Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will be there pick you up. The driver will bring you to the 3-star hotel for your overnight stay. In the evening, you can take a cool evening walk in the streets of Thamel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
On the second day, you will be taken on a guided tour around Kathmandu Valley in a private van. In the early morning, we will take a tour around Swayambhunath Temple, also famously known as The Monkey Temple. Then, we will visit other World Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Touring around the three ancient palaces of Kathmandu Valley, you will be more familiar with the history and culture of Kathmandu. Overnight at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) by Flight and ride and trek to Phakding 2610m, 3-4 hours riding,
Our adventure begins on the 3rd day as we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla in early morning. The 40 minutes flight will be a wonderful experience filled with anticipation, fear, and excitement. After reaching Lukla, we will meet our horses and the rest of the crew. Then we ride and trek through the forests for about 3-4 hours to reach Phakding. Overnight stay at lodge.
Day 4: Ride and trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m, 5-6 hours riding,
On the 4th day, we travel from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. We will be on our horses but will be required to trek on steep trails. Passing through the beautiful pine forests and breathtaking landscape, we enter Sagarmatha National Park. We will pass by beautiful Sherpa villages like Monjo and Jorsalle. Crossing Bhote Koshi River on several suspension bridges, we reach at Namche Bazaar in less than 5 hours in horseback ride. We get an amazing panorama of Everest (8848m) as we enter the town of Namche. Overnight at lodge.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day:
On this day, we will rest in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the weather and the altitude. We will hike to Everest View Hotel for the most stunning view of Everest (8848m) along with other peaks of Khumbu region, and descend down to Khumjung, the largest Sherpa village in Khumbu. Khumjung is also home to an ancient monastery that has a Skull of Yeti on display for the onlookers. There are other monasteries and a Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar, the Gateway to Everest, where you can get to learn about the culture of the Himalayas. Overnight at lodge.
Day 6: Ride and trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, 3860m, 4-5 hours riding
From Namche Bazaar, we descend to Dudh Koshi River passing through rhododendron forests and beautiful villages. After reaching the river bed, we ascend for a few hours, to reach the village of Tengboche. Tengboche is also the highest altitude we reach during this trek. Tengboche is home to one of the largest monasteries in Khumbu region. Enjoying a beautiful view of mountains like Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), and many more, we will spend our night at lodge in Tengboche.
Day 7: Ride and trek from Tengboche to Namche, 3440m, 4-5 hours riding
From the 7th day, we will gradually begin our return. On our horses, we will return from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar, following the beautiful path along the forests, villages, suspension bridges and rivers. Following Dudh Koshi River downstream, we pass through the villages of Phunke Tenga and Kyangjuma to arrive in Namche Bazaar. We will have a beautiful vista of Everest (8848m) and adjacent mountains accompany us throughout the trek. Overnight at lodge.
Day 8: Ride and trek from Namche to Lukla, 2840m, 6-7 hours riding
From Namche Bazaar, we will slowly descend towards Lukla. Crossing the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we gradually reach Jorsalle. We then cross a couple of suspension bridges over Bhote Koshi River to exit Sagarmatha National Park and arrive in Monjo. Crossing Phakding and other villages, we reach Lukla in about 6-7 hours of horse ride and trek for our overnight stay at lodge in Lukla.
Day 9: An early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
We will board the flight from Lukla as early as possible, depending upon the weather and flight traffic. Since the flight is only 40 minutes long, you will have plenty of time to visit some of the places around Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
On the final day of your trip, after breakfast in hotel, we will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport to connect you with your scheduled flight back to home.
Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Everest Region is USD 85 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
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.