Everest Base Camp Trek to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Hillary/Tenzing Feat

Everest Base Camp Trek to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Hillary/Tenzing Feat

Ace the Himalaya

Ace the Himalaya Announces May 19-June 5 Adventure That Includes Helping Clean Detritus from Base Camp

May 29th, 1953 was a special day for Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, as they kept the record of stepping on the world's highest peak Mt. Everest for the first time. To honour their accomplishments, Ace the Himalaya Pvt Ltd announces an 18-day Everest trek targeting Everest Base Camp on May 29, 2013, on the 60th anniversary of the journey. A service project to clean up the area will be accomplished along with enjoying an anniversary dinner celebration with Everest climbers. On the very auspicious day Ace has also planned for a special surprise gift to those who were born on the same day.

 

Ace the Himalaya Pvt. Ltd, the sponsoring host, said 100 percent of the money from this project stays in Nepal through the locally owned company leading the tour. Hired porters and yaks will bring the garbage down to Namche bazaar where it will then be handed over to a Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). Prem K. Khatry, managing director of the company, explained that the base camp has become much polluted because of the thousands of annual visitors. "The ultimate joys of our Everest base camp trek are the breathtaking mountain panoramas, so it's our duty to conserve its beauty and help keep it pollution free. If you like to trek and be a part of this important mission, this will be one of the most inspiring ways to get involved," he said.

 

The per person rate of $1,450 includes airport/hotel transfers, twin shared accommodation (in Kathmandu) for four nights with breakfast, guided city tour, sightseeing/monument entrance fees, lodge/guesthouse accommodation during the trek, all needed camping equipment, tented camp at Everest base camp for two nights with full board meals and hot drinks, local Ace the Himalaya licensed English speaking guide, local staff and porters for carrying luggage, all the required equipments (bags, baskets, gloves) to collect the garbage, yaks to carry the collected refuse from Base Camp down to Namche, food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff, down jacket and sleeping bag for use during trek, airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport, surface transfer from and to Kathmandu, special 60th anniversary Celebration dinner, farewell dinner with culture show in typical Nepali restaurant, all government taxes, VAT, tourist service charges, and official expenses.

 

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Ace the Himalaya contributions support the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donations, sponsorships and partnerships in a wide range of projects.

 

About Ace the Himalaya

Ace the HImalayaAce the Himalaya offers unique outdoor adventure trips and genuine experiences in trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering, rafting, wildlife safaris, cultural tours and now mountain biking in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. All of the company's holidays have been created to ensure that the local people benefit as much as possible and any negative environmental impacts on the destinations are minimized. With each trek or tour Ace the Himalaya is always conscious of their social responsibility and the impact that they have on the environment.

 

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Media Contact

Sajiya Shah, Communications officer

Email: ce[at]acethehimalaya.com

 

 

 

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