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Trekking Everest

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This trek is a comprehensive journey through the heart of Sherpa country and in sight of the most spectacular mountains in the world. A strenuous 20-day trek, it starts at Lukla (at 9,000’ - a short scenic flight from Kathmandu) and takes you through picturesque mountain villages to the rarified air of the Himalayan turquoise lakes and peaks, reaching the highest point at 18,300 feet. The scenery is amazing with five of the highest peaks of the Himalayas visible from Kala Pattar, a high moraine ridge right across from Everest Base Camp, and again from Chhukhung Ridge.

The beauty of the mountains is echoed in the local people, the Sherpas, renown for their climbing skills, but unforgettable for their cheerful spirit and joyous laughter. April/May and October/November are the best times to trek in this region, with dry and sunny weather mostly. The monsoon hits the area between June and September, and the winter months are too cold and the days too short for such an undertaking.

Written by  Nadia Le Bon.

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14 Times that i have been there.

Last time 14th May, I did Everest base camp trek with my French clients which was before the massive earthquake and that was my 14th time trip to the base camp. It has been my favorite trekking destination. Glittering peaks, Sherpa settlements, rugged rocks and beautiful landscapes makes my every trip memorable.

Everest View trek -08 days

This trek, the shortest of the Everest treks, provides close-up views of Everest and a chance to spend time in the Sherpa villages. The route takes you into the Everest region – one of the busiest in Nepal. You will reach a maximum altitude of 4100m requiring a moderate level of physical fitness to complete this trek comfortably.

The trek takes us through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and wildlife. You will visit Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize to higher altitudes. The following days trekking will bring us to the village of Tengboche (3930m), home to the highest Buddhist monastery in the world (4100m) and, according to photographers, one of the best places to capture the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks. The concluding days of this trek will be spent in the delightful and scenic villages of Khunde (3500m) and Khumjung, where you will have the opportunity to interact with the legendary Sherpa people and participate in their astonishing traditional lifestyle. Back down to Lukla to take a short flight back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary for Everest View Trek

Day 01:Arrival in kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu .Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.

Day 02: Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley

Half day sightseeing around UNESCO Bhaktapur / Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalised. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 3:Kathmandu to Phakding (2610m)

Early morning you will be picked up by your guide to go to the Kathmandu airport, from where we will take the airplane to Lukla, which will take us about 30 minutes of flight time. At Lukla we will be meet our porters and will head north from the airstrip to Chablung (2700m). Here we will cross the Tharo Kosi river on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge we can see the peak of Kusum Kangru (6367m), which is the most difficult of the so-called “trekking peaks”. Beyond the Tharo Kosi the trail climbs a bit towards Ghat (2590m), we will cross a ridge marked with painted mani stones and climb to Phakding where we will stay overnight (3 hrs).

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3420m)

From Phakding we follow the valley of the Dudh Kosi river, staying on the west bank of the river. We climb steeply over a rocky ridge towards Benkar (2710m). From here the trail continues alongside the river. 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 a beautiful walk. We cross the Kyashar Khola river and climb out of the valley to Monjo (2840m). Just beyond Monjo the trek enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was established in 1976 to protect a 1148 sq km area surrounding Mt Everest. Beyond the national park entrance station, the trail makes a steep rocky descent and crosses the Dhud Kosi river on a 120m-long suspension bridge towards Jorsale (2830m). After crossing this river a few times while climbing our way up the valley we will reach Namche Bazaar (3420m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading centre in this region and features numerous shops, hotels and restaurants (6 hrs).

Day 05: Namche Bazzar Acclimatisation (3440m)

Today we will do the trek to Thami and back again. Thami lies at an elevation of 3750m, near the foot of a large valley west of Namche Bazaar. The route passes the settlements of Phurte (3390m), Thamo (3440m) and Somde (3580m) before arriving in the Sherpa village of Thami (3750m). We will have good views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6500m) and Kwangde (6187m) to the south. After our lunch we will return to Namche Bazaar for the night (6 hrs).

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3789m)

Today we will take a day hike through the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Shyangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde we follow the trail eastwards to Khumjung, the largest village in Khumbu, at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. From Khumjung we can enjoy views of Mt Everest. We stay overnight in Khumjung (3-4 hrs).

Day 07: Khumjung to Tengboche (3860m)

Our route of today to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the teashops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek. We pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3250m). From here the trail climbs steeply through forests and around mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on whichh the monestary of Tengboche sits at 3870m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the worlds most magnificent. Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Ama Dablan, Kantega and Thamserku provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We will spend the night in Tengboche village (5 hrs).

Day 08: Day of rest at Tengboche

Today we will spend the day in Tengboche, enjoying the views and visit the famous Tengboche monastery. On 19 January 1989 a fire devastated the monastery, but most of the monastery’s extensive collection of books, paintings and religious relics was saved. The entire gompa building was destroyed, but has been rebuild now with the help of the Sherpa people of Khumbu and many international organisations. . Each day the monks perform ceremonies at 6am and 3pm. Tourists are allowed to visit during these ceremonies, but the rimpoche (gompa abbot) asks you to sit quietly on the right-hand side and not to take flash photos or otherwise disturb the ceremonies.

Day 09: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Today we retrace our trail what we followed on day 05 to reach Namche Bazaar (5 hrs).

Day 10: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

It is a long walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, but we are probably all in good shape by now. From Namche, we will descent steeply back to the Dudh Kosi river and continue our way past the national park checkpoint at Monjo. The trail then continues back towards Lukla, where we will reconfirm our flight tickets for the next day and spend the night (7 hrs).

Day 11: Lukla to Kathmandu

Today we fly back to Kathmandu. This early morning flight is because of the location of the airstrip, and the often clear morning views from the plane one of the most interesting flights you'll ever experience. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Final departure, transfer to airport by our Private Car.

Everest Base camp trek -14 days trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous challenging trek in Khumbu region. This Everet Base Camp trek is starting and ending at Lukla. Lukla is the entering points to Everest Region those who will take flight. Everest Base Camp Trek leads us through high valleys, traditional Villages and high spectacular mountains which include the World's Highest Heritage "Sagarmatha National Park" including Namche Bazzar, which is recognized as Khumbu's Sherpa Capital.

This trek can be started from Shivalaya or Jiri or from Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek. Fly to Lukla and starting a trek is popular trekking route than the driving to Jiri from Kathmandu and starting trek from there. If you have time, one way to beat the crowds is to walk in from Shivalaya or Jiri and fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu also. While you will on trek be sure to schedule acclimatization days at Namche and Pheriche to avoid altitude sickness.

The trek reaches a high point of Kalapathar(5545m), a small peak offering superb views of Mount Everest and other Himalayas. You can schedule your trekking plan yourself considering your time available. You will visit Namche Bazaar, Thame, Khumjung and Tengboche Monastery during your trek. You will encounter with panoramic views of Ama Dabla, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse.

Are you going to come in Nepal??

Hello, my name is Narayan pandey and I offer first rate guiding services for trekking and trekking peak climbing throughout Nepal. I live in Kathmandu and have been in guiding services for over 7 years. I can organize your compete trip, from securing all necessary papers and permits, to hiring porters and support personnell. For your small or large trek or peak climbing adventure please contact me by cell phone at 9841739141 (Nepal country code is 977) or by email here. I can also be reached by mail at Narayan pandey P.O Box 19632, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Best of trek in Nepal is the charm and laugter people offer you which is unforgotable for lifetime. I met people who always go to Nepal every December for at least a month, to trek in one of its wonderful mountain routes or in the terai/ Chitwan National park. Nepal trek is a must for anyone who say they travel.

Every Person should trek to Everest base camp. This is one of the most popular trekking all over the world. Everest base camp trek provide you truly unforgettable experience in your life. Walking through world highest land, to get close view of world highest peak Mt. Everest, to encounter legendary Sherpa people Village will be life long achievement for everybody.

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Here, an organised group is better than sorting oneself, as I would usually do, and well worth the extra money! Seven of us ‘middle aged Kiwi ladies ‘ were extremely well looked after by Raj from Responsible Adventures. Extremely competent, educated, experienced, considerate and astute is Raj. He was also friendly, attentive and very helpful. We enjoyed getting to know his family and he obviously enjoys learning about anything and everything – a definite two-way exchange. Very pleasing too to watch how he worked with and related to his staff of trainee guides and porters- a great bunch. The guides were encouraged to relate with us, upgrade both their and our education and enjoy the trek. The porters were not so overloaded as some but definitely strong and fit and happy.

Our trip was a fortnight with 10 actual trekking days in the Langtang, 7hrs comfortable coach ride north of Katmandu. We were always well accommodated and catered to. The schedule and imposed slow pace will have contributed to why none of us got altitude sickness up to the 4360m [between Kyangin Gompa and Gosainkund]

Mountain mornings were absolutely wonderful. Very exciting and well worth waking to see at 5 o’clock in the morning even though we never started walking till 8. In the lower reaches one wanders through various woodlands/ forests. The rhododendrums were out in April/May. Yes it snowed in May this year! But only once did we have daytime rain. One sure needs everything on Raj’s list –for the hot and the cold.

Hope you do get to trek in Nepal , and with our friend, Raj.

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