Everest Basecamp Trek

EVEREST BASECAMP TREK: 17 Days (Follow the Foot-print of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary) TRIP FACTS: Country: Nepal Region: Everest Khumbu Activities: Trekking Duration: 17 Days Max. Altitude: 5545 m. Difficulty: Grade III Group Size: 2-16 Departure: October 10, 2016 to October 26, 2016 Cost: US$ 1345 per person The Everest Base Camp trek begins with an exciting mountain flight to Lukla airfield. We then begin our trek through Sherpa village, a long gurgling river and across high suspension bridges, meeting zobkyo (family of yak) caravan on the way. Entering the Sagarmatha National Park we arrive at Namche Bazaar. We continue on to the Tyangboche monastery within the imposing peak of Thamserku looming over the trail. From Tyangboche the views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are sensational. This trek leading to Everest region is one of the busiest route in Nepal. We fly to Lukla and ascend the Dudh Koshi valley to the Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazaar. A day's walk through lovely forests to the famous Buddhist monastery of Tyangboche is rewarded with views of Everest rising behind the Lhotse / Nuptse wall and the stunning peak of Ama Dablam. The peaceful village of Khumjung provides a glimpse of traditional Sherpa life. This region known as the Solu Khumbu is known around the world as the famous home of the world's highest mountain. Mt. Everest or Sagarmatha as the Nepalese call it rises 8,848 meters into the sky. The hike to the base camp attracts trekkers from all over the Globe. This treks start and end in the closest airstrip to Everest in the town of Lukla. If you are looking for a much longer trek in this region we can start treks in the town of Jiri which is 5 days away from Lukla. Itinerary: Day 01 - Arrive to Kathmandu Day 02 - Kathmandu Sightseen Tour Day 03 - Fly to Lukla (2804m) trek to Phakding (2610m) approx. 4 hours. Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazar (3441m) approx. 5.30 hours Day 05 - Acclimatization day- Namche Bazar (3441m) Day 06 - Trek to Tyangboche (3860 meters) Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours. Day 08 - Acclimatization -Trek to Chhukung (4710m) and back to Dingboche (4350m). Day 09 - Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) Day 10 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365m) then trek back to Gorakshep (5180m) 7 hours. Day 11 - Trek / Climb to Kalapattar (5545 meters) then trek down to Pheriche (4240 meters) Day 12 - Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3860m) approx. 4 hours. Day 13 - Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) approx. 4 hours Day 14 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2804m) - 6 Hours Day 15 - Flight back to Kathmandu Day 16 - Leisure/spare day in Kathmandu. Day 17 - Departure Day