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Trekking in Nepal has been famous all over the world because of its rugged and peaceful terrain across the Himalayas and the mountains inhabited by some of the most valiant and hospitable people on earth. The Everest Base Camp trek offers more than just this. Located at 5364m from the sea level it is natural amphitheater whose walls include the world’s tallest mountain- Mount Everest (8848m) and three of the six tallest mountains of the world: Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Choyu.
The trek starts as soon as you land at the Lukla Airport in Solukhumbu– one of the worlds scariest airports. The height at which this airport is located makes landing a huge thrill for adventurers. Something an Everest Base Camp, trekker is expected to be full of the very entry into the Everest region tests this.
Most part of the trek is along the Sagarmatha National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its tall, dense, fir and pine trees, mountains clad with Buddhist prayer flags, gumbos, chilled air and covered by eye-soothing white clouds and blue sky above.
Everest region is home to Sherpas- one of the most valiant and hospitable races on earth. The place is a sanctuary to their ancient cultural and religious traditions. They are skilled climbers and probably the best in knowing Everest and it's about. As part of this trek, we will be graciously enjoying their hospitality and guidance throughout the tour -including cultural dances at Namche Bazar and at other places of our stay during the tour.
Day 1: Arrival In the land of the Himalayas (1320m/ 4329ft).
Day 2: Knowing the Land of Newars.
Day 3: Flying to the land of Sherpas (2800m/9184ft)
Day 4: Trek to Namche bazar 5-6 hours (3440m/11284ft).
Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche
Day 6: Trek to Phorthe 4 -5 hours. (3790m12694ft).
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 5 – 6 hours, (4410m/14464ft).
Day 8: Trek to Thukla ( Dhukla) 2 – 3 hours, (4620m/15154ft).
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 3 -4 hours, (4930m/16172ft)
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 4-5 hrs. (5364m/17593ft).
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar and downhill trek to Pheriche (2400m/13776ft).
Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche 4- 5 hours, (3870m/12694ft)
Day 13: Trek to Monju through Namche 5- 6 hours, (2830m/9282ft)
Day 14: Hike to Lukla 4-5 hrs. (2800m/9184ft).
Day 15: Fly Back to Kathmandu, Trip end with farewell dinner.
Landing in Kathmandu – a valley surrounded by mountains and silver shinning Himalayas in the north sets the immediate tone of nature, adventure and thrill. On the way to your hotel, you will witness the lively and thriving way of life of our capital. It’s diverse and mesmerizing for anyone – right from its traffic to the antiques and temples.
Kathmandu valley is home to Newars: Traditionally regarded for their incredible craftsmanship and business acumen. Though in the present they are equally prevalent in every walk of life- Kathmandu reflects the craftsmanship of the Newars and the kings that ruled the valley and Nepal. It is home to a host of UNESCO world heritage sites including the famous Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath, Boudhanath stupa religious shrines and the Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares – landmarks that are regarded as the masterpiece of Nepalis architectural skills.
Mountain flight to Everest – is one of the thrilling adventures in Nepal. Today we take this flight and after gliding in parallel to some of the tallest peaks in the world land at Lukla Airport – termed as one of the most extreme airports in the world situated at the 2,800m/9,184ft from the sea level. After this exciting ride, we join our crew members – who are none other than the famous Sherpas, world-renown for their bravery and mountaineering skills. And we head out for Phakding- our stop for the night- through dense rhododendron, magnolia and pine forest, mountains covered with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags, Mani stones, and Gumpas.
The trek to Namche Bazar is an interesting part of the Everest Base Camp trek. This 5-6 hour journey takes you through one of the famous glacial river – Dudh Koshi River and offers scenic views of the snow-capped Mountains Kushum kangaroo (6369m), Thamserku (6623m). Trekking to Namche is fairly difficult & includes a perpendicular climb to Namche. After a short break at Chautara, where you will get plenty of opportunities to admire the beautiful view of Mt. Everest, we continue our ascent to Namche Bazaar, the main trading center of Khumbu. Overnight in lodge.
To accustom ourselves to the climate – we will spend the day visiting places around Namche. This is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow and the amazing scenic view of the Khumbu Himalayas. Among others, we will make a short hike to Everest viewpoint, the beautiful village of Khumjung and the headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park- a UNESCO Natural Heritage. These short treks and visits offer the panoramic view of Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, insights into culture and lifestyle of the Sherpas and Buddhism. Apart from that, you can enjoy plenty of modern amenities in Namche such as internet café, shopping center, bakeries, restaurant to spend your time and getting closer to the local’s way of life.
Trekking to Phorthe from Namche Bazar is a moderate trek that offers plenty of panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, among others. The Khumbu region is home to the musk deer, Himalayan Thars, and multicolored pheasants and you can expect to encounter them, if lucky. A steady trek up the hills takes us to Kayangjuma, Sanasa to the top of Mongla peak, which offers the spectacular upfront view of Mt. Thamserku. After briefly admiring the raw beauty of the mountains we continue our journey through pine forests down to Phorthe Thanga a small village with a couple of teahouses and of course great lunch. Post lunch and some rest, we head out for our final leg for the day- Phortche. After an hour – its time for mingling the hospitable Sherpas at Phortche and other groups who are also on their way to the Everest Base Camp.
Phortche to Dingboche trek is a gradual trek at the end of which we go five hundred meters above the sea level. The hike is gradual and offers opportunities to see the regions wildlife and even closer views of the Himalayan ranges. As we pass through the way, Chortens and Mani walls become more frequent. On the way we will have our lunch at Pangboche – this small village is famous for offering a closer view of the Mount Ama Dablam. From here onwards we walk along the riverside with a gradual ascent to Dingboche. Since wind gets pretty cold here, terrace farms are enclosed with high stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. We enjoy their hospitality for the day/night.
Today we will start our trek to Thukla with spectacular Mountain view. The pathway ascends steeply out of Dingboche past a chorten and climbs the valley gradually to Dugla. We’ll take a glance of beautiful tiny flower carpeting the land. The path follows the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, Soon after crossing the Khumbu Khola bridge, we will reach today destination Thukla. After short rest, we will have a lunch and hike higher to acclimatize our body. Overnight in Thukla yak lodge.
Soon after our breakfast, we start our hike to Lobuche- our destination for the day. The first leg of today hike is a steep climb up to Chukpo Lari (Memorial wall), a beautiful, yet heart touching place which is home to a memorial that honors the climbers who died in the Mount Everest region during an expedition. After the memorial, the trail’s gradient becomes far easier and smoother until we reach Lobuche. We will have our lunch here and will head out for small casual hikes along the Khumbu Glacier and enjoy views of Mount Nuptse and Pumori and hang around in Lobuche.
The big day is here. We head out for the Everest Base Camp in the early morning – as this is going to be a long day. After around 3 hours we will reach Gorekshep, the last teahouse settlement on this trekking trail. After lunch, we continue our hike to Everest base camp which is an exhausting climb through the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trek provides an astounding view of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, among others. This is a no break-day for cameras – each and every step takes you to another yet spectacular view of the Mount Everest region. After spending some at the Everest Base Camp we will trace our steps back to Gorekshey and rest for the night.
We saw the Everest Base Camp yesterday but the big view is reserved for the day. We head out for Kalapathhar- a view point that offers the best view of Mount Everest, Pumori, Amadablam among others. The trek is a gradual 2-3 hour of ascent. After capturing the views in our feelings and feelings in our heart, we trek down for today’s final leg – Pheriche, yet another Sherpa village on the bank of Khumbu River. Overnight in a teahouse at Pheriche.
As we descend, you will find it easier by the day to breathe and find yourself more energetic for trekking to Thyangoche- a Sherpa settlement that is famous for its ancient monastery. It is home to one of the oldest monasteries in the region. The trail to it passes through high altitude suspension bridges, through the village Pangboche where we will have lunch and then continue our descent to the majestic Himalayan town of Thyangboche. The monastery offers privileges to visitors for offering prayers at the monastery and even if you are not in for that the view of Buddhist monks offering prayers at the monastery is a spectacular view. Overnight in Thyangboche.
After having a breakfast with a great view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse ridge, Amadablam, Thamserku and many others snowy peaks at Thyanoche, we start our journey to Monju. The trail to Monju consists of gravel and dusty roads that run up and down the hills. After having lunch at Namche Bazaar we will continue our hike through the banks of Dudkoshi River and through the Sagarmatha National park to reach Monju. Overnight in Monju teahouse
The last and the easiest trek of the Everest Base Camp package is the trek to Lukla from Monju. The trail consists of gradual descent and mostly flat trails through rhododendron and pine forests in the background of Mount Kwangde peak. The mani walls, the fluttering prayer flags fluttering over high peak mountains make the journey more serene. The final leg of the trek is a 45 minutes ascent to Lukla from Chheplung. Overnight at Lukla.
We take mountain flight back from the Lukla Airport and you will have the whole day to yourself which you can spend resting at your hotel or roaming around alleys of Kathmandu and be shopping around. We end our adventurous Everest base camp trek with a farewell dinner in the evening by enjoying delicacies.
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Breakfast in Kathmandu and 3 times meal during the trek.