The Khumbu is one of the most well known areas in Nepal as its main feature is the mighty Mount Everest, which dominates the region. This trek gives you the chance to explore the natural beauty of the Khumbu area, the local culture of the Sherpa people, Buddhist Monasteries, Glaicers and spectacular scenery. Treking is this region takes you to the top of the black rock which is Kalapattar and allows you the most breathtaking panoramic views of Mount Everest and the surrounding mountains. Its one of the most rewarding and challenging treks in the region.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
On arrival in Kathmandu you are met by our representative who will transport you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu for the night. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast enjoy a guide sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the evening you will return to the Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m, 30 minutes’ flight) and trek to Phadking (2700m)
You have a scenic flight of 30 – 35 minutes to Lukla (2800m) from Kathmandu. In Lukla you can see the airline office and numerous lodges. The trail from Lukla leads you to Chablung (2700) and it descends steeply to the Tharo Kosi which is also known as Kusum Kangru Khola (river). Beyond the Tharo Kosi Bridge, the trail climbs to Ghat (2590) and again climbs to Phadking. In Phadking you can climb to the gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. Now you will really feeling like you have arrived in the Himalayan Kingdom. O/N at Phadking.
Day 04: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
From Phadking the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From here you can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up hill you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar.
O/N at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3420)
After having breakfast take some sightseeing around Namche Bazaar. Then you can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. Make sure you have your camera to capture this moment. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In the centre of Namche you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmata Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people. In Namche above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and if you want to look at the visitor centre it is open from 8am to 4pm except Saturdays and holidays. O/N at Namche.
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3850m)
From Namche Bazaar the trail climbs up and down to Sanasa where the trail descends gradually to Teshinga and then it drops steeply to Phunki Thanga. Climbing two hours from Phunki Thanga you will reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a religious place for the Sherpa people and the entire Solukhumbu area. Here you will see the Tengboche Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal. Maybe you can get a chance to see the monks chanting and singing. O/N at Tengboche.
Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m) /Dingboche (4350m)
From Tengboche you will reach the tiny village of Devuche and after climbing some magnificently carved stones you will be at Pangboche (3860m). Walking the lower route from Pangboche and entering the alpine meadow you will be at Shomara. The trail then passes to Orsho. Beyond Orso the route divides to Dingboche or Pheriche (4240m). Pheriche is the windiest place of the Khumbu area; here you will find the Health post and Himalayan Rescue Association. O/N at Pheriche or Dingboche.
Day 08: Acclimatization day
After having breakfast you will take a short hike to Chhukung valley (4730m) which is surrounded by mountains, it is a famous place for climbers making attempts at Island peak and Chhukung RI. O/N at Pheriche.
Day 09: Pheriche/Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
The trail ascends from Pheriche/Debouche and after crossing some bridges you will reach Duglha. From Duglha the trail steeply goes up to the Khumbu glacier and drops a bit to the valley of Lobuche (4930m). O/N at Lobuche.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m)
The trail from Lobuche progresses gradually upwards providing splendid views of Mt Pumori. In the afternoon you will reach Gorak Shep which is surrounded by mountains. O/N at Gorak Shep.
Day 11: Site trip to Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp
Early in the morning hike to Kalapattar (5545m) which is the most exciting part of the trip and take in panoramic views of Mt. Everest, the way of the South Col Khumbu, the icefall and glacier and Pumori as well. Return to Gorek Shep, for Lunch. If you are interested to go to EBC (5400m) your guide will take you along the undulating trail to this much coveted place. From here you can observe the blue ice and the Khumbu icefall. This trekking will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime. Head back to Gorek Shep. O/N at Gorek Shep.
Day 12: Gorekshep to Pheriche
Trek back to Periche. O/N at Pheriche.
Day 13: Pheriche to Tengboche
Trek back to Tengboche. O/N at Tengboche.
Day 14: Tengboche to Namche
Trek back to Namche. O/N at Namche.
Day 15: Namche to Lukla
Trek back to Lukla. O/N at Lukla.
Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu
We allow a Leisure day in Kathmandu incase the flight from Lukla is canceled due to weather. If you are in Kathmandu you can take an optional guided tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the oldest cities in the valley. Back to Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 18: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
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