Blossom Expeditions

Everest Classic Trekking

Everest Classic trekking generally starts from Bhandar, 7-8 hours (approximately 235k.m.) drive from Kathmandu by reserved 4-wheel drive. The trek follows the traditional route taken by the early Everest expeditions and still uses the main route to the roadless Everest region known as Solukhumbu, home of the Sherpas. This relatively tiny society of 150,000 people is the best known and most admired of all Nepal’s ethnic groups. According to their oral history Sherpas migrated to a high valley south of Mt. Everest from eastern Tibet about 450 years ago. Hence, the name Sher-pa is “people of the east”. Many families along this route have converted their homes into trekkers’ lodges catering to foreigners. Trekking through the Sherpa villages you may share many of their hearths and enjoy their generous hospitality. Trekking from Bhandar has the advantage of helping you to acclimatize. This trek is about 190 km long and the total altitude gained on the innumerable uphill portions is over 9000m. That is the equivalent to climbing over a 1000 meters higher than Mt. Everest. After Namche Bazaar, we follow the main trail to base camp with all its attractions. This is a legendary trek to a legendary destination.

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate to Strenuous
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Trip Duration:
29 days
Max. Group Size:
Early October to end of December and March to May
Fully tea house
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Days Program Altitude Durations
01 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 1300m  
02 Preparation day for trip    
03 Drive to Bhandar by 4 wheel drive (Jeep) 2190m 7-8 hours
04 Trek to Sete 2800m. 7-8 hours
05 Trek to Junbesi 2700m. 6-7 hours
06 Day excursion to Thupten Chholing Monastery 2700m  
07 Trek to Taksindu 290m. 7-8 hours
08 Trek to Kharikhola 2040m. 6-7 hours
09 Trek to Paiya 2730m. 6-7 hours
10 Trek to Chheplung 2660m. 6-7 hours
11 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m. 6-7 hours
12 Acclimatization day at Namche and hike to Everest View Hotel (3890m) and back Namche    
13 Trek to Tyangboche 3870m 5-6 hours
14 Trek to Dingboche 4360m 5-6 hours
15 Acclimatization day. Climb the Nagartsang peak (5083m) and back to Dingboche    
16 Trek to Lobuche 4930m 5-6 hours
17 Trek to Gorakshep and continue climb the Kalapatar peak (5545m) and back to Gorakshep 5160m. 7-8 hours
18 Hike to Everest base camp (5330m) and back to Lobuche 4930m. 7-8 hours
19 Trek to Zongla 4830m 3-4 hours
20 Trek to Thaknak via  Cho-la Pass (5420m) 4650m 7-8 hours
21 Trek to Gokyo and Rest 4790m. 3-4 hours
22 Early morning climb the Gokyo-ri (5373m.) and return to Gokyo 4790m 5-6 hours
23 Trek to Dole 4040m. 5-6 hours
24 Trek to Namche Bazzar 3440m 6-7 hours
25 Trek to Phakding 2645m 5-6 hours
26 Trek to Lukla 2800m 3-4 hours
27 Fly to Kathmandu 1300m  
28 City sightseeing around Kathmandu (Boudhanath, the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Pashupatinath, which is an important Hindu temple and Patan Darbar square.    
29 Departure to Home