Acme Treks and Expedition

The 24 day trek from Jiri to the Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular of the longer treks available. This trek has a number of stunning attractions, one of the the foremost of which is the satisfaction gained by reaching the base of the highest mountain in the world. Other attractions include the spectacular scenery of the Himalayan ranges. The Everest trek involves a tremendous amount of uphill and downhill walking

Trekking Information

Day 01:Meet upon arrival at Kathmandu airport by Acme Treks & Expedition, Kathmandu representative and transfer to hotel. After getting refreshed, and having lunch, proceed for walking tour to Kathmandu Durbar square visiting, ancient palace, living goddess temple Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka and Kastamandap temple. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02:Proceed on sight seeing tour to Swoyambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey Temple, Patan city known as the City of Fine Arts, Pashupatinath temple the hosliest shrine of the Hindu people and Boudhnath stupa. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03:Kathmandu to Jiri: (2370m):
Drive by bus via the Araniko highway to Lamosangu. Whilst passing the old Newar towns of Banepa and Dhulikhel you will have an excellent panoramic view of the eastern Himalayas, including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorjee Lakpa. The road descends to Panchkhal, then climbs over a ridge behind Dolalghat and follows the Sunkoshi north to Lamasangu. After passing several villages you will reach Jiri.
Day 04:Jiri to Bhandar: (2150m):
The trek starts with a climb to the ridge top at 2370m, then drops down to Shivalaya at 1750m. From Shivalaya climb again to Sangbadanda, Deorali Pass. From Deorali danda descend again to Bhandar, a small Sherpa village with a Tibetan Buddhist monastery.
Day 05:Bhandar to Sete:
The trail drops down to the Linkhu Khola, crosses the river at 1490m, then treks along it to Kenja at 1570m. Now the long ascent to the Lamjura Bhanjyang pass begins. It then it traverses to Sete village (2575m).
Day 06:Sete to Jubesi:
The trail passes gradually up through Lamjura Pass (3530m), which is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. The trail then descends through fir and rhododendron forest and emerges after one and half hrs at Taktor. Traverse on the north side of the valley round a notch before dropping down to the Sherpa village of Junbesi for an overnight stop.
Day 07:Rest day at Junbesi:
The region around Junbesi is well worth exploring and a day spent here can offer a variety of alternatives. Two hours' walk to the north of Junbesi is the village of Phugmochhe (3100m), where there is a traditional Sherpa art centre. En-route to Phugmochhe a short diverson will allow a visit to Thubten Chhuling, a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastery about one and half hour's walk from Junbesi.
Day 08:Junbesi to Nunthala:
Below Junbesi the trail crosses the Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge. Just beyond the bridge there is a trail junction. The route to Khumbu follows the left-hand trail that leads uphill. This trail turns north, descending through Salung. From the Dudhkoshi River the trail ascends to Ringmo and the Trak Shidno Pass. There are a few shepherds' huts beside the trail, but the route is mostly hidden in dense forest. The trail crosses several picturesque streams on wooden bridges just before reaching Nunthala (Manidingma) at 2320m. Overnight stay here.
Day 09:Nunthala to Bupsadanda: (2300m):
From Nunthala the descent continues to the Dudhkoshi at 1480m and crosses it to follow the other bank. Most of the trail is well defined, although it sometimes meanders through terraced fields and yards of houses. It then descends steeply through forests to a Chautara (resting place) overlooking the river. Follow the river for a while through forests then climb through terraces to reach the Rai village of Jubing (1667m). Climb through the village around a ridge and aim for the prominent notch in front of you. From this notch contour to the village of Khari Khola (2004m) to push on up the steep hill to Bupsadanda.
Day 10:Bupsadanda to Surke:
The trail descends from Khari Khola village and crosses a stream of the same name via a suspension bridge near some water-driven mills at 2010m. After a steep climb to Bhupsa, or Bhumsing, (2300m) the trail continues to climb through a tributary valley filled with prickly leaned oak and rhododendron forest, where languor monkeys may occasional be seen. Descend (305m) and cross the next tributary after one hour. Continue on the north side of the valley to reach Puiyan (2796m) for an overnight stay.
Day 11:Sukre to Phakding:
The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to the ridge at 2800m, followed by another ridge. The trail descends to Sukhe (Buwa) at 2293 m, situated on a tributary of the Dudhkoshi. The trail remains above the village circling it like an expressway. The village of Surkhe, at the bridge crossing the tributary below, is 2 hrs from Puiyan. The trail now leaves this tributary valley and heads more directly north towards Chaurikharka, another dispersed village. Before ascending to Chaurikharka (2713m) the main trail crosses a spectacular deep gorge with a high waterfall (2408m). Overnight stay at Phakding.
Day 12:Phakding to Namche: (3446m):
Approximately 5 hrs duration, this is a beautiful days walking through magnificent rhododendron, magnolia and fir forest. Several villages provide welcome teashops and the views of the peaks improve continuously until Namche is finally reached after a long pull up a ridge. Namche is the main Sherpa village and here we rest and enjoy an afternoon walking round the village.
Day 13:Rest at Namche Bazaar:
This is a rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazzaar. Take a hike to Thami via Khunde, visit Khumjung or you can relax and explore Namche Bazaar.
Day 14:Namche Bazaar to Tengboche: (3867m):
After breakfast the trek will lead to Phunki Thanga for lunch. After lunch ascend another 2 hrs to reach Tengboche and pay a visit to the monastery with the guide.
Day 15:Tengboche to Pheriche: (4252m):
Today we walk through Pangboche village, the site of relics claimed to be a Yeti's scalp and the fingers of a hand. These are kept in the Pangboche monastery and can be seen with the guide.
Day 16:Rest day at Periche:
The trail climbs above Kutumasang on a steep, eroded trail, mostly through fir and rhododendron forests where there are no permanent settlements. Then the trail descends to Magen Goth (3150m). It finally reaches Tharepati for an overnight stay.
Day 17:Periche to Lobuche: (4900m):
This trail gives a good view of Pumori. This section also provides good views of Lhoste, the Khumbu valley and Amadablam.
Day 18:Lobuche to Gorakshep EBC: (5151m):
The trail from Lobuche follows the western side of the broad Khumbu valley and ascends gently through meadows beside the glacial moraine. After rounding a bend in the trail the conical peak of Pumori comes into view. On the lower slopes of this mountain a ridge extending to the south terminates in a small peak called Kala Pathar. 5545m high this provides the best vantage point from which to view Mt. Everest. You can go to the Kala Pathar in the morning from Gorakshep and rest at Gorakshep. The trail makes a short descent on to the sandy, flat expanse of Gorakshep (5160m).
Day 19:Gorakshep to Kalapathar and Dingboche:
The trail from Gorakshepe descends the Imja Khola valley then crosses the Khumbu Khola on a wooden bridge. Following the trail, make a detour and continue up to Dingboche for an overnight stay.
Day 20:Dingboche to Namche Bazaar:
The trail descends to Phunki Thanga, ascends the ridge towards Sanasa, then continues directly straight to Namche bazaar.
Day 21:Namche Bazaar to Lukla:
From Namche the steep descent back to the Bhote Kosi at Jorsale can be a bit rough on the knees. The trail from Jorsale to Lukla follows Chablung then turns off towards Lukla.
Day 22:Lukla to Kathmandu :
Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu via the early morning flight at around 08.00 (Local time).
Day 23:AM: Drive to Bhaktapur also known as the City of Devotees for sight seeing tour. Lunch in Bhaktapur and later drive back to Kathmandu.PM: Free for last moment's shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 24:Free till departure and later transfer to the International Airport to connect the flight to onward destination.

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