Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

Trek to Everest Base Camp with the Himalayan trekking specialists, since 1975.

The Everest Base Camp trek is perhaps the most popular trekking holiday on earth. Walking through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, to view the highest peaks on earth, is something everyone should experience at least once.

Everest Base Camp was the first trek that we offered way back in 1975. We’ve established our own operation in Nepal, rather than sub-contract, and this gives us complete hands-on control over the quality of your trekking holiday in Nepal. Since 1975 we have assisted many people to Everest Base Camp and the experience we have gained will only add to the quality of experience you will receive when trekking to the base of the worlds highest peak with us.

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SELECTING YOUR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK:

If you are reading this we probably don't need to tell you why you should experience a trek in Nepal. What you really need to know is how to choose the right Nepal trek for you.... (click below to continue reading...)

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The Weather in Everest Base Camp

Plan your trek to Everest Base Camp from mid-September to May. World Expeditions has regular departures during these months.

The post-monsoon period. From early September the monsoon rain starts to decrease. By mid-October through to mid-December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25 - 30 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes and decrease as you gain height. Over 3000 meters the daytime temperatures can vary as much as 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, and may be hotter or colder, depending on whether it is sunny or windy etc. At night at lower altitudes, temperatures do not normally drop much, although as you approach November it does get colder and the days shorter. Up high it can drop sharply at night, from 0 to minus 10 or 15 and more when camped on the ice or snow. If you choose to trek to base camp during winter, from December to February, you should experience cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. Daytime temperatures at low altitudes will be around 20C while at night it may drop to 0C or as low as -10C at the higher points.Whilst this is the coldest period it is also the quietest time on the trails, perfect for those wanting to avoid crowds.

The pre-monsoon period.  In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up bringing occasional afternoon rainstorms. Views of the mountains in the middle of the day and afternoon may often be obscured. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March with temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius and mild nights. At higher altitudes it is similar to the conditions of the post-monsoon period, however there is usually more snow, which has accumulated over the winter period. There are spectacular displays of rhododendrons and wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions ie April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common.

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