Everest Region Trekking,Everest Base Camp Trekking, Kathmandu, Nepal
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The Everest Base Camp trek is located in some of the most spectacular scenery to be found on the continent and is not for the faint hearted. The trek starts from the Sherpa village of Lukla, following the short flight from Kathmandu and uses the traditional expedition route to Khumbu, the capital of the region. Then the route continues on along the Imja Khola River to the valley below Everest itself. From there the trek continues on using the route taken by the first expedition to climb Everest to South Col and on to Everest Base Camp.
At a steady four to 7 hours trekking a day, on average, at altitude, participants need to be reasonably fit and well versed in hill walking, as the well worn trails include some steep gradients both up and down. The trail includes stops at the Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Everest Base Camp, Gorekshep, Kala Pattar, Pheriche, Kyangjuma, Monjo then return to Lukla and Kathmandu. One day is spent in Namache Bazaar and DIngboche giving the group time to acclimatise and explore the locality.
The trail will pass through several little villages which allow you to get a feel for the region and its peoples and there will be opportunities to take photographs of the surrounding mountains and scenery that you will want to capture to relive the experience at your leisure on your return home. Amongst those most memorable views may be the sight of The Khumbu glacier, Everest and Nuptse from the top of Kala Pattar. Then there is the alpine scrub and junipers of the Sherpa region or the pine forests and rhododendron flowers of the valleys.
Be sure to acquaint yourself with local customs to avoid inadvertently offending the local people. Follow health advice for the region as stringently as possible. Care must be taken not to pollute or litter the area, so be sure to select environmentally friendly items wherever possible. When taking photographs of the local people you will need to ask their permission first and remember that early mornings and evenings have the best lighting conditions for taking landscape photographs.
Groups of one to twelve people at a time are taken on the treks which take place in March, April, May, September, October, November and December. Kala Pattar is the highest point reached on the trek at an altitude of 5600 metres or 18,188 feet. Be sure to wear old comfortable hiking boots for the trek, or boots that have been adequately broken in to avoid painful feet. It is important to select the right clothing for the trip and where possible to buy the best you can afford. While synthetic fibres are useful, in that they are light and waterproof, Animal clothing such as wool based items, for example woollen shirt, walking breeches and a down vest, are best for warmth.
Itinerary in Details
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at Hotel. B&B
Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple , Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight at Hotel.B&B
Day 03: Kathmandu Lukla - Phakding (2652m) 3 hours.
Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience, in itself. The airfield is on an evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters!then trek to Phakding 2800m with green landscape & view of Kusum kangraru. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hours
After you finished your hot breakfast your guide will lead the trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley with brilliant views of Thamserku & Kusum kangraru tothe Munzo, just beyond the Munzo you will see huge building of Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Gate, where trekking permits are checked and National Park fees collected,then trek down and cross the Jorsale Bridge, This is the last place to Namche Bazar so we recommended you to have lunch or some snacks! make sure you have enough water. The trail continue along the Dudh Kosi River after two more brides begins the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar, the administrative center of National Park and the hub of Sherpa society. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche bazaar – Hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hours.
This is a day for acclimatization, we will hike shyangbuche airport 3700m, this suppose to height airport in the world. Then continue climbing to Mt. Everest view hotel where we we have great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back after lunch or before lunch we will have enough time to visit Sherpa culture museum and Everest photo Gallery. Overnight at guest gouse. B.L.D
Day 06: Namche - Tengbuche (3860m) 5 hours
The trail leads flat & easy towards the view of Mt. Everest, then descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka, From here ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengbuche Monastery at 3860m. It is spiritual center of the Khumbu, The climb is long but, more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on clear day's views of Mt. Everest and it surrounding peaks. Overnight at guest hose. B.L.D
Day 07: Tengbuche - Dingboche (4410m) 5 hours
Descend through a beautiful forest then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche. (3900m perhaps today is most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude while trekking like other days and enjoying the view of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks, the route continues through pastures to Dingboche as know as summer valley 4,400m. Overnight at guest gouse. B.L.D
Day 08: Hiking to Chhukung Ri and Back to Dingboche (5546 mtrs) 7 hours.
Today you can enjoy another acclimatization day. This day we will have a day trip to Chhukung Ri 5546m The views from Chukkung is wonderful, also we can observe a fifth highest mountain Makalu. Then descend to Chhukung for Lunch & continue down to Dingboche. Overnight at guest gouse. B.L.D
Day 09: Dingbuche- Lobuche (4910m) 5 hours
Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, is leaving behind the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche 4240 m. A western volunteer doctor, supported by The Himalayan Rescue Association is stationed here and offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley-gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche 4910m.Overnight at guest gouse. B.L.D
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorakshep (5180m) 3 hours
After a short climb through meadows, look down on the Khumbu Glacier. Straight-ahead is Kalapatthar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. Trek to Gorakshep and prepare for tomorrow's Everest Base Camp Expedition 5400 meters. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D
Day 11: Gorakshep (5180m) - Everest base camp (5400m) – Gorakshep (5180m) 7 hours
In the morning starts your Mount Everest Base camp Hiking though on the rocky trail. It is not much elevation different but there is lots of up and down it makes your body very tiring but don't harass, this is your dream since you were very young. Approximately 3 hrs of hiking you will have been Base Camp, Enjoy the view of Khumbu glacier and icefall from where Everest Expedition starts. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D
Day 12: Hiking to Kalapatthar (5545mtrs.)- Gorakshep- Pheriche (4210m) 7 hours.
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapatthar (5545 mtrs.), an excellent viewpoint to observe the Mount. Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views. Then trek back to Gorakshep for hot breakfast and trek descend to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D
Day 13: Pheriche - Khumjung (3900m) 6 hours
Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengbuche, descend Pungki Thanka and steep to climb Khumjung, It is the famous for observe the Yeti scalp and Hillary school. Overnight at guest gouse. B.L.D
Day 14: Khumjung – Jorsale (2740m) 6 hours
The trail accent slightly to the Shyangbuche airport and trek descends to Namche Bazar 3440m. After the relaxing of tea, coffee or lunch trek down to Jorsale. Overnight at guest gouse. B.L.D
Day 15: Jorsale - Lukla (2800m) 5 hours
The trek continue along the Dudh Kosi river to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at Khumbu resort. B.L.D
Day 16: Lukla - Kathmandu (1310m)
30 minutes scenic fly back to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel. B&B
Day 17: Final Departure from Nepal to your onward destination. 'Farewell'
Note: B = Breakfast, B&B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Full Board ( Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Above information is a guideline and standard template of what we provide, our Everest base camp trekking is flexiable as per your needs, please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer.
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