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It is quite tough trips than others; it goes up to 5000 meters with a side trip of higher. It includes the several nights above the 4000meters where is the level of oxygen is lower and atmospheric air pressure is low, so the traveler must have to fitness in mentally and physically.
Everest Ultimate trekking reaches at Everest Base camp before finalizing the trek. A short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla begins the trek. There are numerous of trekking routes to reach Everest Base Camp. Everest Ultimate trek goes through the legendary town Khumjung. Khumjung (3780m)is an old village of Sherpa dynasty of Everest region. It is popular for farming and traditions of Sherpa rather than commercial. Similarly, another old village is Upper Pangboche that is also not commercial. The trek provides an opportunity to collect the knowledge of Sherpa, their lifestyle, and culture.
Furthermore, the combined view of treeline Himalaya peaks and Sherpa village makes the trip excellent. The moment of sharing the experience with Sherpa is one of the most remarkable. Everest ultimate trek is a complete trek for Everest region. It covers all major destinations of Everest Himalaya, so it is also known as the Everest Circuit Trek. The journey starts from and ends at Lukla. Lukla is a tiny touristic city of Solukhumbu with Tenzing-Hilary airport. The first camp is in Phakding which is in the lower altitude than Lukla at the bank of Dhudhkoshi river. Next day check in at Namche Bazaar (3441m) is the main getaway of Everest, and also the main trading town the region. Visiting Sherpa villages, hiking in high altitude, respiration in thin air are highlights of the trek.
Gokyo (4790m) and Gokyo Ri (5383m) is the best viewpoint of Himalaya, glaciers, and glacier lakes. Both are the main places of the ultimate trek. Gokyo is the valley of lakes, and Gokyo Ri is the viewpoint of Himalaya. The next adventure Chola Pass (5360m) is one of the most doing the passes as well as the scary passes. Chola Pass is bridging the Everest Base Camp (5365m) and Gokyo Valley. Reaching in Everest Base Camp is the final destinations of this trek. Everest Base camp is a base camp of the highest peak in the world. To see the close view of Mt. Everest, Kalapathar is the best viewpoint of Everest. Finally, concludes the trek, by reach Lukla and Kathmandu.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will greets you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. (15 minutes drive).
After breakfast, we will have a short pre-meeting in the hotel lobby to discuss day tour and upcoming mountain trek as well as introducing with trek and tour leader. In the meeting, we required the three copies of passport size photos, travel insurance (if have not submitted earlier), and have to clear the due amount if is remaining.
During the tour, you will visit the main three attraction of the valley.
a) Pashupatinath Temple: One of the greatest Hindu shrine of the world. It lies on the bank of holy river Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva (Mahadev), Teej and Mahashivaratri are the main festivals celebrated inside the temple. In addition, the bank of the river is popular for cremation of Hindus. Next one is Buddha, the biggest dome gompa of Kathmandu, it is the main place of Buddhism. We can see the Buddhist monks and we will refresh with Buddhist melody. The last one is Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which was built Malla dynasty in centuries ago.
Everest Ultimate is begun from today, early morning wakes up the drive to Airport, trekking team will pick you up from the hotel. About 15 min drive from the hotel we reach the airport and after 30 min flight take off in Lukla.
After introducing with trekking porters we head off to Manjo. Following the Dudhkosi river, crossing the Phakding and get to Manjo. Manjo is a check post and entry point of Everest National Park, where we can get the information of Everest region and history of Everest through the map, in the evening we can walk around.
Today we head off to Namche from Manjo through the bank of Dudhkoshi river, crossing river until we get the highest suspension bridge of the region. Reach at Top Dada it is the first point from where we can see the Mt. Everest (weather permitted). We leave Manjo after breakfast and have lunch at Namche, it takes about 4 hours. Once we have lunch then walk around the Namche Bazaar. It is the main getaway of Everest and also the trading town of the region. We visit the Sherpa museum, in the museum, we can collect the facts of Everest.
Leaving Namche to get Khumjung village, the Sherpa Capital. Following the contour of the hill above the Namche in two hours, we reach Khumjung and Khunde. Khunde is the place where is the first hospital in the region. The village Khumjung is an attractive village, very wealthy area, they all have the same color good roofs. Everywhere you look, Mt. Ama Dablam towers above you and the Om Mani Padme Hum painted prayers walls. Additionally, we can explore the one of the oldest monastery and Hilary School.
After breakfast, we follow the Dudhkoshi valley and heads of to the Mong La Dada ( 3900m). The steeply begins the trail through the forest, there is the small number of teahouses at the top of the pass, allowing the refreshment and have lunch before the descent to the Phortse Thanga. Again climb uphill to get Dole, sometimes steeply it takes about 2-3 hours through the forest. Dole is the small settlement, we can see fewer trekkers. We come out the forest just before reaching the Dole (4200 meters). This is the first night in altitude above the 4000 meter.
The walking distance is not so much long with comparing in the previous and up coming day but it takes more long time because of struggling in high altitude. Now we are in above the tree-line so we can see the clearly Cho Oyu (8201m) right ahead in the border of China. In the other side of the valley we can see Mt. Cholatse and Tawache. After at the great trek in awesome landscape above the Machhemro, a small settlement. Machhermo is the rescue post of the area, where are the doctors who are very knowledgeable about the AMS and Altitude problem. Free talks about the Acute Mountain Sickness, how to avoid it and dealt with it.
Today we head off to Gokyo, the valley of Lakes. Following the path of Phanga (4548meter), then walk through the meltwater river which flows from the west side of Ngozumba Glacier. The spectacular view of the ice face Chocolate and rocky trail incline into the ablation valley and finally reach the first lake. After short flatten walk we reach the second lake. The magnificent view of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang always impress and reduce the efforts and make relax and enjoyable. Once we reach Gokyo have a lunch and walk around the lakes.
Today is the first longest day of the trek. Early morning wake and hike up to Gokyo Ri. The view from Gokyo Ri is the rewarded with the view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu four of the eight highest mountains of the world. View from Gokyo Ri (5360m) is breathtaking than Kalapathar (5555m).
After back from Gokyo Ri we will have our lunch and head off to Thanga. Just follow the path of the Second lake and cross the Ngozumba Glacier, the largest glacier of Nepal. It is covered with rocks and debris, we dont see the large masses of ices. It takes about the two hours to cross the glacier. Finally, we reach lateral moraine and descend to the tiny settlement of Thagna.
It is a very hard day because we have to wake up early morning in order to save the plenty of time. After two hour walking, we will reach a ridge with your first view of Cho La, across the moraine. At the end of moraine a very hard steep to get Cho La pass. After 40 minutes walk in icy and rocky glacier we reach the ridge of the pass and descend the valley which is the lap of Cholatse. Finally, reach Dzongla.
Today we off to Lobuche passes along the beautiful summit of Cholatse, Taboche and small Chola Glacier walk towards the Ama Dablam. After four hours walking, we reach Lobuche, have lunch and after walk around to Khumbu Glacier or Italy Camp- It is also an informative center.
Early wake up, have the breakfast and heads off the Everest Base Camp (5365 m). Once we left the Louche we walk through the glacier to get Gorkhashep where we will stop for overnight. We will take off all our luggage and just carry the small day pack with chocolates, energy bar, water bottle because it takes about 5 hours up and down. Way to Everest Base Camp is ever changing path over the Khumbu Glacier. It is the main day of the trek, Base Camp of Highest Peak on the Earth.
Early morning get up and off to Kalapathar for the astonishing sunrise view over the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest. Kalapathar is the famous viewpoint of the Everest region, from Gorkhashep to Kalapathar is about 2 hours steep uphill and after breakfast, we descend to Pheriche, a large flat valley just opposite of Dingboche Valley.
The descending trail continues from Pheriche after breakfast. We leave the large valley Pheriche and heads off to Tengboche, Monastery Hill. It is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries of the high elevation. In between Pheriche and Tengboche there is a town called Pangbohce where we can see the oldest gompa, Pangbohce village. We continue to descend until we get Dibuche and from Dibuche we cross a small stream and starts to uphill through the thick rhododendron forest, with stumbling sounds of Imja Khola.
After the breakfast of Tengboche we off to Namche Bazaar where we have already spent an overnight. First, steep down to the river bank and slightly up to and plain way to Namche. The standard time to get Namche from Tengboche is about 5 hours.
We off to Lukla. The trip of Everest Ultimate is concluding. After breakfast, we leave Namche and follow the Dudhkoshi River via Top Dada. Top Dada is the last place for this trip from where we can see the Mt. Everest. About 6 hours walking we reach Lukla. In Lukla, we celebrate the trip Everest Ultimate with our trekking team. From this night we will miss our porter, the only guide will come with you in Kathmandu.
Tenzing-Hillary airport of Lukla is open in early morning. It depends on our ticket flight time, if we are scheduled for the first flight we must have to get ready by 6 AM. Fly back to Kathmandu by twin otter or Dornier plane in 35 minutes. Have rest time in Kathmandu.
Today is the leisure day in Kathmandu. It is also the extra day for Lukla flight, because of ever-changing weather of Lukla airport could not operate the flight in time so. If we have the flight on the date then today we can walk around the city or can do other remaining activities such as A Day Rafting, A Night Nagarkot Hill, Bungee Jumping etc.
Finally the trip is end. The airport representative of Apex the Asia Holidays pick up from hotel and drop off at Tribhuwan International Airport.
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Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travelers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start to adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves a severe headache, vomiting etc.
The trained and expert guides will every day advise you about your health conditions, requirements, and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also, we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.
Given some information helps you to get rid of the Acute Mountain Sickness.
There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.
Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekker will have experience but no worries these are common.
Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that youre having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.
What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?
Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately
Dangerous cases of AMS
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy, and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, the patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.
Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
The condition, that builds up the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heartbeat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, the bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if the patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be used to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.
Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.
This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Annapurna Base Camp. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.
Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in a daytime, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.
-Down jacket and sleeping bag
-Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
-A baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
-Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears
-Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
-UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlights are quite strong in the mountain, which affects our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.
-Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are in the mountain where not plenty of electricity is. -Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.
-A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
-A pair of heavy woolen gloves for morning and evening time.
-A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
-Two cotton t-shirts.
-A synthetic t-shirt.
-Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
-A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
-A medium to heavyweight expedition down parka w/hood.
-For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!
Lower Body - Legs
-Three pairs nylon hiking shorts, not cotton!
-Underwear, stay away from cotton
-Two pairs lightweight long underwear
-Pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferably
-Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
-Pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
-A pair cotton pants
-Especially for the women a full-length skirt.
-At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic.
-Three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks
-A pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
-A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
-A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge
-Sandals are optional for the trek.
Medicine and First Aid
-Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
-Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
-Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
-Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.
Miscellaneous, but Important
-Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
-Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
-Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
-Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
-Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
-Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
-Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc
-A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for the downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
-Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
-Books and other devices for relaxing during the trek and rest time.
-For your records, camera, a DSLR, Go-Pro Cameras.
-Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
-A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for woman, as you might want to avoid that chilly late night trip
-A small stainless steel thermos
The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.
Please Note The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult