Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration : 9 Days
  • Start - End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Highest Altitude : 3860 m
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Season : Feb-May, Sep-Dec
  • Activity : Trekking
  • Trip Grade : 5


Wonderful Everest

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As its name, Everest is Wonderful. We are heading to the famous village of Thame which is the home for many famous mountaineers and the last village of salt trading route of Nepal and Tibet.

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Explore the lower part of Everest trek and without doubt beautify is outstanding. Stunning villages, Khumjung valley, thrilling rivers and the Glimpse of Everest and the giant Amadablam just next to you are amazing. Get to know the Sherpa culture, explore some of the oldest monasteries of the Everest and be a part of Ritual. 

 

Day 1

Kathmandu Fly Lukla - Trek to Phakding (Approx: 2600M)


Day 2

Phakding - Namche Bazaar (Approx: 3440M)


Day 3

Rest day

 
Day 4

Namche- Thame (Approx: 3800M)


Day 5

Thame- Khumjung (Approx: 3780M)


Day 6

Khumjung- Tengboche (Approx: 3860M)


Day 7

Tengboche- Monjo (Approx: 2835M)


Day 8

Monjo- Lukla (Approx: 2840M)


Day 9

Lukla Fly to Kathmandu

 

Day 1: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding

Early in the morning you head to the airport for your flight to Lukla. This is an approximately 45 minute flight with incredible mountain views north to the Himalayan Range. After meeting the crew in Lukla, you head up the Dudh Koshi River Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding.

Trekking time: approx. 4 hours

Heights: Kathmandu 1350m, Lukla 2840m, Phakding 2600m


Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar

This morning you continue north following the Dudh Koshi river and on to Jorsale where you enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the lmja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi) where you cross once more on a suspension bridge. This is followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs) up to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market.

Trekking time: approx. 6 hours

Heights: Namche Bazaar 3440m


Day 3: Rest day

Explore Namche


Day 4: Namche- Thame

We turn away from the main Everest trail to join alpine trail through pine forest. We head up the bhote koshi river to thame once a popular trading route into Tibet. Chances of having a great view of Kwangde, Parchemuche, Tengi Tau. Explore the Sherpa village and old monstery in Thame.

Trekking time: approx. 4-5 hours

Heights: Thame 3800 m


Day 5: Thamel- Khumjung

Our day start with gradual down hill walk for about one and half hour to Thamo from where we turn our direction and start gradual up hill and down hill via syangboche to Khunde from where we could have nice views over the mountain and visit old monastery and khunde hospital and follow the final level walk to Khumjung village which is one of the biggest Sherpa settlement in Everest region. Explore the Sherpa village, the old monastery with yeti scalp and enjoy the great view of thamserku, kangtega.

Trekking time: approx. 4-5 hours

Heights: Khumjung (3780 m)


Day 06: Khumjung- Tengboche

Today we will have 2 hours of down hill walk throught pine forest up to phungi Thanga and after crossing the dudh koshi river we start out up hill walk all the way to Tegboche. On the way you could have view to world highest Mt. Everest. Take a short rest at Tengoche or enjoy the great view of Mt Amadablam and other surrounding mountain before we head to visit the famous monastery of Everest region known as Tengboche monastery to see the ceremony.

Trekking time: approx.5 hours

Heights:Tengboche (3860 m)


Day 07: Tengboche- Monjo

From today we start our trip back to Kathmandu. We retrace the trail with down hill walk to phungi Thanka and about an hour of up hill walk takes us the Namche and steep down hill walk for about 2 hours takes us to another Sherpa village of Monjo.

Trekking time: approx 5 hrs

Height: Monjo 2835 M


Day 08: Monjo- Lukla

Final day of walking started gradual down hill up to phakding and gradual up hill form here takes us the lukla.

Trekking time: approx 4 hrs

Height: Lukla 2840 M


Day 09: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu

With all the good memories we take a short flight back to Kathmandu.

Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travelers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!

Visa for Nepal

All nationalities except Indians require a visa for Nepal which could be obtain from Embassies abroad or on arrival at Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu.

You need to have one passport Photo and following fees in US dollars to obtain the visa on arrival.

1. USD 25 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days.

2. USD 40 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days.

3. USD 100 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days.

4. USD 2 per day for visa extensions.


Please Note:
The visa regulations and fees for visa changes frequently so it is advisable to check the current rules with your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Consulate. 


Introduction:

Nepal has the widest altitude range of any country on the earth. Each altitude has its own weather, from tropical heat to Arctic cold. In the main trekking seasons in the spring and autumn, the weather is generally stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. You are heading into the worlds highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes of temperature and weather!

Where ever you choose to trek in the Himalayas there are always uphill and downhill walk as a part of journey to greet you.  Forget all the hard work which need to be done; just imagine what nature will offer you up in the high Himalayas.


What to bring:

As you are going into the high Himalayas and the weather is subjected to change anytime so warm cloths are recommended all year round.  You could leave all the unnecessary items at your hotel or contact us to be storage. Just pack all your trekking gears in one bag which will be carried by our carrier and make a small day bag for yourself to carry the things which you might need during the day and for your valuable belongings.


Please check the checklist carefully for details of what you need to bring on the trek:


Check list:


BODY WEAR

  • Loose comfortable T-Shirts
  • Long sleeved shirts for sun protection
  • Trousers
  • A warm jacket and a fleece pullover
  • A thermal layer (shirt and pants)
  • Water and wind proof jacket
  • Water and wind proof trousers
  • Woolen or thermal gloves
  • Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Woolen or fleece hat
  • Scarf     

 
FOOT WEAR

  •  Warm woolen socks
  • Comfortable and warm trekking boots
  • Gaiters ( if snows)


ACCESSORIES

  • A comfortable day pack with adjustable waist and shoulder straps
  • Personal toiletries - shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, and travel towel etc
  • Sun block and lip balm
  • Personal first aid kit and any personal medications you need to take
  • Camera, music and books
  • Rucksack for your cloths and other accessories
  • An airtight ‘dry bag’ is great for storing your dirty laundry!
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jackets
  • Sleeping bag liner – either silk, cotton or fleece
  • WATER BOTTLES - please be able to carry 2 liters of water and have bottles that can handle `      boiling/hot water
  • HEAD TORCH!
  • Batteries for camera, torch etc..
  • A big smile for all and your sense of humor and adventure!
  • Walking sticks (if needed)


Note:
These days most of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu. There are now several leading brand stores selling their own equipment and there are many stores selling cheap imitations and some well established local stores selling under their own labels. Ask us if you’d like some advice about where to go to get any gear. If you need to do any shopping for gear, please let us know with enough time to do this before leaving for trek!


INSURANCE

All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers medical and emergency evacuation at a minimum. Helicopter evacuation is provided in emergency cases but please make sure that you insurance cover the cost of the evacuation. You will of course also want cover for loss or damage to personal effects, flight or trip cancellation etc.


THE TRAILS

Trekking trails vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be fatal. One must pay attention at all times to where you are placing your feet. Be especially careful not to move while looking through the view finder of your camera!


ALTITUDE AND PREVENTING ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Being in a hurry in the mountains can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends to higher altitudes.

Ascending slowly, with appropriate rest days and drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways not to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have heart disease, difficulty breathing at sea level or are pregnant. You should consult your doctor about any known medical conditions if you are considering trekking in high altitude (over 2500m).

Avoid sleeping pills, alcohol and smoking while at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to AMS. Data indicates that drinking 3-4 liters of fluids (water, soup etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process. Never try to attempt to go higher up if you have altitude sickness, stay either in the same elevation or if got worse trek to the lower elevation.

The first aid kit carried by your guide includes Diamox and he/she is trained in the identification of AMS symptoms and their treatment. You MUST take their advice.

You will be given a comprehensive briefing about what to expect and what to do to avoid AMS before embarking on your trek.


TIPPING AND CASH REQUIREMENTS

Do not forget to bring some Nepalese rupees for drinks or snacks that you might purchase on the way. You will be surprised by what is available on the popular trekking routes now! The amount to carry on the trekking routes depends on the area you are going to trek in, so please ask your guide for advice.

Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no strict rules about how much the tip should be. You could tip if you are satisfied with the service.


CONSIDERING THE ENVIRONMENT

While trekking you have to be careful not to destroy the very environment you are enjoying so much. It is not only for your enjoyment, people and wildlife rely on this environment for their drinking water and food supply and many places are of enormous religious significance to local people.

There are many ways you can help to conserve the environment of the area in which you trek. Here are some simple tips:

- Pick up any litter along the trail

- Burn all your toilet paper and bury your faeces when not in camp, make sure you go at least 50m away from any water  Source

- In camp, when using a toilet tent, you may deposit paper in the hole, but ensure the hole is at least 30cm deep and make sure it is at least 50m away from any water source

- Do not make campfire, nor consume food cooked on wood fires; your crew uses kerosene stoves to help conserve the local forests

- Drink boiled/treated water instead of mineral water as the plastic is not recycled

- Stick to the trails to prevent erosion and damage to fragile alpine flora

- Ensure all rubbish is packed out (or burnt/buried if appropriate)