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Everest Base Camp Trek - 17 Days
Kathmandu- Central Region- Nepal
17 Days
15 Persons
English
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Brief

Everest Base Camp Trekking is the most popular trekking trail in Everest Region which offers a unique and unforgettable experience with awesome views of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains including Mt. Everest and many other high mountains. Everest Base Camp Trek has become famous since Sir Edmund Hilary and Tensing Norgay made the first successful summit of Everest in 1953 A.D then thousands of Trekkers have been exploring Everest Base Camp Trekking every year to fulfill their desire of life time to be at the base camp of the rooftop of the world. Everest Base Camp Trek become so popular not only cause it is the top of the world since one can view the superb Himalayan sceneries including of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6614m), Mt. Kantega( 6685m), Mt.Kusum Khagaru (6367m),Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m) , Mt. Tawache peak (6367m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,Island peak (6179m), Lobuche peak (6145m),Pokalde peak (5806m), Honku south peak (6119m) during Everest Base Camp Trek and can spot various animals such as musk dears, jackals, Himalayan Thar, birds such as Pheasant as well.

Everest Base Camp Trek another attraction is the culture and the lifestyle of the inhabitants of this region “Friendly Sherpas” who have become very famous in the world as they are the king of the mountains and they have been successful to make many world records in mountain climbing and expeditions. A part from this one can visit the Tengboche Monastery in Everest Base Camp Trek which represents the Tibetan Buddhism and this is the biggest monastery that exists in the Khumbu Region.

Everest Base Camp Trek of 17 days is specially designed to reach Everest Base Camp including Kala Pattar which is the best view point to view the sunrise over the high Himalayas including the Mt. Everest. Starting by flight about 40 minutes from Kathmandu to the small mountain airstrip to Lukla, the heart of Everest Region, then around three hours walk, we reach at Phakding for the first night of the Everest Base Camp Trek then we continue our Trek to Everest Base Camp through north up to Dudh Kosi valley and to Namche bazaar (gateway to Everest Base camp), where we spend one extra day for acclimatization. We trek to Kala Pattar and subsequently to the Everest base camp. We have one another rest day in Dingboche for some side-trips and for further acclimatization and again we continue our mission to the Everest base camp and the Kala Pattar. After Reaching at Everest Base Camp and having view from the Kala Pattar we retrace all the way down to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.

Tour Detail

DAY 01
Arrive Kathmandu (1356m)

Arrive Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our representative. Please look for signage of Natraj Trekking with your name once you come out of Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting your luggage. You will be escorted by our representative to the hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu, capital of the ancient Mountain Kingdom of Nepal. Kathmandu has the air of a medieval city with a maze of narrow streets, wooden temples and beautifully decorated palaces.

Upon arrival at the hotel, guest will be provided welcome drinks along with the room key

In the evening we will organize a Welcome Dinner at a traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine local Nepali meal.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Dinner

DAY 02
In Kathmandu

Breakfast at the hotel
Half day tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square
Visit a local hire shop if needed
Overnight at the hotel
After breakfast and trek briefing, we have arranged a walking tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square through Ason (local market) with a local Nepali guide. Our sightseeing this morning takes in the sumptuous majesty of Durbar Square, with its collection of ornate palaces, courtyards and temples that span some three centuries of dynastic rule by Malla, Shah and Rana kings. We'll see the Great Bell and the fearsome image of the six-armed Kala Bhairab, the magnificent Taleju Temple and the Kasthamandap, the oldest building in the Kathmandu Valley. We will also visit the Asan Bazaar and the Kumari Ghar, home to the Kumari Devi, a living goddess worshipped by both followers of the Hindu and Buddhist faiths.

This afternoon we will then have an opportunity to visit a local hire shop to pick up any last minute equipment still needed.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 03
Fly to Lukla (2840m) & trek to Phakding (2652m)

Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding - About 3 hrs walking
This morning you will be transferred from your hotel to Kathmandu airport for domestic flight to Lukla. Flying time to Lukla is approximately 40 minutes. Please note that flight is subject to weather conditions. Due to weather, sometime flight may delay and cancel.

Upon arrival in Lukla, you will be met by our trek guide and porters. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 04
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar-About 6 hrs walking
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to walk about 1 hour to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 05
In Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is a highly important village for the Sherpa people. In the morning we visit the Sherpa Museum and Visitor Centre. This contains an interesting display on Sherpa life and culture, lots of information on the forests, wildlife and plants of the area and an exhibit on the history of climbing in the Khumbu.

The afternoon is free for you to make an excursion up the valley beyond Namche towards the village of Thamo or you can relax in the village. About 4 hours walk round trip.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 06
Namche to Tengboche (3870m) or Deboche (3750m)

Trek from Namche to Tengboche– About 6 hrs walking
We ascend out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the Dudh Kosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various 'shops' set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through forest of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3250m). We make another ascent on a switch-back trail, sometimes made quite dusty by yak trains, to reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam.andTaboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest.. We stay overnight below the monastery.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 07
Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche–About 5 hrs walking
We start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and we walk exciting bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 08
At Dingboche (4410m)

Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today is the remarkable acclimatization day. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley to Chukung (4730 m) –About 5 hrs walking roundtrip. From where, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island peak and others

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 09
Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche- About 6 hrs walking
We are now well above the tree line and our walking today brings us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Dughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpas killed on expeditions to Everest. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 10
Lobuche- Gorakshep (5180m) - Everest Base Camp

Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and a day trip to Everest Base Camp (5364m) –About 8 hours walking
A very long, hard day today as we leave very early, following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep (5,180m)- About 3 hrs walk. After a rest and something to eat we trek across the sandy flat at Gorakshep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the glacier for a couple of hours before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. Nuptse towers above us and Pumori rears up behind us. After a short photo stop we retrace our steps to Gorakshep for overnight

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 11
Gorakshep-Kala Pattar & trek to Pheriche (4280m)

Early morning trip to Kala Pattar(5545m) and descent to Pheriche from Gorakshep after breakfast – About 8-9 hrs walking
Today is considered to be the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature departure beforehand. Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime.

We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and retrace our steps to Lobuje for lunch and then continue on down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche for overnight

(Please note that the walk to Everest Base Camp and the climb of Kala Pattar are both tough. Sometimes we may change the order in which we tackle the walks depending on the group's ability and weather conditions).

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 12
Pheriche –Tengboche (3860m)

Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche- About 5 hrs walking
After the previous day's tiring ascent to Kala Patthar, today is an easier walk down to the lower altitudes to Orsho and Shomare. If we wish to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche we can do so by taking a different trail after Shomare. Otherwise we take the regular trial to reach Pangboche. From Pangboche we retrace our footsteps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Debuche or if interested, we might visit nuns at the Debuche monastery. Finally, we reach Tengboche. If we are trekking during the full moon of November or December, we might get an opportunity to witness the Mani Rimdu festival in the monastery at Tengboche.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 13
Tengboche to Monjo (2840m)

Trek from Tengboche to Monjo– About 7 hrs walking
Crossing on yet another suspension bridge, we climb up the opposite side of the valley to reach the contouring path leading back through Namche Bazaar. A steep descent for down Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi River and the small village of Monjo. Not only is Monjo a quieter place to stay than Namche, it also means our porters have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla tomorrow

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 14
Monjo to Lukla (2840m)

Trek from Monjo to Lukla – About 5-6 hrs walking
Retracing our steps along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi we make our final ascent down to Lukla, arriving sometime in the middle of the afternoon, affording ample time to relax and enjoy the feeling of a job well done. Lukla itself is a thriving community that is an eclectic mix of Sherpas, trekkers and soldiers and makes for a fascinating place to explore at the end of the trek.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 15
Lukla to Kathmandu (by flight)

Breakfast at the lodge
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Overnight at the hotel
In the early morning you take off from Lukla airstrip for a spectacular mountain flight back to Kathmandu (Weather permitting). Upon arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport terminal, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free to explore this wonderful city; shopping for souvenirs, trying out the various restaurants in Thamel or simply relaxing.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals include: Breakfast

DAY 16
In Kathmandu, Optional tours

Breakfast at the hotel
Optional tours of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast at the hotel

The last day is spent in Kathmandu allowing time to explore the fascinating site of Kathmandu Valley and also a day's leeway should there be a delay with flights from Lukla due to bad weather conditions.

This afternoon there is then an opportunity to take an optional excursion to the almost perfectly preserved Newari town of Bhaktapur in the eastern corner of the Kathmandu Valley. Also known as Bhadgaon or City of the Devotees, Bhaktapur evokes the feel of a medieval village, a snapshot of a time when the city lay along the prosperous trade routes between Tibet, China and India. The ancient centre of the town is a dazzling collection of temples that has earned it a place on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with your trekking guide if you prefer.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals include: Breakfast

DAY 17
Depart Kathmandu

Breakfast at the hotel
Free time till departure
Transfer to airport for final departure
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us and we expect that you plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal again.

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight time, a representative from Natraj Trekking will transfer you to the airport.

Meals included: Breakfast

Price Detail
Inclusions

Transport, Entrance Fee, Guide, etc

Welcome with flower garland by our representative upon arrival
Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
One half day tour with an English speaking guide by a private vehicle in Kathmandu
Monument entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
Free Natraj Trekking Kit Bag

Accommodations

4 nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (as per the choice of package)
24.3% VAT and Service Charge

Airfare

Airfare Kathmandu/ Lukla/Kathmandu

Trekking Portion

12 nights accommodation at local lodge (Teahouse) during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the entire trek
Services of an experienced trekking guide and one porter to every two trekkers during the trek
TIMS CARD FEE
Everest National Park Fee
Insurance for trek guide and porters

Exclusions

International Airfare
Nepal Visa Fee
Personal expenses (Tips, beverage, laundry, telephone call, etc)
Travel Insurance/ Emergency Evacuation Cost
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
The above rates are valid till December 31, 2013

Note: The price does not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Everest Base Camp Trek - 17 Days
Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal
17 Days
15 Persons
English
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Brief

Everest Base Camp Trekking is the most popular trekking trail in Everest Region which offers a unique and unforgettable experience with awesome views of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains including Mt. Everest and many other high mountains. Everest Base Camp Trek has become famous since Sir Edmund Hilary and Tensing Norgay made the first successful summit of Everest in 1953 A.D then thousands of Trekkers have been exploring Everest Base Camp Trekking every year to fulfill their desire of life time to be at the base camp of the rooftop of the world. Everest Base Camp Trek become so popular not only cause it is the top of the world since one can view the superb Himalayan sceneries including of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6614m), Mt. Kantega( 6685m), Mt.Kusum Khagaru (6367m),Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m) , Mt. Tawache peak (6367m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,Island peak (6179m), Lobuche peak (6145m),Pokalde peak (5806m), Honku south peak (6119m) during Everest Base Camp Trek and can spot various animals such as musk dears, jackals, Himalayan Thar, birds such as Pheasant as well.

Everest Base Camp Trek another attraction is the culture and the lifestyle of the inhabitants of this region “Friendly Sherpas” who have become very famous in the world as they are the king of the mountains and they have been successful to make many world records in mountain climbing and expeditions. A part from this one can visit the Tengboche Monastery in Everest Base Camp Trek which represents the Tibetan Buddhism and this is the biggest monastery that exists in the Khumbu Region.

Everest Base Camp Trek of 17 days is specially designed to reach Everest Base Camp including Kala Pattar which is the best view point to view the sunrise over the high Himalayas including the Mt. Everest. Starting by flight about 40 minutes from Kathmandu to the small mountain airstrip to Lukla, the heart of Everest Region, then around three hours walk, we reach at Phakding for the first night of the Everest Base Camp Trek then we continue our Trek to Everest Base Camp through north up to Dudh Kosi valley and to Namche bazaar (gateway to Everest Base camp), where we spend one extra day for acclimatization. We trek to Kala Pattar and subsequently to the Everest base camp. We have one another rest day in Dingboche for some side-trips and for further acclimatization and again we continue our mission to the Everest base camp and the Kala Pattar. After Reaching at Everest Base Camp and having view from the Kala Pattar we retrace all the way down to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.

Tour Detail

DAY 01
Arrive Kathmandu (1356m)

Arrive Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our representative. Please look for signage of Natraj Trekking with your name once you come out of Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting your luggage. You will be escorted by our representative to the hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu, capital of the ancient Mountain Kingdom of Nepal. Kathmandu has the air of a medieval city with a maze of narrow streets, wooden temples and beautifully decorated palaces.

Upon arrival at the hotel, guest will be provided welcome drinks along with the room key

In the evening we will organize a Welcome Dinner at a traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine local Nepali meal.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Dinner

DAY 02
In Kathmandu

Breakfast at the hotel
Half day tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square
Visit a local hire shop if needed
Overnight at the hotel
After breakfast and trek briefing, we have arranged a walking tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square through Ason (local market) with a local Nepali guide. Our sightseeing this morning takes in the sumptuous majesty of Durbar Square, with its collection of ornate palaces, courtyards and temples that span some three centuries of dynastic rule by Malla, Shah and Rana kings. We'll see the Great Bell and the fearsome image of the six-armed Kala Bhairab, the magnificent Taleju Temple and the Kasthamandap, the oldest building in the Kathmandu Valley. We will also visit the Asan Bazaar and the Kumari Ghar, home to the Kumari Devi, a living goddess worshipped by both followers of the Hindu and Buddhist faiths.

This afternoon we will then have an opportunity to visit a local hire shop to pick up any last minute equipment still needed.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 03
Fly to Lukla (2840m) & trek to Phakding (2652m)

Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding - About 3 hrs walking
This morning you will be transferred from your hotel to Kathmandu airport for domestic flight to Lukla. Flying time to Lukla is approximately 40 minutes. Please note that flight is subject to weather conditions. Due to weather, sometime flight may delay and cancel.

Upon arrival in Lukla, you will be met by our trek guide and porters. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 04
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar-About 6 hrs walking
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to walk about 1 hour to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 05
In Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is a highly important village for the Sherpa people. In the morning we visit the Sherpa Museum and Visitor Centre. This contains an interesting display on Sherpa life and culture, lots of information on the forests, wildlife and plants of the area and an exhibit on the history of climbing in the Khumbu.

The afternoon is free for you to make an excursion up the valley beyond Namche towards the village of Thamo or you can relax in the village. About 4 hours walk round trip.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 06
Namche to Tengboche (3870m) or Deboche (3750m)

Trek from Namche to Tengboche– About 6 hrs walking
We ascend out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the Dudh Kosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various 'shops' set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through forest of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3250m). We make another ascent on a switch-back trail, sometimes made quite dusty by yak trains, to reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam.andTaboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest.. We stay overnight below the monastery.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 07
Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche–About 5 hrs walking
We start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and we walk exciting bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 08
At Dingboche (4410m)

Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today is the remarkable acclimatization day. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley to Chukung (4730 m) –About 5 hrs walking roundtrip. From where, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island peak and others

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 09
Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche- About 6 hrs walking
We are now well above the tree line and our walking today brings us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Dughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpas killed on expeditions to Everest. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 10
Lobuche- Gorakshep (5180m) - Everest Base Camp

Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and a day trip to Everest Base Camp (5364m) –About 8 hours walking
A very long, hard day today as we leave very early, following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep (5,180m)- About 3 hrs walk. After a rest and something to eat we trek across the sandy flat at Gorakshep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the glacier for a couple of hours before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. Nuptse towers above us and Pumori rears up behind us. After a short photo stop we retrace our steps to Gorakshep for overnight

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 11
Gorakshep-Kala Pattar & trek to Pheriche (4280m)

Early morning trip to Kala Pattar(5545m) and descent to Pheriche from Gorakshep after breakfast – About 8-9 hrs walking
Today is considered to be the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature departure beforehand. Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime.

We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and retrace our steps to Lobuje for lunch and then continue on down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche for overnight

(Please note that the walk to Everest Base Camp and the climb of Kala Pattar are both tough. Sometimes we may change the order in which we tackle the walks depending on the group's ability and weather conditions).

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 12
Pheriche –Tengboche (3860m)

Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche- About 5 hrs walking
After the previous day's tiring ascent to Kala Patthar, today is an easier walk down to the lower altitudes to Orsho and Shomare. If we wish to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche we can do so by taking a different trail after Shomare. Otherwise we take the regular trial to reach Pangboche. From Pangboche we retrace our footsteps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Debuche or if interested, we might visit nuns at the Debuche monastery. Finally, we reach Tengboche. If we are trekking during the full moon of November or December, we might get an opportunity to witness the Mani Rimdu festival in the monastery at Tengboche.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 13
Tengboche to Monjo (2840m)

Trek from Tengboche to Monjo– About 7 hrs walking
Crossing on yet another suspension bridge, we climb up the opposite side of the valley to reach the contouring path leading back through Namche Bazaar. A steep descent for down Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi River and the small village of Monjo. Not only is Monjo a quieter place to stay than Namche, it also means our porters have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla tomorrow

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 14
Monjo to Lukla (2840m)

Trek from Monjo to Lukla – About 5-6 hrs walking
Retracing our steps along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi we make our final ascent down to Lukla, arriving sometime in the middle of the afternoon, affording ample time to relax and enjoy the feeling of a job well done. Lukla itself is a thriving community that is an eclectic mix of Sherpas, trekkers and soldiers and makes for a fascinating place to explore at the end of the trek.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 15
Lukla to Kathmandu (by flight)

Breakfast at the lodge
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Overnight at the hotel
In the early morning you take off from Lukla airstrip for a spectacular mountain flight back to Kathmandu (Weather permitting). Upon arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport terminal, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free to explore this wonderful city; shopping for souvenirs, trying out the various restaurants in Thamel or simply relaxing.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals include: Breakfast

DAY 16
In Kathmandu, Optional tours

Breakfast at the hotel
Optional tours of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast at the hotel

The last day is spent in Kathmandu allowing time to explore the fascinating site of Kathmandu Valley and also a day's leeway should there be a delay with flights from Lukla due to bad weather conditions.

This afternoon there is then an opportunity to take an optional excursion to the almost perfectly preserved Newari town of Bhaktapur in the eastern corner of the Kathmandu Valley. Also known as Bhadgaon or City of the Devotees, Bhaktapur evokes the feel of a medieval village, a snapshot of a time when the city lay along the prosperous trade routes between Tibet, China and India. The ancient centre of the town is a dazzling collection of temples that has earned it a place on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with your trekking guide if you prefer.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals include: Breakfast

DAY 17
Depart Kathmandu

Breakfast at the hotel
Free time till departure
Transfer to airport for final departure
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us and we expect that you plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal again.

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight time, a representative from Natraj Trekking will transfer you to the airport.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Price Detail

Transport, Entrance Fee, Guide, etc

Welcome with flower garland by our representative upon arrival
Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
One half day tour with an English speaking guide by a private vehicle in Kathmandu
Monument entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
Free Natraj Trekking Kit Bag

Accommodations

4 nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (as per the choice of package)
24.3% VAT and Service Charge

Airfare

Airfare Kathmandu/ Lukla/Kathmandu

Trekking Portion

12 nights accommodation at local lodge (Teahouse) during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the entire trek
Services of an experienced trekking guide and one porter to every two trekkers during the trek
TIMS CARD FEE
Everest National Park Fee
Insurance for trek guide and porters

International Airfare
Nepal Visa Fee
Personal expenses (Tips, beverage, laundry, telephone call, etc)
Travel Insurance/ Emergency Evacuation Cost
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
The above rates are valid till December 31, 2013

Note: The price does not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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