There are just a few countries in the world whose geography is as divesrse as Nepal’s. The region of Mount Everest is located in eastern Nepal. Mount Everest (8848m), the highest peak in the world, is known by the local population as Sagarmatha (Mother of the Universe). To meet the great people of this region, the members of the Sherpa community, is an extraordinary experience. They came from the pasturelands to East Tibet more than 470 years ago, but they never lost their connection with their homeland. Walking past glacial rivers, green valleys and through forests of blooming rhododendron you will see the highest peaks in the world and you will understand why the population believes that this is where the gods live.
Sherpa’s smiling faces will be common along this route and their hospitality will remain in your memory for months after your return home. A city of a million souls such as Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is impossible to see in a few days, but it is possible to push the door ajar on this wonderfully intimate, lively, and quite rich place, despite the poverty that surrounds it.
Meeting at the airport. Transfer & accommodation in hotel. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with our guide.
KATHMANDU – LUKLA - PHAGDING
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight Kathmandu – Lukla (2804m). Walking to Phagding (2600m). Accommodation in the hostel. Lunch.
The village is located on Dudh Koshi river where’s also a mini-plant that supplies the village with electricity. Horizon above the village looks even more beautiful because of the silhouettes of Buddhist monasteries. Dinner.
PHAGDING – NAMCHE BAZAAR
Breakfast. Hiking from Phagding (2600m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m). National Park “Sagarmatha”. Due to the great respect local residents called this region the Mother Earth Goddess. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. Visiting village with a guide. Dinner.
Breakfast. Free day in Namche Bazaar – a village located in the heart of Kumbu region at the height of 3446m. In the center of the village, there are numerous unusual shops that sell handicrafts, silver jewelry, silver figures and semi-precious stones.
Hike to “Everest view” hotel (4000m) for acclimatization. There, a gorgeous sight of the highest peaks in the world. Return to Namche Bazar. Lunch. Afternoon rest. Dinner.
NAMCHE BAZAAR - DOLE
Breakfast. After packing, we start our hike to the village of Dole (4110m), which is located around 6h of light walk from Namche Bazaar. During the course of the walk we’ll have several breaks for tea and snacks, while observing one of the most photographed Himalayan peak – Ama Dablam.
DOLE - PHANGHA
Breakfast. Today, another 5-6h of walking to Pangha (4480m) awaits us. Throughout our hike, we’ll see on our right peaks Tangboche and Cholatse, and right in front of us rises in the south of the southern wall of Cho Oyu (8201m). All while approaching Gokyo lakes.
PHANGHA - GOKYO
Breakfast. To Gokyo (4750m) we arrive quite quickly with no more than 2-3h of hiking. After accommodating in the lodge near the lake, we’ll take the trek to the Gokyo’s 6th lake (5150m) from which Mt. Everest can best be seen quite easily. Afterwards, we return to Gokyo, for dinner and a good night rest.
GOKYO - THAGNAG KHARKA
Breakfast. We are approaching Cho La passage so that the next day we’ll have less to hike and the whole passing through it will go easier. We need about 3h of hiking at a moderate pace to Thagnag Kharka (4790m). After arriving at the lodge, we rest for the day. Dinner. Overnight stay.
THAGNAG KHARKA – CHO LA PASS – DZONGLA
Breakfast. We start our climb over Cho La Pass (5420m), and then we descend to our lodge at Dzongla (4843m). This whole hike with included tea and snack breaks will last about 8h. After reaching our lodge, we head out to dinner and rest after a long day.
DZONGLA – GORAK SHEP
Breakfast. A light hike to the village of Lobuche, and after a short break, we continue to Gorak Shep (5160m). Today’s hike takes around 5 hours maintaining an easy, light pace. After arriving, we rest in the lodge. Dinner. Overnight stay.
GORAK SHEP – KALLAPATHAR – PERICHE
Breakfast. We get ready and start our trek to Kalapatar (5545m). The climb lasts about 2-3 hours and 1-2 hours back. Return to Gorak Shep for lunch. In the afternoon, we descent into the village Periche (4243m). The descent lasts for 5-6h with breaks. Dinner. Overnight stay.
PERICHE – TYANGBOCHE
Breakfast. We depart down the Periche valley. We walk by the glacier river passing through village of Pangboche. There we have our lunch break. We continue with our path for the monastery Tyangboche (3800m). Arriving, we accommodate in a lodge in the Rhododendron valley. Dinner. Overnight stay.
TYANGBOCHE - NAMCHE BAZAAR
Breakfast. Hiking from Tyangboche (3800m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m). We arrive quickly to our lodge accommodation in Namche, just in time for lunch.
In the evening we’ll go out to some of the many cafes and restaurants in Namche Bazaar (billiard tournament, good music and socializing with people from all around the world). Dinner. Overnight stay.
NAMCHE BAZAAR - PHAGDING
Breakfast. Hiking from Namche Bazaar (3440m) to Phagding (2600m). Arrival to Phagding village and making ourselves comfortable in the hostel. Lunch. A light stroll along the river Dud Koshi in the afternoon. Dinner. Overnight stay.
PHAGDING - LUKLA
After breakfast, we continue our hike from Phagding (2600m) to Lukla (2804m). There, we leave our stuff in the hostel and head out for lunch. Lukla village is considered the most developed village in the region due to the existence of an airport, which is very uncommon in these parts. In addition to the traditional purchase of souvenirs, in the evening, we’ll go to a real disco club from the ’80s. Dinner. Overnight stay.
LUKLA – KATHMANDU
After breakfast we pack our bags and head to Lukla airport. We’ll fly by plane to Kathmandu which is an experience in itself. After arriving, we’ll transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Free afternoon for individual activities, last-minute gift shopping, etc. Our last, big dinner to finish our great trip on a high note. Overnight stay.
In the morning we head out to Kathmandu airport where we’ll say our goodbyes and wish for a safe flight home.