2011 Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

Join the Mountain Guide Service for an adventure you’ll never forget! Everest veteran Manuel Pizarro became the first Quebecer to reach the summit Everest more than once in 2009 and will be leading our expedition to Everest Base Camp.  This 21 day trek will run from April 5, 2011 to April 30, 2011. 

Our adventure begins in Katmandu, Nepal… an exciting destination where all international trekking expeditions begin their journey toward the base camp of the highest mountain in the world… Mount Everest.
 
Here the Tibetan culture is omnipresent. You are surrounded by ancient Buddhist temples, sacred traditions, and mysterious stone work that has been there for hundreds of years. The trek will take you through the Sagarmatha National Park and into the embrace of the great “chomolunga” Mother Goddess of the earth.
 
In total the hike will take you about 14 days followed by the ascent of Kalapathar Peak, a non-technical climb to 18,200 ft. above sea level.  The trek to Everest Base Camp will be led by Manny Pizarro, owner and operator of  Manuel Pizarro Expeditions. His teammates and co-guides are Jim Albert and Melissa Shea of the Mountain Guide Service. André Rossin-Arthiat and Steve Barahona are the team’s medical officers, and Samden Sherpa and his team of porters and guides will accompany you to the top and back at all times.
 

For more information call 207-319-9583.

The journey will be safe, spiritual and above all… FUN!
 
For over fifteen years now, Manny and the Mountain Guide Service have been leading expeditions to some of the tallest mountains in the world. For example, in 1995 and 2002, they reached the summit of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina (22,841ft.). In 2000 they also reached the summit of Mt. McKinley in Alaska (20, 320 ft.). In April of 2002 they reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa (19,450 ft.) On May 15th, 2007 and May 21st, 2009, Manny reached the summit of Everest.
 
Altogether, we have logged over ten thousand hours of expedition style climbing experience on five continents.