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WHOA Expeditions is all about leaping out of our comfort zones as we explore new and uncharted adventure locations!

We founded WHOAx to feed your need for more exploration, and to give you the chance to experience what it's like to be on our scouting team as we go off the beaten path and set the wheels in motion for future WHOA adventures. Join our tribe, be a pioneer, expect the unexpected and go on an expedition like only WHOA can!

You'll get all the TLC and awesome group vibes that come standard on every one of our trips, but with an extra dose of spontaneity and excitement.  
Just bring your curiosity, positive vibes and sense of adventure, come take the trail less travelled with WHOA.


WHOAX 2018: EVEREST BASE CAMP FALL

TREK THROUGH THE HIMALAYAS AND EXPERIENCE THE LEGENDARY SHERPA CULTURE

OCTOBER 6 - 19, 2018

$2,300

Join other women from around the world on the journey of a lifetime to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. We’ll spend our days hiking between the highest peaks of the Himalayas, past monasteries and temples, and our evenings in tea houses enjoying Nepalese hospitality, laughs and Dal Baht. Together, we’ll literally experience what it’s like to be on top of the world!

We are honored to be partnering with a local organization that has deep roots in the mountain communities of Nepal, and is dedicated to training and employing women from the mountain village of Batase to work as porters and guides, roles that are traditionally seen as exclusively male. The exposure to paid work and the experience of interacting with women from around the world is an eye opener, and provides them with a glimpse of other possible futures offering much more opportunity and independence than the lives they may have thought they were going to live. We’re so looking forward to sharing this experience with them and to see the Himalayas through the eyes of these amazing women.

We can’t think of a better way to discover the mountain that natives refer to as the Goddess Mother of the World!

PHOTO CREDS: Take on Nepal

THE BREAKDOWN


DAY 1 // OCT 6 // WELCOME TO KATHMANDU

Elevation: 1400m
You’ll be greeted with a warm Nepalese welcome at the Kathmandu airport by your local WHOA crew members, who will transfer you to our hotel. In the evening, we’ll gather for a Welcome dinner to meet one another and get briefed on the magnificent trek that lies before us!
Included: Welcome dinner

DAY 2 // OCT 7 // WHOA, WHOA! HERE WE GO!

Lukla to Phakding
Elevation: 2800m - 2655m

In the morning, we’ll take a short and spectacular forty minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a mountain town in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. Grab a window seat on this exhilarating flight to catch the amazing views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below! Upon arrival, we’ll begin our trek straight away with a lovely, short walk to the village of Phakding. And so, our journey to Everest Base Camp begins...be prepared to be overwhelmed and humbled by the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas!
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 // OCT 8 // HOW BAZAAR

Phakding to Bazaar
Elevation: 2655m - 3445m

Today the real trekking begins as we walk through stunning rhododendron filled forests alongside a river known in Nepali as the milky river, due to its color from the flow of melting ice. Our day's trek ends at Namche Bazaar - a bustling trading town and hub in the Everest region.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 // OCT 9 // TIME TO ACCLIMATIZE

Namche Bazaar to Khumjung to Kyangjuma
Elevation: 3445m - 3550m

In the morning, you’ll have time to enjoy the beauty of the remote, traditional village of Namache and the friendliness and hospitality of its local Sherpa people. Later, we’ll take a short trek through the village of Khumjung to a peaceful and beautiful village of Kyangjuma, where we’ll spend the night and enjoy clear views of Ama Dablam mountain and, of course, the mighty Mount Everest!
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 5 // OCT 10 //  PEAK-A-BOO

Kyanguma to Tengboche
Elevation: 3550m - 3865m

Today is light on walking, but big on views! You’ll want to wake up early enough to see the spectacular sunrise over Ama Dablam and Mount Everest. Then, we’ll embark on a short trek that will give us breathtaking views of some of the Himalaya's highest peaks as we make our way to the beautiful and spiritual village of Tengboche.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 // OCT 11 // BREATHTAKING VIEWS, LITERALLY

Tengboche to Pheriche
Elevation: 3865m - 4250m

This is around the time in our journey where you might begin to feel the effects of the high altitude (but that’s normal, remember to stay hydrated)! Today we’ll trek downhill and cross the Imja River, before climbing to spend the evening in the village of Pheriche.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 // OCT 12 // MORE TIME TO ACCLIMATIZE

Pheriche to Dingboche
Elevation: 3250m - 4410m

We’ll spend most of today helping our bodies acclimatize to the higher altitudes - an important part of being a smart and safe trekker! We’ll go on some short walks with incredible views before settling into our accommodation in Dingboache. In the evening we’ll go on short guided walk to a nearby peak to further acclimatize.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 // OCT 13 // ICE, ICE BABY

Dingboche to Lobuje
Elevation: 4410m - 4930m

Today we’ll continue our ascent up to the world’s highest glacier, Khumbu. Along the way we’ll pass a very spiritual and traditional Buddhist place of respect, a cemetery that remembers those who have lost their lives on Everest.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 // OCT 14 // UP UP AND AWAY WE GO!

Lobuje to Kala Patthar to Gorak Shep
Elevation: 4930m - 5545m - 5160m

We’ll continue heading upwards with a challenging ascent to GorakShep where we will be rewarded with  breathtaking views of Mount Pumori and Everest. After checking into our lodge and resting a bit, we’ll set out to climb the rocky peak of Kala Patthar. It’s a difficult hike, but well worth it for the spectacular views! We’ll spend the night in the village of Gorakshep, and get rested for the part of the trek we’ve been preparing for all along...
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 // OCT 15 // BASE CAMP OR BUST

Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp to Lobuche
Elevation: 5160m - 5360m - 4930m

Today's the day! The day we succeed in reaching the base of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest! With excitement in our hearts and a skip in our steps, we will walk along the famous Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp (5380m). From Base Camp, we will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Khumbu Icefall, amazing photo ops and, of course, a dance party, before descending to Lobuche for the evening.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 // OCT 16 // WHAT GOES UP...

Lobuche to Somare
Elevation: 4930m - 4010m

It’s a relatively easy descent to down to the village Somare, with more amazing views of the mighty Himalayas. You’ll find that even on day 10 of our trek, you’ll never tire of our surroundings, and will be at even more peace and one with nature.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12 // OCT 17 // FOLLOWING OUR FOOTSTEPS

Somare to Namche Bazaar
Elevation:  4010m - 3445m

Today we will walk downhill back to Namche Bazaar on same track we did on your way up to Everest Base Camp.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13 // OCT 18 //  LA, LADIES!

Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Elevation: 3445m - 2800m

Today we’ll continue making our way down with an easy trek to Lukla for the final night (tear) in the Everest region. We’ll have time to explore Lukla and to relax before getting together for our celebratory dinner to reflect and toast to the incredible experience and achievements we shared!
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14 // OCT 19 // NAMASTE FOR NOW

Lukla - Kathmandu
Elevation: 2800m - 1400m

In the afternoon, we’ll take our return flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu where you can spend the rest of the evening relaxing and exploring the city. That evening we’ll say our goodbyes, and you’re free to book a late evening (after 9 PM) return flight home or continue on your journey. (Note: Flight delays between Lukla to Kathmandu due to weather conditions are a possibility, so to be on the safe side, you might want to book an extra evening in Kathmandu and not plan any flights until April 24.)
Included: Breakfast