15 Days Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest

"an adventure with leisure scenic walks in the shade of towering Mt. Everest"
Good to Know
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 3850m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • 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.

 

An Advantage of Booking Trip with Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags for porter, 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 safety on your trek at all times.

Trip Introduction: 15 Days Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest

Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest, 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 Region, with much time to oneself, where you can enjoy interacting with native Sherpa, the highlanders of Nepal Himalaya and Everest.

A great Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest 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 Ama Dablam, Pumori, Ama Dablam, 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 Slow and Easy Trek in Everest.

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.

Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest 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.

Important Note

  • Every day of the year, trip departures are available.
  • This trip can be completely customized. Please contact us if you want to customize the trip.
  • This trip is available on a fixed departure basis as well as a private group basis.
  • If you are traveling alone or with your family, you can book this trip privately.
  • Have a large group? We can meet all your requirements.
  • We can work with you to make it affordable.
  • We accept online payments and instant bookings.

Best Seasons

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 and 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.

Itinerary
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15 Days Slow And Easy Trekking In Everest provides standard Itinerary days where some day's walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

    Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines as you reach the exit terminal of the international airport, our guide or staff receives you for short transfer to your hotel, in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area the exciting and happening place of the country, with many world-class hotels, restaurants, stores and shops.

    On checking into your rooms and getting refreshed from the jet-lag, and then meet our guide with other members of Slow and Easy Everest Trek, our expert guide will provide a briefing regarding your trek and overall stay in Nepal.

    After collecting important and necessary information, evening a welcome group dinner in nice authentic Nepalese restaurants to get the taste of local lovely meals.

      In Kathmandu full day free with options for sightseeing tour around great places of historical, cultural, and religious interest of both Hindu and Buddhism.

      Around Kathmandu valley with three main cities Kathmandu, Patan / Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur most of the ancient monuments and historical palaces, listed in UNESCO Heritage Sites.

      Rest of the day preparation for wonderful adventure to Everest, leaving early morning for flight to Lukla.

        Early morning as per your flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport, after checking through security board in a small aircraft (Dornier or Twin Otter), where flight takes about 30 minutes of little more to land at Lukla airport.

        During air enjoy a fantastic panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest in views as it gets closer to Lukla. On reaching at Lukla air terminal collect the baggage with time for some refreshment and to wander this interesting Sherpa town.

        From Lukla heed slowly beyond Lukla and through the famous welcome to Khumbu gate, walk down to reach nice farm villages and going over some Buddhist prayer walls and rows of spinning religious wheels to reach at overnight stop in Ghat village.

        A nice little village with time to observe the local farm activities, located on the gorge of Dudh Kosi River.

          Today another short walk of few hours to reach at lunch and overnight halt in Monjo, walk is pleasant on a nice path and cross over the suspension bridge at Phakding another village, where we will stay overnight on the way back before Lukla.

          After Phakding, walk leads with short ups and down following the Dudh Kosi River upstream and cross a long bridge to reach our overnight stop with time for lunch and short walks around this lovely village with views of Thermasarkhu and Kwangde peaks.

            From Monjo, short walk down to reach the main entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where your guide will produce trekking permits and park entrance tickets, meanwhile you can browse around in the rooms with information on the Khumbu area of Everest.

            After a short rest, walk down to cross a bridge over Dudh Kosi River and reach a nice village of Jorsalle, hidden in a deep gorge as the walk continues on river bed with forest surroundings of tall rhododendron, pines, and fir, hemlocks with oaks trees.

            From the river bed with short steep up to reach the last bridge on the confluence of Imjatse and Bhote Kosi to join with Dudh Kosi River.

            After the bridge, along slow winding climb facing beautiful views of snow-capped peaks with Mt. Everest and Lhotse in view towards north, as climb progress a few hour walk uphill brings you in famous Namche Bazaar, a trekker’s paradise.

              A wonderful and ideal place for rest day at Namche, a large village almost the size of a moderate town, having various facilities for travelers with nice deluxe or standard lodge and resorts with many shops, well-stocked stores as well banks and ATM.

              Morning after breakfast enjoy a short excursion to the top of Namche at a viewpoint and interesting museum, where you can catch super views of Mt.

              Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with series of adjoining peaks. Enjoying views tour inside the museum where you can get enough information about the region includes history and religion, culture of Sherpa tribe the highlanders of Eastern Himalayas as well information on flora/fauna including mountaineering history of the area.

              Rest of the day at leisure and browse around the street of Namche Bazaar, where once a week a busy and colorful market takes place on Saturday.

                After a pleasant leisure time in Namche, our adventure continues heading west of Namche Bazaar to reach a remote and isolated village of Thame, a short climb with an excellent aerial view of Namche with a group of high snow peaks.

                Walk leads on a nice wide path with some short climb to reach at Thamo a large farm village, with a small hydroelectricity plant for main villages of Khumbu as well the home of famous and legendry Sherpa climber late Ang Rita tagged as

                Snow-Leopard, the first to ascent Mt. Everest ten times and without the support of oxygen.

                Having lunch break at Thamo, afternoon a few hours of pleasant walks leads you on nice trail with down to Bhote Kosi River that flows from the glaciers of Tibet and Nepal mountains.

                After crossing a short bridge climb for less than an hour to reach at Thame, a windswept village with close views of Kwangde and Pachermo peaks, it also on route to Rolwaling valley and to the Tibet border.

                On reaching Thame check into the best available lodge, with time to visit Thame Monastery, one of the oldest Gompa of Khumbu area of more than 500 years old history.

                  With a pleasant overnight in Thame a sleepy traditional farm village, where few groups of trekkers seldom visit this area, a quiet and interesting place to be after being in the main trekking route for some days.

                  From Thame follow the same route near west of Namche Bazaar, and then our trek diverts with steep climb to reach at Syangboche a place with an old short air-strip, after a few short rest a gradual climb and down to reach first at Khunde and then to our overnight stop in Khumjung village.

                  Khunde and Khumjung both located off from the mainstream trekking trails situated on a glacial valley beneath holy Mt. Khumbila, a sacred and patron god of Khumbu Sherpa.

                  Khunde with the first hospital within Khumbu built by late Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust, as well the only high school of Khumjung facing grand views of high snow peaks.

                  At Khumjung visit one of the oldest monastery, the only place where Yeti scalp is preserved in a small glass box, where visitors and have a look with some donation for the monastery.

                    From Khumjung another beautiful and scenic walk to reach at famed Tengboche and its colorful monastery, morning enjoy views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam with, Khangtiaga and Kwangde peaks.

                    Walk follow down through birch and rhododendron tree lines to reach at Sanasa village, where trail of Namche and Tengboche meets, as well where Gokyo valley route diverts also.

                    From here descend to Imjatse River to reach our lunch stop in a small settlement of Phunki Tenga, located in a gorge covered in woodland, afternoon a steady and gradual climb reach you at famous Tengboche and its impressive monastery.

                    The highest point of our adventure at a height above 3,867 m and 12, 687 feet high, located on a small plateau surrounded by high towering peaks with excellent views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Amadablam within lovely rhododendron and pine forest surroundings.

                    After checking into a nice lodge, with time for a tour of the monastery interior festooned with ancient religious idols and colorful paintings on walls and ceiling with Buddhist beautiful tapestry.

                      Morning enjoy marvelous scenery of high snow peaks that surrounds this small settlement and the monastery, an easy walk today to reach at Namche Bazaar taking the same route, but downhill to start the walk back at Imjatse River with a short steep climb to reach at Shanasa village.

                      From here onward a pleasant scenic walk back to Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop after a wonderful trek of the day.

                        From Namche Bazaar on the same route with much downhill to reach at Dudh Kosi River valley and gorge, as you lose altitude feeling at your best after being on much higher ground.

                        After crossing a bridge and then a short climb to the exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park, and then to Monjo as a few hour walk continues towards Phakding village for an overnight stop.

                          Our last day walk of the adventure where you can take it easy enjoying surrounding wonderful views and farm life of villages on route, the last climb takes you to Lukla for final overnight around Everest and Khumbu region, here with time to relax for the last dinner and party nights among fellow trekking members, guides and porters.

                            Early morning transfer to Lukla airport terminal for formal security check as the plane arrives from Kathmandu, then board in for short swift flight back to Kathmandu. From the domestic airport our staff transfers you to respective hotels with free afternoon at leisure.

                              Reserved as spare and contingency day in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla or in the beginning, this type of situation can happen sometimes even in the best time of the year, as Himalayan weather can be unpredictable or unfavourable.

                              To be on the safe side a day is reserved if this situation arises sometimes, if all goes well one can enjoy a relaxing and leisure day for own individual activities or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour around the cities of Kathmandu valley.

                                Your last and final day in Nepal, as per your international flight departure time transfer to Kathmandu International airport for home-ward bound or to next port of call, after a great amazing adventure of a lifetime experience on Slow and Easy Everest trekking with Trekking Planner.

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                                Inclusions
                                What's Included
                                •  All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
                                •  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).
                                •  A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
                                •  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.
                                •  Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
                                •  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.
                                What's Excluded
                                • 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).
                                • Diner and lunch in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
                                • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                                • 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.
                                • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
                                Essential Info

                                Suggested Equipment List

                                • 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.
                                • Raincoat.
                                • 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.
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                                  " We have been trekking once with Dipak, when he was our guide on two tailor-made treks in the Nepal regions of Annapurna and Everest. We had booked these treks through an agency, and we were so impressed with Dipak's work that we stayed in contact with him. Two years later we went on a third trek..."

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