"Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty." - Victoria Erikson.
The 13-day version of this trip includes nine days of hiking in the Khumbu and Everest regions, culminating in a visit to the foot of Ama Dablam, the world's highest peak. Along the journey, stop by the Tengboche Sherpa monastery, eat lunch at Ama Dablam base camp, then acclimate at the world-famous Namche Bazaar. You'll have an extra day in Kathmandu before your hike to take a city tour with a local guide, go on a day trip into the Kathmandu Valley, or simply enjoy the wonderful eateries, nightlife, and lively Thamel.
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Day 04 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 10 to 12 km, Duration: 6 hours.After breakfast we will continue up the west banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar with many ascents and descents. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region. Overnight..
Day 05 - Acclimatization Day at Namche & Explore:(3,962m/12995ft) Walking Distance - 3 to 4 km, Duration: 3 to 4 hours.We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). Namche is a wonderful place and it is worth visiting the local bazaar which sells everything from toothpicks to ice axes. You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (12,687 feet / 3867 m), Duration: 4 to 5 hours (5.7 miles / 9.2 km). After breakfast in Namche, you'll follow the trail along the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi River. You'll get your first views of the Khumbu region's giant peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Pass by several villages and numerous tea shops, and descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch and you can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche.
Although this next zigzag path is tiring, your views will include beautiful rhododendron forests, colorful birds, and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in Khumbu, and a spectacular panorama of the aforementioned peaks can be seen from where you'll stop for the night.
Day 8: Day trip to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m), Duration: 4 to 5 hours. Today, you'll cross the Imja Khola river before starting the ascent toward Ama Dablam. This is an incredible trek as you leave almost all other trekkers behind and visit far less traveled trails. You'll reach Ama Dablam Basecamp in time for lunch, taking in the incredible views and where you can celebrate reaching your goal before heading back down the trail and back to Pangboche.
Day 9: Trek from Pangboche to Phortse (3680 m),Duration: 4 to 5 hours .Taking a well-deserved rest after a long day on the trail You'll start with a climb past the monastery in Upper Pangboche and then trek one of the most spectacular trails in all of the Everest region. It is the high trail to the less often visited village of Phortse (3800m) which is home to many Everest climbers.
Day 10: Trek from Phortse to Monjo (2835 m), Duration: 6 to 7 hours. You drop steeply down to cross the river at Photse Tenga, before climbing to Mong La (3973m), which offers your last stunning views of Ama Dablam. You then descend and rejoin the main Everest Trail to Namche Bazaar and continue down to the village of Monjo.
Day 11: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (9,186 feet / 2,800 m), 5 to 7 hours. After breakfast in Monjo, begin the final day of the trek as you head along the Dudh Kosi river to Lukla. You'll first walk from Monjo to Ghat and stop for lunch before continuing to make your way through villages like Chumoa, Benkar, Phakding, and Chuthawa, eventually reaching the Pasang Lhamu Memorial Gate signifying the end of the trek. Though most of the route is an easy downhill slope, the last section of trail before arriving takes you uphill—a fitting way to finish.
With Lukla's handful of shops, bars, and cafes—and even a faux Starbucks!—there are plenty of things to occupy your time as you reflect on your experience.
Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, Duration: 30 minutes After breakfast in Lukla, you'll take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel and will be able to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Explore Kathmandu's streets on foot, bicycle, or rickshaw, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or seeing anything you may have missed at the beginning of your trip.
Other ideas include rewarding your muscles after the trek with a massage service at Seeing Hands (services are offered from the visually impaired), or the more upscale Kinjalla Spa. You can also take an early evening yoga class at Pranamaya Yoga, with two locations in Thamel and Patan.
In the evening, choose from a selection of Nepali, French, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern dishes in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Farewell and Departure. It's time to say farewell to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a city stroll, and/or souvenir shopping. A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. It's good to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure.
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