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Everest Base camp Trek

The Everest region is located in the northeast of Nepal. The 10-day walk through the middle hills of Solu to the higher altitudes of Khumbu to the base of Sagarmatha, or Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak, is an opportunity to observe and participate in the daily life of the legendary Sherpa people. The prime attraction – the 8,848 m peak of Mt. Everest – lies in Sagarmatha National Park, which is also home to two other eight thousanders – Lhotse and Cho Oyu – besides several other prominent peaks above 6,000 m.

Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1979, much of the 1,148 sq. km park lies above 3,000 m. The park is composed of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. The vegetation in the park changes from pine, hemlock, fir, juniper, birch, rhododendron and shrubs to alpine plants and then to bare rock and snow. It is home to the ghoral, tahr, serow and musk deer as well as the impeyan pheasant, blood pheasant, red-billed chough and the yellow-billed chough.

The trail to Everest also begins at Lukla, the airport at 2,850 m. The trail climbs up the Dudhkoshi River Valley, and the following day brings you to the legendary Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu (3,500 m), which is the staging point for expeditions to Everest and other peaks in the area. Above Namche lie the traditional villages of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung which is the largest village in the Khumbu lies at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. The Khunde Hospital, maintained by Himalayan Trust, and Khumjung School, the original Hillary School set up in 1960, lie here.

Across the canyon from Khunde, perched on a high ridge, is the Tengboche Monastery, the leading Buddhist center in the Khumbu. The monastery rests amid stunning views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Pines, azaleas and colorful mountain rhododendrons ring the attractive monastery. There are rest houses, lodges and camping sites here.

Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu Himalayan High Spirits representative meet you and welcoming by flower and transfer to hotel/Evening walk to Durbarsquare 

Day 2 : Kathmandu guided city tour,Pashupatinath Hindu temple and Bouddhanath buddhist stupa.

Day 3 :Kathmandu to  Phakding 2600m:- After breakfast in the hotel we drive to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport of the 45-minute flight to Lukla.Landing on the narrow sloping runway in the heart of the mountains is a very spectacular way to arrive. From Lukla it is best to allow two days for the walk up to Namche Bazaar to assist with acclimatization. Walking down from Lukla to Phakding besafe the river takes about 2 hours and this is the frist camping place / lodge on your trek.

Day 4 :Phakding to Namache 3340m/4-5hrs:- A very pleasant walk by the river throught pine forest leads to monjo and the entrance to the Khumbu National Park. Dropping to the river a suspension bridge is crossed and a good path followed, passing numerous teahouses to cross the river once again on a plank bridge. The climb up to Namche has been made easier by the building of a new suspension bridge, opened in 1990, which has allowed the route to avoide a diffcult rocky section, which used to cause problems for yaks in the path. The first view of Everest is gained about an hour and a half below Namche. Camp is made outside one of the many lodges, or stay on one of the selected lodge.

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar (3440m) is tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. Known as the trekkers "Mecca" Namche boasts an abundance of lodges and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest of day , acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Thyanboche. Options for acclimatization walks include the one-hour walk up to the everest Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama dablam, Nupste, Lhotse and Everest.

Day 6 :Namache to Khumjung 3700m4-5hrs:- An easy day, but very spectacular in terms of scenery. we head east, through the large settlement of Khumjung and begin a long traversing descent to the bridge across the lmja River at Phunki.In route, we have great views towards Everest and Lhotse. Beyond the river , we climb a long ridge to Thyangboche , one of the Khumbu's finest monasteries. We have the chance to took around the monastery. This is a popular place to camp or stay in one of the selected lodges as it not only affords a good view of the Everest /Lhotse massif but is also the classic viewpoint for Ama Dablam. Sunset is particularly impressive.

Day 7 :Khumjung to Tengboche monastry3900m/4-5hrs:- Three or four hours trekking takes us to the village of Pangboche, where there is the oldest monastery in the Khumbui. After lunch, we continue , gaining height only very gradually , to Dingboche at the entrance to the Khumbu Valley. we camp outside or stay in one of the lodge in this picturesque sherpa village.�

Day 8 :Tengboche to Dingboche4410m/4-5hrs It is important to continue with our careful acclimatization. We spend a rest of day and second night spend at Dingboche.

Day 9 : Day trek up the Imja Valley towards Chukung Ri. Fantastic views towards  Tibet and of Island Peak and Ama Dablam. Retum to the main trail  and camp at Dingboche.

Day 10 :Dingboche to Labuche 4910m/ 5-6hrs:- The trek today follow the Khumbu Valley of the tiny settlement at Dugla. Shortly thereafter , we pass a memorial to those Sherpas who have died on Mount Everest and the terail flattens out and follows the lateral moraine on the west side of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, the last habitation on the route to Everest Base camp.

Day 11 :Labuche to Gorekshep 5110m/5-6hrs:- Trail fllow you  gradually up some place quite hard to climb but you will forget it because of panorama view of mountain, once we reach to Gorek shep after lunch we head to Everest base camp and Khumbu ice fall, it take   go and come 5hrs.over nicht at hotel in gorekshep. 

Day 12 :Gorekshep to Pheriche 4200m/6-7hrs:- weak up early in the morning for sunrise view of mountain Everest and other several mountain from Kalapather which is 5550 m
  we follow a trail through the ablation valley beside the Khumbu Glacier, a route which offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier.  which is onr of the finest viewpoint for Everest. once we finished  taking picture from kalapather top then we descend to hotel and move to pheriche or Pangboche. 

Day 13 :Pheriche to Namche 6-7hrs:- the trail graduallt flat and 15 minute up then Continuing our descent to the hamlet of Phunki, whre there is a bridge croissing the Dudh Kosi, we follow the main trail to Namche Bazaar, where we have time for sightseeing, souvenir buying and rest. Overnight at hotel

Day 14 :Namche to Lukla 2800m 6-7hrs walk:- From Namche the trail descends steeply , passing through Phakding ( 2652) and Chopling to reach Churi Kharka where the trail cuts up to the airstrip at Lukla. We camp/lodge near by the airstrip.

Day 15 : We take the early morning flight to Kathmandu, and transfer to hotel. The afternoon is free for sightseeing. As a part of the holiday package we have included complimentary evening meals at the finest restaurants in Kathmandu on each of the nights that we stay in the city. On this first night after our trek we will certainly have a party. Try not to eat and drink too much.

Day 16: A free day in kathmandu. There is an 'optional' guided sightseeing tour of the city's main attractions, including the Buddist temple at bodhnath, as well as the principally Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath. Alternative you may prefer to do your own thing, especially if you have visited Kathmandu before. One of the attractions of any visit to Nepal in the change to walk the streets of Kathmandu ,which presents a fascinating mosaic of shops, cafes and restaurants, food markets and street vendors, as well as a bewildering advance notice it array of colorful temples and shrines of both the Buddhist and Hindu religions. 
Day 17: Departure/drive to Airport.

Please Note:  Whilst every effort is made to keep to the above schedule, the weather conditions and acclimatisation of team members could mean slight amendments may have to be made at short notice.

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