15 days – Short lodge trek to see Everest and discover the Khumbu region
9 days challenging trekking in the high Himalaya (maximum elevation 3,860m / 12,660′)
Spectacular views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, among other Himalayan summits
Walk through Himalayan wilderness and visit Sherpa settlements
Sightseeing and leisure in Kathmandu
The trek begins with the scenic flight to Lukla and takes you up the beautiful Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar, the most important town in the region. Here you take a day for acclimatization, witnessing the traditional Saturday market and taking an excursion to Shyangboche. Continuing through less-visited Sherpa villages amidst breathtaking panoramas of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam, you arrive at the beautiful Tengboche monastery, surrounded by forests considered sacred and abounding in wildlife. You then make your way back to Namche and finally retrace your steps to Lukla.
A fascinating introduction to the world’s highest mountain, the legendary Sherpa people inhabiting its rugged terrain, and the Himalayan country of Nepal.
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu. Orientation.
Day 2 Morning tour of Swayambhunath stupa and old Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 Morning flight to Lukla (2,800m / 9,180′). Trek along the banks of the Dudh Kosi to Phakding (3,420m / 11,220′).
Days 4-5 Leave the Dudh Kosi valley to climb to Namche Bazaar (3,420m / 11,220′). Extra day for acclimatization: witness the Saturday Haat bazaar, excursion to Shyangboche (3,790m / 12,430′).
Days 6-8 Trek to Tengboche (3,860m / 12,660′) via Thame (3,750m / 12,300′) and Khumjung (3,780m / 12,400′).
Day 9 Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Days 10-11 Descend to the Dudh Kosi valley to finish trek at Lukla.
Day 12 Morning flight to Kathmandu. Rest of day at leisure.
Day 13 Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour of Patan.
Day 14 Morning tour of Bhaktapur. Afternoon tour of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa.
Day 15 Depart for onward destination.
Dates and Pricing
Oct 4 – Oct 18
Oct 18 – Nov 1
Nov 1 – Nov 15
Nov 15 – Nov 29
Nov 29 – Dec 13
Dec 13 – Dec 27
Dec 27 – Jan 10
Jan 10 - Jan 24
Jan 24 - Feb 7
Feb 7 - Feb 21
Feb 21 - Mar 7
Mar 7 - Mar 21
Mar 21 - Apr 4
Apr 4 - Apr 18
Apr 18 - May 2
May 2 - May 16
May 16 - May 30
|2 - 5 persons||US$ 1,099|
|6 - 12 persons||US$ 1,004|
|Single room supplement||US$ 159|
|Airfare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu||US$ 322|
|Kathmandu||Nirvana Garden Hotel|