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Trip Summary
 

Trip Duration:
Trek Only: 22 Days

With Mt. Lobuche: 23 Days
With Island Peak: 26 Days
 

Price: Trek Only: TBA

With Either Climb: TBA
 

2014 Departure Dates: 

Trek Only: TBA

With Lobuche: TBA

With Isl. Peak: TBA
   

 
 
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Mt Everest Trek
Optional Climbs of Lobuche East(6119m) or Island Peak(6189m)

Trip Highlights
  • Explore the ancient city of Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Visit Swayambhunath (the monkey temple), a 2000 year old Stupa
  • Visit the Bodhnath Stupa with its' 130 ft dome
  • Visit the Pashupatinath Temple
  • Scenic Flights to/from Kathmandu and the mountain village of Lukla
  • Hiking through small sherpa villages, across rivers, up mountain valleys
  • Views of the Himalayan giants Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, etc
  • Hike up Kala Patthar for views of Mt Everest and the Khumbu Glacier
  • Mount Everest Base Camp visit
  • A visit to the Tengboche Monastery
  • All nights during trek spent within the Khumbu stone lodges
  • Optional ascent of Mt Lobuche or Mt Island Peak

Our trek to Mount Everest Base Camp was amazing and a trip of a lifetime!  No Limits Adventures proper planning procedures, open line of communication, gear list, acclimatization plan and relationships in Nepal made my experience memorable and exciting.

                                                                                              - Frank G., Ocean Ridge FL


The trek through Nepal's Khumbu Region to Mount Everest Base Camp is one of the world’s truly epic journeys. It should be on every adventurer’s “to do” list. Our group will explore the exotic city of Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla (9,350 feet) to begin our trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalayas.

We follow an ancient route that will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys. The views of the Himalayas are awe-inspiring as we venture up the Dudh Koshi River to Namche Bazaar — the gateway to the Khumbu region at 11,300 feet.  The excitement builds as we work our way up the valley toward Gorak Shep, the last stop before Everest Base Camp.

Gorak Shep provides us with our launch point for a day hike up Kala Patthar (18,192') and our hike to the Everest Base Camp. From Mount Everest Base Camp you will gaze with amazement at the shear size of the Khumbu Glacier Ice Falls. It is through these ice falls that climbers begin their ascent of Mount Everest.

On a clear day the views from Kala Patthar are simply spectacular providing views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam and countless other mountains as you look down the valley. Throughout our journey we will have a chance to meet the friendly Nepali people and soak up the colors, sights, and sounds of Sherpa village life.  Please see the trek route and summary below. For more details, select 'Detailed Itinerary' from the Trip Details menu on the right edge of this page.

During our journey we also stop by the Tengboche monastery built in 1916 which sits on a ridge at 12,700ft. It is here where Lama Sangwa Dorje who helped establish Buddhism in the Khumbu region, left his footprint in a stone as he slipped while meditating some 350 years ago. The rock can still be seen in Tengboche today. Affected by earthquake in 1934 and destroyed by fire in 1989, the monastery was rebuilt in 1993. It was consecrated in a grand prayer ceremony attended by Sir Edmund Hillary.  Today approximately 60 Monks are part of the Monastic community.

Mt Everest Trek Itinerary Summary

Days 1-2  Depart your home country and begin international flight(s) with scheduled layover based upon itinerary. 

Days 3-4  Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal where you will be greeted by a member of our staff and taken to the Yak and Yeti Hotel.  Here the group will enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening.  The following day we complete our gear check and depart for our day of sightseeing.

Day 5  Our group catches an early morning flight departing Kathmandu for the remote mountain village of Lukla.  We begin our exciting first day on the trail by departing Lukla for the small village of Phakding.

Days 6-7  After a energizing breakfast, we continue our trek following the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it several times on wonderful suspension bridges as we make our way through the forest and up a final rise to the village of Namche.  After arriving and settling in to our lodge, we enjoy a rest day to acclimatize and see some of the local sites.

Day 8  After our time in Namche, we are ready once again to continue our journey.  We make our way along a beautiful stretch of trail that affords wonderful views up and down the Bhote Koshi River Valley as we make our way to Thame. 

Day 9  We begin our day with a short hike to the Thame gompa which is situated on the hill overlooking the village of Thame.  After our visit, we say our goodbyes to Thame and enjoy another pleasant walk to the village of Khumjung.

Day 10  From Khumjung we move on to the village of Dewoche.  On our way we stop at the Tengboche Monastery.

Days 11-12  We are now on our way up the main valley which leads to Mount Everest Base Camp.  As the elevation continues to rise the vegetation gives way and the landscape continues to open up with amazing views of snow/glacier covered mountains. We arrive at the village of Dingboche and enjoy another rest day for acclimatization.  During our stay in Dingboche, we take a day hike to the north side of Ama Dablam.

Day 13  We depart Dingboche making our way to our next village of Lobuche.  We'll make a brief stop at a location where several stone monuments have been erected to remember some of the climbers lost on Everest.  As we continue up the valley we get some wonderful views of Mt. Lobuche East and many other spectacular mountains.

Day 14  Everyone is excited as we get an early start for Gorak Shep and our groups' first opportunity to hike up Kala Patthar.  As weather permits there are absolutely spectacular views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and the enormous Khumbu Glacier flowing down the valley. 

Day 15  Today is the day many people fulfill their quest as we depart for Everest Base Camp and the amazing Khumbu Ice Falls.  For those that may prefer, they may elect to take advantage of a second opportunity to climb Kala Patthar instead.  Everyone meets back at Gorak Shep for another night.

Days 16-17  Today we leave the northern regions of the Khumbu behind and begin our journey back down the valley.  Today our climbers break away from the group to pursue their summits.  Everyone feels their strength return as we return to the lower altitudes.  We enjoy a night in Pangboche before making our way back to Namche.

Day 18  Today we make our way back to Lukla for our last night on the trail.  We enjoy a nice dinner and say our thank you's to our amazing support staff.  This is also a wonderful opportunity for us to lighten our loads home by donating any gear we're unlikely to use again or can part with.  The extremely hard working Sherpas and Porters will make very good use of any donations.

Day 19  We catch our short early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.  After everyone settles back into the Yak & Yeti Hotel, the afternoon is free for folks to look around Kathmandu, do some last minute shopping, or just rest and relax until dinner.  Everyone will get back together one last time for a wonderful farewell dinner to celebrate our amazing journey.

Days 20-21  Having come to the end of our time in Nepal, everyone is brought back to the airport for their international flights home.

Climbing Option 1

A sharp ridge of quite a distance seperates Mt. Lobuche East (6119m) from its' sister peak of Mt. Lobuche West (6145m).  Although there may have been other previous successful summits of Mt. Lobuche East, the recorded history gives the honor to Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on April 25, 1984.  Mount Lobuche East rises as a giant chunk of rock and snow dwarfing several smaller mountains around it.  Considered one of the more difficult of the trekking class mountains, this climb offer amazing views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lohtse, Ama Dablam and others.

Day 16  We depart Gorak Shep making our way to high base camp.  After a good dinner we turn in early in preparation for our early start in the morning.

Day 17  Having fully acclimatized during our trek, we make our way to the summit, celebrate our success and enjoy the amazing views.  After a brief stay on the summit we make our way back down to base camp.  We pack up our camp and make our way to Pheriche for a good nights sleep.

Day 18  Today we leave the northern regions of the Khumbu behind and make our way back down the valley to Namche.

Day 19  In the morning we make our way back to Lukla for our last night on the trail.  We enjoy a nice dinner and say our thank you's to our amazing support staff.  This is also a wonderful opportunity for us to lighten our loads home by donating any gear we're unlikely to use again or can part with.  The extremely hard working Sherpas and Porters will make very good use of any donations.

Day 20  We catch our short early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.  After everyone settles back into the Yak & Yeti Hotel, the afternoon is free for folks to look around Kathmandu, do some last minute shopping, or just rest and relax until dinner.  Everyone will get back together one last time for a wonderful farewell dinner to celebrate our amazing journey.

Days 21-22  Having come to the end of our time in Nepal, everyone is brought back to the airport for their international flights home.

Climbing Option 2

In 1952 Eric Shipton followed the Imja River en-route to the remote Barun gorge between Baruntse & Makalu. During that journey he described a mountain "resembling an island in a see of ice." Ever since, the name Island Peak has stuck, although it was renamed Imja Tse by the Nepal Mountaineering Association it remains the most popular trekking peak.

Surrounded by the massive walls of Lhotse, Baruntse and Ama Dablam, its floats between the Imja & Lhotse Glaciers, its south face rears as a rocky triangle; the end of a truncated ridge falling from Lhotse Shar. Charles Evans, Charles Wylie, Alf Gregory & Tenzing Norgay climbed Island Peak in 1953 with a group of seven sherpas, in preparation for their climb of Mt. Everest. Their climb up the southeast flank and the south ridge from a camp at Pareshaya Gyab remains the normal route of ascent.

Days 16-17  We leave Gorak Shep making our way back down the valley to Dingboche where we spend the night before moving on to Chukhung for our last stop before base camp.

Day 18  Today we depart for Island Peak base camp where we set up camp, have a good dinner and turn in early to be well rested for our climb to the summit.

Day 19  Having fully acclimatized during our trek, we make our way to the summit, celebrate our success and enjoy the amazing views.  After a brief stay on the summit we return to base camp.  Once there, we pack up our camp and make our way back to Chukhung for a well deserved nights sleep.

Days 20-21  The refreshing air and warmer temperatures greet us as we continue back down the valley with stops at Tengboche and Namche.

Day 22  Today we make our way back to Lukla for our last night on the trail.  We enjoy a nice dinner and say our thank you's to our amazing support staff.  This is also a wonderful opportunity for us to lighten our loads home by donating any gear we're unlikely to use again or can part with.  The extremely hard working Sherpas and Porters will make very good use of any donations.

Day 23  We catch our short early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.  After everyone settles back into the Yak & Yeti Hotel, the afternoon is free for folks to look around Kathmandu, do some last minute shopping, or just rest and relax until dinner.  Everyone will get back together one last time for a wonderful farewell dinner to celebrate our amazing journey.

Days 24-25  Having come to the end of our time in Nepal, everyone is brought back to the airport for their international flights home.

See 'DETAILED ITINERARY' page under the 'TRIP DETAILS' menu on the right side of this page for additional itinerary details and a map of our trekking routes.