Everest Luxury Trek

Everest Luxury Trek introduces you to the twin abode of the world’s tallest mountain — Mt Everest — and of Sherpas, who are known popularly as ‘the people of the east’. View Everest up close and know about Sherpa culture and lifestyle intimately as you pass through their settlements in Namche, Tengboche, Khumjung, Pheriche and other villages. Take photos of Mt Everest from Tengboche and other villages, as you mingle with the friendly Sherpas. As you trek through the trail, you will find countless other attractions waiting for you. In fact the trek is designed to move you deep into the heart of the most varied and the most rugged section of the entire Himalayan range keeping the pace of trek at the most comfortable level and ensuring that you get the most comfortable lodges.


Everest Luxury Trek begins from Lukla, but for that you will first board a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight fans your thirst for what awaits you in abundance in the days to come-- an unusual concentration of sky-piercing peaks including Mt Everest Summit, Himalayan glaciers, glacial lakes, and glacial valleys. The superb views of sunrises and sunsets, the entire mountain wall glowing in color in the morning and evening, the crystal clear mist blowing at great speed across the mountain tops — all these and many more make this place scenically one of the most beautiful of the earth. The height of Mt Everest, after all, is the impression it leaves on your mind as you observe it from different vantage points. You will discover that you do not necessarily reach Everest Base Camp to enjoy the beauty of Everest region.

Everest Luxury Trek thus gives you the perfect experience of high mountain ecology and ecosystem together with superb sceneries of the earth. In the spring season, the mountain sides greet you with multicolored rhododendrons in full bloom; at other times birds and animals like Himalayan pheasant -- Nepal's national bird --blood pheasant, Himalayan snow-cock, Himalayan Tahr, and musk deer inhabiting the alpine forests will look after your movements.


Day 1: Arrival/ Documentation/ Trek Preparation

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m), and trek to Monjo (2835m)

Day 4: Trek from Monjo to Namche (3450m)

Day 5: Acclimatization Day at Namche

Day 6: Trek from Namche to Thame (3700m)

Day 7: Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3800m)

Day 8: Trek from Khumjung to Phortse (3780m)

Day 9: Trek from Phortse to Pangboche (3975m)

Day 10: Explore around Pangboche (3975m)

Day 11: Trek to Namche

Day 12: Trek to Phakding (2680m)

Day 13 and 14: Trek to Lukla, and Return to Kathmandu on a domestic flight

Day 15 – International Departure


Day 1: Arrival/ Documentation/ Trek Preparation
An Outdoor Himalayan Treks representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, and transfer you to your hotel in Thamel or elsewhere in Kathmandu. Relax at the hotel, refresh yourself and shake off the tiredness of your long flight. If time remains, you can go on the sightseeing of either Swayambhunath or Kathmandu Durbar Square, both of which are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. At the same time, we will prepare trekking permits and other necessary documents for the trek.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m), and trek to Monjo (2835m)
Early in the morning, you will board the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is a very scenic mountain flight, introducing you to the ruggedly majestic terrains, serpentine rivers, waterfalls, plateaus, and snow-clad peaks of the Himalayan region. In about half an hour, you will land at Lukla, have breakfast, and start your trek. You will pass through farmlands and several small villages of Sherpas as well as other castes and ethnicities as you walk along the Dudh Koshi river, walk over several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi and other small hamlets. After having lunch at Phakding, you will move further to hit the village named Benkar on the way. As you reach Monjo for the night-stay, you will have done several ups and downs. Various peaks of Khumbu or Everest region help you beat your tiredness on the day’s journey.

Day 3: Trek from Monjo to Namche (3450m)
We will walk along the sandy banks Dudh Koshi river today as well, cross and re-cross it on suspension bridges. Finally we will reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi, where locals hang Buddhist prayer flags and pray as they cross the bridge. Then we need to make a steep climb for about ninety minutes to reach Namche Bazar, a small but quite modern and prosperous town sitting on the slopes of mountain. Even as you make the final climb to Namche, you will be blessed with the sights of mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. From Namche itself, the spectacular views of Kongde, Kangtewa, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru and Khumbila peaks entice your eyes.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Namche
There is plenty in and around Namche to make this acclimatization day rewarding. You can visit the Namche monastery, the Sherpa Cultural Museum, or the Headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park. There are also some viewpoints within some hours’ walking distance from here if you want to treat yourself to the mountain panorama of the peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.

Day 5: Trek from Namche to Thame (3700m)
The trek of the day starts from Namche, crosses the Bhote Koshi river, climbs to Thamo and finally leads to Thame. In total this is a walk of about 5 hours. Thame is an authentic Sherpa village, where you get to know Sherpa culture and lifestyle firsthand. In spring time the rhododendron forest on the way gets into full bloom and the entire trek of the day offers magnificent mountain sceneries. There are plenty of mani walls, chortens, and some monasteries on the way to Thame.

Day 6: Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3800m)
Start the day with a climb to the hilltop over Thame where a monastery is located. All along the trail you will experience an odd, yet a perfect blend of majestic Himalayan scenery and Buddhist culture. You can walk back to Namche and move towards Khumjung. However, you can choose a path that passes over the town and heads east. The advantage in choosing this path is that you can sip a cup of tea in Everest View Hotel, located at the highest altitude in the world. The hotel offers majestic views of Ama Dablam Mountain. Then a short final descent brings you to your stopover of the day—Khumjung, a beautiful Sherpa village. Majestic scenes of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other mountains make the day hike exhilarating.

Day 7: Trek from Khumjung to Phortse (3780m)
The major highlight of the day include a visit to Khumjung monastery, one of the oldest in the region. A yeti scalp is believed to be here in this monastery. The trail mostly passes through the lower slopes of Khumbila mountain, the abode of Sherpa patron god. Another important point along the way is Mong La Pass (4000m). Extraordinarily beautiful scenes greet you all through the journey. Finally you will reach Phortse, a remote settlement in Khumbu region hidden behind mountains. Experience the bliss of being in one of the most serene places of the earth with the skyline consisting of towering peaks clad in white and shining in myriad colors in the sunshine. Musk deer, Impeyan pheasant and Blood pheasant can also be seen on the way.

Day 8: Trek from Phortse to Pangboche (3975m)
Another day of walk amidst the heavenly scenes along the deep gorge cut by a river. Fantastic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam as well as Kangtewa and Thamserku make the day one of the most memorable moments of your life. The trail goes over a small pass and leads to the upper part of Pangboche where another of the oldest monasteries in the region awaits you. You will continue to Lower Pangboche, and retire yourself for the night after enjoying an exquisite sunset over Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Day 9: Explore around Pangboche (3975m)
This is an extra day for enjoying the breathtaking sceneries of the region. You can also choose to visit Ama Dablam Base Camp, which will consume nearly two hours for reaching and the same for returning.

Day 10: Trek to Namche
We now start to move back along the valley, cross the Imja Khola, and climb to Tenboche Gompa, where the famous Sherpa festival Mani Rimdu is held. After several ups and downs, we will finally reach Namche, where we will stop for the night.

Day 11: Trek to Phakding (2680m)
Today you will be retracing your path back to Phakding.

Day 12 and 13: Trek to Lukla, and Return to Kathmandu on a domestic flight

Day 14: International Departure
We leave you at the airport for your return, inviting you to visit Nepal again.


Day 1: Arrival/ Documentation/ Trek Preparation
An Outdoor Himalayan Treks representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, and transfer you to your hotel in Thamel or elsewhere in Kathmandu. Relax at the hotel, refresh yourself and shake off the tiredness of your long flight. If time remains, you can go on the sightseeing of either Swayambhunath or Kathmandu Durbar Square, both of which are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. At the same time, we will prepare trekking permits and other necessary documents for the trek.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m), and trek to Monjo (2835m)
Early in the morning, you will board the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is a very scenic mountain flight, introducing you to the ruggedly majestic terrains, serpentine rivers, waterfalls, plateaus, and snow-clad peaks of the Himalayan region. In about half an hour, you will land at Lukla, have breakfast, and start your trek. You will pass through farmlands and several small villages of Sherpas as well as other castes and ethnicities as you walk along the Dudh Koshi river, walk over several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi and other small hamlets. After having lunch at Phakding, you will move further to hit the village named Benkar on the way. As you reach Monjo for the night-stay, you will have done several ups and downs. Various peaks of Khumbu or Everest region help you beat your tiredness on the day’s journey.

Day 3: Trek from Monjo to Namche (3450m)
We will walk along the sandy banks Dudh Koshi river today as well, cross and re-cross it on suspension bridges. Finally we will reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi, where locals hang Buddhist prayer flags and pray as they cross the bridge. Then we need to make a steep climb for about ninety minutes to reach Namche Bazar, a small but quite modern and prosperous town sitting on the slopes of mountain. Even as you make the final climb to Namche, you will be blessed with the sights of mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. From Namche itself, the spectacular views of Kongde, Kangtewa, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru and Khumbila peaks entice your eyes.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Namche
There is plenty in and around Namche to make this acclimatization day rewarding. You can visit the Namche monastery, the Sherpa Cultural Museum, or the Headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park. There are also some viewpoints within some hours’ walking distance from here if you want to treat yourself to the mountain panorama of the peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.

Day 5: Trek from Namche to Thame (3700m)
The trek of the day starts from Namche, crosses the Bhote Koshi river, climbs to Thamo and finally leads to Thame. In total this is a walk of about 5 hours. Thame is an authentic Sherpa village, where you get to know Sherpa culture and lifestyle firsthand. In spring time the rhododendron forest on the way gets into full bloom and the entire trek of the day offers magnificent mountain sceneries. There are plenty of mani walls, chortens, and some monasteries on the way to Thame.

Day 6: Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3800m)
Start the day with a climb to the hilltop over Thame where a monastery is located. All along the trail you will experience an odd, yet a perfect blend of majestic Himalayan scenery and Buddhist culture. You can walk back to Namche and move towards Khumjung. However, you can choose a path that passes over the town and heads east. The advantage in choosing this path is that you can sip a cup of tea in Everest View Hotel, located at the highest altitude in the world. The hotel offers majestic views of Ama Dablam Mountain. Then a short final descent brings you to your stopover of the day—Khumjung, a beautiful Sherpa village. Majestic scenes of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other mountains make the day hike exhilarating.

Day 7: Trek from Khumjung to Phortse (3780m)
The major highlight of the day include a visit to Khumjung monastery, one of the oldest in the region. A yeti scalp is believed to be here in this monastery. The trail mostly passes through the lower slopes of Khumbila mountain, the abode of Sherpa patron god. Another important point along the way is Mong La Pass (4000m). Extraordinarily beautiful scenes greet you all through the journey. Finally you will reach Phortse, a remote settlement in Khumbu region hidden behind mountains. Experience the bliss of being in one of the most serene places of the earth with the skyline consisting of towering peaks clad in white and shining in myriad colors in the sunshine. Musk deer, Impeyan pheasant and Blood pheasant can also be seen on the way.

Day 8: Trek from Phortse to Pangboche (3975m)
Another day of walk amidst the heavenly scenes along the deep gorge cut by a river. Fantastic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam as well as Kangtewa and Thamserku make the day one of the most memorable moments of your life. The trail goes over a small pass and leads to the upper part of Pangboche where another of the oldest monasteries in the region awaits you. You will continue to Lower Pangboche, and retire yourself for the night after enjoying an exquisite sunset over Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Day 9: Explore around Pangboche (3975m)
This is an extra day for enjoying the breathtaking sceneries of the region. You can also choose to visit Ama Dablam Base Camp, which will consume nearly two hours for reaching and the same for returning.

Day 10: Trek to Namche
We now start to move back along the valley, cross the Imja Khola, and climb to Tenboche Gompa, where the famous Sherpa festival Mani Rimdu is held. After several ups and downs, we will finally reach Namche, where we will stop for the night.

Day 11: Trek to Phakding (2680m)
Today you will be retracing your path back to Phakding.

Day 12 and 13: Trek to Lukla, and Return to Kathmandu on a domestic flight

Day 14: International Departure
We leave you at the airport for your return, inviting you to visit Nepal again.




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