NOW BOOKING - Xtreme Everest 2017 - The Story So Far
Xtreme Everest are pleased to announce that bookings are now being taken for our 2017 treks. Our trekking partner Jagged Globe have opened their online booking system and telephone lines, and are waiting to assist you.
2017 will be ten years since we originally set out to research and study human systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments to increase our understanding of critically ill patients under the research group Xtreme Everest.
We have analysed data from previous medical research studies at altitude in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013. The results have increased our understanding of how our bodies respond to low oxygen environments, and we have already started to use this knowledge to alter the care we give to critically ill individuals. Whilst we have published a number of articles about our findings, and presented across the globe, we have never formally fed back to the Sherpa community who have supported us since our first visits to the Everest region. We have decided to undertake the same trek to Everest Base Camp in 2017 as we ascended on previous occasions, stopping in Namche Bazaar to share our knowledge with them, and celebrate the tenth anniversary of the original Xtreme Everest research trek.
This 23-day itinerary follows the classic trek to Everest Base Camp ascending the legendary Khumbu Valley. It is without doubt one of the most famous treks in the world and follows the route that Hillary and Tensing trod in 1953. Our itinerary has a more gradual rate of ascent than is usual to ensure good acclimatisation. The trek follows the same route that the Xtreme Everest trekkers and climbers ascended in 2007, 2009, and 2013. The overwhelming majority of our trekkers made it all the way to base camp and were able to complete all tests at this altitude. Such a success rate is very unusual in faster paced itineraries that do not give as much time for adequate acclimatisation. It is important for your personal sense of achievement and enjoyment that as many trekkers as possible reach base camp, and we have constructed this itinerary accordingly.
Xtreme Everest depends on raising funds from grant giving charities, companies and individuals in order to be able to carry out our research programme. Xtreme Everest is immensely grateful for the support we receive (both personal and financial), without which our work to improve understanding of human responses to low oxygen levels could not continue. Whilst it is not compulsory we would be delighted if individuals chose to raise money for our Xtreme Everest charity (ten at ten project) whilst undertaking the trek to Everest Base Camp. You can set up an individual fundraising webpage via Just Giving where you will find hints and tips to help you achieve your goal. The Xtreme Everest team are happy to assist with any queries you may have.
To read more about the trek please download a copy of the trek booklet below
FINAL Itinerary XE 2017 Treks.pdf (585 KB)
If you wish to book on a trek, you need to phone Xtreme Everest on +44 (0)20 3447 2838 to obtain a booking code. The Xtreme Everest office is open 08.00 - 16.00 Mon-Fri
Once you have received this booking code you will need to either:
- call Jagged Globe on +44 (0)114 276 3322 to pay your deposit.
- Or, book though the Jagged Globe website selecting Xtreme Everest 2017 - Everest Base Camp Trek from the drop-down list below ‘Nepal’.
Once the treks are full a waiting list will be opened for any spaces that become available
The deposit for each trekker is £250, which is non-refundable, if you cancel. If you do not meet our criteria, and we cancel you, the deposit will be refunded in full. Once Xtreme Everest has issued you with the booking code, you’ll have 7 days to pay your deposit. If you are unable to pay your deposit within this week, and other trekkers express an interest in your chosen trek dates, we may be forced to give your code to another trekker.
The amount you need to pay to fund your place on the trek is:
- Full Price: £2,845 - This includes the international airfare and taxes from the UK.
- Land-Only Price: £1,978 - Joining in Kathmandu (no flight from UK) but all hotel accommodation. This price does not include airline taxes, as it does not include the international flight. You may pay this price if you want to arrange your own flight and meet the group at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Single Room Supplement (SRS):
The Full and Land-Only prices include bed and breakfast, 3-star hotel accommodation in twin-sharing rooms whilst in Kathmandu. If you want a room to yourself whilst in the city, a supplement is payable. Availability may be limited, so please ask for a single room at the time of booking, and one will be allocated if possible. The SRS assumes that in order to provide a room for one person, we must provide a further room for the other person who would have been sharing with you otherwise.
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