The Adventure in Brief (Day by Day) The Educational/Leadership Experience Trek Support Environmental Protection Pre-Trip Briefings
The Adventure in Brief (Day by Day)
(See ‘ITINERARY’ for more detail)
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu : Designed for learning and to enjoy the sights and smells of Asia.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding – Morning flight (40 min) to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) and trek down to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) 3-4 hours
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft) 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization day.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche : (3,810m/12,500ft) 4–6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche : (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 08: Dingboche – Duglha: Dugla (4,600 m/15,090 ft): 3-4 hours
Day 19: Duglha – Lobuche: (4940 m/16,207 ft) 2-4 hours
Day 10: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp – Gorak Shep: (5,160m/16,929ft) 7-8 hours
Day 11: Gorak Shep – Kala Pattar – Lobuche : ( 4,371 m/14,340 ft) 6-7 hours
Day 12: Lobuche – Syomare: (3810m – 12500 ft) 6–7 hours
Day 13: Symare – Phortse: (3810m – 12500 ft) 6–7 hours
Day 14: Phortse to Nanche Bazaar: 3–5 hours
Day 15: Namche Bazaar – Phakding – Lukla: 6-7 hours.
Day 16: Lukla – Kathmandu: Celebration Dinner and Debrief
Day 17: End of the Adventure
The Educational/Leadreship Experience
Pre-Trip (Cognitive Journey)
During the months leading up to (or straddling) your arrival in Kathmandu you will have attended twelve, 45 – 60m. leadership development webinars. Make sure you have pen and paper handy since these informative, fast paced calls have been rated as, “They alone are worth the cost of the entire trip.”
The Intrinsic Journey, September 24 to October 10, 2021 encompasses the Mt. Everest Base Camp trek and it’s immersion learning experiences. Each day you will be assigned a specific leadership developmental task and/or contemplation.
Beyond the mesmerizing experience of this awesome landscape and the trekking experiences, the trip will be enhanced by teachings and self-discoveries in leadership, communication, team, and personal awareness.
Our Executive Tour Guide and Trek Leader is Werner Berger (see ‘Trek Leader’ bio). The Nepalese Guides are English speaking, experienced, local, trekking and mountain people to guarantee a safe and an enjoyable trip…. “most of them actually grew up in these mountainous regions of Nepal. It’s home for them, it’s in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities; they are a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture – they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.”
Our porters form an intricate part of the trek and their carrying capacity allows you to enjoy the journey. You will be carrying a day-pack (8kg/18 lbs or less), and your porters will carry up to 15kgs/33 pounds of gear for you.
The Everest region is fragile and we will leave ‘zero impact’ on the natural environment, and on the traditional communities of the region. A list of do’s and don’ts will be strictly adhered to.
Pre Trip Briefing
Prior to the start of our trek, we will host a Pre-Trip Briefing in Kathmandu. We will discuss acclimatization, introduce your trek Leaders and give you an opportunity to ask questions and meet your fellow team members. We will also brief you on how to get the most out of the trip and how and when the educational experiences we offer will be facilitated.