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TRIP PLAN


TREKKING EVEREST BASE CAMP


18 days / 17 nights

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu meet assist and transfer to hotel and briefing about the trek evening dinner greeting with Nepali culture programs. Hotel night in Kathmandu.

Day 02:Free Day/ Kathmandu Sightseeing

After breakfast at Hotel start to visit Kathmandu Swayambhunath (monkey temple), and Boudhanath afternoon meeting with guide check the trekking gears. Hotel night in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,800m)

In the Morning fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m). At the place of Everest, the trail leads north from the airstrip to the edge of Lukla Plateau. After, an easy walk through several villages reaches to Phakding (2,800m).There can be reached within 5 hours, even relaxing. Hotel night in Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

At first, following up soft trail passing several villages, beautiful pine forest, then comes to Jorsalee (2800m). From Jorsale following up Dudhkosi River about one hour and climbing slowly up a steep trail reaches to Namche. Namche Bazaar is the administrative capital of the region, historically it was the staging point for trading expeditions to Tibet and its Saturday market remains an important event bringing traders from villages a week's walk away. An acclimatization day allows for an excursion to Thame. Intricately carved "mani" stones mark the path to this large valley with a picturesque gompa on the hillside overlooking the valley. Nearly more than half steep trail, one can enjoy with breath Taking first view of Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,879m) and Lotse (8,383m). Walking time takes about 6 hours. Hotel night in Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Khumjung Valley Excursion (3,790m)

Almost we will spend our days in Namche Bazaar,at the place of Namche Bazaar, the trail leads steep climbing about one hour to Shyangboche. From the top of Shyangboche, one can see view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Themserku (6608m), Nuptse (7879m), and Lotse (8383m). After the trail downwards to Khumjung, where can be seen Sir Edmund Hillary School and hospital. Walking time takes about 3 hours. Hotel night in Namche Bazaar..

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m)

From Namche Bazaar, trail leads descending crossing several villages through a beautiful pine forest up to Phunki Thanga. After that, trail rapidly steep climbing to Thyangboche. Walking time takes about 6 hours. Hotel night in Thyangboche.

Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,410m)

From Tengpoche, it's a short steep and muddy descending to Dingboche through birches, conifers and Rhododendron forest. After a long walk it passes several villages such as Dingboche, Pangboche and reaches Pheriche. Walking time takes about 6 hours. Hotel night in Dingboche.

Day 08: Dingboche Rest Day

Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. This day we will have trip to Chhukung valley, then we return to Dingboche in the evening. We will take you to Chhukung Ri (5546 m) too. From there, we can observe a fifth highest mountain Makalu. Hotel night in at Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,930m)

At the place of Pheriche trail leads very soft way up to Dugla (4,620m). After that it leads ascending about 2 hours, switches back to soft and enter Lobuje. Walking time takes about 6 hours. Hotel night in Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak shep- Everest Base Camp (5,160m)

From Lobuche trail leads flat, several small ascends and descends to Gorak shep. Walking time takes about 4 hours. Hotel night in at Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Excursion to Kala Pattar: Overnight at Gorakshep (5140M)

We make an early morning start and ascend the trail along boulder fields and glacial debris to the edge of the Khumbu Glacier then continue up to Gorak Shep (5160 m.), nestled below the coned summit of Mt. Pumori (7161m.) and the sheer west face of Nuptse. From there we make a steep ascent to the top of a small peak, Kala Pattar 5545m meaning "black rock". From here the views is magnificent enough to make us forget the difficulty of the climb. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablan, Kantega, Tamserku, Tawatse and Pumo Ri all present themselves in a 360 degree panorama.

Day 12: Gorakshep - Thukla (4620m)- Dingboche (4410m)

Return trek to Lobuche and a short descend to Thukla and an easy flat trail to and a small descend to Dingboche. This is the highest big settlement in the Khumbu area of Sherpas.

Day 13: Dingboche – Tengboche (3860m)

We descend the valley of the Imja Khola, trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone walled potatoe fields, down alpine pastures through the kharkas of Tsura, Orsho and Shomare to the village of Pangboche, the highest year round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastory) is the oldest in the Khumbu and once used to boast the skull and hand of a Yeti, (stolen in 1991) Leaving Pangboche the route descends past some magnificently carved mani stones to the Imja Khola which we cross via a steel suspension bridge high above the river at a spot where it rushes through a narrow cleft. From there we have a gentle climb to the tiny village of Debache past mani walls deep in a rhododendron forest. From Debache we have a short steep climb to Thyangboche through a forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. Because of the ban on hunting at Thyangboche there is much wildlife in this area. We may see almost tame blood pheasants, Napal's national bird the Himalayan monal or ipeyan pheasnt, snow pigeons and red billed choughs (they will pinch any food you leave lying around). A visit to the monastery is a must. The singular beauty of Ama Dablam, standing isolated from all other mountains provides a spectacular backdrop and reminder of the height of Himalayan peaks.

Day 14: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar.

From Thyangboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse..

Day 15: Trek to Lukla.

we retrace our trek down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi to at Lukla to catch our return flight to Kathmandu

Day 16: Lukla- Kathmandu

In the morning flight back to Kathmandu. Night in Hotel.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu.

Libre.

Day 18: Transfer to airport. End of our services.

» Usefull Information

The program includes - Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights. - Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast. - Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). - Tea and coffee while on trek. - Accommodation in teahouse during the trek. - Welcome / fare - well dinner in Kathmandu - All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary. - Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek. - Nepal Social Treks Gears - sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip. Garbage plastic bag. - Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid. - Comprehensive First Aid Kit. - Respective region (Everest) trekking map. TIMS Card. - Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment. - Proper Insurance of all staff including porters. - Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Goretex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes/ boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc. - The Trekking t-shirt, Trip Cost Excludes - Nepal entry Visa fees. Travel insurance of any kind - International Airfare and Airport Taxes - Lunch and Dinner except mentioned. - All Drinks and main meals in cities. - Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks etc. Travel Insurance - Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Trekking. Insurance for Our guides and supporters which company will arrange. Personal Equipment (for trekking) that you should bring with you: - A pair of light hiking boots. - A pair of sandals. - Some pairs of woolen socks. - One light wool / fleece sweater. - One down sweater / jacket. - One light wind Gore-Tex jacket and one light wind Gore-Tex pant. - A pair of Gore-Tex glove shells with liner or ski gloves. - One sunscreen lotion - A one - litter water bottle and purifier. - Two T - shirts and one long sleeve T - shirts. - Rucksack - Flashlight (extra batteries) - Camera and photo films as per your interest. - Sun hat. - One trekking baggy pants. - First aid kit. - Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, toilet rolls, bath towel etc) and more necessary personal clothes