Difficulty: Moderate (High Altitude)
Maximum height: 5545 mt
Temperature: 15 ° / -5 °
Season: All the 'year
Hours Camminata: 4/10
Transport in Nepal: Private Vehicle
Hotel Category: Standard
Duration: 17 days
Cost: USD 1790
Max Height Access: 5,545 mtr
Mythical and spectacular, sometimes friendly, the "Khumbu Valley" is one of the most popular destinations with hikers and mountaineers from around the world. The trek that takes us to the Everest Base Camp, is a mix of excitement, spectacle and satisfaction. This valley, now inhabited entirely by 'Sherpa ethnic group, offers the visitor an incredible amount of spectacular views, good food, comfort for all tastes and itineraries of all kinds. The trek of the "base camp", with the variation of the Gokyo Valley, gives us the opportunity to savor something more "mountaineering", thanks to the crossing of Cho La Pass, and that of the moraine of Cho You.
In addition, the two climbs "technical" non-Kala Patar (5545 m) and Gokyo Ri (5400 m), are the icing on the cake of a truly unique location in the world.
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1340 MT)
Getting to Kathmandu is exciting and memorable experience, the panoramic view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas will present your views. The Nepalese capital is situated in a wide valley at 1,340 meters above sea level. At the airport there will be 'our staf awaits. It will follow 'a brief informational meeting and ef ettueremo then the final payment procedures. You will also have time to walk to Thamel, the tourist district of Kathmandu and mountaineering. Overnight: Manang or similar.
DAY 2 - TOUR OF KATHMANDU CULTURAL
Breakfast in the hotel. Day visit of Kathmandu historical and cultural. Visit the Buddhist monastery of Boudhnath, the stupa 'largest in the Nepal and the Hindu temple of Pashupatinat, place of ceremony Hindu, and then conclude with a visit to the Monkey Temple, a mix of Hinduism and Buddhism, which offers a beautiful view of Kathmandu. Visit the city of Patan, located a few kilometers from the capital. In the late afternoon briefing with the guide who will accompany you in the trek.Overnight at the hotel Manang or similar.
DAY 3 - KATHMANDU - LUKLA - PHAKDING (2610 MT) 4 HOURS
After breakfast, flight of about 30 minutes to the small airport at Lukla. This village and 'the starting point for trekking and expeditions at high altitude more' important in assoluto.Incontriamo our staf carriers here in the airport, and, after dividing the luggage, we head Phakding, situated at 2610 meters above sea level , which we reach after about 5 hours of walking.Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 4 - PHAKDING - NAMCHE BAZAAR (3480 MT) 6 HOURS
After breakfast depart for the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar (3440 m). Namche and 'considered the capital of the "Sherpa", and as' the largest village in the Khumbu valley and' the starting point of the commercial expeditions to Everest. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 5 - ACCLIMATIZATION NAMCHE BAZAAR
Physical acclimatization day dedicated to 'high altitude. Our guides will think to organize hikes. We will know the village of Thame, where there is the Hillary school Tengzin, and where we can see up close what is' considered the skull of the Yeti.Also we reach the panoramic point of Namche. From here we have already 'very spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Tamserkhu, Ama Dablam and Lhotse. We come back in the afternoon to Namche. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 6 - NAMCHE BAZAAR -TENGBOCHE (3.867M) 4/5 HOURS
Morning departure from Namche, and after about 6 hours of walking, we reach Tengboche (3,867 m). This small village is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. Here, among the pastures of Yak, it is a rare beauty Monastery. The next morning we decide to surrender to spirituality ', and participate in the Puja ceremony in the Monastery. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 7 - TENGBOCHE-DINGBOCHE (4.530M) 3/4 HOURS
After breakfast, we begin our steady climb to the base camp. The day is not 'difficult, and after about 6 hours of walking we reach Dingboche. Before us Lhotse and 'superb. Mountainous trails for physical acclimatization. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 8- ACCLIMATIZATION DINGBOCHE
Day dedicated to high altitude acclimatization of our physical. Today we take a walk that allows us to exceed 5000 mt.Remaining then a couple of 'hours at altitude, our body will begin' slowly getting used to 'more and more oxygen' scarce.Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 9- DINGBOCHE-LOBUCHE (4,930 M) 4 HOURS
The 'rise' more and more 'clear and fast, and even the landscape changes taking that arid and alpine tone. We are in the heart of the Khumbu valley .Raggiungiamo Lobuche (4930 m) in the afternoon and, again, like every day, we try to walk at high altitude and stay there for a half hour. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 10 - LOBUCHE - GORAK SHEP (5160 M) - KALA PATAR (5545 MT) 6 HOURS
Today af rontiamo an average busy day. First we reach Gorak Shep, the last village of the valley, situated at an altitude of 5160 mt. Here we settle into the lodge and after a hot lunch, we begin our ascent to Kala Patar, the top not technically challenging of 5465 mt. Sometimes the quota can 'be difficult for some of us. Just the thought of enjoying a sunset nothing short of spectacular, galvanizes us. Reach the top and have before us the tops of 'Everest, the Pumori, of' Ama Dablam and Nupthse, when color of a glowing red, makes this very magical moment. We return to the lodge for dinner.
DAY 11 - LOBUCHE - EVEREST BASE CAMP - DZONGHLA (4830 MT) 7 HOURS
Wake Up to 'sunrise and walk about 2 hours to reach the Everest base Camp. In the season of the summit, the curtains of the climbers and the various stupas surrounding them, make the heroic and magical atmosphere. The basis of 'Everest and Khumbu Glaciers are there in front of us. The feeling for those who love the mountains and 'indescribable. We return to the lodge for a quick and protein breakfast and we continue directly to Dzonghla, that we reach after about 7 hours of walking. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 12 - DZONGHLA - CHO LA PASS - GOKYO VILLAGE (4790 METERS) 8 HOURS
After breakfast, we walk to the Cho La pass, located at 5330 meters above sea level. The pass is not 'technical, but it's still tricky for its steep climbs and descents. L 'crossing of Cho La, late in the season, can' take the adaptable crampons support.After the pass, then we descend quickly toward Dragnag, where we stop for lunch. From there to the village of Gokyo remain both the moraine of Cho You, the most 'largest in Nepal and one of the most' extended to the world. L 'crossings do not require technical recognizance or physical. We get to Gokyo in the afternoon, and we settle into the lodge.
DAY 13 - GOKYO VILLAGE - GOKIO RI (5360 MT) - DOLE (4200 MT) 4 HOURS
Wake before the 'dawn, and optional ascent to Gokyo Ri, to almost 5400 meters above sea level. From here the view and 'simply terrific. After a few shots, we descend back to the valley and prepare for breakfast. Next, we begin the long descent along the Gokyo valley. We reach the small village of Dole in the afternoon. Accommodation in lodge.
DAY 14 - DOLE - NAMCHE 4 HOURS
After breakfast, we continue the descent to Lukla. We reach Namche in the early afternoon. Here, finally, we have the possibility 'of delicious sweet savor in one of the many excellent bakeries of the village. The rest of the day and 'free for all.Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 15 - NAMCHE - LUKLA 8/9 HOURS
After breakfast, we prepare to af rontare our last day of trekking. The distance between Lukla and Namche 'remarkable, but the downhill terrain allows us to reach our arriving point with ease'. Accommodation in the lodge and the celebrations.Trekking and 'over.
DAY 16 - LUKLA FLIGHT - KATMANDU
Early flights to Kathmandu. We have the day free for visits to Bakthapur and south valley. We decide together in our uf ici possible excursions offer. Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Manang or similar.
DAY 17 – DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport three hours before departure. Return home.