5-Day Best of the Himalayas: Mt Everest Region Trek with Round-Trip Flights from Kathmandu
  • 5-Day Best of the Himalayas: Mt Everest Region Trek with Round-Trip Flights from Kathmandu

    Catch stunning panoramic views of Mt Everest on this 5-day tour, including four days trekking through the Himalayan region. You’ll stay at teahouses in the village of Phakding, as well as the market town of Namche Bazaar and the small settlement of Monjo. Don your daypack and get ready to cross fast-flowing rivers, climb to the highest hotel in the world and take in close-up views of the majestic Himalayas! This small-group tour operates with a maximum of 12 people, ensuring you’ll receive personal attention from your expert local guide.


    Day 1: Kathmandu / Lukla to Phakding Trek (2610)

    Stop At: Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA), Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route 30, Chaunrikharka 56000, Nepal
    Fly (approx. 45 min) to Lukla (2840m), the gateway of Everest region. If the weather is good, the views of the Himalayas from the small plane are spectacular! After a short safety briefing, we gear up and commence our trek. Today is a fairly gentle introduction, following the milk-white Dudh Kosi River approximately three-hours to the small village of Phakding (2610m).


    Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly, which frequently results in the need for changes to be made to our intended itineraries. Flights throughout Nepal, particularly in high mountain areas, can be delayed or cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are particularly prone to these delays which has the potential to vary the itinerary of all departures in the Everest region. Our contingency plans in case of bad weather preventing the fixed wing aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla are as follows:

    Day 1 - We will attempt to board our booked fixed wing flight as per the itinerary. If this flight is cancelled but helicopters are available and permitted to fly to Lukla we will use our best endeavours to charter a helicopter to transport you. Travellers will need to use their emergency fund to cover the cost of this chartered helicopter. The exact cost will depend on how many travellers are in your group and could be up to US$500. If we reach Lukla on Day 1 by either fixed wing aircraft or helicopter we will then continue on our trek, with adjustments made depending on arrival time and weather conditions.

    Day 2 - If no flights (either plane or helicopter) are possible on the morning of Day 2, then we will follow an a trekking itinerary that includes Sundarijal, Chisapani, Nagarkot & Bhaktapur. A scenic Everest mountain flight will be included on Day 5, weather permitting.

    We also advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Teahouse

    Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek (3440m)

    Stop At: Main Street, Namche Bazaar 56002 Nepal
    We trek to Namche - the trek up to the half-way point Jorsale is relatively undemanding, crossing Dudh Koshi river several times. The later half involves walking right down to the river banks for a while before the challenging uphill climb all the way to the administrative headquarters and biggest settlement of the Everest region (approx. 6hrs, 9 kms). Weather permitting, the first view of Everest is possible an hour or so from the approach point to Namche.

    We sleep overnight in Namche (3440m)
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Teahouse

    Day 3: Namche Bazaar to Monjo Trek (2840m)

    Stop At: Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park 00977 Nepal
    Fortify yourself with a good breakfast for the steep 1.5hr climb for an unobstructed close-up view of Everest (weather dependent!) and the surrounding peaks. Return via the now-derelict Syangboche airstrip past Namche Bazaar mostly downhill to the tiny settlement of Monjo (approx. 4 hrs) (2840m).
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Teahouse

    Day 4: Monjo to Lukla Trek (2840m)

    Stop At: Lukla Airport Viewpoint, 56000, चौरीखर्क 56000, Nepal
    Retrace the route from your earlier part of your trek to Lukla (approx. 4 hrs) (2840m)
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Teahouse

    Day 5: Kathmandu

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    This morning we take a short early morning flight back to Kathmandu (approx 45 minutes) where our trip concludes. You will be transferred back to central Kathmandu and dropped off at your hotel, but no accommodation is included tonight.

    Special Information

    Note - If there is bad weather or low cloud conditions our flight back to Kathmandu may be delayed or sometimes even cancelled. So we suggest you keep at least a day between your return to Kathmandu and international flight.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "On this hiking trip, you will be walking at demanding altitudes of approximately 12,467 ft (3800 m) above sea level, with the possibility of extreme variations in weather; it is common for travelers to experience adverse health effects due to this altitude, regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It is highly recommended that you discuss this trip with your doctor prior to departure"
    "All tour leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities"
    "Travel insurance that covers medical expenses, including emergency repatriation, is required to participate on this tour; proof of insurance must be shown to tour leader on the first day"
    "Minimum age is 15 years; all travelers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult"
    "As no meals are included, please expect to spend around US$130 in total for meals purchased locally"
    "Please pack as lightly as possible, as you are expected to carry your own luggage; it is recommended that you keep the weight under 22 lbs (10 kg)"
    "Extra Luggage: You may leave any extra luggage (at own responsibility) at the Day 1 meeting point Kathmandu Guesthouse and pick it up upon your return."
    "Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015"
    "The following information is required of travelers upon booking:"
    "Full name, nationality and current country of residence"
    "Date of birth"
    "Passport number, issue date and expiry date"
    "E-mail address"
    "Existing medical conditions or dietary requirements"
    "Travel insurer name, contact number and policy number"
    "In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see Day 1 of the itinerary for more details."
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
    "Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level"
    "You must bring an emergency fund of 500 USD in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or cancelled flights."
    "We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions."
    "Over busy season we are unable to guarantee you'll have a private room in the tea houses."
    "Please meet at our Kathmandu office listed in the trip notes the day prior to departure at 5pm for a pre departure meeting. If arriving on departure day, please ensure you are there no later than 8am."
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"

    • Hora de Inicio4:30 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

    • Duración: 5 days
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 56 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 25 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel between 31 and 55 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 30 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Incluye

    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • English-speaking guide
    • 4-night accommodation in basic village guesthouses
    • Round-trip flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
    • Transport by minibus
    • Hotel drop-off

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 5 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Frederick V
      Publicado el Martes, 05 de abril del 2016

      Through Intrepid out of Kathmandu. Brilliant seri veer great guide and well organised. Would highly recommend.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • James R
      Publicado el Miércoles, 05 de noviembre del 2014

      This trip was operated by the Intrepid group. We had a great leader in Ram Hari Phuyal and his team. We did some serious trekking and got as high as 13,000 feet with a great view of Mt. Everest. I recommend this highly.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • marcel k
      Publicado el Domingo, 10 de abril del 2016

      we had incredible experience over few days and we were little disapointed as our trip has been shorten without any conpensation

        Calificación General: 8/10

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