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  • Personal Trekking Chefs
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Everest Region
  • Group Size: Min-2, Max 12,
  • Highest Altitude: 3450m possible to hike to 3800m
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
  • Type of Tour: Trekking, Hiking, Walking, Culture
  • Trekking Hour: Approximately 5-6 hours each day
  • Total Days: 08 Days
  • Trip Cost: USD 1200

Short Everest Trek to Namche

Trip Overview

Short Everest Trek to NamcheThis is a perfect trek if you do not have the time to trek in the Everest base camp but want to appreciate some of the most beautiful elements of the Khumbu, experiencing some of the unique culture, fauna and flora of the Himalayas.

A spectacular mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla starts your adventure, before you make your way up to Namche Bazaar, a trading outpost where the Tibetan and Nepalese people sell their wares. You have an extra day at Namche to get a view of Everest, surrounding mountains and walk upto Khumjung village where the "Yeti Scalp" is kept in a Monastery there. This can be a test to experience a Himalayan trekking Holiday.

Trip Information

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu - 1317m
Day 2 - Fight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 3 - Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 4 - Namche Bazaar
Day 5 - Trek to Phakding
Day 6 - Trek to Lukla
Day 7 - Flight to Kathmandu
Day 8 - Depending on flight times this morning is free for further exploration or shopping. International Departure

Day to Day Detail Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu - 1317m
Arrival KTM Transfer to Hotel . Overnight in Hotel Holy Himalaya.
Day 2 - Fight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
An early start for the flight to the Hilary airstrip at Lukla. After lunch. we begin trekking, mostly downhill to our first overnight halt at Phakding (2650m). Overnight at Buddha Lodge. 3 hours trek.
Day 3 - Trek to Namche Bazaar
Following the Dudh Kosi valley upstream we cross and recross the river to a final steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3441m).Overnight at The Nest - Namche. 6 hours trek
Day 4 - Namche Bazaar
A rest day at Namche for acclimatisation. There is the option of a day hike to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Kunde for views of Everest,Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Overnight at The Nest - Namche.
Day 5 - Trek to Phakding
We have a long descent today. The trail is very good although steep in places, so we make a leisurely pace reaching Phakding after approximately 5 hours of walking. Overnight at Buddha Lodge - Phakding.
Day 6 - Trek to Lukla
Our final morning's walk will take around 3 hours as we climb back up to the Lukla ridge. Here we check in for the return flight to Kathmandu. Arriving in Kathmandu around mid-day or early afternoon we check into the hotel. The rest of the day is free for relaxing or souvenir buying. Overnight Lukla Numbur Hotel.
Day 7 - Flight to Kathmandu. Hotel Holy Himalaya.
Day 8 - Depending on flight times this morning is free for further exploration or shopping. International Departure

Fact Finder

Duration - 08 day Journey
Trip Details: -
  • Experienced Nepalese guides & Leader
  • Porters to carry personal gear
Activities - Cultural, Touring, Walking
Trip Grade - Moderate
Mode of Travel - Private coach, Domestic flight
Group & Staff - Min 2, Max 12, Responsible Adventures leader, local guides plus driver
Accommodation - Boutique hotel, Luxury lodges
Land Cost - USD 1200
Single Supplement US$ 200

Departure Dates

Every Saturday from October - June

Trip Cost

Cost Includes:-

  1. Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  2. Hotel/ Lodges on twin sharing basis
  3. All transportation
  4. Responsible Adventures' Expert Trek leader (Click to watch video of trek leaders)
  5. Complimentary T-Shirt
  6. Use of trekking kit bag during trek
  7. 1 Assistant guide between 4 trekkers
  8. Trekking "Chef" - We are the first and only trekking company that has this post
  9. 1 porter between two trekkers
  10. Good clothing for porters and crew
  11. Food for porters & crew members (We are less then handful of trekking companies that provide this facility)
  12. Insurance for crew and porters
  13. All permits
  14. Twin sharing room on trek
  15. All meals on trek (best trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)
  16. Domestic airfare.

Cost Does Not Include:-

  1. Visas
  2. All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  3. Transportation outside of the tour program
  4. Travel insurance (Compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  5. Tips(suggested amount US$50 per week for staff only); Leader's tip at your discretion
  6. Items of a personal nature e.g alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir etc.

Client Reviews

My first time outdoor trekking, thank u so much... I enjoyed my trip from the start to the end. It was hard for me during the first week to adapt to Nepal, especially in the mountains but you and your boys have made me so determined to come here again. You are not just a guide but have become my good friend. I learned a lot from you while in Nepal. I am fascinated by your stamina and ability to climb throughout the trip...I will miss Nepal... especially your musical songs. It was great to see such talent in your team. I will definitely recommend my friends to you, don't worry... It was a great 3 weeks with you once again.

Thank you so much... It was a great experience. I will miss your cooking too....:-))

Emli Ahmad
Central bank of Malaysia

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