25Days/24Nights
Duration
Everest base camp, Kathmandu, Lukla, Namche Bazar
Location
Tour Highlight
  • 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.

 

Additional information

Hotel1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star
Available OptionsMountain Flights, Cable Car
1

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Katmandu

You will be met and greeted with a traditional welcome by our Travhill Representatives and be transferred to your hotel. A brief orientation along with the necessary documentation will be carried out by your guide. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

 

2

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.
3

Kathmandu- Jiri Drive

On this day, we drive towards Jiri in Dolakha district lying 188kms east of Kathmandu for about 7-8 hours .  Jiri is the largest settlement of the Jirel tribe, a Tibeto-Burman people with cultural links to the Sherpa and Sunuwars. Overnight stay at Jiri.
4

Jiri-Deurali Trek

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.

5

Deurali-Sete Trek

Today, we will make our way towards Sete which would take roughly six hours. The main trail plunges straight down the hillside. After an hour, you will reach the outskirts of Bhandar (2200m), a Sherpa village which is littered with witty prayer walls and small Gompas (Buddhist temples) where we will have our lunch. After following the road to the east, you will encounter two suspension bridges at the bottom of the valley. The final stroll is leisurely stroll along the east bank of Likhu Khola, crossing one last suspension bridge to reach kinja (1630m).

Overnight stay at Sete.

6

Sete-Junbesi Trek

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.

7

Junbesi-Nunthala Trek

On this day we trek towards Nunthala which would take 5 to 6 hours. At the bottom of the Junbesi, the trail crosses the Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge at 2560m, reaching an important trail junction. The route to Khumbu leads steeply uphill into the trees and landscape with all pines and cows. The first glimpse of Everest, tucked between the snowy crowns of Thamserku (6608m), Katenga (6685m) and so on. The trail turns north and descends through meadows and copses of pines to the hamlet of Salung (2860m).

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.

8

Nunthala-Kharikhola Trek

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.

9

Kharikhola-Puiyan Trek

The Kharikhola is crossed by a drooping suspension bridge at 1930m. The path makes a steep climb to Bupsa (2360m), set among cascading wheat and maize terraces below a dense oak forest. The path ascends through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then winds steeply up and down through the Dudh Koshi canyon to Puiyan. Spend your night in any of the lodge.

Overnight stay at Puiyan.

10

Puiyan-Phakding Trek (6-7 hrs trek

The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m.  Passing through Lukla Airport, follow a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
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Phakding- Namche Bazar Trek

[4-5 hours 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.

12

Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)

Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the khumbu region. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
13

Namchebazaar to Phortse Thanga (3500m) walking hours: 5 hours

 Our trek follows on the gradual trail continues overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can enjoy wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Khumjung. The trail descends slightly towards the Sanasa and then ascends up to Mongla (4000m) from where glimpses of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Mt. Khumbila are awesome. Sherpa regard Mt. Khumbila (5761m) as sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu area. Descending to Dudhkosi Khola (3250 m), we cross a bridge and again trek up passing the rhododendron forest, a host for Himalayan wild deer and musk deer. We arrive at Phortse Thanga which is just under the snow dusted peaks of Tawoche and Cholaste. It can be best place for our camping. Overnight at Phortse Thangna.
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Phortse Thanga to Machermo (4410m) walking hours: 6-7 hours

The trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. On our way wild lives like pheasants, mountain goats and the mysterious musk deer are amazing. Offering us good views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku, the trail takes us through many summer settlements and a charming hamlet of Luza (4360 m). We will work across a rocky terrain scattered with a few dwarf rhododendrons also where small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases.

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.

15

Machermo to Gokyo (4750m) walking hours: 4 hours

Today, we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see remarkable view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk.

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.

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Gokyo Lake Exploration and trekking down to Thangnak (4700m) walking hours: 3 hours

Spend a day in Gokyo strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby. Start your trek in morning and get to steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu. Trek down to Thangnak, enjoying superb view of Gokyo Lake. It can be a break point to Lobuche.

Overnight at Thangnak.

17

Thangnak- Cho La (5330m) crossing to Dzonglha (4830m) walking hours: 8 hours

The trek to the Cho La pass can be a rather difficult route. But on the way you will be able to experience the best part of your hiking; difficult but very worthy. In good weather you can cross the Cho La with no special equipments but warm clothing and an ice axe might provide added peace to mind. The path skirts around the ridge, staying mostly level. Stop overnight at the village of Dzongla.
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Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m) walking hours: 3-4 hours

The first step is gentle stroll between snowy peaks that seem almost close enough to touch. The trail runs east past a series of ominous looking black boulders beneath the looking peak of Cholatse. You can turn around to see the Ama Dablam (6856m). About 4 and half hour slowly working takes you Lobuche (4910m). On the way you can see Dughla Lake. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering.

Overnight at Lobuche.

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Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep (5170m) walking hours: 6-8 hours

The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.

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.

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Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280 m) walking hours: 6-7 hours

Mornings are usually sparkling and clear and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360 degree dramatic panorama views of Mt Everest and surroundings mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks. You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.
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Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m) walking hours: 7 hours

We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. Ittakes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and river views. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explore small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
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Namche Bazaar trekking back to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 4-5 hours

The descent from Namche to the Dudh koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Toktok. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Phakding is a crowed place but better for your overnight settlement.
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Phakding trekking back to Lukla (2,850) walking hours: 2-3 hours

It will be just a 3hr easy and gentle trail back to Lukla.The trail drops steeply and runs level through out the day.Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.
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Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu. In the evening. you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people. You can buy some souvenirs.
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Farewell Departure

Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Our Travhill Representative will drop you to the International airport 2 hours early of your flight.

Cost Includes

  • 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

Cost Excludes

  • 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