altitude gains 5545m- Trekking begins after a 30-minute flight
to Lukla from Kathmandu. This trek goes through Namche Bazar,
the famous market town of the Khumbu region. On the way to Namche
you will see your first distant views of mighty Mt Everest.
Namche and its neighbors Khumjung and Kunde, are home to many
Sherpas who have made their names synonyms with high altitude
mountain climbing. Namche is a traditional trade center at the
height of 3440 m. People from different villages in this area
and even from Tibet gather here for various types of trading,
especially on Saturdays for the local market.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Welcome in international airport transfer to
hotel. After having welcome drink we will get time to be refresh.
When you will check in to the hotel we will give you time to rest.
DAY 02: shopping for trekking look around the heritage city. We can
relax and prepare the next day's trip.
We fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla (2800m) for about
40 minutes. This airstrip was built in the sixties by Sir Edmund Hillary
and the Sherpas. Once landed, we have lunch while our equipments are
sorted out and loaded. We then take an easy walk to Phakding and we
stop here for night.
As easy day again to help for acclimatization. This is a busy trail
with plenty of human interest. There are also tantalizing glimpses
of Kusum Kangru (6369m) through the beautiful pine forests. We will
rich Joresalee for lunch (2800m). As we climb we have our first views
of Everest (8848m) and nuptse (7879m). We stop at Namche Bazaar for
night with splendid Sherpa hospitality.
DAY 05: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazar (3444m). We
enjoy a rest day here to allow for maximum acclimatization on our
way to Everest Base Camp. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the
village, talking to the Sherpas and simply enjoying and marveling
at the incredible scenery.
Today we walk along a very pleasant trail under the soaring peak to
Thamserku and steadily descending to the Imja river and lunch at Phungi
tanga where there are a series of water driven prayer wheels. In the
afternoon, we climb steadily for about 2 hours to Thyangboche Monastery
(3875m) and the views from here are magnificent. The Monastery is
literally surrounded by mountains. Yaks graze on the small meadow
and the monks drone through their prayers. Surely, this is one of
the most beautiful spots in the world.
We move up the Imja river valley to Pangboche (3900m). We stop here
for lunch and visit the Monastery and look at the 'Yeti Sculpt'. In
the afternoon we continue on to the summer village of Dingboiche (4360m).
The scenery all day is superb.
DAY 08: Another rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche. This rest
and acclimatization day should give you an excellent chance of ascending
Kala Pathar, the Base Camp of the Everest. From these yak herders'
village, there are a number of interesting excursions. A 2 hours walk
to the huts at Chukung (4700m) will take you to the glaciers flowing
off Nuptse and Lhostse.
We walk up a small ridge and then contour around the base of the Khumbu
Glacier and have a light lunch at Dhungla (4600m) From here, we have
a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where
the views are stunning. We contour round the moraine again to stop
night at the foot of the Lobuje Ice Fall (4930m).
Today, we climb Kala Pathar. The actual distance is not so far but
we take it very slowly to compensate for the altitude stopping at
Gorekh Shep (5288m) for a light lunch. We then take the climb to Kala
Pathar (5545m). This is a hard pull but the view from top surpasses
anything you can imagine. All around us flow huge glacier ice. The
mountains of Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m) and Khumbutse (6623m)
separate us from Tibet, and just over the Lho La pass. We see the
huge rock of Changtse (7550m) in Tibet itself. But the queen of them
all- Sagarmatha (Everest) towers over everyone. This is the Roof of
the World. We return to gorekshep for our night.
Today we hike to Everest base camp, takes 3 hour and deciding to goreshep
then we will have lunch.
We retrace our steps along the glacier to Pheriche (4260m) and stop
Descending to Pangboche we decent to Tengboche for lunch. Excellent
views all-day and we will come down to Namche (3500m).
Descending, pass through Joresalle to Phakding today. We have easy
day today. We will walk for 3 hours
Again today we have very easy day. We will decent to Lukla to take
our flight back to Kathmandu.
DAY 15: Fly back to Kathmandu, rest in hotel.
Whole day shopping in Kathmandu.
Time to say good bye. Take a transfer to airport and departure.
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