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Ultimate Everest - 2004  
 
    Trekking 24/9/2004 - 18/10/2004  

A more challenging and adventurous trek - The Ultimate Everest is 25 days of mountainous terrain, untouched landscapes and the true essence of Nepalese culture.

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A challenging trek crossing the 3 high passes of the Everest region, suitable for any fit person, mountaineering experience not necessary.

Kathmandu
Enjoy timeless Kathmandu at the beginning and end of the trek to shop, visit monasteries and maybe jump around a bit at pubs like Tom and Jerrys, Sams Bar or one of the many nightspots of this fabulous city.

Ascend to Lukla
Following an exciting flight past the mighty Himalaya to Lukla (2,840m) we slowly walk through colourful villages and explore monasteries, enjoy the diverse culture of this region and meet many interesting people, such as Kancha Sherpa, one of the two remaining climbing Sherpas from Hillarys 1953 Everest expedition, while staying at one of our well chosen, comfy’ lodges in Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

The 1st Pass
We ascend slowly for the first week to acclimatize, under expert supervision, until reaching our first challenging pass, “Kongma La”(5,535m) and on to our lodge at Lobuche. The group will be guided carefully through the use of equipment over the passes.
We make a side trip to Kala Patthar above Base Camp for superb views of Mt Everest (weather permitting) and return to Lobuche.

Everest Region
The walking is pleasant through treeless valleys covered with dwarf Rhododendron and mosses, while usually enjoying clear skies and warm sunshine at this time of the year.
Passing under the mass of Cholatse(6,440m) with rumbling avalanches in the distance can be unforgettable. Further on the crossing of Cho La(pass) makes for a long day, finally arriving at the secluded village of Gokyo(4,750m) With its turquoise lakes, the beautiful scenery of this region is among the most stunning of the entire trek.

Gokyo Lakes
With time to rest and relax or climb Gokyo Ri(600m) for yet another view of Everest, we enjoy Gokyos hospitality. Again we set out early to cross our 3rd pass, Renjo La(5,417m) and head down the long slow valley to Thame(3,800m). Here we stay in the lodge of 13 time Everest summiteers, Appa Sherpa, a very approachable and friendly host. There will be time to visit the 300 year old Gompa (monastery)
This is also the site of the Thame Hydro Electric Project which provides power to Namche, Khumjung, Khunde and villages inbetween.
We ascend through a scenic valley of orderly villages surrounded by forests of Fir, Rhododendron, Birch and Oak, a beautiful walk finally arriving back at Namche. Following coffee and cake stops we proceed to Lukla and the exciting flight back to KTM.

Here we recount the journey before international departure to home.

The Majestic Chitwan National Park
Your trip can be extended to include Royal Chitwan National Park. Ride elephants, view Rhino and other wildlife, while relaxing in comfortable lodges.

 
   
 
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