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Escape to Everest – 12 days

  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
  • Escape to Everest – 12 days
namche bazaar

This is the best short trek to experience Sherpa culture and high mountain adventure in Everest. The overpowering views of the Himalayan peaks dazzle you

  • Trip Highlight:

    • Walk in the highest valley that leads to the base camp of Mt. Everest 
    • Panoramic view of  Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and entire Himalayan range in Khumbu
    • Visit the oldest monastery at Thyangboche
    • Breathtaking view of Ama Dablam
    • Beautiful view of entire Himalayan range on the flight to and from Lukla
    • Visit the heart of Sherpa village. Experience their culture and tradition
    • Trek start from Lukla  –  Namche Bazar – Thyangbche -  Dingboche -Retrace the trail back and end trek at Lukla

    This is an introductory trek to Everest region. This trek takes you to the land of the Sherpa people. Their villages located deep in the high valleys that lead to Mount Everest. The trek starts at Lukla (2860 m) with an easy walk to Phakding. After Phakding the trail gradually climbs to Jorsale. Then climb the steep but gradual trail to Namche Bazar. Spend two nights in Namche Bazaar (3440 m). The extra days at Namche allow you to acclimatize in the thin air as you go up higher. 

    The trail from Namche descend to the Dudh Koshi river at Punki Thanka. Then again and climb the steep trail to Thyangbohce (3866 m). The trail from Thyangboche to the summer settlement of Dingboche is quite easy. The trail from the monastery descends to the river and continues to the open valley at Dingboche (4299 m). 

    The high point in this trek is the majestic view of Mt.Everest. The view of the lofty snow-covered Himalayan peaks in the backdrop of deep blue sky is memorable. The grand upfront view of picturesque Mt. Amadablam is very impressive. The grandeur of nature that you see would be one of the most memorable times in your life. After completion of your journey, you follow the same trail back to Lukla. The trek ends with a flight to Kathmandu.

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Pickup and transfer to hotel. In Kathmandu. Free day to explore Kathmandu own.
    Day 02: Lukla. Phakding. - 3 hours walk - Lodge accommodation
    Fly to Lukla in the morning. Depart Kathmandu at 7 am. Arrive Lukla at 8am. After lunch at Lukla walk to Phakding.
    Day 03: Namche Bazar (3445m) - 6 hours walk - Lodge accommodation
    The trail follows Dudh Koshi river. After Jorsale the trail makes steep winding path to Namche bazar. Namchebazar is a commercial center of Khumbu region. It is an important stop for trekkers and mountaineers on way to base camps of Everest and many other mountains in that area. It is home of Sherpa ethnic group. Their traditional occupation used to be yak herders and traders. Now due to change in geopolitical condition they have changed their occupation to tourism. They are well known as trekking and mountaineering guides and widely used as high altitude porters by expedition teams. Their religion is Buddhist.
    Day 04: At Namche - Acclimatization day (3440m) - Lodge accommodation
    Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. You enjoy a rest day here to allow for maximum acclimatization on your way to Everest Base Camp. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village or Shyangboche airtrip, Khumjung village and talking to the Sherpas and simply enjoying and marveling at the incredible scenery.
    Day 05: Thyangboche (3871m) - 6 hours walk - Lodge accommodation
    Descend to Punki Thanka. It is an easy down hill walk about 3 hours to Imja khola (river). After lunch walk slowly the steep hill to the ridge top at Thyangboche. The Monastery at Thyangboche is as famous as Namchebazar. It is situated in a beautiful background of Amadablam. Thamaserku and Mt. Everest can be seen from this point. Like Namche it is another must place for tourist to stop. The monastery is a spiritual and cultural center of the region. Visit the monastery and the surrounding area.
    Day 06: Dingboche (4298m)-6 hours walk - Lodge accommodation
    Walk through the rhododendron forest. Make steady descend to the river and follow it very much on a level path to Pheriche. There is a high altitude aid post at Pheriche. It is staffed by voluntary doctors from western countries.
    Day 07: Thyangboche. 5 hour walk - Lodge accommodation
    Trek back to Thyangboche
    Day 08: Namche Bazar - 6 hour walk - Lodge accommodation
    Retrace the trail back to Namche Bazar.
    Day 09: Lukla. 7 hours walk - Lodge accommodation
    Retrace the trail back to Lukla. Overnight at Lukla
    Day 10: Lukla to Kathmandu - Hotel accommodation
    Fly back to kathmandu, tranfer to hotel, In Kathmandu. Own activities.
    Day 11: In Kathmandu. Own activities.
    Day 12: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu.
    • The itinerary, schedule and program are suggested guideline only. It may change because of logistics, weather, physical condition and other circumstances that are beyond our control. The person and appointment thus explained are subject to ground reality and availability. We will do our utmost to adhere to the above program. Any part of the programme that may require change due to logistic condition and other reason would be made with the consultation and decision of the trip leader.

    • Flight to and from Lukla is subject to delay due to weather and technical condition. The delay due to weather conditions may continue for several days. Normally a day or two is unavoidable if the weather becomes bad. Though May is not prone to such delay yet it is important to take caution. For this reason, usually, we suggest 2 to 3 night stay in Kathmandu after the trek for treks that involves a flight from the remote airstrip. If the delay continues on for several days the only possibility is to charter helicopter, the cost is very high; it is not covered in the cost.

    • We advise all participants not to expect a western standard of comfort, lodges have basic but good enough sleeping bed. Using these simple lodgings allows us to offer what for many, is a lifetime dream at an affordable price. For those who wish to have attached bath and toilet facilities, should let us know for special arrangement at extra cost. There are also luxury standard lodges at several places. Check with us.

  • Trip Cost per person - Private departure (based on group size)
    • 2        pax   US$ 1205 per person
    • 3-5    pax   US$ 1150  per person
    • 6-9    pax   US$ 1099  per person
    • 10 +  pax   US$ 1050  per person
    • SGL Supplement: US$ 150
    Cost includes:
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) and normal standard accommodation in lodges during the trek ( 13 days lodge trek)
    • Service of trek guide and Sherpa assistant above 6 persons in a group
    • Porters to carry personal baggage (14 kg per person)
    • Accident insurance for staffs and porters
    • Scheduled Airfare:  Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • National park entrance permit and trekking permit (TIMS)
    • Arrival and departure transfers.
    • Hotel accommodation using 2-star category in Kathmandu on BB as per program 
    Cost Excludes:
    • Personal warm clothing, down jacket, trekking boots (walking shoes) and sleeping bag
    • Personal accident and health insurance
    • Emergency evacuation and medical expense
    • Alcoholic and bottled beverage, mineral water, laundry, and tips
    • Use of unscheduled flight, helicopter (sharing US$340 per person) and rescue flights
    • Medical and emergency rescue and evacuation expenses
    • Expenses due to a flight delay, sickness other contingencies
    • Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the program.
    *Government permit fees and airfares are subject to change without prior notice.
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