18 NIGHTS/ 19 DAYS

USD 1550.00 PER PERSON

Duration : 19 Days

Trek Period : 11 Days

Trek Type : Strenuous

Trek Start & End Point: LUKLA-LUKLA

Highest Altitude : 5526m

Warning : Altitude Sickness

Best Period : Mar-May, Sep-Nov

Flights : Tara Air: Ktm-Lukla-Ktm

Hotel : Fairfield by Marriott

Amazing Opportunity to

  • Be a part of the world’s highest base camp trekking
  • Explore the spectacular Sherpa Village
  • Visit Tengbouche, one of the most famous monasteries
  • Admire Mt Everest from Kala Pattar (5545m)
  • Stay beside the azure blue glacial lake at Gokyo
  • Cross the Ngozumpo Glacier and conquer the Cho La Pass

Key Information

  • 3 Nights stay in Ktm at the Hotel Fairfield by Marriott on twin sharing B/B plan. 
  • 12 Nights at Tea House on twin sharing basis onB/B plan.
  • Highest Altitude 5545 meters, average 3900m
  • All transfer by private AC vehicle and 2 internal flights
  • Emergency including oxygen, PAC bag and first aid kit.
  • Max Group Size: 16

What's Included

  • Airport pick-ups and transfers in a private AC vehicle with our representative
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • An English Speaking Sherpa Guide (Everest Summiter)
  • Porter Service (2:1)
  • Down Jacket & Sleeping Bags (to be returned after the trek)
  • UpEverest T-shirts & Duffel Bag
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • All Government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner (Jazz bar with live music)

What's not Included

  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Rescue
  • Medical and Vaccinations
  • Any hot and alcoholics beverages during the trek
  • Hot Showers during the trek
  • Hot drinking water during the trek
  • Tips (Not compulsory but be resonable, while you do)
  • Single accommodation available(with supplement cost)
  • International Air tickets
  • Charger for Mobile & Electronic devices 
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Sattellite Phone usage ( USD 5 per minute )

ITINERARY

Your adventure begins today. Please be informed, that you might have to face a long queue for immigration clearance and it gets messy during baggage collection. It’s a common scenario due to the lack of proper infrastructure and the high volume of tourists’ inflow during the peak season. However, be assured about the helpful airport staff and friendly Nepali people around you. Our representative will be there to receive/greet you. Just look around to locate our company’s logo at the placard. You will be transferred to hotel. There will be full briefing in the evening.

Sightseeing tour: By local licensed English speaking guide Accommodation: Hotel Fairfield by Marriott
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel

Kathmandu Durbar Square: The buildings of the Kathmandu Durbar Square mostly date to the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, but the white, European style Gaddi Durbar Palace was built in 1908. Unfortunately, the Kathmandu Durbar Square was extensively damaged during the earthquake of 2015. The ancient Kasthamandap temple--from which Kathmandu derives its name-- completely collapsed. However, it is still worth visiting as a number of important buildings remain, and the overall atmosphere--with old men sitting chatting in the shadows, and children chasing pigeons--is as ironically Kathmandu as it always was.

Swayambhunath: Swayambhunath is a Buddhist stupa two kilometres west of central Kathmandu. It’s perched on a hill, so is visible from various points throughout the city, and when the weather is good, the views of the city and the greater Kathmandu Valley from Swayambhu are impressive. Swayambhu dates from the fifth century. The site is of great significance to Tantric Buddhists. Prayers said here are said to be 13 billion times more powerful than those said elsewhere!

Patan Durbar Square:Patan Durbar Square is smaller than the Kathmandu Durbar Square, but also more architecturally coherent. Most buildings were built in the sixteenth century. A highlight is the Patan Museum, located in a wing of the old Royal Palace. This was developed with Austrian aid, and is an impressive collection of statues and other artefacts relating to Nepali Hinduism, Buddhism and traditional architecture in the Kathmandu Valley and beyond.

Flight duration: 35minutes flight
Altitude: 2652m
Trek duration: 3-4hours walk
Transfers: By Private A/C vehicle
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

A short and thrilling flight from Katmandu takes you to a mountain airstrip of Lukla, which is also renamed as Tenzing Hillary Airport. Lukla, a small town in the Solukhumbu district is the gateway to Everest. Starting from Lukla, the trail

heads towards the northern side along the Dudh Koshi valley. With small settlements in between, the trails offers aesthetic views. Phakding, a small village at an altitude of 2652 m marks the end of the first day.

Altitude: 3440m
Trek duration: 5-6hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

Heading north from Phakding along the Dudh koshi river the trails takes you through dense and vibrant forest of Rhododendron. After a small village of Jorsale and with the crossing of western fork of the river starts the steep climb up to Namche bazaar. With a gradual climb, if the weather permits, the majestic summit of Everest looms behind the ridge of Lhotse and Nuptse. Another steep climb for about 300 meters takes you to Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar, the administrative and trading center of the Khumbu region and is a famous village of the Sherpa people.

Altitude: 3440m
Trek duration: 3-4hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

To avoid altitude sickness, we acclimatize at Namchee Bazaar where we visit the local museum and surrounding villages. Namche host of fancy shops, coffee shops, lodges and tea houses, and is an excellent place to grow used to moving around in the thin air nearly 3500m above sea level. An alternative trek can be walk to Kunde and Khumjung, where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding snow capped giants and the valleys way down below.

Altitude: 4110m
Trek duration: 5-6hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

Today is a spectacular day in terms of scenery as we follow the main trail north out of Namche. A short climb to a crest reveals a wonderful view towards Everest and Lhotse. We follow this main trail for a while longer, passing many traders selling Tibetan handicrafts, to a crossroads high above the Dudh Kosi. The trail to Everest drops down the hill but we turn off here and climb to cross the Mon La before reaching Phortse Tenga. From Phortse Tenga, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens.

Altitude: 4470m
Trek duration: 4-5hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

From Dole we climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the rhododendron forests give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements [yersa], which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while at the rear are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. Today’s trek is a short one and we will arrive at Machermo in time for lunch.

In Machermo. Day for acclimatization

Altitude: 4470m
Trek duration: 3-4 hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

As we are approaching 4500m, so we will stay at Machermo for an extra day to acclimatize. There are plenty of possibilities for exploration around and just above the village there is an excellent view encompassing Cho Oyu [8210m] and the mountains, which flank the Ngozumpa Glacier.

Altitude: 4800m
Trek duration: 3-4hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

Rested, we head for the lakes at Gokyo. We follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the rivers, which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky incline into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We soon arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La - our route to Lobuche and Everest, later in the trek. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is breathtaking with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters.

Altitude: 5483m
Trek duration: 4-5hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

okyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and we leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As we climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region - some say it is even better than that from Kala Pattar. For those who still have some energy, there are more good views to be had by dropping back down to the main path and following it north to the fourth and fifth of the Gokyo lakes, the latter being about three hours from Gokyo

Altitude: 4690m
Trek duration: 3-4hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

Fit and acclimatized, we leave Gokyo to cross the Ngozumpa Glacier. We descend to the second lake and drop down onto the glacier. The route across the glacier is marked by cairns and is generally quite well defined. We climb off the glacier by a small dwelling known as Tragnag and follow a shallow valley to our camp by a small kharka.

Altitude: 4928m
Trek duration: 7-8 hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

An early start is necessary today, as we have to cross Cho La and make the long descent to Lobuche. Continuing up the valley, we cross a ridge and an old lateral moraine, before beginning the rocky scramble to the pass. From the pass there are excellent views, across to the Rolwaling Valley in the west and Ama Dablam to the south east. The descent from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier [often snow covered] which is fairly straightforward. There are more excellent views of Ama Dablam and the forbidding north face of Cholatse as we descend to the pastures below. The way to Lobuche contours the grassy slopes above a lake, the Tshola Tsho, to join up with the main Everest trail from Pheriche and Thyangboche. The trail flattens out and follows the valley on the west side of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche.

Altitude: 5184m
Trek duration: 8-9hours walk

Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

To reach our next objective, Everest Base Camp, a very early start is required. It takes several hours on a trail across the Khumbu Glacier which weaves its way along translucent ice pinnacles and past seemingly bottomless crevasses. At Base Camp, there will hopefully be an expedition 'in residence' and there are great views up into the Khumbu Icefall where there is often some climbing activity. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the south Col. We then return to Gorak Shep.

Altitude: 4371m
Trek duration: 7-8hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

If you believed that your walk to Everest base camp was amazing. Hold your excitement, as you will be blown away with the majestic views of Everest from Kalapatthar. The view of Everest peak seems within a touching distance between the summit of Mt. Nuptse and Lho-La and Lhotse on the back. You trek early morning with the strenuous climb to reach Kalapatthar, a magnificent spot to be on a clear sunny morning, with full view of all the higher snow capped Mountains.

You descend back to Gorakshep and then all the way back to Loboche. We trek down to Pheriche, which is an easy trail going mostly downhill all the way passing through the village of Dugla.

Altitude: 3597m
Trek duration: 6-7 hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

We trek down to Pangboche and then pass though Deboche which offers formidable views of Khumbi-la, the revered mountain and protector goddess of the Sherpas. There is also a small nunnery here. Continue walking to Tengboche and downhill on the main busy trail with

Altitude: 2652m
Trek duration: 6-7hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

Trek to Khumjung and to Syangboche and from here we will see the great views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku and other peaks. Upon arrival in Namche, head down to Jorsale for lunch. We continue to Phakding.

Today you would get a chance for some last minute shopping in Namche before making the descent to Lukla. You will pass through the village of Jorsale, Monjo, Phakding. From here you will retrace your steps back to Lukla.

Altitude: 2680m
Trek duration: 3-4hours walk
Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Set menu) at the lodge

After breakfast you will follow the rocky terrain, which is mostly a downhill trek alongside the Dudh Kosdhi River crossing several suspension bridges, Monasteries and Sherpa Villages before reaching to Lukla. You will unwind yourself, as it will be your last day on the mountains in the calm and peaceful Lukla.

Flight duration: 30minutes flight
Transfers: By Private A/V vehicle Accommodation: Hotel Fairfield by Marriott Meals: Breakfast at the lodge

You will bid farewell to the region and check-in at the Lukla airport to fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer back to the hotel. You will be free for the rest of the day. You can explore the handcraft/souvenir shopping. Our guides can help you, so please don’t hesitate to inquire about the best shop/area for that bargain deals.

Transfers: By Private a/c vehicle
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast, drive to airport for onwards flight back home. Trip ends.

Dates & Prices 2018

Date Trip Status Price  
1st September - 18th September

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