Everest View Treking
Everest Base Camp trek, a classic trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalaya. It is mainly the common two weeks trek starting and ending at Lukla, the airport lies justifiably to the south of Everest National Park. It has been a popular destination since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in 1953 for the voyagers. Everest Base Camp trek, regarded as the best known trek, begins at the upper Phakding and it follows the Dudh Kosi valley that climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazzar, junction for every trekker to the Everest. Beside this part of the trail, villages are intermingled with magnificent rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs forests. We trek through the traverse path from Namche bazzar where we have seen our magnificient view of Everest then lead towards Thyangboche monastery which is a two our climb. The monastery meets at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. It is one of the most important religious centers of Sherpa culture in Khumbu region with 35 monks living there.
The monastery lies on the top ridge with commanding views of the Everest landscape. An attractive outlook from this spot is seen as the best advantage in the morning with its mesmerizing and stuning view of Everest. Thereafter we move down to the lmja khola and continuously go on to the Pangboche and Pheriche villages before finally reach at Khumbu glaciers. We then follow to the glaciers earliest to Lobuche, a vantage point for some extravagant scene of Ama Dablam, Tawache and other peaks and then hike to Gorak shep for a breather.
Trip Duration: 18 Days
Trip grade: Easy to Moderate
Maximum altitude: 5300m.
Transportation: Private Car or Van or Bus
The major attraction of this Everest View Trek is Tengboche. Tengboche, which lies on the main route to the base camp of Mt. Everest, offers a clear view of the highest mountain of the world. Everest view trek is start from Lukla, there is numerous daily flights into and out of Lukla, weather permitting. The flight from Kathmandu, which takes around thirty-five minutes, passes over the fertile middle hills, with their scattered villages and terraced fields, with an amazing view of the high Himalaya as a backdrop.
It is Different because, During in this trekking easily you can observe the view of world highest mountains Mt Everest, Mt Lotshe, Mt Amadablam, tauche, Thamserku Kongde and other small mountains. On the other hand you will observe the Sherpa people and their cultural and different kind of flora and fauna. During the Everest view trekking walking through the rhododendron forest and other green forest easily you can see Himalayan Thar, Musk dear, Pheasant and other animals.
Best season for Everest View Trekking is in Spring (September to December),in Autumn ( March to May). This Everest view trekking one of the short and nice treks for these seasons.
Day 03: Fly KTM to Lukla (2843m.)
Trek to Fakding Riverside (Your trek days begin early as you had to catch Kathmandu- Lukla flight. This flight, in itself, is a lifetime experience. Flying parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibet.In about 40 minutes, the aircraft makes a somewhat tense landing on a sloping runway in the middle of the The trek begins by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River through the main trail to Namche Bazaar. You make a easy walk and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m), it is a short walk to Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namchebazar (3444m.)
The trail from Phakding, frist crosses the river and head up valley and keeps close to the river valley. It is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhodedendron forest which very spectacular in the spring months when the flowers are in bloom. The glimpses of the snow peaks Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m) is exciting at Benkar where you cross the Dudh Koshi. Your arrive to Monjo by lunch time. It is the last village before the trail enters the Sagarmatha National You continue Dudh Koshi valley north up to Jorsale, where the trail officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park. This entrance station collects National Park fees and checks trekking permits. You are now halfway to the Namche Bazar. Jorsalle is the last village before Namche Bazar. Back on the eastern bank, the trail goes through a wooded stony terrain before ascending steeply, up a series of steps, to high bridge over the Dudh Koshi. Just before the bridge, the Dudh Koshi is met by its tributary flowing frojm the west, the Bhote Koshi. The trail begins the final steep uphill climb to Namche Bazaar which is tough, exhausting stretch and could well take more than two hours. Namche Bazaar is the adminstrative headquator of Sagarmatha National Park with, internet, shops, enough lodges facilities catering to tourists. O/N at Lodge.
This day you will take a rest at Namche for acclimatization. However, you will spend the day with a short trek to Khumjung Monastery. In the evening, back to Namche and O/N stay at the same Lodge.
Leaving the large Sherpa settlement of Khumjung, the trail continues east, descending through a forest of rhododendron and birch trees into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka. The trail then ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche. Tengboche, spiritual center of the Khumbu, is the home to the famous Tengboche Monastery. The structure was built in 1923. After it was destroyed by fire in 1989, it was rebuilt with the help of volunteers and the provision of foreign aid. Thyangboche has a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains, including the well known peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4243m.)
A trek of about 5 hrs brings you from Tengbuche to Pheriche. Following the Imja Khola upstream; your trail leaves Dudh Koshi at Phunki, decends rapidly to the river bank and transverses a deep forest of birch and rhododendron. You will pass by the small village of Devuche where a buddhist nunnery and a healthpost is located. Until you reach the Milinggo village the Lhotse-Nuptse wall appears on and off above the trees.There are long rows of mani walls dividing the path around here. Pangboche is a large village with boasting over a dozen lodges. There are dramatic views of Ama Dablam and the Cholungche khola from upper Pangboche. As you walk ahead from Pangboche you will notice that there are fewer trees now as the slopes turn brown and arid; you are reaching tree treeline.Then the trail passes through Shomare, a small village, Orsho and thenTsureo Wog, a yak pasture where trail branches out leaving trail to Dingboche. Climbing the slope ahead, then descending and crossing the Khumbu Khola you reach Pheriche. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4966m.)
You trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, leaving behind the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche. The Aid Post is supported by The Himalayan Rescue Association and western volunter doctor offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Trail continues up the valley gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche. Overnight at Lodge
Day 09:Trek to Gorak sep (5151m.)
Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep is about 3.7km and usually takes 3hrs. First, the trail crosses a stream emerged from Lobuche glacier then curves tound and slopes up then follows the left bank of Khumbu glacier. The glacier can hardly be seen seen but PUmori emerges above the mound on the left as you traverse a wide shelf. Soon the entire snow wall marking the Tibet border, with Pumori, Lingtren and Khumbutse, appears ahead. A little climb next brings you to Thangma Riju which is about 1.5km from Lobuche. While crossing Changri glacier moraine, the spectacular snow range of Puori-Lingtren-Khumbutse and Nuptse mouuntain keeps trekkers inspired as they negotiate the difficult moraine. Below to the right, icy surface of Khumbu Glacier, punctuated by small lakes, is covered with debris. The trail emerges from Changri Glacier then rises steeply up a stony slope, at the top of which first glimpse of Kala Pattar is catched. As the trail slopes down the ridge you reach lodges of Gorak Shep on the rim of dried-up lake. The lodges here are often packed during the peak seasons. O/N stay at lodge.
Back to Grak ShepFinally, you face to face the Everest. It is the climex of your trek. Without hurry you take break-fast then move for Kalapathar. When the sun is lighting up all the peaks in some way up in the sky, the mountain panorama from Kala Patthar is tremendous. Most of the famous photographs of Everest were taken from atop this "bump" on the landscape. In the afternoon, you retrace the trail to Gorakshep. O/N stay at Lodge.
You cannnot even see Everest from EBC, indeed you see few high peaks because this bleak glacial empanse is hemmed in by steep snowy walls.The hasardous route that Everest climbers take through the Khumbu Icefall can, however, be best appreciated from here. During the climbing season, you can also get a flavour of life in the Base Camp as scores of mountaineers prepare for their asault on Everest.
Day 12: Trek to Dingbuche.
While coming back from Everest Base Camp, you take the right trail that branches right just few minutes from Dughla to come to Dingboche. Dingboche is more scenic and has better mountain views. Climbing the ridge on the north behind the village, you will better appreciate Ama Dablam, Lhotse and the numerous other peaks. The mountain views are amazing because t is only from here that you can see three of the world's six highest peaks – Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.
Day 13: Trek to Tengbuche.
The trail from Dinbuche to Tengbuche is about 8.5km.The scenic beauty of Tenbuche is fabulous. The monastery looks spectacle with jagged snow wall of Kwangde as backdrop.Besides the Lhotse Nuptse ridges on the north east with Everst just visible,the mountain panorama includes the entire gamut of lower and middle Khumbu peaks-Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam and Taboche. Tengboche is best visited during the Mani Rimdu Festival.
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazar.
Trekking from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar takes about 4 hours. At the begening, the trail descends steeply and slightly towards Phunki Tenga where you cross Dudh Koshi. The glimpse of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru gives you the panaromic views. On the way you pass several Sherpa villages and numerous teashops. Overnight stay at lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla.
This is the last day of your trek and you will trek about six hours. You will retrace the trail, trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River where you have to cross it thrice. While approaching Lukla you have to complete a last uphill climb of about an hour. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 17: Free day in KTM
To Everest Base Camp at December 2014
After the route of Langtang, we went to Everest with five German friends. We enjoy a lot with the beautiful view of Everest in very close and the society of Sherpas in Namche Bazzar. It was quite expensive, but also we completed our trip without any difficulties and any problems. Our trip was very enjoyable and ended with lot of happiness and great success.