Day 1 ~ Arrival into Kathmandu
Day 2 ~ Sights of Kathmandu
Day 3 ~ Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding
Day 4 ~ Namche Bazaar
Day 5 ~ Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 6 ~ Tengboche Monastery
Day 7 ~ Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 8 ~ Dingboche, rest or hike to Chhukung Valley
Day 9 ~ Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 10 ~ Lobuche to Gorak Shep, hike up Kala Pattar
Day 11 ~ Trek to Everest Base Camp, return to Lobuche
Day 12 ~ Lobuche to Tengboche Monastary
Day 13 ~ Tengboche to Monjo via Namche Bazaar
Day 14 ~ Monjo to Lukla
Day 15 ~ Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 16 ~ Rest day in Kathmandu (extra weather day for Lukla flight)
Day 17 ~ Depart Kathmandu
Views of Mt Everest, visits to local villages and monasteries among the Sherpa communities, and outstanding trekking await for you in Nepal!
Legendary trekking in the Mt Everest region with views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and other 8,000 meter peaks will be in our sights as yaks and porters carry our gear, en route to our final destination of Everest Base Camp. We will witness the culture of the amazing Sherpa community, while trekking among farms growing the community’s vegetables and grazing the local meat. Many treks will either go to Kala Pattar, the best view of Everest, or to Everest Base Camp where it's difficult to see the mountain. We go to both!
We stay in local tea houses while traveling by foot through this remarkable region. Meals will be eaten at the tea houses or on the trail each day. This trip is a photographer's dream with snow capped peaks, diverse architecture, and rich cultural sights.
This adventure is well suited for anyone in good physical condition and a sense of adventure. If Nepal has been on your list of places to visit, now is the time. Join us for this amazing women's trekking adventure!
Click here to see the video of the 2010 trek in the region. This trip is also available as a private departure. Contact us for pricing.
"My trip to Nepal was so magical that I am already planning my return next year! Our Nepali guides and porters embraced us all, making us feel as though we were not visitors but new family members. When I got home I told my Mother about the trip. She was so happy for me, but I could also see a little sadness in her eyes...I asked her about this, and she confided in me how she wished she had taken the time to go on these wonderful adventures when she was able. This has doubled my resolve to continue exploring and experiencing this amazing world we live in so when I'm 80 and listening to my daughter tell of her wild adventures... I will have NO REGRETS! I have traveled with many other companies specializing in outdoor expeditions and can say, without hesitation, that Call of the Wild (and Emilie) are simply the BEST!" A.B., Lakebay, WA
"I have been to Nepal twice with COTWA because I had such a great time, once was not enough. There is so much to love - the beautiful country, the thrill of seeing some REALLY big mountains, the high of pushing myself to go higher and farther. But I could get that from any number of trekking companies. What makes COTWA special is the quality of the leadership, both American and Nepali. Each client is treated as an individual with individual needs and concerns; dietary restrictions are respected, health concerns addressed, and personal limitations honored. As an older woman (over 65), I especially appreciated the fact that our leaders paced us to ensure maximum success. I'm planning to go back in the future!" L.C., Walnut Creek, CA
Minimum 4, maximum 12 clients; balance of $2,995 is due 90 days in advance on 8/11/15
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Day 1 ~Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Katmandu where you will be met by a representative and transferred to our hotel.
Day 2 ~Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley such as visiting to Buddhist Baudhanath Stupa, Shyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Darbur square. Overnight at hotel. B.D.
Day 3 ~Today , we will leave early for Tribhuwan Domestic Airport. After 30 to 45 minutes of breathtaking flight to Lukla (2804 meters.), we will begin our trek that day to Phakding (2610 meters.). Overnight at Tea House. B.L.D.
Day 4 ~Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters.). This is a more challenging day as we will hike up the infamous “Namche Hill.” Overnight at Tea House. B.L.D.
Day 5 ~ Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest. We have a fine walk around the valley to adjust with thin air. Some gals will prefer to rest, and yes, even shop, but we recommend taking a hike up to Khumjung and Khunde where you can see the traditional customs of Sherpa peoples as well as a first view of the Everest. Overnight at Tea House B.L.D.
Day 6 ~Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m). By reaching Tengboche, we visit the world famous Tengboche monastery. You will have the opportunity to witness a prayer ceremony either that evening or the next morning. Overnight at Tea House B.L.D.
Day 7 ~Tengboche to Dingboche (4350 meters.). Overnight at Tea House B.L.D.
Day 8 ~ Day trip to Chhukung valley and trek back to Dingboche. This another day to allow for acclimatization. We will trek to Chhukung valley and return to Dingboche in the evening. From Chhukung RI (5546 meters) we will be able to see the fifth highest mountain in the world, Makalu, as well as 360 degrees of panoramic mountain views. Overnight at Tea House B.L.D.
Day 9 ~Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m). Overnight at Tea House B.L.D.
Day 10 ~An early morning start to our hike as we trek to Gorak Shep (16,925’/5160 m) after breakfast hike up to Kala Pattar (18,188’/5545m). Most trips will only offer views from Kala Pattar, where you have a better view of Everest, or going to EBC. We do both! Return to Gorekshep. Overnight at Tea House. B.L.D.
Day 11 ~After breakfast, we experience a once-in-a-lifetime event, trekking to Everest Base Camp. This will be a very strenuous day as we will be hiking on the moraine of Khumbu Glacier. There will be loose rock – trekking poles, good hiking legs, and strong balance will be necessary. After returning to Gorekshep we will continue trek down to Lobuche or Thugla according to the condition of our hike. Overnight at Tea House. B.L.D.
Day 12 ~Lobuche Trek down to Tengboche Monastery. Overnight at Tea House. B.L.D.
Day 13 ~Tengboche Trek back to Monjo via crossing Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Tea House. B.L.D.
Day 14 ~Trek back to Lukla. Overnight at Tea House. B.L.D.
Day 15 ~Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Overnight at hotel. B.
Day 16 ~Leisure day in Kathmandu (it's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla). Celebration dinner at the renowned Rum Doodle! Overnight at hotel. B.D.
Day 17 ~Transfer back to the airport for your departure back home. B. Namaste!
Note: B.L.D.= Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.