YMH Luxury Trek to Everest Kongde


10 Days | 9 Nights

Overview

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, a Yeti Adventures representative will assist you then after you will be escorted towards arrival terminal where a traditional welcoming with garlands or Khada will highlight your visit. Then you will board our luxury coaches that will take you to your designated accommodation or for the sightseeing right through the city’s heart- the localized view outside your window is sure to grab your attention, new place and people.

Short Itineraries

  • DAY 1:
    Arrive in Kathmandu
  • DAY 2:
    In Kathmandu
  • DAY 3:
    Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • DAY 4:
    Phakding – Namche
  • DAY 5:
    In Namche – Day Excursion to Khumjung
  • DAY 6:
    Namche - Thame
  • DAY 7:
    In Thame - Day Excursion
  • DAY 8:
    Fly in Helicopter - Thame - Kongde - Lukla & Fly back to Kathmandu
  • DAY 9:
    In Kathmandu
  • DAY 10:
    Final Departure

Detailed Itineraries

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, a Yeti Adventures representative will assist you then after you will be escorted towards arrival terminal where a traditional welcoming with garlands or Khada will highlight your visit. Then you will board our luxury coaches that will take you to your designated accommodation or for the sightseeing right through the city’s heart- the localized view outside your window is sure to grab your attention, new place and people.

Meals: None
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
DAY 2: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU

After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of two important medieval cities and a Buddhist stupa.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means ‘made from the timber of a single tree’. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilisation.

After the sightseeing tour of Durbar Square, get on a rickshaw (tricycle) for an interesting 20-minute ride to get to the tourist hub of Thamel.

Swayambhunath stupa: Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The hill of Swayambhu is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. You’ll get a scenic view of Kathmandu city from there.

Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Patan is believed to have been built in the 3rd century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty later expanded and enriched by the Lichhavi and the Malla rulers in the medieval period. Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former Royal palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a beautiful museum.

Meals:- Breakfast
Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu
DAY 3: FLY LUKLA AND TREK TO PHAKDING (2610M)

Lukla to Phakding (approximately 4 kilometres: 3 hours’ walking): After breakfast this morning you transfer to the domestic airport for a 45-minute flight to Lukla. After lunch in Lukla, you embark on a three-hour walk to Phakding. This starts with a gentle descend beside the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River, with distant views of the peaks of Nupla (5,885 metres) and Kusumkang (6,367 metres). Following the left bank of the river you reach Phakding.

Later on, take a walk to Rimijung Gompa, the monastery of Sano Gomila. This walk should take just under one hour. This gompa, like those at Thame and Pangboche, is home to a small idol, housed in a metal casket, said to have been made from the branches of a white tree that once grew here.

Reaching the village of Sano Gomila and its primary school, you enjoy views of Thamserku and Kusumkang before returning to the Phakding Yeti Mountain Home, where you stay overnight.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home, Phakding
DAY 4: PHAKDING - NAMCHE (3440M)

Phakding to Monjo (approximately 11 kilometres:7 hours’ walking): After breakfast, trek to the village of Monjo. Your route follows a level path along the right bank from the resort. Thamserku, 6,623 metres high, looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, you arrive at Banker. Continuing through a forest, you arrive at Chumow, where you can visit the vegetable farm. Walking along a path with numerous ups and downs, you cross a stream and enter the small village of Monjo. After lunch, start your walk to Namche, which should take between four and five hours.

Descending stone steps you come to a suspension bridge, and, after a short climb you reach Jorshale. This is the entrance to the National Park, and you must wait here while your guide pays the entrance fees. Walking beside the river, you reach a forested mountainside and pass a rocky area. After crossing a high, winding path, you descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. The river forks here: the right stream is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing another suspension bridge and walking a short distance alongside the Bhote Koshi, you ascend to Namche Bazaar.

Spend the next two nights in the Namche Yeti Mountain Home. Dinner is at the lodge this evening.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home, Namche
DAY 5: IN NAMCHE (11350 FT / 3440M)

After breakfast at the Yeti Mountain Home, you have five hours’ walking ahead of you, taking you across Syangboche airfield and through a small forest to Khumjung Hillary High School. The village of Khumjung covers the largest area in Khumbu. After lunch at Khumjung, visit Khunde Hospital. Both the hospital and school were built with funds raised by the late Sir Edmund Hillary. From here you should be able to enjoy views of majestic mountains including Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Lhotse and Everest.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Namche
DAY 6: NAMCHE - THAME (12,540 FT / 3800M)

Namche to Thame (approximately: 5 hours’ walking): After breakfast, begin your walk to Thame, which should take approximately two-and-a-half hours. This trail forms part of the entry route to Tibet, which passes near the 8,012-metre peak of Cho Oyu, first climbed in 1954. A lunch stop is made at Thamo. After a further two hours’ walking, you reach the home village of Ang Rita Sherpa, who holds the record for scaling Mt Everest ten times without oxygen. After crossing Bhote Koshi River, you reach Thame Village.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Thame
DAY 7: IN THAME DAY EXCURSION (12540 FT / 3800M)

After breakfast, you’ll visit the unspoilt monastery of Thame and the fascinating Nangpa La Valley, where the Tibetan traders bring their goods, carried on Yaks. Lunch will be at the lodge. After lunch you can explore the village of Thame.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Thame
DAY 8: FLY BY HELICOPTER THAME - KONGE - LUKLA - KATHMANDU

Early morning pick up by helicopter and fly to Everest base camp (overfly only) and then to Yeti Mountain Home, Kongde - one of the highest lodges in the world at 4250 meters for breakfast.

At the lodge, sumptuous breakfast will be laid out and served by our Sherpa staffs. You sit out marveling at the panoramic views of the Himalayas with unmistakable pyramid tip of Mt. Everest at its glory. Apart from Everest, one will be rewarded with the majestic views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyo and Ama Dablam along with views of the spectacular Khumbu valley.

Rest of the day at leisure or free for own activities.

Meals:- Breakfast
Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu
DAY 9: IN KATHMANDU

After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur city, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.

Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon): Also known as city of devotees, Bhaktapur is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 kilometers/9 miles east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4,600 ft. above sea level. In Bhadgaon, you will visit the Durbar Square with the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The famous five-storied Nyatapol temple on the terraces of which stands a pair of figures - two goddesses, two strong men, two elephants, two lions and two griffins is the tallest temple in the valley and was also built by King Bhupatindra Malla. It is one of the best examples of Pagoda styled temples.

Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is for the Hindus what Mecca is for the Muslims. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors.

Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. You’ll also be able to see cremation grounds that lie on the bank of Bagmati behind the temple.

Boudhanath Stupa: One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is one of the holiest structures imposing a height of 36 meters with three massive level Mandala style platforms. It is surrounded by colourful buildings housing families creating a friendly enclosure. The Stupa is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.

Meals:- Breakfast
Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu
DAY 10: FINAL DEPARTURE

We ensure that that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home.

Meals:- Breakfast

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