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Mount Everest, standing at 29,028 feet, the highest mountain in the world, is a sight to behold. Across the base of this epic mountain stretches a pristine trekking route many people find too hard to resist. Trekking in the Everest region has long been renowned for its intense sense of adventure whilst displaying the best of what Mother Nature has to offer. Combined with its picturesque mountain playground, it offers just the right combination of natural splendor and cultural enthrallment. Trekking in this area gives the opportunity for challenging but rewarding hikes through high altitude landscapes. It also offers an insight into the rich, unique culture of the Sherpa people with spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas throughout the journey, all of which contribute to a truly memorable experience.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. (1345m/4412ft)
Arrival in Kathmandu where a Moktan Adventure representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in nearby Thamel. In Thamel, you will find great food from all over the world along with fabulous shopping and a chance to visit Durbar square with its several temples and markets are nearby Thamel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. You will meet your trekking guide, discuss the trekking program and coordinate any last-minute arrangements.
After/before the staff meeting, we will take you sightseeing with a Moktan Adventure professional tour guide to visit the highlights of Kathmandu - Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square. Any spare time today could be used for shopping for any equipment or personal items you will need for your trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu – Jiri (1905m/6250ft) – Bhandar (2190m/7185ft)
We drive to Jiri (187 KM) by bus. Jiri is tucked away in a deep valley and is the preparation point of many trekking parties. This route is usually quiet and less crowded due to many people opting to fly to the Everest region and begin their treks at Lukla. After Jiri, we drive on to Bhandar via a rough and bumpy road!
Day 04: Trek to Sete (2645m/8677ft) – Approx 6 hours
A six hour hike where we walk through local villages and down to Kinja (1630m) before an ascent to Sete through mixed rhododendron forests. This is a settlement of Sherpa people. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 05: Trek to Junbensi (2675m/8776ft) - Approximately a 6 hours.
A long but gradual climb to Lamjura Bhanjyang at 3530m (The highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar) then you descend to Tragbuk at 2860m and the pretty Sherpa village of Junbensi. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 06: Trek to Nunthala (2330m/7645ft) - Approx 6 hrs.
The trail climbs to Salung at 2980m, where you will catch your first view of Mt. Everest. (8848m) There will then be a gentle decent to Ringmo Khola (2570m) before we start the ascent to the Sherpa village of Taksindhu, (3071m) followed by a short descent to Nunthala through a lush forest. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 07: Trek to Khari Khola (2040m/6692ft) – Approx 5 hour
We descend to join the Dudh Khosi River and follow it up towards Namche Bazaar. The trail then climbs to Jubing to the village of Khari Khola situated by the Khari River. We will rest here overnight. Day 08: Trek to Puiyan (2700meters) After crossing the Khari Khola, we climb up to Bupsa. From there will be a steady climb to the ridge of Khari La Pass where you will see the spectacular Dudh Koshi canyon. From the 2,900 meter pass, we descend along an impressive track besides the Puiyan Khola canyon and this is where we will rest overnight.
Day 09: Trek to Phakding. (2610m/8560ft) – Approx 5 hour
An hours climb takes us to a ridge standing at 2,800 meters opposite Puiyan from where you can see the airfield at Lukla. The trail descends to just above Surkhe, a tributary of the Dudh Koshi. The trail continues north to Chaunrikharka and then continues on through
terraced fields to Choplung. Ghat is the next village, shortly followed by Phakding where we will stay overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440m/11290ft) – Approx 5 hour
The trail climbs up the Dudh Koshi Canyon, crossing from side to side the villages. Trekkers must register at Jorsale for entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail continues to follow the banks of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi before the strenuous climb
up to Namche Bazaar where we stay overnight.
Day 11: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
We will take an extra day here for rest and acclimatization. During this day, we’ll take an early hike above town, before the clouds move in which will reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit a Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another presents Sherpa high altitude climbers’. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 12: Trek to Tyangboche (3860m/12660ft) – Approximately five hours.
We leave Namche Bazaar and trek for around 5 to 6 hours follwing the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The views become even more dramatic as you approach the holy place of Tengboche (3860 meters). Tyangboche is a traditional site with a wonderful gompa (monastery) and is the spiritual center of the Khumbu region where the Rimpoche (Lama Re-incarnate) exists. The monastery adorned with incredible ornate wall hangings and houses a twenty foot sculpture of Buddha and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas; if you are lucky enough you will see the Lamas performing their rituals and hear the divine chanting and music. Tyangboche is famous for its unparalleled panoramic views of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 13: Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) – Approx. 5 hrs.
Hiking from Tyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another impressive suspension bridge on the Imja Khola river and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of Mani stones holding a ‘Yeti Scalp’ in its Gompa. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the picturesque traditional Sherpa village of
Dingboche, just under Ama Dablam with its spectacular views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Agriculture is only barely possible in such high altitudes and the lives of the local Sherpa people are simple by any standards. Much of the walking today to reach the altitude of 4100 meters is over comparatively gentle gradients, although you will need to proceed at a leisurely pace because
of the elevation and so you can acclimatize safely. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 14: Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) – Approx. 5 hrs.
Lobuche is reached by hiking along side frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. You will be able to feast your eyes on the Khumbu Ice-fall, Pumori and many smaller peaks from ridge tops on the track. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400ft) - back to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft). – Approx 7 hours
A reasonably difficult day walking along the Khumbu glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5365 meters. Everest Base camp is the closest you can be to Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. You may see a group of people attempting to climb the mighty Mount Everest. We will then hike back to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 16: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5545m/18192ft) then trek to Periche (4270m/14070ft) - Approx 7 hours.
Another difficult but possibly the most rewarding day of your trek. We wake up early in the morning and start our hike to Kala Patthar at the elevation of 5545 meters. The climb is challenging but you will
be rewarded with unprecedented, spectacular views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas. Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848meters (29028 feet) towers directly ahead and on all sides emerge the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, Lhotse and countless others. We then head back to Gorak Shep, a tiny village at 5180 meters and head further down to Periche. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 17: Trek from Pheriche To Phortse. (3810m/12550ft) Approximately 5 hours.
We trek all the way down through Pangboche and hike to Phorse. Besides superb views of green hills, rivers and the great Ama Dhablam and Thamserku, we will see the beautiful Tyangboche monastery, an old and famous monastery of the Khumbu region.
Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) – Approximately 5 hours
The trek takes us back to Namche Bazaar, (3441 mtrs) the hillside town and gateway to the high Himalaya. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 19: Namche to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) – Approximately 6.5 hours.
You will trek back to Lukla along the same path. Here, you can take some rest and celebrate your accomplishment. You can taste the local beverage ‘Rakshi’ or ‘Chyang’ meaning wine. If you have any energy left after your long trek, you could groove to the local Sherpa tunes and show them some dance moves of your own, or, just dance the Sherpa way! Overnight at teahouse.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Time to take in some last mountain views as you board the plane back to Kathmandu. A short 30 minute flight and you will be back in the capital and transferred back to your hotel.
Day 21: Rest day Shopping/ Leisure.
After a good nights sleep and a well earned rest for your tired muscles, you could visit the many shops that Kathmandu has to offer. There are also many spas to visit for a relaxing massage after all the hard work of the trek. In some circumstances, the weather conditions may have made it impossible to fly back from Lukla the previous day, so, this day may have to be used for your flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 22: Departure to Destination Country.
Time to go home and tell your friends and family of the fun and adventure had on your trek in Nepal. Or, you could extend your trip we can arrange many other tours and trips for you, such as: Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Scenic Flight, Cycling or even another trek in a different region. Moktan Adventure would be both pleased and honored to be at your service.
Although we do our best to follow the schedule above; on such adventurous trips as Everest Base Camp, the itinerary is subject to change due to adverse weather conditions, route conditions, local politics, transport or/and other factors beyond our control. Your Moktan Adventureguide/leader will choose the best alternatives considering the whole group in these circumstances.
Duration 22 Days