Trek Highlights

  •   Panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest on a daily scenic and cultural walks
  •   Experience fantastic outlooks of the massive mountains on earth in relative comfort along with an insight into the culture and traditions of the local people
  •    Sweeping flight both ways Kathmandu – Lukla with ever exciting views of snow-capped peaks
  •   Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and impressive monasteries enriched with Buddhist culture
  •   Trekking in style with rooms overlooking views of Mt. Everest and range of peaks
  •   Throughout your trek, you stay in enjoyable ‘comfort’ lodges that far surpass anything else that exists in the Everest region and will enable you to trek in the shadow of Everest in relative comfort.
  •    Visit Tengboche, a picturesque Sherpa settlement where well-known Tengboche monastery outlooks with Ama Dablam at its backdrop. It is a central point to the Everest and a perfect vantage point to witness majestic mountains.
  •   Visit Pangboche, where there is the oldest Pangboche Buddhist Monastery in the Solukhumbu Area.
  •  The scenery throughout our Everest comfort trek is sensational, as we find ourselves bounded by numerous of the majestic Himalayas, allowing tremendous close-up vistas of Everest and the ever-elegant Ama Dablam.

Trek Overview

Everest Comfort Lodge Trek encompasses a momentous trip combined with culture, traditions, and nature that is completely different from the one you have been living your entire life. Once your trek accomplishes then, you will certainly share what you have achieved by staying within the exquisiteness of Nepal.

This trek is an ideal way to explore Nepal without undertaking sturdy terrains and going to extreme altitudes.  At the same time, 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.

Our comfort Lodge trek starts in the historic city of Kathmandu, known for its intriguing Nepalese culture and ancient temple. Taking a flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla offers amazing views of the terraced Nepalese landscape and Himalayan giants including the crown jewel Mount Everest. Once we reach Lukla then we trek with views immerse in the local culture around picturesque villages, visiting monasteries of great interest.

The trek from Lukla to the vibrant center of Sherpa culture at Namche Bazaar leads through several Sherpa villages and on well-established trails, making it suitable even for the beginner. If you are planning Everest Comfort Lodge Trek in Nepal with children or pondering of trekking solo then this trek is an ideal option to explore the Everest region.

You will surely enjoy the exceptional views at every turn, culminating in the breathtaking scenery of the world’s highest peak, will have your camera permanently in hand. Truly an awe-inspiring journey where you can walk at your own pace savoring outstanding vistas, local culture and staying in one of the comfort lodges on this great wonderful Everest Comfort Trekking.

All lodges on route trekking from Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tashinga and Mende including Monjo, Lukla are of great comfort that offers en-suite facilities. The Everest comfort lodges offer the best standard of accommodation in the entire Khumbu

Apart from natural scenery, mountain views and comfort lodges, and Mani Rimdu festival are the major highlights of this trek. This festival performed at the monasteries in Tengboche, Chiwang, and Thame of Solukhumbu. This sacred ceremonies held for nineteen days; culminating in a 3-day public festival

During this festival, Lamas and monks dress in colorful attire with elaborate masks. They showcase 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, the festival falls on the tenth Lunar month.

Everest Comfort Lodge Trek

Trip Dossier

Map

Everest luxury lodge Treks map

Itinerary

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

    Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to welcome with Nepal Sanctuary Treks placard. You will be then escorted and transfer to hotel. Further details and short preliminary briefing will be provided after transferring to the hotel. Stay overnight in Hotel.

    Highlights:

    • Arrival at charming and exotic city engrossed with ancient temples and tradition. Fused with lively markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants.

    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 a 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. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist songs “om mani paddle hum” resound everywhere. The candles and the aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe, and we can turn the enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.

    Next, is Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world as well as the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will observe the monk chant in the prayer hall while people lighting butter lamps and reciting mantras.

     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.

    Trip Highlights:

     Visit Heritage sites i.e. Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath

     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 – 5 hrs hike

    After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your 35 mins. Spectacular scenic flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. Lukla is Nepal’s busiest domestic airport and, for trekker’s intent on seeing Mt. Everest, flying here is an essential part of the adventure.

    During flight, you get to see the world’s soaring mountains including  Cho Oyu (8,153m), Lhotse (8,516m), Gauri Shankar (7,145m), Menlungtse (7,181m).

    After an exhilarating landing at Lukla, you will meet the trekking crew and set off the hike to Phakding. We follow the ridge on the bank of milky Dudh Koshi River to the village of Phakding. Dudh Kosi, or Milk River, 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 we arrive at the Phadking which is located right next to the Dudh Kosi River.

    Highlights:

    • Trek through a milky river (Dudhkoshi), originate from Everest Base camp   Scenic flight by twin-otter plane to Lukla airport at the altitude of 2,840m.
    • You can see the string of vibrant prayer flags wave in the wind as we pass along the trail. Prayer flags add a touching and spiritual element to the trails. It is said that the wind carries prayers and blows prayer flags to spread peace, strength, wisdom, and compassion
    • Along the way, you can see several gompas, Tibetan scriptures carved into stone blocks along the trail.
    • The snow-capped mountain like Kusumkang, Kongde offers a spectacular backdrop to the small town of Lukla..
    • Traverse swing suspension bridge

    Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

    Meals: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3,445m/11,302ft); 6-7 hrs. hike

    Leaving Phakding behind, 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 and through zigzag ascent through a forest of pine trees. Further, the trail is dominated by rolling terrain, traditional houses, and cultivated fields. We also cross suspension bridges by following crystal blue white water river Dudh Koshi.

    About halfway 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. It is a beautiful mountain village with plenty of teahouses, restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops, 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.

    Highlights:

    •     First glimpse of Mount Everest and Lhotse
    •   Stay at Namche Bazaar, a vibrant, diverse, historical, and a vibrant stopping point on the journey.
    •   The crossing of 4 high suspension bridges which is exhilarating when it’s windy.
    • You can see yaks roam on the streets of Namche
    • Scenic beauty, deep canyon and sky-high cliffs at the backdrop is phenomenal.

    Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

     Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  5. Day 05: Namche – Tashinga (3,450m/11,318ft) 4 hrs. 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.

    Highlights:

    •        Gradual scenic path overlooking views of peaks with Everest and majestic Ama Dablam including an array of peaks.
    •        Tranquil surrounding and marvel the views of snow-capped peaks 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

    Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  6. Day 06: Tashinga – Pangboche (3,875m/12,713ft) 5 – 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 Phungi Tenga and climb through the 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.  The monastery at Tyangboche is a photographer’s paradise, set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest and other massive snow-capped peaks, it stands peacefully serene. The vivid colors of Tyangboche only enhance to a sense of something almost surreal in this area.

    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.

    Highlights:

    •        Walk through a shaded forest of pine and rhododendron trees. If you are trekking during spring, the entire forest is dominated by vibrant rhododendron flowers.
    •        Enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, here with time to visit Tengboche monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.

     Accommodation:  Everest Summit Lodge

     Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  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.

    Highlights:

    •        Explore monasteries in Pangboche- the 300 years old monastery
    •        Enjoy views of majestic mountains from the viewpoint of Pangboche.

      Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  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.

    Highlights:

    •        Pass through picturesque villages
    •        Walk through tranquil trails
    •        May spot native musk deer and pheasants
    •        Spectacular spot on a promontory overlooking the Dudh Kosi in one direction and the Imja in the other side

      Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  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.

    Highlights:

    •        Visit the Khumjung monastery to witness fascinating sacred relic kept under lock and key. Khumjung Village itself is also well worth a look as is the famous Hillary School.
    •        Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains like Kongde RI, Thamserku, Kang Taiga, Kusum Kanguru and Khumbila at Mende.

      Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  10. Day 10: Day hike to Thame (3,750m/12,303ft) 6hrs 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 iconic value of Thame is its landscape and the people which are untouched by the effects of modern society. Thame used to be the trade hub between Nepal & Tibet and the birthplace of renowned Everest Summiteers like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Appa

    Highlights:

    •        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

     Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

     Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  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.

    Highlights:

    •        Traverse Dudh Koshi (Milky River)

      Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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  12. Day 12: Monjo – Lukla approx 5hrs hike- 6 hrs hike

    Today’s the last day of our trek. After having breakfast, we return to Lukla following 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 Koshi, 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.

    Highlights:

    •        Visit the old Gumila monastery. It is home to 12-15 monks of the Gelugpa sect and a center of Buddhist learning

      Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge

      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  13. Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,302m/4,270ft) approx 35mins flight

    Today we leave the mountains behind and fly back to Kathmandu. 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. Stay overnight in the hotel.

    Highlights:

    • Stroll the streets of Kathmandu, which provides a captivating mosaic of shops, cafes and restaurants, food markets and avenue vendors and bewildering collection of colorful temples and shrine
    •  Scenic flight to Kathmandu

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

      Meal: Breakfast

  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 to 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 an 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.  

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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.   

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Robert & Linda Weiner ,