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Chefs to the Everest

Dear Chefs,


Nepal is a tiny country in Himalaya. It is lying in between China and India. In these days its main introduction is Mt. Everest. Kathmandu is the capital city. The altitude of Nepal varies from North to south. In north there are Majestic Himalayas with high altitude and in south it is low land of Terai.

Since I am one of the founder member of Chefs Association Nepal, from long time my friends were asking me to make one program for Chefs from around the world to make one trekking program in this regards they will visit Nepal and visit the Chefs Association of Nepal too.

In Nepal the Chefs Association was established in 1996-05-04 and this association has done many social jobs such as blood donations, food festivals, training program and participate many functions organized by Nepal tourism board and tourism organization of Nepal. Now it has its own office new building in Kathmandu. The Executive members of this association want to make inauguration of this building from an elderly international chef.

In our program we have one day visit the chefs association office and meeting with all executive members of the association. Association will organize the program for each group which comes here in different time period. These meetings will be held after finishing the trek.

In Kathmandu there will be 5 days. Two days before the trek and three days after the trek.
First two days, one day the day of arrival will be meeting with the trekking people and little brief about the trekking. The second day will be free day for shopping some necessary things for the trek.

Other three days after the trek will be two days sight seen in Kathmandu Valley in different interesting place. And one day will be with the Executive members of the Chefs Association Nepal in its office with some program and dinner in the evening in scheduled place.

All chefs here are very interested to pick-up and drop the guest from different nation.
This program we will start from April 1st 2007 and continue up to December 2007.
In our website we will flow our information time to time and make our participant aware of all happenings.

Trip Facts:
Group size- Minimum 2 people
Destination: Nepal
Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and Tea houses during the trek.
Transportation: KTM/Lukla/KTM by air
Trek starting point: Lukla (2800m)
Trek ending point: Lukla
Maximum Altitude: 5545m
Fitness level: Moderate
Best Seasons: Spring (February/May) and autumn (September to November).
Duration: 14 days

Day 01: arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel, room allocation and rest.

Day 02: Necessary shopping and arrangement for the trek.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla at 7:30 am. Upon arrival Lukla, we meet and join our staffs, and right at this point on we are ready to begin the ascent to base camp. Our first day is an easy walk to lush environs of Phakding, located on the Dudh Kosi River.

Day 04: We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending 2650m. through Himalayan Pine and Deodar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar (3850m'). The village of Namche is an historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat, gold and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu region, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. Our groups spend two nights in Namche affording the opportunity to acclimate and to visiting the village of Thame. Our Lodge will be located at the market/town center.

Day 05: Day trip to Thame, overnight at Namche same lodge.

Day 06: We continue on and climb to the village of Tengboche (12,683'), the cultural and religious center of the Khumbu. At the monastery we observe the Buddhist ceremonies and rituals performed by local monks in the evening or in the morning. Vistas from Tengboche are spectacular. The jagged peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega stand to our south, as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are visible to the north. The Monastery at Tengboche is one of the most well known in the world as the Rinpoche is revered throughout the Buddhist community and has authored a number of books and essays. In the past our groups have had an audience with the Rinpoche and received his blessing. This is often a moving and intense experience. Views from this locale (one of the finest on earth), include Kwangde 20,293' , Tawachee 21,457', Nuptse 25,843', Lhotse 27,883', Everest 29,021', Ama Dablam 22,487', Kantega 22,235', Thamserku 21,674'.

Day 07: With the Rinpoche's blessing we travel on to Dingboche (14,450') via the Imja valley. The trail is gradually sloped for most of the morning as we make our way past the nunnery at Devuche. Dingboche is a stunning village of stone huts known as the summer village for local herders. The mountain views are outstanding from this valley as Makalu stands in the distance.

Day 08: We remain in Dingboche for another night to better acclimatize. We take a 4-hour walk to Chukkung which offers exquisite views of Island Peak and the North Face of Lhotse.

Day 09: From Dingboche we continue through this high alpine region to the settlement of Lobuje (16,174'), where we spend one night. This trail passes through a famous Sherpa memorial.

Day 10: The trail winds through the high tundra and glacial moraine to Gorak Shep (16,924'), the last inhabited area before Everest Base Camp. After lunch depending time/weather make an ascent of Kala Patar (18,300'), a small peak with excellent views of Everest, Nuptse and nearby Pumori. Many Everest photos are taken from the summit of Kala Pattar. Gorak Shep presents a rougher environment and gives the trekker the true flavor of the nighttime rigors of mountaineering.

Day 11: We leave Gorak Shep and cross the moraine of the great Khumbu glacier to reach Base Camp, which lies beneath the sweeping ridges of Everest and Nuptse. Everest Base Camp at 17,300' is a sprawling tent city set amidst glacial debris. Here the climbers begin final preparations for their ascent of Mt. Everest. We spend a few hours at base getting a sense of the community and meeting climbers before returning to Gorak Shep. During our visit to camp we venture to the edge of the notorious Khumbu Ice Fall. From here, we see climbers en route as they negotiate this complex maze of ice.

Day 12: We begin our return to lower altitudes and quickly feel the difference in our lungs. This night is spent in the village of Pheriche (13,907') which is not far from Dingboche. Pheriche has become famous for its high altitude research center. The center attracts world-renowned physicians who acquire data to analyze the effects of high altitude on human physiology. During our stay we visit the research center and have time to chat with staff physicians.

Day 13: Enjoying the downhill walks we take our time and return to Phortse by afternoon. By the early spring this spot remains spectacular, as the rhododendron forests come into full bloom!

Day 14: From Phortse we will climb down to Namche Bazaar, having stopped at Hotel Everest View at Syangboche. After arriving at Namche we might feel a big transition from remote village to suddenly a center of commerce where we spend the afternoon shopping little things for back at home, getting shaves-if like to, sampling food and enjoying all the thrills of "urban" life.

Day 15: a downhill walking to Fakding. Last glimpses of Mt. Everest while climbing down – before to arrive at Dhdh Koshi.

Day 16: an easy and short walk to Lukla. From Lukla we prepare for the flight back to Kathmandu. For our last night in the Khumbu region, we have a celebration with folk sons and traditional dances from our staffs. It is a memorable night with much laughter and general merriment.

Day 17: Early morning flight to KTM and we spend much of the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the deluxe services of Hotel.

Day 18/19: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and cultural programme at the association.

Day 20: transfer to airport and fly back to Home.

Cost Included:

#Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
#3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
#Teahouse accommodation during the trek
#All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
#All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
#Domestic flights ( Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu)
#An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek #leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
#Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
#Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
#Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
#Duffel bag, Allied Adventure t-shirt and trekking map.
#All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
#Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
#All government and local taxes.

Trip Cost Excludes:
# International Airfare.
# Your travel insurance of any kind
# Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
# Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
# Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.

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