Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay accomplished the climb of the first summit of Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953. To honor their accomplishments, Ace the Himalaya Pvt Ltd (http://www.acethehimalaya.com/) announces an 18-day Everest 60th Anniversary trek targeting Everest Base Camp May 29 for a two-night stay during which a service project to clean up the area will be accomplished along with enjoying an anniversary dinner celebration with Everest climbers. See: http://220.127.116.11/special-trips/everest-60th-anniversary-2013.html
The trip begins and ends in Kathmandu along the following route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche Bazar-Tengboche-Lobuche-Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp-Kalapattar-Lukla-Kathmandu.
Guests experience high-altitude trekking four to six hours daily. Ace the Himalaya Pvt. Ltd, the sponsoring host, said 100 percent of the money from this project stays in Nepal through the locally owned company leading the tour. The trip can accommodate from 28 to 56 clients who will be sorted into 10-person groups accompanied by guides and porters.
Hired porters and yaks will bring the garbage down to Namce bazaar where it will then be handed over to a Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.
Prem K. Khatry, managing director of the company, explained that the base camp has become very polluted because of the thousands of annual visitors.
“The ultimate joys of our Everest base camp trek are the breathtaking mountain panoramas, so it’s our duty to conserve its beauty and help keep it pollution free. If you like to trek and be a part of this important mission, this will be one of the most inspiring ways to get involved,” he said.
Scheduled for May 19-June 5, the per person rate of $1,450 includes airport/hotel transfers, twin shared accommodation (in Khatmandu) for four nights with breakfast, guided city tour, sightseeing/monument entrance fees, lodge/guesthouse accommodation during the trek, all needed camping equipment, tented camp at Everest base camp for two nights with full board meals and hot drinks, local Ace the Himalaya licensed English speaking guide, local staff and porters for carrying luggage, all the required equipment (bags, baskets, gloves) to collect the garbage, yaks to carry the collected refuse from Base Camp down to Namche, food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff, down jacket and sleeping bag for use during trek, airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport, surface transfer from and to Kathmandu, special 60th anniversary Celebration dinner, farewell dinner with culture show in typical Nepali restaurant, all government taxes, VAT, tourist service charges, and official expenses.
Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Ace the Himalaya contributions support the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donations, sponsorships and partnerships in a wide range of projects.
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