☼ Visit the Temples, Stupas & Streets of Kathmandu
☼ Exhilarating Mountain flight to & from Lukla
☼ Strolling around Namche Bazaar & remind your last minute gear
☼ Explore the amazing Gokyo Lakes & best View point at Gokyo Ri
☼ Enjoy the Sherpa Villages, Culture & people of Khumbu region
☼ Thrill the crossing of shaking Bridge hanged on both side of cliff
Also known as Everest Circuit Trek, this trek is one of the most adventurous trek in the Everest Himalayas. It follows the same route to Gokyo Valley Everest Base Camp Trek and cross the high pass of Cho La at 5,330m into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. An unique trek that goes through Lukla, Namche bazaar and all the way to Gokyo valley, Chola Pass, Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp, leads you to the home of the legendary Sherpa people, based at the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848m.
This trek follows the highly praised trekking route through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp, giving you the benefit to summit Gokyo Peak (5,483m) offering a fantastic panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Everest and Makalu. As we cross the Cho-La pass, follows the route through Everest Base Camp, Kalapattar down to Tengboche monastery, Khumjung village, Namche Bazar and Lukla. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Everest including several other similar peaks and explore the Buddhists monasteries located at the world’s highest elevation.
Arrival in Kathmandu at anytime according to your flight schedule. Upon arrival, you will be greeted & welcome by our representative at arrival exit gate & transfer to Hotel, a briefing will be given on following day program. We do not have any specific activities planned for today. Later check in, refresh & enjoy looking around nearby area on own, O/N hotel in Kathmandu
In the morning our guide will meet you at hotel & deliver the trip briefing, check your trekking gears, necessary stuffs & help to arrange if anything missing. You can interact & ask any information if you have. He will be happy to share his knowledge. Later proceed for guided cultural tour around the historical UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Area-the former Royal palace complex that holds several Temples, Monuments & old Palace with full of traditional arts & cultural marks. Kumari Temple (The living Goddess residence) is major highlight of this area. Next we visit Bouddhanath Stupa– probably the biggest Stupa of its kind in the world. We can find large Tibetan population around the stupa as people consider this as Tibetan Stupa. More than 50 Tibetan Monasteries lies nearby this Stupa & offers wonderful atmosphere around the area. Later we visit Swyambhunath Stupa– is another highly respected Buddhist site in Kathmandu. Located over a ridge in the north- west corner of city, Swayambhunath (Self- existed) Stupa offers breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley, green hills & mountains in the distance. Widely popular as Monkey Temple among foreigner, a large number of Monkey make their home around the Stupa & surrounding Jungle; O/N hotel in Kathmandu
Early morning transfer to Airport on time & take a thrilling flight to Lukla- the world’s most exciting mountain airport & foot of Everest Khumbu region. Upon arrival, meet our supporting staffs, take a quick Tea & commence easy walking towards Phakding along the Dudh Koshi river. After reaching at Phakding, either you can rest through the day or take an short excursion to the Monastery resides just above the settlement, O/N at Local lodge
Today is the day of testing your real walking stamina. Will start the day after breakfast along the river side, passing Monjo- the entry point of Everest National Park, crossing couple of suspension bridge including high Hillary bridge. From this point the trail leads you uphill walking for couple of hours to Namche Bazaar- the largest market place of the region. Rest of the day you can enjoy looking around the colorful mountain town, O/N at Local lodge
Today is allocated for rest day at Namche Bazaar. A rest day here is must for most of the people to adopt with thin air & high altitude acclimatization. However, you do not need to stay back at lodge as you can take a day excursion to the nearby village such as Thame or Khumjung/ Khongde/ Khunde. This is best for further adaptation with atmosphere & wonderful views of Mountains & landscape, O/N at Local lodge
Early morning we stretch our leg & commence walking. The trail continue leads to Gorek Shep as we check our room for the night, leave heavy backpack, lunch & proceed to Everest Base Camp along the Khumbu Glacier for an hour or more. Upon arrival at Base Camp, you will relieved that finally you made it with all odds. Enjoy the amazing scenery, touch the landmark site, feel the great achievement, capture the lifetime memory & walk back to Gorek Shep for the night rest, O/N at Local lodge
Early morning hike to Kalapattar just above the Gorek Shep. The climb is demanding but truly worth to get this point as we can observe the best possible views of the whole Everest region. Most of the world’s greatest Mountains including Mt. Everest are looks in a stone throwing distance as you can feel like hugging with them. After such lifetime experience, hike down to Gorek Shep, take breakfast & trek down to Pheriche or Debuche O/N at Local lodge
This is mostly downhill trail leads all the way to Syomare on the bank of Dudhkoshi river. A short uphill walk till Kyangjuma then further flat walk will take you to Namche Bazaar. Rest of the day you can enjoy walking around & try with local stuffs, O/N at Local lodge
Today is the final day of walking on the great Sherpa land. We’ll walk down to Dudhkoshi river valley towards Lukla leaving the great Himalayas behind, but the lifetime memory is always there to inspire & the story to tell with friends and family back home, O/N at Local lodge
Quick breakfast at hotel & catch the early flight back to Kathmandu. Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. Rest of the day leisure or personal activities; O/N hotel in Kathmandu
Those who can’t afford more days in Kathmandu, can fly back home today. But we recommend to manage this day in Kathmandu as a spare day if in case Lukla- Kathmandu flight couldn’t possible due to the weather factor. This is just an alternative provision to be on safe side. You can enjoy the day by roaming the street of Kathmandu or go for Spa or Shopping etc…
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Airport on time for your final departure. Your amazing Everest Trek has come to the pleasant end, fly home with great memories to cherish through the lifetime…
|Best Season||January to May | September to December | June to August- less recommenced !|
|Region||Everest National Park (Everest region)|
|Group Size||02 to 12|
|Accommodation||Hotel/ Lodge/ Tea House|
|Transportation||Sedan/ Van/ Bus/ Flight/ Yak|
|Currency||Nepali Rupees / US Dollar also used at few places|
|Electricity||220 V. Electrical sockets are European style however an adapter may be useful|
|Time Zone||GMT +5:45 (Nepal)|
|Vaccination||No mandatory vaccinations policy applicable|
|Culture||Nepali/ Newari/ Sherpa|
|Attraction||Culture/ Landscape/ Mountain/ Glacier/ Remoteness/ High Altitude Trail/ Lakes/ Pass/ Valley/ Thrilling Flight|
|Route||Lukla- Namche- Machherme- Gokyo Lake- Cho La Pass- Lobuche- EBC- Pheriche- Namche- Lukla|
|Precaution !||An adventure trip of this type: weather, flight, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, a very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, however we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays. Please remind that you are travelling at your own risk !!!|
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I have taken Chitwan Wildlife Safari as a family vacation with my two little girls & hubby in early October. The time is perfect to visit this famous National park probably the best animal sighting safari in south Asia. The day we arrive Chitwan is bit late and couldn’t do much. However, our wildlife excursion begins early morning following day as we ride giant Elephant and explore the deep Jungle. My girls are really curious to encounter with Rhinoceros as they always talks about it’s horn (nose) rise above the mouth & bending skins. They wish to see it live.
Luckily, we saw a mother & baby taking sunbath on the bush within 15 minutes ride inside National Park. As we proceed, saw several species of Deer, sloth Bear, Peacock, Mars crocodile, reptiles, birds & many more during our 3 our trip. Later, we have another experience while crossing the Rapti River on a small Canoe where two Crocodile was just a meters away, but they looks calm & relaxed. We ended up the day by observing Tharu Cultural show where they usually perform with sticks & fire. Final day we have Jeep Safari deep into the National park with more animal sights, beautiful Lakes and of course dense forest & exotic plants.
All in all this is perfect family vacation for us. This trip is choice of my bigger girls & hope they enjoy the vacation & learn much about the wildlife & mother nature… Thanks Himalaya Trekking for organizing the fabulous trip to us… Cheers !
I have planned a Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal with some colleague in October. The Himalaya Trekking drive you away from the main path to isolated areas of the Annapurna Himalayas. fabulous landscapes on the walks along the high ridges of Mardi and Fishtail mountain. Walk from lower and rice fields to reach higher alpine hills covered with thick dense forests of tall rhododendrons, oak and magnolia pines and fir lines. We are more than happy to recommend RAM & his team for an incredible panoramic tour of the Annapurna peaks with close views of Mardi and Fishtail Mountain. They are fantastic to fulfill your desire & no words to describe the natural vistas you have in Nepal.
We did the “BEST OF NEPAL” tour with Himalaya Trekking company and had such a wonderful time. Ram’s planning to the whole trip was excellent, making everything seems easy. He was very patient handling all the changes I had made in dates, hotels, etc. His guides were very informative and decent and his driver was safe and always on time.
Would definitely use them on my next trip.