"The Great Journey"

Everest- 20 days

The 3 big passes.

From the green fields of cultivation, crossing the 3 great passes to the great tops of the Himalayas.

From Phaplu to Everest Base Camp and KalaPattar 5,550m, crossing the 3 great passes. Kongma La 5,535m, Cho La 5,330m, Renjo La 5,360m. We will cross impressive glaciers. We will visit the Gokyo Lake and we will go up to summits like the Gokyo Peak or the Nagkar Tshang 5,616m. We will visit Buddhist temples and mystical places.

We will walk for 3 days with a progressive ascent until we reach Lukla, where we join the main path. This prevents altitude sickness and physically prepares you to face high-altitude passes, as well as allowing you to see the way of life in rural Nepal.

During the route we will visit temples and mystical places full of Buddhist symbolism. From there we can see some of the largest and most beautiful peaks on the planet:

Everest 8,848m, Lhotse 8,516m, Lhotse Shar 8,383m, Makalu 8,463m, Nuptse 7,861m, Baruntse 7,220m, Cho Oyu 8,200m, Ama Dablam 6,814m and more.

A great sight to behold.

Outbound flight to Phaplu and return flight from Lukla.

Of course, we will visit Kathmandu and all its monuments declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

There is almost no risk of suffering from altitude sickness, since the ascent will be very progressive and with enough time to acclimatize. The days of trekking usually include about 5 hours of walking and generally about 10 to 15 km / day, although there are harder days than others.

3,350 € / 2*

20 days

Hostel

Trekking

To go

Return

* Indicative price for two people (varies depending on the season, number of people, extra activities, etc …) Ask us for a quote, it’s free.

We have all heard of the highest peak in the world and for those of us who like the mountains it is a dream to be able to see it in person. But today that dream is much closer than you think. If you like hiking and have time, don’t think twice about this trip. Let me tell you …

To climb the highest peaks in the world you generally need to be very strong, have a lot of experience and also have a lot of money to prepare for this type of expedition. But to tour the Solu-Khumbu area (as locals call the Everest area), you just need the desire and a good pair of legs.

In this area you will see four of the fourteen highest mountains in the world (Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and Cho Oyu) and many other peaks that exceed 7,000m. In addition we will cross impressive glaciers, suspension bridges, Buddhist temples and 3 mountain passes of more than 5,000m.

Most visitors fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m) and start their trek there. But in this case we will fly to Phaplu and walk for 3 days through rural areas almost without crossing our path with other tourists, until we reach Lukla where we will join the main path. In this way we will prevent altitude sickness and prepare ourselves physically to face the passes at high altitude, in addition to giving you an opportunity to see the way of living in rural Nepal, which you won’t see during the rest of the circuit.

I am not going to say that this trek is for everyone. There are sections of this route that can be quite challenging and together with the height it can become a fairly demanding activity. But it all depends on how you plan your trekking. You can do shorter stretches and take more breaks. I have seen people of 70 years walking calmly, at their own pace, and finally achieve their goals thanks to their patience, their mental strength and the experience of their guide.
I have also seen younger people in Namche Bazar with Altitude Sickness who explained to me that it was the second time they came and that they had to return without being able to reach Base Camp. If you do not have enough vacation time to do the acclimatization, it may be better to change your goals for a trip that doesn’t go so high (sometimes the rush makes you reckless).

The good thing about these areas is that they are totally adapted for tourism, and every hour and a half you will cross a small town where you can stop to eat, have tea or sleep. You do not need to carry food beyond your nuts, chocolate, muesli bars or other goodies … You do not need to carry a tent or mats. Walking without so much weight through these places is a luxury, since you can focus on enjoying yourself.

On the other hand, because of these amenities in high season it can get a little crowded. Along with the caravans of burritos and yaks, and the porters of the great expeditions, this is a bustle of people. Starting at Lukla it is already difficult to feel like an explorer. If you are a sociable being there is no problem and you will surely make many friends along the way, you will share many experiences with other tourists from all over the world. You will commonly form groups with which you end up walking much of the trip.

The trekking from start to finish is truly spectacular and meets all expectations.

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Included in the price

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel.
  • Trekking permits and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System).

  • English speaking guide and porters required.
  • Salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation for the guide and porter.

  • Food and tea during the trekking.
  • Accommodation, both in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  • First aid kit.
  • Flight to Phaplu (start trekking point).
  • Flight from Lukla, where the trek ends.
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu and surroundings.

  • Entrance to the main temples and monuments of the city.
  • Transportation from the hotel to the airport.
  • Farewell dinner / Show

Not included in the price

  • International flight.
  • Visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, snacks ...

  • Boiled water or water bottles.
  • Battery charging for mobile phones, cameras, etc …
  • Wi-fi
  • Tips.

Additional information

Extra Activities

If you wish to complement your itinerary with other activities, we have selected a wide and varied offer for you.

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