The Everest or Khumbu region is justifiably the most famous of all trekking
and mountain regions. Populated by Sherpas, the attractions of this area are the majestic mountains, the high mountain villages, the isolated monasteries, and the local peoples. This area includes the highest mountain in the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world's 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. First climbed in 1953, Everest still holds a fascination for many, however the Everest region boasts many more spectacular and beautiful mountains, as well as some of the most rewarding trekking anywhere in the world.
The Everest Base Camp trek is a classic trek which follows in the footsteps of Hillary & Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar for superb views of Everest.
This trek starts with an exhilarating 45 minute mountain flight into the airstrip at Lukla. From here we trek slowly upwards to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. It is not long before we glimpse our first view of Everest as it peeks above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. At this point it is still many days walk away, but with careful acclimatization it is not long before we find ourselves high up in the heart of the Khumbu region.
We visit Tengbuche monastery en route before continuing on to our goal, an ascent of Kala Pattar, a rocky outcrop to the west of Everest. This vantage point gives fantastic views of the Ice Fall and South Col as well as the immense south-west face of Everest which was first climbed in 1975 by Chris Bonington's team. This is truly a classic trek, which undoubtedly gives one of the best mountain views in the world. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges
Everest Base Camp/Kalapathar Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport (T.I.A) and pick up by our private vehicle and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu and prepare for the trekking. (B)
Day 03: 40 minutes Fly to Lukla (2728m) and commence trek to Phakding (2640m) 3 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (B.L.D)
Day 06: Namche to Tengbuche (3870m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 07: Tengbuche to Dingbuche (4410m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingbuche (B.L.D)
Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4930m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep, and ascent of Everest Base Camp (5350m) than return back to Gorak Shep. 5hrs (B.L.D)
Day 11: Early morning before sunrise visit to Kala Pattar for the best panoramic view (5545m). And return back to Gorakshep and have breakfast than continue trek down to Lobuche (4930m). 5hrs (B.L.D)
Day 12: Trek down to Pangbuche (3370m). 5hrs (B.L.D)
Day 13: Pangbuche to Namche Bazaar 5hrs (B.L.D)
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla 5hrs (B.L.D)
Day 15: Morning after breakfast 40 minutes fly back to Kathmandu and rest of the time for shopping. (B)
Day 16: Final departure to the airport. (B)
Age range, type of group
Group (family, couples, singles, kids, youth vs. senior)
Sleeping and meals
International/Domestic Airport Pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
Kathmandu hotel room on bed with Breakfast, (B) basis
All land transfer as per above itinerary
Sagarmatha National Park entry permits fees per person US$ 16 only
Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit fees.
Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local Sherpa trekking Guide & porovided each 2 persons 1 Porter
Domestic air fare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu per person US$ 226 only
All program according to itinerary on full board.
Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
Nepal entry visa fee
Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
Medical evacuation in case of emergency
Personal spending money and All bar bill, Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
International Airport departure Tax per person US$ 24 only
Per person US$ 1091 only
trekking nepal everest base camp
Jul 29, 2010 07:44 am
Trekking the Great Everest is like a dream come true.
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