Level of difficulty: High altitude ahead. N/A for beginners.
Accommodation & meals: lodges and teahouses, 4*hotel in KTM. Based on double occupancy, meals on the trek included.
Promo cost: 7250 AED until AUG 01.
Cost excludes international flights (flydubai at 1300 AED).
Cost specifically includes:
portering up to 10kg.
Helicopter load is limited, team will be divided according to participants weight. If total weight exceeds the load, your luggage might be carried down by porters. If additional helicopter flight is required, it will be subject of extra charges.
Make sure to have a good travel and medical insurance - compulsory on this trip.
We will provide briefings and shopping assistance to reassure your correct preparations.
any extras not mentioned, visa on arrival 25 USD, optional tours, tips, insurance.
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Day 1 :: Arrival to Kathmandu, 1300 mtrs
Jump on Flydubai to Kathmandu at 08.30am, transfer to hotel, check in, rest.
Day 2 :: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakdig, 2660 mtrs, 3-4 hrs
Early morning departure to airport for 30 minutes flight to Lukla.
Lukla is located at the altitude of 2800mtrs so there will be quite colder than in Kathmandu. After walking few minutes from Lukla airport, stop at restaurant for breakfast. Books, internet facility and trekking gear are available in Lukla, if you still miss some items.
After breakfast our journey starts...
DAY 3 :: Phakding to Namche Bazaar, 3440 mtrs, 6-7 hrs
To reach Namche we have to walk through Tok-Tok, Mamju, Jorsalle. The journey from Phakding to Jorsalle is quite easy. There is Everest National Park at Manju so, we have to check in there as a first check point. Then after an hour walk along the bank of Dudkoshi River we reach at Jorsalle where we will have breakfast. From Jorsalle after some time we have to cross Dudhkoshi River and bridge. Further we will have a steep route up to follow. If the weather is clear we can see Mount Everest from Thami Danda.Namche Bazaar is situated at 3440m altitude, on the way we will pass several spectacular view points. It is the biggest commercial area of Everest Region where we can find everything needed for trekkers even internet facilities, pub or ATM. Every now and then streets are filled with stalls offering various local items.
DAY 4 :: Acclimatization day
Explore Namche Bazaar and Everest View Hotel area.
DAY 5 :: Namche Bazaar- Tengboche, 3870mtrs, 5-6 hrs
Today we have to reach Tengboche from Namche through Sarasa, Phunki Tanga. We can easily walk from Namche to Phunki Tanga because the route is straight down. We will have lunch at Punki Tanga. After Phunki Tanga, the journey is steep up till Tangboche located at 3800mtrs. Tangboche is a small place consisting of 5 hotels. Internet facility is available here. It is the best spot to view Ama Dab Lam Mountain.
Day 6 :: Tengboche – Dingboche, 4400mtrs, 5 hrs
Tengboche is famous for its spectacular sunrise view, we will wake up early to enjoy the first rays of sun. Today journey is different as we start trekking down and then straight up, so its pretty much easy. Then we will follow river bank until Dingboche. Dingboche is the highest altitude place of Nepal where plant vegetation and crops like potatoes are grown.
DAY 7 :: Dingboche – Lobuche, 4900mtrs, 5 hrs
After breakfast we will visit Chorten at Dingboche then move to Thukla,where the route is straight up but can be done easily. Have lunch at Thukla. Then we take a steep route up and view the statue of those who had lost their life during Everest expeditions. After walking further we will reach the base of Lobuche at the altitude of 4900mtrs. You can see Pumori Mountain and Khumbu Glacier. Lobuche is a colder place with 5-6 hotels, lodges, and guest houses.
DAY 8 :: Lobuche - Gorakshep, 5170mtrs, 3-4 hrs + EBC site 4-5 hrs.
As we go higher it gets colder and so it does in Gorak Shep, located at 5170mtrs. For this reason we will start hiking today late in the morning. The route from Lobuche to Gorak Shep is quite hard due to beaten trail. On our way we will view magnificent Khumbu Glacier and Pumori. We will take our lunch at Gorkcheep and go to Base Camp where we will surely meet lot of climbers getting ready for the expedition to the peak. There will be plenty of yaks passing by carrying loads. The trail from Gorakshep to Base camp is a difficult one. At Base Camp we will again see Khumbu Glacier and Ice fall. Then return to Gorkcheep, dinner and overnight.
DAY 9 :: Kalapatthar, 5545mtrs, 3-4 hrs + descent to Lukla by helicopter
Today we go to Kalapatthar for sunrise view so we have to wake up earlier. Kaala Patthar is located at the highest point of our trek, most of the sources confirm 5545mtrs. Its located at the base of Pumori and its famous for its praying flag. You can see the Everest and other peaks at 360 degrees. It will need some 2 hrs to reach there. Due to intense cold we cannot stay longer and will return to Gorkcheep, have breakfast and starts the journey back to Lukla by heli. Weight load conditions apply. Firstly we will take a shuttle Kalapatthar to Pheriche, next from Pheriche directly to Lukla. Overnight in guesthouse in Lukla.
DAY 10 :: Flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla (breakfast only)
Well deserved celebration and rest day. You can go for massage or simply hang around in Tamel. Optional Kathmandu sightseeing.
DAY 11 :: Departure day (recommended).
See yah at EBC x
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