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Ootlah offers you 16 days to see the world from the highest point. Amazing adventure to Everest mountain, the trip will start from Kathmandu with a lot of activities & challenges. Book now and let the adventure begin.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
The flight into Nepal is breathtaking with views of endless rows of mountains and lush hills. Once you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport and are done with your immigration formalities, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our representative from Ootlah who will drive you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own.
Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu
After breakfast head on a full-day sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley also known as, the “city of glory.” The valley has various attractions that you can choose from, you can visit:
Day 3: Fly to Lukla trek to Phakding
Catch an early morning exciting flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla witnessing views of mountain giants. Lukla, a picturesque mountaintop Sherpa settlement is the starting point of your trek. From Lukla head towards Phakding is nestled at an elevation of 2,610 meters a small Sherpa settlement hidden in the heart of the Dudh Koshi Valley, descend towards the Dudh Koshi River passing through various settlements of Chheplung, Ghat, Sano, and Thulo Gumela and Chorten and monasteries of Drangdrak Gompa and Pema Choling Gompa with breathtaking views of sacred mountain peaks of Kumbila and sister summit Kusum Kanguru. No one is permitted to climb this sacred mountain, making it one of the few unclimbed summits in the Khumbu area. Once you reach the settlement head towards your tea house and rest later explore the area.
Day 4: Trek to Namche
Today you’ll be heading to Namche Bazar known as the Sherpa capital. After breakfast head to the trail crossing through the hamlet of Zamphute and Tok Tok witnessing rays of morning sun dazzling Thamserku peak. The trail passes the Dudh Koshi, a milky glacial river up to Monjo crossing a number of suspension bridges and the iconic Hillary Suspension Bridge . Arrange your permits for inspection before you approach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance, a UNESCO world heritage site, after your permits are checked head down alongside the Dudh Koshi River to Jorsale. After a brief rest, head towards Namche Bazaar on an uphill trail on a steep path to an amazing high bridge over the Dudhkoshi River gorge, and just before this bridge, the Dudhkoshi is met by its tributary, the Bhote Koshi. As you gain altitude, you’ll catch your first glimpse of Mount Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, from here Namche is a short hike away.
Day 5: Acclimatize at Namche
Today is your acclimatization day at Namche Bazar, as you gain altitude your body must acclimate to the thinner air at greater elevations. The settlement has various vantage points for acclimatization hikes. Head up to any vantage at dawn and dusk to witness the breathtaking view of the Himalayas. The rays of the sun illuminate the snow-covered peaks of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and Lhotse. Later, explore the Sherpa Culture Museum to learn about Sherpa culture, traditions, and customs. In the afternoon explore some of the finest bakeries, cafés, restaurants, and shops around Namche which you’ll not find in most of the trekking trails of the country.
Day 6: Trek Pangboche
Today’s trail between Phortse and Pangboche is not the main trail, so the pathway is narrow and has sheer drops at various portions so take it slow and take caution. Pangboche is a major settlement inhabited all year round consisting of two villages, upper and lower Pangboche. Lodges are widely available in lower Pangboche and have various riverside stone-walled agricultural fields. The oldest monastery in the Khumbu region, the Riwa Gompa is located in upper Pangboche. Most trekkers pass through lower Pangboche on the way up and visit upper Pangboche while returning from Kala Patthar. Once you reach Pangboche head towards your tea house and rest.
Day 7: Trek Dingboche
After an early breakfast following the Imja Khola, the trail climbs towards the village of Shomare and crosses the tree line, from where the terrain changes into arid dry landscapes with patches of conifers, scrub, and isolated pasture lands. From here cross the grazing lands and dotted stone huts passing the settlement of Orsho and Tsuro Wog, from here the trail descends to a point near the confluence of Imja Khola and Khumbu Khola. Finally climbing a low ridge you’ll reach the sprawling hamlet of Dingboche, a cold and windy region with sub-zero night temperatures even in summer.
Day 8: Acclimatize Dingboche
Today is your second day of acclimatization, the settlement has various vantage points ideal for acclimatization excursions. After breakfast hike to the Chukhung valley ascending up the Imja Khola valley to a land riven by glacial moraines amidst towering formidable mountains from the head towards the vantage point of Chukhung Ri, a rocky hill behind the village, and witness views of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho You, Cholatse, Taboche, and Lobuche West, Lobuche East. Later on, explore the settlement.
Day 9: Trek Lobuche
On today’s trail to Lobuche, you’ll find yourselves in the lap of the Himalayas with mountains on all sides capturing your imagination, you’ll pass through Dusa where you’ll see herdsmen’s uninhabited stone huts, from here head towards Dughla and then to Chupki Lhara where you’ll see large heaps of stones with prayer flags a memorial for the mountaineers who perished on a mission to climb Mt. Everest and other peaks around the region. After a brief ascends, you’ll get a view of Chola Lakes' pristine blue waters. From Chupki Lara, the trail descends to the Khumbu glacier moraine walk alongside the three great peaks-Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. A final stretch along a murmuring stream and you’ll reach the settlement of Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep
Today’s trek is long, and tuff so starts early. The first part of the trek takes you past high Himalayan pasture lands and grassy terrains with rocky and scattered boulders, all along you’ll witness views of snowy walls of lofty mountains ahead. The 60 meters/200 feet ascent takes you to the top of the lateral moraine wall of the Changri glacier, to a leveled spot called Thangma Riju from where you’ll witness a spectacular 360-degree panorama view of the Himalayan giants of Taboche, Lobuche, Pumori, and the rest of Mahalangur Himal peaks, along with views upto Tibet and Nuptse on the eastern horizon. The trail from here crosses the moraine of the Changri glacier and later joins the Khumbu glacier from the west, you’ll have to traverse on the steep stony slopes to reach Gorak Shep so take extra caution. As you reach Gorak Shep you’ll catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar. From Gorak Shep leave your heavy backpack and move towards Everest Base Camp walking alongside the banks of shallow blue waters of Gorak Shep lake, with views of the Changtse peak, and the Lho La peak in close proximity. Cross through glaciers, icefalls, frozen pools of meltwater, exposed icy walls, and large boulders towards the Everest Base Camp. After exploring the base camp descend back to Gorak Shep for the night.
Day 11: Trek Kala Patthar and return trek to Pheriche.
Today you’ll be heading towards the famous vantage point of Kala Patthar, often flocked by trekkers passing this trail. Start early after a light breakfast passing through the wide sandy bed of a dried lake traversing through a steep zigzags trail and ascending up a steep trail to witness views of Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse. As you climb higher, you’ll witness a grand view of the Khumbu glacier and Nuptse massif, a final stretch to the summit of Kala Patthar will provide you with views of endless rows of the high mountains including Mt. Everest. After spending a brief time at the summit retrace your steps back to Gorak Shep, Lobuche, and from Dughla head on a different trail towards Pheriche along Khumbu Khola. Once you reach Pheriche head towards your tea house and rest.
Day 12: Trek back to Tengboche
From Pheriche, the trail descends to Tsuro Wog after crossing a bridge across the Khumbu Khola. From Tsuro Wog you’ll again start descending passing various settlements of Orsho, Shomare, and upper Pangboche, and finally to Tengboche. Tengboche village is home to the world-famous Tengboche monastery, the Everest region’s largest monastery with views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku one the backdrop. Explore the area after you check-in at your tea house.
Day 13: Trek back to Namche Bazzar
From Tengboche, move towards Phunki Tenga and descend to Sanasa and Kyangjuma, and then finally to Namche Bazar. Along the trail, you’ll pass across subtropical wet hill forest of rhododendron, the mixture of conifers, oaks with orchid and moss-draped trees, and miles of undergrowth. Once you reach Namche Bazar head towards your accommodation and later explore the area, there are various restaurants and pubs around the area.
Day 14: Trek back Lukla
Today start walking to Namche Bazaar on a downhill hike along the Dudh Koshi River route before arriving at Lukla, cross multiple suspension bridges, and pass through various ancient monasteries and settlements. Once you arrive at Lukla, rest later and celebrate your last day in the mountains.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu
After early morning breakfast, head towards the Lukla Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. The picturesque flight from Lukla to Kathmandu seems like a delight, once you arrive at Kathmandu you’ll be driven to your accommodation. The valley has various tourist attractions, head out on a guided tour or explore the city on your own. Later in the evening join in for a special dinner program to mark the end of your adventure with your guide and our representatives.
Day 16: Departure
Today you’ll be returning back to your country. Ootlah representative will drop you at the airport three hours before your flight departs. If you prefer to stay longer, you can consult us for short tours such as game drives at National parks, rafting, mountain biking, Tibet, India, or Bhutan tours, etc.
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