- DURATION 12 Days
- DURATION 25 Days
Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world is the part of the Himalayas that lies in the Everest region. Mount Everest is surrounded by the Sagarmatha National Park for the protection of the wild life and the beauty of the Mount Everest itself.
The famous mountaineer George Mallory, when asked why he wanted to go to Mt Everest, had answered, “Because it’s there.” You will find the glimpses of Everest on the days of trekking en-route which makes you remember and figure out all the beautiful views.
On the very first day of your trip, you will experience something truly Nepalese; traditional Nepalese dinner. But rest assured our representatives will be there to pick you up at the airport, help you check in to your hotel and then take you out for dinner.
You will spend the second day sightseeing around Kathmandu - there’s the monkey temple, the Boudhanath Stupa and some ancient heritages of Nepal to be visited. In the latter half of the afternoon our guides will brief you and help you sort out all the equipment for the trip.
The flight to Lukla is one adventurous ride that you’re never going to forget. The flight is only 25 minutes long and you get so immersed in the view outside the airplane window that the flight will seem too short. However, do expect occasional bumps during your flight and sit tight when you’re about to land in the world’s most dangerous airport. The first trekking day is comparatively easy and the walk between Lukla and Phakding takes only 3 hours if you are a really good hiker. Since it is your first day trekking, you can walk leisurely and enjoy the scenery around you.
The strenuous part of the trek begins today and the trail is mostly uphill after you cross Jorsale. The ascent never stops until you reach Namche after climbing a tiring 700 meters! The hike to Namche is in fact one of the more difficult trekking days during the entire trek.
While most trekkers headed to high altitude choose to spend an extra day for acclimatization in Namche. Whole day, spend your time and know the Sherpa culture.
After the acclimatization at Namche, we will begin our trek to Tengboche. On reaching Tengbuche, our guide will tell you about the local monastery situated here. You will get to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or tomorrow morning depending on how you do the trek.
Today we return halfway back to Namche Bazaar before starting our Hike up to the largest Khumbu settlement of the valley, Khumjung village. From Khumjung village we can see the great view of Mt. Ama Dablam.
When you walk on trail, you will find a small village called Thame located at the end of Khumbu valley. This is a remote place and untouched by the modernization. It is a salt trading route that existed between Tibet, Nepal and India. It is the home of Apa Sherpa, who holds the world record for summit Everest 20 times, Ang Rita Sherpa: recognized as snow leopard. It was also a childhood home of Tenzing Norgay, who was (with Sir Edmund Hillary) one of the first men to climb Mt Everest. So, it is an absolute gem.
On this day, we trek down to Namche bazaar. It’s a village of Sherpa people. Here you can find the culture and tradition of Sherpa. You can enjoy the second last day of trek and be friendly with the Sherpa people.
This is the last of the trek and enjoys the day with the Guide and porters. On the evening, get together with the group and enjoy the dinner and give farewell to the porters.
We trek back down to Lukla while enjoying the lush green scenery, incredible mountain views and waterfalls, and a local Sherpa village. We often share the trail and bridges with porters carrying unbelievable loads, yaks, donkeys, horses, and goats, all part of the local landscape. After a long 7-8 hour walk we arrival in Lukla and you may have time to stroll around. The guide will re-confirm your flight ticket. You will then enjoy a final celebratory dinner with your crew.
The flights to Kathmandu are normally scheduled for the morning because of the wind in the afternoon. Sometimes the flight can be delayed due to bad weather and other reasons beyond our control so we try to arrange early flights to allow for possible delays. We enjoy our last amazing views of the mountains, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, and villages as we fly back to Kathmandu. Your guide will transfer you to your hotel.
The guide will take you for the full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. The historical places of Kathmandu like Changunarayan temple, Bhaktpur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square and enjoy the evening.
Today can be a full day of leisure or you can explore the Thamel area on your own for a last day of shopping. This evening we will meet you for the final farewell dinner where you will have one last opportunity to share a meal and conversation with your new friends and tell us all about your adventures. We will then transfer you back to your hotel for your last night in Nepal.
Again our representatives will be there to transfer you to the airport and bid you farewell.