The Brihaspati Travels & Tours
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The Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.
From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.
Day 1. ARRIVAL
Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight.
Day 2. KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Kathmandu Sightseeing and prepare for trekking permit. Overnight.
Day 3: KATHMANDU - LUKLA
We will fly early to the village of Lukla at 9,200 feet. Here we hire porters and trek a short distance to Pakding on the Dudh Kosi river. O/N
Day 4: PHAKDING - NAMCHE BAZAR
Pakding to Namche Bazaar(11,300 feet). We enter the park at Jorsale, cross the Bhote Kosi river and then climb steeply to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading center for the Khumbu. O/N
Day 5: NAMCHE BAZAR REST
Khumjung (12,400 feet) and Khunde. To help with our acclimatization, we will spend a second night in Namche. During our second day here we will go to the Sagarmatha National park where we get our first views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After lunch we hike up to Kumjung to see the famous "Yeti" skull and the gompa then to Khunde to see the Hillary Hospital. O/N
Day 6: NAMCHE BAZAR – TENGBOCHE
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (12,670 feet).An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. O/N
Day 7: TENGBOCHE - PHERICHE
Thangboche to Periche(13,780 feet).After an early breakfast, we tour the largest and most important monastery in the region, Thangboche. Following the Imja Khola we go through Pangboche and over a short hill to the small village of Periche. O/N
Day 8: PHERICHE – LOBUCHE
Pheriche - Dingboche. Point 16,571 feet. we spend an an acclimatization day by climbing a spectacular point of rock above Dingboche. For most people, this will be the highest they have been up to this point. There are up close views of Taweche and Ama Dablam. In the distance one can see Island Peak and Makalu, one of the fourteen 8,000 meter peaks on earth of which Everest and Lhotse are members. O/N
Day 9: LOBUCHE - GORAKSHEP - EXCUSION CLIM TO KALAPATHAR
Dingboche to Lobuje (16,175 feet) After a short walk we'll climb the moraine of the mighty Khumbu Glacier. O/N
Day 10: GORAKSHEP - EVEREST BASE CAMP AND BACK LOBUCHE:
Lobuje to Everest Base Camp (17,192 feet) We will get an early start for our trek to Base camp. after about two hours we reach Gorak Shep. Another hour or hiking will take us to base camp. From here the view is one of the most spectacular anywhere in the World. You will be surrounded by the highest mountains in the World. Mt. Pumori with its steep ice walls and hanging glaciers seem so close that you could touch them. O/N
Day 11: LOBUCHE - DINGBOCHE.
Gorakshep to Pangboche. Early morning hike to Kalapattar and descend down towards to Pangboche. O/N
Day 12: DINGBOCHE - KHUMJUNG
Pangboche to Khumjung. After viewing the gompa we will hike through Phortse to Khumjung. O/N
Day 13: KHUMJUNG - MANJOO
Trek descend from Khumjung to Manjoo. O/N
Day 14: MANJOO - LUKLA
Manjoo to Lukla. Last night of the trek in a bustling town and a celebration dinner. O/N
Day 15: LUKLA - KATHMANDU
Early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure. O/N
Day 16: Departure
Departure Transfer. Service End.