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December 9, 2019

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The incredible two-week trek starts from Lukla leading to Namche Bazar up the Dudh Koshi Valley to a famous stopover Jorsale checkpoint, which is also an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Permits required for entering the National Park and restricted trekking areas are checked here. At Namche, you can halt for a few days for acclimatization so that it’s easier as you move upwards. The trail leaving Namche through Imja Khola has spectacular views of Ama Dablam Mountains, Kangtega with Lhotse and Everest roaring from the skyline. Traveling through Chhukung, Tengboche, and Lobuche, accommodating yourself in teahouses and gazing upon mountains all along the way, a final cautious walk through Kala Pathar will lead you to Everest Base Camp where you will have time of your life. SNP entry permits and TIMS cards are required for entry to Sagarmatha National Park.

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The incredible two-week trek starts from Lukla leading to Namche Bazar up the Dudh Koshi Valley to a famous stopover Jorsale checkpoint, which is also an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park.

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

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  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

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  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by Sumire Tours and Travels and a representative who will brief you of the travel itinerary and take you to respective hotel.
Rest day.

Day 2: Sightseeing at and around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at hotel.Sightseeing at and around Kathmandu Valley

Today after breakfast, we will visit different Durbar squares and heritage places. You will get to know about Pagoda style temples, Living Goddess Kumari and also visit cities like Patan and Bhaktapur renowned for their cultural and traditional significances.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2610m). Overnight at guesthouse.Fly to Lukla (2800m)

After a half, an hour flight to Lukla, a 3-hour walk through paved footpaths and riverside gets you to a village with approximately 30 houses located at both sides of Dudh Koshi River. Here you spend the night at a teahouse and rest for the trek for the next day.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight at guesthouse.Trek to Namche Bazaar

We begin the day with a walk to Monjo, the official entry point of Sagarmatha National Park where the permits (TIMS card and SNP permit) are checked. Taking a tough 590 meters uphill climb of five hours with the first view of Everest and Lhotse along the way we reach Namche Bazaar. To the west, the sacred mountain of Khumbila (5707m) and to the east the peaks of Thamserku (6648m) and Kwangde (6224m) are visible as you get to the town of Namche Bazaar.
At Namche you can taste bakery items off many bakeries available and visit the local market that takes place every Saturday. Although being a remote location you can find currency exchange, restaurants, and cafes.

Day 5: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. Overnight.Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

You shouldn’t rush during the acclimatization process as you need to be prepared to take on the challenges of getting to higher altitudes. Walking up to the school and hospital of Khumjung or to the airstrip at Shyanboche (3720m) will help you to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness. The Everest View hotel just above the Shyanboche airstrip, is also a region for prime view of Everest.

Day 6: Trek to Tenngboche. Overnight at guesthouse.Trek to Tenngboche

Beginning the day with a 10 minutes’ climb, we descend back to Dudh Koshi at 3550m before ascending to Tyangboche at 3870 meters. Tengboche has a Tibetan Monastery where you can soothe your mind by listening to the chanting monks and their bells while gazing upon the tantalizing Everest, Amadablam and Lhotse.

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4360m). Overnight at guesthouse.Trek to Dingboche

As you pass through the woods and the Imja Valley you will realize that you are surrounded by the high Himalayas. Contouring gradually to Pangboche, the oldest monastery in the region, dating back to the introduction of Buddhism here, you climb up to Dingboche where you get to peek at the Island Peak.

Day 8: Rest at Dingboche.Rest at Dingboche.

Acclimatization is an important factor while climbing up higher altitudes. So, today as a part of acclimatization you climb up to Chhukung with a view of Mt. Makalu, Peak 38, etc. Stay the night.

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4950m). Overnight at teahouse.Trek to Lobuche

As you see the snowcapped peaks soar upon you the valley now starts becoming barren. The paths now become rocky so caution should be applied while you join the trail below Thugla with a view of Cholatse (6442m).

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and back to Gorakhshep (5160m). Overnight at guesthouse.Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and back to Gorakhshep (5160m)

You begin walking along Khumbu glacier to reach Gorakhshep, a small village where you can get lunch. The trail now leads to Everest Base Camp where you get an unforgettable view of Khubutse, Changtse, Khumbu Icefall, and Mt. Pumori.

Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche. Ovenight at guesthouse.Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m

The360 degree view and the best view of the world’s highest Mt. Everest with other peaks like Mt. Pumori and Lhotse is the main attraction of the ascend to Kalapathar or “Black Rock”. Then you will descend back to Lobuche and trace back the steps to Lukla.

Day 12: Trek back to Tengboche. Overnght at guesthouse.Trek back to Tengboche

Walking down the beautiful rhododendron forest we trek back to Tengboche via Dingboche and Paboche walking across the Imja Khola.

Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse.Trek to Namche Bazaar

Taking the trail down the hills reaching Phungi Tenga across the Dudh Koshi river you reach Sansa and then Khyanhjuma which will end at Namche Bazaar where you can spend the night.

Day 14: Trek to Lukla. Overnight at hotel.Trek to Lukla

Taking the trail through different Sherpa villages, a daylong descend following the Tenzing and Hillary Suspension bridge will take you to Lukla for overnight rest.

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu.

After the end of the weeks-long trek, we depart from Tenzing and Hillary airport early morning with a view of the Khumbu region out the window. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for a rest day.

Day 16: Shopping and Leisure Day.Day 16: Shopping

Today you can spend the day shopping for souvenirs and visiting different heritage sites. You can enjoy a traditional dinner with folk music and dances. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17: Transfer to airport. Departure.Day 17: Transfer to airport

Hoping that your visit and the trek was mind-blowing and captivating, our representatives will take you to the airport for your departure to respective countries.

NOTE:: The itinerary listed is for the group getting a full package. For visitors here for partial visits can request an itinerary based on their preferences and needs. We hope to facilitate our clients as per their needs. Also, don’t forget to get travel permits required for the trek through different restricted areas. [TIMS, SNP permit]

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