Mount Everest, “Sagarmatha” in Nepali, “Chomolungma” in Sherpa, at 8848 meters above sea level, is the world’s highest mountain in the world. No place on earth is taller than the peak of the Everest and no mountain is no famous than this. Mount Everest has become synonymous to Nepal nowadays. Mount Everest was first summitted by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. Since then, the Everest region, also known as Khumbu region is one of the most visited trekking routes in the world.
Solu Khumbu region of Nepal offers some of the world’s best trekking routes and is home to numerous Himalayan giants including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. These beautiful Himalayan peaks are your constant companions as you trek through lush green valleys between Sherpa villages, staying each night in tea houses..
The Everest Base Camp trek has been voted no.1 trekking destination several times because it is simply breathe taking. It is the most iconic trek in the world. The classic Everest Base Camp trek takes about 14 days from Lukla, the remote hill airstrip that provides a gateway to the Khumbu region. During those 14 days you will hike by the Koshi river to the thriving hub of Namche Bazar – the trading bazaar of Khumbu region. It is filled with rich history of mountaineers. Trekking through the Everest region offers amazing mountain views and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of Sherpa people – the elite mountain climbers in the world, the colourful monastries with prayer flags, beautiful pine trees, thundering rivers. The Everest Base Camp trek also offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna, some unique to Nepal. It is a strenuous trek with three to six hours a day, at high altitude but at the end it is all worth it.
Everybody knows everybody in the village, the trail is marked properly so you don’t have to worry about getting lost. People are very friendly and offer support all the time. English is spoken by some degree by most Khumbu people nowadays. Everest base camp trek can be visited anytime of year however best time is in autumn and spring. To enjoy the great view of the mountains and the terrains, binoculars are a must. It would help you to spot the most vibrant and exquisite views of nature.
It is an opportunity to embark on the same heroic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa took in 1953 to summit Mount Everest. Nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips travellers upon seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest up close. Words cannot describe the true feelings we will experience on this trek; the sights of Buddhism surround us making this the ultimate trek in the challenge events market – a truly spiritual and humbling experience for all to remember forever. We look forward to trek with you in this iconic route and create an amazing memory.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu|
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Essential trip information:
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Welcome to the land of Buddha. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our company representative at the arrival gate with your name written on it. You will be then escorted to hotel. You will spend overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
You will meet your group and get a trek brief. This will be your administration day. Also, you will explore around the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. This day is also the day for making all kit ready for the trek.
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (often called world’s most dangerous airport). This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a spectacular landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery.
After breakfast in Phakding, we will commence our trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail follows the right bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Today we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a conservation area that encompasses the entire Khumbu region. You will also get views of Mt. Thamserku (6,623m), Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m). After a steep two hour climb, you will reach Namche Bazaar, which is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges. Namche is a central hub of the Everest area and also a major trading village for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods. From historical time till today, Tibetans make the arduous journey crossing the Nangpala pass to trade in Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatisation is important before proceeding higher. This is the first of two specific acclimatization days that everyone should build into their trek schedule. You can spend the day by taking a day hike to Thami village, by visiting Khunde or Khumjung, or by relaxing and exploring the market of Namche Bazaar.
After breakfast in Namche, we set out towards Tengboche, enjoying wonderful view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Mt Thamserku. Our trek follows more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which will not bother us as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps our company all through the journey. Along the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at around 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region. We will stay overnight at a lodge at Tengboche.
With mountains at its backdrop, the monastery at Tengboche looks more spectacular in the morning. At this juncture, we can take pictures of the monastery and the scenery around. We will take the upper trail for better views on the way to Pangboche village. We will pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. The place where we stop for lunch not only serves delicious food but also allows a fantastic close-up view of Mt Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, we will walk north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley gradually unfolds as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. We will descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, we will see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. We will stay overnight at Dingboche.
We spend a day at Dingboche to continue our acclimatisation. Those adapting well to the altitude can climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5,100 m for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam. Acclimatisation walk around Dingboche.
The trail climbs to Duglha at 4,620 m. From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently slopping valley and climbs steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area for people that passed away in the Everest Expedition at Chukpilhara, before reaching Lobuche (4,930 m).
The trail is pretty easy to start with other than the fact we will be at height of almost 5,000m. We then start to gradually ascend following the Khumbu glacier up the valley to Lobuche pass. Then there is a steep section then a series of rocky and icy ups and downs. A short descent will bring us to Gorakshep (5,160m) which is the last village before base camp and our highest sleeping altitude of the trek. Following morning we will walk to Everest Base Camp, visit base camp area and walk down to Lobuche. From the Everest Base Camp you can see the north face of Mt. Everest, the famous Khumbu Ice Fall, Mt Lhotse and Mt Nuptse.
Nuptse, Island Peak (6,189 m), Ama Dablam, Khumbutse (6,639m), Lingtren (6,749m), Changri (6026m) and trek back to Lobuche.We will climb Kalapatthar (5,545m) to get the best views of Mountains Everest, Lhoste.
The walk from Tengboche to Namche is relatively straight and downhill and takes around 5-6 hours. There is a Buddhist monastery at Thamo and Sherpa villages in between, which we can visit.
This is the last day of the trek and there is plenty of downhill walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu you will be received by our company representative and transferred to your hotel. You can go sightseeing and explore Kathmandu valley. Swaybhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Squar, Kathmandu Durbar Square are the most visited location of Kathmandu.
Day 15: Return
At about 3 hours prior to your flight time, we transfer you to the airport to fly your onward destination. We were happy to have met you and we will cherish the bonds of our relationship developed with you all over the weeks spent with us in our amazing country Nepal. Our family wishes your best time ahead and wait for your return.
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|Sat 1 Sep 18 – Sat 15 Sep 18
Mon 1 Oct 18 – Mon 15 Oct 18
Fri 1 Mar 19 – Fri 15 Mar 19
Mon 1 Apr 19 – Mon 15 Apr 19