Everest view trekking
The Everest view trekking offers excellent views of Mt. Everest and the main peaks of the Khumbu without going to extreme altitudes. The trek begins from Lukla after short and scenic fly from capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. The adventure begins as we land at its tiny runway. We spend two days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among their typical villages, cultures and Buddhist monasteries, Dudh Koshi river .Then we enter Namche Bazaar, the principle town of the area and the Sherpa 'capital.' After a day of acclimatization we explore the traditional Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung Monastery, Yeti skull and also the one hour walk up to the Everest view Hotel (3850m./12705ft.) above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.We then trek to Thyangboche - the site of Nepal's most sacred Buddhist monastery. The view from this ridge above the Dudh Kosi River is possibly the most beautiful with Mt. Everest looming over the Lhotse Ridge and Ama Dablam towering above the monastery. We swing back to Namche and Lukla to end the trek with a flight back to Kathmandu.
This trek offers more of everything packed into short eventful holidays- more mountain views, more culture, more nature, more hospitality, more surprises, more, more.
|FACT OF THIS TREK|
|Trip Duration||7 days trek|
|Max. Altitude:||4060m./13398 ft|
|Minimum Altitude:||2650m./8745 ft.|
|Accommodation:||Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee|
|Transportation:||Air transport ( Plane), Land transport ( Private vehicle)|
|Trek Departure:||Every day throughout the week|
|Group Size:||1 person (minimum) to 30 persons (maximum)|
|Best season:||Feb, March, April, Sep,Oct & Nov.|
|Available Time:||All months|
|Per day hiking:||4 to 6 hours per day|
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be greeted by Nepal alternative treks Airport Representative, and transfer by private vehicle to three star level hotel (Kathmandu Garden home ) then stay overnight there on B.B. basis.
Day 2 : Kathamandu-Lukla- Ghat- Phakding
A magnificent flight to Lukla (2800m./9240ft.) 35 minutes and a jagged landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla. We head up the Dudh Koshi Valley for 3 hours to our first stay at lodge in Phakding(2650m./8745 ft.) on FB basis.
Day 3: Phakding-Manju-Joresalle-Namche bazzar
We continue north following the Dudh Kosi river and on to Jorsale where we enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the lmja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi) followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs.) to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market. After 5/6 hours walking to Namche bazzar( 3440m./11352 ft.)stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 4: Rest day for Acclimatization in Namche Bazzar.
Rest day and overnight at Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. Once named the 'Trekkers Mecca of Nepal’, Namche now boasts plenty of lodges and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Everest Base Camp. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khumjung Village and Khumjung gompa which has a Yeti skull, and also the one hour walk up to the Everest Hotel (3850m./12705ft.) above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. Stay at same Lodge on FB basis.
Day 5: Namche-Lukla
Passing the villages of Phakding and Choplung, we reach Chaunrikharka and the trail that cuts up to the runway at Lukla. It is 6 hours walking and stays there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 6: Lukla- Kathmandu
In the morning, we rise early for breakfast, then walk to the airport. Before boarding the flight to Katmandu, you say goodbye to the porters and also goodbye to the mountains. The plane rolls down the short runway, then soars across the Dudh Kosi River and makes its way back to Katmandu.
Stay at selected hotel (Kathmandu Garden home ) at thamel in Kathmandu on b/b basis.
Day 7: Final departure
Nepal alternative trek provides transfer by private vehicle to International Airport for your onward Journey.
B/B = Bed and Breakfast, B = breakfast. L = Lunch, D = Dinner,
FB = Full board.( accommodation, breakfast, lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee three times in a day).
M .= meter. f .= Feet, km =kilometer
If you would like to extend your holiday then below the options are highly suggested.
1. One day Trishuli river rafting.
2. Full day world heritage sites city tour as Bhaktapur, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Monkey temple.
3. One night two days Nagarkot sunrise and mountain view and 3 hours hiking trip.
4. One night Two days Dhulikhel tour.
5. Two nights Three days Trishuli river rafting + Chitwan Jungle safari.
6. 1/2/3 hours Trekking thai massage.
TREKKING PERMITS AND NATIONAL PARK FEE
For trekking in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Rara regions, a special permit is not required, but you will need a National park / Conservation permit and Trekking Information management system( TIMS) However, the following places do require a trekking permit:
1. Lower Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar and Lamabagar - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week. However, permit fee for Chekampar and Chunchet of Gorkha district (Sirdibas-Lhokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule) has been fixed at US$ 35 per person for 08 days during September to November and US$ 25 per person per 08 days during December to August.
2. Manaslu – US$ 70 per person per week and US$ 10 per person for each extra day during September - November and US$ 50 per person per week and US$ 7 per person per each extra day during December- August.
3. Humla- US$ 50 per person for the first seven days and US$ 7 per day thereafter.
4. Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo - US$ 500 per person of the first 10 days and US$ 50 per person per day thereafter.
Note: The above mentioned trekking areas must be undertaken only through Registered Trekking Agencies from Government of Nepal (E.g. Nepal alternative Trekking Company -Registered no. 303047487).
An entrance fee is levied for visiting to all National Parks and Conservation Areas. There is no charge for children under 10 years.
|Trekking season in Nepal|
|Trekking area name||Grade||Good season||No. of days||Type of trekking|
|Annapurna Area trek||1 to 3||Autumn and Spring||5 -27 days||Tea house/Lodge|
|Arun Valley & Makalu||3||Autumn and Spring||15-20 days||Tea house/Camping|
|Nepal tour||1||All seasons||4-10 days||Hotel/Resort/home stay|
|Dhaulaghiri Area Trekking||4||April-May, Sept-Nov.||21-28 days||Camping/organised only|
|Dolpo Area Trekking||2-4||April-July, Sept.-Nov.||16-27 days||Lodge/Organized|
|Everest Area Trekking||2-4||Autumn and Spring||6-28 days||Lodge /Tea house|
|Ganesh Himal Area Trekking ( ruby valley trek)||1-2||Autumn and Spring||5-18 days||Home stay/Camping|
|Manaslu Area Trekking||2-3||Autumn and Spring||13 -18 days||Lodge/Camping trek|
|Langtang Area Trekking||2-4||Autumn and Spring||6-15 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Tsum valley trekking||2||Autumn and Spring||7-10 days||Home stay/Lodge/Camping|
|Kanchanjunga||3||Autumn and Spring||16-23 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Mustang Trekking||2-3||March-Nov.||10 -18 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Panchase Trekking||2||Autumn and Spring||4-6days||Camping/Organized only|
|Panchpokhari trek||3||Autumn and Spring||10-21 days||Campingm/organized only|
|Rara and Jumla trek||2||Autumn and Spring||10-21 days||Camping/Organized only|
|Royal trek||1||Autumn and Spring||4-5 days||Camping only|
|Siklish Trek||1||Autumn and Spring||7-10 days||Home stay|
|Tamang heritage trail||2||Autumn and Spring||6-8 days||Community lodge/home stay|
When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:TREKKING EQUIPMENTS/ CHECK LISTS
- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.
- light weight cotton pants, shorts, wrap around skirt.
- At night -track top, pants
- Cotton T-shirts.
- Long sleeve cotton shirt, if susceptible to sunburn.
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes.
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap
- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion.
- Small daypack - 25 liters.
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack.
- Small towels
During winter Ads:
- Warm down fiber filled jacket.
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
- Flannel shirt
- Beanie with ear flaps
- A pair of gloves
- Snow glasses and strap
- Snow gaiters.
- Sandals or slip on shoes
- Camera and film.
- Spare boot laces.
It's important to match your fitness level. Find what you think will suit you best in the tables below:
Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2800m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.
this involves longer treks (eight to fifteen days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 1100 m to 3200 m.
these treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3200 and 5000m. and there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit and enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.
this trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.
I have a nice trip with my family. My guide Dhan was the best. I will come back. Thank you !
Dr. Pilitaporn Ciewchenpatan
Good management and kindness.
Professional team: guide and assistance guide + porter
Luxury lodges and restaurants.
Ms. Neil Tan
Born in Philippine and living in U.S.A
Good service! Guide and porters are helpful. It was Excellent, memorable trip with Nepal alternative team.
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