Women On Mountains

20 Apr 18

Women On Mountains

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Women on Mountains is an Ace Adventure Expeditions' initiative to celebrate womenhood by encouraging women to challenge themselves through mountain climbing and to support a charity cause to help other women.

Included in the Women on Mountains' package cost is a $100 contribution to Project Pari. Each Women on Mountains' participant will also received a Women on Mountains' t-shirt and a copy of the Singapore Women Everest Team's book.

Through Women on Mountains', we hope more women will be inspired to challenge themselves and greater awareness can be generated for women’s causes.

Where Are Women On Mountains Going in 2018

We have handpicked a few treks to cater to all level of fitness and  trekking experiences, such that any lady can be a part of Women on Mountains!

18D Everest Base Camp Trek: 20 Apr - 7 May 2018

About The Trek

The trek to Everest Base Camp is on a scenic route that passes through several well known villages in the Everest region. We will start the trek a domestic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, there will be many suspension bridge crossings on the ascend to the bustling village of Namche. We stay 2 nights in Namche to acclimatize. After Namche, there is a split path to Everest Base Camp. The path merge again at Lobuche (4940m). We will be ascending to Lobuche via Khumjung (3780m / the village where Sir Edmund Hillary and his team built their first school in the Everest region) and Phortse (3800m / where most of the Mt Everest guides are from). Ama Dablam will be a constant feature of this route.  It is also possible to spot Mt Everest if the weather conditions are great! The alpine sceneries become more rugged as we trek above the tree line on the Khumbu glacier moraines to Lobuche and then Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep is the last settlement before the base camp. Trekking to the landmark destination of  Everest Base Camp can be challenging but very rewarding for the sense of achievement. After leaving our footprints on Everest Base Camp, we climb up the Kalapathar (5545m) the next day to have a view of Mt Everest and some of the highest Himalayan peaks. We descend via a different route down to Lukla via the Pheriche and Thyanboche Monastery.

On this trek, aside from breathtaking scenery, you can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. Days are filled with long hours of walking, passing colourful prayer wheels, villages and cross swinging bridges with the majestic Himalayas snow peaks mountain view constantly in sight. Evenings are rewarded with hot food and conversation with like-minded people around the dining-room.

Experience Required

You should have above 4000m trekking experience. You will be trekking from 2800m to above 5000m in undulating mountain terrain with a personal backpack load of 5-6kg for more than 10 days. Days are filled with long hours of walking, going up and down the mountain route through villages and cross many swinging bridges. After Namche Bazzar, you will be trekking and sleeping at above 4000m. At the altitude above 4000m, the air is thin and weather is more hash.

Equipment and Gear

You will need thermal base layers, a fleece jacket and an outer shell jacket. When at the tea house, after sundown and at above 4000m, a down jacket will help keep you warm. A down sleeping bag is also needed and provided.

A packing list will be provided to all our participants. Please refer to our Resource Centre page to learn about the layering system and choose the right gear/equipment for your trek.

9D Mt Sigunang Dafeng Trek: 3-11 Nov 2018

Mt Siguniang (The Four Sisters Mountain) encompasses four peaks: DaFeng (Big Peak or 1st peak / 5038m), ErFeng (2nd peak / 5276 m), SanFeng (3rd peak / 5355m) and Yaomei Feng (4th peak / 6250m).

Of the four peaks, Yaomei Feng (幺妹峰. Literally "peak of the youngest sister") is extremely technically challenging and few of those who have attempted to climb to its peak have succeeded. SanFeng (四姑娘山三峰 or 三姑娘山. Literally "peak of the third sister") has a fixed rope section near the peak and require rock scrambling for the summit section.  DaFeng (四姑娘山大峰 or 大姑娘山. Literally "peak of the oldest sister") and ErFeng (四姑娘山二峰 or 二姑娘山. Literally "peak of the second sister") are trekking peaks. ErFeng is more challenging and tougher than DaFeng with steeper rock formation nearer to the top.

Our Dafeng trek from Rilong starts with a short walk to the entrance of Haizi Gou. From Haizi Gou, trek to the base camp of DaFeng. Spend one day at the base camp to acclimatize, then make a summit attempt the following day. The summit route is on a rocky terrain. After the summit, stay one more night at the base camp before descending through Haizi Gou again to Rilong.

Experience Required

You should have above 4000m trekking experience. Rilong is located at 3160m. You will be trekking from 3160m to above 5000m in a short time  with a personal backpack load of 5-6kg. The terrain is mostly vertical instead of undulating. While the approach trek is on easy mud and dirt trail, the summit trail after the base camps is steep and rocky. You will also be sleeping at 4000m at DaFeng Base Camp.

Equipment and Gear

You will need thermal base layers, a fleece jacket and an outer shell jacket. When at the base camp, after sundown and during the summit trek, a down jacket will help keep you warm. A down sleeping bag is also needed and provided.

A packing list will be provided to all our participants. Please refer to our Resource Centre page to learn about the layering system and choose the right gear/equipment for your trek.

Available DatesPriceQty*
Everest BC: 20 Apr-7 May 2018$2,950.00 (SGD)  / person  
Dafeng: 3-11 Nov 2018$1,650.00 (SGD)  / person  

* You can register up to 12 participants in one go.


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  • All Women On Mountains treks are accompanied by an experienced female trek leader  from Singapore.
  • Group size 5-15 people.
  • Mt Siguniang Dafeng package fee: TBA

 

Everest Base Camp

DayItineraryMealsAltitude At Rest Point
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu.-/-/-1330m
Day 2Half day city tour. Trek briefing & preparation. Welcome dinner.B/-/D1330m
Day 3Flight to Lukla. Trek to Phakding.B/L/D2600m
Day 4-5Trek to Namche Bazaar. Acclimatisation & rest day in Namche BazaarB/L/D3440m
Day 6-10For the next few days, trek to Lobuche (the last 2nd village before Everest Base Camp) via Khumjung (3780m), Phortse Village (3800m) and Dingboche(4340m).B/L/DLobuche - 4940m
Day 11Trek to Gorak Shep (the last village before Everest Base Camp(5380m). Afternoon excursion to Everest Base Camp.B/L/D5140m
Day 12Morning excursion to Kalapathar (5643m). Start descend trek to Pheriche.B/L/D4200m
Day 13Trek to Namche Bazaar via a different route.B/L/DNamche - 3440m
Day 14-15For the next 2 days, continue to descend to Lukla via Phakding.B/L/DLukla - 2840m
Day 16-17Lukla to Kathmandu. Contingency day.B/L/D. (Only breakfast in hotel is included in Kathmandu if contingency day is not used on trek)1330m
Day 18Depart Kathmandu. (Programme ends here. Next day arrival on flight, if any, not reflected in itinerary )B/-/-

Mt Siguniang Dafeng

DayDescriptionMealsAltitude At Rest Point
Day 1Arrive in ChengduNIL500m
Day 2Transfer to RilongB/L/D3200m
Day 3Acclimatize in Rilong. Visit scenic area – Shuang Qiao Valley (3500m)B/-/D3200m
Day 4Trek to base campB/L/D4200m
Day 5Acclimatization dayB/L/D4200m
Day 6Summit day (Dafeng/1st Sister Peak, 5038m). Trek to BCB/L/D4200m
Day 7Descend to RilongB/L/D3200m
Day 8Transfer to ChengduB/-/-500m
Day 9Depart Chengdu. (Programme ends here. Next day arrival on flight, if any, not reflected in itinerary )B/-/-

Inclusions

  • Return airport transfer
  • For Everest BC: Return domestic KTM-Luka airfare (max 15kg check in baggage)
  • All land transfer as indicated in itinerary
  • For Everest BC: Half day city tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • For Everest BC: Twin/Trip sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and in teahouse during trek
  • For Mt Siguniang Dafeng: Twin/Trip sharing accommodation in Chengdu and Rilong and tents during trek
  • For Everest BC trek gear: Sleeping mats, sleeping bags, down jacket and duffel bags
  • For Mt Siguniang Dafeng camping gear: Sleeping mats, sleeping bags and sleeping tents
  • Trek support: Climbing guide, assistant climbing guide and porters (Everest BC) / horses (Mt Siguniang Dafeng)
  • Boiled drinking water, tea and coffee during meals on trek
  • Permits & fees: Trekking permit and National Park entry fee
  • Portable oxygen cylinder and comprehensive first aid kit.
  • $100 contribution to Project Pari

Exclusions

  • International air tickets, airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Visa Fee
  • Single Supplement
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • All tipping
  • Personal porters
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory to cover travel agent insolvency and trekking up to 6000m)
  • Personal expenses like shopping, laundry etc
  • For Everest BC: Personal services during trek like hot shower, WIFI usage and charging of electronic appliances etc
  • Personal travel & trekking gear – warm clothing, shoes, backpacks etc
  • Emergency evacuation and medical expenses
  • Compensation for damaged or lost of personal items (eg: climbing/trekking gear and equipment, cameras and any valuable items etc)
  • Any expenses including accommodation, meals & transfer outside the stipulated trek/climb itinerary – i.e. any person leaving the group for personal travel, illness/injury or any form of extension of stay

Support from Ace Adventure Expeditions

We provide pre-trip support to prepare you for the climb:
1. Trip briefing and information kit
2. Gear list and gear discount from selected Singapore outdoor outfitters
3. Training guideline kit
4. Rope skill workshop (For climbs that require rope up and/or fixed rope skill)

We carefully select and establish strong working relationship with our local trek operator to ensure a high standard of service and safe participation by everyone.

Our local climbing guides have extensive experience in guiding treks in Nepal, possess  intimate knowledge of the local surroundings, conditions and culture. They are mostly trained in wilderness first aid and/or basic and advance mountaineering skills.

Grading:

Everest Base Camp: 2C

Mt Siguninag Dafeng: 2B+

Training: Regardless of your level of fitness and physical conditions, it is advisable to train prior to embarking on a trekking or mountain climbing trip.

Pure cardiovascular fitness is NOT enough.

Focus your training effort in the following areas, assuming that you are in good health and injury-free:

  1. Climbing conditioning – stairs and load training.
  2. Cardio training - Jogging/running and interval training like CrossFit or HIIT.
  3. Strength training for the lower body, shoulder, back and core
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  4.  Flexibility training - eg: Yoga and stretching exercises

A good four to five months of training would be a good preparation for this trek.

A recommended training guide specific to the trek or climb will be given to you upon signing up.

Refer to our Grading chart for an overview on the technical difficulty and fitness required for this trek.

Refer to our Training Guide for tips on trekking and mountain climbing training.