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Mount Everest Base Camp Expedition with Yoga | Mount Everest, Nepal


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Mount Everest, Nepal | April 14 - May 5, 2018

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We know you have thought about conquering Mt. Everest for many years now.. physically.. symbolically... Perhaps you have even dreamed about Everest, heard it calling to your soul . . .many fortunate souls have been called to Everest. Now it's your time to conquer life, to finally drop the excuses and jump in to the grandest of all adventures. The TOP of the world. The one and only EVEREST.

Trekking the Himalayas. Stunning Nature. Daily Yoga & Meditation. Immersed in Culture. Space to Breathe. Awesome Fitness. Dreams Come True.

EVEREST . . .

Mount Everest and the Khumbu Glacier in Sagarmatha National Park. Image by Dan Rafla

Mount Everest and the Khumbu Glacier in Sagarmatha National Park. Image by Dan Rafla

Join us on this unforgettable quest.

You will travel with inspiring people, and professional guides and porters while being immersed in the magical land and fascinating culture of Nepal! You will begin each blessed day with sunrise yoga as the first light of day illuminates the top of the world, and end each spectacular evening with meditation and accomplishment, staying focused on gratitude while embracing each moment of your dream coming true.

If Everest has been a dream of yours and you've always thought, "It's on my bucket list .." now is the time to start checking that bucket list off. Live in the NOW. There is a whole world out here waiting for you to discover and conquer.  Leave your stressful life behind for awhile and embrace your adventurous side on this once in a lifetime unforgettable journey, inside and out. 

* This trekking adventure requires a high level of fitness, as we are trekking for 4 - 8 hours a day, in high altitudes on steep inclines.


THE ADVENTURE . . .

Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, largest Tibetan Buddhist stupa in the world

Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, largest Tibetan Buddhist stupa in the world

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) 

  • Arrival to Kathmandu, rest and recover from the jet lag. Enjoy a dinner of traditional Nepali vegetarian cuisine. Walk the Thamel District streets of Kathmandu observing the Nepali New Year's Celebrations! This happens to be New Year's Day in Nepal, ringing in year 2075, and you are here to witness it!

Day 2: Kathmandu City Excursion

  • Rooftop Yoga overlooking Kathmandu City
  • Healthy Breakfast 
  • Sightseeing Tours of the Following World Heritage Sites:
    • Pashupatinath Temple: the holiest Hindu Temple with cremation vats on the bank of sacred Bagmati River
    • Boudhanath Stupa: the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world
    • Swayambhunath Stupa: the 2000-year-old legendary Hindu and Buddhist stupa on the hilltop overlooking Kathmandu Valley
  • Dinner
  • Candlelight Meditation under the stars

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft) – Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft): 35 min flight and 8km Trek (3-4 hrs trek)

  • Rooftop Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Flight to Luka: Early morning Trans Himalayan flight and dramatic landing on the hillside at Lukla
  • Lukla: gateway to the Khumbu/Everest region. Meet our local porters & walk downhill to the Sherpa settlement of Cheplung
  • Trek: We will take the trail along the side of the Dudh Koshi Valley before ascending to Ghat (2,530m/8,350ft)  finishing the day by trekking another gentle hour up to Phakding
  • Dinner
  • Candlelight Meditation under the stars
  • Overnight in Phakding trekker lodge
Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft): 10km Trek (5-6 hrs)

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Trek: The amazing trail meanders through a pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges via the Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale
  • Sagarmatha National Park: permit checkpoint; with tranquil views of glistening Thamserku (6,618m/21,714m).
  • Trek: The trail continues along the riverbed to the confluence of the Bhote and Dudh Koshi Rivers. It then climbs steadily, crossing the high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge: with inspiring glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse – Lhotse ridge.  A final three-hour ascent through the pine forest leads us to the prosperous trading and administrative town of Namche Bazaar
  • Dinner
  • Candlelight Meditation under the stars
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar guesthouse

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Day Off, Relaxation, Acclimatization and Exploration Day

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Namche Bazaar: ATMs, cyber cafés, trekking gear, delicious restaurant food and bakeries,  and colorful markets
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Visitor’s Centre: It's on the hilltop with informative displays on Sherpa culture, as well as local flora and fauna
  • Take an entertaining side trip to the large traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung (3,780m/12,402ft): with fine views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest – in a sea of lesser peaks
  • An alternative five-hour walk northwest of the town: to Thame (3,820m/12,533ft) below the impressive 6,187m/20,300ft Kongde Ri ridge, offers panoramic Himalayan views not seen on the EBC route
  • Return to Namche Bazaar for the night
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar guesthouse

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 8km Trek (5-6 hrs trek)

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  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Views of Everest: The trail climbs up from the town and then contours around the hillside, offering great views including Everest and Khumjung.
  • Animal Spotting: Look out for spotted deer, Himalayan tahrs and birds – including the colourful (male) Danphe pheasant (Nepal’s national bird).
  • Trek: The trail rises to Sanasa where the routes to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp fork. We will take the trail to the right, which then descends to cross the Dudh Koshi (past water driven prayer wheels) on a suspension bridge near Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft), the lowest point north of Namche Bazaar.
  • Rhododendron Forest: Next we will enter the Imja Khola Valley and where our trail rises steeply, through dwarf conifers and rhododendron forest, for a two hour pull, to the hilltop village of Tengboche
  • Tengboche: Their famous Gompa is set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, Kangtega and other peaks. At full moon in October/November they hold the colourful Mani Rimdu festival which includes masked dancing and Tibetan Opera in the monastery courtyard
  • Tengboche: Visit the monastery during the afternoon
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars
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Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 10km Trek (5-6 hrs trek)

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Debuche: The trail descends into a scattered stone village with a nunnery, chortens and long mani wall
  • The Most Beautiful Mountain in the Everest Region: We will cross the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and gradually ascend to Pangboche with views of towering Ama Dablam(6,856m/22,495ft perhaps the most beautiful mountain in the Everest region). The trail then follows the river fairly closely as it gradually rises to its confluence with the Lobuche Khola and continues up to Dingboche: the last year-round Sherpa settlement in the region. Different views of Ama Dablam rise above the terraced fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The fields are walled to protect crops from icy winds and animals during the short growing season.
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization and Exploration Day

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Choice #1: An enjoyable 3-4 hrs side walk, 400m climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, on the ridge north of Dingboche village can be the best choice. This vintage point offers Mt. Makalu (8,463m) fifth highest Mountain in the world to the east and awesome view of Mt. Ama Dablam and valley floor
  • Choice #2: If you have more energy, continue to Nangkartshang Hill summit (5090m) for additional adventure and thrillReturn from the rarefied air to Dingboche for the night
  • This is another scheduled rest day on the trek and will assist your fitness and oxygen intake at the higher altitudes to follow
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft): 7km Trek (4-5 hrs trek)

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  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Taboche Peak: The trail climbs to a ridge providing towering views of Taboche Peak and Cholatse and continues through Yak pastures before crossing a wooden bridge over a roaring stream to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft)
  • Khumbu Glacier: The trail then ascends steeply for an hour, up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the summit is a large group of stone-pile memorials to lost Sherpas and climbers
  • Khumbu Glacier Views: Great border-views including Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. Everest is hidden behind the towering wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Finally we will follow the valley upstream for about an hour to Lobuch
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,930ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft): Gorak Shep | 15km Trek (7-8 hrs trek)

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  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Amazing Trek: A long but rewarding day. Follow the windblown and rocky path along the barren moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to the last village at Gorak Shep. After an early lunch, set out on the feint trail to the world’s highest Base Camp, on the Khumbu Glacier
  • Khumbu Glacier: Set below the impressive ice walls and avalanches of the Mahalangur Himal along the Tibetan border. From west to east, the main peaks are Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Nuptse. Everest and the Cwm are hidden behind buttresses
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Pathar (5,545m/18,192 ft) - Dzonglha (4,830m/15,850ft): 8-9 hrs Trek

Sunrise on top of the world. 

Sunrise on top of the world. 

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Top of the World: The trail climbs 2/3 hrs. up to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18192 ft) early in the morning to see first day sun light from top of the world, Mt. Everest
  • Panoramic Sunrise View of Everest: This is milestone of the trek to inspect panoramic view with the fantastic sunrise over Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupte, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more After accomplishing Kala Patthar, we trek down to Gorakshep and retrace down to Lobuche
  • Soaring Heights: After Lunch, the path to Dzonglha branches off from the main trail, crossing a stream we come through a fork and later curving round to the wide gravelly river bed of the stream as it flows southwestward, the trail runs across it and climbs the ridge ahead. From the grassy ridge ahead, as the trail runs across to southeast from where we can see soaring heights of Ama Dablam and Kangtega-Thamserku while Tawache looms prominently ahead. Pheriche village is also visible down in the valley floor. As the ridge veers northward, the vast Cho La Lake spreads below Mt. Cholatse . The lake stays with us over a long stretch until we descend to a wide basin. The trail climbs up a spur and descends steeply to another broad basin. After an hour walk transverse from the basin and shortly after crossing a wobbly bridge, we reach Dzonglha
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 12: Dzonglha - Cho La (5420m/17,778ft) - Thangnak (4,680m/15,350ft) - Gokyo (4,800m/15,580ft): 8-9 hrs Trek OR Dzonglha - Cho La - Thangnak & ESCAPE THE REST DAY AT GOKYO

The incredible Gokyo Lake

The incredible Gokyo Lake

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Cholatse to Cho La: Early morning as we get out of our lodge we are greeted by the mesmerizing sight of Cholatse looming over. Today is going to be one of the toughest days of our trip. The walk begins as we transverse through a spur extending westward from Dzongla. The path descends to a basin across which meanders a murmuring stream crusted with ice at places. In about an hour, we reach the top of the basin readying for the triumph on ChoLa
  • Boulders & Ice: As we gain height, the view back gets increasingly more captivating; the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal incarnation presides over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep and we will have boulders, some of which we have to scramble. We need to be alert as rocks can be glazed by ice. The final climb to the ChoLa can be a little tricky as the trail curves round the bergschrund. Upon reaching the top, we see prayer flags, strung across cairns, flapping in the strong wind. Scenery of majestic peaks in all directions is breathtaking.
  • Thangnak: We reach Thangnak, a rather more substantial hamlet with a small village. Stepping out of the settlement, we are greeted by fabulous mountain views.
  • Ngozumpa Glacier to Gokyo Lakes: The trail brings us to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after short walk, which is longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we get view of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake stands the Gokyo Village where we finally give rest to our tired body
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 13: Rest and Explore Gokyo Ri

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  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Gokyo Ri: The views in the Gokyo region are tremendous! For the best view, climb Gokyo Ri (5350 m) the small peak above the lake. It is a two- hours climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung King, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Tawache and many more
  • More Lakes to Explore: Those with more energy can make a trip up the valley to another lake, marked with the name Ngazumpa on the maps, or even beyond to a fifth lake. There are several small peaks in this in this region that offer vantage points for the surrounding peaks and views of the Nangpa La, the old trade route into Tibet
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 14: Gokyo – Phortse (3,810m/12,500 ft): 5km Trek (5-6 hrs trek)

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Views of Khumbila: Rather than retrace the upward route, we will follow the eastern side of the valley to gain different views of Khumbila. This path also offers warmer weather, as the sun stays on these slopes longer in the late afternoon
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 15: Phortse – Monjo (2,835m /8,500ft): 12km Trek (4-5 hrs trek)

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Phortse Thenga to Dudh Koshi: A slippery trail descends from Phortse to the bridge at Phortse Thenga and then rejoins the original route from Khumjung. It is easy to reach Namche Bazaar and then descend to the Dudh Koshi for a lower final night
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 16: Monjo – Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft): 12km Trek (5-6 hrs trek)

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Back to Lukla: After breakfast retrace your steps to Phakding, cross the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi, walk on to Cheplung and round off the adventure with the final 700m/2,300ft, 35min ascent to Lukla: and say goodbye to your porters
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars
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Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 45 min flight

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Return to Kathmandu: After an early breakfast, take the return flight to Kathmandu. We transfer to our hotel and you have the rest of day free and we stay overnight in Kathmandu
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 18: Free Day in Kathmandu

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Shopping
  • Exploring & Sightseeing
  • Getting a massage
  • *This day is also used as back up day if the flight cancels from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 19:  Your Outbound flight home

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This Retreat Includes all of the Above and the Following:

  • Airport Pick up/Drop off
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu hotel
  • This all inclusive trek includes:
    • Ground transportation
    • All Everest trekking permits
    • All Entrance fees
    • A professional guide
    • A professional porter/porters to carry your bag and their expenses including their insurance and equipment
    • Accommodation at trekker lodges 
    • Breakfasts, lunches & dinners with  cup of tea/coffee at each meal
    • Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

This Retreat Excludes the Following:

  • International Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Beverages besides coffee/tea at meal times
  • Tips for Guides and Porters (10%, Tips expected)
  • Mandatory travel insurance including emergency evacuation up to 17,000 ft.
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches while in Kathmandu