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Ghorepani Poonhill

Ghorepani Poonhill

Trip Grade

Moderate

Max Elevation

5380 meters

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Best Time

March, May, June, September, October, November

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Total Duration

14 Days

Trip Highlights

  • High Altitude Glacial Lakes
  • Sherpa Community Villages
  • Best View of Everest and other Himalayas
  • Five high Lakes of Gokyo region
  • Gokyo Ri and Sunset View

Everest base camp trekking takes you to the home of Sherpa and Mountains. Trekking in the region would provide you the insight of the Sherpa livelihood and once in a life time opportunity to touch the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest along with the numerous mountains. Nepal Hiking Himalaya offers Everest Base Camp Trekking package for those who wish to get close to this lofty gigantic mountain and experience the Sherpa Culture. The flight from Kathmandu to world’s extreme airport The Tenzing Hillary airport will take you to the small town Lukla. The mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is adventurous in itself as the aircraft hover around the hills and mountains. Upon meeting the rest of the trekking crew in Lukla; walking in the trail starts. The first day’s trip ends in Phakding. The trekking towards Namche Bazaar is the most joyous part of this journey as Namche is the hub of Sherpa community you can experience their lifestyle to the fullest. Acclimatization is very vital while trekking in Everest Base Camp because as you ascend higher the density of the air decreases with increased chance of altitude sickness among first timers. The short hiking to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung Village are the usual acclimatization hiking activities in Namche. The hustling bustling of the people of Namche and the movement of the multi country trekkers would be very fascinating thing to capture in your imagination. Once you have been acclimatized the journey head towards Tengboche which is also famous as the spiritual monastery town up in the Himalayas. Passing by the Dingboche trekkers reach the Gorakshep where you will be camped and the short hiking from there you will reach the famous Everest Base Camp. During climbing season the area seems to be as the colorful meeting of the multi country people residing together with their unique tales of intrepidity. The early morning hiking to the Kalapatthar would be mystical experience as the trekkers could experience the morning sun rays kissing the tip of the magnificent mountains. Either trekking in EBC or Everest Three High Passes trekking the magnificent visit of camp and Kalapatthar takes place. The moment would be the milestone travel memory of your life which you can share for generations to come. Book this prolific Everest Base Camp Trekking package with the experienced team of the Nepal Hiking Himalaya for the unlimited wilderness adventure and impeccable hospitality in competitive price.

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a Nepal Hiking Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley Today, you will have a sightseeing trip in the morning. We offer a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The main attractions of the Bhaktapur are Durbar Square, the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty five windows, art galleries, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. Then, we visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries. After that we visit Pashupatinath, the most well-known Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.

Day 03- Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) An early morning start takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute picturesque flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. We begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610meters. After that, you will get to observe beautiful Sherpa settlement Choplung. The trail goes on by the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before climbing to Ghat (2530m). Then, track climbs tenderly once more about an hour to final destination Phakding where we spend a night.

Day 04- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) On the way, from Phakding, today we can have a scene of an arresting pine forest, all along Dudh Koshi River crossing numerous suspension bridges through Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole. National Park permit check spot with the peaceful view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). The lane continues throughout the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the meeting point of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers. Now, the trail climbs slowly crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. On the way, stimulating glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse edge will be spotted. Mounting for 3 hours, the magnificent pine forest will end reaching a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazar. We stay this night in hotel.

Day 05- Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day We will spend a day here in order to become accustomed and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts advise to hold at least one extra night. There is a day tour where one can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) National park on the small hill where we can look at a range of things related to the first Everest climbers, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. After that we can take entertaining acclimatization side trip to large traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with the view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt, Everest aqnd many more. In the evening, we return back to Namche Bazar for overnight.

Day 06- Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) From Namche Bazaar he trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with wonderful views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. The fairly flat way will take us today to view wonderful landscape of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The path continues and we can observe wild lives like musk deer (a herd of Himalayan Thar) colorful pheasant (Danphe, National bird). Then the path slopes down to Dudh Koshi River where series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tenboche. With the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks, the famous Gomba, Tengboche Monastery can be spotted.

Day 07- Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) Today, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exhilarating suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. We can see gigantic view of Ama Dablam and the track lines up to the upstream closer to Imja River quite pleasant up toward Imja valley. The trail at present show the way us to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the stunning terraced field enveloped by stone wall to avoid barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We stay at hotel at night.

Day 08: Dingboche (4360m) – Rest and Acclimatization Day Today, we trek to Dingboche. Dingboche is a fascinating jumble of small fields encircled by stone walls shielding the crops of barley and potatoes from the chilly winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when big numbers of yaks are made to graze in the valley meadow. At the back of the lodge, the massive rock looks of Taweche look as if we are moving towards the heaven. Chukkung is another sensible option. The sights are unbelievable in this valley; the soaring south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the core of the valley and the fluted ice walls of nameless peaks is lined up in the southern end of the valley.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) On this day, we come up the small point behind the village above Pheriche Valley. At the top, Taweche and Cholatse (6440m) strikes us with its image which seems to slope frontward from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La is prominent. The walking is now by and large flat on wide-open fields, but make sure that you are well hydrated. Then, we cross the Khumbu Khola at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier. The incredible view of Pumori (7145m) and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), are seen at the top of the valley at the same time Everest disappears behind the gigantic walls of Nuptse and Lhotse.

Day 10- Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters) Today is a challenging day. We walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without climbing equipment. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. A steady way up permits us to build the slow, steady pace necessary when walking at high height. When we arrive at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a sequence of small up and down walking over a unsteady track lined with cairns that shows the way ultimately to the unexpected glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And then, we consequently, head off towards the Everest Base Camp. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 11- Hike up to Kalapatthar (5545 meters) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 meters) Today is another difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mount. KalaPatthar (5545m) The climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters, tower directly to the front and on all sides come into view, the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny settlement at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche.

Day 12- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) From Pheriche we take a somewhat different way down to Orsho, then moving to Pangboche village. Here we can see the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a ‘Yeti’, or the abominable snowman. Leaving mountains at the back of us, our descent get us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

Day 13- Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) Today, go back over the main track down to Dudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track we reach to Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we climb to accomplish the entire trek and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.

Day 14- Morning flight back to Kathmandu After travelling 35 minutes, we fly Back Kathmandu, in the morning and move back to the hotel.

Cities:

  • Nepal hiking Himalaya provides Private car ,hiace, jeep, and luxurious bus for Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights
  • Hotel accommodation in a single/ Twin-sharing Basis with breakfast.
  • Local guided tour of the city with Private tours to the  historical, cultural and heritage sites as mentioned on the itinerary.
  • If required assistance for the shopping of trekking equipment.
  • Welcome dinner (preferably Nepalese cuisine) in Kathmandu with cultural programs

Trek:

  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while in trekking.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu using *** star hotel or similar Guest house Hotel Resort,
  • Tea and coffee during the trip.
  • Accommodation in tea house / lodge during trekking.
  • Private vehicle transportation at starting and ending points of the treks.
  • Domestic flights and departure tax if mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Nepal Hiking Himalaya Treks provide – sleeping bag, duffel bag for the use during the trip, garbage plastic bag.
  • Professional and highly experienced mountain guide trained with Wilderness First Aid and licensed by the Nepalese government.
  • First Aid Kit Comprehensive.
  • Necessary Porters to carry all group equipment and personal gear.
  • Competent insurance for all staff including porters and guide.
  • Provides Trekking map for each trekker.
  • Trekking permit and government tax.
  • Any other items mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Meals on the cities except  Welcome Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$45 for one month which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport .
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • For personal expenses  like alcoholic drinks, laundry, mineral water, cold drinks, hot shower, battery charge,  etc.
  • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters expected.
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical treatment  in case of emergency
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

Nepal is also known as Himalayan Empire for having the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. Biodiversity varies through steamy to sub-steamy to alpine plant life and animals within just little north south axis. Only handful of countries on the globe could have a real huge selection associated with natural beauty loaded in a modest place. Also, Nepal has got remarkable differences in climate from high peak valleys to tropical plain vegetation. We have got highly trained trekking crew but you should know the local culture and laws as well. It is highly advised to all the tourists to get insured for emergency helicopter rescue and other accidents related to force majeure. Equipments: You need to get ready with the regular clothing as Nepal has got difference in climate. If you are walking above 3000m you require warm clothing. Clothing list:

  1. Woolen hat and sunhat for head
  2. T-shirts and long-sleeved shirt to save from harm from Sunburn; Short Pants; Track-suit and Trousers (both heavy and light weight for and wind and water proof too)
  3. Thermal underwear: of use for cold and as night dress for sleeping.
  4. Warm jacket especially required to trek above 3000m
  5. Gloves:
  6. Water proof and wind proof rain coat or Poncho.
  7. Foot wear: A pair of easy hiking boots or a pair of light sports shoe or a pair of slippers or sandals.
  8. Few pairs of cotton thick /light shock.
  9. A small backpack to carry personal and important items like- camera, money, Water bottle, towel, soap or toilet items, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen etc.
  10. Sleeping Bag
  11. Walking stick.

Health requirements: Vaccination necessities are subject to vary and should be set before departure. You may call for extra inoculations so please get in touch with your GP or a travel medical centre for further detail. Please talk to your doctor for new information and recommendation for vaccinations, anti-malarial and any sensibly predictable disease while coming to Asia. Moreover, a dental check-up earlier than traveling is necessary. Know your blood group. And if you got any pre-existing health conditions which may affect you while travelling, let us know at the time of teh booking. Better if you carry small kit with Band aids/bandages, upset stomach remedy, laxatives, sterile dressings, anti-diarrhea remedy, rehydration remedy, Panadol/Aspirin, antiseptic cream/powder and more. Currency: Rupee is the official currency in Nepal. The most normally use sign for Rupee is Rs or NPR. There is no limit on the sum of foreign money or travelers’ checks brought in Nepal. Nepal Rastra Bank set the exchange rate and there are a lot of money change counters and number of banks where you can exchange your money. Also, the hotels do exchange the money still they have lower rate. Moreover, there are a choice of ATM Machines in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara and more where you can easily get cash (NPR) on both MasterCard’s or Visa 24 hours a day. Accommodations: Nepal offers a lot of options for appropriate type of accommodation including clean, easy and of a very high standard. Lodging for Nepal trips includes good standard tourist class hotels to Guest Houses or lodges or even camps. Visa Requirements: You can take up processed tourist visa from any Nepalese Embassy or get visa on arrival in Nepal. Once the visa is received, it will not be modified, revalidated and visa sum will not be given back. Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted for visa fees so you need to have USD Cash. For safe and sound Travel:

  1. Do not carry needless valuables with you.
  2. Do not leave any important things in hotel room in Asia. Items will be left at the individual’s risk.
  3. A money belt, or somewhat similar, worn near to your body is the top way to hold passports, money, airline tickets and other valuables.
  4. Pickpockets can be found everywhere, mainly in tourist areas and in swarming markets; you have to always be careful.
  5. Be alert that everything left around will also be likely to theft.

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