Apr, Sep, Oct
Arrival in Kathmandu. We stay at the Yak and Yeti hotel for 2 nights in shared rooms.
We visit the Monkey Temple and Bodnath Stupa.
We fly to Lukla airport (2800m). If the weather is good, during the flight we will get amazing views of the Eastern Himalayas. Overnight at Phakding (2610m), 3 hours hiking from Lukla.
Today we continue trekking, getting deeper into the Khumbu region. Acclimatization hikes. Upon arrival to Namche (3444m), we might see lowland porters, highland Sherpas and Tibetans trading food and supplies at the market.
We rest and do an acclimatization hike.
We go by the Tengboche village (3865m). It is the cultural and religious center of Khumbu. From here the views are stunning: Thamserki and Kangtega to the south, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam to the north.
Arrival to Deboche (3930m).
Pheriche (4207m) is famous for the high altitude research center, where physicians acquire data in order to analyze the effects of high altitude on human physiology. We will visit the center and talk to the physicians.
Lobuche (4909m) is located at the flank of an old lateral moraine of the glacier Khumbu. It is the last inhabited area before the Everest base camp.
It is possible to ascend Lobuche (it would take 4 extra days, ask me for more information!).
We hike up to Gorak Shep (5158m). From there we will ascend Kala Patthar (5577m), with impressive views over Everest, Nuptse and Pumori.
We will hike to base camp (5350m) and set camp for 2 nights. We will have a warm welcome celebration. We will have the opportunity to hike to the base of Khumbu Icefall. From there we will get a good view of the route.
Today we begin our return. On the first night we will stop at Phreiche, on the second night at Deboche.
Today is the last trekking day as we descend to Lukla.
Early morning flight to Kathmandu. Day off to relax and enjoy a good meal. Yak and Yeti hotel (2 nights).
If the trek needs to be postponed for some reason, we will use this day. Otherwise, it will be a great final day in Kathmandu.
Hotel, guest house and camping.
If you choose to add the ascent of Lobuche Easy, the total price will be USD 5200.
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