Day 1- Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal - Information meeting
As soon as you arrive at KTM air port, our air port representative will pick you up at the hotel. The afternoon offers the opportunity to relax at the hotel and the leader of your group will make the full briefing of the trip. Also, resolve any equipment requirement and have the opportunity to let us know your hopes and expectations for the trip.
Day 2- Cultural tour and classification team.
The main activity of the day is a sightseeing tour with a guide. This is an opportunity to see the Kathmandu valley in a close and personal way. Tourist attractions include the following world heritage sites: the stupa of Boudhanath (Buddhist temple), the temple of Pashupatinath and the temple of the monkeys. You will also have the opportunity to visit the shops of downtown Kathmandu, Thamel, before dining at one of the many restaurants in Kathmandu. Final preparation of equipment for trekking and climbing.
Day 3: Flight to Lukla, hike to Phakding (2 hours)
After an early start, the flight to Lukla is very spectacular. We fly east over the terrai of Nepal and the intermediate hills along and towards the Himalayas to land between the mountains. This part of the Solu Khumbu region is mainly occupied by Rai and Tamang families who grow corn, fruits and vegetables on terraces cut and built on the walls of the valley, and graze goats in the mountain pastures. We are already out of our daily experience and it is only the first day on the track! After a brief refreshment in this busy city, we head north along the Dudh Kosi valley, slowly descending to the river on Ghat and then to our first night in a hostel.
Day 4- Trek to Namche (6 hours)
We will take these early days quite easily, giving our bodies the chance to acclimatize as we enjoy this greener part of the Nepalese countryside. The Everest region is dominated by Buddhists, so many walls and flags of prayer mark the villages and sacred places. Typically, members of many families enter a gompa (Buddhist monastery) during some period of their lives. Around Ghat and Phakding, the Sherpas grow potatoes and other vegetables and keep buffaloes and dzopko (a yak hybrid) for milk and cargo. At Jorsale, we enter the Sargarmatha National Park, surrounded by steep walls and high ranges in every way. The gate of the national park is the only easy entrance to the valley, and here we will see the Park Rangers before continuing through the valley to the Bhote Kosi crossing ("border river") that comes south from the border regions and the valley . Dudh Kosi ("river of milk") runs westward, from Everest and slowly advances through the pine forest to the capital of Sherpa, called Namche bazaar.
Day 5 - Rest day / acclimatization in Namche.
We will spend a couple of nights in Namche Bazaar, soaking up the views of this Sherpa city and allowing our body to adjust to the oxygen decrease of three thousand five hundred meters. You may want to visit the Sherpa Museum, the National Park Visitor Center or the headquarters of the Sargarmatha Pollution Control Committee, or the Tibetan markets and the Sherpa shops scattered around Namche. Namche is also our last chance to catch up on email and change your travelers checks when you decide you really need one of those beautiful soft Tibetan rugs.
Day 6- Hike to Pangboche through the Thangboche monastery (5 hours)
From Namche, the worn Everest trail runs through the valley above the Dudh Kosi. Now we have our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing through several villages and passing through numerous teashops, we cross the Dudh Koshi River (Milk River) and make a steep climb to Thangboche, home to an impressive reconstructed monastery. You can have an unforgettable view seen in the Thangbouche monastery.
Day 7- Trek to Dingboche (4 hours)
An easy day to walk along the Dudh Koshi as we made our way through the valley with views of Pumori for the first time. We camped for the first time in tents next to the town, a good opportunity to catch up with some readings and let our bodies acclimate.
Day 8 - Rest day in Dingboche with walk to Dingboche Ri 5000m (2 hours side trip)
From Dingboche Ri we can see Mount Makalu to the east, which at 8,481 m is the fifth highest peak in the world. Here we can rest more to adjust to the environment of the Himalayas before climbing to the top.
Day 9- Hike to Chhukung (3 hours)
A few days of hiking through the valley to the east bring us close enough
Day 10 - Go up to Chhukung Ri 5600m and walk to Pokhalde BC (5 hours)
We will take the opportunity to make an acclimatization climb to Chhukung Ri 5,600 m, which offers views of the entire valley, especially the impressive south face of Lhotse, which rises to some 4000 m vertical from the bottom of the valley. Sometimes we see families of kongma (partridge of the Himalayas) and pikes (a bit like short-eared rabbits) in this area. After a new fuel stop, we will head towards the valley for about an hour before crossing the blackberry-covered glacier by a path that winds around lakes and rocks, ice walls and then climb to an isolated grass grass, which It is the base camp for Mount Pokhalde. The breathtaking views of the northern ridge of Ama Dablam dominate the camp.
Day 11 - Cross Kongma The 5600m, walk Lobuche East BC (8 hours)
With a packed lunch and an early start, we walked down the Kongma La and descended into the Everest-Khumbu valley. A difficult day to walk but with gratifying views and, what is more important, a great view to see the objective of the expedition in Mount Lobuje East. The left line of the Lobuje East sky is the southern ridge, the route that we will follow to the top.
Day 12: return to the point of view of Kala Pattar / Everest BC (8 hours)
We will leave early enough for our ascent of the 'black rock' Kala Pattar (5555 m), and descend to Everest Base Camp from where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa climbed Everest in 1953. Look for the pretty technical peak (Pumori), A high point on its southwest ridge is our ultimate goal, Kala Pattar. Gorak Shep is the highest town in the region (if not the world) at 5050 m, and we are likely to see many other hikers who do not look as good as we will feel after our program of constant acclimatization. A little rest in Gorak Shep will refresh you for the descent through the valley of Khumbu to the base camp of Lobuche. To the east of this small settlement east Lobuche Este rises, the peak that we intend to climb.
Day 13 - Rest day.
The rest day and / or the rest day due to bad weather and other travel delays, the leader of the expedition and his team of Sherpa also use this day to prepare the fixed ropes in the mountain ready for our ascent, to guarantee our security and rapid ascent.
Day 14: Climb to Camp Alto in Lobuche East (4 hours)
We will have a relatively easy day to climb to High Camp at 5600 m, where we will install tents and prepare ropes, crampons and ice axes to start early in the morning towards the top. The view of Everest and Nupste from here is amazing, an impressive but cold place: we are now really up in the Himalayas with the summit of Lobuche East 6,119 m with Mount Everest behind
Day 15 - Lobuche Summit This 6119 m back to the base camp (10 hours)
We head south from Ridge, which is a technically direct and objectively safe route, no ice cliffs or rocks to fall on us. With our experienced Sherpas team, secure the ropes to the top to ensure the safety of the equipment. The use of crampons, ice axes, lifts (as taught in the training weekend) and rappel will be necessary to reach this peak of the Himalayas.
Day 16 - Walk to Pangboche (6 hours)
It's time to go back home and head towards the valley. There is a magical part of the way we will pass today, where mojones and monuments have been erected in memory of climbers who have not returned because of their attempts on Everest. The small cairns mimic the imposing mountains behind and form one of the most atmospheric places in the Himalayas. It is nice to take the time to let it soak before continuing to Pheriche. We can spend our night in Pangbouche.
Day 17 - Walk to Namche (6 hours)
Do yak grasslands and isolated rhododendron forests line the road to the most famous monastery in Nepal? Thangboche The settlement is located right on top of a ridge (not too practical for water supply) with views both from the valley to Everest and towards Namche. By all means, stop and look around the monastery where the beautiful painting or the graces are rich and beautiful, and tell stories of Buddhist legends. The descent from here is through a thick forest on good trails (which sometimes divide and converge as a braided stream) to Phunki Tenga, across the river and gently uphill on pine-lined tracks towards Namche.
Day 18- Walk to Lukla (8 hours)
Our last day of trekking descends by good tracks to the suspension bridge that you will remember by the driveway and back to Lukla.
Day 19 - Flight to Kathmandu.
We will head to an early flight to leave Lukla and return to kathmandu
Day - Departure
Its time to say good bye to you and wait for your next destination.