Trip Overview of Everest Excursions
Everest Excursions is the trek in the Everest highway. Come and have the most unforgettable memory in your whole life. Many trekkers find the walk to Everest better than the destination itself. The Everest trekking areas offer a visit to the homeland of Sherpas, a chance to get close to the highest mountain in the world, as well as the feeling in one that of surrounded by Peaks. This treks covers moderate to challenging plus graded treks takes to you to the foot of Mt. Everest traversing across the high Cho-La pass at an elevation of 5420 meters.
Also included is the opportunity to trek to the summit of both Gokyo Ri (5340m.) and Kala Pattar (5554m.) for magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. A visit to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp will give you the chance to have a closer look at the spectacular Khumbu Icefall. This trek start from Lukla to Lukla as well as Jiri – Bhandara – Lukla, follow the Khumbu glacier, first to Lobuche and then to Gorak Shep. Our camp here gives us the opportunity to ascend Kala Pattar for even more fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. We also have a day to visit Everest Base Camp, at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. Our descent will then take us to Dingboche in the Imja valley, before returning to Lukla via Thyangboche and Namche.
Detail itinerary of Everest Excursions
ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. O/N in Kathmandu. (Welcome-Dinner)
KATHMANDU CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we'll visit Swoyambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. We will then processed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch we'll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) - which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley - famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
KATHMANDU / JIRI (187km.)
After breakfast drive to Jiri by bus, you've to drive through the banks of the river, village, terraced and fields. Along the way you see beautiful scenery. O/N in Jiri at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
JIRI / DEURALI
Climbing diagonally towards The Mali about 1.30 hr. and descend to Sivalaya about 1.30 hrs. Then diagonally up to Deurali (3,000 m.) about 3.00 hrs. O/N in Deurali at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
From Deurali, straight down to Thado Khola and cross the suspension bridge and walk through the river valley to Kinja. Then diagonally up to Sete. O/N in Sete at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
Start climbing to Lamjura pass (3,500 m.), which is the first viewpoint of Everest and descends to Junbesi about 3 hrs. We can see good views of Gaurishankar, Number Himal & Dudha Kunda. O/N in Junbesi at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp.
From here we walk up a slanting trail for about 2 hr. to Solung. Then descend to Ringmo Khola and up to Taksindo Pass. Then descend to Nunthala. O/N in Nunthala at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
nunthala / khari khola
From Nunthala the descent continues to Dudh Koshi (milk river) the largest river met since the Sunkoshi. Then ascend to Khari Khola. Walk through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forest. O/N in Khari Khola at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
khari khoila / puiyan
Ascend toward Puiyan through Sherpa village and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then through a canyon. O/N in Puiyan at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
puiyan / phakding
The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800 meters, then up to another ridge. First we descend to Surke from Puiyan, on a small tributary stream of the Dudh Koshi and climb for 15 minutes to a junction where a stone staircase leads off to the right to the Lukla airport. However it is not necessary to go there, so we climb toward to Phakding. O/N in Phakding at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
PHAKDING / NAMCHE BAZAAR
From Phakding we head up valley on a busy trail: porters from the lower Solu district in the south ferrying supplies to Namche, Sherpas with their Zopkio (half yak, half cow) taking trekking or climbing expedition equipment to the higher valleys. Continue along beside the Dudh Kosi amongst beautiful alpine scenery, through the fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of Kusum Kangru (6369m) and Thanserku (6608m) along the way. We again cross the Dudh Kosi, to the western bank at Jorsale prior to trekking through the entrance to the Sagamartha National Park. Continuing upstream along the banks to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we have fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the distinctive horseshoe shaped bowl containing the village of Namche Bazaar. Stay in the heart of the village. O/N in Namche Bazaar at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
ACCLIMATISE DAY IN NAMCHE BAZAAR.
Today is a full day at rest to acclimatize. As the name suggest, Namche is famous for its local market or bazaar. Each week, Sherpas from the surrounding villages come to buy food and to socialize. Any food not grown locally, such as rice, corn and some vegetables is brought in from the lowland village, which can be up to a 6-10 day walk from Namche Bazaar. Rising early, those who climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning dawn and sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Spend the morning exploring this colorful and lovely spectacle. Perhaps walk along the Thami Valley in the afternoon or visit the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture, mountaineering in the park, flora and fauna. O/N in Namche Bazaar at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
NAMCHE BAZAAR / KHUMJUNG
From Namche, we trek out of the village bowl and follow a small trail high above the Dudh Kosi River, where the views are incredible; behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and Kwangde Himal (6194m); across the valley to the south, the towering ice-fluted walls of Thamserku (6623m), and to the east at the head of the valley, the Lhotse and Nuptse wall, towering a full three and a half thousand meters above the valley at Dingboche. Everest looms above the ridge, a black, triangular rock; Sagarmatha, "Goddess Mother of Earth", is a truly magnificent sight. On a small ridge across the valley, the monastery of Thyangboche can be seen, a small speck against the gigantic mountain background. We descend to Khumjung, and after staying in the more westernized town of Namche Bazaar, these villages make a welcome change. Here tourism has hardly changed the life of the Sherpas. It is possible to take the opportunity to sample the Sherpa specialty, Riki Kur - a type of potato fritter enriched with yak butter. The afternoon has been left free to assist with further acclimatization. O/N in Khunjung at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
KHUNJUNG / TENGBOCHE (THYANGBOCHE)
In the morning we descend to the village of Shanasa and then contour to Trashinga where the trail drops steeply to cross the Dudh Koshi at Phukitenga (3250m). A break is taken here by a series of water-driven prayer wheels. In the late morning we initially climb steeply before the trail levels out to ascend gradually towards Thyangboche. It is a steady ascent of approximately 2 hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest. Thyangboche is set in a beautiful meadow, high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful, tranquil position, surely one of the wonders of the world and the Thyangboche Monastery is spectacularly situated. The monastery dominated by the gompa with its prayer flags and Mani stones was founded in 1916 as a meditation center. O/N in Thengboche at Tea-house Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
TENGBOCHE / DINGBOCHE
From Thyangboche, we descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron, to the nunnery at Deboche. Keep an eye open for Blood and Danphe Pheasant and high on the steep slopes of the valley, Himalayan Thar (wild goats). We cross the Imja Khola, ascending gradually, with the beautiful Ama Dablam dominating the skyline, to visit the monastery. The afternoon walk follows a trail high above the Imja Khola. A little further upstream we cross the tributary stream and ascend over glacial moraines to our lodge in the 'summer settlement" of Dingboche. O/N in Dingboche at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DINGBOCHE / LOBUCHE
We are now well above the tree line and your journey today's brings you to Dusa from where you descend to a stream at 4850m. We begin our climb of the Khumbu Glacier en route to the teashops at Dughla. Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalar Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m for your evening stay. This will be your last stop before your climb to the base camp tomorrow. Take time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day. O/N in Lobuche at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
LOBUCHE / KALAPATTER / GORKSHEP / EBC / LOBUCHE
Early this morning you begin your trek, which will prove to be both mentally and physically demanding. Above Lobuche, we follow the path running through a trough alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Continuing on over rough ground we reach Gorak Shep, where a short break is offered to replenish fluids. A walk for a further hour and a half reaches Kala Pattar, a small, rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Pumori - a slow, steady pace, once again being the best attack. Avoid rushing. Stop and turn around: the scenery is fantastic. It is a hard climb, but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. Huge creaking glaciers surround us and classic views of Everest are available. The views from the summit of Kala Pattar (5630m) are truly outstanding. Here you are directly below Pumo Ri's light granite and slanted snow channel. The surroundings have an awesome and unnatural brilliance. To the south, the Khumbu Glacier sweeps below you; northwards rise several border peaks including the vertical Lho La, reached from the Tibetan side in 1921, the first time foreigners had seen the Khumbu Glacier. Mt Everest rises above them all. Known as "Chomolungma" (Lady Goddess of the Wind) by the Nepalese, the mountain was initially called Peak XV. In 1852 it was recognized as the highest peak on earth and four years later was given the name Everest in honor of Sir George Everest, the early surveyor general. After some time out to contemplate this view, we return to Lobuche. O/N in Gorkshep and Lobuche at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
LOBOCHE / TENGBUCHE
After our tiring ascent to Kala Pattar, today is an easier walk to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back to the terminal moraines at Dughla, we then take a different return trail. We follow the wide alpine valley covered in scrub juniper through the temporary settlement of Phulung Karpo (4343m), then on to Pheriche. A small settlement, Pheriche has a number of welcome teahouses that often have "left over" for sale from various climbing expeditions. It may be possible to find imported chocolate, tinned prawns or smoked oysters: even vegemite! The town consists of several low stone buildings and is considered a "years" - summer settlement. Continue down to Orsho, then on through Lower Pangboche and down to Deboche, reaching our lodge at Thyangboche in the afternoon. O/N in Thyangboche at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D).
TENGBOCHE / MONJO
Follow a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga, you continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashinga. After lunch at Shanasa you make you way back to Namche Bazaar. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosil, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo for overnight. O/N in Monjo at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
This morning you will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. O/N in Lukla at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
LUKLA / KATHMANDU
This morning you will be transferred to Lukla Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be met and conveyed to hotel. The remainder of the day has been left free. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU
After breakfast, you are free in Kathmandu as your own for shopping and pick-up some last minute souvenirs. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
After breakfast free for you until time to leave the international airport for your final departure. (B)
Cost includes and excludes
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- Accommodation in different standard hotels as per our different category package with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).Sightseeing tour as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
- All necessary transportation from airport to airport as applicable
- All inclusive treks with food, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables, sleeping bag and mattress.
- Services of English speaking trekking guide, cook, sherpa and porters during the trek.
- All trekking permit and national park fees.
- Travel insurance.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (for 30 days Multiple).
- Personal nature expenses.
- Soft and hard drinks such as alcohol, hot water, mineral water, cold drinks etc.
- Laundry, phone call, tips and internet.
- Meal other then breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike road blocked etc.
- Emergency flight by helicopter
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