Nepal: 10D Everest close view trekking

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Country

Nepal

Duration

10 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Activity

Trekking

Best Season

Sep-Dec, Feb – May

Accommodation

Hotel and Lodges

Region

Everest Region Trekking

Start / End Point

Lukla / Lukla

Max. Altitude

3700 m

Nature Of Trek

Tea house to Tea house or Camping

Everest Close View Trekking

The Everest Close View Trekking is a perfect option for those with time constraints or other limitations preventing them from undertaking longer treks. This short yet exhilarating journey, offered by Himalayan Leaders, provides a panoramic encounter with the highest peaks on Earth. The trek offers an immersive natural beauty experience, geological marvels, and profound cross-cultural exploration. The Sherpa residents of Khumbu, the valley below Mount Everest, believe deeply in the sacredness of all things, including mountains, plants, and animals. This trek is a classic approach to Khumjung, allowing trekkers to witness the grandeur of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, while also exploring Sherpa villages and monasteries.

Discovering Sherpa Culture

One remarkable aspect of the Everest Close View Trek is the opportunity to delve into the rich Sherpa culture. The Khumbu region is renowned for its Sherpa communities, which have a long history of living in harmony with the mountains. Throughout the trek, trekkers will encounter Sherpa villages where they can engage with the locals, learn about their traditions and customs, and understand their way of life. Visiting monasteries offers a chance to witness Buddhist rituals and experience the spiritual significance that permeates the region.

Nepal: 10D Everest close view trekking Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment, we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.

Day 02:

Sightseeing around in Kathmandu valley

After a good night and American breakfast with bread and eggs, we will start with a half-day sightseeing tour of three of the most famous sightseeing spots: first we visit Soyambhunath, which is a beautiful Buddist monastry perched at the top of a hilllock -a good view point to see the whole Kathmandu city, then we drive to Pashupatinath Temple (National Hindu temple) & Boudha Natha (the biggest Buddist monastry). These places are of interest because they were built up towards 5th century, rich in their architecture and religious meanings. After all visiting those historical heritages of greatly influence, we leave the rest of the day at leisure. At your interest, you can wander around the streets and shop along full with hundreds of colorful shops.

Day 03:

Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding

Trek Duration

3/4hrs

Highest Altitude

2640m

Early in the morning have a breakfast and drive to airport to take flight by Twin Otter aircraft to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. Once we are in Lukla we pick up our porters with bags and start the trek, amazingly this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. We stay there

Day 05:

Free day in Namche Bazar, hiking to Everest view hotel

We take the day off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes. The secret of safe acclimatization is to “climb high, sleep low” so it is safe for the more energetic amongst us to hike up the hill behind Namche to the airstrip at Syangboche, or stroll across to the museum behind the police post. Others may prefer to “chill out” and visit one of the lodges for a freshly-baked cinnamon roll. Namche is a busy and bustling trading place and there is always plenty going on.

Day 06:

Trek to Phagding

Trek Duration

4/5 hrs

Highest Altitude

2660m

Today the trail descends steeply downward before crossing the suspension bridges on Dudh Koshi River. From here the trail becomes more level and natural. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding.

Day 07:

Trek to Lukla

Trek Duration

3/5hrs

Highest Altitude

2840m

We trek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction. We have a short day of trekking, so we can arrive Lukla for Lunch, arriving earlier is wiser in the season time to check the flight ticket. We can have full afternoon for relax and recalls the experience of the lifetime journey.

Day 08:

After breakfast Fly to Kathmandu

Today fly back to Kathmandu and leisure time.

Day 09:

Sightseeing in Bhaktpur and Patan

After breakfast we take off for a full-day interesting sightseeing tour of Patan, which is one of the ancient and biggest cities in Nepal, known for its beautyful handcrafted and architectural works and after a stop we go to Bhaktapur Durbar Squares which is the most famous devotee’s city of the gods and goddes. This city is exclusively rich for its own culture and traditional life

Day 10:

Transfer to international airport

Either we transfer you back to the international airport or you can resume your trip with one of the other travel blocks in our program, such as moving out to Chitwan National Park, rafting adventure and/or driving to Pokhara for a beautiful sightseeing of the Himalayan landscape and a beautiful lake. And all of these places are out in the surroundings of the Kathmandu valley

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What is included?

  • Government licensed guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Domestic flight ticket KTM- LUK-KTM
  • Accommodation in lodge during trek
  • Pickup and drop from to the international and domestic airport in Kathmandu

What is excluded?

  • Travel insurance incl. Repatriation by helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

The Quest for Everest Views

The primary goal of the Everest Close View Trek is to witness the majestic Mount Everest, standing proudly at 8,848 meters. As trekkers make their way through the region, the view of Everest from above Namche Bazaar is truly awe-inspiring. Continuing the trek, a pleasant walk past the small Syangboche airport leads to the Everest View Hotel. Trekkers can take a moment to savor a cup of coffee while immersing themselves in the breathtaking scenery. The panoramic vista includes prominent peaks such as Nuptse (7,879 meters), Lhotse (8,416 meters), Lhotse Shar (8,400 meters), and the iconic Ama Dablam (6,812 meters). Of course, the highlight is the majestic presence of Mount Everest itself. Standing amidst such grandeur, trekkers truly feel like they are on top of the world.

Natural Beauty and Geological Marvels

The Everest Close View Trek is a gateway to experiencing the region’s unparalleled natural beauty and geological wonders. The trail winds through enchanting landscapes, encompassing lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque valleys. As trekkers traverse the rugged terrain, they will encounter the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas at every turn. The towering peaks, glacial moraines, and tranquil mountain lakes create a spectacle that captivates the senses and leaves a lasting impression of the region’s raw magnificence.

Cultural Encounters and Serene Villages

As trekkers venture deeper into the Khumbu region, they will come across serene Sherpa villages that exude a sense of tranquility and harmony. The hospitality of the Sherpa people is renowned, and trekkers are welcomed with open arms. Interacting with the locals provides a glimpse into their daily lives, traditional practices, and warm-hearted nature. The vibrant tapestry of colorful prayer flags, intricately adorned monasteries, and prayer wheels spinning in the wind adds to the cultural richness of the journey.

In conclusion, the Everest Close View Trek offers a unique opportunity to witness the grandeur of Mount Everest and immerse oneself in the rich Sherpa culture. This trek, while shorter in duration, ensures an unforgettable adventure filled with panoramic views, natural wonders, and meaningful cultural encounters. As trekkers stand in the presence of the world’s highest peak and take in the awe-inspiring landscapes, they will forever carry the memories of this remarkable journey in their hearts. The Everest Close View Trek is an invitation to embrace nature’s beauty, the mountains’ spirituality, and the Sherpa people’s warmth.

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