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Scenic Everest

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,056

A rewarding trek which offers excellent panoramic views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks while staying in moderate local lodges/tea houses.


This 8 day trek to the Everest region offers excellent views of Mount Everest and many other imposing Himalayan peaks. You will be accompanied by a local Sherpa guide and will have time to acclimatize to the altitude at Namche Bazaar which is the hub of all trekking and climbing in the Everest region. You will have accommodation during the trek at local lodges/tea houses.

A short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will start you off on the right foot with the aerial views of the mountains. On arrival, it’s off right away on your trek. On arrival at Namche Bazaar, you will immediately have stunning views of the mountain peaks. It is also the main trading centre for the region and famous for its Saturday morning market selling real bargains.

The Khumjung Valley is at the foot of the most sacred mountain to the Sherpas, Mount Khumbiyale. The village of Kunde lies in a very beautiful fertile green valley where views of Mount Everest in all its majesty can be experienced.

Returning back to Lukla, one then returns by air to Kathmandu having trekked through exceedingly attractive landscapes.

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,056

Itinerary

Day 1

Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding

Early this morning, around 5:15AM you will be met in Kathmandu at your hotel and transferred to the domestic airport for your short morning flight to Lukla, departing at 6:30AM, arriving at 7:05AM. This scenic flight takes only thirty-five minutes and, weather permitting, you will have superb views of the Himalaya region and scenic valleys below. The airstrip was built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the local Sherpas in the mid-1960s. Arrive into Lukla, have lunch and explore the village before starting your trek. Your trek today is an easy one and begins with a descent towards the Dudh Koshi River where you will join the main trail to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in a local lodge. (Total trekking time today is 2-3 hrs).

Overnight at a local lodge

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 2

Phakding - Namche Bazaar

After breakfast at your lodge, follow the Dudh Koshi River to Benkar and on to Jorsale. You will break for lunch between the two bridges built by Sir Edmund Hillary near the confluence of Bohte Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. Along the route, you may get your first glimpse of Mt. Everest (8848m). After lunch it will be about a two-hour asent to Namche Bazaar for your overnight stay in the lodge. The Namche Bazaar is a famous gateway for Everest expeditions and also the trading center for the Sherpa's of the region. From here, you will have great views of Mount Everest, and also Lhotse, Thamserku, and other lesser known mountains of the region, weather permitting. Trekking time: 6-7 hours.

Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 3

Namche Bazaar

Today is spent at Namche Bazaar to acclimatization to the high altitude. The Namche Bazaar is a famous gateway for Everest expeditions and also the trading center for the Sherpa's of the region. Explore the town and its surroundings. Namche is a prosperous village renowned for being an important trade route that linked Tibet and Nepal. Tibet's salt was traded with grains from the lowlands of Nepal. Here you can witness the spectacular sunrise and sunset views from the National Park Headquarters above the village offer superb views of the Khumbu peaks, including great sightings of Everest. For the more energetic enjoy a walk towards Thami, up the beautiful and generally flat Bhote Khola river valley. You can also opt to see the Sir Edmund Hilary school or the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. Another excursion is the steep climb out of the village bowl to the flatter areas around and above Shyangboche where beautiful views are displayed – however path is likely to be taken tomorrow. You’ll also find some cyber cafes, souvenir and rental shops that line the streets of Namche. Overnight at your lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Namche - Thyanboche

From Namche will walk up towards the park headquarters and then climb steeply above the main trail towards the small airstrip at Shyangboche. From here you can get a glimpse on the roofs of Namche way below, and to the huge mountains across the valley. Your path then heads onto a flatter terrain to the Everest View Hotel, well known for its viewpoint, and if weather favors us we can view an excellent panorama of the towering Himalayan snow peaks. These include beautiful Ama Dablam, and mighty Everest prominently standing above all others at the head of the Dudh Koshi valley. On a small ridge seen far below the summit of Everest we can spot the monastery at Thyangboche, a small speck against the gigantic mountain. (Total trekking time today is 4-5 hrs /Height reached 12715 ft).

Overnight at a local lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 5

Thyanboche - Khumjung Valley

Descend sharply to the Dudh Koshi River and then ascend to Mong danda. Follow the slopes of Khumbila, the sacred Mountain of the Sherpas, towards the hidden valley of Khumjung. At Khumjung, visit the Khunde Hospital and then the Khumjung School - both projects of the Himalayan Foundation. (Total trekking time today is 4-5 hrs /Height reached 12431 ft).

Overnight at a local lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 6

Khumjung - Monjo

This morning take a different route back to the Shyangboche airstrip on the way to Namche. Today is a relatively easy day and you have time to stroll along, at a leisurely pace and absorb the magnificent surrounding scenery. Enjoy lunch at Namche Bazaar and there will be plenty of time to explore the bazaar and shops before you descend back to the Dudh Koshi River Valley and to the village of Jorsale. Continue to the village of Monjo where you will spend the night. (Total trekking time today is 4-5 hrs /Height reached 9235 ft).

Overnight in Monjo

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Monjo - Lukla

Today retrace your steps along the Dudh Koshi, crossing to the western bank at Benkar. It is a beautiful and easy walk through blue pine and rhododendron forests, with views of Kusum Kangaru in the backdrop. Enjoy an early lunch at Phakding. This afternoon ascend out of the river valley back to the airstrip and to your lodge accommodation in Lukla. (Total trekking time today 5-6 hrs/Height reached 9348 ft)

Overnight in Lukla

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 8

Lukla - Kathmandu

Early this morning proceed to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival into Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
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Hotel Himalaya

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    Hotel Himalaya



    Hotel Himalaya is distinguished by its 180 degree panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas from where it draws its name, an intimate sense of luxury and an address near the business district. The hotel is strategically situated at the gateway to the ancient city of ...

    Hotel Himalaya is distinguished by its 180 degree panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas from where it draws its name, an intimate sense of luxury and an address near the business district. The hotel is strategically situated at the gateway to the ancient city of Patan nestled against the backdrop of the commercial hub of the Capital. Hotel Himalaya is the leading 4 star deluxe hotel in Nepal offering a resort atmosphere ideal for both business and leisure travellers just a stone throw away from the Patan Durbar Square the ancient palace of the Malla Kings and a world Heritage Site. The hotel offers 125 well-appointed spacious modern rooms available in executive and deluxe categories.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis

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Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

7 nights accommodation, service of English speaking Sherpa guides, transfers, and meals as indicated. 

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, gratuities, items of a personal nature and drinks.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

*Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share in low season. Subject to availability.

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24 Sep 2017
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