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Mount Everest: 15-Day Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

1. Mount Everest: 15-Day Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia, and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time. Mount Everest Base Camp is the most popular destination for trekkers in Nepal. Its popularity has grown since the first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950s. The trek takes off from Lukla. First, take a 40-minute morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and we land its tiny at Lukla Airstrip then our trek start to Khumbu Region. The trek follows the Dudh Kosi valley route with an ascent up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. From Namche, you traverse along a high path from where you have the first good view of Everest. Head towards Thyangboche Monastery located on top of a mountain ridge and then descend the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche. After that, arrive at the Khumbu Glacier. The trek through the glacier takes you first to Lobuche and then to Gorak Shep, where you finally reach your destination, Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice falls. Itinerary: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 02: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding Today early in the morning, drive about 15 minutes to Tribhuwan International Airport. After a 30 minute scenic flight to Lukla (2804 meters.), begin your trek to Phakding (2610 meters) - 3 hours easy walking. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters). Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. This is a day for an acclimatization. Have a fine walk around the valley to adjust to the thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest. you can go to a museum too on the same day. There, see the traditional custom of Sherpa people. Besides, a fine view of the Everest and other mountains can be viewed from this place. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3850 meters). By reaching Tengboche, visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery. Then you will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony whether in the evening or morning. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 07: Acclimatization day Today, enjoy another day for acclimatization. Have a trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Go to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) from there, observe the fifth highest mountain, Makalu. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4950 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 09: Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 meters.) and return to Gorakshep (5160 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 10: Hiking to Kalapathar (5545 meters), then trek to Pheriche The day starts with a hike up to Kalapathar (5545 meters), an excellent viewpoint to observe Mount Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views. Then trek back to Pheriche (4280 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazar Overnight at a guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 12: Trek to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 13: After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 14: Day at leisure. It's also a spare day just in case of flight delay in Lukla. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 15: Departure. After breakfast, your guide will drop you off at the airport. Note: The weather is unpredictable in Lukla even in the best season of October and November. The chances are high to get flight delays or cancellations due to the bad weather. Thus, it is always recommended to allocate a few more spare days before you fly back home.

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

2. 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

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From Kathmandu: Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

3. 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.

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Kathmandu: Leisurely 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

4. Kathmandu: Leisurely 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Over the course of an exciting 12 days, travel with your guide all the way from Lukla Airport to the Everest Base Camp - at 5,450 meters above sea level, and back again. Take in an array of unforgettable highlights during this nearly two week trek, taking part in an experience that will supply you with memories to last a lifetime. During your trip, walk an average of 5 to 6 hours each day. With this in mind, it is important that participants are in good physical condition. While this trek does not involve technical aspects, any previous mountain trekking experience is definitely a plus. Your tour begins with one of the most exciting and scenic flights in the world: Kathmandu to Lukla. Although only 35 minutes, take in all that makes the Himalayas so incredible. Once you arrive to Lukla, your long trek immediately begins. Make your way through several great locations on the way to Everest Base Camp, some of which include Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Tengboche, and Lobuche. After you’ve experienced the wonderment of Everest Base Camp, take in the fantastic view of the great peak at Kalapattar. Afterwards, begin your journey back to Lukla, from where you enjoy the same scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

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