Introduction:
The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd offers an exclusive adventure to world’s number one Everest Base Camp trekking from the low remote areas of Arun Valley to the high Khumbu glaciers. Also known as the other side of Everest, adventure starts with a short sweeping scenic flight to Tumlintar a local destination which provides a fascinating contrast to the high mountain scapes as it approach nearer. Trekking slowly by the Arun River  on the less visited area and crossing the Salpa pass at 4,160 meters passing through Guidel, Bung villages of Rai (Kirat) tribes, then finally reaching the popular Khumbu area at Phakding and beyond walking ahead to the Sherpa capital at Namche Bazaar, with time to acclimatize and visit the scenic interesting areas of Khumbu, Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions from Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp  an excellent journey offering grand sceneries and beauty of the surrounding landscapes, which combines all the highlights of the Everest National Park including Namche Bazaar, Khumbu’s Sherpa capital, glamorous view point of Kallapatthar and walking to the final destination at Everest Base Camp with amazing viewpoints of Nuptse, Everest and Mt. Lhotse at 8,516 m / 27,940 ft worlds 4th highest mountain. So this is an adventure of two world’s greatest mountains base camp in one package Mt. Everest & Mt. Lhotse.

This remarkable adventure ends at Lukla for the scenic short flight back to Kathmandu, an outstanding trip visiting the high lush sub-tropic Arun valley all the way to Khumbu with time to explore villages and monasteries and hospitality of the Sherpa people with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Trip Highlights: “An amazing trip from the warm low lands of Arun Valley to alpine hills to arctic zones scenic flights, diverse culture and landscapes, hidden views and valleys, panoramic views from 800m to high 5,545meter, traditional Buddhist heritage, world’s highest Sagarmatha national park panoramic views of world’s highest peaks.”

 

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu1300m. via respective airlines.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing with guide by car / van / jeep / Hiace .
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar 650m. 45 minutes flight trek to Kartikeghat 840m.
Day 04: Trek to Gothe bazaar 800m. 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek Salpa Phedi ( 2,415m) 6 hours.
Day 06: Trek Salpa Phedi to Guranse 3,075m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to to Guidel 1,640m. via Salpa pass 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Khiraule 2,360m. 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Ghai Kharka 2,450m. via Surkie La (pass) 3100m. 6 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Pangbung 2,670m. 6hours.
Day 11: Trek to Puiyan 2,800m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Phakding 2,650m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. Approx 5 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Dingboche 4,358m. Approx. 5 – 6 hour.
Day 16: Rest Day at Dingboche.
Day 17: Trek to Loboche 4,928m. via Dugla 4,595m. Approx. 5 hours.
Day 18: Trek to Gorakshep 5,160m. & continue towards Everest BC 5,357m.
Day 19: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m. trek to Pheriche 4,243m. approx 5 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. Approx. 5 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Monjo. 2,835m. Approx. 4 – 5 hours walk.
Day 22: Trek to Lukla 5 hrs walk.
Day 23: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
Day 24: Free day and shopping .
Day 25: Transfer to Airport for international departure.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with GA.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is rich in World’s Heritage Sites.

Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar 650m. 45 minutes flight and trek to Kartikeghat (840m)
After breakfast, our staff will transfer to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 45 minutes sweeping scenic flight to Tumlingtar overlooking range of snow capped peaks from Langtang all the way to Mt.Everest, Makalau & Mt. Kanchenjunga, Tumlingtar airport and its village town located on a shelf above the Arun River, we walk across to meet our trek crew beside the airstrip, one can clearly see, far off to the north, the white peak of Makalu. From here, first day of the trek, starts from Tumlingtar the walk is pleasant for an hour through the farm fields and villages. After leaving the suburb of Tumlingtar, the trail narrows and leads gradually towards Khartikeghat in the midst of the sub-tropical forest of Sal(Sorea-Robusta)and more farm fields along the way, overnight camp by the bank of Arun River. Crossing the suspension bridge before reaching to the camp.

Day 04: Trek to Gothe bazaar 800m. 6 hours.
After breakfast, leaving the Arun River down below with a climb of few hours the path meanders gradually towards north through the sub tropical forest around Baluwabesi, crossing Brahman, Chettri and Rai villages, finally reaching overnight camp at Gothe Bazzar.

A small farm village and it is popular for Rudrakchhhaya (Hindu’s holey beeds).

Day 05: Trek Salpa Phedi ( 2,415m) 6 hours.
The walk today leads through terrace land with rice paddies, Citrus fruits, Banana groves etc. sparsely populated by Rai and Sherpa people, who makes Nepali paper by local plants Lokta (Dampne papaerius). Trail leads upwards, almost imperceptibly gaining in elevation, through the rice fields, crossing numerous bamboo bridges, flimsy and substantial and re-crossing the river and there are many pools large enough for swimming. Finally reaching at the base of Salpa pass known as Phedi where there are few tea-shops and local lodges.

Day 06: Trek Salpa Phedi to Guranse 3,075m. 5 – 6 hrs.
The walk leads uphill most of the way ascend through bamboo then rhododendron, from the steamy Arun valley to near the Salpa Bhanjyung Pass, the trail in between are gradual in the meadows, following the forest path passing several Sheppard’s shades, then reaching at Guranse for the overnight stop in the midst of the rhododendron forest.

Day 07: Trek to to Guidel 1,640m. via Salpa pass 5 – 6 hrs.
Morning walk leads to a short uphill to the top of the pass at Salpa top at 3,349m where a large chorten marks the pass and the beginning of Sherpa influence. This is long descent to the Hongu Khola, through hemlock and fir forest that abounds with bird and animal life including Himalayan bear, barking deer and lesser panda. From the top the trail descends and continues reaching the base at Sonam village from here another few hours treks to the large Rai village of Guidel for the overnight stop.

Day 08: Trek to Khiraule 2,360m. 3 – 4 hrs.
The walk today is shorter than the previous day; the walk leads past the Guidel village reaching the bridge over the torrent Hinku River, crossing the suspension bridge reaching at Bung village, although steeper, ascent to Bung. This rice growing area is one of the most fertile regions of Nepal and is almost exclusively Rai, although you begin to find some Sherpa villages at higher elevations. From Bung another hour of good gradual reaches at Khiralule overlooking both the villages of Guidel and Bung down below.

Day 09: Trek to Ghai Kharka 2,450m. via Surkie La (pass) 3100m. 6 hours.
After a wonderful time at Khiraule the walk leads to uphill climb away from the villages passing through the cool shade of the forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks and hemlock reaching at Surki-la or Ghai-Kharka pass a small narrow spot, from here a long descend leads to the overnight camp at Ghai-Kharka  a small farm area, at present there are 4-5 tea houses to serve the travelers.

Day 10: Trek to Pangbung 2,670m. 6hours.
After breakfast, the trail descents continue across the Hinku Khola towards the Dudh Kosi, after crossing the bridge the walk leads to a steep ascent leading north to Kharte a small village inhabited by Sherpa tribe. From here the walk leads on the gradual good winding path all the way to the large village of Pangbung.

Day 11: Trek to Puiyan 2,800m. 5 – 6 hrs.
From here onwards the air gets much cooler heading close to Khumbu area, walk leads to a small climb on the wide meandering path through a mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and the fragment Dhaphne bholua; the Nepalese paper plant, bird life, including pheasant, is abundant along this section of the trail. Walk continue traversing the flank of the Kharte Dande high above the river to a notch in the ridge, the Kharte La 3,880m, journey continues through a small village at Puiyan 2,800m, a nice spot in the middle of the forest.

Day 12: Trek to Phakding 2,650m. 5 – 6 hrs.
After Puiyan the walk is gentle for couple of hours on the long winding path and rising slowly on the flank of the Sebuk Danda to the Chotok La 2,945m. From this ridge high above towards North West, one can see the Lukla town and its airstrip and the Surkhe village down below, then descending nearly 700 meters drop to Surkhe after 2-3 hours of good walk from the lunch place. Surkhe situated just beneath the hills of Lukla, where one can see the airplane flying overhead. From Surkhet route diverts westward to join the main trail coming from Lukla, time permitting if some one wish to visit Lukla can do so which will take about 2 hours of steep uphill climb and can join later in the camp at Phakding. Our walk leads to a climb on the winding path, coming to a village at Muse and Ghaikharka after two hours of good walk, from here a gentle climb brings at a place called Choplung where the road from Lukla joins. The walk from here is on the gradual path most of the way, with few ups in between, from Tarhe khola, where you can have a superb view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m after crossing a short suspension bridge, and a climb brings to the Ghat village, another hour of pleasant walk reaches at Phakding village for the overnight stop near the bank of the Dudh-Kosi river.

Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
After Phakding crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m, then reaching a small village of Monjo after the last 20 minutes climb from the stream, after Monjo, comes to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to the Jorsalle village is reached, the trek continues to the last bridge over the Imjatse river, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum kangru Mt.Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up, from here 1hour walk up to the Sherpa’s capital at Namche Bazaar, the houses and lodges are placed in an amphitheatre shape.

Day 14: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
Necessary rest day for acclimatisation optional activities a short hike uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with grand views of snow capped peaks and valleys, visit the museum with all types of information regarding the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon free at leisure.

Day 15: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. approx 5 hours.
Trek uphill for 20 minutes to the top ridge of  Namche Bazaar, once at the top walk follows on the gradual winding path with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thermasharkhu and Kwangde-ri  after a good trek descending to Phungitenga 3,250m, a small settlement in the middle of alpine forest of silver firs, blue pines, rhododendron with few magnolia and birch trees.

A climb of two hours after lunch on the winding up-hill path through the serene woods till Thyangboche Gomba (Monastery) is reached for the night stop. An amazing spot offering views of the majestic towering Mt. Ama Dablam with Mt. Everest above Nuptse wall to the North, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar on the north east. Visit the monastery and observe the monk prayer an absolute perfect harmony blending well with the peaceful surrounding.

Day 16: Trek to Dingboche 4,358m. approx: 5 – 6 hour.
After a magnificent time on this beautiful surrounding at Thyangboche, the trail descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron with view of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt.Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse on route, the walk is easy to a small bridge over the narrow gorge of Imja-Tse river. The walk is on the gradual uphill most of the way to Pangboche village at 3,900m after Pangboche a short climb to Shomare for lunch a temporary settlement offering fantastic close view of Ama-Dablam. After break here, our journey continues with a slow up towards North East, reaching to a small bridge leading beneath the towering north face of Ama Dablam, the trails climbs slowly winding above the Imja tse river to a big mani Stupa, from here the trek is moderate reaching at Imjatse Valley beneath the Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse to the east snow capped mountains includes Island peak or Imja tse 6,189m, which is a popular peak amongst all the trekking peaks in Nepal.

Day 17: Rest Day at Dingboche.
A free day for acclimatization a short hike around can be done, hikes to Chhukhung 4,730m. houses few teahouses and lodges overlooking superb view of the snow capped peaks and glaciers of Lhotse, Ama-Dablam and Imja glacier, Chhukhung the last temporary settlement of this area a hike here is worth which takes about 3 to4 hours.

Day 18: Trek to Lobuche 4,928m. approx: 5 hours.
From here the trek heads north on the slow gradual up to the prayer ridge, from here the trail is gentle looking down at Pheriche village, this route offers awe-some views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-tse 5,820m and the great wall of Nuptse and as far to the world’s 5th highest peak Mt. Makalu. The trail from here joins the Pheriche and Dingboche route at Thugla, a small place with 2-3 lodges, from Thugla, an hour walk on the steep up brings to the ridge Thulg-la pass, where you can have view of Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, a good place for a break, after the vigorous climb, observe the memorials of unfortunate dead climbers and adventurer.From here another hour of gradual up brings you at Lobuche situated in the corner hidden and sheltered from the wind, Lobuche houses 5-6 Lodges.

Day 19: Trek to Gorakshep 5,160m. & continue to Everest base Camp 5,357m.
Today’s trekking towards our final achievement of this trip leading at Everest Base Camp at 5,357 m, an hour walk is gentle up the valley then a short climb on the rocky moraine path, on the walk view of glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. Walking past the rocky moraine a short downhill brings you at Gorakshep below Kalapatthar 5,545m and Mt.Pumori 7,145m. Gorakshep has three teahouses. After a break here at Gorakshep continue towards Everest Base Camp and to Khumbu Ice-fall, the walk is strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach Everest Base Camp it’s a lively spot in high expedition season. After a great moment here, retrace back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

Day 20: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m. and continue to Pheriche 4,243m. 5 hrs.
Early morning walk leads to Kallapatthar after a vigorous hike of 1 hr, Kallapatthar which is a rocky view point close to Mt.Pumori, an excellent panorama of Mt. Everest at near distance, between the peaks of Nuptse, Lho-la and Lhotse including other giants peaks, after a grand moment descend back to Gorakshep and continue trekking to Pheriche, the walk is downhill most of the way, after Thugla walk descends further to Pheriche Valley, afternoon can be very windy. After 4-5 hours of pleasant trek brings you at Pheriche for the overnight stop.

Day 21: Trek to Thyangboche approx. 5 hrs.
From Pheriche a short walk brings you to the bridge, after the bridge it is nearly downhill all the way with few ups in between Pangboche and Thyangboche, on reaching the bridge back to the tree-lines and green vegetation, an hour up to Thyangboche for the overnight stop.

Day 22: Trek to Monjo. 2,835m. Approx: 5 – 6 hrs.
Retrace the journey back to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path, after Namche Bazaar down hill walk most of the way to Monjo for the overnight, Monjo village located near Sagarmatha National Park Entrance.

Day 23: Trek to Lukla 5 hrs walk.
Today the end of this great adventure trekking back to Lukla, a leisure and pleasant walk, with few short up-hills to encounter. On reaching at Lukla, last  dinner with the fellow Sherpa guides and porters.

Day 24: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu.
As per the flight time, (sometime the flight delays due to bad weather and other technical reason). Check in for the scenic flight to Kathmandu with panoramic views of high mountains during 30 minutes flight. On arrival GA staffs transfer you back to the Hotel.

Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu at leisure.
A free day in Kathmandu, inform  GA staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 26: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure Trek staff  transfer you to international airport for your final departure from Nepal the land of high Himalayas.

SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK
AREA (1,148 SQ. KMS.)

LOCATION: Sagarmatha National Park is located to the Northeast of Kathmandu in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The park includes the highest peak in the world,
Mt.Sagarmatha (Everest), and several other well-known peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, Khangtiaga and Gyachung Kang. The park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.

FEATURES: The Mountains of Sagarmatha National Park are geologically young and broken up by deep gorges and glacial valleys. Vegetation includes pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods, scrub and alpine plant communities, and bare rock and snow. The famed bloom of rhododendrons occurs during spring (April and May) although other flora is mostly colourful during the monsoon season (June to August) Wild animals most likely to be seen in the park are the Himalayan thar, ghoral, serow and musk deer. The snow leopard and Himalayan black bear are present but rarely sighted, other mammals rarely seen are the weasel, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika), and jackal and languor monkey.

The park is populated by approximately 3,000 of the famed Sherpa people whose lives are interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism. The main settlements are Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche and Phortse. The economy of the Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding. But with the coming of international mountaineering expeditions since 1950 and the influx of foreign trekkers, the Sherpa economy today is becoming increasingly dependent on tourism.

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • Kathmandu to Tumlingtar by flight .
  • Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner  )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue  Help
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu1300m. via respective airlines.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing with guide by car / van / jeep / Hiace .
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar 650m. 45 minutes flight trek to Kartikeghat 840m.
Day 04: Trek to Gothe bazaar 800m. 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek Salpa Phedi ( 2,415m) 6 hours.
Day 06: Trek Salpa Phedi to Guranse 3,075m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to to Guidel 1,640m. via Salpa pass 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Khiraule 2,360m. 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Ghai Kharka 2,450m. via Surkie La (pass) 3100m. 6 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Pangbung 2,670m. 6hours.
Day 11: Trek to Puiyan 2,800m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Phakding 2,650m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. Approx 5 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Dingboche 4,358m. Approx. 5 – 6 hour.
Day 16: Rest Day at Dingboche.
Day 17: Trek to Loboche 4,928m. via Dugla 4,595m. Approx. 5 hours.
Day 18: Trek to Gorakshep 5,160m. & continue towards Everest BC 5,357m.
Day 19: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m. trek to Pheriche 4,243m. approx 5 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. Approx. 5 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Monjo. 2,835m. Approx. 4 – 5 hours walk.
Day 22: Trek to Lukla 5 hrs walk.
Day 23: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
Day 24: Free day and shopping .
Day 25: Transfer to Airport for international departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with GA.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is rich in World’s Heritage Sites.

Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar 650m. 45 minutes flight and trek to Kartikeghat (840m)
After breakfast, our staff will transfer to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 45 minutes sweeping scenic flight to Tumlingtar overlooking range of snow capped peaks from Langtang all the way to Mt.Everest, Makalau & Mt. Kanchenjunga, Tumlingtar airport and its village town located on a shelf above the Arun River, we walk across to meet our trek crew beside the airstrip, one can clearly see, far off to the north, the white peak of Makalu. From here, first day of the trek, starts from Tumlingtar the walk is pleasant for an hour through the farm fields and villages. After leaving the suburb of Tumlingtar, the trail narrows and leads gradually towards Khartikeghat in the midst of the sub-tropical forest of Sal(Sorea-Robusta)and more farm fields along the way, overnight camp by the bank of Arun River. Crossing the suspension bridge before reaching to the camp.

Day 04: Trek to Gothe bazaar 800m. 6 hours.
After breakfast, leaving the Arun River down below with a climb of few hours the path meanders gradually towards north through the sub tropical forest around Baluwabesi, crossing Brahman, Chettri and Rai villages, finally reaching overnight camp at Gothe Bazzar.

A small farm village and it is popular for Rudrakchhhaya (Hindu’s holey beeds).

Day 05: Trek Salpa Phedi ( 2,415m) 6 hours.
The walk today leads through terrace land with rice paddies, Citrus fruits, Banana groves etc. sparsely populated by Rai and Sherpa people, who makes Nepali paper by local plants Lokta (Dampne papaerius). Trail leads upwards, almost imperceptibly gaining in elevation, through the rice fields, crossing numerous bamboo bridges, flimsy and substantial and re-crossing the river and there are many pools large enough for swimming. Finally reaching at the base of Salpa pass known as Phedi where there are few tea-shops and local lodges.

Day 06: Trek Salpa Phedi to Guranse 3,075m. 5 – 6 hrs.
The walk leads uphill most of the way ascend through bamboo then rhododendron, from the steamy Arun valley to near the Salpa Bhanjyung Pass, the trail in between are gradual in the meadows, following the forest path passing several Sheppard’s shades, then reaching at Guranse for the overnight stop in the midst of the rhododendron forest.

Day 07: Trek to to Guidel 1,640m. via Salpa pass 5 – 6 hrs.
Morning walk leads to a short uphill to the top of the pass at Salpa top at 3,349m where a large chorten marks the pass and the beginning of Sherpa influence. This is long descent to the Hongu Khola, through hemlock and fir forest that abounds with bird and animal life including Himalayan bear, barking deer and lesser panda. From the top the trail descends and continues reaching the base at Sonam village from here another few hours treks to the large Rai village of Guidel for the overnight stop.

Day 08: Trek to Khiraule 2,360m. 3 – 4 hrs.
The walk today is shorter than the previous day; the walk leads past the Guidel village reaching the bridge over the torrent Hinku River, crossing the suspension bridge reaching at Bung village, although steeper, ascent to Bung. This rice growing area is one of the most fertile regions of Nepal and is almost exclusively Rai, although you begin to find some Sherpa villages at higher elevations. From Bung another hour of good gradual reaches at Khiralule overlooking both the villages of Guidel and Bung down below.

Day 09: Trek to Ghai Kharka 2,450m. via Surkie La (pass) 3100m. 6 hours.
After a wonderful time at Khiraule the walk leads to uphill climb away from the villages passing through the cool shade of the forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks and hemlock reaching at Surki-la or Ghai-Kharka pass a small narrow spot, from here a long descend leads to the overnight camp at Ghai-Kharka  a small farm area, at present there are 4-5 tea houses to serve the travelers.

Day 10: Trek to Pangbung 2,670m. 6hours.
After breakfast, the trail descents continue across the Hinku Khola towards the Dudh Kosi, after crossing the bridge the walk leads to a steep ascent leading north to Kharte a small village inhabited by Sherpa tribe. From here the walk leads on the gradual good winding path all the way to the large village of Pangbung.

Day 11: Trek to Puiyan 2,800m. 5 – 6 hrs.
From here onwards the air gets much cooler heading close to Khumbu area, walk leads to a small climb on the wide meandering path through a mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and the fragment Dhaphne bholua; the Nepalese paper plant, bird life, including pheasant, is abundant along this section of the trail. Walk continue traversing the flank of the Kharte Dande high above the river to a notch in the ridge, the Kharte La 3,880m, journey continues through a small village at Puiyan 2,800m, a nice spot in the middle of the forest.

Day 12: Trek to Phakding 2,650m. 5 – 6 hrs.
After Puiyan the walk is gentle for couple of hours on the long winding path and rising slowly on the flank of the Sebuk Danda to the Chotok La 2,945m. From this ridge high above towards North West, one can see the Lukla town and its airstrip and the Surkhe village down below, then descending nearly 700 meters drop to Surkhe after 2-3 hours of good walk from the lunch place. Surkhe situated just beneath the hills of Lukla, where one can see the airplane flying overhead. From Surkhet route diverts westward to join the main trail coming from Lukla, time permitting if some one wish to visit Lukla can do so which will take about 2 hours of steep uphill climb and can join later in the camp at Phakding. Our walk leads to a climb on the winding path, coming to a village at Muse and Ghaikharka after two hours of good walk, from here a gentle climb brings at a place called Choplung where the road from Lukla joins. The walk from here is on the gradual path most of the way, with few ups in between, from Tarhe khola, where you can have a superb view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m after crossing a short suspension bridge, and a climb brings to the Ghat village, another hour of pleasant walk reaches at Phakding village for the overnight stop near the bank of the Dudh-Kosi river.

Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
After Phakding crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m, then reaching a small village of Monjo after the last 20 minutes climb from the stream, after Monjo, comes to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to the Jorsalle village is reached, the trek continues to the last bridge over the Imjatse river, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum kangru Mt.Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up, from here 1hour walk up to the Sherpa’s capital at Namche Bazaar, the houses and lodges are placed in an amphitheatre shape.

Day 14: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
Necessary rest day for acclimatisation optional activities a short hike uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with grand views of snow capped peaks and valleys, visit the museum with all types of information regarding the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon free at leisure.

Day 15: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. approx 5 hours.
Trek uphill for 20 minutes to the top ridge of  Namche Bazaar, once at the top walk follows on the gradual winding path with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thermasharkhu and Kwangde-ri  after a good trek descending to Phungitenga 3,250m, a small settlement in the middle of alpine forest of silver firs, blue pines, rhododendron with few magnolia and birch trees.

A climb of two hours after lunch on the winding up-hill path through the serene woods till Thyangboche Gomba (Monastery) is reached for the night stop. An amazing spot offering views of the majestic towering Mt. Ama Dablam with Mt. Everest above Nuptse wall to the North, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar on the north east. Visit the monastery and observe the monk prayer an absolute perfect harmony blending well with the peaceful surrounding.

Day 16: Trek to Dingboche 4,358m. approx: 5 – 6 hour.
After a magnificent time on this beautiful surrounding at Thyangboche, the trail descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron with view of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt.Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse on route, the walk is easy to a small bridge over the narrow gorge of Imja-Tse river. The walk is on the gradual uphill most of the way to Pangboche village at 3,900m after Pangboche a short climb to Shomare for lunch a temporary settlement offering fantastic close view of Ama-Dablam. After break here, our journey continues with a slow up towards North East, reaching to a small bridge leading beneath the towering north face of Ama Dablam, the trails climbs slowly winding above the Imja tse river to a big mani Stupa, from here the trek is moderate reaching at Imjatse Valley beneath the Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse to the east snow capped mountains includes Island peak or Imja tse 6,189m, which is a popular peak amongst all the trekking peaks in Nepal.

Day 17: Rest Day at Dingboche.
A free day for acclimatization a short hike around can be done, hikes to Chhukhung 4,730m. houses few teahouses and lodges overlooking superb view of the snow capped peaks and glaciers of Lhotse, Ama-Dablam and Imja glacier, Chhukhung the last temporary settlement of this area a hike here is worth which takes about 3 to4 hours.

Day 18: Trek to Lobuche 4,928m. approx: 5 hours.
From here the trek heads north on the slow gradual up to the prayer ridge, from here the trail is gentle looking down at Pheriche village, this route offers awe-some views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-tse 5,820m and the great wall of Nuptse and as far to the world’s 5th highest peak Mt. Makalu. The trail from here joins the Pheriche and Dingboche route at Thugla, a small place with 2-3 lodges, from Thugla, an hour walk on the steep up brings to the ridge Thulg-la pass, where you can have view of Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, a good place for a break, after the vigorous climb, observe the memorials of unfortunate dead climbers and adventurer.From here another hour of gradual up brings you at Lobuche situated in the corner hidden and sheltered from the wind, Lobuche houses 5-6 Lodges.

Day 19: Trek to Gorakshep 5,160m. & continue to Everest base Camp 5,357m.
Today’s trekking towards our final achievement of this trip leading at Everest Base Camp at 5,357 m, an hour walk is gentle up the valley then a short climb on the rocky moraine path, on the walk view of glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. Walking past the rocky moraine a short downhill brings you at Gorakshep below Kalapatthar 5,545m and Mt.Pumori 7,145m. Gorakshep has three teahouses. After a break here at Gorakshep continue towards Everest Base Camp and to Khumbu Ice-fall, the walk is strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach Everest Base Camp it’s a lively spot in high expedition season. After a great moment here, retrace back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

Day 20: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m. and continue to Pheriche 4,243m. 5 hrs.
Early morning walk leads to Kallapatthar after a vigorous hike of 1 hr, Kallapatthar which is a rocky view point close to Mt.Pumori, an excellent panorama of Mt. Everest at near distance, between the peaks of Nuptse, Lho-la and Lhotse including other giants peaks, after a grand moment descend back to Gorakshep and continue trekking to Pheriche, the walk is downhill most of the way, after Thugla walk descends further to Pheriche Valley, afternoon can be very windy. After 4-5 hours of pleasant trek brings you at Pheriche for the overnight stop.

Day 21: Trek to Thyangboche approx. 5 hrs.
From Pheriche a short walk brings you to the bridge, after the bridge it is nearly downhill all the way with few ups in between Pangboche and Thyangboche, on reaching the bridge back to the tree-lines and green vegetation, an hour up to Thyangboche for the overnight stop.

Day 22: Trek to Monjo. 2,835m. Approx: 5 – 6 hrs.
Retrace the journey back to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path, after Namche Bazaar down hill walk most of the way to Monjo for the overnight, Monjo village located near Sagarmatha National Park Entrance.

Day 23: Trek to Lukla 5 hrs walk.
Today the end of this great adventure trekking back to Lukla, a leisure and pleasant walk, with few short up-hills to encounter. On reaching at Lukla, last  dinner with the fellow Sherpa guides and porters.

Day 24: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu.
As per the flight time, (sometime the flight delays due to bad weather and other technical reason). Check in for the scenic flight to Kathmandu with panoramic views of high mountains during 30 minutes flight. On arrival GA staffs transfer you back to the Hotel.

Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu at leisure.
A free day in Kathmandu, inform  GA staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 26: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure Trek staff  transfer you to international airport for your final departure from Nepal the land of high Himalayas.

SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK
AREA (1,148 SQ. KMS.)

LOCATION: Sagarmatha National Park is located to the Northeast of Kathmandu in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The park includes the highest peak in the world,
Mt.Sagarmatha (Everest), and several other well-known peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, Khangtiaga and Gyachung Kang. The park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.

FEATURES: The Mountains of Sagarmatha National Park are geologically young and broken up by deep gorges and glacial valleys. Vegetation includes pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods, scrub and alpine plant communities, and bare rock and snow. The famed bloom of rhododendrons occurs during spring (April and May) although other flora is mostly colourful during the monsoon season (June to August) Wild animals most likely to be seen in the park are the Himalayan thar, ghoral, serow and musk deer. The snow leopard and Himalayan black bear are present but rarely sighted, other mammals rarely seen are the weasel, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika), and jackal and languor monkey.

The park is populated by approximately 3,000 of the famed Sherpa people whose lives are interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism. The main settlements are Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche and Phortse. The economy of the Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding. But with the coming of international mountaineering expeditions since 1950 and the influx of foreign trekkers, the Sherpa economy today is becoming increasingly dependent on tourism.

Cost Include

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • Kathmandu to Tumlingtar by flight .
  • Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner  )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue  Help

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
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Trip Facts

  • 5,545m at Kalapatthar.
  • Adventurous to challenging (in snow condition)
  • Camping & lodge
  • Car/Van/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • All season except Mid June to mid Sept
  • Low-lands: Hindu Chettries, Bhramins,Dalits, Newar, Rai (Kirat)