14 days Everest Base camps Trek

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14 days Everest Base camps Trek – Volunteer Opportunities

Discover Sherpa culture, spectacular landscape, amazing Himalayan peaks and come up close and personal with Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

Besides the majestic Himalayas, you will find Everest region a magical place of ancient history and home to people from diverse ethnic groups with rich cultural traditions. The trek to Everest Base Camp is without doubt one of the most famous in the world which takes you into the heart of the Himalayan Range, with awe-inspiring views of many of the worlds highest and most beautiful mountains. The trek takes you through lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna and you’ll pass through friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries and yaks. You will also enjoy spectacular sceneries of surrounding peaks, monasteries and glaciers.

From Kathmandu, you’ll fly to Lukla and the adventure begins as soon as you land on a tiny airstrip. The geography and the landscape of this region enable the blend of different culture which is seen in villages and Buddhist monasteries. With distant views of Everest and neighboring mountain of Ama Dablam, many considered this to be among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal.

You will also spend a day in Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country. At Pheriche, you will visit a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region. You’ll rest in these settlements and acclimatize, an important factor as you enjoy the trek. Once you do that, you’ll successfully complete the trek to Everest Base Camp. You’ll also travel to Kala Pattar, the highlight for most, from where you can view the chaotic ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:

Kathmandu to Phakding (2610 M /8563ft). An early start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport for the 30-minute flight to Lukla (2804 M). On arrival at the Airport our guide will introduce you to our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2610 M).

Trekking duration: 3 hours

Day 02:

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). We continue our trek heading towards Namche Bazaar, which is at an altitude of 3535 M.

Trekking duration: 5 and ½ hours

Day 03

Namche Bazaar (3440M/11286ft). Known as the gateway of Everest. We spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thin air. In the town, visit the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. More importantly, from here you will get the first proper glimpse of Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountain. A day allows enough time to observe and reflect the journey ahead.

Trekking duration: 5 hours

Day 04

From Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3860M/12664ft), we trek to an altitude of 3850M and arrive at Tengboche. Your guide will tell you about the local monastery and important places. After that, we will visit the monastery to observe the prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on the trekking schedule.

Trekking duration: 5 and ½ hours

Day 05

After viewing the spectacular landscape and mountains move on from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410M/14468ft). Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310M. You’ll take rest and walk slowly, adjusting the thin air. Trekking duration: 5 and ½ hours

Day 06

Dingboche(4410M/14468ft), our second acclimatization day includes a visit to the nearby Chhukung Valley, where the group will be taken to Chhukung Ri (5546M). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain, Makalu. After appreciating the surrounding scenery, trek back to our camp in Dingboche for evening of relaxation. Trekking duration: 5 hours

Day 07

From Dingboche to Lobuje (4910M/16108ft). The trek experiences exotic views. Today our trek climbs to 4910M. Trekking duration: 5 and ½ hours

Day 08

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5153m/16906ft) is yet another joyful experience which inspires nature at its best.

Trekking duration: 4 hours

Day 09

Everest Base Camp (5363M/17595ft) and back to Gorak Shep. Reach for the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363M. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the panoramic scenery, return to Gorak Shep.

Trekking duration: 5 hours

Day 10

Hiking up Kalapathar(5545M/18192ft) and overnight at Pherbuche(4210m/13812ft). After reaching Base Camp, today our aim is to trek Kalapathar (5545m). We start early in the morning to reach the viewpoint that offers some of the best views of Mt. Everest as well as other panoramas of the surrounding mountains. We then descend to Pherbuche.

Trekking duration: 6 hours

Day 11

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440M/11286ft). We continue our descent to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the civilized village where on can witness the culture and tradition of mountains. Moreover, it’s a commercial place.

Trekking duration: 6 hours

Day 12:

Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2610M/8563ft) after reaching Nache Bazaar, we rest and then again start our journey to Phakdin. The route contains many panoramic mountain views and orchestrates the mountain civilization in a picturesque state.

Trekking duration: 4 hours

Day 13:

Phakding to Lukla(2840m/9317ft). Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as to gaze upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu.

Trekking duration: 3 hours

Day 14:

Lukla to Kathmandu. Breakfast. We will walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu. The plane leaves at 7:30 am and takes 35 minutes.

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To help the under privileged people of Nepal through various volunteering programs to help them attain sustainability, basic health care, education and a dignified life marked with equality that’s sans any cast, creed, religion and territorial borders

Aaron Hank

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