Trip Facts

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Trip Duration 15 Days
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Trip Difficulty Moderate
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Maximum Altitude 3,985 m
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Best Season To Visit October- Mid Dec/ March- May
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Average Group Size Min 2 pax

Trip Highlights

  • Thrilling and scenic Himalayan flight to Tensing Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • Explore Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Spectacular view of Khumbu Region Mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8393m).
  • Rare wildlife habitat such as snow leopard, Himalayan bear, Himalayan goral, red panda, Himalayan Tahr
  • Likely to encounter with  blue sheep, yaks, Tibetan snow cocks , Lophophorous
  • Mount Everest is the home of “black jumping spider”. It has been found at altitudes as high as 6700 meters above sea level.
  • Major plants that are found including birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo, wild rose, rhododendron, and hemlock etc.
  • Various  types high elevation mushroom and herbal plants also found in Everest base camp trek route.
  • The home of Sherpa people and the mysterious Yeti.
  • Sherpa and Tibetan Buddhist culture is everywhere throughout the region
  • Visit horseshoe-shaped Namche Bazaar

Trip Overview

Trek in the Everest region of Nepal’s Himalayas with comfort, soaking breathtaking views at every step, including Everest soaring above the Nuptse Ridge, the incredible peak of Ama Dablam, and other neighboring peaks. It is an awe-inspiring journey where you can walk at your own pace, enjoying captivating views, and immersing in the culture of the local people. This trek uses comfortable lodges that offer en-suite facilities. 

If you are planning to embark on Everest Comfort Lodge Trek in Nepal with your family then, it is an ideal option to explore the Everest region.

Apart from natural scenery, mountain views, and comfort lodges, the Mani Rimdu festival is one of the major highlights of this trek. This traditional festival ceremony was performed at the monasteries in Tengboche, Chiwang, and Thame. The festival falls in autumn between mid-October and mid-November months. According to the Tibetan calendar, it is held on the tenth Lunar month. During the festivals, the monks and the Lamas are dressed in colorful dresses with elaborate masks.

Nepal Sanctuary Treks designs the itinerary that allows trekkers for the proper time to acclimatize and with utmost safety. This is a sample itinerary of Everest Base Camp Comfort Trek. We can tailor-make the program as per your needs and preferences.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport

Altitude above sea level: 1,302 m

Driving Time: Approx. 30 minutes, depends on traffic

Accommodation: Hotel Shangri-La or similar

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to cordially welcome you with great hospitality. The representative will be displaying the “Nepal Sanctuary Treks” placard outside the airport terminal.

You will be then escorted and transferred to the hotel in our private vehicle. Further, you will be given a brief description of the activities that will take place during the upcoming trip and a preliminary briefing on hygiene and safety by our representative.

Day 02: Cultural Introductory Tour and Trek Preparation

Altitude above sea level: 1,302 m

Tour Duration:  Approx. 8 hours

Accommodation: Hotel Shangri-La or similar

Meal: Breakfast

9:00 AM: After breakfast, we start our guided cultural tour around Kathmandu Valley. On this cultural tour, you will experience the numerous colors, sounds, and tastes of authentic Kathmandu and its surroundings. Our experienced tour guides will tell you all you need to know and answer all your curiosities regarding those sites.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

You will head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, also called Hanuman Dhoka Durbar. This ancient site used to be the residence of the Nepali royal family and administrators. It incorporates an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and shrines dating from the 15th to the 18th century.

The prominent sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square are Kumari Ghar or the house of the living goddess.  Kasthamandap is a huge rest house that is said to have been built with the wood from a single tree and is the source of which Kathmandu valley got its name. Other sites around Kathmandu Square are the ferocious Kal Bhairab – the red monkey God- Hanuman, hundreds of erotic carvings, temples, and statues dedicated to different deities.

Swayambhunath:

Swayambhunath (monkey temple), is the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its lofty white dome and dazzling golden spire are visible from far and wide. Swayambhunath is the ideal place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal. In the shadows of the imposing structure and besides the integrated architecture can be found the daily surge of devotees faithfully offering their prayers to the gods. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist song “Om Mani Padme Hum” resounds everywhere. The candles and the aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe and enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.

PM: Boudhanath

Then we drive towards Boudhanath.  From the moment you step into the sanctuary, you’ll immediately feel the spiritual energy that comes from the place. Boudhanath is one of the biggest stupas in Nepal, built in the 5th century and listed in the world heritage list by UNESCO in 1979. The surrounding area is a central spiritual hub of Tibetan life and culture in Nepal. You can see the beautiful dome-shaped structure stupa surrounded by brilliant colorful prayer flags. It is believed that prayer flags convey mantras and prayers into the universe while fluttering in the wind. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha.

You can witness monks draped in maroon robes rolling the prayer wheels, burning incense, and flickering butter candles. Moreover, it’s fascinating to see the people feeding grains and maize to hundreds of pigeons around stupa areas. The devotees turn the prayer wheels & chant which is humbling to see such dedication to their beliefs.

Delight in the serenity as you hear the Buddhist mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ being chanted by devotees, alongside the echo of music streaming out from the nearby shops.

Pashupatinath

Moving on, you will visit the Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of the Bagmati River. The word Pashupati means “the king of animals” and the temple is famous for its monkeys. You will be visiting the Pashupatinath area to indulge in a spiritual journey.

Pashupatinath is more than just a religious destination. It is a combination of religion, art, and culture. The temple, spread across 246 hectares of land, abounds in temples and monuments. Hundreds of rituals are performed here every day. You will get to witness people performing the religious ritual and funeral pyres burn at open-air cremation. Also witness elaborately dressed holy men meditating outside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines.

After touring around prominent sites, you will be transferred safely back to your hotel.

Day 03: Flight Kathmadu - Lukla & Hike to Phakding

Altitude above sea level: Lukla (2,840 m), Phakding (2,610 m)

Flight Duration: Approx. 35 minutes

Hiking Duration: 4-5 hours approx.

Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your spectacular flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. Lukla is Nepal’s busiest domestic airport and, for the trekker’s intent on seeing Mt. Everest, flying here is an essential part of the adventure.During the flight, you get to see the world’s soaring mountains including  Cho Oyu (8,153 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Gauri Shankar (7,145 m), Menlungtse (7,181 m).

After an exhilarating landing at Lukla, you will set off the hike to Phakding. You follow the ridge on the bank of milky Dudh Koshi River to the village of Phakding. Dudh Koshi, or Milk River, is named for its chalky color that emerges from all the glaciers up above.

You will follow this river the rest of the day, passing through picturesque hamlets filled with tea houses, suspension bridges, and shops, carved mani stones, prayer wheels, and packed animals.

After passing through the small villages like Chaurikharka and Ghat you arrive at the Phakding which is located right next to the Dudh Koshi River.

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar

Altitude above sea level: (3,445 m) Namche Bazaar

Hiking time: 6-7 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today, after a hearty breakfast, you will cross and re-cross the thundering glacial river, named “Dudh” (milk) Koshi (river) because of its color. Sections of today’s walk are through pine forest and cleared areas to reveal terraced fields and a variety of crops. You pass small groups of donkeys and yaks carrying trading goods and trek-gear along the trail. The trail passes through the villages of Benkar, Monjo, and Jorsale then climbs steeply to 2,000 feet to the market town of Namche.

Namche is the largest town in the Khumbu region, surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, and opens out only where it faces the Dudh Koshi. This vibrant village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here. Also, it is the main trading village in the Khumbu region, is the historic meeting point for Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans.

Day 05: Namche - Tashinga

Altitude above sea level 3,450 m (Tashinga)

Hiking duration: 5hrs Approx.

Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

 Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After having a hearty breakfast, you leave Namche on the trail contouring the hillside high above the Imja Koshi. You can enjoy an amazing view of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse and also the beautifully shaped Ama Dablam also known as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Once you reach Tashinga and refresh yourselves in the lodge with views down the valley.

Day 06: Tashinga - Pangboche

Altitude above sea level: 3,985 m (Pangboche)

Hiking duration: 5 – 6hrs hike

Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today you set off to trek by descending to the small village of Phunki Tenga situated beside the Dudh Koshi. You cross the suspension bridge before starting a steep ascent. This part of the trail winds through a dense forest of rhododendron and pine trees. Once out of the forest, the trail becomes gentler and more gradual, all the way to the monastery.

Tengboche monastery is the largest and most famous monastery in the Everest Region. The monastery hosts the vibrant Mani Rimdu festival, celebrated every year after the full moon of autumn with religious gatherings, songs, dances, enactments of legends. Visitors are also welcome to participate in the festivities. Catch the captivating views of the mountains, including the well-known peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. After your visit, you will continue to trek towards the lovely village of Pangboche.

Day 07: Excursion to Pangboche or optional Hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp

Altitude above sea level: 3,985 m (Pangboche), 4,500 m (Amadablam Base Camp0

Hiking hours: 4-5 hrs. Approx. (Amadablam Base Camp)

Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today is a rest day, so take time to relax and sleep in. If you feel energetic, then you can explore Pangboche village. It’s a picturesque village with incredible views of the Himalayas in the background, and an old monastery.  You get an opportunity to interact with locals and learn about the culture of Sherpas, and Sungdare Sherpa, a native of the village.  It is worth visiting a monastery, situated in the upper village of Pangboche. During visits, you may even catch the monks chanting every morning and evening.

Alternatively, you can also head to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,600 m) which means somewhat jewel in a necklace.  It’s a wonderful trek as you leave almost all other trekkers behind and visit untrodden trails. Once you reach the base camp, you can absorb the close-up views of the massive mountain. After enjoying the commanding views, you head back down the trail and back to Pangboche.

Day 08: Pangboche - Tashinga

Altitude above sea level: 3,450 m (Tashinga)

Hiking duration: 6 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

This morning you’ll leave Pangboche behind and trek back down to the lodge at Tashinga. You cross the Mengbo and Dudh Koshi rivers to the quiet path on the other side. Savor the magnificent views of mountains and charming stone houses along the trail. Once you reach Tengboche, follow the usual trail back to Tashinga.

Day 09: Tashinga - Mende

Altitude above sea level: 3,700 m (Mende)

Hiking duration: 5 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Up to this point, you have been heading towards Everest base camp on the main trail. While you head back towards Lukla by a different trail via Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung.

Khumjung is the site of the first school built by Edmund Hillary and the Himalayan Trust. We visit the village gompa above the village and will have the chance to see the infamous ‘yeti scalp’. After lunch, continue your walk towards the next destination, Mende.

At the small village of Tshro you turn off the main trail to Thame and follow a small but steep path to Mende.

Day 10: Day Hike to Thame

Altitude above sea level: 3,750 m (Thame)

Hiking duration: 5-6 hrs hike

Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

After breakfast, you set off the trek to the beautiful village of Thame. It is less visited than the main trail to Everest Base Camp.

Thame retains many of its original buildings and culture and is perhaps one of the beautiful villages in the Khumbu valley. The iconic value of Thame is its landscape and the people untouched by the effects of modern society. Thame used to be an old Tibetan trade route and the home of Nepal’s most famous mountaineers. Also, it’s worth visiting the Thame Monastery, which is famous for the annual Mani Rimdu festival. After exploring Thame, you re-trace back to Mende.

Day 11: Mende - Monjo

Altitude above sea level: 2,850 m (Monjo)

Hiking duration: 6 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

After a hearty breakfast, take a descending trail to Monjo. Thereafter, you will re-trace and continue to Namche where you will take a break for lunch.  After lunch, take a descending trail all the way to Monjo.

Day 12: Monjo - Lukla

Altitude above sea level: 2,800 m (Lukla)

Hiking duration: 5hrs approx.

Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today is your final day of the trek, you re-trace and continue to walk to Lukla. From Monjo, you trek down the Dudh Koshi through the small villages. From Chaurikharka you start ascending the final hill of the trek to reach the Lukla.

Day 13: Flight Lukla - Kathmandu

Altitude above sea level: 1,302 m

Flight Duration: 35 mins approx.

Today you leave the mountains behind and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day can be used as free time by spending the day in Kathmandu, exploring, or relaxing at the hotel.

Day 14: Leisure Day at Kathmandu

It’s also a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla if we could not fly on the scheduled date and time.  Alternatively, we can organize a guided day tour in or around Kathmandu.

Day 15: Fly back Home

It is time to fly back home, keeping all the terrific experiences of Nepal in mind. The representative will transfer you to TIA airport, where you should check in 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

Price Included

What's Included

  • Private Airport transfers,
  • Internal flight Ktm-Lukla-Ktm
  • 4 nights **** Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Comfort Lodge throughout the trek on full board
  • Trek Permits & National Park Fee,
  • Staff insurance on the trek,
  • Trek guide & porter
  • Duffel bag
  • Information pack including Map
  • Guided sightseeing of Kathmandu with entrance fees
  • Map

What's not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (Approx US$20 per day)
  • Beverages
  • Personal equipment,
  • Personal bills,
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage beyond 15 kilos, including day pack
  • Visa fee: US$ 30 for 15 days and US$ 50 for 30 days and US$125 for 90 days multiple entries
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects),
  • Liability Insurance Tips

Reviews

Robert S. Weiner , U.S.A 

Just a note to let you know everything turned out perfectly on our Nepal Trip.  All members of our group were absolutely delighted.  You and Prashant were very professional...

Robert S. Weiner , U.S.A

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