following the footsteps of Tenzing Hillary on classic route to Mt. Everest base camp
Explorer Adventure offers Everest Base Camp the Original Way Trekking, a perfect walk which leads you on classic and original trail from Jiri to Everest Base Camp with visit of old Solu areas the southern part of Everest which is linked as Solu-Khumbu district mostly populated by Sherpa and other mixed tribe of people which makes this trek more interesting.
Everest Base Camp the Original Way where the trail was almost forgotten due to Lukla airstrip was built in late 1970s, as trekking is more popular with flights from Lukla onward to base camp, wheres this nice pleasant follows the footsteps of earlier mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary to Everest base camp on the original route.
Starting this fascinating walk taking a long and exciting overland journey from Kathmandu heading east to reach at nice lovely Jiri town (also known as Switzerland of Nepal), from here heading towards further east at Bhandar to begin our wonderful trekking passing nice and cultural villages of Kenja-Sete and over Lamjura-la pass covered within green woodland vegetation rhododendron-pines trees and then downhill to impressive Junbesi village inhabited by Sherpa tribes.
After Junbesi heading north east with views of Khumbu Himal with Everest and over Takshindo-la pass to Nunthala large village and slowly walk enters high Khumbu region from Surkhe village onward to reach at famed Namche Bazaar, here with rest after a long walk having acclimatization days and then towards our main highlight of the adventure reaching at Everest Base Camp.
On reaching Everest Base Camp with time to enjoy marvelous views of high peaks including massive bulk of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers and then climb on top a scenic hill top at Kalapatthar the highest spot of the adventure above 5,545 m high with sweeping panorama of Khumbu giant peaks with Everest at close distance.
Completing all the main highlight of this wonderful adventure Everest Base Camp the Original Way return journey to Lukla where a scenic short flight brings you hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu with remarkable and marvelous time and adventure on Everest Base Camp the Original Way Trekking with great guidance and service of Explorer Adventure.
Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.
Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.
Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.
Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:
Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.
Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………
Guide and Porters:
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.
All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.
Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.
Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.
Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.
We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).
Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:
High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.
Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.
To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.
The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.
On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.
The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb
Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.
Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.
Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.
In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.