Trek in the foothills of Mount Everest and see the snow giant in all its glory. Suitable for the average walker, this short trek introduces you to the majestic Khumbu region and its rich Sherpa culture. The highest elevation this trek reaches is just above 3,800m – which is quite comfortable if you get properly acclimatized at Namche, where you’ll be spending two nights.
The day after your arrival in Nepal, a morning flight (given favorable weather conditions) will take you to Lukla, a small airport town which is the most common starting point for trekkers heading to the Everest region. From Lukla, a leisurely walk through several villages and suspension bridges will take you to Phakding. After spending a night in Phakding, you’ll head to Namche and follow a trail that climbs gently up, before ascending a very steep final stretch, to reach Namche Bazaar.
Namche, the trading capital of the Khumbu region, was once the trading grounds of the “Saltmen of Tibet”. Even today we can see Tibetans selling rugs, clothing, salt and dried meat in the region. With karaoke bars, internet cafés, bakeries, shops, even pizzerias, the modern Namche has now become a “tourist-ghetto”. It’s very likely that you’ll hear half a dozen languages being spoken around you during your two days stay in Namche.
Two nights in Namche Bazaar should acclimatize you for a further ascent to Tengboche, which, at 3867 meters is the highest altitude you’ll be reaching. From Tengboche, you’ll see a wonderful panorama of Mount Everest and it’ll certainly be one of the best experiences of your life. In Tengboche, you’ll also visit the grand Tengboche monastery, the highest ever place of worship that basks in the solitude of a beautifully scenic valley. The next day, you’ll return to Namche Bazaar and the following day you’ll return to Lukla. The same scenic flight that brought you to Lukla from Kathmandu, awaits you in the tiny airstrip there. The return flight to Kathmandu marks the end of your 9-day trekking adventure in Nepal.
After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you with checking in.
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 40 minutes of pure mountain experience until we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Our trek begins in Lukla as we descend towards the Dudh Koshi River before following the trail leading to Namche Bazaar.
The trek to Namche Bazar is a steep climb through forests of rhododendron around the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing several suspension bridges and four hours of walking we reach the Sherpa market of Namche Bazaar.
Two days of rest in Namche Bazaar helps us in acclimatization and prepares us for our journey ahead. Namche, the trading capital of the Khumbu region was once the trading grounds of Tibetan Salt. Even today we can see Tibetans selling rugs, clothing, salt and dried meat in the region. Namche is believed to be one of the best places on earth to see the sun rise and set between the snow-clad Himalayas.
From Namche, we follow the trail towards the national park headquarters. Soon the route to Tengboche becomes visible above Namche and we see the famous Tengboche monastery surrounded by the majestic Himalayan peaks.
The trail now descends to Namche Bazaar which offers superb views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde peaks. We stay overnight at Namche, a perfect place to celebrate the success of our two-week trek.
On our way back, we cross suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, make our way through steep descends and walk past numerous tea houses before finally arriving at Lukla.
Again, 40 minutes of pure mountain experience on our flight to Kathmandu marks the end of our journey.
Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.
Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.
Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu for every tea house.
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
Nepal has four climatic seasons Spring:
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.
The following equipment is needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets).
If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.
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