Category: Tea House trek
Ethnic groups: Sherpa
Region: Solokhumbu (Everest)
km approximate: 40 km
Best season: All year except monsoon season
Hour walk: 4-6
Duration: 12 days
Cost: USD 1200
Max Height Access: 3970
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1340 MT)
Getting to Kathmandu is exciting and memorable experience, the panoramic view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas will present your views. The Nepalese capital is situated in a wide valley at 1,340 meters above sea level. At the airport there will be our staff waiting for you. Check in at hotel and walk towards the Kathmandu old and Thamel.
Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Free dinner.
DAY 2 - TOUR OF KATHMANDU CULTURAL
Breakfast in the hotel. Day visit of Kathmandu historical and cultural. Visit the Buddhist monastery of Boudhnath, the stupa 'largest in the Nepal and the Hindu temple of Pashupatinat, place of ceremony Hindu, and then conclude with a visit to the Monkey Temple, a mix of Hinduism and Buddhism, which offers a beautiful view of Kathmandu. Visit the city of Patan, located a few kilometers from the capital. In Durbar Square are some spectacular times, dating back to the ancient imperial city, including the king's palace and the temple dedicated to the god Hindu, Krishna Mandir, built entirely of stone with inside rare sculptures. Briefing with the guide who will accompany you in the trek.
DAY 3 - KATHMANDU - LUKLA - PHAKDING
Transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. Meeting with staff and trekking about 5 hours at Phakding.
DAY 4 - PHAKDING - NAMCHE BAZAAR
From Phakding the trail continues north of the Dudh Kosi valley, staying 100 meters above the river on its west bank. The trail leads us to Jorsale (2,810 meters), where you enter the Sagarmatha National Park, and here we will present our trekking permits. From here continue on a steep slope up to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), known simply as Namche. Along the way you will cross the spectacular suspension bridge over the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi, and soon we will cross our first view of Everest, from a rather distant. The path to Namche continues with a steep and long climb, but eventually you reach the Sherpa capital perched high on a hill and dominated to the east by the immense amount of Kwangde (6.187metri).
DAY 5 - ACCLIMATIZATION A NAMCHE BAZAAR
We will use this day to acclimatize our physical considerable altitude. A hike of about four hours it will reach 4000 meters and visit the village of Thame, with its beautiful Buddhist monastery.
DAY 6 - NAMCHE - TENGBOCHE
From Namche we continue the trek on a direct line towards the Everest. In front of us we can see one of the finest of the Khumbu Mountains, Ama Dablam (6,856 meters). It goes through the Sanasa settlement before making our descent towards the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki Thanga. Of course, "what goes down must go up", and from here a steep climb down the side of the hill until you reach the monastery of Tengboche to 3,870 meters. As we enter the grounds of the monastery we are greeted by the view on the most beautiful mountains in the world, including Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.
DAY 7 - TENGBOCHE - KHUMJUNG
From Tengboche the trail descends steeply to the Phunki Thanga river, and then rises again to traverse high above the river along the winding path that leads back to Namche Bazaar. Shortly after crossing Sanasa, branches off to the right and take them the path that leads gradually upwards Sherpa settlement of Khumjung at 3,790 meters. Khumjung is the largest village in the Khumbu and contains many items of interest for the visitor. The gompa has the supposed skull of a Yeti, although this has been scientifically disproved. Khumjung is also known for the 1st school of Khumbu, built by none other than Sir Edmund Hillary, the first to have climbed Everest, and higher up on the hill in the village of Khunde, he founded the hospital in Khunde built in 1966 and maintained by Sir Edmund Hillary. All this is worth a visit, and all donations of money or medical supplies are welcome.
DAY 8 - KHUMJUNG - NAMCHE BAZAAR – JORSALE - MANJU
We complete our circular route, returning to Namche and from here we continue along the main path. This is a day short so we have time to visit the Namche shops, before descending steeply to the river. The path is easier and, slowly, we lose altitude.Today is a quiet walk along the trail above the Dudh Kosi to the village of Jorsale.
DAY 9 - MANJU - LUKLA
After breakfast we head for Lukla, it will take about 8.7 hours. We will walk n downhill for about 1 hour and 30 minutes and at the end you will come across small ups and downs on the way to Lukla through Monjo and Phakding and after Phakding you walk beside the river Koshi Dudh. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 10 - LUKLA - KATHMANDU: VISIT OF DURBAR SQUARE OF PATAN
Early in the morning and return by plane from Lukla. Arrival in Kathmandu, check into the hotel and rest. Towards the hour of lunch departure for Patan and visit the famous Durbar Square.
Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
DAY 11 - KATHMANDU: THIMI - BHAKTAPUR - CHANGU NARAYAN
Visit the town of Bhaktapur and the famous Durbar Square, where we can admire the famous palace with 55 windows built in 1754, the Sunko Dhoka and beautiful Hindu temples. We also visit the Temple of Changu Narayan and the medieval village.Returning to Kathmandu a stop at the village of Thimi, famous for its craftsmanship.
DAY 12 – DEPURTURE
Transfer to the airport . Possibility of excursions and cultural visits, depending on international flights