Everest Khumbu Explore

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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla and trek until Phakding (2610m)

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs

Day 4 : Rest day in Namche for acclimatization

Day 5 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m) 5hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche (4530m) 6hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Chukung (4730m) 4 hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Kongma-La Pass (5535m) 6hrs

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 4 hrs

Day 10 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and back to Gorak Shep 5hrs

Day 11 : Trek to Kala Patthar and down to Dzongla (4860m) 6hrs

Day 12 : Trek to Cho-La Pass (5380m) trek to Thangnak (4680m) 5 hrs

Day 13 : Trek to Gokyo and to Gokyo-Ri (5300m) 6hrs

Day 14 : Trek to Renjo-La Pass (5340m) and to Lunde (4300m) 6hrs

Day 15 : Trek to Thame (3800m) 5 hrs

Day 16 : Trek to Namche 4 hrs

Day 17 : Trek to Lukla 7 hrs

Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 19 : Day 19:Departure to TIA, “Farewell!"

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu

Great Nepal Representative welcomes you at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)  and you will be transfer to the Hotel. Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at hotel


Day 2 : Fly to Lukla and trek until Phakding (2610m)

On the second morning, you will board a flight to the Lukla Airport, also commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is a wonderful mountain flight and the flight itself can be no less than an adventure as the airport is enlisted as the most dangerous airport in the world, given the location, altitude and topography. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. After landing at Lukla, you will take light breakfast and embark on the trek. In around 3 hours, you will reach Phakding village where you will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.


Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs

On the third morning, our trek will follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.


Day 4 : Rest day in Namche for acclimatization

The fourth day of the trek will be spent in Namche itself for acclimatization purpose. As the altitude will now increase significantly, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. One can spend the day in Lukla visiting the local Bazaar of Namche or visiting the nearby Sherpa villages. If you are not much tired and are ready for a few hours of trek, then you can go to Everest Hotel for great panoramic views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and others. Located at an altitude of 3900m, Everest Hotel is the hotel that is situated at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 5 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m) 5hrs

After a day of acclimatization in Namche, your trek climb further uphill. The trek now gets difficult with increasing altitude and the trekkers are advised to go about the trek in a slow and mild manner. Plenty of hotels are found along the way and the tourists will have the opportunity to take a short break if they want. After almost five hours of trek you reach Tengboche. It is a village in the Khumbu region of Everest and is located at 3,867 metres. Tengboche is mostly popular for the auspicious Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which happens to be the largest gompa in the entire Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse


Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche (4530m) 6hrs

After having tea on the sixth day morning, you will resume your journey towards Dingboche. Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and other Himalayas will play hide and seek as you climb along the trail. At some point the mountains seems quite close, while at some other points they will appear farther away. Finally, after more than six hours of trek, we reach Dingboche, a small village in the Khumbu region that falls in Chukhung Valley. Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers who are headed to the Everest or who are returning from Everest. As there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses, the entire village rests heavily on tourism. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 7 : Trek to Chukung (4730m) 4 hrs

It is a short trek on day seven as you take morning breakfast at Dingboche and start your journey towards Chukung, situated at an altitude of 4730 meters. Chukung is a small village located on the Khumbhu region. It is normally considered as a resting destination on the Everest high pass trekking before one starts journey to the fascinating passes of the Khumbhu region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 8 : Trek to Kongma-La Pass (5535m) 6hrs

The destination for day eight is Kongma-La Pass, which happens to be one of the most popular passes in the Everest region. Trekking until Kongma-La Pass can be quite difficult as the trail is steep and uphill. Kongma-La Pass allows magnificent views of the mountains in the Khumbhu region including the Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and others. Overnight stay at a camp as there are no guesthouses in Kongma-La Pass.


Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 4 hrs

You will be crossing Kongma-La Pass on the ninth day and head to Lobuche, another wonderful village in the Everest region. The trek takes around 4-5 hours depending ofcourse on the trekkers. After reaching Lobuche, you will be resting for a while and interact with the local villagers and stay overnight there in a guesthouse.


Day 10 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and back to Gorak Shep 5hrs

You will reach the culmination of the trek on the tenth day when you trek to Everest Base Camp from Lobuche. Undoubtedly, Everest Base Camp is the best place to view the entire phase of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks from close distance. Everest Base Camp is also the starting point for all those mountaineers who aim to scale the world’s tallest peak. After spending some time in EBC, you head to Gorak Shep. A couple of hours hike will bring you to Gorak Shep. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Gorak Shep.


Day 11 : Trek to Kala Patthar and down to Dzongla (4860m) 6hrs

Kala Patthar is quite near from Everest Base Camp and you will be heading towards popular Kala Patthar on day eleven. View of Mount Everest along with Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse is even more clear and incredible from Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar also got recognised when the Nepali Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal sometime in 2009 held a cabinet meeting in Kala Patthar to attract global attention of the world towards the climate change and its affect on the Himalayas. From Kala Patthar you will climb down till Dzongla. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 12 : Trek to Cho-La Pass (5380m) trek to Thangnak (4680m) 5 hrs

Upon having a quick breakfast, you will start your trek to Cho-La Pass early in the morning as it is very important to reach the Pass before 10 AM in the morning as the weather quickly deteriorates in the afternoon. Deteriorating weather could prove detrimental to your trek and hence you make sure you reach the Pass before 10 AM in the morning. Upon reaching popular Cho-La Pass, you can observe mountain views from there and climb downhill. When you reach Thangnak on day 12, where you will be staying in a guesthouse for the night.


Day 13 : Trek to Gokyo and to Gokyo-Ri (5300m) 6hrs

From Thangnak, you trek for about 4 hours uphill and reach Gokyo Valley. You come across several glacier lakes on your way before reaching the amazing Gokyo Valley. Gokyo is a sparsely populated settlement area in the Khumbu region, predominantly inhabited by the Sherpas. Gokyo Lake is also quite prominent and popular in the region. If you have enough energy left in you, then you can also climb until the mountain peak of Gokyo called the Gokyo-Ri which offers some great views of the Mount Everest and other mountain peaks. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 14 : Trek to Renjo-La Pass (5340m) and to Lunde (4300m) 6hrs

The next day, you will attempt to cross one more pass, this time the Renjo-La Pass, the last Pass of the trekking itinerary. This day too you start our trek early in the morning after having some breakfast. Like the Cho-La Pass, Renjo-La Pass, too, is beautiful and offers some great views of the mountains. After you reach the pass in the afternoon and after spending some time there, you will come across the Renjo-Las Pass. Your destination for the day is Lunde as you make our descent from Renjo-La Pass. Lunde is a beautiful small village in Khumbu. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 15 : Trek to Thame (3800m) 5 hrs

Upon taking breakfast in the morning, your trek down to Thame with further mild trekking down the slope. You might as well meet Tibetan traders on your way. Thame is also known for the Buddhist monastery it has, also called as Thame Gompa. Many Sherpas from the Khumbu region visit this monastery for religious purpose. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 16 : Trek to Namche 4 hrs

Journery back to Namche is quite easy and comfortable as it traverses through several Sherpa settlement areas and villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazzar.


Day 17 : Trek to Lukla 7 hrs

The trek continues further downhill as you reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.


Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu

On the penultimate day of the tour package, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 30-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 19 : Day 19:Departure to TIA, “Farewell!"

The cozy morning will sadly wake up you. Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Our representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way to home, you have plenty of time to plan for your next adventure tour in the wonderful  Himalayan country. There will be a heart touching relationship between you and our company during this journey. We will be missing you and praying for your safe departure to home


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : GN/ER-298
  Duration : 19
  Entry/Exit : Kathmandu
  Max. Elevation : 5535
  Transport : Fly In/ Out
  Best seasons : Spring/Autumn

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