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Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trekking-21 Days

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Duration : 20 Nights / 21 Days

Destination Covered : Kathmandu, Solukhumbu

Tour Activities : Trekking

Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys

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Kathmandu and Solukhumbu Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu where you will be greeted by our representative and taken to your hotel. Enjoy an opportunity to rest or do a little sightseeing. Enjoy the Welcome Dinner with traditional Nepali food and dance in the evening.

Hotel
Dinner
Day 2
Let your body adjust to the time change as you spend much of the day visiting the various World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. From ancient temples to historic Royal palaces, you will marvel at the history and culture of this city. The afternoon will feature a pre-trip meeting with your team leader as well as other members of your team.

Hotel
Breakfast
Day 3
Today will travel the mountain roads to the village of Jiri, the traditional starting place of the Classic Trip to Everest Base Camp. The journey leaves Kathmandu and passes through a number of villages. We will pass through Jiri and stay in the nearby village of Bhandar, the starting point of the trek.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4
The trek begins with a descent through deep forests down to the Surma Khola Valley before the trail begins climbing up to Sete. Trekking time is 6–7 hours.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5
The trail climbs upward through forests of pine, maple, and rhododendrons. It passes through the villages of Dagchu Goyem before coming to Lamjura La Pass (3520 m), offering a great view of the Himalayas. The trail now drops to the village of Junbesi where you will spend the night. Trekking time is 6 – 7 hours.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6
Today's trekking offers the view of Mt. Everest (8,848 meters) along with other peaks of Eastern Nepal. The trail is up and down today, with arrival at the village of Nunthala. Trekking time is 6 hours.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7
A little shorter day as the trail descends to the Dudh Koshi River. The trail follows the river then up to Jubing village. The trail crosses a suspension bridge and then takes a steep climb to the village of Bupsa.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8
The day features trekking through dense forests and over Khari La mountain pass that offers again some fabulous views of the Himalayas. The trail today is up and down as you make your way to Surke village.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 9
Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10
Today's goal is the principal community of this region: Namche Bazaar. Today's trek follows along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it several times over numerous suspension bridges. Today we enter Sagarmatha National Park and then up to a steep ascent to where we will see Mt. Everest above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. After about 5 – 6 hours of trekking, we finally arrive at the main trading center of the region: Namche Bazaar.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 11
This is a day to acclimatize to the higher elevation of 3,440 meters. Health officials advise the best way to acclimatize is to remain active. There will be a short day trek to Thame (3,493 meters) or Khunde (3,840 meters), or simply to relax and explore the community of Namche Bazaar. This is a great day to learn more about the Sherpa culture as well as visiting the local museums. Nearby there is also the highest Buddhist monastery in the world, which houses a scalp of a yeti. We will again spend the night in Namche Bazaar

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 12
Today is back to the trek to Base Camp. Along the way, you will enjoy fantastic views of the peaks of Everest (8,.848 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Ama Dablam (6,812 meters) as well as Thamserku (6,618 meters). The trail today is more gradual with opportunities to observe the wildlife of the forests of the high Himalayas. The last part of the trail does get steep for a short distance until we reach Tengboche. This village offers close-up views of a number of mountains, plus the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumba region. Today's trek is 5 – 6 hours.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 13
The monastery at Tengboche is most impressive as the morning sunrise reflects off the mountains and illuminates this ancient edifice. Today's journey goes for the upper trail which offers the best photographic views of the monastery. The trail will pass Chhortens and Mani walls as it passes through small villages. After lunch, the trail is moderate as it enters the Imja Valley. We descend down to the Lobuche River and then finally climb a steep trail to Dingboche. Trekking time is 5 – 6 hours.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 14
The day begins with a climb through the Khumba Khola Valley which features some astonishing views of the mountains. At Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and past Phulung Karpo, the campsite of the first successful climb of Mt. Everest (8,848 meters). The trail skirts Mt. Pumori (7,138 meters) and passes Chola Lake. The trek ends 3 -4 hours later at Duglha so we can further acclimatize.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 15
Today's trek takes us across the Khumbu Glacier as we see several magnificent mountain peaks: Khumbutse (6,665 meters), Lingtren (6,749 meters), Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We are near Mt. Everest, but it is now hidden from view by these other mountains. Today's trek is 2 – 4 hours, intentionally kept short because of the higher elevation as we reach the village of Lobuche.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 16
Mt. Everest finally comes back in view today as you will see the north ridge while continuing the trek over the Khumbu Glacier and later the Changri Glacier where the latter offers a 360° view of the Himalayas. The trail continues to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters). There is no place to stay at Everest Base Camp, so we return to Gorak Shep.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 17
Today we achieve our destination. We begin early for an inspiring view of sunrise over Mt. Everest (8,848 meters) as the morning rays hit the snowcapped peak. Mornings are cold (-10° to -14° C) with even colder winds. However, the view more than compensates for any discomfort from the cold winds off the snowcapped peaks. We will return to Gorak Shep for breakfast and then begin our return trip. The trek down to Pheriche is a gradual descend where we spend the night. Trekking time is 7 – 8 hours.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 18
The return trip is faster as we don't have to stop and acclimatize. There will still be opportunities to get some additional views of Mt. Everest as we continue to descend to Namche Bazaar where we can get a hot shower and relax in the comforts of this major commercial center. Trekking time is 6 – 8 hours.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 19
The trail downhill is steeper today as we descend to the city of Lukla This is our last day of trekking before we board the plane tomorrow for Kathmandu.

Lodge/Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 20
We fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. It's only a 40-minute flight back to the capital city where we can relax, do some shopping, or some last-minute sightseeing. The evening hosts a celebration dinner as you toast the success of the journey.

Hotel
Breakfast & Dinner
Day 21
At about 3 hours prior to your flight time, we transfer you to the airport to fly your onward destination. Trekking Mart family wishes your best time ahead.

Breakfast

More Details about Kathmandu and Solukhumbu Tour

Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Kathmandu city tour by car
  • Kathmandu-Bhandara transfer by jeep/bus
  • Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Lodge to lodge accommodation during trekking
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers=1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, food, and lodging for guide and porter
  • Trekking permits and National park fees
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

Exclusions

  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu except welcome dinner
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
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