NORTH POLE TREKKING PVT. LTD with Everest Base Camp Laxury Trek although relatively easy compared to some of the other treks, takes you up high along trails to Tengboche Monastery (3850m). This is a short trek but very scenic trek offers a really superb view of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and other many snowy peaks.
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip in the Khumbu region and trek up to Namche Bazar, Tyangboche (famous for its monastery) and into the Khumjung village, a very nice settlement of Sherpas people. This trek is a great introduction to Sherpa country and its culture with great mountain views, a very popular destination for first-time trekkers in Nepal. This trek is best suited for those who do not have enough time for longer treks into the high mountains.
Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
North Pole Trekking Pvt. Ltd. members will welcome you at the Airport and you will be then ushered to the Hotel. Our travel representatives will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek until Phakding (2610m)
On the third morning, you will board a flight to Lukla Airport, also commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is a wonderful mountain flight and the flight itself can be no less than an adventure as the airport is enlisted as the most dangerous airport in the world, given the location, altitude and topography. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. After landing at Lukla, we take light breakfast and embark on our trek. In around 3 hours, we reach Phakding village where we will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
On the fourth morning, we continue our trek and follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Doedar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for the Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazzar.
Day 04: Trek to Everest View Resort 3,800m 3hrs.
This is the first acclimatization which you will get in the whole trek. Acclimatization is very important during high altitude trekking in Nepal as it helps to acquaint you with the high and the changing altitude and conditions. On this day, you can also side trek to the twin villages of Khumjung and Khude where you will have lunch for the day. There are lots of good bakery shops in Khumjung. After that you will trek until the Everest View Hotel from where you can enjoy the views of the mountains including the Everest. It will be around five hours of side trek after which you will return back to Namche. Stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,460m 4 to 5 hrs.
Day 07: Acclimatzation day at Dingboche. Hike to chhukung and back to Hotel.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,900m 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Gorekshep 5,180m 3 to 4 hrs and trek to EBC and overnight at Gorekshep.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,550m For Sunrise and Trek to Pangboche 7 to 8 hrs.
Day 11: Trek Back to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 4 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Following the same trail, leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us from Tengboche (3,860 m) to the town of Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day14: Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport