Everest Base Camp Trekking with Nepal Environmental Treks and Expeditionkrishbogati (3 pencils) | Sun, 2012-04-29 07:23
Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days
The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most wholesome and the two weeks treks that the adventure lovers around the world crave to walk up to. The pristine beauty and the tranquil nature of this region will certainly make anyone feel the divine force of the nature. Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants (the Sherpas), the Everest region is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal.
The Everest Base Camp trek is possible throughout the year but the best times to visit are from the beginning of March to mid May and from the beginning of September to mid November. The winters are very cold and snow may make it difficult to travel. April and early May is a good time to see the hedgerows and trees bursting into bloom, with Rhododendrons, in particular, adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscape.
The Everest Base Camp trek starts with an exhilarating 35 minutes mountain flight into the airstrip at Lukla. The bird eye view from the plane allows you to witness the magnificent view of the Himalayan range covering most of the tranquil mountains, lush hills, pristine streams and waterfalls and the nature’s untouched existing illustrations.
From Lukla you trek slowly towards the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. From this point, the walk up to the Everest Base Camp is still a many days of walk but with careful acclimatization and perseverance, you will find yourself high up in the heart of the Khumbu region. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears at the front of you.
You will visit Tengboche monastery en route before continuing on to your goal, an ascent of Kala Pattar, a rocky outcrop to the west of Everest. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. 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 splendid trek, which undoubtedly gives one of the best mountain views in the world. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges and tea houses.
Type of Trek : Tea House (Lodge)
Max Altitude: 5545 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Flight
Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) takes approximately three hours.
You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.
A day for rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization you walk up to Khhumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on. You may also take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.
Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From here you can enjoy the panoramic views of Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) takes about five and half hours. The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a mani-prayer Stupa. The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After a two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about seven hours. Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of the Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears at the front of you. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours. You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks. Yaks are normally used as four-legged porters in this area. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) takes approximately four hours. Tyangboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) takes about four and half hours. The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village another 30 minute walk brings you to the village of Khunde. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) takes about four hours. The trail descends steeply for about one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and downs to Phakding through Monjo. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. Stay overnight in Lukla.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.
The price includes the following services:
A trekking guide
Porter/s (1 porter can carry up to 25kgs of luggage)
All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
Entry Permit for Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park
Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
All land transportation (from hotel to airport & from airport to hotel)
Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
First aid kit
Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff
Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
Airport pick up and drop off services
The price does not include:
Nature of personal expenses
Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
Hotel accommodations and meals in Kathmandu
Note: We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as your interest and budget
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