The Everest Khumbu region is located in the northeast of Nepal. the 7 days walk through the Lukla 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 - 8848 m peak - lies in Sagarmatha National park. Which is also home to two other eight Thousand - Lhotse and Cho Oyu - besides several other prominent peaks above 6,000 meters.
After the Kalapathar we make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then a helicopter ride over the Himalayas you will see Mount Everest and other Himalayan range from very close and late afternoon you will reach Lukla. Gorakshep to Lukla with Helicopter Halesi Trek organizes often. This trip will be fantastic who have enough time tired after the EBC and Kalapather. And you don’t need to return back to all the way Lukla same route.
Designated as a World Heritage site in 1979, much of the 1,148 sq. km park lies above 3,000m. The park is composed of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. The 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.
LUkla Airport, Namche Bazer, Tengbuche Monastery, EBC and Kalapather.
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu international airport and transfer to you hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding 2652m. 4 hrs.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche 3450m. 5/6 hrs.
Day 04: Namche to Tengboche 3860m. 5/6 hrs.
Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche 4350m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 06: Rest day explore to the Chhukung 4710m. and back to Digboche 4410m.
Day 07: Dengboche to Lobuche4910m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5365m.then back to Gorak Shep 5181m.
Day 09: Hike up to Kalapathar 5545m. 3 /4 hrs. Early in the morning and Helicopter to Lukla.
Day 10: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu.
- Airports pick up and drops
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Accommodation during the trek
- Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
- Experienced government license holder trek guide and porters to carry your luggage
- Accommodation, food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of trek guide and porter
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
- TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System card) all additional government tax
- Helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla
- Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee
- International air fare
- Personal Travelers insurance
- All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
- Tips for guide and porters
- All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike etc.
A representative of Halesi Treks will pick you up from the Airport and transfer to the hotel then briefing about the trip. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
A spectacular flight and hair-raising landing on a steep mountain runway bring 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 local market. Overnight at Lodge.
Today after having a Breakfast we will climb uphill for the destination Tengboche. During the trek, you will pass through the rhododendron forest, pine trees, and Mountain River. During the walk, you can scenic views of the Mt. Everest panorama, and the magnificent views of the mountains like Mt. Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse and many more. Tengboche is a most famous destination for the trekkers and the Buddhist pilgrims. Tengboche monastery is the oldest monastery made by the Tibetan Lama. Tengboche is not only for the Trekkers it is also a pilgrimage site. Here you can explore the History of culture, Tradition of the Sherpa people. Overnight at Lodge.
Today you will pass through the mountain valley, small pine forest and 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 the 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.
Throughout the trek, to the Lobuche, you will walk to the uphill and downhill. During the trek, you can see the Mani stone and a large amount of the praying flags. In Every Mani stone, there is write a name of the fallen trekkers, Sherpa, and climbers. Trails offer you the magnificent views of the Himalayan giant peaks and panorama. 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 the morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, 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 a helicopter ride over the Himalayas you will see Mount Everest and other Himalayan range from very close and late afternoon you will reach Lukla. Gorakshep to Lukla By Helicopter trip will be fantastic. Overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, you will fly to Kathmandu. Afternoon you can be sightseeing around the Kathmandu or rest in a hotel. Evening farewell dinner party at typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
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 canceled 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 an 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 canceled 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.