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Have an overwhelming journey with Experience Treks to Classic way to Everest trek with a difference in the footsteps of late heroes Tenzing Sherpa & Sir Edmund Hillary all the way of Everest and its base camp. Classic way to Everest treks be perfectly designed by Experience Treks, an ideal adventure holiday visiting traditional farm villages, cultivated terraced fields, large Sherpa villages and towns of Jiri, Kenja, Junbesi, Nunthala, Kharikhola to the famous Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar with unmatched views of world’s greatest mountains through enchanting dense rhododendron, spruce, pines tree lines. This moderated adventurous trip to Classic way to Everest hiking to lead through drastic change in vegetation, landscapes and climate by visiting different variety of culture, traditions of the mid hills to high mountains people. Classic way to Everest walk in is an ideal journey for good acclimatization with overnight stays in villages with their own monasteries & cultures as most of the Sherpa’s with Tibetan Buddhism majority is in these mid hills villages of Solu and Khumbu the upper high alpine hill with picturesque valley. The adventure continues from the mid hills towards higher hills and valleys crossing several moderate passes and then to Khumbu region of Everest within World’s natural heritage Sagarmatha National Park and to Everest base camp and the stunning view points at Kalapatthar after visiting villages enriched in rich Buddhist culture and the pristine forest with wildlife to the barren arctic landscapes zones, after an adventurous enjoyable time then completing Classic Way to Everest trekking a wonderful trip at Lukla with sweeping panoramic flight back to Kathmandu with great excellent service of Experience Treks.

Trip Highlights:
1. Following the legendary classic path to Everest and Khumbu region on the least visited area of Solu through traditional Sherpa villages, crossing small passes of Deurali, Lamjura & Taksindo passes in the midst of rhododendron forests through alpine valleys, forest, in the close views of high snowcapped peaks including world's highest Sagarmatha national park at the base of Mt. Everest.
2. Observing the different ethinics groups of mid hill & high altitude like Jirel, Tamang, Rai & Sherpa, their age old traditions, cultures & the way of life.



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Day 01:
Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300 m and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:
Drive to Shivalaya 1,860 m via Jiri 1,900 m/09 hrs journey.

Day 03:
Trek to Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,250 m/05 hrs.

Day 04:
Trek to Sete 2,575 m/06 hrs.

Day 05:
Trek to Junbesi 2,675 m via Lamijura la pass 3,530 m/06 hrs.

Day 06:
Trek to Nunthala(Manidingma) 2,190 m/06 hrs.

Day 07:
Trek to Bupsa Danda approx. 2,250 m/06 hrs.

Day 08:
Trek to Surke 2,295 m/06 hrs.

Day 09:
Trek to Phakding 2,652 m/05 hrs.

Day 10:
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m/06 hrs.

Day 11:
Rest a days at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 12:
Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m/05 hrs.

Day 13:
Trek to Dingboche 4,358 m/05 hrs.

Day 14:
Trek to Loboche 4,928 m via Thugla 4,595 m/05 hrs.

Day 15:
Trek to Gorakshep 5,160 m & continue to Everest Base Camp 5,337 m/08

Day 16:
Trek to Pheriche with hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m/08 hrs.

Day 17:
Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m/04 hrs.

Day 18:
Trek to Monjo 2,775 m/06 hrs.

Day 19:
Trek to Lukla 2,800 m/05 hrs.

Day 20:
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & free day at leisure.

Day 21:
In Kathmandu with a full day sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 22:
Transfer to airport for international departure.


Service includes

• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• Lukla to KTM airfare for member and staff/s
• KTM to Shivalaya by public transport
• 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on 3 star category B/B plan
• 2 days sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
First day: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath & Swayambhunath
Next day: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan & Bhaktapur
• TIMS & National park entry permit fee
• Basic accommodation during the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trek
• English speaking guide & porter during trek
• Food and salary for staff and porter
• Trekking gears for the local trekking staffs (shoes, jacket & trouser)
• Insurance for local trekking staffs
• First Aid Kit box/bag

Service does not include

• Nepal entry visa fee, Photographs & international flights fare
• Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
• Personal nature expanses: telephone calls, cyber bills, bar bills, laundry service, battery recharge bills, hot shower (On trek),washing water, pots of hot drinks, bottle/boiled water, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Additional cost incurred due to extending your stay at hotel due to cancel and delay of flight because of poor visibility due to heavy raining/snowing/cloudy from Lukla airport & go fly into Lukla from Kathmandu too.
• Essential trekking gears
• Travel & health insurance
• Tipping for all trekking staffs (guide & porter/s)
• An emergencies or rescue evacuation cost/charge (helicopter), if required

Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotels, at the hotel our guide will brief with orientation program of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information while you are in Nepal with Experience Treks.

Day 02:
Drive to Shivalaya 1,860 m via Jiri 1,900 m/07 hrs journeys.
Leaving early morning to start this fantastic adventure, driving on a scenic road to Jiri and then to Shivalaya, passing through interesting towns and villages through Himalayan foothills passing the big town of Dhulkhel, Chrikot and then reaching at Jiri after few good stops drive continues on the winding dirt road to the first overnight stop at Shivalaya village a moderate size village with several lodges to cater the needs of trekkers.

Day 03:
Trek to Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195 m/05 hrs
After a long day drive morning begins with a an hour uphill walks to a small village of Sangbadanda, then on the pleasant trail through rural farm villages and woodlands, then coming to a stream with a climb into cool shade forest of pine, oaks and rhododendron trees, after 03 hours walk reaching at Deurali pass at 2,715 meters, from here a long descend for nearly two hours to overnight stop at Bhandar village with an interesting large Stupa enclosed inside a wall and by passing many scattered house's and farm fields. Bhandar or Chyangma villagers are of mix tribes of people Tamang, Newar but predominantly Sherpa people.

Day 04:
Trek to Sete 2,575 m/06 hrs.
Journeys continue with another downhill walk through cool forest and farm terraces through several farm villages to reach Kenja 1,634 m, a nice moderate size village, located in the warm valley just beneath the ridge of Lamijura and Pikey danda, with view of Numbur peaks, after Kenja, a steep climb for few hours to Sete village for overnight stop, with an alpine climate and landscapes surrounding.

Day 05:
Trek to Junbesi 2,675 m via Lamijura-la 3,530 m/06 hrs.
The walk from here onwards on cooler temperature of alpine climate, morning begins with a slow climb through thick forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines passing few small farm lands and hamlets, after few hours of steady uphill walk reaching at the top of Lamijura pass with a big Stupa and 5-6 lodges, from here a long downhill walk through forest of firs and rhododendrons trees all the way to Sherpa village at Toctoc, then continue walk on the gradual winding trail to Junbesi, rounding the ridge looking at Junbesi below, walk finally descends to Junbesi a nice large village of Sherpa people with the monastery and a high school sponsored by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust.

Day 06:
Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m/06 hrs.
After a lovely time for Junbesi, morning leads on a gradual winding path to a river just before with the first views of Mt. Everest among othesr Khumbu snowcapped mountains, after crosses the bridge with short ascended to Ringmo village, then leaving Ringmo, an hour of good gradual climb through pine and rhododendron forest reaching at Taksindu pass at 3,070 m marked with Mani and Chorten with a great view of stunning of Kusum Kangguru, Thamrserku and Kangtega peaks. From here, a long descended passing Takshindo village and old monastery through the cool shade of the forest and then coming to a farmland, a short walk from a stream brings to Nuntahla also known as Manidingma, a large hill village of Rai tribe and Sherpa people.

Day 07:
Trek to Bupsa Danda 2,250 m/06 hrs.
Morning walk starts with a long descend to a small forested areas, then crossing over the raging Dudh Koshi River, on the slow winding uphill path to a Rai tribe Jubing village, around here are fairly warm then following the uphill winding trail towards Kharikhola 2,200m, a large scattered village of Sherpa and Magar inhabitants, after a nice break at Kharikhola heading to a next ridge crossing river tributaries of Kharikhola, then with steep climb for an hour to Bupsa a small village for overnight stop, this village located on the ridge overlooking fantastic views of rolling hills and valleys.

Day 08:
Trek to Surke 2,295 m/06 hrs.
Slowly and with steady walk reaching Khumbu region as the air gets cooler, from here an uphill path through mixed forests of oak, rhododendron tree lines, and some bird life, including pheasant, is abundant along this section of the trail. The journeys continue traversing Karte Dande pass 3,880 m high above the river to a ridge, journey continue to Puiyan village 2,800 m, a nice spot in the midst of a forest. From here on the long winding path, high above looking towards Lukla town and its airstrip, from the top walking downhill to Surke village located beneath an hour walk from Lukla.

Day 09:
Trek to Phakding 2,650 m/05 hrs.
From Surke our route leads north- west of a climb on the winding path, coming to Mushe and Chaurikharka farm village near below Lukla. A pleasant walk after reaching where the trail from Jiri and Lukla joins at a small nice village at Chhoplung, walks is more easier on the gradual path most of the way, with few ups in between, from Tarhe khola, with wonderful view of Kusum Kanguru 6,369 m, then crossing a short suspension bridge, and a short climb brings to Ghat village, from here an hour of good walk reaching at Phakding village for overnight stop near the bank of Dudh Koshi River.

Day 10:
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m/06 hrs.
After a nice time for Phakding followed the river Dudh Koshi upstream with awesome views of Thamserku peak 6,608 m, Khumbila 5,840 m, the patron goddess of Khumbu region with the moderate nice walk reaching at Monjo village then to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to the Jorsalle village the last village till Namche Bazaar is reached, walking on the river bank till the path leads to the last bridge over the Imjatse river, from here trek along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar with magnificent view of Kongde peak, Kusum Kangru Mt. Everest, Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache after ending the last uphill walk reaching the famed Namche Bazaar, the village with so many lodges, guesthouses and hotels are situated in an amphitheatre shape.

Day 11:
Rest a days at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and hike.
After a week longs to walk of the week a well deserved rest days at Namche before heading higher altitude, recommended activities include a short walk uphill to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter with panoramic views of mountains Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Tawache, Lhotse and Everest visit the museum information on history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering on flora and fauna of this region, other activities hike up to Everest View Hotels world highest hotel at 3,880 m with an excursion to Khumjung and Khunde villages beneath the sacred Khumbila mountain.

Day 12:
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m/05 hours.
After a good time of Namche adventure continues with fairly easy for the first half way, to walk follow on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde Ri peak after a pleasant walk of two to three hours coming at Phungitenga 3,250 m, a small settlement with the couple of teahouses and an Army barrack serving as park wardens the area is surrounded with alpine woods of silver firs, blue pines, rhododendron, magnolia and birch trees, the uphill hull from here of two hours reaches Thyangboche Monastery for the overnight stop. This beautiful spot offers view of the majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam with Everest looming above the Nuptse wall of the north with Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east.

Day 13:
Trek to Dingboche 4,358 m/05 hours.
With an amazing beautiful morning at Thyangboche, the walk descends into lovely alpine forest with magnificent view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. After the bridge, to walk are gradual uphill most of the way for Pangboche at 3,900 m, from here a short climb to Somare for lunch a small settlement with fantastic close-up views of Ama Dablam. After a nice break journey continues towards east beneath the towering north face of Ama Dablam. After another small bridge, the trails climbs slowly winding above the Imja tse river to a big Mani Stupa, from here, walk are fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with view of the eastern snowcapped mountains including the Island peak or Imjatse 6,189 m which is a popular peak amongst all the trekking peaks in Nepal.

Day 14:
Trek to Lobuche 4,928 m/05 hours.
After Dingboche our route leads north with gradual up for an hour or two till Thugla is reached on route mind blowing views of tall snowcapped mountains of Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde 5,741 m, Kongma-tse 5,820 m and Nuptse. After a pleasant trek of 2 hours the trail from Pheriche joins at Thugla, from Thugla, an hour steeped up brings to the top with the number of memorials to the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions to the mountain of this region, walk for another hour with gradual up to Lobuche which has about 6 Lodges.

Day 15:
Trek to Gorakshep 5,160 m and continue to Everest base camp
5,357 m/08 hrs round trip.
From Lobuche, walk towards final destinations of this wonderful journey to Everest base camp, walk from here follows the rocky moraine path and icy-glacier pond and icebergs down below Khumbu glacier. After the moraine dunes a short downhill walk brings to Gorakshep situated below Kalapatthar 5,545 m and Mt. Pumori 7,145 m. Gorakshep has four lodges, after a short break here walk towards Everest Base Camp, the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the route leads over rocky dunes, moraine and streams till Everest Base Camp is reached this spot is lively during the high expedition season at Base Camp, a great view of the Khumbu icefall and other giant peaks that rears above you. After a glorious time here return to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.

Day 16:
Morning hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m continue walk to Pheriche
4,243 m/08 hrs.
Morning leads to a steep climb to Kalapatthar the awesome panoramic view points. On reaching the top of Kalapatthar, a rocky small peak the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori, fantastic views from here as Mt. Everest is within a stone throw distance including Everest Base camp way down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier, after a gorgeous time here descend back to Gorakshep and continue walk to Pheriche, the route is fairly easy with downhill slopes most of the way to the flat Pheriche Valley, afternoon time is very windy here, after a good walk reaches you at Pheriche for the overnight stop.

Day 17:
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m/04 hrs.
Walk back to Thyangboche with few ups in between Somare and Pangboche on reaching the bridge back to tree-lines and vegetation with an hour uphill to Thyangboche for the overnight stop.

Day 18:
Trek to Monjo 2,835 m/06 hrs.
Retrace the journey back, on reaching Namche Bazaar downhill all the way to Monjo for the overnight stop, located by the Sagarmatha National Park.

Day 19:
Trek to Lukla 2, 800 m/05 hrs.
The last final day trek of this wonderful walking journey to Lukla, apart from few short up hills the only long climb is just before Lukla which takes 45 minutes from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla check into respective lodges and last day dinner with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.

Day 20:
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
A short scenic flight of Kathmandu can be in the early morning. Normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, the flight can be delayed sometime due to bad weather. This scenic flight of Lukla of 35 minutes reaches to Kathmandu with awesome views on the flight. On reaching Kathmandu domestic terminal, our staffs will receive and transfer you back to respective hotel.

Day 21:
Free days at leisure.
We have reserved this days in case of flight delay at Lukla if all goes well a free day in Kathmandu. Inform our staff for short private guided city sightseeing tours in and around Kathmandu valley.

Day 22:
Transfer to airporst for international departure.
Last days in the magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks, as per your flight time, our staff will transfer you to the airport for your finals departure for homeward bound.


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Health Requirements
You are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.
Travel Insurance
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.

Acclimatization
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

Trekking Crew Arrangement
To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.

Meals Facilities
During the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements
During your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.

Porter Care
We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

Environmental Concerns
Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.
Trekking Group Arrangement
Experience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.

Best Seasons
The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.

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If you are in need of more information on any kinds of trips, please contact us at Tel: +977 14429204, +977 9841969631, +977 9803810253 | Email : info@experiencenepaltreks.com.np
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