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Here is what Bob says:

Thanks for your response and I want to further congratulate you on the quality experience I had with your Summit Climb organization.  I also am impressed with the humanitarian effort you put forth as well.
 
As I have mentioned to others " it was not ALL about the Mountain but about people as well".  The wonderful opportunity to meet quality professional guides with many experiences to share along with competent and caring support from individuals like your staff at the office and in addition, hard work from other support staff including the Sherpa's made for an exceptional personal experience.  It was another plus to have been a part of a great group of climbers that seemed to bond and were willing to share their personal experiences that really cut to the heart soon after meeting each other and I am confident that many of us will continue keeping in contact with each other in the future.
 
I am so fortunate to go on this Trek as I grew up on a farm without mountain climbing experience or world travel. 
 
Thanks again!
 
Bob

Here is what Tom says:
 
Overall, the trip was a great experience and I wasn't disappointed.  It was a great overall experience; everything seemed to be organized well and people were helpful.  The timing of two days or so at each end in Nepal was good.
 
Office, leaders, staff:  Outstanding.  The office staff were great in Kathmandu - very helpful and well-organized.  The leader was a terrific trek leader and if I were to return to Nepal or Tibet for additional trekking, I'd want to go with him.

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These photos were taken on our recent successful trek. Photos in slide show: Tunc Findik, Dan Mazur, Ryan Waters, Aldas Baltutis, Colin Pacey, Tim Spear, Fredrik Strang, Ken Stalter, & Andrew Brash. For caption information, please visit our Photo Gallery.
  • Trek advanced base camp-ABC on "Golden Highway". High altitude trekking, good snow-free trails.
  • The views of Everest from the Tibet Base Camp trek are the best in the world, better than Nepal.
  • Full service includes: airport transfers, hotels, Kathmandu city tour, drive to basecamp (bc), yaks to advanced basecamp (abc), good food on trek, in bc, and abc, trekking guide, tents, radios, satphones, etc.
  • Leader: Scott Patch , friendly Everest walking expert: 3 base camp treks. 2 Everest expeditions.
  • Full Service Cost: $3850, £2350, €2950. GBP & EUR conversions as of {19-Jul-13}.
  • Dates: 8 to 27 April, or 22 April to 11 May 2014. Or 7 to 26 April 2015 or 21 April to 10 May 2015. 20 Days in Tibet & Nepal.
  • Average group size 5. Our last trek all 5 members reached basecamp.
  • Drive to basecamp experiencing the unique culture of the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Witness an Everest climbing expedition firsthand.
  • Trek to ABC on the "Golden Highway", great high altitude trekking on good snow-free trails.
  • Add an exotic and historical trip to the ancient Tibetan city of Lhasa. Optional trip to Lhasa, add $2450.
  • We are available to help you buy & rent - hire inexpensive trekking gear, equipment, clothing, & boots.
  • Completing this qualifies you for North Col, Everest Training, Island Peak, Elbrus, Glacier School, Mera.
  • Not ready for Everest Base Camp? Try our Service Trek. Lower altitude and fewer days.
  • Looking for a different style of trek? Try our EBC Nepal Trek or Remote Nepal Service Trek.
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Recent news: Our recent Everest Tibet basecamp trek and climb and North Col Expedition has just returned. Please click here to view news of our expedition. Please also visit our "Archived News" for more stories of past trips.
 

* Our “full-service” trek includes:

  • Leader: Cost includes a very experienced and qualified British, European, or American leader;
  • Tibetan-English speaking guides for the group (we are also able to provide Tibetan French and German speakers);
  • Licensed transport by bus to and from basecamp to and from Kathmandu, for you and your bags, including accommodation and meals in Tibet;
  • Three hot meals per day throughout the journey. Shared sleeping accommodations in Tibet;
  • Yak transport of all equipment from the road to and from advanced basecamp;
  • Three hot meals per day in basecamp and advanced basecamp. Comfortable tables and chairs and dining tent;
  • Skillful basecamp and advanced basecamp cooks;
  • All permit fees, trekking fees, and liaison officers;
  • Use of group gear and supplies: basecamp and advanced basecamp tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, satellite telephone, etcetera;
  • Emergency equipment and supplies: medical oxygen, gamow bag, basecamp medical kit, high-altitude medical kits, etcetera.
  • Your trip includes 2 free Kathmandu hotel nights at the beginning and two free Kathmandu hotel nights at the end of the trip. You will be sharing. If you want your own single room, the cost is an aditional $32per night and for extra nights $65per person for single occupancy. Please bring extra cash to pay for your extra nights and / or your single supplement. This a clean and comfortable "two-star" hotel. We use good quality hot water hotels in a central neighborhood, near many tasty restaurants, and excellent mountain equipment and gift shopping, as well as our trekking and mountain climbing office where we meet before and after the adventure;

Organization: Your expedition is organized by Jon Christian Otto, fluent Chinese speaker, Tibet and China expert with ten years experience in Tibetan Himalayan trekking and exploration and climbing. Jon is an excellent communicator, an international diplomat, extremely well organized, with superb attention to each and every detail. For more about Jon, please "click" on the Leadership link above.

Tibetan-English Speaking Guides for the Group: (we are also able to provide Tibetan French and German speakers). Our trained guides will explain everything in extensive and historical/geographical detail to you, as they lead you on your trek and explain the goings-on as you drive through villages, trek to the base of Everest, and through the Tibetan plateau.

Professional Drivers and Licensed Tourist Transport: All of our vehicles in Tibet are licensed by the Tibetan Government and operated by trained Tibetans at the wheel. In Nepal we use government licensed drivers and transport as well.

Sherpas and Equipment Transport: Our trek includes transport of all of your equipment from Kathmandu to advanced basecamp, and returned to Kathmandu. While trekking, we DO NOT ask our full-service members to carry a heavy rucksack. We employ employ local herders and their yaks to carry your personal items, group equipment and supplies.

Cooks and Food: On the road we eat in the local restaurants as available. In basecamp and advanced basecamp our skillful and hard working cooks prepare three hot meals each day with a very healthy diet of fresh vegetables, cheeses, eggs, and fresh as well as tinned fruits, meats and fish (all meats and fish are prepared separately out of respect for the vegetarians in our midst). They supply you with unlimited hot-drinks, the key to successful acclimatization. We have large weather-proof kitchens and dining tents, with comfortable chairs and tables. back to top

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The Happy Tea Shop of Tingri serves hearty meals, freshly prepared. (Photo D.L. Mazur)

Safety: Our treks are allowed access to our extensive medical supplies, first-aid kits, medical oxygen, and a gamow bag in case of emergency. Thank you for being a well-prepared and safe team member! back to top

*What is not included?

  • Your Nepal visa is conveniently purchased by you upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport. It is not necessary to purchase a Nepalese visa prior to landing in Nepal. In 2013, the cost of a 90 day visa was $100 USD & 30 days visa cost $60. Please bring cash and 2 extra passport-sized photos (extra photos are necessary to obtain the visa in the airport). Because the expedition is in Tibet, we provide special support to you in Kathmandu in organizing your Tibet-China visa. Be ready to pay up to $220 USD (US citizens) and $165 USD (non-US citizens) for your Tibetan visa. It may be cheaper, but we will tell you and provide a receipt. Thank you. Please Note: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months form the END of the expedition and contain at least 2 blank pages.
  • Aditional expenses like bottled or canned drinks on the trek, tips and gratuities, and expenses of a personal nature (ie: laundry or gift shopping) are not included. back to top

Please ask any questions regarding cost at info@summittrek.com.