EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKS+ Quake
the body and mind..."If you
walk the trails of Nepal,
you will know what Buddhist dharma is all about." Tengboche
Everest Training Climb
unique opportunity to combine the comforts of
teahouse trekking with 1-2 nights stay at base camp expedition style.
high into the Everest region of Nepal along the original Everest
climbing expedition route. Our
is a leisurely
walking holiday allowing plenty of time to get acquainted with the
traditional Sherpa villages, Sherpa people and their customs.
Absorb the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the
magnificent mountain backdrop.
we have an expedition in progress on Everest, we invite you to
join the climbing expedition at base camp for a rare opportunity
to be be part life on a major expedition. If we don't have
an expedition in operation then we retreat to the cozy comforts of
the lodge at Gorak Shep to sleep.
and more information
Luxury Everest Base Camp
$3344US- 17 days
October 11 to October 29 each year.
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to our base camp Hotel.
Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, afternoon on your own to
Departure to Lukla airstrip, commence trek to Phakding
Trek to Namche Bazaar- 11,200 feet
hike to Kunde and Khumjung, return to Namche.
Trek to Tengboche, visit the monastery and chant with the
- Trek to Pangboche, overnight in Sherpa lodge. A visit to the
monastery, check out the Yeti scull.
to Dingboche 14,800 feett- overnight in Sherpa lodge.
to Chukung, 15,600 feet- or other high ascent for
acclimatization purposes, return to Dingboche to sleep.
to Lobuche, overnight in a lodge.
to the summit of Kala Pattar to capture the most photographed
Everest perspective south and north routes. Tibet and Nepal
and the ice-fall. Retreat to Lobuche to sleep.
to Everest Base Camp, retreat to Gorak Shep, overnight.
day for weather and health
to Pheriche, overnight in a lodge.
to Namche Bazaar, overnight in a lodge.
to Lukla, overnight in a lodge.
back to Kathmandu, rest, retreat, shop.
for trip home.
to the airport for your journey home or stay on longer for one
of the numerous extended tour options.
it come to trekking, no other country in the world offers
adventures as impressive a
choice of trails as Nepal. From the moderate to the rigorous, and
from sherpa teahouse to expedition style treks, Nepal is indeed
synonymous with the word "trek".
In the Himalaya, trekking for pleasure is a relatively new
phenomenon. It was not until 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and
Tenzing Norgay Sherpa scaled Mount Everest that it was put on the
map as a mountaineers and trekkers destination. Many people still
do not know that trekking does not have to be agonizingly
difficult. Peak Freak treks follow old time tested trails with
newly improved and very comfortable lodges and homes we use along
the way. All have heat and today many have installed indoor
toilets and showers. If your selected itinerary includes a stay at
base camp, you will see that our standards of comfort are
considered luxurious. We have heat in our base camp dinning tent
and enjoy a variety of foods that include organic fresh
vegetables, fruit and baking prepared by our base camp cook.
EXPEDITIONS INC. is owner operated by High Altitude Guide Tim
Rippel and his wife Becky Rippel from Nelson, B.C. Canada. Peak
Freaks is a distinctive addition to the Nepalese world of treks
and climbing expeditions. With 28 years experience and 90 Himalayan expeditions, they have introduced Nepal as their
mountaineering destination. Exploring old time-tested trails in
more ways than one and developing lasting relationships between
their guests and Sherpa families of friends is what they claim to
be adept at. Their base camp trekking clientele varies from the
individual traveler to small groups of expedition base camp
support trekkers, including associations, researchers and
educational trips. They have managed to generate a steadily
increasing clientele from all over the world.
WHAT MAKES US
- Our ability to offer
affordable expeditions with
first class infrastructure all while maintaining small team
- Our personal touch!
It is the same people who you talk
to when planning and booking your expedition that run the
expedition, climb along side you on the mountain and not from
base camp or a remote office.
- Our relationship with the
people of the country:
Our family of friends become your family of friends. During
our 28 years in the Himalayas we have become very close with
our climbing Sherpa families. Today many of their children are
now training to become our climbing Sherpas. We are family,
grown and have learned so many life values together that we
share with you.
- Our safety record:
Climbing and trekking worldwide
and other extreme sports while maintaining a flawless record.
- Tim, mountain
guiding since he graduated from high school, Becky, a
group international travel specialist for many years . It has
been a way of life for both and this is all we do, and absolutely yes,
it is a ton of fun!
"We are small but our success is big. To help members
reach their individual goals safely, while enjoying an intimate
mountain experience, we choose to keep it that way".
For a brief bio on Tim and Becky click the following links: Tim
Our Lodge Treks Offer the Best of Both Worlds - Great Routes and
development of locally managed lodges along the popular trekking trails in
the Annapurna, Everest and Langtang/Helambu areas have resulted in an
increasing number of trekkers making use of these facilities. In recent
years with the help of Government as well non-Government agencies many of
these lodge owners have gone through training programs aimed at raising
the quality of services as well as instilling environmental awareness. For
example in the Annapurna Sanctuary and adjacent areas it is now regulation
for all lodge owners to use alternative fuel (fuel other than fire wood -
kerosene, gas, electric or even solar) for cooking and heating, dispose of
garbage properly and adopt other eco-friendly measures. Most lodges have
all the basic requirements for trekkers to stay overnight - a dormitory,
several private rooms, an attached restaurant, toilet and a shower room.
The quality of food offered might vary from lodge to lodge but most serve
simple and hygienic meals.
Freak Expeditions Inc. has found it very attractive for trekkers to use
these lodges on the routes instead of operating camping style treks. One
of the main reason being that along these popular routes almost every
house offers bed and meals and many camping trekkers find it incongruous
to camp near a lodge and not be able to experience the warmth and
hospitality of the friendly Sherpa hosts. The other important reason being
that this helps the local economies directly by using the facilities along
make sure that our guests do not get disappointed we stay in a comfortable
and interesting lodge in each place. With larger groups we reserve all the
beds in a lodge thus making sure that we have the place to ourselves.
Quite often our lodge trekkers are overwhelmed- by the homey atmosphere
and the grace of our hosts and many have made great friends with our
friends for many years.
you have an urge to trek in some of the most beautiful places in Nepal,
interact and make friends with the local people without having to sleep in
a cold and lonely tent, Lodge Trekking is just the thing for you.
Food-Sherpa Food a Food Fiesta
Nepal serves cuisine
from around the world!
facilities for travelers in Nepal are ever improving so too is the variety
and quality of food being offered.
years ago, visitors to Nepal had a choice of rice and lentils (dal bhat)
or lentils and rice. Today,
it is not uncommon to find items as diverse as Norwegian Salmon, Cajun
chicken and imported sashimi on the menus of Kathmanduís finer
hotels and restaurants.
Authentic Italian pizza is available, cooked in a wood pizza oven
by a genuine Neapolitan. Ice creams, Austrian sausages, French baguettes,
and Spatzle are all part of the ever expanding Kathmandu kitchen.
outside of the capital one can find good food. The lakeside resort town of
Pokhara is filled with restaurants serving Continental and Asian food Even
Mexican dishes are known to make it onto the
menus. Along the popular trekking trails as well are plenty of teashops
and lodges with surprisingly diverse menus.
it is generally better to stick to dishes prepared with traditional
ingredients. This is not necessarily bad, as tin the Everest region
potatoes are the staple, while around the Annapurnas, rice is more common.
Asian fare is certainly a worthwhile cuisine to explore. Traditional
Nepalese, Newar and Indian restaurants are for good reason among
Kathmanduís most popular spots. Tandoor
specialties and succulent rice dishes from India, steaming hot momo
dumplings from Tibet, and a vast assortment of dals and curries from Nepal
offer exciting flavors to initiate the neophyte into the sophisticated
world of South Asian spices.
as they are, some people may find them difficult to digests, Knowing
oneís intestinal limits can save a lot of internal grief as some bodies
simply are not accustomed to the richness of South Asian sauces or the
heat of local chili peppers.
"We are small but our success is big. To help members reach their individual goals safely,
while enjoying an intimate mountain experience, we choose to keep it that
Photo: A few of our friends you will meet in the Khumbu, Everest Region.
Tim Ripple for the
benefit of finding a common spelling mistake used when searching Everest on
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