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25-Day Trekking by Friends Adventure

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Description

Private trip
25 days 24 nights
In this combined package, you traverse the entire Everest region. This tour is perfect for ambitious trekkers who want to cross high altitude passes and also summit a Himalayan peak. The trekking route for this option lets you have a thorough look at every corner of Everest from valley to valley and glaciers one after another. You'll get to scale the world's highest mountain and enjoy many intimate, close-up views of it. Enjoying it while basking in the warmth of the sunrise makes the experience even more surreal.

Meet your guide

FA

Friends Adventure

Sustainable
Basic English, Fluent English, Korean, German, French, Spanish
21 years experience
Requested. Certfication
A great company with a 'responsible tourism' approach led by super experienced adventures that other than guiding fantastic trekking and canyoning experiences they develop and research new regions to find off-beat routes. Our motto with regard to ecology is “minimum impact, maximum experience” All our trekking staff are given eco-training and have knowledge about how to execute their activities in an environmentally friendly way. Trekking staff are required to take back to Kathmandu the litter produced during trekking and dispose of it correctly. Based on their performance with regard to eco-friendly activities, they are encouraged with prizes and certificates on annually day of the company.

Prices

Prices start from USD$2,238 per person Prices start from NPR247,746.60
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kathmandu (1400m)
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Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Accommodation: Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B Basis. -

  • Depending on the time of your arrival, you will then be transported to the prepared accommodation (usually in Thamel).
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley (1400m)
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Today you will visit four UNESCO heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B Basis. -

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel
  • Afternoon: Visit Swoyambhunath, Patan Dubar Square, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath
Day 3: Kathmandu (1440m) - Lukla (2810m) - Phakding (2610m)
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Today you will arrive at the beautiful town of Lukla, where your trek will begin.

  • Morning: Drive to airport to board the flight to Lukla
  • Afternoon: Day walk towards Phakding
  • Evening: Spend the night on the bank of Dudh Koshi River
Day 4: Phakding (2610m) - Namche Bazaar (3440m)
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Today, your trek begins and will take you through beautiful places such as Sagarmatha National Park and Namche Bazaar.

  • Morning: Trek to Sagarmatha National Park
  • Afternoon: From Monjo, trek towards Namche Bazaar
  • Evening: Spend the night at Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3440m)
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Today is your first day of acclimatisation.

  • Morning: Slow hike to Everest viewpoint, then to Khumjung
  • Afternoon: Return back to Namche Bazaar, explore Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Namche Bazaar (3440m) - Thame (3950m)
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Today you will head to a beautiful and glorious Sherpa village - Thame!

  • Morning to evening: Trek to Thame
Day 7: Thame (3950m) - Lungden (4380m)
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Today you'll trek to a quieter area of the Everest region, Lungden.

  • Morning: Trek towards Lungden
  • Afternoon: Stop at Marlung for lunch before continuing the trek
  • Evening: Spend the night at Lungden
Day 8: Lungden (4380m)

Acclimatisation day at Lungden

  • Today you'll spend the day acclimatising to the altitude at 4380m
Day 9: Lungden (4380m) - Renjo La Pass (5345m) - Gokyo (4750m)
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Today you'll get to enjoy a breathtaking, panoramic view of the mountains from one of the best viewing spots.

  • Morning: Challenging uphill walk towards Renjo la, enjoy the views there
  • Afternoon: Begin to descend towards Gokyo
  • Evening: Reach Dudh Pokhari and spend the night there
Day 10: Gokyo (4750m) - Thangnak (4750m)
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Today you'll walk along glacial paths to get to a new location - Thangnak!

  • Moring: Easy walk to Thangnak
  • Afternoon: Lunch and explore Thangnak
Day 11: Thangnak (4750m) - Cho La (5420) - Dzongla (5330m)
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Today you'll walk through a high mountain pass called Cho La where you'll get to enjoy marvellous views of the mountains.

  • Morning: Uphill trek towards Cho La
  • Afternoon: Enjoy the view
  • Evening: Descend to Dzongla and spend the night there
Day 12: Dzongla (5330m) - Lobuche (4940m)
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Your path today will bring you back to the usual trekkers' route.

  • Morning: Walk to Lobuche
  • Afternoon: Explore Lobuche
  • Evening: Spend the night there
Day 13: Lobuche (4940m) - Gorakshep (5165m) - Everest Base Camp (5365m) - Gorakshep (5165m)
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Today is the day you'll make it to the base camp of this epic journey!

  • Morning: Trek to Gorakshep
  • Afternoon: Lunch, check-in at Gorakshep lodge, head towards Everest base camp
  • Evening: Enjoy the view and head back to Gorakshep for the night
Day 14: Gorakshep (5165m) - Kalapatthar (5545m) - Lobuche (4940m)
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Today you'll reach the maximum elevation level of this trip while you hike to Kalapatthar for a view of the sunrise over the panoramic Himalayan range.

  • Morning: Hike to Kalapatthar, watch the sunrise
  • Afternoon: Return to Gorakshep lodge, begin trek to Lobuche
Day 15: Lobuche (4940m) - Chukhung (5550m) - Kongma La Pass (5535m)
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Today you'll cross the third and highest pass of your trip.

  • Morning: Uphill trek towards Kongma La
  • Evening: Overnight stay at Chukhung
Day 16: Kongma La Pass (5535m) - Island Peak Base Camp (5000m)
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Today you'll head towards Island Peak base camp and set up your own tent for the night.

  • Morning: Leave Everest base camp for Island Peak
  • Afternoon: Descend from Imja Khola and head towards Chukhung, trek to base camp
  • Evening: Spend the night at Island Peak base camp
Day 17: Island Peak Base Camp (5000m)

Today you'll spend a full day at the base camp of Island Peak acclimatising and making the necessary preparations for the summit push tomorrow.

  • Morning: Climbing clinic
  • Afternoon: Rest
Day 18: Island Peak Base Camp (5000m) - Summit (6189m) - Island Peak Base Camp (5000m)
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Today you'll scale the summit!

  • Morning (5am): Begin trek towards summit
  • Evening (5pm): Arrive back at Island Peak Base Camp
Day 19: Contingency Day

Today is an extra day to make up for any possible delays or obstacles on the summit push.

  • Today is an extra day to make up for any possible delays or obstacles on the summit push. Otherwise, the following days' activities will be pushed up.
Day 20: Island Peak Base Camp (5000m) - Pangboche (3985m)
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Today is an easy day of rest and relaxation after having scaled the summit the previous day.

  • Morning: Trek to Pangboche village
  • Afternoon: Rest or explore Pangboche vilalge
  • Evening: Spend the night there
Day 21: Pangboche (3985m) - Namche Bazaar (3440m)
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Today you'll get to visit the famous Tengboche monastery again, or just explore the nooks and cranny of Namche Bazaar that you haven't already.

  • Morning: Trek back down to Namche Bazaar (~6 hours)
  • Afternoon: Stroll around Namche Bazaar or rest
Day 22: Namche Bazaar (3440m) - Lukla (2860m)
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The final day of your trek.

  • Morning: Walk back to Lukla via Monjo and Phakding
  • Afternoon: Upon reaching Lukla, the trek comes to an end
  • Evening: Overnight stay at a lodge
Day 23: Kathmandu
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Contingency day

  • This is an additional day in the itinerary to compensate for any possible delays on the trekking or cancellation of the flights.
Day 24: Kathmandu airport

Today you'll hop on a plane back home.

  • Depending on the time of your flight, transport to Kathmandu airport will be arranged.

What's included

  • Airport Pick up and Drop in Kathmandu by Private vehicle.
  • Welcome, Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • 4 Nights Tourist Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B Basis.
  • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit.
  • Round Flight ticket for Up and Down (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with airport TAX.
  • Standard Lodge Accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • 4 Nights Accommodation in Tented Camp while on Island peak base camp.
  • Full Board Meals (3 Meals a day) while on the trek.
  • Island Peak Climbing permits and entrance fees for Everest National Park Area.
  • All necessary camping equipments; Tent, Table & Chair for climbing expedition's crew's.
  • Professional & highly expertise government licensed holder Trekking/Climbing Guide.
  • 2:1 Ratio Porter Carrying 30KG.
  • All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) that includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment during your travel period.
  • All the necessary trekking gear for porters like jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Friends Adventure Team's Sleeping Bag, Walking Poles and Duffel Bag, to be return after trip completed.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Arrangement of all rescue and evacuation promptly, in worst condition
  • Island peak expedition group climbing gear, climbing rope, snow bars & carabineers etc.
  • Trekking Map, Friends Adventure Team's special Souvenir.
  • Agency service charge.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Medical and Travel Insurance and Emergency rescue by any means of Transportation including Helicopter evacuation if required.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Any other item not included in "Cost Includes" Section.

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Sleeping Bag

Transport Information

Return transport included

Pick-up Time
Flexible
Pick-up Point
Airport Pick up in Kathmandu by Private vehicle.
Drop-off Time
Flexible
Drop-off Point
Airport drop off in Kathmandu by Private vehicle.

What to bring

1 pair of fleece or woollen trousers
1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of hiking shorts
1 pair of hiking trousers
1 pair of hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
Down vest and/or jacket
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Non-cotton underwear briefs
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Sunglasses 
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 7 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 23 Oct 2019
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