Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest trek with eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. The Everest trek is justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. The Sagarmatha National Park is rich with flora and fauna, but the existence of the yeti remains a mystery and your proposed itinerary is perfect.
Your trek will be under TEA-HOUSE TREK arrangement - The other not only economic but also eco-friendly way of doing trekking is called Tea-House trek arrangement which allows you & your friends to be more in contact with local people. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local Restaurants en-route. In trek crew there will be our guide and porters (one porter for two trekkers) to carry yours personal belongings.
Upon arrival at international airport, meet assistance and transfer to hotel (star category, a very nice centrally located at Thamel).
Kathmandu to Lukla:
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla (2800m) for about 40 minutes. This airstrip was built in the sixties by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas. We then take an easy walk to Phakding and stay in a lodge.
Phakding to Namache:-
As easy day again to help for acclimatization. This is a busy trail with plenty of human interest. There are also tantalizing glimpses of Kusum Kangru (6369m) through the beautiful pine forests and we stay at Namche Bazar (3444 m). In this day, we have our first views of Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879m). We stay right in the heart of the village and have the rest of the day to enjoy the splendid Sherpa hospitality.
Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazar (3444m). We enjoy a rest day here to allow for maximum acclimatization on our way to Everest Base Camp. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and simply enjoying and marveling at the incredible scenery.
Today we walk along a very pleasant trail under the soaring peak to Thamserku and steadily descending to the Imja River and lunch at Phunki where there are a series of water driven prayer wheels. In the afternoon, we climb steadily for about 2 hours to Thyangboche Monastery (3875m) and the views from here are magnificent. The Monastery is literally surrounded by mountains. Yaks graze on the small meadow and the monks drone through their prayers. Surely, this is one of the most beautiful spots in the world.
Tengboche – Pheriche:-
We move up the Imja river valley to Pangboche (3900m). We stop here for lunch, visit the Monastery, and look at the 'Yeti Sculpt'. In the afternoon we continue on to the summer village of Dingboiche (4360m). The scenery all day is superb.
Pheriche – Dingboche:-
Another rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche. This rest and acclimatization day should give you an excellent chance of ascending Kala Pathar, the Base Camp of the Everest. From these yak herders' village, there are a number of interesting excursions. A 2 hours walk to the huts at
Chukung (4700m) will take you to the glaciers flowing off Nuptse and Lhostse. We stay at the foot of Amadablam.
Dingboche – Lobuche:
The actual distance is not so far but we take it very slowly to compensate for the altitude stopping at Gorekh Shep (5288m).
Lobuche to Gorakhsep: -
The actual distance is not so far but we take it very slowly to compensate for the altitude stopping at Gorekh Shep (5288m). We stay in Gorakhshep for the night.
Gorakhshep to Base camp:
Early morning we then trek to Everest Base camp (5130m). This is a hard pull but the view from top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us flow huge glacier ice. The mountains of Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m) and Khumbutse (6623m) separate us from Tibet, and just over the Lho La pass. We see the huge rock of Changtse (7550m) in Tibet itself. But the queen of them all- Sagarmatha (Everest) towers over everyone. This is the Roof of the World. We return to Lobuche at our lodge.
We retrace our steps along the glacier to Pheriche (4260m) and stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we take the lower trail to Pangboche and Tengboche at lodge.
Tengboche - Jorsale
Descending to Imja River we climb to Khumjung for lunch. Excellent views all day and stay at Khumjung (3779m).
descending pass through Namche Bazar passing under the towering Kongde ridge (6186m) and follow the Dudh Koshi to Lukla.
Lukla – Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel and rest of the day individually explore the Kathmandu to city.