- Itinerary in Short
- Itinerary in Detail
Trip FactTrip name: EVEREST PANORAMA
Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
Trip activity: Comfort lodge trek
Max. Altitude: 3800m
Best time to Travel : March, April, May, Oct, Nov
Level 14/20 7 days trekking with a maximum altitude of 3800m. Stages average 5hours. Khumbu climate is cold and dry.
Within 7 days easy trek, the highest summits in the world such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse towering the mysterious khumbu area, where smiling sherpa abide. What is more: all the nights spent in the highest quality lodges of Khumbu.
|Day1||Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel||Gokarna Resort on FB|
|Day2||Ktm sightseeing; hotel||Gokarna Resort on FB|
|Day3||Fly to Lukla, trek 1 to Phakding||YMH Phakding on FB|
|Day4||To Namche||YMH Namche on FB|
|Day5||To Namche Excursion||YMH Namche on FB|
|Day6||To Thame||YMH Thame on FB|
|Day7||To Namche||YMH Namche on FB|
|Day8||To Phakding||YMH Phakding on FB|
|Day9||To Lukla||YMH Lukla on FB|
|Day10||Fly to Kathmandu, hotel||Gokarna Resort on FB|
|Day11||Kathmandu free day, hotel||Gokarna Resort on FB|
|Day12||Depart Kathmandu, transfer to airport|
From Kathmandu by a 45 minute Twin Otter flight with the mighty Himalaya in the backdrop we reach the busy Lukla airport. From that point we walk easily to Phakding and enjoy the warm paneling and the muffled atmosphere of our first Yeti Mountain Home. The second day leads to Namche Bazar, the capital of Sherpa land in its amphitheater like bowl location. High over the village, the second YMH resort is very close to the first Everest view point. The third resort is located at Thame, in a valley very much less frequented by trekkers and famous for its monastery as well as for its Everest’s summitters.
From Thame we trek back to Namche and eventually we will stay at Lukla.
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Gokarna Resort by private vehicle.
Upon your arrival after customs and immigration formalities our officer will welcome you at the airport exit with a garland of flowers and by a short drive will take you to your hotel. Upon arrival in hotel you will be offered a welcome drink and our officer will help you in checking in and brief you about your program. Gokarna Forest Resort is located inside the serene temperate Gokarna Forest, the former private Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal. A winding road climbs leads through the forest up to the main complex, comprising a mix of subtly majestic Malla period architecture, Rana period lodges, and sanctuaries harmoniously blending with nature. Further on exotic Forest View cottage rooms are set beside a century old restored Hunter’s lodge. A quiet peaceful haven set between ancient towering trees with glimpses of the second fairway in the valley below make the perfect getaway for a few days of golf, relaxation and rejuvenation at the Spa, enchanting
forest walks, and time close to nature.
Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
Today is dedicated to the visit of the extremely rich valley with the medieval city of Bhaktapur -12km east of Kathmandu, the holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath alongside the Bagmati river, sacred place for cremations. Then after a last drive you will be taken to Boudhanath for a taste of Buddhism, circumambulating the huge stupa of Bodhnath along with the fervent devotees.
Day 03 Flight Kathmandu – Lukla (2800m).
Trek to Phakding (2600m). 3h
After a 40mn morning Twin Otter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gate of Khumbu. We meet our local staff at the airport and walk till the end of the village. The trail goes down steeply to cross a river with Kusum Kangaru at the back. The path climbs a bit, then contours around a ridge to Ghat on the bank of the Dudh Kosi. Then it makes some ups and downs before reaching Phakding. Overnight in Yeti Mountain Home in Phakding.
Day 04 Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m). 6h
The trail continues north of the Dudh Kosi valley, climbing through fields to Benkar with its huge mani stone in the centre of the trail. Then the trail climbs up through magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. Soon after Taktok, Thamserku Peak is on sight and the trail enters the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale. After crossing on a suspension bridge high over the Dudh kosi and Bhote Kosi confluence the trail makes a long climb till a ridge where there are first views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. The trail climbs steadily through forest to Namche, a town lying in a natural amphitheater protected from the weather and blessed with a major natural spring. Overnight in Yeti Mountain Home Namche.
Day 05 Around Namche for acclimatization. 5 to 6h.
Because of the gain of elevation we need to stop one day there to walk around in order to well acclimatize. After breakfast we can climb up to Shyangboche and make a visit of Everest View Hotel which offers superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanggaru and Kongde Ri. After that superb panorama we continue to Khumjung, a typical Sherpa village at the bottom of the towering Khumbila and back to Namche for a visit of the town.
Day 06 Namche Bazaar – Thame (3800m) 4h
Leaving Namche, the trail goes through pine and rhododendron forests and crosses small villages such as Gangla, Phurte and Samshing, quite over the Bhote kosi valley and offers nice views of Kongde Ri. Reaching Thamo, there is a police check post and after the trail climbs steeply for a short while before becoming more gradual till Samde. The path is much less frequented now and we descend to a bridge before our last ascent to reach Thame, a typical Sherpa village, known for its famous climbers such as Ang Rita and Appa Sherpa.
There is a nice monastery to visit there. Overnight in Yeti Mountain Home in Thame.
Day 07 Thame - Namche Bazar (3440m) 4h
We retrace our steps back to reach Namche.
Day 08 Namche – Phakding (2600m) 3h
We retrace our steps back to Phakding. Overnight in Yeti Mountain Home Phakding.
Day 09 Phakding – Lukla (2800m)3h
On the same way we walked at the beginning we descend slowly to Ghat, cross the river enjoying views of Kusum Kangguru then we remember the descent of our first day trekking, but now it becomes an ascent till Lukla, end of this beautiful walk through khumbu area and we enjoy a last comfortable stay at YMH Lukla.
Day 10 Flight Lukla – Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Early flight back to Kathmandu by Twin Otter and transfer to our hotel.
Day 11 Free day at Kathmandu.
Being your last full day in Kathmandu, this day is dedicated for relaxing and fully shopping.
Day 12 Transfer to airport for return flight.
Upon your international flight time, we’ll transfer you to the international airport about 3 hrs before your flight departure.