Please join Crew Treks on this idyllic trip to the heart of Himalaya. Visit Sherpa villages, climb peaks, and get up close and personal with Himalaya's giants: Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Everest!
Leaders: Marek Wencel and Domi Sherpa - together, they have over 30 year experience in the mountains, previous expeditions in Himalaya to Mt Everest, Cho Oyu, Manaslu and many others. Domi is a summiter of Mt Cho Oyu (26,900ft) Ama Dablam (22,349) and countless summits of Island Peak (20,305) and Mera Peak (21,247) Domi is fluent in English and German and guided 100,s of groups on Everest Trek
Price: $2,400 All inclusive (see detail below) Luboche Peak option, add $1,500
DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO DO THE TREK? CONSIDER SIGNING UP FOR EVEREST EXPRESS WITH HELICOPTER RETURN FROM DINGBOCHE (only $500 extra and saves 3 days from itinerarry)
Day 1 (Apr 01 2022) - Depart Home
Day 2 (Apr 02 2022) - Arrive Kathmandu/Overnight
Day 3 (Apr 03 2022)- Sightseeing in Kathmandu/last minute preparations Opportunity to visit UNESCO’s World Heritage sites: Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Town, and Bhaktapur
Day 4 (Apr 04 2022) - Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding (8,563ft) 3hrs easy day
Day 5 (Apr 05 2022) - Trek to Namche Bazaar (11,286ft) 5hrs+
Day 6 (Apr 06 2022) - Rest day/acclimatization in Namche or day hike to Khunde 3hrs roundtrip
Day 7 (Apr 07 2022) - Trek to Tengboche(12,664ft) 4hrs easy day (visit Tengboche Monastery)
Day 8 (Apr 08 2022) - Trek to Dingboche (14,469ft) 5hrs We are at high altitude already, easy does it!
Day 9 (Apr 09 2022) – Rest day for Trekkers to catch up, or climb a peak if you are up for it!
Day 10 (Apr 10 2022)- Trek through Lobuche Pass to small settlement of Lobuche.5-6hrs
Day 11 (Apr 11 2022) - Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) for lunch and then continue to Everest base camp [17,600ft], back to Gorak Shep for overnight. 6hrs+
Day 12 (Apr 12 2022) – Summit Kalapatthar (18,519ft) and trek back to Dingboche (trekkers) Lobuche (climbers) hard day but downhill! 8hrs+
Day 13 (Apr 13 2022) – Climbers depart for Lobuche Peak; Trekkers walk to Namche Bazaar 7-9hrs
Day 14 (Apr 14 2022) – Long trek to Lukla and celebrations after another successful trip! 6-8hrs
Day 15 (Apr 15 2022) – Fly out Lukla to Katmandu
Day 13 (Apr 12 2022) While Trekkers walk to Dingboche, Climbers depart for Lobuche Peak Base Camp
Day 14 (Apr 13 2022) Rest day at Lobuche Peak Base Camp
Day 15 (Apr 14 2022) Summit Day on Lobuche Peak (If the team is able to, continue hike down to Dingboche)
Day 16 (Apr 15 2022) Hike down to Namche Bazaar
Day 18 (Apr 16 2022) Long trek to Lukla and expedition celebrations!
Day 19 (Apr 17 2022) Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu
Disclaimer: This is just an outline for the trek. As always, mountain weather or inclement snow conditions play a role in day-to-day planning. Our main objective is to reach Mt Everest Base Camp/Summit Island Peak and we will tailor the trip to maximize that success.
Sleep at guest houses/lodges along the trail. Eat breakfast and hike 4-6 hours on an average day. Since we will be staying at lodges, backpacks should be light! We will use porters to lighten the loads. Daytime temperatures should be in the 50’s and sunny, but nights can get cold! As we move higher, temperatures will drop!
Crew Treks strongly recommends that you enroll with Global Rescue prior to embarking on this trip. Please click on the link below for details and quotes.
The prices are reasonable and the signup process is simple.
We strongly encourage everyone to purchase travel insurance, which covers trip cancellation, interruption, delay, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses, etc.
Travel insurance offers the best possible protection if you have a sudden, unexpected illness or injury prior to or when traveling.
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Kathmandu, the capitol of Nepal, has year-round direct flight links from New Delhi, India, Bangkok, Thailand and seasonal service from cities in Europe and Asia. If you would like to combine this trip with India, you will require Indian entry visa. More info here: https://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com/homepage
If you are just transiting, you do not need Indian Visa - you can stay at in transit area at New Delhi International Airport.
(All climbing equipment can be purchased in Kathmandu for a cheap price; either new or used, there is also gear rental in the village of Lobuche)