Everest Trek

Visit Everest Base Camp, climb Kalapathar (5545m) & experience manastir Tyangboche

There are only several countries whose landscapes and mountain ranges are rich in diversity, such as those found in Nepal. Mount Everest (8848m), the highest peak in the world, is known to the locals as Sagarmatha (Mother Earth Goddess). It is an unusual and enjoyable experience to meet the wonderful people living in this area, proudly calling themselves the Sherpa people. More than 470 years ago, they came from green pastures in eastern Tibet to these mountainous regions, but they never severed ties with their homeland. Walking along the glacial rivers, through the green valleys and forests of the blossoming Rhododendron, you will be surrounded by the highest peaks in the world, and it will become crystal clear why the local population believes that the Gods live up there. The faces of smiling Sherpas will be an everyday occurrence on this journey, and you will retell their hospitality for months after returning home.

It is impossible to get to know a city of millions like Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, in a few days of staying in it. Still, it’s possible to open the doors of a wonderfully intimate, lively, and despite poverty, unusually vibrant city. On this trip through the Khumbu region, you will see several peaks over 8000m: Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and of course, the highest of them all – Mt. Everest. The climb to Gokyo peak (5483m) will give you a chance to see Mt. Everest in all its glory, from its base camp to its very top. This trek requires good physical condition, but the pleasure you will experience on the Khumbu Glacier is invaluable.

 

Itinerary

Day 1

MEETING IN KATHMANDU

Meeting point in Kathmandu airport, the capital of Nepal. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 2

KATHMANDU - PHAGDING

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Air transport Kathmandu – Lukla (2804m). Hiking to village of Phagding (2600m). Accommodation in a hostel. Lunch. The village is located on the river Dudh Koshi, where a mini power plant was built that supplies the village with electricity. The horizon above the village is beautified by the silhouette of a Buddhist monastery. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 3

PHAGDING – NAMCHE BAZAR

After breakfast, we start our hike, Phagding (2600m) – Namche Bazaar (3440m). Entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. The local population, out of great respect, called this area the Mother Goddess Earth. Accommodation in a hotel. Lunch. Guided village tour. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4

NAMCHE BAZAR

Breakfast. Free day in Namche Bazar – a village located in the heart of the Kumbu region, at an altitude of 3446m. In the center of the unusual village are numerous handicraft shops selling figures and jewelry made of silver, items made of semi-precious stones. A wardrobe made of strong hair has been developed. Acclimatization trip to the “Everest view” hotel (4000 m above sea level). View of the highest peaks in the world. Return to Namche Bazar. Lunch. In the afternoon rest. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 5

NAMCHE BAZAR – MANASTIR TYANGBOCHE

After breakfast, we departure from the hotel. Hiking Namche (3440m) -Tyangboche (3800m). From Namche, we walk to the hostel “Ama Dablam” where there is a tea break. The rest is followed by a descent to the Dud Koshi River. Climb through the rhododendron forest and arrive at the 17th century Tyangboche Monastery. Accommodation in a hostel. Lunch. Tour of Tyangboche Monastery. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 6

TYANGBOCHE – PANGBOCHE

Breakfast. Hiking Tyangboche (3800m) – Pangboche (4000m). A tour of the only female Buddhist monastery in this region. Arrival in Pangboche. Accommodation in a hostel, located near the oldest monastery in the area. Lunch. In the afternoon, a tour of the authentic monastery. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 7

PANGBOCHE – DINGBOCHE

Breakfast. Hiking Pangboche (4000m) – Dingboche (4350m). Passing by the river Dud Koshi. A break for photographing the most painted mountain in the Himalayas – Ama Dablam. The view continues to reach the impressive peak of the highest in the world – Mt. Everest. Return to the hostel. Accommodation. Lunch. In the afternoon a tour of the chortens (monuments) around the village. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 8

DINGBOCHE

Breakfast. Climb to the top of Nangar Cang (5100m). Trekking peak named after a nearby monastery. Rest planned on a lookout point with a magnificent view of the surrounding peaks. Return to Dingboche village. Lunch. Afternoon scheduled for rest and individual activities. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 9

DINGBOCHE – LOBUCHE

Breakfast. Hiking village Lobuche (4900m). We pass through the village of Dughla, above which there are chortens (monuments) to the fallen climbers on Everest and other peaks. Accommodation in a lodge. Lunch. After lunch, walk to the observatory that monitors climate change (the pyramid). Return to Lobuche. Dinner. Overnight

Day 10

LOBUCHE – KALAPATAR (5545m) - GORAK SHEP

Breakfast. Departure to climb the trek to the top of Kalapathar (5545m). The most beautiful view of Mt. Everest, you are only 7km away from its top. Rest and overnight in Gorak Shep.

Day 11

GORAK SHEP - EVEREST BC - LOBUCHE

Breakfast. Today we go to Everest BC. Return to Gorak Shep. Lunch. In the afternoon return to Lobuche. Dinner. Overnight

Day 12

LOBUCHE – TYANGBOCHE

Breakfast. Departure through the Periche valley. We walk along the glacial river to the village of Pangboche. Lunch break. Continuation of the trip to Tyangboche Monastery. Accommodation in a lodge in the Rhododendron Valley. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 13

TYANGBOCHE – NAMCHE BAZAR

Breakfast. Hiking Tyangboche (3800m) – Namche Bazaar (3440m). Arrival in Namche Bazar and accommodation in a hotel. Lunch. In the evening, spend time in the cafe restaurants of Namche Bazaar. (billiards tournament, good music and socializing with people from all over the world). Dinner. Overnight.

Day 14

NAMCHE BAZAR - PHAGDING

Breakfast. Hiking Namche Bazar (3440m) – Phagding (2600m). Accommodation in a hostel. Lunch. A break from a strenuous trek along the Dud Koshi River. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 15

PHAGDING - LUKLA

Breakfast. Hiking Phagding – Lukla. Accommodation in a hostel. Lunch. The village of Lukla is considered to be the most developed village in the region, due to the existence of an airport, which is not common in these parts. In addition to the traditional souvenir shopping, in the evening go out to pubs and restaurants. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 16

LUKLA – KATHMANDU

After breakfast, we leave our hostel. Departure to the airport. Flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Free afternoon for individual activities. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 17

KATHMANDU

Breakfast. Free day scheduled for touring the city and souvenir shopping in the Thamel district.

Day 18

DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU

Breakfast. We pack our bags and transfer to the airport. This is where we say our goodbyes and wish for a safe flight home.

Dates & Prices

October 3rd, 2021
Spots available: 7 2440 €, Per Person

F.A.Q.

What’s included in the price?
To maximize convenience, we include as much as possible, so you can just relax and think about hiking. Here’s what’s included:

  • Minibus transfers from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport
  • Flight tickets & all tax Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in 3 * hotel  in Kathmandu based on BB in 1/2 rooms
  • Accommodation in lodges in the Himalayas based on full board in 1/2 and 1/3  rooms
  • Professional UIAA guide during the trek
  • Services of the local guides and porters according to the program
  • Trekking permits (TIMS)
  • Fee for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Lukla fee
  • Organization costs

What does not included in the price?

  • Flight tickets to/from Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa when entering the country ($ 40)
  • International Health & Rescue Insurance
  • Optional tickets to museums and temples in Kathmandu
  • Taxi service in Kathmandu
  • Individual expenses in Kathmandu and during the trek (tickets, water, drinks, sweets…)
  • Individual costs

You will need to cover flights; insurance and extra spend. You’ll need to book your flights to and from Kathmandu, travel insurance, and cover other personal expenses (etc. drinks, souvenirs,..).

What’s the hike like?
The hike is moderate to strenuous. The first two days of our hike, will last 4 to 6 hours, on an easy pace. You will walk on the mountain trail along Dudh Koshi river and through the pine forest. It is safe and solid. It can be rainy below 3500m above sea level. Above 3500m snow is possible but during late October and November, it is very rear. Temperature is between – 10 degrees Celsius (during night above 4500m) and + 20 degrees Celsius. During our trek, we’ll have rest and acclimatization every third day.

What skills/experience/fitness do I need?

You need a reasonable fitness level, capable of handling uphill walking for continuous periods (4 – 6h on average). The previous hiking experience at altitudes up to 4000 above sea level is desirable. Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start of the tour.

What do I need to bring with me?

  1. Backpack (up to 40l)
  2. Sleeping bag
  3. Trekking pants (twill or similar) x 2
  4. Gore-tex jacket (or something waterproof)
  5. Hiking shoes or deep sneakers (waterproof)
  6. Socks – Thermo + plain x 5
  7. Cotton T-shirts x 5
  8. Active underwear x 2
  9. Woolen hat (or polar)
  10. Hat (sun protection)
  11. Polar sweatshirt
  12. Gloves (polar)
  13. Towel and hygiene accessories
  14. Sunglasses
  15. Headlamp
  16. A thermos of 1l x 2
  17. Trek sticks
  18. Drugs and vitamins
  19. Sunscreen factor 30 and more & lip cream
  20. Transport bag for your belongings

Note: You will carry your small backpack with essentials (water, sweets, upholstery…), and our transporters will carry your transport bag with other, full equipment. You will travel to Kathmandu with your travel bags. You can leave your bags and excess items in the hotel in Kathmandu, that will wait for you when you return from the trek. You can take up to 12kg in a carrier bag on the trek, plus your little backpack on your back and the rest of the stuff stays at a hotel in Kathmandu.

What are the guides like?
All the activities on this trip will be led in English by qualified and licensed UIAA guide.

What’s the food like?
All food is local and is freshly cooked, hearty mountain meals. These include domestic cheese and other local milk products, dry meat specialties, local fruit, and vegetables. We can organize your meal the way you like. Drinks are not included.

Can my dietary requirements be catered to?
Absolutely. Just let us know when you fill in your travel documents.

When can I go on this trip?
Book on to our pre-set dates above. If you are considering alternative dates, the perfect time for this adventure is between March and May, and also between September and November.

What’s the weather like?

Spring and early autumn are the best periods to visit this region. In autumn the average temperature in Kathmandu can be around is 20 degrees Celsius, but on the mountain is colder and the temperature is between 0 and 10 degrees Celsius. Autumn is slightly chillier but still really pleasant and the colors are stunning. Above Lobuche village, there can be some snow parts.

Which flights should I book?
You should book flights to Kathmandu airport (Nepal capital).

How do I meet the transfer?
At your arrival, the transfer will be holding a sign with the name of the tour. We’ll give you all the extra details before traveling.

How big will the group be?
This trip will run with a minimum of 6 people, and a maximum of 15. Please note, if there are not 6 people booked the trip may be rearranged or canceled. Please contact us for confirmation before booking your flights, or book with a credit card.

Can I customize the trip?
Of course! For private groups of six or more the trip can run on any days you wish, be extended, or changed to suit your needs. Enquire now for a private trip.