“following foot-steps of early pioneers, mountaineers from classic Jiri trail to Everest base camp”
Overview and Introduction:
Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking, a journey with an adventure that leads you on original route to world highest base camp right beneath towering Mt. Everest within high giant mountains of Khumbu, that straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet / China. Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking enjoyable and fascinating walks of nearly three-week durations where the adventure leads you from mid hills dotted with tremendous farm villages and neatly terraced fields to reach with verdant valley with glorious mountain views to reach Everest base camp around high and scenic Khumbu valley.
Travelers with great interest and seeking for none touristic route to Everest, where this trek will be a perfect choice as walk leads on local village trails with least number of foreign trekkers seldom encountered on the walks till the road meets at Phakding, Namche and Lukla where you will be in the busy route to Everest Base Camp, after being around southern areas of Everest at Solu district. Starting Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking taking an exciting and interesting overland drive to reach eastern areas of Nepal towards Dolkha and Solu region where the town of Jiri located, often known as Switzerland of Nepal due to its scenic views of high green hills and valley within the backdrop of mighty snow-capped peaks of Jugal and Gaurishankar Himal.
A nice town to start our marvelous walks heading high hills and long descend crossing few high passes to reach above Lamjura-la pass at above 3,530 m high within beautiful alpine woodland of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-firs and pine trees, where walk enters into Solu areas within Sherpa country with other mix tribes of hill people interwoven with Buddhism and minor Hindu communities. Enjoying wonderful time within tranquil surrounding exploring lovely farm villages with few ups and down and then finally heading further high to reach at Khumbu region on the road to Everest base camp walking past famous Namche Bazaar and beautiful Thyangboche Monastery with a tremendous panorama of high peaks including views of Everest and magnificent Amadablam.
Slowly walk enters the windswept country within barren and arid landscapes of high mountains to reach at our final highlight destination right beneath Mt. Everest base camp with close views of massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers. Feeling high and in great spirits walk leads back towards Namche Bazaar with one more adventure climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, the highest spot of the journey facing sweeping panorama of mighty surrounding peaks with Everest and Pumori at close distance.
After a great experience within world highest mountains and scenic valley head back with long descend to reach Lukla town where short panoramic flight in a small aircraft brings you back at Kathmandu enjoying the wonderful adventure of a lifetime on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Short Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Drive to Jiri 1,900 m – 06 hrs journey.
Day 02: Trek to Shivalaya 1,770 m -05 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Sete 2,575 m -0 6 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Bupsa Danda approx. 2,250 m 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m – 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Phakding 2,657 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: In Namche for rest to support acclimatization with short hike and excursion.
Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 15: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and walk back to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 17: Morning climb on top Kalapathar 5,545 m walk to Pangboche 3,900 m- 06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon at leisure.
Above Itinerary includes the following services:
01: All Arrival and Departure Transportation from the airport to the hotel and with our staff to
receive you upon arrival and at departure.
02: Twin sharing accommodation at tourist or 3-4-5 stars standard hotels in
Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis (Unless booked for Single Room Supplement)
04: Domestic Airfare from Lukla to Kathmandu.
05: Applicable Trekking permits with National Park entrance fees.
06: Full board trekking on Lodge basis with twin sharing accommodation, meals (breakfast-
lunch and dinner)
07: an Overland journey on the private vehicle (as per group size) to Jiri or further.
08: Basic First Aid and Medical Kits.
Our Package cost excludes:
01: International Airfare-Nepal Entry Visa.
02: Personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
03: Expenses of Personal Nature-Gratitude and Meals in Kathmandu as per the program.
04: Personal Trekking gear and equipment, down or duvet jackets, sleeping bags, can hire in
Kathmandu at a reasonable cost if it's too much to carry from home.
05: Emergency Evacuation if necessary and personal medical kit.
All months of the year except monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May lively and colourful with rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) and other wild-flower in full bloom, most days are clear with late afternoon cloudy with cooler morning and night time. October to December another best months to trek when most of the days are clear for views but with short sun-lights and much cold and freezing temperatures in the morning and night including shades away from sunlight, with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter times.
Accommodation on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking:
Accommodation and foods on route trekking, in the beginning on simple and basic lodge with meals, served according to a menu provided by the lodge owners, for a bigger group where set meals will be served to save time and fuel energy. All rooms are simple but clean as well with hygienic quality foods served on lodges along the routes of trekking. Most of the lodge with rooms on twin sharing basis unless booked for single supplement at extra cost.
Single room in the high season above Khumbu area will not be possible sometimes, but we will try our best to accommodate you in single rooms (if required) were available. Please note that much of the lodge in high areas will have common bathrooms and restrooms due to the cold climate and rough terrain where plumbing systems can be difficult to flush due to frozen temperatures.
All rooms will be neat with warm and cosy dining rooms to accommodate most of the guest of the lodge at one time.
Above Lukla and onwards till Lobuche where one upgrades the standard of the lodge to luxury lodges where available on route trekking, where Lukla-Phakding-Monjo-Namche Bazaar-Thyangboche till Dingboche and Lobuche where standard to luxury comfort lodges available for people with interest to add extra luxury on the treks.
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Thanks Buna and founder Rudra, your trekking arrangements was so professionals, me and my teams all 14 people were really happy from your staff and with BUNA services. Your entire team are really nice, trekking trip and during our stay in Kathmandu hotel and Kathmandu city tour, every moments of our stay been amazingly beautiful. Our welcome dinner was so great Rudra present yourself with your outfit was great time with enjoyable and delightful moments . I believe that you deliver same kind of excellent service with warm hospitality to every clients that joins with Buna Treks .
Our team are really happy and thank you so……. much will be back again with your company near 2017 October to join in for Dolpo trek.
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