|Trip Duration:||11 days|
|Trek Start Point:||Lukla|
|Trek End Point:||Lukla|
|Accommodation:||Teahouse / Camping|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee|
|Mode of Travel:||Flight/Land|
|Transportation:||Car / Bus / Flight|
|Best season:||March - June / September-November|
A weeklong easy trek that takes you close to Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak. This trail leads to the Khumbu region, through quaint Sherpa villages and magnificent monasteries. The highest point on this trip can be reached at Pangboche, at an elevation of 3908 m. Throughout the trek you will have magnificent views of Mt Everest [8848m], Lhotse [8501m], Nuptse [7879m], Ama Dablam [6856m], Thamserku [6608m] and Kantega [6685m]. Each day’s walk involves about six to seven hours hiking.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3450m)
Day 05: Trek to Khumjung[3786m]
Day 06: Trek to Thayngboche[3864m]
Day 07: Excursion to Pangboche[3908m]
Day 08: Trek to Chumoa[27008m]
Day 09: Trek to Lukla[2900m]
Day 10: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself a memorable experience. The sight of the snow-capped peaks rising up and stretching across the skyline is an amazing sight. The Nepali support team will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities.They bear a rich and varied cultural history. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu temple of PASUPATHINATH, followed by a visit to the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal BOUDHANATH, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and the monkey temple at SOYAMBHUNATH. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be held.
Day 3 Flight to Lukla and trekking to Phakding [2656m]
The flight to Lukla, with a hair raising landing on a steep mountain runway, brings us to the village of Lukla [2900m]. After meeting the crew, we start our trek.We head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first camp near the river at Phakding.
Day 4 Trek to Namche [3450m]
From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. The park was set-up to conserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather permits, catch the first glimpse of Mt Everest . Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. We set up camp near the Namche bazaar.
Day 5 Trek to Khumjung [3786m]
Ascending from Namche Bazaar, we pass the airstrip at Syangboche and the Japanese-built Everest View Hotel. From the hotel, there are magnificent views of the valley and Everest. We walk to the picturesque village of Khumjung with many old traditional houses and a gompa at the top end of town. At the nearby village of Khunde, is the famous hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary, an important center of health care in the region.
Day 6 Trek to Thyangboche [3864m]
Heading east, we pass a large chorten and then descend to a bridge across the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga. From the river, the trail ascends through a forest of pine and rhododendron, before arriving at Thyangboche Monastery. The views here are truly awesome, from the beautiful Ama Dablam to Lhotse and Everest at the head of the valley. The gompa has been rebuilt since a tragic fire in 1989 and is well worth a visit.
Day 7 Excursion to Pangboche [3908m]
Today’s visit include an excursion to Pangboche Monastery and the nunnery at Deboche. The monastery at Pangboche, founded in 1667, is the oldest in the Khumbu region. The magnificent views of Ama Dablam are a highlight of today’s walk.
Day 8 Trek to Chumoa [2700m]
From Thyangboche, we head back down through the forest to Phunki Tenga with its water-driven prayer wheels. With the Everest and Lhotse receding at the distance, we make our way back down to Namche and descend further to camp by the river at Chumoa.
Day 9 Trek to Lukla [2900m]
Our final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains presents an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the sherpa guides and porters. We get to sample chang(local beer), try some Sherpa dance steps and end the trek on a merry note.
Day 10 Flight to Kathmandu
Early breakfast and head to the airstrip for the return journey to Kathmandu.
Day 11 Depart Kathmandu
The Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. If you prefer to stay longer you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc
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