Trekking in Nepal is one of the greatest pleasures of a holiday one can experience. One of the world’s most popular and sought after trekking regions is the Everest area in Khumbu region.
13 Nights/15 Days
Once in a lifetime adventure trek to the foothills of the highest mountain on earth. An American Himalayan mountain photographer since 1970s, Mr. Jeff Botz writes: “Everest shows dignity, sacredness and spirituality with impressive environment”. He shares, “there is no other landscape like this, not even close to it, and I have never seen anything like this, which has drama, composition reminding me of the existence of “heaven on earth”. “The best investment one can make in life is in one’s memories, so you have to travel to places you put your heart on” – A. Shah.
The soaring peaks and fertile valleys, the unmatched bio-diversity and natural beauty of the youngest and most fragile mountain systems in the world are the features of the Everest region enriched with most ancient Sherpa culture and Tibetan Buddhist religious practices in the region.
Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park since 1976 and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, covers 1,148 sq. kms area ranging from 2,845 meters altitude at Monjo to the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest at 8,848 m above sea level and several other peaks like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Nupse, Amadablam, Pumori, Island peak etc. The Park is home to rare red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan mouse hare (pika) and over 193 species of birds including blood pheasant, snow cock, red billed cough, yellow billed cough etc. The famed Sherpa people practice Tibetan Buddhist culture and celebrate religious festivals like Dumje, Mani Rimdu at Tenboche, Thame, Khumjung, Pangboche, Phorse, Thame and other monasteries in October full moon night.
|1||08:00 Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m) and
Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) for night stay: 3 hours
|Lodge at Phakding
|2||Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 m)
100 m descend, 700 meters climb: 5 hours
|Hotel at Namche (Sherpa village)|
|3||Rest at Namche Bazar (3,440 m)- for acclimatization
Excursion to Shyangboche, Kunde and Khumjung area
|4||Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,867 m)
4 hours: 350 m descend, 750 m climb
|Lodge at Tengboche|
|5||Trek Tengboche to Dingboche [4,530m]
4 hours: 70 m descend, 450 m ascent
|Lodge at Dingboche
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|6||Rest at Dingboche: for acclimatization
Walking excursion to Chhukung area: 5-6 hours
|7||Trek Dingbouche to Lobuche [4,910m]
5 hours: 700 m ascent
|8||Trek to Gorak Shep – Everest Base camp
Trek 2.5 hours to Gorek Shep (5,288 m). Walk up to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and return to Gorak Shep 4 hrs.
|Lodge at Gorak Shep|
|9||Trek to Kala Patthar and on to Lobuche
Early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5,550 m) for sunrise 260m ascent and 640 m descend to Lobuche
|Mountain Eco Lodge|
|10||Trek Lobuche to Thukla (4,620 m) for lunch and to Pheriche [4,240 m] for night stay||Lodge at Phorse|
|11||Trek Pheriche to Pangboche and Phorse|
|12||Trek Phorse to Namche via Khumjung, Khunde and Shyangboche||Lodge at Namche|
|13||Trek Namche to Lukla airport||Hotel|
|14||Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Sauna Steam Bath at Shaligram Hotel, Jawalakhel
|Home stay at Kathmandu|