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Kongma-La Pass & Everest Base Camp Trek


 With Experience trek have a truly life time memories of Kongma La Pass 5,535 m/18,159 ft & Everest Base Camp Trek with Experience Treks offers a unique experience for interested moderate and tough trekkers with combination of full highlights of this trip. Kongma la & Everest Base Camp leads to the world’s highest mountain base camp of Everest and the scenic view point of Kalapatthar at 5,545 meters for outstanding panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at mere distance a view of notorious Khumbu Ice fall and its glaciers before heading to the actual adventurous trip to cross and traverse the Kongma-la pass 5,535 meters. The adventure begins with a sweeping short fight over scenic views along the way to Lukla, from here trekking through several traditional villages and towards the famed Namche Bazaar the main center of Khumbu region.Namche is a prosperous trading spot on official’s headquarters, shops and cyber facilities, after good rest day heading towards Everest Base Camp route through serene rhododendron, oaks, birch and pines forest with picturesque scenery along the way with never a boring moment then visiting the famous Thyangboche Monastery in the shade of giant peaks of Mt. Everest and towering Ama Dablam. Then finally to Everest Base Camp and hike to Kalapatthar with awesome scenery then the route to highest pass of Khongma-la 5,535 meters concluding this mind blowing adventure to Kongma-la & Everest Base Camp at Lukla with a short scenic flight of Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights:
• Trekking on the base of world’s number one mountain, Mt. Everest
• World’s highest National Park in the shade of giant peaks immerses in the old rich Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions
• Warm hospitality of the highlanders in the home of Sherpa’s enriched with rare botanical flora of rhododendron, magnolias and pines trees.



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Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:
Fly to Lukla 2,820 m & trek to Phakding 2,652 m/03 hrs

Day 03:
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m/05 hrs.

Day 04:
Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

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

Day 06:
Trek to Pheriche 4,230 m/05 hrs.

Day 07:
Rest days at Pheriche for acclimatization and local hike.

Day 08:
Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m/05 hrs.

Day 09:
Trek to Gorak Shep 5,160 m/16,961ft and to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m/17,594 ft and back to Gorakshep/07-08 hrs.

Day 10:
Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) and trek to Lobuche 4,930 m/04 hrs afternoon free preparation for the pass.

Day 11:
Trek and cross Kongma La 5,535m/18,159 ft and to Dingboche 4,340 m/14, 675 ft /07 hrs.

Day 12:
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m/04 hrs.

Day 13:
Trek to Monjo 2,830 m via Namche Bazaar/06 hrs.

Day 14:
Trek to Lukla 2,846 m/05 hrs with afternoon free.

Day 15:
Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.

Day 16:
In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.

Day 17:
International departure for homeward bound.

Service includes
• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• KTM to Lukla airfare for member and staff/s
• 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on 3 star category B/B plan
• A day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
• 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 hotel, at the hotel our guide will brief with orientation program of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information.

Day 02:
Fly to Lukla 2,820 m & trek to Phakding 2,652 m/03 hrs walk
Starting this wonderful adventure with an early morning flight of Lukla with panoramic views on route as the plane touch down at Lukla meets our guide and porters, the first day walk an easy and moderate way to Phakding village the trail although it is moderate with ups and down along with the grand views of Kwande and Kusum Kanguru peaks and beautiful landscapes of the villages and farm fields and Buddhist religious stupa, prayer walls then reaching the overnight stop at Phakding village by the glacial river Dudhkoshi afternoon free to immerse with the local culture.

Day 03:
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m/06 hrs.
After a nice time for Phakding follows the river Dudhkoshi upstream with awesome views of Thamaserku peak 6,608 m, Khumbila 5,840 m the patron god of Khumbu area 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 Kwangde peak, Kusum Kangru Mt. Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche after ending the last uphill walk reaching the famed Namche Bazaar, the houses with lodge and hotels are situated in an amphitheatre shape.

Day 04:
Rest days at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and hike.
Recommend activities include a short walk uphill to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter with panoramic views of mountains Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Taboche, 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 village beneath the sacred Khumbila mountain.

Day 05:
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m/05 hours.
After a good time at Namche adventure continues with fairly easy for the first half, walk follows on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks of 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 couple of teahouses and an Army barrack serving as park wardens this area is surrounded with alpine woods of silver fir, 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 06:
Trek to Pheriche 4,230 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 walk is gradual uphill most of the way, to Pangboche at 3,900 m from here a short climb to Shomare 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 river and to Pheriche valley beneath the Taboche and Cholatse peaks with views of Ama Dablam.

Day 07:
Rest days at Pheriche for acclimatization and local hike.
Pheriche village a nice valley bounded by stone walls guarding the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Pheriche has more than dozen lodges. Well deserved rest days for the short hike, there are places where one go for a short walk to Dingboche village overlooking superb view of the snow capped peaks and glaciers of Lhotse, Ama-Dablam and Island peak the last settlement in eastern Khumbu.

Day 08:
Trek to Lobuche 4,928 m/05 hours.
After Pheriche route leads north walking on this wide windy valley then onto gradual up for an hour or two till Thugla is reached with views of tall snow capped mountains. After a scenic walk of two hours or more the other route from Dingboche meets at Thugla where the mighty Khumbu glacier melts into torrent river after Thugla, a steep up brings to the top with the number of memorials to the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions to this region, walk for another hour with gradual up to Lobuche, Lobuche has about 06 lodges.

Day 09:
Trek to Gorakshep 5,160 m and continue to Everest base camp 5,357 m/07-08 hrs round trip.
From Lobuche walk towards the highlight of this to Everest base camp, the walk from here follows the rocky moraine path and icy-glacial 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 and moraine and streams, till Everest Base Camp is reached this spot is lively during the high expedition season. At Base Camp great view of the Khumbu icefall and other giant peaks that rears above you. After a glorious time of the base camp return to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.

Day 10:
Morning hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk back to Lobuche 4,930 m/03+03=06 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 Lobuche for the overnight preparation for the Kongma-la traverse.

Day 11:
Trek to Kongma La 5,535 m/18,159 ft and to Dingboche 4,340 m/14, 675 ft /07-08 hrs.
Early morning before dawn start the highlight of this great adventure towards Khumbu glacier and moraine the walk leads to a closed section where one has to be careful on ice with strenuous climb to the top of of Kongma-la at 5,535 ms the pass hidden by tall peaks of Pokalde and Nuptese wall and Kongmatse also known as Mehra, the walk leads high up and with steep downhill towards glacial pond then walking on the faint path leading on rocks, moraine all the way to Bibre a small settlement near to Dingboche, from here onwards on the good trail all the way to Dingboche for the overnight stop after a hard day walk of this whole trip.

Day 12:
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m/04 hrs.
Walk towards Thyangboche on the easy downhill slopes with few ups in between and good to be back to tree lines and vegetation to Thyangboche for the overnight stop.

Day 13:
Trek to Monjo 2,835 m/06 hrs.
Retrace the journey to Namche Bazaar with downhill to Monjo for overnight stops near Sagarmatha National Park.

Day 14:
Trek to Lukla 2,846 m/05 hrs.
Final day trek of this great adventure leads on the good easy trail back to Lukla, with few small up hills with only long climb before Lukla from the old big oak tree, then reaching Lukla for the last overnight after a memorable moment of this great adventure with Experience Treks.

Day 15:
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Morning preparation for short scenic flight of Kathmandu the flight can be delayed sometime due to bad weather, on reaching Kathmandu with awesome views during the flight transfer back to respective hotels.

Day 16:
Free the day 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 guide sightseeing tours of and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 17:
Transfer of an airport 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 BTE staff will transfer you to airport for your final 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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