Everest Base Camp Trek
Starting Point: Lukla (2800m.) Ending Point: Lukla (2800m.)Everest Trek:
Everest trek is one of the most appreciated and adventurous trek in Nepal, as you can see the Mt. Everest and many other mountains and different culture and life style of people mostly Buddhist. The tradition and culture of the people living in Everest area is similar to Tibetan people. While doing Everest trek you will either way be able to experience the best part of Himalayas.
Day 01 : arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel and brief about progam in Nepal.
Day 02 : After the breakfast we start Kathmandu city sight seeing. Soyambunath, Pasuapti nath, Buddha nath and back evening hotel and have a nice dinner
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes approximately 30 minutes and trek to Phakding. Early in the morning you will be driven from hotel to Kathmandu airport, after 30 minutes spectacular flight you will land to Lukla airport (2800m.).You begin your trek to Phakding (2652m.) and you walk for about 2 and half to 3 hours. While trekking, you head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding(2652m.)
Day 04 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about 5 to 5 and half hours. This day you will trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri, Tawache peak. You can also visit some of the village monasteries on the way of trekking to Namche Bazaar(3440 m.). Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market. There is set a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have reached there by crossing the glaciated Nangpa La.
Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame [3739m] and it takes about 4 hours. From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as we head up the Bhote Koshi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. Along the way you pass many prayer flags, Mani walls and carved stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area. After descending to the Bhote Kosi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here, there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde and to the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival.
Day 07: Trek from Thame to Khumjung [3790m] and it takes about 5 hours. You retrace your route down the Bhote Kosi Valley towards Namche and branch off to follow a quiet trail to Khumjung. It is a picturesque village which also has its own Gompa at the top end of town. Here you can have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam.
Day 08: Trek from Khumjung to Dole [4040m] which takes about 5 hours. Soon after leaving Khumjung the trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. This ridge descends from Khumbila, a 5734m peak, said to be the abode of the patron God of the Khumbu region. The trail descends slightly towards the Sanasa and then trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m.). From here, you can see panoramic views of various mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. You can enjoy delicious meal at Phortse Tenga (3650m.).
Day 09: Trek from Dole to Machhermo [4410m] and it takes about 3 hours. From Dole you climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. This is a short day and you will arrive at Machhermo in time for lunch.
Day 10 Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo [4750m] which takes about 4 hours.Today you head for the lakes at Gokyo. You follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. You climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. You soon arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.) -your route to Lobuche and Everest, later in the trek. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is magnificent with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green lake.
Day 011Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley. Gokyo is a trade centre where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumba glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. This day you can make a side trip to Fifth Lake via Fourth Lake.
Day 12: climb from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri [5340m] & Trek back to Machhermo (4410m.) via Gokyo village and it takes about 4 and half hours. Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and you leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is one of the finest in the Everest region – some says it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. After lunch it is a short walk to the village of Machhermo.
Day 13 : Trek from Machhermo (4410m.) to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which takes about 5 and half hours. The trail gently descends to Dole and then starting descending steeply to Photse Tenga (3650m.) passing through rhododendron forests. Then the path immediately ascends steeply to Mongla Danda (4000m.) and gently descends up to Kyanjoma (3500m.) following small ups and down to the destination.
Day 14 : Trek from Namche to Phakding (2652m.) and it takes about 4 hours. The trails descends steeply for early one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo. .
Day 15 : Trek from Phakding to Lukla [2800m] and it takes about 3 hours. Your final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chhang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience.
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu & half days rest because after long time Mountain trip to back city.
Day 17 : : BHAKTAPUR (BHADGAON)
Situated at an altitude of 1,401m.Bhaktapur covers area of 4 square miles. Shaped like a couch-shell. Bhaktapur means the city of devoees. Pottery and weaving are it’s traditional industries. The city lies about 14 kilometers East of Kathmandu and can be reached by public transport and by trolley buses. The major sightseeing places in Bhaktapur include: DURBAR SQURE: 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 Gallery, the golden Gate, the 55 windows, the Batsala temple and the Bell of Barking dogs, etc. The statue of the king Bhupatendra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a colum facing the palace. Of the many statues available in Nepal this is considered to be the most magnificent. Main point we will visit here above places.
1.THE NATIONAL ART GALLERY
2.THE GOLDEN GATE
3.THE PALACE OF 55 WINDOWS
4.THE STONE TEMPLE OF BATSALA DEVI
We can visit here 3 hours, as you like. After that we will drive to Patan Durbar Square.
DURBAR SQUARE OF PATAN:
Situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor’s attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan Durbar square consists of three main Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. The Sundari Chowk holds in the center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Rayal bath called Tushshity. KRISHNA MANDIR. Built in the seventeenth century, the temple of Lord Krishna 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 having 21 spires and is completely. Hear main point we are going to see. PATAN DURBAR SQUARE, This day you will see so nice beautiful things and back at hotel evening dinner.
Day 18: Free day for shopping souvenir for friends and family’s.
Day 19: final departure to home country