Everest Base Camp 7 to 25 October 2017
Our next trek to Everest Base Camp will be from 7 to 25 October 2017. This is an amazing physical accomplishment will move you into a new personal dimension. Anyone participating in this journey will develop a completely new perspective on life with a refreshed intention to live a life of deep meaning. As we trek to Everest you are encouraged to not only look at the beautiful mountains around you, but also consider your internal magnificence. This trek calls one to look at their own life and develop a greater self-understanding of who they are and who they want to be. Click here to see a video of previous expeditions to Everest Base Camp. We also help you with a training programme.
Participants on the Everest Base Camp expedition start at an altitude of 1,850 meters to reach a final height of 5,545 meters, over the course of 14 days. During this journey we will walk for approximately 130 kms, take an estimated 400,000 steps and spend 80% of the time at an altitude above 4000 meters.
Cost: R43,000 which includes all flights from JHB/Kathmandu/Lukla, all accommodation on the trek and in Kathmandu, 3 meals per day while trekking, all transfers, entrance into Sagarmatha National Park, all guides, porters and yaks, a welcome dinner and coaching before and during the trip.
Excluded from cost: Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu, personal expenses and spending money (the area of Thamel in Kathmandu has many shopping opportunities), the cost of treking equipment (available for hire in Kathmandu at a low cost), driving water and showers on the trek (the average price for a shower is about R30).
Streetschool is skilled in facilitating personal growth and we do this before and throughout the trip. We will prepare you for the mental challenges of this expedition and help you to assimilate and use this experience to your long term advantage.
Cost: ZAR43,000. This price includes:
This does not include:
*This cost is based on a minimum of 15 participants. Should there be fewer participants, the cost may be subject to change.
We will spend 4 nights in Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu. While trekking, we will be staying in lodges and tea houses along the way. These lodges are comfortable, rustic and will give you a real insight into Sherpa living.
Klasie Wessels of Streetschool will be your guide for this expedition. He will assist the participants in mental preparation for the trip, as well as ongoing coaching for the duration of the expedition. Klasie is an experienced adventurer who has done numerous endurance events (Cape Epic, Iron Man) in South Africa, as well as several treks in the Himalayas. He has led groups to Everest Base Camp, and understands the physical and mental requirements. Klasie is also a qualified Life Coach, a member of Comensa and thrives on helping others reach their goals. He understands that the nature of this expedition will be unlike any previous expedition the participants have completed, and will help you maintain focus and mental stamina during the trek.
When we arrive in Lukla, we will meet our Nepali guides who will accompany us on the trekking expedition.
We will advise you on the required equipment and provide a training program starting 6 months before the trek. A detailed kit list will be supplied including pricing options for some of the more expensive items. Kathmandu has many shops selling/renting a wide variety of trekking and hiking equipment and although it may be advisable to get certain items (like shoes) in SA, everything you require can also be obtained in KTM. The equipment will be discussed in detail at the group sessions we will have before departure.
While our primary focus is on personal development, the journey is of an adventurous nature and for that reason a basic level of strength and fitness is required. Each participant should (by the time of the trip) be able to walk for 6-7 hours a day, for three days in succession, carrying a medium load of 3kg. This is just a guide to the level of fitness required – the porters will be carrying most of your luggage. At this level of strength and fitness you will be adequately prepared for the journey. On the mountain itself we walk very slow, stopping many times for tea or a rest. This is done to ensure proper acclimatization and to enjoy the experience to its fullest. We can also supply you with a training program if you like.
We appreciate that this is a life-changing experience and an important decision to make. If you require more information or would like to book your place, please contact us at any time (really):
Klasie Wessels: 082 55 44 614, 011 783 4155 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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