Trekking to the Everest in the Himalayas of Nepal is the obvious choice of adventure trekkers from around the world. Many adventurers dream of trekking to the Everest region just to enjoy the charismatic beauty of the Himalayan peaks. Most of the trekkers to the Everest region plan to make it to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world but some cannot do it because of their time restriction. The inadequate days of their short holiday keep them from reaching to Everest Base Camp. So, for the adventurers who have short holiday and still want to make it to the Everest region and get a spectacular glimpse of Mt. Everest and other stunning mountain peaks, this is the best trip ever to get a full experience of Everest region.
The trip takes you to the beautiful town of Lukla to start the short trek on the Everest Base Camp trekking trail. From Lukla, the trail leads you along the bank of Dudh Koshi River to Phakding and to Namche and up to Tengboche and brings you all the way back down to Lukla and Kathmandu. The experience of Sherpa culture, serene nature, stunning Himalayas with the magical glimpse of Mt. Everest and other mountain peaks is something that you will cherish in your life.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival – (1400 m)
Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu. Once you finish the custom and visa process and come outside at the airport in Kathmandu, you will find a person waiting for you with our company sign board. Follow him to the car and you will be driven to your hotel. Check in, relax and spend some leisurely time.
Day 02: Kathmandu (1400 m) – Lukla (2860m) – Phakding (2620m)
Take an early morning flight to Lukla, the gateway town to the Everest trek. Flying for about 45 minutes enjoying spectacularly beautiful view of the middle hills and mountains of Nepal, we land at the airstrip of Lukla. We, then, meet our complete trekking crew at Lukla and proceed on our trek for the day towards Phakding. After a four hours’ trek on a gradual downhill trail, we reach the small village of Phakding on the bank of beautiful Dudh Koshi River.
Stay overnight at a teahouse.
Day 03: Phakding (2620m) – Namche (3440m)
The trek for the day today that starts after breakfast at the teahouse goes mostly uphill to Namche. We come across several suspension bridges that allow us to connect from one mountain to the other across rivers and gorges. The effort of the trek is rewarded by the spectacular beauty of Namche bazar and the view of the Himalayan peaks from here. The stunning mountain peaks seen from this homeland of the famous Sherpas are… This homeland of famous climbing tribe Sherpa, who have the roots centuries back into Tibet, has become the ethnic Sherpa town for ages now when they migrated to the Everest region crossing the Himalayas.
Development of tourism activities in the Everest region has brought a significant change in the social and economic lives of Sherpa community as they have been the most preferred climbing assistants and trekking guides. All local Sherpa households of Namche bazar have been benefitted from the tourism industry as they have been able to run hotels at their own hometown.
Stay overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day
We spend an extra night here at Namche Bazar as part of the acclimatization to the high altitude climate. We will take a day hiking trip to one of the hiking destinations in the area. We will hike to the Everest View point to catch the very first glimpse of the world’s highest mountain, Everest, on our trip. We come back to Namche bazar for the overnight stay.
Day 05: Namche (3440m) – Tengboche (3870m)
We walk to Tengboche today on an uphill trail to an even higher elevation today. The walk takes us through some beautiful trails on forested areas in the region. On reaching Tengboche and checking into a teahouse, we can explore the surrounding and Tengboche Monastery. We can also enjoy the stunning views of some of the Himalayan peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kwangde, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache etc. We enjoy the serenity of the Himalayan atmosphere surrounded by beautiful high and snow-capped mountain peaks.
Overnight stay at Tengboche.
Day 06: Tengboche (3870m) – Monjo (3446m)
After breakfast at Tengboche, we start our descent towards Namche bazar through beautiful serene forested area full of juniper and rhododendron trees. Following the trail along the Dudh Koshi river gorge, we still continue further down towards our destination for today. Our day will be even more beautiful if we get chance to see some wildlife during our walk. After the lunch stop at Namche bazar, we start our trek further down to Monjo where we stay overnight today. On reaching Monjo, we check into a lodge and relax.
Day 07: Monjo (3446m) – Lukla (3440m)
Today we map the Everest trail all the way back down to Lukla. We take the same trail we took to go up and come across several suspension bridges and walk past several local villages. Dudh Koshi River flow adds more beauty on the trail and makes the walk more enjoyable. And we eventually reach the town of Lukla where our Everest View Trek comes to end.
We bid farewell to our supporting crew members expressing our thankfulness for everything they did to take us to the base camp of the world’s highest peak and bring us back safely. We stay overnight at Lukla today waiting for the flight back to Kathmandu tomorrow.
Day 08: Lukla (3440m) – Kathmandu (1400m)
We take another adventurous flight back to Kathmandu. Before boarding the plane, we will have a look on the Everest region and be grateful for offering us such incredible days which will stay in memory forever. The flight takes us back to the chaotic charm of Kathmandu. We reach hotel; check in and spend the day at leisure or find some massage, yoga etc. to rejuvenate our somewhat tired body.
Day 09: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
We will take you for a historical and cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu after breakfast today. The tour will take you to some of the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Those sites are Pashupatinath to see the Hindu cremation rituals on the bank of a holy river, Boudhanath which is the largest Buddhist stupa in the world, Swoyambhunath famously known as monkey temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a medieval palace square where you visit the temple of living goddess, Kumari.
Day 10: Departure Day
Get ready at the hotel lobby 3 hours prior to your flight time and we will transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
• Airport Pick up and drop
• 3 days in 5 star or similar hotel in Kathmandu
• Welcome and farewell dinner
• Lodging and fooding during the trek
• A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
• Ktm-lukla both way plane ticktet
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit,TIMS )
• A medical kit
• All government and local taxes
• Arrangement of Helicopter rescue
• Nepal Visa fee
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival,late departure,and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls,laundry,bar bills,battery recharge,extra porters,bottle or boiled water,shower etc)
• Tips for guides and porters