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Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Everest regions is also knbown as the Khumbu redion has been one of the most important trekking region in Nepal. A large  number of mountaineers and  trekkers are drawn to the Everest region that lead through Sabarmatha National park. Trekking in the Everest region starts from Jiri in Solu region or From Lukla and reaches Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5,450  Mails. The round trip takes at least three weeks. Some  of the remarkable sites along the trek include Namche Bazaar, the Tenboche Monastery and Kala pathathar en route to the Everest  Base Camp. This area is abundant in high- alpine wildlife that include the  Himalayan Thar, Musk, dear,pika or mouse hare and  rare birds like snow crow pigeon and pheasant and  rhododendron blue pine and fir. The spectacular beauty of Himalayas together with thes natural resources   attracts thousands of visitores each year. The data in table 8,2 shows that after the Annapurna region it is the  most popular destination for trekkers. It is Flying in by plane walk to the  Sherpa Villege of Namche Bazaar, the Monastery at Tengboche and on to Everest Base camp. It is importat to allow enough time one on this trek for acclimatization. Can be very crowded in the high sesson? A leisurely two week Itinerary which allows a direct approach to the foot of  the Mt. Everest, wolrd’s highest peak through enchanting Sherpa high Country and unspool legendry Monasteries. this Itinerary also allows you to climb Kalapatthar a 5554 meters mound on the way to the Everest .B.C, which is the superb vantage point for magnificent views of southwest face of the Everest and  surrounding mountains. The trail along the khumbu Glacier further takes you to the Everest where you can have a closer look at the khumbu ice fall. This Moderate trek, which takes you up to the elevation of 5554 m, can be done during march to may ( Spring sesson)  and september to December ( Autumn sesson)

Trip Highlights

Duration 16 Country Nepal
Trip Name Everest Base Camp Region Everest
Best Time Sep-Nov, Mar-Jun Walking Hour 6/7 hours per day
Culture Tibetan Buddhist Max Altitude 5550m
Min Group Size 2 pax Max Group Size 15 pax
Meal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accomodations Guest House, Tea House
Transportation Van/ Car/ Bus/ Flight Trip Grade Moderate
Trip Start Point Lukla Trip end Point Lukla

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3450m)
Day 05: Rest day in Namche
Day 06: Trek to Thayngboche[3864m]
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche [4252m]
Day 08: Rest day in Periche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche[4930m]
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]
Day 11: Trek to Everest BC [5357], back to Gorak Shep
Day 12: Trek to Pangboche [3985m]
Day 13: Trek to Namche[3450m]
Day 14: Trek to Lukla[2900m]
Day 15: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 16: Final Departure to your homeland 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. The panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below is worth a sight. At the airport, the Nepali support team will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities bear a rich historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the most famous Hindu shrine PASUPATHINATH, the largest Buddhist stupa in the city BOUDHANATH, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and SOYAMBHUNATH. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be organized.

Day 3 Flight to Lukla – Trek to Phakding [2656m]
A flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding.

Day 4 Trek to Namche [3450m]
From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche . If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest . Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.

Day 5 Rest day in Namche
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops . It is an ideal place to spenda day, acclimatising to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

Day 6 Trek to Tengboche [3867m]
From Namche, the trail contours on to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. We get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch. Here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the zigzag path is tiring, it presents us with many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising in the horizon can be seen from the campsite.

Day 07 Trek to Pheriche [4252m]
We descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village is directly opposite Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings us to Pheriche.

Day 08 Pheriche
A day to rest and acclimatize. We also get to wander up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola Tsho and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. We can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view of the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Mt.Lhotse.

Day 09 Trek to Lobuche [4930m]
We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steepclimb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

Day 10 Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]
To reach our next stop , Kala Pattar, we follow the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place: Gorak Shep. Later in the afternoon, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar [5554m]. As the light begins to fade we stroll back to our camp at Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day.

Day 11 Trek to Everest Base Camp [5357m]
A very early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to either Gorak Shep or Lobuche.

Day 12 Trek to Pangboche [3985m]
Today’s trek is mostly downhill. As we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche, we arrive at The Himalayan Rescue Association , a trekkers aid post and worth a visit. After lunch we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche.

Day 13 Trek to Namche [3450m]
We continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. At Phunki Tenga, we get to see the water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche.

Day 14 Trek to Lukla [2800m]
Our final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi down to Lukla. This last evening calls for a celebration. We have a party with our sherpa guides and porters. We sample some chang(local beer) and try out some Sherpa dance steps. Altogether an end to a memorable trip on a merry note.

Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 16 Final Departure to your homeland 
The Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc.

Cost Details

Cost Includes
For this trip Cost USD 1575 per/Person

  • Airport pickup and drop to (TIA) Airport Transfer to Hotel.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Swayambunath and Bhaktapur
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • One English speaking Guide (government license holder trek Guide)
  • 2 client have 1 porter ( porter carry only 25 Kg)
  • All Nepali trekking stuff Insurance and accommodation food transportation salary.
  • 3 time meal I.e (breakfast, lunch, Dinner, Tea, coffee, Hot lemon)
  • Accommodation at local guest house twin sharing
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 3/ 4 star categories twin sharing with B/B Basic
  • Sagarmatha National park fee and TIM card.
  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Porter equipment

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (you must have your own accurate USD cash along with two passport sized photo)
  • International airfare charges
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, you will have to pay yourself)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure.
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,
  • Extra porters, boiled water, shower, heater, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and porter

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