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Everest base camp tour

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Day 1: Flight to Lukla & Trek to Phakding [(2,651m/8,700ft) 8km] 4-5 hrs

Pass By: Chaurikharka School (चौरीखर्क स्कूल ), Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route, Chaunrikharka 56000, Nepal
40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(9,186ft), one of the most beautiful air routes surrounded by high mountainous peaks. At Lukla, we meet our other crew members. From Lukla, we start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we then gradually descend until we reach Phakding and spend the night.

Meals included:
• Dinner
• Lunch
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Home stay or Lodge

Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [(3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km] 5-6 hrs

Pass By: Dudh Koshi River, Sagarmatha National Park Nepal
We walk through a beautiful pine forest following the trail north up the valley of Benkar. We cross Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. After crossing a suspension bridge, passing Jorsale village and walking alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers, a steep ascent brings us to the prime heart land of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. If the weather permits, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Home stay or lodge

Day 3: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

Stop At: Main Street, Namche Bazaar 56002 Nepal
Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guides can take us to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Sagarmatha National Park offers a picturesque sunrise view, the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. In exploring Namche Bazar, we observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Standard hotel or home stay

Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [(3,870m/12,694ft): 10km] 5-6 hrs

Pass By: Tengboche Gompa, Sagarmatha, Tengboche 56002 Nepal
The trek includes the popular descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. We can enjoy the views of mountaintops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Upon reaching Tengboche, we visit Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region. Overnight in Tengboche.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Home stay or lodge

Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche [(4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km] 5-6 hrs

Pass By: Dingboche View Point, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
We descent and trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Home Stay

Day 6: Dingboche [Acclimatization]

Stop At: Chukhung Ri main summit, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and AmaDablam.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Home Stay

Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche [(4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km] 6-7 hrs

Pass By: Memorial to Scott Fischer, Khumjung Nepal
]: We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, we continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and MahalangurHimal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Home Stay

Day 8: Lobuche to Gorak Shep [(5,170 m/16,961ft)/ Visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft.)13km] 5-6 hrs

Pass By: Khumbu Glacier, Sagarmatha National Park Nepal
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We go back to GorakShep for a good night's rest. However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is recommended that we visit Kala Patthar today during sunset.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping [sleeping under tent]

Day 9: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar(5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft):16km (6-7 hrs)

Stop At: Kala Pattar, 44600 Nepal
We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Upon reaching Kala Patthar, we get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Pheriche for a good night's rest.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Camping or home stay

Day 10: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar [(3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km] 6-7 hrs

Pass By: Pheriche, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
We trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. Our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, we may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Home Stay

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

Stop At: Phakding's Bridge, Dhudh 56000, Nepal
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we can relief our pain and tiredness, and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Home Stay or Lodge

Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu [45 min.]

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Star hotel [3-5]

Day 13: Fly back home!

Pass By: Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), Ring Rd, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Bhimsen travels team will drop off the guest[s] at the airport [KTM] upon arrival. Our professional guide will escorts the guest[s] in transferring to the airport shuttle.

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