This twenty day adventure from Jiri to the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo / Tshola is one of the most outstanding journeys Nepal has to offer, taking you from the least traveled to the most popular trekking route in the Khumbu region. This trek has a number of stunning attractions, including trekking through Solukhumbu area, visiting the charming villages of Junbesi and Ringmo, and traversing the great Lamjura pass filled with excellent views of the high, snow-capped peaks. Other attractions include the spectacular scenery of the Himalayan ranges, the prevalent Buddhist culture, and the pristine forest of rhododendron and pine, all the while making friends as you pass through traditional rural farming villages.
The Everest trek involves a great deal of uphill and downhill walking and gives you an opportunity to observe the daily activities of the local people and their traditional way of life that has been preserved and practiced for thousands of years. This trip also gives you a chance to climb Kalapatthar, the highest point reached on this trek and one of its highlights, which offers breathtaking panoramic scenery of the giant, snowy mountains and of Mt. Everest, which seems to be a stone's throw away distance. After a memorable time in the high valleys and mountains, a smooth, sweeping flight brings you back to Kathmandu.
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi, the walk is pleasant, with a few short ups and downs, until you re-cross the Dudh Koshi from the village of Benkar, taking in the magnificent view of Thermasherkhu (6,608m). You then cross the long suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River to reach Monjo, situated below the spectacular peak of Thermasherkhu and a few minutes' walk from the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. At the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, your trekking permit (especially the park ticket) is checked, as the park keeps a record of all trekkers in the area.
From here, a short descent brings you again to another suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River, after which you reach a bridge to Jorsalle village, the last village and the only place to shop until Namche Bazaar. The walk from Jorsalle village is pleasant, following the river until coming to the last bridge over the Imjatse River. The walk to Namche Bazaar traces a winding, uphill path, with a magnificent view of Kwangde Peak and its other sister peaks towards the east and with Kusum Kangru at your back. As you climb higher, you can view the Mt. Everest - Nuptse wall, Lhotse, and Taweche Peak, all the way up to Thop Danda, where there is a stone wall for porters a nd trekkers to rest on. From here, another 1-2 hour walk takes you to the destination of the day, the famed Namche Bazaar, where the colorful houses are situated in amphitheater style. Overnight at Resort/Lodge
After a rewarding time in Thyangboche, the trail descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper, and rhododendron before it finally reaches Debouche, a lovely spot situated at 3,650m, with magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. From Debouche, the trail meanders past a long prayer Mani wall. The path is gradual until you reach a small bridge over the narrow gorge of the Imjatse River. From here, it is a gradual ascent most of the way to Pangboche village. Lush vegetation vanishes as you gain altitude. After Pangboche, it is a short climb to Shomare for lunch. Shomare is a small settlement with a fantastic view of Ama Dablam. From here, you can see the northern face of Kangtenga peak. After a pleasant break in Shomare, your journey continues gradually towards the east; after an hour of walking, just before a small wooden bridge, the road splits in two directions, going towards Pheriche or towards the east, which is the trail you will follow. From here, you can see a totally different view of Ama Dablam, its towering no rth face. From the bridge, the trail climbs slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, until you arrive at a big Mani stupa. From here onwards the walk is fairly moderate as it enters the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse, with a view of the eastern snow-capped mountains, including Island peak or Imjatse (6,189m). Dingboche is situated amongst beautiful patchwork fields enclosed by stone walls, which protect the crops of barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Dingboche has about ten teahouses and it is also the gateway to Chukung. Overnight in Lodge/Teahouse
Today wake up early and after tea, trek to Gorakhshep crossing through the huge boulders and glacier part. The walk is pleasant except for the high altitude gain, the trail is gentle for an hour with few short steep climb before reaching the moraine and glacier portion, great view of the Khumbu glacier down below with striking scenery of the high snow capped mountain in front of you, after going through the moraine section a short descend brings you at Gorakhshep, after a break here continue towards Everest Base Camp for another two hours, the path is quite rough in some section. Base Camp is lively in the high climbing season, after being here at the foot of Number One retrace the journey back to Gorakhshep.Overnight in Lodge/TeahouseNote: On the day to EBC packed lunch or some snacks will be arranged by our guides to take with you for EBC.
Last day of this great trek will be one of the good walk to Lukla, you can walk at your own best pace, leisurely and enjoying the lush green scenery around.
Apart from few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla which will take approximately 45 minutes from a place called Choplung or from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members. Overnight in Lodge/Teahouse