DAY 01: Short flight to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) – Trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft) – Approx. 3 hours
We take a breathtaking fly from Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) on a twin-engine Otter to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, targeting the Sherpa village of Lukla (2840 meters), where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. Throughout this perched fly in between the mountain, you can see the amazing view, which include dramatic view of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan massive. After lunch we will hike for around three hours to reach Phakding (2610 meters). During three hours hike to Phakding, where Mani stone walls, sacred for Buddhist, made from hundreds of stone tablets and giant carved boulders, brilliantly decorated with brightly colored paints.
DAY 02-03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) – Approx. 6 hours -Acclimatization
From Phakding, we continue hiking for around five hours along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, through stands of pine and oak trees, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges loaded with prayer flags. Trail starts to rise and rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir trees prevail, with breathtaking view of Namche Bazar (3440 m) – the gateway to the Everest region or the Sherpa Capital. Namche Bazar is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We will take extra day for rest and acclimatization. During this day, an early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another presents Sherpa high altitude climbers’.
DAY 04: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) – Approx. 5 hours hike
After leaving Namceh Bazar the trek for around five to six hours continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains that becomes more dramatic as you approach the holy place of Tengboche (3860 meters). A traditional site with its wonderful Gompa (monastery) is a spiritual center of the Khumbu region where the Rimpoche (Lama Re-incarnate) exists. Monastery is made of incredible ornate wall hangings, twenty feet sculpture of Buddha and the musical instruments of robes of the Lamas; if you are lucky enough you will see the Lama Performing their rituals and hear the divine chanting and music. Thyangboche known as the best place where panoramic view of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest emerge.
DAY 05: Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) – Approx. 5 hours.
Hiking from Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of Mani stones holding ‘Yeti Scalp’ in its Gompa. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the picturesque traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche just under Ama Dablam with its lovely views of Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam. Agriculture is only barely possible in such high altitude places and the lives of the local Sherpa’s are Spartan by any standards. Much of the walking during this five to six hours trip to reach the altitude of 4100 meters is over comparatively gentle gradients, although you proceed at a leisurely pace because of the elevation.
DAY 06: Trek to Lobuche ( 4940m/16207ft ) – Approx. 5 hours.
Lobuche can be reached by foot and you can continue hiking past frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. We can view the Khumbu Ice fall, Pumori and many smaller peaks from ridge tops on the track.
DAY 07: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400ft) – back to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft). Approx. 8 hours hike.
A reasonably difficult day walking along the Khumbu glacier and upto Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5365 meters. Everest Base camp it the closest place to reach Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. You might see group of people attempting to climb massive Mount Everest. Then we hike back to Gorak Shep.
DAY 08: Hike up to Kalapattar (5545m/18192ft). Then trek to Periche (4270m/14070ft) – Approx. 7 hours.
Another difficult but rewarding day of our Everest Base Camp Trek. We wake up early in the morning and start our hike to Kala Pattar at the elevation of 5555 meters. The climb is challenging but the trekker gets the most superb mountain scenery: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters (29028 feet), towers directly ahead and on all sides emerge the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, Lhotse and countless others. Afterwards we make a quick plunge to Gorak Shep, a tiny village at 5180 meters and then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Teahouse.
DAY 09: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft)
We hike all the way down through rhododendron forest from Pheriche to Tyangboche. Beside superb view of green hills, river and great Ama Dhablam we can visit beautiful Tyangboche monastery, an old and famous monastery of Khumbu region and then head toward Namche Bazaar.
DAY 10: Namche to Lukla ( 2840m/9320ft ) – Approx. 6 hrs.
You will trek back to Lukla along the same path. Here, you will take some rest and celebrate your accomplishment. You can taste the local beverage ‘Rakshi’ or ‘Chyang’ meaning wine. If you have any amount of strength left in your body you could even groove to the local Sherpa tune and show some dance moves of your own. Or, you could dance along the Sherpa way. Overnight at tea-house. Eleventh/Last day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
DAY 11: Fly back to Kathmandu
Trek to Nayapul (1010 meters) and drive to Pokhara. You will have free time to relax, get message and enjoy your evening in lake side. Overnight at hotel.
- Three Meals normal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Clean tea-house accommodation during the whole trek.
- Government license holder English and Hindi speaking guide and his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine and transportations.
- Round Trip flight fare KTM –Lukla–KTM & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla.
- Kathmandu to Lukla (bothway) flight cost for guide.
- Sagarmatha National Park fees.
- Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
- Travel & Rescue arrangements.
- All our government taxes, VAT and official expenses.
- Potter and his food, accommodations, salary, insurance.
- Accomodation in Kathmandu and Sightseeing around Kathmandu.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, tips, etc.,
- All beverages and bar bills.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5545 meters).
- Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Porter salary
- Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond our control.
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