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Acclimatization Day in Namche. This day is reserved for acclimatization and a very slow ascend into the thin air. After breakfast you will start to ascend towards Khumjung. The trail ascends above Na ... read more
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Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport our representative welcomes you and transfers you to your hotel in Kathmandu. In case you land in Kathmandu early morning, you can take the day to do sightseeing tour of the UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu. Later in the evening, we will take you to welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Kathmandu offering typical Nepalese cuisine during which we will also brief you about the trip. Overnight at hotel
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla has a tine airstrip and the scenic flight duration is just above 40 minutes. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage and you can have a good look around and take picture. Depending upon when we land at Lukla, we might even have our lunch there. From Lukla, we walk to Phakding village. The walk is fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding. We can spend our evening strolling around the village.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Our day's hike will start after we have our breakfast. We start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River; we will have to cross this river twice today. We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we descend down to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village. We walk further from there heading off to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous trade hub in the lap of the Himalayas which is also the capital of Khumbu region. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
After already having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft), we will use today for acclimatization. It is very important that our body is prepared for further ascending. You have the day at your disposal and can choose to do what you wish with it. You can walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to just walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle. If it is Saturday today, there will be local traditional Saturday Market and it will be a wonderful experience visiting the marketplace. There is a Sherpa Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit if you are into Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.
Namche to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak is a constant throughout the day. Today's trail ascends through the forested on its way to Tengboche. The first thing that could draw your attention after reaching Tengboche could be its big monastery. Tengboche has large campsite, tea houses and lodges overseeing Mt. Ama Dablam. We will spend the night at a hotel in Tengboche.
Mani Rimdu Festival Observation
You will have three full days to enjoy the fascination of being part of the historic Mani Rimdu Festival. The festival will be celebrated at the Tengboche Monastery, also known as Dawa Choling Gompa. Built in 1916 by Lama Gulu, Tengboche Monastery is the largest of its kind in the Khumbu region.
These three days will give you a proper chance to be a part of the Mani Rimdu Festival and experience the mystic cultural, traditional and religious essence associated therewith. Please note that the number of days you spend to observe the Mani Rimdu Festival can be shortened or lengthened to suit your calendar.
Mani Rimdu Festival Observation
You will have your breakfast at your lodge and head to Tengboche Monastery to observe Mani Rimdu. You will return to your lodge for dinner and to stay overnight.
Mani Rimdu Festival Observation
This will be the final day for you to be a part of Mani Rimdu Festival. You will have your breakfast at your lodge and head to Tengboche Monastery to observe Mani Rimdu. By the end of the day, you will have three days’ wonderful memories of Mani Rimdu Festival. You will return to your lodge for dinner and to stay overnight.
Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
We will leave Tengboche with all the fascination of Mani Rimdu festival still in our vivid memories. The day consists of a lot of descending until we arrive at Deboche. The trails ascend from there through rhododendron forest. The trails take us down to a valley and later through riverside plains before we reach Dingboche. It is a relatively easy day in terms of walking.
Acclimatization day at Dingboche
It is acclimatization day again. We require acclimatizing to ascend further altitude. You can take complete rest all day. If you so wish and are physically in excellent condition, you can also take some couple of hours time to hike up to Chhukung (4,730m). Chhukung is a small hill station overlooking many mountains and glaciers. The main target of the day would be to prepare you physically for the rest of the trek.
Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
There is a lot of vertical gain today even though the trail length does not clock more than 4.5 miles in itself. We walk through the alpine meadows and yak pastures to cross the Khumbu Glacier. The end of the moraine of the glacier has a specifically steep and presents a challenge. We then continue along the rugged route to reach Lobuche where we will stay for the night. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.
Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) and back to Gorakshep 6-7 hrs walk
For those of you who are doing the Everest Base Camp Trek for the first time, the day starts with a mixture and anxiety. Today you will be hiking up to the Everest Base Camp. The day will be the most challenging day of the trek and at the same time the most fulfilling as well. The base camp is situated at an altitude of above 5,000m (16,000ft).
We start off by hiking to Gorak Shep first. It is a small village sitting atop a small frozen lake buried under sand. We will have our lunch thee and hike further following the trails of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way you will catch the glimpse of an intimidating black rock the world knows by the name of Mt. Everest. The way will lead us to the Everest Base Camp. Have you ever heard or read that Mt. Everest cannot be seen from the Everest Base Camp? You will find the answer yourself. We will spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas and return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.
Early hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204ft) & trek to Pheriche, 6-7 hrs walk
Our first destination for the day will be Kala Patthar. We will start especially early and your guide will arrange everything for the early departure. The reason behind leaving early is to reach Kala Patthar before sunrise. Kala Patthar provides the most wonderful sight of sunrise over Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. You would not want to miss that. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. We will take our time enjoying what Kala Patthar has to offer before heading down to Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche to stay overnight there.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After being part of the Mani Rimdu Festival, it is now to start our return trip. After breakfast we trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. We will call it a day after we arrive at Namche Bazaar and find a nice lodge to spend the night.
Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7 hrs walk
We continue our trek back by heading towards Lukla from Namche. As the trails will be mostly downhill on your way back, the walk is fairly straightforward. After your arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek and being part of the historic Mani Rimdu Festival 2015.
Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us. Any free time of the day can be used to do sightseeing tour of the UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu. Later at night, we will treat you with exquisite Nepali cuisine. It will be a chance for us to hear from you about your adventure.
Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
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