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.
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.
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* Our “full-service” trek includes:
Leader: Cost includes a very experienced and qualified British, European, or American leader;
Organizer: Jon Christian Otto, fluent Chinese speaker, Tibet and China Expert, with 10 years Himalayan trekking and climbing experience;
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 $30 per night and for extra nights $60 per 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
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 2008, the cost of a 60 day visa was $40 USD. 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 $135 USD (non-US citizens) for your Tibetan visa. It may be cheaper, but we will tell you and provide a receipt. Thank you.
Additional 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