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Trek to Everest Base Camp and explore Kathmandu Valley

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Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu:
Meet/assist by our representative at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Manang or Similar.

Day 02 Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath:
In the morning after breakfast we start our sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath - One of the holiest Hindu shrines situated on the banks of the Holy Bagmati River. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, (or phallic symbol) of Lord Shiva. This is also a cremation site for Hindus, where the dead bodies are burned with ritual ceremony on the banks of the holy river. Just a few minutes drive from Pashupatinath is Boudhanath which is one of the biggest stupas in the world. With its four pair of eyes in four cardinal directions, it keeps watch for righteous behaviour and human property.

In the afternoon we drive to Swayambhunath. Regarded as more than 2000 years old this stupa is situated at 77m/253ft above the level of the valley and thus has magnificent birdseye view of Kathmandu Valley. From Swayambhunath we drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. With more than 50 temples and shrines within a few blocks of one another, the square contains one of the most concentrated groupings of historical structures in the valley. This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Manang or Similar (B).

Day 03 Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) and trek to Phakding (2,640m/8,661ft 3-4hrs approx) Hiking distance 7km/4.3miles:
We take a 40min flight to Lukla early in the morning from Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu. Lukla is located at the altitude of 2,860m/9,383ft, it will be quite colder than in Kathmandu. After walking few minutes from Lukla airport, stop at a restaurant for tea break, books, internet facility. If you need some trekking gear then you can buy it here in Lukla.

After the break the journey starts from Lukla. Today we have to walk for 3- 4 hours to reach Phakding through Chaurikharka, Chiplong, Thadokovi and Ghat. We can see spectacular Himalayan views from Chiplong and Thadokovi. The religion of the people of this region is Buddhism so we can see many monasteries, Maane and script are written on the rock in Tibetan language. Today our journey is not so difficult. Phakding (2640m/8661ft) is at a lower altitude than Lukla so we feel quite warm there rather than in Lukla. Phakding is a commercial place so we can see lots of hotels and Bhattis.
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft, 8hrs approx.) Hiking distance 9km/ 5.6mi:
Today the journey starts after breakfast. To reach Namche we have to walk through Tok- Tok, Manju, Jorsale. The journey from Phakding to Jorsale is quite easy. There is Everest National Park at Monjo where we have our first check point. After an hour walk along the bank of Dudkoshi River we reach Jorsale, where we will have lunch. There are no shops available between Jorsale to Namche. From Jorsale, after some minutes we will cross Dudhkoshi River and bridge. After the bridge there is a steep up route we have to follow. If the weather is clear we can see Mount Everest from Thami Danda. We can see many beautiful mountains and water falls on the way. Namche is situated at 3,440m/11,286ft altitude. We can see different mountains from Namche. Namche is the biggest commercial area of the Everest Region where we can find everything needed for Trekkers, like internet facility and ATM. But sometimes due to technical reason ATM does not work. Local people set up a market till 1pm every Friday and Saturday, people from nearby village come and buy daily commodities. Bakery cafe and Pub are also available in Namche.
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 05 Acclimatization rest day at Namche Bazaar:
This morning you can check out the local shops. Today is the day for acclimatization, you hike as per your choice. If you want long hiking you can go to Thamo and Thame where you can see Edmund Hillary Nursery and you can also see Monastery and various mountains in Thame. You can walk 8-9 hours up and down with lunch en route while hiking. Or take a shorter hike of 5-6 hours where we walk steep up from Namche to Syangboche then to Everest View Hotel to Khumjung. At Khumjung we can see a Monastery and the school made by Sir Edmund Hilary. During this trekking we will have a chance to see many beautiful mountains. You can also visit Sherpa Museum located at Namche. After a day hiking return to Namche, have dinner and overnight.
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 06 Trek to Thyangboche (3,860m/12,664ft, 6 hrs approx.) Hiking distance 9.5km/5.9mi:
Today the flat and easy trail leads you towards the view of Mt.Everest, then descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka; from here it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m/12,664ft). The monastery is called the spiritual centre of Khumbu region. Our walk is long but more than sufficiently compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks and a visit to the monastery.
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 07 Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,297ft, 5 hrs approx.) Hiking distance 10.5km/6.5mi:
Today we will walk slowly through the pleasant village of Pangboche and on to Dingboche. We will be feeling the altitude today for sure, you will need to take your time and enjoy the view along the way! Dingboche is over 14,000 feet, taking it slowly will make a big difference in the next few days. Make sure you are drinking lots of water and pacing yourself along the way.
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 08 Rest day at Dingboche:
Rest day to be used as needed for proper acclimatization rest or explore, depending on how you are feeling. There are several great hikes from Dingboche for this layover day. Always good to climb high and sleep lower, even if you do a 200m hike up today and relax at the higher altitude it will help you acclimatize.
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16,168ft, 6 hrs approx.) Hiking distance 7.5km/4.6mi:
We cross the Pheriche Valley, which is staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association, here they offer treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue trekking up the valley and ascend Thokla Pass, past the Khumbu glacier, arrive at the outpost of Lobuche.
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 10 Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft, 3 hrs approx.)Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,316m/17,441ft 4hrs return) Hiking Distance - Lobuche to Gorakshep 8km/5mi Goraksep:Hiking distance Gorakshep to Base Camp return 7km /4.5mi
Today's trek is three hours to reach Gorakshep, we will stop here and have lunch drop off our excess baggage, then head off to Everest Base Camp! The trail up to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers good views of Pumori and there are beautiful views of Everest Base Camp and glacier. After lunch, walk along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to reach base camp. A 2 hour long walk will take you to the old base camp of Everest. After short break at EBC, we head back to Gorakshep for a well earned rest and hot dinner!
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 11 Kala Patthar down to Pheriche. Kala Patthar(4,920m/16,142ft 3hrs) on to Lobuche 8km/5mi:
Get up early to trek up to see the sunrise on Kala Patthar. (Please note depending on the weather and how you are feeling we may switch around the order of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp) We will leave the tea house before sunrise approx. 5am and head up for a spectacular view of Mount Everest. Return to the tea house for a nice hot breakfast and then we will leave for Pheriche - via Lobuche. It is 3 hours approx. journey to Lobuche. Now your trail starts to descend and will stop at Louche for lunch, then head down to Pheriche. Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 12 Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12,779ft 4 hours approx.) Hiking distance 8.5km/5.3mi:
A short day's journey towards Tengboche consists of a trek through forests filled with of a variety of lush trees - birch, conifers and rhododendron. This picturesque trail dips, crossing the Imja River. It is a steep incline down from Debuche, but the views are wonderful today!
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 13 Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft, 6hrs approx.) Hiking distance 9.5km/5.9mi:
Today we trek down to Namche through ups and downs. After a trek of 6 hours approx. we will reach Namche, where we stopped at the earlier stage of the trek. Sherpas are the inhabitant of this place.
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 14 Trek to Phakding (2,640m/8,661, 6 hours approx.) Hiking distance 9km/ 5.6mi:
Leave Namche Bazaar and descend to Phakding Village on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Leaving Namche Bazaar, we have a big descent today to Phakding. If the weather is clear, take plenty of photos of your final views of the great peaks we've enjoyed so much along the way, including Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. We'll not see them again after reaching Phakding.
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 15 Trek to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft, 3 hours approx.) Hiking distance 7km/4.3miles:
Today is a challenging final day of trekking from Phakding to Lukla as we begin with a descent, then climb 600' to end in Lukla. Tonight we enjoy a celebration dinner.
Overnight at Tea House (B, L, D).

Day 16 Fly back to Kathmandu:
On arrival we transfer to our hotel. Today we have a day at leisure, and buffer time in case of flight changes from Lukla. Free time in Kathmandu for some much needed and earned rest! Overnight at Hotel Manang or Similar (B).

Day 17 Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan City:
After breakfast we drive to Bhaktapur. The urban city of Bhaktapur from the medieval period also known as Bhadgaon has an area of 4 sq. miles in a conch-shell shape. Bhaktapur also means the city of devotees. We also visit the Nyatapola Temple, which at 30m/98ft, is not only the highest temple in the valley but also one of the best examples of traditional Nepali Temple architecture.

After our visit we drive to Patan city. This sister capital is an ancient city also known as Lalitpur and is situated on the southern bank of the Bagmati River and is 5 km southeast of Kathmandu. This city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. It is also known as the city of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans.
Overnight at Hotel Shanker or Similar (B).

Day 18 Departure transfer to the airport for onward journey:
Leisure time until you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight home (B).

$300 Non refundable deposit to book space. Final payment due 60days prior to departure.

Rate - $2,300 USD per person twin sharing based on two people travelling.
$2,250 based on 3 - 5 people
$2,100 per person based on 6-9 people

Trek includes:
4 nights twin sharing accommodation at Hotel Manang or Similar
including breakfast.
13 Nights/14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek using twin sharing accommodation in Tea houses on trail on full board (all meals) basis including English Speaking Trekking Guide and Porters.
Arrival and departure transfer.
All land transportation by private AC vehicle.
Sightseeing tours as per above itinerary.
English Speaking Tour Guide during sightseeing tours.
Monument Entrance Fee
Everest National Park Fee & TIMS Fee
Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu airfare

Tour excludes:
Any international airfare and airport tax
Nepal Entry Visa Fee
Meals (Lunch/Dinner)in Kathmandu.
Tips
Emergency Evacuation/Rescue in any form.
Travel Insurance
Personal Expenses like Bar & Beverage Bills, Telephone Bills,
Laundry Bills etc.
Cost arose due to political disturbances, natural disaster, strike etc.
Any cost whatsoever not mentioned in our above cost includes
section.
Bottled drinks, including water. The cost of a bottle (1 litre approx.) of water (Hot/Cold) in the Everest Region is USD 4.00 approx.

Duration: 18 days

Max Group Size: you decide

Accommodations: hotel, teahouses

Price: 2,300 USD per person twin sharing based on two people travelling. $2,250 based on 3 - 5 people and $2,100 per person based on 6-9 people travelling.