Everest Luxury Trek
All around the year except rainy season (June, July and August)
Trekking, Monasteries visits, Himalayan views, Sunrise and sunset views, meet local peoples
Hotel and comfort Lodge
Domestic flight, Private vehicle
Day 1 Kathmandu - 1400m altitude: / Drive duration: approx. 30 minutes
Day 2 Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652 m/8,612 ft) / Trek duration: 3 - 4 hrs walk, Distance: 6.2 km
Day 3 Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft) / Trek duration: 5 - 6 hours, Distance: 7.2 km
Day 4 Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Day 5 Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) / Trek duration: 5 - 6 hours, Distance: 17.7 km
Day 6 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 7 Departure
1. Transport: Private vehicle with a/c
• Airport transfers
• Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu in Helicopter
• Kathmandu (2Ns):
• Accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home in Mountain (4Ns)
• All breakfasts
• Lunch : 4 lunches during trekking
• Dinner: 4 dinners during trekking
4. Trekking Package:
• Accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home, English Speaking License Holder Guide and all his expenses
5. Taxes, Service Charges and Permits:
• All the applicable services charges, government taxes, Sargarmatha National Park Permit, TIMs card
1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
3. Cost for Porter: if required who can carry maximum 20 kg of luggage
4. Meals not listed in the itinerary (lunch and dinner except during trekking)
5. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
6. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
7. Payment Transfer Charge
8. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
9. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet assists and transfer to the hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program by one of the representatives from Aarya Village Travel.
Flight Duration: 40 minutes
Altitude: Lukla (2800 m), Phakding (2652m)
Walk Duration: 3-4 hours
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) - a gateway destination from where the Everest trek begins. After a 40-minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world with a landing spot on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we will meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we will start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if you are interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery.
Overnight in Phakding at Yeti Mountain Home or similar hotel
Altitude: 3440 m
Walk Duration: 5-6 hours
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, 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 the 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 our first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop at Chautara to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Yeti Mountain Home or similar hotel.
This is the scheduled 'acclimatization' day for this trek. Health experts recommend that we stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day's hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture, and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung. We further climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley, surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well-known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also visit the Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, we walk back down to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Yeti Mountain Home or a similar hotel.
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle against the rocky terrain. Upon crossing the suspension bridges over the fast-flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. Today onwards we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through the charming mountain air. Although we are traveling the same route down, we have completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron, and pine forests, and in the distance, snow-covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and a culture of prayer stones and flags. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smiles on our faces!
Overnight in Lukla at Yeti Mountain Home or similar Lodge.
Flight Duration: 40 minutes
Today, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at Dwarika Hotel, an exquisite boutique hotel
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country