The Everest Khumbu region is located in the northeast of Nepal. The 10 days walk through the middle hills of Solu to the higher altitudes of Khumbu to the base of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) the world's highest peak, is an opportunity to observe and participate in the daily life of the legendary Sherpa people. the prime attraction - 8848m. peak - lies in Sagarmatha National park. which is also home to two other eight Thousanders - Lhotse and Cho Oyu - besides several other prominent peaks above 6,000 meters. Designated as a world Heritage site in 1979, much of the 1,148 sq. km park lies above 3,000 m. The park is composed of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. th vegetation in the park varies from temperate plants like pine,hemlock,fir juniper, birch, rhododendron and shrubs to alpine plants and then to bare rock and snow. it is home to the ghoral, tahr, serow and musk deer as well as the impeyan pheasant, blood pheasant,red - billed chough and the yellow - billed chough.From Dingbuche you can continue on to the Pheriche, Kala pathar and the hamlet of Gorakshep. from there , Everest Base Camp is easily accessible, as is the summit of Kala pathar (5555m.) from which much of Mt. Everest is clearly visible. However, you must take time to properly acclimatize as the altitude gains are rapid.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding 2652m.3/4 hours trek.
Day 03: Trek to Namche 3440m. 5/6 hours trek.
Day 04: Rest day in Namche 3440m.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3860m.5/6 hours trek.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4350m. 5/6 houurs trek.
Day 07: Rest day explore to the Chhukung 4710m. and back to Digboche.4410m.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4910m. 5/6 hours trek.
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5365 m.then back to Gorak Shep 5181m. 7/8 hours trek.
Day 10: Hike up to Kalapattar 5555m. early in the morning and trek down to Periche 4240m. 6/7 hours trek.
Day 11: Trek to Namche 3450m.6/7 hours trek.
Day 12: Trek to Phakding 2600m. 4/5 hours trek.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla 2800m. 5/6 hours trek.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu 1350m.
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu.
you will be welcomed by Halesi Treks at Tribhuvan Internationa Airport upon your arrival, then transferred to hotel. Our representative will brief you about the trips. Overnight at Hotel.
A spectacular flight and hair raising landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla 2850m. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first camp in Phakding. Overnight at Lodge.
Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market. Overnight at Lodge.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards EBC. Options for acclimatization one hour walk up to the Everest view hotel above Namche for the view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the national park center and museum just above the town.Overnight at Lodge.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860m.today. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot Sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the days trekking went.Overnight at Lodge.
From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.Overnight at Lodge.
Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse's massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening.Overnight at Lodge.
Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.Overnight at Lodge.
Lobuche to Gorak shep 3 hrs trek after the lunch we hike to EBC. This is another big exciting day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters. the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak shep. Overnight at Lodge.
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5545 meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028ft, 8848meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche.
Today we follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche.
Follows the Dudh Koshi river back down to Phakding, today we sign out from national park. overnight at Lodge.
this is last day of the trek you can make easy trek to Lukla. evening farewell party with the Porters and Guide, where we can try some Local Beer And Rakshi Local wine homemade,and look back on a memorable trekking experience. Overnight at hotel.
We pack up early and head for the airstrip for the flight back to Kathmandu.overnight at hotel.
This is your final day in Kathmandu before catching your flight to home, ensure you have all the stuff packed and arrive at the airport, Fly to home.
Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even cancelled due to bad weather condition. So, you should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. But we will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may not be possible during the high season so, we can arrange flight by helicopter as well but it will be extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter a helicopter from Kathmandu – Lukla. It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. We can arrange you cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.
If the flight is delayed and cancelled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions and we are Halesi Treks arrange the alternative trek.
Great organisation and support from Man Kumar and his team! They will do everything do make your tailor made trip to and around Nepal possible. They are really flexible, the groups are small (for us it was just my dad and me!) and you don’t need to worry about anything. Thanks to Man and Tek we had such a memorable and great three weeks in Nepal. Thank you again!
Freya Rößler, Germany
I would like this trip was an unforgettable moment for me. It was amazing journey with many memories along the way. Fun, laugh, meeting new friends, getting to know the local. Things that i never experience it before. Man kumar was our personal guide. We went a group of four with 2 porters.
Gary sulistyo, Indonesia
During the period of EBC trek, We are thank for Man Kumar and his porter team to take care all of us to complete the trip as special as after big snow falling at 4350 m. We are very enjoyed the journey and remember all details in my mind. Hope to see you again after three years. Thanks Man Kumar Tamang to arrange the shoes to be delivered to poor people in village. He is a nice guide and doing for other people with heart. God bless all of you and your family.
Chan Sandy, Hong Kong
I write to express my earnest appreciation and recommendation for the cordial and well organized services provided by Mr. Man Kumar Tamang and his crew, without their guidance and support, our EBC and Kala Pattar Trekking could not have been completed so satisfactorily and fruitfully. Man is extremely knowledgeable with the whole trekking operation and environment, including the alternative routings, lodgings, contacts and the ways to deal with sudden climate changes. As a matter of fact, our team of 9 members experienced heavy snow fall on our way to Dingboche(4350M) and we were forced to stayed there for 3 days, starting 14 Oct 13. The snow fall was so heavy, which had not been seen for more than 20 years in Octobers, overnight, it was waist-high. The result was that even some experienced trekkers decided to terminate their journey and descent. Yet, we were lucky that Man decided not to give up and sent pilots to explore the routing conditions once and again while we were still stranded, and eventually led us through to Lobuche and carried on our journey with appropriate modifications on our remaining itinerary.
Thanks to Man and his crew members, none of us experienced incidents, and, on the contrary, we were able to enjoy the frozen treks and Christmas-card like atmosphere. Have I said enough? Well, not quite. Besides the good foods, good lodgings we have enjoyed, I must not forget to mention that fast or slow trekking team-mates alike were well looked after by Man and his crew, ALL THE WAY! And, I believe this is very, very important! All in all, I am indeed deeply impressed with Man's enthusiasm and professionalism. He is always sincere and willing to help. If asked, I will definitely have no hesitation to recommend my friends to give their best considerations to Man's services. If he or she has doubt, I will ask him or her to read the other comments posted on this web site for reference as well.
Leo Leung, Hong Kong