This Trek is creatively designed to capture the best view, explore culture and adventure in nature in the shortest period of time. If you are short on your holiday this is a great option to our regular 14 days trek to Everest Base Camp. The trek to the Everest region is one of our most rewarding journeys. As you know, Nepal is a country of friendly people, beautiful scenery, and a large variety and uniqueness on cultural and traditions. You will get lost with fabulous view of Everest Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Kongde Ri and Kusum Kanguru and many other snow peaks.
You will have a few days before you head off to trek and once you back to explore the exotic city of Kathmandu. The trek starts with a 35 min flight from Kathmandu to lukla air strip where you begin your teahouse trek into the Khumbu region. Situated at an elevation of 9,350 feet, the views of the Himalayan Mountains from Lukla on a clear day are breathtaking.After a short tea break, we follow an ancient route through tiny remote valleys. Along the way, we visit Buddhist monasteries and of course enjoy the beautiful landscapes. The views grow more spectacular as we ascend up more higher to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar in khumbhu region 11300 ft. The following morning we hike up to Everest View Hotel for a fantastic panorama that includes Everest and Ama Dablam. We get one more day of hiking to visit the villages of Khumjung and Thyangbouche monastery where you are rewarded with spectacular view of Everest and Lhoste. On the last day of trekking we head back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu on following morning.
elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters
upon you arrive in Kathmandu airport our Mount Trails representative will meet you at airport and easy transfer to your hotel. After a bit of rest at hotel we wrap up last minute paper work and start our evening walk in local market as you are in the capital and cultural hub of Nepal. We will have dinner in thamel .
Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters
After breakfast at hotel, we regulate a city tour visiting the palaces, Durbar Square, Hindu temples and shrines, Buddhist stupas - or you can just relax at the hotel. A favorite destination is the Monkey Temple, a Buddhist temple situated on a small hill that offers panoramic views of the city. Or you can join the thousands of Hindus who venture to the Pashupatinath temple, one of the most famous Hindu temples in Nepal and the most famous Shiva temple in Asia. End of the day you will have dinner and go to bed early because you have a big day ahead.
Elevation: 8,563 feet / 2610 meters; Hiking Time: 3 hours
After a short morning flight to Lukala where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. The sights from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Lukla (9,350 feet), we meet our support staffs ( porters) and kick off our trek with an easy walk through chaurikharka village to Phakding. The trail follows the back of Dudkoshi River until we arrive phadking (2652 M). you will be staying in Phadkhing village for our first night. Enjoy your time around.
Elevation: 11,286 feet / 3440 meters; Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
We are gearing up for trek to Namche after breakfast at hotel. We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi river, through a beautiful pine forest takes us first over Manjo village. It will takes about 2 hours to reach to manjo village. Our guide will entry our permit at sagarmath national check post. We will have lunch in manjo and start climb up the hill to our final camp to Namche Bazaar. On the way before we climb up hill we cross the Hillary suspension bridge with prayer flags over Dudh koshi river and first glimpse of Everest view.
Elevation: 11,286 feet / 3440 meters
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike to Everest view hotel before the sunrise come out and clouds move to see the spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam mountain view. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Evening we will visit kancha Sherpa ( he is the only one survival on 1952 Everest Expedition )
Elevation: 12,664 feet / 3860 meters; Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
After the breakfast we start trek to Thyangbooche along Dudh Kosi river with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. If our group is lucky, we will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music. Overnight in hotel .
Elevation: 11,286 feet / 3970meters; Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
We enjoy the best view and close view of Everest and Lhoste mountain . After breakfast, we trek back along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. Shortly before reaching khumjung village the trk takes us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. Upon we arrive in Sherpa village of khunde and khumjung we take a rest in hotel for a bit and evening visit Khumjung Monastery . overnight at lodge.
Elevation: 9,318 feet / 2840 meters
After breakfast, we start descending down to Phakding.
Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters
Today allows time for visiting attractions that we may have missed at the beginning of the trip. We can visit the banks of the holy river Bagmati at Pashupatinath, with burning ghats similar to the Ganges in India, or we can visit the Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath and explore the temples in the city of Patan. Final celebration dinner!
Today is our final day. we transfer to you nepal internation airport for your final departure back home sweet home. or you can extend your another tour/trek with us.
Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, route conditions, and other factors beyond our control.
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Mount Trails serive Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines during the trip. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Mount Trails guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
we accommodate you in local mountain lodge or a Tea House. Private rooms are available in most of the mountain lodges but in high altitudes ones where it will be just common basic rooms.The rooms are on twin sharing basis with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided in the lodge but better to have our own sleeping bags. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting. Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging mobile phones and cameras and there may be a small charge for this.
Mount Trails Trekking and Adventures provides Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem
Mount Trails offers you complementary route map before you start your trek
What to take
This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry max 20 kgs between 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can leave in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely no additional charges.
Important to note
Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.