The classic walk has clear cut goal to see Mt Everest. Many people find the sights along the way rival the climatic views of the world’s highest mountains Solukhumbhu, the home of legendary sherpas. the northern part of solukhumbu area is encompassed in the Everest national park, which was established to protect the fragile environment of this alpine region. To the east of Everest national park is the Makalu Barun national park, a remote and wild stretch of mountain peaks and deep densely forested valleys. To the west is Rolwaling valley, a well protected microcosm of cultures and ecology. Beside Everest there are three other 8000m peaks Lhotse(8516m) Makalu(8463m), Choyo(8201m)and in addition numerous other peaks of lesser altitude but no less stunning. Add to this glacial lakes, rhododendron forests, native flora and fauna, traditional villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries, all go to make this region a spectacular destination.
People and culture
Sherpas are main ethnic group who lives around in this region. This is their heart land and their influence is to be seen everywhere from their traditional dress to their distinctive houses and monasteries. There are also minorities of various other groups. Like Rai, Tamang, Braman and Chhetri.
Flora and Fauna
Up to 4000m you will find dense stands of forest including pine, oak and the spectacular flowering rhododendrons. In spring all the hills are riot of colours. There is a good chance of seeing wildlife, mostly of them are birds. If you are lucky, you may will see musk deer, barking deer and Himalayan Tahr.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m / 4264 ft):
Day 2: Kathmandu Free day and self Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri
Day 4: Bhandar to Sete(2575m/8450 ft): 6/7 hrs
Day 5: Sete trek to Junbesi(2670 m/8760 ft): 6/7 hrs
Day 6: Junbesi trek to Nunthala (2220m/7280 ft): 6 hrs
Day 7: Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m/7,740 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 8: Bupsa to Surke (2290m/7282ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 9: Surke to Phakding(2,652m/8,700ft): 4/5 hrs
Day 10: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 11: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 12: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 13: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 14: Rest day or side trip to Chukung valley and return back to Dingboche
Day 15: Dingboche - Duglha (4,600 m/15,090 ft): 3/4 hrs
Day 16: Duglha - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2/4 hours
Day 17: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft) - Gorak Shep : 7/8 hrs
Day 18: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft) - Pheriche (4280 m/14,070 ft): 7/8 hrs
Day 19: Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 20: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6/8 hrs
Day 21: Lukla - Kathmandu
Day 22: Tour Ends
Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to hotel hotel in kathmandu.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.
Hanumandhoka ( Kathamdnu Durbar Square ):
It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square , with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see here are, Taleju temple built by king Mahendra Malla in 1954 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairab , the god of destruction, Nautale durbar, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the big drum and the Jaganath temple. It was listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979. On the right hand corner, a large wooden lattice screen hides an enormous gilded face of Sweta Bhairab. The screen is removed only during the Indra Jatra festival.. there are also the Numismatic museum and Tribhuban museum inside the Hanuman Dhoka palace building . Photography is prohibited inside the museums. Both the mseums remain closed on Tuesday and government holidays.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu or self sight seeing tour (option are)
Swoyambhunath ( Monkey temple)
This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Budhha. It is 3Km west of Kathmandu city and it situated on a hillock about 77 m commands an excellent view of the Valley. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal . It was listed in the UNSCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.
Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet . It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha , on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu .
Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site.
Pashupatinath Temple :
Situated 5km east of kathamandu, the temple of Lord Shiva , Pashupatinath, with two tired golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activites performed in the Temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The Temple was listed in the UNESCO world heritage Monument List in 1979
Day 03: Kathmandu to Bhandar by local bus via Jiri. Bus journey will take 9-10 hrs.
Day 04: Bhandar to Sete(2575m/8450 ft): 6/7 hrs Triail ascent and descent. Trek start at the end of the paved road in Jiri. It is short level walk through deep forests, following the narrow stone path. Crossing the stream and going uphill through trees.
Day 05: Sete trek to Junbesi(2670 m/8760 ft): 6/7 hrs
The route enter to Land of sherpa. From sete to the top of Lamjura Bhanjyang(3530m) the way is scenic and varied. Trail pass through moss-covered rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch trees. It is a delight for the bird lover.
Day 06: Junbesi trek to Nunthala (2220m/7280 ft): 6 hrs
Trail continues ascent and descent through forest ,crossing streams on a wooden bridge and a suspension bridge. Passing through shepa villages and Mani walls.
Day 07:Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m/7,740 ft): 5/6 hrs
Trail descent to Dudh kosi river. Cross the suspension bridge and pass through terraced fields to reach to Khari khola. From here trail climbs to the ridge in Bupsa.
Day 08: Bupsa to Surke (2290m/7282ft): 5/6 hrs
past the settlement of kharte and forests .keep climbing up to a cleft in the rock till ridge. Trail descent to puiyan khola. After crossing the bridge trail goes ups and downs to another ridge that offers a good views of Khumbu region.
Day 09: Surke to Phakding(2,652m/8,700ft): 4/5 hrs
From Surke, our trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Initially, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail moves down to Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
Day 10:Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs
The Gompa , high on the hill under a cliff is worth to visit. Trail crosses a stream , pass a large mani stone and village. Walking through banks of Dudh koshi to reach to phakding.from here
Trek through the pine and rhododendron forest to reach to Monzo where you enter to Everest national park. From here trail ascents all the way to Namche bazaar
Day 11: Acclimatization day, visit Buddhist monastery, museum and other surroundings
(Acclimatisation Day) We remain at Namche Bazaar for a second night to allow for proper acclimatisation to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. It gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today a limited amount of trade still exists at Namche and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The stunning vista includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides are on hand to offer advice and escort you on walks
Day 12: Namche Bazar to Tengboche -(3,870m/12,694ft): 5/6 hrs
From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of sacred Khumbila peak (5,761m). Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti ! Continue to Phunki and Tyangboche for one of the most magnificent views in the world. Namche – Tyangboche: 5hrs trek
NAMCHE BAZAAR – TENGBOCHE
There are two routes to Tyangboche and we take the left fork via Khumjung at the foot of Khumbila Peak (5,761m). Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti. From Khumbila we descend through forest to the village of Trashinga and then down to the Dudh Khosi which can be heard thundering through the valley. After crossing the river it is a long steep climb to Tyangboche. As you reach the top, the incline gradually eases off and you finally pass through a stone gate, built by lamas, which marks the entrance to Tyangboche. In front of you is one of the most impressive views anywhere in the Himalayas, an awe inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants: Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Kategna and Thamserku. Find yourself a seat and settle down to watch the sun set over Everest !
Day 13: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5/6 hrs
(Trekking: approx 4 hours) Today it is a very pleasant walk, ascending gradually high above the Imja Khola River and passing the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and old glacial moraines on our way to our lodge in the settlement of Dingboche. The scenery is spectacular and although Everest here disappears behind the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, the huge peaks that tower above the eastern end of the valley are ample compensation. We are now almost completely above the tree-line and, in clear conditions, can look out for spectacular sunsets here and on Ama Dablam.
Day 14: Dingboche - Rest day for acclimatization (Day tirp to Chukung Valley)
(Rest and Acclimatisation Day) Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the cold winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when large numbers of yaks are brought here to graze in the valley pastures. Behind the lodge the huge rock faces of Taweche seem to soar to the heavens. Our trekking guide will advise us on activities for today, but the short excursion up the valley towards Chukkung is a worthwhile option. The views are fantastic in this valley; the towering south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the centre of the valley and the fluted ice walls of unnamed peaks that line the southern end of the valley.
Day 15: Dingboche to Luboche (4,900m) 6 hrs of trek
(Trekking: approx 6½ hours) In the morning we ascend the small ridge behind the village above Pheriche Valley. From the chorten at the top, Taweche and Cholatse (6440m) make for a striking scene as they seem to lean forwards from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuje Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La dominate the skyline. The walking is now generally fairly flat on wide-open fields, but do take your time and ensure you are well hydrated. Late in the morning we cross the Khumbu Khola at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier, which flows off Everest. In the afternoon, there is a solid and quite steep climb on a rocky trail to the top of the moraines. On the crest of the ridge, we pass a line of memorial cairns, built in memory of Sherpas and other climbers who have died on the various Everest expeditions over the last 50 years. From here the view is spectacular - Pumori (7145m) and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), are seen at the head of the valley whilst Everest remains hidden behind the towering walls of Nuptse and Lhotse.
Day 16: Lobuce to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep (5170 m/16,961ft)
(Trekking: approx 3 hours to Gorak Shep, 5 hours round trip to Everest Base Camp) As the trek to Gorak Shep is relatively short, we have the opportunity for a leisurely breakfast before beginning the day’s walk. From Lobuje we follow the broad valley that runs parallel to Khumbu Glacier. A gradual ascent enables us to build the slow, steady rhythm required when walking at high altitude. When we reach the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a series of small ascents and descents over a rocky trail lined with cairns that leads eventually to the surprising glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m) - reached after about three hours of walking. After a quick bite we gear up accordingly to head off towards the Everest Base Camp.
Day 17: Gorekshep to Kalapattar to Lobuche (5,600m)
Early in the morning we will climb to the Kalapattar for sunrise tour. In a clear day there are magnificent views of Everest range including close views of mount Everest. Then walking down hills towards to lubuche.
Day 18: - Thyangboche
(Walking time: approx 6 hours) It is amazing how quickly we retrace the trail that was a challenge to ascend en route to Everest Base Camp. We should be well acclimatised and we head quickly back downhill to Dughla and then taking a different route following the wide alpine valley to Pheriche for a long tea break. From Pheriche we ascend a short steep trail to the top of a small ridge for great views of Imja Valley, Ama Dablam and Kantega, before taking lunch at Orsho. In the afternoon we again descend to Shomare and later pass through Lower Pangboche to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River and re-trace our steps to Debuche and on to Thyangboche.
Day 19: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
we retrace our steps back to Lukla. We take lunch in Phakding and, although the final ascent up to Lukla is a surprise for most trekkers, reach the airport in the early afternoon. Lukla is famous for its end of trek celebrations.
Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu by air at the after noon self visiting to Patan
The ancient city of Patan , lying 5 km southwest of kathmandu, is known as the city of fine arts, The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors.
Patan Durbar Square:
Situated in the heart of the city, constitutes the focus of visitor’s attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, Temple and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan durbar Square consist of three main chowks or countryards, the Central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshar narayan Chowk, The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture. The Royal Bath called Tushahity. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument list in 1979.
Built in 1637 AD, the temple of Lord Krishaa holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is supposed to be the first specimen of Shikhara style architecture in Nepal . It is the only temple in Nepal having 21 spires and is completely 21 spires and is completely mad of stone.
Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu or self visiting to Bhaktapur city
Bhaktapur durbar Squares:
The Golden Gate is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 Windows, built by King Ranjit Malla. The gate is one of the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind in the entire world. This gate is embellished with deities and monsters with marvelous intricacy. The palace of 55 Window was built in 1700 AD. Among the brick walls in their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony of 55 windws. This balcony is a masterpiece of wood carving. The stone temple of Batsala Devi which is also
located in the Durbar Square is full of intricate carvings. This temple also sets a beautiful example of Shikhara style architecture in Nepal . There is a bronze bell on the terrace of the temple which is also known as the Bell of Barking Dogs. This colossal bell, placed in 1737 AD, used to ring to signal curfew those days. The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the Picture Galley, the Batsal Temple , etc. A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on the column facing
the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979.
Day 22: Tour Ends
Price Per Person US$ 1375.00 (Price are based on standard class hotel)
Price for meals and drinks during the trek Allow US$ 25.00 per person per day (off-course you are going to pay every day directly by yourself to the tea houses during the trek.it is just a guideline)
Single supplement US$ 150.00 per person ( you will get single room in kathmandu and during the trek. you can book your trekking tour as a solo with us. in this case we will charge little higher)
Additional night in kathmandu will cost US$ 40.00 for Double room with Bed and Breakfast and US$ 35.00 for single room.
Trekking prices with out hotel in kathmandu will cost US$ 1275.00 per person.
Off-course it is always possible to upgrade the hotel in kathmandu according to your budget and interest. But it will cost you extra and you need to pay the differences.
Hotel we use
Kathmandu Prince Hotel (standard class hotel)
Thamel, Chhetrapati, kathmandu,
E-Mail : [email protected] Website : www.kathmanduprincehotel.com
Potala Guest House (Standard class hotel)
Website : www.potalaguesthouse.com
Hotel Marsyandi Mandala (Standard class hotel)
Delux class hotel
Hotel Manasulu (3star)
Grand Hotel Kathmandu (4star)
Email: [email protected]
Hotel Manang Pvt. Ltd (3star)
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Hotel Yellow pagoda (4 star)
Radission hotel kathmandu (5star)
Hotel Yak & Yeti (5star)
GPO Box no. 1016
Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
Note: As per our company rule to confirm your booking with us we do need photo copy of your passport, one passport size photo graph, international flight details (Date of arrival , date of departure ,flight number ) and 15% of total amount as a down payment. Rest remaining other amount you can pay to us upon your arrival in kathmandu. Once you agreed to booking with us then we can provide you our bank details to make wire transfer or you can also pay by major credit cards such as visa, Master or by American express. in this case you need to send us copy of your credit cards. But it will cost you 5% extra because it is the rule of our local bank.
NOTE: WE DON’T HAVE FIXED DEPARTURE FOR THIS TREKKING.BUT WE CAN PROVIDE YOU ALL THE DETAILS ON THE REQUEST.
Note: If some one who is willing to book their trekking tour as a private then the tour will departure everyday.
- Airport Pickup and Drop by private transport (Only for Domestic and international flight)
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast (Centrally located ,Room with attach bathroom and hot and cold shower)
- 18 nights 19 days trekking in lodges(Lodges are Simple but clean enough and has a hot and cold shower)
- Everest National Park fee with TIMS(Trekking management information system) we need two photograph each for permit.
- Pasang Lamu village development tax
- Gaurishanker national park ticket
- one experience Trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one trekking porter between every two person (Our trekking porter he will carry maximum 20-22 k.g of baggage) and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments are included in price.
- Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax)
- Airfare for trekking guide
- Trekking map for Everest Region
- First aid kit box
- Sleeping bag for Trekking
- Light crampoons for trekking (Required the month of Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb and March)
- All the govt tax
What’s not Included
- Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare.
- Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
- Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu valley
- All the meals during the trek Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner, Tea and Coffee (Allow US$ 25.00 per person per day for trekking)
- Tips for trekking guide and trekking porter
- Hot shower during the trek (it will cost US$4 per shower)