Classic Everest Trekking - 22 Days

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Classic Everest Trekking is regarded to be one of the ideal trekking trails especially for those who are fond of taking pictures of the white-Himalayas and also wishes to have an adventure of passing high hills, passes, slopping and rocky hills.

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This is one of the adventurous trekking trails lying in Everest region, because you will pass several high pass, high hills, settlement of Sherpa ethnic groups, where you will have chances to explore their unique tradition, culture and customs and lifestyles. Subsequently, another attractions of this trekking is that you will also have breathtaking views of several mountains around Khumbu region including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7,161m), Mt. Changaste (7,550m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723m), Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Kangaru (6,367m), Mt. Kongde (6,011m) among others. Since this trail passes through the well-developed trekking trail, is regarded to be one of the ideal trekking trails especially for those who are fond of taking pictures of the white-Himalayas and also wishes to have an adventure of passing high hills, passes, slopping and rocky hills. You will cross through the foothills of the mountains from lowland to the glacial lakes, peaks and Himalayan flora and fauna, traditional villages and ancient monasteries, all these features have made this destination one of the most popular and most loved one.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu / Jiri (1951m)
Day 02: Jiri / Deorali (2705m)
Day 03: Deorali / Sete (2575m)
Day 04: Sete / Junbesi (2675m)
Day 05: Junbesi / Numtala (2360m)
Day 06: Numtala / Khari Khola (2100 m)
Day 07: Khari Khola / Surkhe (2293m)
Day 08: Surkhe / Phakding (2640 m.)
Day 09: Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)
Day 10: Rest at Namche Bazaar
Day 11: Namche / Tyengboche (3867 m.)
Day 12: Tengboche / Dingboche (4260 m.)
Day 13: Dingboche / Lobuche (4930 m.)
Day 14: Lobuche / Gorak Shep (5140 m.)
Day 15: Excursion to Kalapatter (5545 m.) back to Gorekshep
Day 16: Gorekshep / EBC (5364 m.) / Lobuche (4930 m.)
Day 17: Lobuche / Pheriche (4243 m.)
Day 18: Pheriche / Tyengboche (3867 m.)
Day 19: Tyengboche / Khumjung (3840 m.)
Day 20: Khumjung / Phakding (2640m)
Day 21: Phakding / Lukla (2886m)
Day 22: Lukla / Kathmandu

Day 01: Kathmandu / Jiri (1951m)
The first day is spent on a seven to eight hours bus ride from Kathmandu to Jiri, the starting point . Jiri (1905m) is the central village of this area. The Sherpas, Tamang, Chhetris and various other people live together in this village. For about 100m on both sides of the bus road, there is a bazaar with many stores and lodges.

Day 02: Jiri / Deorali (2705m)
Leaving the bazaar behind , start trekking on the Everest Trail. From the turning point of the bus take the path on the mountain flank and cross over the small ridge overlooking the whole village of Jiri. Trek through several small hamlets and you will be on pass. Descending to the bank of the Khimti Khola, cross the suspension bridge to Shivalaya (1767m) which has a losge. Here you start the ascent to Deurali, the first pass.
There is a big hill with a mendan and flapping prayer flags. Descend from the pass by the path with stone steps through the forested flalnk and before long you will come across a chorten,. You are now in Bhandar or Changma (2194m). There are several lodge and you can camp in their front yard.

Day 03: Deorali / Sete (2575m)
Descend along the stream on the aide flank for a while, cross the wooden bridge by a bhatti, and away from the stream, s steep slope begins to descends through the woods. In the valley ahead you will soon be overlooking the hamlet of Gholunda and the river Likhu Khola. Keep descending the steep hill until you reach Gholunda. From here, trek down the path with stone walls through farm fields to the bank of Likhu Khola. Go upstream, you will soon come to Chiddarin which has several houses and a suspension bridge. After you reach Chinbu, the path continues to go zigzagging up. When it enters the forested area, the slope becomes slightly gentler. Now you will see the houses of Seti up ahead. A little further and you will be in the village of Seti, which has a lodge. The elevation is 2575 m above sea level, which means that you gained 940 m since you left Kinja.

Day 04: Sete / Junbesi (2675m)
A steep ascent continues. Keep climbing up through the rhododendron forest to Dakuchu and then to Goyam. You will sometimes find stone steps. The ascent continues further from Goyam through the forested slope. From here, follow the path on the open flank, go through Takuto and trek down along the firmland. You will soon come to the edge of the ridge, which commands the view of junbesi village in the valley and Numbur. A little more descent will bring you down to a village with a gompa and a chorten. Junbesi (2675 m) has many lodges and you can camp in their courtyard.

Day 05: Junbesi / Numtala (2360m)
Today, you will cross the third pass and reach Tragsindho. Leaving the village behind, go down along the Junbesi Khola, cross the river to the left bank using the wooden bridge and climb to the flank on the left. Do no miss this point. If you continue on the path down along the river, you will come to Phaplu, which has an airfield.
Descend from the pass through the woods. You will soon come to a gompa and will be in the Tragsindho, where there are two or three lodges. Continue walk for approximately two hours to reach Nunthala where you will stop for overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Numtala / Khari Khola (2100 m)
Today’s journey goes down quite a distance to the bank of the Dhud Kosi and climbs back up to Kharikhola. From Jubing to Kharikhola, the course is an ascent. Climb the path, which has stone steps here and there, on the steep flank and you will finally come to a pass like place. The Dudhkosi can be seen far below and Khumbila (5761 m) soaring up far beyond the valley. The Sherpa regards this as a holy mountain and worship it. The path becomes level and it will soon lead you to Kharikhola village (2027 m). There is a lodge and a store. The courtyard of the lodge can be the campsite.

Day 07: Khari Khola / Surkhe (2293m)
After the breakfast we start our trek, crossing server settlement after 5 hours trekking we reach to Surkhe. Over night stay at mountain Lodge.

Day 08: Surkhe / Phakding (2640 m.)
We start a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. We continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2800 metres, before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we descend to Surke following the trail towards Phakding. Over night at mountain lodge.

Day 09: Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)
Your destination today is Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the central village of the Sherpa in Khumbu region. It is situated on a horseshoe shaped flank and is crowded with about 100 buildings including lodges, bhattis, store and banks. There is a plateau in the right side of the village entrance, where they have a bazaar every Saturday. It is thronged with people especially in the morning.

Day 10: Rest at Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is a very old trade point. You can see Tibetans by crossing the Nangpala Pass to sell cheap goods from China. The village itself is a beautiful place to spend a day for proper acclimatization. Along the way you can see the changing vegetation as we gain height. Trees give way to bushes and shrubs. Around Namche there are numerous ridges for day’s hiking.
Rest to acclimatize. You can relax and take a look around the shops and Sherpa houses, observe their culture and life style. Overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Namche / Tyengboche (3867 m.)
Today you can see very close up view of Thamserku (6618m), Ama Dablam(6814m). Also you can see Mount Everest (8848) and other world high mountains. On the way you can see Nepal national bird Pheasant and mountain animal called Himalayan Thar. The trail contour through the yak pasture land until Kyangjuma (3550m). From Kyangjuma the trail goes to all the way down to the Dudha Koshi. After crossing long suspension bridge then the trail ascends through the pine trees. The magnificent view of Kangtega (6783m) at right side of the trail. Two and half hour walking you will arrive to Tengboche (3860m). Tengboche is famous as the name of Tengboche Monastery. This monastery is open for visit after four o’clock in the afternoon. Visiting Tengboche Monastery is a exciting part of your journey. At evening you will be able to see exciting sunset on the top of the word and other high mountains. Overnight stay at mountain lodge.

Day 12: Tengboche / Dingboche (4260 m.)
Form Tengboche trail move down towards Deboche(3820m).After Deboche, the trail becomes very pleasant. Here you have chances to see Musk deer. It is very rare wild animal. After crossing iron bridge on your right side you can see the great view of Ama Dablam(6814m). May be you can enjoy taking photos of yours backup with Ama Dablam. Then the trail moves gradually up to Pangboche (4410m).Have a tea and coffee and few minute relaxation at Pangboche. Trek to Shomare (4110m) .Have a Lunch here. After the lunch you walk around two hour and arrive to Dingboche Village (4410m). Over night at mountain lodge.

Day 13: Dingboche / Lobuche (4930 m.)
Form Dingboche the trail climb up 20m above the village. From here you can see panoramic view of Khumbu Mountains including Mt, Makalu (8463m). Tea break in Dughla(4620m). After Dughla you ascend along with pebbly and sandy trail. After half and hour climb you arrive to Dughla Pass (4830m). In Dughla pass you see monuments on the memory of Everest climbers who has lost their life while climbing Mt. Everest. From here trail goes gradually up to the Lobuche (4910m). Evening sunset view of the Nuptse(7864m). Over night at mountain lodge.

Day 14: Lobuche / Gorak Shep (5140 m.)
Today will be the longest day of our entire trek. So make early morning start, and our trek continues gently to climb and sometimes direct ascent to nearby glacier and moraine. Following this trail will finally bring you to Gorakshep(5140m.) for our breakfast. Over night at mountain lodge.

Day 15: Excursion to Kalapatter (5545 m.) back to Gorekshep
After light lunch at Gorakshep start to climb Kalapatthar(5550m). After nearly three hour climbing, you will reach on top of the Kalapatthar. There you get little bit strong wind. Kalapatthar is one of the prime points for the massive view of Mount Everest (8848m). Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other towering mountains. Here you can see people sharing exciting moments each other. From here you also can see Everest base camp just below. After a while return back to Gorak Shep. Over night at mountain lodge.

Day 16: Gorekshep / EBC (5364 m.) / Lobuche (4930 m.)
Early in the morning start trekking towards Everest base camp (5364m). The trail is narrow and rocky so that we suggest trekkers to concentrate their mind in trail before stepping. The Everest base camp is moving up and down every year because Khumbu glacier is moving to the down. In Everest base camp you can’t spend your overnight because there is no facility of tea houses. Only people stay at night in camp who are climbing to Mt. Everest. Spend half an hour there take photos for your memory. Then return to Gorak Shep and have a lunch. After lunch back to the Lobuche (4910m). Over night at mountain lodge.

Day 17: Lobuche / Pheriche (4243 m.)
Trekking from Lobuche for around 5 hours and it comes Pheriche at an altitude of 4243 metres. Lobuche is a small Sherpa village with its distinct culture adjacent to Khumbu Glacier. Overnight stay at mountain lodge.

Day 18: Pheriche / Tyengboche (3867 m.)
Walking for about 5-6 hours from Pheriche we can reach to Tyengboche (3867m.).We can visit the Bhuddist Monastry at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu Region.Overnight stay at mountain lodge.

Day 19: Tyengboche / Khumjung (3840 m.)
Trekking for about 2 hours from Tyengboche we reach to Khumjung(3840m.). Khumjung is called the green valley. In Khumjung we can visit the local Khumjung Gompa, the school. Here you can have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam.Khunjung.It is , the largest village in Khumbu, at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila.

Day 20: Khumjung / Phakding (2640m)
Today we descent first to Namche Bazaar and then continue our way back down the valley and descent steeply back to the Dudh Kosi river and continue our way past the national park checkpoint at Monjo. From Monjo we will go through forests of magnolia, giant firs and rhododendrons to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project. We cross the Dudh Kosi river to its west-bank and continue our way down to Phakding.

Day 21: Phakding / Lukla (2886m)
Trek down enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountains and local Sherpa Villlage. After walking about 3 hours we arrive to Lukla and you can stroll around the area. Overnight stay at mountain lodge.

Day 22: Lukla / Kathmandu
Today we fly back to Kathmandu. This early morning flight is because of the location of the airstrip, and the often clear morning views from the plane one of the most interesting flights you’ll ever experience. Overnight stay at hotel.

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i) Everest Base Camp
For foreign travelers, Everest Base Camp has become one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, offering the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Famous for its amazing mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants Sherpa, the Everest Region is one of the most famous destinations for tourists in Nepal. While several routes through the mountains are difficult, there are plenty of places to rest and enjoy meal along the way. Trekking is possible the whole year round in this area. The best time to trek is from the beginning of March to May and from September to November. The winter is very cold and snow may make it difficult to travel higher than Tengboche, and lodges may be closed above this altitude. Summers, are wet and the spectacular peaks are often lost in the clouds. April and early May is a good time to view the hedgerows and trees stuffed into bloom, with Rhododendron, in particular, adding a spectacular spray of color to the landscape.
Everest Base Camp is a term that is used to describe two base camps which are on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal side with an altitude of 5,364 m. and North Base Camp is in Tibet side at 5,150 m. These camps are basic campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent.

Route to Everest Base Camp
Lukla – Phakding – Namche Bazaar – Tyangboche – Dingboche – Lobuche – Everest Base Camp – Gorakshep – Kalapather – Pheriche – Phortse –Namche – Phakding – Lukla
From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, and the adventure begins as we land at its small runway. We can spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among the most attractive mountains in Nepal. A day is spent at Namche Bazaar, the bustle market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and at Pheriche a bunch of houses set among the high summer grazing pasture of the region. The rest days allow time to explore further and to adjust, an important factor in your enjoyment of the trekking. Those who fully acclimatize may trek to the Everest Base Camp but without hesitation, the highlight for most will be the admiration inspiring views which unfold from the summit of Kala Pattar – the disordered ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and south-west face of Everest itself. Not forgetting, the personal sense of achievement that many experience at the end of this trek, when it is all over and we fly back to Kathmandu.

Views from EBC/Kalapathar
From EBC you can observe refreshing spectacular view of numerous dangling mountains including Everest and typical Sherpa land with typical house and landscape. Therefore, Everest Base Camp Trek is taken as the best and most popular trekking routes in Nepal as well as in the world. From Kala Pathar we can view the most wonderful sunrise views on the Mt. Everest. Scenery and conversing of the Snow River, avalanche and white dazzling snowcapped peaks including Mt. Everest from the top of Kalapathar will enchant you and take you to the world of frantically making your journey a memorable one in your whole life. If you have ever longed to set eyes on the highest Himalayan peaks and rugged perfect glaciers around you, the views from Kalapathar will stay with you forever. We have the best view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Changtse, Khumbu Glacier, Ama Dablam and south-west face of Everest will be seen from the top of Kalapathar.

Mt. Everest (Top of the World)
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8,848 meters. Its alternate names are Sagarmatha, Qomolangma, and Chomolungma. Mt. Everest lies on the border of Nepal and China, with half of the mountain lying on each side of the borders. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first climbed Mt. Everest in 1953, with Hillary taking the photograph of Tenzing Norgay in the summit.
There are several bodies still lying on the upper portions of the mountain above the South Col on the Nepal side and the North East Ridge on the Tibetan side. There are 2 main routes, Southeast and Northeast, for climbing the Mt. Everest. Southeast is most frequently used route because it is generally considered safer and with easier access. Ascent via the southeast ridge begins with a trek to Base Camp at 5,380 meters on the south side of Everest in Nepal. Expedition members usually fly to Lukla (2,860 m.) from Kathmandu and pass through Namche Bazar. Climbers then hike to Everest Base Camp, which usually takes 6 to 8 days, allowing for proper altitude adjustment in order to prevent altitude sickness. Climbing accessories and supplies are carried by yaks, dzopkyos (yak hybrids) and human porters to Everest Base Camp on Khumbu Glacier. In recent years, mountain climbers and explorers have been paying attention on Mt. Everest. It has become many brave people’s dreams to demonstrate their courage and skills by climbing onto the world’s highest peak. The weather is comparatively mild and steady with less rain or snow early March to late May, and again so from early September to late October. These are the two best seasons for tourists and mountain climbers.

Does Yeti Still Exist?
Yeti is an ape-like cryptic taller than an average human that is said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. While the greater scientific community largely discounts claims of the Yeti or abominable snowman`s existence, the extent of myth, legends, and accounts of Yeti abound across the Himalaya along the Tibetan border. Many people trust that Yeti is actually the Himalayan Brown Bear, which stands upright and walk like a human. Others recommend that Yeti is really the large Langur Monkey that can be found at higher altitudes. Some say that Yetis are really the holy men from Tibet or India living mendicant lives naked in the snow and are mistaken as wild forest men. Skepticism and speculation aside, there have been many reported finding by locals and climbers alike, and there is a strong history surrounding their existence.

Tales surrounding the yeti abound in villages across the Great Himalaya Trail. Some Sherpa even tell tales of wars with Yeti when they first came down from the mountains to stay in Nepal. They are often referred to as wild forest dwellers and occasionally as demon, plague villagers by stealing or destroying their crops. Paintings and depiction of yetis can be found in different monasteries, and the Khumjung monastery in Everest region is in possession of what lamas believe to be the scalp of a yeti.

Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche Monastery also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, is in the Tengboche village in Khumjung in the Khumbu Region of Eastern Nepal. It is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community situated at 3,867 m. The monastery is the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It was built in 1916 by Lama Guru with strong links to its mother monastery known as Rongbuk Monastery located in Tibet. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1934 and was consequently rebuilt. In 1989, it was destroyed again by a fire and then rebuilt with the help of volunteers and international support.

Tengboche is famous because of its spectacular and distinctive location. It lies on the main route to the Everest Base Camp of Mt. Everest and offers the first clear views of the highest mountain in the world. Tengboche became famous to the world after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa made the first ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953. A lot has been changed since those days when Tengboche was remote and inaccessible. Today more than 30,000 people come ever year to enjoy the beauty of Tengboche and splendor of the mountains.
From Tengboche there are spectacular views of some of the world’s highest mountains including Nuptse (7,855m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Kantega (6,779m), Tamserku (6,623m) and as well as the many others that form one of the most inspiring ranges of snow mountains anywhere. The ice walls of these mountains control the landscape and avalanches can normally be heard rumbling high up the glaciers.

About Hotel/Lodges/Teahouse
There are sufficient hotels, lodges and teahouses in the Everest Region of Eastern Nepal. In tea house meal and accommodation are provided. You can have Nepali and Western food choosing from Menu. Telephone and Internet facilities are available in each destination. Tea house or hotel / lodge are comfortable, clean and healthy food and accommodation is provided in Local Mountain Lodge and hotel. Tea Houses are like hotels, with showers, western food, and private rooms, bathroom, toilet, etc. The accommodation in the Everest region is very basic and it is not possible to reserve a bedroom in advance. In some lodges you will be able to have your own room, but in others you will be sharing a room with other trekkers. Bathrooms are shared with few hot showers and far between and where they are available you will usually have to pay for the benefit. Your guide will help you to arrange the place to stay when you arrive in each place.

Chhola ~ Pass
Cho La is a summit pass located 5,420 m. in the Solukhumbu District in northeastern Nepal. It connects the village of Dzongla (4830 m) to the east and the village of Thagnak (4700 m) to the west. The pass is on Gokyo trail, one of the popular and challenging trekking trails in Khumbu Everest Region in Nepal. To the West the trail continues to the Gokyo Lake crossing Ngozumpa glacier on the way. To the East the trail joins Everest Base Camp trek. The pass can be physically demanding and may require crampons on the top of a slippery glacier. The boundary of the glacier is unstable.

Renjo La Pass
To the west of Gokyo the spectacular Renjo La Pass provides a rarely used crossing to the Bhote Koshi valley above Thame. By this a return to Namche could be made in 2 very long and demanding days;thus creating a challenging circuit. Explore Rejo La Pass, Everest Panorama veiws , along the Pass and Gokyo Ri Top are wonder, inspiring, encounter highland Sherpa people’s daily life and their distinctive cultural hospitality. Probably it is one of the world’s most famous destination visit. Renjo La Pass trekking is total mountain adventure journey to roof of the world, opportunity for outstanding photographic and many chaos encounter of typical culture in the highlands. Among of them Renjo La Pass trekking takes you to visit popular places like – Namche Bazar, Gokyo Lake (4700m).

Sherpani Col
During Shrepani Col Trekking you will have wonderful views of the mountains such as Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu-I, Makalu-II, Jannu, Everest, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Pumori and Thamserku. It involves technical climbing and takes you to an altitude of approximately 6200 m. as well as a glacier crossing. This is a truly daring expedition passing through a remote and wild region of the Himalayas with superb views of Himalayan ranges.

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Trip Facts

  • Group Size:Mini 2 – Max -25 pax
  • Best Season:Mar -May, Oct - Dec
  • Trip Code:NT-N211
  • Duration:22 Days Treking
  • Maximum Altitude: 5545m
  • Region:Everest Region
  • Start:Kathmandu
  • End:Kathmandu
  • Trekking Type:Tea house / Camping
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