27 Days of Safari, rafting and Everest Base Camp!
This is an exciting trip that offers a good chance to get a good taste of what Nepal has to offer. We take you from the jungles of Nepal where the Royal Bengal Tiger makes its home to the top of the world at Everest Base Camp!
The trip begins with a 13 day trek to one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal – Everest Base Camp. The adventure takes you through some of the most pristine alpine regions of Eastern Nepal until you reach the base camp of the world's tallest mountain. From here, leave the mountains by white water rafting through spectacular gorges and scenery along the Sun Koshi River. The rafting trip takes eight days, camping along the way. From here, relax in the jungle region of Nepal near the Indian border at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chitwan National Park where you will look for tigers and one-horned rhinos on elephant back!
There will also be time to explore the unique Kathmandu Valley with its ancient temples and mountain views. This is the ultimate of the Nepal experience, which PANDA TREKS & EXPEDITIONS can put together for you!
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel, rest and refresh for couple of hour and complete the official formalities.
Day 02 : Guided tour around Kathmandu valley. This day sightseeing tour will take you to visit all the major historical and cultural monuments of Nepal and necessary preparation for the treks
Day 03 : Begin 13 day Trek to Everest Base Camp: Trekking Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding 2610m). The trail is gentle descends first up to Thado Koshi then gradual climb up to the first camp site via Dudh koshi river bank.
Day 04 : Trekking day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar at 3440. Namche Bazar is main commercial town of Khumbu region as well as gate way to Mt. Everest. Before head to further your journey you will have chance to experience about real Sherpa culture.
Day 05 : Trekking day 03: Acclimatize in Namche Bazar, morning visit Everest view point form there you will have first glimpse of Mt. Everest and stunning views of other mountains- Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku and more.
Day 06 : Trekking day 04: Trek to Tengboche at 3860m. after breakfast at Namche Bazar your trek start via gentle ridge walk of the town and descent to the Dhudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka, after crossing the bridge from there the trail goes climb up to the Tengboche.The Monastery of there is the main attraction during the Mani Rimdu festival in November most of the locals and travelers gather for the celebration. Besides the place offers you panoramic views second glimpse of Mt. Everest.
Day 07 : Trekking day 05: Trek to Dingboche at 4410m. Just descending from the Tengboche Monastery the trail follows through Rhododendron forest with sloppy steps to Deboche. Further ahead from there you will be crossing Imja Khola Bridge and trail goes gradual climb up to next Sherpa village Pangboche at 3930m. This village has Oldest Monastery of the Khumbu region may you can have short drinking break before the lunch break of the day at Somare and late afternoon you will be at Dingboche Village for the over night camp.
Day 08 : Trekking day 06: Trek to Lobuche at 4910m. after a day rest your journey will continue towards the Lobuche via grand barrier with many splendid vies of the peaks .Now you are almost close to khumbu glacier just crossing the river near by Dugla the trail goes again climb up from there to top of the ridge and the trail drops again to moraine of the Khumbu glacier and continue to the Lobuche.
Day 09 : Trekking day 07: Trek to Gorakhshep at 5140m. about 3 hours gradual walk from the Lobuche camp site you will be at your final destination of Mt. Everest, if day sunny and without clouds may you can visit Everest Base 5364m. Camp after the lunch or climb up to Kalapathar hill 5545m. for the wonderful views of Giant Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumo Ri, Nuptse and Lintren.
Day 10 : Trekking day 08: Morning explore around the Khumbu Glacier or climb up to kalapathar for the last best view of your dream about Mt. Everest, have a breakfast and trek back to via same route to Lobuche camp site again.
Day 11 : Trekking day 09: Trek back Lobuche to Tengboche via same route, coming back from high to the lower part you will have very relax feeling and also you will be enjoying with the dramatic glimpse of several peaks as well as local cultural activities.
Day 12 : Trekking day 10: Trek back Tengboche to Namche Bazar, you will have another day to visit this main town of Khumbu region. May you can mail to your friends or family and buy some lovely souvenirs from Everest.
Day 13 : Trekking day 11: Trek back Namche Bazar to Phakding, from there you will be descending down directly to the Dhudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River confluence first then easy walk up to the over night place.
Day 14 : Trekking day 12: After breakfast from Phakding Village trek back to Lukla, have a lunch and rest at tea house lodge or afternoon free for personal activities.
Day 15 : Trekking day 13: Early in the morning fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu, end the trek and transfer to hotel, rest and afternoon free for personal activities. In the Evening prepare for the Sun Koshi Rafting, introduction with rafting guides and other staffs.
Day 16-22 : Transfer to Sun Koshi Rafting put in point Dumja and commence the white water challenging. Day 23 your rafting adventure will be finished in Chatara after short paddling 1 and half hour. From there we will continue drive to Nepal’s Chitwan National park for your wildlife experience tour.
Day 23 : Arrive in the evening to the National Park’s Hotel and sleep after dinner.
Day 24 : Full day of wildlife activities inside the Royal Chitwan National Park. Jungle safari on elephant-back or by jeep, river canoeing, jungle walk and cultural program in the evening.
Day 25 : Half day activities inside the Nation park. Lunch and than drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 26 : Free for your own activities like rest, shopping etc…
Day 27 : After breakfast transfer to airport for International departure.