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Everest All The Way 16 Days

US $ 2745 per person
Trip Code : DH/RT-15
Destination : KATHMANDU VALLEY | EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
Grading : Hard
Duration : 16 Days
Accomodation : 3 Star category
Meals : Breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu and all meals during trek
Activity : Tour
Group Size : min. 2 pax
Transportation : Private Tourist Vehicle
Single Supplement : USD 300

Overview

This two weeks trek though Sherpa-land offers an insight into their unique culture and lifestyle. The scenic trails wind through fragrant rhododendron and pine forests, Buddhist monasteries, and landscape varying from temperate to snowline regions. On the way, you may encounter the majestic Himalayan Thar or the resplendent Impeyan pheasant. Kalapatthar which the is the main highlight of this trek is the best viewpoint of the Everest region. Walk to the base camp can be interesting although there are no views of Mt. Everest. The descending trails involve nearly the same route down to Lukla. 

PROGRAM OUTLINE    
DAY 01 | ARRIVAL KATHMANDU (-/-/-) 
DAY 02 | KATHMANDU (B/-/-)
DAY 03 | KATHMANDU – LUKLA (2840 M) – PHAKDING (2650 M) (5 HRS WALK) (B/L/D)
DAY 04 | PHAKDING – NAMCHE BAZAR (3440 M) (4/5 HRS WALK) (B/L/D)
DAY 05 | NAMCHE BAZAR (3440 M) (B/L/D)
DAY 06 | NAMCHE BAZAAR – THYANGBOCHE (3870 M) (5 HRS WALK) (B/L/D)
DAY 07 | THYANGBOCHE - DINGBOCHE (4260 M) (5 HRS WALK) (B/L/D)
DAY 08 | DINGBOCHE - LOBUCHE (4930 M) (4 HRS WALK) (B/L/D) 
DAY 09 | LOBUCHE - GORAK SHEP (5160 M) (2HRS) (EVEREST BASE CAMP) (5364 M) (3HRS)   (B/L/D) 
DAY 10 | GORAK SHEP - KALA PATTAR (5550 M) (2 HRS) – PHERICHE (4240 M) (5.5 HRS) (B/L/D)
DAY 11 | PHERICHE - KHUMJUNG (3780 M) (7 HRS) (B/L/D) 
DAY 12 | KHUMJUNG – MONJO (2,653 M) (4 HRS WALK) (B/L/D)
DAY 13 | MONJO – LUKLA (2840 M) (5 HRS WALK) (B/L/D)
DAY 14 | LUKLA – KATHMANDU (B/-/-)
DAY 15 | KATHMANDU (B/-/-)
DAY 16 | KATHMANDU – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
 

Trip Highlights

  • Lukla Bazaar
  • Khumjung village
  • Kalapatthar
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Thyangboche monastery
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Swoyambhunath Stupa
  • Dingboche monastery
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU


Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal
Meeting and assistance at the airport
You will be welcomed with Khada (Tibetan silk scarf) or flower garland outside the arrival terminal gate by our representative. 
You will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: KATHMANDU


Morning, half-day tour of old Kathmandu city, its Durbar square, myriad of temples including the temple residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari. Proceed on to Swoyambhunath Stupa. Swoyambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa said to be more than 2000 years old, is perched on a hillock 77 meters above the valley floor and offering a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu City. 

Afternoon, a tour of Bhaktapur, the "City of Devotees" and the home of medieval art and architecture, a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. Walk through the brick paved Palace Square overlooked by the Palace of the 55 windows with its imposing Golden Gate, The Pashupatinath Temple built as a replica of the original in Kathmandu overlooked by the finely carved Chyasalin Mandap in the center. Walk to the Nyatapole Temple the five storied Pagoda, the tallest temple in the country guarded by a series of mythical animals and deities overlooking the Bhairav temple dedicated to the Tantric deity of Bhairav.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: KATHMANDU – LUKLA (2840 M) – PHAKDING (2650 M) (5 HRS WALK)


Morning, transfer to the domestic airport and fly to Lukla. 
Trek to Phakding crossing the Tharo Koshi River on local-style suspension bridge.

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Phakding.

Day 4: PHAKDING – NAMCHE BAZAR (3440 M) (4/5 HRS WALK)


Today, Commence trek to Namche Bazaar following the valley of the Dudh Koshi River via Jorsale.

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Namche Bazar.

Day 5: NAMCHE BAZAR (3440 M)


This is the day for acclimatization. 
Explore at Namche Bazaar or You can have a day excursion at Thame as well.

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Namche Bazar.

Day 6: NAMCHE BAZAAR – THYANGBOCHE (3870M) (5 HRS WALK)


Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3870m) weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the teashops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of Mani stones. 

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Thyangboche.

Day 7: THYANGBOCHE - DINGBOCHE (4260 M) (5 HRS WALK)


Trek from Thyangboche till Dingboche via Pangboche, Somare.

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Dingboche.

Day 8: DINGBOCHE - LOBUCHE (4930 M) (4 HRS WALK)


Today, trek to Lobuche. Almost straight trail until Dughla (Thokla) (4620m), moderately easy walk
The sunset on Nuptse, seen from here, is a memorable sight.

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Lobuche.

Day 9: LOBUCHE - GORAK SHEP (5160 M) (2HRS) (EVEREST BASE CAMP) (5364 M) (3HRS)


Follow the trail at the western side of the broad Khumbu valley and ascent gently through meadows beside the glacial moraine till Gorak Shep. Later, walk to Everest Base Camp. Return to this small settlement after the visit to the base camp.

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Gorak Shep.

Day 10: GORAK SHEP - KALA PATTAR (5550 M) (2 HRS) – PHERICHE (4240 M) (5.5 HRS)


Early morning climb to the Kalapatthar, the best viewpoint of the Everest. 
Return to Gorak Shep and continue descends to Pheriche via Lobuche.

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Pheriche.

Day 11: PHERICHE - KHUMJUNG (3780 M) (7 HRS)


It is a long way walk. After breakfast, retrace the steps back to Pheriche pass, Orshya, Somare, Pangboche, Debuche, Thyangboche, and Phunki Thanga till Khumjung Village.

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Khumjung.

Day 12: KHUMJUNG – MONJO (2,653 M) (4 HRS WALK)


Ascent till Khunde to see the Hillary Hospital
From here descent to Namche Bazaar and continue trek down to Monjo.

Overnight at the local lodges/tea house in Monjo.

Day 13: MONJO – LUKLA (2840 M) (5 HRS WALK)


Today, retrace your route back to the transit village of Lukla. 

Overnight at the local lodges/tea house in Lukla.

Day 14: LUKLA - KATHMANDU


Morning, after breakfast walk to Lukla airport and fly back to Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.  Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: KATHMANDU


The day is at leisure.
(Buffer day)

Day 16: KATHMANDU – DEPARTURE


Free till departure. 
Transfer to the airport to connect the international flight. 

What's included

  • 4 nights twin share accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 11 nights twin share accommodation in local lodge/tea house during the trek as per the program including meals at the same lodges or local restaurants as per the program during the trek
  • Airport transfers as per the program on private basis
  • Sightseeing tours as per the program on private basis with the services of local English speaking guide
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee
  • Trekking permit
  • One hour boat ride on Phewa Lake
  • An experience trek guide and porter as per the requirement
  • All applicable entrance fees for the monuments included in the program
  • All applicable current taxes (10% SC & 13% VAT)

What's not included

  • Lunch/Dinner (except during trek)
  • Travel/medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • International airfare
  • Uses of vehicle during free time
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Nepal visa fee (US$ 25 pp, payable directly at the airport during the time of entry)
  • Services except mentioned in included section
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