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Nepal: Trek to Everest base camp -- and give a little back too

December 07, 2011|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • A high-altitude monastery in the Himalayas on the way to Mt. Everest base camp in Nepal.
A high-altitude monastery in the Himalayas on the way to Mt. Everest base… (Courtesy of Zozi )

Go ahead, dig out your bucket list. If a trek to Mt. Everest base camp hasn't been checked off, here's an opportunity to go -- and shave more than $1,000 off the price.

The deal: The 19-day Himalayan trek in Nepal organized by OneSeed Expeditions costs $2,380 a person from online discounter Zozi. The price includes 15 days of trekking and four rest days as well as accommodations, most food and gear; airfare to and from Katmandu is extra. Also, 10% of the cost helps underwrite micro-businesses for women in Nepal.

This trip is for skilled, in-shape hikers who have always yearned to visit cultural landmarks as well as the famed Khumbu Glacier where mountaineers begin their ascent to the world's highest peak. Participants hike to more than 17,000 feet while visiting Namche Bazaar, the rhododendron forests on the way to Tengboche monastery and other villages.

When: The offer from Zozi must be purchased by 10 p.m. PST Saturday. Trips depart March 30, Sept. 14 and March 29, 2013.

Tested: Zozi, which describes itself as discounting "vibrant things to do" near and far, takes $1,020 per person off the regular price of this expedition. The limit is one per person plus up to three for gift purchases.

Contact: Zozi, (888) 969-4123

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