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Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants (the Sherpas), the Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal. While many of the routes through the mountains are arduous, there are ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way.

While trekking is possible in this area the whole year round, the best times to visit are from the beginning of March to mid May and from the beginning of September to mid November. The winters are very cold and snow may make it difficult to travel higher than Tengboche, and also lodges may be closed above this altitude. Summers, on the other hand, are wet, and the spectacular peaks often lost in the clouds. April and early May is a good time to see the hedgerows and trees bursting into bloom, with Rhododendrons, in particular, adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscape. However, dust from the plains of India during the spring routinely provide less than ideal conditions for clear mountain views. The views are much better after the summer monsoons have cleared the atmosphere of dust, but the days are shorter and cooler.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing. Free time to spend as you wish in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Free time for last minute shopping etc.

Day 04: Early morning scenic flight to Lukla(2800m). Trek to Phakding.

Day 05: Phakding to Namche Bazar(3400m) Trek along Dudh Koshi River, we stop for lunch in Monjo, before crossing the river for a final time and make the steep climb into Namche. A busy market town, frequented by Tibetans selling their wares.

Day 06: We spend a second day and night in Namche Bazar as this allows for necessary acclimatisation. We take an acclimatisation walk up to Everest Hotel view point, before returning to Namche where you can explore and enjoy the local bakeries.

Day 07: Namche to Tyangboche Monastery. We enjoy a walk around the valley, getting views of Ama Dablam. Tyangboche is an important monastery in the area, where people congregate for the Mani Rimbdu festival in November.

Day 08: Tyangboche Monastery to Dingboche(4410m). After trekking for about a hour, we cross a suspension brigde and we have a tea break in pangboche, where we can enjoy spectacular views of Ama Dablam. We then continue walking up the Imja Valley until we reach the picturesque village of Dingboche.

Day 09: We have an acclimatization day in Dingboche. We can walk to Pheriche attend a seminar on Altitude Sickness run by the Mountain Rescue Association, then return to Dingboche.

Day 10: Dingboche to Lobuche(4940m). We continue up the Valley to our lunch stop at Tukla. There are fantastic views of Lobuche East, Ama Dablam and Taweche. After lunch we head up to the Everest Memorials, before continuing to the Lobuche.

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep. (5180m).This is the site of the 1953 expedition base camp. Toda you get the opportunity to climb Kallapathar(5550m). This can be quite difficult, but the views of Everest, Lhotse,, Nuptse, Khumbu Ice Fall and Pumori are spectacular.

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp. We walk to Everest Base Camp, get to enjoy the Ice Fall, before heading back to Gorak Shep.4

Day 13: Gorak Shep back to Base Camp, where we stay overnight.

Day 14: Base Camp- Khumbu Ice Fall acclimatization.

Day 15: Rest Day.

Day 16: Climb to Camp 1 and camp over night

Day 17: Return to Base Camp.

Day 18: Base camp to Gorak Shep.

Day 19: Gorak Shep to Base Camp.

Day 20: Base Camp to Camp 1, stay over- night.

Day 21: Camp 1 Climb to Camp 2, again we stay overnight.

Day 22: Spend the day and a second night at Camp 2.

Day 23: Return to Base camp.

Day 24: Base camp to Pheriche.

Day 25: Pheriche to Tengboche.

Day 26: Tengboche to Khumjung.

Day 27: Khumjung to Phakding

Day 28: Phakding to Lukla

Day 29: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Day 30: Transfer to Airport for international flights.

Price is dependant on

Group size,
Climbing royalties,
Permits,
Duration of expedition.

All expeditions over 8000m must be booked 1 year in advance.
All expeditions above 6000m and 7000m must be booked 6 months in advance.

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