This classic walk through the Sherpa homeland of Solu-Khumbu is a moderately-strenuous high altitude trek with a clear-cut goal 'To see Everest'. Much to their surprise, many people find the snout-like Everest out-ranked by peaks like Ama Dablam and the Lhotse wall. Khumbu is the best region in Nepal for close-up mountain views. This trip features 3 nights in Kathmandu and a11-day lodge trek to the base of Everest. Gorak Shep is our highest camp from where we hike to Mount Everest Base Camp and climb Kala Pattar, the Black Rock (5,550 m) where we admire the huge South Col of Everest, the tongue of the Khumbu glacier and more than 15 spectacular Himalaya peaks. This is without doubt one of the best mountain viewpoints of the world!
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What is included in the tour
The price covers the following services:
* Airport transfers by private transport.
* Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
* Flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu.
* Food in trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee.
* Guesthouse accommodation in trekking.
* Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
* One well experienced professional English speaking trekking guide trained by ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation.
* 5 Porters (1 porter for 2 guest luggage).
* Guide and porters and porter's food, accommodation, equipment, transportation, salary and insurance.
* First aid medical kit.
* All applicable taxes as pre the government rules and regulations.
* All necessary organizational requirements.
What is NOT included in the tour
The price excludes the following services:
* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
* Your travel insurance.
* Your international flight.
* Personal nature of expenses .
Close view of world's highest peaks.
View of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Pumori and many more
Highest Altitude 18200
Day 1: Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our representative, transfer to Hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure. You may spend the rest of the day for shopping or take a local tour. Our cabs will be ready to drive us to airport tomorrow. So be prepared and on time to board our flight to Lukla
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2800meters) and start trek to Phakding (2610meters), overnight at guest house.
Transfer to airport to connect 30-minutes flight to Lukla. The trek begins gently up by the river side, along excellent paved footpaths, passing a multitude of teahouses and scattered green conifers. Phakding at 2,610meters, is a pretty village comprising approximately 30 houses. It is roughly a 3-hour walk from Lukla and is located at both sides of Dudh Koshi River.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (gateway to Mt. Everest - 3,440meters), overnight at guest house.
The day will begin with the gentle walk to Monjo, another beautiful Sherpa settlement of the trek; official entry into the Sagarmatha National Park where you will have to show your permits (SNP entry permit and TIMS card)at the office in Monjo. The walk to Namche Bazaar involves a tough uphill climb of about 590m, taking approximately 5-hours, however, halfway up the hill you will be able to see Everest and Lhotse for the first time. As you approach the town of Namche Bazaar, the peaks of Thamserku (6,648) and Kwangde (6,224m) are visible to the East and to the West, the sacred mountain Khumbila (5,707m).
As gateway to the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar, at an altitude of 3,440meters, is famous for its many bakeries and local market (haat bazzar) which takes place each Saturday. Built on a steep mountain bowl with excellent views of high Himalaya on either side, the town has restaurants, shops, banks and currency exchange. Remarkably, for such a remote location, there are also availability of cyber cafes and pool halls.
Day 4: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, overnight at guest house.
It is important to walk to higher altitudes while you stay two Day in Namche bazaar. There are options here to trek to Khumjung where you can visit the local school and hospital or to Thame village of Sherpa Everest expediters and of the great Everest Sherpa Tenzing Norgay or to airstrip at Shyanboche (3,720m), above the airstrip is the Everest view hotel, which was set up by the Japanese to bring affluent tourists into the region for a prime view of Everest. The scheme was brought down by the fact the hotel was at nearly 4000m and many suffer from altitude sickness.
Day 5: Trek to Tyangboche, overnight at guest house.
The day begins with a slightly climb up about 10-minutes and descend back to the Dudh Koshi at 3,550m before ascending to Tyangboche at 3870meters. The views of Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam and the valley are mind blowing. At an altitude of 3,870 meters; Tyangboche is a charming spot built around the main Tibetan monastery in the region where you can enter and listen to the monks chanting their mantras. The view of Lhotse, Everest and Amadablam are unforgettable.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4360meters), overnight at guesthouse.
Your journey will pass through wooded forests and along the Imja Khola valley. The views will become more impressive as the high Himalaya begin to surround you. You will contour gradually to Pangboche, an interesting gompa site above the main village, this is the oldest monastery in the region and apparently dates from the introduction of Buddhism to Khumbu. You will then climb up to Dingboche at 4360meters. The views of Amadablam and Island Peak are breathtaking.
Day 7: Rest at Dingboche (day hike to Chhukung), overnight at guesthouse.
Today, we will have another day of acclimatization. You will head to another beautiful part of the Khumbu region, Chhukung offer you a magnificent views of the Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, Peak 38 etc
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4950meters), overnight at guest house.
The valley now becomes barren of vegetation as you walk up towards Lobuche, but your attention will be firmly on the snow-capped peaks, which soar above you. The path joins the trail below Thugla and gives beautiful views of Cholatse (6,442 m) across the valley. The path can become quite rocky in places and it is important to watch your step. After another steep ascent, Tawache and Nuptse are particularly spectacular form Lobuche, towering almost 2 kilometers directly overhead.
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400meters) and back to Gorakhshep (5160meters), overnight at guest house.
Today, the walk towards Everest is along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakhshep, where you will be able to have lunch. After having your lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5400meters. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Khubutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu ice fall instead of Mt. Everest.
Day 10: Trek to Kalapatthar (5545meters) and back to Lobuche, overnight at guest house.
The ascent of Kalapatthar or 'Black Rock' will offer the best views of Everest. At the top you will see a 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Pumori (7,169m) Mt. Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Nuptse (7,861m) and countless other smaller peaks. You will then descend and return to Lobuche and retrace your steps to Lukla.
Day 11: Trek to Tyangboche, overnight at guest house.
You will now follow your footsteps back to Lukla, the walk to Tyangboche will offer spectacular views of Amadablam.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar, overnight at guest house.
Today we trek down till Namche Bazaar, Our route to Tengboche, Phunki Tenga, Sanasa, Kyangjuma and then finally to Namche Bazaar. We have Lunch as per our choice enroute Namche Bazaar.
Day 13: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla, overnight at guest house.
After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Thanks to great teamwork ! This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
On this day we fly back to Kathmandu and check-in into our Hotel. We spend the day in our own way and according to our own priorities.
Day 15: Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.
It's your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast. We'll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty of time before your flight back home. Trip ends here with Lifetime memories !!!