Annapurna Circuit trek is the classic 330 km trek, beginning at Besisahar (a 5-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu) and continuing through typical count ...
Enjoy an exciting journey across the Khumbu region's trails with the stunning vistas of mountain peaks and the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest.
Embark on a journey to the base of mighty Mt. Everest – Everest Base Camp.
Captivating aerial views of the Himalayas en route to Lukla.
Experience the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park.
Namche Bazaar is an entrance and a cultural hub to the Everest region.
Immerse in the lively culture and tradition of the Sherpa community.
Great perspectives of the mountain range from the highest-placed hotel – Hotel Everest View.
The serene atmosphere inside charming Tengboche Monastery.
Get a glimpse of the Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall.
Everest Base Camp! The very name is synonymous with the history of modern mountaineering, particularly with the conquest of Mount Everest itself by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa back in 1953. Such history adds an extra dimension of exhilaration to this trek in the Khumbu area, known as Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, home to the famous Sherpa people of Nepal. The joint border of Nepal and Tibet is straddled by Mount Everest, and this ultimate northerly region of the Himalayas is full of superlative snow capped mountains, rocky and craggy peaks, rushing rivers, deep lakes and glaciers.
This classic trek of the Everest region, surrounded in all directions by astonishing mountain vistas, concentrates on the main Khumbu valley. It allows ample time for necessary acclimatisation, in readiness for the ascent of Kala Patthar with its stunning views of Everest itself, and for the incredible walk over the famous Khumbu glacier to the focal point of the trek, Everest Base Camp.
An unforgettable, breathtaking flight to Lukla from Kathmandu leads straight in to the trek, which ascends, through forests and intriguing Sherpa villages, to the thriving settlement of Namche Bazaar. The birthplace of Tenzing Norgay is a small local village – Thame – with an option to visit.
The beautiful Imja Khola Valley offers up marvellous views of fabulous peaks and glaciers, as does the highest camp of the trek, at Gorak Shep, from where begins the ascent of Kala Patthar (5545m). At last there will be a sighting of the familiar black, rocky, triangle shape of the south-west face of Everest, with a day visit to the focus of this trek – Everest Base Camp. After this undeniably demanding visit to EBC, a more serene activity is a visit to the celebrated Thyangboche Monastery, the region’s most important centre of Buddhism, but more than worth the effort if just because of its fame.
Packed with strenuous effort, this trek is all about experiencing the majestic beauty of the tallest and most magnificent mountains in the world, as well as gaining an insight into the cultural life of the Sherpa people of the Khumbu, not to mention forming a link with those first, intrepid conquerors of Mount Everest.
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This style of trip is organized for specific groups of people (families, friends,school and college students, colleagues, business associates etc.), and is closed to outsiders. If you are interested in this particular trip departure date then please get in touch with us.
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This trip/trek is lodge (teahouse) based. All accommodation, including food, is provided in local lodges. Occasionally however, where a large group is concerned we may choose to send our own cook along, as well, to take care of your food hygiene and to cook some special additional items.We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s) and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.
This trip/trek is camping (tent) based. We will provide one 3-man tent for every two people, also single tents, where requested, on payment of supplementary costs. All food and drinks are provided by our experienced cook and his kitchen team. We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s), cook, kitchen crew, food and drink, and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.
In this trip neither food nor transportation is included. Clients are responsible for food and local transportation, and our responsibility is to provide insured guide, insured porter, and all necessary permits. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Clients pay for their own accommodation. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, We can arrange hotels and international airport transfer, on request.
This trip is specially designed for low-budget travellers who prefer fairly basic facilities with reduced services. It is a pre-requisite that a porter is hired for any self-guided trip, which is an ideal set-up for those who enjoy independent travel with minimum cost. We have added support to minimise the hard work of planning and costing, and we will be available to help in the unlikely event of an emergency. We will arrange all documentation (including permits), before you arrive in Nepal, so that you are free to get on with your adventure, relying only on your porter to help you on your way. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Hotel accommodation, local transportation and international airport transfers may be arranged, on request.
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Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya (Lonely Planet Walking Guides) An excellence book which gives great detail of treks and effrort level required. The maps are also very good. I particularly like the
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A Traveler's Guide sends trekkers to Nepal equipped with comprehensive information on the country's most rewarding route,how to get there, what to bring, what expect, and the people
This easy-to-carry pocket guide presents in an easily accessible from,key identification facts cove 252 Himalayan birds,both resient and migratory,occurring
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, so if you don't get on board with the language,imagine all the restaurant recommendations you'll miss out on. It's okay,the Nepali phrasebook is here. You'll be fine.
Guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
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Our guides are fluent in English. All the guides that we assign speak and understand English. They’ll share with you the fascinating stories, traditions, and folklore of the mountains. The guides will also help you communicate with the locals since many shopkeepers and hosts of teahouses don’t speak English.
The best course of action is to add a day or two before and after your intended trek days in case of flight delays or cancellations. It also gives you time to buy clothing equipment and gear required before your trip. Please be aware that Ace the Himalaya is not responsible for any inconveniences or missed international flights resulting from unforeseen events like airport changes, flight delays or cancellations, etc.
Our trekking season extends from mid-September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.
Following a breathtaking mountain flight from Kathmandu, the trek trails in the footsteps of the first intrepid Himalayan mountaineers, through thi Read more
Following a breathtaking mountain flight from Kathmandu, the trek trails in the footsteps of the first intrepid Himalayan mountaineers, through this predominantly Buddhist region, and you may visit the world-famous monastery at Tyangboche, with its stunning silk hangings and unique artefacts.Read less
This is a classic trek, visiting the site of the base camp used by expeditions attempting the massive south face of Annapurna I. The Annapurna Sanc ...