Everest experience tour and trekking
Everest experience tour and trekking – highlight
“an exciting holiday destination full of adventure with scenic and cultural background,
a great combination of trekking in the shade of high Mt. Everest and warm Sherpa hospitality,
thrill and exciting rafting with jungle safari on Asia’s best National Park in Chitwan,
tour of picturesque Pokhara with close views of Annapurna mountains views”
Trip Mode: Hotels – Lodge and Resorts.
Trip Grade: Leisure to moderate with short walks.
Trek Grade: Moderate with high altitude walks of ups / downhill.
Trek duration: 08 Nights & 09 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
Highest elevation: At Thyangboche 3,867 m high.
Rafting: 01 days of 3-4 hours with drive rafting put in point
Jungle Safari: 02 nights & 03 days with various jungle activities.
Total trip: 17 nights & 18 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season: All season except July / August wet months.
Everest experience tour and trekking, an ever exciting destination of tour and treks with rafting and jungle safari in one single great package, where you can enjoy with delightful moments from the world highest Mt. Everest to the lowland of deep jungle where Royal Tiger dwells, with exciting rafting ending at scenic Pokhara valley.
This is a holiday for all types of travelers from family-school / collage groups to corporate people including adventurer with never a boring moment full of enjoyable moment in the backdrop of mountain sceneries and local cultures. Nepal Everest Experience Tour & trekking starts right from the old parts of Kathmandu, visiting world heritage sites and then flying to Everest around Khumbu area with scenic walk visiting places of immense interest around Sherpa villages and monasteries of Buddhist cultures.
After a great experience trekking in the shade of world highest Everest our next adventure leads downstream of Trisuli River Rafting through exciting rapids and bouncy waves, from rafting leading to semi-tropical jungles of Chitwan for safari activities with elephant ride on the look-out for rare wild-life Royal Bengal Tiger and other animals with exotic bird-life. Nepal Everest Experience Tour & trekking concludes with a visit of most popular and famous touristic destination in Pokhara, a picturesque valley in the shade of high Annapurna Mountains with its serene Phewa and Begnas lakes.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received with warm welcome by our Visit Himalaya guides and staff, and then transfer you to respective hotels around hub of Kathmandu. Here in the hotel our guide brief with information of your wonderful journey on Nepal Everest Experience Tour & trekking with Rafting / Jungle Safari / Pokhara including hotel, Kathmandu and welcome dinner in a nice typical Nepali restaurant with culture program.
- Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing and trip preparation.
Morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu you will be engrossed at places of interest on this day for 4-5 hours of enjoyable and impressive tour visiting world heritage sites of temples-monasteries-Stupas with old royal palace courtyard. Kathmandu, steeped with ancient heritage sites and monuments of both Hindu and Buddhist, morning after breakfast our tours starts with a short drive to Swayambhunath, a popular and famous pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and Hindu as well. An ancient Chaitiya of Asia and a major symbol of Nepal’s Buddhist heritage, Swayambhunath represents Primordial Buddha or Adi-Buddha. After Swayambhunath tour leads to Bouddhanath, an important Buddhist pilgrimage and heritage sites in Nepal. The story and history mentions that this Stupa contains relics of Buddha Kashyapa, with 176 miniature stupas and paintings of Tibetan Buddhist pantheons cover the walls that surround the Stupa at Bouddhanath. Bouddhanath Stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Tibetans which is mentioned in Tibetan classical texts such as Biography of Yeshe Tshogyal (A.D. 8-9) and Padma Ka’thang (A.D.14). After lunch at Bouddhnath in a nice restaurant a short drive to famous Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath, placed by the bank of Bagamati River where all Hindu cremation takes places. A magnificent golden roofed temples with four cardinal silver doors the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, in ‘Shiva Ratri’ which falls in mid February a great celebration and pilgrimage takes places flooded with worshippers from Nepal and India. In the end of the day a short drive in the hub of Kathmandu visit Kathmandu old Durbar square with ancient Malla and Shah dynasty palace includes visit of Kumari Temple nearby where Living Goddess “Kumari” resides, tour of famous Khastamandap temple where Kathmandu got its name, as Khastamandap meaning temple built from a wood of a single tree. After a wonderful sightseeing tour afternoon free at leisure and preparation for onward journey to Everest trek.
- Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Morning flight to Lukla with mountain views including Everest, on reaching Lukla with time for rest, then start first day trekking to Phakding village. Walk leads past farm villages with few short ups and down, beautiful views along the walk to Phakding for overnight stop.
- Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.
After overnight at Phakding, morning trek leads over Dudh Kosi River and then past interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo to reach at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate. From here walk on riverbanks for few hours, on crossing last bridge with climb to famous Namche Bazaar where you can explore this small town with facilities of nice restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.
- Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
A right place for rest and acclimatization day before trek to higher country, here take a short hike to Everest View Hotel or walk to Namche view point above at Sagarmatha National Park museum for super views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, and visit of museum.
- Day 06: Trek to Thame 3,800 m - 04 hrs.
From Namche walk leads west with short climb on a ridge overlooking grand views of Namche and surrounding snow peaks, from here path leads through nice lovely forest and walking into farm villages including Thamo where there's a hydro-electric plant electricity for Khumbu area, from here few hours of good walk brings you at Thame for the overnight stop with time to visit its 500 years old interesting monastery.
- Day 07: Trek to Khunde / Khumjung village 3,730 m - 05 hrs.
After Thame re-tracing route on the same trail for few hours, on reaching near the ridge of Namche heading higher to Syangboche, and then following the trail to Khunde and Khumjung the largest Sherpa villages around Khumbu area, slowly with nice walk reaching at Khunde village situated on the same glacial valley as Khumjung village beneath holy Mt. Khumbila 5,761m. After a visit of Khunde hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation walk to Khumjung for overnight halt. At Khumjung with one and only high school of Khumbu area also built by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation while in Khumjung visit Khumjung monastery one of the oldest of this region, and the only place where you witness Scalp believed to be of mysterious Yeti.
- Day 08: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m - 05 hrs.
From Khumjung walk is fairly easy for first half, after a short descend towards Shanasa with more down-hill with magnificent view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thermasharkhu and Kwangde-ri peaks, after a pleasant walk of 3 hours reaching at Phungitenga, a small place with couple of teahouses and Nepal Army barrack serving as park wardens located in the midst of alpine woods of mostly silver fir blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees. From here 2 hours of strenuous climb on the winding trail in the shade of lovely forest till Thyangboche Monastery is reached for overnight stop. This beautiful spot offers views of the majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam with Everest above Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse towards north east.
- Day 09: Trek to Monjo 2,835m. Approx: 5-6 hrs.
Retrace the journey back to Shanasha, from Shanasha where the trail from Khumjung, Gokyo and to Namche meets. From here the route follows on the main busy path, the walk winds all the way to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path. On reaching Namche Bazaar retrace the journey all the way to Monjo for the overnight camp at Monjo, located just near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit.
- Day 10: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs walk.
Last day of this great trek leads to enjoyable walk through green scenery surrounding with few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla of about 45 minutes. On reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.
- Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.
The flight time to Kathmandu, takes early morning normally because of the afternoon winds and clouds, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason. Depending upon the flight time this scenic flight from Lukla takes about 35 minutes to land in Kathmandu with super view of snowcapped peaks during the flight. At Kathmandu domestic terminal, our staffs receives and transfer you back to your hotel.
- Day 12: Drive to Rafting point at Trisuli River and raft to Kurintar overnight in resorts.
Morning drive leads to another exciting thrill towards Trisuli River, on reaching Rafting put in point meet our river guide who will brief you with safety measures and information on rafting techniques and skill required encountering rough and enjoyable rapids. After instructions board on raft with life-jacket and helmets on, and then paddle through nice bouncy waves and rapids with scenic floats passing interesting riverside farm villages. After a great thrill of rafting ending at a small village of Kurintar for overnight stop by the Trisuli River.
- Day 13: Drive to Chitwan National Park - 05 hrs.
Morning after breakfast start the day with an interesting overland drive to Chitwan National Park where deep dense jungles are located in the mid southern low land of Nepal known as the Terai. After a scenic driving past many villages and towns reaching outskirt of Chitwan National Park where all nice hotels-lodge and resorts are placed, at Chitwan using the best hotels or resort for 2 overnight stops, after lunch a short introductory tour or nature walks with dinner accompanied by local Tharu culture dance programs.
- Day 14: Full day jungle activities with elephant ride and safari.
Full day jungle and nature programs starting early morning before breakfast with varieties of activities includes elephant safari (morning or late afternoon) jungle / nature walks-bird watch tour, canoe ride to see crocodile and water birds, jungle drive with enjoyable elephant bathing and briefing, afternoon Jungle drive / Jungle or Nature walks or elephant safari (if not done earlier).
- Day 15: Drive to Pokhara 860 m - 05 hrs journey.
After morning nature program and activities and having breakfast, drive to Pokhara for 4-5 hours journey, on reaching Pokhara with overnights in nice hotels by serene Phewa Lake. Afternoon free for walks around the lake side with interesting shops and stores includes world class restaurants with close views of Annapurna mountain range and stunning peak of Machhapuchare Himal “The Fish Tail”.
- Day 16: In Pokhara with sightseeing tour and optional adventure sports.
Early morning a short drive to Sarankot hill top famous view points for striking sunrise over range of mountains from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu with aerial views of Pokhara green valley and Lake Phewa, a popular spot for Para-Gliding as well. After catching sunrise views with mountains return back to hotel for day sightseeing tour of Pokhara at places of interest, a short walk leads you with boat ride across Lake Phewa in the shade of the Annapurna mountain range, with a visit of Varahi Temple, then hike to Peace Stupa a park with marble stupas accommodating huge statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, a wonderful spot overlooking great views of the Lake Phewa, Pokhara city and the mountains. Return back to hotel for lunch, afternoon tour of Brindabhasini Temple premises and the Seti Gorge, visit Devi’s fall (David) or Pathele chhago, Maheswor Cave and Tibetan Refugee Camp.
- Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Morning catching views of fascinating Annapurna Himalaya range, depart from Pokhara with an interesting overland drive back to Kathmandu following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then uphill to reach Kathmandu valley after 5-6 hours of good drive, ending our marvelous holiday back in the hotel with afternoon free for shopping souvenirs or other activities.
- Day 18: International departure for home ward bound.
Your last day in amazing country Nepal with full of Himalayan wonders and fascinating cultures, after an enjoyable and memorable trip Nepal Everest Experience Tour & trekking with Visit Himalaya great services, our guide and staff transfers you to airport for you final departure flight back home or to next respective destinations.
- Arrival & Departure land transport by private car/ Van/ Bus.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu/ Pokhara/Chitwan national park according to itinerary.
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu domestic air ticket for Clients and Guide.
- Sagarmatha national perk entry permits and TIMS.
- Accommodation/ all meal while on trek including tea coffee.
- Experience guide and supporter porter for the trek.
- Salary, accommodation & food for guide and porter.
- All necessary land transport by private Car/ Van/ bus.
- A day rafting at Trisuli River stay overnight at Kurinter resort.
- Visit Chitwan national park with wildlife activities.
- Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner with activities in Chitwan national park.
- 2 in sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara with breakfast.
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel insurance.
- Lunch/ dinner/ while in Kathmandu, Pokhara,
- Personal expenses like mineral water, telephone, laundry personal tips etc.
Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
Hiking boots, Trekking Socks
Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
Base layer shirts
Sunhat and Woolen hat
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
Head torch (spare bulb and batteries)
Water bottles 1 Litres
Antibacterial hand wash
Daypack (25-30 Liters)
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (up to – 20ºC)
Personal First Aid Kit
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu. We will provide you complete equipment list details with include/ excludes in confirmation of the Trekking route and the season you are trekking in Nepal. Trekking equipment list will not vary much but need some additional precaution to stay safe, healthy and enjoy the trekking holiday.
Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.