A week in Everest

The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side, at an altitude of 17,900 feet (5,500 m), is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and about 40,000 people per year make the trek there from Lukla airport. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the trek to the base camp. However, trekking to Lukla is possible. There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla and as a result, the only method of transporting large and heavy goods is by plane.

From Lukla, climbers trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres (11,290 ft), following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. It takes about two days to reach the village, which is the central hub of the area. Typically at this point, climbers allow a day of rest for acclimatization. They then trek for another two days to Dingboche, 4,260 metres (13,980 ft) before resting for another day for further acclimatization. Another two days takes them to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 metres (18,192 ft) and Mt. Pumori.

 

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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Arriving Kathmandu can be really interesting especially if it is your first time. Be ready for a exchange of culture and bit of twist of your daily life. Our representative will escort you from airport to Hotel and leaders will help you though the necessary shopping for the trek.

Day 2: Fly and to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m)

Our flight today to one of the most interesting place Lukla is from Kathmandu. 35 minutes, passing high hills and mountains land at Lukla- also known as the gateway to Everest. Meet your porters and rest for a while. Bags get ready and we start out hike towards our destination today. Phakding is a small village near the river side of Dudh Koshi River. First day of slow and steady climb will surely adjust your body to the increasing altitude. :

Day 3: Trek to Namche (3440m)

Namche is probably the most famous name in the Everest Trekking. It is all about going up today. Slow and steady hike to the top of Namche goes through thick forest. It may not be clear but the first sighting of Mt. Everest can be done on the way to Namche Bazaar. As bazaar, it might be the best shopping street for you if you have forgotten anything.  Lunch will be served before starting the last strenuous up-hill trek from Monjo. As Namche is hidden, getting glimpse of the bazaar surely makes your walk a worthwhile experience. Evening walk can be done around the market area.

Day 4: Trek to Khumjung

Before going higher up to Tengboche, we will have a short trek till Khumjung. Also known as the green valley of Everest region this small village is famous for many things. Our visit nearby in the Hillary school will surely bring you back memories of 1st summit on Mt. Everest by the duo Sir. Edmond Hillary and Tenjing Norgey Sherpa in 1953 April. The view of Mt Ama Dablam, known to be one of the most beautiful mountains on earth is expectacular from Khumjung. A short walk nearby the Kunde village can be done. It is a good day of acclimatization.

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3956m)

The decent today to Dudh Koshi river is interesting with the view of famous mountains including Mt. Everest (8848.48m). Mt. Ama Dablam (6696m), Mt. Kantega (6779m) and Mt. Lhotse (8501m). The national bird of the country Danfe (Pheasant) , might be grazing inside the rhododendron forest, so please be alert. Himalayan Thar has always been sighted in this part of the trek so you don’t want to be an exception.

Our walk after crossing the river would be uphill. Slow and steady walk through the Rhododendron forest will bring you to the top of the hill Tengboche. The monastery here is one of the most famous in Nepal. Pines, azaleas and colorful rhododendrons surround the attractive monasterywith a stunning panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.

Day 6: Trek to Monjo (2845m)

Various Mani wall with the Buddhist prayer mark your decent today. Monjo is a small village on the same trial back to Lukla. Descending alongside Dudh Koshi River refreshes your mind and makes you ready to go back to the hustle and bustle of the city. We will exit the Sagarmath National Park is after crossing the suspension bridge and walking up from Jorsale. Monjo is our stop for a day. Prayer flags along the way keeps your thought clean and connects you with your five elements. Clean you body, mind and soul and get ready for your walk tomorrow.

Day 7: Trek to Lukla and rest

We come back to Lukla early today. Enjoy the time with your leaders and exchange the experience of your visit to this magical area in Everest. Party never stops at Lukla as it’s a starting point for many and ending point for us today. Our leaders will brief you already about the flight tomorrow and ready for party night. Enjoy the time and have fun.

Day 8: Flight back to Kathmandu

Flying on time, we will be back in Kathmandu in the matter of 35 minutes. Make yourself free today as we know you have big bags to fill. Shopping around Kathmandu is very interesting. Thamel as a tourist hub is a place to explore.

Day 9: Depart Kathmandu

Our leaders are ready to assist you to the airport /next adventure. Looking forward for your next adventure with us.

 

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