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 in Luxury 13 Nights / 14 Days
Our signature program makes it ideal for those who have always wanted to be in the mountains, yet for some reason never made it. We offer the best lodges, carefully chosen trails, selected spots for best viewing along with hot baths, great breakfast, and appetizing dinners.
Traverse through paths absorbing the mountain peaks, engage with locals, a chance for ethnic and cultural exchange A life time experience.
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: Fly to Lukla, Excursion to Bom Hill. ESL Lukla on FB
Day 04: Trek to Monjo. ESL Monjo on FB
Day 05: Excursion to Thakchok Hill. ESL Monjo on FB
Day 06: Trek to Tashinga, ESL Tashinga on FB
Day 07: Excursion to Tengboche Monastery. ESL Tashinga on FB
Day 08: Trek to Mende. ESL Mende on FB
Day 09: Excursion to Thame. ESL Mende 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 in Luxury 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 views from here and the peaceful environment is most welcoming after a long flight. Overnight.
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 .
Day 3 : Flight to LUKLA (9,000 ft / 2,743 m) On arrival at Lukla, check in at the Summit Lodge, Lukla. After an early lunch, take a walk up Bom Danda (app. 3000m) to its village, an ideal way to acclimatize and prepare for the days ahead. Walking along, you get very good views of Lukla and its airfield. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 : Trek to MONJO (5-6 hrs). An early start after breakfast is planned to avoid the rush of trekkers and porters arriving from Kathmandu. Passing by lovely Sherpa settlements, along gentle undulating trails and enjoying the marvelous scenery of the Dudh Kosi valley, we arrive at the village of Phakding (8700'/2652m). After a break for lunch, we continue on for approximately three more hours to Monjo. The sounds of plodding porters with transistor radios stuck to their ears, the cacophonic mix of myriad languages, strange sounding birds, the sight of porters, loads aside, resting outside tea houses, weather-beaten, windblown trekkers winding their way back to Lukla, prayer flag a-flutter, the brightly painted tea houses and of course the dramatic scenery are memories to treasure of this first day on the trail. A warm welcome awaits your arrival at Monjo’s Summit Lodge along with a hot cup of tea and home-made cookies.
Day 5 : DAY Excursion to THACHOK DANDA (3,000 mts/ 5-6 hrs) Today, to assist acclimatization, your Sherpa guide will take you on a day's hike to Thakchok Danda, which lies a little above 9842'/3000m. From this vantage point the views of Kongde Ri, Thamserku and Numbur Himal are quite stupendous. The total excursion will take about 6 hours. Return to Monjo Lodge.
Day 6 : Trek to TASHINGA (11,023 ft / 3,450 m) 5 hrs. A scant five minutes from the lodge you enter the Everest National Park, where entry formalities will have to be completed. Today will be one of the tougher days of the trek but we take it slowly, enjoying the scenery as we hike along the river, crossing and re-crossing it on suspension bridges till the climb begins to Namche Bazar. A long steep climb but with several stops to catch our breath, and a slow plod, we make our way steadily upwards. The trail to Namche Bazar is well marked, comfortably broad trails and walking in the cooler part of the morning, it is easier to breathe and get used to the increasing altitude. After an easy-paced three hour walk, we arrive at the heart of Khumbu - Namche Bazar, (3450m). A well deserved break for lunch and enough time to look around this amazing amphitheater, then we take the trail to Tashinga, following the classical approach route to Everest. Keeping to the almost level, winding trail for about 2 1/2 hours, we make a slight detour off the main trail to arrive at the lodge within the next 15 minutes.
Day 7 : Day excursion to THYANGBOCHE Monastery (12,670 ft / 3,873 m) 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.
Day 8 : Trek to MENDE (12,263 ft / 3,700 m/ 6-7 hrs) Leaving Tashinga. retrace the trail to Namche Bazar for about an hour to detour off the main trail, taking the trail leading to Khumjung village (3770 mts). The path leads gently up the shallow valley and into Khumjung, the education center of Khumbu. Time permitting, visit the Khumjung monastery and Kunde hospital. Taking the high trail above Namche Bazar, bypass Syangboche airport and head north west. The valley ahead is extremely rugged but beautiful and as one wanders along the forest track, you might chance upon monal pheasants or small herds of thar. At the small village of Tesho, turn off the main trail and make your way slowly up a closed valley. The last half hour climb to Mende, is short, steep and guaranteed to take your breath away. This is where the past few days of hiking into shape will be appreciated ! Once at the lodge, however, the awesome views and commanding location will make the extra effort of getting there well worth while !!
Day 9 : Day excursion to THAME (12,467 ft / 3,801m/ 5-6 hrs) Half an hour down from the Mende Lodge, the trail connects with the old Tibetan trading trail. The path is well formed, wide and mostly easy walking all the way to the village of Thame. Thame is very original in many aspects and perhaps one of the prettiest villages in the Khumbu. It has a scattering of houses, stone-fenced fields and a backdrop of massive snow and icy summits. Visit the Thame monastery, one of the oldest in the region. Sherpa Tenzing Norgay's house, where he lived with his first wife, is situated near the top end of the village. Thame is, in fact, home to two of Nepal's most famous mountaineers: Ang Rita Sherpa who summitted Everest eleven times and Apa Sherpa, who outdid his fellow climber by making it 18 times to the top of Everest ! Retrace to Mende
Day 10 : Return trek to MONJO (5-6 hrs) Before beginning the descent down to Monjo visit the Laudo monastery 15 minutes above Mende. The main temple is only 40 years old and was used until recently as a meditation school for western Buddhists students. It has a remarkable meditation room built underneath a huge rock, where people go on retreat for 3 years /3 months/3days. The most friendly caretaker in the whole of Khumbu will be more than happy to serve butter tea and explain a little about the monastery. Retrace along the same route to Phurte and from here take the lower trail to Namche. After three hours of easy walking we arrive at Namche Bazar for lunch. The rest of the trail is an easy descent to Monjo. Overnight at Monjo Lodge.
Day 11 : Trek via GUMILA Monastery to LUKLA (9,000ft/2,743m) 5-6hrs. The return trek to Lukla follows a slightly different route so as to avoid walking through Phakding again. Keeping to a trail high above, on the other side of the Dudh Kosi, we visit the old Gumila monastery before descending down to the main trail. After a short lunch break at Thada Kosi, at the base of the Kusum Kangru Himal we continue for a further two hours or so before we reach Lukla. Overnight at Lukla Lodge.
Day 12 : Flight back to KATHMANDU
Day 13 : Sight-Seeing Kathmandu. Free day in Kathmandu with option of sightseeing. Farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 14 : International departure. Kathmandu. International departure.
Everest in Luxury 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 - 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