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Everest Base Camp: 12 Day Trek Start/End at Kathmandu

1. Everest Base Camp: 12 Day Trek Start/End at Kathmandu

Trekking in the Everest region is a lifetime dream of many people. This classic Everest trek is the perfect chance to take in this majestic mountain and the splendid beauty of the region’s scenery. This trek winds, climbs, and descends its way through lush lowland and alpine forest, past Buddhist monasteries and authentic Sherpa Villages. You'll have the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions. Marvel at alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, and red- and yellow-billed choughs, and discover flora like rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper and hemlock.  Itinerary: Day 01: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m) Day 02: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m) Day 03: Acclimatization in Namche (3420m) Day 04: Namche to Tengboche (3850m) Day 05: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m)/Dingboche (4350m) Day 06: Pheriche/Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) Day 07: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) Day 08: Site trip to Everest Base Camp (5400m) Day 09: Pheriche to Tengboche Trek back to Tengboche and overnight at Tengboche Day 10: Tengboche to Namche Trek back to Namche and overnight at Namche Day 11: Namche to Lukla Trek back to Lukla and overnight at Lukla Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

2. From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Tribhuvan Internation Airport to take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, be transferred to the starting point and begin the trek to Phakding. Stay overnight at a tea house lodge. Day 2: Make your way from Phakding to Namche Bazar, located at an altitude of 3,440 meters. Stay overnight in the town of Namche Bazar. Day 3: Take a rest day to acclimatize to the altitude in Namche Bazar. Relax and enjoy a second overnight stay in the town. Day 4:  Depart from Namche Bazar and hike to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters. Stay in Tyangboche overnight. Day 5: Leave Tyangboche and hike through a beautiful rhododendron forest. Cross a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, and head towards Minlinggo. Enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Stay overnight in Dingboche, located at 4,260 meters.  Day 6: Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude in Dingboche with an overnight stay at a tea house lodge. Day 7: Head towards Lobuche from Dingboche on a 5.5-hour hike. Stop for lunch in Dugla, and then arrive in Lobuche for an overnight stay at 4,930 meters.  Day 8: After breakfast at Lobuche, begin the trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. This is one of the most rewarding sections of the entire excursion. Follow the trail up the rocky paths with great views of the Khumbu glacier. Visit the famous Everest Base Camp located at 5,364 meters in altitude. Make your way back to Gorakshep where you will stay the night. Day 9: Hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar located at 5,545 meters, and then to Pheriche at 4,243 meters, where you will stay overnight in a tea house lodge. Day 10: Start your descent with a hike from Pheriche to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters, then Trek- Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. (Altitude: 3440m)where you will spend the night. Day 11: Make your way back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar and a last night at lukla. Day 12: Early morning, board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to hotel by our tour representative. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu: 8-Day Tibetan Excursion Fly-In Drive-Out

3. From Kathmandu: 8-Day Tibetan Excursion Fly-In Drive-Out

• Day 1: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m) Get picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu and taken to the airport. Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and arrive at the Gonngar Airport. Transfer one hour to Lhasa and enjoy a full night's rest for acclimatization at a hotel. • Day 2-3: Two days of sightseeing in Lhasa Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery, and the Sera Monastery with a guide. Stay overnight at a hotel. • Day 4: Lhasa - Gyantse (3,950m) - Shigatse Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and the high passes, Kora LA (5,010m) and Kamba La (4,794m). After breakfast, enjoy some sightseeing in Gyantse with visits to Pholkor and Kumbum Monastery. In the evening, take a 1.5-hour scenic drive to Xigatse through the typical Tibetan countryside. Stay overnight at a hotel. • Day 5: Shigatse - Xegar (4,200m) Wake up and head off to visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then drive to Xegar, crossing over Gyatchula, a pass of 5,200m. Settle in for an overnight at a hotel. • Day 6: Xegar to Ronbuk (4,980m), 90 kilometers  Embark on a scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, and enjoy an overnight at a guest house.   • Day 7: Ronbuk - Everest Base Camp - Kerong Hike up to Everest Base Camp and explore the surrounding area. Travel back to Ronbuk and then drive to Kerong for overnight at a hotel. • Day 8: Kerong to Kathmandu Head toward the Rasuwagadi border and, after necessary border formalities, drive to Kathmandu on the magical Friendship Highway to conclude the tour with hotel drop-off.

Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

4. Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

You'll be collected from your Kathmandu accommodation between 6:00AM-7:00AM in the morning, following which you will travel for 30 minutes to the Tribhuwan International Airport's domestic section. Following about 30-40 minutes of preparation time, the helicopter will take off and begin its 45-minute flight over beautiful hills and valleys to the famous Lukla Airport (i.e. Tenzing Hillary Airport), which sits at an elevation of 2,860 meters. There will be a short duration landing of 10-15 minutes for refueling at the Lukla Airport, following which the helicopter will take a 25-minute flight over the Everest region. You'll fly over the colorful settlements of Namche Bazar, Pheriche, the Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep, making your way up to the famous landing spot of Kalapatthar, which is 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp and sits at an elevation of 5,545 meters. Whilst there you will have roughly 10 minutes to look around, take photographs, and absorb the magnificent sights of these beautiful snow-capped mountains from a close distance. Following that, your helicopter will take off and fly for 12 minutes from Kalapatthar to the famous Hotel Everest View, at an elevation of 3,880 meters. To compliment your experience, this location provides an open terrace setup for breakfast with great food and hospitality, allowing you to enjoy a lovely breakfast on the lap of the Himalayas. After this refreshing break of roughly 45 minutes, the helicopter will take another 80-minute flight from HEV, Syangboche, to Lukla Airport and to its final stop at Kathmandu Airport. There your representatives will be waiting for you to take you to your respective hotel.

Kathmandu: 15-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

5. Kathmandu: 15-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Enjoy a 15-day trek to Everest Base Camp - the ultimate trekking experience which combines everything Nepal is famous for including culture, scenery, and the world's best mountain views. Depart from Kathmandu and head into the Kathmandu Valley where it is possible on a clear day to view Everest as a small speck in the distance.  Itinerary Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport. Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay. Day 2: Take an early morning flight to Lukla (2840m), admiring views of Mt Nupla, Kusum Kanguru and the Kwongde Range along the way. Take an easy 4-hour trek to Phakding Village (2,610m). Stay overnight at the tea house with time to relax and explore the village. Day 3: Follow the Namche Bazaar trail for 6 hours up the Dudh Koshi Valley, hiking through pine forest, crossing the river twice via small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo (3,440m). Stay overnight at the tea house there. Day 4:  Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude at Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Enjoy the afternoon walking around town - set in a beautiful natural amphitheater. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 5: Follow an interesting path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River to Tengboche (3,860m). After walking for around 1 hour, arrive at Phungithanga. Stay overnight at a tea house.  Day 6: Spend an additional day and night here to aid the acclimatization process. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 7: Enjoy a rest day in Dingboche (4,410m) and spend the afternoon walking around. Follow another steep descent over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Admire great views of Mount Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde, Kongma-Tse and the great wall of Nuptse. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 8: Trek to Lobuche, walking around 4.5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 9:  From Lobuche, follow the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls. Make a detour to the edge of the moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Arrive at Gorak Shep (5,140m) and take an afternoon visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 10: In the early morning, climb 2km to Kalapatthar, hoping for a clear day. Then, trek to Pheriche (4,270m), walking for a total of around 5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 11: Enjoy a lovely relaxing day of downhill trekking when you are fully acclimatized. Arrive in Tengboche (3,860m) after about 5 hours of walking. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 12:  Trek To Namche (3,440m), walking for around 5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 13:  Trek To Lukla (2,840m) walking for around 6 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 14: Take a 40-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel. Day 15: Depart Kathmandu where your tour ends.

From Kathmandu: Everest High Passes 20-Day Trek

6. From Kathmandu: Everest High Passes 20-Day Trek

Trek through incredible landscapes while you soak in fantastic ancient cultures and unsurpassed views of snow-capped mountains on the "Everest High Passes 20-Day Trek," also known as "The Everest Circuit Trek." Visit Lower Khumbu, the three highest passes in the Khumbu region — namely, Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La — and Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see on an extended trekking tour that will challenge you at times, but also provide you with a memorable and unique experience in the Himalayas.  Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu. Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Day 2: Trek preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. Day 3: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding. 40-minute flight followed by a 3-hour hike. Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,285 feet). 6-hour hike. Day 5: Hike to Khumjung Village. 4–6 hours hiking. Day 6: Trek to Thame. 4-hour hike. Day 7: Trek to Lungdeng, 5–6 hours hiking. Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m/15,715 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5,360 m/17,585 ft) 6–7 hours hiking. Day 9: Trek to 5th Lake and back to Gokyo. 4–5 hours hiking. Day 10: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,360 m/17,585 ft) and trek to Dragnag (4,700 m/15,420 ft) 7–8 hours hiking. Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (4,830 m/15,845 ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,780 ft). 6–7 hours hiking. Day 12: Trek to Lobuche. 3–4 hours hiking. Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5,140 m/16,860 ft). Visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft). 6–8 hours hiking. Day 14: Trek to Kala Pattar (5,550 m/18,210 ft). Down to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,110 ft). 5–6 hours hiking. Day 15: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,470 ft) via Kongma-La Pass (5,535 m/18,160 ft). 7–8 hours hiking. Day 16: Trek back to Tengboche (3,860 m/12,665 ft). Visit Tengboche Monastery. 4–5 hours hiking. Day 17: Trek back to Jorsalle (2,740 m/8,990 ft) 5–6 hours hiking.Day 18: Trek back to Lukla. 5–6 hours hiking. Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu. 45-minute flight. Day 20: Transfer to the international airport.

From Kathmandu: Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

7. From Kathmandu: Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Get up-close-and-personal with the traditional cultures of the Himalayan people on a private Everest Base Camp helicopter tour that includes a privileged helicopter flight above Mount Everest and a trek to the Everest base camp. Get picked up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport to begin your flight over the world’s highest mountain range. Make a brief landing at Lukla to refuel before flying over Everest base camp and land at Kalapattar to admire 360-degree panoramic views of the world’s tallest mountains from ground level. After 5-10 minutes, head back to Everest View Hotel for breakfast before returning to Kathmandu.

Everest: Half-Day Helicopter Tour

8. Everest: Half-Day Helicopter Tour

The adventure begins at 5:30 AM at the meeting point in central Kathmandu or with pickup from select hotels. Head to the Domestic Terminal of Kathmandu airport for the 45-minute flight to Lukla Tenzing Hillary Airport. At the Everest View Point, the tour is divided into groups of maximum 3 people to fly to the Kala Patthar viewpoint tower or Everest Base Camp for landing.   After the tour, enjoy 30 minutes to 1 hour of free time to explore or have an unforgettable breakfast in the Everest View Hotel. At approximately 11:00, the helicopter embarks on the 50-minute return journey to Kathmandu airport where our guides will facilitate return transfers.

From Kathmandu: 16-Day Mount Everest 3 Passes Trek

9. From Kathmandu: 16-Day Mount Everest 3 Passes Trek

This is the ultimate Everest Circuit Trek meant for only the truly adventurous as this trail takes us from Thame to Gokyo over Renjo La pass (5345m) and Gokyo to EBC over Cho La pass (5420m). The trip begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trailhead for Everest trek in the Khumbu Valley. From here, we trek to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa capital, before breaking off the main Everest trail and heading west to Thame and onwards towards the remote Nangpa Valley, close to the border with Tibet. Crossing through 5345m Renjo La is a tough day, but at the end of the day we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Everest, as well and mountains to the east and Cho Oyu to the west. Through a leisurely walk downhill we reach the serene beauty of Gokyo Lakes, where we will have a rest day, before climbing the famous view point of Gokyo Ri (5360m/17586ft) from where the mountain panorama is stunning: from distant Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kyashar and Kantega in the southeast to the prominent Taboche and Cholatse as you turn eastward, to Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse and Pumori. Our route continues over the colossal Ngozumpa Glacier then climbs to the foot of the next high pass, the Cho La. The crossing of the Cho La involves walking up steep screen, which is frequently icy, to reach a small glacier at the top, before zig zagging down the other side. We regain the main Everest trail the following day and continue up to Kala Patar and Everest Base Camp. From base camp, we complete our trekking circuit by returning to Lukla down the main Khumbu Valley passing by the many Sherpa villages of Khumbu Valley. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft) Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 3 - 4 hours trek Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 - 6 hours trek Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 5 - 6 hours trek Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 - 6 hours trek Day 07: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 6 – 7 hours trek Day 8: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft Day 9: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 3 - 4 hours trek Day 10: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 7 - 8 hours trek Day 11: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours trek Day 12: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 7 - 8 hours trek Day 13: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours trek Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hours trek Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight Day 16: Final Departure- Home Sweet Home

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OMG I cannot describe the feeling of flying to Kalapatthar and seeing the glorious Mount Everest !!! The trip started off with the uncertainty of the weather but we finally departed a bit later! The pilot of our aircraft MR Prakash was brilliant!! After we left Kathmandu and ascended over the valley I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! The experience of seeing us fly into Lukla and the take off again and then the landing at Pheriche was just surreal.We were split into a group of two and got around 15-20 minutes at Pheriche ….the feeling of being in the lap of the Himalayan mountains was just magical Then we flew to Kalapattar our pilot pointed out everything to us …the peaks …the Kumbhu ice falls ..the camps…then we landed at Kalapatthar…the view of Everest ,Nuptse were incredible….we just were so happy!!!we missed out on landing at Everest hotel as it started snowing but we can’t complain…we flew back safely and happy ….pl do this it is a dream come true !!A huge thanks!!!

I loved this tour! I was a last minute and Mukti and his team were very accommodating to find a spot for me and super nice and helpful. The views were just fantastic and it was more than worth the money as you are surrounding by stunning views for hours.