Trekking in Nepal

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Day Place Highlights
1 Kathmandu Overnight at hotel
2 Swoyambhunath stupa
Patan Durbar Square
Monkey Temple
City of Fine Arts
3 Kathmandu/Lukla - Phakding Fly Kathmandu/Lukla & trek to Phakding, Adventure Trail
4 - 5 Trek to Namche Bazaar Adventure Trail
6 Trek to Tengboche Adventure Trail
7 - 8 Trek to Dingboche and rest Adventure Trail
9 Trek to Duglha Adventure Trail
10 Trek to Lobuche Adventure Trail
11 Trek to Gorak Shep Adventure Trail
12 Trek to Kala Patthar Adventure Trail
13 Trek Pheriche – Kyangiuma Adventure Trail
14 Trek Kyangiuma to Monjot Adventure Trail
15 Trek to Lukla Adventure Trail
16 Fly to Kathmandu Adventure Trail
17 Kathmandu Airport Departure

Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Destination : Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazaar - Tengboche - Dingboche - Duglha - Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Patthar - Pheriche - Kyangiuma - Monjo - Lukla


Trekking is fun, wherein visitors can explore small hamlets, enjoy unhindered views of Himalayas.Tibetan village, lakes and unplugged Himalayan view are highlights of this package.


Mt. Everest – 8848 m peak is the world highest mountain peak and Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the world which is composed of rocky terrain with deep gorges and glaciers. Visit to Everest Base Camp a platform for Everest expeditions and sunrise view from Kala Pathar (5500m) is breathtaking experience. Other 8 thousand meter peaks you can see during these trekking are Lhotse, Cho-oye and many others 7000m & 6000m peaks. This trek also provide chance to encounter local cultural while exploring “Sherpa Land”.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
As you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will be welcomed by our GeTS Holidays representative and escorted to the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: In Kathmandu

After breakfast at your hotel, proceed for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City, Swoyambhunath Stupa & Patan City

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City & Swoyambhunath Stupa


Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the Capital City.The Palace Complex was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and is the site of important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels an. It houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum and the Mahendra Museum.

 

Swoyambhunath:
After visit, continue to Swoyambhunath stupa located at hilltop overlooking Kathmandu valley. Swoyambhunath stupa is also known as “Monkey temple” and is popular for view of Himalayas and entire valley floor.

The history of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started with the beginning of Swoyambhu. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next to the stupa. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjusri of Saraswati - the goddess of learning..

Rest of the day at leisure.
(for Trekking preparation)
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu


Day 03: Fly Kathmandu/Lukla & trek to Phakding (2652m/8700ft): 3-4 hrs trek

Early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trek starts. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world, culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Here, we meet other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek walking through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To acclimatize, we take only a short hike today.
Overnight in Phakding. Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m, 11280ft): 5-6 hrs

Walking through pine forests, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to walk about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar. Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar

This is the first of the two days set aside for "acclimatization". Health experts recommend staying active and moving even during the days meant for rest instead of being idle. Namche Bazaar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and temporary market bursting with colors and people each Friday evening and Saturday. If we move up a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize.Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m/12694ft): 5-6 hrs

After breakfast in Namche, we set out towards Tengboche, enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which won't bother you as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps your company all through the journey. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region.Overnight stay at a lodge in Tengboche. Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft): 5-6 hrs

With mountains as its backdrop, the monastery in Tengboche looks more spectacular in the morning. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages.In the afternoon, walk north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley gradually unfolds as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. We descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival in Dingboche, you will see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.Overnight in Dingboche.Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 08: Rest Day

We spend our second day of acclimatization in Dingboche. A refreshing breakfast while admiring a looming Ama Dablam (6856m/ 22493 ft) to the south is really fantastic. This is an ideal acclimatizing excursion. The Lobuche West and Lobuche East peaks are most dominant along with Lhotse which stands over 8500 meters (8501m/27, 890 ft). From a vantage point high on the ridge, you can scan the sweeping Imja Khola valley as well as the picturesque fields and pastures of Dingboche.Overnight in Dingboche. Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 09: Trek to Duglha (4600m/15090ft): 3-4 hrs

We start the day with a climb to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. The walk along the arid terrace is rewarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides. As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Karpo, the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. Above Phulung Karpo is Chola Lake. As we move on, the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m/ 23418 ft) comes into view. As the trail descends and curves, Mt. Pumori disappears from view and we come across a roaring stream. After crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Duglha. We can see the tip of Mt Nuptse from here as well as Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. Spending a night in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes.Overnight in Duglha. Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft): 2-4 hrs

Beyond Duglha, we climb up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara, an eerie ridge top with dramatic mountain views. At the top of the ridge, we will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks -- Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We are now in the vicinity of Everest but the great mountain still remains elusive. Mt Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. As we pass along a murmuring stream leaving the Khumbu Glacier behind, we now begin to feel a little out of breath due to high altitude.Overnight in Lobuche. Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft): - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) – Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs

The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mount Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp.Overnight in Gorak Shep at a local lodge. Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m/18192ft) – Pheriche (4280m/14070ft): 8-9 hrs

We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mount Everest. However, we need to be prepared for an early morning departure, amid predawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch breath at several outstanding view points from where you can snap great pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble up to the top of a rocky outcrop marked by cairns and prayer flags. Mind-blowing Himalayan panorama unfolds before your eyes as they wander from one mighty massif to another. You can take as many pictures as you want with your camera but don't forget to imprint the vista in your mind's eye so that it lasts a lifetime.Overnight at Local Lodge in Pheriche.Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 13: Trek Pheriche – Kyangiuma (3570m/11710ft): 5-6 hrs

Just after start of our trek, we cross Khumbu Khola (stream). Following the main Everest trail down the beautifully scenic valley, we pass through the villages of Tsuro Wog, Orsho, Shomare and reach Pangboche at the base of Ama Dablam. We cross the bridge over Imja Khola and pass through the Deboche village and reach Tengboche. From Tengboche, a steep descent of about 1500ft/500m leads through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. We cross the first bridge over Dudh Koshi on our return trip at Phunki Tenga. Further we pass the village of Tashinga and Sansa before finally reaching beautiful village of Kyangjuma. Here, we appreciate the gorgeous Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest!Overnight at Kyangjuma. Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 14: Trek Kyangiuma to Monjo (2840m/9315ft): 4-5 hrs

The trail to Namche Bazar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We have enough time in Namche to shop and relax in a bakery that serves coffee and cakes, and provides Internet access. A steep descent from Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi river near the confluence of the Dhudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi Rivers. We cross the Dudh Koshi River twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo. We are out of the Sagarmatha National Park after exiting from its official entrance near Monjo and finally reach Monjo Village. Not only is Monjo a quieter place to stay than Namche, it also means our porters have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla tomorrow.Overnight in Monjo.Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 15: Trek to Lukla: 4-5 hrs

Today we enjoy the last walk at lower altitude in the Everest region. Most tracks today is flat although we will have some descends and brief ascents too. Today, we enjoy a combo of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak. As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. We cross the Dhud Koshi River three times through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributary, Thado Koshi once. The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla, where we stretch our fatigued legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.Overnight at Lukla. Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu

Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu at 0730 am. Drop to your hotel by a private vehicle and Relax in Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu


Day 17: Departure transfer

You will be dropped at international airport to connect flight to onward destination.

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