Classic Everest Trek (Trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp)

Classic Everest Trek (Trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp)

overview

Overview

Located in the half of Nepal, the Everest region offers a wide range of trekking experiences. From the well- developed trail to Everest Base Camp to treks in remote semi-wilderness areas, there is a choice to suit all-comers.

The most frequented part of the region is located in Solukhumbu district, the home of the legendary Sherpas. The northern part of the district (Khumbu) is encompassed in the Everest Natioal Parks, which was established to protect the fragile environment of this alpine region. To the eastof everest National Park is the Makalu BARUN National Park, a remote and wild stretch of mountain peaks and deep densely forested valleys. To the west is the Rolwaling valley, a well protected mocrcosm of cultures and ecology. The southern part of the district, Solu is much less frequented by tourists and can be a very rewarding destination in its own right.

Besides Mount Everest there are three other 8000 meter peaks in the region, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu and in addition numerous other peaks of lesser altitute but no less stunning. Add to this glacial lakes,rohododendron forests, native flora and fauna, traditional villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries, all go to makes this region a spectacular destination.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri to Bhandara.

    We begin the walk with a climb to the ridge top at 2400m. Then the trail drops down to Shivalaya at 1800m. Before the Jiri road was opened the trek used to go through those, which at that time was the busiest market town between Lamosangu and Namche bazaar.

     

    After reaching Shivalaya, we make another climb to Sangbadanda at 2150m, Kosaribas at 2500m, then to Bhanjyang, a pass at Bhandar at 2200m. We can possibly take a detour between Sangbadanda and Bhandar to visit Thodung at 3090m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 02

    Trek to Sete

    Today the trail drops down to the Likhu Khloa and crosses the river at 1580m, and tracks along it to Kenja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura pass. The first part of the climb is quite steep, and then it traverses to Sete, and abandoned gompa at 2575m. Then we continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpas and have both Nepali and Sherpa names. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 03

    Trek to Junbesi

    The day begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura pass at 3530m. There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with flowering rhododendrons in the spring. Goyem at 3300m. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar ,there you have good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk at 2860m, then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi at 2675m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 04

    Trek to Nuntala

    This day we climb to a ridge at 3080m, from where Everest slowly begin to appear infront of your eye, then on to Salung at 2650m. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and airstrip at Phaplu and the district headquarters and bazaar at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2650m. The trail ups to Ringmo. There we see garden of apples and other fruit; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). The new trail from here to Namche Bazaar was built in the 1980s and avoids many of the steep descents and ascents of the old route. We make a short climb from Ringmo Khola that takes us to the 3071m Trakshindo pass, then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2320m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 05

    Trek to Khari khola Leaving Nunthala

    The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) where the trail then ascends through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Puiyan

    We start a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 07

    Trek to Phakding

    This day we continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we descend to Surke following the trail towards Phakding. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 08

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    Today we start at Phakding, from where we head up the valley, beside the Dudh Kosi, to Sagamartha National Park. We continue our journey through the upstream along the riverbank to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi. As our ascent begins to Namche Bazaar, that provides us fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Arna Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 09

    Namche Bazaar – Acclimatization day

    The trail hikes up the Syanboche Airport, and around Everest View Hotel. From here, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise or sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Phorste Drengka (3675m)

    Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Machherma (4470m)

    Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D. Day 15     Trek to Gokyo (4790m). Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 12

    Hiking to Gokyo Ri (5483m)

    Today very early in the morning, we begin steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m), provides us ample rewards as one attempts this trip. We are fascinated by stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen People those explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded here. We will have time for acclimatization after noon back to the camp. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 13

    Trek to Thangna (foot of the Cho-La pass)

    Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 14

    Cross Cho-La pass (5330m), and trek down to Dzongla (4830m.)

    Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 15

    Trek to Labuje (4910m)

    It is an easy day walking to Labuje. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D. .

  • Day 16-17

    Trekking to Ghorakshep (5160m.) – Kalapathar (5545m.)- Everest Base Camp (5400 mtrs.) – Ghorakshep- Labuje.

    This day early in the morning, our trek start that can prove to be both mentally and physically demanding. Above Lobuche, we follow the path to reach Ghorak Shep, from where it is about 2 hours hiking to Kala Pattar (5545m), a small, rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Pumori – although the scenery is fantastic, it offers quite hard climb, but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. We receive sweet greeting by the huge creaking glaciers surround us and classic views of Everest. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 18

    Trek to Tyangboche monastery

    Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 19

    Trek to Khumjung village

    Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 20

    Trek to Phakding

    Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 21

    Trek to Lukla

    Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

  • Day 22

    Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

    Overnight at hotel. B.B.

prices

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include/exclude

cost include
  • Hotel Or Tent Accommodation on a twin share basis (unless single has been requested) for the nights listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as specified
  • All internal transport as the itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours where specified
  • All trekking arrangements including, trekking permits, National Park entrance fees, luxury lodge
  • accommodation and porters
  • Loan of trek packs while on trek (including adjustable walking sticks, 2 water bottles and rain
  • poncho) your porters will carry one water bottle and the rain poncho for you
  • Down jacket, wool hat, wool gloves, sandals/slippers, towels, soap and candles (these items are
  • kept in each of the lodges or your room)
  • Basic first aid kit carried by your guide
cost exclude
  • International flight from the UK
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  • Personal expenditure, bar bills, laundry, and telephone calls, etc.
  • Porters, guides & other tips
  • Meals not specified
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional trips
  • Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

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VEHICLE ALLOCATION

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15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
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HOTELS WE USE

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