Kathmandu Luxury Everest Tour

Trip

Overview

In the morning,you will be taken on a spectacular 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – perched at 9400ft (2840m) in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal – providing unforgettable views of the terraced landscape, river valleys below and some of the world's highest mountains.

One remarkable monument here is 16th century temples dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Trip

Highlights

  • Spectacular 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – perched at 9400ft (2840m) in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal
  • An easy and scenic walk, which starts with a gentle climb beside the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River, with distant views of the peaks of Nupla (5,885 metres) and Kusumkang (6,367 metres).
  • Enjoy views of majestic mountains including Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Lhotse and Everest.
  • Trek one hour up to Syangboche. From here you will fly in a light aircraft to Lukla with amazing views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Difficulty Level
  • Accommodation
    Overnight at the Hotel
  • Guide
    English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader

Route

Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal!
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you'll be assisted and transferred to your hotel by an office representative. Check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is for the Hindus what Mecca is for the Muslims. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. You'll also be able to see cremation grounds that lie on the bank of Bagmati behind the temple.

Boudhanath Stupa: One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is one of the holiest structures imposing a height of 36 meters with three massive level Mandala style platforms. It is surrounded by colourful buildings housing families creating a friendly enclosure. The Stupa is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.

Kathmandu City: Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means 'made from the timber of a single tree'. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples, Seto Machhindranath and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilisation.

Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2840 m)

In the morning,you will be taken on a spectacular 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – perched at 9400ft (2840m) in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal – providing unforgettable views of the terraced landscape, river valleys below and some of the world's highest mountains. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home; a chain of World's Best High Altitude Resorts.

Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04: Lukla - Phakding (2610 m)
Lukla to Phakding (approximately 4 kilometres: 3 hours' walking)

After breakfast, trek towards Phakding (8700ft, 2610m). This is an easy and scenic walk, which starts with a gentle climb beside the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River, with distant views of the peaks of Nupla (5,885 metres) and Kusumkang (6,367 metres). Following the left bank of the river you'll reach Phakding Later on, take a walk to Rimijung Gompa, the monastery of Sano Gomila.

This walk should take less than one hour. On the way is a gompa and like those at Thame and Pangboche, it is home to a small idol, housed in a metal casket, said to have been made from the branches of a white tree that once grew there. Reaching the village of Sano Gomila and its primary school, you will enjoy views of Mt. Thamserku and Mt. Kusumkang before returning to the Phakding Yeti Mountain Home

Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.
DAY 05: Phakding - Monjo (2835 m)
Phakding to Monjo (approximately 5 kilometres: 3 hours' walking)

After breakfast you'll trek to the village of Monjo. Your route follows a level path along the right bank from the resort. Mt. Thamserku, 6,623 metres high, looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, you arrive at Banker (2700m). Continuing through a forest, you arrive at Chumow, where you can visit the vegetable farm. Walking along a path with numerous ups and downs, you cross a stream and enter the small village of Monjo.

Your accommodation for the night is at the Monjo Lodge, located above the village and overlooking the Dudh Koshi River. It enjoys spectacular views of Thamserku, if weather permits. After lunch at the lodge, your guide will escort you on a local walk before returning to the lodge in the late afternoon.

Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 06: Monjo - Namche (3440 m)
Monjo to Namche (approximately 6 kilometres: 5 to 6 hours' walking)

After breakfast, your walk to Namche begins, which should take between five and six hours. Descending stone steps, you come to a suspension bridge, and, after a short climb you reach Jorshale. This is the entrance to the National Park, and you must wait here while your guide pays the entrance fees.

Walking beside the river, you reach a forested mountainside and pass a rocky area. After crossing a high, winding path, you descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. The river forks here: the right stream is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing another suspension bridge and walking a short distance alongside the Bhote Koshi, you ascend to Namche Bazaar.

You reach the lodge in time for lunch. Spend the next two nights in the Namche Yeti Mountain Home.

Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 07: Namche (Excursion)
Namche day excursion (approximately 12 kilometres: 5 hours' walking)

After breakfast at the Yeti Mountain Home, you have five hours' walking ahead of you. It will take you across Syangboche airfield and through a small forest to Khumjung Hillary High School. The village of Khumjung covers the largest area in Khumbu. After lunch at Khumjung you'll visit Khunde Hospital. Both the hospital and school were built with funds raised by the late Sir Edmund Hillary. From here you should be able to enjoy views of majestic mountains including Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Lhotse and Everest.

Overnight at Namche Yeti Mountain Home.
DAY 08: NAMCHE - SYANGBOCHE - LUKLA
Namche to Syangboche by Pilatus Porter

After an early breakfast, you'll trek one hour up to Syangboche. From here you will fly in a light aircraft to Lukla. Depending on the small size of the aeroplanes, the party may be split into two or three groups, and there may be a short delay. However, in clear weather this short flight will be one of the highlights of your tour, with amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home in Lukla.
DAY 09: Lukla - Kathmandu

After an early breakfast you'll take a scheduled flight back to Kathmandu and this flight surely will be one of the highlights of your tour, with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. On arrival in Kathmandu you'll be transferred to Hotel.

Leisure all day

Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 10: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Patan City: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments.

Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty later expanded and enriched by the Lichhavi and the Malla rulers in the medieval period. Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former Royal palace complex is the centre of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a beautiful museum.

One remarkable monument here is 16th century temples dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon): Also known as city of devotees, Bhaktapur is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 kilometres/9 miles east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4,600 ft. above sea level. In Bhadgaon, you will visit the Durbar Square with the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The famous five-storied Nyatapol temple on the terraces of which stands a pair of figures - two goddesses, two strong men, two elephants, two lions and two griffins is the tallest temple in the valley and was also built by King Bhupatindra Malla. It is one of the best examples of Pagoda styled temples.

Day concludes with a Farewell dinner at local restaurant with cultural dance show.

Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 11: Departure Kathmandu

We ensure that that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

Our representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. Journey well!

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