Slow and Easy Everest Trek, a perfect way to enjoy local immense Sherpa culture in the backdrop of beautiful landscapes and high snow-capped peaks. The slow and easy trekking in Everest allows visitors with more opportunity to explore around and soak into Buddhism culture of great interest, as it were for the past thousands of years.
This wonderful where one can solo trek in and around Everest, with much time to oneself, where you can enjoy interacting with native Sherpa, the highlanders of Nepal Himalaya and Everest.
A great Everest panorama trek with excellent scenery along the walk, walking from one village to another. Besides wonderful views of surrounding mountains and landscapes, you will be trekking within one of the world’s highest Sagarmatha National Park.
The park is listed in world heritage sites in 1979, located to the northeast of Kathmandu, within the high and scenic Khumbu region, a beautiful area that includes the tallest peaks in the world.
Such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, with other famous lesser 8,000 meters mountains like Amadablam, Pumori, Amadablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, Khangtiaga and Gyachung Kang.
Adventure takes you within beautiful cool shade of coniferous forest lined with tall rhododendron, blue pines, and silver fir as you reach higher up walk into juniper and birch trees and short bushes.
Truly a leisure and pleasant high altitude walks in the harmony of a lovely mountain environment with the warm hospitality of Sherpa villagers, which adds more charm to this Everest panorama trek.
The Sherpa who migrated from southeast Tibet, and hence the name ‘Sher’ for east and ‘pa’ as people of the East, almost follows the same traditions and age-old heritage similar to Tibetans of Mahayana type of Buddhism religion, which you can witness on Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest region of scenic Khumbu.
The name for Everest in Nepal as Sagarmatha and Sherpa call as Chomolungma, in both languages, translates as ‘Great Mother’. On this scenic and pleasant walk visiting nice lovely villages adorned with Buddhism monuments.
The main settlements are Lukla, Phakding, Chowri Kharka and Monjo higher up Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche and Phortse.
The economy of the Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding. But with the coming of international mountaineering expeditions since 1950 and the influx of foreign trekkers, the
Sherpa economy today is becoming increasingly dependent on tourism. The higher Khumbu area is populated by approximately 3,000 of the famed Sherpa people whose lives are interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism.
Starts with a sweeping panoramic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway town to higher Everest areas, as well most adventure completes in this busy town where the airport is named after famous legendry mountaineers ‘Tenzing and Hillary’ the first to conquer Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953.
- A great scenic trek perfect for all types from beginners to expert adventurer
- Explore lovely cultural Sherpa villages with well-tended farm fields and terraces
- Walk around impressive Buddhist monuments and rows of interesting prayer walls
- Trekking within the world highest Sagarmatha National Park a world heritage site
- Daily exciting views of high snow-capped peaks with towering Mt. Everest
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m and transfer to the hotel
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour at places of interest
- Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2, 828 m (30 mins) trek to Ghat village 2, 590 m - 03 hrs
- Day 04: Trek to Monjo 2, 840 m - 04 hrs
- Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,340 m - 04 hrs
- Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization and short hike at Namche
- Day 07: Trek to Thame 3, 800 m - 05 hrs
- Day 08: Trek to Khumjung 3,780 m - 05 hrs
- Day 09: Trek to Tengboche 3, 867 m - 05 hrs
- Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs
- Day 11: Trek to Phakding 2, 780 m - 05 hrs
- Day 12: Trek to Lukla - 04 hours for lunch and last overnight
- Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
- Day 14: In Kathmandu as contingency and spare day
- Day 15: International Departure for respective countries
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 04 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle entrance fees extra
- Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
- National Park entrance fee and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card)
- 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
- Twin/Double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trek.
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
- Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
- All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
- Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- Travel and emergency rescue insurance.
- Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
- Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
- Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
- Day pack
- Trekking shoes
- Sports shoes or sandals
- Sun Hat/cap
- Warm woolen cap
- Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
- Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
- Pullover or warm sweeter
- 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
- Hand gloves
- 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
- 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
- Sun glasses
- Water bottle
- 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
- Flash or Torch light
- Camera and batteries
Slow and easy Everest trekking, where trekkers can join in nearly all months of the year, except the wet and rainy times of monsoon seasons (mid-June to mid-September months).
The best time in spring from March to May and autumn/fall to pre-winter from mid-September to early December months, spring begins from March to May when all wild-flowers are in blooming times, especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to short bush.
Days are much longer with enough sunlight hours, much cooler morning and in late afternoon till night time. The next best season is autumn/fall and pre-winter where days are fine for views and walks with crystal clear blue sky.
But much cold morning and late afternoon till night time, with bright starry night sky.
Climate & Weather:
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold, other months from September and October great times for rafting, most days are clear for views of mountains and beautiful landscape scenery.
Although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight much shorter.
Visiting Nepal one can obtain entry visas from your home country at Nepalese Embassies and Consulates, if not one can easily get a visa on arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, or any port of entry.
For travel within Nepal Himalaya where all travelers and adventurers require to fill our company form with emergency contact to relatives and families or close friends, as well keeping in close touch with the Trekking Planner for immediate helps either medical or unforeseen reasons.
On arrival picked and received by our attentive airport representative or guides and staff for short transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu.
Accommodations & Food:
On this Slow and Easy Everest trekking, staying on the best available local lodge where available. Serving from famous Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental with some Chinese, Tibetans and Indian foods.
All meals are well cooked, hygienic, and freshly served in a nice large dining hall with a fireplace of a warm environment.
In every lodge, we provide safe drinking water boiled and filtered for drinking.
Where all travelers require sound good health to join on all our rafting trips around Nepal Himalaya with healthy medical background and history.
Check with your home doctors and season of visit to Asian countries where immunization and vaccines requires against certain diseases.
Where all travelers to Nepal Himalaya require Travel and Medical Insurance to cover against unfortunate accidents and sickness covering Helicopter Service Rescue, or other means of fast transport to reach safe places and nearest hospitals.
For Slow and Easy Everest Trekking, where all age groups can join from young children to 70 years old, a perfect adventure holiday for family, school/college students as well as corporate executive.
All members young or old requires medical and travel insurance from your home countries.
Getting Into Nepal:
To reach Nepal one can reach by overland from India or Tibet, the main arrival from international flight to reach Kathmandu and Nepal international airport.
At present nearly all villages and towns do have facilities of ISTD and STD or cell phones or Sat phones, where one can easily communicate to your family or Trekking Planner in emergencies.
SIMS cards available on showing your passport copies with a small charge as per your time in Nepal.
On paying the full package of the trip, where you need some extra money for your expenses to buy souvenirs or for extra entertainment on route trekking like having extra snacks and drinks.
Culture the main thing to observe by travelers to Nepal, where the country with two main religions Hindu and Buddhism with their own special interesting culture and custom.
Photography can be taken all around Nepal, where some public and private areas of Government, religious monuments, and some old people might not allow photographs, where your guide will advise you on restricted places.
Tipping after getting satisfied with the service rendered by the helpful staff of the hotels, drivers including guides and porters where you feel like it deserves gratitude like tipping.
Extra benefits like tips, is highly expected by guide and porters on trekking, as a tradition since commercial tourism was introduced in Nepal and in most Himalayan countries.