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EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK UP TO KALAPATHER

17 Nights/18 Days

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Overview

The Everest Trek through the Solu, Khumbu and Gokyo regions follows the path of the mediaval trans-Himalayan trade route established by the Sherpas. From Jiri to Namche and Everest Base Camp, the 175 kilometre, 24 day Everest Trek passes through the some of the most magnificent mountain scenery on earth. The view of Mount Everest from Tengboche Monastery is unequalled. Higher up the Khumbu Valley there is an awesome close up view of Mount Everest from the summit of Kalla Pattar, a hill within reach of most trekkers. The Khumbu Glacier Ice fall provides an impressive mystery for, by a trick of the light, the ice seems to spring from the head of the Khumbu valley.

From Kalla Pattar one can see Everest Base Camp, which during May and October is a hive of activity with commercial mountaineering expeditions using Sherpa guides to get their clients to the summit of Mount Everest. Everyone, clients, guides, Sherpas and trekkers alike- all use the Everest Trek to reach Everest Base Camp.

The cultural quality of the area rests on its intimate connection with Tibetan Nyingma Pa Buddhism. Many famous Buddhist saints lived in the area and their legends live on. Lama Sange Dorje was born at Mong La on the Everest Trek and was the first to live at the site of Tengboche Monastery. Everest is known to the Sherpas and Tibetans as Chomolungma or ‘goddess mother of the universe’. The environment of the Everest Trek was protected historically by its Buddhist inhabitants, and nowadays by the Sagarmatha National Park.

Fact File
Country Nepal
Activities Sightseeing, Trekking
Trip Length 18 Days
Trip areas Everest Region
Trip Starting Kathmandu (Lukla from Trekking)
Trip Ending Kathmandu (Lukla to Trekking)
Meal Plan Full board on trekking
Places to see Kathmandu, Lukla, Everest region
Main attractions Mountain, animals, Culture, Local peoples, alpine areas, green forest, monasteries, Sherpa culture, above 5000 m highest everest ranges
Trekking Type Difficulty
Highest Point 5545 meters Kalapather
Accommodation Tea House/Camping
Mode of Transportation Flight/Trek/Transportation
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season March -Middle of Jun & Sep-Dec

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m).
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by our representative and be taken to the hotel

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu, evening short meeting about trekking. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek up to Phakding.
We will fly early to the village of Lukla at 9,200 feet. Here we hire porters and trek a short distance to Pakding on the Dudh Kosi River.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (11,300 feet).
We enter the park at Jorsale, cross the Bhote Kosi river and then climb steeply to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading center for the Khumbu.

Day 05: A Day to Acclimatize in Namche
To help with our acclimatization, we will spend the second night in Namche. During our second day here we will go to the Sagarmatha National park where we get our first views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After lunch we hike up to Kumjung to see the famous "Yeti" skull and the gompa then to Khunde to see the Hillary Hospital.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Thangboche (12,670 feet).
An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper.

Day 07: Thangboche to Dingboche (16,571 feet).
After an early breakfast, we tour the largest and most important monastery in the region, Thangboche. Following the Imja Khola we go through Pangboche and over a short hill to the small village of Periche.

Day 08: A day Acclimatize in Dingboche (16,571 feet.)
We spend an acclimatization day by climbing a spectacular point of rock above Dingboche. For most people, this will be the highest they have been up to this point. There are up close views of Taweche and Ama Dablam. In the distance one can see Island Peak and Makalu, one of the fourteen 8,000 meter peaks on earth of which Everest and Lhotse are members.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (16,175 feet)
After a short walk we'll climb the moraine of the mighty Khumbu Glacier.

Day 10 - 11:Lobuche to Everest BC to Lobuche (17,192 feet)
We will get an early start for our trek to Base camp. After about two hours we reach Gorak Shep. Another hour of hiking will take us to base camp. The views from here are one of the most spectacular ones in the World. You will be surrounded by the highest mountains in the World. Mt. Pumori with its steep ice walls and hanging glaciers seem so close that you could feel & touch them.

Day 12: Lobuche - Tengboche
After our tiring ascent to Kala patar, today is an easier walk to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back to the terminal moraines at Dughla, we then take a different return trail. We follow the wide alpine valley covered in scrub juniper through the temporary settlement of Phulung Karpo (4343m), then on to Pheriche. A small settlement, Pheriche has a number of welcome tea houses that often have "left overs" for sale from various climbing expeditions. It may be possible to find imported chocolate, tinned prawns or smoked oysters: even vegemite! The town consists of several low stone buildings and is considered a "years" - summer settlement.

Day 13: Tengboche to Monjo
Follow a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga, continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashinga. After lunch at Shanasa you make you way back to Namche Bazar. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosil, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo for overnight.

Day 14: Monjo - Lukla
On this morning you will depart from Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.

Day 15: Pakding to Lukla.
Last night of the trek in a bustling town accompanied by a celebration dinner.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu.
Early morning flight and one of the most interesting flights you'll ever experience.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner.

Day 18: Departure: transfer to your onward flight.

Inclusions / Exclusions

PRICE INCLUSIONS:
ACCOMMODATION:
3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu
14 Nights in Tea house(normal guest house)

TRANSPORTATION:
2 Airports pick up (private vehicle)
2 Airports drop (private vehicle)
Kathmandu fly to Lukla ( Clients and Nepali staff)
Lukla fly to Kathmandu (Clients and Nepali Staff)
All airport taxes for clients and Nepali staff

TREKKING:
All meals (Breakfast/ lunch/dinner with teacoffee)
Accommodation in teahouses
Sleeping bag
Down jackets
Sagarmatha National Parks entry fees
TIMS ( Travelers Information manual system)
English speaking guide
Porter (2 person need 1 porter) porter will start trekking from Lukla
All necessaries for Nepalese staff (all meals, accommodation in tea house, equipment, salary, insurance etc.)

MEAL:
17 BREAKFAST, 13 LUNCH, 13 DINNER

PRICE EXCLSIONS:
Any bar bills (Mineral water, coke, beer etc)
Personal clothing
Personal expenses
Emergency rescue charge
Any unforeseen expenses
Tips

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To all Aaradhana Teams! Its been an absolute pleasure to meet you all and I am very greatful for your hospitality and all the help I have received during my stay in Nepal. I hope you will continue this …

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