EUR 3,155.00

Nepal - Everest Comfort Trek

The most comfortable trek that the Everest area can offer where you stay in the best lodges. Everest Summit Lodges sets a new standard for trekking in Himalayas, both in terms of food and accommodation. Along with your Sherpa guide, you trek along the old caravan routes through the  famous Khumbu Valley, visiting the  Sherpa people villages and monasteries. The route offers stunning views of Mount Everest and one of the World's most beautiful mountain, Ama Dablam.

  • Expert sherpa guide throughout the entire trip.
  • Small groups.
  • Stay at Himalayan Heights Resort overlooking the Kathmandu valley.
  • Discover Kathmandu's temples and vibrant life.
  • Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with a views of the Himalayas.
  • Trekking the Everest area through the sherpas villages.
  • Stay in comfortable rooms with private shower and toilet.
  • Spectacular views of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam.
  • Visit the Sherpa "capital" of Namche Bazar.
  • Luggage transport on the trek.
  • Stay at Kathmandu’s iconic 5-star Yak & Yeti Hotel.

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Day 1 Arrival Kathmandu

On arrival in Kathmandu we will meet at the airport and drive to Himalayan Heights Resort. The drive takes about an hour and goes through the Kathmandu valley's more rural areas. The resort is located at a peaceful spot high above the Kathmandu Valley. There is a spectacular view to more than 200 km of the Himalayan Mountains. (L, D)

Day 2 Excursion to Champa Hill

After a nice breakfast you hike up on the ridge of Champa Hill, 2,278m (7,471 ft.). The hike is a nice preparation for your coming trek. From Champa Hill, you have a unique view of Himalaya range, from Manaslu in the West to Everest in the East. You will be back in time for lunch and can choose to spend the afternoon visiting the villages Pharding and Dhaksinkali, or you can go into Kathmandu. (B, L, D).

Day 3 Fly to Lukla

You leave Himalayan Heights Resort early in the morning and drive to the airport and fly to the small mountain village of Lukla. The city lies at 2,743m (9,000 ft.) Lukla is located on the edge of the valley and is best known for its small airport. Upon arrival you check in at Summit Lodge. After a nice lunch you take a walk up to Bom Danda. The village is located in approximately 3,000m (9,840 ft.) overlooking Lukla and the small airstrip. The trek is a perfect way to acclimate to the altitude. You return to Lukla to enjoy dinner in the lodge. (B, L, D).

Day 4 Trek to Monjo

After breakfast you begin the trek to Monjo. The trail winds up and down along the Dudh Kosi River, through countless small villages. You have lunch in Phakding, 2,652m (8,700 ft.). The village is a bustling place with trekkers and porters who carry luggage and goods up to the higher-lying villages. After lunch you cross the river on a suspension bridge and continue up the valley, past the white painted houses and colorful prayer flags. During the afternoon you arrive at the Summit Lodge Monjo, where a cup of tea and homemade cookies is waiting for you. You will have plenty of time to relax before dinner is served. (B, L, D)

 
Day 5 Excursion to Thachok Danda

The programme for today is a trek up to the lookout point of Thachok Danda at 3,000m. (9,840 ft.) There is a truly breath taking views to Kongde Ri, 6,187m.  (20,298 ft.) and Thamserku, 6,608m. (21,680 ft.). You will enjoy you pack lunch at this amazing place before you return to Monjo Summit Lodges mid-afternoon. (B, L, D).

Day 6 Trek to Tashinga

Todays trek from Monjo to Tashinga is the most strenuous day you will have on this trek. Take is easy, go at your own pace and enjoy the scenery. You will have plenty of time to reach your destination for the day. Shortly after you leave Monjo you will enter the Everest National Park. You will have your trekking permit checked here before continuing along the river. After a couple of hours you cross the river by the Hillary suspension bridge, decorated with colourful prayer flags. From there it goes steep upward through the forest for the next couple of hours. When you leave the forest you will walk into the big Sherpa village Namche Bazar, 3,450m. (11,320 ft.). The village is shaped like a horseshoe and has a fantastic view of the valley and Kongde Ri. You will have a well-deserved lunch in Namche Bazar and there is plenty time to explore the village before continuing to Tashinga. The Everest Summit Lodge is located just off the main route, with a great views of Ama Dablam, 6814m. (22,355 ft.)

Day 7 Excursion to Tengboche Monastery

The day begins with a short descent to Phunki Tenga, a collection of houses and a water mill, situated on the cliffs of the Dudh Kosi River. You cross the river via a suspension bridge, before you enter the rhododendron forest. It is steep climb, but after about an hours walk you will  walk into Tengboche, 3,837m. (12,588 ft.). The Tengboche monastery is located on an outcrop in the valley, with an incredible view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and the beautiful Ama Dablam. The monastery burned to the ground back in 1989, but has been rebuilt with the support of the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation. There is plenty of time to explore the monastery and have lunch before you return to Tashinga Summit Lodge. (B, L, D).

Day 8 Trek to Mende

You leave Tashinga  and trek south. After an hour you leave the main trekking route and take a route that leads up to the twin villages of Kunde and Khumjung. The villages is inhabited by the Sherpa people, and you will find Khumbu’s largest school and hospital here. You have plenty of time to visit both places. Further up the valley you will enter the forest and a short steep climb leads you up to the Everest Summit Lodge in Mende. (B, L, D).

 
Day 9 Excursion to Thame

After a short steep descent you will catch the old caravan route that leads to Tibet. It is a nice trail that winds its way up through the valley and the walk is easy. After a few hours you will cross the river on a bridge that is stretched over a narrow rock canyon. Shortly after you will walk into Thame, 3,801m. (12,470 ft.). The village is one of the oldest settlements in the area. Usually you will find a lot of yaks grassing on the slopes around the village. Many of the strongest Nepalese climbers comes from Thame, including Ang Rita Sherpa who has climbed Everest 11 times, and Apa Sherpa who has stood on summit of the world's highest mountain 18 times! After lunch in Thame you return to the lodge in Mende. (B, L, D).

Day 10 Trek to Monjo

You start the day with a visit to the local monastery. Until recently the monastery was used as a meditation school for Western Buddhists who wanted to retire from the hectic Western life for a while. The monk often serves a cup of butter tea, and tells some great stories. After the visit to the monastery you walk down to Namche Bazar. You will have your lunch in Namche Bazar, before you start the descent to Monjo. Overnight at the Everest Summit Lodge in Monjo. (B, L, D).

 
Day 11 Via Gumila to Lukla

Todays route from Monjo to Lukla follows different route, bypassing Phakding. You follow a trail high above the river to Gumila. You will have lunch at Thada Kosi located at the foot of Kusum Kangguru. You will probably not meet other tourists on this trail. After a few hours of trekking you will walk into the Lukla, where you will spend the night at the Summit Lodge Lukla. (B, L, D).

 
Day 12 Flight to Kathmandu

Hopefully the weather is clear so your flight to wont be delayed. It is almost a culture shock to come back to Kathmandu's vibrant life after so many days in the mountains. You will be picked up at the airport and shortly after check in to one of the Kathmandu’s best hotels, The Yak & Yeti. Rest of the day at leisure. (B).

 
Day 13 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast you are picked up at the hotel for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will visit the great Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. The main attraction is outside the temple at the bank of the Bagmati River. Here you will meet the colourful Sadhu’s. Holy men who have devoted their lives to their religion. You will also visit the great Buddhist stupa Boudanath, as well as the 2,500 year ancient Swayambunath temple, perched on a hill high above the town. In the afternoon you visit Kathmandu's old city center, where you will find some of the valleys finest pagodas. (B, L, D).

 
Day 14 Departure Kathmandu

Transfer to airport for departure to your home destination.

Price includes

  • 2 nights stay in Kathmandu on Himalayan Heights Resort.
  • 2 nights stay in Kathmandu at Hotel Yak & Yeti.
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with English speaking guide.
  • All transport as mentioned in the program.
  • Flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • 9 nights at the Everest Summit Lodges.
  • All meals as mentioned in the programme.
  • Expert English speaking Sherpa guide.
  • Baggage transport on the trek.
  • Trekkingpermit, taxes and admission fee to the national park.
  • Insurance of guides and porters.
  • Duffle bag on trek.
Not included
  • Airtickets to/from Kathmandu.
  • Cancellation and travel insurance.
  • Visa for Nepal.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
EUR 3,155.00

Practical info

Price info

Please note: The price is based on 2 persons travelling together and sharing a double room. 

Travel dates: This tour can be arranged on the starting day of your choise during March, April, May, October, November and December. If you do not see your prefered traveldate in the booking system, please send an email with your request to info@mountain-adventures.comand we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Please note this is land-only prices.

Transportation

It is your responsibility to book the flight, so it fits with the arrival in Kathmandu, as day 1 in the itinerary.

You will be picked up in the airport upon arrival, and all necesarry transportation needed for the program is included.

 

Food and beverage

Most meals are included in the tour price. The breakfast is always served in the hotels or lodges you stay in. Some lunches are served at teahouses along the trail on the trek and some days you will get pack lunch. It is good solid food served in the lodges. All dinners during the trek are served at the Everest Summit Lodges. You can buy fresh bottled water at all lodges and the many teahouses you will pass on the trek. You can also buy hot tea, coffee, soft drinks and beer.

 
Sanitary

In the hotels and on Everest Summit Lodges where you stay there are good clean toilet facilities as well as bathrooms with hot shower. As the water is heated by solar or gas, it is not always that you will find the water very hot, but it is possible to get a shower every day. It is also possible to go to the toilet during the day when we walk. It takes place in the local tea houses along the route. Do not expect particularly good toilet facilities.

Luggage

On arrival in Kathmandu you will get a duffle bag for your main luggage during the trek.

Sleeping bag

You do not need a sleeping bag, as there are beds with warm blankets and electric blankets, or old-fashioned hot water bottles, in the most of the lodges.

 
A day on the trail

A typical day on the trail begins approximately with a wakeup call at 06:30. After breakfast you pack your stuff and trek starts around at. 08. - 08:30. Around 12:00 you take a good long lunch break before continuing on the afternoon. You will arrive at the lodge mid-afternoon, where the afternoon tea is waiting for you. Dinner is served around 18:00 .

 
Trip grading

Everest Comfort Trek is graded level 3. Read more about our grading system here.

Cancellation Insurance

Cancellation Insurance is the responsibility of the customer. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in your home country

 
Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by an necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country

 
Passports and Visa

It's the customer’s responsibility to have a valid passport. It is also the customer’s responsibility to seek and obtain any necessary visa for travelling to the booked destination. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected return. Note that there may be special visa requirements for different foreign nationalities. Please note that processing time for visas to some countries may be several weeks. Mountain Adventures have no responsibility for any lack of travel documents. Be aware of any transit visa requirements.

Vaccinations

We advise you to contact a medical specialist or you personal doctor or a licensed vaccination clinic. Please note that you should bring your vaccination certificate when you travel to Nepal.

Trip notes

When booking the trip, you will receive our trip notes including the equipment  list for the Everest Comfort Trek.

Climate

The best season for trekking in the Everest region are spring and autumn. March, April, May, October, November and December are great for trekking. It is usually clear weather and bright sunshine in the morning. During the afternoon the evaporation of snow in the mountains forms some clouds, but it usually clear up at sunset. It is also possible to trek in the winter months of January and February, but it can be very cold I high altitude. The summer season from June to the end of September is characterized by the Indian monsoon with a lot rain.

 
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