Details

Unique Experiences:
  • Trek the classic Everest route through the lesser-travelled Khumbu region.
  • Visit the old Monasteries along the old salt-trading routes.
  • Get up close and personal with the Sherpa people and their culture.
  • Visit the climbers’ basecamp at Amadablam - the “most beautiful mountain.”
Participants:

Small Group Adventure - Typically no more than 8 fellow travellers. A small group brings you closer to local life and gives you the flexibility to venture off the beaten path and go beyond the ordinary.
 
This group departs with a minimum of 2 travellers.

Trip Length: 11 Day(s) 10 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Daily, block out dates will be stated in the booking calendar.
Travel Season:

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, spring (March/April) and autumn (October/November), the weather is generally stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. 
 
But beware, you are heading into the World’s highest mountain range and be prepared for changes of temperature and weather. And though this period is generally expected to be dry, as everywhere, rainfall and gloomy weather may occur making the mountains less visible. 
 
Not least, sudden snow may be experienced at high altitudes blocking the trail and bringing with it freezing temperatures. 
 
The monsoon season roughly starts mid-May/June and runs to the end of August. During this period rainfall and muddy trails may be expected and the possibility to see mountains is less as compared to the main trekking seasons. Travelers who value greenery and quiet environments will love traveling during monsoon season. 

Type of Transportation: Airplane, Walking
Type of Accommodation: Local Teahouse
Physical Rate: 3/5
Child Policy:

This tour is not recommended for: Children below 12 years of age, considering heights and physical demand of the trek.

Included in Price:

Accommodation: 10 x nights in Local Teahouse (twin sharing basis with common bath and toilet)
Transport: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket
Others/Activities: English-Speaking Guide, porters, National Park Fees & TIMS Permit


What to bring and What to expect?
Please find Gear List & Trekking Tips here: http://bit.ly/nepalkbyg

Excluded from Price:
  • Meals (buy locally at teahouses), expect to pay around USD 25-35 per day 
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, phone calls, cigarettes, bar bills/soft drinks/hot drinks/mineral water, snacks on the way etc.)
  • Hot showers and attached bathrooms, should these be available in the teahouses, the lodge owner charges extra for these
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation from remote mountain locations as well as the standard cover like trip cancellation, lost baggage etc.
  • Any unforeseen expenses, due to delays or diversions due to events outside the operators control, for example landslides or strikes
  • All other expenses not stated as included in the above.

Map

Locations Visited:
Namche, Tengboche Monastery, Amadablam Base camp, Khumjung, Thame, Lukla.
Start City:
Kathmandu
End City:
Kathmandu  

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Lukla - Trek to Phakding

Meet up at Go Beyond Nepal Office, located next to Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel early this morning. From here, you will be taken to the airport for an early flight to Lukla. The flight will take approximately 45 minutes with incredible mountain views of the north to Himalayan Range.
 
After arriving and meeting with the crew in Lukla, you will be heading up to Dudh Koshi River Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding.
 
Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 4 hours. Heights - Kathmandu 1,350 m, Lukla 2,840 m and Phakding 2,600 m.


Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 

This morning you will continue to the north, following the Dudh Koshi River and onto Jorsale where you'll enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here, it’s 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 following by about 2 hours steep climb up to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading center. 
 
Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 6 - 7 hours, Heights - Namche Bazaar 3,440 m.


Day 3: Acclimatize Day

Today is a free for you to let your body rest and acclimatize. If feeling fresh and energetic, you could go for an acclimatization walk or explore the village.
 
Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu, it is a gateway to the high Himalaya.

Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse

Day 4: Namche to Tengboche 

From Namche, we'll walk the trail contours around the side of the valley high above the river. As you go, there's magnificent view over the great peaks of Khumbu which includes Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.
 
After trekking down steeply to the river at Phunki Tenga and lunch, you'll have a long steep climb up through the beautiful forest to the lodge where you will be spending the night. 
 
Tyangboche is famous for its legendary monastery, which is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. You will be staying near the monastery surrounding by the panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains, including the well-known peaks of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.
 
Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 6 hours, Heights - Tyangboche 3,860 m.
 

Day 5: Tengboche to Pangboche 

After breakfast, you will first start walking descending through stunning forest heading onto the trail to get to Deboche. Then walk across the river and continue a short climb up to Pangboche. The village is inhabited mainly by Sherpas, and Sungdare Sherpa, a native of the village.
 
Once arriving today's destination, you'll go visit the old Pangboche monastery. The monastery was famous for its purported yeti scalp and hand, the latter of which was stolen.  

Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 3 hours. Height – Pangboche 3,930 m.


Day 6: Pangboche - Ama Dablam Base Camp 

Starting today with downhill walk from Pangboche up to the river and cross the bridge. Then we continue steep uphill for about 2 hours and 2 more hours of grudual walk, which will take us to our next destination Ama Dablam Base Camp that offers the spectacular view.
 
Once arriving, you will have time to go explore the base camp and capture the surrounding in your camera for this once in a lifetime moment. After spending sometime admiring Ama Dablam, we'll retrace back to Pangboche.

Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 6 – 7 hours. Height – Amadablam Base Camp 4,600 m.


Day 7: Pangboche- Khumjung

The landscape is spectacular on this day, we'll be taking the mountain edge trail heading towards Phortse. Then we'll walk the steep downhill trail to Dudh Koshi River and continue walking the uphill trail to Phortse Thanga. 
 
From Phortse Thanga, we'll take a pleasant walk to the beautiful village of Khumjung. We'll take a visit at the monastery that has a purported Yeti scalp. Then we'll be visiting the school that was built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1961. 

Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 6 hours. Height – 3,790 m.


Day 8: Khumjung trek to Thame 

Today, we'll be leaving the beautiful Khumjung village and follow the level walk trail to Khunde. Khunde is located in the western part of the valley and slighty higher than Khumjung, from here we'll go visit the Khunde Hospital founded by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1966 and we'll the monastery of Khunde.
 
After passing the Syangboche airport at the height of 3,720 meters, we'll start our gradual downhill walk and turn our direction to Thamo. The gradual uphill walk from Thamo will take us to the village of Thame. 
 
Thame is s small Sherpa village and an old salt trading route between Tibet, Nepal and India. 
The monastery of Thame is one of the oldest monasteries in Khumbu region and Thame village is the home of famouse Sherpa climbers.

Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 5 hours. Height – 3,800 m.


Day 9: Trek to Monjo 

Today, let's enjoy the less crowed route compare to the main trail to Everest base camp. Admire the beautiful landscape, mountain view and Sherpa culture on the way.
 
After arriving in Namche, we'll follow the main Everest trail to Monjo. Monjo lies in the Dudh Kosi river valley just north of Phakding and south of Jorsale and here is where we'll be staying for the night. 

Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 6 hours. Height – 2,835 m.


Day 10: Trek to Lukla 

The last day of our trek, we will be following and crossing the glacier stream to reach Phakding and from here we will continue 3 more hours to our final destination of Lukla.

Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 5 hours.


Day 11: Lukla - Kathmandu

Wake up early today to catch a short flight back to Kathmandu

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