The Everest Trek through the
Solu, Khumbu and Gokyo regions follows the path of the mediaval
trans-Himalayan trade route established by the Sherpas.
From Jiri to Namche and Everest
Base Camp, the 175 kilometre, 24 day Everest Trek passes through
the some of the most magnificent mountain scenery on earth.
The view of Mount Everest from Tengboche Monastery is without
equal. Higher up the Khumbu Valley there is a awesome close
up view of Mount Everest from the summit of Kalla Pattar, a
hill within reach of most trekkers. The Khumbu Glacier Icefall
provides an impressive mystery for, by a trick of the light,
the ice seems to spring from the head of the Khumbu valley.
From Kalla Pattar one can see
Everest Base Camp, which during May and October is a hive of
activity with commercial mountaineering expeditions using Sherpa
guides to get their clients to the summit of Mount Everest.
Everyone, clients, guides, Sherpas and trekkers alike all use
the Everest Trek to reach Everest Base Camp.
The cultural quality of the
area rests on its intimate connection with Tibetan Nyingma Pa
Buddhism. Many famous Buddhist saints lived in the area and
their legends live on. Lama Sange Dorje was born at Mong La
on the Everest Trek and was the first to live at the site of
Tengboche Monastery. Everest is known to the Sherpas and Tibetans
as Chomolungma or 'goddess mother of the unniverse'.
The environment of the Everest
Trek was protected historically by its Buddhist inhabitants,
and nowadays by the Sagarmatha National Park. Today you can
still see the strange musk deer, the impeyan pheasant and many
more native species protected by the park.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m)
Day 2: Day at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly Lukla and
We will fly early to the village of Lukla at 9,200 feet. Here
we hire porters and trek a short distance to Pakding on the
Dudh Kosi river.
Day 4: Pakding to Namche Bazaar(11,300
We enter the park at Jorsale, cross the Bhote Kosi river and
then climb steeply to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading
center for the Khumbu.
Day 5: Khumjung (12,400 feet) and Khunde.
To help with our acclimatization, we will spend a second night
in Namche. During our second day here we will go to the Sagarmatha
National park where we get our first views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse
and Ama Dablam. After lunch we hike up to Kumjung to see the
famous "Yeti" skull and the gompa then to Khunde to
see the Hillary Hospital.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Thangboche
An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch
next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb
takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine,
fir and black juniper.
Day 7: Thangboche to Periche(13,780
After an early breakfast, we tour the largest and most important
monastery in the region, Thangboche. Following the Imja Khola
we go through Pangboche and over a short hill to the small village
Day 8: Point 16,571 feet. Dingboche.
we spend an an acclimatization day by climbing a spectacular
point of rock above Dingboche. For most people, this will be
the highest they have been up to this point. There are up close
views of Taweche and Ama Dablam. In the distance one can see
Island Peak and Makalu, one of the fourteen 8,000 meter peaks
on earth of which Everest and Lhotse are members.
Day 9: Periche to Lobuje (16,175 feet)
After a short walk we'll climb the moraine of the mighty Khumbu
Day 10: Lobuje to Everest Base Camp
We will get an early start for our trek to Base camp. after
about two hours we reach Gorak Shep. Another hour or hiking
will take us to base camp. From here the view is one of the
most spectacular anywhere in the World. You will be surrounded
by the highest mountains in the World. Mt. Pumori with its steep
ice walls and hanging glaciers seem so close that you could
Day 11: Lobuje to Pangboche.
After a leisurely morning we will hike to Pangboche.
Day 12: Pangboche to Namche.
After viewing the gompa we will hike through Phortse to Namche.
Day 13: Namche to Pakdingma.
Day 14: Pakdingma to Lukla.
Last night of the trek in a bustling town and a celebration
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu.
Early morning flight and one of the most interesting flights
you'll ever experience
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu. farewell dinner.
Day 17: Departure transfer to your onward
USD 910.00 per person.