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  • Per Person : $ for Group Size: Minimum two to Maximum Fifty
Destination Everest, Nepal
Activities Trekking
Lowest Altitude Approximately 5548 meters Kalapathar
Highest Altitude Approximately 5380 meters Everest Base Camp
Category Trekking
Activities Everest Base Camp - Thame Trek
Difficulty Moderate
Duration 17 Days Trip,15 Days trek
Start-End Kathmandu-lukla-chukum-kalapathar-khumjung-lukla-kathmandu
Group Size Minimum two to Maximum Fifty
Best Season March-May, September-November

The highest peak in the world, standing tall at a gigantic height of 8848m, Everest is one of the most glorious trekking destinations in the world. The long held tradition of the inhabitants of Khumbu region will intrigue and fascinate you simultaneously, as you walk through the exhilarating path to the base camp, and Kala Patthar.

After a scenic flight above the clouds, you land in the small town of Lukla, from where your trail ascends gently along the banks of dudh koshi to the capital of Sherpa, Namche bazar. Making your way up and down, through the famous Tengboche monastery, Mani stone walls and hundreds of prayer flags, you arrive at Dingboche for acclimatization. The traverse then heads to Everest base camp via Chhukung and Lobuche. Next day, you hike up early morning to Kala Patthar, a vintage point with excellent views of Everest amidst other giants in the Himalayan range. From there, you make your way back through Phortse, Khumjung, Thame, and Monjo, to where this trek started, Lukla.

This trek travels through the villages of Khumbu region, which reflect the significant cultural sophistication of the Himalayan region. This trek promises beautiful 16 days in the mountain region of Nepal, which are not only adventurous, but memorable too.

 

Itinerary Overview

Day one: Arrival on kathmandu.

Day two: Fly to Lukla
Day three: Trek to Namche Bazar
Day four: Acclimatization at Namche Bazar
Day Five: Trek to Tengboche
Day six: Trek to Dingboche
Day Seven: Acclimatization at Dingboche
Day eight: Trek to Chhukung
Day nine: Trek to Lobuche
Day ten: Trek to base camp via Gorakshep
Day eleven: Trek to Kala Patthar
Day twelve: Trek to Phortse
Day thirteen: Trek to Khumjung
Day fourteen: Trek to Thame
Day Fifteen: Trek to Monjo
Day sixteen: Trek to Lukla
Day Seventeen: Fly back to Kathmandu

 

Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.

Day 1

Arrival on Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla

You are transferred to the domestic airport in Kathmandu. The half an hour flight then lands in the colorful town of Lukla. You are introduced to the porters and trekkers that will accompany you in the trek. You can roam around the town for a little while as the porters prepare your travelling equipment. Then you make your way for Phakding, after a descent followed by a gentle climb along the left bank of dudh koshi.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar

The walk to Namche which takes five hours starts along a level path along the dudh koshi with Thamserku looming on the opposite bank. Climbing the terraced hill, you arrive at Bengar from where the route climbs into a forest through a forest to Chumoa. After many ups and downs, you cross a stream and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Near Jorsale, there is a stop at the National park where an entrance fee is collected. You enter a forested mountainside, where the river forks and following the bank of bhote koshi, the steep ascent to Namche Bazar begins.  The mountain path zigzags uphill to emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest and Lhotse. The climb then eases somewhat to give a glimpse of Namche, which you reach when you pass a plateau. The village, capital of Sherpa, is a central hub of the area.

Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazar

Being the first place that is above the threshold altitude level, the trekkers make it a point to stop at this place for acclimatization. With the increasing number of tourists, this place is developing day by day, bustling with markets and various facility centers. For acclimatization, you can walk up to the Khhumjung monastery which also gives a splendid view of of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. You could also visit the national park center or the Sherpa culture Museum.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche

A climb to the top of a ridge away from the village offers a panoramic view of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. A steep cliff dropping down to Dudh koshi is on the right, and after a gentle descent you will come to the fork which leads to Gokyo. Listening to the gurgles of the river, you finally descend to Dudh koshi and arrive at Phunki Tenga. The long climb to Tengboche with an especially steep first half eases as you climb through the forested zone. As you continue climbing into the mountainside, you are welcomed by a stone gate built by lamas, marking your entry into Tengboche. Tengboche is an important lookout point on this course.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche

With the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop, you make your way through a Rhododendron canopy to a pleasant level area where a Mani stone wall welcomes you to Deboche. The mountain path is left to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of Imja khola. The chorten-lined way forks, and you take the lower route to Pangboche Olin. The trail climbs slowly winding over the Imajtse river to a big mani stupa. The walk here onwards eases a bit as you enter the valley.

Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche

Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Exploring this valley up to the Island Peak, you get astounding views of of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The other option is to walk up to Chukum from where you can see Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others.

Day 08: Trek to Chhukung

Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung and it takes about four hours.  The trail gradually ascends up to Chhukung. On the way, you can see huts made especially for keeping the livestocks in summer time. Along this, you enjoy the beautiful mountain views in and around the valley.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche

Much of the walk today is through wide open pastures, where the Yaks graze as you make a very gradual ascent. You walk adjacent to the moraines with ice floating like foam on a fast-flowing river all the way up to Thukla (4620m) at the base of the Khumbu Glacier terminal moraines. The slow, step ascent through mainly uneven terrains comes to a crest of the ridge where a line of memorial cairns have been built in memory of Sherpa’s and climbers, like Scott Fisher who have died in a number of Everest expeditions over the last 50 years. You continue on a gradual incline following the valley stream to Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek to base camp via Gorakshep

This is another big and difficult day walk along the rocky-moraine path with views of glacial ponds and glaciers. A short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar. Gorakshep was originally the base camp with the new one shifted further up the valley. The trail now winds up through a rocky path and Khumbu glacier with views of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse in front and occasional views of the avalanche. Once you reach the base camp, the closest you can get to Mt Everest, you spend a while and retrace your way back to Gorakshep with amazing views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche.

Day 11: 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 12: Trek to Phortse

The trail descends to Pangboche and takes you on a series of ascents and descnets every half an hour till Phortse. You can see experience wildlife here like mountain goat, musk deer, and many species of Himalayan birds. There are village monasteries in Pangboche and Phortse rich in cultural heritage of Sherpa people. The village is inhabited mainly by Sherpas, and Sungdare Sherpa, a native of the village, had the record for conquering Everest five times in the Sherpa climbing history and in the world history of mountaineering in 1989.

Day 13: Trek to Khumjung

The trail here descends for early twenty minutes and ascends up steeply for almost one hour to Mongla (4000 meters). Here onwards, the trail descends and ascends frequently up to Khumjung. The Khumjung village is said to have the largest settlement of Khumbu region. The old monastery in Khumjung is very famous for the preserved skull of Yeti. The neighboring village of Khumjung is Khunde, where a well-equipped Hospital was built by Edmund Hillary in 1964.

Day 14: Trek to Thame

The trail climbs steeply to thame from where Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde cane be observed.  It is the home to many famous Sherpa mountaineers, including Apa Sherpa, who holds the world record for summiting Everest 21 times. You can visit the Thame monastery, one of the oldest in the Khumbu region, and famous for the annual Mani Rimdu festival. Thame is a place where you can visit many other ancient monasteries as well.

Day 15: Trek to Monjo

Trekking this day is a little bit easier compared to other days. Monjo is a small village and the area is mainly famous for agriculture. You come across many amiable Sherpas on the way, often busy with their agricultural work.

Day 16: Trek to Lukla

You will follow the Dudh koshi trail back to Lukla, going up and down 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 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla and it takes almost 30 minutes.

Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.

The Cost Includes:

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.
Airport picks up services.
Necessary transport.
First aid kits for guide and porters
Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.

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.
Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget).

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

Feet

  • Trekking boots
  • Lightweight sandals
  • Woolen socks (3 pairs)

Clothes

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

Miscellaneous Items

  • 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.