The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking packages in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. This two weeks treks to Everest base camp takes you to the land of Sherpas with following the footsteps of Tenzing Hillary, Tilman and other pioneers of the Himalayas. The Everest Trekking has been calling out to trekkers and climbers since its first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953 after that the trails that climb through the foothills of the world’s highest mountain still offer some of the most challenging trekking in Nepal. The trekking to Everest base camp has been extensively developed for trekking with well maintained trails and plenty of guest houses. Solukhumbu is homeland for the Sherpa people who gain the good reputation for their skills for trekking and climbing to the mountains.
The Buddhist monuments of the Sherpas-Stupas Chortens and the Gompas (monasteries) mirror the towering landscape all around and the Sagarmath Nationalal parks is rich with flora and fauna, rare species, such as the snow leopard and the lesser panda. A hair-raising flight lands you at the airstrip of Lukla from where you begin this classic trek to Everest. The trek leads through the famous Sherpa Village of Namche Bazaar along the Khumbu Valley ultimately taking you to the Everest Base Camp, at the foot of famous Khumbu Icefall. Though the trek is relatively short nevertheless the stunning views of Amadablam, Kantega and Pumori including Everest will be within your sight hovering in the sky.
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Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Swayambhunath In the morning after breakfast start sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath - One of the holiest Hindu shrines situated on the banks of Holy Bagmati River. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, (or phallic symbol) of Lord Shiva. This is also a cremation site for Hindus, where the dead bodies are burned with ritual ceremony on the banks of the holy river. Just a few minutes drive from Pashupatinath is Boudhanath which is one of the biggest stupas in the entire world. With its four pair of eyes in four cardinal directions, it keeps watch for righteous behavior and human property. In the afternoon drive to Swayambhunath. Regarded as more than 2000 years old this stupa is situated at 77m above the level of the valley and thus has magnificent birdseye view of Kathmandu Valley. From Swayambhunath we drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. With more than 50 temples and shrines within a few blocks of one another, the square contains one of the most concentrated groupings of historical structures in the valley. This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu.
Fly to Lukla early in the morning from Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu It is 40 minutes flight in twin otter. Lukla is located at the altitude of 2800m so there will be quite colder than in Kathmandu. After walking few minutes from Lukla airport, stop at restaurant for tea break. books, internet facility. If you need some trekking gear then you can buy here in Lukla. After the break the journey starts from Lukla. Today we have to walk for 3- 4 hours to reach Phakding through Chaurikharka, Chiplong, Thadokovi and Ghat. We can see spectacular Himalayan view from Chiplong and Thadokovi. The religion of the people of this region is Buddhism so we can see many monasteries, Maane and script are written on the rock in Tibetan language. Today journey is not so difficult. Phakding (2650m) is at low altitude than Lukla so we feel quite warm there rather than in Lukla. Phakding is a commercial place so we can see lots hotel over here.
Today the journey starts after breakfast. To reach Namche we have to walk through Tok-Tok, Manju, Jorsale. The journey from Phakding to Jorsale is quite easy. There is Everest National Park at Monjo so, we have to check in there as a first check point. Then after an hour walk along the bank of Dudkoshi River we reach at Jorsale where we will have lunch. There are no shops available between Jorsale to Namche. From Jorsale after some minutes we have to cross Dudhkoshi River and bridge. After bridge there is steep up route we have to follow. If the weather is clear we can see Mount Everest from Thami Danda. We can see many beautiful mountains, water falls, Mane on the way. Namche is situated at 3440m altitude so we feel cold out there. We can see different mountains from Namche. Namche is the biggest commercial area of Everest Region where we can find everything needed to Trekkers like internet facility, ATM. But sometimes due to technical reason ATM does not work. From every Friday and Saturday a special type of fair held here. Bakery café and Pub are also available in Namche.
Today is the day for acclimatization, so you hike as per your choice. If you want long hiking you can go to Thamo and Thame where you can se Edmund Hillary Nursery and you can also see Monastery and various mountains in Thame. Today at least you have to walk 8-9 hours up and down. We have lunch en route while hiking. For acclimatization we can take a short hike of 5-6 hours for which we have to walk steep up from Namche to Syangboche then to Everest View Hotel to Khumjung. At Khumjung we can also see Monastery and the school made by Sir Edmund Hilary. During this trekking we will get chance to see many beautiful mountains. You can also visit Sherpa Museum located at Namche. After a day hiking return to Namche, have dinner and overnight.
After Breakfast we will start a easy journey to Sansa. After Sansa, you have to take left turn, then to follow steep up and reach Mong-La. Walking steep down from Mong-La you will reach to Phorte, where you can find a good lodge, food and drinks. Then you have to take steep up and straight route to reach Dole. In today’s journey, you will find one waterfall in between. At Dole, there are about 5 hotels from where you can view beautiful mountains. Dole is located at the height of 4050m.
Today the journey starts after breakfast as usual. Trek today is not that difficult as most of the time the trail is either straight or steep down. At Machhermo, there are around 5 lodges and one hospital where advice for High Altitude is given. This is at 4420m altitude. You can also see various mountains from here.
After the breakfast, trekking starts. The trail from Machhermo to Gokyo is quiet difficult as we need to in the high altitude. Gokyo is famous for lake. You can see different mountains from Gokyo. It is located at 4750m. The longest glacier of Nepal Nagjumba Glacier is located near the Gokyo Lake which is in danger zone for explosion.
Today early in the morning we go to Gokyo RI, which is famous as viewpoint. From here you can see beautiful mountains at 360 degree. Nagjumba Glacier and Mount Makalu can be clearly seen from here. You can also see the lodges near Gokyo Lake.To reach Gokyo RI you have to follow step up route for 2 hours. Gokyo Ri is located at 5410m. After sightseeing and taking photos at Gokyo Ri, its better to have breakfast at Lodge. If you want to see more Lake you can go to fifth lake for which you have to go through the bank of Nagjumba Glacier. If you want to trek this route you must bring packed lunch. In the evening return to Gokyo for dinner and overnight.
Today’s journey is short and sweet. Thagna is a place where you can find about 4 lodges. The trail for Thagna is changing day by day because of Nagjumba Glacier which is expanding everyday. To reach Thagna you have to take left turn from No. 2 Gokyo by crossing Nagjumba Glacier.
This is a big day, as we tackle the second of the High Passes. We need to set off very early in the morning to ensure that we cross the Cho~La and descend to Dzongla in good time. At first, we make a very gradual ascent alongside the river up a small valley to eventually reach a sandy ridgeline. This gives a great view of the Cho La ahead and of some daunting 6,000m peaks to the north and south: Nirekha Peak, Kangshung Peak and Cholatse, among them. We make a long, gradual descent on a pleasant grassy path to reach a lunch stop below the pass. After lunch, the ground becomes steeper and rockier; it is time to pack away our trekking poles. The route weaves around boulders at first, before climbing up onto stonier ground. There is a final steep section to reach the pass itself. This is on loose ground, which can often be icy, so we need to take great care. The top of the pass is glaciated and we walk across a flat section of snow for about 30 minutes before dropping off the side and back onto rock. With Dzongla below us and now in sight, we pick our way down the far side of the pass and descend into a lovely valley. A stream that meanders along the bottom leads us to our campsite where we take a well-deserved rest.
The trail from Dzongla descends a little, then contours steadily around Awi Peak, before joining the main Khumbu Valley and reaching Lobuje. There are yet more superb views today, including towards the distinctive north face of Ama Dablam. It will probably feel like something of a 'culture shock' arriving in Lobuje, as this is a busy place where all base camp trekkers stay en route to Everest.
Today’s trek is three hours to reach Gorakshep which is our last stop before climbing to Everest Base Camp (EBC). The trail up to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers good views of Pumori and there are beautiful views of Everest Base Camp and glacier. After lunch, when the sun begins to set over Everest, we will hike to the top, Kala Patthar (5545m), which is one of the finest view points in the Khumbu. As the light begins to fade we stroll back to our lodge at Gorakshep.
From Gorak Shep, we move on to Kalapathar (5545m), meaning ‘the black rock‘. The climb of Kala Pathar is one of the most rewarding parts of the trip. It is a steep ascent up the grassy slopes west of Gorakshep to a shelf at the foot of Pumori (7145m). Kalapathar provides the best vantage point for viewing Mt. Everest (8848m). As we near the top of Kalapathar, more of the peak of Everest comes into view and a short walk north from the summit of Kalapathar on the ridge towards Pumori will allow an unobstructed view all the way to the South Col.
The route to Everest base camp follows the Khumbu Glacier, sometimes on the moraine and sometimes on the glacier itself. The walk is especially intriguing for the views it has of the 15m high seracs of ice, a feature peculiar to Himalayan glaciers. The trip to base camp, while fascinating, is not as spectacular as the ascent of Kalapathar because there is no view of Everest itself from the base camp. From Everest Base Camp descent to Lobuche which is easy but seems endless because of the many uphill climbs from Gorakshep.
To go to Dingboche, we retrace our steps back to Duglha, and then go straight uphill from the bridge to reach an upper trail, staying high above the valley floor, past the yak pastures at Dusa to a chorten at the head of the Imja Khola Valley. The views are great – you can easily recognize Island Peak (6189m) because its name is an apt description. Makalu (8475m) is the greenish-grey peak visible in the distance over the pass to the right of Island Peak. Descend from the chorten to Dingboche at 4410m follows the trail as it traverses east into the valley. Dingboche is the highest place of Nepal where plant vegetation and crops like potato can be grown
Today the trekking starts after breakfast as usual. Today’s journey is straight up so can be done easily. Walking down the bank of Dudhkoshi you will reach Thyangboche. Thyangboche is famous for Sunrise view as well as for Thyangboche Monastery.
From Thyangboche we descend steeply to the suspension bridge at Phunkitenga and after a break and a cup of tea we cross the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Tashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through Shanasa before returning to Namche Bazaar, where we take our lunch and enjoy a final opportunity to visit the shops in the bazaar. We descend down from Namche Bazaar steeply along the Bhote Kosi River and follow it to Jorsale where we will be having a night stop in the bank of the Dudh Koshi River.
We start our last day walk along the River following the bridges to Monjo then It’s about three hours walking to Lukla. We walk along the River Dudh Koshi again and take a final uphill from Chheplung to Lukla. It’s our last night where you never like to miss final chatting with our Guide and Porters.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu transfer to the hotel and in the afternoon sightseeing tour of Patan city. This sister capital is an ancient city also known as Lalitpur and is situated on the southern bank of the river Bagmati River and is 5 km southeast of Kathmandu. This city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. It is also known as the city of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans.
In the morning after breakfast drive to Bhaktapur. The urban city of Bhaktapur from the medieval period also known as Bhadgaon has an area of 4 sq. miles in a conch-shell shape. Bhaktapur also means the city of devotees. We also visit the Nyatapola Temple, which at 98ft. Height, is not only the highest temple in the valley but also one of the best examples of traditional Nepali Temple architecture.
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