This is outstanding highland trip is more of a walking journey with time to immerse in the beautiful surrounding and explore villages and monasteries. The stay there also allows you to sample the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people in the comfort of cozy hotels and resorts in the high altitude. A sweeping flight to Lukla kicks off the adventure. Lukla is a popular destination which provides a fascinating contrast to the high mountainscapes as the flight approaches nearer to our destination. Our flexible itinerary allows you to trek slowly enjoying the lovely surrounding and its people. This wonderful trip begins from and concludes in Lukla. It’s got enthralling destinations like the Shyangboche hill top that provides outstanding views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lhotse shar, and not to forget the magnificent Mt. Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and the sacred peak of Khumbi-La. The next trip is an exciting one that leads to the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar where you will have enough time to acclimatize before ascending to higher elevation. After a wonderful time here, we take the quiet trail to Syangboche hill top with incredible view of Mt. Khangtiaga, Mt. Thamserku and the Nuptse - Lhotse wall with Mt. Everest rearing above. Upon reaching the highland Resort in Mende near Thame, we can spend the ample time for local hike around the traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung and Khunde, and to the quiet area at Tashinga. The highlight of this trip is the hike to Thyangboche with excellent views of the magnificent Mt. Ama Dablam 6,900m and other great snow giant peaks. The descending path will then take to Monjo village, before returning to Lukla. A scenic flight to Kathmandu concludes this spectacular walking journey to the roof of the world.
Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer you to respective 5 star Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
A day in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it’s late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before you venture out of the Hotel in our interesting tour.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding 2,652m. Approx: 35 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800m 9-10km (3hrs walk).
Early morning you will be transferred from the Hotel to domestic Airport a short drive of 20-30 minutes, after the necessary security formalities board in the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight to Lukla, on arrival you will be received by our trekking guides. In Lukla you will have time to wander around, while the Sherpa crew sort and divide the load, lunch depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla either in Lukla or few walks further down on route to Phakding.
The walk is gradual most of the way, with few ups with view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m crossing a short suspension bridge, a short climb brings to the Ghat village, and another 11/2hr of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop near the bank of the Dudh-Kosi River.
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m approx. 5-6 hrs.
From Phakding after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thamserku 6,608m, then reaching a small village of Monjo after the last 20 minutes climb from the stream, after Monjo, comes to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend to the Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar is reached, the walk is pleasant on the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum Kangru Mt. Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache peak can be seen all the way up, from here another 1-2 hour walk up brings to the famed Namche Bazaar.
Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
Suggested activities a short walk uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with breathtaking view of the surrounding snow capped giants and the valleys way down, with an interesting museum with all kinds of information regarding the history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon at leisure.
Trek to Mende 3,850m near Thame 3,885m 4-5 hrs.
From Namche walk leads towards west with a short climb to the ridge overlooking grand views of Namche and surrounding snow peaks, from here the path leads to the serene forest and passing through scattered farm villages including Thamo where there's a hydro-electric plant for the Khumbu region, from here few hours of good walk brings you at Mende near Thame for the overnight stop with time to visit its old monastery.
Rest day at Mende for local exploration and hikes.
At Mende in the comfort of the Summit Lodge Resort with warm friendly staffs, after breakfast hike to the nearby old Thame Monastery believed to be more than 300-400 years old, where the Mani Rimdu Festival takes place in the month of late May early June as per the Tibetan Luna calendar, a fascinating spot with grand views of the Kwangdi Himal range.
Trek to Tashinga 3,450m via Khunde / Khumjung village 5-6 hrs.
After Thame trace the route above the ridge of Namche towards Shyangboche following the trail to Khunde and Khumjung the largest of the Sherpa villages in the Khumbu area, trek leads towards the Shyangboche small airstrip, the walk is quite strenuous uphill due to high altitude overlooking the magnificent view of Mt. Kwangde, Thamserku and other neighboring peaks with an aerial view of Namche Bazaar down below. On reaching Shyangboche small airstrip, take a short climb towards the Khunde village situated in the same glacial valley as Khumjung village beneath the sacred Mt. Khumbila 5,761m. A quiet gentle path brings to the sleepy village of Khumjung via Khunde from here a gentle descend to overnight halt at Tashinga an isolated spot with a place of its own with excellent views of Thamserku, Kangtanga and Ama Dablam mountains.
At Tashinga for hike to Thyangboche 3,867m 4-5 hrs both ways.
The walk is fairly easy for the first half, after a 20 minutes on the gradual trail overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde-Ri peak the walk reaches at Phungitenga 3,250m, a small settlement with couple of teahouses and a small Nepal Army barrack serving as park wardens in the midst of the alpine woods of mostly silver fir blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees. Walk from here is strenuous for an hour or two on the winding trail through the shade of woods till Thyangboche Monastery or Gompa, is reached for the lunch stop, this beautiful spot offers views of the majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam with Everest looming above the Nuptse wall in the north with Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east.
Trek to Monjo 2,850 m. Approx: 5-6 hrs.
Retrace the journey back to Shanasha, from Shanasha where the trail from Khumjung, Gokyo and to Namche meets. From here the route follows on the main busy path, the walk winds all the way to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path. On reaching Namche Bazaar retrace the journey all the way to Monjo for the overnight camp at Monjo, located just near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit.
Trek to Lukla 5 hrs walk.
Last day of this great trek will be one of the good walk to Lukla, you can walk at on your own normal pace, leisurely and enjoying the lush green scenery around. Apart from few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla which will take about 45 minutes from a place called Choplung or from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.
The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason. Depending upon the flight time this scenic flight from Lukla takes about 35 minutes to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen during the flight. At Kathmandu domestic terminal, our staff will receive and escort you back to the Hotel.
Free day at leisure.
A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.
Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Price includes following services:
1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
2. Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
3. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
5. Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa Guide and porter/s using best available luxury lodges on full board basis.
6. Applicable Trekking Permit & National Park Fees.
7. Insurance for Nepalese crew.
Our price does not include followings:
1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.
2. Nepal entry visa fees.
3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
5. Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
6. Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
7. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
8. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
9. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
2 days rafting at Trisuli River.
Morning three hours drive to Rafting “put in point” at Trisuli River meet our river guide and crew members and start 3 hrs rafting with lunch on the way this scenic float encounters white water rapids, bouncy waves and overnight stop at Riverside Resorts. Next morning float till lunch and drive to the low lands of Nepal and to the Jungle at Chitwan National Park for elephant safari and other jungle activities overnight at Jungle Lodge (3-4 star standards Hotel or Lodge)
2-3 days Jungle Safari at Chitwan National Park.
Full day Jungle activities with lunch and dinner break, the program include elephant safari, nature walks, elephant bathing, dug out canoe ride observing water birds and crocs on the shore.
Fly back to Kathmandu.
Morning after breakfast depart the Lodge for a drive to Bharatpur Airport the flight takes less than half hour, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective Hotels.
Depart Kathmandu for homeward bound.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. HimEX Staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal.