This scenic trek through the river valley of the Dudh Kosi, brings you to the traditional Sherpa villages of Namche, Khumjung and Khunde and the monasteries at Thyangboche and Pangboche. You will meet the Sherpas, enjoy their world renowned hospitality and witness how life continues very much as it has done for centuries. Our highest point is Pangboche [3908m] and its delightfully unspoilt monastery. There is also a chance to visit the unusual Buddhist nunnery at Deboche and the famous Thyangboche Monastery, set high on its ridge, commanding some of the best views in the area.
Indeed, throughout this trek, you will have magnificent views of Mt Everest [8848m], Lhotse [8501m], Nuptse [7879m], Ama Dablam [6856m], Thamserku [6608m] and Kantega [6685m] and the great glaciers, snowfields and ice ridges, glisten in the Himalayan sun. There are also the dark forests, open pastures and masses of rhododendron flowers in the pre-monsoon, or the reds and gold of autumn in the post-monsoon.
Look out for the huge lammergeyers, with a 2 to 3m wingspan, circling on the up draughts, the proud that, the Himalayan mountain goat silhouetted on a high ridgeline, or the strange musk deer, shyly scurrying through the undergrowth. See also the intricately carved mani stones, prayer flags fluttering in the breeze and the all-seeing eyes of Buddha on every chorten and stupa. This is an area rich in cultural, religious and environmental interests, set in the awe-inspiring landscape below the highest mountain on Earth.
Highlights of the Trekking
Glorious views of the giant Himalayan peaks of Mt. Everest , Makalu , explore typical Sherpa community and culture
Fact of The Trekking
Destination: THENGBOCHE (5545m.)
Group Size: Min - 1
Minimum altitude: 1905m.
Maximum altitude: 5545m.
Season: Spring & Autumn
Accommodation: Lodge (tea house)
Duration: 11 with kathmandu.
Entry : Lukla
Exit : Lukla
DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu meet our airport representative and transfer to the hotel .Overnight at Kathmandu .
Day 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
In the morning after breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu , the most popular Place in the kingdom was known as kantipur in earlier times. The tour highlights are the Living Goddess " Kumari" who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees; Kastamandap temple, the temple made out of single tree and name Kathmandu is derived from durbar square and drive to Soyambhunath which lies on top of hill is the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu . The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathamandu city
DAY 03: KATHMANDU - LUKLA - PHAKDING
This morning we will be transferred from your hotel to Kathmandu airport for our domestic flight to Lukla. The flight itself is awe-inspiring as we fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. Flying time to Lukla is approximately 40 minutes. Upon arrival in Lukla, we will be met by our local guides and porters. There will be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. Lukla lies at an altitude of 2850m ("luk la" = place of sheep). From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley . The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat . Our destination is the small village of Phakding where accommodation is provided in the form of Tea House Lodges.Overnight at phakding.
DAY 04: PHAKDING - NAMCHE BAZAAR
From Phakding we head up valley on a busy trail: porters from the lower Solu district in the south ferrying supplies to Namche, Sherpas with their Zopkio (half yak, half cow) taking trekking or climbing expedition equipment to the higher valleys. Continue along beside the Dudh Kosi amongst beautiful alpine scenery, through the fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of Kusum Kangru (6369m) and Thanserku (6608m) along the way. We again cross the Dudh Kosi, to the western bank at Jorsale prior to trekking through the entrance to the Sagamartha National Park . Continuing upstream along the banks to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we have fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Arna Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the distinctive horse-shoe shaped bowl containing the village of Namche Bazar . Stay in the heart of the village. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
DAY 05: NAMCHE BAZAAR - KHUMJUNG
Breakfast served in your Tea House Lodge. From Namche, we trek out of the village bowl and follow a small trail high above the Dudh Kosi River, where the views are incredible; behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and Kwangde Himal (6194m); across the valley to the south, the towering ice-fluted walls of Thamserku (6623m), and to the east at the head of the valley, the Lhotse and Nuptse wall, towering a full three and a half thousand metres above the valley at Dingboche. Everest looms above the ridge, a black, triangular rock; Sagarmatha, "Goddess Mother of Earth", is a truly magnificent sight. On a small ridge across the valley, the monastery of Thyangboche can be seen, a small speck against the gigantic mountain background. We descend to Khumjung, and after staying in the more westernized town of Namche Bazar , these villages make a welcome change. Here tourism has hardly changed the life of the Sherpas. It is possible to take the opportunity to sample the Sherpa speciality, Riki Kur - a type of potato fritter enriched with yak butter. The afternoon has been left free to assist with further acclimatization. O/N in Khunjung
DAY 06: KHUNJUNG - THENGBOCHE (THYANGBOCHE)
In the morning we descend to the village of Shanasa and then contour to Trashinga where the trail drops steeply to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phukitenga (3250m). A break is taken here by a series of water-driven paryer wheels. In the late morning we initially climb steeply before the trail levels out to ascend gradually towards Thyangboche. It is a steady ascent of approximately 2 ½ hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest. Thyangboche is set in a beautiful meadow, high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful, tranquil position, surely one of the wonders of the world and the Thyangboche Monastery is spectacularly situated. The monastery dominated by the gompa with its prayer flags and mani stones was founded in 1916 as a meditation centre. Overnight at Thengboche.
Day 07 Excursion to Pangboche [3908m]
A day excursion today to Pangboche Monastery and the nunnery at Deboche. The magnificent views of Ama Dablam are a highlight of today's walk and the monastery at Pangboche, founded in 1667, is the oldest in the Khumbu region. Overnight at Pangboche.
Day 08 Phagboche - Chumoa [2700m]
From Thyangboche, we head back down through the forest to Phunki Tenga with its water-driven prayer wheels. With last glimpses back to Everest and Lhotse , and possible sightings of thar and lammergeier, we make our way back down to Namche before descending further to camp by the river at Chumoa.
Day 09 Chumoa - Lukla [2900m]
Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some chang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable week.
DAY 10: LUKLA - KATHMANDU
this morning you will be transferred to Lukla Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.Overnight at Kathmandu .
Day 11:- - Kathmandu - departure or Extend other activities.
Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or combine with other trip like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park . The cost would be extra for rafting & safari. All trips can be customized and extended as per requirements.
Cost will be provided on request.
Price Includes :
04 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan, air fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu, all meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner with tea\coffee), accommodation in teahouses, a guide, required potters, ground transportation as per program, entry permits, all necessaries fees for Nepalese staffs (all meals, accommodation in tea houses, equipments, insurance).
Price Excludes :
Lunch / dinner while in Kathmandu, bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes, clients personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses, sleeping bag, down jackets, airport tax ( Domestic / International ) emergency rescue flight & expenses if require, etc.