Min 2 (SS $100)
You need to be mentally and physically prepared for this trek as it goes through high altitude and one has to have endurance capability to the cold wind.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. As you arrive Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with dinner with the Nepali cultural program Overnight at the hotel.
Having breakfast, drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu and fly to Lukla enjoying the picturesque Everest region Himalayas. Landing at Lukla, you meet the rest of the crew who accompany us during the trekking. Then the trek starts smoothly through the easy trail and you can see the tiny settlements along with their potatoes fields. Crossing the steel bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phakding. Overnight at lodge.
After the delicious breakfast, we begin our trek, which is ascending high. Crossing bridges, we reach to the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Now the trail is steep high. The charming view of Everest can be seen for the first time of the trek. We walk continually till we reach to the horse-shoe shaped Namche Bazaar, which is one of the busiest settlements in the Everest region. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
Today is an acclimatization and exploration day. To avoid mountain sickness, it is necessary when we walk over 2700 meters. So, we go on exploring this amazing town along with its neighboring parts as Khumjung and Everest view hotel. There are almost all the facilities and markets of all the goods. Basic facilities are available as health post/hospital, school, trade centers, and others. Hillary school is located there. The exploration hiking is also wonderful to understand the Sherpa culture and traditions, spirituality and hospitality. Back to lodge and rest. Overnight at the hotel.
Beginning the trek from Namche Bazaar, we head towards the Tengboche monastery, following the River and walking through the oak, rhododendron and birch forest. You have a chance to see the wild animals as the wild goat, blue sheep, and others. The dazzling Himalayan views accompany us throughout the trail. We have lunch at Phunki Tenga, which lies beside the River. Gradually, we walk to Tenbuche and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Mornings are normally chilling in the mountainous region. Having a warm breakfast, we begin our trek from Tengboche. The morning bells can be heard. Lamas and monks perform their rituals in the morning. The monastery is perhaps the highly located monastery in Nepal. On the lunch stop of Pangboche, we can again visit the oldest monastery of Everest. It takes a couple of hours to reach Dingboche from here. The views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kwangde, Thamserku and others are brilliant. Reach to Dingboche and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Crossing 4000 meters, the trek becomes tougher to walk in the alpine altitude. We have another acclimatization day. After breakfast, we set out for the hiking to Chhukung valley. It is the last village the climbers stay who go climbing the Island peak. The trail is fine and the surrounding is dotted with potatoes and barley fields. Then back to Dingboche. Overnight at lodge.
Optional: you can climb up to Dingboche viewpoint
Having breakfast, we move out through the rocky trail. With breakfast, we begin to climb up to Lobuche. First, we pass Phalanx Karpa and reach to Dugla, which is our lunch point today. There is a memorial place of the climbers who pass away during the Everest expedition. Up to reaching Dugla, we can feel if we have some symptoms of altitude sickness. If you feel that, we do not move higher. If not, we walk again and reach to Lobuche for the stop. Overnight at lodge.
We are very near to our final destination of Everest base camp trekking. for the lunch, we reach to Gorakshep, where we also put our baggage. Carrying a day pack, we begin to ascend to the Everest base camp through the rocky trail that is prevailed with moraines. At the climbing seasons, Everest base camp remains full of tents, where climbers stay and do climbing practices. Taking sufficient snaps, we descend to Gorakshep and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Getting up early, we hike up to Kalapatthar. For the breathtaking sunrise view over the snowy peaks, Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint. Also the awesome panoramas of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu can be seen. Then we trek down to Gorakshep, have breakfast/lunch and trek down to Pheriche. It’s a long walk, but superb excursion. Overnight at lodge.
We follow the route that goes through the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The trek is wonderful with the views of some Khumbu peaks that are familiar to us. Passing Pangboche and then Tengboche, we reach to the Namche Bazaar. If you prefer, we can descend further to Monju and take a rest. Overnight at the lodge,
This is the last trekking day. We have breakfast and begin the excursion through the steep trail from Namche Bazaar. Checking out from the national park counter, we reach Manju and head further crossing the suspension bridges. Passing Phakding, the normal route begins. We gradually reach to our concluding point at Lukla. We celebrate our successful trek with all the team members. It is the last day of the trek for our crew. Overnight at lodge.
It’s time to bid farewell to this Himalayan town and fly back to Kathmandu. The Himalayan peaks that became familiar to us can be explored for the last time if the weather is clear. Landing in Kathmandu, you transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at the hotel.
Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.
As two young girls arriving in Nepal, we were concerned about finding a trekking company that could give us peace of mind along with the trek we wanted. Amrit the manager was amazing and totally accommodated our needs and understood that we were students so not wanting to spend a crazy amount. We did the Everest Region trek, and it was the best experience of my life. Our guide Prakash made the whole experience for us, not only was he very knowledgable and helpful but a great person who really tailored our trek for us both. As two young girls, they put our minds at rest about safety. I could not recommend them enough to anyone wanting a short to long or cheap to expensive track. They have it all and will accommodate in the best way for all.
Vertex Holiday’s provided us with a very reasonable Everest base camp trekking, our guide was excellent and was very knowledgeable whilst we were Trekking and the food provided was very good. During the trekking time, we were provided with an excellent service from Vertex Holiday. We were very happy with our experience and what it did cost us and would highly recommend choosing Vertex Holiday for any sort of trip.
Taiwan, Province of China
I just feel the vertex holiday is a professional travel company that runs by experience local. I recommend as a solo traveler and not an experienced trekker, that vertex holiday makes the whole trips very easy, convenient and a trip to look forward to! throughout the whole trek was extremely entertaining with such a great guide. I also have to thank Amrit who was very understanding and helpful throughout my whole process from the initial conversations to even after the conclusion!!! Highly recommend this company!
Taiwan, Province of China
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