• Everest Base Camp 2019

    “COME TO ME, CHILD” EBC (EVEREST BASE CAMP) EXPEDITION 2019- ANSWERS FOR ALL YOUR DOUBTS

    Why EBC 2019?

    1. Golden opportunity to face the world’s tallest mountain, Everest (8848M) at nearest distance possible.
    2. Going to be the experience and achievement of a lifetime.
    3. The trekking group consists of experience licensed guide, assistant guides, trekkers and experienced travelers.
    4. The organizers and the service providers who will never compromise your safety at anytime.
    5. Opportunity to meet trekkers around the world.
    6. Good opportunity to learn the culture and social life of  the Sherpa community of Nepal
    7. You will be witnessing mind blowing landscapes and sceneries.
    8. Chance to meet Nepali people who are popular for their excellent hospitality.

     

    Namche Bazar Everest Trek

    Nepali food: Dhal Bat Power 24 hours

    Is it hard to get to Everest base camp?

    It is moderate to a hard level. Almost, all the trekkers can do it. You need to climb up slowly. You need to drink a lot of water. You need the dedication to do it. If you have a regular physical exercise at home and if you’re fit, you can do it easily. But you have to climb to 5,364m above the sea level so you have to be mentally prepared too.

    How long does it take to get Everest base camp?

    Normally, you will walk 11/12 days in Everest region, 8 days to climb to base camp from Lukla with two acclimatization days & 3 or 4 days to go back to Lukla from base camp. You need to come to Kathmandu first and prepare for trekking & at least one more extra day after trekking. You may say, it is a back up day as well because Lukla flight might not be certain at times due to its weather. Let’s say you need at least 14/15 days’ altogether.

    Can I know the Itinerary?

    Outline Itinerary for Everest base camp trek 15 days

    Day 01: Picks up from arrival & drive to the hotel

    Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,800m & trek to Phakding 2,660m – 4hrs

    Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar 3,440m – 6 hrs

    Day 04: Acclimatization day, visit Syangboche 3,800m

    Day 05: Trek to Tyangboche 3,810m – 6 hrs

    Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,450m – 6 hrs

    Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche (you may climb some higher peaks)

    Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,910m – 5 hrs

    Day 09: Trek to Basecamp 5,360m via Gorakshep & back to Gorakshep 5,180m for an overnight

    Day 10 : Trek down to Pheriche 4,210m/ Pangboche 4,000m

    Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar – 7 hrs

    Day 12: Trek to Lukla – 7 hrs

    Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu

    Day 14: Free & easy in Kathmandu, those who wish to Kathmandu day tour, will be arranged with extra cost

    Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

    The itinerary looks very interesting. Can I know how much this trip costs?

    Usually the price is USD 1370.00 but since the trip is organized by passionate trekkers, you can have well discounted price

    USD 1299.00

    What are included in the price?

    • Airport picks up & drops
    • Taxi to/from the domestic airport
    • Three-nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
    • Baggage allowance 10kg check-in & 5kg hand carry
    • Guide and assistant guide’s flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • Lodge accommodation during the trekking
    • Meals: breakfast, Lunch, & dinner- trekking days
    • Fresh fruits with dinner
    • Water purification
    • National park permit
    • TIMS card
    • Pasang Lhamu local permit
    • Experienced, government license holder trekking guide(salary, food, lodge, insurance)
    • Assistant guide for group (salary, food, lodge, insurance for assistant guide)
    • Trekking porter (salary, food, lodging, insurance)
    • (One porter is provided to two trekkers
    • Medical kits
    • Coordination for emergency cases
    • Farewell dinner at a reputable restaurant

    What are not included in the price?

    • KL to Kathmandu 2 ways flights
    • Nepal visa fee
    • Trekking Insurance
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bills, bar bills, chocolate, shower, WIFI etc
    • Tips to guide & porter
    • All types of soft & hard drinks
    • Extra nights in Kathmandu hotel in the case early returns or an extended stay in Nepal
    • All things which are not mentioned in includes

    The price is very reasonable and the itinerary is very promising. How to do the payment?

    “Come to me, child” EBC 2019 EASY PAYMENT PLAN

    DEPOSIT – USD 300.00

    1. EASY PLAN TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT

    Phase 1- USD 100 (RM 416.00) by end of September 2018

    Phase 2- USD 100 (RM 416.00) by end of October 2018

    Phase 3- USD 100 (RM 416.00) by end of November 2018

     

    1. PAYMENT PLAN TO BOOK KATHMANDU LUKLA 2 WAYS FLIGHT

    USD 350.00

    The flight booking to Lukla need to be made 4 months prior to the departure date due to the limited seats and peak season.

    DUE: END OF JANUARY 2019

     

    1. OUTSTANDING BALANCE

    USD 649.00

    DUE: BEFORE DEPARTURE DATE 27TH APRIL 2019 or on the date of departure

                                                                                        

    Kindly deposit the money to

    MAYBANK

    105122042712   SURESH NARAYANAN

    email your deposit slip or any proof of document to smooper22@gmail.com or whatsapp to 0162940078 (Suresh) 0129070184 (Ghandi)

     

    Itinerary Conditions
    In all our trekking, tour itinerary’s accommodations are all set in respective Hotels / Lodges / Home Stay/ Guest House/ Resorts, even camping in some remote areas as per the trip selected. Some of the days can be long or the others can be short depending upon trekkers fitness, porter’s situation, availability of vehicle on time, flight delay/ cancellation, unfavorable bad weather or road/ trail conditions, etc. which is beyond our control. In these types of situations, selected tour destination may differ from the program itineraries. In rare cases we might even have to reroute or cancel the trips.
    In this case, please bear with us. We will try our best to adjust the itinerary trip as per your convenience. The company has the right to cancel the trips due to unavoidable condition or anything that’s beyond our control including if the volume of travelers is less than expected.
    Flight Cancellation during The Trip
    During the trip, the flights can be delayed or cancelled due to the bad weather or any case that is beyond our control. If it happens, you have to cover up your accommodation and food costs for the extra days. The service provider assumes no responsibility or liability for any change or modifications due to the factors beyond our control.
    REFUND POLICY FOR THE PAYED AMOUNT
    80% from total amount paid will be refunded if the trip cancelled by participants before four (4) months from the departure date.
    75% from total paid amount paid will be refunded if the trip cancelled by participants before one (1) months from departure date.
    70% from total amount will be refunded if the trip needs to be cancelled due to the natural disaster or any other unwanted events before the departure date.
    No refund will be made if the trip need to be cancelled due to the natural disaster happens DURING the trekking.
    If the trekkers has to return or break earlier from the trekking due to medical/physical or personal reasons, they have to bear all of his/her expenses occurred on route of trekking and at hotel in the city before your home departure.
    REFUND POLICY FOR THE MONEY PAID FOR THE INTERNAL FLIGHT BOOKING.
    Refund is possible with or without penalty, subjected to terms and conditions by the airlines.

     

  • ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP

    BAD IDEA-TREKKING POON HILL AND TADAPANI ON THE SAME DAY

    ABC trekking during spring ( March to May)

    Trekking from Ulleri to Ghorepani wasn’t as easy as how we expected, and wasn’t like Nayapul to Ulleri trekking, the pain began intensifying when the altitude increased . Initially, our literature showed visiting ABC during spring ( March to May) is the second best choice after October to November season. But sadly the weather pushed us to wear a poncho all the way until we reached Ghorepani. Most of the time the weather was drizzly and foggy. The continuous rain and cloudy weather also blocked the breathtaking mountain views we wished to see. So far, the journey wasn’t pleasant. The excitement started to fade from our faces.

    Ghorepani

    We reached Ghorepani late evening, one of the biggest village in the Annapurna region, a long day trekking from Ulleri. The 2760m elevation from sea level had already triggered some altitude sickness fear among us, but at this stage we haven’t started to take Acetozolamide yet. The night was too cold and we hoped the sky to be clear as we planned to hike to Poon Hill the following morning. As we got up at 4.30 am, Rajan was unwell. He vomited more, found to be very weak and gloomy. Despite the poor health condition, Rajan was determined to reach Poon Hill with us without any problem.

    Time to Check Oxygen level and heart rate

    Time to time we didn’t miss to check our oxygen level and heart rate when we reached new elevation. We knew the complication of altitude sickness very well.  The oxygen level of the whole team was on a average of 97% and the heart rate at 100 bpm. Since Rajan is an experienced paramedic, we had no issue on getting a definite diagnosis for symptoms we facing time to time. Additionally, Ganesan is an experienced Pharmaceutical  staff, he advised us what medication we should take.

    Poon Hill

    The best part about the Poon Hill was the panoramic view, even the entire Annapurna region were not to sight but the view of Machapuchare mountain was very prominent. Luckily the weather was better than previous days. Looking at the mountains under the azure tainted skies really gave me an impeccable amount of hope. Hope that we will reach our destination under any circumstances. I cannot stress how sophisticated the panoramic view was. You will only know the true beauty of it not by looking at photos but embracing it face to face. This place is a painters’ dream or paradise

    Nature was our everything a this point

    The snow caped mountains looked like a meticulously crafted dessert with powdered sugar on top. The cotton candy-like clouds covered it.(sorry if i made you hungry);). The sky was our friends, the moon our guide at night and the clouds were our roof. We were completely surrounded by nature. Nature was our everything a this point. On the dirt covered land, lies leafless bushes and dried leaves. flowers bloomed adding contrast and life to just a plain plot of land. The view was so spectacular. Although we were only halfway though our expedition, the view kept us motivated and kept me in euphoria. The sunrise made beautiful silhouettes of everyone. The beauty of the expedition even though were were only halfway though it gave me an indisputable amount of joy and satisfaction

    The Rhododendron flower, national flower of Nepal bloomed elegantly and captured the eyes for a long period of time. This saturated red color flower only can be seen during spring, March to May every year, especially  at high altitude area like Annapurna Region.

    In a nutshell, staying in Ghorepani an extra night is a good idea. We were really tired and we reached Tadapani late in the evening which is  risky. Ghorepani to Tadapani is one of the longest trail in this expedition. When the journey incorporated with Poon Hill trekking, it turned to be the toughest and painful trekking. Additionally, the altitude sickness symptoms started to appear among some trekkers. To be frank, the journey to the Tadapani on the same day hiking Poon Hill should have been avoided. However, we managed to reach Tadapani around 7.30pm with sluggish steps and exhausted faces.

     

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    ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING, NEPAL- NAYAPUL TO ULLERI

    Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trekking

    Trekking in Nepal, especially the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) was completely a new adventure for us, in fact I will say the attempt was a little premature for us, because none of us has reached more than  1000m except Nuben who have reached Mount Fuji (3776m) and Ganesan, Gunung Tahan (2,187m). Most of us were travelers but not experienced trekkers. However, I had a promising instinct to reach ABC without any issue but little fear kept surrounding my mind, especially the 4130m altitude sickness.

    Our preparation wasn’t much on trails but most of the time watching Youtube videos and discussing through a whatsapp group. We managed to get most of our gears from Decathlon and Sports Direct. But, we focused more on getting durable and quality shoes here before reaching Nepal, so most of our shoes were purchased from Columbia store in Pavillion, KL.

    with Chin Tapa, Pristine Nepal, tour agency

    Pristine Nepal Treks and Expedition

    Our initial plan was trekking Annapurna independently. But after more literature, we decided to hire porters and guides. Luckily, we ended up with Pristine Nepal, a trekking agency which is well grounded in the Himalayan region. The reason for us to have confidence with Chin Tapa, wasn’t because of his reasonable price but because of his personal experience on trek. He started his career as porter at the age of 19 for 3 years. His life wasn’t easy until he upgraded himself to a guide. He worked as guide for 12 years and subsequently he obtained his Bachelor Degree in Humanities from a reputable university in Nepal. Chin Tapa established Pristine Nepal Treks and Expedition http://www.pristinenepal.com/company in 2017 and now he is one the busiest trekking operator in Nepal. The best part about Chin Tapa is, he only charges for what he says (no hidden charges), very reliable, caring and a very responsible trekking operator.

    Rajan with Nepal kids

    Nayapul to Brenthati

    On 2nd April, 2018 we easily reached Nayapul – our trekking starting point at 5pm from Pokhara by van, The journey from Pokhara to Nayapul took about 2 hours. Nayapul is a little town/village where more drastic construction and development was seen. Our first day of trekking was only for approximately 1.5 hours and more on dusty roads. It was a pretty easy trek full of beautiful village scenes. We reached Brenthati, a village around 7 pm and spent a night there. Accommodation and food was sold for very reasonable price. A Single room only cost around 300 Nepal Rupees, around 4USD

    Ghandi (team leader) and Sundram

    Suthagar Kotto and Ganesan

    Birethanti to Ulleri (1,960m)

    Trekking the second day to Ulleri was significantly tough and tiring even though the trails just passing by some villages. The continuous staircases for 6 to 7 hours trekking approximately 12 km in distance was a really rough testing ground for our stamina and fitness. More ascending treks compared to descending. My knee and back never hurt this much before.

    Next post will covering trekking from Ulleri to Phoon Hill which covers mind blowing landscapes especially the colorful Rodendrum flowers . Stay tuned. Thanks