|The Everest Region is the one of the top places on earth to trek, and in most lists, a thing to do before you die. We offer this region, as you want it. Chose to just take a peek of Everest in 5 days, deepen you experience with a visit to the famous Tyangboche Monastery, go for the Classic 14 - 16 day EBC trek, or a detour in our 5 x 5000m. The choice is yours. After all, its your adventure||
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The most famous among the Himalayan people are the Sherpas, who inhabit the Everest Region. Because of their impeccable mountaineering skills, they are an indispensable part of mountain expeditions as leaders, guides and porters. As an individual or in groups, they have set records of many 'firsts' in the mountaineering world. Due to their close affinity to Tibet, in trade, tradition and tongue, the Tibetan influence in their living style is quite distinct.
The Sherpa people follow the Nying-mapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The famous Tyangboche and other monasteries are the common gathering place to celebrate religious festivals such as Dumje and Mani Rimdu. The route lies in the highest wildlife reserve in the world, the Sagarmatha National Park. It covers an area of 1,148 sq. km. of Himalayan ecological zone. The park altitudes range from 2,845m at Monju to the top of the world, UNESCO listed the park as a World Heritage Site in 1979 for its unique natural, cultural and landscape characteristics.
Read more about the recommendation at National Geographic @ http://tinyurl.com/25bestnewtrips and also read about the recommendation of our company for this particular trip@http://tinyurl.com/Cholapass
Please remember to make a specific inquiry, as the Cho La can be a bit technical at times. We keep a tab on the conditions in the mountains, and will inform you of the latest developments!
We custom tailor any trek in the Everest Region for your needs. As an example we give you a 15 days trek itinerary that costs US$ 725 per person in a group of two.
Day 1: Lukla to Phakding
Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 3: Namche Bazaar to Thame
Day 4: Thame to Khumjung
Day 5: Khumjung to Thyangboche
Day 6: Thyangboche to Periche
Day 7: Pheriche – Acclimatization Day
Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep
Day 10: Everest Base Camp
Day 11: Gorakshep to Dingboche
Day 12: Dingboche to Thyangboche
Day 13: Thyangboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Phakding
Day 15: Phakding to Lukla
Day 1: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2625m)
Early morning flight to Lukla which highlights the snowline of the Himalayan Range in the north and the rugged landing at the Lukla airport which is said to be one of the most spectacular flights in the world. After lunch, the trek is a very easy and ultimately descends to the river at Phakding.
Day 2: Namche Bazaar (3447m)
It is a pleasant walk for the first half of the day as one passes through an agriculturally sprawling countryside, small wayside villages, and a monastery. After lunch, trek up to the check-post and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park. Near half waypoint, we enjoy our first views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8383m) - The big three.
Day 3: Thame (3801m)
Begin the day traversing westward which grants one a good view of Kwangde (6343 m) and the waterfall cascading off its flanks. Thame is a secluded village and the birth place of Tenzing Norgay the first Sherpa to climb the Mount Everest. During the Thame Mani Rimdu festival, this place is visited by the Sherpas from all over the Khumbu region.
Day 4: Khumjung (3791m)
Walk back down the valley by the way of Thamo, a hill side nunnery. Keep your eyes open for the splendid Danphe Pheasant, Nepal's national bird. At the monastery in Khumjung, there is what the Sherpas claim to be the scalp of a Yeti.
Day 5: Thyangboche (3863m)
The trail descends from Khumjung with chortens framing mesmerizing views of Amadablam (6696m) and Kangtaige (6779m) flanked by the towering view Sagarmatha (Everest), Lhotse and Nuptse. The Thyangboche Monastery is one of the most important monasteries of the Khumbu Region and the late afternoon can be spent visiting this ancient Monastery. It is the traditional place where all Everest Expeditions receive their blessings as they walk in towards the base camp.
Day 6: Periche (4220m./14,052 ft.) - 5 hrs
After breakfast, set out on the trail with a short, steep and muddy descent through a forest of birch, conifer, and rhododendron to the meadows of Devouche. The trek goes past the Tengboche (3985m) monastery which lies more on the route to Phortse and is not easily reached from the lower trail.
Day 7: Pheriche – acclimatization day
As per the study on high altitude sickness, it has been found that most of the people suffer or show signs of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) from the altitude of 14,000 ft. Thus it is highly recommended to have a rest day to acclimatize at this altitude before starting an ascent.
Day 8: Lobuche (4931m)
After lunch, there is a very steep ascent for about one hour to the ridge where there is a Sherpa memorial in remembrance to those brave mountaineers who died during expeditions. Lobuche is reached after another hour of steady trekking through the moraine and is situated in a wind swept valley with the enchanting views of the Tawatse (6501m) and Nuptse (7855m).
Day 9: Gorakshep
On a clear day Mt. Everest can be seen looming behind Nuptse. Arrive at the ridge above Gorakshep and then descend to Gorakshep, After lunch, take the left-hand side trail and head straight up the hill to KalaPattar (5545m) for views of Mt. Everest. The giants of the earth are all around Pumori (7145m), Everest (8848m), China's peak Changtse (7553m), Nuptse (7855m), Lhotse(8516m), Ama Dablam and many others.
Day 10: Day trip to Everest Base Camp and back (5360m)
The trip to base camp, while fascinating, is not spectacular as the ascent of Kala Pattar because there is no view of Everest itself from the base camp. Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse, which loom over the Base Camp, shades the view of Everest.
Day 11: Dingboche (4350m)
After breakfast set out backtracking on scattered rocks and jumbled moraines to get to Dingboche.
Day 12: Thyangboche (3867m)
Having been consistently at high altitude above 4200m most trekkers welcome the thought of returning to warmer, softer climbs and the days walk to Thyangboche is a delightful way of doing so.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar
The decent to the Imja Khola and the small village of Phunki (3250m) with its water powered Prayer Wheels takes about one and half hour. After lunch start the trek towards Namche by following the path round the eastern flanks of the hills. At the rear is the beautiful west face of the Thamserku (6608m) and Kang Taiga (6685m).
Day 14: Phakding
A very long days walk can also be made directly to Lukla but it is recommended to take an extra day to get to Phakding first.
Day 15: Lukla
From Phakding, it is a surprising hard uphill climb to Lukla, which should take about 3 hours. It is a delightful ending to the trip as one enters into this busy village of Lukla.
The stated itinerary is an example of a trekking tour in the Everest Region. It costs US$ 725 per person for the trek only in a group of two; flights from/to Lukla cost around US$ 330.
Included (during trek)