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Courtesy of Easy Treks & Expedition, experience an incredible 12-Day Trekking Experience for one person to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, including accommodation, transportation, sight-seeing tour, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, valued at approximately $1,140 USD / £915 GBP*. Please note the winner will be required to separately pay for all additional purchases, including visa fees, international flights, further meals, bar bills, additional excursions, gratuities, etc.
Auction trek dates: to be booked in advance and trek taken before 30 June 2023, subject to availability.
Discover the world’s tallest mountain and immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people with this incredible trekking auction! Combine the Himalayan wilderness with the traditions of Sherpa people for a momentous walking holiday.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp always brings lots of excitement. Over two dozen mountains lie waiting to be seen and explored along with high passes, moraines, glaciers, and diversified woodland, which together make a dynamic walking holiday. Easy Treks & Expeditions has introduced the Everest Base Camp Trek to provide trekkers with an amazing chance to witness the Himalayan transporter route.
The winner will fly to the world’s most extreme airfield at Lukla Airport, meet their crew members like porters, trekking guides, and Sherpas, and then set off on their trekking adventure. This airport is the only medium of transportation to the Khumbu region. Helicopters are very expensive to transfer goods to remote places like Dingboche, Thame, Gorakshep, Lobuche, Tengboche, and even Namche Bazaar. The only way of transporting the goods is through Jockpey or Yaks. Therefore, trekkers will take the traditional route of the Jockpey Trail to EBC. Places like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep are trekked past to reach Everest Base Camp. Total two acclimatization takes place in Namche Bazaar and in Dingboche. During Namche acclimatization rest, trekkers will go for Everest View Hotel hiking.
Panoramic views of mountains like Tabuche, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Amadablam and many others really make this short hiking trip an awesome Himalayan adventure. Moreover, the stop in Tengboche adds spiritual value to this trip. After the valley of Pangboche the tree lines start to disappear. During the Dingboche acclimatization, trekkers climb either Nagarshan Hill or trek to Chhukung Valley. The sight of Pumori, Lobuche, Cholatse, and other mountains really make outstanding photo moment on your Himalayan journey.
After Gorakshep there are no further human settlements. In order to take various Everest expedition goods and equipment, the Sherpas use the Jockpey trail to EBC. The trek finally ends at Everest Base Camp, which is about 2 hours of walking from Gorakshep. You will be in awe of the place where once Sir Edmund and Norgay once stood. The sight of sunrise seen from Kalapathar the next morning is equally astounding, with the sun’s rays kissing the tips of snow-capped mountains. The trip really is a cultural exploration of the Himalayan wilderness and probably the best walking activity to do in Nepal!
Max-altitude: 5364m / 17598.43ft.
Group Size: 2-10
Trip Start & End: Kathmandu,Nepal
Meals: All meals included
Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & tea house during trek.
Day 01 : Arrival in Katmandu(1,350m/4,428ft)
Upon your arrival in Katmandu, we will greet you at the airport and accompany you to the Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation.
We tour UNESCO World Heritage Sites today. These sites highlight Nepal’s cultural and religious heritages. Our first stop will be Kathmandu Durbar Square and then Swayambhunath Stupa. Next is Pashupatinath Temple which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world, followed by the Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, which is one of the largest stupas in the world. Lastly, in the late afternoon, we visit our office for a brief orientation on our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Katmandu – Lukla – Phakding; (2,651m/8,700ft) 3-4 hour trek
After an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) and final preparations, the trekking starts. From Lukla you’ll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) is reached. Overnight at Phakding
Day 04 : Phakding-Namche Bazaar: (3,438m/11,280 ft) 5-6 hour trekking
The trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge and then leads you along the river to Hilary’s Suspension Bridge. Then the trail climbs further from here to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche bazaar.
Day 05: Namche to Pangboche – today, the trek ends at Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft), which lies on the bank of Imja Khola. Overnight at Pangboche.
Day 06: Pangeboche to Gorak Shep – The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep. Overnight in Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft). Overnight at Gorakh Shep
Day 07: Gorak Shep to base camp and back to Pheriche – This day leads you finally to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft), walking through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest. Continuing the trek we’ll return to Pheriche for overnight. Overnight at Pheriche.
Day 09: Pheriche to Namche – Now the trail retraces the same way back. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,286ft).
Day 10: Namche Bazaar- Lukla (2,860 m/9,383 ft) 5-6 hours – Today, the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. And finally, today, the trail will lead you back to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). On arrival in Lukla, you will have time to relax, stretch those sore legs and celebrate the completion of your trek. Overnight at Phakding.
Day 11: Lukla – Kathmandu – After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you will be collected from the airport and taken to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Fly back home
According to the flight schedule, transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
• All government tax and service charges.
• A comprehensive medical kit.
• All necessary paperwork and permits (NATIONAL PARK, TIMS).
• Down jacket, sleeping bag (refundable).
• Staff salary insurance transportation as well as staff food and hotel.
• An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
• All ground transportation and flights according to the itinerary.
• Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and accommodation on the mountain.
• Welcome and farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
• Accommodations in Kathmandu at Deluxe hotel.
• Half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, including entry fees with an experienced tour guide.
• Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
• Tips for guides and porters.
• personal insurance and Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, .as well as all bar bills along the trek.
• International airfare.
• Nepal visa fee.
Before You Go
Accommodation: You will be staying at a 3-star level hotel whenever you are in Kathmandu or Pokhara. While you are trekking, you will spend your nights at tea houses or hotels with the best availability and you will be provided with a room on a twin share basis.
Food: During your trip, you will be provided bed and breakfast in the city wherever you stay. During your trekking, you will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the local tea houses or lodges menu of your choice, which will feature Nepal, Indian, Tibetan, and basic continental items.
Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is compulsory for your activities. Easy treks and expeditions require your travel insurance must cover the emergency cases (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance) with medical expenses, cancellation, loss of luggage, and lost items. Easy Treks & Expedition will help you to arrange but is not responsible for any kinds of bills.
Once you’re ready to hit the trail, follow these guidelines for staying safe and comfortable:
Pack with the list of important items for any hike.
Sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray and a basic first aid kit are always good to carry with you. everyone has different medical needs but should contain at least the following items
Bandages and gauze
Alcohol wipes (or providence iodine)
Small roll of medical tape
Anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen, acetaminophen)
Antihistamines (for bee stings or bug bites)
Any personal medications, even on a cold day, hikers get plenty of UV exposure, especially on mountains that don’t have a lot of tree cover. Take care of eyes and skin with UV-blocking sunglasses, plenty of wide-spectrum sunscreens, and a hat.
Protect against bugs and insects by keeping skin covered (long sleeves, hats, and long pants tucked into socks work wonders), using bug spray, and avoiding strongly-scented skin and hair products.
Pack a few layers of extra non-cotton clothing — no matter how hot it is outside, it’s always important to bring an extra layer just in case you get stranded or the weather changes.
Bring a headlamp or lightweight flashlight. Make sure it has fully charged batteries.
Anything necessary to repair trail gear, including a Swiss army knife or other multi-tool, duct tape, shoelaces, needle and thread, scissors, wire, rope, etc.
Wool, fleece, and microfiber are ideal for staying warm and dry. Wear a hat to retain warmth and bring a heavier layer (a puffy down- or synthetic-filled jacket is ideal). Hofstetter warns against cotton clothing because it takes forever to dry and doesn’t provide warmth when wet. In particular, avoid cotton socks like the plague because they get wet and often cause blisters when they’re sweaty. Use wool or synthetic materials instead.
Your safety on the trail is your own responsibility. Stay on the right trail, and don’t take shortcuts on switchbacks.
When hiking, pay close attention to your body. If feeling tired, stop for a break and a snack and drink. Be sure to consume plenty of water, especially on a hot, sticky day — drink before you’re thirsty to ensure proper hydration. For every hour of hiking, plan to drink half a quart to a quart of water.
If your feet start to hurt, take a minute to change into dry socks and slap a bandage on the hotspot. Your body is your transportation, so give it some tender loving care.
On the trail, respect the environment and wildlife. Don’t touch, pick up, or eat any plants, flowers, fruit, or animals, especially if they are unfamiliar.
Always carry your trash with you. Don’t leave litter on the trail and generally minimize the impact on the trails to maintain the integrity of the path and stay out of animals. Remember: the only souvenirs should be photographs and memories. The only things left behind should be footsteps.
Hike at a pace where you can talk while you’re walking and know when to take a break.
Stop once every hour for 10 minutes, even if you don’t think you need a rest.
Inform friends and family about the trip itinerary and map.
It’s also smart to bring a photo ID, insurance card, and credit card in case of emergency.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately $1,140 USD by Easy Treks & Expedition – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion, or discount. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange and pay for your own flights/transportation to and from your home at the agreed Easy Treks & Expedition collection point to coincide with your trek booking. Your trek is subject to availability, must be booked in advance, and the trek took before 30 June 2023. Please note any associated taxes/entrance fees etc., and all additional purchases will be collected from the winner by the relevant establishment at the time of booking/purchase and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction’s end. The full Terms of our auctions can be found here. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third-party providers or sponsors.