Mt. Everest (Khumbu) Region
Sagarmatha National (Sagarmatha National Park) Park lies in the northeastern part of Nepal covering the Khumbu region. The Park was gazetted on 19 July 1976 with an area of 1,148 square kilometers that includes the world’s highest peak of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha). The high mountain peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Khang, Khangtega, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde and Pumori enclose the park boundary. About 3,500 Sherpa People resides in various settlements within the park boundary. The Sherpa people originated in the eastern Tibetan Province of Kham, some 2,000 kilometers away from the present homeland. The Sherpa people follow the Nying-mapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Since 1950s, the region is attracting large number of tourist as climbers and trekkers. The Sherpas are also well known climbers.
Itinerary & Highlight
Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu:
Transfer to hotel for check in and briefing on the trip. An introductory sightseeing trip to downtown Kathmandu or explore around hotel depending on your flight arrival.
Day 02. Kathmandu:
Guided sightseeing covering all the major sightseeing points in and around Kathmandu, covering the prominent landmarks such as: Soyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Kumari (the living goddess) Temple and Durbar Square Kathmandu.
Day 03. Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) to Phakding (2600m):
After breakfast, transfer to domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 45-minute flight to Lukla, landing on the STOL runway in the heart Lukla Village, the gateway to Mt. Everest Region. Meet our porters and supporting field staffs. After lunch, proceed to Phakding Village for overnight accommodation. Trek 2 to 3 hours.
Day 04. Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m):
Full day, trekking through pine forest along with Bhote Koshi River. An easy walk up to Monjo Check Post, the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park. After lunch, gradual up and then steep climb to Namche Bazar for overnight accommodation.
Day 05. Namche Bazar:
Full day rest or sightseeing in and around Namche Bazar, acclimatizing to the new altitude before attempting higher destinations of the trekking course. Acclimatization. Rest.
Day 06. Namche Bazar to Tengboche Monastery (3870m):
An easy walk to Somare, the gradual down to Phungitenga for lunch break. After lunch about an hour steep climb, then gradual uphill trek to the famous Tengboche Monastery.
Day 07. Tengboche Monastery to Pheriche (4242m):
Proceed to Pangboche Village (3901m) for lunch break in the witness of Mt. Ama Dablam, there is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu. After lunch, trek to Pheriche for overnight accommodation.
Day 08. Pheriche to Laboche (4930m):
Today, we follow the Khumbu Valley via Dugla and steep uphill trek to Memorial Stones for those Nepalese and foreign climbers who dead in the region in the course of climbing expeditions to Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains. From here we trek along west bank of Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche for overnight accommodation.
Day 09. Laboche to Gorakshep (5170m):
Following the rocky trail through Khumbu Glacier, we arrive Gorakshep for lunch break. The route offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Mt. Pumori and Nuptse. After lunch rest or explore around the camp.
Day 10. Gorakshep to Mt. Everest Basecamp (5360m) and Gorakshep:
The final approach. An excursion to the Mt. Everest Basecamp having packed lunch and return to Gorakshep. In the evening, hike up to Kalapthar (5545m) for Sunset view of Mt. Everest at her best.
Day 11. Gorakshep to Pangboche (3901m):
After breakfast, gradual downhill trek to Pangboche Village, the best point to admire the beauty of Mt. Amadablam and to see off Mt. Everest.
Day 12. Pangboche to Khumjung and Namche Bazar:
Gradual downhill trek to Dingbuche and steep trek about half an hour to Tengboche and to Phungitenga. After crossing a bridge near Phungitenga, there is a steep to Khumzung village, then a short uphill trek to Syangboche, where hotel Everest View is situated. A coffee break is suggestible. The hotel offers panoramic views of Tengboche Monastery, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Lhotse range, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Kwangde and Mt. Thamserku. An easy trek to Syangboche Airport and again steep downhill trek about half an hour to Namche Bazar for overnight accommodation.
Day 13. Namche Bazar to Lukla:
After an early morning breakfast, downhill trek to Phakding for lunch break, then trek to Lukla for overnight accommodation.
Day 14. Lukla to Kathmandu:
After breakfast, transfer to Lukla Airport for early morning flight to Kathmandu. Check in hotel. Rest. Evening, sightseeing and shopping around downtown Kathmandu and Thamel Street. Farewell dinner will be served at typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show.
Day 15. Transfer to airport:
Departure from Kathmandu or make extension as per your time-frame.
– Depending on the number of trekking members.
– Hotel accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu on twin-sharing basis.
– Local lodge during the trekking period based on twin sharing or dormitory.
– Breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu.
– Meals (including bed tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, evening tea/coffee and dinner) during the trekking.
Mode of Transportation:
– Guided city sightseeing with private vehicle in an around Kathmandu and Pokhara as per the itinerary.
– Airfare: Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with tax (subject to increment on fare revise).
– Airport pickups and drops upon your arrival and departure from Kathmandu and Lukla.
Inclusive (in addition to the above plan)
– Services as per the above mentioned plan.
– Service of registered English speaking city guide, experienced Sherpa trek leader, assistant guides and other experienced supporting field staff as per group size.
– Porters to carry your belongings (1 porter for 2 trekking members).
– Wages for trekking guides, field staff and porters.
– Insurance coverage for trekking guides, field staff and porters.
– Brand-new like heavy duty sleepingbag (to be returned on completion of the trip).
– A kit bag/duffel bag for trekking as our complimentary.
– A map relating the destination.
– Tims card (trek registration card).
– Entry permit fee for Mt. Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park.
– All entry fees to the sightseeing points as per the itinerary.
– Basic medicines for staff and porters.
– Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu.
– Government tax and surcharges.
– Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
– Nepalese visa fee.
– International flights to and from Kathmandu.
– Additional services beyond service plans, inclusive and itinerary.
– Excess baggage charges(if there is more than 15 kilograms per trekking member).
– Private porter if needed.
– Personal expenses (tips, bar bill, laundry and shower at local lodges and other expenses of personal nature during the trip).
– Travel insurance covering rescue in case of emergency.
– Additional waiting expenses in case of flight cancellation due to bad weather.
– Trip commencement at your convenience.
– Guaranteed and designed for quality seekers.
– No hidden charges or surcharges to ask you within the specified service plans, inclusive and itinerary.
– Can be customized on request.