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Everest Yeti Mountain Home Trek Guided Walking Holiday
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Tour Summary


A hiking holiday in sight of Everest with the best accommodation

· Stay in superbly located and well-appointed lodges
· Experience Kongde and its dramatic Everest view
· Trek to 4830 metres on Sumdur Ridge
· Kathmandu Airport transfers and all meals included

3 nights hotel, 9 nights luxury lodges, 9 days trekking, Max altitude – c. 5000 metres. Join in Kathmandu, MEAL PLAN: All meals included

Tour Introduction


The Mount Everest National Park has been a popular destination for trekkers and climbers alike, since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950’s.

Up until now trekking in this stunningly beautiful region involved either camping or staying at basic tea houses.

Now it is possible to trek in the Khumbu staying at comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences of a city hotel.

Our luxury lodges all offer spacious rooms which are pleasantly decorated and have attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water.

Best of all, each has been carefully sited to present a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself. Based around the ‘Yeti Mountain Home’ chain of luxury lodges – at Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Thame and Kongde, this holiday promises the best standard of accommodation in the Khumbu and a whole new way to experience the Everest region.

During our 9 days in the homeland of the Sherpas, we trek to Namche and have a day to explore this thriving settlement, before heading on to Thame.

Here, we can hike to Sumdur Ridge (4830m) for unforgettable views of a host of big peaks, including Cho Oyu.

Our return to Lukla then follows a brand-new trail, traversing rhododendron-covered slopes on the west side of the valley to Kongde, a veritable ‘eagles nest’ with a unique panorama of Everest Lhotse and Ama Dablam.

This is a sensational view which people on the standard ‘Everest Trail’ do not get to see.

A day-hike to the excellent viewpoint of Farak Ri for an even more expansive outlook on the Khumbu Valley is an option from Kongde.

Twin bedded and heated rooms, en suite bathrooms and pleasant dining areas can now be a part of your trekking holiday to Everest.

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Rendezvous at the 5-star Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu. package services begin with a complimentary airport transfer which is provided for all flights. After briefing by our guide the rest of the day is free to explore and we meet for dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Phakding

We have an early start for the flight to the airstrip at Lukla. After lunch we begin trekking, mostly downhill to our first overnight halt at Phakding (2640m). Overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home – Phakding.

Day 3: Namche Bazaar

Following the valley of the Dudh Kosi River upstream, we cross and recross the river and make a final steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home – Namche.

Day 4: Rest day at Namche

A rest day at Namche for acclimatisation. There is the option of a day hike to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Kunde for views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. We spend a second night at the Yeti Mountain Home – Namche.

Day 5: Sherpa settlement of Thame

We follow the Bhote Khosi River on a high trail, passing the villages of Phurte and Thamo to a junction with the Thame Khola and the Sherpa settlement of Thame (3820m). Overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home – Thame.

Day 6: Sumdar Ridge

After breakfast, we visit Thame Monastery situated high above the village. Those who wish can continue the climb to Sumdar Ridge at 4830 metres, for classic views of Teng Kangpoche, Kongde, Everest, Makalu, Percharmo, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Kangtega and Kusum Kanguru. We spend a second night at the Yeti Mountain Home – Thame.

Day 7: Khumbu

Today we travel a little used trail, recently renovated, which follows the traditional route into Khumbu used prior to 1950. Passing through forest of rhododendron, pine and bamboo and with spectacular views unseen by trekkers on the normal route, we reach the place known as Kongde, below the peak of the same name. Overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home – Kongde.

Day 8: Farak Ri

After breakfast there is an optional ascent of Farak Ri, which takes around 3 hours. There are sensational views of the Khumbu Valley and several 8000 metre peaks. Alternatively, just relax in our comfortable lodge with its own stunning panorama. We spend a second night in Kongde.

Day 9: Yeti Mountain

What goes up must come down and we have a long descent today, dropping around 1400 metres to reach the main Everest trail and our accommodation at the Yeti Mountain Home – Phakding.

Day 10: Lukla ridge

Our final morning’s walk will take around 3 hours as we climb back up to the Lukla ridge. We check in for our final evening in the Khumbu, at the Yeti Mountain Home – Lukla.

Day 11: flight back to Kathmandu

We take the 45 minute flight back to Kathmandu. Arriving at the domestic airport, we are met by our private transfer and drive through the bustling streets to the Gokarna Forest Resort. The rest of the day is free for relaxing or souvenir buying.

Day 12: sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

We have a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu visiting several of the city’s most important sites including the ghats of Pashupatinath and the great stupa at Boudhanath. Overnight at the Gokarna Forest Resort.

Day 13: Departure

Package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for all flights.

Is this holiday for you?

Generally, the trekking conditions on this luxury Everest trek are relatively easy, following good paths and yak trails throughout. The maximum altitude reached on the holiday is under 5000 metres and the maximum altitude at which we sleep is 4250 metres.

By Himalayan standards these are fairly modest elevations and the altitude issues attendant on a trek to base camp should not be of concern to us on this holiday.

It should be noted however, that trekking at altitudes above 3000 metres makes greater demands on the body than walking at low elevations, and is of itself challenging even for fit hikers. The holiday is well staged for an introductory walk in the Khumbu using luxury mountain lodges along the way.

No camping is involved You will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek and you should be comfortable with walking for 4 to 6 hours each day and for several days continuously. This Everest trekking holiday takes us off the beaten track in the Khumbu staying in well-appointed lodges throughout should be within the capabilities of all fit and active hikers.

Map & Route Information

Is this holiday for you?

The Mount Everest National Park has been a popular destination for trekkers and climbers alike, since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950’s.

Up until now trekking in this stunningly beautiful region involved either camping or staying at basic tea houses.

Now it is possible to trek in the Khumbu staying at comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences of a city hotel.

Our luxury lodges all offer spacious rooms which are pleasantly decorated and have attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water.

Best of all, each has been carefully sited to present a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself. Based around the ‘Yeti Mountain Home’ chain of luxury lodges – at Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Thame and Kongde, this holiday promises the best standard of accommodation in the Khumbu and a whole new way to experience the Everest region.

During our 9 days in the homeland of the Sherpas, we trek to Namche and have a day to explore this thriving settlement, before heading on to Thame.

Here, we can hike to Sumdur Ridge (4830m) for unforgettable views of a host of big peaks, including Cho Oyu.

Our return to Lukla then follows a brand-new trail, traversing rhododendron-covered slopes on the west side of the valley to Kongde, a veritable ‘eagles nest’ with a unique panorama of Everest Lhotse and Ama Dablam.

This is a sensational view which people on the standard ‘Everest Trail’ do not get to see.

A day-hike to the excellent viewpoint of Farak Ri for an even more expansive outlook on the Khumbu Valley is an option from Kongde.

Twin bedded and heated rooms, en suite bathrooms and pleasant dining areas can now be a part of your trekking holiday to Everest.

Where does the holiday start?


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Holiday Information


What’s Included?

• An experienced English speaking local leader
• Kathmandu Airport transfers
• Internal flights and all land transport involved in the itinerary
• Accommodation as described in the trip dossier
• All meals throughout the trip
• Once on trek the group will be assisted by porters and a local guide
• Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

What’s Not Included

• Travel Insurance
• Nepalese Visa
• Tips for porters and other trek staff
• Miscellaneous personal expenses – drinks etc

Meal Plan

All meals are included from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 17. While staying in Kathmandu meals will be taken in the hotel or at a local restaurant. On trek the group will take their meals at lodges. Normally this will be a set meal for the whole group. Boiled or purified water is available at all the lodges we stay at. Bottled water is also available to purchase (at additional cost) but we do not recommend this on grounds of environmental care.

Accommodation

Whilst on trek there are 13 nights in lodges/tea houses. All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis (note that in some lodges only dormitory beds may be available).

If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex.

It is not possible to arrange single accommodation in lodges. The Nepalese trekking lodges also known as ‘tea-houses’ are simple, friendly and atmospheric.

As they are far from the nearest road is it not surprising that they are simple establishments as everything must be carried up by porters or animals.

Mostly these lodges have heated dining areas which are often attractively decorated.

Accommodation is basic in unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattress. You will need a sleeping bag.

The lodges have shared washing and toilet facilities. Some lodges have solar powered showers (charged at $2 – $3 per shower) and battery charging facilities (also charged at a rate per hour).

Staying at the lodges is a great way to meet fellow hikers and the locals. The group will also spend 3 nights in Kathmandu at a centrally-located tourist-class hotel.

For these 3 nights in Kathmandu single rooms are available for a supplementary cost.

Additional hotel nights in Kathmandu are also available.

For Hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website.

Hotels are subject to availability and prices may vary.

Is this holiday for you?

Generally, the trekking conditions on this luxury Everest trek are relatively easy, following good paths and yak trails throughout.

The maximum altitude reached on the holiday is under 5000 metres and the maximum altitude at which we sleep is 4250 metres.

By Himalayan standards these are fairly modest elevations and the altitude issues attendant on a trek to base camp should not be of concern to us on this holiday.

It should be noted however, that trekking at altitudes above 3000 metres makes greater demands on the body than walking at low elevations, and is of itself challenging even for fit hikers.

The holiday is well staged for an introductory walk in the Khumbu using luxury mountain lodges along the way.

No camping is involved You will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek and you should be comfortable with walking for 4 to 6 hours each day and for several days continuously.

This Everest trekking holiday takes us off the beaten track in the Khumbu staying in well-appointed lodges throughout should be within the capabilities of all fit and active hikers.

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Everest Yeti Mountain Home Trek, Nepal. 13 days, 12 nights
3 nights at the original Yak and Yeti Hotel, a Kathmandu landmark and the place from which the 1953 expedition set out on the first successful climb of Everest. While on trek we will have a total of 8 nights in Yeti Mountain Home Luxury Lodges.

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