16 October 2011 : KATHMANDU
12.05 Touch down Katmandu-Tribuvan via Changi
00.30 Pm : Meet with guide Mr. Kitap Tamang
01.30 Pm : Check in at Hotel Manang Thamel meet with climbing guide Mr. Pemba
Rental equipment at Kalapahatar shop Thamel (Purchased Sunglasess & Kenmartel )
Rent Equipments : Boot, Crampon, Harnes, Ice Axe
07.00 Pm : Dinner at Rum Doodle Restaurant Thamel
DAY 1 /17 October 2011 LUKLA-PHAKDING
06.00 Am : Breakfast : Pancake & Jam & Green Tea & Air Mineral
06.15 Am : Thamel to Tribuvan Airport
07.30 Am : Check in
11.30 Am : Flight to Lukla by Agni Air
00.20 Pm : Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla/ 2.840 m
Meeting with porter Mr. Padam is Mr. Kitap older brother and Mr. Nima
00.36 Pm : Khumbu Resort
Lunch : Dhal Bhat, Kerupuk Ladaz, Rendang Padang, Mineral Water & Green Tea.
Trekkin’ on de Trail…..just starting…..sometime very fast or too slowly from the standard time wokay….
Lukla /2.840 m to Phakding/2.610 m = 2,5 hours
Description : The trail from Lukla, leads north from the airstrip & drops steeply for a bit, the descents gently to Phakding.
Stay at Tasik Tagey Guest House USD 3-4/night.
Dinner : Rice, Omellet, Green Tea, Mineral Water
DAY 2 /18 October 2011 PHAKDING-NAMCHE BAZAAR
05.00 Am : Toilet, Praying & Packing
06.30 Am : Breakfast – Pancake Apple Honey, Green Tea, Mineral Water, Pastel Salty & Spicy
Phakding/2.610 m – Monjo/2.835 m = 3 hours
Monjo : Sagarmatha National Park-Entrance Ticket
Monjo-Jorsalle = 30 mnt
Lunch at River Side View Restaurant : Dhal bat, Chicken Curry, Green Tea & Mineral Water
Description : From Phakding the trail continues north up the Dudh Koshi valley and its comes down from the Everest glacier, all along this part of the trail, there is a magnificent forest of magnolia, rhododendronron and giant firs on the cliffs above the river it is possible to see musk deer and Himalayan Tahr (suspension bridge crossing Dush Kosh River)
Jorsalle-Namche Bazaar/3.440 m = 3 hours
Description : The trail follows the river and crosses Dudh Koshi & makes a steep climb to Namche, is avery colorful Sherpa village where you see vendors.
Stay at Himalayan Lodge , 20 USD/night with attached bathroom.
Dinner : Dhal bat, green tea, mineral water
DAY 3 /19 October 2011 NAMCHE BAZAAR
05.00 Am wake up, Toilet, Internet
Internet NRs 10/minutes
05.30 Waiting for Sunrise in Namche, photo2
07.00 Am : Breakfast Steamed Momo, Green Chily Omelet, Green Tea, Milk & Coffe
09.00 Am : Acclimatization at Namche
Visit Army Camp-View : Everest Mt, Ama Dablam Mt, Lhotse Mt, Khunde Mt, Tawache Mt, Thamserku Mt, dll.
Visit The Sherpa Culture Museum : The traditional Sherpa house is built in old design, It has all the old artefacts in its original place resembling the Sherpa way of life in the past, before the tourism began. The house consists of a family living room up stairs with a separate family praying chapel. Downstairs is the cow stable, yak dung, wood and hey store, etc.
Visit The Mt. Everest Documentation Centre : The Mt. Everest Documentation Centre contains, full history and events, that happened in Khumbu region. Complete photo collections of the Sherpa climbers who have reached the summit of Mt. Everest, like the legendary Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, first to climb Mt. Everest and Ang Rita Sherpa, first to climb 10 times without bottled oxygen. Old days Sherpa climbers with their long history, and other mountainnering related historical events etc are displayed.
Visit Sherpa Culture Photo Gallery : Photographic exhibition of the Sherpa culture and festivals throughout the year, such as the biggest Sherpa festival Dumjee, Sherpa wedding, Fang nying, (the summer carnival) and so on.
The way of life, people, field and hay work, transportation by yak, carpentry work, house and villages showing the changes in the past decades with an additional Museum display.
Lunch at Himalayan Lodge 2 omelet/ 2 scramblle egg , plain rice , mineral water, green tea
Shopping at Namche : selling antiques and each Saturday there is an important weeklysale or market, there have also big mountain hardware, medicines, restaurant, café, bar, clothing, souvenirs, salon, etc
Afternoon tea at Everest Bakery & Restourant : fresh brewed coffee, hot chocolate, pai apple & crroisant, tuborg beer
Internet & packing
Dinner at Himalayan Lodge : Spaggeti Tomato sauce spicy, mineral water, omelet
DAY 4 /20 October 2011 NAMCHE BAZAAR-TENGBOCHE
05.00 Am : Toilet, Praying & Packing
06.30 Am : Breakfast – Chapati & Jam, Green Tea, Mineral Water, Momo fried
Namce Bazaar/3.440 m-Phungi Tanga/ 3.250 m = 3 hours
The trail is follow of slopes big mountains up and down then descent near with river and pines, juniper, edelweiss, rhododrenron trees.
Animal : Yak, Nak, Birds, Pigeon, Crow, etc
Lunch at Sherpa Restaurant-Phungi Thanga : Dhalbat, mint tea, mineral water, fresh fruit orange
Phungi Thanga-Thyangboche/Tengboche (The spiritual Center of Khumbu Region) /3.860 m = 2 hours
There is Thyangboche Monastery, lodge, Monk’s houses, bakery, restaurant, internet, view : Everest Mt, etc
Description : inside monastery are incredibily ornate wall hanging, a zo-foot scripture of Buddha and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. If our group is moky we will see Lama permonce a ceremony and hear mystical chanting and music.
Stay at Himalayan lodge/ 3.967 m is 15 USD/night
Internet NRs 200/minutes
Dinner : Fried noodle, hot chocolate, omelet egg spicy, potatoes chips, rhododeron tea, hot water
-2-5 DC (snowy)
DAY 5 /21 October 2011 TENGBOCHE-PHERICHE
05.00 Am : Toilet, Praying & Packing
We can not take any Everest mt view….very cold and misty n snowy…huhuhu….
06.30 Am : Breakfast – Rara Noodles soup, Sunrise breakfast package, green tea, mineral water and hot water
08.00 (Big Snowy) -5 DC
Tengboche-Deboche = 30 minutes
Tengboche-Pangboche/ 3.930 m = 1 hours
Tengboche-Shomare/ 4.040 m = 1 hours
Lunch at Lumbini Restaurant : Dhal bhat, mint tea, mineral water, omelet
Tengboche-Pheriche/ 4.240 m = 3 hours
Description : The trail almost up and down with pines trees, juniper, edelweiss, then relative a bit flat, Ama Dablam Mt view .
(suspension bridge crossing Imja Kola River)
Very hungry and freshing cold euy……when we arrived at Pheriche so….2x hot chocolate and order steam momo spicy, hot water
Meeting with HRA/Himalayan Resque Assosiation menu AMS/Acute Mountain Sickness
Stay at Snow Land lodge
Dinner : Fried chicken, kopi susu, prawn, rending, local comring, sramblle egg, hot chocolate,
-5-8 DC (too cold then we cant staying at room just into in dining room with heater)
DAY 6 /22 October 2011 PHERICHE-LOBUCHE
05.00 Am : Toilet, Praying & Packing,etc
.06.30 Am : Breakfast – Pancake, Momo, green tea, mineral water and hot water
07.30 Pheriche-Lobuche/ 4.910 =6 hours
Lunch at Thokla/Dugla ;: Yak ode & Restourant : Rara noodles soup, momo steam, green tea.
Views : Mt. Tawachee and Mt. Cholatse
Stay at Mother Earth house 250 USD/night/room
Description : The trail to ascends the broad, gently sloping valley Tholka then climbs higher on the moraine to arrow of stone monuments built in the memory of those who drops abit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche
Dinner : prawn, dhal bat, omelet, hot chocolate, hot water, green tea.
-6-10 DC (too cold then we cant staying at room just into in dining room with heater )
DAY 7 /23 October 2011 LOBUCHE-GORAKSHEAP-EVEREST BASE CAMP-LOBUCHE
Descirption : The ascent became steepers & rougher as it crosses several side moraine, the trail make a short descent.
03.00 Am Wake up, prepare to EBC, breakfast pancake, ginger tea, black tea, hot water,
03.40 Am Lobuche –Goraksheap =4 hours (standard 2-3 hours)
08.00 Am Gorak Sheap-EBC = 1,5 hours trekking up and down 3 hrs then back to Lobuche 1,5 hours total 6 hours.
Total today is about trekking 4 hours+6 hours-3 hours (horse)= 7 hours
09.30 Am Everest Base Camp
11.30 Am Stop-at the point of 1,5 hours trek on the trail EBC
Lunch at Gorakshep/5.180 Snow Land Highest Inn
DAY 8 /24 October 2011 LOBUCHE-DINGBOCHE= 4 hours
LOBUCHE 4.910 mdpl – DINGBOCHE 4.410 mdpl
07:30 am Sarapan, hotchocolate & pudding coklat
08:30 am Lobuche menuju Thukla (1jam)
10:30 am Thukla menuju Dingboche
Pemandangan selama perjalanan menuju Dingboche adalah Puncak-puncak dari Gunung: Pumo Ri, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lhotse Sara, Lobuche, Mera Peak (Kong Ma Tse), Awi Peak, Kong Ma La, Pol Kha De, Nangkar Shang, dsb.
03:45 pm Tiba di Dingboche menginap di Moonlight Lodge & Restaurant.
06:30 pm Makan malam kentang bakar & jeruk panas
DAY 9 /25 October 2011 DINGBOCHE-CHUKKUNG= 3 hours
07:30 am Sarapan, pudding coklat & kopi pahit
08:15 am Treking menuju Chukung 4.800 mdpl (3 jam)
Menyusuri sungai Imja Kola dengan banyak batu dan pemandangan Puncak gunung Ampu Gyabjen dan Ama Dablam
01:10 pm Tiba dan menginap di Chukkung Resort
Makan siang omelet & hot lemon
Chek alat untuk pendakian Island Peak
06:30 pm Makan malam, pancake & hot chocolate.
DAY 10 /26 October 2011 CHUKKUNG-NAMCHE BAZAAR
Stay at AD Friendship, NRs 200/night/room
DAY 11/27 October 2011 NAMCHE BAZAAR-LUKLA
Stay at Himalayan Lodge in Namche then stay at Khumbu Resort : 150 USD/night/room with the attached bathroom
Hindu Festival -DIWALI
DAY 12 /29 October 2011 LUKLA-KATHMANDU = 40 minutes by plane
Stay at Yak & Yeti Hotel
kontributor : Nurlaela Ramli (2011)