A great classic not very demanding in terms of physical effort and time required, but no less spectacular in terms of views. The route which winds along the Khumbu Valley, between Sherpa villages and magnificent forests, leads to the base camp of the highest mountain on earth, Everest, which in 2003 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first ascent made by Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. The panorama is obviously breathtaking from the first kilometers, with some of the most beautiful and famous Himalayan peaks surrounding the valley: Thamserku, Kangtega Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Pumori. The paths of the Khumbu valley are very marked and popular and do not present any technical difficulty. Our itineraries are personally tested and calibrated to offer the best possible acclimatization concerning the overall duration of the trek and are guided by our local Sherpa guides. Nonetheless, the upper part of the itinerary reaches altitudes of a certain importance, which exceed 5000 meters and make a good physical and training state highly advisable, to fully enjoy every moment of the trek.
The ideal time for this trip is April-May / mid-September- mid-November
Departure with scheduled flights from Italy.
Arrival in Kathmandu, handling the bureaucratic formalities. Meeting with the staff of the local organization and private transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Free meals. Overnight stay at Holy Himalaya.
Early in the morning, transfer to the airport and boarding the flight to Lukla (about 40 minutes). Arrive in Lukla, breakfast, and visit the Lukla monastery. Then trek to Phakding where you will spend the night. (About 3 hours, difference in altitude –230 m.).
Trek to the most important center of the Khumbu valley. The path winds along the Khumbu valley, crossing the Dudh Koshi river several times on spectacular suspension bridges. After Monjo, where the entrance door to the Sagarmatha National Park is located, the path climbs sharply until it reaches the 3440 meters of Namche Bazaar. (About 6 hours, difference in altitude 830 m.). Overnight stay in the ultra-comfortable Sherpa Land Hotel.
Day of indispensable acclimatization around Namche. With a beautiful scenic route, you rise 400 meters to reach the nearby villages of Khunde and Khumjung at the foot of the sacred mountain Khumbi Yul Lha, protector of the Khumbu valley and home of the Yeti. You visit the monastery of Khunde and its small, but well-equipped hospital, founded in 1966 thanks to the Himalayan Trust, an institution created by Sir Edmund Hillary and managed by E. Hawley. In the adjacent village of Khumjung, the Himalayan Trust itself gave birth to the primary school which hosts children from both villages. Return to the Namche Bazaar for the night. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Go through the Khumbu valley until you descend on Dudh Koshi and then go up the hillside to Tengboche. Here is the most important monastery in the whole valley and among the main ones of Tibetan Buddhism and here, twice a year, the Mani Rimdu takes place, one of the most important Buddhist festivals ever. The monastery was rebuilt in 1990 after a fire destroyed it. Overnight stay at the lodge.
From Tengboche you pass Pangboche, dominated by the beautiful silhouette of Ama Dablam, and go up towards Pheriche. The village is located in a beautiful plain with sparse and very low vegetation. During the stage, you realize that you are entering a high mountain area that has different climates and geographical features. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Trekking climb to the altitude of 5100, and return to Dingboche.
The path initially climbs the valley of the Sagarmatha glacier quite steeply and reaches Lobuche (5010), the last village in the Khumbu Valley. Stop for lunch and continue to Gorak Shep, where you arrive in the late afternoon after crossing the moraine of the immense Khumbu glacier. Overnight stay in the lodge.
Day of visit to the famous Everest base camp. Despite the small difference in altitude, the route takes place first on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier and then on the glacier itself with several up and down, making it rather tiring (about 3.30 h). On the other hand, approaching the field and above all the incredible Icefall gives intense emotions. Return to Gorak Shep. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Early morning departure for the ascent of Kalapattar, magnificent balcony on Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Descent and trek to Lobuche. Overnight stay in the lodge.
Quiet descent to the beautiful forest that hosts Deboche. Here there is still a small, splendid female monastery that can be visited. The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing. Overnight stay at the lodge.
From Tengboche you descend towards Dudh Koshi, and then go up in the direction of Namche Bazaar, where you spend the night in a lodge.
Day dedicated to the trek to return to Lukla. Dinner and overnight stay in the lodge.
Early in the morning we fly to Kathmandu. Arrival, transfer, and hotel accommodation. Rest of the day free. Free meals. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. Free day to visit the city and its surroundings. Free meals. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. Day at leisure for relaxation or for optional excursions (rooms must be left as per normal check-out time). In the afternoon, in good time, transfer to the airport and departure for Italy.
NOTE- However these times will depend on the chosen flight and in some cases you leave Kathmandù in the morning to arrive in the evening of the same day in Italy.
Arrival in Italy. Depending on the chosen flight. See 16g.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||2/3 Persone||4/6 Persone||7/10 Persone|
|From 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020||€ 2,120||€ 2,060||€ 1,990|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Proposed or similar hotels:
Overnight stays take place in comfortable lodges but with degrees of overall comfort that drop slightly as you climb to the top. The rooms are generally two-bedded, unheated and a medium-heavy sleeping bag is required for the overnight stay. Meals are served and consumed in the lodges that offer a wide choice of local and western dishes.
To participate in this trip you need a Nepalese visa, and a passport is required, which must be valid for 6 months and have 1 free page, and 1 passport photo, the visa is obtained on-site at the cost of USD 50.
Given the particular nature of our travel proposals, the daily programs should be considered as a guide track. A series of variable factors that distinguish travel to high mountain regions in remote areas (prohibitive weather conditions, landslides, interruption of communications, etc.) can jeopardize the safety of the participants and consequently impose changes to the planned itineraries. It is the faculty of the organizer to make all those changes to the program that the security needs require.
Reference exchange rates for currencies
Currency: US dollar (USD) – Exchange rate: 1.10
Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment in costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
Currency block: € 50 per case.
The customer has the possibility of definitively blocking the cost of ground services which will no longer be subject to currency fluctuations. The request must take place simultaneously with the confirmation.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
from € 1940 - Voli inclusi
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
from € 1690 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 24 days / 21 nights
from € 2160 - Voli esclusi
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