15 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Namche Bazaar, Lukla & Mount Everest: Trek The Everest
Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Mount Everest
Experience gorgeous views of the mountains range with the colorful scene of the rhododendron forests amid unique Nepalese culture. The tour takes you through the Dudh Koshi river, Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures. You will also admire the magnificent view of the valleys and surrounding areas from the top of Kalapatthar(5550 meters)
Arrival in Airport, Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu & departure to hotel.
Orientation program in the evening overnight at hotel.
Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Swyambhunath (monkey temple), Bauddhanath (Buddha stupa), Pashupatinath/ Biggest Hindu Temple, Patan Durbar Squire.
Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast )
Kathmandu – Lukla Flight (40-45 min) & Lukla – Phakding Trek (866ft., 2640m.): 3 - 4 hours
Meet up with the Sherpa guides and porters before heading off towards Phakding. The porters’ loads are organized here, in Lukla. The journey passes through Dudh Koshi (“Milk River”) and finally reaching to Phakding.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D (Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner )
Namche Bazaar is the main administrative and trading center for the Khumbu region.
With the inclusive of magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper, and rhododendron as well as the first view of Everest, it helps you to control the anticipation of the thrilling journey.
Acclimatization; hike to Khumjung 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D (Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner )
The acclimatization is best done with the hike that is by hiking upto to the valley of Bhote Koshi River (“River from Tibet”).
Trek to Tengboche (3860m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D (Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner )
The trek from Namche to Tengboche is unbelievably stunning. Far below is the Dudh Koshi and Thamserku, Kantenga, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest rises in front. Woods, Rhododendron Forest, Mani Walls, Chorten (Stupas), and suspension bridges across the rivers make this a lovely walk
Trek to Dingboche (4410m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D (Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner )
From Dingboche, we can enjoy the scenic views of Ama Dablam. Dingboche is the only place in the region where barley is produced. Tame pheasants are regularly seen in this area.
Acclimatization; hike to Nagerjun (5100m) & return. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D (Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner )
Enjoy some time away from the trek to adjust to the higher altitude. Take it easy, enjoy the scenery, drink plenty of fluids, and prepare for the next day's hiking.
Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D (Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner )
The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the moraine, there are stone monuments to six sherpas who died in avalanche, as well as monuments to other climbers. From here, it is a steep, tough climb towards the village of Gorak Shep.
Continue towards Lobuche, where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent.
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep. 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
The higher altitude makes this day's trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep, a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp.
Hike up to Kalapatthar (5550 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner )
Try to see a different view of Everest today, with a trek up to Kala Pattar. Known to have the best views of Everest, this is a challenging trek, but worth it on a clear day. Begin the descent from Kala Pattar, heading for Pheriche. This is not the most challenging of hikes, but the altitude can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem tough. Stop to look around; the views are quite spectacular.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner )
Today we trek back to Namchhe which takes us around 6 hours. Enjoy the surrounding and meet local peoples.
Trek to Lukla, 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D (Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner )
The final day of our trek returns back to Lukla. Relax after the rigorous adventure and reflect on the challenges just undertaken.
Fly back to Kathmandu (1340m) 30 - minutes. Overnight at hotel. B.B (Breakfast , )
We take the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafes.
Farewell & departure to your onward destination, B (Breakfast )
Farewell & departure to your destination, B (Breakfast )
Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis
Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
Accommodation in lodge and full board meals during the trekking
Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
All fees for TIMS card and Trekking Permit
Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
Sleeping bag, Down jacket & necessary equipment during the trek
One cultural show and dinner program
International Flight ticket & your personal expenses
Major meals in cities cold & alcoholic drinks
Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
Tips to guide and porter and your insurance
Trekking Group Size
We organize trekking in Everest region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Experience and Health Requirements
Everest sanctuary trekking starts moderate followed up by moderate trek and strenuous too. The trek is suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however, our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Everest base camp. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.
Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of the same sex.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Everest base camp trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise Adventure Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
Equipment and Packing List
A variety of clothing is necessary for the Everest base camp trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
T – shirts
Full sleeves shirts
Long light weight cotton pants
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover
Waterproof shell jacket
Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).
Light and comfortable camp shoes
Thin, lightweight inner socks.
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Down Sleeping bag
Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
Personal medicine box
Sunglasses with UV protection.
Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments
Toiletries and Personal Hygiene
Quick drying small towel
Toothbrush / paste
Face and body moisturizer
Sun block for lips
Tissues / toilet rolls
Feminine hygiene products
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trek Leader(s) and Staff
All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Everest region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and possess good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.
We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed, helicopter is sent and rescued in case of severe condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Everest region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.
Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Mount Everest
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.
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