15 Days hike to Mt Everest Base Camp (Nepal) - A journey of a lifetime.
The seduction of Mt. Everest has long been known to travelers, climbers and adventurers alike. The region of the Sherpa people is known not just for it’s fabulous peaks but also for it’s people, those of the Khumbu region. These sherpas have tremendous ability in the high Himalayas to provide a lifeline for many westerners wanting to climb some of the highest and most spectacular mountains in the world. Surrounded by the peaceful world of Tibetan Buddhism, and framed by the Himalayas, this is more than just a trek, it is for many a pilgrimage to one of the most remarkable spiritual places on earth.
Carefully crafted program ensures proper acclimatization, allowing you to fully enjoy one of the world’s most stunning treks and the walk up to Kalapattar. On this journey of a lifetime,
hike 4 to 5 hours a day to the Khumbu icefall at the base camp, marvel at the stunning views from Kalapathar, and engage yourself with the friendly Sherpa people.
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu- Nagarkot
Arrive Kathmandu (1400 m. 4590 ft) where we will be met and transferred to Nagarkot (2195 m. 7200 ft). CLUB HIMALAYA RESORT
Afternoon we will go out for a local hike to allow our bodies to acclimatize to the altitudes. It is known for a sunrise view of theHimalayas including Mount Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley
Day 02 Nagarkot- Day hikes to nearby villages. For those who wish to tour Kathmandu, transportation and guides are available for hire.
Day 03 Kathmandu- Lukla (2845 m. 9383 feet) - Begin hike to Phakding (2610 m. 8562 feet)
Transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. Your flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is usually early in the morning. In good weather there are superb views of the
Himalayan chain. At Lukla, your trekking crew will receive you, and lunch will be served before starting your trek. After lunch, trekking starts from Lukla
gradually descend towards the “GHAT VILLAGE” and the valley of Dudh Koshi River flowing from the Mount Everest Area. After crossing the Dudh Koshi.
First view of Lukla airstrip!
Overnight stay in Tea House Lodge at Phakding.
Day 04 Phakding- trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m. 11286 feet) : 6-7 hrs walk
After breakfast you follow the Dudh Koshi River to Benkar and on to Jorsale. The lunch stop will be between the two bridges built
by Sir Edmund Hillary near the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. At one point on the route we may get our first sight of Mt. Everest (8848 m. 29028 feet).
After lunch it will be about two hours ascend to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar gateway to all famous expeditionsto Khumbu Himal Peaks. It is also the trading centre of the Sherpas of
Overnight lodge at Namche Bazaar
Day 05 Halt day at Namche Bazaar.
A necessary rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, local excursion and to explore surroundings.
Day 06 Naamche Bazaar trek to Thyangboche (3867m 12687 feet) : 5-6 hrs walk
Traverse the slopes eastwards to the big Chorten on the trail Khumjung/Sangnasa. Descend to the bridge of Dudh Koshi - Imja Khola
at Phunki. Ascend northwards to Thyangboche.
Day 07 Thayngboche trek to Dingboche (4260m 13976 feet) : 6-7 hrs walk
After crossing Imja khola, the trail ascends gradually to Pangboche. Lunch will be served. After lunch, the trail enters into the broad valley of Dingboche.
Day 08 Halt day at Dingboche - A necessary halt day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Day 09 Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4930m 16174 feet) : 5-6 hrs walk.
Trek on flat ground along the bank of Tsola Khola, till the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier is crossed. From Phalong Karpo, follow the western bank of the
glacier to reach Lobuje for your night halt in lodge.
Day 10 Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5180m 16994 feet) : 5-6 hrs walk
From Lobuje the trek leads to Khumbu Glacier and passed through a flat area. This place is known as Gorak Shep. Beyond
Gorak Shep one can see Khumbu Icefall. Area close to Ice fall has been used as base camp for all Everest Expeditions in the past. Visit EVEREST BASE CAMP (5400 m. 17716 feet)
Day 11 Gorak Shep trek to Kalapather (5545m 18192 feet) then trek down to Pheriche (4243m 13920 feet) : 6-7 hrs walk
An excursion to the famous Kalapather and back to Pheriche for the night stay in the lodge.
Ps: Some of the photos on this webpage are taken by professional photographers who have hiked at higher spots for just the right photo.
Day 12 Pheriche trek to Thyangboche (3867m 12687 feet) : 5-6 hrs walk. Same way back to Thyangboche for overnight lodge.
Day 13 Thyangboche trek to Monjo (2509m 8231 feet) : 6-7 hrs walk
Trek same way back to Monjo for overnight stay in the lodge.
Day 14 Monjo trek to Lukla (2800m 9186 feet) : 5-6 hrs walk
Follow the course of the Dudh Kosi river re-tracking the same way back to Lukla for an overnight stay in lodge. Your
airtickets for the following day’s flight to Kathmandu shall be reconfirmed by your Guide today.
Day 15 Lukla - fly t Kathmandu (B)
After breakfast, check-in at the Lukla airport to fly back to Kathmandu.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu connect your flight to onwards destinations
GUIDES & CREW MEMBERS
We believe that our Nepali guides, assistant sherpas and porters are the foundation of our program’s success. All of our guides are skilled professionals who
have been selected based on their careful judgment, local knowledge, understanding of client’s needs, patience and supportive guiding styles, and great familier behavior. Our guides and staff surpass the needs of our clientele and make their trip enjoyable beyond expectations. In short, we provide the experienced and dedicated crew for the trekking trip.
EVEREST TREK SUPPORT AND POINTS
You will be required to carry only a day pack into which you can put the day use essentials such as camera, water bottle, rainproof-jacket, one t-shirt and hat. All other gear is carried by porters. (A porter carries a load of 28 kg. and we provide one porter between 02 guests. Please make sure that your luggage should not be more than 15 kg. per person including hand baggage, as per the rule of domestic airlines.)Generally each day will start early to make the most of the clearer weather to make it to the lodge by about 3 pm.
There are acclimatization days incorporated into the trek so there is time to appreciate the way of life in Nepal and meet some of the local people.
This trek into Everest Region is strenuous but does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. It does not require any technical experience, only that you be in good physical conditioning and be able to hike for 5-8 hours a day over hilly terrain with a light day pack.
FOOD DURING THE TREK
The meals consist of mostly traditional Nepali dishes and continental dishes. The lunches are served by the sherpas and the crew during the trek. Breakfast and dinner are served at the Tea House Lodges where we spend the night and lunch will be taken en-route.
ACCOMMODATION DURING THE TREK
Accommodation in lodge during the trek is modest standard with simple shared rooms with foam bed and common toilets/ bathrooms.
Prior to all our trek, we host a Pre-Trip meeting in Kathmandu/Nagarkot
On the way up, the paths can be steep. You may get sick of going up! It is recommended that you embark on a good fitness program that builds up stamina and leg muscles. There is nothing like hiking with rucksack to train for hiking, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. This is not a forced march though and the pace is always slow, the days generally shorter than a day hike at home. We do not gain height too quickly but the terrain cuts across the grain of the land so you tend to go up and down a lot within one day but the net gain at the end is always within the margins of safety and proper acclimatization.
HEALTH, SAFETY & MEDICAL ISSUES
The best way to beat altitude sickness is with a good easy pace and proper acclimatization. The pace has been tried and tested many times. Having said that, it is not uncommon to suffer mild altitude related complaints of headaches and loss of sleep. These are the first signs of sickness but can be easily dealt with by going slowly, resting and drinking plenty of liquids. High altitude sickness can affect if elevation is gained too rapidly and without any proper acclimatization. The initial symptoms of headache arises to difficulty of sleeping, breathlessness, loss of appetite and general fatigue. If symptoms develops, stop ascending immediately. If it persist, the only proven cure is go descend to lower elevation. Medical advice could be sought from Kunde Hospital or Pheriche health post (run by the HIMALAYAN RESCUE ASSOCIATION) Telephone and satellite telephone is available enroute. Cell phone also works in some places.
It is a condition of joining us for any one of this trekking holidays that you must be insured against medical and personal accident risks. This insurance must include emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue services. (Insurance can also be purchased in Kathmandu)
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY
The following steps will be taken to get the person off the trail to safety and transferred to Kathmandu. The person will be walked or carried downhill using mules or porters, accompanied by the trek crew, to the entrance of the trail for overnight stay. If he/she gets better it is possible to trek further up to join the group. But if the symptoms get severe, he/she will be transferred from there by flight to Kathmandu. A HELICOPTER EVACUATION CAN BE ARRANGED. A heli payment must be assured prior to flight and has to be paid once the patient arrives back to Kathmandu. This can be claimed with your insurance if applicable upon returning back to your country.
|Nr||Item to carry||how many|
|1||Day pack+Big Rucksack/Duffel Bag||1|
|6||Shorts (Half pants)||1|
|7||Trainers (Tennis shoe)||1|
|8||Socks (Woolen/Cotton)||3-4 pairs|
|9||Cap (Sun/Woolen Hat)||1|
|10||Trekking (Good Insulated Hiking Boot)||1 water proof desirable|
|11||Rain coat or Poncho (Rain gears)||1|
|12||Towels||2 hand towels used for bathing too|
|15||Water bottle||1 not king size- remember you have to carry it|
|16||Torch (Flash) light with batteries or Head lamp||1|
|17||Under garments+Thermal||As required|
|18||Scarf, Mittens, Sun Glass etc.||good idea to carry|
|19||Sleeping bag with inner liner||1 both water-repellent down and waterproof/breathable fabric panels.|
|20||Telescopic Walking sticks/poles||1 for hiking on rocks/ice|
|23||Reading/writting materials||as required that you can carry|
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