Everest View Trek
The Luxury Everest View Trek is the special holiday package where the travelers reach the nearest location to witness the highest peak of the world from their focal eye sight. The travelers encounter the green valleys, Dudh Koshi River, suspension bridges, yaks caravan, e.t.c during their travel. The travel endeavor starts from Kathmandu International Airport where the travelers take flight to Lukla Airport and walk towards Namche bazaar for two days. The travelers rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and getting used to with the environment.
The Everest region is one of the 3rd best destinations of the world. It is the highest altitude region of the world that holds the highest peak of the world. The Everest region is one of the remote, untouched and unspoiled destinations of the world to travel. The trekking adventure is a travel to a Himalayan region which is full of clear water glacier lakes, Himalayan natural vegetation, flora and fauna. The travelers land on the Sherpa capital of Everest region for their lodging and boarding with the opportunity to experience the world’s solitary Himalayan civilization. The Sherpa are the Tibetan-buddhist society who are the permanent resident of Everest region. The travelers are rewarded with the views of other highest mountain of the world like Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Mera, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Island Peak and other accompanied peaks.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu [1,350m/4,428ft]
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour: Trip Preparation Day
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]: 3 – 4 hrs trek (walking time only)
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs trek
Day 05: Namche Bazzar: Acclimatization Day
Day 07: Khumjung – Tengboche [3,870m/12694ft]: 4 – 5 hrs trek
Day 08: Tengboche to Kyangjuma (3,570m/11,710ft): 4 – 5 hrs
Day 09: Kyangjuma to Monjo [2,840m/9,315ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Lukla: 4 – 5 hrs trek
Day 11: Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 12: Farewell Friend
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier at The Ship Restaurant Bar & Lounge. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. At the noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Himalayan Glacier briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight at Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight at Phakding.
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop at Chautara to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
This is the first of the two days set aside for “acclimatization”. Health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day’s hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.
Today’s journey starts with a climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. We trek up for about 2 hours and then level off until we reach the Khumjung village. The Khumjung valley surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kondge and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary School which is at the same site. Another set of busy and colorful monasteries, lined with prayer flags and prayer wheels, are braced along the slopes high above this traditional village.
We take a walk descent down to Dudhkoshi River passing through little villages on the way. The trails involve down with forest and across riverside for the lunch and we take a final ascent step up for 2 hours through pine and fir forest to reach a small hill Tyangboche. It has the famous Tengboche Gumba to explore for the day. The photogenic views from here are considered to be the world’s most splendid one. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Ama Dablan, Kantega and Thamserku provide an inspiring views of Himalayan giants. Tengboche also boasts famous Tengboche Monastery. Over night at lodge.
At dawn we spend a brief time at Tengboche, observe its many prayer wheels. We can not explore prayer altars inside as the monastery opens only at 3 pm. From Tengboche, a steep descent of about 1500ft/500m leads through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. We cross the first bridge over Dudh Koshi on our return trip at Phunki Tenga. Further we pass the village of Tashinga and Sansa before finally reaching beautiful village of Kyangjuma. Here, we appreciate the gorgeous Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest! Overnight at Kyangjuma.
The trail to Namche Bazar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colourful pheasants etc. while we pass through the forest by the trail. We have enough time in Namche to shop and relax in a bakery that serves coffee and cakes, and provides Internet access. A steep descent from Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi river near the confluence of the Dhudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi Rivers. We cross the Dudh Koshi River twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo. Upon this juncture, we are out of the Sagarmatha National Park after exiting from its official entrance near Monjo and finally reach Monjo Village. Monjo is comparatively a quieter place to stay than Namche and it also means our porters have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla next day. Overnight at Monjo.
Today, we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Although we are traveling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We take time and walk leisurely today as this is the last day of our trek. We reexperience the Sherpa villages’ impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we have plenty of time to relax, stretch those sore legs, and recall the experiences of the last couple of days. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces! Upon arrival in Lukla, we stroll around while our leader will re-confirm our flight ticket. In the evening, we enjoy last dinner with our crew. Overnight in Lodge.
Today, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner at The Ship Restaurant Bar & Lounge where we can pick our meal from their carefully crafted menu that offer a wide range of choices.Overnight in Kathmandu.
The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but we just trade emails to travel companions and organize our photos. If we have more time we can do some shopping or sightseeing. At last approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Himalayan Glacier escorts us to the airport. On our way to home we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure trip in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Everest base camp Trek special price offer includes following services:
- KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Hiace
- Total 3 Nights Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at hotel
- Round Trip( KATHMANDU-LUKLA- KATHMANDU) Flight fare for Guests & Guide with all taxes
- Round Trip Land Transportation( Hotel- Domestic Airport- Hotel) by private Comfortable Hiace
- 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
- One assistant guide (helper)for a whole group.
- Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
- Everest National Park Trek Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
- Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner-) as per above Itinerary
- Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
- Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
- First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
- Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- US$ 2000 per/Hour if necessary. So all our Valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover helicopter Evacuation expenses in case needed)
- Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
Everest base camp Trek Special price Excludes following services:
- International Airfare to and from your country
- Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa
- Departure Airport tax: NRS 1700( if it is not included in your tickets) at International Airport, KTM
- Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu – keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
- Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
- Tips for Guide, assistant guide & Porter
- Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
- Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
- Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
Do not forget anything
1. Sleeping bag (can hire in kathmandu 2$ per day)
2. Down jackets, wind proof jacket , light warm jackets, trekking pants (light pants 2pears ,thick trekking pants 2pears ),short pants (2), cap, gloves, high neck, trekking shirt (5pears)
3. Thermal insulation
4. Raincoat (personal and bag pack)
5. Bath towel
6. Walking stick
7. Camelback water bottle
8. First aid kit
9. Flashlight and batteries
10. Cell phones and charger
11. Camera, charger, batteries and cards
12. Food /chocolates
13. Copies of document (helicopter insurance)
14. Trekking boots (water proof recommended)
15. Socks (5 pears )
16. Duffle bag for trek
Note= above item can be buy or hire in Kathmandu