If you have a desire to see Mount Everest and visit base camp, or not, and don't want the hardships that go along with such an achievement. We have the trip for you!
Shorter duration, 8- days instead of 15, private bathrooms, great foot, comfortable beds with linens all while in the eyes of Everest.
Using the the Khumbu Valley's deluxe Everest Summit Lodges there is no need to uncomfortable. Enjoy a clean warm bed, a shower and great food at the end of a day on the trail. These lodges come with excellent cuisine, fresh linens, en-suite bathrooms and are strategically placed in an areas where the best
You will visit the Sir Edmund Hillary School and home of the infamous climbing Sherpas. While at Thyangboche you may even have the chance to sit in on an afternoon chant with the monks.
- Day 1: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m), trek to Monjo- Everest Summit Lodge
- Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m) - Zamling Lodge
- Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3445m) - Zamling Lodge
- Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Thame (Mende) - Everest Summit Lodge
- Day 5: Trek via Khumjung to Tashinga - Everest Summit Lodge
- Day 6: Trek to Thyangboche back to Tashinga - Everest Summit Lodge
- Day 7: Trek to Monjo - Everest Summit Lodge
- Day 8: Trek to Lukla (2800m)- Everest Summit Lodge
- Day 9: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu - Yak and Yeti hotel.
Day 1: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Monjo (9,300ft / 2820m) -- approx 5 hours
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is an adrenaline rush in itself. As the plane banks right and enters the Khumbu region you are rewarded with a fantastic view of the Himalayan giants and the landing experience at the sloping tarmac at Lukla adds to excitement.
The airhead at Lukla serves as the gateway to this region. Here you will meet the Sherpa crew. After spending some time organizing our packs and loads, we are embark on our adventure. It is an easy gradual 3 hours descent to Phakding where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we continue in an easy pace through cluster of stone houses, past caravans of Dzos until we reach the sleepy settlement of Monjo.
DAY 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (11,317 ft / 3,440 m) -- approx 3 hours
The trail climbs quite dramatically today. As the path snakes upwards the vistas open up revealing the imposing Himalayan giants. The next village Jorsale is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park where the entrance ticket to the park is checked. The trail follows the river until the last suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River is reached, where the trail cross the river at a dizzying height. From here the trails winds uphill all the way to Namche Bazaar against the backdrop of the beautiful Kwangde, Kusum Kangru, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache and a host of lesser known peaks. Namche Bazaar situated on a horse shoe amphitheatre is the capital of Sherpa country. You can spend the afternoon exploring the stone paved alleys or rummage through the cyber cafes, souvenir and rental shops that line the streets. This is typically the hardest day on the trek.
Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3445m)
You can spend the day either in rest at Namche enjoying the incredible scenery and getting used to the altitude. Or if you are the adventurous type you could explore the surrounding area. After breakfast, you may take a side trip onto a ridge and to the Everest View Hotel offering some of the best views of the high Himalayas including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Or you could visit the Thame Monastery, and then trek to the serene Sherpa villages of Khunde 3890 m and Khumjung 3790 m where Sir Edmund Hillary established his first school and hospital.
Day 4: Trek to Mende (3600 m) -- approx 4 hours
From Namche the walk to Thame is an easy walk of about five hours. The trail follows an almost steady level until you reach the settlement of Thamo, a cluster of houses on the main trail. From here the trail makes a short ascent to Mende.
Day 5: Trek to Tashinga (3790m) -- approx 6 hours
Return through same path near Namche. The short cut trail to Khumjung climbs through forests to Khumjung. After about one and half hour's climb, you will reach at Shyangboche (3700m), a small settlement with a airstrip. Syangboche airstrip is the highest airstrip in Nepal. Again the trail ascends passing the yak farm a Buddhist stupa. Excellent views of the Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam can be seen from here. Then a short descent will take you to the village of Khumjung, the biggest Sherpa settlement of the region. Then a short descent passing a pleasant village of Sanasa will take you to Tashinga.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) / Back to Tashinga -- approx 6 hours
The trail descends through rhododendron forest to the Dudh Koshi. Crossing a suspension bridge, there is about 2 ½ hrs climb through forest to Tengboche. Known as great high place, Tengboche is the most sacred place for whole Khumbu region. Every morning and evening, the monks do chanting in the monastry. Return through same trail to Tashinga.
Day 7: Trek to Monjo (2820m) -- approx 5 hours
From Tashinga, there is a short climb, then level path with several switchbacks. From Namche, we descend to Monjo through same trail that we climb to Namche.
Day 8: Trek to Lukla (2800m) -- approx 5 hours
Today you will trek back to Lukla. You will pass through the village of Phakding and have a chance to view the monastery at Gumila above Phakding. Within the monastery reside 12-15 monks from the Gelukpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It takes about 30-45 minutes to reach the monastery from the main trekking route. From here you will retrace your steps back to Lukla. Overnight at lodge/Lukla.
Day 9: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Today, you have to take your breakfast early in the morning, have a short walk onto the Lukla airstrip and fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will transfer to the hotel and overnight in the hotel.
- Transportation to and from Kathmandu by air or road as per itinerary. 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
- Accommodation Luxrey mentioned hotel in the itineary .
- Accommodation including breakfast at 5 star hotels in Kathmandu yak & yati or similer
- Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
- Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
- Kathmandu City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide ( Kathmandu , Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur) depends on your time frame.
- Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).
- Airport transfers
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- International airfares
- Trekking Equipment
- Major meals, Lunch, and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from the date of issue) - you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu.
- Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
- cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances like a landslide, road blockade
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Upper Body
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Lower Body
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Small wash towel
- Optional items
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
Fleece trousers or silhouette
Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
Alpine climbing harness.
2 x tape slings
2 x screw gate karabiners