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Everest Basecamp and Territories

 

A thorough program to discover the Sherpa country. From Kathmandu, you fly to Lukla. Then you trek to Namche Bazar, also known as the Sherpa country’s capital. You will go through Khumjung, the country of Edmund Hillary’s Sherpa in 1953. Then, you will progressively ascend to Gokyo and its five lakes. At Gokyo Ri (5360m), you will enjoy a splendid view at 360° on the Himalayas: Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Cho Oyu will appear!

After this, we will go back into the valley so that attending Everest Base Camp. We will get to the famous KalaPatthar (5650m) which overhangs it. You will have the unique chance of watch Everest with your own eyes, Sagarmantha in Nepali, “Mother of the universe”. You will attend several Tibetan monasteries, which will ring a bell to Hergé comic’s “Tintin in Tibet”.

Description

Day 1 : Kathmandu
You will be received by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 : Kathmandu
Guided tour of the Kathmandu’s valley and of its principle monuments.

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2620 m) - 3h
Departure to the domestic airport for the flight to Lukla (2850m). Short trek until Phakding.

Day 4 : Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440 m) - 5h
A short but steep ascent to Namche Bazar, Sherpa country’s capital. It is the business’ epicentre of the Khumbu region. First sight on Thamserku (6608 m), Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8511 m).

Day 5 : Acclimation at Namche Bazar
Acclimation day. Opportunity to go to Khunde or Khumjun to enjoy the travel. Free afternoon in Namche Bazar. You admire the sunset on Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Everest.

Day 6 : Namche Bazar - Khumjung (3753 m) - 3h
Quite steep ascent to reach the col. Breath-taking view on Everest and Ama Dablam. Then, the path goes down to Khumjung village.

Day 7 : Khumjung - Dole (4200 m) - 5h30
Beautiful sights on Tengboche monastery and the verdurous plateau of Phortse. Sloping descent to Phorste Tsenga, then the road progressively raises in the forest and offers first views on Cho Oyu (8210m).

Day 8 : Dole - Machhermo (4450 m) - 3h30
Progressive and long rise on the side of mountain stream. The path comes out on mountain pastures.

Day 9 : Machhermo - Gokyo (4750 m)
An outstanding view on mountains surrounding Ngozumba glacier offers to you once on the ridge. Two lakes with clean water reflects Cho Oyu, giving place to an outstanding spectacle. From the lodge situated on the edge of the principal lake, you will enjoy the overview on Renjo La.

Day 10 : Gokyo - Gokyo Ri (5357 m) - 5h
During sunrise, ascent to Gokyo Ri (5357m). It is a beautiful lookout area on Khumbu’s summits.

Day 11 : Gokyo - Phortse (3800 m) - 7h
Descent of the left side of Thare mountain stream, then arrival at Phortse.

Day 12 : Phortse – Pangboche - 3h
Beyond Phortse, you will feel the altitude and High Khumbu opens its gates to you. The path follows the Imja Khola little river and you will get to Pangboche monastery. Now, you are in Sherpa’s country.

Day 13 : Pangboche - Dengboche (4040 m) - 3h
An outstanding view on Everest and Ama Dablam.

Day 14 : Dengboche
Free day dedicated to acclimation of high altitude.

Day 15 : Dingboche - Lobuche (4930 m) - 5h
Early in the morning, you follow Khumbu glacier’s moraine. In front of you will rise of a wonderful view on Tawache and Ama Dablam. Night at Lobuche, which is at nearly 5000m.

Day 16 : Lobuche - Kalapatthar - Gorakshep (5165 m) – Back to Lobuche - 8h
Today, you start early in the morning to go to Kalapatthar (5630m) in order to better enjoy the view. You follow Khumbu glacier’s moraine. The ascent is progressive until Gorakshep but steeper until Kalapatthar. Return in Gorakshep. Free afternoon. If you are brave enough, trek will go on to Everest base camp.

Day 17 : Lobuche - Dingboche - Deboche (3710 m) - 7h
Return to Tholka and then you head to Dingboche through preserved Khumbu valley. Descent until Deboche.

Day 18 : Deboche - Tengboche – Namchebazar - 7h
Ascent until Tengboche monastery. After the visit of the monastery, you descend until Dudh Koshi river through rhododendrons forest. Then ascent to Namche Bazar.

Day 19 : Namche bazar – Phakding - 6h

Day 20 : Phakding - Lukla - 3h
Free afternoon for a visit of Lukla.

Day 21 : Flight Lukla - Kathmandu
Return flight and free afternoon in Kathmandu. You are back to your hotel.

Day 22 : Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu, it is a safe day in case of delay on the itinerary or cancel of your flight.

Day 23 : International Departure
Our representative will guide you to the International airport 3 hours before your flight.

Price includes

→ KTM hotel room with breakfast

→ Sightseeing in three cultural heritage sites

→ National park permit fee

→ Safari 2 nights 3 days package with activities on full board

→Trekking permit (TIMS) fee government licensed and trained local English speaking guide

→ All hot meals during the trek

→ Guide, food, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes

→ All the transport and internal flights during the program


Price does not includes

→ Your all kinds of insurance

→ Visa fees

→ Lunch and dinner in city

→ Drinks

→ Optional trips

→ Tips


The services offered, in particular transport, may be subject to local or climatic hazards. If necessary, alternative solutions will be proposed.

Best time: Mid-March / April / May, and October / early November