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A trip to Everest Base Camp Trekking, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Everest base camp trekking is a famous and challenging trek in Khumbu Nepal. The trek is famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and friendliness of its inhabitants (Sherpa). The Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal. While many of the routes through the mountains are difficult, there are ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way. The trekking is possible in this area, the whole year around, but the best times to visit are from the beginning of March to mid May and from the beginning of September to mid November.

The trekking to base camp begins early morning, by flight from Kathmandu to the mountain airstrip to Lukla, the heart of Everest Region, then around three hours walk we reach at Phakding and then we continue north up to Dudh Kosi valley and to Namche bazaar, there we spend a day for acclimatization. Next day, we continue our trekking to Kala Pattar and subsequently to Everest base camp; we have one day rest in Dingboche or Pheriche in between and for some side trips and further acclimatization. We have some magnificent views of Everest along with Nuptse, Lohtse and Mount Pumori and we return back to Lukla and catch our flight to Kathmandu.

Fact of Everest Base Camp Trekking
Trekking Destination: Kalapathar - Everest Base Camp
Group Size: Min - 1
Highest Access of the Trekking: 5545m
Grade: Fairly Strenuous
Transportation: Aero plane
Mode of Trekking Tour: Tea house / Camping
Trekking Hour: Approximately 6 - 7 hours each day
Total Days: 14 Days
Itinerary in Detail
Day 01. Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment.
Day 02. Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters).
Day 03. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters).
Day 04. Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Hike to everest view hotel.
Day 05. Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters).
Day 06. Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters).
Day 07. Day trip to Chhukung valley (4710 meters) and trek back to Dingboche.
Day 08. Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters).
Day 09. Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters).
Day 10. Hike up Kalapattar (5545 meters) to see the sunrise and panoramic view including of Everest then trek down to Pheriche (4200 meter).
Day 11. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters).
Day 12. Trek to Lukla (3404 meters).
Day 13. Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning.
Day 14. Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

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Hikehimalayas wrote on Jul 5, 2013:
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

People are inquisitive to travel in the amidst of nature. It helps to explore lots of hidden secrets of the nature as well as to acquire the experience of the lifetime.Similarly, the trekking to the Annapurna Sanctuary is the chance to discover a blend of the unique natural treasureas well as high cultural diversity of the Annapurna region.
The trek is associated with the Annapurna Sanctuary, the area which is a home to the diverse wildlife, flora and fauna. The Annapurna Sanctuary stretches over 2600 sq. km. Animals like Martin, Langur, Deer, Snow leopard are highly found in this region. The Annapurna Sanctuary trek is perfect for viewing the glorious peaks as well as to learn the local lifestyle, cultural diversity of the inhabitant of this region i.e Gurung and Magar community.The trekking in the Annapurna region begun in the year 1977. And in the present day, it is one of the most famous region for the trekking. Annapurnatrekking lies in the distance of 130 km west in the Kathmandu valley.The trek starts from the Nayapul, the northern region of Pokhara then passes though the famous places of Ghorepani, Poon hills whichis famous for the sunrise etc.The destination reaches to the Machhapuchre Base camp and ends to the base camp of the Annapurna. Annapurna is itself one of the highest mountains ranging above 8000m.You can even enjoy the panoramic view of the Fishtail or the Macchhapuchre peak. The heavenly path of the trek is of steps made of stone which passes through the local traditional villages, ancient monasteries,paddy fields, riverbanks, passes, rhododendron forests.In this trek you will experience the geographical variation from the low valley to the snow hills with the fresh avalanche, and a spiritual feeling on the lap of the high peak. Yet a unique experience to achieve as well as highly challenging.
The Annapurna Sanctuary trek is favorable to travel in the month of October when the weather is warm.The clear sky as well as the perfect scenery is available to view as well as for the photograph. It is a tea house camping as well as in the places like Ghandrukare very much famous for the Homestay.Here the foreigners are allowed stay in the traditional village house of a host family, given the local foods with great hospitality. These unique traditions and customs in the Annapurna region has made it a place to be highly memorable and distinct.

Day 01: Fly/ drive Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 02:Drive to Nayapul,Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540)
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)
Day 04: Trek to Tadapani.(2590m)
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong (2170m)
Day 06: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2900m)
Day 07: Himalaya Hotel to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3700m)
Day 08: MBC -Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) & back to MBC or Deurali.
Day 09: MBC/Deurali to Bamboo (2500m)
Day 10: Bamboo to Chomorong. (2170m)
Day 11: Chomorong to Ghandruk (1940m)
Day 12: Ghandruk to Tolkha. (1710m)
Day 13: Tolkha to Dhampus. (1510m)
Day 14: Dhampus to Pokhara. (820m)
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Hikehimalayas wrote on Jul 5, 2013: Everest Base Camp
Everest has always been the desirable name among all the people around the world,mostly the adventure lovers. To reach at an altitude of 8,848m isnot an easy task, it requires a lot of hard effort and dedication. It can be the greatest achievement in one’s life, overcoming the fear of the harshness of the nature. Mount Everest is also known as Chomolongma which resembles the meaning as a mother earth. Everest was successfully conquered byEdmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in the year 1953 for the first time. Following the same route discovered by them thousands of travelers each make an attempt to conquer the highest peak of the world anually. Though some of them became successful wherease some lost their life. Though,who cant make it to the peak fulfill the desire of the having glimpse of Mount Everst from its base,from the base camp (5,320m).
Everest lies in the Khumbu region in Solukhumbu district, the northern region of Nepal. It is the southern face of the Everest that lies in Nepal wherease the northern face lies in the Tibet. The southern face is easily accessible in comparison to the northern part.The trekking to the Everest base camp starts after the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. After you land to the Himalayan region, its time to step your foot to your destination through the Khumbu region, passing the bank of Dudhkoshi river. Acclimatization is very important in terms of the high altitude climbing. So, one can make a basic preparation of acclimatization reaching the Namche Bazaar. This is the land of the Sherpas, so you can get warm welcome in your travel to this place. Sherpas are the legendary heroes of the mountainous region. Without their help it’s very hard to accomplish your journey.Every trekkermakes their destination at Namche Bazaarwith the view of Mount Everest on its background. Namche Bazaar is the largest town of the Khumbu region. This trekking is also an opportunity to know the inhabitant of this region, the Sheerpa communities, their lifestyle, traditions, farming styles and many more. They are the followers of the Buddhism so you can know more about it visiting the traditional gompas, monasteries. You will have an opportunity to visit the Tengboche, the largest monastery in Khumbu region. After the full preparation in the Namche, the trail will ascend to the Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak shep and finally to the base camp. The base camp uprises above the dramatic Khumbu icefall. From here you can have a 360degree view of the high peaks like Mt Pumori, Lhotse peak, South Col, Mt Amadambla, Lhotse, Nuptse including the Mount Everest.
everest base camp

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2849m) & trek to Phakding (2745m)
Day 02: Trek to Namche (3445m)
Day 03: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar (Hiking to Everest View Hotel)
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (4245m)
Day 05: Trek to Pheriche (4362m)
Day 06: Pheriche Rest Day.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4575m)
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshape (5165m)
Day 09: Rest Day at Kalapathar (5545m).
Day 10: Trek to Dingboche (4260m).
Day 11: Trek to Tengboche (4245m)
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla
Day 14: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu
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Hikehimalayas wrote on Jul 5, 2013:
Title: “a perfect trip…….not to be missed “

“This year at the end of february i went in Nepal for 18 days for the second time and i did a small trekking in the Annapurna region, I went to visit Pokhara, Kathmandu, Bakthapur and Nagarkot and I saw the National Park of Chitwan and in this trip I had the pleasure to meet Sanjib Adhikari.

He is an independent trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal and he has already obtained trekking guide license from the ministry of tourism, government of Nepal.

In his work Sanjib Adhikari is a person very responsible and serious, very helpful and attentive to his customers, he knows very well the mountain because he has many years of experience and is also an excellent guide for visiting the cities, the best thing for me is that he loves his country very much and loves his work and always manages to convey all his enthusiasm with simple ways and always with the smile.

Sanjib is also a very funny person and after this experience we became a very good friend

For these reasons I am very glad to report the site of Mr. Sanjib Adhikari

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