Accommodation in Trekking
Accommodation in Kathmandu
Transportation in Kathmandu
Namche Bazaar (3,500 m) serves as a base camp for expeditions to Everest and other nearby Himalayan peaks. It has grown into a small, colorful market town, selling everything from Tibetan artifacts to trekking and climbing equipment, as well as anything else you might need on your trip. The visitor center at park headquarters has detailed information on various climbs in the area, memorabilia from various mountaineering expeditions, and information on the Sherpa people's lifestyle and culture.
Namche, a historic trading center famous for its homemade yak cheese and butter, is located on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain, with breathtaking views of giant Himalayan peaks from anywhere in the valley. Sherpas from neighboring villages and Tibetan traders would gather to barter goods displaying exotic traditional arts and crafts at what was once a major trading center of the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar, despite its prosperity, has retained its ancient culture, traditions, and heart-warming hospitality.
This Sherpa-dominated settlement, one of the most popular stops along the Everest route, appears to have it all. Aside from the usual assortment of hotels, restaurants, and equipment stores, there is also a regular pub, a cyber cafe, and a pool hall. It will be difficult to order medicines online in this country. Because acclimatization is a slow process, it is best to stay here for a few days to get acclimatized by walking up and down in the area. A visit to Syangboche or some Sherpa villages such as Thame, Khumjung, and Khunde, which are only a few hours' walks from Namche, are good options for passing the time and acclimatizing.
Every Saturday morning, Namche Bazaar prepares for the weekly market fair, which lights up the place. This fair focuses on the center of town, where traders from Tibet and neighboring villages display their wares and essential goods in order to attract potential customers.
Now a major gateway to Everest, Namche Bazaar has become a busy tourist hub where climbers and trekkers can do last-minute shopping for essentials.
Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.
Welcome Dinner Included. Overnight at Hotel
City Excursion and Trek Preparation. (1300m/4,265ft) We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight into the theory, culture, art, architecture, and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having a history of two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to the city of Patan gives you a great insight into the Newari culture, Buddhist spirituality, religious harmony, art, and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skills of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Pashupatinath- This temple is located at Gausala Devpatan. Pashupati is one of the revered and holiest pilgrimages for the d’s Hindus. In the holy Bagmati River Ghat Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the unique way of Hindu tradition in the world and observe typical Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is a nice Circular Square with a stunning stupa in the middle of it, which spreads many spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.
Breakfast/Lunch Included. Overnight at Hotel
Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. The flight is a scenic Himalayan panoramic flight to the gorgeous mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest trekking. After landing at the Lukla airport, take some time to prepare for the walk of the day. Start the trek for the day today to Phakding, a beautiful town on the bank on the Dudhkoshi River. Approximately four hours of gentle walking on the Everest trail takes you to Phakding to spend overnight at a tea house.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight at Lodge.
After taking breakfast at the tea house, you start the trek to the astounding Sherpa town of Namche today. The walk today is mostly uphill making you cover a good distance of elevation. You will come across lots of yaks, Buddhist prayer flags, and many trekking adventurers like you, and several other beautiful things. Once you arrive at Namche, you praise the charm of the town and the Himalayan view from there more. Check into a hotel and relax.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.
Already at an elevation of 3,440 meters above sea level, you need to acclimatize with the high altitude atmosphere. Thus it is an extra day at Namche to acclimatize doing some uphill side hikes around Shyangbohce Airstrip, Everest View Hotel, and Khumjung Village. Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other mountains from the Everest viewpoint. Once you return back to Namche from the hike, you will have some time to explore the charming town of Namche as well.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.
The next morning we head for Lukla. In the end we spend more time descending this day. During this day we see many new groups on the trail heading out to Namche. At a teahouse at Lukla we will toast over a beer the incredible trip we just finished and spend some time reflecting over our experiences.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included. Overnight at Lodge.
We pack up early and head for the airstrip to catch a flight back to Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last-minute shopping and packing, or send a few postcards home or even go down for a stroll to Thamel.
Breakfast Included. Overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu, the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last-minute shopping and packing, or even go down for a stroll to Thamel or walk around the local market.
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner Included, Overninght at Hotel
We will drop you at to airport three hours prior to your flight time.
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
ON THE TRAIL DAY PACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
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