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Mount Everest: 15-Day Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

1. Mount Everest: 15-Day Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia, and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time. Mount Everest Base Camp is the most popular destination for trekkers in Nepal. Its popularity has grown since the first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950s. The trek takes off from Lukla. First, take a 40-minute morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and we land its tiny at Lukla Airstrip then our trek start to Khumbu Region. The trek follows the Dudh Kosi valley route with an ascent up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. From Namche, you traverse along a high path from where you have the first good view of Everest. Head towards Thyangboche Monastery located on top of a mountain ridge and then descend the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche. After that, arrive at the Khumbu Glacier. The trek through the glacier takes you first to Lobuche and then to Gorak Shep, where you finally reach your destination, Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice falls. Itinerary: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 02: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding Today early in the morning, drive about 15 minutes to Tribhuwan International Airport. After a 30 minute scenic flight to Lukla (2804 meters.), begin your trek to Phakding (2610 meters) - 3 hours easy walking. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters). Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. This is a day for an acclimatization. Have a fine walk around the valley to adjust to the thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest. you can go to a museum too on the same day. There, see the traditional custom of Sherpa people. Besides, a fine view of the Everest and other mountains can be viewed from this place. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3850 meters). By reaching Tengboche, visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery. Then you will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony whether in the evening or morning. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 07: Acclimatization day Today, enjoy another day for acclimatization. Have a trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Go to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) from there, observe the fifth highest mountain, Makalu. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4950 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 09: Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 meters.) and return to Gorakshep (5160 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 10: Hiking to Kalapathar (5545 meters), then trek to Pheriche The day starts with a hike up to Kalapathar (5545 meters), an excellent viewpoint to observe Mount Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views. Then trek back to Pheriche (4280 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazar Overnight at a guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 12: Trek to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 13: After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 14: Day at leisure. It's also a spare day just in case of flight delay in Lukla. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 15: Departure. After breakfast, your guide will drop you off at the airport. Note: The weather is unpredictable in Lukla even in the best season of October and November. The chances are high to get flight delays or cancellations due to the bad weather. Thus, it is always recommended to allocate a few more spare days before you fly back home.

From Kathmandu: Ama Dablam Base Camp 12-Day Trek

2. From Kathmandu: Ama Dablam Base Camp 12-Day Trek

The trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp has been designed to take you to some of the prettiest Sherpa villages within easy walking distance of the Namche Bazaar, with the ultimate objective of standing at the foot of the region’s most beautiful mountain. This fascinating trip to the world’s most beautiful mountain Ama Dablam Base Camp offers superb views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega and unforgettable scenery of the Ama Dablam Base Camp. An opportunity to know about Sherpa life style, culture and religion in Khmbu valley, this trekking route passes through the lovely forest to the world renowned and sacred monastery of Tengboche. The trail weaves through the famous Buddhist villages and monasteries of the Sherpa people while affording unparalleled views of some of the world’s highest peaks. We explore the region using colourful village inns, maximising our contact with the Sherpa people. Following trails used by many Everest expeditions we walk to the famous monastery at Tengboche, one of the finest mountain viewpoints in the world as well as Pangboche, one of the highest inhabited villages on earth. Set at the foot of Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful peaks on earth, and home to many famous Sherpa Everest summiteers, where we do a days excursion to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,576m/15,013ft). Day 1 Arrival KATHMANDU (1300m/4265ft) Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check in to the hotel. alternatively you can get collected from your hotel or meet at the meeting point. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city. Meals: NO Day 2 KATHMANDU- City Tour Day 3 Fly to LUKLA (2800m/9187ft); trek to PHAKDING (2610m/8563ft) 2-3 hours trek; 200m descent, 50m ascent Day 4 Trek to NAMCHE (3420m/11221ft) 5-6 hours/1000m ascent, 100m descent Day 5 Acclimatize at NAMCHE Day 6 Trek to KHUMJUNG (3780m/12402ft) Day 7 Trek to PANGBOCHE (3860m/12665ft) Day 8 Trek to AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP (4,576m/15,013ft) Day excursion to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,576m/15,013ft) .Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 9 Trek to MONJO Trek back through Kyanjuma to Monzo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 10 Trek back LUKLA We descend back down to the river and climb up to Tengboche for one of our last panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. The trail then drops down to Phunki Tenga and then climbs through Teshinda to Kyanjuma. The walk back from here to Namche Bazaar is along a beautiful undulating trail high above the Dudh Kosi. Descending through Namche Bazaar, we follow the Dudh Kosi south through rhododendron and pine forests, past Jorsale, Monzo and Benkar to Chaunrikhara. Here we leave the main trail and climb the short distance to Lukla. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 11 Fly back KATHMANDU- Home Sweet Home Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu and drop to the hotel.

From Kathmandu: 17-Day Poon Hill Sunrise & Everest View Trek

3. From Kathmandu: 17-Day Poon Hill Sunrise & Everest View Trek

Gokyo Valley Trek is a fine alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek which climbs the valley to the west of Everest to the village of Gokyo and five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier. This two week spectacular climb almost as high as the Everest Base Camp Trek offers similarly jaw dropping Everest views, but the trails are less crowded and quieter with traditional Sherpa villages serving local meals to legions of hungry trekkers. The trail follows the Dudhkoshi River to its source – a series of emerald green lakes. Gokyo is a Sherpa village that lies besides the largest of these lakes. From Gokyo we climb to Gokyo Ri (5360m) for a heart stopping view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche. As Everest Base Camp Trek has Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5545m , Gokyo Valley Trek has Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5360m on the north side of Dudh Pokhari which is an epic vantage point , offering the kind of view over Everest that is normally reserved for balloonists or mountaineers. In this trek as well, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and start our trek onwards to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), the trading center of Khumbu Region. We take a days rest for acclimatization in Namche. From Namche Bazaar, 3 days trek will take us to Gokyo, where we take another day of rest for acclimatization and exploring around. The next day we climb Gokyo Ri (5360m) for the superb views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche, with the Ngozumpa Glacier cutting across in front like a massive tear in the landscape. We then walk downhill to Gokyo (4750m). The Gokyo Valley Trek is specially designed for those who prefer a less crowded trail with only basic lodge facilities and in this trail one will miss out most of the famous monasteries of Khumbu region. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725 ft) (30 mins flight, 1 hrs drive, 6 hrs trek) Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/ 9,020 ft) (4-5 hrs trek) Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill – (3,210m/10,529ft)-6-7 hrs Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft) (3-4 hrs) Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (4 hrs trek and 1 hrs drive) Day 08: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (30 mins flight) Day 09: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (8,700ft) (40 mins flight, 3-4 hrs trek) Day 10: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) (5-6 hrs) Day 11: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft) – Acclimatization Day Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3,810 m/12500 ft) (4 hrs) Day 13: Khumjung to Tengboche (3,870m/12694ft) (4-5 hrs) Day 14: Tengboche to Monjo (2,950m/9,676ft) (6-7 hrs) Day 15: Monjo to Lukla (5-6 hrs) Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu Day 17: Final departure – Home Sweet Home

From Kathmandu: Gokyo Valley 15-Day Trek With Accommodation

4. From Kathmandu: Gokyo Valley 15-Day Trek With Accommodation

Gokyo Valley Trek is a fine alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek which climbs the valley to the west of Everest to the village of Gokyo and five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier. This two week spectacular climb almost as high as the Everest Base Camp Trek offers similarly jaw dropping Everest views, but the trails are less crowded and quieter with traditional Sherpa villages serving local meals to legions of hungry trekkers. The trail follows the Dudhkoshi River to its source – a series of emerald green lakes. Gokyo is a Sherpa village that lies besides the largest of these lakes. From Gokyo we climb to Gokyo Ri (5360m) for a heart stopping view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche. As Everest Base Camp Trek has Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5545m , Gokyo Valley Trek has Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5360m on the north side of Dudh Pokhari which is an epic vantage point , offering the kind of view over Everest that is normally reserved for balloonists or mountaineers. In this trek as well, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and start our trek onwards to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), the trading center of Khumbu Region. We take a days rest for acclimatization in Namche. From Namche Bazaar, 3 days trek will take us to Gokyo, where we take another day of rest for acclimatization and exploring around. The next day we climb Gokyo Ri (5360m) for the superb views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche, with the Ngozumpa Glacier cutting across in front like a massive tear in the landscape. We then walk downhill to Gokyo (4750m). The Gokyo Valley Trek is specially designed for those who prefer a less crowded trail with only basic lodge facilities and in this trail one will miss out most of the famous monasteries of Khumbu region. Day 1 Arrival KATHMANDU (1300m/4265ft) Day 2 Acclimatize KATHMANDU- City Tour Day 3 Fly to LUKLA (2800m/9187ft); trek to PHAKDING (2610m/8563 ft)- 4 Hrs trek; 200m descent, 50m ascent Day 4 Trek to NAMCHE (3420m/11221ft) 5-6 hours/1000m ascent, 100m descent-7 Hrs Day 5 Acclimatize at NAMCHE Day 6 Trek to PHORTSE THENGA (3680m/12074ft ) -6 hours Day 7 Trek to MACHHERMO (4410m/14469ft)- 6 hours Day 8 Trek to GOKYO (4750m/15585ft)- 7 hours Day 9 Explore Around GOKYO Day 10 Trek to GOKYO RI (5360m/17586ft) & Back to GOKYO -6 hours Day 11 Trek to DOLE (4090m/13419ft)- 6 hours Day 12 Trek to NAMCHE via KHUMJUNG- 5 hours Day 13 Trek to LUKLA – 6 hours Day 14 Fly back KATHMANDU Day 15 Fly back HOME or extend your HOLIDAYS

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