Mt. Everest is the tallest peak in the world. Everest region is also the home of the Sherpa people and mysterious Yeti. It is located in the northeast of Nepal. The best known of all Himalayan tribal people, the Sherpas live mainly in this SoluKhumbu region at the foot of Mt. Everest and they establish themselves as the world famous high altitude climbers. The trek itself takes you amongst many Sherpa villages and fabulous mountain scenery. Walking through famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazar and Tengboche monastery will bring you a spectacular view of mesmerizing peak of AmaDablam and Everest. Diverse range of wildlife, ethnic groups and vegetation are seen in this region. The best time to visit is spring and autumn.
Tour ID: 10D-EVEREST VIEW
Tour availability : Available on any dates
Duration (Days): 10
Itinerary Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (Elevation 1300m) (Dinner) Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby your hotel.
Itinerary Day 2: Kathmandu –Lukla (By Air) Trek To Phakding, Elevation 2,660m (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner) Kathmandu (Breakfast) (Final trekking preparation day and some cultural tour in Kathmandu) Breakfast in the hotel, we will visit the Swayambhunath Temple, said to be 2500 years Stupa on a hillock, which offers a breath-taking view of Kathmandu City and the Sunset view. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument Listed in 1979.Next; we will visit historic Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka) if you are lucky, you will be able to have a glance of the famous living Goddess of Nepal name Kumari, Nepalese traditional cultural show with dinner at restaurant. After dinner you will be able to stroll along the busy street of Kathmandu city centre. Overnight Kathmandu
Itinerary Day 3: Kathmandu-Lukla By Air and trek to Phakding [2610m] (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Early morning you will be picked up by your guide to go to the Kathmandu airport for our 30-minute flight to Lukla. At Lukla we will meet our porters and head north to Chablung (2700m), where we cross the Tharo Kosi river on a suspension bridge. Just past the bridge we can see the peak of Kusum Kangru (6367m, which is the most difficult of the trekking peaks. Beyond the Tharo Kosi the trail climbs a bit towards Ghat (2590m), where we cross a ridge marked with painted mani stones and then climb to Phakding, where we will stay overnight (3 hrs).
Itinerary Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3420m] (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) From Phakding we follow the valley of the Dudh Kosi river, staying on the west bank of the river. We climb steeply over a rocky ridge toward Benkar (2710m). From here the trail continues alongside the river. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it a beautiful walk. We cross the Kyashar Khola river and climb out of the valley to Monjo (2840m). Just beyond Monjo the trek enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was established in 1976 to protect a 1148 sq km area surrounding Mt Everest. Beyond the national park entrance station, the trail makes a steep rocky descent and crosses the Dhud Kosi river on a 120m-long suspension bridge towards Jorsale (2830m). After crossing this river a few times while climbing our way up the valley we will reach Namche Bazaar (3420m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading centre in this region and features numerous shops, hotels and restaurants (6 hrs).
Itinerary Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar [3420m] (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Acclimatisation is important before proceeding higher. There is an optional day hike to Kunde and Khumjung villages. For this hike, we start with a steep one-hour climb to the Shyangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde we follow the trail eastwards to Khumjung, the largest village in Khumbu, at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. After enjoying lunch here we will follow a steep switchback trail descending to Chhorkung (3540m). From here it is a quick descent back to Namche Bazaar (5 hrs).
Itinerary Day 6: Namche Bazaar-Tengboche monastery [3870m] (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Our route of today to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the teashops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek. We pass the small settlement of Sanasa, where the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3250m). From here the trail climbs steeply through forests and around mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on which the monestary of Tengboche sits. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the world's most magnificent. Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Ama Dablan, Kantega and Thamserku provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We will spend the night in Tengboche village (5 hrs). TENBOCHE MONASTRY: Perched on a tree-lined hilltop above the Imja Khola river and encompassed by the magnificent chasm between Thamserku and Kangtega is the Tyangboche monastery. Historically it was a favored site. Lama Sangwa Dorje, a Buddhist priest, sanctified it as a holy site over 350 years ago, and wished to build a monastery there. In 1923 a boy from neighboring Khumjung stepped forward as the reincarnation of the Lama Sangwa Dorje and founded the monastery. The monastery repeatedly suffered misfortune, as it was toppled by an earthquake in 1933 and arduously rebuilt, then destroyed again by fire in 1989. All the historical and spiritual treasure were lost to the fire. Once again the Sherpa people came together to give their labor and craftsmanship, and over years it was rebuilt again.
Itinerary Day 7: Tengboche-Monjo [2840m] (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Today we return to Namche Bazaar before starting our hike down to Monjo. The route to Monjo takes us steeply down along the Bhote Kosil. We cross the river and follow it to Jorsale, then on to Monjo where we overnight (7 hrs).
Itinerary Day 8: Monjo-Lukla (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Our route takes us along the banks of the Dudh Khosi river, then we climb uphill for an hour to reach Lukla (5 hrs).
Itinerary Day 9: Lukla-Kathmandu (Breakfast) Today we fly back to Kathmandu. When the weather is clear, the early morning views from the plane are some of the most inspiring you'll ever experience. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Itinerary Day 10: Drive to Airport and fly back home (Breakfast)
Cancellation and Refund Policy: C) 75% refund up until 30 days before trip (less 10% fee)
What's Included: Drive to Airport and fly back -Domestic airfare Kathmandu-Lukla –Kathmandu -Local transportation as per above itinerary (inc. airport pick up & drop off) -Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per above itinerary -All full beard meals with hot beverages during trek -Service of licensed and trained guide and porters + their wages -Guided tours in the Kathmandu city as per above itinerary -National park/conservation area entry permits -Trek Permit fee -All necessary documents permit (where applicable) -Pre-trip briefing
What's Excluded: Air Travel from your home country to Nepal & return,Visa fee 25US$ with 2Passport size photos, Visa can be apply at KTM airport on arrival, Drinks (cold and alcoholic)Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu Expenses of personal nature Personal travel insurance , Tipping for porters and guide USD80-100
Minimum Pax: 2
Maximum Pax: 20
Pick Up / Meeting Location: Kathmandu Airport