The highest mountain in the world continues to lure adventurers as ever. The Khumbu, known commonly as the Everest region, is the home of the Sherpa people, the mysterious Yeti and of course the highest mountain of the world Everest 8848 m. Solu Khumbu is justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain 8848m, but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries. The Sherpa home land is still dominated by the old mountain gods, their language, customs and religion reflect their Tibetan origins. Their traditional life combined yak-herding, barley and potato farming, and trading with nearby Tibet. After the Chinese invasion of Tibet in the 1950's they quickly adapted to a new role, serving as guides and expediters. Now they are regarded as the best guide and world best mountaineers. This classic walk through the Sherpa homeland of Solu Khumbu is a tough trek with a clear cut aim to see Everest. Khumbu is the best major region in Nepal for close-up mountain views. To get near Everest, you must either walk for 9 days or fly to Lukla , a remote airstrip where flights are notoriously unreliable. It is important to allow enough time on this trek for acclimatisation.
Facts of Trip:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu,and transfer to hotel. Evening free to explore …KTM
Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu:
Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and. Back to hotel and stay.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2652m):
Transfer from hotel to domestic airport to board Lukla flight. Fly to Lukla (2800m). This flight provides a magnificent entree to the trek region. Upon arrival set up your baggage’s and start your first day trek. It is an easy walk through several villages to Phakding, or Monju where you will stay overnight.
Day 04: Phakding/ monju – Namche Bazar (3440m):
you follow the Dudh Kosi for about 2 hour and then climb slowly up a steep trail to Namche. As you climb, you enjoy our first views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8383m).Overnight at Namche.
Day 05: At Namche - Acclimatization day (3440m):
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. You enjoy a rest day here to allow for maximum acclimatization on your way to Everest Base Camp. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village or Shyangboche airtrip, talking to the Sherpas and simply enjoying and marveling at the incredible scenery.
Day 06: Namche Bazar – Thyangboche (3867m):
Trek along a very pleasant trail under the soaring peak to Thamserku and steadily descending to the Imja River where there are a series of water driven prayer wheels. You climb steadily for about 2 hours to Thyangboche Monastery (3875m) and the views from here are magnificent. The Monastery is literally surrounded by mountains. Yaks graze on the small meadow and the monks drone through their prayers. Yes, this is one of the most beautiful spots in the world.
Day 07: Thyangboche – Dingboche (4530m)
Trek up to the Imja river valley to Pangboche (3900m) where you stop for lunch and visit the Monastery. In the afternoon continue your trek to the summer village of Dingboche(4360m). The scenery all day is superb.
Day 08: At Dingboche – Acclimatization day:
another rest and acclimatization day at DINGBOCHE. This rest and acclimatization day should give you an excellent chance of ascending Kalapattar, the Base Camp of the Everest. From Dingboche there are a number of interesting excursions. You can walk to Chukkung (4700m), to the glaciers flowing off Nuptse and Lhotse and return Dingboche for overnight stay.
Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4930m):
Trek further up a small ridge and then contour around the base of the Khumbu glacier and have a light lunch at Dhugla(4600m). From here you trek a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. Overnight stay at Laubuche (4930m).
Day 10: Lobuche – Everest base camp 5230m
Today, you walk to Everest base camp, The actual distance is not so far but you take it very slowly to compensate for the altitude stopping at Gorakhshep (5288m) for a light lunch and continue trek to everest base camp 5330m following nice and ice-sizzle ring trail. You then take the same way back to Gorakshep overnight.
Day 11: Gorakshep-Kalapather (5545m)-Labuche 4930m:
Early morning (4.30AM) climb up to kalapather from where you can see the Everest Base Camp is just down. This is a hard pull but the view from top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us flow huge glacier ice. The mountains of PUMORI (7145m), LINGTREN (6697m) and Khumbutse (6623m) separate you from Tibet, and just over the Lho La pass. You see the huge rock of Changtse (7550m) in Tibet itself. But the queen of them all - Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest 8848m) towers over everyone. Over Night Labuche
Day 12: Lobuje – Thyangboche (3867m):
You retrace our steps along the glacier to Pheriche (4260m) and stop for lunch. In the afternoon, take the lower trail to Pangboche and Thyangboche.
Day 13: Thyanboche – Khumjung (3790m):Or Namche
Descending to Imja River we climb to Khumjung for lunch. Excellent views all the day and overnight at Khumjung (3779m).
Day 14: Khumjung/ Namche – Phakding (2652m):
Descending, pass through Namche Bazaar passing under the towering Kongde ridge (6186m) and follow the Dudh Koshi to Phakding.
Day 15: Phakding – Lukla (2800m):
Trek back to Lukla and overnight.
Day 16: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu:
After early breakfast at lodge fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel during the day have nice shower and chill-out .
Day 17: In Kathmandu- free day ( extra day, which can be used in above Itinerary, if the itinerary is disturb due to any factors like sickness, bad weather etc )
Day 18: In Kathmandu-free day
Day 19: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu
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|Moderate and High passes Altitude Trekking (3500-6000M)|
Adrian Wilcock, U.K