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Everest in Comfort

Trip Overview

This private itinerary has been designed so that walkers can enjoy the splendors of the Everest region in comfort whilst being able to experience the local culture of the surrounding villages. The pacing is such that we arrive in the lodges by lunchtime thus being able to enjoy afternoon walks or just relax in the garden. The lodges all have separate rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers. From the gardens there are magnificent views of the surrounding peaks.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (4265' / 1300m)

Day 2: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (8613' / 2610m)

Day 3: Trek to Monjo (9500' / 2850m)

Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar (11,350' / 3440m)

Day 5: Namche Bazaar Excursion (11,350' / 3440m)

Day 6: Trek to Thame (12,540' / 3800m)

Day 7: Thame (12,540' / 3800m)

Day 8: Namche Bazaar (11,350' / 3440m)

Day 9: Monjo

Day 10: Lukla

Day 11: Kathmandu

Day 12: Kathmandu

Day 13: Depart Nepal

Day 1:Kathmandu (4265 ft / 1300 meters)

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by a Ker & Downey representative and transferred to the Gokarna Forest Resort. Gokarna Forest Resort is located inside the serene temperate Gokarna Forest, the former Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal. A winding road climbs through the forest, up to the main complex, comprising a mix of subtly majestic Malla period architecture, Rana period lodges, and sanctuaries harmoniously blending with nature. A quiet peaceful haven set between ancient towering trees with glimpses of the second fairway in the valley below make the perfect getaway for golf, enchanting forest walks, relaxation and rejuvenation at the Spa, as well as time close to nature.

Overnight at the Gokarna Forest Resort

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (9240 ft / 2800m) Trek to Phakding (8613ft / 2610m)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lukla. Your trek guide will join you on this flight. This 40 minute flight follows the Langtang and Jugal ranges before entering the Eastern region where you pass Rolwaling Himal. Gaurisankar and Menlumtse before approaching the Khumbu area. After arrival at Lukla Airport you set out on your trek to Phakding. You begin with a gentle climb up by the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Konge Ri dominates the sky line in Lukla– 6187 m / 20,418 ft. Nupla 19420 ft / 5885m and Kusumkang 21000 ft / 6367m can be seen in the distance. Following the left bank of Dudh Koshi River you reach Phakding in time for lunch. There are a number of optional walks in the afternoon. Trek time 4 hours.

Overnight Yeti Mountain Home Phakding (B, L, D)

Day3: Trek to Monjo (9500 ft /2850m)

After breakfast you trek to the village of Monjo. Your route follows a level path along the right bank. From the resort, Thamserku Peak (21860 ft / 6623 m.) looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, you arrive at Banker. Continuing through a forest you arrive at Chumoa where you can visit a Vegetable Farm. Walking along a path with many ups and downs, you cross a stream and enter the small village of Monjo. Your lodge for the night is located above the village and overlooks the Dudh Kosi River. After lunch at the lodge your guide will escort you on a local walk before returning to the lodge in the late afternoon. Trek time 3 hours.

Overnight Yeti Mountain Home Monjo (B, L, D)

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (11350ft / 3440m)

After breakfast you trek to Namche Bazaar. The route initially descends until you reach a suspension bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorshale, the entrance to the National Park. Walking along the river you enter a forested mountainside and pass by a rocky area. After crossing a high winding path you descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. Here the river forks – to the right is Dudh Kosi and to the left the Bhote Kosi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing a suspension bridge you walk a short distance along the Bhote Kosi before ascending to Namche Bazaar. The afternoon is free to explore the bazaar. Trek time 5 hours.

Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Namche Bazaar (B, L, D)

Day 5: Namche Bazaar Excursion (11350ft / 3440m)

After breakfast you can take the optional trek to the village of Khumjung, the largest village in the Kumbu district. You’ll visit the Khumjung Hillary High School and the Khunde hospital. The hospital & school were built by the late Sir Edmund Hillary. From this area, there are spectacular views of the Majestic Mountains such as Thamserku, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam, Lhotse and of course Everest at 8848 m / 29,198 ft. You’ll have lunch in Khumjung before trekking back to Namche. Trek time 4-5 hours. Or, if you do not feel like doing a day hike, you can explore Namche at your leisure. The mountain museum of Namche is excellent.

Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Namche Bazaar (B, L, D)

Day 6: Trek to Thame (12540 ft / 3800m)

After breakfast, you trek to Thame. The trail forms part of the old trading route to Tibet which uses the Nangpa La pass and has Cho Oyu 27000 ft / 8012m as a backdrop. This trail is little used by other trekkers. You will stop for our lunch at Thamo, and continue on to the village of Ang Rita Sherpa, who holds a record of summiting Mt. Everest 10 times without oxygen. This village is also home to many of the Sherpa summiteers, including the late Tenzing Norgay (the first man to climb Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary). After crossing Bhote Koshi River you continue to the village of Thame. Trek time 4 hours.

Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Thame (B, L, D)

Day 7: Thame (12540 ft / 3800m)

After breakfast, you’ll visit the unspoilt monastery of Thame and the fascinating Nangpa La Valley, where the Tibetan traders bring their goods, carried on Yaks. Lunch will be at the lodge. After lunch you can explore the village of Thame. Trek time 4 hours.

Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Thame (B, L, D)

Day 8: Namche Bazaar (11350ft / 3440m)

After breakfast we retrace our steps through the village of Thamo and through the pine forests with gentle trails. We’ll have a lunch along the way, reaching Namche in the afternoon. The rest of the day is free for last minute souvenir shopping in Namche, or to relax with a book in the lodge’s glass room. Trek time 4-5 hours.

Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Namche (B, L, D)

Day 9: Trek to Monjo (9500 ft /2850m)

After breakfast, up will retrace your steps back to Monjo, arriving in time for lunch. Trek time 3 1/2 hours. Enjoy an optional afternoon hike to a nearby monastery.

Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Monjo (B, L, D)

Day 10: Lukla(9240 ft / 2800m)

Today you will retrace your steps back to Lukla passing through the village of Phakding. The trail is fairly easy with some steady climbs through scrub forests and a final steep ascent that leads to a Tamang village, and shortly thereafter to Lukla. Trek time 4 hours. The afternoon is free to explore this market town, the gateway to Everest. This is a good time to enjoy a farewell drink with you guide and porter. You may choose to go to take them to a local pub to say good bye and thank them for their wonderful support and help.

Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Lukla (B, L, D)

Day 11: Kathmandu(9240 ft / 2800m)

This morning fly with your guide back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax, perhaps enjoying the spa facilities at the hotel.

Overnight Gokarna Forest Resort (B)

Day 12: Kathmandu(9240 ft / 2800m)

Today enjoy a sightseeing trip to Bhaktapur,Patan and Boudhanath. You'll start with Bhaktapur to visit the palace of 55 windows and the 7-tiered stupa. From Bhaktapur, you'll be driven to Patan. Patan has many heritage sites including the Golden Temple and Durbar Square. Lunch will be included at the Patan’s museum café with free time to visit the museum itself. After lunch, we’ll visit Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal.

Overnight Gokarna Forest Resort (B, L)

Day 13: Depart Nepal

Transfer to the international airport for your onward journey. (B)

Rates:

  • US$ 3,205 Per Person on room sharing
  • Single Supplement US $1465

Everest in Comfort Includes

Three nights' accommodation at the Gokarna Forest Resort:
    • Deluxe rooms
    • Daily breakfast
Nine nights' accommodation in Yeti Mountain Home Lodges Featuring:
    • Solar heated showers, flush toilets and electricity
    • All meals and drinking water
    • Services of qualified guides and porters
    • The loan of Ker & Downey Trek Pack, which includes duffel bags, daypacks, hat and scarf (these items you may keep) walking stick, poncho
In Kathmandu:
  • All internal air and land transfers in Nepal
  • All permits
  • Licensed Trekking Guide and City Guide
  • Full day sightseeing including lunch

Everest in Comfort Excludes

  • International air, insurance, gratuities, beverages with meals

Departure Dates:

All departures operated on a private basis. Please let us know when you would like to travel.

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