Sea to Summit Himalayan Challenge
Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar Trek, Sun Koshi Rafting and Jungle Safari (21 days)
This trip focuses on trekking by taking you on a 13-day trek to the Mt. Everest Base Camp at the foot of the highest mountain in the world. The trip is combined with a 7 night’s 8-day world class rafting adventure on mighty Sun Koshi River, a 2-night stay in the jungles of the Nepal’s Chitwan National Park and a sightseeing tour to the major points of interest inside the Kathmandu Valley.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel, rest and refresh for couple of hour and complete the official formalities.
Day 02: Guided tour around Kathmandu valley. This day sightseeing tour will take you to visit all the major historical and cultural monuments of Nepal and necessary preparation for the treks
Day 03: Begin 13 day Trek to Everest Base Camp:
Trekking Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding 2610m). The trail is gentle descends first up to Thado Koshi then gradual climb up to the first camp site via Dudh koshi river bank.
Day 04: Trekking day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar at 3440. Namche Bazar is main commercial town of Khumbu region as well as gate way to Mt. Everest. Before head to further your journey you will have chance to experience about real Sherpa culture.
Day 05: Trekking day 03: Acclimatize in Namche Bazar, morning visit Everest view point form there you will have first glimpse of Mt. Everest and stunning views of other mountains- Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku and more.
Day 06: Trekking day 04: Trek to Tengboche at 3860m. after breakfast at Namche Bazar your trek start via gentle ridge walk of the town and descent to the Dhudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka, after crossing the bridge from there the trail goes climb up to the Tengboche.The Monastery of there is the main attraction during the Mani Rimdu festival in November most of the locals and travelers gather for the celebration. Besides the place offers you panoramic views second glimpse of Mt. Everest.
Day 07: Trekking day 05: Trek to Dingboche at 4410m. Just descending from the Tengboche Monastery the trail follows through Rhododendron forest with sloppy steps to Deboche. Further ahead from there you will be crossing Imja Khola Bridge and trail goes gradual climb up to next Sherpa village Pangboche at 3930m. This village has Oldest Monastery of the Khumbu region may you can have short drinking break before the lunch break of the day at Somare and late afternoon you will be at Dingboche Village for the over night camp.
Day 08: Trekking day 06: Trek to Lobuche at 4910m. after a day rest your journey will continue towards the Lobuche via grand barrier with many splendid vies of the peaks .Now you are almost close to khumbu glacier just crossing the river near by Dugla the trail goes again climb up from there to top of the ridge and the trail drops again to moraine of the Khumbu glacier and continue to the Lobuche.
Day 09: Trekking day 07: Trek to Gorakhshep at 5140m. about 3 hours gradual walk from the Lobuche camp site you will be at your final destination of Mt. Everest, if day sunny and without clouds may you can visit Everest Base 5364m. Camp after the lunch or climb up to Kalapathar hill 5545m. for the wonderful views of Giant Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumo Ri, Nuptse and Lintren.
Day 10: Trekking day 08: Morning explore around the Khumbu Glacier or climb up to kalapathar for the last best view of your dream about Mt. Everest, have a breakfast and trek back to via same route to Lobuche camp site again.
Day 11: Trekking day 09: Trek back Lobuche to Tengboche via same route, coming back from high to the lower part you will have very relax feeling and also you will be enjoying with the dramatic glimpse of several peaks as well as local cultural activities.
Day 12: Trekking day 10: Trek back Tengboche to Namche Bazar, you will have another day to visit this main town of Khumbu region. May you can mail to your friends or family and buy some lovely souvenirs from Everest.
Day 13: Trekking day 11: Trek back Namche Bazar to Phakding, from there you will be descending down directly to the Dhudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River confluence first then easy walk up to the over night place.
Day 14: Trekking day 12: After breakfast from Phakding Village trek back to Lukla, have a lunch and rest at tea house lodge or afternoon free for personal activities.
Day 15: Trekking day 13: Early in the morning fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu, end the trek and transfer to hotel, rest and afternoon free for personal activities. In the Evening prepare for the Sun Koshi Rafting, introduction with rafting guides and other staffs.
Day 16 - 23: Transfer to Sun Koshi Rafting put in point Dumja and commence the white water challenging. Day 23 your rafting adventure will be finished in Chatara after short paddling 1 and half hour. From there we will continue drive to Nepal’s Chitwan National park for your wildlife experience tour.
Day 17: Arrive in the evening to the National Park’s Hotel and sleep after dinner.
Day 18: Full day of wildlife activities inside the Royal Chitwan National Park. Jungle safari on elephant-back or by jeep, river canoeing, jungle walk and cultural program in the evening.
Day 19: Half day activities inside the Nation park. Lunch and than drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 20: Free for your own activities like rest, shopping etc…
Day 21: After breakfast transfer to airport for International departure.
Note: Regarding costing of the above plan please contact us and you are welcome to discuss if you are not interested for full package including Rafting and Safari as planned above.
The above Plan includes the following services:
- Airport transfers - pick up and drop
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Domestic airfare (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
- Entry permits to Sagarmatha National Park
- TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Pass
- Supporting staffs (professional trekking guide and porters), as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
- 3 meals per day and overnight accommodation in tea house/lodge along the trail.
- A 8 day rafting trip on mighty Sun Kosi river including excellent food 3 times a day, camping equipment, supply raft, full rafting gears (life vests, helmets, lightweight plastic paddles, camera box and wet suit for winter season rafting); supporting field staff and professional rafting guides and safety kayakers.
- A 2-night stay in Chitwan National Park including all the activities, accommodation, 3-meals per day and National park entry permits.
- Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley
The above plan Does not include:
- Travel/medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation, tips etc...