White Lotus Adventure Treks present Classic Everest Base Camp trekking where you will enjoy tranquil surrounding away from mainstream trekking trails for a week with amazing scenery of unique landscapes and mountain views.
Classic Everest Base Camp trekking almost forgotten route to high Khumbu and Everest areas, since the airport was built in Lukla in late 1970’s where much of trekkers use the short route to Everest base camp flying into Lukla. Starting walk from Jiri town where less number of visitors use this route at present, allows you to witness both scenic and cultural sides of Everest trekking within Solu and Khumbu district of Mid-East Nepal Himalaya. An enjoyable adventure where the drive from Kathmandu takes you to nice Jiri town, also regarded as Switzerland of Nepal due to its beautiful scenic views of green hills, a valley with high snow-capped peaks.
Walk continues after Jiri heading into lovely Solu villages inhabited by various hill tribes but pre-dominantly with Sherpa people following through Sete-Junbesi on crossing high Lamjura-la pass covered with a serene forest of rhododendron and pines trees. After time around the quiet trail from Jiri towards Solu areas where walk leads slowly to high Khumbu region, then encountering many fresh trekkers coming from Lukla town, where the trail of Lukla and Jiri joins to reach famous Namche Bazaar.
With time for acclimatization and a short hike to view-points adventure continues heading past beautiful Thyangboche Monastery surrounded by green woodland and high snow-capped peaks with Everest and stunning Amadablam, visit of an interesting monastery at Thyangboche. From here onwards tree lines drops for barren wilderness as walk leads closer to higher arctic region at Everest base camp in the heart of world highest mountains with views of Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers, and then climb to famous view-point hill on top of high Kalapathar with closest views of Everest and striking Pumori peaks.
Enjoying time on reaching our main target at base camp, where return route leads on much downhill towards Dudh-Kosi River with few ups to reach Lukla, a gateway town for many treks and adventure around Khumbu and Everest. Spending last night in Lukla where early morning swift scenic flight brings you back at Kathmandu after a glorious adventure and experience on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking.Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Jiri 1,900 m - 06 hrs journey.
Day 03: Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195m and start trek to Sete 2,575 m -06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530m - 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m - 0 6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Bupsa Danda approx. 2,250 m 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m - 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Day 10: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m - 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m - 05 hrs.
Day 14: To Everest Base Camp 5,365 m back at Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs
Day 15: Climb Kalapathar at 5,545 m and walk to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel end of the service.
Day 19: In Kathmandu spare and contingency days for individual activities.
Day 20: International departure homeward bound.
Trek Itinerary Detail:Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu received by White Lotus staff then drive to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city, with time to get refreshed in your hotel rooms. Then join in for group meeting and briefing regarding Everest Base Camp trekking with early departure next morning to Lukla.Day 02: Drive to Jiri 1,900 m - 06 hrs journey.
An exciting drive heading beyond east of Kathmandu on Nepal-Tibet/ China Friendship highway for some hours, on leaving behind Bhote Kosi River, on winding uphill to reach Charikot, a nice town of Dolkha district facing views of Gaurishankar and Melung-Tse as far towards Langtang with Everest towards east directions.
From this town downhill to Tama Kosi River and up to reach Jiri a nice hill town, known as Switzerland of Nepal, due to it beautiful location green hills and valley cooler climate with views of snow-clad peaks.Day 03: Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195m and start trek to Sete 2,575 m -06 hrs.
From Jiri, our first-day walk starts after a few hours drive on the hilly road to reach at Bhandar village, also called Chyangma, ending our drive as walk begins through farm areas past farm villages to reach Kenja village a nice moderate size village, situated in a warm valley just beneath the high hills of Lamjura and Pikey danda, offering views of Numbur peaks.
After Kenja, a precarious tough ascension the whole distance to medium-term prevent at Sete town from here onwards the temperature gets cooler.Day 04: Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530 m -06 hrs.
Start morning walk towards Lamjura-la pass with a steep climb into a forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks trees then heading past small farmlands and hamlets, after few hours of climb reaching on top of Lamjura pass. The top of the pass marked by a big stupa with few lodges, from the top descend leads through the forest all the way to Sherpa village at Toctoc.
After a short stop proceed with a stroll on twisting way to Junbesi, and after that declining to Junbesi, an exquisite vast Sherpa town with a fascinating cloister and a high school financed by Hillary Trust.Day 05: Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m - 06 hrs.
After Junbesi, walk on winding path with glimpse of Mt. Everest and other snowcapped peaks, and then down towards a river to cross over the bridge, a short climb brings you at a nice Ringmo village, stopping here for lunch after a refreshing stop an hour of slow climb into forested areas to reach at Takshindu pass of 3,070m high, which marked with mani and Chorten with views of Numbur, Kusum Kangguru, Thamersarkhu and Kantega peaks.
From here downhill to Nunthala past Tak Shindo village and old monastery, continue to descend to reach farmland on the outskirt of the village, a short walk from the bottom of the hill brings you at a big village at Nuntahla also called Manidingma, a village of Rai and Sherpa people.Day 06: Trek to Bupsa Danda 2,250 m - 06 hrs.
Air gets cooler as the course drives near Khumbu territory, on leaving Solu locale, morning starts with a downhill into woods to achieve an extension over Dudh Kosi River, in the wake of intersection the seething Dudh Kosi River on twisting tough to Jubing town.
In the wake of Jubing a hour move to Kharikhola at 2,200 m high, which is a substantial town of Sherpa and Magar tribes, after a short break heading uphill after crossing Kharikhola with soak move for a hour to our medium-term stop at Bupsa, a small village perched on a ridge with superb views of rolling hills and valleys.Day 07: Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m - 06 hrs.
From Bupsa a gradual walk achieves high Khumbu zone where the temperature gets cooler as the walk proceeds through blended high woods. The walk leads over Kharte Dande go at 3,880m high, route above Dudh Kosi River and after that coming to at Puiyan (Paya) town at 2,800 m high a decent spot in the middle of woodland.
From Puiyan subsequent to eating driving on a twisting trail with perspectives on Lukla town, what's more, its airstrip, at that point plummets to Surkhe town for a medium-term stop in Khumbu region.Day 08: Trek to Phakding 2,645 m - 05 hrs
Morning walk leads close to Lukla on reaching at Choplung village, where trail from Lukla and Jiri joins, from here to Phakding for overnight stop, as walk leads past villages and farmlands with grand views of hills and valleys then finally coming to at Phakding town by the Dudh Kosi (waterway) for medium-term stop.Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Walk begins on a gradual winding path following Dudh Kosi River and crossing over bridges to enter Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha a name for Everest in Nepali where Sherpa of Tibetan origin calls Chomolungma), from here into river valley within forest area.
The climb starts from the last high bridge on winding and scenic trail to reach Namche Bazaar offers great nice lodge with many shops and stores including banks and ATM facilities along with views of peaks.Day 10: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
Enjoy rest or a free day to help and support acclimatization on this high altitude above 3,440 m high, where one can take a short hike to viewpoints and museum of great interest, facing marvelous views of Everest, Amadablam, Kwangde, with Thermasarkhu and range of peaks.Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Walk higher up on scenic winding trail facing views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse with magnificent Amadablam, as walk leads down for lunch stop near Imjtase River.
Afternoon few hours climb into the cool shade of rhododendron, pines, magnolia, blue pines, juniper and silver fir forest to reach a scenic and beautiful spot in Thyangboche surrounded by mighty peaks with views of Everest. At Thyangboche for an overnight stop with time to visit its interesting monastery in the shade of Everest and Amadablam mountains.Day 12: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m - 05 hrs.
Morning enjoy views of Everest and other peaks with magnificent Amadablam and then downhill walk to a river, crossing the bridge with slow climb towards Pangboche village with close views of Amadablam peak, walk continues to reach a scenic Imjatse Valley where our overnight stops at Dingboche located with views of Amadablam and Island peaks.Day 13: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m - 05 hrs.
From Dingboche climb above Dingboche and beyond Imjatse valley with scenic views, and then on gentle up as altitude catches slowly to reach Thugla for lunch stop.
Afternoon leads to climb above a ridge of Thugla-La and then walk of an hour to reach at Lobuche for medium-term with perspectives on Nuptse and Lobuche crests.Day 14: To Everest Base Camp 5,365 m back at Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs
From Lobuche to our highlight reaching Everest base camp, morning walk leads with slow climb above Khumbu glacier and moraine to reach a flat field at Gorakshep a place with few nice lodges. From Gorakshep continue to head east to reach at Everest base camp, on reaching our destination enjoy views of giant peaks with Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers, and then walk back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.Day 15: Climb Kalapathar at 5,545 m walk to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.
The early morning where a hike of few hours takes you on top Kalapathar at 5,545 m, the highest spot of the adventure offers views of mountain range with Everest and Pumori at close distance. From here descend to Gorakshep and walk downhill to Lobuche, walking past Thugla with more descend to reach Pheriche valley and its nice settlement as walk continues on an easy downhill to Pangboche for an overnight stop.Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
With glorious time high above Khumbu valley morning starts to a long day walk past Thyangboche Monastery with downs and few strenuous up then on winding scenic trail to Namche for an overnight stop.Day 17: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Another long day but with more downhill to reach back at Dudh Kosi River valley and gorge and past Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo to reach Phakding village.
From here continue to walk for few hours on the good trail with last final climb of less than an hour to reach Lukla for last overnight stop within Khumbu and Everest region.Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel end of the service.
Morning as per time for a flight to Kathmandu transfer to Tenzing and Hillary airport in Lukla, where a sweeping smooth scenic flight of 30 minutes brings you back to city life in Kathmandu and get transferred to your hotel.Day 19: In Kathmandu spare and contingency days for individual activities.
Reserved this spare day as a contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla or vice-versa, if all goes well according to our standard itinerary days enjoy a free day for individual activities.Day 20: International departure homeward bound.
As per your international flight time for homeward bound or to next respective destinations, depart from the hotel where White Lotus staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport with final farewell after a great adventure and experience on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking.
- On the trail of early pioneers and mountaineers to high Everest base camp
- Following legendary late Tenzing and Hillary footsteps the hero’s of Mt. Everest
- Exciting drive to start the trek and ending with a scenic short flight to Kathmandu
- Enjoy great walks visiting both sides of Everest around Solu and high Khumbu area
- Explore interesting farm villages on walks visiting friendly locals and with views
- Grand panorama of high peaks with ever-present Everest from top of Kalapathar
- All airport/hotel/land transfers via private or public vehicle unless otherwise requested
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Welcome and farewell dinner.
- Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek with all meals included.
- Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur which includes a tour guide and entrance fees.
- Experienced trek leader, assistant guide and Sherpa porters including their salaries, insurance, equipment, flight, food and accommodation.
- All necessary permits required for visit (national park entrance fee, TIMS).
- A comprehensive medical kit for general and emergency purpose.
- All government and local taxes wherever applicable.
- Nepal visa fee ($30 and two passport photographs are required).
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch in Kathmandu, unless requested for
- Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Accommodation: Hotels and lodge on treks
- Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
- Activities: Exciting drives with flights and scenic, cultural walks.
- Highest spot: At Kalapathar 5,545 m and Everest base camp 5,364 m.
- Trekking duration: 16 Nights and 17 days (with drive and flight from Lukla)
- Total Trip: 19 Nights and 20 Days (from arrival to final departure)
- Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon times from June to mid-September. March to May the best time when wild-flower are in season October to December another best months for clear mountain views but cold in the morning and night time and a chance of snow.