Everest Base Camp Trek
After flying in to Lukla, you will start trek to Phakding and enter into the home of Sherpa community perched in the nook and corner of the valleys known as Khumbu. After Phakding the trail gradually climb to Jorsale where you will stop for a while at the Park Office and take the steep but gradual walk to Namche Bazar. You spend two nights in Namche bazaar. While at Namche Bazar visit the villages at Thame (3811m) and Khumjung. Thame village was the original home of the famous climber Tenging Norgey who reached the summit of Mt. Everest for the first time in human history with Sir Edmund Hillary. The extra days at 3400 meter allows you to acclimitize in the increasingly thin air as you go up higher. After Namche Bazar the trail drops down to Dudh Koshi River; cross the small hamlet of Punki Thanka and climb another steep trail that gradually takes you to the famous monastery at Thayngboche. Thyangboche monastery is famous for Mani Rimdu festival that usually happens in October. On this festive day the monks perform special dance and the head lama does the prayer. Many trekkers gather on this day to watch the festival. The trail from Thyangboche gently drops down to Dudh Kosi river and follows it. You will reach the summer settlement of Dingboche. Next day walk down the valley of Chukung; It is a short walk. Exploring around the area. There are several high viewpoints to see the panoramic view of the region including the icefall at Amphulapcha. Very close by is the base camp of Island peak; it is one of the most popular trekking peak. Another two days at 4300 meter around Dingboche also provides sufficient time to acclimitize your body. Lobouje is your second last last stop on the way to Kalapattar and base camp of Mt. Everest. Depending upon weather and logistical condition you may stop at Gorakshep for an overnight or you may go straight to climb Kalapattar to see the close up stunning view of Mt.Everest. If you are energetic and have time you may visit the base camp of Mt. Everest.