Everest Classic Trek
Everest Classic Trek trip provide the life time dream of many people. Everest Classic trek is the classic old route of mountaineering expeditions and anyone wanting to have seen Everest. Everest classic trek is aA chance to experience the changing landscape, the beckoning mountains, a chance to get fit, ready oneself for the enormous vista of Everest from Kalapatthar, and to witness the cultures of the lower hills and how it changes as the altitude get higher. This is really a full experience trek that started trekking in Nepal, gave Nepal the reputation of being the greatest walking destination in the world. This classic Everest teahouse trek was the route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing in 1952. A long walk in takes you through the Sherpa villages of Solu Khumbu, over some challenging passes and through beautiful scenery and cultivated landscapes.
- Kathmandu valley excursion
- Following Hillary and Tenzing’s footprints
- Crossing passes over Lamjura.
- Side trip around Namche Bazar.
- Visiting Gokyo Lake.
- Amazing views of the Himalaya including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu and Makalu.
- Crossing over the Cho-La Pass at 5300 meters.
- Impressive views of Khumbu Ice fall & Ngozumpa Glacier.
- Climbing up to Gokyo peak and Kalapattar.
- Walking on Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu glacier.
- Visiting old Tyangboche Monastery.
- Scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
|Trip Grade||Moderate to Strenuous|
|Trip Duration||25 Nights/26 Days|
|Maximum Altitude||Everest Base Camp (5350m) Kalapatthar Base camp (5545m)|
|Trip Cost||Prices on request|
|Group Size||Minimum 2 upto 16 persons in one group|
|Accessibillity||7-9 hrs drive to Jiri by regular bus and 35 minutes flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.|
|The Route||Kalapatthar BC (5545m) Everest BC (5350m), 5/7-hrs average walking per day, Moderate to strenuous trail.|
|Season||Sept – Nov / March - April|
|Trip Facilities||3+ hotel in city on B/B and best available teahouse/lodge on mountain|
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given in the evening at hotel about the daily program activities by your Group Leader/Guide.
After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.
The drive normally takes 7/8-hrs covering 188km from Kathmandu. The drive allows you excellent panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. The road descends to Panchkal crossing the Sun Kosi River and joins the Swiss made road to Jiri. After crossing a pass at 2440m the road makes a long sweep and reaches the village of Charikot at the road junction for Dolkha. The road descends from Charikot passing Tama Kosi valley and climbs above Kabre. Finally the road descends along the top of a ridge to Jiri Bazaar.
Walking through deep forests, the trail starts uphill climbing to the ridge at 2370m. Trekking through Mali, a populated Sherpa village cross the bridge to Shivalaya and come to Bhandara where you can see the police check post and two imposing Chortens.
From Bhandar descending through deep forests the trail drops into a canyon passes Baranda and reaches Likhu Khola (1490m). Spend some time watching the grey Langur monkeys playing in the lush tree tops. Continue climbing over the ridge that makes up Kenja (1570m) a small inhabited village of Newars and Magars, the ethnic groups of this area. After climbing some hours you reach Chimbu (2140m) and then Sete where you can take some time to explore the small monastery.
Taking the scenic route the trek heads into the mountain forest with its huge moss –covered rhododendron, magnolia and birch trees. About an hour above Sete the trail reaches to Dagchu (2880m) and continues to climb to Goyom (3300m). The route descend steeply through the field and pasture land to the small settlement of Tragdobuk (2860m) and then it moves on to Junbesi a splendid Sherpa village with beautiful surrounding. Spend the afternoon here exploring the village and the way of life of its inhabitants.
The trail crosses the Junbesi Khola and heads to Phaphlu, the site of an airstrip and the administrative centre of the Solu Khumbu district. Climbing up the ridge at Khurtang (2980m) you can have your first tantalizing view of Everest as well as Thamaserku and Mera peak. Walking several ups and down, the trail passes the isolated monastery of Thakshindo and reaches Nuntala.
From Nuntala the trail descends to Dudh Koshi and reaches to Jubling where you can see garlands of marigolds. The trail passes through many Sherpa and Magar villages and descends to Khari Khola before it makes a steep climb to Bupse.
From Bupse the trail climbs steadily allowing you early morning views of Khumbilia and Cho Oyu, before it reaches Surke (2290m). The trail passes several small valleys and meanders through a forest before reaching Mushe. Trekking along the wide stone trail through Mushe you reach Phakding.
From Phadking the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From here you can see excellent views of Mt. Thamserku peak then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up hill you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar.
This day you will take the day off to allow your bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes or you can spend it taking a day hike to Thame, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who made the first ascent of Everest with Hillary in 1953 or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. It's the main centre of the Khumbu region and has shops, restaurants; a bakery and a colorful market each Saturday.
This we hike up towards a big hill and reach Everest View Point Hotel after crossing a tiny airstrip on Syangboche. Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. We then lead you to Khumjung, probably one of the best village of Khumbu regions. Visit Hillary school established by Sir Edmund Hillary and visit to Khunde village where a place of famous climber and big hospital running by charity. After lunch the trail descends to the Dudh Koshi and finishes for the day at Phortse Thanga.
The trail climbs steeply from Phortse Thanga through the cool, dense rhododendron forest, passing many Kharkas on its way to Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) and finally Dole. A small place with few teahouses and enjoy your night at Dole.
After breakfast, we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail climbs via Lhabarma at (4220m). The path is steep in most places as it climbs through scrub to Lhabarma. The trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machhermo at (4410m). It was in Machharmo in 1974 that one of the first Yeti sightings was reported in Khumbu. There are few good condition hotels and good mountain views from Machhermo. Afternoon after reaches and refreshed visit Himalayan rescue association and overnight at he hotel.
This day, we climb up to the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Kangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at (4390m). We descend to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at (4690m), where you'll have chance to find the Lama Foot prints on a stone. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo valley at (4750m), on the edge of third lake. There are some few teahouses with comfortable bed room and after lunch explore around the Lakeside and overnight at Hotel.
This may have full day rest at Gokyo or have chance to explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. This is great place and an opportunity to view full part of Mt. Everest and Cho-yu with a lake view in Himalayas from fifth Lake. Northern part you can see the Cho-yu base camp and biggest glacier of the world named Ngazumpa glacier and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
This morning hike up the to Gokyo-Ri for the breathtaking view of splash a sunrise top of the mountain including Mt. Everest view and many more Himalayan scenery. This will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. We have a great memories and stroll back an hours to Gokyo for breakfast. We trek down to Thaknak for the overnight passing through the second lake and walk on the glacier and will reaches at Thaknak. From Gokyo the trail descends, looking at the views of the fine mountains and natural beauty, towards Thangna which is consider as the base of Cho -La Pass (5350m).
This day, we walk in the high passes and one of the tuff days to cross the Cho-La at (5367m) height. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. After crossing the Cho-La pass and reaches at Dzongla for overnight stop at teahouse. It has a very basic dorm room with cozy dining. Enjoy the fantastic view around the high above.
We continue trek along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalapatthar and Pumori, before reaching at Lobuche (4910m) for lunch. You'll have good chances for the best view of Mt. Nuptse a front of you walking along the Gorakshep. The trail up to the Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers the good view of Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with scenic Mountain View.
After lunch we ready for our adventure to the targeted destination and we continues our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall, the path from here can be misleading, follow the lead Sherpa, every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. Everest Base Camp is lively with commotion during the high expedition season. It takes 2-3 hrs to get to base camp and after a grand time here retrace the journey back to Gorekshep for the overnight at lodge.
Early morning our journey continue steep climb to the top after 2 hour walk on our pace. After reaching the top, you will feel beaming as you achieve the moment that you been dreaming, since the beginning of the journey. top of Kalapatthar is a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori, the view from here is beyond imagination as the Everest looks amazing, the panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you feel its worth the hard climb up to here and to feel at the top of the world, and can be seen to the south Khumbu glacier sweeps below you, and you can also see the Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and lot of picturesque scenery. Re-track to Gorakshep and after the breakfast at Gorekshep trek down to Dhugla then go straight up the hill from the bridge to reach an upper trail. Staying high above the valley floor, we pass the yak pasture at Dusa to a Chorten at the head of the Imja valley. Dingboche is the only place in Khumbu where barley is grown; enjoy the scenery and overnight stop at hotel.
The walk this day will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation from Dingboche the walk is pleasant all the way to Tyangboche. After crossing the bridge our route descends following the stream towards Pangboche village, and further down to Tyangboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you.
Trek goes down to the riverside at Fuki Tenga and steady climb through forest and continuous walk to Namche Bazaar. After Namche we walk down to the hill, cross some suspension bridge and reach monjo for over night.
We allow a Leisure day in Kathmandu incase the flight from Lukla is canceled due to weather. If you are in Kathmandu we will take you on a guided tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the oldest cities in the valley.
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.
- Fee: Sagarmath national park entrance permit and TIMS card
- Activities: Sightseeing, hiking and trekking as per the itinerary.
- Accommodation: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing bedroom and 21 nights teahouse/lodges on twin or multi share bedroom on mountain
- Food: Full board on Teahouse (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and 4 breakfast in Kathmandu.
- Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
- Transportation: All airport arrival/departure transfer and surface road-head transportation and Lukla to Kathmandu flight
- Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation
- Your international flight
- Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
- Personal travel and trekking equipments
- Lunch and dinner while in city
- Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
- Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
- Tips/Gratuities for your trekking crews
- Temple and Monastery entrance fees
- Optional activities
- And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point
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