- Trek through the most famous mountainous trekking route.
- Explore the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley.
- Indulge yourself in the close up views of the mighty Himalayas.
- Explore the rich diversity of flora and fauna in the hills.
- Explore the majestic Gokyo.
- Test your endurance at some serious altitude.
- Immerse yourself in the culture and tradition of the people from the Himalayas.
Heading off to Everest form Jiri is perhaps the best possible way to approach it as we follow the old route of the Everest expedition used in the 1950’s up to the 70’s. It provides an opportunity to explore the rich cultural and biological diversity of the mid-hills as we head to the Himalayas. This trek also adds a bit more to the traditional trek to Everest, by enabling you to experience the culture and tradition of the Himalayan folks, which will provide a better understanding of their lifestyle and bring greater appreciation of the work they do. This combined with the opportunity to scale the Gokyo Ri and behold the Gokyo Lakes is every trekkers delight.
Get intimate with nature to reacquaint with yourself.
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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Katmandu
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast your tour around Kathmandu will commence where you will be accompanied by a guide of your lingual preference. The tour will include a visit to the following places:
- Boudhanath: A major Buddhist stupa located at the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
- Pashupatinath: The most revered temple by Hindus in Nepal, the temple carries a significance of mystical proportions and is a site to many important life events of Hindus.
- Swayambbunath: Sitting atop a hill, it is the most prominent Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal and is one of many sites of Nepal included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
- Kathmandu Durbar Square: Durbar Square or the Palace Square is ancient courtyard the then Malla Kings of Kathmandu Valley which is abundant is breathtaking architecture.
Kathmandu- Jiri Drive
We begin the walk with a climb to the ridge top at 2400m and descend down to Shivalaya (1800m). The trek continues with a steady climb through cultivated fields and tiny Tamang villages. After crossing a couple of flat wooden bridges, you will begin the steep ascent to the Deurali pass on a winding forest trail. Deurali (2705m)is covered by a grid of mani walls inscribed thousands of times with the Tibetan Buddhist mantra. Spend night at lodges of Deurali. The trek to Deurali would take around 6 hours. Overnight stay at Deurali.
Overnight stay at Sete.
After breakfast we head towards Junbesi trekking for about 6 hours. The first half of the day is a long and draining climb to the Lamjura Bhanjyang (3530m). There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter. The trail picks its way through a dripping, moss-cloaked forest of gnarled rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch tree. If the skies are clear there are distinct views to the white-tipped peaks above Rolwaling.
Lamjura Bhanjyang is the highest point on the trek between Jiri and Namche Bazzar. From the pass, the trail makes a long, slow descent to the bottom of the valley through fragrant fir and rhododendron forests. The final stage to Junbesi passes some coloured mantras carved into a rock face and drops steeply through terraced fields. You will have some good views of Mt. Gaurishankar, Number Himal and Dudh Kunda.
Overnight stay at Junbesi.
We follow the shepherds’ huts and the hidden route in dense forest with several scenic streams through pines to a large suspension bridge over Dudh Khola at 2510m and ascent through the incant Buddhist Chorten and several Mani. Below Tarkshindu (3071m), the trail descends through the conifer and rhododendron forests alive with birds. The trail crosses picturesque stream and dissolves into the clutter of loose rocks as it reaches Nunthala.
Overnight stay at Nunthala.
On this day we descend along the Dudhkoshi river and then ascend through Sherpa and Rai Villages to reach Kharikhola. It will take 6-7 hours to reach Kharikhola.The first stage we descend steeply for an hour through mixed forest and farmland. The trail switches back onwards through fields of barley, wheat and maize to the Rai village of Jubling (1680m). The path took us a slow climb around a ridge to the village of Kharikhola.
Overnight stay at Kharikhola.
Overnight stay at Puiyan.
Puiyan-Phakding Trek (6-7 hrs trek
Phakding- Namche Bazar Trek
From Phakding, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Overnight stay at Namche Bazar.
Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)
Namchebazaar to Phortse Thanga (3500m) walking hours: 5 hours
Phortse Thanga to Machermo (4410m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
The Dudh Koshi valley feels deep like a canyon with its sheer sides. Walking along the hill side above thundering Dudkoshi passing through some small hamlets and through sandy spurs, we reach Machhermo. The beautiful stream flowing down from the Kyajo RI and Phari Lapche mountains runs through the middle of village before draining into the Dudh Koshi. Most probably we will be here by our lunch.
Machermo to Gokyo (4750m) walking hours: 4 hours
After crossing an iron bridge over an stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone.The second lake, Taboche Tsho mesmerizes us by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little we reach the third lake, called Dudh Pokhari, linked by a surging stream to the previous one. Gokyo village stands by the third lake andCho-Oyu Mountain. Above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu,Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, cholatse and Tawache. Stay over night in a tea house lodge.
Gokyo Lake Exploration and trekking down to Thangnak (4700m) walking hours: 3 hours
Overnight at Thangnak.
Thangnak- Cho La (5330m) crossing to Dzonglha (4830m) walking hours: 8 hours
Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m) walking hours: 3-4 hours
Overnight at Lobuche.
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep (5170m) walking hours: 6-8 hours
After lunch our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.
Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280 m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m) walking hours: 7 hours
Namche Bazaar trekking back to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 4-5 hours
Phakding trekking back to Lukla (2,850) walking hours: 2-3 hours
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
- Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
- Twin /Double bed sharing accommodationi in 2-3 stars with breakfast
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Escorted with English speaking guide. Private transportation. Entrance fees
- Kathamandu / Jiri private transportation
- Lukla / Kathamandu flight for Clients and guide
- Accommodation in Normal tea house during trek
- Meals (Breakfast with 2 cup of Tea & coffee, lunch, dinner ) during trek
- Sleeping bags
- Everest trekking map for group
- All necessary paper work & permits
- TIMS & National Park entrance fee
- A First Aid and Eco trained & government licensed English speaking guide
- One porter between each two members during trek
- Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
- FIRST AID KIT & Travel & rescue arrangement
- All government taxes
- Farewell dinner
- International Airfare
- Nepal Visa Fee (USD 40 for 30 Day)
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
- Drinking water ,Hot Shower ,Tea coffee in lunch & Dinner time & electricity bills during trek
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Personal gear & clothing – these may be available for hire
- Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client’s insurance
- Soft/hard drinks
- Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
- Anything not specified in the Cost Include section