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CLEANING EVEREST, YOGA FITNESS TREKKING

cleaning trek

Cleaning Trek

“adventure with a great cause keeping the area clean and yoga practices”

A unique and special adventure holiday trip on “Clean Everest with Yoga Fitness Trekking” cleaning trek leads you to the roof of the world at Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m high with fantastic views of giant peaks include massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers. This Cleaning trek Everest with Yoga Fitness Trekking is quite special than other treks where we will visit this high Himalayan country for great purpose, as thousands of trekkers and adventurer visits this area leaving massive litters and garbage on the trail within its pristine environment.

It is truly a shame and awe full to see the negative impact on this beautiful country with immense culture, so what we do on this walk to Everest Base Camp is clean the trail as we trek along and burn the rubbish or hand over at designated disposal sites of Sagarmatha National Park or SPCC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control Program) at Namche Bazaar or in other villages with disposal sites. Beside our wonderful walk we will have time to practice Yoga as we reach our destination and overnight stop in a nice cozy lodge, with ample time for Yoga practices and meditation in the backdrop of world highest mountains with views of Mt. Everest.

Cleaning trek Everest with Yoga Fitness Trekking with views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft), Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho – La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m – 19,992ft), Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft), Changtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft),  Amadablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft), Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft), Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft), Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft), Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft), holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far towards world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft), Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft), Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft).

On this fabulous Cleaning trek Everest with Yoga Fitness Trekking starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla and then walking into nice lovely villages of Phakding-Monjo-Namche Bazaar and Pangboche to reach at Everest base camp with a climb of Kalapathar, the highest spot of the adventure at 5,545 m with sweeping panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at the closest. After completing our activities trekking and cleaning the rubbish with Yoga practices on route heading back to Lukla for panoramic flight to Kathmandu to conclude this fantastic adventure Cleaning trek Everest with Yoga Fitness Trekking.

Cleaning Trek

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.

Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.

Day 09: To Everest Base Camp 5,364 m via Gorak Shep 5,170 m and back at Gorakshep.

Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m – 05 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche – 05 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

Day 15: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.

Day 16: International departure homeward bound.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu from respective international flight.

On arrival in Kathmandu received by our guide with short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Clean Everest with Yoga Fitness Trekking, our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding trekking – hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.


Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820m and trek to Phakding village 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

Clean Everest with Yoga Fitness Trekking begins with sweeping short flight to land at Lukla, during 30 minutes on air view of stunning mountain range with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands at Lukla named as ‘Tenzing-Hillary Airport’ in honor of legendry climbers’ first summiteers of Mt. Everest.

From Lukla our first day walk starts on winding downhill path with short climb passing many traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of peaks, after a pleasant walk reaching at Phakding for overnight stop near the glacier fed Dudh Kosi (river), afternoon time for Yoga or meditation practice with sound of Dudh Kosi River.


Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

After an overnight stop at Phakding, walk follows Dudh Kosi upstream to cross several bridges to reach past Sagarmatha National Park and Monjo village, and then with last climb of the day leading at famous Namche Bazaar for two over nights where you can find facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market with time for Yoga or meditation practice with the views of mountains.


Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Namche a perfect place for rest and acclimatization, morning take a short walk up to park museum with information on mountaineering, flora / fauna with Sherpa culture and Buddhist religions, this scenic spot offers grand views of mountains Mt. Everest and stunning Amadablam, for interested people hike uphill to Everest View Hotel for best views of Mt. Everest and other mountains, afternoon Yoga or meditation practice with views of mountains and rubbish disposal at designated sites.


Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.

After a wonderful stop with rest day at Namche, morning leads to nice winding path into rhododendron and pine tree forest with views of Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tharmarserku and Kwangde peak. After few short ups walk descends to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga, for lunch and then afternoon walk leads to a climb of few hours into pristine forest to reach at Tengboche Monastery.

Tengboche Monastery located on a small plateau with wonderful views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest.  A holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) resides in this famous monastery, where mountain expedition climbers receives blessing from a high priest (Rinpoche) for successful and safe climb, afternoon free for Yoga or meditation practice with the views of mountains including Everest.


Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05 hrs.

Morning with eye catching views of mountains, our journey starts with a long descend through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, and then crossing a bridge over Imja Khola. From here tree lines stops for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes (azalea), after the bridge a slow climb brings your at Pangboche, this is the last permanent village further up are temporary settlements to cater the needs of travelers with fine cozy lodges.

Walk leads slowly into exposed areas of windswept landscapes with grand close views of Mt. Amadablam with gradual up and crossing the last small bridge reaches you at Dingboche for another town night stops.Dingboche located on scenic Imjatse valley a summer grazing areas for yaks, at present with many good lodges with great panorama of mountains with views of Island peak, Lhotse-Nuptse and North Face of Amadablam.  Here rest of the afternoon free for Yoga or meditation practice with the views of mountains.


Day 07: Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization and short hike.

Rest day in Dingboche for better acclimatization, morning take a slow walk uphill to Nagarjun hill for best views of surrounding peaks including Mt. Makalu towards east, one can take a walk to Chukung the last human settlement with beautiful views along the trail, taking more than 4-5 hours and back, rest of the afternoon free for Yoga or meditation practice with the views of mountains.


Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

After Dingboche, climb uphill for an hour then a nice good walk to Thugla ( Dugla) on the midway of Pheriche-Dingboche and Lobuche, with views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam. Thugla a popular lunch spot for people heading up hill to Everest base camp, after a lunch break an hour climb to a ridge known as Thug-la pass festooned with many memorials of unfortunate climbers, who died on Everest-Lhotse-Pumori expeditions.

From this lovely spot an hour more of pleasant walk brings you at Lobuche on route Everest base camp. Here rest of the afternoon free for Yoga or meditation practice with the views of mountains and keeping the area clean and dumping rubbish at the right place at disposal sites.


Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m, Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m - 06 hrs.

Morning walk leads on gradual trail with few short steep up gaining high altitude with superb views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest.After few hours of scenic trekking reaching at Gorakshep after walking past moraine and glaciers, Gorakshep with few nice lodges for overnight stop, this isolated spot located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Pumori peak on route Everest base camp.

Gorakshep was the earlier and original base camp in 1950’s to 1970’s, from here our journey continues walking over moraines and glaciers trail to reach our main highlight of the adventure at Everest base camp.Everest Base Camp located beneath massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, this super spot with immense views can be crowded during peak expedition season around April and May months, here enjoy surrounding views with Mt. Everest hidden behind high peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse. On reaching our destination and highlight return back to Gorakshep for last overnight stop around high and beautiful Khumbu valley.Here due to high altitude with options for Yoga or meditation practice with the views of mountains and keeping the area clean and dumping rubbish at the right place at disposal sites.


Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Pheriche 4, 240 m - 05 hrs.

Starting early morning to reach Kalapathar with steep climb for few hours, on reaching the top of black rocky ridge, enjoy super panorama views of giant peaks including Mt. Everest at close distance, on top Kalapathar highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m / 18,192 ft. After a fantastic time on top of scenic Kalapathar, return walk downhill to Gorakshep and then continue trek to reach Pheriche valley for overnight stop, walk leads on same trail to Thugla, after crossing a small bridge then down to Pheriche windy valley.

A nice walk of few hours to reach at the end of the valley at Pheriche for overnight stop, this windy spot has many good lodges with HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) medical post. Here rest of the afternoon free for Yoga or meditation practice with the views of mountains and keeping the area clean and dumping rubbish at the right place at disposal sites.


Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Leaving Pheriche with super morning views of Amadablam, and then on downhill walk with short climb then losing altitude heading past Pangboche and from the bridge back into tree lines with an hour climb to Tengboche Monastery.

Here rest of the afternoon free for Yoga or meditation practice with the views of mountains and keeping the area clean and dumping rubbish at the right place at disposal sites.


Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m through Namche Bazaar - 06hrs.

Morning walk leads to long descend reaching at Imjatse River in Phunge Tenga, after crossing a bridge with short steep uphill and then on gradual winding trail to Namche Bazaar, after a short break at Namche, continue walk on downhill to Dudh Kosi River valley, and then with short ups and downs to reach at the entrance and exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park, a short walk from brings you at Monjo village for overnight stop.
Here rest of the afternoon free for Yoga or meditation practice with the views of mountains and keeping the area clean and dumping rubbish at the right place at disposal sites.


Day 13: Trek back to Lukla for last overnight in Khumbu area - 04 hrs walks.

After a marvelous and enjoyable time on high Khumbu valley and ridges with super Everest base camp trek, our last day walk of this adventure leads back on the same trail to Lukla, arriving in Lunch by lunch time with last overnight stop within Everest region, after lunch free and celebrate dinner with fellow members, staff and guides.

Here rest of the afternoon free for Yoga or meditation practice with the views of mountains and keeping the area clean and dumping rubbish at the right place at disposal sites.


Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Waking early morning to catch the flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to Lukla airport terminal and then board in a small aircraft either twin otter or Dornier, for super scenic flight to reach at Kathmandu, on arrival in Kathmandu airport, transfer to your respective hotels with rest of day free for individual activities and souvenirs shopping.


Day 15: In Kathmandu free and spare day.

In Kathmandu free and spare day in case of flight delay or cancellation, can occur sometimes due to bad unfavorable weather, if all turns up well as per our itinerary days join in our interesting tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur, full of world heritage site of historical-culture and religious importance.


Day 16: International departure for home ward bound.

As per your flight time our guide and staff transfers you at the airport after an enjoyable and great time on Clean Everest with Yoga Fitness Trekking.


What are included ?

  • Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer).
  • Government  license holder Trekking Guide.
  • Cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa and Porters for carrying your rucksack during trekking.
  • Hot and cold drinks. (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, and juice).
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion &  if you wants to use your own material you are free to bring them).
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned  in itinerary.
  • Accommodation, fare, meal, equipment’s  and salary & Insurance for trekking guide and porters.
  • Government Tax.
  • Airport drop.

What are not included ?

  • Nepal Visa fee & Entrancee fees during kathmandu Tour.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water.)
  • Bar bills (alcoholic drinks,  mineral water, cigarettes, client’s personal insurance and any kind of unforeseen and personal expenses.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.

Important documents and items

  1. Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  2. Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  3. Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  4. Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
  5. Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).

General

  1. 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be  returned after the trek).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  & suitcase (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).

Upper Body – Head / Eyes  / Ears

  1. Shade hat or baseball cap – to keep the sun off your ears and neck.
  2. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover  your ears.
  3. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  4. Glacier glasses, Headlamp
  5. Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)  shell jacket.
  6. Down vest and/or  jacket*.
  7. A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth   if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand

  1. 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  2. 1 pair warm gloves
  3. Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek.
  4. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

  1. T-shirts (2).
  2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  3. Fleece jacket or pullover.
  4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  5. 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
  6. Long shirts (2)

Lower Body – Feet

  1. 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
  3. 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and  bottom  preferable.
  4. 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  5. 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  6. 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
  7. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet

  1. 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks.
  2. 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  3. 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”).
  4. 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  5. Cotton socks (optional).
  6. Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)

  1. Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  2. Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  3. 1 skin-blister repair kit
  4. Anti-diarrhea pills
  5. Anti-headache pills
  6. Cough and/or cold medicine
  7. Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  8. Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  9. Water purification tablets or water filter
  10. 1 set of earplugs
  11. Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

 Miscellaneous

  1. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  2. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  3. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
  4. Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  5. Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  6. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  7. 2 bandanas.

Extras/Luxuries

  1. Reading book
  2. Trail map/guide book
  3. Journal and pen
  4. iPod
  5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  6. 1 modest swim suit
  7. Binoculars (optional)
  8. Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  9. Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  10. Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow