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Everest Base Camp Trek (2022 Package)

Duration

(17 Days)

Price

USD: On Request

This classic trek takes you up and down the main trekking route in the heart of the Solukhumbu. While there are many other stunning areas in the Khumbu, if your main goal is to reach Everest Base Camp, this is the trek for you. You'll get amazing mountain views and a great experience of being high up in the Himalayas. 

This high-altitude trek through Sherpa country brings you to the base of the world's tallest peak. You'll pass hilltop monasteries, Himalayan market towns, and craggy peaks as you follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineers—eventually making your way to the iconic starting point for all Everest expeditions.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is a majestic walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers surprising and hidden mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of The Sherpas (World Famous Mountain climbers).  This trek submerges you in the unique natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region. The adventure can definitely be a lifetime experience. Discover a land where the people and the environment are as stagnant as the mighty Himalayas. This trek is not only famous just because of the world’s highest mountain but also for its villages, local inhabitants, and their unique culture and for the colorful festivals.

The Everest Base Camp route is dotted with local teahouses where most trekkers spend the night.

Tour Overview

Departure City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Arrival City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Lodging
Hotel Annapurna
Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Activity
Sightseeing
Time
13 days
Maximum Altitude
6430 ft

Itinerary

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or skip the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing indesc-wrapion regarding conditions and safety during the trek.

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative of Asian Heritage Treks and Expeditions who will drop us off at our hotel. We then check in at the hotel, freshen up, and take a rest.

Accommodation at the Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

After having breakfast at the hotel we will then set off for a whole day of sightseeing of the Kathmandu valley's major attractions. They include the followings:

a)         Kathmandu Durbar Square:

b)         Swayambhunath:

c)         Boudhanath:

d)         Pashupatinath:

 

Read more:

a) Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Kathmandu’s Durbar Sq was where the city’s kings were once crowned and legitimized, and from where they ruled (Durbar means palace). As such, the square remains the traditional heart of the old town and Kathmandu’s most spectacular legacy of traditional architecture. The square bore the brunt of Kathmandu's 2015 earthquake damage. Half a dozen temples collapsed, as did several towers in the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, but it's still a fabulous complex. Reconstruction will continue for years.

Although most of the square dates from the 17th and 18th centuries (many of the original buildings are much older), a great deal of rebuilding happened after the great earthquake of 1934. The entire square was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1979.

The Durbar Sq area is actually made up of three loosely linked squares. To the south is the open Basantapur Sq area, a former royal elephant stable that now houses souvenir stalls and off which runs Freak St. The main Durbar Sq area is to the west. Running northeast is the second part of Durbar Sq, which contains the entrance to the Hanuman Dhoka and an assortment of temples. From this open area Makhan Tole, at one time the main road in Kathmandu and still the most interesting street to walk down, continues northeast.

b) Swayambhunath:

The Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the crowning glories of Kathmandu Valley architecture. This perfectly proportioned monument rises through a whitewashed dome to a gilded spire, from where four iconic faces of the Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The site was shaken severely by the 2015 earthquake, but the main stupa sustained only superficial damage. The entire structure of the stupa is deeply symbolic: the white dome represents the earth, while the 13-tiered, tower-like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages of nirvana. The nose-like squiggle below the piercing eyes is actually the Nepali number Ek (one), signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the all-seeing insight of the Buddha.

The base of the central stupa is ringed by prayer wheels embossed with the sacred mantra om mani Padme hum (‘hail to the jewel in the lotus).

Pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by. Fluttering above the stupa are thousands of prayer flags, with similar mantras, which are said to be carried to heaven by the Wind Horse. Set on ornate plinths around the base of the stupa are statues representing the five DhyaniBuddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya – and their consorts. These deities represent the five qualities of Buddhist wisdom.

A journey up to the Buddhist temple and Unesco World Heritage Site of Swayambhunath is one of the definitive experiences of Kathmandu. Mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a lofty hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. Even the 2015 earthquake failed to topple Kathmandu's best-loved temple, though a couple of outlying buildings crumbled in the tremor.

The compound is centered on the gleaming white stupa, topped by a gilded spire painted with the eyes of the Buddha. Depictions of these eyes appear all over the Kathmandu Valley. The atmosphere is heightened in the morning and evening by local devotees who make a ritual circumnavigation of the stupa, spinning the prayer wheels set into its base. It is also a great place to watch the sunset over Kathmandu.

c)   Boudhanath:

The first stupa at Boudhanath was built sometime after AD 600, when the Tibetan king, SongtsenGampo, converted to Buddhism. In terms of grace and purity of line, no other stupa in Nepal comes close to Boudhanath. From its whitewashed dome to its gilded tower painted with the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha, the monument is perfectly proportioned. Join the Tibetan pilgrims on their morning and evening koras (circumambulations) for the best atmosphere. According to legend, the king constructed the stupa as an act of penance after unwittingly killing his father. The first stupa was wrecked by Mughal invaders in the 14th century, so the current stupa is a more recent construction. The highly symbolic construction serves in essence as a three-dimensional reminder of the Buddha’s path towards enlightenment. The plinth represents earth, the Kumbha (dome) is water, the harmika (square tower) is fire, the spire is air and the umbrella at the top is the void or ether beyond space. The 13 levels of the spire represent the stages that a human being must pass through to achieve nirvana.

Stupas were originally built to house holy relics and some claim that Boudhanath contains the relics of the past Buddha, Kashyapa, while others say it contains a piece of bone from the skeleton of Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha (108 is an auspicious number in Tibetan culture) and a ring of prayer wheels, set in groups of four or five into 147 niches.

To reach the upper level of the plinth, look for the gateway at the north end of the stupa, beside a small shrine dedicated to Hariti (Ajima), the goddess of smallpox. The plinth is open from 5 am to 6 pm (till 7 pm in summer), offering a raised viewpoint over the tide of pilgrims surging around the stupa. Note the committed devotees prostrating themselves full-length on the ground in the courtyard on the east side of the stupa.

d) Pashupatinath:

Nepal’s most important Hindu temple stands on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, surrounded by a bustling market of religious stalls selling marigolds, prasad (offerings), incense, rudraksha beads, conch shells, pictures of Hindu deities and temples, tika powder in rainbow colors, glass lingams, models of Mt Meru and other essential pilgrim paraphernalia.

At first glance, Pashupatinath might not look that sacred – the temple is just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuvan Airport, overlooking a particularly polluted stretch of the Bagmati. However, in religious terms, this is a powerhouse of Hindu spiritual energy and is closely connected to Shiva in the form of Pashupati, the Lord of Animals. Some surrounding minor shrines were damaged in the 2015 earthquake, but the main mandir (temple) was unscathed.

After touring Pashupatinath we will then return back to the hotel and refresh ourselves before heading for a welcome dinner in the evening hosted in your honor by Asian Heritage Trekking.

Accommodation at the Hotel (Yatri Suites and Spa)

Welcome dinner with the Live Nepalese Culture show in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

You will start off with a flight to one of the world’s most exciting airports – Lukla Airport in Solukhumbu. The flight takes you over the Himalayas giving you a breathtaking panorama view of the Himalayas, including the famous Mt.Everest, standing there with its snow-clad peak in all its glory. As the flight continues, you can feel Mt. Everest grow on you. When landing at Lukla airport is going to be a lifetime experience in itself. The altitude will hit you the moment you get off the plane. 

In the afternoon you can stroll around the Lukla. Lukla village is a popular place to visit in the Khumbu area. It is the starting point for all hiking trips in the Everest region.

-           Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

From Lukla, you will start the trek along the Dudh Koshi (Milky River) which can be seen meandering into the horizon. You will be trekking amidst rhododendron forest which gives off a strong aroma of evergreen oak. The sighting of snowy peaks acts as an indicator that the trek is gradually going to get more challenging and the beginning of an adventure that will test one’s mental and physical strength. All the way up, you are going to witness the flowing of snow-fed rivers eventually arriving at Mongo after crossing the suspension bridge and passing through several Buddhist Stupas. In the evening you can stroll around the Manjo village

-           Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

The trail will start off relatively easy but will gradually become harder. You will be able to get your first glimpse of Everest as you are crossing the mighty Dudh Koshi. As you proceed further the trail will lead you to Manjo where you could make a lunch stopover. The next part of the trail will be more difficult. The trail becomes steeper and will gain in altitude as we head towards Namche, leaving one with shortness of breath. One should not haste but rather progress slowly and steadily. You will be making a pit stop at Namche Bazaar for the night. It bustles with activity and the people of the Solukhumbu region conjugate in that area to do business. There are shops, restaurants, hotels, banks and internet services which enable you to still get in touch with your loved ones back home. Namche Bazaar offers an interesting insight into how the people in the region live.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

You will start off hiking along the old but still used, Everest expedition trail. There will be a possibility of you stumbling upon some rich Himalayan wildlife like deer, pheasants, and monkeys. This trail also offers beautiful views of the Amadablam peak standing at 6856m and leads you upwards through the thick forest which gives off a lovely aroma of Juniper bush and is also where the Tengboche Monastery resides. The Tengboche Monastery is the largest and most active Monastery in Khumbu. Many young monks live and receive excellent education there. From the courtyard, you can see spectacular sunrises and sunsets over Mt.Everest. The Mani Rimdu (a Sherpa dance-drama festival) takes place here during the full moon in November-December.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

You will start off hiking along the old but still used, Everest expedition trail. There will be a possibility of you stumbling upon some rich Himalayan wildlife like deer, pheasants, and monkeys. This trail also offers beautiful views of the Amadablam peak standing at 6856m and leads you upwards through the thick forest which gives off a lovely aroma of Juniper bush and is also where the Tengboche Monastery resides. The Tengboche Monastery is the largest and most active Monastery in Khumbu. Many young monks live and receive excellent education there. From the courtyard, you can see spectacular sunrises and sunsets over Mt.Everest. The Mani Rimdu (a Sherpa dance-drama festival) takes place here during the full moon in November-December.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

You will head from the Tengboche to Dingboche. It will be an absolutely beautiful day as you make your way through the valley with the glacier river down below and the snow-capped peaks out in the distance. Along the trek you will pass by the village of Pangboche as well as the famous mountain of Ama Dablam, surely making this a memorable day of your Nepal hiking experience.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

Today is your second acclimatization day of the trip, you will enjoy the best day of the entire trail! Although it is called a rest day; you can use your time to acclimatize, relax and explore the surrounding places.

Optional: After breakfast in Dingboche, you'll have time to enjoy the views of Ama Dablam, Tawache, Chalotse, and the ridge of Nuptse-Lhotse as you start the trek to Chhukung. We will begin the trek to Chhukung valley, expect to look at Lhotse or Climb Island peak; it’s a beautiful trek where you'll come face-to-face with the Lhotse Wall and ascend Chhukung RI, (5,550 m). In fact, this trail passes through stone-walled fields and Imja Khola valley before entering glacier moraines amid the towering Himalayas. After getting some wonderful and magnificent views of the mountains and the surroundings, we return to Dingboche.

(No more extra cost applies).

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

We start to trek and follow the trekking trail to Everest Base Camp. Step uphill trek from the Thukla to memorial Park, it is the most difficult part of the whole Everest Base Camp trekking trail. This route has points that are mesmerizing views of nature’s beauty. On the way, you can commerce with many prayer flags from the many brave mountaineers. Once you have reached Lobuche (the second-highest village on the EBC trail) you can spend a night there.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

Due to the climate at that altitude, the trail that leads to Gorakshep is sparse. Along the way, the trail will be blanketed by snow. From this high vintage point, you will be able to get unbelievable panoramic views of Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks.

After arriving at Gorakshep we are all set for a well-deserved rest, however, if you feel energetic enough then you can also visit Kala Patthar the same day for a stunning sunset view over the Himalayas.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

The next destination is Kala Patthar standing at 5450m (Kala meaning black and Patthar meaning rock) followed by a visit to the Everest Base Camp. One will be treated to a sight of nature at its finest and rawest form; an incredible view of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Glacier Valley. After the challenging trek, you will trek back down to Gorakshep, where you will be able to catch a meal and hopefully a warm sleep.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

The plan is to trek back to Namche Bazaar. The trail follows down to the Dudh Kosi where there are a series of water-driven prayer wheels. The trek continues back of the Sagarmatha National Park through paths of Pine and Cedarwoods. On the way you will be able to see the Lhotse- Nuptse Wall will Everest peeking from behind. You can stop to appreciate the surreal view. Eventually, after a few hours of trekking, you will reach Namche where you will be staying for the night.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

The trail follows down and crosses the Dudh Kosi where there are a series of water-driven prayer wheels. The trek continues back of the Sagarmatha National Park through the paths of Pine and Cedarwoods and ends in the Chumoa village- a beautiful village to have lunch. After that, the trail runs along the riverside until Phakding. At this stage, one should not feel any breathing difficulty. As you trek onwards to Lukla, the disappearing sight of the snowy peaks in the distance acts as an indicator that the most difficult part has passed and the start of an end of an exciting and magnificent adventure that has pushed one to one's limits. You will be entering through rhododendron forest which gives off a strong aroma of evergreen oak and trek along the Dudh Koshi (Milky River) which can be seen meandering into the horizon.  After a few hours, you will reach Lukla where you can relax and immerse yourself in the local culture.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

The flight back to Kathmandu leaves before 10:00 am. The scheduled flight time can sometimes change according to the weather conditions. Once back in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel where you will have the day off to rest and reflect on your trip.

Overnight Accommodation at the Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

Today, you will visit two ancient cities near Kathmandu; Patan, and Bhaktapur. In Patan, you will be visiting other UNESCO World Heritage sites: Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here. Later, visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people, and Banglamukhi Temple. In Bhaktapur, you will be amazed by the architecture, as until today the city has been able to be kept intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood-carved buildings all around Bhaktapur and then you will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the surroundings and afterward visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temples in Nepal. After completing your sightseeing get back to Kathmandu and have a rest.

  • Overnight Accommodation at the hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Meals: Breakfast,

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

Approximately 3 hours before the departure of your flight, you will be transferred to Kathmandu international airport where we guide you to the check-in hall. From here we hope you had an amazing journey through our country, Nepal. And we hope to see you again.

Meals: Breakfast

Maximum Altitude

8,848.86 m

Lodging

Yatri Suites

Activity

Hiking

Includes and Excludes

    • All transfers by private AC vehicle including airport pick up and drop.
    • All accommodations as the above-mentioned program.
    • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with an English-speaking guide, including all applicable entrance fees guide and driver's daily wages, etc.
    • Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket for you and the trekking guide.
    • All necessary permits on the trek.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees
    • Accommodation with three times meals during the treks (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and 3 times hot drinks (Tea / Coffee a day)
    • One Professional Trekking guide and one porter (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients. So both clients are suggested to bring 9 kilos of luggage each)
    • Guide and porter's daily wages and their salaries including their meals and accommodation
    • Insurance for the trekking staff.
    • First aid kit for trekking staff.
    • Trekking gear guide and porter.
    • A kit bag for you to put your luggage.
    • Drinks / Beverages bills for you. ( according to the program)
    • Tipping (Tips).
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Donations in Temples, schools, Monasteries, etc.
    • Personal trekking gears.
    • First aid kit (for you).
    • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
    • Any other items not specified in the package

Date & Prices

Dates

Arrival -Departure

Availability

Spaces

Price

Per Person (Twin share basis)

Sunday
01 May, 2020
Sunday
01 June, 2020
4 spaces left
USD 1000.99
Sunday
01 May, 2020
Sunday
01 June, 2020
4 spaces left
USD 1000.99

FAQs

Yes, you can get a visa on arrival. The rates are as follows- Multiple Entry – 15 Days – 25$ Multiple Entry – 30 Days – 40$ Multiple Entry – 90 Days – 100$

Absolutely, Nepal is safe. Nepal is considered one of the safest countries to travel. Chances are Nepal is safer than your own home country. In Bhaktapur, you will be amazed by the architecture, as until today the city has been able to be kept intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood carved buildings all around Bhaktapur and then you will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square Explore the surroundings and afterwards visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the tallest pagoda styled temple in Nepal. After completing your sightseeing get back to Kathmandu and check-in hotel and have rest.

Extras

To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.

Nepal - Everest Base Camp Trek (2022 Package) (17 Days)

This classic trek takes you up and down the main trekking route in the heart of the Solukhumbu. While there are many other stunning areas in the Khumbu, if your main goal is to reach Everest Base Camp, this is the trek for you. You'll get amazing mountain views and a great experience of being high up in the Himalayas. 

This high-altitude trek through Sherpa country brings you to the base of the world's tallest peak. You'll pass hilltop monasteries, Himalayan market towns, and craggy peaks as you follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineers—eventually making your way to the iconic starting point for all Everest expeditions.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is a majestic walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers surprising and hidden mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of The Sherpas (World Famous Mountain climbers).  This trek submerges you in the unique natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region. The adventure can definitely be a lifetime experience. Discover a land where the people and the environment are as stagnant as the mighty Himalayas. This trek is not only famous just because of the world’s highest mountain but also for its villages, local inhabitants, and their unique culture and for the colorful festivals.

The Everest Base Camp route is dotted with local teahouses where most trekkers spend the night.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or skip the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative of Asian Heritage Treks and Expeditions who will drop us off at our hotel. We then check in at the hotel, freshen up, and take a rest.

Accommodation at the Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

After having breakfast at the hotel we will then set off for a whole day of sightseeing of the Kathmandu valley's major attractions. They include the followings:

a)         Kathmandu Durbar Square:

b)         Swayambhunath:

c)         Boudhanath:

d)         Pashupatinath:

 

Read more:

a) Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Kathmandu’s Durbar Sq was where the city’s kings were once crowned and legitimized, and from where they ruled (Durbar means palace). As such, the square remains the traditional heart of the old town and Kathmandu’s most spectacular legacy of traditional architecture. The square bore the brunt of Kathmandu's 2015 earthquake damage. Half a dozen temples collapsed, as did several towers in the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, but it's still a fabulous complex. Reconstruction will continue for years.

Although most of the square dates from the 17th and 18th centuries (many of the original buildings are much older), a great deal of rebuilding happened after the great earthquake of 1934. The entire square was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1979.

The Durbar Sq area is actually made up of three loosely linked squares. To the south is the open Basantapur Sq area, a former royal elephant stable that now houses souvenir stalls and off which runs Freak St. The main Durbar Sq area is to the west. Running northeast is the second part of Durbar Sq, which contains the entrance to the Hanuman Dhoka and an assortment of temples. From this open area Makhan Tole, at one time the main road in Kathmandu and still the most interesting street to walk down, continues northeast.

b) Swayambhunath:

The Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the crowning glories of Kathmandu Valley architecture. This perfectly proportioned monument rises through a whitewashed dome to a gilded spire, from where four iconic faces of the Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The site was shaken severely by the 2015 earthquake, but the main stupa sustained only superficial damage. The entire structure of the stupa is deeply symbolic: the white dome represents the earth, while the 13-tiered, tower-like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages of nirvana. The nose-like squiggle below the piercing eyes is actually the Nepali number Ek (one), signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the all-seeing insight of the Buddha.

The base of the central stupa is ringed by prayer wheels embossed with the sacred mantra om mani Padme hum (‘hail to the jewel in the lotus).

Pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by. Fluttering above the stupa are thousands of prayer flags, with similar mantras, which are said to be carried to heaven by the Wind Horse. Set on ornate plinths around the base of the stupa are statues representing the five DhyaniBuddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya – and their consorts. These deities represent the five qualities of Buddhist wisdom.

A journey up to the Buddhist temple and Unesco World Heritage Site of Swayambhunath is one of the definitive experiences of Kathmandu. Mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a lofty hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. Even the 2015 earthquake failed to topple Kathmandu's best-loved temple, though a couple of outlying buildings crumbled in the tremor.

The compound is centered on the gleaming white stupa, topped by a gilded spire painted with the eyes of the Buddha. Depictions of these eyes appear all over the Kathmandu Valley. The atmosphere is heightened in the morning and evening by local devotees who make a ritual circumnavigation of the stupa, spinning the prayer wheels set into its base. It is also a great place to watch the sunset over Kathmandu.

c)   Boudhanath:

The first stupa at Boudhanath was built sometime after AD 600, when the Tibetan king, SongtsenGampo, converted to Buddhism. In terms of grace and purity of line, no other stupa in Nepal comes close to Boudhanath. From its whitewashed dome to its gilded tower painted with the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha, the monument is perfectly proportioned. Join the Tibetan pilgrims on their morning and evening koras (circumambulations) for the best atmosphere. According to legend, the king constructed the stupa as an act of penance after unwittingly killing his father. The first stupa was wrecked by Mughal invaders in the 14th century, so the current stupa is a more recent construction. The highly symbolic construction serves in essence as a three-dimensional reminder of the Buddha’s path towards enlightenment. The plinth represents earth, the Kumbha (dome) is water, the harmika (square tower) is fire, the spire is air and the umbrella at the top is the void or ether beyond space. The 13 levels of the spire represent the stages that a human being must pass through to achieve nirvana.

Stupas were originally built to house holy relics and some claim that Boudhanath contains the relics of the past Buddha, Kashyapa, while others say it contains a piece of bone from the skeleton of Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha (108 is an auspicious number in Tibetan culture) and a ring of prayer wheels, set in groups of four or five into 147 niches.

To reach the upper level of the plinth, look for the gateway at the north end of the stupa, beside a small shrine dedicated to Hariti (Ajima), the goddess of smallpox. The plinth is open from 5 am to 6 pm (till 7 pm in summer), offering a raised viewpoint over the tide of pilgrims surging around the stupa. Note the committed devotees prostrating themselves full-length on the ground in the courtyard on the east side of the stupa.

d) Pashupatinath:

Nepal’s most important Hindu temple stands on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, surrounded by a bustling market of religious stalls selling marigolds, prasad (offerings), incense, rudraksha beads, conch shells, pictures of Hindu deities and temples, tika powder in rainbow colors, glass lingams, models of Mt Meru and other essential pilgrim paraphernalia.

At first glance, Pashupatinath might not look that sacred – the temple is just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuvan Airport, overlooking a particularly polluted stretch of the Bagmati. However, in religious terms, this is a powerhouse of Hindu spiritual energy and is closely connected to Shiva in the form of Pashupati, the Lord of Animals. Some surrounding minor shrines were damaged in the 2015 earthquake, but the main mandir (temple) was unscathed.

After touring Pashupatinath we will then return back to the hotel and refresh ourselves before heading for a welcome dinner in the evening hosted in your honor by Asian Heritage Trekking.

Accommodation at the Hotel (Yatri Suites and Spa)

Welcome dinner with the Live Nepalese Culture show in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

You will start off with a flight to one of the world’s most exciting airports – Lukla Airport in Solukhumbu. The flight takes you over the Himalayas giving you a breathtaking panorama view of the Himalayas, including the famous Mt.Everest, standing there with its snow-clad peak in all its glory. As the flight continues, you can feel Mt. Everest grow on you. When landing at Lukla airport is going to be a lifetime experience in itself. The altitude will hit you the moment you get off the plane. 

In the afternoon you can stroll around the Lukla. Lukla village is a popular place to visit in the Khumbu area. It is the starting point for all hiking trips in the Everest region.

-           Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Lukla, you will start the trek along the Dudh Koshi (Milky River) which can be seen meandering into the horizon. You will be trekking amidst rhododendron forest which gives off a strong aroma of evergreen oak. The sighting of snowy peaks acts as an indicator that the trek is gradually going to get more challenging and the beginning of an adventure that will test one’s mental and physical strength. All the way up, you are going to witness the flowing of snow-fed rivers eventually arriving at Mongo after crossing the suspension bridge and passing through several Buddhist Stupas. In the evening you can stroll around the Manjo village

-           Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail will start off relatively easy but will gradually become harder. You will be able to get your first glimpse of Everest as you are crossing the mighty Dudh Koshi. As you proceed further the trail will lead you to Manjo where you could make a lunch stopover. The next part of the trail will be more difficult. The trail becomes steeper and will gain in altitude as we head towards Namche, leaving one with shortness of breath. One should not haste but rather progress slowly and steadily. You will be making a pit stop at Namche Bazaar for the night. It bustles with activity and the people of the Solukhumbu region conjugate in that area to do business. There are shops, restaurants, hotels, banks and internet services which enable you to still get in touch with your loved ones back home. Namche Bazaar offers an interesting insight into how the people in the region live.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will start off hiking along the old but still used, Everest expedition trail. There will be a possibility of you stumbling upon some rich Himalayan wildlife like deer, pheasants, and monkeys. This trail also offers beautiful views of the Amadablam peak standing at 6856m and leads you upwards through the thick forest which gives off a lovely aroma of Juniper bush and is also where the Tengboche Monastery resides. The Tengboche Monastery is the largest and most active Monastery in Khumbu. Many young monks live and receive excellent education there. From the courtyard, you can see spectacular sunrises and sunsets over Mt.Everest. The Mani Rimdu (a Sherpa dance-drama festival) takes place here during the full moon in November-December.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will start off hiking along the old but still used, Everest expedition trail. There will be a possibility of you stumbling upon some rich Himalayan wildlife like deer, pheasants, and monkeys. This trail also offers beautiful views of the Amadablam peak standing at 6856m and leads you upwards through the thick forest which gives off a lovely aroma of Juniper bush and is also where the Tengboche Monastery resides. The Tengboche Monastery is the largest and most active Monastery in Khumbu. Many young monks live and receive excellent education there. From the courtyard, you can see spectacular sunrises and sunsets over Mt.Everest. The Mani Rimdu (a Sherpa dance-drama festival) takes place here during the full moon in November-December.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will head from the Tengboche to Dingboche. It will be an absolutely beautiful day as you make your way through the valley with the glacier river down below and the snow-capped peaks out in the distance. Along the trek you will pass by the village of Pangboche as well as the famous mountain of Ama Dablam, surely making this a memorable day of your Nepal hiking experience.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is your second acclimatization day of the trip, you will enjoy the best day of the entire trail! Although it is called a rest day; you can use your time to acclimatize, relax and explore the surrounding places.

Optional: After breakfast in Dingboche, you'll have time to enjoy the views of Ama Dablam, Tawache, Chalotse, and the ridge of Nuptse-Lhotse as you start the trek to Chhukung. We will begin the trek to Chhukung valley, expect to look at Lhotse or Climb Island peak; it’s a beautiful trek where you'll come face-to-face with the Lhotse Wall and ascend Chhukung RI, (5,550 m). In fact, this trail passes through stone-walled fields and Imja Khola valley before entering glacier moraines amid the towering Himalayas. After getting some wonderful and magnificent views of the mountains and the surroundings, we return to Dingboche.

(No more extra cost applies).

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start to trek and follow the trekking trail to Everest Base Camp. Step uphill trek from the Thukla to memorial Park, it is the most difficult part of the whole Everest Base Camp trekking trail. This route has points that are mesmerizing views of nature’s beauty. On the way, you can commerce with many prayer flags from the many brave mountaineers. Once you have reached Lobuche (the second-highest village on the EBC trail) you can spend a night there.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Due to the climate at that altitude, the trail that leads to Gorakshep is sparse. Along the way, the trail will be blanketed by snow. From this high vintage point, you will be able to get unbelievable panoramic views of Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks.

After arriving at Gorakshep we are all set for a well-deserved rest, however, if you feel energetic enough then you can also visit Kala Patthar the same day for a stunning sunset view over the Himalayas.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The next destination is Kala Patthar standing at 5450m (Kala meaning black and Patthar meaning rock) followed by a visit to the Everest Base Camp. One will be treated to a sight of nature at its finest and rawest form; an incredible view of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Glacier Valley. After the challenging trek, you will trek back down to Gorakshep, where you will be able to catch a meal and hopefully a warm sleep.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The plan is to trek back to Namche Bazaar. The trail follows down to the Dudh Kosi where there are a series of water-driven prayer wheels. The trek continues back of the Sagarmatha National Park through paths of Pine and Cedarwoods. On the way you will be able to see the Lhotse- Nuptse Wall will Everest peeking from behind. You can stop to appreciate the surreal view. Eventually, after a few hours of trekking, you will reach Namche where you will be staying for the night.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail follows down and crosses the Dudh Kosi where there are a series of water-driven prayer wheels. The trek continues back of the Sagarmatha National Park through the paths of Pine and Cedarwoods and ends in the Chumoa village- a beautiful village to have lunch. After that, the trail runs along the riverside until Phakding. At this stage, one should not feel any breathing difficulty. As you trek onwards to Lukla, the disappearing sight of the snowy peaks in the distance acts as an indicator that the most difficult part has passed and the start of an end of an exciting and magnificent adventure that has pushed one to one's limits. You will be entering through rhododendron forest which gives off a strong aroma of evergreen oak and trek along the Dudh Koshi (Milky River) which can be seen meandering into the horizon.  After a few hours, you will reach Lukla where you can relax and immerse yourself in the local culture.

  • Overnight at a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The flight back to Kathmandu leaves before 10:00 am. The scheduled flight time can sometimes change according to the weather conditions. Once back in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel where you will have the day off to rest and reflect on your trip.

Overnight Accommodation at the Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will visit two ancient cities near Kathmandu; Patan, and Bhaktapur. In Patan, you will be visiting other UNESCO World Heritage sites: Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here. Later, visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people, and Banglamukhi Temple. In Bhaktapur, you will be amazed by the architecture, as until today the city has been able to be kept intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood-carved buildings all around Bhaktapur and then you will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the surroundings and afterward visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temples in Nepal. After completing your sightseeing get back to Kathmandu and have a rest.

  • Overnight Accommodation at the hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Meals: Breakfast,

Approximately 3 hours before the departure of your flight, you will be transferred to Kathmandu international airport where we guide you to the check-in hall. From here we hope you had an amazing journey through our country, Nepal. And we hope to see you again.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • All transfers by private AC vehicle including airport pick up and drop.
  • All accommodations as the above-mentioned program.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with an English-speaking guide, including all applicable entrance fees guide and driver's daily wages, etc.
  • Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket for you and the trekking guide.
  • All necessary permits on the trek.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation with three times meals during the treks (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and 3 times hot drinks (Tea / Coffee a day)
  • One Professional Trekking guide and one porter (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients. So both clients are suggested to bring 9 kilos of luggage each)
  • Guide and porter's daily wages and their salaries including their meals and accommodation
  • Insurance for the trekking staff.
  • First aid kit for trekking staff.
  • Trekking gear guide and porter.
  • A kit bag for you to put your luggage.


Excludes

Includes

  • All transfers by private AC vehicle including airport pick up and drop.
  • All accommodations as the above-mentioned program.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with an English-speaking guide, including all applicable entrance fees guide and driver's daily wages, etc.
  • Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket for you and the trekking guide.
  • All necessary permits on the trek.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation with three times meals during the treks (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and 3 times hot drinks (Tea / Coffee a day)
  • One Professional Trekking guide and one porter (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients. So both clients are suggested to bring 9 kilos of luggage each)
  • Guide and porter's daily wages and their salaries including their meals and accommodation
  • Insurance for the trekking staff.
  • First aid kit for trekking staff.
  • Trekking gear guide and porter.
  • A kit bag for you to put your luggage.


Excludes

  • Drinks / Beverages bills for you. ( according to the program)
  • Tipping (Tips).
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Donations in Temples, schools, Monasteries, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • First aid kit (for you).
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Any other items not specified in the package

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