Everest Hiking is one of the most popular trips in Everest region, since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made their epic journey in 1953. This is expose of wonderful mountain views including top of the world “Mt. Everest” (8,848m), and unique cultural of the great Sherpa people, as well as scenes of flora and fauna during the Hiking to Everest.
Everest Hiking begins Lukla after scenic short flight from Kathmandu in the morning. Then you will walk through the Sherpa villages observing unique culture, tradition, belief and long history of mountaineering experience. The trail goes through the different villages; Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tyangbuche and finally get in Gorakshep via Lobuche, this is last teahouse for the Everest Base Camp (5,360m). After 2 hours walking you will get in one of the best view point “Kalapather (5,550m)”, where you have wonderful view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and other mountains. The Khumbu icefall just above the Khumbu Glacier is another attraction for this trip. You often can see mountains view with amazing natural atmosphere; you may encounter Musk dear, Himalayan Goats (Jharal) and foot prints of Snow Leopard. Local people believe that still Yeti have been hunting Yaks and cow while grazing in the high Himalaya, even they troubling sometime for human binges as well. Your curiosity about mysterious creature “Yeti” will slave after seen Yeti’s skull in the Khumjung Monastery. The trading town of Namche Bazaar, Buddhist monastery of Tyangbuche, world highest farm of Dingboche, Everest view five star Hotel, Syangbuche and Mount Everest Base Camp it shelf will be most thrilling during this trip.
Collecting memorable experience, you will retrace into Sherpa heritage sites with varieties of vegetation, wildlife, Mane wall painting and monastery and people live hood - provoking you come to again for another trip! Nepal Mother House Treks arrange your Mt. Everest Hiking trip through extensive experience and in partnership with Government License-holder Guides with permits, paper work, transportation and necessaries accordingly your desire and holiday schedule.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.
Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.
Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours
Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 05:Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m)
Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (3,867m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 07:Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,300m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 08:Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) - 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) -2 to 3 hours
Day 11:Gorakshep to Kalapather (5,550m) -2 hours & Stroll back to Pheriche (4,240m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 12:Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867m) - 4 to 5 hours
Day 13:Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours
Day 14:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours
Day 15:Fly Lukla to Kathmandu -30 minutes
Day 16:Final Departure to your Destination
If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements.
If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!
Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours Early in the morning fly Kathmandu to Lukla (30 to 40 minutes) then make final preparations for the trek. From Lukla you'll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Ghat (2,530m). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River. To assist acclimatization, this first day Treks is only 3 to 4 hrs. But if people are still interested to do more activities they will have the opportunity to go on a side trip to monastery around in Phakding. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours The trail follows the Dodh Kosi River banks and arrives in Tok Tok. You can see excellent views of Thamserku peak from here. The trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project farm. Then the trail climbs to Monju (2,840m) and enters the Sagarmatha National Park Area (1,148 sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after crossing the last (fifth) bridge, there is another long climb from where you can have a view of Mt. Everest, over the right Nupste (7,879m). After 5 to 6 hrs walking the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar at last. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar and witness the snow capped mountains and Sherpa heritage.
Day 05 : Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m) After having a late breakfast, take a walk for sightseeing around Namche Bazaar then hike to the Everest View Hotel. This is the ideal place to view outstanding mountains such as Mt.Everest, Nupste, Ama Dablam, Kangtegha, Thamserku, kusum khangru, khongde and Khumbi yu La etc. While watching the spectacular view of mountains, the trail leds you in khumjung valley, where can see Hillary School, an ancient Monastery with a yeti skull, and khunde Hospital, and then return back to Namche. If you are still willing to go, you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) in Namche Bazaar. Otherwise you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people in here. Above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and visitor center; it is open 8 am to 4 pm except Saturdays and government holidays. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (3,867m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast we start our trek with a pleasant walk on a trail through the forest with magnificent views of mountains until Kenjoma, where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the small settlement Sanasa, the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3,250m). Then it climbs steeply through forests on the Tangbuche monestary, situated at 3,867m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the world’s most magnificent. Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku provide a stimulating panorama of Himalayan view. Stay overnight in Tangboche.
Day 07 : Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,300m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast, the trail descends down from Tengboche, through the rhododendron forest to Deboche. Crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River, the trail for Dingbuche follows the climbing route of Island peak and Phokalde peak. It is a gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col (6,100m) and Amphu Laptsa pass (5,780 m).
Day 08 : Acclimatization day at Dingboche On this day you may have full day’s rest but there are also some places where you can go for a day hike: up to Chhukung(4,730m) for acclimatization (point of climbing famous Island peak) or climb up to Nagarjun Peak which offers view of Imjatse Valley with Dingboche village and Mt.Makalu (8,463m), Ama Dablam, Island peak etc. Stay in Dingboche overnight.
Day 09 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m) -5 to 6 hours After your complete acclimatization, the trail heading you gradually climb up until Duglha offering stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse.From Duglha trail directly up to the Khumbu Glacier before reaching the village of Lubuche. In this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights.
Day 10 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) - 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) -2 to 3 hours After breakfast the trek continues gently climbing and sometime directly ascent to nearby glacier. The trail going to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers good views of Mt. Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp. After lunch, we ready ourselves for today’s adventure to the targeted destination and we continues our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. However, the path from here can be misleading so make sure to follow the lead Sherpa. Every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier. The walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air. The walk passes over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. If you are trekking during the high expedition season have fell like city. It takes 2-3 hrs to get to base camp and after a grand time here go back over the journey to Gorekshep for the overnight at lodge.
Day 11 : Gorakshep to Kalapather (5,550m) -2 hours & Stroll back to Pheriche (4,240m) -5 to 6 hours Very early in morning we will have to climb up 2 hours to Kalapather for 360 degree view of the mountain peaks. When reaching the top, you will feel joyful as you achieve the moment that you have been dreaming of since the beginning of your journey. A small rocky peak “Kalapather” offers you beyond imagination views. The panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish and you feel it’s worth the hard climb up to here to feel at the top of the world. You can also see the Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and many mountainous scenery such as: Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), and even Everest itself. After breakfast in Gorakshep, we trek down to Dhugla then continue staying high above the valley floor in Imja valley. It is the only place in Khumbu where barley is grown. Enjoy the scenery and stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 12 : Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867m) - 4 to 5 hours Today you can fell well descend to a lower elevation from Pheriche. The walk is pleasant all the way to Tangboche. You can see very old Sherpa villages and further down to Tangboche is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas. The first thing that comes into view is the big Monastery or Gumba followed by the large field with campsites, teahouses, and lodges beneath the soaring and majestic peaks of Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards the northeast.
Day 13 : Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours The trail goes down through forest with pine, Juniper, rhododendron with a few magnolia and birch trees. You will never forget the great memory of crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Sanasa and to Namche bazaar to stay overnight.
Day 14 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours After a long walk we'll have one long last day back to Lukla. We descend the long way before crossing the bridge and walking further to Monju finally stopping in Phakding for lunch. We will remind ourselves again to enjoy the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. You'll have time to wander around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew and overnight at hotel.
Day 15 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu -30 minutes Normally, the flight for Kathmandu is in the morning due to the wind in the afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel then you may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel rest of day.
Day 16 : Final Departure to your Destination In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip.
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.
Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:
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