After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with private vehicle. Today you will visit following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:
Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey temple:
Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the Holy Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river.
Another UNESCO World Heritage site; Boudhanath another holiest sites of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes on all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.
Patan durbar square:
City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces on to magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you to Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through a narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following:
Our classic journey begins today. We take an early morning jeep ride along with Kathmandu-Kodari highway. It’s a scenic drive along with the terraced field, typical villages and panoramic view of the eastern Himalayan range including Ganesh Himal, Lantang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker and many more snow-capped ranges. It takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Jiri. From Jiri, we continue driving to Bhandar which is our trek starting point. Finally, along picturesque Jeep journey arrives a little Sherpa Village Bhandar.
From the village of Bhandar the trail descends through deep forests then follows a small stream of Likhu Khola. We will pass small settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. We will again descend towards another little town of Kenja on the riverbank. The trail ascends steeply toward Lamjura pass, after about two hours of climbing we reach Chimbu. Then we continue to Sete taking right from the trail junction.
We began our day after crossing the Junbesi Khola. The trail further goes ups and downs multiple times. We will cross small villages like Dagchu, Goyem, Lamjura etc. It’s a long but gradual climb to Lamjura La pass at 3530m, the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazar, offers a panoramic view of the surrounding green hills and mountains. You’re rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter and or with lovely flowering rhododendrons in the spring. then Descend down the pass to Tragdobuk and Junbesi. Spend the afternoon here exploring the village and the way of life of its inhabitants
Cross the stream beyond Junbesi and climb up the forest slope on the eastern side where the first time you can see Mt Everest, the trail passes the isolated monastery of Takshindo. a superb example of Sherpa monastic architecture at 2900m. The trail descends through conifer and rhododendron forest alive with birds through dense forest. The trail crosses many picturesque streams on wooden bridges just before it reaches Nunthala (Manidingma) at 2250.
The trail descends to Dudh Koshi River and crosses it to follow another bank. As we follow the river we climb again to Jubing village and continues over a ridge to Khari Khola where you will take lunch. You should arrive early enough to push on up the steep hill to Bupsa.
Today, our trail climbs steadily, but gently, through a forest inhabited by monkeys. Climb to the ridge, pass mani wall, which has the view of Mt. Khumbila and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) Keep climbing up to a cliff in the rock, then into another canyon on the ridge at 2840 overlooking Paiya (Chitok) a Sherpa settlement completely surrounded by forest at 2720m. from the ridge, the trail turns almost due east as it descends into the deep canyon of Paiya Khola. The trail climbs up and down for an hour after Paiya toward small tributary next to Dudh Koshi at 2290m Surkhe. After Surkhe, the trail climbs about 15 minutes to trail a junction where stone staircases on the right lead to Lukla and north up the sleep canyon leads to Chauri Kharka a large green Sherpa village at 2630m. A gentle flat trail along the middle of the village encounters another trail from Lukla to Everest Base camp. The trail continues along the side of the Dudh Koshi valley passing villages and crossing Thado Koshi before to chaurikharka for the night.
From chaurikharka, the route crisscrosses the pine-flanked Dudh Koshi (Milky River) river on a steel cable suspension bridge. Keep an eye out for yaks and other local wildlife that amble along the same route.
From there, the trekking path leads into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve that is home to snow leopards and red pandas. After passing a checkpoint in Monjo to register your trekking permits, you'll begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. If the weather is clear, you may just catch a glimpse of Mount Everest in the distance.
After a strenuous uphill hike, you'll arrive for your overnight stop with time to shop for souvenirs or any extra gear you may need. Namche, the main trading village in the Khumbu region, is the historic meeting point for Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans. It remains a global melting-pot (and now even boasts an Irish pub!).
After yesterday's significant gain in altitude, you'll take today off to relax and acclimatize.
The tourist Capital and the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region: Namche Bazaar, well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries and lots of branded and local shops selling the daily needs. Although its rest day for acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel and see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Khumjung village is a brimming little town which is beautifully filled by the Sherpa community. Walking through the Sherpa village will be a unique experience to understand the real lifestyle of Sherpa people.
From Namche, the trail follows the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. After the acclimatization day up in Namche, you'll be ready to hit the road to Gokyo Valley again. As you leave Namche, you'll catch an outstanding glimpse of the Himalaya, marking the world's highest elevations.
You'll continue along the trail, you can stop for a cup of Nepali chiya with the view of Ama Doblom in Kayangjuma. After the break, we reach the junction to EBC and Gokyo valley. From here, we climb to Mong La for lunch with one of the finest views of Ama Dablam. You will trek don through Rhododendron forests to Phorsetanga then we climb again by Passing a few waterfalls and bridges, we reach the small village of Dole.
After climbing a ridge, the trail moves through Lhabarma and to Luza where you pass summer settlements of the locals. Views of Kantega, Cho Oyu and Thamserku stay with us as we walk along the trail. Passing small villages on the way, the scenic high hillside trek leads continues with views of the deep Dudh Koshi valley. The four hours walk ends at Machhermo, our stop for the day. A beautiful stream that originates from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche runs through this village where you can hear stories on the first sighting of Yeti.
From Machhermo, the trail ascends to a Chorten through a ridge where views of Thamserku, Kangtega and Cho-Oyu along with the valleys below are magnificent. The valley slowly widens as the easy trail passes another Chorten and reaches Pangka. Descending to the river bank, we then begin our steep climb to the moraine of Ngozamba Glacier. We pass through the mesmerizing natural beauty of the turquoise lakes Longpongo and Taboche Tsho and reach a third lake, Dudh Pokhari, where the Gokyo village is situated. With the backdrop of Cho-Oyo, the beautiful and well-facilitated village and its outstanding periphery is our shelter after this adventurous day.
We start early today to Gokyo Ri (5360m) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous and takes about 3 to 4 hours, yet rewards with one of the best Mountain View spot in Everest region. The scenery of Gokyo village, Nogzumpa Glacier, We can observe 4 of the 14 tallest mountain peaks of the world: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu with a face to face distance. Is Magnificent! We then head back towards the valley to our lodge for breakfast. After that, we'll be sightseeing around the valley a bit and spend the rest of the day immersing ourselves into the beauty of the Himalayas. And enjoy the highest bakery of the planet with a coffee shot.
If we did not climb the Gokyo Ri the previous day, we can do that today.
We trek through the Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Next, traverse along the edge of that mountain and then meander into Thagnak. It will be a short hike today with an afternoon of rest which will prepare us for long hiking days and elevation gain to come.
Today is going to be one of the toughest day of the trip. The Cho La pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice may cause trouble by making the trail slippery. The trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake, we reach at the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soars to the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla Village. The village provides great views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche Mountains along with the Pheriche Village far below.
This will be a very short trek so we have a lot of time to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. We climb down from Dzongla and walk through a grassy trail while enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak. The trail curves through the wide river bed before reaching Lobuche. We can spend the rest of the day taking a rest which will help us prepare for the next day’s long trek.
After breakfast, we start our trek to Base Camp. Following a rocky moraine path, we see an icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill trek brings us to Gorak Shep, a dry, sandy lakebed that sports an ominous moniker (the name means "Graveyard of Crows.") It's simple.
But you're not stopping yet. Continue on, climbing along the Khumbu Glacier at a slow but steady pace in your bid to reach Everest Base Camp. Finally, after a long day at high altitudes, the payoff arrives. Stop to take photos and relax in the world-famous threshold for all summit expeditions. After some time to admire your surroundings and wander around the camps with the climbers by the help of your guide you'll make your way back down to Gorak Shep, where you'll spend the night.
It’s time to catch the most beautiful view of the entire trek. The views from the top of Kala phatter is something to cherish for the rest of your life. You will aim to get there for sunrise view over the Everest. From Gorakshep Its up, up and up you go, until you see prayer flags and stunning views. After spending some time you will head back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and walk to the Pheriche. It’s an easy downhill walk to Lobuche, we will be saying goodbye to Everest base camp.
Passing back along the familiar ground, you'll head to the village of Pangboche.
From there, you'll continue to follow the river, finally crossing back over it. Pass through birch and rhododendron forests to Tengboche, you'll descend the bridge over the Dudh Koshi to Phunki Tenga, where you can check out the Buddhist prayer wheels powered by water. You'll head down to the base of the valley before another climb to Namche.
Today marks your final day of trekking. The route follows the Dudhi Koshi River all the way back down to Lukla, where you'll spend your last night in the mountains. It's time for a farewell party: sample some regional Chang/Raksi (home-brewed rice beer) and learn some Sherpa dance steps. You have a successful trek to celebrate.
On your last morning in the mountains, you'll wake up early to catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to see the city's main sights, you'll have a chance to now. You also might want to unwind with a massage or spa treatment in Thamel. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow.
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest reason is providing the room with attach bathrooms; we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cosy and functional. The rooms usually include single sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.
Normally Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountains scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters is usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.
During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food, most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan etc) foods. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all breakfasts (15 breakfasts), 13 lunches and 14 dinners with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package.
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers) and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) on the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.
Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your backpack. Every single trekking package on our website includes a 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers. He can carry max 25 kg for 2 trekkers. Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your Himalayan day with stunning scenery.
Most of the trekking trails have mineral water bottles available. They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer system such as Katadyn, Kent or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification tablets.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. All of our group leaders, guides and assistance guides are trained for first aid, High altitude risk Management, and are prepared to deal with most common problems or injuries you may get on a trek. Apart from that in the case of any emergency or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), your guide will let us know immediately. Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will be there for you to assist your Rescue if needed. In a few places, there are health posts which have been serving by foreign doctors and local professionals. We will help you to get there to get treatment and get back to the capital. NNTR trekking team are ready to ensure your safety anytime during the trek even to carry you down to a safer place.
This package, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses. Following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price. Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before start the trek: Except the welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included. Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets. Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own. Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter. Tips for your guide and support staff: Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it is normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.
Yes, you need to get a good travel and rescue insurance. Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.
Yes, they have medicine for altitude sickness. It called Acetazolamide. It’s well known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for prevention and the treatment of altitude sickness. As it is a prescription medicine, we are unable to provide this herein Nepal. Please talk with your doctor before you leave home. During the trek, there is some local medicine as well be available to prevent yourself for altitude sickness. Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Garlic Soup, and Hot water are the one we believe the local medicine which can help you to avoid altitude sickness. The best medicine is to acclimatize your body and climb slow. If there any symptoms stop climbing and descend immediately. Please read our full Faq for more details about the Altitude Mountain Sickness.
We know unexpected things happen at unexpected times. If some unfortunate happens and you need to change your plans you can simply write us an email or message us. If you give us enough time we will try our best to assist your unfortunate. We can normally postpone your trip and apply your advance payment for any time in the future. The fund transfer process from Nepal to another country takes a long time because we need to prepare all the documents and take permission from the Central Bank of Nepal. That’s the main reason we encourage all of you to Postpone the trip and use the credit in the future. If you need to cancel your trip completely, we, unfortunately, are unable to give you a full refund. You will be charged by 30% of the package price as a cancellation charge.
Trekking in the land of the mystical Himalaya is a big deal for many people around the globe. Choosing the right company and a right guide is also the big challenge you put your complete trust in a Stanger Guide for your biggest adventure. It’s not the decision to be taken lightly. We have been there and understand how important it is to have a professional and best trekking Leader or Guide for your Adventure in Nepal. We are very careful for that your guide needs to speak good English, Knowledgeable, very experienced in the field, friendly and good discussion maker. All of our group leaders and guides are highly experienced, professional and have been selected based on their technical proficiency proven safety recodes, good judgment, patience and awesome personalities. They easily acclimate themselves to the high altitudes with nil difficulty this is why they can provide batter services without becoming a casualty themselves. All of our guides have had many kinds of different trainings to be a professional Guide. Among them some of they are: • Trekking Guide Tanning • Tour Guide Training • First-Aid Training • Mountaineering training • High Altitude Risk Management Training • Bird Watching Training
The highest point of Everest Base Camp trek is Kalaphatter(5545m/18190ft), but Gorakshep (5180m/16895ft) is the highest place you spend the Night. Everest Base Camp (5365m/17600ft) itself is the second highest point of this trek.
No, Normally for this Everest Base Camp trek you don't need the Crampons. It will be ideal if you are trekking in the pre and after wintertime. In the winter trail from Dingboche to Everest Base Camp and further is normally covered with snow. The Crampons can be very useful in this part of the trek.
Yes, most of the guesthouses in this Everest Base Camp Trek below the Dingbuche have Electricity, Hot Shower and Wi-fi. For the electricity, some village has Micro-Hydro station which produces enough electricity for them. And most villages below Namche Bazaar are connected to government electricity supply line. Above the Dingbuche most of the guesthouses have a solar panel for the electricity. It might be difficult some time to charge your phone or the camera in case of the bad weather. It is Batter to have a good backup with you. For the hot shower, every guesthouse has solar Panels and the gas tankless water heater. And for the wi-fi, every single guesthouse is connected with Everest-Link, you can buy a various data plan and enjoy your free time with your loved once.
The following 20 days itinerary Starting from Bhandara and ending at Lukla is one of the longest ways to get there. If you trek through Dingbouche it takes 12 days and trekking through Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass it takes 15 days, similarly, if you start from Chukung and Kongma La pass will take 14 days too. So the Everest Base Camp Trek can be done in between 10 to 25 days. Just let us know how long you want to spend?
The altitude of Everest Case amp is 5356 meters/17570 feet above the sea label.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. you have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.
Yes, it’s our job – Leave it to us! every trekker who wants to trek in Everest reason of Nepal needs to get 3 different permits. 1) TIMS Card, 2) Sagarmatha National Park Permit and, 3) Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance card. All of them will cost 60 us dollars for foreigners, 38 us dollars for SAARC Nationality and 70 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.