Everest Base Camp Trek by Mosaic Adventure
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Everest Base Camp Trek is certainly among the most legendary trekking in the world. Everest Base Camp trek takes you into the heart of the Himalayas with breathtaking views...
- Departure times: Varied
- Duration: 16 Days
- Starts & ends in: Kathmandu
- 2 Star Hotel
- 3 Star Hotel
- Teahouse Accommodation
- Single room supplement: 70.00 USD
What to bring:
- Light Refreshments
- Insect Repellant
- Comfortable Footwear
- Change of Clothes
- Warm Clothing
- Waterproof Clothing
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345 meters)
Arriving Kathmandu from your homeport, where Mosaic Adventure representative meets you at the airport, transfer you to the hotel nearby Thamel as per your requirement. Great food from all over the world, fabulous shopping and Durbar square with its several temples and markets are nearby Thamel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Trip arrangements, meeting with staff and sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
You will meet your trekking guide, discuss the trekking program and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After staff meeting, with our professional tour guide we visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Rest of the time you can use for travelling around Thamel and shopping of needed equipment and other necessaries. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Short flight to Lukla-Trek to Phakding (2804 meters)-approximately three hours
We take a breathtaking fly from Tribhuan International Airport (TIA) on a twin-engine Otter to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, targeting the Sherpa village of Lukla (2804 meters), where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. During this perched fly in between the mountain, you can see the amazing view, which include dramatic view of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan massives. After lunch we will hike for around three hours to reach Phakding (2610 meters). During three our hike to Phakding are Mani stone walls, sacred for Buddhist, made from hundreds of stone tablets and giant carved boulders, brilliantly decorated with brightly colored paints. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 4 -5: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters)-Approximately 6 hrs -Acclimatization
From Phakding we continue hiking for around five hours along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, through stands of pine and oak trees, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges loaded with prayer flags. Trail starts to rise and rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir trees prevail, with breathtaking view of Namche Bazar (3441 mtrs) - the gateway to the Everest region or the Sherpa Capital. Namche Bazar is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We will take extra day for rest and acclimatization. During this day, an early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another presents Sherpa high altitude climbers'. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3860 meters) - Approximately five hours
After leaving Namceh Bazar the trek for around five to six hours continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains that becomes more dramatic as you approach the holy place of Thyangboche (3860 meters). A traditional site with its wonderful gompa (monastery) is spiritual center of the Khumbu region where the rimpoche (Lama Re-incarnate) exists. Monastery is made of incredible ornate wall hangings, twenty feet sculpture of Buddha and the musical instruments of robes of the Lamas; if you are lucky enough you will see the Lama Performing their rituals and hear the divine chanting and music. Thyangboche known as the best place where panoramic view of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest emerge. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) - Approx. 5 hrs
Hiking from Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of Mani stones holding 'Yeti Scalp' in its Gompa. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the picturesque traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche just under Ama Dablam with its lovely views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Agriculture is only barely possible in such high altitude place and the lives of the local Sherpa's are Spartan by any standards. Much of the walking during this five to six hours trip to reach the altitude of 4100 meters is over comparatively gentle gradients, although you proceed at a leisurely pace because of the elevation. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 8: Lobuche (4910 meters) - Approx. 5 hrs.
Lobuche reached by continues hiking past frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. We can view the Khumbu Icefall, Pumori and many smaller peaks from ridge tops on the track. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) - back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters).
A reasonably difficult day walking along the Khumbu glacier and upto Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5365 meters. Everest Base camp it the closest place to reach Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. You might see group of people attempting to climb massive Mount Everest. Then we hike back to Gorak Shep. Approximate 8 hours hike. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 10: Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 meters) then trek to Periche (4120 meters) - Approx. 7 hours.
Another difficult but rewarding day of our Everest Base Camp Trek. We wake up early in the morning and start our hike to Kala Pattar at the elevation of 5555 meters. The climb is challenging but the climber gets the most superb mountain scenery: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848meters (29028 feet), towers directly ahead and on all sides emerge the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. Then we make a quick plunge to Gorak Shep, a tiny village at 5180 meters and then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche To Tyangboche (3867 meters)
We hike all the way down through rhododendron forest from Pheriche to Tyangboche. Beside superb view of green hills, river and great Ama Dhablam we can visit beautiful Tyangboche monastery, an old and famous monastery of Khumbu region.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) - 6 hours approximate
After breakfast, we descend steeply to Namche Bazaar (3441 mtrs). Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 13: Namche to Lukla (3404) - Approx. 6 hrs
We pick up our obvious trail again towards Lukla (3404 meters). Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu - Shopping/ Leisure
Scenic flight of approximately 30 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Free day for shopping and other individual sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Leisure/Buffer day
Day 16: Departure to Destination Country
Farewell and transfer to airport for flight back to destination country.
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