April 21st Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Flying into Kathmandu is thrilling experience. Our airport support team will meet and greet you at the and escort you to your hotel. After the Welcome Dinner you will be briefed about the trekking expedition.
April 22nd Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities, bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to: the famous Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath; the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal; Boudhanath; the 15th century Palace of 55 Windows; and Swoyambhunath. More expedition briefing will take place in the evening.
April 23rd Day 3: Kathmandu to Jiri
(1955m/6414ft in elevation) - 6 to 7 hr drive
The route during this day trip will meander through hilly countryside and when the weather is good, there are beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains. Jiri is the centre of the Dolakha district and is inhabited mainly by the Jirels, an ethnic community.
April 24th Day 4: Jiri to Shivalaya
(1770m/5807ft in elevation) - 4 to 5hrs
This first leg of the trek will lead us through beautiful forests and a number of hamlets. The trail travels to Shivalaya, a small village inhabited by Tamangs and Newars, on the bank of the Shivalaya river.
April 25th Day 5: Shivalaya to Changma
(2190m/7185ft in elevation) – 5 to 6 hrs
The first leg of this trek leads to the hamlet/village of Deurali, where one can see Dudh Kunda Himal, Khatanga, Karylung and Peekye. From here the trail will lead the trekking team to Bhandar, a Sherpa village with two stupas and a small monastery.
April 26th Day 6: Changma to Namkhile
(2320m/7611ft in elevation) - 4 hrs
This leg of the trek descends and after 1 hr we will arrive at the Likhu Khola, a river forming the boundary to the Solu-Khumbu district and the Sagarmatha zone. On the other side of the river and a good climb of 3 hrs, we will find ourselves in Namkhile, from where it is possible to see pristine views of Numbur Himal.
April 27th Day 7: Namkhile to Ngaur (3350m/10,990ft in elevation) - 6 hrs
From Namkhile , the path is a 2-hour climb through a forest of pines. After lunch we will walk through a forest full of rhododendrons leads to the hamlet of Ngaur, situated on the top of a hill. From here, the view towards Gaurishankar and Dudh Kunda Himal is spectacular. Ngaur has six houses and a small monastery. Fifteen minutes from there is a cheese factory, where one can taste and buy cheese made from nak (female yak) and dzom’s milk.
April 28th Day 8: Ngaur to Pike Base Camp
(3750m/12,303ft in elevation) - 3 hrs
This trail travels up hill until we reach the Pike Base Camp. The camp is famous and a traditional festival site for the Sherpa people each summer. After lunch we willhike to Pike summit (4,055m/13,303ft in elevation) where we will see Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and many other renown peaks.
April 29th Day 9: Pike peak to Japare
(3050m/10,006ft in elevation) - 5 hrs
A 4-5 hr walk through a forest full of rhododendrons & pine. From here, the view towards Gaurishankar , Dudh Kunda Himal & something Mt. Everest if weather is good. Also we able to see Chyangba village on the way to Japare. Japare is small town with monastery.
April 30th Day 10: Japare to Chyangba
(2510m/8234ft in elevation)
This leg of the expedition travel through pasture land where local Sherpas pass the summer as the tend to their cattle. The snow capped mountains can once again be seen.
May1st Day 11: Rest Day in Chyangba
Today we will visit Wongchu Biswa Darshan Junior High School which we will help to rebuild. We will also visit the Education Elevated library and visit with the students. Education Elevated has been providing school uniforms to all of the students and teachers since 2008; the trekking team will have the pleasure of distributing these uniforms on this day.
May 2nd Day 12: Chyangba to Bitta Kharka
A 1 hr descent leads to Sisa Khola, followed by an easy uphill climb to the beautiful Sherpa village of Bitta Kharka.
May 3rd Day 13: Bitta Kharka to Phaplu
Phaplu is a small Sherpa town with an airport and a hospital which was built by Sir Edmund Hillary.
May 4th Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
From Phaplu we embark on a 30 minute flight to Kathmandu.
May 5th Day 15 Free Day in Kathmandu
May 6th Day 16: Departure for Rotary International Convention or Home
Trek Fee Covers The Following:
* All domestic flights
* All domestic transportation
* Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B
* All meals & lodging during the trek
* All trekking arrangements including permits and government fees
* Guide and porters
* Cook & kitchen staff
* Insurance for all Nepali staff
* City tour & entrance fee
* Satellite phone for emergency use
* Oxygen for emergency use
* Welcome & Farewell Dinner
Trip Cost Excludes
* Any costs associated with the Rotary International Convention (ie; registration fees etc)
* International flight to/from Kathmandu
* Your personal insurance (cancellation, accident, health, emergency
evacuation) Education Elevated recommends insurance through: www.globalrescure.com
* Nepal visa for 30 days (US $40)
* Personal clothing & equipment
* Staff tips & gratuities for services provided
* Other items not listed in section above (“Trek Fee Covers The Following)
1. 1 pair of running or tennis shoes to use on lighter walking days
2. 1 pair of light but sturdy hiking boots. Wear a light synthetic sock under a warm heavy sock, either wool or synthetic. Boots should be water repellent
3. 1 pair of Hiking Gaiters (Optional). These will help keep out rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of precipitation. Optional if trekking pants are worn.
4. 4 pair of heavyweight wool or synthetic socks. (Wool is warmer.) These should be worn over the liner socks.
5. 4 pair of liner socks - smooth thin wool, nylon to be worn next to the skin.
1. Lightweight Long Underwear. 2 pair, tops & bottoms, other synthetic or wool. No cotton.
2. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-t-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility.
3. Light trekking pants
5. Bandana. Bring 2 or more bandanas for facemasks and other tasks.
6. Synthetic/soft shell jacket. A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover.
7. Insulated synthetic pants with optional full separating side zippers. This is very important for ventilation. Full side zips also allow pants to be taken off without having to remove boots.
8. Insulated down jacket.
9. Hard shell jacket w/ hood. We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, this outer layer protects against wind and rain.
10. Hard shell pants. Waterproof, breathable. Any side zipper length is fine as long as you can get them over your boots.
11. Fleece/soft shell gloves. 1 pair. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands.
12. Sun hat. The sun can be intense at high altitude. A hat with a good visor provides protection for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well.
13. 1 light-weight wool/synthetic ski hat.
14. Neck Gaiter or Buff. Buff is preferred for covering the face and preventing sickness.
15. Sleeping bag. High quality with hood to at least -100F, -200F (you can rent in Kathmandu)
16. Backpack. A daypack big enough to carry water bottles, camera and extra clothing.
17. Large duffle bag with travel locks. Second small duffel can be nice for storing things during the trek.
18. Travel clothes. You will need street/casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.
1. Headlamp, spare bulbs and batteries
2. Sun glasses
3. Camera with spare batteries, and film or memory cards
4. Pocket knife
5. Adjustable 3 section ski/trekking poles (optional)
6. Water bottles: 2 to 3 one littre capacity per bottle. A camel bag is better.
7. Sunscreen. SPF 30 or better - 2 small tubes. Make sure that the sunscreen is not older than 6 months.
8. 1-3 pair of hand/foot warmers - recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet. (optional)
9. Lip screen. SPF 30 or better, at least 2 sticks. Not older than 6 months.
10. Plastic bags (5). For lining stuff sacks & pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work best.
11. Books, phone and Laptop would be good to have while resting/breaks.
12. Travel wallet: a secure travel wallet is a must for carrying your important documents including passport, extra photos, duffel inventory list, and money.
13. Passport (valid for at least 6 months) It is easy to get your Nepal visa on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport. Bring 2 passport size photos.
14. Toiletry bag: include toilet paper, soap, towel, and toothbrush, wet wipes 1-2 per day and hand sanitizer: 1 large (8oz) and 1 small (2oz) bottles. Small bottle can be refilled from larger bottle. Hand moisturizer.
15. First-aid kit: personal first aid kit (small and simple). Aspirin, moleskin, adhesive tape, band-aids. drugs/medications/prescriptions. Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for traveler’s diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
Note: Trekkers should bring all gear in one large duffel bag and one small backpack.
If you don’t have all of the gear you can buy or rent it in Kathmandu.
Also if you plan to attend Rotary International Convention please bring a formal dress or suite & your Rotary pin.
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