We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport in the Everest region and trek up to Phakding on day 1, where we will spend the first night. The following days we will be trekking to Namche Bazar (the capital of the Everest region), Tyangboche (famous for its monastery) and into the Khumjung village, a very nice settlement of the Sherpa people.
Aside from getting a perfect trekking trail and breath-taking scenery you will get a chance to sip tea and talk with the local Sherpa people, famous for their mountaineering skills.
If you only have 9 days available for trekking in Nepal, this is the perfect choice. It's not a hard trek so if you are reasonably fit and can walk 5-6 hours a day, you can do this trek. If in doubt, we recommend that you bring a porter (1 porter can carry up to 30 kgs and can be shared between 2 people - you can add a porter when checking out).
There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding (2610m/7903ft) - Flight to Lukla 30 minutes and walking 5:30 hours
Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
Day 03: Phakding-Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) - walking 5:30 hours.
From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar(2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Kosi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04: Acclimatization day At Namche Bazzar- walking 5 hours.
Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest view hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m/12,466ft), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. It’s symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3857m/12,670 feet)- walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house,
An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). – walking 6:30 hours.
We continue our descent to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guest house
Day 07: Namche Bazaar to to Lukla(2840m/9317ft)- walking to 7:30 hours
Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08 Lukla to Kathmandu. - After Breakfast. We will walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu. Flight an early morning at 7 am to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 09: After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you off at Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal. Alternatively, you can stay longer in Nepal and explore other adventures.
- Airport pick up & drop-off by vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Kathmandu.
- Two nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3 to 4 star hotels on a Bed and Breakfast plan (B/B)
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Local fresh fruits during the trek.
- Accomodation on a twin-sharing basis in Guesthouses
- Trekking Map.
- Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
- 1 Professional English-speaking mountain guide.
- First aid kit
- Four season sleeping bag, down jackets to use for trekking.
- Unique Path duffel bag as a souvenir.
- All necessary trekking permits and paper work.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement, in case of emergency (actual helicopter travel to be covered by your travel insurance)
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges etc
- Meals whilst in Kathmandu, allow US$ 15 - US$ 20 per day.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Nepal Visa fee (visa charge USD 40 for 30 days)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Travel Insurance.
- Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, excess baggage charges
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is recommended).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.