Everest luxury lodge treks offer amazing views of Mount Everest and unforgettable scenery of the ‘Himalayas’. The life of mountain dwellers is vastly different from one we live in the city and is worth experiencing.
To look into the heart of the villages of these people we offer an exceptional trek featuring a wide range of spectacular scenery combined with unique cultural encounters with the Sherpa people who inhabit these high altitude regions. This trek weaves through the famous Buddhist villages and monasteries of the Sherpa people while affording unparalleled views of some of the world’s highest peaks.
Note: Below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for the general idea only.
- Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)
You will be received and escorted to the hotel by our staff, refresh yourself and take some rest or explore the area around your hotel. Overnight at Shangri-la Hotel.
- Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. Today after breakfast we will explore Kathmandu valley, a guided tour will be conducted to major world heritage sites inside the valley. As Kathmandu valley is a beautiful combination of Hinduism and Buddhism we will visit historical sites like; Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Buddhist shrine of Bouddhanath which is one of the largest stupa in the world. After the tour you will prepare yourself for the trek, will be briefed about the trek; buy all the trekking equipments required and overnight at hotel.
- Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft), –Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft) 4 – 5hrs hike
After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your 35mins flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. After reaching at Lukla our guide will introduce with the guides and porters then start trekkind following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi to the village of Phakding where we will be resting the night. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.
- Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3,445m/11,302ft) 5 – 6hrs hike
Today we will climb up to the traditional town of Namche Bazar also known as ‘ gateway to Everest ‘ , is a town of Sherpa Ethnicity . After having breakfast at lodge, we continue trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times on the way, however half way up the hill we see our first view of Everest and Lhotse. After few hours of walking we reach Namche Bazar crossing path surrounded by pines. Namche is the largest town in 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. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.
- Day 05: Namche – Tashinga (3,450m/11,318ft) - 5hrs walk
Today after breakfast, we leave Namche on the trail contouring the hillside high above the Imja Koshi, there are amazing views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse and also the beautifully shaped Ama Dablam also known as one of the most beautiful mountain in the world. We will reach Tashinga and refresh ourselves in the lodge with views down the valley. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 06: Tashinga – Pangboche (3,875m/12,713ft) - 6hrs hike
Today we will trek to our final destination towards this direction as we will be returning downwards from there. The trail descends steeply down the DudhKoshi River, where we will cross the river and continue to Phunki Thang and climb through rhododendron forest until we reach Tangboche by late morning. Tengboche monastery is the most important gompa in the Sherpa region, and home to the abbot and about 80 monks and novices following Nyingmapa Buddhism, the predominant Sherpa sect. Explore the area and its awesome panoramic views of the Himalayan giants and Everest before making the descent to ImjaKhola River and the lovely village of Pangboche for accommodation. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 07: Exploration and rest day at Pangboche
Today we rest or explore Pangboche, the village is inhabited mainly by Sherpas, and Sungdare Sherpa, a native of the village. Today after breakfast we can start exploring around, it is worth walking to Upper Pangboche to visit the gompa and also walk to the viewpoint. If you are feeling energetic then you could walk towards Ama Dablam Base Camp, this is an opportunity to get off the main Everest Base Camp trail and explore a quieter area in the Khumbu below one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 08: Pangboche – Tashinga (3,450m/11,318ft)- 6hrs hike
Today we fall back towards Tashinga but through another trail, along the way back we cross the Mengbo and the Dudh Koshi rivers to the quiet trail on the other side. The panoramic vista with old stone houses and the absence of the usual trekkers along the way is bliss until you reach Tengboche. From here follow the normal trail back to Tashinga. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 09: Tashinga - Mende(3,700m/12,193ft)- 7hrs hike
Up to this point, have been heading towards Everest base camp on the main trail, whereas today we 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, we continue our walk towards our next destination, Mende. At the small village of Tshro we turn off the main trail to Thame and follow a small but steep path to Mende. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 10: Day hike to Thame (3,750m/12,303ft)- 5hrs hike
Today we trek to the beautiful village of Thame, it is less visited than the main trail to Everest base camp. We also visit the monastery today situated above the village of Thame with the trail lined by many hand – carved Mani stones. We have lunch in Thame and head back to Mende for overnight. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 11: Mende – Monjo (2850m/9351ft)- 6 hrs hike
Following the same trail back up to Phurte and then going towards Namche, after few hours of easy trekking we will reach Namche for lunch and continue the trek descending easily until we reach Monjo for accommodation. Monjo comes in between after we cross Dudh Kosi from Jorsalle and before we cross it again at Benkar. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 12: Monjo – Lukla approx 5hrs hike- 6 hrs hike
After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek and today’s the last day of our trek. Today’s trek is pleasant; the return trek to Lukla follows an isolated different trail so as to avoid trekking the same trail through Phakding again. Keeping to a trail high above, on the other side of the Dudh Kosi, we visit the old Gumila monastery before descending down to the main trail. Taking a meal break at Thada Kosi we again continue descending and within 2 hours we will be inbounding Lukla for overnight. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,302m/4,270ft) approx 35mins flight
We will have an early breakfast at the lodge and walk to Lukla airport and take flight back to Kathmandu, you will then be accompanied to your hotel and you have free time for yourself. Overnight at Shangri-la Hotel.
- Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu
It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla if we could not fly on scheduled date and time, or we can organize you a guided day tour in or around Kathmandu, you can refresh yourself and explore the valley on your own. Overnight at hotel.
- Day 15: Fly Back Home
You will be assisted by our staff in a vehicle and transferred to TIA airport in Kathmandu from where you will take your flight back home.
- Airport transfers,
- Four nights Hotel**** in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Internal flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu, airport taxes,
- National park fee, trek permit,
- Accommodation in luxury lodges along the trek on full board,
- Staff wages and insurance.
- Trek guide and porters.
- Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with entrance fee
- Nepal Sanctuary Treks trekking bag/duffel bag
Cost: US$ 2,635 per person (min 2 pax)
US$ 910 for single room supplement
What's not Included
- Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned,
- Excess baggage charge beyond 15 Kg each (including day pack)
- Personal equipment,
- Personal bills,
- Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or