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Nepal Everest Trek

Tailor Made Itinerary

13 Days From A$6,790

Overview

Enjoying the privacy and comfort of upmarket lodges, this stunning trek amongst the towering peaks of the Himalayas offers a chance to enjoy one of the world’s greatest adventures in style. Whilst avoiding Base Camp, this strenuous journey still affords an opportunity to walk in the shadow of giants, with excellent views of the entire Khumbu range including Everest itself. From Kathmandu you will journey on to Lukla by light aircraft, arriving in time to spend your first morning trekking down ...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the stunning Himalayan scenery, including Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse
  • Explore the bustling streets and markets of Kathmandu
  • Plenty of time to acclimatise to the mountain setting
  • Visit the unspoiled monastery of Thame and the fascinating Nangpa La Valley
  • Discover the old Newari towns of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Trek through breathtaking Himalayan mountain scenery and villages

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 2: ARRIVE KATHMANDU

DAY 2: ARRIVE KATHMANDU

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer on to Gokarna Forest Resort, situated inside the Gokarna Protected Forest, previously the private royal hunting ground of the kings of Nepal.

Dwarika's Hotel

DAY 2: KATHMANDU - LUKLA (2800M) - PHAKDING (2610M)

DAY 2: KATHMANDU - LUKLA (2800M) - PHAKDING (2610M)

Leaving Kathmandu this morning you will take the exhilarating flight on to Lukla. The starting point of the trek takes you down towards the Dudh Khosi River, following a relatively easy trail on towards Phakding. You will pass by many stones intricately carved with prayers in the evocative Tibetan script, colorful strings of prayer flags and prayer wheels of all sizes. A 2-3 hour hike today, the landscape is dominated by the towering peaks of Kusumkang, Nupla and Konge Ri and you will arrive in Phakding around lunchtime. This afternoon is then free to relax and perhaps enjoy an optional walk.

Dwarika's Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: PHAKDING - MONJO (2845M)

DAY 3: PHAKDING - MONJO (2845M)

Departing Phakding after breakfast, you'll begin following a trail that runs along the right bank of the Dudh Khosi towards Monjo. As you climb up through the terraced hills, the sight of Thamserku Peak looms high above you. After arriving at the village of Phakding, you will cross the first of several river crossings today on wire suspension bridges. Continue through pine forest and small villages for a couple more hours before arriving at the small village of Monjo. Your lodge is located above the village, with spectacular views of Thamserku and KusumKangri, and after lunch you can join your guide on a walk around the local area.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: MONJO - NAMCHE (3440M)

DAY 4: MONJO - NAMCHE (3440M)

Taking around five hours, today's trek sees you heading up towards Namche Bazaar, initially following a route that descends down to a suspension bridge before climbing up to Jorshale and the entrance of Sagamartha National Park. From here, you then follow the river and enter a forested area, before crossing the Bhote Khosi by another suspension bridge and ascending to the colourful Sherpa capital of Namche. This afternoon is free to explore the town at your leisure. This is our first night above 3000m so it's important to take it easy and let your body adjust.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: NAMCHE

DAY 5: NAMCHE

Go on a hike today or explore Namche Bazaar. An ancient market place where goods from as far away as Tibet are still traded, Namche today boasts an abundance of lodges, cafes, bars and souvenir shops. A must-see is the Museum of Sherpa Culture or a half-day excursion to the traditional villages of Kunde and Kumjung. An acclimatization hike to a viewpoint of Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in all Nepal and of Lhotse and Everest.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: NAMCHE - THAME (3800M)

DAY 6: NAMCHE - THAME (3800M)

Following part of the old trading route between Nepal and neighbouring Tibet, today's four hour trek to Thame offers up the stunning backdrop of Cho Oyu as an accompaniment to the journey. Stopping for lunch in Thamo you then continue on to the home village of a number of famous Sherpa guides, including Tenzing Norgay and Ang Rita, who holds the record of summiting Everest no fewer than 10 times without oxygen. Crossing the Bhote Khosi, you then end the day in the village of Thame. The village is very picturesque and also has a magnificent 16th century Nyingmapa gompa (monastery) built by Lama Rolwa Dorje.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: THAME (3800M)

DAY 6: THAME (3800M)

Following breakfast you will pay a visit to Thame's beautiful unspoiled monastery this morning. The day also provides an opportunity to explore something of the fascinating Nangpa La Valley, where Tibetan traders bring their goods-laden yaks across the border to trade. Returning to the lodge for lunch, this afternoon then offers up a chance to explore more of Thame itself. Total trek time 4 hours.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: THAME (3800M) - NAMCHE (3440M)

DAY 8: THAME (3800M) - NAMCHE (3440M)

Retracing your steps after breakfast, the return journey takes you back through Thamo and down along a series of gentle trails that run through forests of pine. Stopping for lunch en route you'll arrive back in Namche later this afternoon, where the rest of the day is free to relax with a good book or explore a little more. Trek time 4-5 hours.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: NAMCHE (3440M) - MONJO (2845M)

DAY 9: NAMCHE (3440M) - MONJO (2845M)

Departing Namche after breakfast, the trek down to Monjo today will take around three and a half hours. Arriving in time for lunch, this afternoon is free to enjoy an optional hike to a nearby monastery.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: MONJO (2845M) - LUKLA (2800M)

DAY 10: MONJO (2845M) - LUKLA (2800M)

Passing back through Phakding, you'll retrace the journey back to Lukla this morning. This trek has bite to it as you cross the river back and forth across the glacial torrent. After Phakding, it's around a three hour walk uphill to Lukla, with the last hour regaining 200m of height. On the way you'll have some drink stops and a chance to visit Chaurikharka High School and Kyongma Monastery. The end of the trek then allows for some free time to explore Lukla, celebrating a job well done with a picture at the 'gateway' arch and then a celebratory dinner at the lodge with your guides and porters.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: LUKLA - KATHMANDU

DAY 11: LUKLA - KATHMANDU

Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free.

Dwarika's Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 12: KATHMANDU

DAY 12: KATHMANDU

This morning you will embark on a sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur, also known as the 'City of Devotees' to see some of the finest examples of Newari stone, wood sculptures and architecture in Nepal. Walk along the cobbled streets to visit the Lion Gate, the Art Gallery, the famous Golden Gate and the Palace of Fifty-five Windows. In the afternoon, you will tour around Patan City, a city of arts and architecture founded in 250 A.D. See the Durbar Square, Royal Baths, Mahaboudha, Krishna Mandir and Hiranya Verna Mahabihar (the Golden Temple). Finally, you will visit the Patan Museum, set within the former Malla residential palace.

Dwarika's Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 13: DEPART KATHMANDU

DAY 13: DEPART KATHMANDU

Transfer to Kathmandu's international today airport for your onward journey home.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Superior

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

NEPAL EVEREST TREK (13 DAYS) A$6,790

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

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This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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