May 24, 2012

Everest base camp And kalapatther trekking

Everest base camp and kalapatther trekking
View From Kalapatther
View From Kalapatther 
Everest base camp trekking is most popular trekking trail in the Everest region. It is a classic trek which takes you to the land of Sherpa with following the footsteps of Hillary & tensing and ends with reaching the Everest base camp. The trail follows the khumbu glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height.
Everest base camp trek is one of the most adventure trip in khumbu region to enjoy superb Himalayan scenery of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse8516m, Mt. Nuptse7855m. Mt. Pumari 7161m. Mt Changusle 7550m, Mt Amadablam 6856m, and many more snow capped mountain we can see here different types of wild life such as musk dears, jackals, mountain thar, leopard etc. and birds such as long tail birds, Pheasant etc
Lukla airport 
To start trek, we fly from Kathmandu and land on tiny air ship in lukla. From here the trail goes through Phading, and then we follow the Dudh Koshi River with the climbing up to the Namche bazaar, a bustling market town in heart of the Sherpa country. All day we walk through Sherpa villages, with magnificent rhododendron forest, waterfalls, magnolia trees and giant fires.  We stop here for the extra day to assist the acclimatization process, then our trail move towards Tengboche following the course of the Dudh koshi and then the Imja khola, we ascend past monasteries and through rhododendron and dwarfirs until we reach the alpine meadows above the tree line where graze yak. At Pheriche we see a cluster of houses set among the most beautiful mountains in Everest Himalayan region. After we reach the sandy plain of Gorakshep, then we climb up amongst large boulder to the broad summit of Kallaphatar (5545m), a rocky outcrop to the west of Everest. This vantage point gives fantastic views of the icefall and South Pole and well as the immense south west face of Everest. From here we trek down to the Everest base camp at the front of the Khumbu ice fall. Then retracing our steps to the Imja khola, following the course of the Imja khola then Dudh koshi we head our trail back to Lukla airport. Here our trek ends and we fly back to Kathmandu 

 Fact About the Everest base camp and kalapatther trekking 

Starting from                : Kathmandu
Ending at                      : Kathmandu
Grade                           :Difficulties  
Highest access of the trek  :5545m (Kalapatther top )
Culture encounter              :Sherpas
Trekking type                    : Teahouse
Himalayan sights               : Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt. Kantega( 6685m), Mt.Kusum Khagaru (6367m), Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m) , Mt. Twache peak (6367m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m), Island peak (6179m), Lobuche peak (6145m), Pokalde peak (5806m), Honku south peak (6119m)
Most Attraction of the trek     : Close Mountain View, Villages and local people
Best Seasion                          :  September to November , March to May  
Meal                                      : breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
Activities                                : Trekking
Transportation                        : By car and Plane                           
Accommodation                     : Teahouse
Minimum Group Size              : 1
Per day Walking                     : 5 to 7 hours per day
Itinerary type                               : Fixed / Customized
Mt. Everest
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Arrive in Kathmandu airport. Then transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley City Tour
After breakfast,full day city Tour at Kathmandu in important and popular tour spots which are related with history, culutre and tradition of Nepal ,Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Monaster and Patan Durbar square which are in records of world heritage sites too.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2,652m)
Early morning we’ll be transferred to domestic airport to fly to Lukla (2,800m/). It takes 40 minutes scenic flight to Lukla airport and we will have tea break,. The trek starts with most scenic view of Numbur Himal & Phari. We further on to Phakding passing some Sherpa farm villages. We follow the trail to Dudhkoshi River with gradual with few ups from Thado Koshi, where you can have a lunch with superb view of Kusum-Kangaru (6,369m) crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 1 ½ hr of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop at lodge after 3-4 hrs walk and reminder stroll around the village for local knowledge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
The trek start in the morning and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again with magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) from the Benkar village. Trek continuing crossing the bridges and reaches at Monjo where is entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park ( Known as Everest National Park ), where your trekking permit checked and keeps the record of all trekkers going to and from this place including the local trekking staff as well. When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river, after the bridge Jorsalle village is reached, the last village till Namche Bazaar, from here the walk is pleasant on the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak and it other sister peaks towards east with Kusum kangaru on the back as you climb higher, view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache peak can be seen from some part on the way to Namche. Finally we reach at colorful houses called Namche Bazzar main gate of Khumbu region after 5-6 hrs walk and we overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
You may have full day leisure today for the acclimatization or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering or visit up to the luxury Everest view hotel & Syangboche or till Khumjung Village  and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m)
After cross the beautiful village Namche we  are heading to Tyangboche village  Our walk follows on the gradual up to Sanasa with overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak. We descend to Imjatse River at Phungithanga, a small settlement with couple of teahouses. The trail leads uphill through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees get to Tyangboche after total 4-5 hrs walk. This is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you.

Day 07: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m)
Today start our trek with pleasant walk and descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron and coming to lovely spot at Deboche 3,650 m with magnificent view of mountains and past the long prayer mani wall, the path is gradual up to the Pangboche village, from here onwards the lush vegetation and tree lines vanishes, we enter the Imjatse valley to the Dingboche after 4-5 hrs walk. The great view of the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with view of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island peak or Imjatse 6,189m, which is a popular peak amongst all the trekking peaks in Nepal. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of field enclosed by stone walls, protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Dingboche has about more than ten teahouses and it is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col 6,100m and Amphu Laptsa pass 5,780m.

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today we rest for acclimatization at Dingboche valley, you may have full day rest or there are some places where can go for a day walk like trek to Chhukung 4,730m is worthwhile which takes approx. 3-4 hours from Dingboche, towards east within the Imjatse Valley, although the trek is gradual, however you can feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly coming towards Chhukung. At Chhukung, there are few teahouses overlooking superb view of the snow capped peaks and glaciers of Lhotse, Ama-Dablam and Imja glacier, Chhukung valley is the last settlement in eastern Khumbu region. After enjoy stroll back to Dingboche for overnight.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m)
Today the trail diverts towards north, the path is gradual up for about half hour as you come to a mani-prayer Stupa, from here the trail is gentle on the hard meadow looking down below Pheriche village and today’s walk offers beautiful view of the scenic mountains. After a pleasant walk through the ridge will reach at Thukla, an hour steep up brings you to the top, where you can view Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, the spot here is good place for a few minutes break after the strenuous climb, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers monuments, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region. We trek continues to the Lobuche an hour for overnight stop.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m) & hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m)
Today, we’ll be walk in the morning towards the Gorakshep. After 2 hrs walking in a windy and rocky path will arrive at Gorekshep for our overnight. This trails offer the wonderful view with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, other peaks, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar and below the Gorekshep valley including top of the world. After hotel check in our journey continue steep climb to the top after 2 hour walk on our pace. After reaching the top, you will feel beaming as you achieve the moment that you been dreaming, since the beginning of the journey. Top of Kalapathar is a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori, the view from here is beyond imagination as the Everest looks amazing, the panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you feel its worth the hard climb up to here and to feel at the top of the world, and can be seen to the south Khumbu glacier sweeps below you, and you can also see the Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and lot of picturesque scenery. Stroll back to Gorekshep for overnight.
Day 11: Hike to Everest base camp (5,316m) And trek to Phiriche (4,200m
After breakfast our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall, the path from Gorekshep can be misleading, follow the lead Sherpa, every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. Everest Base Camp is lively with commotion during the high expedition season. It takes 2-3 hrs to get to base camp and after a grand time here retrace the journey back to Gorekshep  And  Trek back to Pheriche (4,200m) after lunch  we walk fairly easy down to Pheriche for the overnight. It takes 4-5 hrs walk down

Day 12: Trek to Phortse village (3,840m)
The walk today will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation to Pangboche and from where the path split to Phortse village with a pleasant walk. 3 hrs walk to get a beautiful village to Phortse which is quite out of touristic areas but can be found some lodges with beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you. Machharmo & Kyajo Ri peak can be seen beautifully from this village and the best Himalayan wildlifes can be seen from your hotel windows as Pheasant, Musk deer and Thar.

Day 13: Trek to Namche (3,440m)
Trek down to Phortse thanga a small settlement with couple of teahouses. The trail leads downhill through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees and with a great memories and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to steep climb to Mongla Hill, one of the beautiful view point of Everest Himalayan range and descent to the Sanasa and re-track to Namche bazzar after 5-6 hrs walk.
Day: 14 Trek to Phakding (2,652m)
Firstly we descend the long way before cross the bridge and further walk to Monju and then Phakding  

Day 15: Trek to Lukla  (2,800m)
The final day for walking with enjoying the green scenery and passing through the incredible mountain scenery with local Sherpa village. we arrival in Lukla

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command

Day 17: Final depature to your home

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