Everest Trek

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while travelling with Leaf Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

14 Days Tour

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Nidhi Tours and Travels representative will be there to pick us up from the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. We take a short drive from the airport to our hotel. After a short rest, we brief to discuss more about the trek. In the evening, we have Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by Leaf Holidays .Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek

    During the 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), we enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating on a hillside surrounded by high mountainous peaks. At Lukla, a gateway destination from where our trek begins, we meet our other crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, we start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we then gradually descend until we reach Phakding and spend the night. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours

    Walking through a beautiful pine forest, we follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. Then, we cross DudhKoshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. Then crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the DudhKoshi and BhoteKoshi rivers. A steep ascent brings us to the prime heart land of Sherpa village – Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, if the weather permits, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 4: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

    There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, and we can spend a day here acclimatizing. NamcheBazzar is the main centre of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guides can take us to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we trek to Khumjung village (12401ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, we observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 – 6 hours

    This segment of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. While descending to Dudh Kish River, we enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Upon reaching Tengboche, we visit Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region and soak in the views of Everest, AmaDablam and other peaks. Overnight in Tengboche. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours

    We descent and trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards us with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and AmaDablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward us with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 7:  Dingboche: Acclimatization

    Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, AmaDablam or ImjaTse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and AmaDablam. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours

    We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we climb up a steep trail to ChupkiLhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter BabuChiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, we continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and MahalangurHimal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 9:  Lobuche to GorakShep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

    We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast GorakShep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers’ memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to GorakShep for a good night’s rest. Overnight in GorakShep.
    However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is recommended that we visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun’s rays strike the snow-capped mountains, the resulting scenery is incredible. Therefore, for those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar today instead of the next day please inform your guide and he/she will coordinate accordingly. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 10:  GorakShep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours

    We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Pheriche for a good night’s rest. Those participants who will visit Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast to start early as Everest base camp hike takes longer than the hike at Kala Patthar. After returning to GorakShep, both the groups will have lunch together; afternoon time is taken to descend down to Pheriche for a good night’s rest. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 11:  Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 – 7 hours

    We trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the DudhKoshi River, our trail follows the DudhKoshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, we may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of AmaDablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We also pass winding trails then through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 12:  Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours

    The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing DudhKoshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 13:  Fly to Kathmandu

    We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 14:  Final departure

    Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Leaf Holidays will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Included meals:BreakfastLunch & Dinner

Starts at INR 65,000 Per Person

SERVICE INCLUDES:

  1. Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  2. 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  3. Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  4. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  5. Welcome and farewell dinners
  6. All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  7. Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  8. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  9. Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  10. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  11. Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  12. All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  13. Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  14. All government and local taxes

SERVICE EXCLUDES:

  1. Nepalese visa fee
  2. Excess baggage charge(s)
  3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. after trekking you can have choose nice place to eat.
  4. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  5. Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  6. International flights
  7. Travel and rescue insurance
  8. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  9. Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

 

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