EVEREST BASE CAMP LEADERSHIP EXPEDITION - 16 Days

Nepal | Minimum Age – 14 years | Difficulty Level – 3.5

One of the world’s most iconic treks, the EBC Trail takes us to the base camp at the foot of the greatest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8848m). Designed as a Leadership Expedition, the greatest take away from this trip is the extraordinary sense of personal accomplishment. The trek challenges you while demanding focus, commitment and team-work – all essential life skills.

We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and thereafter we walk through the Sherpa country, resting at Nepalese tea houses at night, discovering Nepalese traditions and cultures. To ensure that our participants make the most of their experience, we have self-assessment modules designed by experts in the fields of child psychology and leadership.

What can you expect to achieve from this trip

  • Trek on one of the most iconic mountain trails in the world
  • Challenge yourself with a trek to EBC at 5380 m
  • Catch sunset views from Kala Patthar at 5643 m
  • Develop holistic skills in leadership, team work, and self-awareness through Outdoor Learning
  • Learn about the Sherpa culture through visits to local establishments & maybe even a football game
  • Engage in community work such as clearing the trail of garbage on select days
  • Discover the flora and fauna of the Everest region including hiking past the Sagarmatha National Park
  • New experiences in a safe, secure environment and an opportunity to acquire skills - independence, interdependence, and personality development
  • Get rewarded with the certificate of accomplishment from DoTheDifferent

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Six Week Training & Self-Assessment Workbook
  • Leadership, Teamwork and Self-Awareness
  • Visit Hilary School
  • Community Work
  • Understand Local Culture

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis – separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.

Testimonials

An Amazing Experience! A wholly humbling and eye – opening experience filled with a ton of fun, challenges and learning. I gained a ton of knowledge about the Nepalese people and their culture and our I will cherish my interactions with them forever. The trip was designed to push any participant out of their comfort zone so that we could get something out of it and that is exactly what happened. The beauty of the landscape needs no words to describe it, either ways my words would do no justice to it. To conclude, it was a once in a lifetime experience that I’m extremely glad I signed up for! Kudos to #DoTheDifferent

Akash Shroff

Amazing experience… will remember this my whole life

Aryan Manoj

Excellent Trip! The trip was a lot of fun the fact we grew close on our trek made it all the more worthwhile. The immense beauty is also quite enchanting.

Chirag Raaj

Best. Trek. Ever. It was amazing. Nothing else to be said.

Dhruv Shetty

An experience of a lifetime; a very educative and memorable trip; lots of fun with awesome people; the best 16 days of my life!

Devansh Gulati

FAQs

Flights are not included in your trip price. Should you like to travel on the same flight as our Trip Leader from India, we suggest the following flights ex-Delhi:

Onward:
Wednesday 9W 260 DEL 12:45 KTM 14:50
Return: 
Thursday 9W 263 KTM 09:50 DEL 11:35

You are welcome to book other flights if you find them suitable, however please aim to arrive and depart within 1 hour of the above group arrival and departure from Kathmandu to ensure the Trip Leader can personally receive and see you off.

At Kathmandu we stay at a basic hotel with en-suite facilities and during treks we stay at locally run lodges called ‘tea-houses’. Tea houses are communal areas offering the locals a meeting place food or a hot cup of tea and over the years the owners have added basic rooms that are now used by trekkers. Rooms are simply furnished with just a wooden platform for a bed and occasionally, a small table. Toilets are available throughout – these are on sharing basis.

We provide a comprehensive packing list after you have registered for the trip. This trip does not require any technical equipment. You do need special clothing and good shoes and a trekking pole is handy.

This trip includes the services of local Sherpa porters who will transport your luggage from one point to another during the trek. Please be considerate and keep your luggage as light as possible. All participants are required to carry their own day-pack with them with water bottle, camera, sunscreen, spare jacket etc. You can expect this bag to weigh about 3-4kgs.

All meals are included on this trip and although the food is plentiful, you should be aware that the menu is straightforward. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice & dal (lentils), noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Food on this trip is vegetarian.

AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is a valid concern at the altitudes you will be hitting on this trek and common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, sleeplessness, and loss of appetite. Altitude can and does affect everyone differently and AMS can range from mild nausea and headaches to a potentially life-threatening illness. Though several people do not experience any symptoms at all and this is always a possibility. There are many over-the-counter drugs such as Diamox that can be used to prevent AMS and we recommend that you speak to your physician about this. Our trip is longer than most EBC treks to allow more time to ascend slowly, minimizing the risk of AMS. We also suggest that you stay hydrated at all times – about 5lts a day is a good rule of thumb. The most effective treatment for AMS is descent to a lower altitude and our guides are fully trained to assess the situation and take decisions as necessary.

We provide a comprehensive 6 week training plan to all our participants. The best form of training is simulating the activity you are training for and then increasing the level of exertion as the routine becomes easier. In the 2 weeks leading up to the trek, you should be able to walk 6-8 hours per day for 3-4 days a week. Most active teenagers are able to cope with the physical demands of this trek without any trouble.

The weather in this part of the world is unpredictable and flight cancellations are common. Should we have to add extra days to your trip for any reason, the cost of these will have to be borne by you. You will have to also bear any expenses incurred from rescheduling flights.

Water is easily available along the entire route but ranges from very expensive bottled water to slightly less expensive boiled water, and free water that you can fill from streams along the route and purify with tablets. Bottled or boiled water is not included in the cost of the trek and you will have to purchase this directly at an additional cost. Most trekkers choose to fill tootles from streams and either purify the water with tablets or use a filtration device.

The entire route has electricity and you will be able to charge your camera batteries and other gadgets on the trek all the way till the Base Camp. Most tea-houses have a nominal charge for recharging.

Yes, this trip requires a special insurance coverage which includes cover for Emergency Medical Evacuation and covers high risk activities such as trekking EBC. Ordinary travel insurance, even if it has Emergency Medical Evacuation, does not cover trekking. Please ask us about specialist insurance companies. Travel insurance is mandatory on all our trips and all details of your insurance policy including the policy number and insurance company’s 24 hour emergency contact number must be submitted to us before the trip begins.

Indians over the age of 15 can enter Nepal only with a valid identification document i.e passports or PAN cards. Aadhar Card is not recognized in Nepal. Students between the age of 15 to 18 years may also enter Nepal with an Identity certificate issued by the principal of the school in the prescribed Performa. Please contact us if you do not have a passport.

Dates

Start Date End Date
01 May 2019
16 May 2019

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