On reaching departure air terminal on landing at Kathmandu / international airport. Our staff and guide receives you for short transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city. After checking into your rooms, getting refreshed join with other members of the treks for group briefing. Provided by our guide or trek leader, briefing includes all important subjects related to the treks, includes information of Kathmandu and hotels. Evening a group welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurants, an introduction to Nepali meals and cultures.
Morning options for half-day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu world heritage sites of great cultural and historical interest. After the tour free for trek preparation. (In case if flight operates from Ramechap, Manthali town airport. Trek Landers Adventure, will inform all members for departures from the hotel to Ramechap airport for Lukla flight next morning).
Flying either from Kathmandu or from Manthali airport at Ramechap, transfer to the domestic airport, having early breakfast. Board on a small aircraft of 30 minutes to land at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport. Lukla town the door to various adventure destination around Khumbu and Everest region.
From Lukla a short day walk of 3 hours or more to reach Phakding village for overnight stop. The walk leads downhill and on gradual pleasant trail through several lovely Sherpa villages adorned with Buddhist monument. Following the Dudh Koshi River to a nice village at Phakding, and checking into a best available lodge.
Enjoy the day from Phakding onwards, morning walk heads higher past smaller villages to cross a long bridge. The climb leads to a nice Monjo village and then at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. (The name Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, the native Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language).
From the park to the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar, possible lunch stop. Afternoon walk following the river bed and climb up to a high suspension bridge, and then on undulating uphill. Taking another few hours to famous
Namche Bazaar the capital of Khumbu Sherpa’s, and major hub for trekkers.
All house are in an amphitheater U shaped basin, the size of a town provides great facilities for visitors. As well as for the local also, where once a week a busy colorful Saturday market takes place. Hence the name as Namche Bazaar, arriving on this large settlement check into a nice lodge for two overnight stops.
An ideal place with perfect altitude for rest day to support acclimatization before heading higher destination. At Namche enjoy a leisure morning and take a hike around its scenic viewpoints.
Suggested short hike and excursion around Namche Bazaar and beyond:
The short and scenic is short steep climb to Park museum above Namche Bazaar offers grand vista of Mt. Everest. Includes views of Lhotse and majestic Ama Dablam with arrays of snow clad peaks. Visit the park museum provides good interesting information of the Khumbu and its people, cultures and custom.
As well of exotic flora and fauna with history of mountaineering expeditions around Khumbu high mountains.
The next great hike is to Everest View Hotel at 3,880 m, located on a high ridge amidst forest surrounding. One of the world’s highest deluxe hotels offers superb views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and magnificent Ama Dablam. A walk of 2-3 hours with an hour or more climb and down, overlooking birds-eye views of whole Namche Bazaar.
Rest of the afternoon rest or explore the fancy streets of Namche Bazaar, lined with shops, stores and restaurants. Includes café, fresh bakeries, pubs and bars with backdrop of stunning views of Kwangde Peaks.
Morning enjoy the grand views of Kwangde peaks, having breakfast, walk starts to Tengboche and the monastery. A short steep up from Namche Bazaar outskirt, and then on scenic winding trail facing views of Mt. Everest. Then walk down to Imjatse River to cross a bridge reaching a small settlement of Phungi Tenga for possible lunch stop. After a refreshing stop, walk uphill into cool shade of lovely woods of tall rhododendron, pines, firs and junipers. As climb continues, then finally reaching atop a wide scenic plateau. Where Tengboche located with a colorful impressive monastery stands atop of the small settlement.
A picturesque spot for Everest Panorama with stunning views of Ama Dablam, Kantega, Tharmasarku and Kwangde range of peaks. This beautiful place surrounded by green lovely forest, enjoy the views and check into a nice lodge.
Late afternoon a refreshing tour of the monastery interior, witness the vibrant religious arts and paintings. Includes large statues of Lord Buddha with other famous saints and Gurus, and observe the monks and priest on prayer activities.
From Tengboche enjoying the morning glorious panorama of Everest and magnificent peak of Ama Dablam. The trail heads down to a river where tree lines drops for short juniper bushes, a slow climb to Pangboche. The last permanent village en route Everest base camp and beyond. Walk follows on gentle up to Somare for lunch break beneath the shadow of towering Ama Dablam peak.
After lunch heeding slowly down to cross a river and then climb towards Imjatse valley, where a nice settlement of Dingboche situated. A scenic lovely place with many good lodges for overnight stand, beneath North Face of Ama Dablam and Lhotse mountains. Facing views of Island Peak and surrounding snow-capped peaks that encircles the Imjatse valley. Overnight in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge at Dingboche with beautiful scenery to enjoy.
At Dingboche another pleasant rest day for acclimatization and short hikes, before heading towards our first pass over Kongma-La. Hike up to Nakarjung hill for best panoramic views of surrounding series of giant peaks. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore Dingboche and its scenic surroundings.
Our real and true adventure starts heading towards Everest base camp, having breakfast. The walk follows on the high trail above Imjatse valley and Dingboche, as our route
From the pass a slow descent to cross over Khumbu glacier, and then steep climb to a rocky dune. After completing the climb for the day reaching Lobuche for overnight in the best available lodge. Enjoy the comfort of a nice lodge after a great day and crossing the highest pass of the adventure.
An exciting trek in the morning towards Everest base camp one of the highlight of the adventure. Start early morning for another long day, following a gentle path with few ups reaching rocky moraine areas above Khumbu glacier. After few hours of good morning walk reached Gorakshep, situated at the bottom of famous Kalapathar rocky hill. Gorakshep the last settlement of Khumbu area on route Everest and Lhotse base camp. Following the trail towards east on well-defined path for an hour and then the last leg of the hike. The walk continues over moraine of ice and glaciers to Everest base camp. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of arctic like landscapes enclosed by towering peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse and Lingtrin. The views of Mt. Everest is obstructed by adjoining peaks, however an amazing place to experience.
Overlooking close views of massif Khumbu Ice Fall as it tumbles down near the foot of Everest at base camp. From the base camp return walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.
Great options and opportunity for last steep climb and hike to the top of Kalapathar. The highest point of the adventure, start early morning heading towards at the base of Kalapathar. As climb heads higher on steep slope then reach on top Kalapathar. One of the best view-points in all Himalayas for the closest looks of Mt. Everest at a stone throw distance.
Enjoy the tremendous panorama of giant peaks with close views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt. Pumori. After a refreshing morning, enjoy the last trek of the adventure on downhill to Gorakshep for breakfast. At Gorakshep getting ready, as the Helicopter arrives, then board in the comfort of a spacious seated helicopter. The flight to enchantment with panoramic views of the Himalayas all the way to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu domestic airport transfer back to respective hotels, rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.
Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu, we have reserved as contingency day in case of flight delay and cancellation. Due to unfavorable bad weather condition, if all goes well according to our itinerary days, have a great enjoyable day.
The day free for individual activities or get into shopping spree, interested people can join for another interesting tour of other cities of Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around Patan / Lalitpur or the famous Bhaktapur city Durbar Square, worth a visit.
After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing adventure in Nepal and around the Himalayas on Everest base camp trek with Heli flights. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call.
Nearly all age group can join on this wonderful adventure, as long all interested trekkers should be in good physical shape. As well with sound health to take the challenge walking on high altitude. The walk is basically moderate and easy, but due to the ride in altitude makes the climb uphill quite strenuous for some people. However taking slow and having enough rest days for acclimatization can overcome the difficulties. Treklanders has set the itinerary with rest days where required to make the trek easier for all age group. However we recommend minimum 16 years of age to maximum of 70 years old can join on this wonderful adventure.
Nearly all villages and lodges have electricity with Hydro or Solar power, where one can charge their electronic items. Where client needs to pay an extra fee for using the power as per gadgets charged. As for internet and cell phone communications, every lodges have the Wi-Fi and internet services, but can be quite disturbing sometimes due to weather and location wise.
It also depends upon on a day for internet and Wi-Fi if the weather is clear and fine can receives much better. As well the change of landscapes and altitude might disturb the internet with poor links, but local cell-phone can receives transmission and it works.
From Lukla onwards to Dingboche and Lobuche till Gorakshep, one can enjoy the comfort of nice lodges and guest house. As well with warm traditional hospitality in every overnight stops, people can choose from budget, standard to luxury lodges where available.
The foods are well served in a large cosy dining hall, can choose various items of foods from the menu with wide range of meals and snacks to choose from. Serves Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali foods, as well Mexican, Italian, Korean or Japanese in some lodge restaurants. Includes fresh bakery products also.
Treklanders Adventure with close relations with private airline and Helicopter companies. Using the best chopper for high altitude flight and safe landing is AS 350 B series of helicopters of Euro-Copter or similar models. Built in France, which is very popular around the world for mountainous region like Nepal Himalayas. Having maximum capacity for 5 passengers with the pilot.
As season wise with the mass flow of visitors to Lukla. During high trekking season, the flight to Lukla can be quite busy. Where more than 20 flights operates in a fine clear day, which cause air traffic coinciding with the international and domestic airlines. To make the air traffic lighter, the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is diverted in Manthali airport at Ramechap district. Which is about 150 k.m driving distance of 4 to 5 hours, the flight from Ramechap to Lukla is just 20 to 25 minutes. From Ramechap the flight is much easier and quicker before the bad weather closes in. For further updates the company will inform all the clients flying to Lukla joining with Trek Landers Adventures.