Mt. Everest is the tallest peak in the world. Everest region is also the home of the Sherpa people and mysterious Yeti. It is located in the northeast of Nepal. The best known of all Himalayan tribal people, the Sherpas live mainly in this SoluKhumbu region at the foot of Mt. Everest and they establish themselves as the world famous high altitude climbers. The trek itself takes you amongst many Sherpa villages and fabulous mountain scenery. Walking through famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazar and Tengboche monastery will bring you a spectacular view of mesmerizing peak of AmaDablam and Everest. Diverse range of wildlife, ethnic groups and vegetation are seen in this region. The best time to visit is spring and autumn.
Tour ID: 15DEBC
Tour availability : Available on any dates
Duration (Days): 15
Itinerary Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) (Welcome dinner) Arrive Kathmandu, upon arrival in Kathmandu airport you will meet our staff and transfer to Hotel. After short rest, we will visit the Swayambhunath Temple, said to be 2500 years Stupa on a hillock, which offers a breath-taking view of Kathmandu City and the Sunset view. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument Listed in 1979.Next; we will visit historic Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka) if you are lucky, you will be able to have a glance of the famous living Goddess of Nepal name Kumari, Nepalese traditional cultural show with dinner at restaurant. After dinner you will be able to stroll along the busy street of Kathmandu city center. Overnight Kathmandu.
Itinerary Day 2: Kathmandu –Lukla (By Air) Trek To Phakding 2,660m (B,L,D) In the morning we take a spectacular 40 min. flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, perched at 9400ft (2865m) in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. The flight is bound to be one of the most exhilarating you will ever take. Much of it is only a few thousand feet above ground and the views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, as well as the closeness of some of the world's highest mountains make it a truly memorable experience. In Lukla the porters load up and we proceed to Phakding (8700ft, 2650m), an easy afternoon's scenic walk Phakding.
Itinerary Day 3: Phakding Trek To Namache Bazar 3,440m (B,L,D) Today there is a long, steep climb up to the town of Namche Bazaar (11300ft, 3440m), the main distractive and trading centre for the Khumbu region. The climb is, however, made easier by the distractions offered by the magnificent forests of blue pine, juniper and rhododendron as well as our first views of Mt. Everest.
Itinerary Day 4: Namchebazar-acclimatize 3,440m (B,L,D) Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. This day can be spent relaxing at NAMCHE, exploring the tiny shops in the bazaar and the local museum with exhibits of the flora, fauna, and history of the Everest region. You can also participate in an optional hike to some of the sherpa villages nearby, such as Kunde,Khumjung, or walk to Thame.
Itinerary Day 5: Namchebazar Trek To Tyangboche (3875m) (B,L,D) Morning visit to the colourful market, where local and Chinese goods (brought over the high passes from Tibet) can be seen and purchased. We then head for Tengboche, along a trail with spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Kantaiga, and AmaDablam. Our campsite is at Tengboche (12700ft, one of the most impressive locations on earth and site of the region's most important Buddhist monastery (faithfully rebuilt since the 1989 fire). We will have the opportunity to explore the monastery and see monks at prayer.
Itinerary Day 6: Tyangboche Trek To Dingbuche 4252m (B,L,D) Today 4-5 hour walking. Upon arrival Dingbuche, short excursion up the ImjaKhola valley to Chukkung to get a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse's massive south wall. This is the second of our important acclimatization days, and it can be spent in Dingboche relaxing by the village stream enjoying scenic views of AmaDablam.
Itinerary Day 7: Dingbuche (B,L,D) Acclimatize day in Dingbuche. Day trip to Pheriche and return to Dingboche for overnight.
Itinerary Day 8: Dingbuche – Trek To Lobuche 4930m (B,L,D) It is a short but steep climb up to Lobuche (16175ft, 4930m), which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Again the views are spectacular and the sunset on Nuptse, towering directly ahead of Lobuche is especially impressive.
Itinerary Day 9: Lobuche – Trek To Gorakchep (5150m) (B,L,D) This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 18200ft, 5545m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama possible: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028ft, 8848m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. If possible we can stay and watch the awe-inspiring sunset on Everest and its neighbours. We make a quick descent to GorakShep, a tiny hamlet at 16950ft, 5170m, where we stay the night.
Itinerary Day 10: Gorakchep Trek To Everest Base – Lobuche (B,L,D) On this day we walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 17600ft, 5380m. , the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return to Labuche for overnight.
Itinerary Day 11: Lobuche–Pangbuche (B,L,D) From Upper Pangboche we descend to join the main trail above Tengboche and continue on down to Khumjung.
Itinerary Day 12: Khumjung – Jorsale (Via Namche Bazar) (B,L,D) From Khumjung we continue our descent via Namche to Jorsale. all the way down hill. Overnight at Jorsale.
Itinerary Day 13: Jorsale – Lukla (B,L,D) An easy day's walk brings us back to Lukla for our final night our trek. Overnight at Lukla
Itinerary Day 14: Lukla –Kathmandu (By Air) Breakfast Free at leisure for own activities and overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu
Itinerary Day 15: Fly home (Breakfast) Breakfast at Hotel, drive to Airport and fly home.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: B) Full refund up until 30 days before trip (less 10% fee)
What's Included: Domestic Airfare Kathmandu-Lukla –Kathmandu Local transportation as per above itinerary (inc. airport pick up & drop off) Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per above itinerary All full beard meals with hot beverages during trek as per above itinerary Service of guide/porters + wages and their insurance Guided tours in the Kathmandu city as per above itinerary National park/conservation area entry permits Trek Permit fee Down sleeping bags with lining All necessary documents permit (where applicable) Pre-trip briefing
What's Excluded: Airfare from your home country to nepal & return, Nepal Visa fee 25US$ with 2Passport size photos, Visa can be apply at KTM airport on arrival Drinks (cold and alcoholic) Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu Expenses of personal nature. Personal travel insurance, Tipping for porters and guide