This classic & scenic trek through the Dudh Kosi river valley passes through the traditional Sherpa villages of Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Khumjung and Khunde that brings the ever-so-quiet monasteries at Tengboche and Pangboche. You will meet the friendly Sherpa’s and enjoy their world-renowned hospitality. You will also be amazed to observe how life continues in this extremely quiet and spiritual side of the world, very much at its own pace as it has done for centuries. Our highest point is Pangboche [3908m] with its delightfully unexplored monastery, the way it was ever since its inception.
There may also be an opportunity for you to visit the rather rare and unusual Buddhist nunnery at Deboche and the famous Tengboche Monastery, set high on an inclined ridge, commanding some of the most spectacular views in the area. You will have magnificent views of Mt Everest [8848m], Lhotse [8501m], Nuptse [7879m], Ama Dablam [6856m], Thamserku [6608m] and Kantega [6685m].
You will also see great glaciers, sprawling snowfields and glistening ice ridges emitting sparkling flashes in the warm, Himalayan sun. You will experience some unique nature hikes through dark forests, open pastures and masses of rhododendron flowers in the pre-monsoon, or the reds and gold ones of autumn in the post-monsoons. You will be excited when you encounter suddenly with wild animals and birds in such a high mountain goat-the Thar, musk deer and Danphe- national bird of Nepal.
You will also look into the intricately carved mani stones and prayer flags whispering all around on the trees connected with shrines of the monasteries and the all-seeing eyes of Buddha on every Chorten and stupa. This is an area rich in cultural, religious and environmental interests, set within an awe-inspiring landscape below the highest mountain on Earth.
The best season to trek this area is in Spring Season (March-May) and Autumn (Sept-Nov) but this trip can be done in Winter too (Dec-Feb) with chances of heavy snow sometimes.
Kathmandu-Everest Flight for Scenic Mountain View
Everest View Point Shyangboche
Discover Sherpa country, its Culture & Hospitality
Beautiful Monasteries & Yak Farms with various Animals & Birds
OUTLINED ITINERARY (11 Days)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1 300 m)
Day 02: Trek Preparation & Explore Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2 900 m) flight & trek to Phakding (2 610 m)
Day 04: Trek Phakding (2610m) – Monjo (2 835 m) – Namche Bazar (3 450 m)
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (Visit, Shyangboche, Khumjung , Khunde Village)
Day 06: Trek Namche (3 450 m)- Phunge Tenga (3 250 m)-Tengboche (3 864 m)
Day 07: Trek Tengboche(3 864 m)- Pangboche (3 930 m)- Mong-La (3 800 m)
Day 08: Trek Mong-La (3 800 m) – Namche (3 450 m) – Monjo (27008m)
Day 09: Trek Monjo (2 835 m) – Phakding (2 610 m) – Lukla (2900m)
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu & Trek Concludes
Day 11: Departure
Note: It is highly suggested to have 2 to 3 surplus days at the end of this above mentioned trek itinerary as security precautions because of frequent flight delays due to the bad weather conditions.