Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek

$1,880.00

Description

Starting with 8 hours (188km/118miles) drive to Jiri (2,100m/6,888ft) the Jiri to Everest base camp trek follows the traditional route taken by the early Everest expeditions and still serves as the main artery to the roadless Sagarmatha (Everest) region. Known as the Solu-Khumbu it is the home of the Sherpas. This relatively tiny society of 8,000 people is the best known and most admired of all Nepal’s ethnic groups. According to their oral history Sherpas migrated to high valleys south of Mt. Everest from eastern Tibet about 450 years ago, hence the name Sherpa, “peoples of the Himalaya.” Many families along this route have converted their homes into trekkers’ lodges catering to foreign trekkers. Although a popular trekking route the Everest area is visited by only some 8,000 visitors each year – a fraction of the number that visits the Annapurna region. Trekking through the Sherpa villages we share many of their hearts and enjoy their generous hospitality. Trekking in from Jiri has the advantage of helping you to acclimatize en route. This trek is about 190km/120miles long and the total altitude gained on the innumerable uphill portions totals 9000m – much higher even than Mt. Everest! After Namche, we follow the main trail to the base camp. It is a legendary trek to a legendary destination.

Trip Itinerary Detail

Day 1: Kathmandu (1440 m)

Namaste and Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Arrive at Kathmandu airport anytime. Meet your representative from Anu Treks and have a detailed meeting for your trip, please ask the receptionist where the meeting is held if you are unsure. If you have spare time, explore busy Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a capital city of Nepal which holds an ancient and historical architecture and symbols of the 20th century blending with traditional Culture.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Lunch or Dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and prepare for the trek 

Today you will meet your trek/tour guide, get brief information for trekking preparation to Everest. Then tour guide will take you for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. This tour will help you to the know Kathmandu city, the city of monuments, temples, and monasteries such as Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, Changu Narayan, Budhhanilkantha and many others.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Lunch or Dinner

Day 3: Kathmandu to Jiri and on to Bhandar (2200 m)

Today we will drive to Bhandar via Jiri earl morning through Araniko Highway. Kathmandu to Jiri is 187 km and will take 6 to 7 hours to reach. This drive for Everest Jiri Trekking is aspiring as you will be enjoying the nature all around you with green terraced farm, waterfalls, the Himalayas, and the rivers. We will continue driving from Jiri to Bhandar. 

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Bhandar to Sete (2575m)

Walking Hours: 6 to 7 hours

Distance: 11km/7 miles

Today we will walk around 7 hours. Our trail descends from Bhandar through some village fields, crosses the streams, reach a cluster of the houses in Dokharpa and Baranda. After the small Sherpa village of Kenja is reached, you start ascending the steep Lamjura Pass that brings you to the town of Sete.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Sete to Junbesi (2700m).

Distance 10km/6.6 miles

Walking hours: approximately 7 ½ hours walk

An interesting town with some and good lodges and Tea Houses. 

The trail to Junbesi might be somewhat tough as we need to cross the Lanjura La Pass at an elevation of 3530m. To reach here, we first come across places like Dakachu and Goyam where you will be noticing Mani walls around. A little further from here, our trail ascends towards Lamjura Danda along with the Rhododendron, Fir Pine, Magnolia, Maple and Birch forest, the pathway is straight upwards. As we cross Lamjura, we reach Taktor and we follow the Taktor River. After walking for a while from here, we arrive at Junbesi, the Sherpa Village. We would spend the night in a hotel/lodge; meals will be provided on a full board basis at Junbesi.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Junbesi to Nhuntala (2220m)

Distance: 16km/10miles

Walking hours: approximately 8 hours walk.

The views are amazing from this tiny place, so make sure you get up early and leave enough time to stand and be amazed. We climb to a ridge at 3,080 m from where Everest slowly begins to appear before your eyes. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and the airstrip at Phaplu as well as the district headquarter and a small market at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2,650 m followed by a small climb to Ringmo. We see an apple orchard at this spot; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). The trail from Ringmo to Namche Bazaar was built in the 1980s and avoids many of the steep descents and ascents of the older route. Then we reach Trakshindo pass (3,071 m), then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2,440 m.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m)

Distance: 12km/7.5miles

Walking Hours: approximately 6 hours walk.

The amazing views of Karyolong (to the north), Kusum Kanguru, Kyachung Kang, Khumbila and many more peaks with rapidly descending to Dudh Koshi River and crossing the suspension bridge and experienced densely populated by Rai and Sherpa villages.

From Nunthala, we head towards Bupsa following the ascending trails mostly. While walking, we cross a suspension bridge near Jubhing following the Jiri Everest Trail. We cross Khari Khola near Bupsa, heart touching view of Mount Khumbila can be seen from here. A little ahead, we enter Bupsa. We would stay overnight in a hotel/lodge; meals will be provided on a full board basis at Nunthala

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Bupsa to Surke (2300m).

Distance: 10km/6.6miles

Walking Hours: approximately 7 ½ hours walk

The trail descends to cross the suspension bridge over a stream and then climbs very steeply for an hour to Bupsa. The trail rises through forested stretch alive with monkeys and birds.

The trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an uphill climb takes us to Khari La pass. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. Descend to Puiyan and go through the ups and downs to Surke.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9: Surkhe to Phakding (2650m)

Distance: 11km/7miles

Walking Hours: approximately 7 hours walk.

We go through Phakding in the hope of dining a quiet place for the night (we are now in the most popular section of the trail) where we camp by the river.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m)

Distance: 10.5km/6.5miles

Walking Hours: approximately 5 hours walk.

We continue north following the Dudh Kosi river and onto Jorsale where we enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the lmja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi) followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs.) to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Days 11: In Namche Bazaar to acclimatize

Namche Bazaar has tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. Once named the ‘Trekkers Mecca of Nepal, Namche now boasts an abundance of lodges and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude of 3450m before heading off towards Gokyo. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde Hospital and also the one hour walk up to the Everest Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Days 12: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3640m)

A very spectacular day in terms of scenery. The main trail out of Namche heads north to Everest. Following this trail, a short climb to a crest reveals a wonderful view towards Everest and Lhotse, whilst nearer at hand, our route is a Yak trail, contouring around the hillside. The way to Gokyo is via Phortse Tenga and follows this main trail for a while longer, passing many traders selling Tibetan handicraft, to a crossroads high above the Dudh Kosi (Milk River). The main trail to Everest drops down the hill to Phunki Thanga, whereas our trail climbs to cross the Mon La to reach Phortse Tenga. The Nepal Kingdom Foundation is involved with various projects in this area. An extra night is spent here to see how the community lives and also to further acclimatize.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Phortse to Machermo (4410m)

From Phortse Tenga we climb steadily along the side of the valley, Rhododendron forests giving way to scrub juniper as altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements (yersa), used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu while back down the valley are the peaks of Khantega and Thamserku, both over 21,500ft. / 7481m.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14: Rest day in Machermo

We plan is to stay at Machermo for an extra day to acclimatize. There are plenty of possibilities for exploration above the camp. Just above the village, there is an excellent view encompassing Cho-Oyu (8210m) and all the mountains that flank the Ngozumpa Glacier.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 15: Machermo to Gokyo (4750m)

Rested, we head for the holy lakes at Gokyo. We follow a very scenic path to Pangka (4548m) and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky incline into the ablation valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We soon arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the path that heads across the glacier to the Cho La – our route to Lobuche and Everest, later in the trek. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its east shore is the summer settlement of Gokyo (4791m). Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is magnificent with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters. There are several dwellings, including two lodges that boast solar shower and heating.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 16: Excursion to Gokyo Ri (5483m)

We leave camp just after first light, crossing the ablation valley and following a zig-zag path up the hillside. As we climb, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu slowly come into view. From the summit of Gokyo Ri, we have one of the finest views of Everest to be had in the Khumbu. Some say it is a finer view than that from Kala Pattar, but you will be able to judge for yourself. For those who still have some energy, there are more good views to be had by dropping back down to the main path and following it north to the fourth and fifth of the Gokyo lakes, the latter being about three hours from Gokyo.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 17: Gokyo to Thangnak (4680m).

Fit and acclimatized, we leave Gokyo to cross the Ngozumpa Glacier. We descend to the second lake and drop down onto the glacier. The route across the glacier is well marked by cairns and in places; the path is actually quite well defined. We climb off the glacier by a small dwelling known as Thagna and follow a shallow valley to our camp by a small Kharka.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 18: Thangnak Cho-la Pass (5368m) to Lobuche (4928m)

An early start is necessary as not only do we have to cross the Cho-La Pass of 5368m, but we also have to make the long descent to reach Lobuche. Continuing up the valley, we follow a ridge to our right, at approximately 5000 meters and an old lateral moraine, before beginning the rocky scramble to the pass. From the pass, there are excellent views westwards across to Rowling and of Ama Dablam to the south-east. The descent from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier (often snow-covered) which is fairly straightforward. There are more excellent views of Everest and Nuptse as we descend to the grazing pastures below. The way to Lobuche contours the grassy slopes of Chola Tso to join up with the main Everest trail from Dugla. On route, we pass a memorial to those Sherpas who have died on Mount Everest. The trail flattens out and follows the lateral moraine on the west side of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 19: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5184m)

To reach our next objective, Kalapattar (5545m), the trail at first follows the valley beside the Khumbu Glacier, and offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place for the night, Gorak Shep. Later in the afternoon, when the sunset colours begin to appear on Everest, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints for Everest, the hill known as Kala Pattar (5549m). As the light begins to fade we stroll back to Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 20: Excursion to Everest Base Camp (5357m)

For the trek, to Everest Base Camp a very early start is required, as it takes several hours on a trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier to reach the traditional base camp site. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and of the route to the south Col. Returning to Lobuche for our night’s camp.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 21: Lobuche to Pangboche (3985m)

Downhill most of the way, past Duglha and descending to Pheriche. The Himalayan Rescue, Association has a trekker’s aid post here and it is quite interesting to visit. After lunch, we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 22: Pangboche to Namche Bazar (3450m)

We continue to follow the river and after crossing, climb up through birch and rhododendron forest to the ridge where Tengboche (“Great High Place”) sits magnificently. This site is the spiritual and social centre for the people of the surrounding area. From here are marvellous views of most of the giant peaks in the area. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki where there are water driven prayer wheels, then climb and contour around the hillside to Namche.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 23: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,850m)

From Namche Bazaar the trail descends steeply to the village of Jorsale. Passing the villages of Phakding (2640m) and Choplung, we reach Chaunrikharka and the trail that cuts up to the airstrip at Lukla. We will camp on the lawn of a lodge at Lukla.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 24: Lukla to Kathmandu

Flight Lukla to Kathmandu—45 minute

If the weather is happy, we will take the short 45-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once again glance through the aircraft window and enjoy the amazing view. Once landing at Kathmandu, return to your accommodation, relax and the rest of the is your own to enjoy. 

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel ( 1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Lunch or dinner 

Day 25: Day in Kathmandu on your own/ shopping.

Today is your departure day, according to your next plan schedule, you can departure at any time. We are still with you so feel free to talk to Anu Treks staff for further assistance as we will be so much happy to share our experiences and ideas. If you are not ready to leave and willing to stay in Nepal, Your CEO or tour leader help you with travel arrangement to extend your visas and adventure.

Cost Included:

Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, and room during the whole trekking periods.
• All entrance fees
• All necessary transportations
• Airport pick up/drops
• First aid kits
• All government taxes and official charges.
• Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
• 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
• Plane fare: Lukla to Kathmandu
• Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters
• Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
• Road transport/ one-way flight as well.
• Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items).

Cost not Included:

• Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
• Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
• Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
• Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
• Personal equipment and personal expenses.
• Tips (usually people can keep US $2/day in total for tips and donation which is a good amount)
• In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

Start: Kathmandu

Min Age: 12

Min Group Size: 4

Trip Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 25 Days

Season: all year (on a bad weather flight does not go)

End: Kathmandu

Max Age: 100

Maz Group Size: 15

Activity: Walking

Region: Everest Region

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Grading: 4+

  • Experienced local trekking guides
  • Exploration Kathmandu
  • Exploration Namche, Machhemro, Gokyo
  • Enjoy the full views of Everest Himalayas
  • Walk through the culturally rich sherpa community
  • Have your meals on the lap of the Himalayas
Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1440 m)

Namaste and Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Arrive at Kathmandu airport anytime. Meet your representative from Anu Treks and have a detailed meeting for your trip, please ask the receptionist where the meeting is held if you are unsure. If you have spare time, explore busy Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a capital city of Nepal which holds an ancient and historical architecture and symbols of the 20th century blending with traditional Culture.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Lunch or Dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and prepare for the trek 

Today you will meet your trek/tour guide, get brief information for trekking preparation to Everest. Then tour guide will take you for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. This tour will help you to the know Kathmandu city, the city of monuments, temples, and monasteries such as Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, Changu Narayan, Budhhanilkantha and many others.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Lunch or Dinner

Day 3: Kathmandu to Jiri and on to Bhandar (2200 m)

Today we will drive to Bhandar via Jiri earl morning through Araniko Highway. Kathmandu to Jiri is 187 km and will take 6 to 7 hours to reach. This drive for Everest Jiri Trekking is aspiring as you will be enjoying the nature all around you with green terraced farm, waterfalls, the Himalayas, and the rivers. We will continue driving from Jiri to Bhandar. 

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Bhandar to Sete (2575m)

Walking Hours: 6 to 7 hours

Distance: 11km/7 miles

Today we will walk around 7 hours. Our trail descends from Bhandar through some village fields, crosses the streams, reach a cluster of the houses in Dokharpa and Baranda. After the small Sherpa village of Kenja is reached, you start ascending the steep Lamjura Pass that brings you to the town of Sete.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Sete to Junbesi (2700m).

Distance 10km/6.6 miles

Walking hours: approximately 7 ½ hours walk

An interesting town with some and good lodges and Tea Houses. 

The trail to Junbesi might be somewhat tough as we need to cross the Lanjura La Pass at an elevation of 3530m. To reach here, we first come across places like Dakachu and Goyam where you will be noticing Mani walls around. A little further from here, our trail ascends towards Lamjura Danda along with the Rhododendron, Fir Pine, Magnolia, Maple and Birch forest, the pathway is straight upwards. As we cross Lamjura, we reach Taktor and we follow the Taktor River. After walking for a while from here, we arrive at Junbesi, the Sherpa Village. We would spend the night in a hotel/lodge; meals will be provided on a full board basis at Junbesi.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Junbesi to Nhuntala (2220m)

Distance: 16km/10miles

Walking hours: approximately 8 hours walk.

The views are amazing from this tiny place, so make sure you get up early and leave enough time to stand and be amazed. We climb to a ridge at 3,080 m from where Everest slowly begins to appear before your eyes. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and the airstrip at Phaplu as well as the district headquarter and a small market at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2,650 m followed by a small climb to Ringmo. We see an apple orchard at this spot; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). The trail from Ringmo to Namche Bazaar was built in the 1980s and avoids many of the steep descents and ascents of the older route. Then we reach Trakshindo pass (3,071 m), then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2,440 m.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m)

Distance: 12km/7.5miles

Walking Hours: approximately 6 hours walk.

The amazing views of Karyolong (to the north), Kusum Kanguru, Kyachung Kang, Khumbila and many more peaks with rapidly descending to Dudh Koshi River and crossing the suspension bridge and experienced densely populated by Rai and Sherpa villages.

From Nunthala, we head towards Bupsa following the ascending trails mostly. While walking, we cross a suspension bridge near Jubhing following the Jiri Everest Trail. We cross Khari Khola near Bupsa, heart touching view of Mount Khumbila can be seen from here. A little ahead, we enter Bupsa. We would stay overnight in a hotel/lodge; meals will be provided on a full board basis at Nunthala

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Bupsa to Surke (2300m).

Distance: 10km/6.6miles

Walking Hours: approximately 7 ½ hours walk

The trail descends to cross the suspension bridge over a stream and then climbs very steeply for an hour to Bupsa. The trail rises through forested stretch alive with monkeys and birds.

The trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an uphill climb takes us to Khari La pass. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. Descend to Puiyan and go through the ups and downs to Surke.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9: Surkhe to Phakding (2650m)

Distance: 11km/7miles

Walking Hours: approximately 7 hours walk.

We go through Phakding in the hope of dining a quiet place for the night (we are now in the most popular section of the trail) where we camp by the river.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m)

Distance: 10.5km/6.5miles

Walking Hours: approximately 5 hours walk.

We continue north following the Dudh Kosi river and onto Jorsale where we enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the lmja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi) followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs.) to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Days 11: In Namche Bazaar to acclimatize

Namche Bazaar has tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. Once named the ‘Trekkers Mecca of Nepal, Namche now boasts an abundance of lodges and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude of 3450m before heading off towards Gokyo. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde Hospital and also the one hour walk up to the Everest Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Days 12: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3640m)

A very spectacular day in terms of scenery. The main trail out of Namche heads north to Everest. Following this trail, a short climb to a crest reveals a wonderful view towards Everest and Lhotse, whilst nearer at hand, our route is a Yak trail, contouring around the hillside. The way to Gokyo is via Phortse Tenga and follows this main trail for a while longer, passing many traders selling Tibetan handicraft, to a crossroads high above the Dudh Kosi (Milk River). The main trail to Everest drops down the hill to Phunki Thanga, whereas our trail climbs to cross the Mon La to reach Phortse Tenga. The Nepal Kingdom Foundation is involved with various projects in this area. An extra night is spent here to see how the community lives and also to further acclimatize.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Phortse to Machermo (4410m)

From Phortse Tenga we climb steadily along the side of the valley, Rhododendron forests giving way to scrub juniper as altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements (yersa), used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu while back down the valley are the peaks of Khantega and Thamserku, both over 21,500ft. / 7481m.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14: Rest day in Machermo

We plan is to stay at Machermo for an extra day to acclimatize. There are plenty of possibilities for exploration above the camp. Just above the village, there is an excellent view encompassing Cho-Oyu (8210m) and all the mountains that flank the Ngozumpa Glacier.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 15: Machermo to Gokyo (4750m)

Rested, we head for the holy lakes at Gokyo. We follow a very scenic path to Pangka (4548m) and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky incline into the ablation valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We soon arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the path that heads across the glacier to the Cho La – our route to Lobuche and Everest, later in the trek. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its east shore is the summer settlement of Gokyo (4791m). Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is magnificent with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters. There are several dwellings, including two lodges that boast solar shower and heating.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 16: Excursion to Gokyo Ri (5483m)

We leave camp just after first light, crossing the ablation valley and following a zig-zag path up the hillside. As we climb, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu slowly come into view. From the summit of Gokyo Ri, we have one of the finest views of Everest to be had in the Khumbu. Some say it is a finer view than that from Kala Pattar, but you will be able to judge for yourself. For those who still have some energy, there are more good views to be had by dropping back down to the main path and following it north to the fourth and fifth of the Gokyo lakes, the latter being about three hours from Gokyo.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 17: Gokyo to Thangnak (4680m).

Fit and acclimatized, we leave Gokyo to cross the Ngozumpa Glacier. We descend to the second lake and drop down onto the glacier. The route across the glacier is well marked by cairns and in places; the path is actually quite well defined. We climb off the glacier by a small dwelling known as Thagna and follow a shallow valley to our camp by a small Kharka.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 18: Thangnak Cho-la Pass (5368m) to Lobuche (4928m)

An early start is necessary as not only do we have to cross the Cho-La Pass of 5368m, but we also have to make the long descent to reach Lobuche. Continuing up the valley, we follow a ridge to our right, at approximately 5000 meters and an old lateral moraine, before beginning the rocky scramble to the pass. From the pass, there are excellent views westwards across to Rowling and of Ama Dablam to the south-east. The descent from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier (often snow-covered) which is fairly straightforward. There are more excellent views of Everest and Nuptse as we descend to the grazing pastures below. The way to Lobuche contours the grassy slopes of Chola Tso to join up with the main Everest trail from Dugla. On route, we pass a memorial to those Sherpas who have died on Mount Everest. The trail flattens out and follows the lateral moraine on the west side of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 19: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5184m)

To reach our next objective, Kalapattar (5545m), the trail at first follows the valley beside the Khumbu Glacier, and offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place for the night, Gorak Shep. Later in the afternoon, when the sunset colours begin to appear on Everest, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints for Everest, the hill known as Kala Pattar (5549m). As the light begins to fade we stroll back to Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 20: Excursion to Everest Base Camp (5357m)

For the trek, to Everest Base Camp a very early start is required, as it takes several hours on a trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier to reach the traditional base camp site. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and of the route to the south Col. Returning to Lobuche for our night’s camp.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 21: Lobuche to Pangboche (3985m)

Downhill most of the way, past Duglha and descending to Pheriche. The Himalayan Rescue, Association has a trekker’s aid post here and it is quite interesting to visit. After lunch, we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 22: Pangboche to Namche Bazar (3450m)

We continue to follow the river and after crossing, climb up through birch and rhododendron forest to the ridge where Tengboche (“Great High Place”) sits magnificently. This site is the spiritual and social centre for the people of the surrounding area. From here are marvellous views of most of the giant peaks in the area. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki where there are water driven prayer wheels, then climb and contour around the hillside to Namche.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 23: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,850m)

From Namche Bazaar the trail descends steeply to the village of Jorsale. Passing the villages of Phakding (2640m) and Choplung, we reach Chaunrikharka and the trail that cuts up to the airstrip at Lukla. We will camp on the lawn of a lodge at Lukla.

Accommodation: 

  • Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 24: Lukla to Kathmandu

Flight Lukla to Kathmandu—45 minute

If the weather is happy, we will take the short 45-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once again glance through the aircraft window and enjoy the amazing view. Once landing at Kathmandu, return to your accommodation, relax and the rest of the is your own to enjoy. 

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel ( 1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Lunch or dinner 

Day 25: Day in Kathmandu on your own/ shopping.

Today is your departure day, according to your next plan schedule, you can departure at any time. We are still with you so feel free to talk to Anu Treks staff for further assistance as we will be so much happy to share our experiences and ideas. If you are not ready to leave and willing to stay in Nepal, Your CEO or tour leader help you with travel arrangement to extend your visas and adventure.

Cost Details

Cost Included:

Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, and room during the whole trekking periods.
• All entrance fees
• All necessary transportations
• Airport pick up/drops
• First aid kits
• All government taxes and official charges.
• Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
• 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
• Plane fare: Lukla to Kathmandu
• Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters
• Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
• Road transport/ one-way flight as well.
• Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items).

Cost not Included:

• Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
• Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
• Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
• Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
• Personal equipment and personal expenses.
• Tips (usually people can keep US $2/day in total for tips and donation which is a good amount)
• In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

Key Details

Start: Kathmandu

Min Age: 12

Min Group Size: 4

Trip Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 25 Days

Season: all year (on a bad weather flight does not go)

End: Kathmandu

Max Age: 100

Maz Group Size: 15

Activity: Walking

Region: Everest Region

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Grading: 4+

Route Map
Trip Highlights
  • Experienced local trekking guides
  • Exploration Kathmandu
  • Exploration Namche, Machhemro, Gokyo
  • Enjoy the full views of Everest Himalayas
  • Walk through the culturally rich sherpa community
  • Have your meals on the lap of the Himalayas

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