15 Days Trekking tour itinerary for nepal: Trek To The Foot Of Mount Everest
Kathmandu, Dingboche, Lukla, Everest Base Camp-South, Namche Bazaar
Explore the nature and culture of Nepal in one of its adventurous treks giving you the opportunity to glare and capture all the breath-taking views of the Himalayas.
Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal.
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative welcomes you and transfers you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Later in the evening, we will take you to welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Kathmandu offering typical Nepalese cuisine during which we will also brief you about the trip.
Overnight at hotel.
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
Early morning, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla has a tine airstrip and the scenic flight duration is just above 40 minutes. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage, you can have a good look around and take pictures.
Depending upon when we land at Lukla, we might even have our lunch there.
From Lukla, we walk to Phakding village. The walk is fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding.
We can spend our evening strolling around the village.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Our day's hike will start after we have our breakfast. We start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River; we will have to cross this river twice today.
We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park.
After entering the National Park, we descend down to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village.
We walk further from there heading off to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous trade hub in the lap of the Himalayas which is also the capital of Khumbu region.
We will stay overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
After already having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft), we will use today for acclimatization. It is very important that our body is prepared for further ascending. You have the day at your disposal and can choose to do what you wish with it.
You can walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to just walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle.
If it is Saturday, there will be local traditional Saturday Market and it will be a wonderful experience visiting the marketplace.
There is a Sherpa Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit if you are into Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.
Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Today after breakfast, we start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent views of the mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak is a constant throughout the day.
Today's trail ascends through the forested on its way to Tyangboche. The first thing that could draw your attention after reaching Tyangboche could be its big monastery. Tyangboche has a large campsite, tea houses and lodges overseeing Mt. Ama Dablam.
We will spend the night at a hotel in Tyangboche.
Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
The day consists of a lot of descending until we arrive at Deboche. The trails ascend from there through rhododendron forest.
We then cross a valley and through the plains to reach Dingboche. It is a relatively easy day in terms of walking.
Acclimatization day at Dingboche
It is acclimatization day again. We require acclimatizing to ascend further altitude. You can take complete rest all day.
If you so wish and are physically in excellent condition, you can also take some couple of hours time to hike up to Chhukung (4,730m). Chhukung is a small hill station overlooking many mountains and glaciers.
The main target of the day would be to prepare you physically for the rest of the trek.
Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
There is a lot of vertical gain today even though the trail length does not clock more than 4.5 miles in itself. We walk through the alpine meadows and yak pastures to cross the Khumbu Glacier. The end of the moraine of the glacier is specifically steep and presents a challenge.
We then continue along the rugged route to reach Lobuche where we will stay for the night. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.
Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 5-6 hrs walk
For those of you who are doing the Everest Base Camp Trek for the first time, the day starts with a mixture and anxiety. Today you will be hiking up to the Everest Base Camp. The day will be the most challenging day of the trek and at the same time the most fulfilling as well. The base camp is situated at an altitude of above 5,000m (16,000ft).
We start off by hiking to Gorak Shep first. It is a small village sitting atop a small frozen lake buried under sand. We will have our lunch there and hike further following the trails of the Khumbu Glacier.
On the way, you will catch the glimpse of an intimidating black rock the world knows by the name of Mt. Everest. The way will lead us to the Everest Base Camp. Have you ever heard or read that Mt. Everest cannot be seen from the Everest Base Camp? You will find the answer yourself.
We will spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas and return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.
Early hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204ft) & trek back to Pheriche 6-7 hrs walk
Our first destination for the day will be Kala Patthar. We will start early and your guide will arrange everything your departure. Kala Patthar provides the most wonderful sight of sunrise over Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori.
You would not want to miss that. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep.
We will take our time enjoying what Kala Patthar has to offer before heading down to Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche to stay overnight there.
Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hrs walk
From now onwards, it's all about descending. So our pace will be faster than earlier and the walks will be easier. The beauty of the Himalayan terrain will never leave us along the way.
We will spend the night in Kyanjuma.
Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7 hrs walk
The highlight of the day would be our visit to the Hillary School, established by Sir Edmund Hillary. We will also visit a hospital run by charity.
We will walk the downhill trails to reach Monju and stay overnight there.
Monju to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk
You can walk at your own pace today as we head back to Lukla from where we started our adventure.
The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing.
We will spend the night at a hotel in Lukla.
Fly back to Kathmandu.
We take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel where you can relax at your will.
Later the evening, we will treat - exquisite Nepalese cuisine at one of the finest restaurants.
It will also be a great opportunity to hear from you about your experiences and get constructive criticisms and suggestions that will help us make improve ourselves.
Departure from Kathmandu
Some of you might also have few more days and some other activities planned in Nepal.
For the rest of you who are returning today, depending upon what time your return flight is, you can do some last minute shopping if you like to.
We will transfer you to the airport hoping it won't be long before we see each other again!
Airport Pick Up & Drop Services.
Experienced English speaking city tour guide.
All entrance of sites & monuments fees.
Accommodations & Meals.
Flight / Transportation.
National Park Fare.
First Aid: Medical kit box during the trip.
Insurance: Guide / Porters: Company provide insurance for our guide and porters as per state law
Trekking Equipment: Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bags (which needs to be returned after the trek).
Drinking water is not included in the trip price.
You have to make your travel & rescue insurance by yourself before we leave for travel.
You have to arrange your personal trekking equipment such as trekking poles, water bottle etcc by yourself.
Tips for driver, guides and porters are not included in the cost.
Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
Hot Shower during the trekking period is not included.
Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control.
Kathmandu, Dingboche, Lukla, Everest Base Camp-South, Namche Bazaar
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Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.
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