 12:00: Break for lunch, and take some time to appreciate the sights 13:00: Begin afternoon’s trekking 15:30: Arrive at your lodge for the night with delicious tea waiting for you. Take some time out to relax, chat or play cards until dinner 18:30: Three course dinner is served at 20:30. Group briefing for what is in stall the following day

trekking through dingboche


Accommodation

Accommodation Whilst in Kathmandu Whilst you stay in Kathmandu we offer a range of accommodation to allow you to tailor your package to your preferences and budget. All accommodation is provided in our packages throughout your stay, and you are able to upgrade your accommodation using our easy to use booking system. A full description of our hotels and amenities can be found online.

Kathmandu, the city of temples

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Accommodation Looking down on namche Bazaar

Whilst on the Expedition

During the expedition trekkers stay in comfortable, quaint lodges. Flavoured Nepali tea awaits guests on arrival - exactly what is needed after a day in the Himalayas. Rooms are generally twin shared rooms, although single rooms are available on request. www.conquereverest.com

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After Your Expedition

After your Expedition Two Night Safari Trip Head out to the Chitwan National Park to see some of the spectacular wildlife that inhabits Nepal. The park is home to over 50 species of mammals including the beautiful Single-Horned Asian Rhinoceros and the Bengal Tiger.

The trip will start with your private transportation from Kathmandu to your hotel where you will be staying on the safari. Once you arrive you will have chance to relax and go on a riverside walk at sunset where it is possible to see rhinos bathing at dusk. After a refreshing night’s sleep you will start the day with a canoe ride down the river where you are likely to be able to spot crocodiles. You will then go on a jungle trek searching for some of the exciting species followed by an Elephant shower. After lunch you trek through the jungle on the back of an elephant which is when the best wildlife is most likely to be found. You will finish the day with dinner and then a cultural show in the local village. On day three there will be an early morning bird watching opportunity and then back to Kathmandu. Page 15

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After Your Expedition

Visit a Hidden Rainforest Spa Retreat Take a trip after you return from your expedition out into the jungle and discover a magical hidden rainforest resort which offers much more than just relaxation. The perfect way to finish off an already unforgettable trip. Relaxing and exciting experiences the resort has to offer include: - 160m bungee jump - Spa facilities - Worlds highest canyon swing - White water rafting - Lush gardens

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After Your Expedition

Visit the Pokhora Lake After a testing expedition take some time out to relax and no where offers a better place to do so than at the beautiful, peaceful Pockhara Lake. Take some time out to enjoy the tropical weather whilst still being able to look out onto the beautiful Himalayan mountain range in the distance. If your craving for excitement has still not been satisfied, you can roam the skies with the Eagles by taking a tandem paragliding flight which offers spectacular views. Or if you want to slow the pace down a bit, rent a boat and chill on the lake. The town situated on edge of the lake offers many delicious restaurants and lively bars.

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After Your Expedition

Summiteer Presentation by Passang Sherpa Attend an exclusive hour long presentation, whilst in Kathmandu, by six-time Mount Everest Summiteer, Passang Sherpa, and hear his personal tales of peril and adventure summitting the highest mountain on earth. Passang is one of the few people in the world to have reached the top of the earth. With a one in ten chance of death, Passang is lucky to be here to tell his tales after 6 summits. A opportunity not be missed by any adventurer!

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Private Group Bookings

Private Group Bookings

We offer private group bookings if you want to keep your expedition within friends or an organisation. We take private groups as small as 2 and as large as 30. This is the perfect option if you wish to keep things intimate amongst a special group of friends. We have a special group booking function built into our website. Contact Info@ConquerEverest.com for more details and special private group promotions. Page 19

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Flexible Payment Plans & Return Dates

Flexible Payment Plans & Return Dates Flexible Payment Plans

Extend your Return Date

Pay all in one or in multiple installments over a period of time which suits you. However you wish to pay we have a payment plan to suit you. Choose how you want to pay as you make your booking online.

If you wish to stay out in Nepal longer and see more of what this stunning country has to offer then simply extend your staying whilst booking online.

Attend a Free Information Meeting Attend a presentation about the Everest expedition and package free of charge to get a better idea of what to expect. We hold meetings through out the country and you can reserve a seat online using our ‘Attend a Meeting’ section of the website. www.conquereverest.com

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Booking Your Package

Booking your Package Begin booking your expedition by selecting a ‘Departure Location’ and ‘Departure Date’. Our visual presentation on our homepage takes you through the expedition day by day to give you a clearer insight into the expedition.

Once you have selected the ‘Begin Adventure’ button on the home page you are taken to the customisation stage where you can: - Extend your trip -Upgradeyour accommodation - Book additional activities - Choose your payment plan - Use a voucher code You will be then given your quote and you will be able to proceed with your booking. Page 22

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About us

About Us Our aim is to provide all of our clients with an experience of a lifetime which they can look back on and say that the Everest Expedition was one of the most fulfilling things they have ever done. We are all about excitement, adventure and exploration at ConquerEverest.com and we are sure anybody interested in the Everest Base Camp Expedition are like minded. Our strong, experienced and enthusiastic team will ensure that you get the most out of this once in a lifetime adventure whilst maintaining your safety at all times. If you have any questions please get in contact, we would love to hear from you.

Contact Us ConquerEverest.com GHS Adventure Limited 58a Eton High Street Windsor Berkshire SL4 6BL United Kingdom Info@ConquerEverest.com

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