Everest Base Camp
ADVENTUROUS TRIPS ( GRADE 4 )
March-May & September-December
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu, the beautiful capital city of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Upon clearing airport formalities, transfer to your hotel, Evening briefing about the trekking at hotel lobby. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Ramechhap 4-5 hours 140 KM
Breakfast at Hotel, check out and edrive to Ramechhap the base domestic airport for Lukla Flight. Check in at Hotel and evening rest and briefing by trekking guide about the trek. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Fly Ramechhap-Lukla and trek to Phakdingma
Check out from the hotel and transfer to Airport for the flight to Lukla which is attitude of 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla). After landing at Lukla start trek to Phakdingma 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding) which is about 3-4 hours trek.
During the trek we pass easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a popular stopping point.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 M)
After breakfast in Phakding start trek to Namchebazar. It will take 5-6 hours to reach the destination which is the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. We pass through Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. Lunch will be served here, and then it’s uphill to Namche. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It’s a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty. Overnight at Lodge
Day 05: Day rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization
Day at rest, we take a well-deserved break! Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. There’s an optional 2 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. Overnight at Lodge
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870 M/ 5-6 hours)
Breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels us for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp today! Breathtaking views of the Himalayas – Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde – are some of the highlights not be missed. A short drop takes us to the riverside, then it’s across the river upwards through the forest pass. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground! Our destination, Tengboche, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. We’ll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest in Khumbu. Nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery grounds, followed by chanting and prayer with the resident Buddhist monks. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4400 M/ 5-6 hours)
Breakfast, proceed the trek to Dingboche which is the altitude of 4,400m/14,435ft and 5-6 hours walking and walking Distance about 11km. We walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. We’ll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals! The intrepid can brave a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and we hike towards Dingboche. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08: Acclimatize at Dingboche (4400 M/ 5-6 hours)
We take rest and explore Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You’ll need your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow. Overnight at Lodge
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4900 M/ 6-7 hours)
Breakfast at Lodge and after breakfast start trek, approximate distasnce is 11-12 KM and 6-7 hours walk. From here on forth, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly! Overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Gorekshep (5180 M) & Everest base Camp (5364 M/ 7-8 hours)
Today we need to start our trek early to summit the EBC via Gorekshep and which will take about 7-8 hours and approximately 15 KM distance we need to walk. This is Our big day kicks off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our goal, you’ll have the chance (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Break out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, we’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest and relaxation after a grueling and busy day. Overnight at Lodge
Day 11: Trek to Kala Pathar (5545 M) & Pheriche (4320 M/ 6-7 hours)
Early morning trek to Kalapathar (Black Rock) to see the glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest. The day’s first light will illuminate your spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse and Lhotse.This may be, of the whole journey, your most opportune moment to snap amazing pictures of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Afterwards, it’s back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche, our nighttime stop. Our pace will be a lot brisker as we descend, and the walking is easier going this way. It will take about 6-7 hours trek down to Pheriche after Kalapathar. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 12: Trek down to Namche (3440 M/ 6-7 hours)
After breakfast at Lodge, we star our journey back to Namche bazaar which will take about 7-8 hours and approximate distance is 14-15 KM. The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counterintuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We’ll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before our last day on the mountain. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 13: Trek to down to Namchhe to Lukla) 6-7 hours
After breakfast, trek down to Lukla via Phakdingma, during the trek you pass. Overnight at Lodge
Day 14: Fly back to Ramechhap
After breakfast, fly out from Lukla to Ramechhap and drive back to Kathmandu. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon free & easy for rest.
Evening farewell dinner with Nepalese cultural dance. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight for onward destination.
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LEISURELY ADVENTURES (GRADE 2)
These treks generally involve 5 to 6 hours walking per day on average. Any active person can easily participate on these trips and any reasonably fit person will find them exhilarating. For preparation, we recommend a program of sports or aerobic activities (cycling, swimming, etc.) minimum of 2 to 4 weeks before departure. Remember that the fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy the adventure.
MODERATE ADVENTURES (GRADE 3)
These are moderate treks involving 6 hours plus walking on certain days. Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips, provided they do not suffer any medical conditions affected by strenuous exercise. For preparation, we recommend a program of sports or aerobic activities (cycling, swimming, etc.) minimum of 4 to 6 weeks before departure.
ADVENTUROUS TRIPS ( GRADE 4 )
These are harder treks. They are within the capabilities of most people but you must quite fit before departure. Older people, particularly over the age of 50, must prepare themselves well and should not consider joining these trips if fitness is not an important routine of their normal life. Those with high blood pressure, asthma and heart conditions should not participate on these trips. We recommend a program of sports or aerobic activities (cycling, stair walking, running ) minimum of 6 to 8 weeks before departure.
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