Our signature program makes it ideal for those who have always wanted to be in the mountains, yet for some reason never made it.
Everest Sojourn 13 Nights / 14 Days
Until a few years ago trekking to the Everest Region meant staying in tents or tea houses. It is now possible to trek in comfort staying at our lodges that provide en suite facilities, ideal locations, and magnificent views.
The scenery is sensational, as we find ourselves surrounded by the Himalayas, views of Everest, the more elegant Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse to name a few is part of the daily sight.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Haatiban Resort on HB
Day 02: Excursion to Champadevi Hill and Dakshinkali Temple, Haatiban Resort on HB
Day 03: Walk to Godavari. Godavari Resort on FB
Day 04: Walk to Lakhuri. Summit Village Lodge on FB
Day 05: Excursion to Lakhuri Bhanjyang on FB
Day 06: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Monjo. ESL Monjo on FB
Day 07: Excursion to Thakchok Hill. ESL Monjo on FB
Day 08: Trek to Tashinga, ESL Tashinga on FB
Day 09: Excursion to Tengboche Monastery. ESL Tashinga on FB
Day 10: Return to Monjo, ESL Monjo on FB
Day 11: Return to Lukla, ESL Lukla on FB
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu, Transfer to the Hotel Yak and Yeti on BB
Day 13: Sightseeing Kathmandu, Hotel Yak and Yeti on BB
Day 14: Departure, Transfer to Airport
Everest Sojourn 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 1 : Arrival at KATHMANDU, transfer to HAATIBAN (1852 mts) You are met at the airport and then transferred to Haatiban Resort, an hours drive through the lovely countryside. Located south-west and around 400 meters above the valley, the view from here and the peaceful environment is most welcoming after a long flight. Overnight- Haatiban Resort.
Day 2 : Day hike to CHAMPADEVI (2278 mts/ 3/4 hrs) An early morning hike up the Champa Devi hill is recommended as a good preparation for your onward trek. Once at the top, the views of the mountains stretching from Manaslu in the west all the way towards the eastern Himalaya is a treat. Back at the hotel you can either take the afternoon off or do some sightseeing of the local villages and small towns of Pharping and Dakshinkali . Overnight - Haatiban Resort.
Day 3 – Walk to GODAVARI (1450m 5-6hrs) Drive from Haatiban to Bansbari (1510m), then walk through Khokana(1360m), a World Hertiage village famous for its mustard oil. Visit the 17th century Rudrayani Temple.Further along visit the world famous wood carving village of Bungamati (1405), a traditional village that dates to the 16th century. Bungamati is the birthplace of Rato Machhendranath. He is regarded as the patron guardian of the valley. There is a shikhara-style temple in the middle of the village square. He spends six months a year in this temple and the other six months in the Rato Machhendranath Temple in Patan. Overnight- Godavari Resort
Day 4 - Walk to Lakhuri ( 1900m 5 – 6 hrs) The trail moves towards Lakhuri (1900m) through emerald rice field, passing by villages that still have not yet been touched by modernization. From Lamatar ascend up to Risal Hill. Located at an altitude of 1900 m, this vantage point commands the panoramic views of the snowy mountain peaks. Overnight- Summit Village Lodge
Day 5 – Excursion around Lakhura Bhanjyang ( 5 – 6 hrs) Lakhuri Bhanjyang lies perched atop the pristine hill of Pokhari Thumko Walk around to the villages to get an insight into the rural life and culture. The view from this location overlooks the wide spectrum of the Himalayan range and the broad expanse of the Kathmandu valley, The northern horizon is an ideal location to watch spectacular views of sunset and sunrise. After Dusk, a myriad of shimmering lights far below in the cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur glow to reveal yet another delightful feast for the eyes. Overnight- Summit Village Lodge
Day 6: Flight to Lukla (2743m) A spectacular mountain flight to Lukla, a short walk to our first lodge from the airport. After checking in and light lunch a pleasant walk of about 3 hours is in the program to the nearby village of Bom (2860 mts) and back. The walk offers a wonderful birds eye view of the small Lukla airport and the village. After teatime back at the lodge a stroll through this lively trekking village is interesting. Overnight – Summit Lodges – Lukla.
Day 7 : Trek to Monjo ( 2850m 5 -6 hrs) Our day begin's early enough to avoid the big crowd coming in from Kathmandu and returnee's on the way out. Bypass several villages before making a lunch stop at a beautiful spot alongside the Thada Koshi River below the base of the Kusum Kangru Himal. The second half of the trek to Monjo does not take more than 3 hours. The next big tourist village on the way to Monjo is Phakding. The entire walk from Lukla to Monjo is mostly easy walking over gentle up and down hills. Memories of the first day will include the sounds of porters with transistor radios, a cacophony of different languages, and strange sounding birds, the sights of porters with loads resting on sticks outside tea houses, tired trekkers on their way back to Lukla, prayer flag poles, the gaudy colors of the tea houses and of course the dramatic scenery. Overnight – Summit Lodge Monjo.
Day 8 :Trek to TASHINGA (3450 m) 5 /6hrs Five minutes walk from the lodge and you enter into Everest National Park area, where entry formalities have to be completed. Today will be one of the harder days of the trek but we take it slowly, enjoying the scenery as you climb gradually up to Namche Bazar. Along the way there are two suspension bridges to cross as you zig zag the Dudh Koshi River before you are at the base of the climb to Namche. The trail to Namche Bazar is a well-marked, comfortable broad to trail. Walking in the cool part of the morning it is easier to breath and get used to the increasing altitude. After an easy paced three hour's of walk you arrive at the heart of Khumbu - Namche Bazar (3,450 mts). A well-deserved break is planned for lunch and to look around this interesting small town. From Namche the trail to Tashinga follows the classical approach route to Everest. Follow the almost level, winding traiI for about 2.5 hours before we take a slight detour from the main trail and arrive at the lodge with the next 15 minutes. Overnight Everest Summit Lodge Tashinga.
Day 9 : Day excursion to TENGBOCHE Monastery (3,873 m) 5 /6 hrs Across the valley from the lodge, one can see the trail sloping diagonally up towards the famous monastery of Thyangboche. The day begins with a descent to the small hamlet of Phunki Tenga, beside the Dudh Kosi. From here we cross a suspension bridge before beginning a steep ascent for about an hour. This part of the trek is quite heavily forested by rhododendron and pine, so it is well shaded and cool. Once out of the forest, the trail becomes gentle and gradual for another 1.5 hours, all the way up to the monastery. The setting of Thyangboche is magical and it is incredible to think that the temple was burned down a few years ago and re-built largely through the efforts of the Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After lunch and explorates of the monastery and its surroundings, return to Tashinga for the night. Overnight Summit Lodge Tashinga
Day 10 : Return to Monjo Retrace your steps back to Monjo, stopping at Namche for last minute souvenir hunting. After lunch descent down the trail to the already familiar Lodge. Overnight Summit Lodge.
Day 11 : To Lukla via alternate route over the Gumila We try to avoid the crowded trail leading to the village of Phakding by walking on the opposite side of the Dudh Koshi river. A visit to the Gumila monastery on the way before we cross the river for the last time and arrive at Ghat. After the lunch at Tadi Koshi it is not too long before we make it back to Lukla for the last night in Everest country. Overnight : Summit Lodge Lukla
Day 12 : Farewell and flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to your city hotel of choice. Day at Leisure
Day 13 : Sightseeing : Patan Durbar Square, Syambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
Day 14 : Departure
Everest Sojourn 13 Nights / 14 Days
Trip Includes - 2 Nights hotel Kathmandu in Yak & Yeti on Bed and Breakfast - 2 Nights Hotel Kathmandu in Haatiban Resort on Half Board - 1 Night Hotel Godavari on Full Board - 2 Nights at Summit Village Lodge on Full Board - Everest – Everest Summit Lodges as per program on Full Board - Flight: Ktm-Lukla-Ktm with domestic Airport tax - Everest National Park & TIMS Permit Fee - KTM Sight Seeing with Guide & Entrance Fees - Trip Leader - 1 porter every two members - 1 Sherpa every 4 members - All staffs insurance & daily wages - All airport transfers
Trip Does Not Include - Personal Equipment & Insurance - International Airport Tax - Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person - Alcoholic Beverages, - Telephone & Laundry - Rescue and Evacuation - Tips and Donations