Nepal is one of the wonderful destinations for tourists with full package of amazing surprises, which have the most exotic destinations of the world with Adventure, Cultural, Pilgrimage and Wildlife Travel Packages. Nepal is mostly known as the 'Land of Everest' and the 'Birthplace of Lord Buddha'. It has varieties of attraction to keep tourists coming back for more. High in the Himalayan Mountains lies in the small Kingdom of Nepal. The lofty mountains, deep valleys, lush jungles, exotic wildlife, diverse peoples and their unique culture & traditions has increased its value to a great height.
Mt. Everest the highest peak of the world also known as Sagarmatha - means higher than the sky. The trek to Everest Base Camp is the majestic walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers surprising and hidden mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of The Sherpa (World Famous Mountain climbers). This trek submerges you in the unique natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region. The adventure can definitely be for lifetime. Discover a land where the people and the environment are as stagnant as the mighty Himalayas. This trek is not only famous just because of the world’s highest mountain but also for its villages, local inhabitants, their unique traditions, festivals and extraordinary years old Monasteries that are bound to amaze you.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you and transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest relax and enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the city. Overnight in hotel.
Flight Duration : 40 mins
Hiking Duration: 3 to 4 hours
You will start the program with a flight from TIA to Lukla Airport in Solukhumbu. The flight takes you over the Himalayas giving you a breathtaking panoramic view of the higher mountains, including the famous Mt. Everest, standing there with the snow covered peak in all its glory. As the flight continues, you can feel Mt. Everest growing towards you. The altitude will hit you with the panoramic surroundings exactly when you get off from the flight. From Lukla your trek will begin by the side of the DudhKoshi (Milk River) which can be seen meandering into the horizon. You will be trekking amidst rhododendron forest smelling the strong aroma of evergreen oak. The sighting of snowy peaks acts as an indicator that the trek is going to be more challenging and gradually the beginning of an adventure will test one’s mental and physical strength. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3480m)
Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours
The trail will start off relatively easy but will gradually become harder. You will be able to get your first glimpse of Everest as you are crossing the mighty DudhKoshi. As you proceed on further, the trail will lead you to Monjo where you could make a lunch stop over. The next part of the trail will be more difficult. The trail becomes vertical and the altitude will add on as we head towards Namche, leaving one with shortness of breath. One should not increase the walking pace but rather progress slowly and steadily. You will be making a pit stop at Namche Bazaar for overnight. The people of and around the Solukhumbu region conjugate in this area to do business. There are the facilities of shops, restaurants, hotels, a bank and internet services which enables you to get in touch with your loved ones, friends and relatives. Namche Bazaar offers an interesting insight on how the people survive in the region. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Day 4: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is also known as the Sherpa Capital. You can use your time to acclimatize, relax and explore the surrounding places. Most of the trekkers prefer to get up before sunrise to view the magnificent views of Mount Everest, hamserku, AmaDablam and other glorious peaks from the Sagarmatha National Park. One can get a chance to observe the shadow of the mountains being projected onto the clouds above and truly appreciate their magnitude. As an energy supplier, one should try salt-butter tea and Champa – a kind of barley often consume by the sherpas in the region. The lively cultural Saturday market is worth a visit and is usually full with traders who are trying to desperately sell off their products. Overnight will be in a local lodge.
Day 5: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3860m)
Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours
After having Breakfast, we will start trekking towards Tengboche. Walking will start through the old but still used, Everest Expedition Trail. The trail is a winding smooth path which offers fantastic view of the Mount Everest (8,848 m), Thamserku (6,618 m) and AmaDablam peak standing at 6,856m located exactly at east side of Mt. Everest, and leads you upwards through thick forest of rhododendron. There is high probability of you, coinciding with the Himalayan wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, pheasants, monkeys etc. The lovely aroma of Juniper bush welcomes you and shows the way towards Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the Buddhist Monastery (where you can attend the daily puja) and the view point. The Tengboche Monastery is the largest and Most Dynamic Monastery of Khumbu region. Many young Buddhist monks live and receive excellent education there. From the courtyard, you can see spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The Mani Rimdu (a Sherpa dance-drama festival) takes place here during the full moon in November-December. Mani Rimdu is the worship of Phakpa Chenrezig, the god of Compassion and the prayers are meant to benefit all beings. The elaborated and very meaningful dance performance attracts a large crowd during Mani Rimdu. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Day 6: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m)
Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours
Beyond Tengboche you can fell the altitude difference which might affect you. The trail to Pheriche leaves one wanting for more. The trail drops down to Devuche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past many unique Mani stones in Pangboche. The stones have carvings of the famous Tibetan Buddhist chant (Om Mani Padme Hum) that virtually speak about the rich culture of the area. Pangboche was the original settlement of the Sherpa’s in Khumbu region. Due to pressure of famine and feudal conflict, they migrated from Kham, in eastern Tibet. Pangboche Gompa is the original Gompa established by Lama Dorje, who guided the Sherpas from Kham to Khumbu. The Gompa is worth visiting and donating some money to the lama will ensure viewing of some yeti relics. The village is the best place for a stopover for lunch. The trail then climbs to Pheriche which stands at 4240m. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Day 7: Explore day in Pheriche
Today, you will acclimatize here or either walks around to explore the Pheriche village. Pheriche is a village in the Khumbu region above the Tsola River which is situated at an altitude of about 4,371 m (14,340 ft). The village is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers especially for acclimatization. There are also many lodges where trekkers and climbers on their way to the Everest Base Camp can stay. In the clear weather, early in the morning one can see the crystal clear view of the stunning Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Taboche, Lobuche Peak and most especially Cho Oyo. Pheriche was primarily a farming village producing potatoes and buckwheats and keeping yaks (mountain Cows). However, now in summer most villagers especially men are employed by trekkers as guides and porters. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche (4950m)
Hiking duration: 4 to 5 hours
Due to the climate at the altitude, the trail that leads Lobuche is sparse. Along the way the trail will be covered by snow. From this high vintage point, you will be able to get unbelievable panoramic view of the giant Mt. Everest and its Neighbour Himalayas. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160)
Hiking Duration: 3 to 4 Hours
Today you will start ahead for Gorakshep. On the trail you will see the Khumbu Glacier - Snow River, and Highlands. Similarly, you will be blessed by the Mt. Everest all the way to Gorakshep. After lunch in Gorakshep, you will continue go to the Kala Pathar and enjoy the red sun. You will be amaded with the wonderful view of sunset which the words cannot explain. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Day 10: Gorakshep to Dingboche via Kalapattar (5643m)
Early in the morning, start walking to KalaPatthar and enjoy the spectacular view of sun rising. From Kala Pathar, one can see Mt Everest, Mt Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku along with many other small mountains. After climbing down take Breakfast and trek back to Dingboche (4400m). Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Day 11: Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 12: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3480m)
Hiking duration: 4 to 5 hours
After Breakfast, you will be headed back to Namache Bazaar. The trail follows down to the DudhKosi where there are presences of water-driven prayer wheels. The trek continues back of the Sagarmatha National Park through paths of Pine and Cedar woods. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m)
Hiking duration: 8 to 9 hours
After Breakfast you will follow the trail which heads down and crosses the DudhKoshi. The trek continues through the Chumoa village- a beautiful village to have lunch. After lunch you will walk along the river side until Phakding, after then you will be headed towards Lukla, the vanishing sight of the snowy peaks in the distance indicates that the most difficult part has passed away and the end of an exciting and magnificent adventure that has pushed one to their limits. Now, you will be entering through thick rhododendron forest which gives off a strong aroma of evergreen oak and trek along the DudhKoshi (Milk River). After a few hours walk, you will reach to Lukla where you can relax and dip yourself in the local culture and lifestyle. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
After Breakfast, flight back to Kathmandu which leaves before 10:00 am finally living the Everest Region. According to weather condition, there might be some fluctuation on the flight time. When the flight lands in Kathmandu Airport, our representative will pick up and transfer you to your hotel by a private vehicle. Overnight accommodation in Hotel.
flight ticket for you and trekking guide.
• All necessary permits required for trek.
• One Professional Trekking guide and one porter and their wages and salaries. Note: A porter can carry overall 18 kilograms of luggage and share between two clients. So the clients are suggested to bring 9 kilo of luggage.
• Three times meal during the treks (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
• All necessary land transportation as mentioned in the itinerary by the private vehicle.
• Insurance for the trekking staffs.
• Accommodation on a normal lodge/home stays during trek.
• First aid kit for trekking staffs.
• Good equipment for your guide and porter to trek.
• A kit bag for you to put all luggage.
• Drinks / Beverages bills to you
• Tipping (Tips)
• Personal Expenses
• Entrance fees for temple and monastery
• Donations in Temples, schools, Monasteries, etc
• Personal trekking gears.
• First aid kit (for you)
• Emergency Rescue evacuation.
• Insurance of any kind.
• Items not mentioned on “Cost Included”
Everest Kalapatthar Trek
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