Outfitter Offers Trips to Mt Everest for Mere Mortals

Outfitter Offers Trips to Mt Everest for Mere Mortals

 

Outfitter offers Mount Everest trip for mere mortals, from Tibet

Phil Marty
Chicago Tribune

Mount Everest has a universal appeal, as evidenced by the people from around the world who've lost their lives trying to summit this epic peak. Scaling the mountain is beyond the grasp of most people, but trekking to Everest Base Camp is more doable for mere mortals (though still extremely taxing). Myths and Mountains offers an alternative to the usual trek in Nepal with a package that tackles the trek from Tibet. The 22-day itinerary starts with explorations by motor vehicle of the area from Lhasa to Old Tingri, where the hike starts in earnest. It takes five days to reach Base Camp at 16,400 feet, and from there it's on to the Japanese Camp (17,913 feet), Interim Camp (19,028 feet) and finally Advanced Base Camp (20,800 feet). The adventure is priced from $8,150 per person, double occupancy, based on four to six people. That includes air from Chengdu, China, to Lhasa, accommodations — including fully supported camping — English-speaking guides and most meals. Info: 800-670-6984, http://tinyurl

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