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Trip Starting From: Kathmandu
Trip Location: Kathmandu
About the activity:
Arrival to Kathmandu.
Once you land in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), airport representatives will receive you and take you to your hotel, in a private car or a high-end tourist bus.
After checking in, you can either explore this vibrant and exciting city on your own, or, take a cozy rest at your hotel.
Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Your sightseeing of this ancient city begins at around 8:30 AM, after breakfast. A specialized tour guide and a comfy private vehicle will be available for your assistance.
First you will visit the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, PashupatiNath, which predates to Lichhavi period.
Then, to BoudhaNath, and SwayambhuNath, shrines of lord Buddha, uniquely built in Stupa style architecture. The evening will be spent at Kathmandu Durbar Square, testimonial of middle age architecture.
Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding(2610m)
On third day, board a flight to Lukla (2810m), from TIA.
You will be able to rejoice the sight of splendid hills, rivers and mountains during the 30 minutes long flight. On reaching Lukla airport, you’ll be introduced to your porter, and served a wholesome breakfast.
After that, you will head north to Phakding (2620m). It is an easy 3 hour hike through the Dudhkoshi valley. You will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the crystal clearThadokoshi on a locally built suspension bridge.
Past the bridge, you can witness KusamKanggru (6367m), which is one of the toughest mountains to conquer. Away from the ThadoKoshi, the trail continues towards the Ghat (2590m) and we will cross a ridge marked with painted Mani stones.
You will carry on your mount to reach the beautiful tribal village of Phakding where you will stay overnight.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m).
On your second day of trek, we will head to Naamche bazaar, celebrated village of Khumbu region.
On your way to Naamche, we will cross the winding Dudhkoshi River 5 times on thrilling suspension bridges, covered with colorful Buddhist prayer flags.
At Jorsale, you will enter Sagarmatha National park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you’ll be required to verify your permits. After 5-6 hours of tough hiking, we’ll reach Naamche Bazaar, chief economic hub of the region, also, gateway to Everest
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar
Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is vital before further continuing the ascent to avoid altitude sickness and other unwelcomed illness.
You’ll be taken for a one day hike through the beautiful villages of Khunde and Khumjung. After getting back at Everest view hotel, you can go to look at the giant skull of so called mystical creature “Yeti”, in a monastery in the region.
You can also savor at a bakery at world’s highest altitude. On a fairly clear day, you can view breathtaking view of peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam among others. The view of mountains from Everest View Hotel, is also commendable.
After a nourishing breakfast at hotel, we will endeavor an hour long climb to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will steadily ascend towards Khundu. On your way up, you can see century’s old Chorten (stone Buddhist monuments).
From there, move eastwards to Khumjung, the largest settlement in whole Khumbu region, at the lap of holy peak of Khumbila. After savoring lunch at Khumjung, trail a slow climb to Everest View Hotel, from where you can again enjoy the view of Himalayans.
The descend to Namche (3,540m) is approximately 4/5 hours walk.
Trek to Tengboche(3860m)
After a healthy breakfast at Namche (3,500m) you will hike to Tengboche (3,870m). The estimated distance is 10kms.
By now you will be familiar to strong wind and rough terrain. We can see the sight of porters packing the luggage from the yaks.
The trail progressively becomes narrower and steep. You will come across numerous monasteries, suspension bridges, waterfalls and rhododendron forests on your way to Tengboche.
On reaching Tengboche, you can visit Nepal’s one of the oldest monasteries. Here you can be part of unique and spiritual Buddhist rituals.
Trek to Dingboche(4390m)
Early morning, after breakfast you will move on to Dinboche (4410m). The air starts to become thin significantly from here.
It’s approximately a 5.5 hour long trek uphill. We head towards our ultimate goal, the Everest base camp. You can cross the Imja valley and several Sherpa villages.
You will spend the night here in Dingboche, and hike next day to Chukung
Trek to Chhukung(4730m
After nourishing breakfast continue our ascent, few hours walk to Chhukung (4760m), from where you see the beautiful mountains up close and even better.
Send the night at Chhukung.
The point is to adapt to high climate to avoid Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS).
Cross the Kongmala Pass (5535m) to Lobuche (4925m)
After a well-deserved rest at Chhukung set on your way up to Lobuche early in the morning, after a healthy breakfast, of course
You can see largest memorials in the Everest region, for the fallen heroes.
By the time we reach Lobuche, it will be late afternoon.
You can either relax for tomorrow’s hike or explore the beautiful land.
Trek to Ghorekshep (5180m)-EBC (5360m) -Ghorekshep
This challenging trek will take around 8 hours
From here altitude morning sickness may get severe so we have to be extra careful.
After wholesome breakfast, you will head to Base camp, trekking through the rocky terrain alongside the Khumbu Glacier.
If you are trekking somewhere between March and May, you might get the chance to see all the commercial expeditions trying to reach the summit
Trek to Kalapathar for sunrise and trek to Dzonghla (4830m)
Hike early morning to KalaPathar, from where you will get undoubtedly the best sunrise view of Everest and its neighboring peaks.
Live the moment and take plenty of photographs to take back home.
Cross Chola pass(5420m) and trek down to Dragnag(4700m)
After a restful night, set on to cross the beguiling Chola Pass (5420m).
The trek is a gradual ascent up the valley passing thorough subtle rhododendron forests, and if you get lucky you might get a glimpse of a musk deer.
Trek to Gokyo and visit to fifth lake and back to Gokyo(4790m)
Gokyo Valley is a small Buddhist village. The distance from Tagnag to Gokyo is only 4kms.
Begin the trek early in the morning. We cross the Ngozompa glacier on our way to Gokyo.
Cross the wooden bridge covered with prayer flags over the Dudk Koshi and mark the first of Gokyo Lakes, inhabited by wonderful ducks.
Before reaching Gokyo, there is a resting place covered with vibrant prayer flags.
Visit and relish the sight of magnetic Fifth Lake and take pictures.
Climb to Gokyo Ri(5360m) and cross Renjo pass(5360m) down to Lungden(4370m)
Early morning after breakfast climb the Gokyo Ri (5,333m) to enjoy the bewitching view of colossal Ngozumpa glacier, upper Gokyo Valley and the implausible mounts such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, and Gychung Kang among others. We will now cross the steep Renjo La pass at 5,300m and descent toLungden (4,350m)
Spend the night.
Trek to Thame village(3820m) and visit Thame monastery
Trek to Thamevillage(3,820m) visit Thame monastery
On fifteenth day, you will hike to Thame.
Situated at 3800m, you will also visit the historic Thame monastery and experience spiritual Buddhist practices.
You can also witness the lovely culture of Sherpa people at Thame. We will spend the night here and enjoy the much needed rest for our downhill trek tomorrow.
Trek down to Namche (3445m).
Continue your trek down the Sherpa villages of Khumjung, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche bazaar, epitome of Sherpa culture.
Spend the night at a guest house in Namche.
Trek down to Lukla (2830m).
It is around a 7 hours long walk downhill from Namche to Lukla.
On this day, your time at exotic Sagarmatha National Park will come to an end.
Following day, we will board a plane to capital.
You will bid goodbye to this trek with a memorable walk down to Lukla.
Fly back to Kathmandu
Early morning air trip from Lukla to Kathmandu, back to your hotel. (Day 12) Early morning, and catch a plane from Lukla to Kathmandu.
On reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
Sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and patan
After breakfast, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, situated in the heart of old Newari Town of Bhaktapur.
Court of medieval kings, the Mallas, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the finest example of Nepalese architecture style, unique to the whole world. 55 windows palace, Nyatapole Temple, Dattatraya Temple are some of the example of Nepalese’s expertise in architecture.
Here you can buy souvenirs, as there are bountiful of souvenir and handicraft shops.
Final see off to airport for your trip back home.
Get dropped on the Kathmandu airport and enjoy the farewell program organised by the Nepal Eco Adventure before leaving the airport.
catch your flight back to home.
End of tour.
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