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The Classic Everest Trek - 26 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 26 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Min person: 2
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About Trip:

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!

Trip Highlights

Trip Highlights

  • Trails that pioneered the footsteps of early Everest Expeditions.
  • Rich Valley and Dales, traditional Sherpa villages and high alpine valleys. 
  • Close view of the high silver grey peaks.
  • 26 days of classic trek. 

Outline itinerary

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

Cost Includes:

    • Fully Organized Lodge Trek (FOT) with all meals and drinks (Tea and hot water) included.
    • All ground transfers as per Itinerary.
    • Expert HH trek leader, English speaking local guide, Sherpas and porters.
    • TIMS card.
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare.
    • 4 nights’ accommodation at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fee
    • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
    • Foods and Insurance for all staff & porters.
    • Staffs wages, allowances and their salaries.
    • Himalaya Hikes Kit bag and shirt, City map, 4 seasonal sleeping bag and dawn jacket. Sleeping bag and dawn jacket are to be returned after the completion of trip.
    • Service Charges.
    • A comprehensive medical kit.
    • Rescue arrangements.
    • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

    • International flight & departure tax.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (early arrival or late arrival, early return from the trek or tours).
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
    • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance.
    • Extra baggage charge

Detail Itinerary

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

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
01 April, 2018 26 April, 2018 Contacts Guaranteed Book Now

Equipments List

You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for theTrek.

  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks 
  • Trekking trousers and pants
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jackets or pullover
  • Waterproofs
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses (UV protection)
  • Thermal Gloves
  • Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries.
  • Daypack 30 ltr approximately 1800 to 2000 cubic inches.
  • Trekking Poles
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Watter Bottles
  • Deodrants
  • Toiletetries (small wash towel /toilet papers /tooth brush/ paste)
  • Ear Plug ( who knows some people on the group might snore)
  • Face and Body moisturizer 
  • Feminine Hyhiene products
  • Tissue/ toilet rolls
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash 
  • Books and note books. ( If you like to read and write in your leisure time)
  • Walkman
  • Swimming Costumes ( hotel pools in Kathmandu) 
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.

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.

  • Down vest or jackets.
  • 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to 10 degrees
  • Trekking Bags/ Duffle Bags

Note: Available to hire/ rental through HH

Trip Note

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.

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