For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going long trekking, here Himalayan Leaders offer short and exacting panoramic encounter with the highest peaks on earth, Everest close view trek offers an enduring experience of natural beauty, geological magnificence, and profound cross-cultural discovery. The Sherpa residents of Khumbu, the great valley below Mount Everest, believe that all things – mountains, plants, and animals are sacred. This trek is a classic approach to Khumjung to see the highest point on earth. Solukhumbu is justifiably famous, not only for it is nearness to the world,’s highest mountain but also for it is Sherpa villages and monasteries. The primary goal of this trek is to see Everest 8848m and Sherpa village, the world famous mountaineer.
The view of Mt Everest, from above Namche Bazaar, is beautiful. To enjoy it we walk past a little airport (Syangboiche) to reach the Everest view hotel. Here we can enjoy with coffee and the breathtaking scenery: Nuptse (7879 m), Lhotse (8416 m) Lhotse Shar (8400m.) and Ama Dablam (6812m.) along with of course Everest. As you are trekking through the region, you will really feel yourself to be ‘on top of the world.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner
Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment, we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.
After a good night and American breakfast with bread and eggs, we will start with a half-day sightseeing tour of three of the most famous sightseeing spots: first we visit Soyambhunath, which is a beautiful Buddist monastry perched at the top of a hilllock -a good view point to see the whole Kathmandu city, then we drive to Pashupatinath Temple (National Hindu temple) & Boudha Natha (the biggest Buddist monastry). These places are of interest because they were built up towards 5th century, rich in their architecture and religious meanings. After all visiting those historical heritages of greatly influence, we leave the rest of the day at leisure. At your interest, you can wander around the streets and shop along full with hundreds of colorful shops.
Early in the morning have a breakfast and drive to airport to take flight by Twin Otter aircraft to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. Once we are in Lukla we pick up our porters with bags and start the trek, amazingly this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. We stay there
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest which is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, Money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.
We take the day off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes. The secret of safe acclimatization is to “climb high, sleep low” so it is safe for the more energetic amongst us to hike up the hill behind Namche to the airstrip at Syangboche, or stroll across to the museum behind the police post. Others may prefer to “chill out” and visit one of the lodges for a freshly-baked cinnamon roll. Namche is a busy and bustling trading place and there is always plenty going on.
Today the trail descends steeply downward before crossing the suspension bridges on Dudh Koshi River. From here the trail becomes more level and natural. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding.
We trek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction. We have a short day of trekking, so we can arrive Lukla for Lunch, arriving earlier is wiser in the season time to check the flight ticket. We can have full afternoon for relax and recalls the experience of the lifetime journey.
Today fly back to Kathmandu and leisure time.
After breakfast we take off for a full-day interesting sightseeing tour of Patan, which is one of the ancient and biggest cities in Nepal, known for its beautyful handcrafted and architectural works and after a stop we go to Bhaktapur Durbar Squares which is the most famous devotee’s city of the gods and goddes. This city is exclusively rich for its own culture and traditional life
Either we transfer you back to the international airport or you can resume your trip with one of the other travel blocks in our program, such as moving out to Chitwan National Park, rafting adventure and/or driving to Pokhara for a beautiful sightseeing of the Himalayan landscape and a beautiful lake. And all of these places are out in the surroundings of the Kathmandu valley
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