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Mount Everest Climbing Tour | Eastern Sojourns
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The Everest Trails

The Everest Trails

per person

This 15 days & 14 nights tour is also one of the most desired treks as climbing Mount Everest is a life goal for a lot of people. The majestic charm of the hills and the breathtaking beauty of the mountainous regions help this tour rank among the top treks in the world. On this tour you can experience— the cool breeze caressing your cheeks while you hike & descend through the dense lowlands & alpine forests; meet & converse with the wise monks at Buddist monasteries; witness the authentic Sherpa Villages, and even observe wildlife up close! You can mingle with the extremely generous & friendly Himalayan people and learn more about their religion, practices and traditions. During your hike into the wilds, you can spot rare birds such as the golden eagle, snow pigeon, red & yellow-billed choughs and flowers like blue pine, chir pine, hemlock, magnolias, juniper and rhododendron. Overall, this tour is perfect for all adrenaline junkies as well as nature lovers!

Key Tags: Mount Everest Climbing Tour | Mount Everest Tour | Mount Everest Group Tours

Duration

13 nights/ 14 days

Cities

Kathmandu, Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazar, Thame, Khumjung, Tkhumjung, Phortse, Thyangboche and Monjo,

1

DAY 01

Arrive Kathmandu

Meet assist upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
The Kathmandu Valley, the capital of Nepal is the political, commercial and cultural hub. Spread across an area of 360 square kilometers and at an altitude of 1336 meter above the sea level, Kathmandu is an exotic and fascinating showcase of a very rich culture, art and tradition. The valley, roughly oval bowl measuring 24 km east-west and 19 km north-south, is encircled by a range of green terraced hills and dotted by compact clusters of red tiled-roofed houses.
A remarkable legend speaks that the valley was once covered by a lake until the Bodhisattva Manjushri raised his sword of wisdom and sliced a passage through the mountain walls, draining the water and creating the first settlements.
Overnight at the hotel.
2

DAY 02

In Kathmandu

Morning, visit Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style has gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.
Boudhnath Stupa: One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal, Furthermore it is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. Boudhanath is an imposing structure standing some 36 meters. The Stupa stands on the massive three level mandala style Platforms surrounded by colourful private family houses. Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list this site is considered very much like Mecca for the Buddhists and every year tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the Himalayan region visit the stupa.
After the morning visits proceed to Kathmandu City for a walking tour. Walk through the lanes of the Old City visiting the monuments in the Kathmandu city eg. Durbar square, Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Seto Machendranath and the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty. Later walk to Thamel area to shop for Nepalese souvenirs. Walk around the busy narrow streets of thamel and see old houses / structures, hawkers selling various products of daily need etc etc.
Afternoon, drive to Swoyambhunath Stupa, watcheing over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhunath is also known as Sengu and is listed as a World heritage site.
Later sightseeing of Kathmandu City: Known as Kantipur, it is the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. A 218 square miles of land, situated above 4400 ft above sea level, Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's traditional culture and arts. Kashtamandap the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka, Seto Machendranath and the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.
Evening: Proceed to a local family's house for dinner .
Overnight at the hotel.
3

DAY 03

Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) Lukla (2800 m) / Phakding (2640 M.)

You have a scenic flight to Lukla. The trail from Lukla leads you the Chablung (2700 m.) and it descends to the Tharo Kosi which is also known as Kusum Kangru Khola (river), Beyond the Tharo Kosi bridge, the trail climbs to Ghat (2590 m.) and again climbs to Phakding. (3/4 hours walk).
Overnight at Tea house
4

DAY 04

Phakding to Namche Bazar (3420 M.)

From Phakding, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi river and reaches Chhumo & Zamphuti. One can have an excellent view of Thamserku peak. The trail climbs to the site of an agricultural project and then again climbs to Monjo (2840 m.) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148 sq, km, established 1976). Walking some distance up you will be at Jorsale (2830 m.) and after a long climb where you have the view of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879 m.) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. (6+ hours walk).
Overnight at Tea house
5

DAY 05

Namche Bazar

Halt day at Namche for acclimatization as well as local excursions.
Overnight at Tea house
6

DAY 06

Namche to Thame (3800 M.)

A moderately easy and beautiful walk to the village of Thame, situated at an important junction along the old primary trade route to and from Tibet via the Nangpa La (pass). The trail leads west past a large array of prayer flags and mani stones - some of them very picturesque. After the village of Thomde the trail descends to the river and makes a steep climb to Thame. (4/5 hours walk)
Overnight at Tea house
7

DAY 07

Thame to Khumjung (3790 M.)

Morning visit the Thame Monastery, then trek to the serene Sherpa villages of Khunde & Khumjung. Sir Edmund Hillary established his first school and hospital in these villages. (5/6 hours walk)
Overnight at Tea house.
8

DAY 08

Tkhumjung to Phortse (3840 M.)

Climb high on a ridge and then descend to the village of Phortse another Sherpa village. (5/6 hours walk)
Overnight at Tea house
9

DAY 09

Phortse to Thyangboche (3850 M.)

The trail descends deep into the Dudh kosi Valley at Phunki Thanka. The trail then ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Thyangboche, home to the famous Thyangboche Monastery, spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is long but, more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on a clear day views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks.
Overnight at Tea house
10

DAY 10

Thyangboche to Monjo (2840 M.)

From Thyangboche, the trail descends down for about 1.5 hours and again climbs for about 1.5 hours and again descends down to Monjo via Namche. (5/6 hours walk)
Overnight at Tea house
11

DAY 11

Monjo to Lukla

The trek retraces its steps back to Lukla, allowing you to get some last memorable mountain views along the way. (5/6 hours walk)
Overnight at Tea house
12

DAY 12

Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)

Take a flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day/evening free for your own activities.
Overnight at the hotel.
13

DAY 13

In Kathmandu

Morning, drive to Patan City: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, on the southern side of the Bagmati River, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. The city of Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty. It was expanded by Lichhavis in the 6th century A.D. and again by the Mallas in medieval period. Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life.
After Patan sightseeing must see the Patan Museum ( which is not part of a regular sightseeing tour ) . The Patan Museum displays the traditional sacred art of Nepal in an illustrious architectural setting. Its home is an old residential court of Patan Darbar, one of the royal palaces of the former Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. Its gilded door and window face one of the most beautiful squares in the world.
Afternoon, visit Godavari Botanical gardens ( 30 mins drive from Patan city ). Godavari Botanical garden is located on the foot of Pulchowki hill. It consists of mainly open parkland type habitats and several fast flowing streams. Some of the special birds found here were Spotted and Black-backed Forktails, Rufous-gorgetted, Slaty-backed and Rusty-tailed Flycatchers, Hodgson's Redstart, White's Thrush, Chestnut-headed and Grey-bellied Tesia, Grey Bushchat and Asian Barred Owlet amongst others. It also homes the pink, white and red rhododendrons and a variety of colorful orchids.
Overnight at the hotel .
14

DAY 14

Leave Kathmandu

In time transfer to Tribhuwan international airport for onward journey.

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