Everest Classical Trek

Everest Classical trek will offer a chance to experience an exceptional blend of natural wonders and cultural exquisiteness. The variations altitudes, changing vegetation and mixed way of life are the major highlight of Everest Classical 20 or 23 days trek.

One can get delight from beautiful peak views, pleasant terraces and waterfalls and traverses through villages and woods wrapped with trees of rhododendrons, magnolia and more.

The route for Everest Classical trek takes you into Sagarmatha National Park and you will also pass by the settlement named Shivalaya in Dolakha District or Salleri/Phaplu, known as lower Everest region. The path is less trodden since it is quite longer route to reach Everest base camp. Yet is rewards you with the tranquil setting and stunning scenery. Plus, you can observe unique culture Magar, Sherpa as well as Rai. On the way, you will walk through dense woods and traverse Khari La pass that offer some fabulous vistas of grand Himalayas. Besides, you will also get the chance to explore Namche Bazaar loaded with Sherpa culture. Moreover, you will also get the chance to visit Tengboche Monastery. The amazing views of Mount Everest come into view while continuing your walk over the Khumbu Glacier then the Changri Glacier, which offers beautiful panoramic sight of the Himalayas. Then we will reach Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). Likewise, another fascinating part of the trek is reaching to the viewpoint of Kala patthar from where you can perceive the stunning panorama of Everest- 8,848 m, Lhotse- 8,516 m, Makalu- 8,463 m, Ama Dablam- 6,856 m and more.

Everest Classical Trek organized by Musical Adventure Trekking combines awesome views as well as local culture including endless Himalayas and diverse ethnic groups. Just let us know your interest and we will tailor the itinerary as per your wish. The best seasons for the Everest Classical trek are autumn and spring.

Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350 m/ 4,420 Ft)
Day 02:
Kathmandu valley Sightseeing
Day 03:
Kathmandu to Salleri/Phaplu (2,440 m/8,003 Ft) by 12hrs drive or 20 minute flight
Day 04:
Salleri to Nunthala (2,500 m/8,200 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 05:
Nunthala to Bupsa (2,220 m/7,153 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 06:
Bupsa to Pakhe Pani (2,720 m/1,190 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 07:
Pakhe Pani to Phakding (2,670 m/8,757 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)
Day 08:
Phakding to Namche (3,450 m/11,316 Ft & 6-7hrs trek)
Day 09:
Day hike to Everest View hotel
Day 10:
Namche to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,693 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)
Day 11:
Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,440 m/14,563 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)
Day 12:
Day hike to Chhukung Ri view point
Day 13:
Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,104 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)
Day 14:
Lobuche to EBC (5,364 m/17,593 Ft) & sleep at Gorak shep (5,180 m/16,990 Ft), 7hrs trek
Day 15:
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,187 Ft) then descend to Periche (4,380 m/14,366 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 16:
Periche to Namche (3,450 m/11,316 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 17:
Namche to Lukla (2,670 m/8,757 Ft & 6-7hrs trek)
Day 18:
Lukla to Kathmandu 35minute flight
Day 19:
Free day in Kathmandu
Day 20:
Departure

Deurali to Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350 m/ 4,420 Ft)
Day 02:
Kathmandu valley Sightseeing
Day 03:
Kathmandu to Deurali (1,520m/4,985 Ft by 12hrs drive)
Day 04:
Deurali to Sete (1,420m/4,557 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)
Day 05:
Sete to Junbesi (2,660m/8,757Ft & 5-6 hrs trek)
Day 06:
Junbesi to Nunthala (2,500 m/8,200 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 07:
Nunthala to Bupsa (2,220 m/6,953 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 08:
Bupsa to Pakhe Pani (2,770 m/9,190 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 09:
Surkhya to Phakding (2,670 m/8,757 Ft & 5hrs trek)
Day 10:
Phakding to Namche (3,450 m/11,316 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 11:
Excursion around Namche
Day 12:
Namche to Dole (4,040 m/13,251 Ft & 5hrs trek)
Day 13:
Dole to Machhermo (4,440 m/14,563 Ft)
Day 14:
Machherno to Gokyo Lake (4,730 m/15,514 Ft & 3-4hrs trek) then side trip Fift Lake
Day 15:
Ascend to Gokyo Ri then trek Thagnak/Dragnak (4,810m/15,776 Ft & 3hrs trek)
Day 16:
Trek to Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,777 Ft) then desncend to Zhong La, 8hrs trek
Day 17:
Zhong La to Lobuche (4,950 m/16,236 Ft & 3hrs trek)
Day 18:
Lobuche to EBC (5,364 m/17,593 Ft) to Gorak shep (5,180 m/16,990 Ft) & 8hrs trek
Day 19:
Trek to Kala Patthar to see Closed view of Everest (5,545 m/18,187 Ft) to Periche (4,380 m/14,366 Ft), 6hrs trek
Day 20:
Periche to Namche (3,450 m/11,316 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 21:
Namche to Lukla (2,670 m/8,757 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 22:
Lukla to Kathmandu 35minute flight
Day 23:
Free day in Kathmandu
Day 24:
Departure

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be modified according to your interest, time and requirements. The trip cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provides us your details for a customized program. For your information Lukla flights are notorious for being delayed to and fro Kathmandu by few hours or even cancelled for a day. Due to uncertain climate change that occurs often at Lukla, you are advised to have extra days for your stay in Nepal.

Cost Includes:

  • International and Domestic Airport-up and drop-off service
  • 4 Nights tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All the required ground transportation as mention in the Itinerary
  • Guided Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private transportation
  • Trekking Permits (TIMS, National park fees)
  • Experienced English speaking licensed guide and experienced Porter with salary, accommodation, food and Insurance
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with Hot drinks)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits where available
  • Complimentary four seasonal sleeping bag, down Jacket etc (should be returned upon completing the trek)
  • Flight or drive according to the itinerary
  • Exclusives Medical kit
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu (Breakfast Included)
  • Travel insurance and any sort of rescues such as Helicopter or Horse
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing and entrance fees in monuments
  • Personal expenses battery charge, hot shower, phone calls, Internet, laundry etc
  • Gratitude (Tips) to guide and porters (recommended but not compulsory)

Frequently Asked Questions

Trek duration and walking is based on physical ability of travelers. We advise and we prepared standard pattern itinerary for our clients, it works and fit for 90% of travelers. Standard pattern itinerary recommend trekking 4-7hrs each day. If possible keep at least 2days extra than as you plan your trek, because your Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight might be delay.
Yes, Nepal is completely safe to do any adventurous, cultural and outdoor activities after earthquake. We had a minimum earthquake damages along the measure trekking areas except the Langtang village. Yes every body know Langtang village been washed out by earthquake avalanches but by now temporary settlement is build for trekker’s.
Normal accommodation in available en route of Everest Classical Trek. The room is cozy, neat and clean and must of room has twin-sharing bed with Mountain View. All the room has one complementary blanket but it is not enough warm for night should take good quality sleeping bag from town. We advise to take -15 ºc sleeping bags with inner cotton liners. Most of the accommodation is on lodge/guest house with common toilet. The entire hotel has neat and clean western sitting toilet and Asian squat toilet unless temperature went minus and frozen the water. From 5pm to 8pm normally chimney on in dinning and the hall stay warm.
Mountain/trekking guide are educated, experienced and knowledge about the culture, history and regions of Nepal. The guide have to attend certified course that are offered by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and they need to attend 45Days classes.
Yes, we will arrange four seasonal sleeping bags and down jacket for during the trek.
We will provide strong porters for the trek. The porters can carry load between 25kg to 30kg (sharing between two trekker's). You will be responsible to carry your day pack with the essential and personal things such as water, Camera, wind and waterproof jacket, sun lotion extra camera batteries.
Yes, you need to be fit to do Everest Classical Trek, The best way to train yourself for EBC Cho La Pass is to strap a pack on your back and go hiking as long as you can. By doing so your feet and joints will become accustomed to the constant walking you will face on the trek. Also be sure to hit the gym and run.
Yes you could do Everest Classical Trek even it is first trek in your life or scared of Heights. Yes Everest Base Camp is at height of 5,363-m/17,590 ft but we will not reaching Everest Base Camp in 1 or 2 days or not starting trek from right at the Base Camp. We need a minimum 8days to reach at the Everest Base Camp by the time you reaching at Everest Base camp you will admire of the local atmosphere or used to be with environment. Then by the time you arriving at Base Camp, you will definitely fill less oxygen but you will not feel you are standing 17,590 ft.
Yes you can do Everest Classical Trek with you kids but not a optional Everest classical trek via Cho La Pass. Cho La Pass marked as a challenging trekking pass in Nepal. There will be extremely cold while doing Cho La Pass and trekking trail is rocky and slippery as well. However if you select optional itinerary #02 then we recommend you not to do this trek with kids.
Yes and No, Yes there is ATM in Lukla and Namche but it is not worth to believe it. It often stops to work. If you carry any currency with you either $/€/¥/£ travel cheque, it will be exchange but less value than commercial city like Kathmandu. If you prefer to carry cards with you, there is swap machine along the trail but 5% charge will be applicant on top of the total amount.

Equipment List

Accessories

Daypack up to 50 litre.

Down jacket

4 Seasons sleeping bag.

Sleeping bag liner.

Water bottle

Trekking pole

Hand

1 Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.

1 Elevation water proof wristwatch.

1 Nail cutter.

1Pair wind/waterproof gloves.

Upper Body – Head/Ears/Eyes

Sun head or Gulf cap

Sun glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and hard-sided storage in case.

Headlamp or torch light with at least 1pair of extra battery.

Ear muffs

Sun Lotions /Sun cream.

Main Body

2 Cotton t-shirts.

1 Synthetic t-shirt.

2 Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. V-neck.

Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures.

1 Soft shell jacket water & wind resist.

1 Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring.

Inner cloths as required

Lower Body / Leg

1Pair nylon hiking short paints. Quick drying type not cotton.

1Pair cotton paints(loose jeans/khakis).

1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

1Pair waterproof/windproof paint.

2Pair inner Thermal for day and night.

Inner cloths as you needed.

Feet

3Pair of trekking socks.

1Pairs woollen socks wearing on evening.

1Pair light sport or shoes sneaker.

Trekking boots.

Medicines / First Aid

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.

Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.

1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

Anti-infection ointments, etc.

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Medicines / First Aid

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.

Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.

1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

Anti-infection ointments, etc.

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

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Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking & Sightseeing

Maximum Height: 5,550 m/17,204 Ft

Duration: 20 or 24 Days

Transportation: Car/Jeep/Flight

Grade: Strenuous

Season: Spring/Autumn

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Meal: Full Board On Trek

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