Everest Base Camp

Nepal is somehow reminiscent of Einstein’s theory of relativity – everyone has heard of it, someone was intensely interested and read, but few know for sure what it is. In fact, everyone can satisfy their curiosity and find out what kind of bird it is – Nepal. Nepal is a state in South Asia, which is relatively open to tourists. There are 6 different climatic zones in this country and 8 out of 14 eight-thousand-meter peaks of the world are concentrated. Trekking to Everest (8848 meters) is an excellent opportunity not only to see the world-famous mountains and eternal ice, but also the Buddhist monastery Tyangboche. At dawn, while climbing to the summit of Kala Patar with a height of 5545 meters, the eyes open to breathtaking views of the Khumbu glacier and Everest. It is also possible to admire the summit of Nuptse with a height of 7879 meters and Lhotse with a height of 8501 meters. In addition, you will visit the Kathmandu valley, where you will see the Budanath stupa, the Kopan monastery, the Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath temple complex. This unusual campaign is of interest primarily for brave men who are not afraid of great heights and lovers of wildlife. One of the prerequisites for participating in trekking to Everest Base Camp is your fairly good physical shape.

Route plan:

After we got to the capital of Nepal, we go to the hotel. A short rest will restore our strength after the flight and we will walk lightly around Durbar Square, which is a complex of various historical structures, especially religious temples and palaces. On the outskirts of Kathmandu, we will explore Swayambhunath, whose middle name is Monkey Temple. So he was called not by chance, because in the grove of the temple there are many wild monkeys, which are often fed by pilgrims. In the center of this complex is the oldest Buddhist stupa. In order to climb it, it will be necessary to overcome 365 steps – exactly as many days in a year. A little later we will see one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world – the Kastamandap temple. Historians believe that the name of this temple gave the name of the capital of Nepal – Kathmandu. Then we go to the Kumari Palace and the temple of the living Goddess Kumari. Dinner will be in the restaurant, where we taste the dishes of traditional Nepalese cuisine. Overnight at the hotel.

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding – Mondjo

We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Our short flight to the airfield itself will be quite interesting. After we explore the sights, trekking to Everest will begin. Our first conquered peak will be Phakding height of 2800 meters. The four-hour road will pass at the beginning along a narrow strip of forest, then turn sharply later and descend to the river. Passing Kusum Kangru mountain with a height of 6367 meters and skirting the range of Gath with a height of 2550 meters, the road will smoothly lead us to the peak of Phaking (2827 m). Next, we continue north. We will go through the valley of the river Dud Kosi, villages, fields and waterfalls, and further the road will lead us into the mysterious forest that is full of rhododendrons and blooming magnolias. By the way, the huge rhododendron tree is one of the symbols of Nepal. Perhaps we are lucky enough to see a deer-like musk musk-deer on a cliff above the river. We pass through the valley near the peak Thamsserku. We spend the night in the loggia of the village of Monjo.

Everest Base Camp

The village of Monjo is in contact with the territory of the Sagarmatha National Park. We pass the village and find ourselves in the place of the confluence of two rivers. We climb the steep ridge and enjoy the view of Everest. We descend and move to the local district center Namche Bazar at an altitude of 3440 meters. Walk, look at the Buddhist temples. We go to the observation platform, which offers a beautiful view of the gorge of the river Bote Kosi. We spend the night in the loggia.

In order to recklessly not become hostage to mountain sickness, we go through acclimatization. Today we are not in a hurry, strolling along the streets of Namche Bazar and making the necessary purchases. Here you can buy not only unusual souvenirs, but also the missing equipment. If the mood and the weather allow, we make a small sortie to the monastery to the village of Khumjung with a height of 3780 meters. This monastery is known for keeping the scalp of the real Yetti – Bigfoot. We spend the night as usual in the loggia.

Everest Base Camp

After breakfast we will go on the road. We are waiting for the rise to the monastery Tyangboche. Passing one of the many Tibetan monasteries, the road goes through the forest past the sacred mountain Khumbila 5761 meters high and descends to Khumjung 3790 meters high. In this Tibetan gompa there is a school of mountaineering, which was founded by the first man who conquered Everest – Edmund Hillary. We pass by villages and Tibetan gompas and after 6 hours from the beginning of the journey we find ourselves at Tyangboche at an altitude of 3876 meters. We have a unique opportunity to visit the puja service in the monastery. Overnight in the loggia.

At the beginning of our journey, we will again see the majestic rhododendrons and head towards the village of Pangboche, which houses the ancient monastery of Khumbu. Gradually, the vegetation will become smaller. A panorama of dry stony meadows will open to our eyes. After 6 hours we will reach the warm and cozy settlement Dingboche at an altitude of 4360 meters. It offers a beautiful view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and the 6,000-meter Island Peak, relatively accessible for lifting, with a height of 6189m. We will spend the night in the loggia.

After a delicious breakfast, we will go north again. We will pass through the Khumbu Kola valley. Three hours of travel will take place on one of the world’s highest mountain ranges. We will stop at the Dougla crossing at an altitude of 4,600 meters. Here we will once again be acclimatized, because trekking to Everest Base Camp leads us even higher! Not far from the transition there is a very beautiful mountain lake, which you can visit if you wish. We spend the night in the loggia.

Acclimatized continue the path. We go past the valley Phalung Karpo (4340 m). It offers a panorama of the peaks of Tavagi, Cholatse, Amadablam, Kantega. Passing the valley, the road goes up steeply. Here you can see the borders of the Khumbu Glacier, which descends from Everest. We reach in Lobudzhe and find ourselves at an altitude of 4930 meters. We will spend the night in a mountain shelter.

Gorakshep – Kala Pattar – Everest Base Camp – Lobuche

Early in the morning we go to the peak of Gorakshep 5140 meters in height. Next we climb to the top of Kala Pattar (5545m). From there we have an unrivaled view of Everest and the nearby mountains Ama Dablam, Kantega, Pumori, Nuptse and Cholatze. We continue the path, heading towards the Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier. To go hard enough because of the rarefied air. But the game is worth the candle, and when we find ourselves near the language of the huge Khumbu glacier, there is no limit to our joy. This place is a Mecca for climbers around the world and in the spring here you can see dozens of colorful tents. After visiting the Everest base camp and a rather difficult day, we return to Overnight in Lobuche.

After breakfast we go to the habitat of the yaks – severe Ferice (4240m). If we are lucky, through the fog we will see the legendary mountain Ama Dablam.

Today we briefly descend into the rhododendron forest. After snow-white glaciers and gray stones, green trees will be a real treat for the soul. We will again see the Thyangboche Monastery, after which we will greatly drop the height. A little later we will find ourselves in an already familiar place – the Namche Bazar regional center, where we spend the night.

We continue our way. Today, slowly but surely, with familiar roads, we are going to Lukla. Enjoying the scenery. Overnight in the loggia.

Early in the morning we return to the capital of Nepal. In the afternoon we walk, rest and stock up with all sorts of souvenirs. We spend the night in the hotel.

Bodnath – Pashupatinath – Swayambhunath

In the morning we have a full breakfast and take the bus. Today we will be surprised again by local attractions. We will visit one of the most famous Hindu temples – Pashupatinath. According to ancient tenements, the god Shiva himself once lived here, being in the form of a deer. For Hindus, it is considered honorable to die here, so that the ashes after cremation will be dumped into the Bagmati River – a tributary of the holy Ganges River. In the temple we can see the cremation procedure. After that, we will be taken to the Bodnath stupa. The all-seeing eyes of the Buddha look out of it at all 4 directions of the world. The spire of a stupa consists of 13 steps – as the number of steps to Nirvana. We will be able to bypass the stupa according to Buddhist customs and visit the service of the monks in the Tibetan temple. At the end of the tour we will go to the monkey temple Swayambhunath and admire the Buddhist stupa. Climbing up on it, we will see the beautiful city of Kathmandu and the snowy peaks of the Himalayas.

Kathmandu – Departure home.

We take a last look at Kathmandu, buy souvenirs. Some, returning from Kathmandu, talk about tourist shops and dilapidated temples, others about breathtaking sunrises over the highest mountains in the world, others about Tibetan lamas and mysterious energy vibrations. With a bunch of new experiences in the evening we go to the airport. We sit on the plane and fly home with a transfer in the city of Sharjah (UAE).

The cost of the trip includes:

  • Services of the English-speaking guide of the instructor-conductor
  • Nepali guide services
  • Permites
  • TIMS
  • Group medical first-aid kit (at the conductor)
  • Accommodation in the lodges on the track
  • Consultations on the route
  • Airline ticketing advice

The cost of the trip does not include:

  • Flight to Kathmandu and back (from $ 630 and above)
  • Flight Kathmandu – Lukla and back ($ 350)
  • Nepalese visa 30 $ (15 days)
  • Meals – $ 15-30 per day (depends on appetite)
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Accommodation in hostels before and after the track in Kathmandu (3 nights)
  • Excursions in Kathmandu, taxi in Kathmandu (optional, up to $ 50), transfer to / from the airport
  • Rental of personal equipment (backpack, sleeping bag)
  • Porter services ($ 15-30 per day – optional)
  • All expenses not specified in the program: souvenirs, force majeure, evacuation, etc.

Estimated tour price: 650 USD tour + 500 USD extra. expenses + all flights

useful information

Tour conditions

This is a classic tracking. We carry only the most necessary things and a sleeping bag in our backpacks, spend the night in mountain shelters – lodges (2-5 local numbers), we also eat there, order food, prepare and serve it. In the lodges you can charge the phones, the camera, there is a shower, not always warm, wifi sometimes.

If you wish, you can hire a porter $ 15-30 per day. Porter is convenient to take for three. Porter can carry up to 25 kg.

The instructor has the right to change the route depending on the weather, the state of the group and other factors.

Payment in cash (dollars) at the beginning of the hike at the airport to the instructor. When you leave the route, the money is not recalculated or returned!

Groups usually from 5 to 15 participants.

A visa to Nepal opens at the airport upon arrival in Kathmandu, do not forget the passport, 10 3 * 4 photos and a pen! Visa for 15 days costs $ 25, for 30 days $ 40, for 90 days $ 100.

Weather conditions in Nepal

Most of the track passes at high altitudes, which means we can expect a significant temperature drop. During the day the temperature will be about +20 degrees, at night it can drop to 0 or even -5. It is necessary to grab a light puhovichek with you or buy it already in Kathmandu. The typical weather for mountain regions is a clear morning and cloudy evening.

Flights to Kathmandu

There are no direct flights to Nepal from the CIS. The easiest way to fly to Nepal with a transfer in Sharjah (UAE) or Dubai (UAE). The most popular airlines we fly to Kathmandu are AirArabia and FlyDubai. Tickets can be bought on the websites of these airlines and air ticket offices. Please note that if you take a ticket on the airline’s website, then you need to buy it using your own card, when you board it, you will be asked to show the card with which you bought the ticket.

Useful tips

If you want to save on food, order Dalbat, this is a rice dish with different sauces. So dalbat is such a dish that you can actually order for three, you can always ask for a free supplement and you will not be denied.

Money is better to take cash dollars. With cards here it is better not to risk it.

In Nepal, very cheap equipment, so if you know what you are going to Nepal, prepare a list of what I would like to buy. True, not always everything is of high quality, but most of the positions on their price are very relevant.

Porter is better to order for three. One porter can carry as much as 25 kg.

Take a minimum of things, then your backpack will weigh no more than 5 kg, and this is not such a weight that it was impossible to convey.

It is better to order food right after arriving at the lodge, if in this lodge we stop for the night until they have cooked, and an hour and a half will pass. In the morning, order in the evening. In order to avoid confusion, it is better to order each on a separate sheet. When paying for food in the morning, tell me what the boss will pay for the lodges.

Unnecessary things can always be left in the hotel before the track, so do not be afraid to take something extra or buy souvenirs in advance.

Nepal is somehow reminiscent of Einstein’s theory of relativity – everyone has heard of it, someone was intensely interested and read, but few know for sure what it is. In fact, everyone can satisfy their curiosity and find out what kind of bird it is – Nepal. Nepal is a state in South Asia, which is relatively open to tourists. There are 6 different climatic zones in this country and 8 out of 14 eight-thousand-meter peaks of the world are concentrated. Trekking to Everest (8848 meters) is an excellent opportunity not only to see the world-famous mountains and eternal ice, but also the Buddhist monastery Tyangboche. At dawn, while climbing to the summit of Kala Patar with a height of 5545 meters, the eyes open to breathtaking views of the Khumbu glacier and Everest. It is also possible to admire the summit of Nuptse with a height of 7879 meters and Lhotse with a height of 8501 meters. In addition, you will visit the Kathmandu valley, where you will see the Budanath stupa, the Kopan monastery, the Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath temple complex. This unusual campaign is of interest primarily for brave men who are not afraid of great heights and lovers of wildlife. One of the prerequisites for participating in trekking to Everest Base Camp is your fairly good physical shape.

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