Driving from Kathmandu to Jiri 2,100m takes about 6 hours, trek to Everest Base Camp, follows the traditional route taken by the early Everest expeditions and still serves as 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 Shar-pa, "peoples of the east." Many families along this route have converted their homes into trekkers' lodges catering to foreign hikers.
Trekking through the Sherpa villages we share many of their hearths 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 base camp (as per the 14-day Close Encounter With Everest itinerary) with all its attraction. A legendary trekking to a legendary destination - Everest base camp in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Sight seeing aroung Kathmandu valley and Pre-trip meeting.
Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Jiri.
Day 04: Jiri to Shivalaya 1810 m.
Day 05: Shivalaya to Bhandara 2250 m.
Day 06: Bhandar to Sete 2520m.
Day 07: Sete to Junubasi 2580 m.
Day 08: Junbesi to Nunthala 2200 m.
Day 09: Nunthala to Bupsa.
Day 10: Bupsa to Chablung 2700 m.
Day 11: Chablung to Namche Bazaar 3440 m.
Day 12: Acclimatization day.
Day 13: Namche to Tengboche 3940m
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche 4350 m.
Day 15: Day trip to Chhukung valley 4710 m and trek back to Dingboche.
Day 16: Dingboche to Lobuche 4910 m.
Day 17: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp 5365 m then back to Gorak Shep.
Day 18: Hike up to Kalapattar 5550 m early in the morning then trek down to Periche 4200 m.
Day 19: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3441 m
Day 20: Trek to Lukla 2804 m.
Day 21: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning.
Day 22: Free day for shopping for friends and family.
Day 23: Departure to international airport.
All required land transportation as mentioned itinerary
Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
Domestic flight Lukla-KTM
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley
Foods and accommodation in trekking
well equipped English speaking guide, necessary supporting Sherpa or Porters.
All allowances for supporting crews including their insurance
Trekkers Information Management System TIMS (Trekking permit), National Park permit or Conservation permit
Emergency evacuation service if in case needed
All Official taxes and service charge.
Your personal gears and expenses
Foods in Kathmandu
Tip to Nepalese support crews
Emergency rescue fee if in case
Sleeping bag,Down jacket,trekking poles,Sun and cold cream,Woolen hat,Hand gloves,long sleeves cotton hiking shirt,Daily wearing warm and normal cloths,torch light,Sun glasses,daypack.
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