Overview

The home of Sherpa community of Nepal is known as Solu-Khumbu. All famous mountaineers are from Khumbu region. Sherpa belongs to Nyingma-pa Tibetan Buddhist sect. They practice their own Buddhist tradition and custom, which their ancestors brought from East of Tibet. The area above Jorsale, about 113 sq. km is under the protection of National Park. There are blue pine, fir, and juniper forest in the lower elevation and, birch and rhododendron forest in between 3300m to 4000m. Musk deer, Himalayan Thar and serow are commonly found. There is panoramic view of the Himalayan range all the way from Gaurishanker to Mt. Makalu. The view of Amadablam is photogenic.

You follow classic route used by all Everest expedition that starts from Lukla to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Continue the journey to Phakding and enter into the home of Sherpa perched in the nook and corner of the valleys in Khumbu. Stop at Namchebazar and Thayngboche on the way to base camp. As you approach base camp you stop overnight at a remote settlement at Dingboche and Lobouje. From Lobouje make a day trek to Kalapattar to see great view of Mt. Everest. Retrace the trail back to Lukla. The trek ends with flight to Kathmandu.

The trek to Everest is incomplete without being influenced by the culture of Sherpa of the Khumbu region. Ever since the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest (8848m) by Sir Edmund Hillary the whole community benefited from the influx of tourist who come to enjoy the unique landscape of the high mountain that has been the subject of many books and research. Named it, all famous explorers and mountaineers have traded the path. Ever since the peak XV was spotted as the highest point on earth the whole region came into international focus.  Though the mountain is named Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolongma by the Tibetan (Chinese) yet the name of Sir George Everest after whom the name was given has become synonymous with the peak itself and the region. After the British Swiss made 2 serious attempt to reach the summit; in 1952 Raymond Lambert with Tenzing reached 8500 meter in their second attempt. As a result they prepared unwittingly Teng Sherpa for the British expedition to help them summit the peak of Everest in 1953 When Sir Edmund Hillary created a record for the first time in the history of human being. Since then the attention on Everest have kept on increasing every year.

Highlights

Everest Base camp trek from Lukla through one of the most popular walking trail in the world. You follow classic route used by all Everest expedition that starts from Lukla to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Continue the journey to Phakding and enter into the home of Sherpa perched in the nook and corner of the valleys in Khumbu. Stop at Namchebazar and Thayngboche on the way to base camp. As you approach base camp you stop overnight at a remote settlement at Dingboche and Lobouje. From Lobouje make a day trek to Kalapattar to see great view of Mt. Everest. Retrace the trail back to Lukla. The trek ends with flight to Kathmandu.

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Lodge accomodation (double sharing in most places) on Bed and Breakfast 
  • Trek guide (sardar) and an assistant sherpa above 5 persons in a group 1:5
  • Porter for baggage (10kg each)
  • Local transport 
  • Accident insurance for staffs and porters, and ground transportation as required

 

Price

COST- Fixed Departure

UD$620 per person 

Departure: Anytime upon request

*Government fees and airfares are subject to change

 

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Itinerary

Day 1. Fly to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding (2810m):
Transfer to airport and fly to Lukla in the morning. Depart Kathmandu at 7 am. Arrive Lukla at 7.45am. After lunch at Lukla walk to Phakding situated on the bank of Dudh Kosi river.

Day 2. Trek to Namche Bazar (3445m):
The trail follows Dudh Koshi river. After Jorsale the trail makes steep winding path to Namche bazar. Namchebazar is a commercial center of Khumbu region. It is an important stop for trekkers and mountaineers on the way to base camps of Everest and many other mountains in that area. It is home of Sherpa ethnic group. Their traditional occupation used to be yak herders and traders. Now due to change in geopolitical condition they have changed their occupation to tourism.  They are well known as trekking and mountaineering guides and widely used as high altitude porters by expedition teams. Their religion is Buddhist.

Day 3. Trek to Thyangboche (3871m):
Descend to Punki Thanka. It is an easy down hill walk about 3 hours to Imja khola (river). After lunch walk slowly the steep hill to the ridge top at Thyangboche.  The Monastery at Thyangboche is as famous as Namchebazar. It is situated in a beautiful background. Amadablam, Thamaserku and Mt. Everest can be seen from this point. Like Namche it is another must place for tourist to stop. The monastery is a spiritual and cultural center of the region. Visit the monastery and the surrounding area.

Day 4. Trek to Dingboche (4298m):
Walk through the rhododendron forest. Make steady descend to the river and follow it very much on a level path to Dingboche. Nearby at Pheriche is a high altitude aid post. It is staffed by American and European voluntary doctors.

Day 5. Acclimitization day at Dingboche (4298m):
Visit Chukung (4725m/15500 ft) return to Dingboche. It is a full day excursion (5 hour walk). The Chukung valley lies beneath the largest ice wall of Amphu Lapcha. Chukung village lies directly under a rock ridge which connects Nuptse and Lhotse peaks. A hard and dramatic hike to the ridge climbs about 823m to a small pile of rocks placed by early visitors. There is a nice view point from where you could almost touch the Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The view of Makalu, Pumori and Amadablam is breathtaking.

Day 6. Trek to Lobouje (4930m):  
Make gradual climb to Pheriche. There is a high altitude aid post at Pheriche (4238m/13900 ft). It is staffed by European and American voluntary doctors during trekking season. Continue to ascend gradually to Dhugla (4603m/15100 ft); walk though moraine to the yak pasture at Lobouje.

Day 7. Trek to Gorakshep (5183m):
Start early morning to walk along glacial terrain and wide field of big stones. You reach the very edge of Khumbu glacier. Nuptse (7881m/25850 ft) and Pumori (7147m/23442 ft) is just above the camp site. Continue to climb to Kalapattar (5546m/18192 ft). The ascent to the summit is steep but very gradual. It would take about 2 to 3 hours depending upon your condition. Once at the summit you get a great view of Mt. Everest just in front of you. After spending sometime at the summit descend to Gorakshep. If possible to Lobouje. It is a long day.

Day 8.Trek to Pheriche (4238m):
Retrace the trail back to Pheriche. You reach the post quite early. Take rest.

Day 9. Trek to Thyangboche (3866m):
Retrace the trail back to Thyangboche. It is one of the most beautiful walk in the valley.

Day 10. Trek to Namche Bazar (3445m):
Retrace the trail back to Namche Bazar. The trail make a sharp drop to Dudh Kosi (river) and make steep climb to Namche Bazar.

Day 11.Trek to Lukla:
Retrace the trail back to Lukla. You make easy descent to Phakding and to Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 12. Fly to Kathmandu.
Transfer to Hotel.

Note: The schedule stops as shown above are a guideline only. It may change due to logistic reason and other condition like weather, etc. that are beyond our control. Flight to remote mountain airstrip like Lukla is subject to weather and technical condition. All flights are in early morning. In winter the thick fog in Kathmandu airport in the morning may delay flight to and from Lukla. Trek to Everest base camp is a popular trek. There are several good quality lodge accommodation on the trail. Two night before and three night after the trek in Kathmandu is suggested to allow for flight delay to and from Lukla. Please note there is no refund for unused service.

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