Sujoy Das has been trekking and photographing in the Himalayas for more than thirty years. His photographs and essays have been featured in leading magazines worldwide like The Washington Post, Lonely Planet, The Outdoor Journal, Lifeforce Magazine, APA Guides, Outlook Traveller, India Today Travel Plus, Frontline, The Telegraph, Times of India Crest, India Magazine, Frontline, Mint Lounge, Hindu Business Line etc. He is the joint author of Sikkim- A Travellers Guide and Lonely Planet - Nepal for the Indian Traveller
He leads treks and photo workshops under the banner of South Col Expeditions www.southcol.com and every single trek has been led by him personally Some of the areas where South Col runs treks are Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Mustang and Manaslu in Nepal. In India, Ladakh and Sikkim are favoured destinations.
He has a deep interest in the history of Everest and the Sherpa community and has been asked to speak at Kolkata and Delhi by The Himalayan Club on this subject.
He is currently working on a book of photographs on the Nepal Himalaya and organizing treks and photo workshops as a part of South Col Expeditions.
While most trekkers head to the base camp of Everest and the high viewpoint of Kala Pattar and back, this trek covers the best of the Everest region! Starting with Kala Pattar and the base camp, we cross the Cho La pass and enter the Gokyo valley with it’s emerald green lakes and four 8000 metre peaks – Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu! We then cross the magnificent Rhenjo La and descend through the Thami valley to Namche. Good hotels in Kathmandu and Namche Bazar with emphasis on safety and proper acclimatisation makes this an experience of a lifetime! And Sujoy Das, photographer, who will lead the trek has over thirty years of Himalayan experience, a major chunk in Nepal!
PRICE AND INCLUSIONS – USD 1400 per person
The cost is per person for Kathmandu to Kathmandu (17 days ) as per the itinerary given
Costs given above are at current rates of 2015 and may change without notice. Changes if any will be notified 3 months before the trek.
Taxi fare from hotel in Kathmandu to airport and back for Lukla flight
Sagarmatha National Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking in the Everest region.
Flight cost Kathmandu Lukla to Kathmandu presently USD 326 return.
All accommodation on the trek on twin sharing basis. In Namche Bazar for two nights top end deluxe rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers will be provided and on return on Monjo similar facilities will be provided.
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu one night on the way in and one night on the way out is covered in good Thamel hotel with breakfast.
Cost of porters/guides for the trek. Please note that porters will carry one duffel bag or backpack not exceeding 10 kgs weight for each trekker comprising of personal items, clothing, sleeping bag etc.
Costs not included
Meals in Kathmandu and Lukla.
Breakfast lunch and dinner on the trek is not included. Desserts, drinks, and exotic items listed in the lodge menus are not included. Alcohol, cold drinks (coca cola, sprite, beer), juices, ice cream etc on the trek and in Lukla.
Client travel and medical insurance of any kind. Emergency evacuation costs if needed.
Video camera fees in National Parks (where applicable).
Bottled drinks; boiled, filtered or bottled water; alcohol; snacks etc
Hot showers (Rs 300 per shower) is not included at lodges with shared toilets.
Personal clothing and equipment; sleeping bag; down/ goretek jacket, medicines for personal use etc.
Air fare from residence country to Nepal and back
Tips to porters at the end of trek estimate @ US 50 per trekker to the common pool.
Estimate of Costs not included
Fooding at lodges en route will be around USD 20 per person per day upto 3800 metres and USD 25 per day above 3800 metres. On an estimate this would be around USD 375 for the entire 17 days. Cost increases as you go higher up the valley and will vary depending on what you eat/drink.
- Access Flights (Both-Ways)
- Airport Shuttle
- Guide's Salary
- Guide's Transport
- Porter's Insurance
- TIMS Card
- ACAP Permit
- Access Flights (One-Way)
- Four Porters
- Guide’s Accommodation
- Guide’s Insurance
- Guide’s Meals
- International Flights
- MCAP Permit
- MRAP Permit
- One Porter
- Permit Fees
- Porter Insurance
- Private Jeep
- Private Taxi
- Public Bus
- Public Jeep
- Three Porters
- Travel Insurance
- Two Porters
- Visa Fee