This prosperous town
is one of the largest in Khumbu. Mt. Thamserku
(6,648m) and Kwangde Ri (6,624m) loom
along in the east and west of the village.
The sacred mountain Khumbila (5,707m)
dominates the skyline along the west.
Duration of trek- 6 hours. Dinner and
overnight camp at Namche Bazaar.
Day trip to Khunde / Khumjung and Syangboche
and descend back to Namche for acclimatization.
Dinner and overnight camp at Namche Bazaar
Walk to the checkpoint to have the permits
checked. Then walk uphill for a short
period to reach a huge prayer stone from
where the path straightens and we get
magnificent views of some of the Himalayan
ranges. Later we descend through the rhododendron
forest, watching the blood pheasant and
Imphayan pheasant in the undergrowth.
As we reach the valley, we come to the
Imja khola (river) and stop for lunch
at Phunki (3200m), next to several large
water driven prayer wheels. The afternoon
is spent climbing slowly on a steep trail
to the Tengboche Monastery, one of the
most beautiful places on earth. Tengboche
lies at the foot hills of Kangtaiga with
classic settings and superb views that
back up the Ama Dablam valley, and the
Everest poking its southwest face over
the huge ridgeline linking Nuptse and
Lhotse. At the rear is the beautiful west
face of the Tamserku (6,608m) and Kang
Taiga (6,685m). The Tengboche Monastery
is one of the most important monasteries
of the Khumbu Region and the late afternoon
can be spent visiting this ancient Monastery.
It is a traditional place where all Everest
Expeditions receive their blessings as
they walk towards the base camp. The duration
of the trek is - 5 hours. Dinner and overnight
camp at Tengboche.
En-route to Periche, if you are lucky
you can Nepals national bird the
"Danphe". Near Gorakshep, you
are likely to see Tibetan snow cocks racing
happily down the hillside. A few houses
and the gompa of this tiny village of
Devuche are in a forested area to the
west, and the nunnery is on the hill to
the east. From Devuche the trail passes
through many mani walls deep in rhododendron
forests. There is a trekkers aid
post operated at Periche, supported by
the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA)
and Tokyo Medical College. A western physician
attends during the trekking season. This
establishment, and the doctors who operates
it, specialize in the study and treatment
of altitude sickness and strive to educate
trekkers about the dangers of too fast
an ascent to high altitudes Trek duration:
3-4 ½ hrs. Dinner and overnight
camp at Pheriche.
Rest day at Pheriche or optional side
trip to Chhukung. Dinner and overnight
camp at Pheriche
The trail ascends through the broad, gently
sloping valley from Periche to Phalang
Karpo. The views of Tawachee and Cholatse
(6440m) are particularly good from this
portion of the trail, which passes through
the country reported to be the habitat
of the snow leopard and the yeti. Some
people stay overnight at Dugla as suggested
by the doctors but many of them go to
Lobuche. Dinner and overnight camp at
We start our day early in the morning.
After about a one-and-half-hours walk
we get to see the Khumbu Glacier. The
path becomes tougher not because its
uphill but because its more rocky and
high. We reach Gorakshep in about three
hours. This was the base camp for the
1952 Swiss Everest expedition. Gorkshep
has a small lake that is usually frozen
and several monuments to climbers who
have died during various Everest expeditions.
The carved stone in memory of Jake Breitenbach
of the 1963 US expedition and the monument
of Indian Ambassador Mr. H. Dayal, who
died during a visit to the base camp after
the 1965 Indian expedition, are towards
the northeast side of the lake. Most of
the trekkers reach Gorakshep by lunchtime
and they have enough time to climb Kalapatthar
and get back to Gorakshep. Dinner and
overnight camp at Gorakshep.
The trip to base camp, while fascinating
is not as spectacular as the ascent of
Kalapathar because there are no views
of Everest itself from the base camp.
Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse, which loom
over the Base Camp, blocks the view of
Everest. The trail continues on a ridge
from where a little glimpse of Mt. Everest
can be seen. At the end of the ridge,
a scrabbling descent leads to the entry
into the Khumbu Glacier. The trail through
the glacier is interesting as one can
actually feel as if one is inside a fridge
with cold seeping from all sides. The
Everest Base Camp is also the site for
the base camp for Lhotse and Nuptse. It
is not actually a specific site as various
expeditions have selected different locations
for a semi permanent camp during their
assault on the mountains. Some of the
sites that expeditions have used, as base
camps are identifiable form debris on
the glacier at 5364m or more. However,
the highlight of this trip is that one
can see the sight of the Khumbu icefall
and trekking along side the Khumbu icefall
itself is an interesting and an exhilarating
one. Later return to Gorakshep for dinner
and spend the night at the lodge. Dinner
and overnight camp at Lobuche.
Back trek to Dengboche (4350 m) Back track
all the way to Thukla from where the path
diverges towards Periche. Walk down hill
to Periche, which is windier, and continue
to Somare for lunch. After lunch, walk
for another 3 ½ hours to Devouche.
Dinner and overnight camp at Dengbouche.
Back track to Namche Bazzar. Duration
- 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight camp at
Back track to Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.
After early morning breakfast, walk to
the airport and fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our
representative will transfer you to hotel
Yak & Yeti. The rest of the day is
at leisure for optional activities, sightseeing
tours or shopping. Evening: Farewell dinner
at a local restaurant. Overnight at the
hotel in Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport for final departure