- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 16 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 16+ years old
- max group size 35
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
- Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
- Sagarmatha, the highest national park in the world
- Snowcapped peaks of Mt. Everest & other Himalayan giants
- Experience local culture at beautiful Sherpa villages
While the trek can be defined as strenuous, you get to see great scenic places along the way. The trek starts at Lukla, and the route weaves through verdant hills, thick wooded forests and scenic valleys to reach the Renjo La Pass.
A rich variety of natural scenery along the off the beaten track of these high passes may be the main draw of this trek. However, you also get to visit several Sherpa villages along the route. Thus, besides taking you to the foot of the world's highest mountain, this trek also provides you a great insight into the local Buddhist culture and lets you experience the famous Nepalese hospitality firsthand.
This is truly an adventure of a lifetime and we are happy to help you explore the many wonders of the Everest region.
Upon reaching Kathmandu, the airport in Lukla was closed due to heavy cloud & fog. I had extra days in my schedule and used them up waiting for the airport to reopen. Which did not happen in time for me to continue with my original plan.
Throughout this process Unique Adv. (Mr. Krishna) was very understanding and helpful in explaining options and alternatives, so I could make the best choice for a substitute itinerary.
Execution: From that point on I cannot speak more highly of how my trek went. My Guide (Nuri) & porter (Gopal) were always taking care of me and ensuring my safety. As we grew to know one another it made the trip even more pleasurable.
I learned many things, not only about the beautiful landscapes I was seeing, but about the culture and peoples of Nepal. My sincere thankfulness & Gratitude to Nuri & Gopal
In Closing: Based on my own personal experience with Unique Adventures, I would not hesitate to recommend them as a great, friendly, and honest, guide service.
One last note: If you are considering a trek in Nepal, understand that being flexible to change can make a huge difference. In my case it meant the difference in between Wonderful or mediocre, I chose wonderful.
You see the world not as it is, but as you are.
Have a great trek.
Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 3: Rest in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3,887m)
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m)
Day 6: Trek to Chhukung (4,730m)
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche crossing Kongma La Pass (5,535m)
Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakhshep
Day 9: Climb Kalapatthar (5,545m) and trek to Dzong La
Day 10: Trek to Gokyo by crossing Cho La Pass (5,380m)
Day 11: Climb to Gokyo Ri (5,420m) and back to Gokyo
Day 12: Trek to Lungden by crossing Renjo La Pass (5,388m)
Day 13: Trek to Thame (3,800m)
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 15: Trek to Lukla
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
- Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
- Pre-trek meeting.
- 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
- Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
- Full board meal during the trek (Main course - breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- Domestic flight Kathmandu / Ramechhap - Lukla - Kathmandu / Ramechhap inclusive of all taxes and transfers.
- All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
- First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher elevation.
- Unique Adventure sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
- All organisational requirements.
- Deluxe Trek Accommodation
- Tourist Standard Hotel in KTM
- 3 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- 4 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- 5 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days or 50 for 30 days).
- Your international flight to and from Nepal.
- Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking).
- Hotels in Kathmandu.
- Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
- Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
- Tips for guide, porter, driver.
- Earn US$ 39+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationNOTE: 1. Urgent Notice for Domestic Flights (To/From Lukla) The Government of Nepal has announced the halt of all flight operations from Kathmandu to Lukla, tentatively. Flights to Lukla have now been re-directed to Manthali airport in the district of Ramechhap which is 132 Km east of Kathmandu until further notice, to avoid the heavy traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap physically sits in the Tamakoshi River Valley and is located 132 km from Kathmandu (an approximately 3-4 hours drive). However, the early morning flight which departs at 6 am in the morning from Kathmandu will be available throughout this period, subject to early bookings at least 6 months to 1 year in advance prior to all Everest trips, which can be tedious in the peak season periods of spring and autumn. This too, is not guaranteed due to inclement weather patterns in these climatic changing times. All other flights after 6 am to Lukla will only be available from the airport in Ramechhap. Other than this, optionally, helicopter arrangements can be made for 5 people on a sharing basis with an addition of USD 500 for a one way flight per person with an exclusive choice [only yours] to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate ways to form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but again, this too cannot be guaranteed, especially in peak season periods. The drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is almost always guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions. Travelers are requested to advise us on your preferred alternatives for flights to/from Lukla if/when possible delays or disruptions occur. We would truly appreciate your patience to bear with us in the mentioned circumstances above. Climate change and our, should we say, blessed geographical conditions; which can be a monster when least expected, has become the relevant cause for this, making us victims of unseen circumstances beyond our control. Thank you so much for your kind understanding. Recommended gear: Waterproof jackets Warm fleece jackets, jerseys, pullovers Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light leather boots Sleeping bags (preferably those rated -20 degree Celsius. You can rent them in Kathmandu) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband Fleece wind-stopper jackets (optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets Down vests and/or jackets (optional) Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer Sun hats/scarfs Light balaclavas/warm fleece hats Sunglasses with UV protection T-shirts Underwear Hiking shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light, expedition-weight thermal bottoms Fleece or woollen pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Hiking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: Headlamps (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag Basic first aid kits (We also provide a comprehensive first aid medical kit and oxymeter to the head guide) Large plastic bags to keep items dry inside your trekking bag Day packs (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) Toiletries Small wash towels COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.