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Date Saturday  9/26/2015
Group State CMC
Event Title Khumbu Everest Trek / Island Peak Climb
Status Approved
Member Price $3,668.00
Non-member Price $3,778.00
Available Participants 11
Type Outings

Location

Classic trek to Everest Base Camp and Chukung, Nepal.



For more info Contact

Leader:

Pemba Sherpa

Contact: 

Phone: 303-525-6508  Email: pemba@sherpaascent.com

Leader Qualifications: 

Pemba Sherpa will organize and lead this trip. He grew up in the Khumbu in these Himalayan mountains as a child. He has been a guide throughout Nepal since 1986. He has lead 14 trips to Nepal for the Colorado Mountain Club and has led over 47 trips to Himalayas, including Island Peak, Lobuche Peak, Chulu East, and Ama Dablam. He has lived in the Colorado since 1991, but has spent four months a year guiding trips throughout the world.



Details

Trip Dates:

September 26 to October 18, 2015

Number of Days: 23

Trip Overview:

This classic trek to Everest Base Camp will include a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu, a flight to Lukla to hike up the beautiful Dudh Kosi Valley to Namche Bazaar. Then it’s on to Tengboche with it’s famous monastery, Pheriche and the High Himalyan Rescue Station and Pheruche. From Dingboche we will trek to Lobuche and follow the Lobuche valley up towards Pumori, climb to Gorak Shep and summit 18,000 ft. Kala Patar with it’s stunning close-up view of Mt. Everest. From there we will trek to Chukung for optional climbs of both Island Peak and Chukung ri before descending back to Lukla. stopping for a day in the village where Pemba grew up and having dinner with Pemba's mother! From Lukla we fly back to Kathmandu for one more day before returning home.

Type of Activity/Level of Activity: "C" Hiking / "D" Climbing

Maximum # of Participants: 16

Accommodations: 

Four nights lodging in Kathmandu (double occupancy). Lodge trekking, camping on the trek Island Peak climbs.

Skills & Training Requirements:

Participants should be strong, experienced hikers in good physical condition. Experience of ice and snow travel over glaciers is helpful, but not necessary. You must have the willingness to undergo the hardships of outdoor living and long days of strenuous hiking, often at high altitude, with a smile!

Pre-Trip Activites:

Group Hikes in Colorado and possibly a climb of Mount Rainier.



Included in Trip Fee:



  • Land cost of trek and climb

  • Round-trip flight, Kathmandu to Lukla Guide, siddhar, porters, cook, and staff

  • Tent and foam sleeping pads

  • Climbing permit and trekking permit

  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee

  • Four nights lodging (double occupancy) in Kathmandu

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Airport transfer in Kathmandu




Not Included in Trip Fee:



  • International airfare

  • Bangkok lodging and Bangkok airport tax

  • Lodging in Kathmandu beyond four days

  • Airport tax in Kathmandu

  • Nepali Visa

  • Immunizations



Itinerary:

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Notes

Cancellation Policy:

 

Cancellation 91 days or more prior to departure (June. 27, 2015): If a qualified, wait listed person is available to take a vacated slot and pays all money due, all payments made by the cancelling party will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. If no one is available to take a vacated slot, all money paid in will be refunded, less the $300 deposit.

 

 

Cancellation 46 to 90 days prior to departure (Jun. 28 to Aug. 11, 2015): If a qualified, wait listed person is available to take a vacated slot and pays all money due, all payments made by the cancelling party will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. If no one is available to take a vacated slot, 1/3 of paid-in money will be refunded. If only the $300 deposit has been paid in, in this instance, then the deposit is not-refundable.

 

Cancellation 45 or fewer days prior to departure (after Aug.11, 2015): No refund will be made.

ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE TRAVEL/CANCELLATION/EVACUATION INSURANCE.
 

Payment Schedule:


** $3,668 / $4,105 for those climbing Island Peak **
Deposit Amount: Initial deposit to hold space: $500.
Half due: 12 weeks before departure. On or before July 3, 2015.
Balance due: Six weeks before departure. On or before Aug. 14.