JIRI to EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING
With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks,
Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Everest trek in
justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest
mountain (8850m) but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque
villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and
monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha
National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery in the world from
the Khumbu region.
Day 01 Kathmandu (1,310m)
Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
After breakfast at Hotel, we will start the full day sightseeing (0900hrs)
by coach where our first spot will be Swayambhunath and continue as follow
(All listed in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO).
Swayambhunath: One of world’s most
glorious, ancient, enigmatic and the holiest of Buddhist Chaityas dating
back more than 2000 years is situated on a hillock. Swayambhunath, literally
“the Self-Created or Existent”, is a mosaic of small stupas and pagoda
temple contributed by and time by the succession of kings and noblemen. The
main structure of is made of a solid hemisphere of brick and clay supporting
a lofty conical spire capped by pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four
sides on the base of the spire are the “All Seeing Eyes” of Lord Buddha. The
main features of Swayambhunath in brief are “The Five Buddhas.”
Bouddhanth: This colossal and ancient
Stupa, one of Nepal’s most unique monument and said to be the world biggest,
attracts Nepalese pilgrimage of Tibetan stock from as far as Dolpo and Mugu
as well as Tibet, Ladhak in India and Bhutan. Baudhanath Stupa with all
seeing eyes of primordial Adi Buddha on all the four sides of the stupa is
said to hold the remains of Kasyapa - the Buddha of the previous time.The
Stupa 100 meters in diameter, built on an octagonal base inset with prayer
wheels by the Lichchivi King Mana Deva in the fifth century rises to 36
meters above the base including the spire, “all seeing eyes” and the
pinnacle represent the stages of enlightenment, symbol of royalty,
compassion, knowing and nirvana. There are many myths about the origins of
the stupa. Will have lunch here after the sightseeing (around 1330hrs).
Guheshwari: The short drive from Bouddha
will take you this place said that when Sati, the consort of Siva, immolated
herself due to her father’s insult, Siva stricken with grief, wandered the
skies with her corpse as pieces of her body fell to earth thus creating 51
sacred sites. Her private parts fell here thus the name “Guheshwari”.
Pashupatinath: Just a small walk takes
you the temple of lord Siva-Pasupatinath with two tiered golden roof and
silver doors is famous for its superb Newari architecture situated near the
banks of sacred Bagmati River. Entrance to the temple precinct is permitted
to the “Hindus Only”, however visitors can clearly see the temple from the
eastern bank of the Bagmati River. Pashupati, literally, “Lord of the
Animals” is the patron deity of Nepal and believed to have been unearthed by
an obscure herdsman while one of his cattle was showering the earth with
milk. Across the sacred river, above the array of decorated monuments is the
“Slasmantak or Mrigasthali Ban (forest)” where legends have it that Lord
Siva dwelled in a form of an antelope to evade the hordes of demigods.
Now you will drive to your Hotel around 1830hrs. We will meet you this
evening to take you to the welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural
Program hosted by Makalu Adventure.
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Day 03 Kathmandu (1,310m) – Jiri ( 1950m
Drive to Jiri about 187 km. from Kathmandu. 6 hours drive.
Day 04 Jiri ( 1950m
Deurali ( 2710m
Climbing diagonally towards The Mali about 1.30 hr. and descend to
Sivalaya about 1.30 hrs. Then diagonally up to Deurali (3,000 m.) about 3.00
Day 05 Deurali ( 2710m
Sete ( 2580m
From Deurali, straight down to Thado Khola and cross the suspension bridge
and walk through the river valley to Kinja. Then diagonally up to Sete.
Day 06 Sete ( 2580m
Junbesi ( 2670m
Start climbing to Lamjura pass (3,500 m. ) which is the first viewpoint of
Everest and descends to Junbesi about 3 hrs. We can see good views of
Gaurishankar, Number Himal & Dudha Kunda.
Day 07 Junbesi ( 2670m
From here we walk up a slanting trail for about 2 hr. to Solung. Then
descend to Ringmo Khola and up to Taksindo Pass. Then descend to Nunthala.
Day 08 Nunthala (2330m) – Khari Khola (2040m)
From Nunthala the descent continues to Dudh Koshi (milk river) the largest
river met since the Sunkoshi. Then ascend to Khari Khola. Walk through
several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forest.
Day 09 Khari Khola (2040m) – Puiyan (2945m)
Ascend toward Puiyan through Sherpa village and a forest inhabited by
monkeys, and then through a canyon.
Day 10 Puiyan (2945m) – Phakding (2,610m)
The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800 meters,
then up to another ridge. First we descend to Surke from Puiyan, on a small
tributary stream of the Dudh Koshi and climb for 15 minutes to a junction
where a stone staircase leads off to the right to the Lukla airport. However
it is not necessary to go there, so we climb toward to Phakding.
Day 11 Phakding (2,610m) – Namche bazaar (3,440m)
Beginning with a slight climb to Jorsale we pass a waterfall and along this
part of the trail villages are interspersed with magnificent forest –
rhododendron, magnolia trees and giant firs. Then walk to Namche crossing a
few bridges and then climb of several hundred meters, a steep descent and
another steep climb through the forest.
Day 12 Namche bazaar (Acclimatization day 3,440m.)
Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation.
You can spend a day taking a day hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or
relaxing, and explore Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa community.
Day 13 Trek Namche (3,440m) to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs).
Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) 5hrs walk. We walk with beautiful view under
the soaring peaks of Thamserku and steadily descend to the Imja Khola and
lunch at Phunki along a very pleasant trail. Here in Phunki, we see series
of water driven prayer wheels. After lunch 2 hrs ascent will take us to
Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) surely is one of the most beautiful places in
the world. Overnight Camp or Lodge.
Day 14 Trek Tengboche (3,860m) to Pheriche (3,860m)(5 hrs).
Pheriche (4,260m) 5 hrs walk. We move forward up to Imja Khola valley
Pangboche (3,900m) and lunch. After lunch we visit the Monastery and look at
the Yeti scalp. We again move to the summer village of Pheriche (4,260m).
Superb scenery at all time. Overnight Camp or Lodge.
Day 15 Trek Pheriche (3,860m) to Lobuche (4,920m) (4-5 hrs).
Lobuche (4,920m) 4 hrs walk. We move up a small ridge and contour around the
base of Khumbu Glacier and lunch at Dhugla (4,600m). After lunch, we take a
steep ascent to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are
stunning. We continue again along the moraine and camp at the foot off the
Lobuche Ice Fall (4,930m). Overnight Camp or Lodge.
Day 16 Trek Lobuche (4,920m) to Gorakshep (5,140m) (4 hrs).
The actual distance is not so far for this day but we wake up in the early
morning and move forward to Gorek Sherpa where we take a rest.
Day 17 Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m). / Retrace your steps to Dingboche
(4,410m) (5 hrs).
This day, we climb Kala Patthar. From here we have a steep ascent up to the
top of the Kala Patthar top. The actual distance is not so far but we take
it very slowly to make up for the altitude. This top (5,545m) is a hard pull
but the view from the top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us
flows, huge glaciers and the creaking of the mobile glacier ice only
disturbs the silence of these altitudes. The mountains of Pumori (7,145m),
Lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m) separate us from Tibet and just
over the Lho La pass we see the huge rock of Changtse 97,750m) in Tibet
itself. But Sagarmatha, or Mt. Everest the queen of them all towers over
everyone. This is the roof of the world. We return at Lobuche and get
continued to Dingboche for the stay overnight.
Day 18 Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs).
Easy walk along the Imja Khola with a visit to the gompa at Pangboche, then
a short climb up to the Tengboche Monastery. Camp or Lodge Overnight.
Day 19 Tengboche (3,860m) – Namche (3440m)(4 hrs)
The trail then descents the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche.
The descent is long but, more takes you to the famous Sherpa habitat. Lodge
Day 20 Namche (3440m) - Lukla (2,840m)
Return trek to Lukla via Jorsule along the bank of Dudh Koshi River.
Depending upon the conditions, it may take you 06 to 07 hours.
Day 21 Lukla (2,840m) - Kathmandu (1,310m)
Fly to Kathmandu, with remainder of the day free.
Day 22 Free day in Kathmandu.
Enjoy shopping and various finest restaurants in Kathmandu.
Day 23 Final Departure.
01. All ground transfers by private vehicle as per our itinerary.
02. Five star Hotel accommodation in
Kathmandu (Twin Sharing, Bed and breakfast basis inclusive of all Tax)
03. Welcome Dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program hosted by Makalu
04. Guided sightseeing around world heritage sites of KTM (Includes all
applicable entrance fees.)
05. All domestic airfares (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu).
06. Teahouse trekking arrangement (accommodation, and foods as available
on the lodges).
07. National Park / Conservation Area Permit Fees.
08. Guide, porters and their daily wages, insurance with all necessary
lodging - fooding arrangements.
01. Airport taxes.
02. Expenses of personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water,
laundry and etc.
03. Rescue and evacuation - if needed.
04. Personal medical and travel insurance.
05. Tips and Gratitude.
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Fixed Departures Dates for 2013
Fixed Departure Dates for 2014
itineraries are subject to change to suit your schedule