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Destination

Nepal

Duration

14 Days

Price

From $1,798 pp

Imagine an intimate encounter with the towering Himalayas, the world’s tallest, wildest mountains in the heart of Nepal. This is a strenuous trek on which few have dared to tread. Scattered remote villages nestled between mountain passes and occasional monasteries, teetering at the edge of abysses whisper of ancient times. As you climb to extreme altitudes, lone eagles circling above the clouds are often your only reminder that you’re not alone in this vast, desolate land. Panoramic views of the majestic Amadamblam (22,349ft), Nuptse (25,790ft), Pumori (23,494ft) and above all the glorious Mount Everest, soaring at 29,029ft, accompany you on this exhilarating trek. Your endurance will be tested and your perseverance challenged but the grandeur of nature and the mystery of an intricate, ageless culture will reward you every step of the way.

Note: To prevent yourself from unexpected costs related to accidents, theft and health conditions, we require that you have an active travel insurance which includes mountain rescues if necessary. By booking a tour with Travelous, you acknowledge that you have such travel insurance.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Kathmandu
  • Airport Assistance & Transfer (Arrival)
  • Kathmandu City Tour
The Dwarika's Hotel - Heritage Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)
  • Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Airport Transfer & Orientation (Arrival)
  • Trek from Lukla to Phakding
Phakding Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Namche Bazaar
  • Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3480m)
Namche Bazaar Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Namche Bazaar
  • Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Tengboche
  • Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3890m)
Tengboche Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Dingboche
  • Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4386m)
Dingboche Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Dingboche
  • Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
Dingboche Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Loabuche
  • Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
Lobuche Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Gorakshep
  • Lobuche-Kalapatthar(5550m)-Gorakshep (Base Camp)
Gorakshep Lodge/ Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 10
Pheriche
  • Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche (4268m)
Pheriche Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 11
Tengboche
  • Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3898m)
Tengboche Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 12
Jorsale
  • Trek from Tengboche to Jorsale (3898m)
Jorsale Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 13
Lukla
  • Trek From Jorsale to Lukla
Lukla Lodge/Tea House - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 14
Lukla
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by one of our local Travelous, English-speaking representatives who will be holding a sign with your name printed on it. Your representative will escort you to the hotel and assist you with check-in.

The culturally and architecturally rich Kathmandu stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia and is known as the "City of Temples" because of its numerous and unique temples. The city has a profound history, spanning nearly 2000 years, as inferred from inscriptions found in the valley. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu.

(Note:Tourist Visa can be obtained upon arrival at the airport)

You will first visit Swayambhunath, a temple and monastery, which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. It is also known as the Monkey Temple because of the holy monkeys that live there. Swayambhunath is situated amidst a beautiful natural scenario on the top of a hill, offering a generous panorama of the peaceful city.

You will then be taken to Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhhanath Stupa. These most visited touristic sites offer an authentic representation of Nepalese culture, arts and daily life. In the Pashupatinath Temple, you will find one of the greatest Shiva sites and a Hindu shrine, visitors will have the opportunity to observe different ceremonies and specific rituals of Hindu worship. The most intriguing scene is the cremation area on the banks of the river, next to the temple where visitors can witness a Hindu burial ceremony.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is the next stop. You will be able to enjoy the intricate Newa architecture, used by the indigenous Newari people Kathmandu. The Square is a place of living history in the heart of the ever-modernizing Kathmandu.

The last place you will explore is the Bauddhanath Stupa where you will be amazed by the rich symbolisms found in this famous Tibetan Community and traditional Buddhist temple complex.

The Dwarika's Hotel - Heritage Room

Day 2
Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding

Transfer in private vehicle from your hotel to the airport.

Enjoy a 40 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

Landing in the tiny airstrip at Lukla is an adventure in itself because of its remarkably high altitude, high winds and cloud covers. If the skies are clear, look for the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas! The airport was named Tenzing-Hillary airport after Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

After you have safely landed, you will enjoy a unique lunch and be briefed on the journey ahead while our porters ready all the necessary equipment.

This is the first step on this amazing Journey. Begin trekking to Phakding, a small village in the Khumbu region and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lost in the stunning views and vastness of nature all around you, the three hour long hike will pass effortlessly.

Day 3
Namche Bazaar

The first phase of the walk goes along the Dudh Koshi river valley, through dense and aromatic pine forests. You will reach Monjo (2840m) in approximately two and a half hours from where you will enter the scenic Sagarmatha National Park. You will take a break for lunch and then continue the adventure, crossing several suspension bridges, including the adrenaline-stimulating "Hillary Bridge." Following the Hillary Bridge, the trail climbs steeply to Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa Village. The Sherpas, a tribe of Tibetan origin, are found living at the highest altitudes of any human habitation. From here there are awe-inspiring views of Nuptse (7927m), Lhotse (8434m), and also the Everest (8848m) peaks.

Day 4
Namche Bazaar

After breakfast, you will hike up, through the mountain vegetation to Syangboche (3800m). From here, you will savour a majestic view of the Ama Dablam peak (6995m), Thamserku and Mount Everest. Ama Dablam is known as most impressive mountain in the world, mostly because of its independent sparkling peak that glistens so purely in the sunlight.

You will have an unforgettable lunch at Syangboche with a magnificent view of the Himalayas. Afterwards, take the afternoon to relax or explore the village of Namche Bazaar at leisure.

Day 5
Tengboche

An inspiring view of the Himalayas will be your constant companion as you descend to Imja Khola (river). You will cross the suspension bridge at Phunki Tenga (3250m). Crossing this bridge will test your courage yet the colourful prayer flags gently flapping in the wind will ease your attention away from the deep valley below.

After lunch, you will climb steadily for two hours to the Tengboche Monastery. This Buddhist monastery, which was built in 1916, is beautifully nestled among Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kangteka(6850m) and Ama Dablam (6735m). Yaks are seen grazing in the meadow around the monastery. You will visit the monastery in the afternoon and in the following morning to experience the daily rituals and peaceful livelihood of the monks there.

Day 6
Dingboche

Today, you will climb up to the Sherpa village of Pangboche (3830m), where you will stop for lunch and visit a monastery, famous for its purported yeti scalp and hand. In the afternoon, climb over the tree-line and continue on to the Dingboche Village. The scenery on today's hike is outstandingly superb, as you will be offered unobstructed views of various peaks from all around.

After this intense uphill trek, you will have the late afternoon free to relax in Dingboche.

Day 7
Dingboche

This day will be used for acclimatization before ascending to Kalapatthar. A two hours walk to Chhukhung (4750m) will take you to the dramatic glaciers of Nuptse (7861m) and Lhotse (8516m). You will spend the afternoon in Dingboche, basking in the glorious sight that these majestic peaks offer.

Day 8
Loabuche

Today, you will have a six to seven hour hike. You will cross the clean and swift Khumbu River at Thukla. After lunch, you will have a short but steep hike up the wild and solitary trail to Lobuche, surrounded by breathtaking views of the soaring peaks.

Day 9
Gorakshep

Today, you will rise much before dawn. Accompanied by your headlamp, you will hike for two hours until you reach Gorakshep, where you will have breakfast. This is the last camp before Everest Base Camp.

You will leave your luggage here and head for Kalapatthar. After a two and a half hour steep ascend from Gorakshep, you will finally reach Kalapatthar. It is an exhausting yet exhilarating climb. The higher you climb, the vaster the panorama becomes. On Kalapatthar peak, you will soar as if you are on top of the world; the view is limitless. The panorama includes Amadamblam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangteka, Pumori (7161m) and above all the Mount Everest (8848m). You will also see the Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier. From here, you will head back to Gorakshep, to your lodge, for lunch and overnight.

Day 10
Pheriche

Today, you will start your descent down to Pheriche, the last inhabited village below Mount Everest. It is a small farming village that sustains itself through potato and buckwheat crops. On the way to Periche, you will have lunch at Dughla (4620m), a crystal-clear glacial lake.

Day 11
Tengboche

You will continue on your way down to Tengboche. In the village, you will find yourself in the presence of the Buddhist Tengboche Monastery, which has the largest gompa (meditation room) in the Khumbu region. The structure was built in 1923. In 1934, it was destroyed by an earthquake but subsequently rebuilt. It was destroyed again by a fire in 1989, only to again be rebuilt with the help of volunteers. We encourage you to visit this unique site.

You will spend a leisurely evening here and will have the opportunity to explore or to simply relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Day 12
Jorsale

Today, you will head down to Jorsale after a warm cup of tea at Namche Bazaar. Jorsale is a small village that is located on the beautiful banks of the Duth Kosi River. The river is a site to behold as it gently yet swiftly winds its way through this quaint town. Don"t forget to visit the local bakery while you are here!

Day 13
Lukla

Today is your last trekking day. You will descend through pine forests and lush, green foliage to the town of Lukla, where your unforgettable journey began and now ends.

Day 14
Lukla

Unfortunately, we will have to say goodbye to you today. A Travelous representative will accompany you to the airport and assist you there. From Lukla, you will fly to Kathmandu airport where you will connect for your international flight home. Keep the memories alive and hope to see you again in Nepal. Stay Travelous!

Nestled in the Himalayan terrain, Nepal is unique, diverse, and exceptionally beautiful. A landlocked country with India to its south and China to its north, its mountainous region has eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including the tallest, the majestic Sagarmatha, also known as Mount Everest. Unknown to many, Nepal is a country that offers intricate cultures and ethnic groups, outstanding cuisine and deep jungles. Boasting vibrant rhododendron forests, deeply astounding heights, dancing prayer flags with crisp, cool mountain lakes and rivers; Nepal is every adventurers paradise.

The Dwarika's Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel was registered in 1977, with the idea of reviving the architectural splendour of the valley. All the terracotta work was made in the valley, using local clay and skills. The couple also incorporated elements of Nepal's diverse cultural heritage, including those from beyond the valley, when designing the rooms. The furniture was crafted by families of traditional carpenters, and the linen, textiles and embroideries were hand woven and used Nepali patterns.

The rooms capture the essence of such a lifestyle without compromising on comfort. The linen is organically produced and hand woven. The furniture is custom designed and handmade at our own workshop. Many of the rooms face the charming courtyard

Phadkding Lodge/Tea House

Sample Lodge/Tea House room.

Namche Bazaar Lodge/Tea House

Tengboche Lodge/Tea House

Dingboche Lodge/Tea House

Lobuche Lodge/Tea House

Gorakshep Lodge/ Tea House

Pheriche Lodge/Tea House

Jorsale Lodge/Tea House

Lukla Lodge/Tea House

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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