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Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Everest Region
  • Group Size: Min-2, Max 12,
  • Highest Altitude: 3870m
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
  • Type of Tour: Trekking, Hiking, Walking, Culture
  • Trekking Hour: Approximately 5-6 hours each day
  • Total Days: 10 Days
  • Trip Cost: USD 1650

Short Everest trek to Tengboche

Trip Overview

Short Everest trek to TengbocheThis 6-day Everest trek is a very scenic route offering superb views of the world’s highest peaks. We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip in the Khumbu region and trek up to Namche Bazaar and on to the Tyangboche Monastery. An optional day hike takes you to Khumjung village, a charming Sherpa settlement. This trek provides a splendid introduction to Sherpa country and culture and features fantastic mountain views. It is a popular destination for first time trekers in Nepal and best suited for those who do not have enough time for longer treks into the high mountains.

Trip Information

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 - Kathmandu-Phakding [2610m]
Day 3 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3420m]
Day 4 - Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 5 - Namche Bazaar-Tengboche monastery [3870m]
Day 6 - Tengboche-Monjo [2840m]
Day 7 - Monjo-Lukla
Day 8 - Lukla-Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
Day 9   Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square ( former palace square ), Swayambunath
Day 10   International departure.

Day to Day Detail Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 - Kathmandu-Phakding [2610m]
Fly to Lukla (2,840m) for a spectacular view of the Himalayas. We trek through mountain villages, which are home to the Sherpas and people of various ethnic backgrounds. Phakding. Overnight lodge. 2650m.3 hours trek
Day 3 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3420m]
We will continue towards the north following the path of the Dudh Kosi River and on to Monjo and Jorsale from where we will enter Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. It is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the Imja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi), which is followed by a steep climb (around 2 hrs) to Namche Bazaar, the main village in the Khumbu. Half way up the hill, if the weather is clear we can get our first view of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa village and an important trading centre with a Saturday market. Fresh foodstuffs are brought up from lower villages by Sherpas. (5 hours walking) Overnight lodging.
Day 4 - Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
We will visit the Sherpa Cultural Centre and the National Park headquarters. The views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Kwangde (6011m), Tawache (6501m), Thamserku (6608m) and Kangtega (6779m) from here are fantastic. If you are lucky, you might even get to meet the only climbing Sherpa from the 1953 Everest summit.
Day 5 - Namche Bazaar-Tengboche monastery [3870m]
We will ascend out of the village and follow a high-level path above the Dudh Kosi River enjoying the spectacular mountain views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we move on. We will pass through various shops set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through forests of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki Tenga (3250m). Sometimes, the track becomes quite dusty by yak trains. We will reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery (3867m) from where we can see the spectacular views of Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8501m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Taboche to the north and the northeast, Thamserku (6608m) and Kantega (6779m) to the southeast and Kwangde (6011m) to the southwest. Thyangboche Monastery was seriously damaged by fire in 1989. However, it has been rebuilt and there will be time to visit both the monastery and the museum.
Day 6 - Tengboche-Monjo [2840m]
We retrace to Namche Bazaar before starting our hike down to Monjo. The route to Monjo takes us steeply down along the Bhote Kosil. We cross the river and follow it to Jorsale, then on to Monjo where we overnight (7 hrs).
Day 7 - Monjo-Lukla
Our route takes us along the banks of the Dudh Khosi river, then we climb uphill for an hour to reach Lukla (5 hrs).
Day 8 - Lukla-Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
Day 9   Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square ( former palace square ), Swayambunath - a Buddhist stupa on a hill also known as the monkey temple in the morning. Afternoon sightseeing Pashupatinath temple — the Holiest of Hindu shrine for Lord Shiva, you will most likely see cremation taking place here and finally a tour of Boudhanath Stupa - the biggest in Nepal.
Day 10   International departure.

Fact Finder

Duration - 10 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 in Kathmandu, Comfortable lodges throughout 6 day trek
Land Cost - USD 1650
Single Supplement US$ 200

Departure Dates

Every Thursday 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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