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The Khumbu region, popularly known as Everest is a homeland of the Sherpas. The trek provides magnificent scenario of high mountains of Nepal. The trek starts from Lukla, passes through the Sherpa village of Namche bazaar and holy lakes of the Gokyo valley. The trek ends in Everest Base camp passing through the enticing monastery at Tengbhche. The rise to the Gokyo Ri offers priceless mountain views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Makaluy and many other wonderful mountain peaks.  After passing through the grand Cho La, trekkers ascend to the ‘trekker’s summit’ of Kala Patar to view the outstanding Everest and splendid icefall of the region.


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Trek Facts

Country: Nepal

Grade:Hard

Area: Everest Region

Group Size: 1/ 20 pax

Activities: Trek

Total Duration: 16 days

Season: Mar - May, Sep - Dec

Altitudes: 5140 m

 

Day 01:    Kathmandu (1350m)
Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be met, greeted and transported to the hotel.

Day 02:   Kathmandu  Lukla (2840m) - Phakding (2610m).
In the morning, take a spectacular 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla - 2840 meters 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 (2610m). After an easy afternoon's scenic walk, set up camp for an overnight stay Phakding. Overnight at lodge/hotel/guest house.

Day 03:   Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
Walking through the magnificent forests 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 . Overnight at lodge/hotel/guest house. 

Day 04:   Day of Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
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 the area's native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region. Overnight at lodge/hotel/guest house.

Day 05:   Namche Bazaar - Dole (4200m.)
This day we will walk straight 1 and half hours, and then we will walk through ascending and descending trail. It will take about 7 hours to reach Dole. From there we will see good views of Rolwaling range, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum kanguru, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Everest, Cholatse and Lhotse shar. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06:   Dole - Machhermo (4470m.)
This day we will walk ascend at the starting and then walk straight towards Machhermo. We will reach Machhermo in about 4 hours. From there we will see spectacular view of Cho-oyu and other few mountains. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07:   Machhermo - Gokyo (4790m.)
This day we will walk for about 4/5 hours to reach Gokyo through almost straight trail crossing small river. From there we will see Cho-oyu, Gyachung Kang. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08:   Gokyo - Thagnak (4700m.)
Early morning we will walk towards Gokyo ri, form there we will see spectacular views of Cho-oyu, Everest, Makalu, Pumori, Gauri Shankar and many more. We will return to Gokyo for lunch and after lunch we will continue towards Thagnak. We have to walk total 6 hours to reach Thagnak from Gokyo. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09:   Thagnak - Chola pass (5330m.) - Djonglha (4830m.)
This day we will walk uphill at the starting and then little straight and again we will walk uphill and downhill through the glacier. From there we will see good views same as from Namche to Dole. Overnight at  lodge.

Day 10:   Djonglha - Lobuche (4940m.)
This day we will walk about 3 hours to reach Lobuche from Djongla through slightly ascending trail. From there we will see various villages such as Dingboche, Pheriche, Dughla. Overnight at lodge/hotel/guest house.

Day 11:   Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5140m.) - Kala Pathar (5550 m) - Gorak Shep
Enduring a climb of approximately two (2) hours to arrive at Gorak Shep where you are treated to yet another beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori - reaching Kala Pathar (within two hours of trekking). Once observing one of the most up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar, return back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay at Tea House Lodge.

Day 12:   Gorak Shep – EBC (5380m)  - Lobuje (4940m.)
Walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp (5380m) - the closest destination reachable without proper mountain-climbing equipment. Here, enjoy the spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall from the world-renowned Mount Everest Base Camp before descending to Lobuje. Overnight at lodge/hotel/guest house.

Day 13:   Lobuje -  Tengboche (3860m.)
This day we will walk slightly 6/7 hours downhill to Tengboche from there we can visit Tengboche monastery, which is a largest monastery in Nepal and also we can see good views of Amadablam, Everest and more. Overnight at lodge.

Day 14:   Tengboche - Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
We will descend 5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. Once again traversing the beautiful, prismatic forests of blue pine and rhododendron. We will have a chance to see our national bird (danfe), Mountain sheep and many more wildlife. Overnight at lodge.

Day 15:   Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2840m)
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. Overnight at lodge/hotel/guest house.

Day 16:   Lukla - Kathmandu (1350m)
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. Overnight at hotel

Day 17:   Kathmandu 
This day you will be free for various activities such as shopping ,sightseeing and etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18:   Final Departure
Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.

 

COST INCLUDES:

  • Transfer airport – hotel – airport including domestic airport
  • 3 Nights Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets including guide
  • Everest National Park Fee + TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • All meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation at lodge during the trek
  • Guide  and porter-s during the trek
  • Guide and porter-s all meal, accommodation, daily wages and insurance  
  • Farewell dinner
  • Company service charge
  • All necessary government taxes


COST EXCLUDES:

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Bar bills and beverage (like mineral water, coke, beer and etc.)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Any other services, which is not mentioned above