Mountain Photography Trek

Duration: 16 days | Grade: Moderate
Altitude: 5,357m.

"This unique Mountain photography trek leads you to the home of the legendary Sherpa people, on the foothill of the highest peak of the world, the Mt. Everest at 8848m. If you want to discover your creative potential, learn about better Mountain photography or gain a little professional perception, then these workshops are an outstanding way to do it. If you're ready to learn new skills while enjoying trekking in the mountains then this is the journey for you. If you want to spend quality time with like minded people and enjoy the sharing of knowledge and experiences, then we would love to have you along."

 

Join Everest Photography Tour, a professional adventure and landscape photogragher, and Pema Sherpa, an experienced climber who was summited Mt. Everest, on an incredible adventure and on-location photography seminar into the highest mountains in the world. This classic trek to the rarefied altitudes of Mt. Everest Base Camp is indeed one of the most interesting treks the world has to offer. You'll trek through the heart of the Sherpa homeland to Kalapathar (18,195 ft.) for an incredible view of Mt. Everest and on to base camp where you can visit with mountaineers and watch the drama unfold as they prepare for their summit attempts.

 

Small Group
Small groups provide a more intimate atmosphere allowing you to get to know your Sherpa guides better and to develop lifelong friendships. Therefore, the maximum group size for this trek is 12 people. The minimum is 6 people.

 

Tea House Lodge Trek
All accommodations during the trek are in tea house lodges, which helps support the local economy and gives you an insight into the Himalaya culture. Morning and evening meals will be at these lodge and you'll have choices of both western and local dishes.

 

Trip Dates: October 16th through November 2nd, 2013
Plan to schedule your international flights to arrive in Kathmandu on October 16th and depart from Kathmandu on November 2nd.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 16 days
  • Max Altitude: 5,357m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Moderate
  • Season: March - May, Sept - Dec
  • Tour Type: Fly Out / Fly in Trekking and Kathmandu Private vehicle
  • Highlight: Scenic flight to Lukla; Sherpa home down; Monasteries; amazing view of mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Views of Khumbu Ice - Fall, Sherpa's village, Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar and so on.

Everest Base Camp Itinerary

  • Itinerary
  • Include / Exclude
  • Date & Price
  • Equipment
  • Tour Photo

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. 1,350m/4,428ft
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding. 2,652m/8,700ft
Day 03: Phakding to Namche bazaar 3,440m/11,284ft . Approx. 5-6 hrs walking.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,284ft .
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3,870m/12,694ft. Approx 5 hours walking.
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche 4,100m/13,076ft. Approx. 5-6 hours walking.
Day 07: Rest Day at Dingboche 4,100m/13,076ft.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche4,930m/16,172ft . Approx. 5 hours walking.


Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep 5,160m/16,929ft to Everest Base Camp 5,357m/17,575ft and back to Gorakshep 5,160m/16,929ft Approx. 5-6 hours walking.


Day 10: Hike upto Kalapatthar 5,545m/18,192ft and retreat trek to Pheriche
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche bazaar 3,440m/11,284ft
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Phakding 2,652m/8,700ft
Day 13: Phakding to Lukla 2,800m/9,184ft.
Day 14: Fly back to kathmandu. 1,350m/4,428ft
Day 15: Rest day in kathmandu. 1,350m/4,428ft
Day 16: Departure from Nepal

 

NOTE: On Everest adventure trips of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (As per Guest need) with breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • A full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour including tour guide and entrance fees.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide.
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Everest National park permit, TIMS )
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • T ravel 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
         
         
         
         
         

Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

Footwear
Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
Warm socks for colder areas
Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

 

Legwear
Loose, casual trousers for trekking
Thermal leggings for colder areas
Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
Waterproof trousers

 

Body
Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
Thermal shirt for colder areas
Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

 

Head/Hands
Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
Sunglasses or goggles
Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
Warm gloves

 

Other items
Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
Day sack to be carried personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
One litre water bottle
Personal first aid kit to include essential items
Sleeping bag, 4 season
Torch, ideally head torch
Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
Toilet items and towel
Large handerchief/bandana for neck

 

Optional Items
Binoculars
Books (see Recommended Reading)
Altimeter
Compass
Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

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