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Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking

Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking

       Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking “Exciting and scenic walks on the original trail to Everest Base Camp within Solu and Khumbu area  Following the footsteps of legendary climbers on classic route to high Khumbu within Everest Within high green hills covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia and pines tree lines From alpine hills covered with green woodland towards the arctic zone of ice and glaciers Explore around traditional Sherpa villages with colorful Buddhism religion and lively culture scenic short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu with the array of mountain views”

      Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking a pleasant and exciting walks which leads you to south and north of Khumbu within the Everest region, on the least trekked areas of Solu since the establishment of Lukla airport, the old and original trail from Jiri onwards is almost forgotten as most of the people flies in at Lukla to make the trip shorter. But on this marvelous Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking where you will enjoy the walks visiting remote and isolated villages with many views of mountains and beautiful landscapes before joining the main trail at higher Khumbu areas near Lukla and onwards to Everest base camp.

      Starting with an interesting overland journey heading due east from Kathmandu to reach the impressive town of Jiri, also known as Little Switzerland of Nepal due to its scenic green terrain and white snowcapped peaks that make Jiri one of the beautiful areas of Himalaya. The walk starts with another short drive and then trekking towards Solu areas of Everest region past nice Sherpa villages and farm fields and crossing few passes with the amazing panorama of mountains and within enchanting woodland before reaching high Khumbu areas and closer to Everest. After Phakding village on the main trails, all the way to Everest Base Camp after being in the tranquil and quiet trail for some days, from here encountering many trekkers and Yaks laden with loads of baggage as walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar for rest and acclimatization.

      From Namche Bazaar onwards towards Everest base camp heading past scenic Thyangboche Monastery and leaving the tree lines behind for sheer mountain wilderness into the arctic zone of ice and glaciers at Everest base camp. Enjoy super views of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers with giant peaks and climb of high Kalapathar for swathe eeping panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at a near distance and then on the road back on the same trail to reach Lukla town. At Lukla, your wonderful adventure Classic Everest Base Camp trekking completes taking a flight back to Kathmandu with awesome memories and magnificent time on high Khumbu valley enjoying the views on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking.

OUTLOOK   ITINERARY 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Kathmandu with an interesting sightseeing tour and preparations for the trek.
Day 03: Drive to Jiri town 1,900 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195m and trek to Kinja 1,770 m -06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Guranse 2,940 m via Sete 2,575 m near Lamjura-La pass – 06 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Bupsa Danda 2,250 m – 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 13: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pangboche 3,900 m via Pheriche – 06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla and transfer to respective lodges after more than06 hrs walks.
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.
Day 21: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities and rest.
Day 22: International departure for homeward bound or to respective countries.
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Details itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and transfer to respective Hotels

On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels located.After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for group briefing regarding treks and other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant evening includes group welcome dinner in nice Nepalese restaurants with cultural programs as entertainment with the dinner.

Day 02:    Kathmandu sightseeing tour, trek briefing, and preparations.

Morning after hearty breakfast, as per the given time our city and tour guide will lead you in the heart of Kathmandu city, for exciting historical and heritage tour of old Durbar (royal palace and courtyard) square of historical importance includes Temple of Kumari (Living young virgin Goddess) Kastamandap Temple where Kathmandu name derived from, a temple built with the wood of a single tree, tour of old palace during the reign of Malla and late Shah kings. Tour leads to our landmark of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa with all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, afternoon back to the tel, after an interesting tour rest of the day free at leisure and preparation for Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 03:  Drive to Jiri town 1,900 m - 06 hrs.  
Starting with an exciting overland drive to Jiri as journey lead east from Kathmandu on old Lhasa -Kathmandu highway for few hours, and then heading towards Dolakha district at Charikot town, as drive leads down at Tama Kosi River with uphill to Jiri town. Jiri also nicknamed as Switzerland of Nepal, with its scenic green hills, valley, and views of snow peaks, overnight in this nice town with time to browse around its marketplace. Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 04:  Drive to Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195m and trek to Kinja 1,770 m -06 hrs.
The second day of the trip begins with the short drive on rough single track road past Shivalaya and up to Deuarli then down towards a wide valley at Bhandar.From Bhandar where our first walk of the adventure begins past many farm villages of great interest with surrounding nice scenery of rolling hills and valley as walk brings to an interesting village at Kinja for the overnight stop in the local lodge, the area mostly populated by Sherpa people with views of Number Himal towards the north.  Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 05:  Trek to Guranse 2,940 m via Sete 2,575 m near Lamjura-La pass - 06 hrs
Morning walk continues heading to a steep climb into the serene forest to reach at Sherpa village in Sete then heading further up past several scattered farmhouses and into deep woodland of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines-magnolia and fir tree lines to reach at Guranse for an overnight stop, located in the midst of rhododendron forest with few tea-houses serving as lodges.

Day 06: Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530m - 06 hrs.
From Guranse morning walk leads at the top of Lamjura-la pass after few hours of a good climb, a high cooler area with some nice lodges for refreshment, with some time here having the break then heading over the pass with downhill to reach the base of the past at Toc-Toc small village. Afternoon walk leads on a winding gradual up to a ridge and then downhill to reach a large Sherpa village at Junbesi, a lovely and interesting place for the overnight stop, with time to browse around the village.

Day 07:  Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m - 06 hrs. 
After a pleasant stop at Junbesi, morning leads to a slow winding uphill path to reach at Syalung danda village with the first glimpse of Mt. Everest with other Khumbu Himal and peaks, from here on the level path with downhill to a river after crossing a bridge climb up to Ringmo village. Afternoon walk having lunch at Ringmo heading up into the ly forested area to reach on ta op Tak Shindo passes with splendid views of landscapes and peaks of Khumbu region, from here downhill to Tak Shindo village and its monastery with further descend to reach a nice and a large village at Nunthala for the overnight stop. Nunthala of mixed people of Sherpa-Kirat, Rai some Magar-Tamang with Hindu Chettries and Dalits which make this village more interesting with lots of shops-teahouses, lodges and many shops and stores.

Day 08:  Trek to Bupsa Danda 2,250 m - 06 hrs. 
Starting our morning walk past few villages and then a long descend within for the rest to reach at Dudh-Kosi River, crossing a bridge and then on the gentle uphill to Jubing village, from here few hours walk to Khari-Khola village with the mixed tribe of hill people including the majority of Sherpa people. From here crossing Khari-Khola (Stream) with steep hill climb for few hours to reach a top ridge at Bupsa Danda a moderate size village with lodges to stay offering super views of landscapes and mountains. 

Day 09:  Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m - 06 hrs. 
From here on air gets much cooler as walk leads into high Khumbu areas heading uphill into enchanting woodland to reach at Pyuin village (pronounced as Paya) in the midst of a forest, as walk progress on gentle path with views of Lukla towards North, then walk downhill to Surkhe village for overnight stop the village located at the bottom of Lukla town and its runway.

Day 10:   Trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
From here a slow start with few hours of walks with uphill past many Sherpa farm villages around well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snowcapped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and then reaching at the overnight stop in Phakding by the Dudh Kosi River.  

Day 11:  Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 
Today with the long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with the gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages, means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into the forested trail with views of snowcapped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for the free day at this height above 3,440 m high. In Namche spend the day with the scenic hike to viewpoints on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

Day 13:  Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs. 
From Namche walk leads on the dual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phung-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks. After few hours of climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, the afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.

Day 14:   Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

Morning on the downhill for an hour towards Imjatse River, after crossing a bridge walking into an open country where tree lines stop for few short juniper and rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. This is the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue to walk with the climb to Dingboche village for the overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Ama Dablam and Island Peak.

 

Day 15:  Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

After a pleasant stop at Dingboche, morning walk leads to short climb facing excellent views, and then walk on a gradual scenic trail to Thugla for lunch, this is where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river. From here trail Pheriche and Dingboche trail join towards Everest Base Camp, after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, witness stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains. From here a nice walk to Lobuche for of the overnight stop.

Day 16:  Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.

Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill Walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

Day 17: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pangboche 3,900 m via Pheriche - 06 hrs.
Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, our highest point of the adventure with magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Pheriche around windy valley with nice scenic walk to Pheriche for possible lunch stop. Pheriche houses many lodges with a health post and a station of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association). From here another few hours of good walk reaches you at Pangboche village for the overnight halt.

Day 18:   Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs walks. 
The walk leads on the same route from Pangboche to reach scenic Thyangboche Monastery, allowing you with more time on this beautiful spot to explore its interesting monastery and observe monks and priests on prayer chanting in the harmony of the tranquil surrounding of green woodland and mountain views. From Thyangboche walk downhill with short up to reach at Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and Amadablam includes other close peaks then reaching at Namche for the overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs.

Day 19:   Trek to Lukla and transfer to respective lodges -06 hrs.
Our last day walk of the great adventure, the ing starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach Phakding.From Phakding 3hours to Lukla with last climb for an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest region.

Day 20:  From Lukla Fly to Kathmandu 1,345 m and get transferred to respective hotels.
After a wonderful experience around high mountains and hills, transfer to Lukla airport for scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Kathmandu after an awesome scenic short flight with great experience and adventure on Classic Everest Base Camp trekking, transfer to your hotels with an afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts.

Day 21:   In Kathmandu free day for individual activities and rest.
We have reserved an extra day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla which might be happed sometimes due to unfavorable bad weather conditions, if all goes well as per our Well Plan enjoy this free day with individual activities and shopping or relax with wonderful memories and experience on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Day 22:  International Departure for Homeward Bound.
Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable experience and adventure on Classic Everest Base Camp trekking, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries.

PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu  with breakfast as per the program
  • Internal flight  Lukla to  Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government  license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodations  and insurance
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • A strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people )
  • Comprehensive medical kits and basic first aid (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

PACKAGE EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Nepal entry  visa
  • International airfare
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal expenses (phone call, laundry, bottle or boiled water etc.)
  • Tips for guides and   porters 

Physically  condition & experience requirements
For physically fit person of all ages with sound health who have done moderate to strenuous walk and activity before or at present. This type of treks involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between.  The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well experience people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around Himalaya or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek .we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.

Accommodations  on the trek

In Kathmandu, we use the deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, the triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouse in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities .also  note that single rooms are available the trekking regions at the lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals  during the trek

In the city, only breakfast is included on the trip itinerary. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals including noodles item, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

Drinking Water

Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

TRAVEL & MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE 

Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problem arise and situation beyond companies control. If such situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportations services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.

Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life-saving process and transportation to nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well of you next to kin, family members, close relatives or friends in case of emergency purpose.

Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degrees C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degrees C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degrees C to -15 degrees C.

 

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT LIST

This list is a guide to help you pack for your trip. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience .we also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Head

  • A warm hat that covers your ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Headlamp with extra batteries

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece wind –stopper jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest and /or jacket (optional)Hands
  • Lightweight gloves (water /windproof)
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Underwear
  • Hiking trousers
  • Fleece or woolen trousers
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric )shell pants Feet
  • Thin lightweight inner socks
  • Heavy poly or wool socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C de 14 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)Toiletries
  • Toothbrush /paste
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorants
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Small mirror
  • Female hygiene products

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hand wash

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • A cough and /or cold medicine
  • Anti –altitude sickness pills; Diamox or acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic

Extras /luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map /guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Travel game(chess, backgammon, playing cards etc)
  • Modest swimsuit
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

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