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Instant Everest
Area: Khumbu Valley
Days: 10 day trip -06day trek, 4 day In Kathmandu
Dept. Ex. KTM - Every Friday / Oct/May
Per Person Cost -

This trek takes you through the Sherpa settlements along the banks of Dudh Kosi Khola, over to the famous Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and then to the picturesque Tengboche monastery - the culture and religion center for the Sherpa people of Khumbu. The head lama of Tengboche monastery is Nawang Zangpo who is a reincarnated personality of his former self Lama Guru - the founder of the Tengboche maonstery.

The monastery is open for visitor during the evening and morning sessions. A very impressive one storey tall image of Guru Rimpoche - who helped the Buddha Dharma get introduced in Tibet, dominates the prayer hall. More than two dozens lama both young and old sit cross legged facing each other reciting the scared scriptures to bring peace happiness and prosperity for the entire human being. Mani Rimdu dance, performed by the resident monks wearing colorful robes and masks during the full moon days in October attracts a lot of local and foreign visitors.

Before Tengboche, we stop for two nights in Namche. Curio shops, mountaineering stores and merchandise brought by Tibetan traders across the border fills the street scenes of Namche. Although all modern facilities such as electricity, piped water, telephone and internet services have all reached Namche in recent time, Sherpas have been careful not ot let go their culture and hospitality for the modern means of life. Strolling around you will see Sherpa youth practicing old Sherpa tunes in their 6 string damyang guitar, ladies busy on looms turning rough yak yarns in to fine warm clothes and village elders enjoying their game of Para Show ( dice game..a bit like black gammon). While in Namche, we climb up to the twin Sherpa village of Khunde and Khumjung and visit the local hospital and school - both set up with help from the first Everest summiteer Sir Edmund Hillary.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: Walk and tour in Kathmandu
Day 3:
Fly Lukla Trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 5: At Namche for accilimatization-hike to Khunjung and khunde
Day 6: Trek to Thyangboche
Day 7: Trek to Namche
Day 8: Trek to Lukla
Day 9: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu
Day 10: Trip Ends


Everest Kalapathar

Area: Khumbu Valley
Days: 16 day trip -12day trek, 4 day In Kathmandu
Dept. Ex. KTM -Every Friday / Oct-May
Per Person Cost - US$ 957.00(min 2pax)

On the lower slopes of Pumori, a very beautiful looking mountain near Mt. Everest, a ridge extending to the south terminates in a small peak. This peak, Kalapathar, meaning ' black rock', is 5545m/18,187ft high and provides the best vantage point for viewing Mt. Everest. The pyramid shaped South West face of Mt. Everest with snow plume flying on the summit ridge is the best view from this vantage point. Mt Everest base camp which is about a couple hundred meter lower is also viewed from Kalapathar.

Kalapathar is about 8 days hike from Lukla where we fly in to begin trek. On our way to to this famous vantage point, we trek at a leisurely pace and explore the Sherpa villages of Pharak and Khumbu valley and visit some of the important cultural and religious sites. Of these, the Saturday bazzar ( market) day is of an special attraction. Tibetan traders across the borders, lowland Nepali traders all converge in this market with a colorful mix of international trekkers to buy sell all kind of goods from Tibetan carpets, bananas, mandarin, rice, flour, butter, freeze dried mutton, cabbage, spinach, rice, shoes, readymade clothes, and other merchandise carried on on human backs for 6/7 days walk from the road head at Jiri.

We also visit the impressive Chukung valley and get better acclimztized before the climb for the Kalapathar. Throughout the trek, we have ample opportunities to visit the monasteries in Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche and Pangboche.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2:
Walk and Tour in Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche
Day 5:
Free day for acclimatization in Namche - hike to Khunjung Khunde
Day 6: Trek to Thyangboche
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche
Day 8: Free day for acclimatization in Dingboche - hike to Chukung.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche
Day 10: Day hike to Kala Pathar
Day 11: Trek to Pangboche.
Day 12:
Trek to Phortse.
Day 13: Trek to Namche.
Day 14: Trek to Monjo.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla
Day 16: Trip Ends




Gokyo Everest with Cho-la Crossing

Area: Khumbu Valley
Days: 18 day trip -14day trek, 4 day In Kathmandu
Dept. Ex. KTM -Every Friday / Oct-May
Per Person Cost - US$ 1,028.00(min 2pax)

Gokyo is blessed with some of the most beautiful glacier lakes in the Nepal Himalaya with tremendous mountain views in the surrounding. For the best view, we climb the 5350m/17,548ft. high Gokyo Ri, the small peak above the lake. The best view of the North Face of Mt. Everest and other peaks such as Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse can be had from the top of this little peak. The turquoise green waters of the lakes with reflection of the mountains in the surrounding are just breath taking to look at.

We fly to Lukla and begin this trek following the trail to Mt. Everest BC up Namche Bazar - the capital of the Sherpa country Solu Khumbu. Short walk after Namche on the Everest BC trail, we veer off to the left and soon follow the Dudh Kosi Khola which drains from the Gokyo lakes. Along the trail we have the chance to some Himlayan wildlife such as musk deer, Jharal goats and colorful danphe phesant - the national bird of Nepal.

At Gokyo, we climb up the Gokyo Ri 5,488m/18,000ft. to view the the impressive North Face of Mt. Everest and other magnificent peaks in the vicinity. Onward, we take the trail leading to the Cho-la pass (5,422m/17,783ft.) and enter into the Khumbu Valley near Lobuje. We then go for the view of the Mt. Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier and South West face of Mt. Everest from Kalapathar view point (5,550m/18,200ft) and return to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche. We fly from Lukla to Kathmandu end this marvelous trek.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: Walk and Tour in Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche
Day 5: Free day for acclimatization in Namche
Day 6: Trek to Phortse Tanga
Day 7: Trek to Dole
Day 8: Trek to Machermo
Day 9: Trek to Gokyo
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri and return to Gokyo
Day 11: Trek to Tangnng
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche. BC
Day 13: Trek to Lobuje
Day 14: Hike to Kalapathar and return to Lobuje
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche
Day 16: Trek to Namche
Day 17: Trek to Lukla
Day 18:
Fly to Kathmandu



Hillary's Trail to Everest

Area: Solu Khumbu
Days: 22 day trip -19 day trek, 3 day In Kathmandu
Dept. Ex. KTM - March / October
Per Person Cost - US$ 1215.00 (min 2pax)

This trek, following the popular expedition route to Everest, begins from the market town of Jiri and passes through an area that is predominantly Sherpa in nature. From Jiri, we hike to the important Sherpa region of Shorung (lower country) which is famed for its rolling hills forested with oak and pine trees. The well built stone houses and wooden bridges in traditional Sherpa design reflect the impressive domestic architecture of Nepal. Next, we enter the Pharak region ( middle country) at the Dudh Kosi bridge crossing. Sherpas in this region live intermixed with Rais and Magars, people of hill origin who form the backbone of British Gurkha Regiments.

Finally arriving in Khumbu (high country), we, first, stop to see the sights of Namche Bazar - the world famous capital of the Sherpas. Then, we head on to explore the higher country where all the Himalayan gaints stand. Arriving Lobuche, we make an early start to the view point of Kalapathar (5545m./18188ft.) for a sunrise view of Mt. Everest and numerous other peaks that unfold before us in a 360 degree panorama.

On our return we stop to look at the newly rebuilt Thyangboche monastery - the spiritual and cultural center of the Khumbu Sherpa people and reach Lukla to end our trek.

Itinerary:
Day:
1 Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: Bus to Jiri
Day 3: Begin Trek
Day 19: Trek Ends in Lukla
Day 20: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 21: Free Day In Kathmandu
Day 22: Trip Ends



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High Altitude Trek
Arun Trek
3Valleys of Mt. Everest
Nar, Phu and Tilicho Lake
Manaslu Trek
Dhaulagiri Circuit
Kanchenjunga Trek
Langtang And Helambu Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Rolwaling, Tashilabtsa, Everest
Simikot To Mt. Kailash
Extreme Altitude Trek
Mera la, Amphulabtsa & Cho-la
Jugal Himal Expedition
Cultural Treks
Rumjatar to Dudh Kunda
Pieke & Dudh Kunda
Mani Rimdu Festival
Tea House Treks
Everest Area
Annapurna Area
Langtang Area