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  • Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
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Catch stunning panoramic views of Mt Everest on this 5-day tour, including four days trekking through the Himalayan region. You’ll stay at teahouses in the village of Phakding, as well as the market town of Namche Bazaar and the small settlement of Monjo. Don your daypack and get ready to cross fast-flowing rivers, climb to the highest hotel in the world and take in close-up views of the majestic Himalayas! This small-group tour operates with a maximum of 12 people, ensuring you’ll receive personal attention from your expert local guide.

Highlights

  • All necessary equipment included
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
If you've got a sense of adventure and a desire to rough it a bit in the Himalayas, this is an ideal Everest-area tour! During your five days, you'll have the support of a local guide who can offer knowledge about the region’s optional activities or the array of food choices available in each town.

Budget accommodations include modest hotels or teahouses run by local families. Although meals are at your own expense, you decide where, with whom and what to eat, allowing you the freedom to choose meals to suit your budget.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Kathmandu Guest House, Thamel, Kathmandu

The night before tour departure, please make your way to this location at 5pm to meet your tour leader for briefing; however, if you arrive after this time or on the day of departure, please contact the local tour operator and necessary arrangements will be made for you
Departure Time:
8am
Duration:
5 days, 4 nights
Return Details:
Returns to your Kathmandu hotel at approximately 2pm on the last day

Please note: It is possible in bad weather or low cloud conditions that your flight back to Kathmandu may be delayed or sometimes even canceled. Please keep at least one day between your return to Kathmandu and your flight out of Kathmandu or other travel plans.

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Single Room
Code: SINGLE

One person per room; this option is also available for more than one traveler if you choose to be put in separate rooms. Please see Additional Information for further details

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GBP1,239.90
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Double Room
Code: TWIN

Two people per room; if you are traveling with an odd number of passengers, three people will be placed in a triple room, subject to availability. Please see Additional Information for further details

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5-Day Best of the Himalayas: Mt Everest Region Trek with Round-Trip Flights from Kathmandu

5-Day Best of the Himalayas: Mt Everest Region Trek with Round-Trip Flights from Kathmandu

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide
  • 4-night accommodation in basic village guesthouses
  • Round-trip flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Transport by minibus
  • Hotel drop-off
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • On this hiking trip, you will be walking at demanding altitudes of approximately 12,467 ft (3800 m) above sea level, with the possibility of extreme variations in weather; it is common for travelers to experience adverse health effects due to this altitude, regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It is highly recommended that you discuss this trip with your doctor prior to departure
  • All tour leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities
  • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. If you are planning on getting a multi-entry visa from the airport, please be prepared for long lines; you will also need to provide 2 passport photos and the following fees in USD: $25 for 15-day visa, $40 for 30-day visa, $100 for 90-day visa.
  • Travel insurance that covers medical expenses, including emergency repatriation, is required to participate on this tour; proof of insurance must be shown to tour leader on the first day
  • Minimum age is 16 years; all travelers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • As no meals are included, please expect to spend around US$130 in total for meals purchased locally
  • Please pack as lightly as possible, as you are expected to carry your own luggage; it is recommended that you keep the weight under 22 lbs (10 kg)
  • Extra Luggage: You may leave any extra luggage (at own responsibility) at the Day 1 meeting point Kathmandu Guesthouse and pick it up upon your return.
  • Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
  • The following information is required of travelers upon booking:
    • Full name, nationality and current country of residence
    • Date of birth
    • Passport number, issue date and expiry date
    • E-mail address
    • Existing medical conditions or dietary requirements
    • Travel insurer name, contact number and policy number
Itinerary:
Day 1: Kathmandu – Phakding
Head to the tour office in the morning in Kathmandu, where you’ll meet your expert local guide and be introduced to your small group. Then, drive to the airport by minivan and board a small plane for Lukla – the gateway to Mt Everest!

Revel in the excitement of the adventure ahead as you appreciate the spectacular vista out your window and get to know your like-minded travelers. If the weather cooperates, you’ll have fine views of the magnificent snow-capped Himalayas below.

When you land in Lukla, your guide will provide your small group with a short safety briefing and help you gear up to begin your first trek. Starting at around 9,300 feet (2,800 meters), put on your daypack and enjoy a fairly gentle introduction to the Himalayan region, allowing you to acclimatize to hiking at high elevation.

Follow the milk-white Dudh Kosi River for approximately three hours to the small village of Phakding. Here, you’re free to explore the town, purchase meals and interact with the locals; your guide will help you to experience Nepali culture at an authentic teahouse, or you can just relax in the company of your small group for the evening.

Overnight: teahouse lodge in Phakding

Day 2: Phakding – Namche Bazaar
In the morning, set out for Namche Bazaar, about 5 miles (9 km) from Phakding. You’ll find the trek up to the halfway point of Jorsale relatively undemanding, crossing the Dudh Kosi River several times along the way.

After you reach Jorsale, a small village built on an outcropping above the river, walk down to the riverbank, where you’ll hike for quite a while before the challenging ascent to Namche Bazaar – the largest settlement in the region.

An hour or so before reaching your destination, get your first view of Mt Everest looming in the distance (weather permitting). The eye-catching sight of the stunning mountain range will make the uphill climb you just made worthwhile!

When you arrive in Namche Bazaar, catch your breath at an elevation of 11,290 feet (3,440 meters). Relax for the rest of the day, exploring the village center where a daily Tibetan market is held, or purchase a meal with tea.

Overnight: teahouse lodge in Namche Bazaar

Day 3: Namche Bazaar – Monjo
Fortify yourself with a good breakfast (own expense) for the steep 1.5-hour climb along a well-maintained trail to the Hotel Everest View, situated in Sagarmatha National Park. Hiking about a mile and gaining 300 feet in elevation, you'll find that the walk is well worth it!

When you reach the world’s highest hotel, enjoy an unobstructed close-up view of Mt Everest and the surrounding peaks, including the awe-inspiring Mt Ama Dablam. After taking in one of the most beautiful panoramas you’ll ever see, return via the now-derelict Syangboche airstrip past Namche Bazaar.

The 4-hour trip is mostly downhill to the tiny settlement of Monjo, where you can kick off your boots and relax with a fulfilling meal, good company and a night’s rest.

Overnight: teahouse lodge in Monjo

Day 4: Monjo – Lukla
Today, embark on a 4-hour return hike to Lukla, retracing the route from an earlier part of your trek.

When you arrive in the village, celebrate your successful Himalayan journey with your small group! If you'd like, explore the variety of shops catering to trekkers, or relax at one of the teahouses providing a western-style meal.

Overnight: teahouse lodge in Lukla

Day 5: Lukla – Kathmandu
Embark on a 45-minute, early morning flight by twin-engine plane back to Kathmandu where your trip concludes. Your guide will transport you back to central Kathmandu and drop you off at your own hotel.

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Frederick V, April 2016

Through Intrepid out of Kathmandu. Brilliant seri veer great guide and well organised. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by: James R, November 2014

This trip was operated by the Intrepid group. We had a great leader in Ram Hari Phuyal and his team. We did some serious trekking and got as high as 13,000 feet with a great view of Mt. Everest. I recommend this highly.