Published On:03 Oct,2018
Some of the finest landscapes photography opportunities in the High Himalayas.
Not long after you land at the tiny airstrip at Lukla, lofty mountains reaching out to the clouds will welcome you in the northerly direction. As you start hiking slowly up the mountains, you will be habituated to seeing snow peaks everywhere at each step. They go higher and higher culminating in ultimate views of the highest mountain in the world – the mighty Mt.Everest. At our final destination of this tour–the top of Kalapathar–, you will have the finest views of the greatest mountains anywhere on earth, sun shining on them all bright and clear. We run short of words here, perhaps photographs do a better job at describing the magic of these landscapes. Or even better, being there to photograph them is something you would want to experience and live up.
Trip Price: 1500 Euro
Booking fee: 500 Euro
Group Size: 5-15 Pax
Tour Itinerary in Brief
Day 01. Arrive in Kathmandu. Optionally, we recommend arriving a day earlier to settle in and wander around Kathmandu. (1,300 meters/4,245ft)
Day 02. Flight to Lukla; Trek to Monjo. (Lukla 2,800m, Phakding 2,2910m.)
Day 03. Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m/11253ft)
Day 04. Namche Bazaar – Acclimatization day. (3440 m/11253ft)
Day 05. Trekking days: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. (3,867m/12684ft)
Day 06. Tengboche to Dingboche. (4,358m/14,295 ft)
Day 07. Dingboche: rest and acclimatization. (4,358m/14,295 ft)
Day 08 & 09. Trekking days: Dingboche to Lobuche; Lobuche to Gorakshep & Kalapather. (4,928m/16164 ft) (Gorak Shep 5,160m, Base Camp: 5,320m.)
Day 10. Return journey begins; Gorakshep to Kalapathar and Periche. Please note that we do not viit the base camp itself, which is of little interest in terms of good views and photography opportunities. (5,550m/18,204ft
Day 11 & 12. Trekking days: Periche to Namche; Namche to Lukla.
Day 13. Flight to Kathmandu.
Day 14. Rest day/reserve day.
Day 15. Departure.
The itinerary is tentative and may be changed by your photography mentor depending on the weather, photography opportunities available and the group dynamics. You should note that we aren’t really traveling to the location of Everest Base Camp, a place that is of little interest to us when it comes to good views and photo opportunities but is merely the last point that people may be allowed to visit without a climbing permit.
Your Photography Mentor on This Tour – Ramesh Tamang (Adventure Guide / Photographer)
Tour Price & Inclusions.
1. Domestic flights – Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
2. Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis (hotels in Kathmandu, tea-houses during the trek).
3. All meals during the trek, breakfasts during the stay in Kathmandu.
4. Airport pickup and drop-off at Kathmandu.
5. Airport transfers.
6. Services of your photography mentor during the tour.
7. Services of a guide on the trek.
8. Porters to carry up to 15kg of your luggage.
1. Travel from your location to Kathmandu.
2. Travel insurance.
3. Additional food/beverages consumed.
4. All expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
5. Also, please budget for the following.
Travel insurance with helicopter evacuation included, and valid for travel above 6,000m. May cost anywhere between $40-70
Tips – for the entire local staff of porters at about $100
In case of flight cancellation due to poor weather, helicopter charges for travel between Kathmandu and Lukla. This cost may from $400 to $500 depending on availability. In the event that our flight from Kathmandu to Lukla can’t take off due to bad weather in Lukla, you will be required to pay for this to ensure that we begin the tour as per plan. In the event the flight for the return journey is canceled, this fare is optional and you may choose to wait out at Lukla for clear weather. Airlines make the full refund for a canceled trip and this amount will be utilized towards partial payment of your helicopter ride.
Also, account for battery charging expenses (about $2 per battery) during the trek. Hot showers (about $5) are available in most tea-houses and Wifi (about $4 per hour) in some.
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Tour FAQ, and is this photography trek suitable for you?
Health and Fitness Requirements
This photography trek requires that you walk on an average of six hours every day, excluding the rest days. You will be hiking uphill every day from the day you land in Lukla until the day you climb up Kalapathar on Day 10 of the tour. The highest point of this tour is almost 18,000 feet above sea level. Naturally, this requires a certain degree of fitness. Everest Base Camp Photography Trek is recommended only for people in good health and fitness with some experience of trekking behind them. There is no restriction of upper age on this tour; your fitness is what matters. Minors who wish to be part of this tour must be accompanied by an adult.
Most people in reasonably good health would be able to make this trek without any injuries or serious sickness/problems. Check with us if you have any questions about your ability to make this tour.
Due to the altitudes, we travel in, this tour may not be suitable for people with heart ailments, chronic problems related to lungs and those with high blood pressure related problems. If you have experienced serious altitude sickness in the past that required hospitalization, this tour is not recommended for you. This tour is also not suitable for people with thyroid related problems. If you are in doubt, please check with your doctor before signing up on this tour.
What is a photography trek? How is it different from a regular trek?
In addition to a regular trekking guide, this trek will also be led by our photography mentor who will be on board this tour. We also have certain tweaks in the itinerary to maximize photography opportunities during this tour. Our photography mentor is constantly working with you through this tour to ensure that we have the best of the photography opportunities available, and will also mentor to make the best possible images during the tour. The group will also predominantly contain photography enthusiasts, creating a common-interest bonding and association with all the group members. Your mentor will be available to review, critique and provide necessary on-field assistance to you with photographing the landscapes all along the way.
Can I bring my non-photographer partner with me?
Yes, you can. Enjoying the trek is and having a good time along the way is as much on the agenda as photography is. Your partner will enjoy the journey with the group. However, non-photographers should note that our itineraries are catered to photograph-enthusiasts and are generally slower-paced than regular travel itineraries. Also please note that we do not offer a separate non-photographer pricing.
I am not a keen photographer. But I want to go to Everest Base Camp trek with your group. Can I still join?
Yes. Enjoying the trek is and having a good time along the way is as much on the agenda as photography is. However, non-photographers should note that our itineraries are catered to photograph-enthusiasts and are generally slower-paced than regular travel itineraries.