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Everest – Namche Introductory Trek (5 Days)

Everest – Namche Introductory Trek (5 Days)
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An Everest Base Camp is seen as the ultimate destination for many trekkers, but the trek is demanding and requires five days at altitudes of over 3 500m/11 500ft.

This five day trek will show you Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse, amongst many impressive surrounding peaks; will introduce you to the Sherpa people, their culture and customs and take you through the landscapes they call home: at comfortable elevations. Porters will carry your luggage.

The trek begins with a short mountain flight to Lukla; gateway to the Khumbu region. The trail then drops through forest, farmland and friendly Sherpa villages before rising to Namche Bazaar: for two nights. This is the largest town and the administrative centre in the Khumbu region: a bustling and sophisticated place that will answer to all your needs. Walk to explore the traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung and experience their lifestyle, skills and warmth. Prayer flags, chortens, and monasteries bring you into contact with their form of Tibetan Buddhism.

The return to Lukla is an easier, largely downhill route, but will be a long day.

Day 01: Kathmandu – Lukla (2 640m/8 670ft) – Phakding (2 560m/8 400ft), 35 min flight, 3-4 hrs trek 

Day 02: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3 440m/11 160ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 03: Namche Bazaar: Rest, acclimatization and exploration day

Day 04: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2 640m/8 670ft), 7-8 hrs

Day 05: Lukla – Kathmandu (1 300m/4 260ft), 35 min flight

Day 01: Kathmandu – Lukla (2 640m/8 670ft) – Phakding (2 560m/8 400ft), 35 min flight, 3-4 hrs trek

After breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport for the flight to Lukla in the Khumbu region – south of Everest. Meet your local porters and begin the discovery by trekking into the Dudh Koshi Valley: to Cheplung (2 700m) and Ghat (2 530m). Another hour’s walk takes you to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding

Day 02: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3 440m/11 160ft), 5-6 hrs

Walk through pine forests along the Dudh Koshi, crossing tributaries, to the Sherpa villages of Benkar (2 710m), Chumoa (2 820m), Monjo (2 840m) and Jorsale (2 830m). This is the gateway and permit checkpoint to the Sagarmatha National Park. Thamserku (6 618m) glistens east of the village. Follow the river to its confluence with the Bhote Koshi: the major rivers draining the Khumbu District. Climb steadily, crossing the high Tenzing-Hilary Bridge, to the first glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse-Lhotse ridge. A further 3 hr forested climb leads to the region’s administrative and trade centre at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 03: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration day

This is a scheduled acclimatization day. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) experts recommend at least a 24 hr rest period. Keep active: climb high and sleep low is the acclimatisation advice.

Only Namche offers ATMs, cyber cafés, restaurants and bakeries, plus a colourful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. The Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Visitor’s Centre has informative displays on Sherpa culture, local flora and fauna.

The nearby village of Khumjung (3 780m) will present a more traditional view of Sherpa life than Namche. Spend a morning walking up to the village. A circular trail is possible. At very least, visit the closer Everest View Hotel (3 880m).

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2 640m/8 670ft), 7-8 hrs

From Namche, the long final trail descends to more comfortable altitudes, returning through the friendly farming villages of Jorsale, Monjo and Phakding. Then cross the suspension bridge at Thado Khosi before rising to Ghat and Cheplung. Round off the adventure with the final ascent to Lukla: where your porters will take their leave. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 05: Lukla – Kathmandu (1 300m/4 260ft), 35 min flight

After an early breakfast, take the return flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day free.

Cost Include

  •  All the airport/ Hotel transfers
  • Domestic flight ( Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Full meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the treks
  • All necessary paper work permit and TIMS ( National Park Permit and TIMS)
  • An English speaking professional govt. registered trekking Guide and porter ( 2 trekkers 1 Porter ) above the 4 trekkers 1 assistant Guide
  • Hot drinks ( tea and coffee)
  • Safe drinking water ( Chlorine/ Iodine water)
  • All the Mountain accommodations  comfortable  private room with sharing toilet and bathroom
  • Guide and Porter salary, meals, accommodations, insurance, flight and equipment
  • All the government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking equipment four season sleeping bag down jacket rain coat walking poll many more as per necessary

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All the soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Boiled water
  • Personal  expenses
  • Hot shower
  • Travel insurance and evacuation
  • Tip ( not compulsory but excepted )

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Trip Facts

Trip Name: Everest Introduction trek

Duration: 5 days

Trek Days: 5 days

Country: Nepal

Region: Everest Region

Altitude: 3885m Everest view Hotel

Difficulty: Medium

Highlights: Mountain Views of Mt. Everest and other Himalayas, Sherpa Culture

Activities: Trekking,

Accommodation: Guest House

Transportation: Private Car/ Van/ Bus in Kathmandu / Flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu

Best month: February-May/ September- December

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Cost:  Ask the Landmark Discovery Treks

Group Member Min: 2 Maximum -10


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