Duration : 17 Days
Grade : Moderate
Accommodations : Tea house / Lodge
Higest Access: 5545 m.
Mt Everest (8848m) – there is no greater or more awe-inspiring mountain than Mt Everest. This lodge-based Mt Everest trek follows the footsteps of the great climbing parties. Trekking through Sherpa country past cultivated fields and small villages, we follow the Dudh Kosi before the hard work begins as we climb up to Namche Bazaar, the gateway of Mt Everest. Above the tree line the scenery is stark but spectacular. The incredible monastery at Thyangboche is a photographer’s paradise, set against the backdrop of the spectacular Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other huge, snowcapped peaks. With time for acclimatisation en route, our goal is Mt. Everest Base Camp on the Khumbu Glacier and the opportunity to climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for a breathtaking view of the highest mountain, the Mt. Everest on earth. As per the wikipedia information, 15000 trekkers visited Mt Everest Base Camp in 2015.
Itinerary In Detail
Everyday About 6-7 hours walk
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Transfer to hotel.
Day 2: In Kathmandu Half day Seight seen in Kathmandu ( Pashupatinath Temple and Bauddha nath temple) & preparation for trekking.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding Fly Lukla (2800m) known as Tenzing–Hillary Airport . Its 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu, please do not forget the stunning views the flight offers. After arriving at Lukla we will be met by our trekking crew, same day we set off for the village of Phakding (2610 m).
Day 4: Namche Bazaar (3440m) We climb steadily on a winding path along the banks of the Dudh Kosi river,through villages and forests dwarfed by gigantic rock walls until a final climb that brings us to Namche Bazaar the capital of Sherpa land. Namche is unique for its geographical location surrounded by mountain ranges and colourful houses scattered in an amphitheatre of rock.
Day 5 : Acclimatize Day : we Discuss about it in Namche.
Day 6: Thyangboche (3860 m) Today we walk for about 4 hrs. First we walk 1 hr downhill to the river Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga and cross the river by a suspension bridge, we then climb for about 3 hrs steeply through the rhododendron forest up to Thyangboche in time for lunch. For those interested they attend the evening service at the monastery. If the weather is clear you get amazing sunset views over the Everest.
Day 7: Dingboche (4360m) A gradual climb leads us to the highest settlement in the area, the Sherpa village of Dingboche. A slow and steady pace as we gain altitude will reap benefits. Today we go above the tree line. From here we can see a lots of beautiful peaks include Ama dabalam.
Day 8: Dingboche (4360m) Rest day.
Day 9: Lobuche (4910m) We set off on gradual climb to Dughla. From here its an hour steep climb to Chupko Lhare( 4840m) the memorial site of the Sherpa & Western climbers who perished during their climbing expeditions on Everest and other mountains of the area .From the memorial site the trail climbs gently to reach the lodges at Lobuche, alongside the Khumbu Glacier.
Day 10: Gorak Shep (5140m) walking Everest Base Camp (5360) An early start for Gorak Shep. We follow the main trail over the moraine beside the Khumbu Glacier and arrive at the tiny settlement in 2-3 hours for a welcome hot drink and light lunch before setting off for one of our goals – the Everest Base Camp (5360m), situated on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We return to Gorak Shep for the evening. Today is a long day with 8 hrs walking.
Day 11: Pheriche (4240m) Today’s activity will depend on energy, weather, and what was achieved yesterday. The weather is usually clear in the morning so an ascend of Kala Pathar (5545m) at first light may be the best plan. It takes about 2-3 hours to reach the top and from there we can see magnificent south face of Everest and the Khumbu Icefall. We aim to descend as far as Pheriche today for a better sleep at lower altitude.
Day 12: Kyanjuma (3780) From Pheriche we drop down to Pangboche (4000m) and then retrace our steps past Ama Dablam to Debuche where it is worth looking out for Eagles, Musk deer, Himalayan Thar and Himalayan Monal our National bird . A half an hour climb leads from Debuche up through the woods to Thyangboche from where we descend through the forest to Imja Khola and then climb back up to Kyanjuma.
Day 13: Monzo 2800m Follow the lower trail to Namche Bazaar . Its the best trail in the region with stunning views and pass the Tenzing memorial . If you have missed the museum or National Park headquarters on the way up, there will be time to fit this in. We then descend through Namche and Jorsale to Monzo.
Day 14: Lukla (2800m) Our last day’s walk takes us back through Phakding, from where we have a final climb to Lukla.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu – Perhaps visit Swayambhunath also called the Monkey Temple, or the Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace & temples with intricate woodcarvings are located.If you are lucky you can see the “Kumari” at the Home of the Kumari, the young girl who is revered as a living goddess. Or do some final shopping.
Day 17: Transfer to Airport for final Departure.
Total Cost for whole trip 2000 USD per person.
For camping 2600 USD per person (must be more than 5 persons).
The price is Includes:
- Transportations from Airport to Airport.
- Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Air tickets Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
- Trekking Permits.
- Sleeping bags.
- Government License holder trekking Guide and Porters and their Insurances.
- Good lodge, Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with hot drinks like tea and Coffee in trekking.
- First Aid Kid.
- Trekking route map.
Price is not Includes:
- International flight tickets.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu..
- Trek/travel Insurance.
- Hot shower/Camera’s battery charge during the trek
- Local donations.
- Toilet papers
- Cold & Alcohol drinks in trekking.