Everest Hiking

Everest Hiking
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Facts About Everest Hiking

Grade

Moderate

Max Size

2-12

Altitude

3860

Transportation

Private Bus / Flight

Accomodation

Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking

Himalayan Sights

Everest

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Duration:

08 days

Trip Overview

Everest hiking is one of the most popular hiking tour in Nepal situated in the Everest Region of northern Nepal. Mount Everest hiking package offers closer view of Mount Everest and several other mountain peaks that resides in Khumbu region. During the hiking in Everest, one can get chance to experience culture, tradition and life style of local Sherpa’s who are considered as the best mountaineers in the world. The Everest hiking trail passes through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park which is one of the Natural world heritage sites of Nepal declared by UNESCO rich with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and abundance of wildlife.

Earlier people used to walk from Jiri to the lovely valley of Solukhumbu nowadays people prefer to have spectacular flight to Lukla watching beautiful scenery of mountains. We will start our hiking from famous Solukhumbu region well known for highest mountain, Sherpa villages and beautiful monasteries. We hike passing through Sagarmatha National Park and reach the big market of Namche Bazaar, where we rest for a day long. Then after a daylong acclimatization in Namche Bazzar we follow our path towards the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the highlights of this short hiking advneture. Tengboche is reputed by photographers as one of the best places to capture the remarkable attractiveness of Mt. Everest (8848m), Amadablam and their neighboring peaks. Similarly, a visit to Syangboche will offer you perhaps the most astonishing view other Khumbu mountains.

Everest Hiking is easy and pleasant trail of Everest region which is sure to behold your breath having the spectacular views of landscapes and breathtaking mountains.

Everest Hiking Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel for preparation of Hiking
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

We will pick up you at Kathmandu Tribhvuwan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. After having some time to settle in and freshen up you will be called to have an introduction about our program and meet with the guide. Also all the requirements for the trekking will be prepared and managed.

 

Day 2 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2610

Next day after having breakfast we take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla of about 40 min scenic flight has fantastic views of amazing mountains. After having your lunch at Lukla we will begin our trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We will have view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m), the Mount Kwongde Range and finally rest overnight at the village of Phakding (2610m).

 

Day 3 : Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

This is a long day tough hike to Namche Bazaar due to the rough path and higher altitude. From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north. After passing through the Sagarmatha National Park entrance, the trail passes through the village of Jorsale. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. It’s a beautiful walk within this alpine environment, where you’ll traverse the river on long suspension bridges. You will have your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m), Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). Climb to Namche, 3 miles in distance which takes about 3 to 4 hours, almost all uphill. Namche bazaar will offer spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the night.

 

Day 4 : Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (12660ft) – Approx. 5 hours
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3860

After a short steep climb out of Namche Bazaar, we will walk on a fairly level trail to the villages of Kenjuma and Shanasha. The trail descends to the level of the Dudh Koshi River passing a few hamlets and crossing several bridges. Take some rest in Phunki Thanga and stock up on water for next one and a half hour climb to Tengboche. Visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region. From the view point at the top of the hill, there are breathtaking views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and others of Himalayan giants.

Day 5 : Tengboche trek to Khumjung: 4/5 hours.
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

Retrace the journey back to Shanasha, where the trail from Khumjung, Gokyo and to Namche meets. We walk up for about 2 hours on level path to reach the village of Khumjung. Khumjung Valley is one of the oldest and largest Sherpa settlements in the Khumbu region (Everest region). Khumjung village development committee which include Khunde, Khumjung, Tyangboche, Pangboche, Pheriche, Dole, Machhermo, Lobuche, Dingboche, Gokyo and some small town. The valley is enclosed by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku. We can take a take a short hike up to the monastery to view the yeti “scalp” at the Khumjung monastery.

Day 6 : Khumjung trekking down to Phakding - 5 hours.
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2652

It is easy working day with magnificent views of surroundings. After Namche Bazaar the trail descends steeply back to Dudh Koshi River. The trail is easier now and we can enjoy a gentle walk on the trail Jorsalle. We will work though the forest of magnolia, giant firs and rhododendrons with the view of distance snow covered peak arriving Phakding.  Phakding is a crowed place but better for your overnight settlement.

 

Day 7 : Phakding trekking back to Lukla :3-4 hr
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2850

It will be just a 3hr easy and gentle trail back to Lukla. The trail drops steeply and runs level throughout the day. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You'll have time to stroll around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.

Day 8 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Saying final goodbye to our porters we return to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu with a 45 minute flight back to the domestic airport. Spend your rest of the day resting remembering your exciting and adventurous trekking. At evening you can have a leisurely walk over the famous streets.

Cost Includes

  • Pickup from Airport and Transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as per Itinerary on BB basis (3 star category) on twin sharing
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder tour Guide
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in Itinerary
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Food (BLD) and Accommodation while travelling

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfares
  • Lunch and Dinner in main cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides or team members ( expected but not mandatory)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the itinerary

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Everest hiking?

Everest hiking, also known as Everest trekking or Everest Base Camp trekking, is a popular adventure activity that involves hiking through the Himalayan region of Nepal to reach the base camp of Mount Everest.

How long does it take to hike to Everest Base Camp?

It typically takes around 08 days to hike to Everest Base Camp and return to Lukla, the starting point of the trek.

What is the best time to hike to Everest Base Camp?

The best time to hike to Everest Base Camp is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons, as the weather is relatively stable and there is less chance of rainfall or snow.

How difficult is the hike to Everest Base Camp?

The hike to Everest Base Camp is considered to be moderately challenging. The trail involves a lot of uphill and downhill walking, as well as some steep and rocky sections. Altitude sickness can also be a concern for some hikers.

Do I need a permit to hike to Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you need a permit to hike to Everest Base Camp. There are two permits required: a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.

Do I need a guide to hike to Everest Base Camp?

While it is not required to have a guide to hike to Everest Base Camp, it is highly recommended. A guide can provide valuable assistance with navigation, safety, and cultural interpretation.

What should I pack for a hike to Everest Base Camp?

Some essential items to pack for a hike to Everest Base Camp include warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a good pair of hiking boots, a backpack, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

What are the accommodations like during the hike to Everest Base Camp?

Accommodations during the hike to Everest Base Camp are generally basic, with teahouses or lodges providing a bed and meals. These facilities may not have electricity or running water in some areas.

Is it safe to hike to Everest Base Camp?

Hiking to Everest Base Camp can be safe if proper precautions are taken. It is important to be prepared for the altitude, weather conditions, and potential hazards along the trail. It is also important to follow the advice of experienced guides and to be aware of the risk of altitude sickness.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Everest Hiking

If you're planning to hike Mount Everest, here are some additional pieces of information you may find helpful:

Physical Fitness:

Hiking Everest requires excellent physical fitness. You need to be able to hike for long periods at high altitude and carry a heavy backpack. Therefore, you should engage in regular exercise for several months leading up to your hike.

Altitude Sickness:

Altitude sickness is a common problem when hiking Everest. Symptoms include headache, nausea, and dizziness. You can avoid altitude sickness by ascending slowly and allowing time for acclimatization. It's also recommended to consult with a doctor before your hike.

Gear:

Proper gear is essential for a successful hike. You need warm clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a sleeping bag, a tent, a backpack, and other necessary items. It's important to invest in high-quality gear to ensure your safety and comfort during the hike.

Permits:

You need a permit to hike Everest, and the cost of the permit can vary depending on the time of year. You can apply for a permit through a licensed trekking agency in Nepal.

Guided Hikes:

If you're not an experienced hiker or don't feel confident hiking Everest on your own, you can hire a licensed guide. A guide can help you with the logistics of the hike, provide valuable advice, and ensure your safety.

Environmental Considerations:

When hiking Everest, it's important to be mindful of your impact on the environment. You should adhere to Leave No Trace principles and respect the local culture and customs.

Weather:

The weather in the Everest region can be unpredictable and harsh. It's essential to be prepared for cold temperatures, high winds, and snowfall.

Overall, hiking Everest is a challenging and rewarding experience that requires careful planning, preparation, and respect for the environment and local culture.

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