Days: 12 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
This trek is ideal for those who want to experience the challenge of trekking among the world’s highest mountains with additional comforts. This trek takes us into the Khumbu Valley in the Everest region, the homeland of the Sherpas surrounded by the world’s highest peaks. Spring and autumn are the most popular times for this trek as the weather is generally dry making the walking conditions good. It is a trek from here to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, on a walking trail which has been beautifully quiet for decades. Starting out at a modest altitude, this gem of a short Nepal trek accumulates lots of up and down as it heads eastwards across the 'grain' of the country, crossing a succession of rivers and forested ridges. With its picturesque terraced fields, charming villages, colorful monasteries and friendly people, this trekking holiday provides an unforgettable taste of Nepal's unspoiled Himalayan foothills. Finally reaching the Khumbu Valley, we are rewarded by inspiring views of snow-capped peaks such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Mount Everest itself. The memorable flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla is a great way to end this classic experience. This is the perfect trekking holiday for those who want to experience a quieter side of Nepal at lower altitudes while still offering exceptional views of Everest. This Nepal trekking holiday follows well established walking trails throughout. Traveling east across the 'grain' of the country means that you will have a fair amount of accumulated ascent and descent on the holiday and there are several high passes to trek across en route to the Dudh Kosi. The actual high point of the trip is the Everest View Hotel above Namche at 3800m. By Himalayan standards these are not excessively high altitudes and the gradual increase in sleeping altitude throughout the trip means you are unlikely to experience any problem with acclimatization. Because of the relatively modest altitudes gained on the trip we have graded this trekking holiday as moderate (at the highest level of this grade). However, there are several long days and some steep ascents and you should take this carefully into account when assessing the suitability of this trip for you. This is a challenging trek for its grade but should be within the capabilities of all regular hikers and hill-walkers.
Itinerary in details
Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Early in the morning, drive to Nagarkot by private car for Unobstructed Sunrise view over the Rolwaling mountains. We will have our Breakfast in Nagarkot. Then, we walk en-route Changunarayan Temple which was listed in World Heritage Site. After visit, we just continue to Sankhu and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m and trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours,
After 45 minutes fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and will have breakfast and then continue our journey passing many Buddhist monuments during the trail and finally we reach in Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We will have lunch there. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast; we start from hotel and we reach in Monjo after 3 hours walk passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing high suspension bridge till Namche Bazar which takes about 2 and half hour. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day,
In this day, we will hike to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains. It takes 2 hours to reach in there and after 1 hour enjoy with the mountains then we climb down to Khumjung village for the visit ancient monastery and Khumjung Hillary School. It takes about 1 hour. We can see Skull of Yeti inside the Monastery. This is the biggest Sherpa village in Khumbu region. Again we continue our trek to Khunde village which takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch there and visit the old monastery and back to hotel in Namche via Syangboche village. It takes about 1 and half hour. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours,
In the morning, we start our trek like as before days and the trail continues to straight until reaching Kyanjuma village and takes about 1 & half hour walk and then the trail climbs down to the Dudh Kosi River and cross by suspension bridge. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. We can visit ancient Buddhist Monastery in evening time to take a meditation with many monks and nuns. The views of the mountains are spectacular in the morning and evening. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 7: Rest day in Tengboche.
In this day, we can hike to Pangboche Village which takes about 4 hours round trip. We can also visit the monastery in Pangboche which is situated just above the village. Or Option includes just hike to surrounding hills in Tengboche for the spectacular views of high mountains. We can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Thamserku, Khwande Range, Kangtega, holy Khumbila and other snow-capped mountains. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo 2835m/6-7 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we leave the village and descend gentle slopes. Then, the trail becomes a steep descents through the forest until reaching the Dudh Kosi River and cross by a bridge. It takes about 1 and half hours. After crossing the bridge, we keep ascending through a forest and arrive in the village name is called Kyangjuma. Now we walk the level trail the mountain flank until reaching the large settlement of Namche Bazzar which takes about 2 hours. We will have our lunch there. After Lunch, we continue the trail keep a steep descending until reaching Monjo. The trail descends through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then our trail continues River side and we arrive in Monjo and it takes about 2 and half hours. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Monjo to Lukla 2840m/5-6 hours,
In the morning, we leave the Monjo and We continue our trek until reaching Phakding with crossing several bridges about 1 and half hours walk. We will have our lunch there. After lunch our trail continues until reaching Lukla with passing up and down which takes about 2 hours. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 10: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu,
Early in the morning fly back to Kathmandu which takes approximately 45 minutes. Transfer to Hotel. Refresh and relax. Afternoon, half day sightseeing and free for shopping.
Day 11: Today, We return to the mountains on the 'Everest Mountain Flight'. Window
Seats only on this spectacular journey along the chain of the Himalaya as far as Everest and Makalu. Free afternoon in Hotel.
Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Our Trek Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van / Bus.
* 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at3*** Hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide, car / van.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
* 7 nights lodge to lodge accommodation in the mountain.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food,
accommodation, salary, equipments and their insurance.
* Round Trip flight to & from Lukla & Domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla.
* All transportation by private car/van.
* 1 Mountain-Flight
* First Aid medical kit.
* Sagarmatha National Park permit.
* Government taxes.
* Office Service charge.
Our Trek Package Cost doesn't Include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
* Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal.
* Itemsand expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to hire or buy in Kathmandu).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays,
political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com
How to Book
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH . The charges must be paid by clients themselves.