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LUKLA TO COMMENCE EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp trek is one of the majestic trek for trekkers exploring the world highest mountains synchronizing with nature wildlife. One of the popular and demanded trekking destinations for trekkers is an Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. Leaving behind all the luxuries and conveniences get ready to explore the natural beauty and awe striking view of the World’s tallest Mountain Mt. Everest (8848 m) alongside Cho Oyu, Lotse and AmaDablam, three of the World’s tallest peak. Beside spectular himalayan scenary, along the trail through narrow Sherpa Village full of colorful prayer flags offers you to learn closely their lifestyle, culture as well as wildlife, flora and fauna of Khumbu Valley.

The White snowcapped Khumbu Glacier and the beautiful view of sunrise over these mountains is a mesmerizing sight from the summit of Kalapathar (5,500 m) with Base camp right below where we stand. Although an ultimate challenge, to Everest Base Camp trek has now become an achievable goal for those who is determined to trek for the sight of Mt. Everest. After a hard day walk, our experienced and knowledge guide of our 2 decades long journwy up in the mountains manages your needs comfortable, cozy and safest teahouses where you will spend the night during trekking.

The best time for Everest base camp trek and trekking in Nepal Everest region and hiking is March to May in Spring and September to November in autumn. Our itinerary is designed such that it has enough time for acclimatization. In this Himalaya trekking to Everest Base camp from Lukla you are not just making memories but at the same time helping the economy of local people.

You might also consider trekking to Annapurna Region with our expereinced team for your next visit that takes you to whole different level of scenaries and satisfaction with beautiful lake cities.

01 DAY: – Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and transfer to hotel:
Our airport representative will pick you up and transfer you to hotel.

Overnight hotel.

02 DAY: – Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation:
After breakfast, our professional tour guide will take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley. We visit Kathmandu Durbar squire, Monkey Temple, Pasupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa and return to hotel.

03 DAY: – Departure transfer to domestic airport for flight to Lukla. After an early morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft rushes to Lukla ( Hillary-Tenzing Airport- 2800 m ), the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. Originally conceived by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust as an emergency evacuation runway for casualties brought to the Trust’s hospital at nearby Kunde, Lukla is now one of the busiest runways in Nepal. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. On arrival, we meet our Sherpas and after a cup of tea we pick up the trail out of Lukla. Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. Lunch en route

Overnight at local Lodge in Phakding ( 2652 m)

04 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge        Phakding – Namche (3445m).

The first day may have been surprisingly long for some, but resting at Phakding allows us to begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit.

Lunch en route

Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in.

Overnight at local lodge in Namche

05 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge         Namche – Rest/acclimatisation day.

This is a place to take day off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes. The secret of safe acclimatisation is to ‘climb high, sleep low’ so it is safe for the more energetic amongst us to hike up the hill behind Namche to the airstrip at Syangboche ( 3760 m), or stroll across to the museum behind the police post. Others may prefer to ‘chill out’ and visit one of the lodges for a freshly-baked cinnamon roll. Namche is a busy and bustling trading place and there is always plenty going on. Lunch en route

Overnight at local lodge in Namche

06 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge         Namche – Tengboche 3860m. The trail goes up through rhododendron forest and there is always good chance of seeing pheasants in this area. Emerging the trail contours across the slope offering magnificent views eastwards to Tengboche and its surrounding mountains. Ahead lies Ama Dablam 22487’/6856m the most beautiful of all Himalayan peaks and a great expedition favorite. To the east above the classically located Tengboche are the flutings and razor sharp ridges of Thamserku 22330’/6808m. Total 6 hours. Lunch en route

Overnight at local lodge in Tengboche

07 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge    Tengboche- Pangboche( 3985m ) – Dingboche  ( 4530m ) Continue on gradual upwards slope through alpine meadow and sherpa villages. . All the way steep up hill walk and the trail is rough in parts. Ridges offer the opportunity to get close up views of Ama Dablam. Total 5 half/ 6 hours walk. Lunch en route

Dinner and overnight at lodge in Dingboche

08 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge – Rest/acclimatisation day

Full day visit the surrounding.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at lodge in Dingboche

09 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge      Dingboche – Lobuche 4930m. We climb up to the ridge and stay high, mesmerized by the views of Tawoche and Cholatse, until we reach the tea houses at Lobuche. A steep stiff ascent to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier is now tackled. The top of the climb is marked by a series of stone monuments to commemorate some of the climbers that have not returned from expeditions to this region.The Lhotse ridge is simply awesome. Total 5half/6 hours walk. Lunch en route

Dinner and overnight at lodge in Lobuche

10 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge: Lobuche (4,930 m)  – Everest Base Camp (5,486 m) – Gorakshep (5,180 m)

After breakfast trek from Loboje to Everest Base Camp and Gorakshep. This is a long but rewarding day, taking about seven hours. Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and Mt. Pumori (7,145 m). Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears at the front of you. After some time you retrace back passing through Khumbu glacier with magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche. Lunch en route

Overnight at a local Lodge in Gorakshep.

11 DAY: – Breakfast at lodgeGorakshep (5,180 m) – Kala Pattar (5,545 m) – Loboche (4,931 m)

Today we trek from Gorakshep to Kala Pattar before returning to Loboje. We make an early morning climb to Kala Pattar and see the amazing views of sunrise. From Kala Pattar you have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks such as Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt.

Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more.  Lunch enroute

Dinner and overnight at a local lodge in Lobuche.

12 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge       Lobuche – Pheriche 4243m. We scoot back across and down the moraine to Dughla, then stay along the ridge, high above Periche. A gradual descent.There are great views here of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the Amphu Laptsa and Cho Oyu, a pretty pyramid peak, Island Peak 6139m the most popular of the “Trekking Peaks’ stand by itself at the east end of the valley. Lunch en route Total 6 hours.

Dinner and overnight at lodge in Pheriche

13 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge     Pheriche/Tengboche 3860m. After an early breakfast we head off down the valley to Tengboche.  The walk is mostly through the rhododendron forest and scanty sherpa villages.Total 5 half/6 hours walk. Lunch en route

Dinner and overnight at lodge in Tenboche

14 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge         Tengboche – Namche 3445m. From Tengboche  we trek steep down followed by a enjoyable climb then leads up the side of the valley and around to Namche Bazaar, the most well-known and written-about valley in the Khumbu. After the last few days, Namche appears to offer many of life’s luxuries. Total 5 half/6 hours walk. Lunch en route

Dinner and overnight at lodge in Namche

15 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge         Namche – Lukla 2880 m. Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages and the people of the high Khumbu hills and valleys. A good final resting spot for the one night stay before the early morning departure. Lunch en route Total 6 hours.

Dinner and overnight at lodge in Lukla

166 DAY: – Breakfast at lodge         Lukla-Kathmandu. Another chance to enjoy this great flight. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to un-flyable conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or windy Lukla, be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances which can occur will be greatly appreciated. Upon arrival receive and transfer to hotel

17 DAY: – Transfer to the airport for your final departure:

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home.

 

16 Days/Trip Cost: US$ 1680.00 Per Person on Twin/Triple Share Basis
Extra: Roundtrip Airfare: US$ 330 Per Person (inlcudes insurance surcharge and fuel surcharge/subject to change).

Cost Includes:
13 days trekking, 03 night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing in a 3 star hotel on B&B plan, all meals 3 times a day i.e. breakfast, lunch & dinner prepared at lodge, Accommodation in teahouses/lodge during the trek, A english speaking professional trekking guide license holder, porters ( 1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek), insurance for the Nepalese staff, Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park & TIMS card, all necessary transportation/arrival/departure by private vehicles and Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu roundtrip airfare(inlcudes insurance surcharge and fuel surcharge/subject to change..

Cost Excludes:
Expenses of personal nature, personal gears, hard/soft drinks, personal medication, rescue in case of emergency  & Tipping (tips).

Grade: Strenuous Max-Altitude: 5545m
Trek Region: N/A Starts in/ Ends in: Lukla/Lukla
Trek Duration: 16 days (13 days trek) Type of trek: Lodge/teahouse
Best Season: March to May and September to November

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