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Everest Base Camp Trek 2012

Devi Baral Devi Baral
Posted On: April - 02
Offer Valid Till: 2012-05-29

Cost: USD 1300.00

Everest base camp trek is considered as one of the most adventurous trekking trail in whole Himalayan region and holds 4th position in world trekking trail recognized by 8th edition of lonely planet guide book. It is that paradise where you can view four of six tallest peaks which include Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m) and Cho Oyu (8156m). Trekkers trekking to Everest base camp usually fly from Kathmandu to Hillary airport in Lukla .From Lukla trekkers start to trek upward to beautiful village set by Sherpa called Namche bazaar (3,440) following the valley form by Dudh Koshi River. You get to stay one day in Namche bazaar so you get chance to adapt in the prevailing climatic condition. After one day of stay in Namche Bazaar we kick start our trek for another two days to Dingboche (4,260m).Further another two days of trek will ultimately lead to Everest base camp passing Gorakshep the flat land below Kalapathar (5,545m) and Mt. Pumori. for your comfortable contact at info@nepalecotrekking.com

Facts of the Trek

Grade: Strenuous

Average walking per day: 5 hrs

Maximum altitude: 5545m

Best Seasons: February- June and Sept-December

Type of Trek: Tea house

Duration of Trek: 16days
Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu- Lukla -from KTM) to Monju (2835m): Pass directly through the village of Lukla (there is no compelling reason to stop here, though it is a good place to have breakfast/lunch.) and follow the path to Namche. There will no doubt be a string of porters carrying goods up to the Sherpa capital, so the route is easy to locate. The first village after Lukla is Chheplung, and further down the trail, you will pass through Ghats and Phading. Both these villages have a good selection of lodges and restaurants and are conveniently located for taking a meal break. However, if you still have enough stamina, it is advisable to press on to Monju (about 90 minutes to two hours from Phading) to spend the night .

Day 02: Monju - Namche: After passing through the Sagarmatha Park entrance (office)the trail passes through the village of Jorsale and then along the river. You will cross two bridges before beginning the steep ascent to Namche, which can take up to three hours to complete. Be aware that there are no tea houses or lodges on this path, so ensure that you have ample water to get you to the top. In addition, you are now heading into a high altitude area, so take it easy & 3 to 4 hours, almost all uphill.

Day03 :acclimatization rest you might like to visit neighboring villages. Khumjung (3790m) is over the hill directly behind Namche, and takes about one and a half to two hours to reach. There are several sites in the village,See listings below) and a few lodges and eateries. Khunde is a short walk from Khumjung. Getting there: Take the Tengboche trail, then at the top of the hill above Namche, near the huge mani stone and just past the bank, head straight up the mountain - the wider path to the right goes to Tengboche. After a steep climb, you will arrive at an airstrip. Cross this and rejoin the path at the other side. After a short distance you'll pass a stupa. From there, take the paved path down the hill. Soon you will see the playground and school buildings of Khumjung Hillary School. Thame (3750m) is a more traditional village that is about a two and a half hour to three hour walk from Namche. Getting there: Leave Namche on the path that passes the ochre colored Namche Monastery (Namche Gompa). From here, it is a relatively flat walk that takes in some very pleasant scenery.

Day 04: Namche - Tengboche (3890m/12696ft): After a short but steep climb out of Namche Bazaar, then walk on a fairly level trail to the villages of Kenjuma and Sanasa. there are extensive displays of souvenirs to tempt you and food and drinks. The Ama Dablam Lodge in Kanjuma has some good food and the sitting area out front offers uninhibited views of Ama Dablam. In addition, the lodge reputedly has the best selection of jewelry for sale in the whole of Khumbu, so if you don't plan to return this way, pick out a few light souvenirs - they will forever remind you of this sun-blessed place and the sparkling snow capped peak of Ama Dablam. After a short while, the trail descends to the level of the Dudh Koshi River, and you will pass a few hamlets and cross several bridges. Then at the hamlet of Phunki Thanga (marked by its water driven prayer wheels), the trail ascends steeply. There are no tea houses or lodges on this stretch, so take some refreshment in Phunki Thanga and stock up on water for the one and a half to two hour climb to Tengboche

Day 05: Tengboche- Pheriche For those heading for Everest, the trail passes through the villages of Deboche (here, there is a small nunnery on the left - definitely worth a visit), Pangboche (3860m/12664ft), Dingboche and finally Periche (4240m/13910ft). All these villages offer food and lodgings. Pangboche (especially Upper-Pangboche, where the local monastery is located) is, however, probably the most pleasant as it is surrounded by trees. So, if you decide to take the journey slowly, this is the best place to rest and relax.

Day 06: In Periche, you will need to take a day to acclimatize to the high altitude. Take short, slow walks around the village, marvel at the peaks and dig out the book you bought in Namche, but whatever you do, don't push it at this point. If you begin to feel unwell, inform your guide and return as quickly as possible to a lower altitude. The experts say hike high sleep low. So some Nepal experts recommend that if you are feeling well, to hike each day to a higher elevation than you will sleep.

Day07 :Periche to Lobuche (4930m/16174ft): Spend the night in this small village packed with tourists. There are several lodges at this village but not much to do here besides eat and sleep. Often trekkers entering Lobuche will find the lodges full and may have to share a room with a stranger or sleep in the common room. Even if you have a room, you may be asked your guide to share it with someone.

Day 08:Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m/16929ft): This is a fairly easy hike and should take about 3 hours. You can take a short side-trip and visit the Everest Pyramid, a weather station built by Italians. In Gorak Shep threr is a small, usually frozen lake. This village now has three lodges: Himalaya Lodge, Snowland Lodge and the Kala Pattar lodge. Gorak Shep will be your base to visit the Everest Base Camp (5380m/17650ft) and to climb the hill behind the lodges called Kala Patthar (5643m/18513ft) with great views of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains.

Day 09: Gorak Shep – Dingboche (4400m) 6hr.

Day 10: Dingboche – Sanasa (3785m) 5 hr.

Day 11: Sanasa – Monju (2835m) 5hr.

Day 12: Monju- Lukla (2800m)

Day 13: Lukla- Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure to airport for your home
Cost: USD 1300.00

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