Mountain Excursion

Everest View & Lukla Trek

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Prices From: $2,488 per person

Everest. Named after Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor General of India at the time when the mountain was first identified as ‘Point XV’ on the border with Nepal and Tibet. To the Sherpas and Tibetans however she is ‘Chomolungma’ - Mother Goddess of the Earth. And the Nepalese have their own name, ‘Sagarmartha’. But there is no dispute about the mountain - the highest in the world. Every year climbers from nations all around the world rendezvous at the Nepalese Base Camp, just beneath the infamous Ice Fall to plot a route up the mountain and to dare to dream.

Please note that the itinerary is occasionally subject to change to suit local conditions.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival In Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! This morning you will be met when you arrive in Kathmandu, and after clearing customs (a fairly easy process here), you'll be transferred for the relatively short drive to your hotel (though sometimes Kathmandu's traffic has other ideas!).

Kathmandu Guest House was a Rana mansion converted into a hotel by Karna Sakya in 1967. Starting with just 13 rooms, it has been slowly nurtured into a sprawling 121-room hotel in the heart of Thamel. Today, KGH has been called home to a range of famous climbers, writers, researchers and celebrities from around the world. Many books, articles and reports have been written in the famous garden of KGH.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Day 2 - Kathmandu Free Day

Enjoy this free day of exploring and relaxing in Kathmandu.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse (Breakfast included)

Day 3 - Kathmandu - Lukla (2880m) - Phakding

This morning marks the beginning of your adventure in the iconic mountains of Nepal. You will be met at your hotel early, at a pre-determined time, and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lukla. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to un-flyable conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or windy Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Kathmandu and in Lukla will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances which can occur will be greatly appreciated.

Your flight will rush you to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. Originally conceived by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust as an emergency evacuation runway for casualties brought to the Trust’s hospital at nearby Kunde, Lukla is now one of the busiest runways in Nepal. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalayas; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. On arrival, we meet our Sherpas and after a cup of tea we pick up the trail out of Lukla. Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding where you will spend the night at a local teahouse.

Overnight Accommodations: Local Tea House Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Phakding - Syangboche

Hike to the Everest View Hotel for some of the best mountain views during our trek! All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magniolia trees and giant firs. As we ascend you will be rewarded (weather permitting) with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru, Thamserku, Everest, and Nuptse.

Hotel Everest View (HEV) situated at 3,880m. height in the Sagarmatha National Park is the highest located hotel in the world and commands a spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m.). Each room in HEV affords a panoramic view of Everest and many other high and awe-inspiring peaks including Amadablam (6,856 m.), described by many as the most beautiful peak they have ever seen.

The hotel's rooms are spacious, modern and comfortable. Every guest room has a panoramic view of Mt. Everest through glass doors opening onto a sunny veranda. The waiters, cook and other staff at the hotel are Sherpas from nearby villages. These people of Tibetan origin achieved fame as mountain guide during expeditions to many Himalayan peaks. If you wish to explore the surrounding, ask at the hotel desk for a Sherpa to guide you among the maze of houses and field to temples, interesting monuments and few days treks.

Overnight: Hotel Everest View (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 5 - Syangboche: Visit Khumjung And Khunde

Enjoy the day at your leisure. Take an easy hike to Khumjung and Khunde. The village of Khumjung is not directly on the main trail to the most popular trekking destinations, but to the devout Tibetan Buddhists in the region it is considered a focal point for their faith and it has been a great beneficiary of the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation. This village is one of the most beautiful in Khumbu. The Himalayan Trust has a school here. In nearby Khunde, in the same valley as Khumjung, is the region's only Western-style clinic.

Overnight: Hotel Everest View (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 6 - Syangboche - Lukla

This morning depart Syangboche and begin your trek to Lukla. Pass many beautiful vistas and Sherpa settlements as you steadily make you way down. Continue your descent to Lukla. Once a tiny farming community, Lukla is now a large trekkers town, with numerous accommodation options (most fairly simple), many shops; selling everything from batteries and soap to yak hair gloves and knock-off North Face jackets. There are even a couple of internet cafes.

Overnight Accommodations: Local Tea House Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Lukla - Kathmandu

Today you will be transferred to the Lukla Airport for your flight back down to Kathmandu. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse (Breakfast included)

Days 9 - 10 - Kathmandu Free Days

Enjoy your final days in Nepal at your leisure.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse (Breakfast included)

Day 10 - Departure From Kathmandu

You will have the day at leisure until it's time for your transfer to the airport. You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

Accommodation Information

Kathmandu Guesthouse

Kathmandu Guest House was a Rana mansion converted into a hotel by Karna Sakya in 1967. Starting with just 13 rooms, it has been slowly nurtured into a sprawling 121-room hotel in the heart of Thamel. Today, KGH has been called home to a range of famous climbers, writers, researchers and celebrities from around the world. Many books, articles and reports have been written in the famous garden of KGH.

Kathmandu Guest House is a three star category hotel. It offers 120 rooms that range slightly in price depending upon room facilities.

Hotel Everest View

Hotel Everest View (HEV) situated at 3,880m. height in the Sagarmatha National Park is the highest located hotel in the world and commands a spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m.). Each room in HEV affords a panoramic view of Everest and many other high and awe-inspiring peaks including Amadablam (6,856 m.), described by many as the most beautiful peak they have ever seen.

The hotel's rooms are spacious, modern and comfortable. Every guest room has a panoramic view of Mt. Everest through glass doors opening onto a sunny veranda. The waiters, cook and other staff at the hotel are Sherpas from nearby villages. These people of Tibetan origin achieved fame as mountain guide during expeditions to many Himalayan peaks. If you wish to explore the surrounding, ask at the hotel desk for a Sherpa to guide you among the maze of houses and field to temples, interesting monuments and few days treks.

Location

Region: Asia - North and East

Address:
Kathmandu
Nepal

Amenities/Activities

Breakfast Breakfast

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Wildlife Wildlife

General Information

Price Includes

  • Domestic Flights (subject to change):
  • * Kathmandu Lukla
  • * Lukla Kathmandu
  • Airport transfers for all international/domestic flights
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as shown before and after trek with breakfast
  • Trek as indicated, including:
  • * Accommodation at each stop at local Tea Houses
  • * Full board basis during trek
  • * Professional English-speaking guide
  • * Local well-paid porters (1 porter normally included)
  • * National park fees and trek permits (national park fee, TIMS permit, conservation fee)
  • * Trek staff insurance
  • * Emergency backup support in case of emergency
  • Full support before, during, & after your trip

Price Excludes

  • International airfare, available on request
  • Taxes and fees
  • Travel insurance, available on request
  • Entrance visas to Nepal
  • Departure airport tax if/when applicable
  • Charges for unexpected expenses (e.g., helicopter rescue)
  • Expenses of personal nature such as phone calls, bar
  • Price rises to domestic flights & park fees/permits beyond our control (e.g. increase in conservation fees)
  • Beverages on the trek, bar bills, tips, laundry, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers, porters
  • Services and meals not mentioned