“On the high yak & yeti trail towards the giant peaks of Khumbu.”m
The Everest region is one of the most popular and spectacular destinations in Nepal, for trekkers and mountaineers alike. It offers a fascinating and enjoyable environment. This trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla. It passes through many traditional farming villages, with beautiful views of the highest snow-capped peaks in the world, and continues on to Kalapatthar, the highest point of the trek, for a breathtaking panorama of peaks and glaciers, including Mt. Everest, which seems only a stone’s throw away.
The Everest Base Camp itinerary is set to be flexible, enabling you to enjoy and immerse yourself in the magnificent natural surroundings. The trip includes all the highlights of Sagarmatha National Park, including Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, which is the Sherpa capital, an unmatched view from Kalapatthar (5,545 m.), and the ever-exciting Everest Base Camp, which is an extraordinary viewpoint for Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse. This trek gives ample time and opportunity to visit Buddhist monasteries, both at Khumjung, one of the oldest in the area, and at Tengboche, one of the newest, as it was rebuilt after being burned to the ground.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our staff, who will escort you to the hotel. After some refreshments our Sherpa guide or other representative will give you a brief orientation about the hotel, Kathmandu itself, trekking, and the do's and don’ts of the area. They will also review any additional information that you might require while in Nepal, including an overview of the next day's sightseeing tour. In the evening, you will enjoy a complimentary welcome dinner at one of the finest traditional Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu. Transfers by private vehicle.
Max Altitude: 1300m
After breakfast, precede to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Here we take in the ancient palace, the temple of the Kumari, known as the living goddess, Hanuman Dhoka, and Kasthamandap Temple. From our knowledgeable guide, you will learn about Nepalese history, architecture and religion. From here, proceed by private vehicle to the Buddhist site of Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the "Monkey Temple" because of its lively troops of resident monkeys. From Swoyambhunath you can look down over the city while learning about the local Buddhist culture. Then visit Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest shrine for Hindus, situated on the banks of the Bagmati River. Being that the Bagmati is considered a holy river, many funeral cremations take place along its banks. Before returning to the hotel, visit Boudhnath Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage center and home to many colorful gompas, or monasteries. The area is particularly vibrant and colourful in the early evening when locals come out to circumambulate around the stupa, reciting prayers as they walk. Once back at the hotel, you will receive a briefing about the trek and have a chance to meet your guides and ask any last minute questions before the next morning's departure.
This morning you will be transferred to the Kathmandu airport for the flight to Lukla. The flight itself will give you a sense of awe as you have your first views of the Himalaya mountains as you fly parallel to the snowcapped peaks bordering Nepal and Tibet/China. On landing there will be time to explore Lukla while the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. Lukla, whose name means ‘place of sheep’ lies at an altitude of 2,850m. From Lukla, you descend northwest on a wide trail to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Koshi Valley. The valley is covered with beautiful pine and rhododendron forests where the walking is easy as you follow the river’s course, passing through the village of Ghat. Your destination today is the small village of Phakding.
Max Altitude: 2,610m
Duration: 03 Hrs
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the walk is pleasant, with a few short ups and downs, until you re-cross the Dudh Koshi from the village of Benkar. On the way, take in in the magnificent view of Thamserku (6,608m). Crossing another suspension bridge, again over the Bhote Koshi River, you reach Monjo, situated below the spectacular peak of Thamserku and a few minutes' walk from the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Here your trekking permit and park entrance ticket will be checked to ensure a safety record is kept of all trekkers entering the area.
Max Altitude: 3,440m
Duration: 06 Hrs
Suggested activities include a short walk uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headqu arters, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar, with breathtaking views of the surrounding snowcapped giants and the deep valleys way down below. There is also an interesting museum providing with various information on the history of the Himalayas, the geographic information of the area, cultural practices, mountaineering history, and flora and fauna of the region. You can spend the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge
Max Altitude: 3440m
After breakfast, the trail leads you down a good, winding path with spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse to the north east, Ama Dablam to the east, Kangtenga, Thermasarkhu to the southeast, and Kwangde to the south. After a few hours walk, the path descends towards Fungi Thenga, where you will stop for lunch. After lunch, you ascend through a beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron trees before reaching Tengboche after two hours. Upon arriving in Tengboche, you will pay a visit to the monastery with your guide. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge
Max Altitude: 3860m
Duration: 05 Hrs
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 sit uated at 3650m, 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 Pang boche village. Lush vegetation vanishes as you gain altitude. After Pangboche, it is a short climb to Shomare for lunch. Sho mare is a small settlement with a fantastic view of Ama Dablam. From here, you can see the northern face of Kangteng a 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 north face. From the bridge, the trail climbs slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, until you arrive at a big Mani stupa. From here on wards 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 m ountains, including Island peak or Imjatse (6,189m). Dingboche is situate d amongst beautiful patchwork fields enclosed by stone walls, which protect the crops of barley, buckwheat, and potato es from the cold winds and grazing animals. Dingboche has about ten teahouses and it is also the gateway to Chukung. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge
Max Altitude: 4446m
Duration: 05 Hrs
Today you can take time to explore this part of the Khumbu region. If you are feeling energetic, you can take an optional trek towards Chukung, or simply hike to the top of the hill for the view of Makalu and other peaks. Explore the hidden Imjatse Valley with its awesome views. After Chukung, you retrace your journey for 2-3 hrs back to Dingboche for the overnight stop. After 3 pm, the Himalayan Rescue Association will brief you about high altitude sickness. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge
Max Altitude: 4446m
Today’s walk leads you uphill to a small prayer monument (Chorten) and past the village down below, from where you commence trekking on the gradual uphill path with awesome views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. After a good two hours of trekking, you reach Thugla (Dugla). From here, the path climbs towards a small ridge (4,600m), where you can observe a memorial for climbers who died on the Everest expeditions. From this spot, the walk to Lobuche is an hour or two on a good trail. Lobuche, situated just below Lobuche peak, is well-sheltered from the strong Himalayan wind. Lobuche has about six to eight lodges. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge
Max Altitude: 4930m
Duration: 05 Hrs
Its an easy foot trail from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp. The trail ascends and descends on the Glacial paths (you'll thank yourself for the good waterproof hiking boots that you bought). You will meander through huge rock boulders and rugged foot trail until the Everest Base Camp unveils itself before your sight. You will be welcomed with the enigmatic views of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori and other Everest range mountains from the base camp. After short sightseeing of the base camp you will return back to Gorakshep for the night.
Max Altitude: 5364m
Duration: 07 Hrs
You will be woken up early at Gorakshep to hike up to Kalapathhar in the morning. A fairly easy trail leads us to the top of Kalapathar which translates into Rocky Mountain in the native Nepali tongue. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar. We then make our way towards Pheriche from Gorakshep.
Max Altitude: 5644m
Duration: 06 Hrs
The trail from Pheriche descends towards Imja Khola, after crossing the bridge. Following the gradual trail to Debouche for an hour, from Debouche forty minutes climb to Tengboche. From Tengboche the route steeply descends to Phunki Thangka through the pine and Rhododendron forest then ascends the ridge towards passing some small villages and join at Shanasha and Kyanjuma. Further two hours walk path reaches you at Namche Bazaar.Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge
Max Altitude: 3440m
Duration: 04 hrs
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 at Teahouse/Lodge
Max Altitude: 2840m
Duration: 04 Hrs
The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command. As we get hold of the boarding pass depending upon our flight time we make our way to the terminal for security check, this scenic flight from Lukla takes about 45 minutes to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snowcapped peaks can be seen from window of the plane. Arriving at Kathmandu domestic terminal, one of our Tour Officers will be waiting to receive and escort you back to the Hotel. Overnight in Hotel
Duration: 45 Min
A free day in Kathmandu please let our staff know if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley or if you need to extend your stay for few days and join in our extension trip White Water Rafting, Jungle Safari, Paragliding or Bungee Jump.Overnight in Hotel
Keep the departure time of international flight in mind, and make sure to keep your confirmed air ticket and passport handy! Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from beautiful Nepal.