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Dates: October: 1,21,30
About the Destinations:
A desire for the trekkers, the Mt Everest peak of the Himalayan Range is considered as a dream come true circuit for the adventure junkies. Reaching an astounding height of 8,848m above the sea level, this highest mountain in the world boats of its enthralling, extreme challenging terrains and magical views of the Everest.
While on this trek, you will trekking to the South Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Spreading across 15 days, the entire trek revolves around the mighty peak and will take you to a towering height of 5,364m. During the entire expedition, be sure to explore, discover and witness the mesmeric beauty, charm and appeal of the Mt Everest along with plenty of other Himalayan peaks.
Duration of the tour: 14N/15D
Activities: Trekking, Camping
Highest Altitude: Kala Patthar (5,645m)
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival our representative will meet you and take you to the hotel and issue your first permit. In the evening you can visit the Thamel Street, it is a very popular place. It has lot of restaurants, casinos and plenty of shops to buy trekking gears and accessories. You can also visit the Darbar Marg.
Kathmandu to Lukla, then walk to Phakding (2652m)
After breakfast we will proceed to the Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu. We will take a flight to Lukla. The total flying time is of 35 minutes. The experience of flying in this route will be one of your best. The flight will be passing through valleys and presenting some breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and the Nepali villages atop. Once you arrive in Lukla, our representatives will receive you. Immediately we will start our trekking and trek to Phakding. It is at an altitude level of 2652m. It is a simple trek for 2.5 hours. The trail will pass via many small villages and green mountains. We will stay overnight at the hotel.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Today we will trek for Namche Bazaar. Namche is at an altitude level of 3440m. The route is surrounded by huge green mountain ranges. The Dudh Koshi river flows along the side till Namche. We will stop at Monjo for the lunch, as that is the last point to get food before Namche. The route between Monjo and Namche is a gradually inclining trail amidst thick green forest. You will be able to get a glimpse of Everest and Lhotse just before Namche, though not very clear. Overnight stay at hotel. Total trekking will be 5 to 6 hours with moderate difficulty level and a portion after Monjo will be strenuous.
Acclimatization at Namche (3440m), Short Hiking
This is a day for acclimatization and we will be resting in Namche Bazaar. It is a place that has everything one can wish for. Coffee shops, Bars, Restaurants and many more things to do. You can go to the Namche museum, this a little above Namche Bazaar, just about 20 minutes trek. You can get a clear view of Everest and Lhotse from this place. You can visit the Namche Bazaar (Market) and Namche Monastery.
Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
Tengboche is a small valley at an altitude level of 3860m. It is one of the most beautiful places of our entire trekking route. The Tengboche Monastery is a famous and beautiful place, worth visiting. The trek time will be about 5 hours with moderate difficulty level.
Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
Today we will start our trek and go towards the Pangboche village, we will get some nice views of Mount Ama Dablam. We are likely to have our lunch at Pangboche. We will then trek towards Pheriche and proceed to the Imja Valley. We will be able to see the Lobuche River and will pass through it and take steep hike to Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche. The trek will be about 6 to 7 hours while it will be moderate for most part, there will be about 2 steep inclines.
Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4360m)
Today will be an acclimatization day. We can take a small hike to get a view of worlds three top mountain peaks, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho Yu. Besides these, you will see plenty of peaks and mountain ranges. Overnight stay at hotel.
Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m)
Today we will start trekking towards Dughla (4600m) and then to Lobuche (4940m). On this route we will get to see a huge stream and many mountain peaks including Mount Pumori (7138m), Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse and Mount Thamserku. Once we pass the Khumbu Glacier we will get to see the highest peaks such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur. While all of these will look very near to the Mount Everest, it is not possible to get a glimpse of Everest from here. Total trekking time will be 6 to 8 hours and this will be a moderate trek. Overnight stay at hotel.
Lobuche (4940m) to Gorakshep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and come back to Gorakshep.
This will be a completely glacier route. The trek to Gorakshep (5170m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m) is likely to be a moderate trek. You can see Everest on the way but you can’t get a full view from Base camp, the Kumbhu icefall will be very clearly visible. This part of the trek will surely feel like you are in heaven amidst the glaciers and see the gigantic mountain up-close. We will get to see the peak of the Everest very clearly tomorrow from Kala Patthar. Overnight stay in Gorakshep. The total trekking time will be 5 -7 hours and will be moderate.
Hiking to Kala Patthar (5645m) and descend to Lobuche (4940)
The hike to Kala Patthar will be the most difficult part of this trekking expedition of yours as well as the most rewarding one. You will be able to see the Peak of Everest. In fact Kala Patthar is the only place which will give you views of almost the entire high peak mountains of the Himalayan Ranges. It will take about 2.5 to 3 hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. After Kala Patthar it will be all descending from now on and the trek becomes very simple, though you have to be careful about the decline. We will need another 3 hours to reach Lobuche (4940m). Total trek time will be 7 hours max with only one steep incline and rest simple and easy trek.
Based on group’s decision you can trek down to Pheriche also.
Lobuche (4940m) to Tengboche (3860m)
It will be about 6 to 7 hours of easy declining trekking. You will be passing through the amazing Himalayan ranges.
Tengboche (3860m) to Monjo (2835m)
This will be a moderate trek; it will take about 6 – 7 hours trek to reach Monjo. Overnight stay at Monjo.
Monjo (2835m) to Lukla (2800m)
It will take about 6 hours to reach Lukla. This will remain a simple trek. We will get a very small incline just before Lukla. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Lukla to Kathmandu
Today we will proceed to the Airport and catch our flight to Kathmandu and enjoy the valley views throughout the 35 minutes flying time. This is a complete leisure day and overnight stay at hotel.
Please check out by 12 noon to catch your flight. We will drop you at the Airport.
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