The Classic Everest Trek follows the footsteps of the first mountaineers to summit Everest. The route was originally used in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on their way to Everest Base Camp and beyond. The astonishingly beautiful route passes lush hills and fertile valleys on a climb up to the alpine landscape of the Himalaya.
We follow these trails to eventually reach the base of the world’s highest peak and the nearest to the summit that we can possibly get without being a mountaineer. The astonishing landscape of natural beauty attracts tourists from all over the planet. Views of the Khumbu Icefall and surrounding terrain will be unforgettable.
Classic Everest offers the best mountain views on the planet. The famous panorama from Kala Patthar, offers up-close perspectives of Everest and much more! Below is the scenic Khumbu Glacial Valley. Along this trek you will enjoy a wide range of biodiversity and geography from the green hills to the snowy highlands with magnificent views of AmaDablam, Lhotse, Pumori, Cho-Oyu, Thamserku, and much more.
The area we trek through is inhabited by the famous Sherpa, known for their extraordinary abilities in the mountains. Everest Classic takes us to this Sherpa homeland and a rural, mountain way of life, with Buddhist culture and majestic monasteries. Wildlife in the region includes musk deer, Himalayan thar, snow leopard, and snow cocks, and locals believe the fabled yeti resides in the region.
The journey begins with a scenic drive to Jiri, gateway of the Solu-Khumbu region. The trek begins as we head east through the picturesque foothills and villages surrounded by terraced fields. After traversing high passes we reach the DudhKosi Valley. We continue north up this rich valley to the renowned mountain town of Namche Bazaar surrounding by snowy mountains. We explore the Sherpa villages of Kunde and Khumjung where Hillary’s Himalayan Trust established as school and hospital. The journey continues with a visit to the renowned TyangbocheGomba, the largest monastery in the Khumbu. We pass through Pangboche and the terrain becomes higher and more isolated as we make our way to the remote base camp of the highest mountain on the planet.
The ultimate destination of the Classic Everest Trek is an exhilarating experience. We savor the surrounding beauty along with the sunset panorama at Kala Patthar. We take an easy journey back toNamche Bazaar and a scenic flight from Lukla.
There are many choices for more trekking in the Everest area, and if you would like to extend your travels, just let us know and we will arrange according to your schedule!
We have fixed departures and custom treks that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and schedule. Himalaya Hikes looks forward to guiding you into the spectacular
Everest Region and the most exhilarating scenery in Nepal!
Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2:Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3:Drive to Jiri (1900 m/ 6230 ft) Full Day
Day 4:Trek to Shivalaya (1770 m/5805 ft) 5 hours
Day 5:Trek to Bhandar (2195 m/ 7200 ft) 5 Hours
Day 6:Trek to Sete (2650m/8,690ft) 6-7 Hours
Day 7:Trek to Junbesi via the Lamjura Pass (2675m/8,780 ft) 6-7 Hours
Day 8:Exploration day at Junbesi
Day 9:Trek to Nunthala (2445 m/8,020 ft) 6-7 Hours
Day 10:Trek to Buspsa Danda (2315 m/7555 ft) 5-6 Hours
Day 11:Trek to Puiyan (2800 m/ 9,275ft) 6 Hours
Day 12:Puiyan to Phakding (2615 m / 8,575ft) 5-6 Hours
Day 13:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3435 m/11,270 ft) 4 – 6 Hours
Day 14:Rest & acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 15:Trek to Tyangboche(3867 m/12,887 feet) 5 Hours
Day 16:Trek to Dingboche(4375 m/14,325 feet) – 5 Hours
Day 17:Trek to Lobuche(4930 m/16,175 ft) 5 Hours
Day 18:Reserve Day
Day 19:Trek to Kala Patthar (5550 m/18,208 ft) and back to Gorakshep (5190 m/17,025ft) 6-8 Hours
Day 20:Trek to Base Camp and Pheriche(4252m/13,950ft)
Day 21:Trek to Tyangboche (3867 m/12,887 feet)
Day 22:Trek to Monjo (2750 m/9165 ft) by way of Namche Bazaar
Day 23:Trek to Lukla(2,850 m/9,350 ft)
Day 24:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 25:Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 26:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3Drive to Jiri (1900 m/ 6230 ft) Full Day
Day 4Trek to Shivalaya (1770 m/5805 ft) 5 hours
Day 5Trek to Bhandar (2195 m/ 7200 ft) 5 Hours
Day 6Trek to Sete (2650m/8,690ft) 6-7 Hours
Day 7Trek to Junbesi via the Lamjura Pass (2675m/8,780 ft) 6-7 Hours
Day 8Exploration day at Junbesi
Day 9Trek to Nunthala (2445 m/8,020 ft) 6-7 Hours
Day 10Trek to Buspsa Danda (2315 m/7555 ft) 5-6 Hours
Day 11Trek to Puiyan (2800 m/ 9,275ft) 6 Hours
Day 12Puiyan to Phakding (2615 m / 8,575ft) 5-6 Hours
Day 13Trek to Namche Bazaar (3435 m/11,270 ft) 4 – 6 Hours
Day 14Rest & acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 15Trek to Tyangboche(3867 m/12,887 feet) 5 Hours
Day 16Trek to Dingboche(4375 m/14,325 feet) – 5 Hours
Day 17Trek to Lobuche(4930 m/16,175 ft) 5 Hours
Day 18Reserve Day
Day 19Trek to Kala Patthar (5550 m/18,208 ft) and back to Gorakshep (5190 m/17,025ft) 6-8 Hours
Day 20Trek to Base Camp and Pheriche(4252m/13,950ft)
Day 21Trek to Tyangboche (3867 m/12,887 feet)
Day 22Trek to Monjo (2750 m/9165 ft) by way of Namche Bazaar
Day 23Trek to Lukla(2,850 m/9,350 ft)
Day 24Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 25Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 26Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for theTrek.
The gears int he list below are provided by Himalaya HIkes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring you own.
Note: Available to hire/ rental through HH
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.