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The Call of the Mountains

Nepal is a fantastic country, and for mountain lovers, it’s a paradise. Beautiful views, stunning vistas, abundant green valleys and the towering Himalaya. This journey will make you feel truly alive.

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Duration

12 Days

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Destinations
Kathmandu | Lukla | Phakding | Namche | Tengboche | Tengboche | Dingboche | Lobuche | Gorakshep | Everest Base Camp | Gorakshep | Lukla | Kathmandu

Journey Highlights

Detailed Journey

Day 1

Kathmandu

Be mesmerized from day one. Meet our representative and get a basic introduction to the culture and lifestyle. Later visit Durbar Square, the Old Royal Palace, the magnificent temples of Taleju and Kasthamandap, and the Palace of the living goddess Kumari.

Day 2

Kathmandu

Start your day with a visit to Swyambhunath Temple and then the Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and located 6 kilometers deep in a scenic valley. Later we’ll go to Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world, and a powerful dedication to Lord Buddha. We’ll end the day with an exploration of the exciting alleys of Thamel.

Day 3

Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding

A 35 minute flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla, situated at an altitude of 2788 m. Revel in the pristine surroundings while you go for a 3 – 4 hour walk with your local guide and porter to Phakding, 2,575 m downhill towards Dudh Kosi.

Day 4

Phakding - Namche

Namche is the capital of the Khumbu country and it takes around 5 hours on foot to reach it. Though relatively hot, it provides a good base for acclimatization. The flora and fauna are in full bloom with rhododendron, giant pines and magnolias providing you with spectacular views.

Day 5

Namche

A day of rest dedicated to acclimatization. Enjoy the beautiful views of Ama Dablam (6,856m), Thamserku (6,623 m), and Mount Everest. If you desire you can stroll through nearby areas such as Thamo, the home of Ang Rita Sherpa, who holds the record for scaling Mt. Everest the most times (ten) times without using oxygen tanks.

Day 6

Namche - Tengboche

Start your day with a 2 hours descent filled with stunning vistas of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest. After lunch a 3 hour walk will take you to the monastery of Tengboche (3,860 m). Built in 1919 after being destroyed twice, it is the largest monastery in the Khumbu area.

Day 7

Tengboche - Dingboche

Attend the morning puja at the crack of dawn. If you want you can also visit the women’s monastery, Dewoche. Walking up the wide rounded slopes of the lower valley, you will gradually ascend and then cross the river to reach the verdant village of Dingboche.

Day 8

Dingbochet

We’ll slowly acclimatize by spending two nights at the same altitude. In the morning we’ll trek up to the Imja Khola valley on the way to Chukkung, surrounded by the mesmerizing sight of the glacier’s glittering folds. It’s like walking through paradise.

Day 9

Dingboche – Lobuche

After breakfast, trek past the chortens perched on the ridge above to reach the mouth of the Khumbu glacier. Stop at Thugla for lunch, then continue with a short but steep climb that will take us very close to the glacier. The path then flattens out until we reach Lobuche couple of hours later.

Day 10
Start early and take the rocky moraine path laden with gorgeous views of the icy glacial ponds and jagged, imposing icebergs of the Khumbu glacier. A short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the original location of Everest Base Camp. Throughout the trek you will be surrounded by magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche.

Day 11

LhasaKala Patthar – Kathmandu

Wake up early to trek towards Kala Patthar (5140m). Witness the majestic peaks of the mountains, particularly Mt. Everest, basking in rays of the day’s first light. Later, return to Gorakshep with your heart brimming with the glory of the natural wonders you’ve beheld.

Day 12

Kathmandu

Take a breathtaking helicopter ride to the Lukla airport. After a brief stop to refuell you’ll be dropped off in Kathmandu. Time to catch your flight home. As your plane soars through the sky you’ll get one last look at the spectacular mountain vista. Book a sunset flight and get an extra special parting gift from Nepal as the sun casts its glow over the Himalayas.

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