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 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle
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 4-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 4-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.
Important Notice for domestic flight to and from Lukla
Due to avoid air traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and for smooth flights operation, the Lukla flights shall be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport effective from Autumn (September 25, to November 30, 2023) and Spring (March 16, to May 31, 2024).
In this matter, you need 1 buffer day to manage all transfer to and from Manthali Airport (OR we adjust the program on Day 2 that you will do the guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and later in the afternoon, transfer to Mulkot). We would like to suggest you for driving to Mulkot which is 3 hours driving away from Kathmandu and spend a night there at a hotel, then next morning an hour of driving brings you at Manthali Airport to catch the flights to Lukla. On return, you can fly to Manthali Airport and same day drive back to Kathmandu.
Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Tour)
All inclusive Trek Price for individual/solo trekker; USD 2155
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 1870 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 1785 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 1675 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 5-8 trekkers basis; USD 1595 per person
Join with us on Meditational Trek to Buddhist Sacred Sites Trail of Khumbu Region in 2023/2024.
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
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.