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Trekking Nepal 19 Days
- Trekking Nepal Itinerary and Tour Map
Day 1 – Australia to Kathmandu
Fly with Singapore Airlines to Kathmandu where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Stay two nights at the Hotel Yak & Yeti.
Day 2 – Kathmandu
Embark on a tour of Kathmandu, visiting the Great Bell, Kala Bhairab – a huge stone image of Shiva at his most fearsome, Kasthamandap – a wooden house built in the 12th century, and Kumari Bahal – home to a young living goddess. Travel up to Swayambhunath Temple, set high on a hill with commanding views of the Kathmandu Valley. Visit two World Heritage listed religious sites, the Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. See devotees taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River. (B)
Day 3 – Kathmandu to Phakding
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m), a small airstrip high above the Dudh Koshi valley. After meeting your trekking crew and sorting out gear, begin the trek by descending to Chaunrikharka and heading up the Dudh Koshi valley to Phakding.
Accommodation for each night of the trek is in comfortable lodges or tea-houses. Some feature separate guest bedrooms and others are dormitory style. Simple, nutritious meals are provided by the lodge owners. (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Trek to Namche (3450m)
From Phakding, cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. Ascend quite steeply to Namche and along
the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – Rest day in Namche
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the altitude. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary or a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. (B,L,D)
Day 6 – Trek to Tyanboche (3867m)
Today is a spectacular day in terms of scenery. Trek along the ridge high above the Dudh Koshi then descend to the swiftly flowing river past tea houses and a village. Climb again through a forested zone where splendid views start to appear. Stone gates mark your entry to Tyanboche, and the plateau in front of its monastery is where your lodgings are located. (B,L,D)
Day 7 – Trek to Dingboche (4260m)
Leave the backdrop of the Khumbu mountains and descend through rhododendron forests, crossing a suspension bridge to the left bank of Imja Khola. Climb the mountain path while looking at Ama Dablan and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. Stay the night at Dingboche surrounded by a beautiful patchwork of fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes enclosed by stone walls. (B,L,D)
Day 8 – Rest day in Dingboche
Another day to acclimatize to the altitude. There are plenty of possibilities for exploration. (B,L,D)
Day 9 – Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
Today’s walk offers views of Mt Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north, Pokalde, Kongma-tse and the great wall of Nuptse. Cross a small wooden bridge over the river of the Khumbu Glacier, stopping for lunch at the village of Dugla. Continue up a steep hill where there are views of Mt Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. Walk on to Lobuche and your sheltered lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 10 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357m)
For the trek to Everest Base Camp a very early start is required. It takes several hours on a trail across the Khumbu Glacier which weaves its way between almost translucent ice pinnacles and past seemingly bottomless crevasses. At Base Camp there will hopefully be an expedition ‘in residence’ and there are great views up into the Khumbu Icefall where there is often some climbing activity. (B,L,D)
Day 11 – Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m) and Pheriche (4243m)
Rise early for the climb to Kala Patthar for a sunrise view over Mt Everest and many other peaks. Then it’s downhill for most of the day to Pheriche. Mountain yaks are common in this area and the Himalayan Rescue Association has a trekker’s aid post here which is interesting to visit. (B,L,D)
Day 12 – Trek to Tyangboche (3867m)
Trek through birch and rhododendron forest to Thyangboche and its famous monastery offering splendid views of Ama Dablan, green hills and the river. (B,L,D)
Day 13 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. Visit the traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde along the way. There is the opportunity to visit one of the monasteries which claims to house a Yeti scalp. (B,L,D)
Day 14 – Trek to Phakding (2640m)
The trail descends steeply for the first part of today’s trek then levels out to gentle ups and downs through Monjo and on to Phakding. (B,L,D)
Day 15 – Trek to Lukla (2800m)
The final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience. (B,L,D)
Day 16 – Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Stay two nights at the Hotel Yak & Yeti. (B)
Day 17 – Kathmandu
Day at leisure. (B)
Day 18 – Depart Kathmandu
At leisure until transfer to the airport for your exit flight. (B)
Day 19 – Arrive Australia
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- Departure Dates and Prices
Departure Twin Share ex Aust Twin Share Land Only Single Supp. 01Apr – 30Nov16 $4399 $3985 $869 01Dec16 – 15Jan17 $5001 $3964 $869 16Jan – 31Mar17 $4399 $3985 $869
Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.
- Price Includes:
- International air travel with Singapore Airlines, economy class, ex Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth (based on N class fare)
- 4 nights in 4 star hotel as listed, or similar, and 13 nights in trek lodgings
- 17 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 13 dinners
- All transfers, sightseeing, entrance fees and park fees
- Flights Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, airport and airline taxes and fuel surcharges
- InterAsia travel bag
- International air taxes and fuel surcharges of approximately $820 and subject to change – actual amount at time of ticket issue will apply.
- Visa fees
Depart any day. Prices based on a minimum of 2 passengers.
A range of other treks are available, all beginning and ending in Kathmandu. Contact us for the details.
- Watch the passing parade of daily life in busy Durbar Square
- Views of Mt Everest when the weather is kind!
- Beautiful rhododendron forests along the trails
- Everest Base Camp with the chance to see an expedition in residence
- Immense sense of achievement on completion of the trek