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Everest Luxurious Short Trek

Day To Day Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (Altitude 1400m/4593ft). Transfer to hotel (overnight in hotel).

You may have free time during the day depending on what time you arrive. A briefing will be given by our trekking leader in the late afternoon. He will discuss our trekking program in detail and organise a welcome dinner at one of Kathmandu’s fine Nepali restaurants.

Meal: Dinner

DAY 02: Fly to Lukla (2840m/9318ft) and start trekking. Trek to Phakding (2610m/8563ft). Overnight in our luxurious lodge. Flight Time 35min; Total Walking Time 3 hrs; Distance 8km; Total Ascent 120m; Total Descent 250m.

After breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport for a flight to Lukla by Tara Air. After Lunch at Lukla, 3 hrs walk to Phakding: We begin with a gentle descend by the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla 5885m and Kusumkang 6367m can be seen in the distance. Following the left bank of Dudh Koshi River we reach Phakding. After lunch we nearly have 1hour walk to the monastery of Sano Gomila, Rimijung Gompa. This Gompa as well as those at Thame and Pangboche are homes to small idols, housed in a metal cask, rumoured to be made from the branches of a white tree once grew here. We reach to Sano Gomila Village & Primary School. You can also enjoy the views of Thamserku and Kusumkang. We get back to the resort.


Overnight in a lodge in Phakding.

Meals: B, L & D

DAY 03: Trek to Namche (3440m/11286ft). Overnight in our luxurious lodge in Namche. Total Walking Time 5-6 hrs; Distance 15km; Total Ascent 1150m; Total Descent 100m.

After breakfast, start your walk to Namche, which should tak between five to six hours.


We commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshit to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.

 

Overnight in a lodge in Namche.

Meals: B, L & D

DAY 04: Acclamatisation day at Namche. Free day for short hike and cultural exploration of this bustling Sherpa village.

After breakfast you have nearly 2 hrs walk through the Syangboche Airport. Crossing a small forest we reach Khumjung Hillary High School. The village of Khumjung covers the largest area in Khumbu. After lunch at Khumjung we visit Khunde hospital. The hospital & school both are built and supported by Sir Edmund Hillary.  You can have the views of the Majestic Mountains like Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest.  Then return back to resort.


Overnight in a lodge in Namche.

Meals: B, L & D

DAY 05: Trek to Monjo (2850m/9350ft). Overnight in a lodge in Monjo.

After breakfast the destination will be the Monjo village crossing several suspension bridges. We generally follow the river high up on the hill side, occasionally dipping down to cross the river. The last 500 metres or so up to the village the trail steeps.  Between Phakding and Monjo there are several simple tea shacks in Toktok & Bemkar where you can quench your thirst with water of other soft drinks. On the one can see several large mani stones carved with Buddhist prayer mantras. Chumoa, the last village before Monjo, has extensive vegetable farms.

 

Overnight in a lodge in Monjo.

Meals: B, L & D 

DAY 06: Trek to Lukla. Overnight in a lodge in Lukla.

After breakfast 3 hrs walk to Lukla, on the way visit Chaurikharka High School, Kyongma Monastery and enroute Villages. Then check-in at lodge, lunch and free time or rest. Dinner at hotel.

Overnight in a lodge in Lukla.

Meals: B, L & D

DAY 07: Fly back to Kathmandu after breakfast.

After breakfast in Lukla, as per our flight time to Lukla, we check-in Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary) airport before 1.5 hrs of departure time. Then catch the flight to Kathmandu. After around 35 min flight, you’ll land in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.

 

Remaining day at leisure.

Meal: B

DAY 08: Sightseeing of Kathmandu city and a farewell dinner in the evening.

Meals: B & D

DAY 09: Transfer to airport for departure from Kathmandu.

Meal: B