Seeing The Everest
You must’ve heard of Tenzing Norway and Edmund Hillary who took the world by storm as the first conquerors of the mighty Mt. Everest. With our trip, you can create a little history of your own to boast of for the years to come, by treading a path of the brave, the path to Everest.
The trek begins when you land in the colorful town of Lukla, situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Treading along the banks of dudh koshi we walk up to the Sherpa capital Namche Bazar. The winding road unravels many exotic sceneries, peaks, rivers, glaciers and also rare species as you go. The visit to Tengboche monastery gives a better insight on the culture of this place in addition to the things you learn by making stops at some of the very traditional villages like Dingboche and Lobuche. After the exhilarating journey so far, you find yourself at Everest base camp, the humongous North face looking down on you from as far as the sky. The trip doesn’t end here, as we visit Kala Patthar, a rocky outcrop, from where the view is simply stunning. We then make our journey back to Lukla, collecting even more knowledge, moments, and memories.
Seeing the Everest is something you should definitely try, as suggested by BBC in its list of “20 things you should do before you die”, and we will help you make that experience even more comfortable, exciting, and memorable.
Day One: Fly to Lukla
Day Two: Trek to Namche Bazar
Day Three: Day for acclimatization
Day Four: Trek to Tengboche
Day Five: Trek to Dingboche
Day Six: Trek to Lobuche
Day Seven: Trek to Everest base camp
Day Eight: Trek to Kala Patthar
Day Nine: Trek to Tengboche
Day Ten: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day Eleven: Trek to Lukla
Day Twelve: Fly to Kathmandu
Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
Day 01: Fly to Lukla
You get transferred to the domestic terminal for your 35-minute flight to Lukla. You will be introduced to the porters who will accompany you in the trek. When your trekking gear is prepared you can take a stroll around this town. A descent leads out of Lukla and on to the trail towards the mountains up ahead. You approach the clear Dudh Koshi and follow its left bank with many ascents and descents to arrive at Phakding.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar
After you head out from Phakding the way climbs from the riverbed into the mountain, through your way to Chumoa. You pass a tiny village called Monjo, walk up and down and cross many streams till your way to Sagarmatha National Park entrance, near the village of Jorsale, where an entrance fee is collected. From Jorsale the landscapes unravel themselves at each turn as you enter a forested mountainside. The river forks along this V-shaped valley and after a short ascent along the Bhote Koshi river, you begin a steep walk to the Namche. Along the way you’ll discover many traditional huts as well as many new buildings that are being built to accommodate the ever increasing and booming tourist trade. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. After passing the plateau you enter the Namche village where you will be spending the night.
Day 03: Day for acclimatization
Located at the low point of Khumbu, Namche is a major tourist hub as it is the first stop for acclimatization. The town is bustling with shops, porters and travelers, office posts and check points. For acclimatization you can walk up to the Sherpa Culture Museum or the Monastery. The museum offers some great views of the Himalayas as well Namche Bazaar now sitting well below you. Densely populated by the Sherpas, the traditional monastery gives you a better insight on the culture along with exceptional views of the Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on.
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche
The trek which takes five hours follows the contour from Namche before descending down Dudh Koshi river. The first half of the climb to Tengboche monastery is especially steep but the Mani stone carvings will power you up. The climb then eases somehow one you enter a forested mountainside, and as the trail goes down a mountainside a stone gate is seen which marks your entry to the Tengboche monastery. This place exhibits unique Sherpa culture and will you help learn about the Sherpa a little more. The major attractions of this place are ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. There is a hotel and lodge managed by the Nation Park service in this area.
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche
The journey is a descent through a canopy of Rhododendron which leads to the Deboche wall where a long Mani stone wall welcomes you. Continuing to Minlinggo, you cross yet another suspension bridge over the Imja river. It is followed by a chorten-lined route to the forked way where the upper fork leads to Pangboche. You take the lower route to Pnagboche Oiln which has a remarkable potato field with stone fencing. The trails climb slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m). Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes.
Day 06: Trek to Lobuche
The journey heads North till fifty minutes till you reach a mani-prayer stupa. The gentle looks down to the Pheriche village below. The stop for lunch is at Dugla after which the climb becomes even more strenuous. The trek to Lobuche is pretty long but with a vast landscape which makes it a beautiful walk. On the way you can see Mt Pumori 7165 meters, Lingtren 6713 meters and Khumbutse 6639 meters. Lobuche gives a splendid view of Nuptse though it blocks the view of Everest.
Day 07: Trek to Everest base camp
The way to the base camp makes a stop at Gorakshep which was the original base camp before it got shifted to the current one further up the valley. The climb to Gorakshep is a tough one as it leads at a height of more than five kilometers above the sea level. There is a large moraine of the glacier Changri on the way. After descending stone fields and making an ascent through the second side moraine you reach Gorakshep. The trail to Everest base camp winds through Khumbu glacier with views of Nuptse and Khumbutse on the way and also occasional avalanches. After spending a great experience at the base camp, we head back to Gorakshep.
Day 08: Trek to Kala Patthar
We leave early from Gorakshep to catch the sun which rises beautifully amidst the Himalayas. The Everest stands tall right in front of you surrounded by other giant peaks like Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, and many more. After a beautiful moment in this place, you trek back to Pheriche. Calls to any part of the world can be made from Pheriche. It is a windy and busy town with porters, yaks, shops and also a rescue aid post with foreign doctors.
Day 09: Trek to Tengboche
After an early morning visit to the research center you head for your four-hour trek to Tengboche. The way is an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest. Tengboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and pristine rivers.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar
The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. You visit the traditional villages of Khumjung. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monasteries, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30-minute walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for overnight stay.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla
Trekking through Namche, Phakding (2640m), and Monjo, you will follow the Dudh koshi trail back to Lukla at a sweet pace. You can buy special souvenirs like the yak bell on your way back. The last evening will be spent among the amiable Sherpa sipping on a traditional drink chhyaang and enjoying the Sherpa dance in the lap of Himalayas.
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu
You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes thirty minutes.
: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
The Cost Includes:
- Accommodation during the treks in local tea-houses and lodges
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner and 3 times tea) during the trek
- One professional guide and porter for the trek with their meal, Insurance and flight
- All National Park Entrance fee and TIMS card
- Airfare both ways to KTM - Lukla -KTM, in a fixed wing aircraft
- Down jacket and sleeping bag if necessary during the trek
The Cost Excludes:
- Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc.)
- Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges if necessary
- Extra porter & transport charges in the event of landslides
- Other personal expenses, airport tax, Kathmandu city entrance fee
- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance
- Laundry, cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
- Tips and any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.
To enjoy your trip more you need to be comfort and breathability all day long, for that you need to put emphasis on equipment’s that are necessary. The following list includes items that are necessary which can also be hired.
- Backpack: During your trip you need to be careful to make the weight of your clothing equipment down to minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.)
- Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag rated to at least 15-degrees Fahrenheit (Optional/ Sleeping bag is provided by us if necessary)
- Duffel Bag
- Flash Light (Head lamp)
- Sun glass
- Water purifier
- Trekking boots
- Lightweight sandals
- Woolen socks (3 pairs)
While packing your clothes, you need to be careful to not to pack heavy clothes. It’s rather good to go on layers than in bulky clothes.
- Hat (For warmth)
- Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts
- Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material
- Fleece Jacket or pullover
- Underwear (4 pairs)
- Fleece or wool trouser/ Pants
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Thermal Clothing (As per the Season)
- Lightweight rain Jacket
- Warm Gloves or mittens
- Sports bra
- Sun block
- Toilet articles and towel
- Small Knife
- First-aid kit (containing all drugs prescribed to you)
- Batteries backup
Accommodation: You would be accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And offered to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during trek.
Meal: You would be offered breakfast, Nepali meal at homestay during time at Kathmandu while on trekking you would be provided Nepalese meals three times a day during trek.