|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 to the closest proximity to the Mt. Everest, world’s highest peak which lies in the Khumbu region, through amazing Sherpa village and to many famous monasteries. The highest point on this trip is Pangboche at an elevation of 3908 meter. Throughout the trek you will have a magnificent views of Mt Everest [8848m], Lhotse [8501m], Nuptse [7879m], Ama Dablam [6856m], Thamserku [6608m] and Kantega [6685m], the great glaciers, snowfields and ice ridges. Each day’s walk involves about six to seven hours hiking. Best time for dong this trip is Mar to May and September to December.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding [2656m]
Day 4: Trek to Namche [3450m]
Day 5: Trek to Khumjung [3786m]
Day 6: Trek to Thyangboche [3864m]
Day 7: Excursion to Pangboche [3908m]
Day 8: Trek to Chumoa [2700m]
Day 9: Trek to Lukla [2900m]
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience as exotic panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range peaks sprawls before you. The Nepali support team will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.
Day 2 Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities which bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous & biggest Hindu shrine PASUPATHINATH, the largest Buddhist stupa in town BOUDHANATH, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and SOYAMBHUNATH. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be organized.
Day 3 Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding [2656m]
A spectacular flight and hair raising landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2900m]. After meeting the crew, 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]
NepalFrom Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. 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. Camp is near the bazaar at Namche.
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 up the valley towards Everest. We walk to the picturesque village of Khumjung which has many beautiful 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, a vital part of health care in the region.
Day 6 Trek to Thyangboche [3864m]
TrekkingHeading 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 rhododendrons, 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 itself has been rebuilt since a tragic fire in 1989 and is well worth a visit.
Day 7 Excursion to Pangboche [3908m]
A day excursion today to Pangboche Monastery and the nunnery at Deboche. The magnificent views of Ama Dablam are a highlight of today’s walk and the monastery at Pangboche, founded in 1667, is the oldest in the Khumbu region.
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 last glimpses back to Everest and Lhotse , and possible sightings of thar and lammergeier, we make our way back down to Namche before descending 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 is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some chang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable week.
Day 10 Drive back to Kathmandu.
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