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Try a host of different activities in glorious Turkish surroundings.
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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An oustanding 18 day trip with amazing mountain scenery and friendly Sherpa people. This was a tough trek at high altitude. But hugely rewarding and one of the best holidays I've ever booked. I would thoroughly recommend this trip to any active person with a mind set to do it!
The no.1 experience was the walk up to the summit of Kala Patther and then reaching the summit of Kala Patther, even though the evening before, I was unsure if I would have the energy to do it. No.2 experience was the final walk into Everest Base camp, and the 2 days camping at Everest Base camp. No.3 the mountain scenery above Loboche, towards Gorap Shep and Base Camp was amazing. It was a priviledge to just be there.
Our group leader Lapka Lama went over and above the call of duty to make sure everyone was happy. He was supremely conscientious, and his knowledge of the mountains and the sherpa culture was second to none. If anybody need medication or was suffering from the altitude, he was there to help. Nothing was too much trouble for Lapka, and he was always patient and had everybodys interest at heart.
Yes...You need to train and get fit for this itinerary. There are some long walks, with 5 days walking at high altitude. That said, anybody who is reasonably fit can do this trip, if they are determined. Drink plenty of water (4-5 lires per day). At higher altitude when it is cold, it is tempting not to drink cold water, but you need to drink plenty of liquid and force it down if necessary. Finally the exodus kit list is fine for the normal trek, but if your on the expedition trek with 2 days camping at Base camp, then you need to factor in how cold it is (-15 at night), and a standard 4 season sleeping bag may not be warm enough.
Lapka Lama and his Sherpa team were all exceptional!
Kathmandu was an amazing city...If you can do it, I would recommend staying at Kathmandu for an extra 2 days.
You will be packing your kitbag for the trek before you leave Kathmandu, and can leave your main luggage at the Royal Singhi hotel in Kathmandu, where it will be stored securely free of charge. However, as with any destination, we recommend you keep valuables with you at all times.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
If you are used to walking with trekking poles then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference but do remember to pack them as part of your main luggage to be stowed in the hold. If you decide later you'd like to have some, they are available to buy in Kathmandu.
Olly Leicester - Sales
When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day.
For example, you might walk 7 miles one day and it takes 5 hours. The next day the trail might be very steep , rocky and gain substantial altitude and such factors mean you cover just 2 miles in 5 hours!
In the Himalaya, even the local people only ever talk about distances in the mountains in terms of how long it will take, i.e. 5 hours walk. On most trekking trips, you will walk for 3-4 hours in the morning and another couple after lunch.
Olly Leicester - Sales
You can find a comprehensive article covering this matter here: http://www.himalayanrescue.org/hra/article.php?sno=9
Alex Doaga - Exodus leader
£20 - £25 per day is ample, but it is possible to spend less (and more!). Meals are usually pretty cheap but extras such as sweets or snacks will add a bit more to your budget. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu, so you can withdraw more Nepalese currency if you are running short towards the end of your trip.
Mike James - Operations director
Head down to the Everest Steak House in southern Thamel for a mouth watering steak and chips, well earned if you’re just back from trek. Finish it off with a cocktail in the legendary Tom & Jerry bar up the road!
You can also head to Fire and Ice Pizzeria in Thamel, a great place with casual indoor and outdoor eating which is popular amongst travellers, and locals alike. This restaurant is a great place to meet for a morning cup of Italian espresso, or a hearty meal of delicious pizzas, pastas, ice cream and even a Grappa!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Dal Bhat is the Nepali staple food. It consists of rice and lentils and a spicy vegetable or meat curry. Nepalis will eat this twice a day. A good lunchtime Dal Bhat is served at Nanglos restaurant 5 minutes walk from the Royal Singi Hotel, or try the Royal Dal Bhat at Kilroys.
This Nepalese version of dumplings/ wantons is a traditional delicacy and a must try local dish while you are in Nepal. Momo dumplings are either steamed or fried with chicken/or buff (water buffalo) as well as stuffed with vegetables for vegetarians and have become the most famous fast food amongst Nepalese and can be found on the menus of most restaurants serving locals and tourists alike.
This mixed bean soup is usually served during festivals and gatherings and now has made its way in many of restaurant menus. Goes well with Naan or roti bread.
This is a typical Newari dish smoked meat (chicken; lamb or buffalo meat) tossed with spices and mustard oil. Easily available in most Nepalese and local restaurants in Kathmandu around Hotel Royal Singi and in sightseeing spots.
Niraj Chand Shrestha - Customer Operations
On camping treks we provide safe boiled water for drinking 3 times a day.
On lodge based treks we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles. You can buy boiled water which is safe to drink or you can ask your leader for cold water which you then must treat with chlorine dioxide. On the Annapurna Circuit trek there are safe drinking water stations in many villages. In the Everest region a couple of lodges have UV treated water for sale.
Emma Garrick - Product Manager
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