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Everest monasteries trekking

This is an outstanding trek, visiting the high valleys of the Khumbu with time to explore villages and monasteries and to sample the incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people. We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek slowly up the Dudh Kosi Valley to the Sherpa capital, Namche. Here, we have time to acclimatize, before following the quiet trail to Thame village in the Bhote Kosi valley. We visit the ancient cliff-hugging Buddhist monastery. we are treated to incredible views of Kantega and Thamserku and the Nuptse-Lhotse wall with Mt Everest rearing above.

At Khumjung, we camp below Khumbila Peak, home of the patron God of the Khumbu, before making our way towards Phortse, Pangboche and Thyangboche. The views along the trail throughout are tremendous, with snow-capped mountains on all sides, deep forested river valleys and small villages and their fields clinging to impossible looking slopes.

Our highest point will be Pangboche, 3908 m and its charming and unspoiled monastery. After Pangboche we shall return to Lukla via Thyangboche and Namche. A flight back to Kathmandu will conclude this wondrously divine trek.

The best time for doing this trip is March to May and September to December.

    • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
    • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Day 03: Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding
    • Day 04: Trek to Namche
    • Day 05: Rest day in Namche
    • Day 06: Trek to Thame
    • Day 07: Trek to Khumjung
    • Day 08: Trek to Phortse
    • Day 09: Trek to Pangboche
    • Day 10: Trek to Tengboche
    • Day 11: Trek to Namche
    • Day 12: Trek to Lukla
Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu Day 14: Depart Kathmandu
  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu Flying into Kathmandu can be an enthralling experience with views of snow capped peaks and a hap hazard medieval city sprawling below you. A journey into incredible experiences awaits you ahead. Our airport representative will meet and greet you and escort you to your hotel. At the hotel after checking in and refreshing you will be briefed on your trip ahead.
  • Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath. At eventide, you will be briefed about your trip. Over night at the hotel
  • Day 3 Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding, 2652 m A spectacular flight and a creepy gutsy landing on a steep mountain runway bring us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla, 2850 m. After meeting the crew and sorting out details for the long hike and the limb crunching climb, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first camp near the river at Phakding. And it’s our first over night amidst the natural wonders of nature.
  • Day 4 Trek to Namche, 3450 m From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch our first glimpse of Mt. Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.
  • Day 5 Rest day in Namche Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook that seems to meet western standards, even at this remote mountain outpost. The amazing Sherpa folks down here have learnt a lot from the big expeditions that have passed this way. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Everest view hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the national park centre and museum just above the town. We have a nice time at Namche and then settle in for the night.
  • Day 6 Trek to Thame, 3739 m From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as we head up the Bhote Kosi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. Along the way we pass many prayer flags and mani stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area. After descending to the Bhote Kosi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde. To the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival.
  • Day 7 Trek to Khumjung, 3786 m We retrace our route down the Bhote Kosi Valley towards Namche and branch off to follow a quiet trail to Khumjung. It is a picturesque village which also has its own gompa at the top end of town. From our camping spot we have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam.
  • Day 8 Trek to Phortse, 3542 m Now we descend back along the valley to Phortse, a village which seems unaffected by the advent of trekkers. The quiet rhythm of life continues as it has always done in the village.
  • Day 9 Trek to Pangboche, 3985 m From Phortse, passing through fields, a stream and two white Chortens, we descend along the trail to Pangboche. It takes a couple of hours to reach Pangboche. Our highest trekking point is Pangboche, 3985 m. Its highlight is the charming and unspoiled monastery. The monastery is believed to have been founded around 1667 which makes it the oldest Sherpa gompa in the Khumbu.
  • Day 10 Trek to Tengboche, 3864 m While on our way down to Tengboche we see many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising in the horizon can be seen from this village.
  • Day 11 Trek to Namche, 3450 m From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche. After a breather, we settle down for the night at Namche
  • Day 12 Trek to Lukla, 2832 m Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some chang (local beer - a favorite drink on the mountains), do a jig to some Sherpa dancing and reflect back on a memorable trekking experience.
  • Day 13 Flight to Kathmandu We pack up early and head for the airstrip to hop a flight back to Kathmandu On touchdown, the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last minute shopping and packing, or send a few post cards home or even go down for a stroll to Thamel, an internationally known hub for tourists in Asia
  • Day 14 Depart Kathmandu Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home.

Cost Include

  • National park fees (SNP)
  • Trekkers Information Management fee (TIMS)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu airfare
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with entry fees
  • English speaking guide in Kathmandu
  • Mounting guide during trek
  • One porter per two member for personal baggage
  • 3 night accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
  • T-House trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transfers as per the itinerary in private tourist vehicle
  • Staff & porters clothing and equipment
  • Staff & porter insurance

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal visa
  • International flight
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Table drinks
  • Personal snacks
  • Personal insurance coverage
  • Emergency evacuation due to any reason
  • Tips
  • Any other services not mentioned in our includes clause

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