Mountains & Monastries - Namche Bazar Trek Tour
Duration : 13 Nights / 14
Places Covered : Kathmandu - Nagarkote - Kathmandu - Lukla -
Namche Bazaar - Thyangboche - Jorsale - Lukla - Kathmandu
After a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,300 ft), the trek begins
through the trails that wind slowly downwards to touch the Dudhkoshi River
passing through fragrant forests of juniper, blue pine and fir. This trek
through Sherpa-land offers an insight into their unique mountain culture and
lifestyle. Known for their feats of courage and endurance on the world's
highest mountains, for their understanding, hardiness and sense of humour,
the Sherpas are indispensable in managing treks. Between 12,000 ft and
14,000 ft birch and rhododendron trees predominate. On the way the rare musk
deer, the national bird of Nepal -the colorful Daphne pheasant, the Ghoral,
the Himalayan wolf and the black Bear and endangered species like the snow
leopard, the red Panda are sometimes spotted.
Day 01 : Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your
Day 02 : Kathmandu
In the morning take a walking tour of old Kathmandu City following the old
path across Vishnumati River to Swayambhunath. In the afternoon visit the
two-tiered golden temple - Pashupatinath -the holiest temple for the Hindus
and Bodhnath -the largest Buddhist stupa.
Day 03 : Kathmandu
Full day visit of Patan and Bhaktapur, the two ancient capital cities of
Nepal with their royal Durbar Squares.
Day 04 : Kathmandu - Nagarkote
Drive to Nagarkote (34 km / 1.5 hrs) (Alt 2100 m), set on a ridge above
Kathmandu with a panoramic view of the great Himalayan peaks including
Annapurna, Fishtail, Everest and Kanchendzonga.
Day 05 : Nagarkote
Local walks in the Nagarkot area.
Day 06 : Nagarkote - Kathmandu
Walk to Banepa and drive to Kathmandu.
Day 07 : Kathmandu - Lukla
Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your flight to Lukla (9,300ft.) You will
be met by your guide and porter. Continue on a four hours walk to Phakding
Day 08 : Lukla - Namche Bazaar
for 6 hours to reach Namche Bazaar (11,300ft)
Day 09 : Namche Bazaar - Thyangboche
A 5 hours trek will take you to Thyangboche (12,700ft.)- a great cultural
and religious center for the people of the Everest region.
Day 10 : Thyangboche
Free day at Thyangboche to explore the area and the Thyangboche monastery.
Views of major peaks of Mt. Everest (29,028ft.), Lhotse (27,932ft.), Nuptse
(25,764ft.), Ama Dablam (22,343ft.) and Cho-Oyu (26,900ft.) from here are
Day 11 : Thyangboche - Jorsale
Trek 6 hours Irom Thyangboche to Jorsale (9,200ft.) via Syangboche village.
Day 12 : Jorsale - Lukla
Walk 5 hours from Jorsale to Lukla.
Day 13 : Lukla - Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 14 : Kathmandu Out
Departure transfer to connect your outbound flight.