Zin in een unieke combinatiereis ? Per motor rijden we eerst naar het LangTang NP, om daarna de lokale cultuur op te snuiven in de Tamang dorpen. Hier bevindt zich ook het kleine stadje, Nuwakot met oude gebouwen uit de 18de eeuw ! Het lokale paleis werd in de Malla stijl gebouwd en is uniek. Daarna rijden we verder naar het Shivapuri conservation area, met heerlijke vergezichten op de Jugal Himal, de Ganesh Himal en de LangTang regio. Langzaam maar zeker naderen we zo de Khumbu regio, waar we de motors achterlaten in Jiri. Hier volgen we de oude Edmund Hillary route en wandelen verder naar Namche Bazar, de hoofdstad van de Sherpa’s. We wandelen verder en bereiken via prachtige wandelwegen het mooie Everest Base Camp ! ’s Morgensvroeg genieten we de zonsopgang vanop Kalla Pattar en trekken dan terug naar Lukla, de kleine luchthaven die ook wel “Everest Airport” genoemd wordt. Met een 18 seater vliegen we terug naar Kathmandu waar we samen het einde van deze mooie reis vieren !
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O = Ontbijt
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Arrival and transfer to hotel, after some refreshment, typical Nepali welcome dinner.
After breakfast, we drive along the famous and broad Trisuli river and see many traditional Tamang villages. The landscape varies much but the green forests dominate this beautiful area. We will have close panoramas of the mountains of Annapurna, Manasalu and Langtang range. After this inspiring tour we will have our tea waiting at the guesthouse in the village of Syabrubesi at the beginning of the Langtang National Park.
Today our ride will take us first to the Nuwakot palaces which are built in the 18h century. It lies on the ancient trade route from the Kathmandu Valley to Tibet. The palace was built in the Malla style of architecture with the fort-like characteristics. The Complex comprises of the main Nuwakot Palace and various temples and shrines, the most prominent being the Bhairab Temple. After this sightseeing we continue and drive further and explore more of the local culture and way of life of the Tamang and Bramn people which live in the scenic mountain parts of Ganesh Himal and Langtang. The isolated Langtang valley- known as the ‘treasure house of Alpine plants’ is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal and is inhabited by Tamang whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to the Tibetan.
After breakfast we drive off road and enter into the forest of Shivapuri with clear views of Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal and the spectacular Langtang mountain range. This region is famous not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries with their culture virtually uncharged through the centuries. This fascinating land surrounded by high mountains is a real paradise for mountaineers and trekkers.
Today we will have excellent view of many different mountain views including the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. We will pass through the village of Nanglabhari, Jaharsing Pauwa and have greatest sunset views of Mt. Everest, Langtang, Ganesh himal.
Today we drive mostly off road passing through the village of Katike Bhanjyang.
After breakfast, we drive along the Bhotekosi river towards the Araniko highway to the Tibetan border, then uphill passing through different landscapes including stunning views of Ganesh Himal. We enter Charikot is the headquarter of the Dholkha District from where we can have closer views of Gauri sankar, the second highest peak of the Rolwaling Himal, behind Melungtse (7,181m). The name comes from Sanskrit for the Goddess and her Consort, denoting the sacred regard to which is afforded it by the peoples of Tibet and Nepal then further to mainapokhari.
Today we spend a rest day in Mainapokhari and we visit the Himalayan Care Hands hospital, the NGO founded by Himalayan Leaders. It is a lively village that will welcome you enthusiastically. For those only participating in the motorbiking, on Day 10 we drive back to Kathmandu (184km) and on Day 11, we bring you back to the international airport for your flight to Europe.
For those continuing / joining for the trekking, on Day 10 we drive to Bhandar to start the trekking !
Today we start our trek with first a short busdrive to Bhandar via Jiri
Today, our trek start and fallow the trail from Bhandar through deep forests crossing a few streams passing the small settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. Climb through the forests winding down to the Surma Khola. Continue to Likhu Khola Valley. Climb the ridge making up to the small settlement of Kenja, another steep ascent to Chimbu and continuing further to Sete.
After early breakfast, an uphill climb to Lamjura La through forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch and rhododendrons. Pass by the villages of Dagchu and Goyem. Lamjura La pass at 3530m, the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazar, offers a panoramic view of the surrounding green mountains. Descend down the pass to Junbesi, afternoon here we explore the village and the way of life of its inhabitants.
After breakfast, we Cross the stream beyond Junbesi climb up the forest slope and after an hour’s trek, the mesmerizing views of the Himalaya mountains appear before our eyes. The mountains that are visible include Everest, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamseruku, Mera Peak, and many other high mountains. This is the first view of Everest on this trek, although the lower peaks look closer and higher than the distant 8,000er mountains. Continue the trail to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola. Ascend to Ringmo, cross the Trakshindo La pass and descend to Trashingdo. After another hour’s desent through conifer and rhododendron forests, and terraced fields to Nuntala.
After an early breakfast, we Descend down the trail to the Dudh Koshi River. We follow the Dudh Koshi River as we head upward to Khumbu. Cross the bridge, climb to Jubing and continue straight to Churkha. Climb the trail eastward to reach Kharikhola and descend to cross a suspension bridge to Buspa.
Today the trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an uphill climb takes us to Khari La pass, where we enjoy the magnificent views of the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. Descend to Puiyan and go through the up and down to Surke.
After breakfast, our trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Initially, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail through the Sherpa village along the Dudh Kosi River to Phakding .
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.
This is the scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung. We climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, we walk back down to Namche Bazzar.
After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. We visit the monastery the same day at around 3 p.m. to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region.
Mountains as a backdrop, the monastery in Tengboche looks spectacular more in the morning. We snap pictures of the monastery and the sceneries around and as usual start the day journey. We choose the upper trail for better views to visit Pangboche village and its ancient Monastery. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We enjoy lunch with fantastic close-up views of Ama-Dablam. In the afternoon, go north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Ama Dablam. From here onwards the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley ahead will begin to open up as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River, we descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche On arrival in Dingboche, we enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
Beyond Duglha we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We find our way through the boulder-strewn slope as we ascend Chupki Lhara, an eerie ridge top with dramatic mountains views. At the top of the ridge we will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (mountain guide from Nepal) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves right “in front of” several great peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We are now in the vicinity of Everest but the great mountain still remains hidden. Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. As we trek along a murmuring stream we do not see the Khumbu glacier because of its lateral moraine wall and we now begin to feel a little out of breath due to high altitude.
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass though the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world – Mount Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep and return back to Gorak Shep.
Today is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning; there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind’s eye to last lifetime. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast and continue trek back to Pheriche.
Today is easy trek, downhill through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it’s spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings
After breakfast, we start our trek ,we walk about one hours all the way down to the river then uphill with crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m) for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while we pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar.
We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. On arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on their faces.
Today, after early breakfast, flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains which takes about 40 minutes to get to Kathmandu and afternoon, free for shopping.
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I'd highly recommend these guys if you're travelling in Nepal! I trekked the Everest circuit as an individual and Himalayan Leaders helped me chart out a plan and budget for…
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Thank you, Jagat!