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The Pioneers Trail Everest : Everest Private Trekking

Before the airport at Lukla was constructed the original trail to Everest begins with a long drive to Jiri. The Pioneers trail which is also called original Trails to Everest base offers you

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Before the airport at Lukla was constructed the original trail to Everest begins with a long drive to Jiri. The Pioneers trail which is also called original Trails to Everest base offers you to have a long drive to Jiri (the Switzerland of Nepal because Jiri in geographically similar to Switzerland). We have to trek for next seven days from Jiri to reach the Khumbu region experiencing the hustle villages up to Namche Bazaar. Namche is an amazingly huge town where even lee coffee and chocolate brownie can be bought. Before the final treks begin we have a rest day to boost the legs and adaptation.

We will climb to Tengboche crossing the Dudh Koshi River to its unbelievable monastery locates against the backdrop of Ama -Dablam, Everest and Lhotse. After a few more days we will arrive in Gorak Shep, the last stop before Everest Base camp. The pioneer trail expeditions with Actual Adventure give you an opportunity to experience thrill on the way to Everest region and you will certainly enjoy the every moment. The every scene of breathtaking Mountains will be printed in your heart and that will make you delightful.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

An actual Adventure representative will meet you at the arrival gate of International Airport and take you to your hotel.  Today you will meet your trekking guide and be concise about your daily activities. At evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner organized by our company.

Day 2: Drive to Jiri from Kathmandu (1955m)

After breakfast at the hotel you will be driven to Jiri which takes about seven hours. We will stay at lodge there.

 Day 3: Hike to Deurali (2710 m)

Today we will hike to Deurali from Jiri which takes about 6 hours to reach.  The expedition goes ascend through Sherpa villages and crop fields to the top of an edge at 2370m then descend back to Shivalaya situated at 1750m.


Day 4: Step to Sete (2580)

We will today walk down to Kinja (1630m) and then clamber through rhododendron forest and Sherpa villages to Sete.

  Day 5: Hike to Junbesi (2670m)

We will hike to the Lamjura Bhanjyang (3530m, the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar) then we will walk down to Tragbuk at 2860m. After few hours walk we will be at Sherpa village of Junbensi.


Day 6: Walk to Nuntala (2330m)

Nuntala is in about 6 hours walking distance from Junbesi. The way is ascend to Salung at 2980m from where we will have our eyes be pleasured by the first scene of Mt. Everest (8848m). Our route goes towards Rindmo River and ascends to Sherpa village of Taksindhu (3070 m). We will walk down through forest up to Nuntala (2330 m).

 Day 7: Ramble to Bupsa (2360m)

Our trail begins with walk towards Dudh Koshi River, the gate way of the Typical Everest base camp trek. We will ascend up to Khari River (2070m) and to Bupsa at 2360m.


Day 8: Trail to Surke (2290m) / Chablung (2660m)

We will reach Chablung within around 6 hours walk. We will keep on going still with wonderful panorama of the roaring Dhud Koshi River. Then we will step to Pujyan (3730 m) and descend to Surkhe. Our expedition goes on towards Mushe and Chaurikharka and finally at Chablung (2660m).


Day 9: Hike to Monjo (2840m)

We will have an easier trek today when we breeze our way the length of the Dudh Koshi River to Monjyo at 2840m.


Day10: Trek to Namche

Away from Monjo we will find the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. We will then hike to Namche. We will be mesmerized by the grand view of Mt Everest if weather is clear. Namche is the busy trading hubs in the Khumbu region. Also this is a junction for the Hindu traders from the plain and the Tibetan yak caravans.


Day 11: Rest day in Namche (3450m)

Namche is placed away between two edges and holds lots of Lodges, teashop and memento shops. It is a great site to pass off the day adapting before proceed to Tegboche.


Day12: Trek to Tenboche (3867 m)

The trail lines on to the side of the side of the valley over the Dudh Koshi. We will get breath taking vistas of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. As we cross many village and several teashops we will descend to a bridge above the River at Phunki Tenga. We will stop for lunch in village where we can enhance our body before steep hike to Tengboche, the famous monastery and the largest in the Khumbu.


Day 13: Hike to Pheriche (4252m)

We will walk downward via forest, pass the Imja River and hike steadily up to the village of Pangboche. The village lies straightly opposite Ama Dablam (6856 m) and has outstanding panorama of the peak, Gompa, mani walls and spread pine trees.  After two hours walk we will reach to Pheriche.


Day 14: Rest day in Pheriche (4252m)

Today is the rest day and we will acclimatize which will offers to amble up the valley to observe the Tshola  Tsho Lake and the vertical walls of Cholatse and Tawache. We will be taken up to the edge ignoring Dingboche for the view of Imja valley and the stunning south face of Lhotse.


Day 15: Ramble to Lobuche (4930m)

We will keep on going up the open valley under the striking peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We will turn right and go up towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. We will have lunch at teahouse in Dugla which is considered as good stop. The expedition crisscrosses up through the stones of the Glacier’s fatal moraine. The lane then mounts smoothly down the glacier, to finally reach Lobuche.


Day 16: walk to Gorak Shep then EBC (5357m)

We will chase the Khumbu Glacier to reach next stop, Kala Patthar. The path provides brilliant scenes of the adjacent peaks, mainly where the trail is required to rise to pass a tributary Glacier. Before making our trek to Base camp (5364) we will stop to have lunch in Gorak Shep. We will then trek several hours through ice pinnacles and cross the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. While returning we can take a upper route to find an amazing scene of the Khumbu icefall and the South col.


Day 17: Kala Pattar then Dingboche (4410m)

In the early morning we will reach at the top of Kala Pathhar (5554m) to enjoy one of the best views of Mountains shining with sunrays. We will be fascinated by the face of Everest and the deep into the Khumbu ice field. After having lunch we will walk down to Dingboche to overnight stay. 


Day 18: Trek to Namche (3450m)

We will walk down chasing River from Dingboche. We will cross River though bridge and rhododendron forest back to Tengboche. We will reach Namche Bazaar walking down from Tengboche along Dudh Koshi River.


Day19: Hike to Lukla (2800m)

Our final day of trekking takes us to Lukla. We will today celebrate our tour at our final lodge. We can enjoy music, dance and a great food, local drinks and company of our support staff. We will offer farewell to our amazing trekking crew before we are in Kathmandu.


Day20: Fly to Kathmandu

After the long mountain journey, we will return to Kathmandu today. The Early morning flight takes us to Kathmandu. You can rest and relax the whole day at the hotel. If you want to do some shopping for your family and friends then you can explore Thamel. You can also take help of Actual Adventure guides. Stay in Kathmandu overnight. 


Day21: Departure from Kathmandu

After Buffet Breakfast, you will be free Till Departure. Then you will be transferred to Kathmandu Airport. We will always hope to see you again with your family, relative, co-workers and friends.

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is high\low. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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