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The works, guide-assisted with full support, surprising flexibility, the best weather forecasts, spare oxygen, email and plenty of other services. Above all we are dedicated to your safety and success.
10 Apr-8 June?, 60 days -- Duncan Chessell -- US$65,000
We run a pioneering and unique set of trips
Our program for the 2016 season is in process, we have some options and are working on what is best for our clients. We expect that all plans will be truly finalized in late December.
A travelling and trekking homage to the world's highest mountain. We begin in chaotic Kathmandu then an overland adventure to Everest, probably travelling the new Rasuwa-Gyirong overland route. Then we then touch Everest on the highest trek in the world!
21 Apr-8 May, 18 days -- jeep safari & expedition-style -- local guide & Jamie McGuinness -- US$??80
A travelling and trekking homage to the world's highest mountain with the additional new Kaluxung trekking peak. Awesome!
21 Apr-14 May, 24 days -- jeep safari & expedition-style -- local guide & Jamie McGuinness -- US$??80
Experience Tibet while we acclimatize, historic and modern Lhasa, Xigatse and Gyantse and then in this neat loop, we climb Tibet's newest trekking peak, the stunning Kaluxung, which is also the highest straightforward peak there is.
mid-Sept, 21 days -- jeep safari & expedition-style -- Jamie McGuinness & local guide -- US$3,980?
Everest and 8000m expeditions:
Who are you dealing with?
You are in good hands. The expedition services are organized by Expedition Himalaya (Private) Limited, a Kathmandu-based company. The Managing Director is Nabin Trital and Operations Director is Dawa Gelje, who both have more than 15 years experience in the trekking and expedition industry and have been working together with Jamie for more than a dozen years.
Jamie has climbed many 6000m peaks and beginning in 1999 has summitted 8000m peaks more than a dozen times.
He has proved to be a capable, caring organizer and strong at altitude. Sherpas enjoy working with him, not just because he speaks Nepali.
Safety on our guided climbs
For guide-assisted climbs on 8000m peaks safety is paramount. We have better than 1:1 sherpa ratio and additional backup, the best walkie-talkies, emergency oxygen and a comprehensive medical kit. Also a big part of safety is common sense, altitude sense and experience, and making good judgment calls; that is what your leader-guide is for.
In all (~20x) 8000m expeditions under Jamie's leadership, we have had only had two cases of frostbite and one major rescue. We have had no deaths.
We prefer to run expeditions with lower numbers of members, 4-9 is nice, the big guns run 8-24, which often means things are less adaptable. But the downside of running small teams is that there are less guides, usually just Jamie and the sherpa team (and hence we prefer the term professionally-lead expeditions). Our process of discussing safety and weather issues is far more consultative, which often means we take a finer line.
Tibet prices are ex-Lhasa, i.e. you are responsible for getting to Lhasa (LXA airport code), see Getting to Lhasa.
Dates are the date you must arrive in Lhasa and the date you are free to leave. If arriving earlier or staying longer plan this with us.
Minimums For most trips the minimum number that we run the trip with is four. All treks normally run.
Tipping our crew is optional, but allow approx 5% of the trip cost as a guideline. The western guides don't take tips.
Expedition-style trekking means sleeping in tents. Our cook and helpers cater for us with 3 course meals and post-trek snacks, and yaks/ponies carry it all. You trek with a daypack. Couples share a roomy tent, everyone else gets a single tent.
All treks include
+ Lhasa airport transfers
+ Lhasa sightseeing
+ private transportation
+ hotels and guesthouses (double/twin share)
+ quality roomy single tent (3 person tent for doubles)
+ solar charging for USB devices and cameras
+ filtered water ... and more
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We look forward to meeting you!