Trek Around Himalayas and discover the hidden mountain valleys of Nepal.

Overview

Duration
18 Days
Price
$ USD
Max. Altitude
Level
moderate
Meals
  • 18 breakfast 
  • 15 lunch 
  • 15 dinner 
Accomodation
  • 3 Night Hotel Accommodation 
  • 15 night Teahouse accommodation
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu

Overview

Trip highlights

This route of the trek to Base camp of Mt. Everest is the most scenic and fruitful trek you can embark upon as it brings the beautiful Gokyo lakes and the east and west of the central region together under one journey. In short, you get to witness the overall majesty of the serene places that the Everest region trek has to offer.

There are a lot of tranquil sceneries waiting to be viewed by you as you undertake on this adventurous journey to the base of the world's highest peak. We take you through the trek of the mountainous region slowly and steadily with acclimatization breaks in between. Yet, that doesn't necessarily mean that we are going to hold back on any of the fun stuff that happens during the course of the trip.

During the 'Everest high 3 passes Trek with Everest Base Camp' you get a chance to explore the serenity of three of the highest passes of the country Nepal. Being triumphant overpasses like Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m) and Rengo La (5368m) will undoubtedly fill you with an overwhelming sensation of empowerment.

You cannot embark on the trip on your own as you require proper permits and at least one guide to lead you through the excursion. We will ensure everything is properly maintained right from when you make your reservations. The best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp trek is during Spring (mid of March to May)  and autumn (mid-September to till November)

Activities:
Nepal Trek
Grading:
moderate

Itinerary

As you land in Kathmandu and 'pass the immigration procedures you are greeted by a friendly representative of ours at the very gate. You shall then be transferred to your designated hotel
in the Kathmandu valley through the means of a private vehicle most likely a jeep. For the rest of the day, you could explore the city to your liking. Being said that, you must compensate for a guide yourself if you choose to have a company of someone familiar with the surroundings while making your way through the city.

Your second day in Nepal is all about exploring the splendid sights of the three historic cities that are incorporated within the Kathmandu valley. After your breakfast, you shall witness the artistry and culture surrounding the UNESCO world heritage sites such as Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. These heritage sights are among the few places you would get a chance to live the history and culture of for the day. As we head to the hotels we are greeted by climbing experts who will check your pieces of equipment while also going through some introduction and a quick info session about the trek.

Referred to by many as one of the most serene air routes, Kathmandu to Lukla flight will let you indulge in the majestic snowy mountains for a total of 45 minutes. As you land in Lukla, the gateway to our trek, we get acquainted with our crew members and start the formal preparation for our trek.
We commence our trek from Lukla embarking on a gradual descent for the first hour to get towards Cheplang village. There you would get to witness the glorious peak of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain in which no man has set foot. We further descend until we find ourselves at the place we spend our night at, Phakding.

As you slowly descend towards Namche Bazar you come across a pine forest that also features a plethora of Rhododendron flowers which would just take your breath away. You cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi while on your way and this daunting experience shall sure be stapled into your memory for a lifetime. You go through Sanasa and head to Namche Bazaar to stay the night.

There is a huge variety of activities in store for the day as you take your time to explore the mountainous town of Namche Bazar. While familiarizing yourself with the high altitude of the town, a huge hub comprising of government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, and restaurants welcomes you to indulge in the colorful nature of the marketplace. The trekkers get to have a tranquil experience whilst viewing the gigantic snowy landmasses including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and many others.
If you happen to be an adventure seeker, we have a day trip planned with you in mind as well. We shall undertake a trek to a village named Khumjung located 3240 m above sea level. The village will provide you an insight into the lives of friendly and cultural Gurung communities of the region.

The fairly flat nature of the terrain while making our way out of Namche Bazaar makes for an easy commencement of our trek for the day. However, this surely doesn't mean that the adventure shall not continue for the rest of the journey. Whist immersing yourself in the majestic beauty of peaks including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, you pass by friendly locals and amazing views of greenery enriching your trek phenomenally. After a walk through the beautiful pine and juniper forests of the region, you find yourself at the destination of Tengboche.

The seventh day of your trek starts with breakfast in the beautiful vistas of the Tengboche village. The trail follows a downward slope for about 4 hours taking you to your destination of Dingboche which is located 4360m above sea level. This village is also a gateway to trekkers heading towards Makalu mountain and Hinku valley.

Stonewalled fields and rocky landscape oozes you with pleasantness as you leave the village of Dingboche. Lhotse and Ama Dablam gives us a chance to witness their glory at the fullest as we embark on the trek. A 3 km walk from there would take us to a yak herding spot of Bibre, where you witness the tranquil nature of the yak just going about their business of grazing. Walk for about 2 hours, then you shall find yourself in the village of Chhukung.

As you are climbing higher in the elevation ladder you must take the second day off at Chhukung to familiarize yourself with the atmosphere. A lot of exploration of the surrounding area is in store for you today. If you feel like undertaking some additional adventure for the day, we shall climb to the rocky elevation of Chhukung Ri situated 5546m above sea level.

In an attempt to conquer the top of the highest pass on our trip we leave the village of Chukkung . We recommend you carry plenty of water and snacks with you as there are no restaurants or lodges in an entire way. After a total of 7 hours walk, you finally reach Kongmla la pass walking through serene lakes and rocky paths. The ascend to the top is definitely worth it as you are greeted with open arms by a plethora of snowcapped mountains.

Although you may feel like the toughest path is behind you, there is still some left. The descent down to the village of Lobuche is one of the hardest yet. So use extreme caution as the splendid views might be quite distracting at times

As you have your breakfast and undertake your day's trek you first come across a nearby glacier. The rocky and windy terrain shall be passed in order to reach Gorakshep. The region also provides picturesque views of Mt. Pumori for you to indulge upon while walking. We would have lunch there.
You should be extra cautious and follow the Sherpa's instructions as he leads you towards your major destination of Everest Base camp. As a matter of fact, the paths to the destination are rather unconventional and changes every year due to the moving glaciers. You pass by many rocky dunes, moraine, and streams to step on the base camp of Mt. Everest. The base camp located at an altitude of 5364m sure is a hard one to explore but totally worth it. You shall then spend some time there to appreciate the sheer majesty of the base of the peak before returning to Gorakshep for the night.

Early in the morning, you will hike towards KalaPathar to witness the sublime rising sun over the highest mountain of the world Mt. Everest. While the biggest mountain is the major focus, peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupte, Mt. Ama Dablam also reflect the glares of the rising sun. After indulging in the splendid view we descend down to Loboche and have lunch there. We then descend further along the Dudh Koshi river basin for an estimated 3 hours along the grassy ridge to reach Dzonghla. 

As you rise in the village of Dzonglha, you are greeted by the crisp view of the sun dwindling over Mt. Cholatse. As we are on the verge of triumph over Chola Pass, this trek is bound to be one of the toughest. As we are headed west of the village we already feel the adventure just setting in with the rocky paths and icy glaciers along the way. The off beaten path often crusted with ice leads us to a basin close to the pass. We rise above to the heights of the pass only to witness the mesmerizing scenery of crisp white mountain ranges. The top also gives off a colorful vibe as there are prayer flags swaying along with the strong winds.

After the picturesque view we grasped, it's time for the return. We then carry along a filled path with rhododendron flower for 4/5 hours to reach our destination of Dragnag. On the way, we get a chance to witness the longest glacier in Nepal, Ngozumpa glacier.

Today you shall ascend to the serene village of Gokyo before settling in for the night. As you walk through the rocky beaten paths you are presented with majestic views of the mountains but the sun-kissed Mt. Everest triumphs it all towering above other peaks. Despite having to climb for a little while, you will have a fairly leveled out trek for the rest of your day.

This day demands an early start as we must reach to Marlung for the night after making it to the highest point of Rejo La pass. We descend down gently and reach Dudh Pokhari, a beautiful lake situated within the Gokyo valley. From there we ascend a path leading us to the destination of Rejo La Pass. As we are atop the pass, we witness majestic turquoise lakes of the Gokyo valley with the reflection of the snowy white mountains. The amazingly enriching scenery is something that would just last you a lifetime. Despite the wonderful view, our stay at the top is limited. After taking in the view for a while we shall descend down the rocky and slippery paths to our next destination. Relama Tsho and Renjo lake greet our path as we make our way to Murlang. An hour of walk from the lake then shall lead you to the comfort of your lodge.

As we have our breakfast along with the crisp view in Marulung, we descend down a route used by traditional Tibetan traders. Walking down this historic road we reach Tartanga after crossing the river of Bhote Koshi. The path will then descend further down to the Thame which is host to a 325 years old Gompa, which adds a cultural flair to your trek. Passing by such splendid places, you reach the blossoming town of Namche Bazaar featuring colorful prayer flags and a glittering marketplace

 

The last day of your trek wakes you up at the gateway town of Namche Bazar with some of the crispiest views. After breakfast, we will commence our descent towards Lukla. While crossing the beaten path you come across some of the most scenic beauty the area has to offer in forms of mountains, villages, and the lush greenery. You would spend the night in Lukla indulging in a fun time with the crew as well as the locals.

Generally, the flight to Kathmandu takes off in the morning given the fact that fierce wind strikes out the possibility of flight afternoon. Although this may be the case for most of the days if there is bad weather situation the flights will be canceled for safety reasons. If you board the flight you shall land in Kathmandu in 45 minutes. You would be transported to your hotel and you are free for the rest of the day. Explore the city or get some shopping done before heading out.

Includes & Excludes

  • Airport pick up/ drop in comfortable private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu heritage city tour
  • All ground transportation in comfortable vehicle as per itinerary
  • Domestic flight to Lukla and Kathmandu
  • Tea House twin sharing accommodation during the trek
  • All Meals breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea and coffee
  • One English speaking, highly experienced trekking guide with government-license
  • Porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter) – their expenses including salary, food, accommodation, accident insurance, equipment
  • All necessary paperwork and sagarmatha national park permit
  • TIMS Fee-trekker’s management system (2 pp size photo needed)
  • Duffel bag, Down Jacket and sleeping only for trekking use
  • First aid medicine kit box
  • Necessary Govt. and local tax
  • Office service charge
    • Nepalese Visa fee
    • International airfare to Kathmandu and out
    • Personal expenses phone call, bar bills, bottled water,WiFi internet, battery charges, Hot shower
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Snacks and dessert
    • Extra night accommodation and meals in city
    • Entrance fees in sightseeing points
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Tips and appreciation for trekking staff and drivers

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