Introduction to Everest Classic Trek
Everest Classic trek takes you to the top of the world via the trail taken by the first climbers of Mount Everest – Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Trekking to the Khumbu region with a flight to Lukla is a normal trip for anyone who wants to visit the homeland of Everest, but via the Jiri route is a different experience. However, to walk through this route, one needs to be physically fit and approach anything that comes in the unpredictable Himalayan region.
The Everest Classic trek is a perfect combination of nature, culture, tradition, and adventure. As we walk along the trail, we cross the Alpine jungle and Glacier Rivers with an inspiring vista of mountains in our background. Your journey through this trail includes many ups and downs that are a little difficult. But the rewards of wonderful nature will keep you going.
Visit the monasteries with flag prayers along the way will lift your spirituality. Interacting with locals gives you information about individuals, their culture, and their lifestyle. Himalayan people have a charming life and their warm hospitality can make you feel at home. You will be surrounded by beautiful fields, breathtaking landscapes, stunning waterfalls, pine, and rhododendron forests that lead you along this route.
View of many Mountains
When your Everest Classic Trek journey reaches Everest Base Camp and hikes to Kalapatter, magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7,161m), Mt. Changaste (7,550m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723m), Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Kangaru (6,367m), Mt. Kongde (6,011m), etc. will bless you.
This Everest Classic Trek trail is known as one of the best trekking trails, as it passes through well-developed trekking trails, especially for those who like to photograph the White Himalayas and want the courage to travel to the high Himalayas’ slopping and rocky hills.
Classic Everest Trek in 20 Days, Cost, Distance, Itinerary, Difficulty, Culture
Drive Kathmandu to Bhandar (1,520m) – 10 to 11 hours.
Bhandar to Sete (2,575m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Sete to Junbesi (2675m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Junbesi to Numtala (2,360m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Numtala to Khari Khola (2,100m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Khari Khola to Surkhe (2,293m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Surkhe to Phakding (2610m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 5 to 6 hours.
Rest in Namche Bazaar.
Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,260m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Dingboche to Lobuche (4910) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) – 3 to 4 hours walk.
Excursion to EBC (5,364m) and back to Gorekshep – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Gorekshep to Kalapatthar (5,545m) and down back to Pheriche(4,210m) – 7 to 8 hours walk.
Pheriche to Tengboche (3860m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Tengboche to Khumjung (3,780m) – 4 to 5 hours walk.
Khumjung to Phakding (2,652m) – 6 to 7 hours.
Phakding to Lukla (2840m) – 4 to 5 hours walk.
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu – 45 minutes.
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Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex