Classic Everest Trek

The Classic Trek to Everest is a less common route towards the Everest foothills that follows the trail followed by the earliest climbers: Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Starting your trek by the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is something ordinary. However, the trek through Salleri will add an extra adventure in your trek.

Classic Everest Trek is a perfect combination of the nature, culture and adventure. The trek will take the trekkers through the alpine forests and Glacier Rivers without missing the large vistas of the majestic mountains. Although the trek involves some high and low, the rewards of the trek are worth all the nerve shaking movements.

The Buddhist villages, prayer flags, and the monasteries make the surrounding air fresh by the Buddhist culture. The mountain lifestyle, heartwarming hospitality and the wildlife will make you feel that the mountains are your home while you are still away from home.

The Kala Patthar is the major attraction of the trek which will offer you with the jaw dropping views of the Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and other mountains.

Day 1 – Arrive Kathmandu
You will be met at the airport and be taken to the hotel. You may relax or explore until the group meets at dinner.

Day 2 – Tour around Kathmandu
After breakfast, you venture out for the full day sightseeing (6-7 hours) in a fascinating medieval city, its streets, bazaars, temples, shrines and Buddhist stupas are crowded with peoples of every creed, color and race. Rickshaws, taxis and hooting motorists add to the din and create that special atmosphere that Kathmandu is so famous for. You visit the Swayambhunath Temple (also known as the Monkey Temple) and the Durbar Square in the heart of the city. This is where the Kumari is. Many of Kathmandu’s most historic and important temples are located here. Next you will drive to Patan, once a beautiful city in its own right which rivaled Kathmandu in terms of the splendor of its temples and squares. You cross a bridge over the Bagmati River that links Kathmandu with the city of Patan, its neighbor to the south. Patan has more excellent architecture and has long been a centre of Newari craftsmanship. There will also be time to purchase any last minute supplies for the mountains.

Day 3 – Kathmandu to Salleri (2390 m) about 8-9 hours drive
Hidden contentWe will leave Kathmandu for our trek to Everest Region in the early morning. After breakfast, we will drive to Salleri. The drive will cross the Sun Koshi River and pass through the riverside, jungles and villages. After we reach Okhaldhunga, we will feel the change in climate and also see the glimpse of the Numpur Himal and Everest. Higher up, the long drive of 8-9 hours, will take us to Salleri.

Overnight at guesthouse, includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 – Salleri to Nunthala (2200 m) 6-7 hours trek
After breakfast, we continue our trek. Firstly we will pass the Ringmo village and continue to ascend on a steep trail until we reach the Namche Bazaar. Trekkers will witness some ruins before they reach Nunthala. Nunthala lies on the lower elevation than Salleri. To reach Nunthala, we will ascend about 600 m and descend about 800 m.

Overnight at a lodge, includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 – Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m) 5-6 hours trek
We will start our trek after breakfast. Today’s trek involves descending most of its part today. We will cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and continue to climb up for more than an hour. The trail will lead us through the Khari Khola village. We will walk through the beautiful rhododendron forest and the beautiful scenario until we reach Bupsa.

Overnight in Buspa, includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 – Bupsa to Phakding (2650 m) 6 hours trek
We begin our trek after breakfast. The trek will continue for about six hours and is actually a descent trek. From Phakding, trekkers can have the sight of the Kusum Kangraru Mountain. The Phakding village lies in the bank of Dudh Koshi River valley and contains many guesthouses nad lodges for the tourists.

Overnight in Phakding, includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438 m) 3-4 hours trek
Starting from Phakding, we will start our trek after breakfast. We will cross the Monjo village during the trek. After Monjo, we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Walking along the Dudh Koshi River, we will pass the Chorten on the way. After following the trail for about 4 hours, we will reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the busiest village in the Khumbu region.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar, includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 – Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Today will be acclimatization day. Acclimatization will help you better adapt the climate and be prepared for further trek. Namche Bazaar is a very active area and thus offers you with lots of things to explore. It has cafes, restaurants, markets and ATMs. The Sagarmatha National Park visitor center on the hillock offers the tourists with the Sherpa culture, and informative facts about the Everest ascenders. Trekkers can trek to Khumjung: a beautiful Sherpa village with the views of the Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Mt Everest and many other peaks.

Back to Namche Bazaar in the Evening for night stay

Day 9 – Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870 m) 5-6 hours trek
The trail from Namche Bazaar turns out to be moderately flat. The wonderful views of the Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the occurrence of the musk deer, and colorful pheasant, will make the trail interesting. The trail descends down the Dudh Koshi River and climb through the pine and juniper forest. Further 2 hours walk will take you to Tengboche monastery. The Monastery is famous monastery in the Everest region and holds the beautiful Ama Dablam, Mt Everest and Nuptse in the background. Mani Rimdu festival is a major festival with the characteristic masked dance and Tibetan opera celebrated in October/November.

Overnight at Hotel in Tengboche, includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 – Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 m)
The trail will descend to Dingboche village. The village reflects the image of the Buddhism with Chortens, Mani walls and monastery. After crossing the suspension bridges of Imja Khola, a gradual ascend will lead us to Pangboche. The beautiful Ama Dablam Mountain smiles from above. Following the upstream the trail takes us to Imja valley and finally to the Dingboche. Dingboche is the last Sherpa settlement enclosed by the stone wall to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the wind and animals.

Overnight at Hotel in Dingboche, includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 – Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m)
From Dingboche, the trail continues climbing the ridge with the views of the Tawache and Cholatse. After passing the Yak grazing pasture, trekkers will reach Dhukla (4620 m). A steep climb awaits the trekkers leading to the initial point of the Khumbu Glacier. This place will offer the spectacular views of the Khumbutse (6623 m), Lingtren (6697 m), Pumori (7145 m) and Mahalangur Himal. The Mount Everest lays hiding behind the wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Trekking further for about an hour will take you to Lobuche.

Overnight at Guest house in Lobuche, includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 – Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5160 m) – Everest Base Camp (5364 m) - Gorak Shep
After a short climb through the meadows, you will see the Khumbu Glacier. The trail becomes windy and rocky and provides the view of the Everest, Mahalangur, Nuptse, Khumbutse and other peaks. After a few hours of trek, we will reach Gorak Shep. After lunch in Gorak Shep, trekkers will continue to trek towards the Everest Base Camp: the highest base camp in the in the world. Although, there is not a huge elevation gain, there are a lot of ups and downs in the trail. After 3 hours trek, you will step in the Everest Base Camp which offers the closer view of the magnificent Mount Everest and Khumbu Glacier and icefall. The Everest Base Camp from where the Everest expedition starts. After some tome in the base camp, we will again return to the Gorak Shep for our stay.
Overnight at Guesthouse in Gorak Shep, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13 – Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m) to Pheriche (4240 m) total around 8 hours trek
Today can be comparatively tough day as you will be struggling against the wind and climb the Kala Patthar. The trek starts by climbing uphill for about 2-3 hours. Once we reach the Kala Patthar, you will be standing on the highest point of the trek. You will be amazed to see the Mount Everest (8848 m) along with the other Khumbu Himalayas. The sunset from the Kala Patthar is more vibrant. After some peace time in the Kala Patthar, we will now descend down to Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep, we will descend to Periche.

Overnight in Periche, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14 – Periche to Namche Bazaar - 8 hours trek
After breakfast, we will walk back to the tree line and rest for a while in Pangboche. Downhill from Pangboche, there comes a short downhill ascend. After two hours climb, we reach the Tengboche. From here trekkers will continue to take a descending rail all the way to Namche.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15 – Namche to Lukla (2840 m) 7 hours trek
After breakfast at Namche Bazaar, trekkers will now head towards the Monjo. Descending down from Monjo to the Dudh Koshi valley, we will pass the Phakding, Ghat and Cheplung. We will climb the final hill of the trek from Chaurikharka to reach Lukla.

Overnight in Lukla, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16 – Lukla to Kathmandu – about 35 minutes flight
We will fly back to Kathmandu after a breakfast. You will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 17 – Departure
This will be your last day in Nepal. With gratitude and honor, we will drop you to the International Airport to catch your flight back to your country.

Inclusions

  • Government Trained License Holder English-speaking guide/leader
  • All domestic and International airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Good standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu/cities with twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All domestic airfares
  • All meals and accommodation on trek including tea and coffee
  • Morning bed-tea on trek
  • A free high-quality Dolma Treks duffel bag/relative trekking map and Tee-shirt
  • Trek staff and full porteragem
  • All camping gears in our camping treks
  • High altitude Sherpa/porters properly insured and equipped
  • National Park fees + Permits

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips
  • Laundry and personal expenses
  • Whatever is not mentioned in the included section

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