Involves trekking up to 6 hours a day upt 5400 meters for the duration of 9 -18 days . Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips.
Trek to the foot of Mount Everest and back. You will be standing next to Everest for real, one hell of a story for lifetime.
The Everest region is cold, arid and unforgiving. You have to walk on snow, on trails carved on the sides of mountains and over deep gorges. So why do we dare? Because the little mountaineer within us says we can. At Everest, being so high and so removed from the rest of the world gives you a unique point of view of looking at life. In this trip, you will stand on the base of Mount Everest and also climb an actual mountain. In short, it is Himalayas at their best.
One of us will be there to pick you up as you land into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at your hotel where we will brief you on your big trip ahead while you muse on your Himalayan adventure of a lifetime.
A half-an-hour flight takes you toLukla, a small tourist town overlooking Everest. Landing into the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at an altitude of puts you officially inside the Everest Region from where you will begin yourEverest Base Camp trek. We will start with a five-hour warmup trip downhill to Monjo village and rest for the day.
Not more than three hours of hiking andgaining 2,000 feet in altitude will get you to Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa town with probably more tourists than Sherpas.You will be entering into the Sagarmatha National Park and walking through suspension bridges over vertigo-inducing gorgesto get there. You will find just about everythingatNamche Bazaarso you might want to go for a last minute shopping or perhaps chill out at night club. While acclimatising to the freezing temperature and an elevation of 11,290 feet at Namche, you will get to meet travellers like yourself who are heading to or returning from Everest.
You will again climb 2,000 feet through rhododendron forests to reach Pangboche village. At 13,074 feet, Pangboche is cold and arid and you might feel the first real signs of fatigue in your journey.But you will be treated with a view of majestic Mount Ama Dablam(22,349 feet) from this base camp to reenergize you. This place is also popular among tourists as several sightings of the Yeti have been reported here.
By now, you will find yourself quite acclimatized to the Himalayas and a few-hours’ hike to Thukla will be relatively easy. You can either rest all afternoon or walk around the village to meet the always-smiling Sherpas. Your much-awaited trip to Mount Everest will just be a day away.
A very short trek will take you to Gorakshep, a village sitting on top of a frozen lakebed at 16,942 feet.Thisvillage will serve us lunch and will be our final stop on ourtrek to the Everest Base Camp.It’s a two to three hours walk to the base camp from hereand you will get to stand on the foot of the tallest peak in the world. Gaze at the Everest as much as you want but you cannot camp here with your trekking permit so we will have to return to Gorakshep before night.
We will ascent to Kala Patthar, which lies on the southern ridge of Mount Pumori (23,494 feet). It’s a two-hour uphill expedition that will put to test your mountain-climbing skills. Here, at an elevation of 18,519 feet, you will get the best panoramic view of the Everestalong withthe Khumbu Glacier and other Himalayan peaks.It’s all downhill from hereand we will descend to Pangboche, the same place where we were on Day 04.
We will again walk through forests, suspension bridges and alongside mountain ridges to reach Namche Bazaar, 5,000 feet below Kala Patthar, the highest point in your travel. It is an easy downhill trek and upon reaching Namche, you will feel like you are back to the society after your ordeal with wilderness.It’s a great place to share your experience with fellow trekkers and look back on the feat you just achieved.
It will be a five-hourtrek down to Lukla, the place where it all started. Your Everest Base Camp trek ends here and Lukla is famous for hosting your end-of-journey party. You will not have to walk anymore.
You will reach Kathmandu in no time and the hustle and bustle of the city will be a noisy reminder of your serene Himalayan adventure. You might want to visit some landmarks of the city beforewe have a farewell dinner to officially end your vacation. We suspect you will have mixed feelings throughout the night: excited to get back home but sad to leave Nepal behind.
We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be gone with recollections of your Himalayan journey to keep you busy throughout the flight.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 200.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
First aid and medicines
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
We give you the power to choose the departure date that suits your group best. A private trip is a perfect solution if you can’t find a published departure date that you and your companions agree on. You can set up a private departure for most of the trips we offer.
We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.
As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR