- duration 15 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Embark on a family experience to be remembered, trekking in the spectacular Everest region
- Visit Thyangboche Monastery, the spiritual heart of the Everest region and discover the 'Sherpa Capital', Namche Bazaar
- Expand your family's worldly knowledge when cultural interaction meets the fulfillment of trekking
- Share breathtaking moments of majestic Himalaya views including Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest
A short trek in the Everest region suitable for families. We have been running family treks in the Everest region for many years and with great success. A trek in the Everest region with your family is a memorable experience. The stunning mountain scenery, the unique cultural experience to be had in the villages along the way, and the interaction with our friendly and knowledgeable staff deliver an unforgettable family experience that's hard to beat. Our itinerary allows generous acclimatisation and a leisurely pace. We camp in a combination of our comfortable private eco campsites and wilderness camps, and hand-picked eco lodges in the main villages. It's an experience your family will talk about for many years to come!
Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu (1330m).
Day 2 : Fly Lukla (2800m) and trek to Ghat (2600m). Walk approx 2 hrs.
Day 3 : To Monjo (2850m). Walk approx 4-5 hrs.
Day 4 : To Namche Bazaar (3440m). Walk approx 4-5 hrs.
Day 5 : Rest day Namche Bazaar
Day 6 : To Deboche (3770m) via Thyangboche. Walk approx 6-7 hrs.
Day 7 : To Chulungche/Mingbo (4530m). Walk approx. 5 hrs
Day 8 : Day trip to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4800m) and return to Deboche. Walk approx 6 hrs
Day 9 : To Phortse Tenga (3600m). Walk approx 5-6 hrs
Day 10 : To Namche via Khunde or Khumjung (3780m). Walk approx 6 hrs.
Day 11 : To Ghat (2850m). Walk approx 4 hrs
Day 12 : To Lukla (2800m). Walk approx 2-3 hrs
Day 13 : To Kathmandu by air (1330m)
Day 14 : In Kathmandu, half day sightseeing.
Day 15 : Trip concludes Kathmandu
- Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 15 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
- Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
- Accommodation on trek in a combination of our comfortable eco lodges and private eco campsites with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows and some wilderness camping
- 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 12 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$550
- Return flights to/from Lukla included
- An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Lukla flight, total 20kg
- Private transportation
- Expert bilingual guide
- Group medical kit
- The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat valued at over US$500
- Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
- All park entrance fees and trekking permits
- Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter's insurance
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Everest Family Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 06 April 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 06 April 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Everest Family Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Everest Family Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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.