A Week Below Everest

"Cultural, religious and natural interests, set within an awe-inspiring landscape below world’s zenith- Week below Everest "

Cultural, religious and natural interests, set within an awe-inspiring landscape below the roof of the world – Week below Everest

 

A Week below Everest is all about hiking down to its ever so peaceful monasteries; while simultaneously viewing some of the highest and most panoramic peaks on the planet. This scenic trek through the river valley of the Dudh Koshi takes you through the traditional Sherpa villages where you will meet the friendly Sherpas and enjoy their hospitality. Our highest point is Pangboche (3908m), which has a delightful monastery overlooking the village. There will be an opportunity for you to visit the famous Tengboche Monastery, set high on an inclined ridge, commanding the most spectacular view of Mt. Ama Dablam.

A week below Everest offers the magnificent views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kantega. You will also see great glaciers, sprawling snowfields and glistening ice ridges shimmering during warm sunshine. You will experience some unique nature hikes through dark forests, open pastures and wade through blooming rhododendrons in the pre-monsoon season. You will also look into the intricately carved Mani stones and prayer flags whispering odes in the breeze and the all-seeing eyes of Buddha on every Chorten and stupa.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Patan
  • Day 3 Flight to Lukla - 27 minutes & trek to Phakding (2610m) - approx. 3 hours
  • Day 4 Trek to Namche (3450m) - approx. 7 hours
  • Day 5 Trek to Khumjung (3786m) - approx. 3-4 hours
  • Day 6 Trek to Tengboche (3864m) - approx. 6-7 hours
  • Day 7 Excursion to Pangboche (3908m) - approx. 5 hours
  • Day 8 Trek to Namche (2700m) - approx. 7-8 hours
  • Day 9 Trek to Lukla (2900m) - approx. 7-8 hours
  • Day 10 Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 11 Depart Kathmandu

PRICE:

T-house trek: Includes: Accommodation in Lodge, guide, porters and all meals

USD 1595 per person on twin sharing – minimum of 3 persons

  • Single room supplement: US $ 95 (compulsory if no one to share the room with)
  • Note: Single room supplement charge is applicable for Kathmandu hotel only. During trek, as per the availability we shall provide single/double or dormitory room. In case of special requirement, we shall provide single with an additional room surcharge during trek.
 

SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation during trek available everyday en-route (local lodge)
  • All meals during trek in Local Lodge
  • English speaking local expert guide 
  • Local porters during trek (ratio:- 1 porter : 2 member)
  • Sagarmatha National park fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare with domestic airport departure tax
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with inclusive of monuments entry fees.
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • All applicable government tax

SERVICE EXCLUDES:

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 15 days - USD 25 Details in Visa Page
  • International flight
  • Lunch & dinner during Kathmandu hotel stay
  • Extra baggage charges (All together only 15 kg is allow by domestic airline)
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Any other tours, transfers and services other than mentioned above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your insurance & Medical Expenses
 

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    You will be greeted by a panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below once you fly in the sky of Kathmandu. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities. Overnight at Hotel. .

  • Day 2

    Sightseeing tours of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath &Patan

    Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. There will be a guided tour to Boudhnath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and after that to Pashupatinath, the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. We take a tour to Patan also called as Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. We walk through Patan Durbar Square, and delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square. Overnight at hotel. .

  • Day 3

    Flight to Lukla - 27 minutes & trek to Phakding (2610m) - approx. 3 hours

    A scenic flight of thirty minutes from Kathmandu brings us to Lukla, cliff hanging airport in Khumbu from where the trek in Everest Region begins. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding. Overnight at lodge. .

  • Day 4

    Trek to Namche (3450m) - approx. 7 hours

    From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the locals, lowland traders and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Overnight at lodge. .

  • Day 5

    Trek to Khumjung (3786m) - approx. 3-4 hours

    Ascending from Namche Bazaar, we pass the airstrip at Syangboche and the Japanese-built Everest View Hotel. From the hotel, there are magnificent views of the valley and Everest. We walk to the picturesque village of Khumjung with many old traditional houses as well as a gompa at the top end of town. At the nearby village of Khunde, is the famous hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary, an important center of health care in the region. .

  • Day 6

    Trek to Tengboche (3864m) - approx. 6-7 hours

    Heading east, we pass a large Chorten and then descend to a bridge across the Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga. From the river, the trail ascends through a forest of pine and rhododendron, before arriving at Tengboche Monastery. The views here are truly awesome, from the beautiful Ama Dablam to Lhotse and Everest at the head of the valley. The gompa has been rebuilt since a tragic fire in 1989 destroyed it. The monastery is well worth a visit. .

  • Day 7

    Excursion to Pangboche (3908m) - approx. 5 hours

    Today’s visit includes an excursion to Pangboche Monastery and the nunnery at Deboche. The monastery at Pangboche, founded in 1667, is the oldest in the Khumbu region. The magnificent views of Ama Dablam are the highlight of today's walk. .

  • Day 8

    Trek to Namche (2700m) - approx. 7-8 hours

    From Tengboche, we head back down through the forest to Phunki Tenga with its water-driven prayer wheels. With the Everest and Lhotse receding at the distance, we make our way back down to Namche and descend further to Chumoa. .

  • Day 9

    Trek to Lukla (2900m) - approx. 7-8 hours

    Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains presents an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters. We get to sample chang (local beer), try some Sherpa dance steps and end the trek on a merry note. .

  • Day 10

    Fly to Kathmandu

    After an early breakfast, we head to the airstrip for our return journey to Kathmandu. Later, you are free for independent activities. You stay overnight in a hotel. .

  • Day 11

    Depart Kathmandu

    The Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc. .

 

 

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