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21 Days Everest Base Camp Dream Trek
 
 
ITINERARY
     

 

 

 
DAY 01:
Departi for Kathmandu
   
   
DAY 02: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
On arrival, you will be met by Earth Tours Trek leader and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.
   
   
DAY 03: PRE TREK TOUR BRIEFING AND SIGHTSEEING
There will be a thorough pre trek briefing by your trek leader to sort out. Any last minute queries etc followed by escorted sightseeing tour of temples around Kathmandu. Please take note that the weight allowance for the flight ktm/lukla/ktm is 15kgs and weight allowance per person on trek that the porter will carry is also 15kgs.
     
   

DAY 04: FLY KATHMANDU TO LUKLA. PHAKDING (9,000/2,743M)
Early breakfast and early transfer to the airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is one of the most spectacular in the world –S.T.O.L. Twin otters fly this route of contrasting country with the snow line of the Himalayan range to the north and rugged foothills of Nepal immediately below and stretching away to the south. The landing at Lulka airstrip (9,184/2,800m) adds considerably to the general excitement of landing on a mountain airstrip. At Lukla we will be met by our Sirdar and the entire trekking crew which includes Sherpas, kitchen staff and porters who will be with us for the duration of the trek. . After a sort out and a cup of tea we begin our trek which leads northwest and descends to the river at Phakding (8,698’/2,652m). Where we camp for the night. Time – 3 hours.

   
   
DAY05: NAMCHE (11,300/3,445M)
After three hours of following the banks of the Dudh Kosi River we come to a spectacular suspension bridge, which marks the start of the climb up to Namche. Near the halfway point up the hill views of Everest (29,028’/8,850m) and Lhotse (27,916/8,511m) come into sight. Namche is the most prosperous and largest town in the Khumbu. A traditional – trading center, a market is held every Saturday. The wares on display include grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. Thamserku (21,806 ‘6,648m) and Kwangde (20,417/6,224m) loom to the east and west, and the sacred mountain Khumbila (18,729/5,707m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village. Time –8hours.{Please take note that this is a tough day but the head sirdar will liaise with the trek leader and on how every one is feeling and make camp/tea house at Monjo which is approximate half way to Namche. Head to Namche next day.}
 
 
DAY 06: NAMCHE
A day walk towards Thame (12,467/3,801m) for acclimatization. During an acclimatization day it is important to take some sort of exercise and preferably to gain some altitude before sleeping at the same height for a second night. From Namche we traverse westwards on our acclimatization walk with views of Kwangde (20,806’/6,343m) and the waterfalls, cascading off its flanks into the Bhote kosi far below. We cross the river higher up and climb up through rhododendron forest to Yak pastures, which Surround Thame. This is the birth place of Tenzing Norgay, the first Sherpa ever to climb Mt. Everest. Time 6 – hours round trip, it is easy to cut it short for anyone finding it hard going.
   
   
DAY 07: KHUMJUNG (12,434/3,791M)
A Short but quite steep day to ensure a safe rate of ascent. En route to Khumjung stop off at the Everest view Hotel for refreshments. Khumjung village is one of the most beautiful in Khumbu. It’s symmetrically laid stone houses, are home to many of our Sherpas. The Sherpas may extend their hospitality and offer a tea time visit to one of these houses - Time –3-4Hours.
   
   
DAY 08: THYANGBOCHE (12,670/3,863M)
The trail descends from Khumjung with chortens forming a dramatic View of Ama Dablam (21, 9641/6,696m) and Kangtaiga (22,235’/6,779m) flanked by the towering heights of Sagarmatha (the Nepalese name for Everest).Lhotse and Nuptse. Cross the Dudh Kosi at Phungithanga and climb through rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill. Here lies Thyangboche, the main monastery of the Khumbu area. The views from here are unforgettable. Thyangboche lies at the base of Kangtaiga and the spur of this ridge affords panoramic views of the main peaks of Khumbu including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam. Time – 5 hours.
   
   
DAY 09: THYANGBOCHE (12,670/3,863M)
A Layover day is spent here to acclimatize and to explore the beautiful environs of the village.
 
 
DAY 10: DINGBOCHE (14,150/4,412M)
Descend from Thyangboche and again cross the Imja Khola, and then trek Uphill gradually to Pangboche. There is an interesting gompa site above the main village. The trekker is in the midst of the Himalaya here, with spectacular views all round. For acclimatization there is a need to spend two nights around the 14,000’/4,268m level and Dingboche lying in a sheltered spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive than Pheriche. It is however of note that the Himalayan rescue association have their aid post at Pheriche. Time – 5 hours.
     
   
DAY11: DINGBOCHE (14,150/4,412M) Rest and acclimatization day
A day walk up to Chukung is highly recommended. The route gradually ascends to the few scattered stone huts that make up the settlement. To the south are ever changing views of Ama Dablam and to the north the massive walls of the Nuptse ridge and the south face of Lhotse. Time – 5 hours.
   
   
DAY 12: LOBUCHE (16,175/4,931M)
The route past Pheriche slants over a ridge and stays above the village. It joins the trail below Thugla. There are great views of Cholatse (21,129/6,442m) across the valley. After another steep ascent the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Up and along the west lateral moraine of the Glacier, the trail is in parts. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost a moonscape. Camp site at Lobuche, a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak (20,192/6,156m). Tawache and Nuptse are particularly spectacular from Lobuche, towering almost 2 kilometers directly overhead. Time 5 Hours.
   
   
DAY 13: GOAK SHEP (16,408/5,160M)
The route continues along the north bank of the Khumbu glacial moraine crossing rough boulder fields. Great views of Pumori and all the peaks across on the other side of the glacier. There is a short descent down into a sandy bowl known as Gorak at the foot of Kallar Patter. Time 4 hours. For those in the group who are up to it there would be an opportunity to attempt Kalla pattar 5545 Metres -18187 ft in the after noon but this would make for a long and strenuous day.
   
   
DAY 14: BASE CAMP DAY TRIP
From Gorakshep there is a short steep descent down the lateral moraine onto the Khumbu glacier. Once on the glacier the route meanders through the Ice bluffs following a well worn trail laid down by the yaks supplying base camp. It takes approximately four hours to reach base camp at 5,360M/17,044’. Once at base camp the Sherpas will organize a small Puja, ceremony, with prayer flags and incense to mark your arrival. Great opportunity to take photos on the khumbu ice fall. The return retraces the route to Gorak shep. Time 7 hours.
   
   
DAY 15: PANGBOCHE (12,672/3,985M)
From Gorakshep we set off back towards Lobuje and the descent to the snout of the Khumbu glacier past a series of Chortens and prayer flags in memory of those who have died on Everest. Once through the hamlet of Dhugla we reach the large alluvial plain, which leads to Pheriche. Passing by confluence of the Imja and Lobuje rivers we descend through Tsura and in a short while arrive at Pangboche. Time from Gorakshep 6Hours.
   
   
DAY 16: NAMCHE (11,300/3,445M)
From Pangboche we cross over the Imja khola and ascend through Rhododendron forest to emerge on the Thyangboche ridge line. After a break at Thyangboche we start the steep descent to the Imja Khola and the small village of Phunki (10,660’/3,250m) with its water powered prayer wheels takes about 1.5hours. The original Himalayan Trust Bridge built by Sir Edmund Hillary was swept away some years ago when a flood caused by the build up of water behind a massive land slide on the flanks of Ama Dablam Surged down the valley. A more temporary structure is now in place and leads to the climb up towards Khumjung. By passing the route up to Khumjung we trek directly to Namche, which involves a steep ascent up to Tashingo before the trail levels off to a series of terraces, which we traverse until reaching Namche. Time 8 hours.
   
   
DAY 17: MONIO/ JORSALE
The route leads back down the hill. There are some nice camp sites close to the National Park boundary. Time – 5 hours.
   
   
DAY 18: LUKLA (3,200/2,804M)
Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages, the people of the high Khumbu hills and valleys and it is sad to leave them. After the sharp descent to the Dudh kosi we cross it by the high suspension bridge and then enjoy a pleasant day walking back through the valley villages of Monjo, Benkar and Phakding and then the deceptively long climb leading up to Lukla. Our campsite and lodge are well located and offer a good final resting sport for the one night stay before the early morning departure. This evening a party is organized with our trekking crew during which there is lots of Nepalese dancing and everyone is expected to dance!!! After the party with heavy hearts bid them goodbye. At this point it is recommended that the trek leader collect tips that clients may wish to give to the trekking crew. All tips collected will be given to the Sirdar who will then distribute it to the crew. Please take note that tipping is at ones own discretion and is not a must. Time 6 hours.
   
   
DAY 19: LUKLA – KATHMANDU
Flights to Kathmandu operate during the mornings before the winds above the Dudh Kosi build up. The take – off is as spectacular as the earlier landing – and then 45 minutes later, Kathmandu. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight hotel – sharing bed & breakfast basis
   
   
DAY20: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU
A leisure day for last minute shopping etc. Overnight hotel. Celebratory dinner during which all members will be presented with achievement certificates. Sharing bed & breakfast basis.
   
   
DAY 21: FINAL DEPARTURE
You will be transferred to the airport for your final departure
     
Rate Per Person sharing from:
On Request
Duration:
21 Days/ 20 Nights
Departures:
Daily
Departure Time:
To be advised
Minimum Persons Required:
2
   
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