Everest Family Trekking is a leisurely pace trekking holidays in Nepal, and it gives a plenty of time to sit back and enjoy the sensational mountain views and the company of our team. We spend two days Kathmandu, relaxing and enjoying the mystical shrines and temples of this magical city before flying to Lukla, initial point of Everest family trekking holidays. Enjoy the Everest family trekking staying at nice and comfortable tea house accommodation with local and variety of food taste.
The initial two days of this trekking, we are walking slowly to help acclimatization. The trekking route takes us through beautiful tracks of pine and rhododendron forest with the peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru soaring above the trail. Walking is steep ascent to Namche Bazzar (3500m), the capital of Khumbu where we are rewarded with spectacular mountain vistas. After spending a day extra in Namche, we trek Thame and Kumjung where the views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku dominate this peaceful location – surely one of the most tranquil and inspiring places in the world. Our return trekking journey takes us back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. There is time to relax shopping and sample the delights of some of the many excellent local restaurants before we end this memorable adventure.
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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1360m)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will have warm reception and greeting at the airport and transfer to hotel. We will be waiting for you at airport with your name written on A4 size paper. A briefing given by our group leader is scheduled for the late afternoon. He will discuss our trekking program and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. The evening is free.
Day 2: Kathmandu (1360m) Tour
In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration. A visit to Thamel gives you a chance to do some last-minute shopping. Later, we inform you the departure information for tomorrow.
Day 3: Kathmandu –Lukla -Phakding (2652m, 3 hours)
In the early morning we take nearly 40 minute’s spectacular flight to Lukla (2827m), flying parallel to giant Himalayan Mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. In the afternoon we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding.
Day 4: Trek to Monjo (2835m, 3½ hours)
From Phakding we cross the river and head up the valley, following porters from the south that is ferrying supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months, when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar, where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow-capped peaks of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From there it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we arrive in time for lunch. We spend the night in Monjo with the afternoon free, giving us an opportunity to do some exploring around the village. The day has been deliberately kept short to aid acclimatization, which is a very important process.
Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m, 4 hours)
Today the trekking is a little tougher and includes a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short walk to the entrance of the national park, before we cross the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers, where we start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river, we slowly ascend at a steady pace. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. After arriving in Namche Bazaar, we enjoy lunch with the afternoon is free to bargain in the shops for Tibetan artifacts or simply relax and marvel at the beautiful scenery.
Day 6: Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar (3446m)
We remain at Namche Bazaar for a second night to allow for proper acclimatization to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thame (3810m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides are on hand to offer advice and escort you on walks.
Day 7: Trek to Khumjung (3790m, 4 hours)
From Namche Bazaar, we climb towards the park headquarters and cross the little used Shyangboche. We take a short break at the Everest View Hotel before descending to the patchwork of fields at the village of Khumjung. We trek past the school and onto our lodge at the head of the village. The village of Khumjung is located away from the main trail to Everest and is a truly peaceful and tranquil setting. The most notable peaks seen from here are Kantega, Ama Dablam (perhaps the most beautiful peak in the region) and, of course, mount Everest. During our time in Khumjung we can visit the small local hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary, a short walk away at Kunde, and enjoy the company of the local villagers. Those interested in local folklore must also visit the Khumjung Monastery to see the famous scalp of the Yeti.
Day 8: Trek to Phakding (2652m, 5 hours)
We enjoy a leisurely departure from Khumjung and head to the airstrip at Shyangboche and then back to Namche Bazaar. Here we enjoy a final opportunity to visit the shops in the bazaar before we descend steeply down to the large suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We follow the trail through Jorsale and back to Monjo, where we take lunch. In the afternoon it is a short walk via Benkar through blue pine and rhododendron forest, with great views of Kusum Kangaru, back to Phakding.
Day 9: Trek to Lukla (2800m, 3 hours)
An easier day for our last trekking day. We descend down valley before making the final climb up to the air strip at Lukla. After settling into our lodge we are free to wander around, relax or perhaps enjoy a hot shower! In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner, followed by a few celebratory drinks and perhaps dancing with our Sherpa companions.
Day 10: Lukla - Kathmandu (1360m)
We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. Depending on our time of arrival, the rest of our day is then free for sightseeing, shopping and exploring the bazaars and markets. Located in the south of the city, Patan is also worth a visit with its own Durbar Square full of historic structures and statues of past kings. Alternatively, a visit to Bhaktpur is highly recommended if you have not done this already.
Day 11: Kathmandu (1360m) Airport.
Our trip ends today after breakfast. A departure transfers to Kathmandu airport to get your onwards flight.