everest-in-comfort

Everest in Comfort

12 Days / 11 Nights

Trip Overview

This private itinerary has been designed so that walkers can enjoy the splendors of the Everest region in comfort whilst being able to experience the local culture of the surrounding villages. The pacing is such that we arrive in the lodges by lunchtime thus being able to enjoy afternoon walks or just relax in the garden. The lodges all have separate rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers. From the gardens there are magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. A charter flight is included for the return from Syangboche so that you do not need to retrace your steps back to Lukla.

Inspiration

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu. [4346 ft / 1317m]

Day 2 Fly to Lukla. [9240 ft / 2800m] Trek to Phakding [8613ft / 2610m]

Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar [11350ft / 3440m]

Day 4 Namche Bazaar Excursion [11350ft / 3440m]

Day 5 Trek to Thame [12540 ft / 3800m]

Day 6 Thame [12540 ft / 3800m]

Day 7 Namche Bazaar [11350ft / 3440m]

Day 8 Monjo [9500' / 2850m]

Day 9 Lukla

Day 10 Kathmandu

Day 11 Kathmandu

Day 12 Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. B

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. [4346 ft / 1317m]

Reception and transfer to your hotel. After freshening up, there will be a full briefing on your program. The resort is just a 15 minute drive from Boudhanath and 25 minutes from the airport yet feels a world apart from the crowded city. It is located on a hill top which was once the private hunting grounds of the Royal Family. There will be a briefing on our program. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walk through the surrounding forest and visit a hidden temple.
Overnight Gokarna Forest Resort.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla. [9240 ft / 2800m] Trek to Phakding [8613ft / 2610m]

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lukla. This 40 minute flight follows the Langtang and Jugal ranges before entering the Eastern region where you pass Rolwaling Himal. Gaurisankar and Menlumtse before approaching the Khumbu area. After arrival at Lukla Airport you set out on your trek to Phakding. You begin with a gentle climb up by the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Konge Ri dominates the sky line in Lukla– 6187 m / 20,418 ft. Nupla 19420 ft / 5885m and Kusumkang 21000 ft / 6367m can be seen in the distance. Following the left bank of Dudh Koshi river you reach Phakding in time for lunch. There are a number of optional walks in the afternoon. Trek time 3-4 hours
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Phakding B.L.D.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar [11350ft / 3440m]

After breakfast you leave the lodge and trek to Namche. Your route follows a level path along the right bank. Thamserku Peak (21860 ft / 6623 m.) looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, you arrive at Banker. Continuing through a forest you arrive at Chumoa where we have a break. We then continue along a path with many ups and downs, you cross a stream and enter the small village of Monjo. Which overlooks the Dudh Kosi river. The route then initially descends until you reach a suspension bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorshale, the entrance to the National Park. Walking along the river you enter a forested mountainside and pass by a rocky area. After crossing a high winding path you descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. Here the river forks – to the right is Dudh Kosi and to the left the Bhote Kosi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing a suspension bridge you walk a short distance along the Bhote Kosi before ascending to Namche Bazaar. This is the main altitude gain so is taken slowly. Trek time 5 hours
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Namche Bazaar B.LD.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar Excursion [11350ft / 3440m]

Today you have a layover day in Namche Bazaar. There will be time to stroll through this Sherpa village, visit the mountain museum, and trek to a view point offering unsurpassed views of Mount Everest.
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Namche Bazaar B.L.D.

Day 5: Trek to Thame [12540 ft / 3800m]

After breakfast, you trek to Thamo. The trail forms part of the old trading route to Tibet which uses the Nangpa La pass and has Cho Oyu 27000 ft / 8012m as a backdrop. This trail is little used by other trekkers. You will stop for our lunch at Thamo, and continue on to the village of Ang Rita Sherpa, who holds a record of summiting Mt. Everest 10 times without oxygen. This village is also home to many of the Sherpa summiteers, including the late Tenzing Norgay (the first man to climb Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary). After crossing Bhote Koshi River you continue to the village of Thame .Trek time 4 hours.
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home Thame B.L.D.

Day 6: Thame [12540 ft / 3800m]

After breakfast, you’ll visit the unspoilt monastery of Thame and the fascinating Nangpa La Valley, where the Tibetan traders bring their goods, carried on Yaks. Lunch will be at the lodge. After lunch you can explore the village of Thame. Trek time 4 hours.
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Thame, B.L.D

Day 7: Namche Bazaar [11350ft / 3440m]

After breakfast you trek to the village of Khumjung, the largest village in the Kumbu district. You’ll visit the Khumjung Hillary High School and the Khunde hospital. The hospital & school were built by the late Sir Edmund Hillary. From this area, there are spectacular views of the Majestic Mountains such as Thamserku, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam, Lhotse and of course Everest at 8848 m / 29,198 ft. You’ll have lunch in Khumjung before trekking to Namche for the night. Trek time 4-5 hours
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home Namche B.L.D.

Day 8: Monjo [9500' / 2850m]

Today we retrace our steps to the village of Monjo which we passed on our way to Namche. Trek time 4 hours
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home Monjo. B.L.D

Day 9: Lukla

Today we return to the village of Lukla. We arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. The afternoon is free to explore the town and enjoy a farewell meal with your porters.
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home Lukla. B.L.D..

Day 10: Kathmandu

In the early morning, you walk the short distance to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Leaving the airport in the plane, there will be spectacular views of the surrounding peaks Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax, enjoy the spa facilities at the hotel. Overnight Gokarna Forest Resort. B

Day 11: Kathmandu

Today After breakfast, you will be escorted with your guide on the short 20 minute drive to Boudhanath. This is one of the largest Stupas in Asia and is home to some 10000 Tibetans. The Stupa is surrounded by colorful Tibetan shops and tea houses. From there we drive to the heart of the city and Durbar Square. You’ll visit the home of the living goddess and have a chance to climb the steps of the large pagoda stupas. After visiting Durbar Square, you’ll walk with your guide to Thamel (or take a bicycle rickshaw is you prefer). Enjoy lunch at a garden style restaurant. The afternoon is free to shop in this colorful area before returning to the hotel.
Overnight Gokarna Forest Resort B.L.

Day 12: Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. B

Prices

Rates:

US$ 2,940 Per Person
Single Supplement US $ 670

Price includes:

  • Three nights' accommodation at Gokarna Hotel on bed & breakfast basis
    • Deluxe rooms
  • 8 nights' accommodation in Yeti Mountain Home. Featuring:
    • Solar heated showers, flush toilets and electricity
    • All meals and drinking water
    • Services of qualified guides and porters
    • The loan of Trek Pack, which includes duffel bags, daypacks, hat and scarf (these items you may keep) walking stick, poncho
  • In Kathmandu:
    • Full day sightseeing including 1 lunch
    • All internal air and land transfers in Nepal
    • All permits
    • Licensed City guides

Price excludes:

    • International air, departure taxes, insurance, gratuities, beverages with meals

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