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Everest Base Camp Trek with Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche Monastery 18 Days

Everest Trek with Mani Rimdu Festival  
Trip Duration : 18 Days
Trek Length : 14 Days
Trip Rating : Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 18,204ft
Activity : Cultural tour and trekking
Lodging : Hotels, Guest House
Transportation : by Vehicle and Flight
Begins & Ends : Kathmandu
Group Size : 2-16 Persons

Everest Base Camp Trek with Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche Monastery 18 Days

Festival Date: Nov 17-18, and 19 2013

Everest Base Camp Trek is designed to take you close to the grand peak of Everest, see the Sherpa culture of Khumbu, and enjoy breathtaking Himalayan landscapes.

Our trek begins with a thirty five minute flight to Tenzing-Hillary Lukla Airport at 9300ft in Khumbu valley. As you disembark the plane, a panorama of beautiful peaks unfolds before your eyes including: Mount Karyolung, Numbur, Khatang, and Nupla in the southwest to northwesterly direction. From Lukla, we trek along the Dudh Koshi River, a beautiful valley, sparsely inhabited area with patches of farmlands and forests. Our trek mainly travels through the Sagarmatha National Park in Khumbu Valley. Here are the best views of the mountain revered by many cultures and known as Everest worldwide, Sagarmantha in Nepali, and Chomolungma in Sherpa and Tibetan. Here the mountain forms a natural boundary in the northeast with Tibet. As we trek higher elevations, we can see Mount Kusum Kanguru, Kwangde (Nopla), Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, Pumori, the grand peak of Mount Everest (the highest summit on earth) and other beautiful sister mountains that harmonize the scenery of Khumbu. We will experience multiple views of the above mountains as we continue our journey to the peak of Kala Pathar 18,204 ft. opposite of Everest.

The following are short list of floras and faunas found in the Sagarmatha National park. We will see hemlock, rhododendron, birch, fir, juniper, oak and blue-pine in the lower altitudes, and scrub alpine plant communities at higher elevations. There are 118 known species of birds inhabit in the park. Most commonly seen ones are the Impeyen Pheasant (the national bird of Nepal), blood pheasant, cheer pheasant, Tibetan snow-cock, jungle crow, red-billed and yellow-billed choughs, snow pigeon, swallows, magpies and kalij pheasants. Among rarer species are the Himalayan griffon, Lammergier, snow partridge, and skylark. The faunas commonly seen on the mountain slope from around Namche are the Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Serow, Musk deer, Weasel, Marten, Himalayan mouse hare (Pika). Although these faunas inhabit the park and the chance of seeing one is a possibility, we cannot guarantee nor promise you sightings of wildlife along the trail.

Sherpa people are the indigenous inhabitants of Khumbu Valley and are followers of Buddhism. Khumbu is comprised of many villages of which Namche is the biggest and is the ancient trading post between Tibet and Nepal. Today, it is called Namche Bazaar, where mountain climbers, trekkers, traders and researchers alike stop to savor the fusion food of the Sherpa, Nepali and Western culinary delights. We make two night stops in Namche to acclimatize and recharge. Then along the route, we will visit other Sherpa villages to explore their way of life and culture. Most people in Khumbu are blessed by the opening up of Nepal for tourism since the 1950s, and their way of life and education have dramatically improved as a result of their work in the field of tourism. Apart from working in the field of tourism, many people here practice traditional lifestyles such as raising Yaks and farming.

Why a 18 day itinerary?
You are trekking at high altitude elevations following the Everest expedition route to the base camp. Trekking at high altitude elevation is best at the pace your body could endure with rests every few days to acclimatize and to recharge your energy. Therefore, 18 days for this trek is required to acclimatize to avoid high altitude sickness in order to enjoy the trip. Trekking fast at high elevations with thin air is the leading cause to altitude sickness. We want you to visit all the destinations on this trek and enjoy your trip of a lifetime. Having led many treks and expeditions, and acquired hands on knowledge in operating trips in the Himalayas, we know how to make this trip a pleasant one for you. Thus, we have designed the best suited length of itinerary for this trek to Kalapathar and Everest base camp.

Who can go on our treks?
Trekking in the Everest Region is moderate to strenuous. However, you do not need to have trekking and mountaineering experience to join our treks. You need to be in good physical condition, able to walk 5-8 hours per day on steep and sometimes uneven trail through hills to mountain trails. On all treks your luggage is carried by our porters. Therefore, all you are carrying during the day is a light day pack.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel,
Day 2 Kathmandu World Heritage sightseeing,
Day 3 Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (9,315ft) and trek to Phakdhing (8561ft),
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar (11283ft),
Day 5 Trek to Kumjung (12,398ft) at leisure to acclimatize,
Day 6 Trek to Tengboche Monastery (12661ft),
Day 7 Tengboche Mani Rimdu
Day 8 Tengboche Mani Rimdu
Day 9 Trek to Dingboche (14465ft),
Day 10 Trek to Lobuche (16105ft),
Day 11 Trek to Everest base camp return to Gorak Shep (16859ft), overnight in lodge.
Day 12 Early hike up Kala Pattar (18204ft) and descent to Dingboche,
Day 13 Trek to Phorche (12,890ft),
Day 14 Trek to Monjo (9299ft),
Day 15 Trek to Lukla,
Day 16 Flight Lukla to Kathmandu,
Day 17 Kathmandu at leisure,
Day 18 Departure from Kathmandu.

Service Includes:

  • Four nights in 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast,
  • Trip activities as mentioned in the itinerary,
  • 14 days lodge to lodge trek,
  • Meals (3 meals a day) freshly cooked and served while on trek in local Inn en-route,
  • Staff provided (guide(s), assistant Sherpa guide(s), and porters),
  • Porters and/or alternately Yaks carry luggage on the trek,
  • Entrance fees to monuments and parks as per program,
  • Domestic airfares Kathmandu-Lukla round trip including departure tax,
  • Ground transfers on arrivals, sightseeing, and departures,
  • Trekking with overnights in lodge accommodation includes:
  • Twin bedroom sharing with breakfast at the lodge you are staying,
  • Kathmandu lodging and sightseeing, transportation including domestic flight, and entrance fees,
  • Nepalese staff insurance.

Service Excludes:

  • Visa fees, international airfares and airport departure tax,
  • Dinners on lodge trek and lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Beverages such as alcohol and soft drinks,
  • All items of personal nature such as travel gear, laundry, telephone, tips,
  • Personal medical and travel insurance,
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest and emergencies.

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