Trek Highlights

  • The trekking trail between comfort lodges of Everest region leads through picturesque Nepalese villages with spectacular backdrops of the Khumbu and the Everest region.
  • Views the colorful prayer flags, mani walls, and monasteries along the way
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
  • Thrilling and scenic Himalayan flight to Tensing Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • Visit the oldest monastery of Pangboche and Thame.
  • Enjoy view of Khumbu Region Mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m).
  • Explore and observe the ethnic Sherpa villages, along with their local culture, arts and traditions.
  • Encounter with blue sheep, yaks, Tibetan snow cocks and many more fauna.

Trek Overview

This Everest lodge trek is an ideal way to explore Nepal without undertaking sturdy terrains and going to extreme altitudes, whilst maintaining comfort and savoring amazing views of Mount Everest and unforgettable scenery of the ‘Himalayas’.

This trek is perfect for those wishing to experience the Everest region and also for those seeking for holidaying experience

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

Apart from natural scenery and mountain views, Mani Rimdu festival is one of the major highlights of this trek. It is a traditional festival observed in Solukhumbu and the ceremony is performed at the monasteries in Tengboche, Chiwang and Thame. This sacred ceremonies is held for nineteen days; culminating in a 3-days public festival.

During this festival, Lamas and monks dress in colorful attire with elaborate masks and present ritual dances to stage the victory of Buddhism over Bon.

 The festival falls in autumn season between mid-October and mid-November month. According to the Tibetan calendar, it is held on the tenth Lunar month.

Everest Comfort Lodge Trek

Trip Dossier

Note: Below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for the general idea only.

Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)

    On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to cordially welcome with great hospitality.  The representative will be displaying “Nepal Sanctuary Treks” placard outside the airport terminal. You will be then escorted and transfer to hotel in our private vehicle. Further details and short preliminary briefing will be provided after transferring to the hotel. You will have a leisure time to relax and freshen up

    Accommodation : Hotel **** Shangri-La or similar

  2. Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation

    Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and popularly known as “City of temples”. After having hearty breakfast, we will explore vibrant and culturally rich Kathmandu valley. A guided cultural tour will be conducted inside the valley.

    We will start off visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, the traditional heart of Kathmandu and an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards and shrines. You are then taken to Swayambhunath (monkey temple) which 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.

    Next, is Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath one of the largest stupa in the world as well as the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. Further, we visit Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of Bagmati River. You can see elaborately dressed holy men meditating outside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines. You can also observe people performing religious ritual and funeral pyres burn at open-air cremation.

    After visiting fascinating cultural heritage sites, you will transfer back to Hotel. The evening can either be spent strolling the marketplaces in Kathmandu or resting at the hotel.

     Accommodation :  Hotel **** Shangri-La or similar

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  3. 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 35 minutes spectacular scenic flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. After reaching at Lukla we meet our crew and porters and set off our hike to Phakding following ridge on the left bank of milky Dudh Koshi River to the village of Phakding. A beautiful vistas of the Kusum Kanguru Mountain can be seen from Phakding. The village of Phakding situated in the Dudh Koshi River valley north of Lukla.

    Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

    Meal :  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Highlights:

    • Scenic flight by twin-otter plane to Lukla airport at the altitude of 2,840m.
    • Beautiful walk through the picturesque village.
    • Views of beautiful rhododendron and pine trees.
    • Along the way you can see several gompas, Sherpa village and mani wall
    • Splendid views of Kusumkang, Kongde Mountain.
  4. Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3,445m/11,302ft) 5 – 6hrs hike

    Leaving Phakding behind and we will start today’s trek by climbing up to the traditional town of Namche Bazar which is also known as ‘gateway to Everest ‘and town of Sherpa ethnicity. Nestled in the Himalayas, Namche is considered as a centuries old trading center between Nepal and Tibet.

    After a hearty breakfast, we set out our trek following the trail continues north up the glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi River. We walk through rolling terrain, past traditional homes, cultivated fields, forests and cross bridges. Trekking half way up the hill you can see first glimpse of Mount Everest and Lhotse A few hours of walking will lead you to the Sherpa capital village of Namche Bazaar 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 can be purchased here. In addition you can see yaks roaming around the streets with magical sounds of their bells. You can enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Lhotse from the top of the hillside town.

     Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

     Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Highlights:

    • First glimpse of Mount Everest and Lhotse
    • Crossing of 4 suspension bridges.
    • Explore vibrant Namche village
    • You can see yaks roam on the streets of Namche
    • Scenic beauty, deep canyon and sky-high cliffs at the backdrop is phenomenal.
  5. Day 05: Namche – Tashinga (3,450m/11,318ft) - 5hrs walk

    After having hearty 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 mountains in the world. We will reach Tashinga and refresh ourselves in the lodge with views down the valley.

    Accommodation : Everest Summit Lodge

    Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Highlights:

    • Incredible views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse and Ama Dablam
    • Bird’s eye view of valley from Tashinga
    • Pass numerous prayer flags and mani stones and chortens.
    • Follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Imja Koshi
  6. 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 Dudh Koshi River, where we will cross the river and continue to Phungitenga and climb through rhododendron forest until we reach Tengboche by late morning.

    Tengboche monastery is the most important gompa in the Sherpa region, and home of about 80 monks and novices following Nyingmapa Buddhism, the predominant Sherpa sect.  

    We will explore the area and its awesome panoramic views of the Himalayan giants and Everest before making the descent to Imja Khola River and the lovely village of Pangboche.

     Accommodation:  Everest Summit Lodge

     Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Highlights:

    • Walk through shaded forest of rhododendron trees.
    • Visit Tengboche monastery
    • Enjoy the view of Everest
    • Stay at picturesque Pangboche village
  7. Day 07: Exploration and rest day at Pangboche

    Today we take rest or explore Pangboche; the village is inhabited mainly by Sherpas, and Sungdare Sherpa, a native of the village.

    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.

      Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Highlights:

    • Visit Pangboche monastery
    • Enjoy views of majestic mountains from the viewpoint of Pangboche.
  8. Day 08: Pangboche – Tashinga (3,450m/11,318ft)- 6hrs hike

    Today we descend 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.

      Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Highlights:

    • Pass through picturesque villages
    • Walk through tranquil trails
    • May spot native musk deer and pheasants
  9. Day 09: Tashinga - Mende(3,700m/12,193ft)- 7hrs hike

    Up to this point we have been heading towards Everest base camp on the main trail. While, 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.

      Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Highlights:

    • Visit the Khumjung monastery
    • Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains like Kongde RI, Thamserku, Kangtenga, Kusum Kanguru and Khumbila at Mende.
  10. 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. Thame is at the end part of Khumbu Valley and representation value of Thame is its landscape and the people which are untouched by the effects of modern society.

    We will visit pristine Thame village after walk about 6 hours.

     Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

     Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Highlights:

    • Visit the monastery located above the village of Thame
    • Walk through hand – carved Mani stones.
    • Thame village is known as the village of Snow Leopard and on our return to Mende we take time to explore the small but impressive Karag Monastery near Thame
  11. Day 11: Mende – Monjo (2,850m/9,351ft)- 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.

      Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Highlights:

    • Traverse Dudh Koshi (Milky River)
  12. Day 12: Monjo – Lukla approx 5hrs hike- 6 hrs hike

    After having breakfast, we start our trek and today’s the last day of our trek. 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.

      Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Highlights:

    • Visit the old Gumila monastery
  13. Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,302m/4,270ft) approx 35mins flight

    We will have an early breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. You will then be accompanied to your hotel and have time to take rest and relax after a long amazing trek. 

      Accommodation: ****Hotel Shangri-La or similar

      Meal: Breakfast

    Highlights:

    • Scenic flight to Kathmandu
  14. 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.  Stay overnight in Hotel.

     Accommodation: **** Hotel Shangri-La or similar

     Meal:  Breakfast

  15. Day 15: Fly Back Home

    It is time to fly back to home keeping all the terrifying experiences of Nepal in mind.

    The representative from Nepal Sanctuary Treks will transfer you to TIA airport where you should check-in 3 hours prior your scheduled flight.

     Meal : Breakfast

Fast Facts

  • 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

What's Included

  • 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

 

What's not Included

  • Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned, 
  • Excess baggage charge beyond 15 Kg each (including day pack)
  • Beverages, 
  • Personal equipment, 
  • Personal bills, 
  • Visas, 
  •  Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects), 
  •  Liability Insurance
  •   Tips

Reviews

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 and made all arrangements for us on schedule and did all transfers perfectly.  

We had no waiting.  We met our Sherpa guide at the hotel and he flew with us to Lukla where we met the rest of the crew and were off on the trail in minutes.  Lakpa, the guide, was very entertaining and was with us at all times in case we had any questions.  

The Lodges were really great, and the food way beyond our expectations.  We ate everything and stayed healthy. 

The two teen Rai porters were very congenial and smiling and quick to join in for a group picture.  They usually got to the destinations way ahead of the rest of us, and then ran down to assist anyone who found that their daypack was getting heavier!

 All in all a great trip and you are to congratulated for running such a smoothly oiled operation ( with the exception of the London Post, over which you probably have little control)  So far I have traveled with many of adventure trip operators from the US, and I must say you’ve topped the high standard in the adventure travel industry.  All of our group is in agreement.  Again we cannot praise our guide, Lakpa Sherpa too highly since he was there to meet our every need and answer our every question.   

If you have any clients who would like to speak to me about our experience you can have them contact me at this email and I would be glad to contact them by phone.  

100
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 and made all arrangements for us on schedule and did all transfers perfectly.  

We had no waiting.   Lakpa, the guide, was very entertaining and was with us at all times in case we had any questions.  The Lodges were really great, and the food way beyond our expectations.  We ate everything and stayed healthy.

 I asked if I could take a run up to Ama Dablam Base Camp from Pangbouche and Phouri, who functioned as an assistant guide went up there with me in 2 1/2 hrs and we got invited into almost every mess tent for coffee.  We then went back to Tashinga by the more direct route, while the girls took a longer route.  

The two teen Rai porters were very congenial and smiling and quick to join in for a group picture. They usually got to the destinations way ahead of the rest of us, and then ran down to assist anyone who found that their daypack was getting heavier!  

All in all a great trip and you are to congratulated for running such a smoothly oiled operation ( with the exception of the London Post, over which you probably have little control)  So far I must say you’ve topped the high standard in the adventure travel industry.  Our entire group is in agreement.

 Again we cannot praise our guide, Lakpa Sherpa too highly since he was there to meet our every need and answer our every question.   

 

100
Robert & Linda Weiner ,

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