Travel to Nepal and experience spectacular Everest.

Travel to Nepal and head to the Himalayan hills to get the full picture of Everest. Fly to Lukla then enjoy a four-day trek, staying in teahouses in the village of Phakding, the market town of Namche Bazaar and the small settlement of Monjo. Along the way, cross fast flowing rivers, climb to the highest hotel in the world and take in close up views of the mountain and the surrounding Himalayas.

Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Countries
Nepal
Themes
Short Breaks
Code
HNAD
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
81kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Fly into Lukla, the views of the Himalays are excellent and if you're lucky you might just spot Everest.
  • Enjoy a short trek on the route to base camp.
  • Day three offers wonderfully unobstructed views of Everest

Itinerary

Namaste! Welcome to Nepal.
Please meet at our Kathmandu office listed in the trip notes the day prior to departure at 5.00PM for a pre departure meeting. At the meeting, the leader will reconfirm the flight times from Kathmandu to Lukla which are usually at 6.15am and this will require you to meet the leader 4.45am at the Kathmandu GH on day 2

If you arrive after 17:00 on the day prior to departure, please contact us for a briefing on:
+977 98412 31506 or
+977 98510 68827

Fly (approx. 45 min) to Lukla (2840m), the gateway of Everest region. If the weather is good, the views of the Himalayas from the small plane are spectacular!

After a short safety briefing, we gear up and commence our trek. Today is a fairly gentle introduction, following the milk-white Dudh Kosi River approximately three-hours to the small village of Phakding (2610m).

ALTITUDE SICKNESS:
Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary!

Before your trip: Some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition/s with your doctor. We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatising to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor.

During your trip: While our leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly. Please read the following document carefully and, during your trip, utilise the table on the back daily to record your own perspective of your general health and any symptoms you may experience:

http://d3oxn90f3yphmd.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/file_attach/52735_product_altitude-sickness.pdf
We trek to Namche - the trek up to the half-way point Jorsale is relatively undemanding, crossing Dudh Koshi river several times. The later half involves walking right down to the river banks for a while before the challenging uphill climb all the way to the administrative headquarters and biggest settlement of the Everest region (approx. 6hrs, 9 kms). Weather permitting, the first view of Everest is possible an hour or so from the approach point to Namche.

We sleep overnight in Namche (3440m)
Fortify yourself with a good breakfast for the steep 1.5hr climb for an unobstructed close-up view of Everest (weather dependent!) and the surrounding peaks.

Return via the now-derelict Syangboche airstrip past Namche Bazaar mostly downhill to the tiny settlement of Monjo (approx. 4 hrs) (2840m).
Retrace the route from your earlier part of your trek to Lukla (approx. 4 hrs) (2840m)
This morning we take a short early morning fight back to Kathmandu (approx 45 minutes) where our trip concludes. You will be transferred back to central Kathmandu and dropped off at your hotel, but no accommodation is included tonight.

Note - If there is bad weather or low cloud conditions our flight back to Kathmandu may be delayed or sometimes even cancelled. So we suggest you keep at least a day between your return to Kathmandu and international flight.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Minibus, Plane
Accommodation
Teahouse (4 nights)

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Important notes

1. Please meet at our Kathmandu office listed in the trip notes the day prior to departure at 5.00PM for a pre departure meeting. If arriving on departure day, please ensure you are there no later than 8am.
2. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities.
3. June to August is monsoon season. Please see Important Notes for more information.

Trip notes

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