If there are two places in Nepal that most people know, it is Kathmandu and Mt. Everest. Now imagine a trip to Nepal where you can put together the best of both places into one package! If this sounds like something you'd like to do, then The Ultimate Dream of a Lifetime Trip is exactly what we can do for you.
This trip combines sightseeing in Kathmandu where you will enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Sites before going off on a 13 day trek to Everest Base Camp where you will behold the mightiest mountain in the world – Mt. Everest.
The Kathmandu Valley is more than just Kathmandu. It is several cities with very ancient temples, old royal palaces, sacred spots and incredible views. The valley is steeped with culture from a variety of peoples, including the Newari people who are famed for their unique woodcarvings and houses.
From here, fly to the mountain village of Lukwa and follow the path of Sir Edmund Hillary who conquered the Mt. Everest in 1953. The Everest region is still as remote as it was 60 years ago. There are no roads into these mountains, so everything comes by foot.
The Ultimate Dream of a Lifetime Tour is everything it promises and much more. You will immerse yourself in the high culture of the Himalayas. Dance with the local girls at a cultural program, sip local wine, search for wildflowers or stand awe-struck when you look at the high peaks of the Himalayas.
PANDA TREKS & EXPEDITIONS is proud to offer this trek into the Everest region. Call or write us for more information and plan to schedule this trek.
Day 1 : 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 2 : 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 3 :Fly to Lukla at 2840m. And trek to Phakding at 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 4 :Trek to Namche Bazaar at 3440m. 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 5 :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 6 : 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 7 :Trek to Dingboche at 4410m., Just descending from the Tengboche Monastery the trail follow 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 8 :Trek to Lobuche at 4910m., after a day rest your journey will continue towards the Lobuche via grand barrier with many splendid views 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 9 : 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 Camp at 5364m. After the lunch or climb up to Kalapatthar hill at 5545m. For the wonderful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumo Ri, Nuptse and Lintren.
Day 10 :Morning explore around the Khumbu Glacier or climb up to Kalapatthar for the last best view of your dream about Mt. Everest, have a breakfast and trek back same route to Lobuche camp site again.
Day 11 :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 : Trek back Tengboche to Namche Bazaar, 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 :Trek back Namche Bazaar 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 : 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 :Early in the morning fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu, end the trip and transfer to hotel, rest and afternoon free for personal activities.
Day 16 :After breakfast transfer to airport for International departure