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Kathmandu: 15-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

1. 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.

Kathmandu: Leisurely 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

2. 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.

From Kathmandu: Everest High Passes 20-Day Trek

3. 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: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

4. From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Start the tour with an early 6 AM pickup from your hotel in Kathmandu, then transfer to the airport. Board a helicopter and embark on a thrilling 50-minute commercial helicopter flight to Lukla Airport shared with up to 5 other passengers. Admire incredible panoramas of the Himalayas from above, as well as mindblowing views of glaciers and lakes.  From Lukla, take a second 30-minute helicopter flight all the way to Kala Patthar. Fly over the Khumbu Region and get to know it in a whole new way. Land at the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint and get out here to take incredible pictures and see the mountains. After this, continue the tour to Synagboche, the closest airstrip to Mount Everest and Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the impressive vistas of the mountain ranges and soak up the stunning natural beauty. Finally, return from Syangboche to Lukla and finally back Kathmandu which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will get picked up from Kathmandu airport and returned to your hotel. The total tour duration in between 4-5 hours.

From Katmandu: 15-Day Gokyo Valley Trek with Porter

5. From Katmandu: 15-Day Gokyo Valley Trek with Porter

Trekking the Gokyo Valley is considered by many to offer the Everest Region at its best. It provides outstanding views of the sky over tall mountain peaks, along with the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the Nepalese Himalayas. This 15-day tour is a rare combination that offers the opportunity to trek in the marvelous spectacle of the Everest Region and also explore the culture and lifestyle of the rugged and weathered people from the Sherpa community. It provides an unusually good opportunity to travel through some of the most enticing landscapes the Himalayas has to offer as you, taking your through the Khumbu Himal to the Gokyo Valley and its high pass. Itinerary Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer to hotel in Kathmandu (1,345 meters). Overnight stay at hotel. The guide will be there to meet you upon arrival at Kathmandu airport (KTM) for your transfer. Day 2: Guided sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and trek preparation. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2,840 meters). 3-hour trek to Phakding (2,610 meters). Walking 4 hours. Overnight stay at a tea house. The flight is very scenic and takes around 35 minutes through breathtaking green hills and white mountains. Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters). Walking 6 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse. Day 5: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day. Excursion 3 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse. The journey to the highest mountain in the world is a long one with extremes of altitude. It is necessary to minimize the risk of the effects of high altitude later on your journey. This will be our first scheduled acclimatization day. Day 6: Trek to Dole (3,680 meters). Walking 4 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse. Start the day with a steep climb leaving Namche behind up to Kyangjuma village where there are outstanding views of Thamserku, Katanga, and Ama Dablam. Day 7: Trek to Machhermo (4,470 meters). Walking 5 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse. Climb steadily up to a scenic ridge above Dole and continue upwards via Lhabarma at 4,220m to Luza at 4,360m. The path is steep and you need to negotiate some thorny bushes up to Lhabarma. From here there are good views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku. Day 8: 5.5-hour trek to Gokyo (4,790 meters). Walking 5 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse. Start with a climb up to a ridge at Chorten from where there is a fabulous view of both down the valley to Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and up to Cho Oyu. Pass through three lakes to reach the Gokyo village. Day 9: 5-hour trek to Gokyo Ri (5,360 meters) and then back to Gokyo. Overnight stay at a teahouse. Day 10: Trek to Dole (4,200 meters). Walking 6 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse. Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3,780 meters). Walking 4 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse. Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,840 meters). Walking 4 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse. Day 13: 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu. Walking 4 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse. Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Day 15: Transfer to Kathmandu airport (KTM) for your final flight departure.

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