Explore Himalaya organized a trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp, the foot of the Mount Everest for a group of 13 people from Denmark this May. The group arrived in Kathmandu on May 07 and did a sightseeing tour around the valley next day. Thereafter, they were transferred to Lukla by an airplane and began the 16 days adventurous journey to the Mount Everest.
Here is what the leader of the group Mr. Jens Christian Iversen has to say about the trip.
Meeting and handling was good, precise. The service was good and the staffs were informative. The Sirdar (the trek guide) was excellent, very good involvement in group and knowledgeable. Other staffs offered very good support.
The itinerary was well designed and the excursion to Ama Dablam Base Camp was a good idea. We have no complains about the transportation.
Namche Festival 2012 will be held from 27th to 29th May, 2012 at Namche Bazaar in Everest Region. The inauguration of the festival coincides with the Fifth International Sagarmatha Day. Namche Festival will feature cultural programs (folk dances, songs, masked dance etc. and will showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpas living in the Solu Khumbu region. The festival will also provide a platform to raise public awareness on the adverse impact of climate change.
Namche Bazaar – Sherpa capital (Pic: Explore Himalaya)
Explore Himalaya had recently organized a Spring trek to ‘Gokyo, Kala Patthar & Everest Base Camp ‘ for Dana Marie Evans and Collin Pinto from Canada. With our experienced and knowledgeable guide, they accomplished their trek without any hitch.
In the clear morning of 17th April’12 they flew from Kathmandu to Lukla in order to start their trek. They stopped to Namche, Dole and Machermo before reaching to Gokyo. In Gokyo, they ascent the Gokyo Ri- 5483 which provided the finest view of the massive mountains of Nepal. They crossed the pass of Cho la on the way to Everest Base Camp. They successfully climbed Kala Patter, the popular view point of Everest and visited the base camp of Everest, their main destination
They were thankful to the guide for making everything comfortable and Explore Himalaya for arranging everything perfectly
A three day tourism fair was organized recently in Biratnagar to promote places of tourist interest and home stay in eastern Nepal. Promoted as Eastern Regional Tourism Fair 2012 , the fair was inaugurated by Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Lokendra Bista Magar on 22nd March, 2012. Eastern Nepal is made up of high mountains : Kanchenjunga and Everest, tea growing belt and the low lying Terai area. Though the high mountain villages in Everest Region have largely benefitted from tourism, the same cannot be said about the other areas. The fair sought to promote those hidden places having potential to become popular tourism destinations.
TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) will be operating two porter shelters at high altitude trekking points of Dingboche and Zongla in Everest Region. The shelters will have subsidized canteens where trekking support staff enjoy a meal and accommodation for NRS 150 only. Trekking staff have to pay as much as NRS 300 per meal at regular tea houses. TAAN is planning to open other 20 such shelters at different trekking points in Everest, Annapurna, Nar Phu regions.