Jiri Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek
Jiri Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek
Everest base camp is situated at 17,500 feet high at Khumbu Valley, Nepal. It is the starting point for the Mt.Everest climbers to get used to high altitude and reduce chance of altitude sickness. It is one of the best trekking and adventourous route to Himalayas. The trekking route passes through the Sagarmatha National Park to Everest Base Camp.
Trekking by the beautiful mountain scenarioes along with Junipers, Blue pine and Rhodedendrons sheds accompanied by the presence of Himalayan black bears, Himalayan Thars, Snow leopard, Red panda and the Himalayan specialities in this sacred and world heritage site Sagarmatha NP would be fascinating. Way to Himalayas will be beautifully crafted along with Mani stones on the way. Buddhist monastaries and the unique Sherpa culture are another specialities. Stupa, Chorten's and the Gompas (monasteries) mirror the towering landscape all around the Sagarmatha National Park as their cultural footsteps.
Everest Base Camp trekking is all about Nature, culture and adventure.
The Everest Base Camp also includes the destination of Kala Patthar along its route. The Everest Base Camp Trek will also guide you through the largest glacier of Nepal and The World’s highest Glacier, the Khumbu Glacier.
Meet at Kathmandu Airport Transfer to Hotel : We will meet you at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you have had time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your programme. During this visit we will help you check your equipment and facilitate the processing of other necessary items such as National Park Permits etc.
Kathmandu drive to Jiri 187 km: from Kathmandu by local express bus, it will take about 7 to 8 hour drive to reach Jiri through scenic road.
Junbesi trek to Nuntala: From here we walk up the solung ridge, from where Everest is again visible and then descend to Ringo Khola, ringed with apple orchards. The trail crosses the Traksindola (3071m) before descending once again through the forest to Nuntala.
Nuntala trek to Kharikhola: From Nuntala the descend continues to Dudh Koshi (Milk river) the largest river on the trek. Then ascend through several Sherpa and Rai villages. Terraced fields and forest to the spread out village of Khari-Khola.
Khari-Khola trek to Puiyan: The path ascends through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then winds steeply up and down through the Dudh Koshi canyan to Puiyan.
Puiyan trek to Phakding: The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m. Then up to another ridge. Passing the path to Lukla airport, after which we climb on to Phakding.
Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magnolia trees and giant firs. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kangaru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m).
Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the Sherpa culture of Namche.
after walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.
Beyond Tengboche the altitude really starts to tell. The trail droops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m The gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start climbs to Pheriche 4240m. Where there is a medical facility, which gives lectures everyday on Altitude Sickness.
again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, you can make a day trip to Nangkartshang Gompa or up the hill to look down on to Dingboche, and either walk offers good views.
The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620m,From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently slopping valley and climb steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4930m
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakchep.you can have a rest after lunch or can walk to Everest Base Camp. It will be about 4 and half hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on glacier and snow capped rocks.
an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) to enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori , Khumbetse, Mt. Lingtren Mt. Lhotse , Mt. Nuptse , Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and other mountains. After trek down to Pheriche (the place has good facilities of International Telephone and medical treatment.)
Pheriche trek to Phortse The trail descends to Pangboche and now the trail starts turning up and down in every half an hour to Phortse. You will have an opportunity to see wild life in the area like mountain goat, musk deer and many species of Himalayan birds. Overnight in Phortse (3750m)
after working few minutes down and one hour up you will arrive at Mongla. From here you will see a panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. After working 2 hour you will arrive Khumjung (3780m), Khumjung is the largest settlement village in the Sherpa land where you will have chance to see real Sherpa?s? life style and there cultural activities, The village has also a high school which is funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and also an old monastery where they have preserved famous Yeti skull.
Khumjung trek to Phakding, the trail again drops to Namche Bazar and have a short tea/coffee stop and continue descending via same route where we feel completely different views with the snap of mixture open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. On the way stop for the lunch break an hour at Jhorsalle Village and continue trekking to Phakding.
Phakding trek to Lukla: the final working day of the trekking leads us back to Lukla. On arrival in Lukla, we have plenty of time to relax, stretch those sore legs and recall the experience and memories of our trekking,
the early morning flight takes us at Kathmandu . We will drop you to your hotel and you will be free to spend the afternoon shopping, enjoying the local culture and food and browsing the shops.
Final Departure, we will take you to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home. We will wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of Nepal and hope to see you again!
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