Everest View Trek

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Trip Introduction

It is especially designed one of the shortest treks in the Everest region. This trek is highly recommended for those who have limited time to do longer treks in the high mountains but do not wait to miss the great views of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world and Mt. Nuptse (7879m),  Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m) and Mt. Thamserku (6608m). We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and ascend the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche and Khumjung village giving good insight into the Sherpa culture, visit to a sacred Tyangboche monastery (3860m) and magnificent views of soaring snowy mountains. You will be accompanied by our trekking guide and your belongings will be carried by our porters. You just need to carry your own light day pack during the trip.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m) transfer with assistance to hotel.
Day 02: Full day visit in Kathmandu city and evening free, preparation for trekking.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2840m) - Phakding (2610m), 30minutes flight & 03:30hrs Trek.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m) 05:30hrs.
Day 05: Namche - Khumjung (3780m) 03:00hrs.
Day 06: Khumjung - Tengboche (3860m) 04:00hrs.
Day 07: Tengboche - Monjo (2590m) 06:00hrs.
Day 08: Monjo - Lukla (2810m) 05:00hrs.
Day 09: Lukla - Kathmandu (1310m) fly 30 minutes.
Day 10: Departure transfer to onward destination.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Meet us outside the airport, transfer to Hotel. Meet with trekking guide and discuss about necessary things.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, keep full day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Katmandu - Lukla - Phakding 
This morning we will be transferred from your hotel to Kathmandu airport for our domestic flight to Lukla. The flight itself is awe-inspiring as we fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. Flying time to Lukla is approximately 40 minutes. There will be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. Lukla lies at an altitude of 2850m. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Phakding - Namche 
From Phakding we head up valley on a busy trail: porters from the lower Solu district in the south ferrying supplies to Namche, Sherpas with their Zopkio (half yak, half cow) taking trekking or climbing expedition equipment to the higher valleys. Continue along beside the Dudh Kosi amongst beautiful alpine scenery, through the fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of Kusum Kangru (6369m) and Thanserku (6608m) along the way. We again cross the Dudh Kosi, to the western bank at Jorsale prior to trekking through the entrance to the Sagamartha National Park. Continuing upstream along the banks to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we have a fantastic photographic opportunity as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Arna Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the distinctive horse-shoe shaped bowl containing the village of Namche Bazar. Stay in the heart of the village.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Namche - Khumjung
Breakfast served in your Tea House Lodge. From Namche, we trek out of the village bowl and follow a small trail high above the Dudh Kosi River, where the views are incredible; behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and Kwangde Himal (6194m); across the valley to the south, the towering ice-fluted walls of Thamserku (6623m), and to the east at the head of the valley, the Lhotse and Nuptse wall, towering a full three and a half thousand meters above the valley at Dingboche. Everest looms above the ridge, a black, triangular rock; Sagarmatha, "Goddess Mother of Earth", is a truly magnificent sight. On a small ridge across the valley, the monastery of Thyangboche can be seen, a small speck against the gigantic mountain background. We descend to Khumjung, and after staying in the more westernized town of Namche Bazar, these villages make a welcome change. Here tourism has hardly changed the life of the Sherpas. It is possible to take the opportunity to sample the Sherpa specialty, Riki Kur - a type of potato fritter enriched with yak butter. The afternoon has been left free to assist with further acclimatization.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Khunjung - Thengboche 
In the morning we descend to the village of Shanasa and then contour to Trashinga where the trail drops steeply to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phukitenga (3250m). A break is taken here by a series of water-driven prayer wheels. In the late morning we initially climb steeply before the trail levels out to ascend gradually towards Thyangboche. It is a steady ascent of approximately 2 hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest. Thyangboche is set in a beautiful meadow, high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful, tranquil position, surely one of the wonders of the world and the Thyangboche Monastery is spectacularly situated. The monastery dominated by the gompa with its prayer flags and mani stones was founded in 1916 as a meditation centre.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Tengboche - Monjo
Follow a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga, you continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashinga. After lunch at Shanasa you make you way back to Namche Bazar. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosil, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo for overnight

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Monjo - Lukla
This morning you will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Lukla - Kathmandu
This morning you will be transferred to Lukla Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be meet our representative at the airport and conveyed to the Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Final Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Everest View Trek

Kathryn

Canada

2009-12-12

October is a great time to visit Nepal. Even though most people are rushing off to the Everest Base Camp, there are still a large number of tourists in and around Kathmandu. The infrastructure in Kathmandu does not support the current population of over 5 million, but it is still an an exciting city. There is much to see, even looking out the car window. And being stopped in traffic is a great time to get candid photos of the ordinary people on the streets. Having a driver was a necessity and my driver was excellent. I could totally relax and watch the city as we drove through different areas. Things went wrong, but alternate arrangements were quickly made so I was able to see what I wanted to see. The most important asset is flexibility. 
 
When something was not possible to do as planned, there were other things to do and Friendship Nepal Tours was able to make alternate arrangements quickly. Visiting the Chitwan Park is an essential part of the Nepal experience. Although it is possible to fly in to the area, driving provides an excellent view of how the people live outside Kathmandu.

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  • Mt. Everest Flight
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftn016
  • Trip duration: 10 Days
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group size: 1-12
  • Max-Altitude: 3860m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Transportation: Private/Public Transport
  • Best Time: Sep – Jun
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