The Himalayas of Nepal hosts sanction to some of the tallest peaks of the world, including the tallest mountain, Mount Everest. These majestic mountains offers many adventurous attractions to anyone who wishes to experience the snow capped mountains. Even if you are not into mountain climbing, you can get up close and personal to these peaks from a trekking expedition. There are many amazing trekking packages which are highly travel intensive, and is focused towards a safe, yet exhilarating trek taking you as close to those mountains as possible, without having to do any climbing. This specific tre, Everest Moon will take you on a magical journey to the foot of Mt Everest. The tour to Kalapatthar (5,550m) will take a total of 20 days and will be an experience that you will never forget. Traveling from the capital, Kathmandu, we will fly to Lukla where the trek will commence. From there, we will walk for 5-8 hours daily and rest on the following village ares in lodges. We will be visiting tourist hotspots like Gokyo River, Cho-La pass, Gorakshep, on our way to Kalapathar. The trek up to Kalapatthar will take 12 days. After camping at the foot of Everest, we make the descent down which will take another 8-9 days to reach back to the capital. The trek will ensure the utmost safety and convenience of the travelers.
The day of your arrival, we will pick you up from the airport, and take you to the hotel. You can rest for the day, or you can roam around the streets by yourself. In the evening, we will meet up and the trek plan debriefing will be done.
The very next day we will begin the trek. We will catch a flight to Lukla from the airport. After reaching there, we prepare for the walk. The trek will commence as we will be heading towards Phakding (2652 m) The trek will be 3 hour long. We then reach Phakding, a beautiful village with gorgeous scenery. We will be spending the night there in a lodge, and experience some cuisines local to the place.
The third day of the tre, we catch the sunrise, and have some breakfast. Then we begin our 6 hour long trel up to Namche Bazar (3,440 m). Namche Bazar is also called the Gateway to Everest, as it is the basic starting point of all the Everest expeditions. The long walk will drain your strength and energy. A wholesome meal and a good night sleep will revitalize you and replenish your energy.
We will be spending the next day at Namche Bazar as well. The main reason behind staying the day is to acclimatize your body to the altitude, as it is only going to get higher and higher from there onwards.You can visit the marketplace of the village, take a rest in your room or roam around.
After a relatively lazy day in Namche Bazar, we will ascend towards a small village known as Dole. The walk leading up to that place will be 6 hours long.Dole (4,200 m) is a small village area with amazingly friendly and welcoming residents. You will feel the rise in altitude as the air will get thinner.We will spend the night at a local lodge.
The next day another great hike awaits. Although it may seem arduous, you will be accompanied by the mountains and gorgeous scenery. We will move on and walk for about 5 hours. After walking for 5 hours, we will reach Machherma (4,470 m). We will spend the night at a local lodge and feast on the amazing local cuisine.
An amazing sunrise, and an even better breakfast will get you going with enthusiasm. The seventh day of the trek, we will make our way to Gokyo (4,790 m). The walk will be another 5-6 hours, and we will clearly see amazing mountain ranges almost in our grasp. Gokyo is a popular tourist hotspot, and hosts an amazing myriad of sceneries. You will be staying at the local hotel.
The place Gokyo is particularly famous for a lake situated there. The Gokyo lake is a surreal lake with pristine blue waters and amazing scenery that will make you feel like you are in a movie! The lake is a short hike from the main village, and will take about 2 hours to reach. After some photo sessions and appreciation of the lake, we will make our way back to the residence area. We will spend another night at the same hotel.
We say goodbye to the amazing Gokyo lake and proceed the ascension. After a 3-hour walk, we reach a village area called Dragnag (4,700 m). The village will be our resting place for the day. The air will be considerably lighter than before.
This is the day where you will truly feel the high altitude and the cold. Despite these hindrances, we will go on towards the foot of Everest. We bid farewell to Dragnag and will walk for 7 hours. On this trek, we will go through the famed Cho-la Pass. The Cho-la Pass is a summit pass in the altitude of 5,420 m. This is the day we cross the 5000 metres line. We will be staying at a local place called Dzongla at a local hotel.
After having breakfast, we continue our journey towards the top. At this point, the mountains will look as if they are right next to you.The enthusiasm will be at tan all time high to reach the Everest base camp. We will walk for about 5 hours and rest at a place called Lobuche. We will rest there for the day. Dinner will be at the local lodging.
Finally the day has arrived to see the world’s highest mountain up close and personal. We will hike for about 3 hours and reach a village area called Gorak Shep. This place is where we will be staying. However, we walk for 2-3 hours on the same day and reach the Everest Base Camp. Basically you are now on Mount Everest. The view cannot be better than here. After spending amazing and unforgettable time there, we will return back to Gorak Shep for the night.
This day, you will ascend higher than the Base Camp. Journey to Kalapatthar, located at a whopping 5,643 metres. This is the highest point you can travel by walking on foot. Thin air, panoramic views of the mountain, pumped adrenaline, the atmosphere will be great! We will go down from there and reach Feriche. That will be the place where we will stay for the night.
After an arduous climb to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, the time to return back is here. We will make your way down from Feriche to a gorgeous village called Funki Thunga.
The descend continues, we will pass through Namche and make our way further down. We will rest at a place called Monjo. We took a different route to return so as to explore different places and villages. We will rest at a local hotel there.
The next day, we walk further down for about 5-6 hours, where we will rest at a place called Surke. Dinner and rooms will be provided.
The air will be more breathable, and more populated areas will appear. We will hike from Surke and reach Kharikhola after walking for about 4-5 hours. We will be resting there at Kharikhola.
This day will be the last of your trek. We will move from Kharikhola and reach Taksindu. The place is a small city with vehicle access. We will stay there for the night.
From Taksindu, we will be going to Pattale on a private vehicle. Pattale is a beautiful village with amazing hospitality and equally great meals. We will be staying at a hotel there.
This will be your last day spent in Nepal. Here, we will leave Pattale after breakfast and head to the capital, Kathmandu. Upon reaching to your hotel room, you can either take a rest, or you can visit the local shops for some last minute shopping.
We help you with the check out formalities and drop you off to the airport with a heave hert. We wish to see you soon!
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The Himalayas of Nepal hosts sanction to some of the tallest peaks of the world, including the tallest mountain, Mount Everest. These majestic mountains offers many adventurous attractions to anyone who wishes to experience the snow capped mountains. Even if...