Everest View Trek Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
The trip begins with the arrival in Kathmandu. Our office representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) from where you will be taken to the hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, our tour expert will meet you in the hotel premises. He will give the highlights of the day that includes the places of Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Swoyambhunath Stupa and you will be visiting and know about their brief history. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m by Flight and trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours walking.
Early in the morning, the van will pick the group up for your departure to Lukla via domestic flight. The majestic views and adrenaline rush is a combination that one encounters while reaching the beautiful destination at 2840 m, Lukla. After a meeting with our guide, porters and brief rest, we will trek for 3-4 hours to a small village in the Khumbu region, Phakding situated at an elevation of 2610 m. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours walking
On the fourth day, we will walk for about 5 to 6 hours to reach the trading hub of Khumbu Region, Namche Bazaar. Located at 3440m, Namche Bazar is the Gateway to the high Himalaya. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day and Hiking to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung, Khunde village:
To avoid altitude sickness, it is very important for people to be accustomed to the conditions of high altitude. We will walk to Everest View Hotel for the panoramic and spectacular view of the majestic mountains followed by the exploration of Khumjung village which is the biggest Sherpa village in the region. The old monastery located here is one of its major attractions also because of the Skull of Yeti put out to display. The trek continues to Khunde village where we stop for lunch and brief rest. We descend back to our lodge in Namche Bazaar for the stay. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours walking
The day begins early for us as we continue our trek in the trail that leads us to Kyangjuma village which is about 2 hours far from Namche Bazaar. We descend down to the beautiful Dudhkoshi River crossing suspension bridge and observing beautiful landscapes like never before. Post lunch, we have a steep trekking route to encounter to reach the destination of the day, Tengboche which is situated at 3860m. If we reach here right on time (in the evening), we will be able to witness spectacular views of the mountains and visit one of the oldest Buddhist Tengboche Monastery. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Pangboche 3930m/2-3 hours walking and excursion to Amadablam Base Camp 5-6 hours walking
Passing by Rhododendron forests and suspension bridge, we reach Pangboche village after a brisk 2-3 hours walk. After lunch here, we can take an excursion to Amadablam Base Camp located at 4600 m. Ama Dablam that stands 6812 m high is one of the beautiful mountains in Everest Region. We stay overnight at Pangboche. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Pangboche to Phortse 3810m/3-4 hours walking
The last destination before walking back to Lukla is Phortse. Phortse is a Sherpa village at an elevation of 3810 m where we reach by climbing to upper Pangboche and moving southward along the route. The rocky terrain with patches of scrub junipers offers a leisurely walk giving the good view of the Imja Khola Valley. Phortse Gompa, a monastery built using traditional techniques is situated at the top of the village. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Phortse to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours walking
We leave Phortse in the morning post breakfast and take the downhill route through the forest to the bridge. We then pass by the ridge of Mong-La, this patch of the trail is steep and about 1 and half hours long, passing through the pine forests. After lunch, we head down to Kyangjuma, a settlement located at 3620 m. A walk for another two hours and we reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours walking
Early today, we leave for Lukla through the trails through pine trees and bridge over Dudh Koshi River. In about 2 and a half hours we reach Jorsalle. We trek down further, crossing bridges to reach Phakding, where we stop for Lunch. After lunch, we trek further up and down the trail for about 2 hours to reach Lukla. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
After a good breakfast, we board the plane for roughly fifty minutes long flight to Kathmandu. This flight enables you to get bird’s eye view of the Himalayas. You will be picked by our private van to drop at the Hotel.
Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu
The 12-day long trip comes to an end today. After a good, heavy breakfast, our office will accompany you to the airport by our private van three hours prior to the flight schedule.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Testimonial by Email: Olivia and Luke, British Citizen, (April 2018)
I cannot thank you enough for the incredible experience we had in Nepal. I have been with many tour groups across the world and this trip was by far the best organised. Sonam was fantastic and gave us a great insight to Nepalese life, he was very considerate of our needs and was always calm and patient. This was the same when we were on the sightseeing tour. We were given enough time to learn and listen carefully to information provided. It was truly fantastic and I will remember this trip for many years to come. I will be recommending you to friends and family and will not hesitate to get back in contact if i make a return journey to Nepal. Thank you once again.
September 2017: Shairose Mawji Family (1 Adult and 2 Children) from Canada and Review in TripAdvisor:
Fabulous 9 day trek. Well organized and very experienced guide made this a wonderful memorable experience for my 12 year old daughters and I. Highly recommend Sonam Dai as a guide and Swiss Family Trek as the company.
Testimonial by Email: Guido & Lucia mit Emia, Switzerland, October 2016
auf diesem Wege möchten wir noch einmal unseren ganz herzlichen Dank aussprechen, auch für die sehr sympathische Einladung bei dir zu Hause nach dem Trek. Die ganze Organisation hat jederzeit wunderbar geklappt, alle Übergaben und Termine klappten tadellos. Wir fühlten uns als Familie (1 Kind) jederzeit in guten Händen und hatten einen wundervollen Trek in dieser eindrücklichen Bergwelt, inklusive dem Begleitpferd für unsere Tochter. Der Reiseführer und das ganze Team hatten ein feines Gespür für die richtige Balance von Nähe und Distanz. Es waren wirklich tolle Tage und wir sind immer noch glücklich, uns für diesen Trek in genau dieser Kombination entschieden zu haben. Es war grossartig! Danke!
April 2016: Manuel and Carla Coradi Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) from Switzerland and Review in TripAdvisor: "We had in April 2016 a great time with SFTE. With our 5yo twin boys we did a 12-day trek in the Khumbu. Our boys were riding on horses. The local SFTE guides were amazing and highly professional. Specially thanks to Sonam! After our trip in the Khumbu we went on to do the Annapurna trek. Also there the local crew catered perfectly to our special needs as family. We would recommend SFTE to any family and any other motivated trekker."
Testimonial by Email: Roswitha und Valerie Familie, Germany, April 2014
Guten Abend Stephan,
zunächst nochmal vielen Dank für deine ganz sympathische Gastfreundschaft. Wir haben den Nachmittag und Abend im toskanischen „Nepal“ sehr genossen…
Rückblickend können wir einstimmig sagen: suuuuper toll !!!
Was für mich wirklich klasse ist: gemeinsam mit deinen Leuten konnten wir unsere Tochter Valerie unglaublich vom Land Nepal, den Leuten, den Bergen und den Tieren begeistern (genau das hatten wir uns ja erhofft). Sie hat wohl in der Schule derartig begeistert davon vor der Klasse im Detail erzählt.
Ihrer Meinung nach war das bisher der schönste Urlaub, den wir bisher gemacht haben — und du weißt, wir sind in Sachen Urlaub keine Kinder von Traurigkeit…
Was man auch noch erwähnen sollte: Sie spricht ganz viel von Sonam (keine Ahnung, ob man den Namen so schreibt — aber du weißt, wen ich meine). Bitte gib ihm ein ganz dickes Lob und sage ihm herzlichste Grüße. So, das war jetzt alles ziemlich emotional und überschwänglich. Ganz liebe Grüße