EVEREST BASE CAMP & KALA PATTHAR

15 days 14 nights
Trekking
1-15 Pax

The journey through the Sherpa homelands to the base of the Everest and the shining spires of the Khumbu ice fall thoroughly deserves its moniker of one the world’s greatest treks. Not to be undertaken lightly this trek rewards with incredible scenery, rich and diverse cultural landscapes and the Everest or Sagarmartha Mother Goddess of the Earth herself.

This is an exhilarating trek: most trek days are 5-6 hours long and sometimes 7-8 hours; we have steady gains in altitude, carefully paced to allow us to acclimatize; the paths and tracks are a mix of wide, relatively even and well marked main trails to some more alpine style footpaths on the higher hills. The trekking is sustained with rest days built in to allow acclimatization.

Days    Program          Overnight
Day 1   Arrive Kathmandu   Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 2   Fly to Lukla (2,850m) and trek to Phakding (2610 m) Local Lodge
Day 3       Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)  Local Lodge
Day 4   In Namche Bazaar – Acclimatization day Local Lodge
Day 5      Trek Namche to Tengboche (3870m)   Local Lodge
Day 6    Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)  Local Lodge
Day 7   Acclimatization day Dingboche (4410m)  Local Lodge
Day 8   Trek to Lobuche (4910m)   Local Lodge
Day 9   Trek to Gorak Shep, and continue on to Everest Base Camp Local Lodge
Day 10      Ascent of Kala Patar (5140m) and descend to Pheriche (4626m)   Local Lodge
Day 11   Trek Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3570m)    Local Lodge
Day 12    Trek Kyangjuma to Monjo (2840m)   Local Lodge
Day 13   Trek Monjo to Lukla    Local Lodge
Day 14   Fly  Lukla – Kathmandu Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 15     Final Departure     

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                  
                                                                        
                               
                                        
                                                 
                                                
                                                 
                                               
                                                                       
                      
         
                                               
                                                   
                                                                       
                                                                   
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  • 1

    Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu,Luxury representative will receive you and transfer to the hotel as booked.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, In-flight
  • 2

    Take the short mountain flight to Lukla (2,850m)  Upon arrival meet the trekking crew and start our walk to Phakding.

    Descend through the rhododendrons forest with views of the valley to our right. Dudh Koshi river approaches as we pass a mani wall and arrive at Ghat. We follow the Dudh Khosi river to Phakding.
    Overnight at lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, In-flight
  • 3

    After breakfast, we start our walk to Namche. The walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains will be viewed closely. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region.

    Overnight at lodge.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4

    Today we go for an interesting day hike to Khumjung. We climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary School which is loacted at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, we walk back down to Namche Bazzar.

    Overnight at lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, In-flight
  • 5

    After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche. The trek has a few ups and downs with magnificent views of the great Himalayas. We enjoy the hike until we stop and relax for lunch. After lunch we start walking through the pine forest for about 2 more hours to reach Tyangboche.  Ama-Dablam which has the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region.

    Overnight at lodge

  • 6

    A very different from the previous day we are now on the wide rounded slopes of the lower valley gently ascending to Orsho before crossing the river and a final up to the vibrant village of Dingboche and our lodge.

    Overnight at lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, In-flight
  • 7

    To help our adjustment to the ever increasing altitude we spend two nights at the same sleep height. So today is free for a morning walk up the Imja khola valley towards Chukkung and the glittering folds of glacier visible opposite.

    Overnight at lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, In-flight
  • 8

    After breakfast, we climb up past the chortens on the ridge above and take a gently rising path on the fell side above the main valley toward the mouth of the Khumbu glacier. We stop at Thugla for lunch then press on for a short but steep climb to attain the side of the glacier. From here it’s a flat-ish couple of hours to Lobuche.

    Overnight at lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, In-flight
  • 9

    We start early and trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of the Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.) Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. The trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears at the front of you. Sometimes an avalanche can be seen on the way. After witnessing a great moment, you retrace your steps back passing through the Khumbu glacier with magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche.

    Overnight at lodge.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 10

    Early morning ascent of Kala Patar (5140m) to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. Later, descend to Pheriche. We have a cheeky climb up to the glacier side, then start to head down to Lobuche, down again to Thugla and then the final walk down the valley to our lodge for the night at Pheriche.

    Overnight at lodge.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, In-flight
  • 11

    We start our downhill walk to Pangboche and continue further down to Deboche. From here we walk uphill to the crest of the ridge to the monastery at Tengboche. We then descend to Phunki Tenga. Re-crossing the river we have a last sustained pull back up to Kyangjuma and then it’s along and around to Namche.

    Overnight at lodge.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 12

    The trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow  river near the confluence of the Dhudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi Rivers. We cross the Dudh Koshi River twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo. We are out of the Sagarmatha National Park after exiting from its official entrance near Monjo and finally reach Monjo Village.

    Overnight at lodge.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, In-flight
  • 13

    Most of the trail today is flat although we will have some downhill walk and brief ascents too. Today, we further enjoy a combo of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak. As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice an impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. We cross the Dhud Koshi River three times through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributaries, Thado Koshi once. The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla.

    Overnight at lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 14

    Early morning walk to the airport and fly to Kathmandu by TA102 Dep 0720 Arr 0755. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel as booked.

    Rest of the day at leisure or free for own activities.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Meals : Breakfast
  • 15

    Our representative will transfer you to the airport on time for your flight back home.

    Meals : Breakfast

Included in the costs are:
•    Assistance by Luxury DMC representative.
•    Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfers.
•    02 Nights’ accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.
•    12 Nights’ accommodation in locally available basic tea lodges (no guarantee of attached bathroom and shower) during trek as per the program on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) basis.
•    Everest National Park & TIMS Permit Fee (subject to change)
•    Airfare for sector Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu both ways including PSC & FSC (subject to change if once revised)
•    A local English Speaking Sherpa Guide and necessary Porters (NOTE: 1 porter for every 2 clients. Porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg only) for trek.
•    Local English speaking guide during sightseeing tours in Kathmandu.
•    Entrance fees to monuments as mentioned in the itinerary (subject to change if once revised).
•    All staff daily wages/insurance
•    Transfers in Kathmandu by private vehicle (fully air conditioned)
•    Mineral water on board the vehicle during transfers in Kathmandu
•    Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
•    All currently applicable taxes

 Not included in the costs are:
•    International airfares
•    Nepal visa fees & Immigration assistance (visa fee subject to change, if revised).
•    Any beverages, including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc.
•    Meals not mentioned in the above itinerary.
•    Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls etc.
•    The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.
•    Rescue, Evacuation & Insurance
•    Personal trekking equipment
•    Multi risk insurance covering emergency rescue evacuation by helicopter if required
•    Tips
•    Alcoholic and soft drinks
•    Showers, battery recharge fees