- duration 8 days
- tour type Private
- tour_type Private tour
- age requirement 5+ years old
- age_requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Stay in the beautiful and vibrant Sherpa Town, Namche and Sherpa culture and tradition.
- Marvelous vistas of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam and other mountains
Aside from great Himalayan scenery you will also get a lot of cultural inputs such as the hospitality of the Sherpa people, charming villages, colorful festivals, and beautiful monasteries.
This trek will start from Kathmandu where we will take a short flight to the airport of Lukla, the entrance point of the Everest region. During most of the trek we will be hiking in the Sagarmatha National Park, displaying beautiful pine trees, rhododendron flowers (Nepal's national flower) and plenty of wildlife.
At Namche Bazaar, the "capital" of the Everest region we will have 1 extra day for proper acclimatisation. Hereafter we will trek to Tengboche, home to the highest Buddhist monastery in the world.
Tengboche offers great views of Mt. Everest and other known mountain such as Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse etc.
At the final days of this trek we will overnight at the delightful and scenic villages of Khunde and Monjo where we can participate in astonishing traditional lifestyle of the local Sherpa inhabitants.
After reaching Lukla we will fly back to Kathmandu, where it all began. All in all this is a great little 8 days trek and is very suitable for the ones having short time available but who still wants to experience the Himalayan mountain region and its giant peaks. The trek is not very tough and can be done by anybody capable of walking 5-6 hours a day. If you have doubts on your physical strength we recommend that you book a porter also, before checking out of bookmundi.
Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar
Day 3: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar
Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Khumjung
Day 5: Trek from Khumjum to Tengboche
Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo
Day 7: Trek from Monjo to Lukla
Day 8: Take a early morning breakfast & fly back to Kathmandu
- Airport pick up & drop-off by private vehicle
- All standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and a cup of tea or coffee during the breakfast.
- Guest house accommodation during the trek.
- A professional mountain guide, including his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine etc.
- Round Trip flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu after the trek, including airport taxes.
- All necessary trekking permits
- All ground transportation.
- All government taxes.
- Food and hotel while in Kathmandu.
- Your travel insurance. (compulsory)
- International air fare to Nepal
- Nepal visa (USD 30)
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
- Personal trekking equipment
- Earn US$ 31+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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.