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Everest in Comfort

This private itinerary has been designed so that walkers can enjoy the splendors of the Everest region in comfort whilst being able to experience the local culture of the surrounding villages. The pacing is such that we arrive in the lodges by lunchtime thus being able to enjoy afternoon walks or just relax in the garden. The lodges all have separate rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers. From the gardens there are magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. A charter flight is included for the return from Syanboche so that you do not need to retrace your steps back to Lukla.




Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu. [4346 ft / 1317m]
Reception and transfer to your hotel. After freshening up, there will be a full briefing on your program. This will be followed by a short 15 minute walk to Boudhanath. This is one of the largest Stupa’s in Asia and is home to some 10000 Tibetans. The Stupa is surrounded by colourful Tibetan shops and tea houses. Overnight Hyatt Hotel.

Day 2

Fly to Lukla. [9240 ft / 2800m] Trek to Phakding. [8613ft / 2610m]
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lukla. This 40 minute flight follows the Langtang and Jugal ranges before entering the Eastern region where you pass Rolwaling Himal. Gaurisankar and Menlumtse before approaching the Khumbu area. After arrival at Lukla Airport you set out on your trek to Phakding. You begin with a gentle climb up by the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Konge Ri dominates the sky line in Lukla– 6187 m / 20,418 ft. Nupla 19420 ft / 5885m and Kusumkang 21000 ft / 6367m can be seen in the distance. Following the left bank of Dudh Koshi river you reach Phakding in time for lunch. There are a number of optional walks in the afternoon. Trek time 3 hours.
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Phakding B.L.D.

Day 3 Trek to Monjo. [9500 ft /850m]
After breakfast you trek to the village of Monjo. Your route follows a level path along the right bank. From the resort, Thamserku Peak (21860 ft / 6623 m.) looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, you arrive at Banker. Continuing through a forest you arrive at Chumoa where you can visit a Vegetable Farm. Walking along a path with many ups and downs, you cross a stream and enter the small village of Monjo. Your lodge for the night is located above the village and overlooks the Dudh Kosi river. After lunch at the lodge your guide will escort you on a local walk before returning to the lodge in the late afternoon. Trek time 3 hours.

Overnight Everest Summit Lodge B.L.D.

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar [11350ft / 3440m]
After breakfast you trek to Namche Bazaar. The route initially descends until you reach a suspension bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorshale, the entrance to the National Park. Walking along the river you enter a forested mountainside and pass by a rocky area. After crossing a high winding path you descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. Here the river forks – to the right is Dudh Kosi and to the left the Bhote Kosi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing a suspension bridge you walk a short distance along the Bhote Kosi before ascending to Namche Bazaar. The afternoon is free to explore the bazaar. Trek time 4 hours.
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Namche Bazaar B.L.D.

Day 5

Namche Bazaar Excursion [11350ft / 3440m]
Today you have a layover day in Namche Bazaar. There will be time to stroll through this Sherpa village, visit the mountain museum, and trek to a view point offering unsurpassed views of Mount Everest.
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Namche Bazaar B.L.D.

Day 6

Trek to Thame [12540 ft / 3800m]
After breakfast, you trek to Thamo. The trail forms part of the old trading route to Tibet which uses the Nangpa La pass and has Cho Oyu 27000 ft / 8012m as a backdrop. This trail is little used by other trekkers. You will stop for our lunch at Thamo, and continue on to the village of Ang Rita Sherpa, who holds a record of summiting Mt. Everest 10 times without oxygen. This village is also home to many of the Sherpa summiteers, including the late Tenzing Norgay (the first man to climb Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary). After crossing Bhote Koshi River you continue to the village of Thame .Trek time 4 hours. Overnight Yeti Mountain Home Thame B.L.D.

Day 7

Thame [12540 ft / 3800m]
After breakfast, you’ll visit the unspoilt monastery of Thame and the fascinating Nangpa La Valley, where the Tibetan traders bring their goods, carried on Yaks. Lunch will be at the lodge. After lunch you can explore the village of Thame. Trek time 4 hours.
Overnight Yeti Mountain Home, Namche Bazaar B.L.D.

Day 8

Syangboche [12,700 ft / 3850m]:
After breakfast you trek to the village of Khumjung, the largest village in the Kumbu district. You’ll visit the Khumjung Hillary High School and the Khunde hospital. The hospital & school were built by the late Sir Edmund Hillary. From this area, there are spectacular views of the Majestic Mountains such as Thamserku, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam, Lhotse and of course Everest at 8848 m / 29,198 ft. You’ll have lunch in Khumjug before trekking to Syangboche for the night. Trek time 4-5 hours
Overnight Syangboche View Hotel B.L.D.

Day 9 Lobuche - Everest Base Camp
Day 10 Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you trek the short distance to the Syangboche airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Leaving the airport in the Pilatus plane, there will be spectacular views of Everest and the surrounding peaks before returning to Lukla for your scheduled flight to Kathmandu.. Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax, enjoy the spa facilities at the hotel, or explore the Kathmandu Valley. Trek time 20 minutes.
Overnight Hyatt Hotel, B.

Day 11

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. B


Everest in Comfort includes:

  • 1. Three nights' accommodation at the Hyatt Hotel:
    • a. Deluxe rooms
    • b. Daily Breakfast

  • 2. 7 nights' accommodation in Comfort Lodges. Featuring:
    • a. Solar heated showers, flush toilets and electricity
    • b. All meals and drinking water
    • c. Services of qualified guides and porters
    • d. The loan of Ker & Downey Trek Pack, which includes duffel bags, daypacks, hat and scarf (these items you may keep) walking stick, poncho

  • 3. Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
    • a. Boudhanath, Durbar Square and Thamel, including 1 lunch
    • b. All internal air and land transfers in Nepal
    • c. All permits
    • d. Licensed City guides

Fitness

To trek to Everest Base Camp you do not need to be a super athlete nor a mountaineer but a few weeks of training, prior to arriving in Nepal, will enhance your experience. It will not be more enjoyable spending the trip of a lifetime struggling to walk the trails every day when a little sensible preparation before you arrive would make the trails so much more rewarding.


Food

There are varieties of choices of western and Asian foods dishes or a mixture of both in all the major destinations you visit. During a trek you can expect 3 full meals a day as well as well as regular tea and coffee breaks on both tea-house style or camping treks where food is freshly prepared daily. During our tea-house trek we offer a selection of tea-houses. Most teahouses cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Of course it depends on the season and destinations you choose. But most tea-houses offers pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard.


Best time

Everest Base Camp trek can be done in Autumn (Sept-Nov) when you can expect better visibility, the air is fresh, and the weather is perfect and that the Nepalese most important festivals (Dashain and Tihar) are marked during this season The best season offering excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views. Or in Spring ( March - Mary) which is particularly lovely as the mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers and still have plenty of high snow to enhance your photos. The temperature is quite moderate and the mountain views are excellent.


Accommodation

There are varieties of choices of western and Asian foods dishes or a mixture of both in all the major destinations you visit. During a trek you can expect 3 full meals a day as well as well as regular tea and coffee breaks on both tea-house style or camping treks where food is freshly prepared daily. During our tea-house trek we offer a selection of tea-houses. Most teahouses cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Of course it depends on the season and destinations you choose. But most tea-houses offers pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard.


Medical Info

Care in what you eat and drink is the most important health rule. The number one rule is don't consume the water including ice.


Medical Kit:

  • 1. A simple but adequate medical kit can be most useful without taking much space in your baggage. The following is recommended as tried and true list of items.
  • 2. Aspirin or Panadol - for pain or fever.
  • 3. Antihistamine - useful as a decongestant for colds, allergies, to ease the itch from insect bites and stings or to help prevent motion sickness.
  • 4. Antibiotis - useful especially while trekking well off the beaten track but they must be prescribed.
  • 5. Kaolin preparation ( Pepto - Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil - for stomach upsets.
  • 6. Rehydration mixture - for treatment of servere diarrhoea.
  • 7. Antiseptic, mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar "dry" spray - for cuts and grazes.
  • 8. Calamine lotion - to ease irritation from bites or stings.
  • 9. Bandages and band - Aids - for minor injuries.
  • 10. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer
  • 11. Insect repellent, sun block, suntalotion, chapsticks and water - purification tablets.
  • 12. Throuat lozenges (Strepsils).
  • 13. Moleskin.
  • 15. Sulamyd 10% eye drops.
  • 16. Acetarninophen (Paracetamol)
  • 17. Antacid tablets.
  • 18. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
  • 19. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Equipment list

  • 1. Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, " walk then in" to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • 2. A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
  • 3.Warm jacket. Fiber fill or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February.
  • 4. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
  • 5. Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters - can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • 6. A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
  • 7. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft. Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
  • 8. A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
  • 9. pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
  • 10. 1 lightweight long sleeved - shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
  • 11. A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item. A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  • 12. A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
  • 13. 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
  • 14. 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
  • 15. "Underwear" normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
  • 16. Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking - Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
  • 17. Water bottle.
  • 18. Snow glasses and sunglasses
  • 19. 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
  • 20. Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
  • 21. Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • 22. Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
  • 23. Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.


Cost (How much does it cost?)

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