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.
Communications with Dipak before and during my Nepal visit was prompt and informative, no enquiries dismissed even the small ones. He follows through once in the country, as well as being available. My trip was a 'slow and easy Everest' which reaches 3,800m for those not wanting to complete the full Everest run. I was a solo, senior female traveler and my guide Lhapka and porter Pemba were two pleasant and personable young men. I found the estimated walking time per day to be a fair estimate, having reached daily destinations well within the indicated walking time frame, even though I would have appeared to be slow, in particular on inclines at 3,800. Accommodation for the area is pretty standard, but one in particular I think could have been improved on (namely Khumjung). Namche had the best (access to hot, contained shower). One destination was not reached, Tengboche due to a couple of factors. One, not securing accommodation in advance, even with a major Monastery celebration. The second, being my decision not to attempt the long ascent from Phunki Thanga to Tengboche to then turn around the next day and retrace part of the trail finishing with another ascent to Namche. This resulted in being one day ahead of the itinerary, giving an extra day in Lukla which was way too long. Having said all this I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Trekking Planner and Dipak for his dedication and professional approach in providing a trustworthy service.
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