Months: March - Dec Area: Everest Special Focus: Everest, 4 Passes, 3 Base Camps
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The Ulimate Everest Trekking Experience!

This Classic Everest Trek is the original route of Everest expeditions before Lukla airport was built (1954). Then, all treks to Everest  started at Charikot or Jiri; now, the road goes to Bandhar, a little further on than Jiri.   A chance to experience the changing landscape, the beckoning mountains, a chance to get fit, ready oneself for the enormous vista of Everest from Kala Patar, and to witness the culture of the Himalayan foothills and how it changes as the altitude gets higher. This is really a full experience – The Trek that started trekking in Nepal, gave Nepal the reputation of being the greatest walking destination in the world. This classic Everest teahouse trek was the route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing in 1953. The long walk in takes you through the Sherpa villages of Solo Khumbu into Sagarmatha National Park , over some challenging passes and through beautiful scenery and cultivated landscapes. Highlights of this trip include Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital and  Kala Patar  (5545m where the classic Everest view can be seen, as in the main photo of this trip). This trip includes three incredible high trekking passes  – Cho la, Renjo la and Kongmara la and the lesser Lamjura la pass;  the high points of: Gokyo Ri,  Nabe Peak and Kala Patar;  the base camps of Everest, Cho Oyo and Island Peak. Outstanding!

Itinerary:

World Heritage Area

Day 01

KTM to Bhandar by bus

Day 02
Bhandar to Sagar/Sete (2,440m.).

Day 03
Sagar/Sete to Junbesi (2,675m.) via Lamjura Pass (3530m.). Stop for a tea at the top to help acclimatise before the long decent to Junbesi.

Day 04
Junbesi to Nuntala (2,320m.).

Day 05
Nuntala to Khari Khola (2,070m.).

Day 06
Khari Kola to Puiyan (2,800m).

Day 07
Puiyan to Phakding (2,652m).

Day 08
Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m).

Day 09
Acclimatisation Day. Rest and explore around Namache Bazaar.

Day 10
Namche Bazaar – Thame (3800m): 5-6 hours.

Day 11
Lumde (4370m): 4-5 hours

Day 12
Renjo la pass ( 5360m) to Gokyo (4700 – 4900m): 8 hours

Day 13
Gokyo – Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft) – Gokyo : 3/4 hours

The views around Gokyo are tremendous. From the top of Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft) you view beautiful isolated Himalayan scenes It is a two-hour climbing to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. You will take this easy day for rest and acclimatization.

Day 14
Gokyo – Cho Oyo Base Camp (5000m) with a chance for an easy scramble up Nabe Peak. Great views of the entire ridge from Cho Oyo to Everest, along with Lobuche and glacier

Day 15
Gokyo – Thangna: 3 hours.

The trail returns the same way for a short while and then crosses the Ngojumba glacier where we will reach Thangna with a few teahouses.

Day 16
Thangna – Chola pass (5,420m) – Dzongla: 6-7 hours.

Cho La Pass, Everest Trek
On Chola Pass

We trek up through the morraine – the trail makes a steep ascent to the top of the snow covered Chola la (5,420m/17,782ft). From the top, you can enjoy excellent panoramic views of the surrounding mountains of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Mt. Everest. After the pass, the trail descends steeply towards the Dzongla (4,850m/15,912ft) passing through pine forests.

Day 17
Dzongla – Lobuche: 3-4 hours.

From Dzongla, the trail levels and then makes a gradual climb up to the small Sherpa settlement of Lobuche (4,930). This is a small village situated by the Duhd Khosi stream. The sunset on Nuptse is a memorable sight. Overnight in Lobuje.

Day 18

Everest and Chagtse from Kala Patar
Everest and Chagtse from Kala Patar


Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Kala Patar (5643m) – Gorak Shep: 7-8 hours.

The trail continues to climb to Gorak Shep. It takes a couple of hours from there to walk up to Kala Pattar (Black Rock) 5643m/18,192ft; this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam without climbing. Overnight in Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft).

Day 19
Gorak Shep – Everest Base Camp (5380m) – Gorak Shep (5164m) : 4-5 hours.

Day 20
Gorak Shep – Lobuche: 3-4 hours.

We have a short day to help prepare for the following long day.

Day 21
Lobuche – Kongma La pass (5,535m) – Chhukung: 7-8 hours.

After breakfast we trek over the Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft) and continue  ascending to Kongma la pass (5,535m/18,159ft), then gently descending to the Imja Khola valley to Chhukung a small summer settlement. Overnight in Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft).

Day 22
Chhukung – Island Peak Base camp (5,100m) – Chhukung: 6 / 7 hours.

The path from Chhukung is fairly steep climbing south then turning east to follow the main line of the valley. It zigzags along or below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. A short trek along the stream then leads to what we call Big-rock. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. Another zigzag trek through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island peak.

Day 23
Chhukung to Tengboche: 6-7 hours.

Ama Dablam as seen on the Everest Trek
Ama Dablam as seen on the Everest Trek

The trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and Mani stones as it follows the hillside. The trail passes many Mani walls in deep rhododendron forests. After crossing after the Imja khola the trail climbs many carved Mani stones to Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu – well worth a visit. We walk down the valley where the trail is gentler through alpine meadows, followed by a gradual climb up to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft) where the biggest monastery lies in the whole of Khumbu.

Day 24
Tengboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours.

We trek down from the rear of monastery and continue down until we reach Phunki Tenga. We trek up gradually through a forest. Once we are out of the forest we will be walking along a ridge from where we can seeon the left one of the deepest gorges of Nepal. In spring the rhododendrons will look superb making the valley even more beautiful. We arrive at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) for overnight stay.

Day 25
Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours.

We trek back to Lukla along the same trail. On arrival in Lukla we will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.

Day 26
Lukla – Kathmandu – early morning flight to Kathmandu.

Price:

Minimum Group of 02 – Euro 2250 Per Person

The Price includes:

Accommodation in available hotels or guesthouses in route, food (except bar bill), Guide and their all expenses including insurance and equipment, Everest National Park entry fee,  Tims Card, ground transportation, governmental taxes and internal flight – Lukla – KTM. International flight pick up and drop off (within a thirty day period)

AND
3 nights in a hotel in KTM – two night before leaving for the trek and one when
returning – 3 star with breakfast! Sightsee ing trip to Bhaltapur included.

Prices Do not include:
Personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping etc, visa, international flights and personal trekking gear.