Trek dates : 16, 23 March | 8, 15, 22 April 2019
Day 01 : Fly along the eastern Himalayas to Lukla (2,800m). A short easy trek (4 hours) to phakding is brilliant with Himalayan view and alpine settlements of Sherpa.
Day 02 : The trail follows the 'Bhote Kosi' river up north crossing over suspension bridges to the base of Namche Bazaar. The trail then climbs for about 3 hrs. We get the first view of Mt. Everest on the way. We formally enter into Everest National Park on the day. (5-6 hours).
Day 03: Rest for acclimatization. A sort, easy walk could be planned for better acclimatization. Khumjung above Namche is beautiful Sherpa village with Sir Edmund Hillary school. The syangboche ridge on the way is overlooking at the Himalayan Peaksincluding Everest, Amadablam and Thamsherku.
Day 04: Tengboche. (6 hrs) The trail to Tengboche follows contour from Namche and then descends to the Dudh Koshi River before climbing again to Tengboche Monastery (3,870m).
Day 05: Tengboche offers magnificent view of Everest and Amadablam. From here we return back to Khumjung village. Visit Khumjung monastery and Sir Edmund Hillary school. The khumjung monastery possess unusal scalp claimed as 'Yeti Skull'.
Day 06: Trek down to the valley and back to Phakding.
Day 07: Trek back to Lukla and prepare for flight next day (4 hrs).
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu
Water : You can buy bottled drinking water thorughout the trek. Hot water for drinking will cost as much as tea. If you are planning to filter or purify our own water, carry two water bottles. Most purifier takes time to disolve and work.
Personal expenses : You will need about USD 150 - 200 for the personal expenses during the trek. Even though USD could be easily changed throughout the trek, Nepalese Rupees would be much easier. You will need this amount for bottled water, drinks, beverages, chocolates and toiletries. The amount will also cover standard tipping for guide and poter.
Insurance : Insurance of guide and porter are covered by the compnay. However clients have to have their insurance. Sprained ankle, altitude sickness, food poisoning, respiratory infections will make it difficult to trek back for days. Helocopter is the only way to get trekkers out of the mountain which might be very costly. So it is better to have right insurance covering helicopter evacuation from the altitiude of 3,800 m.
Tips : Please note, service charges in hotel and restaurants are already included and paid. Tipping guide and porter is the way of appreciating the job they did. The standard tipping is USD 10 / day for guide and USD 6 / day for porter. The amount is not per person but is shared by the group.
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