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Physical Rate: 5/5
Age Policy: Adults: to years of age
Children: Prohibited
Infants: Prohibited
How to get here:
Make your own way to Go Beyond Nepal Travel Center in Kathmandu (https://goo.gl/maps/zgQ2uiQYbfZBhyhd8).
Included in Price:
Accommodations: 12 nights in standard tea houses along the trek
Transportation: Kathmandu Hotel to Kathmandu Airport by Private Van, Kathmandu airport to Lukla airport by flight, Lukla airport to Kathmandu airport by flight
Miscellaneous: Porters, all entrance fees to national park, English speaking guide
Excluded from Price:
All meals
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Tips & Gratuities

Map

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Phakding (trekking time 4-5 hours)

Early in the morning you head to the airport for your flight to Lukla. This is an approximately 45 minutes flight with incredible mountain views north to the Himalayan Range. After meeting the crew in Lukla, you head up the Dudh Koshi River Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (trekking time 6-7 hours)

This morning you continue north following the Dudh Koshi river and on to Jorsale where you enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the ImjaDrangpa (ImjaKhola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (BhoteKosi) where you cross once more on a suspension bridge. This is followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs) up to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 3: Namche Bazaar

Today is for letting your bodies rest and acclimatise. If you are feeling good you could go for an acclimatisation walk, or explore the village. Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. Options for acclimatisation walks include a visit to Khunde Hospital, or the one hour walk up to the Everest Hotel above Namche for the view of AmaDablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest, with many more in the mix as well.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 4: Namche to Tyangboche (trekking time 6-7 hours)

From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the river and, as you go, you get great views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and AmaDablam. After dropping down steeply to the river at PhunkiTenga and having lunch, you have a long steep climb up through beautiful forest to tonight's lodge. Tyangboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu and you will stay near this monastery with Everest, Lhotse and AmaDablam in full view.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 5: Tyangboche to Dingboche (trekking time 6-7 hours)

After breakfast you head on up the trail to Dingboche. You firstdescend through stunning forest to Deboche and then cross the river and have a short climb to Pangboche which is a good lunch spot. On this side of the river stunning Ama Dablam is prominent and a stunning distraction from the trail as you continue up to Dingboche for the night.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 6: Dingboche

Today is for letting your bodies rest and acclimatise. If you are feeling good you could go for an acclimatisation walk up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche (trekking time 6-7 hours)

Todayyou head up a widevalleybeneath the impressivepeaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. You 'turn right' and climb more steeplytowards the foot of the KhumbuGlacier, passingmanystonecairns, built as memorials to the manySherpaswho have died helping peopleclimbMt Everest. The paththenclimbsgentlyalong the glacier to reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 8: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (trekking time 9-10 hours)

Today you will walk 3 hours to Gorakshep along Khumbu Glacier and lunch and after lunch continue walk to Everest Base Camp. The walk to base camp and back would require about 5-6 hours, following the Khumbu glacier, sometimes on moraine and sometimes on the glacier itself. On reaching the base camp, please respect the space of the expeditions based there, but enjoy this crowning moment, before returning down the long trail back to Gorak Shep.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 9: GorakShep to Pheriche (trekking time8-9 hours)

This morning you get up early to start the climb up to one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar 5554 m enjoying the sunrise over the mountains and the amazing views of Everest and the surrounding mountains you trek back to GorakShep. After breakfast you will walk downhill most of the way, as you retrace our steps to Duglha and then descend into Pheriche.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 10: Pheriche to Phortse (trekking time 5-6 hours)

Today you rejoin the ImjaKhola which you followed on the way up. Continuing along the river you return through Pangboche to gradual walk to Phortse.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 11: Phortse to Namche Bazaar (trekking time 5-6 hours)

From Phortse you descend to the bridge over the DudhKosi and from there you will steeply ascend to Mongla, after the descend and gradual walk back to Namche.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (trekking time 6-7 hours)

From Namche Bazaar you will be amazed at how easy that steep trail is to go down (as opposed to the hard slog you had as you came up) as you descend back down to the village of Jorsale. Passing the villages of Phakding and Choplung, you the trail that cuts up to the airstrip at Lukla.

Accommodation: Standard tea house

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu

This morning you get up early to catch the morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Note: The flight to Lukla and back depends on weather condition. There are chances of flight delays and even cancellations for several days. It's a small twine star plane and has limitation of luggage being 10 kilo as luggage and 5 kilo as hand bag.

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