Escape to Everest  - 12 days

Escape to Everest - 12 days

This trek is an introduction to Everest and is for anyone who has dreamed of visiting the land of the Sherpa people and standing within sight of Mount Everest. The trek starts at Lukla (2805m) with an easy walk to Phakding. The trail to Namche Bazaar (3445m) gradually ascends. After an overnight stay at Namche the trail descend to the Dudh Koshi river and make steep ascend to Thyangbohce (3866m). The trail from the monastery gradually descends to the river and continues to the open valley at Dingboche (4299m). Retrace the trail back to Lukla. The highlight of the short trek is sherpa culture and very close to high mountain.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Pickup and transfer to hotel. In Kathmandu. Free day to explre Kathamndu own.

Day 02: Lukla. Phakding. - 3 hours walk - Lodge accommodation

Fly to Lukla in the morning. Depart Kathmandu at 7 am. Arrive Lukla at 8am. After lunch at Lukla walk to Phakding.

Day 03: Namche Bazar (3445m) - 6 hours walk - Lodge accommodation

The trail follows Dudh Koshi river. After Jorsale the trail makes steep winding path to Namche bazar. Namchebazar is a commercial center of Khumbu region. It is an important stop for trekkers and mountaineers on way to base camps of Everest and many other mountains in that area. It is home of Sherpa ethnic group. Their traditional occupation used to be yak herders and traders. Now due to change in geopolitical condition they have changed their occupation to tourism. They are well known as trekking and mountaineering guides and widely used as high altitude porters by expedition teams. Their religion is Buddhist.

Day 04: At Namche - Acclimatization day (3440m)  - Lodge accommodation

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. You enjoy a rest day here to allow for maximum acclimatization on your way to Everest Base Camp. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village or Shyangboche airtrip, Khumjung village and talking to the Sherpas and simply enjoying and marveling at the incredible scenery.

Day 05: Thyangboche (3871m) - 6 hours walk - Lodge accommodation

Descend to Punki Thanka. It is an easy down hill walk about 3 hours to Imja khola (river). After lunch walk slowly the steep hill to the ridge top at Thyangboche. The Monastery at Thyangboche is as famous as Namchebazar. It is situated in a beautiful background of Amadablam. Thamaserku and Mt. Everest can be seen from this point. Like Namche it is another must place for tourist to stop. The monastery is a spiritual and cultural center of the region. Visit the monastery and the surrounding area.

Day 06: Dingboche (4298m)-6 hours walk - Lodge accommodation

Walk through the rhododendron forest. Make steady descend to the river and follow it very much on a level path to Pheriche. There is a high altitude aid post at Pheriche. It is staffed by voluntary doctors from western countries.

Day 07: Thyangboche. 5 hour walk - Lodge accommodation

Trek back to Thyangboche

Day 08: Namche Bazar - 6 hour walk - Lodge accommodation

Retrace the trail back to Namche Bazar.

Day 09: Lukla. 7 hours walk - Lodge accommodation

Retrace the trail back to Lukla. Overnight at Lukla

Day 10: Lukla to Kathmandu - Hotel accommodation

Fly back to kathmandu, tranfer to hotel, In Kathmandu. Own activities.

Day 11: In Kathmandu. Own activities.

Day 12: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu.

Private arrangement trek cost:

2   pax          US$1205 per person

3-5 pax        US$1150 per person

6-9 pax        US$1099 per person

10-15pax     US$1050 per  person

16+ pax       US$  995 per person

SGL supp:  US$  90

 

Cost includes:

01. Arrival/departure transfers in Kathmandu

02. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu using centrally located hotel in Thamel on BB

03. All meals and accommodation in lodge during the trek

02. Service of trek guide and Sherpa assistant for bigger group above 6

04. Porters to carry personal baggage (each 15 kg.)

05. Accident insurance for staffs and porters

06. Airfare -Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu and airport transfers

07. National park entrance and trekking permits,

 

Cost does not include:

01. Personal clothing and sleeping bag

02. Personal accident and health insurance

03. Emergency evacuation and medical expense.

04. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, mineral water, laundry, and tips.

 

We advise all participants not to expect western standard of comfort, lodges have basic but good enough sleeping bed. Using these simple lodgings allows us to offer what for many, is a lifetime dream at an affordable price.For those who wish to have attached bath and toilet facilities, should let us know for special arragement at extra cost.

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  • Price : USD 950
  • Destinations : Everest, Solukhumbu
  • Max Elevation : 4000
  • Weather : Spring (March - May) and Autumn (September - November) best time to visit
  • Trip Duration : 12 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
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