Trip Leader : Tour Leader, local guides
Best Season : April – September
Mount Everest to the Nepalese it is simply called Sagarmatha, the “sky head”. To the Tibetans it is Chomolungma, the mother goddess of the earth. To the rest of the world it is the most renowned mountain of all. When it comes to spectacular breathtaking mountain panoramas, the Everest Trek is without equal.
The walk to Everest Base Camp from Lukla takes you through lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna, past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, and far above the treeline towards the earth’s highest mountains. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt. Everest tower above you on this challenging but very rewarding trek.
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. Day free to relax and get over your jet-lag.
In the morning, participants will take a spectacular 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – perched at 9400ft (2865m) in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal – providing unforgettable views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, as well as up-close perspectives of some of the world’s highest mountains followed by a trip to Phakding (8700ft, 2650m). After an easy afternoon’s scenic walk, the group will camp near Phakding.
Voyage through the magnificent forest of rhododendron, ending your nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar (7 hrs from Phakding). While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers – all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest.
Enjoy the beauty of Namche’s quaint village as well as the friendliness and hospitality of its local people. Trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying th
Participants begin their trek with awe-inspiring, unforgettable views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. This stretch of the trek (approximately three hours) is quite an easy walk from Namche to Phunki, followed by a three-hour ascent towards Tengboche.
A short day’s journey towards Pheriche consists of a trek through forests filled with of a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendron. This picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crossing the Imja River before climbing up to Pheriche where there is an HRA Trekkers’ aid post and possible medical assistance (should it be required).
Acclimatize for trekking. Follow the invaluable suggestions/advice of guides while taking short journeys to Dingboche and Chhukung while simultaneouslyBook Your Tour experiencing the various but beautiful views of Himalayas.
Continuation of ascent, climbing up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier – crossing the row of stone monuments: established in the memory of six Sherpas who perished as the result of an avalanche at Lobuje.
While enduring a climb of approximately two (2) hours and arriving at Gorak Shep, trekkers are treated to yet another beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori – reaching Kala Patthar (within two hours of trekking). Once observing one of the most up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar, trekkers return back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.
Walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp (5380m) – the closest destination reachable without proper mountain-climbing equipment. Here, participants can enjoy the spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall from the world-renowned Mount Everest Base Camp prior to descending to Lobuche for the evening.
A gentle, view-filled descent.
Further return-descent to Namche Bazaar – once again traversing theBook Your Tour beautiful, prismatic forests of blue pine and rhododendron.
Day of rest and exploration of Namche Bazaar
An easy walk down to Lulka for the final night’s stay in the Khumbu region – participants can explore Lukla, a rapidly changing portion of the Himalayas.
Take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu where participants can kick up their feet and relax at a hotel; taking time to reflect on the journey behind them.
This is sample Itinerary and can change to meet the changes in the field conditions
The Itinerary Includes :
- Stay in chosen hotel / guesthouse / Camp
- Surface transportation as per the itinerary including toll, tax, parking and driver
- Arrival / Departure assistance at chosen station
- Necessary railway station transfers
- Trekking: Complete Trekking arrangements with English speaking guide, porters/ponies to carry your baggage (10 kg each), Tent for sleeping with mattresses, kitchen tent & utensils, toilet tent and All Meals during trek (Chinese, Indian & continental)
- Trekking permit, camping & wildlife fees & Current government taxes.
Does not Include :
- Tips to trekking staff
- Air Fare, & Travel insurance
Expenses of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, telephone & Laundry etc
- Personal equipment for trek
- Expenses due to bad weather, Land Slide, Road block and any other natural reason beyond our control.