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Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal Run By Nepal Visitors"We are Small group adventure travel which has pioneered responsible tourism practises inNepal". Trek to Everest Base Camp Hiking through the HimalayasOur friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men andwomen throughout Nepal. In addition, they have an intimate knowledge of the Sherpa peopleand customs and temples and shrines in each picturesque village you stroll through. We mustalso give credit to our polite and highly experienced, hard-working trekking sherpas, cooking,and office staffA trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most amazing adventures in the world andhas become a Mecca for adventure travel enthusiasts. Just imagine standing at thepoint where so many expeditions have left on their way to the summit of the highestmountain in the world. The trek ventures deep into the Himalayas with amazing views ofmany of the worlds highest and most beautiful mountains. Not only can you enjoy thebreathtaking views across the Khumbu icefall, but you can experience all the amazinglandscapes and culture that Nepal has to offer too. A trip to Everest Base Camp is areal adventure taking you from the bustling Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, via a smallaircraft, to Lukla and the start of the trek up the Khumbu Valley. The trek passesthrough many Sherpa villages, including the famous trading centre of Namche Bazar,as well as visiting Buddhist monasteries along the way.Trekking to Everest Base CampTreks to Everest Base Camp vary in duration but to ensure you acclimatise properly tothe high altitude and lack of oxygen, and enjoy your adventure to the full, real buzzrecommends a trek duration of about 14-18 days. In order to trek to Everest BaseCamp you must go as part of an organised trek with a licensed mountain tour operator
Nepal Visitors Trekking and Walking (p) Ltd. Porters will carry the majority of your foodand equipment and cook all of your meals for you. For the trek you only need to carry adaysack containing food, water and warm clothing.Day-to-day itineraryThere are far too many amazing sights and experiences to describe on a walking toEverest base Camp but below is a basic day-to-day itinerary with some of the highlights.Please note this itinerary is a guide only and may vary depending on the mountain touroperator you travel with.Day 01: Arrive London to KathmanduYou will be met by Nepal Visitors representative at the airport and transferred to thehotel.Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.In the morning you will visit Pashupatinath & Boudhanath. The afternoon is free for youto make the final preparations for your trek or do some exploring on your own.Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (9184ft/2800m) and trek to PhakdingOn day three your adventure really begins, an early flight by small aircraft takes you toLukla, the gateway to the Khumbu mountain range. Enjoy the exciting flight with aglimpse of Everest in the distance. After landing in Lukla you will meet your trek guidesand porters and set off for your first nights stop at Phakding. Phakding is a small tradingvillage sat on the banks of the Dudh Kosi River and there are a number of lodges whereyou will spend the night.Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (11,283ft/3440m)Food on the trek is mostly vegetarian and so after a breakfast of cereal, bread, eggsand tea or coffee, its time to set off and follow the banks of the Dudh Kosi River. Youwill cross the Dudh Kosi twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the villageof Monjo and entering into the Khumbu National Park. After crossing anothersuspension bridge the trek then climbs steeply for about two hours up Namche Hill toreach Namche Bazaar at 3,400m. Namche Bazaar is a famous and prosperous tradingtown and is also the capital of the Khumbu region. The market is a fascinating spectaclewith many traders crossing the border from nearby Tibet to trade their wares.Day 5: At leisure in Namche Bazaar (11,283ft/3440m)Day five is spent resting in Namche at 3,400m to allow your body to becomeacclimatised to the high altitude and thinner oxygen. A great option is to walk to andhave lunch at the Everest View Hotel at 3,900m and then return to Namche.Day 06: Trek to Tengboche - (12,684ft/3867m) (B)The trail leads past the large sherpa settlement of Khumjung and then descends deep
into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka. The trail then ascends the right flank of theDudh Kosi valley to Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, spiritualcenter of the Khumbu. The climb is long yet compensated by views of Mt. Amadablamand on clear days you can get the views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks.Amadablam means "Mothers Charm Box" and is named after the little box that Sherpawomen wear around their necks. It is also one of the most beautiful mountains in theHimalaya. Overnight at LodgeDay 7: Trek to Dingboche (14,465ft/4410m)After breakfast the days walking starts with an exciting river crossing via the highsuspension bridge outside Deboche. A further one hour trekking leads to Pangboche,home of the famous Sherpas and also awesome views of Ama Dablam. A few hourslater and you arrive at the charming farming village of Dingboche at 4,410m where yousleep in the lodges.Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (15,518ft/4730m) & back to Dingboche(14,465ft/4410m).Today you will trek to Chhukung. The view from Chhukung and further up the valley onthe moraines towards Island Peak is tremendous. To the south-west, the eastern face ofAmadablam provides an unusual view of this picturesque peak. This short trek is one ofthe highlights of the trek. It is a fast trip back down the valley to Dingboche for the night.Overnight at Lodge.Day 09: Trek to Lobuje (16,170ft/4930m)After breakfast you follow the trail from Dugla as it climbs steeply up beside the glaciermoraine. After a few hours the trail leads to the small cluster of tea houses situated atLobuje at 4,940m. Here the afternoon is spent relaxing and continuing the process ofslow acclimatisation.Day 10: Climb to Kala Patthar ((18,187ft/5545m) and back to Gorakshep(16929ft/5160m)This morning, you can hike up the Kala Patthar for unobstructed views of Mt.Everestand its surrounding peaks. Most of the famous photographs of Everest were taken fromatop this "bump" on the landscape. In the afternoon, retrace your steps to Gorakshep.Overnight at Lodge.Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp and trek back Pheriche (13,907ft/4240m)Leaving Gorak Shep the trail leads on to the rock and ice of the Khumbu Glacier for thethree-hour trek to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. You might evenbe lucky enough to meet teams making an ascent of the mountain. Some expeditionteams have spent up to two months at base camp waiting for the right weatherconditions to climb the mountain but luckily you will return to Gorak Shep after a lunchprepared by your Sherpa porter team. From Gorak Shep it’s time to start your descentback off the mountain. The route returns to Lobuje and then a quick lunch break ofsalad, potatoes and fruit in Dugla before arriving at Pheriche to sleep overnight in thelodges.
Day 12: Trek to KyangjumaThe descent continues down the scenic valley passing through Pangboche and re-passing the monastery at Thyangboche before a steep descent of 1500ft/500m to theDudh Kosi and then to Kyangjuma at 3,550m to spend the night.Day 13: Trek to MonjoEach morning you feel fitter and stronger after descending to lower altitudes and thickeroxygen. Leaving Kyangjuma the trail crosses a suspension bridge before climbing theopposite side of the valley to reach Namche Bazaar. A steep 600m descent fromNamche leads to another suspension bridge to re-cross the Dudh Kosi River to reachthe small village of Monjo at 2,835m.Day 14: Trek to LuklaFrom Monjo the trail flattens out, crossing the Dudh Kosi River twice more beforeclimbing a gentle hill to reach Lukla. You have time to stop and relax at the numeroustea houses that now appear on the trail.Day 15: Fly Lukla to KathmanduFrom Lukla you’ll catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu where you can celebrateyour recent trek and also explore the city. Check out the temples and Thamel marketshopping area.Day 16: Leisure day in KathmanduSpend a rest day exploring this amazing city and take time to visit the temples ofPashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Durbar Square, as well as the bustling districts ofBhaktapur and Patan at the evening farewell dinner in Kathamndu.Day 17: Flight from Kathmandu to LondonFor More Information:Nepal Visitors Trekking.P.O. Box :19760, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.Tel : +977-1-4263133 , Fax:+977-1-4216454, +9779841258665 (M)E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://nepalvisitors.com