There are only several countries whose landscapes and mountain ranges are rich in diversity, such as those found in Nepal. Mount Everest (8848m), the highest peak in the world, is known to the locals as Sagarmatha (Mother Earth Goddess). It is an unusual and enjoyable experience to meet the wonderful people living in this area, proudly calling themselves the Sherpa people. More than 470 years ago, they came from green pastures in eastern Tibet to these mountainous regions, but they never severed ties with their homeland. Walking along the glacial rivers, through the green valleys and forests of the blossoming Rhododendron, you will be surrounded by the highest peaks in the world, and it will become crystal clear why the local population believes that the Gods live up there. The faces of smiling Sherpas will be an everyday occurrence on this journey, and you will retell their hospitality for months after returning home.
It is impossible to get to know a city of millions like Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, in a few days of staying in it. Still, it’s possible to open the doors of a wonderfully intimate, lively, and despite poverty, unusually vibrant city. On this trip through the Khumbu region, you will see several peaks over 8000m: Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and of course, the highest of them all – Mt. Everest. The climb to Gokyo peak (5483m) will give you a chance to see Mt. Everest in all its glory, from its base camp to its very top. This trek requires good physical condition, but the pleasure you will experience on the Khumbu Glacier is invaluable.
MEETING IN KATHMANDU
Meeting point in Kathmandu airport, the capital of Nepal. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay.
KATHMANDU - PHAGDING
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Air transport Kathmandu – Lukla (2804m). Hiking to village of Phagding (2600m). Accommodation in a hostel. Lunch. The village is located on the river Dudh Koshi, where a mini power plant was built that supplies the village with electricity. The horizon above the village is beautified by the silhouette of a Buddhist monastery. Dinner. Overnight.
PHAGDING – NAMCHE BAZAR
After breakfast, we start our hike, Phagding (2600m) – Namche Bazaar (3440m). Entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. The local population, out of great respect, called this area the Mother Goddess Earth. Accommodation in a hotel. Lunch. Guided village tour. Dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast. Free day in Namche Bazar – a village located in the heart of the Kumbu region, at an altitude of 3446m. In the center of the unusual village are numerous handicraft shops selling figures and jewelry made of silver, items made of semi-precious stones. A wardrobe made of strong hair has been developed. Acclimatization trip to the “Everest view” hotel (4000 m above sea level). View of the highest peaks in the world. Return to Namche Bazar. Lunch. In the afternoon rest. Dinner. Overnight.
NAMCHE BAZAR – MANASTIR TYANGBOCHE
After breakfast, we departure from the hotel. Hiking Namche (3440m) -Tyangboche (3800m). From Namche, we walk to the hostel “Ama Dablam” where there is a tea break. The rest is followed by a descent to the Dud Koshi River. Climb through the rhododendron forest and arrive at the 17th century Tyangboche Monastery. Accommodation in a hostel. Lunch. Tour of Tyangboche Monastery. Dinner. Overnight.
TYANGBOCHE – PANGBOCHE
Breakfast. Hiking Tyangboche (3800m) – Pangboche (4000m). A tour of the only female Buddhist monastery in this region. Arrival in Pangboche. Accommodation in a hostel, located near the oldest monastery in the area. Lunch. In the afternoon, a tour of the authentic monastery. Dinner. Overnight.
PANGBOCHE – DINGBOCHE
Breakfast. Hiking Pangboche (4000m) – Dingboche (4350m). Passing by the river Dud Koshi. A break for photographing the most painted mountain in the Himalayas – Ama Dablam. The view continues to reach the impressive peak of the highest in the world – Mt. Everest. Return to the hostel. Accommodation. Lunch. In the afternoon a tour of the chortens (monuments) around the village. Dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast. Climb to the top of Nangar Cang (5100m). Trekking peak named after a nearby monastery. Rest planned on a lookout point with a magnificent view of the surrounding peaks. Return to Dingboche village. Lunch. Afternoon scheduled for rest and individual activities. Dinner. Overnight.
DINGBOCHE – LOBUCHE
Breakfast. Hiking village Lobuche (4900m). We pass through the village of Dughla, above which there are chortens (monuments) to the fallen climbers on Everest and other peaks. Accommodation in a lodge. Lunch. After lunch, walk to the observatory that monitors climate change (the pyramid). Return to Lobuche. Dinner. Overnight
LOBUCHE – KALAPATAR (5545m) - GORAK SHEP
Breakfast. Departure to climb the trek to the top of Kalapathar (5545m). The most beautiful view of Mt. Everest, you are only 7km away from its top. Rest and overnight in Gorak Shep.
GORAK SHEP - EVEREST BC - LOBUCHE
Breakfast. Today we go to Everest BC. Return to Gorak Shep. Lunch. In the afternoon return to Lobuche. Dinner. Overnight
LOBUCHE – TYANGBOCHE
Breakfast. Departure through the Periche valley. We walk along the glacial river to the village of Pangboche. Lunch break. Continuation of the trip to Tyangboche Monastery. Accommodation in a lodge in the Rhododendron Valley. Dinner. Overnight.
TYANGBOCHE – NAMCHE BAZAR
Breakfast. Hiking Tyangboche (3800m) – Namche Bazaar (3440m). Arrival in Namche Bazar and accommodation in a hotel. Lunch. In the evening, spend time in the cafe restaurants of Namche Bazaar. (billiards tournament, good music and socializing with people from all over the world). Dinner. Overnight.
NAMCHE BAZAR - PHAGDING
Breakfast. Hiking Namche Bazar (3440m) – Phagding (2600m). Accommodation in a hostel. Lunch. A break from a strenuous trek along the Dud Koshi River. Dinner. Overnight.
PHAGDING - LUKLA
Breakfast. Hiking Phagding – Lukla. Accommodation in a hostel. Lunch. The village of Lukla is considered to be the most developed village in the region, due to the existence of an airport, which is not common in these parts. In addition to the traditional souvenir shopping, in the evening go out to pubs and restaurants. Dinner. Overnight.
LUKLA – KATHMANDU
After breakfast, we leave our hostel. Departure to the airport. Flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Free afternoon for individual activities. Dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast. Free day scheduled for touring the city and souvenir shopping in the Thamel district.
DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU
Breakfast. We pack our bags and transfer to the airport. This is where we say our goodbyes and wish for a safe flight home.