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Everest Trek (Exploration with excitement)

Everest Base Camp (Beyond Imagination Trekking) 

Trip Type: Highly Adventurous

Group Size: 16 Max

Days: 13 nights/15 days

Trek on Everest (challengeable but yet victory over base camp), height up to 5364m.

Explore Sherpa villages and the ancient Thami and Tengboche monasteries.

  • Max Altitude: 5364 m at EBC and 5643 m at the Kala Patthar viewpoint
  • Accommodation: Basic teahouses/ moderately-priced lodges / fancy guesthouses 
  • Best season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
  • Transport To/From Trek: Flight to the town of Lukla (2860 m); also accessible by taking a bus to Shivalaya and then a few days of trekking up to Lukla.
  • Required permits:
    1. Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card
    2. Sagarmatha National Park Permit
    3. No restrictive permits are required for the EBC trek

 

Reservation.

Trek Details

The trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is possibly the most dramatic and picturesque in the Nepalese Himalaya. Not only will you stand face to face with Mount Everest, Sagarmatha in Nepali language, at 8,848 m (29,029 ft), but you will be following in the footsteps of great mountaineers like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

The trek is scenic and offers ever-changing Himalayan scenery through forests, hills and quaint villages. A great sense of anticipation builds as you trek up the Khumbu Valley, passing through intriguing Sherpa villages, Tibetan monasteries, all towered over by some of highest and most stunningly beautiful mountains of the world. In the evenings you will be rewarded with delicious Nepalese cuisine around the dining-room fire while sipping Sherpa tea and conversing with other like-minded travelers.

Besides the superlative Mount Everest, some other prominent peaks visible during the trek include Lhotse (8501 m), Makalu (8463 m), Cho Oyu (8153 m), and Ama Dablam (6856 m).

 

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Ø  Arrival at Kathmandu, Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel by our representative.  Welcome drinks, room accommodation and relax.

Ø  Walk around in ancient Kathmandu, local markets to buy some necessary things which you may need.

Ø  Returning back to Hotel,

Ø  Enjoy your first night in the ancient city of temples & cows

(Service includes: Airport pickup +Hotel BB Plan)

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla  to Phakding.

Ø  Breakfast at Hotel

Ø  Morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, flight timing is 30 minutes.

Ø  Breathtaking view from Airplane.

Ø  Landing on Lukla airport, a unique mountain region at an altitude of 2,850 m, is the gateway treks to Everest region.

Ø  Meeting the crew, heading up to Dudh Koshi valley on the trail to our first camp site, Phakding.

 (Service includes: Flight charge+ Guide+Porter+Breakfast+Lunch+ Dinner+ local lodge)

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazzar

Ø  The trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley, crossing the river on high suspension bridge to Monjo, where it officially enters Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, established in 1976 to protect and preserve mountain ecosystem.

Ø  The park is spread over an area of 1,148 sq km, composed of rugged terrain, gorges and giant hulks of rock and snow, including Mt. Everest (8,848 m)

Ø   A steep hike from Monjo towards Namche (Sherpa Market). If the weather is clear, Mt Everest first glimpses can be seen.

Ø  Namche is the main trading center in the Khumbu region and is a meeting place  for the Nepali and the Tibetan traders

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+local lodge)

Day 04: Namche bazaar acclimatization day.

Ø  Namche is in between two ridges, the giant peaks of the

Ø  Khumbu with an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops is an ideal place to spend a day.

Ø   Acclimatizing in Namche is essential to adopt an environment before heading off towards Thyangboche (higher altitude).

Ø  To acclimatize, visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel (3,780m) or to view sunset of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.

Ø  There are also good views from the National Park Center and Museum just above at the town of Namche.

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 05: Namche bazaar to Tengboche.[3867m]

Ø  From Namche, the trail continuous high above the Dudh Koshi.

Ø  During the trail, views of the great peaks in Khumbu region  including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam can be seen for the first time.

Ø  Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch.

Ø  Here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the zigzag path is tiring, it presents us with many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery.

Ø  Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region.

Ø   A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising in the horizon can be seen from the campsite.

(Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m.

Ø  Dingboche is a beautiful village of green fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds.

Ø  Overnight stay at best available lodge.

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 07: Dingboche acclimatization day.

Ø  Day to be spent at Dingboche  for resting, exploring and acclimatizing the surroundings of the area.

Ø  Fantastic views of Mt. Amadablam (6856m) can be seen from here. Other mountaion like Mt. Makula and Mt Lhotse can be viewed by walking highland towards the north.

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche.

Ø  Beyond Dingboche, the treking up the steep to Khumbu Glacier is a bit difficult. Then the trail ascend to Chupki Lhara, an uncanny ridge top with dramatic mountains views can be reached.

Ø   An early start is necessary to cross Thug La and trail 3hrs long downwards to Lobuche.

Ø   Hiking up the valley to cross a ridge and an old lateral moraine, before beginning the rocky scramble to the pass. From the pass, there are excellent views, across to the famous Rolwaling Valley in the west and Ama Dablam to the south east.

Ø  The steps from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier [often snow covered] which is fairly straightforward, there are more excellent views of Ama Dablam and the forbidding north face of Cholatse as we descend to the pastures below.

Ø  The way to Lobuche contours the grassy slopes above a lake, the Tshola Tsho, to join up with the main Everest trail from Pheriche and Tengboche.

Ø  The trail flattens out and follows the valley on the west side of the Khumbu Glacier as we plod on to Lobuche for the night.

(Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge) 

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak shep to Everest base camp 5360m.

Ø  To trek to Everest Base Camp, very early start is required. It takes 8-9 hours on a trail across the Khumbu Glacier which weaves its way along translucent ice pinnacles and past seemingly bottomless crevasses.

Ø   At Base Camp, there will be an expedition residence and there are great views up into the Khumbu Icefall where there is often some climbing activity, if interested.

Ø  On the return, a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the south Col. until return to Gorakshep for a night. 

Ø  Approximately 9 and half hours trekking up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on a glacier and snow- capped rocks. Many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp area can be seen.

Ø  Return to Gorakshep for overnight stay at a lodge. 

(Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar 5545m, and to Pheriche.

Ø  Key day of the journey are set out early at 4.30am to Kalapathar from Gorakshep

Ø   Fabulous views of sunlight piercing the cloud to reflect on the white snow can be seen during trail.

Ø   After a continuous ascent for 2 hours Kalapathar can be reached.

Ø  Have to return soon from Kalapathar as the cold gusty wind may affect.

Ø   Return by our trail to Pheriche at 4280m.

Ø  Kalapather is simply awesome with sunrise/sunset over the huge shimmering Mountains.

Ø  Lodge at pheriche, we enjoy some hot tea & soup. 

(Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 11: Pherinche to Kyangjuma to Namche

Ø  Trekking down through high hill rocks that are mostly covered by Rhododendron and Juniper trees can be seen along the path making surroundings awesome.  l

Ø  Lunch can be taken either in Pangboche or at Phunki Tenga.

Ø  After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail, the Dudh Koshi gorge descended rapidly through the pine forests.

Ø   The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction in the region.

Ø  Stopover at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a relaxation and  lunch.

Ø  Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends.

Ø  Various wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc, can be seen while passing through the forest.

Ø  After passing a Chorten, the army camp at Namche Bazaar is reached.

Ø  On reaching  lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar.

Ø  Overnight in Namche Bazaar at a similar hotel of your liking.

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 12: Namche to Lukla.

We continue our way downhill following some steep forest paths. We have enough time to take rest and to shop some of the lovely souvenirs hereabouts. We will continue our way to Monjo as it will be easier tomorrow to reach Lukla. The village of Monjo is situated at a height of 2840m and 3 hrs more trekking brings us to Lukla. trekking route is about 7 hours long. – this is our last night on these lovely mountains that have been home to us all of these days…

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu.

After an early breakfast, hoping for good weather, we board our 35 minutes flight for Kathmandu. We bid farewell to these wonderful mountains that sheltered us all of these days as our journey in Nepal concludes today on a merry note! There is not much except send a few mails home telling the folks about the dream holidays you enjoyed. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Overnight at your hotel.(Service include: Guide+Flight+Breakfast+Airport transfer+Hotel BB plan)

Day 14: Farewell program.

Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from A One Nepal trek will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to organize your plans for the next adventure in the wonderful Himalayan country of Nepal. Thank you for visiting Nepal…we sure hope to meet you again someday!!! 

(Service include: Breakfast + Airport drop)

 

Cost Includes

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 2 nights Budget hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One day city tour with Guide and private drive.
  • 12 days in lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.
  • All ground transport by car.
  • Flight from Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu. 
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging,
  • Guides flight cost.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion.
  • Trekking Area related trekking map for clients.
  • Trek "Certificate of Appreciation" after excursion By “Green Village Nepal Treks”
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes

 

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • Meal city like Kathmandu.
  • Entry tickets during city tour.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance if emergency encase for clients.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses ( Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc