Everest base camp trekking Itinerary
1: Arrival Kathmandu. We will be met by our support staff and transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. Remainder of the day can be spent resting, shopping and sightseeing. You are on your own for the evening.
DAY 02: Trekking gear shopping days the hotel for the afternoon where you will be on your own for relaxing, etc.
DAY 03: we meet in the lobby for coach transfer to the airport for our 40-minute flight to Lukla. Upon arrival
2800 meters- Landing here on the small carefully loaded twin otters signifies the beginning of the adventure. As you approach you can see a cliff in front of you, the stall alarm sounds and you quickly come to a stop on the uphill landing strip. Lukla Airstrip is port of call for Yaks, porters, Mountaineering expeditions and Trekkers. Goods and people are delivered here in the morning hours prior to the afternoon mountain weather setting in. Your trek begins today slowly toward Mt. Everest, following ancient trading routes still used by Rai Magar, Tibetan, Brahmin and Sherpa traders on their way to and from Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through Mushe and Chaundrikartka at 2680 meters to Chablung, then drops to Ghat at 2550 meters where we will spend the night in a quaint little house along side the river. From here on the trek is pretty much up, up, up.
DAY 04: Early morning starts in the Khumbu Valley. Rise around 0700, bags packed and ready for your porters to collect from your rooms. Breakfast around 0730 and on the trail at 0800. Today is one of the hardest days of your trek. Walk for 2.5 hours stopping for a leisurely lunch break in the village of Monjo, which is also the gate to the park headquarters. While enjoying the views from the deck and the morning sun your lunch will be served here. Ang Nima will take care of your park entrance detail on your behalf at the post. Your arrival in Namche Bazaar can be anywhere between 2:00pm to 4:00pm. You will be staying at Mingma Sherpa's home. Mingma's family is long time friends of Peak Freak Expeditions. This family is related to the Tenzing Norqay family, first Sherpa to summit with Sir Edmund Hillary. There will be many photos and gear from past expeditions lying around in the home. Young Tenzing Norguay Sherpa (grandson) also brings groups to this home and it is not uncommon to run into him here at auntie's house.
NAMCHE BAZAAR: 3440 meters-
Namche Bazaar is a village lying at the junction of the Dudh Koshi and a lateral valley that leads to frontier pass of Nangpa La 5500 meters. It is tucked away in a "bowl" at a height of 3440 meters. The first Europeans entered it in 1950 and many more have come since then. However, the basic character of the village remains unchanged. It has an airplane landing strip high above and a temple with a stream of clear water flowing past it. Prayer flags, inscribed with words "Om mani padme hum" flutter from every rooftop and every house has a cottage industry where Yak wool is spun and woven into carpets. Facilities like a bank, a post office, hotels and shops where one can purchase climbing equipment as well as tinned food have sprung up over the years. Namche Bazaar is the major regional training center, and contains the headquarters of the Sagamartha (Nepalese for Everest) National Park. There is plenty to do around Namche Bazaar and a day should be spent here acclimatizing
Day 05: No rush this morning. No need to pack as you will spend one more night here. Today is acclimatization day. You will trek only 1 hour up to the Sherpa villages of Kunde and Khumjung. This is an important step to help your bodies acclimatize to the new altitudes you will endure in the days to come. Visit the Sir Edmund Hillary School in Khumjung or enjoy a pastry in the highest bakery in the world. Lunch will be prepared and served to you in Ang Nima's own home in Kunde. The view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Everest, Nupste and Lhotse from Ang Nima's house is one of the most photo
We have had a fantastic two week trek to Everest base camp. Our Guide and porter. Sanjib and Pemba have been excellent and very attentive looking after us.Sanjib is a very good guide and taught us allot about Nepali culture. Pemba was a brilliant porter. We think he will make an excellent guide in future.The level of service from both Sanjib and Pemba was superb. They were available all the way to help us with anything we needed, and both were thoughtful about anything we might require, water, food showers,accomodation. Sanjib's knowledge of the area and the lodges meant that we were always happy with our accommodation. He took care to visit places which were comfortable and had home stay feel. Sanjib have the qualities to be excellent guide and porter and to give all his clients a wonderful trekking experience.We highly recommend him.
-Nedeen & Alicha,USA .
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