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Lower Khumbu Trek

A short cultural trek to the Sherpa homeland on the lap of Everest

Overview

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    Trip Type Trekking
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    Duration 10 Days
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    Trip Grade Easy
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    Group Size Min. 1, Max. 15
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    Max. Altitude 3800m
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    Destination Nepal

Trip Speciality/ Highlights

  • Trek into the Sherpa-homeland in Everest region
  • View of  Everest and her neighbouring peaks
  • Opportunity to rejoice the beauty of Himalaya and the native Sherpa culture
  • Comfortable lodging

The Lower Khumbu Trek is a journey that takes you to the Sherpa homeland in Everest region. In addition to the joy of trekking in Himalayan trail this trip offers the view of Everest and her neighboring peaks. Accompained by our experienced and knowledgeable guide you will also learn about the Sherpa culture.

Itinerary

Day: 1

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

One of our staff, usually your trek guide, awaits your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After a warm welcome we will transfer you to hotel, followed by a welcome dinner in the evening and an informal briefing about the days ahead.

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    Destination Kathmandu
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    Accommodation Hotel
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    Meals Dinner
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    Altitude: 1350m

Day: 2

Sightseeing to Cultural Heritage sites of Kathmandu

Apart from being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is originally a place rich in cultural heritage sites. On this day, we take you on a half-day tour to visit the holy and precious stupas of Boudhanath and the Swoyambunath.  Swoyambunath Stupa is also popularly known as the Monkey Temple, due to the fact that its premises are also a home to monkeys. We also utilize some time checking up your gears and assist you to do some last minute shopping – if necessary.

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    Destination Kathmandu
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    Accommodation Hotel
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    Meals Breakfast
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    Altitude: 1350m
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    Time: 4 hours

Day: 3

Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Early morning pick up at your hotel then transfer to domestic airport in Kathmandu for a 35 minutes adventurous flight to Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, we introduce you to rest of our trek staff; then we begin the trek to Phakding which is short and pleasant. Initially walking down the Dudh Koshi river and then heading north, through couple of small settlements, we reach our lodge in Phakding.

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    Destination Phakding
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2610m
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    Time: 35 min. flight, 3 hours trek

Day: 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Our trek, today, begins with walk through pine jungle then take short ascend up the trail leading to Benkar valley.  Crossing the Dudh Koshi river on suspension bridge and passing by Monjo village we arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park Entry point at Jorsalle. After completing check-post formalities we continue northward and cross over the gushing Dudh Koshi river using the spectacular suspension bridge, the Hillary Bridge. Then we ascend steep trail all the way up to the Namche Bazaar. Given its fine geographic location Namche Bazaar was popular as the main local trade market in old days. Today it has developed with modern facilities of a town and is widely known as the sherpa capital of khumbu region.

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    Destination Namche Bazaar
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 3440m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 5

Morning hike to Hotel Everest View and stay at the Sherpa village of Khumjung

From Namche we hike steep trail up the Syangboche, for the scenic mountain view including the Everest. Then explore around the sherpa village of Khumjung and stay overnight

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    Destination Khumjung
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 3800m
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    Time: 3 hours

Day: 6

Trek to Thame

Today we walk westwards passing by the Sherpa settlements of Khunde, Phurte, Thamo, Samde and then arrive in Thame. The trail is gentle. Thame is a home to Sherpa climbers including that of legendary climber Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Even today significant numbers of Sherpa manpower in mountaineering sector comes from Thame. Unlike Namche you can see typical Sherpa lifestyle in Thame.

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    Destination Thame
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 3850m
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    Time: 4-5 hours

Day: 7

Trek to Monjo

From Thame we walk down hill to Namche. After having lunch in Namche we continue our walk down to Monjo.

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    Destination Monjo
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2700m
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    Time: 5 hours

Day: 8

Trek to Lukla

We take the same trail back to Lukla and celebrate the last day of our trip at our lodge.

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    Destination Lukla
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2600m
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    Time: 5 hours

Day: 9

Fly back to Kathmandu

We take a flight back to Kathmandu and you have free time to relax and recover.

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    Destination Kathmandu
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast
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    Altitude: 1350m
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    Time: 35 min.

Day: 10

Transfer to Airport for homebound departure

Depending on your flight timing we transfer you to the Tribuvan International Airport, Kathmandu approximately 2-3 hours before the flight.

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    Destination Departure
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    Meals Breakfast
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    Altitude: 1350m

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Inclusion

Service Included in the Price

  • Trekking Permit
  • Trekking Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) & room
  • Domestic Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 4 nights in Hotel Annapurna in twin sharing basis on BB plan
  • One English speaking local guide
  • Assistant guide(1:4)
  • Porter / Yak (1:2)
  • Insurance of guide and porter
  • Airport pick up and drops
  • Medical kit & emergency medical oxygen
  • Sightseeing to Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath entry fees and vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Company service charge
  • Value Added Tax

Exclusion

Service not included in the Price

  • Meals in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Member insurance (evacuation and medical)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Mineral water and toilet papers
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Tips to guide, Sherpa and porter
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and single supplementary room
  • Cost of excess baggage
  • Cost of use of medical oxygen. $450

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