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This 23 days fascinating trek offers an wonderful opportunity to climb Kalapathar (5,535m), overlooking the Everest Base Camp area, superb view of the highest mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu etc, and to interact with the indigenous people. This is considered as the highly praised trekking route to Everest Region. It was in 1952 when two renowed figures Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Sherpa had taken the same route to Mt. Everest. After a seven hours scenic drive to Jiri, we follow spectacular route via Solukhumbu area through the heart of fine Sherpa villages, each village having something new to offer. It offers an ample chance to explore beautiful forest, farming country sides and several monasteries situated at high elevation on the way to Lukla. Once one has passed Lukla, we climb on to Namche, the main trading village of the Khumbu area continuing via Thyangboche monastery to Pherche and Lobuche.
The trek has got several numbers of attractions, chief of which are the spectacular scenery, the unique culture of the Sherpa people of the Solukhumbu, the region where Mt. Everest and its attendant lesser peaks are located.
Also please read this article "Be a Sherpa Porter in an Everest Base Camp Trek".
Day 01: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Jiri (187 km)
7- 8 hours interesting car / van / jeep driving from Kathmandu. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 03: Trek to Bhandar
We begin the 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 04: 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 05: 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 06: 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 07: 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 08: 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 09: Trek to Phakding
This day we continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2800 metres, 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: Trek to Phorste Drengka (3675m). Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 13: Trek to Machherma (4470m). Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4790m). Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 15: 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 16: Trek to Thangna (foot of the Cho-La pass). Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 17: Cross Cho-La pass (5330m), and trek down to Dzongla (4830m.). Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 18: Trek to Labuje (4910m). It is an easy day walking to Labuje. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 19: Today early in the morning we will leave Labuche and hike up to Ghorakshep (5160m.) and After lunch hike to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and return to Ghorakshep. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 20: Early in the morning leaving Ghorakshep, we will head up to Kalapathar (5545m),, and return to Ghorakshep. After breakfast trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 21: Trek to Tyangboche monastery. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 22: Trek to Manjo. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D
Day 23: Trek to Lukla . Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 24: Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Day 25/26: Leisure day in Kathmandu (it's also spare day incase of bad weather in Lukla). Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Day 27: Transfer to Airport for your home departure. Farewell !!
NOTE: B.B> Bed and Breakfast, B.L.D> Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Legendary Classic Everest Trek - 27 Days
NOTE: Tipping is expected but not mandatory.