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					A Brief Description
Nepal, the fabled land of Buddha, Hindu temples, and unrivaled mountain
scenery, was controlled by a myriad of factions since the 4th century. The
modern Nepalese state began in the late 18th century when Prithvi Narayah Shah successfully
unified most of the individual ethnic groups and small principalities into
one entity. In search of additional lands, Nepal ventured into India,
subsequently losing part of its own territory to British India, but retaining
its independence. Nepal, at the time, was controlled by a monarch (for life
and by hereditary right), but in 1951, the Nepalese monarch (under great
pressure) ended that system of rule, and instituted a cabinet system of
government. Only one year after the country's first election in 1959, King Kahendra dismissed the cabinet,
dissolved parliament and banned political parties. Since 1990, turmoil and
Nepal have traveled hand-in-hand, as a bloody insurgency, a royal family
massacre and assorted governmental conflicts and squabbles have
dominated the headlines. In early 2005 (once again) the king dissolved the
government and assumed power. In this poor country, the tourism industry
was once a significant economic force, as backpackers, river rafters,
mountain climbers and nature lovers trekked to Nepal in large numbers.
For the most part, the on-going fighting between the Maoist insurgency
and government forces has devastated much of its worldwide tourism base, yet, it remains on the front-burner of many
adventure travelers, and certainly in the minds of all those who have
previously ventured into Nepal. Climate Nepal's weather conditions and
precipitation vary with elevation, ranging from tropical in the Tarai region
of the south, to alpine and tundra in the central and northern mountain
areas. Year round temperatures run from 32° F to 115° F in the Tarai
Region; 0° F to 74° F in the Hill Region, and from -25° F to 60° F in the
Himalayan region. Most of the precipitation falls during the monsoon
season (June - September), while (March - May) is normally warm (hot in
the south) and dry. From mid-October - February, conditions are usually
dry and cold. Winters in Nepal are very cold and often windy in the
mountains. Summer high temperatures do reach the high 60's and low 70's
F, but wide variations are commonplace.
Landforms Mountains and rugged hills cover almost 75% of Nepal’s land
area, and in general terms, there are three distinct horizontal regions: The
Tarai Region (in the south) along the border with India, is a low stretch of
land and Nepal's most significant agricultural region. The Hill Region
(central) consists of mountains, hills, flatlands and deep valleys, with
elevations ranging from 600 to 3,000 meters. The Himalayan Region
(north) contains 202 mountains rising to more than 6,000 meters, and 13
mountains rising to more than 8,000 meters high, including, of course, Mt.
Everest, the world’s highest mountain, and the enormous Annapurna
massif. The snow-covered mountains are replete with cold water rivers; the
four major ones (from west to east) are the Kail, Karnali, Narayani and
Kosi. Lowest Point Kanchan Kalan, in the southeastern Tarai Region - 229
ft. (70 m) Electricity Nepal uses 230 volts AC (50 cycles) Electrical
adapters, products and tips here FPRIVATE
Everest Base Camp Trek
"The website was informative and professional. I felt that, as a trekker I
was in safe hands with a company that had the muscle and know-how to
take people to the summit. When I got my access to the online account, the
dossier, the duffle-bag and follow-up correspondence, I knew I had made
the right choice." - Everest Trek, 2009
The trek to Everest Base Camp is without doubt one of the most famous in
the world. It takes you into the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, with awe-
inspiring views of many of the world's highest and most beautiful
mountains. Jagged Globe offer two variations to this classic trek (see also
High Passes to Everest), both of which climb the famous Everest viewing
point of Kala Patar (5,600m), as well as going to the actual site of base
camp, below the tumbling Khumbu Icefall. Our itineraries are carefully
designed to ensure you have adequate time to acclimatise comfortably,
thereby enjoying the trekking experience to the full... read more
You may also be interested in our Dhaulagiri Circuit and our Manaslu
Circuit treks.
Availability of this trek
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Experience Required
The Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for keen walkers/trekkers who are
able to walk for 4 - 5 hours in a day, with a light rucksack.
Team Composition
Your trekking group is led by a member of our highly experienced cadre of
leaders, who is supported by a Nepalese Sirdar, Sherpas and our porters..
read more about leaders
Leaders Paul Westwood (Apr '10), Stuart McNeil (Oct '10), Nev Taylor
(Oct '10), Ramesh Basnet (Oct '10). There are 14 places available on each
Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Depart more
Pre-Trip Meeting
Prior to all our expeditions and treks, we host a Pre-Trip Weekend in North
Wales... read more
To join one of the Everest Base Camp Treks you need the following
specialist equipment... read moreWe have a comprehensive Equipment Hire
Special travel insurance is available from us which provides a wide range
of cover... read more
Additional Information
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please
contact us by telephone:
To get the most from your expedition, Jagged Globe offer courses to make
sure you have all the skills and the fitness you need [more]
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