GLIMPSE OF EVEREST TREK
11 DAYS – TEAHOUSE TREK & SIGHTSEEING
Trek into the heart of the Himalaya along the iconic route to Everest Base Camp. But we’re not roughing it! Kick back each night at high-end teahouses that serve up delicious cuisine and soft beds.
From legendary Namche Bazaar we leave the beaten path and climb quiet mountainsides to tranquil lodges overlooking incredible vistas.
Soak up the views as you trek through some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth. Then helicopter directly from the mountains back to Kathmandu.
Carry only a light day pack as porters will carry your gear for you.
- Stunning views of some of the highest mountains in the world
- Porters to carry your gear
- Charter helicopter flight over the himalaya
- Delightful mountain lodges every night
- A jungle wildlife safari, and/or culturally rich village interaction
DAY 1 Kathmandu | Boutique Lodging in Heart of Ancient City
Airport pickup – Transport to boutique B&B – Welcome Dinner – Orientation
DAY 2 Kathmandu | Temples & Palaces of Ancient Kathmandu
Walking tour of hidden backstreets and iconic landmarks of Kathmandu. Explore the ancient city-kingdom of Patan and the iconic Swyambunath (Monkey Temple).
DAY 3 Lukla – Phakding | Himalayan Tea-House Trekking
Morning flight to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (3.5-4 hrs)
DAY 4 Monjo | Trek to Monjo via Gumila Monastery
Follow a local’s footpath through hidden hamlets. Visit the Gumila Monastery. Trek to Monjo (3.5-4 hrs).
DAY 5 Namche | High-end Tea-House & Amazing Himalayan Views
Trek to Namche (4-4.5 hrs). Cross a sky-high swing bridge and climb to your first views of Mt. Everest.
DAY 6 Tashinga | A Sacred Mountain & Secluded Tea-House
Trek to Tashinga (3-5 hrs). Follow the path less traveled through yak pastures and Sherpa villages, all in the shadow of the sacred mountain – Khumbu Yul La
DAY 7 Kathmandu | Helicopter flight to Kathmandu — 5* Hotel
No need to hike back to Lukla. Today our charter helicopter will pick us up in Tashinga and flight us over the Himalaya directly to Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure to relax and explore locally.
DAY 8 Chitwan National Park | Jungleside Lodging — Canoe ride
Morning at leisure before flying to Chitwan National Park in the afternoon. A gentle evening of canoeing and bird and wildlife spotting, followed with dinner by the river at your 5* Jungle-side resort.
DAY 9 Chitwan National Park | Jungle Safari — Tharu Village Visit
Morning elephant-back or jeep jungle safari. Afternoon at leisure to explore local villages by bicycle or relax.
DAY 8 Pokhara | Boating on the Lake — Shopping — 5* Lodge
Morning at leisure before flying to Nepal’s adventure capital, Pokhara. Situated on the beautiful Fewa Lake and tucked up to the base of the Himalaya, Pokhara offers stunning views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchare. Afternoon free to go boating on the lake, shopping or just exploring along the popular lakeside. Lots of great dining options as well. Relax tonight at a delightful lodge in the quiet countryside.
DAY 9 Pokhara | World Peace Stupa — Optional Paragliding
In the morning we’ll drive up to the beautiful World Peace Stupa for amazing views of sunrise over the Himalaya. You’ll have the option to walk back down to Pokhara. After brunch, the high-flying traveller may embark upon an optional paragliding flight, or plenty of shopping and wandering opportunities abound. Return to our delightful lodge for an evening by the pool.
Day 10 Kathmandu | Fly to Kathmandu — Bouddha Stupa — Sightseeing / Shopping
Fly to Kathmandu (30 min). Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and explore the area around Nepal’s largest stupa. You will find pilgrims from all over the world circumambulating the iconic Bouddhanath Stupa. Hyatt or similar lodging.
Day 11 Depart | Final day in Nepal
Free time for last minute sightseeing or shopping – Private transport to airport
PRICING & WHAT’S INCLUDED
$8,995 per person
- Airport transfers
- All in-country transportation
- 10 nights lodging
- All breakfasts
- 5 lunches
- 8 dinners
- Domestic Flights: Kathmandu – Lukla; Pokhara – Kathmandu or Chitwan – Kathmandu
- Helicopter from Tashinga to Kathmandu
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees
- TIMS trekking permit fees
- Licensed and insured trekking guide and porters
- Entrance fees for listed Kathmandu sights
- Chitwan National Park entrance fee and jungle safari
- Morning tea / coffee
- Trekking map
- Eli as personal Trip Leader and Cultural Liaison
- International airfare to / from Nepal
- Nepal visa fee
- Any drinks other than complimentary drinks
- Personal equipment
- Trip insurance
- Emergency evacuation if required
- Other personal expenses
- Tips for guides, staff, drivers, etc…
DEPARTURE DATES 2020
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FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE DATES
Don’t see dates that work for you? Contact me to plan dates that fit your schedule.
October – December, February – May