Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1338 m/4390 ft)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our team picks you up at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfers you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van
Today, we visit few of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley that includes Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. Swayambhunath is a Buddhist pilgrimage site that lies on a hilltop and hosts a panoramic view of Kathmandu city. Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred pilgrimages of Hindus all over the world. Likewise, Boudhanath is the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and is considered the holiest in Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 m/9318 ft) and trek to Phakding (2610 m/8563 ft, 7.4 km/4.6 mi, 3 hours)
We catch our 45-minutes scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. After landing, we begin our trek to Phakding passing along the Dudh Koshi valley. We also come across the Buddhist monuments on our way to Phakding. Upon reaching, we get a great view of Kusum Kanguru (6367m) and Khwangde Range. Overnight at Lodge in Phakding.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11286 ft, 10 km/6.2 mi, 6 hours)
Today, we begin our trek crossing several suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River until we reach Monjo. We then enter Sagarmatha National Park and continue to trek through steep hill up to the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is also known as the gateway to Everest. Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Acclimatizing and hiking to Everest View Hotel (3880 m/12730 ft, 3.8 km/2.4 mi, 4 hours) for Stunning View
We take a short and pleasant hike up to Everest View Hotel (3962m) which offers the splendid view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Khumbila (5761m), and several other mountain peaks. We hike back to Namche Bazaar and explore the town visiting the ancient monastery, the Sherpa Museum, and the market of Namche. Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800 m/12467 ft, 8.9 km/5.5 mi, 5 hours)
Moving alongside the bank of Bhote Koshi River, we walk past several Chortens on our way. Relishing the view of stunning snow-capped peaks in the background, we arrive in the village of Thamo. We then cross the suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River, which will lead us to Thame. Overnight at Lodge in Thame.
Day 7: Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3780 m/12402 ft, 11 km/6.8 mi, 5 hours)
Leaving behind Thame, we ascend to the village of Khumjung passing through Khunde. We also visit Khunde Monastery and Hillary Hospital on the way. We continue to trek in the valley until we reach Khumjung. Later in evening, we also go to visit Khumjung Monastery where we can see the Skull of Yeti. Overnight at Lodge in Khumjung.
Day 8: Trek from Khumjung to Phortse (3810 m/12500 ft, 6.9 km/4.3 mi, 6 hours)
Trekking through the forested path, we head towards Sanasa. We then pass through the village of Mongla and cross a wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We continue to ascend to Phortse through rhododendron forest. We will be surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks in Phortse. Overnight at Lodge in Phortse.
Day 9: Trek from Phortse to Pangboche (3930 m/12894 ft, 5.4 km/3.4 mi, 4 hours)
Leaving the village of Phortse, we head towards Pangboche through a small and narrow trail. Accompanied by the beautiful view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m) in the background, we make our way further up to Pangboche. After reaching, we visit Pangboche Monastery situated above the village. Overnight at Lodge in Pangboche.
Day 10: Trek from Pangboche to Dingboche (4410 m/14669 ft, 6.5 km/4 mi, 3 hours)
Today, we begin to trek along the left upstream of Imja Khola. We then follow the hillside trail and reach the village of Somare. We continue to trek through massive plains and grazing land which lead us to Dingboche. In Dingboche, you can meditate with a panoramic view of Everest (8848m), Lingtren (6749m), Khumbutse (6665m), Pumori (7165m), and other snow-capped mountains. Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche.
Day 11: Acclimatizing and hiking to Nakarjung Hermitage (5070 m/16634 ft)
To adjust with the thinning air, we take a short hike to Nakarjung Hermitage from where we can get the mesmerizing panoramic view of mountains and the valley of Dingboche and Pheriche. You can witness monks engage in prayers and meditation in the oldest hermitage of Khumbu region. You can also practice meditation in Nakarjung Hermitage if you wish to. We hike back to Dingboche for an overnight stay. Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche.
Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860 m/12664 ft, 10 km/6.2 mi, 5 hours)
We retrace our trail back to Pangboche and cross across an iron bridge over Imja Khola. We then walk through forested trail filled with rhododendron till we reach Deboche. En route, we will pass by several monasteries adorned with prayer flags. The trail is a surreal treat for spiritual voyagers. We continue to ascend through the forest to finally reach Tengboche. Overnight at Lodge in Tengboche.
Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11286 ft, 9.4 km/5.8 mi, 4 hours)
Crossing a wooden bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we climb down to Phunke Tenga. We trek past the water driven prayer wheels as we climb up to Kyangjuma village. Enjoying the glorious mountains vista, we continue to trek to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla (2840 m/9318 ft, 18 km/11.2 mi, 7 hours)
We trek down to Monjo following the flow of Dudh Koshi River. Crossing a bridge over Bhote Koshi River, we exit Sagarmatha National Park. We continue to trek passing through small up and down the hills to Phakding. We walk past several painted Mani walls, prayer wheels, and small monasteries before we arrive in Lukla. Overnight at Lodge in Lukla.
Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1338 m/4390 ft, 45 Minutes)
We catch our early morning flight back to Kathmandu enjoying the view of the snow-capped mountains. We transfer you to the hotel and give the rest of the day to yourself. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Our team drops you off at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hrs before scheduled flight.
Pricing on group size basis:
All inclusive Trek Price for single person; USD 1975
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 persons basis; USD 1810 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 persons basis; USD 1740 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 persons basis; USD 1625 per person
Join with us on Meditational Trek to Buddhist Sacred Sites Trail of Khumbu Region in 2021/2022/2023.
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Mrs. Ruth Petrasch, Germany, March 2017: Für meinen 3 wöchigen Nepal Aufenthalt haben Stefan und Crew einfach alles perfekt organisiert. Trotz unerwartetem Wettereinbruch hatte ich eine super Tour durch die Kumbu-Region und mein Guide Sonam wurde nicht müde, mir Dinge zu erklären und mir die zahlreichen Klöster zu zeigen. Auch als Frau allein fühlt man sich in Nepal absolut sicher, man braucht keinerlei Bedenken haben. Die Nepalesen sind ein sehr friedfertiges Volk. Stefan kennt sich in Nepal mit den Trekkingmöglichkeiten unheimlich gut aus und findet immer eine auf die persönlichen Bedürfnisse des Reisenden perfekt abgestimmte Tour. Abgerundet hat meinen Nepalreise ein dreitägiger Aufenthalt bei im Hotel Swiss-Family in der Nähe von Kathmandu, wo Stefan lebt. Hier konnte ich mich bei einem Glas Wein in der Badewanne von den Strapazen der Tour erholen. Es gab sehr leckeres Essen, ob schweizerisch oder Nepalesisch, die Köchinnen können alles und man kann sich aussuchen, was man essen möchte. Besonders lecker war das Käsefondue! Danke, Stefan!
Mrs. Lisa Hahn, Germany, August 2018: I did spend 2 wonderful months in the mountains of Austria before I came to Nepal. Therefor getting into Kathmandu was at first a little shocking: loud, crowded, dusty, hot. Nevertheless we did a tour wich was fantastic. The guide did know so many things about the monastery culture, rituals, people. It made me forget the first impression of the city itself. It was a fantastic dayz Spending One day in Kathmandu, it was time to fly to Lukla to explore Nepal’s nature and leran more about Buddhism. The trekking in the wonderful mountain area was amazing. I prefer to call the guide teacher as he did share so much information with me. The whole team was always smiling and helpful. Absolutely great! As the tour was during low season I did hardly see any other tourists. I was blessed to be hosted in many sherpa kitchens, experiencing their real life and learning a lot about their fantastic giving culture and about Buddhism. I saw many holy places and people always had a warm welcome and smile for me. I feel absolutely thankful for this experience. Flying back I did spend a few fantastic calm and peaceful days at the swiss family hotel. I did not feel like being in a hotel at all. It was a oerfect mix between having time for myself but still having the option of being in company. After being filled with so much information and nice memories it was the perfect time to calm down and be with myself for a while. For breakfast and delicious diner I was allowed to sit with the family having very nice chats about life and the world. The energy and atmosphere was amazing. I am a solo woman traveller and I felt save and well taken care of all the time. I can strongly recommend Swiss family trek if you want to explore Nepal or if you are looking for an excellent retreat place close to Kathmandu. Thank you Stephan and team for the gift of your time. It will be an unforgettable memory.
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