Nepal Heritage Tour with Everest Experience Mountain Flight

To give your trip a taste of some adventure and specialty we include mountain flight over the Himalayan Range including Mt. Everest in this trip. The tour covers all of Nepal’s Heritage Sites recognized by the UNESCO as the World Heritage Site. The Everest Experience is a once in a lifetime experience which lets you view the extremely mouthwatering views of the Himalayas including the Everest taking you so close to it. Besides this trip includes the sightseeing in Kathmandu Kathmandu Valley, with its UNESCO World Heritage Site cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur after which the trip heads to Chitwan Jungle to discover why the National Park holds an important place in preserving the wild lives that are rapidly getting extinct from this planet. From Chitwan, the trip continues with a drive further south-west to Buddha’s birthplace of Lumbini – also a World Heritage Site of the world civilization. After exploring Lumbini, journey continues to the fantastic City of Pokhara which is blessed with fabulous natural beauties of lake and mountain views.Spending another full day in exploring the natural and cultural grandeur of Pokhara, return back to Kathmandu to end the trip

This trip is termed as Nepal Heritage Tour with Mt. Everest Flight as it has aimed and  covered all of World Heritage Sites in Nepal let that be natural or cultural.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrival  Kathmandu / Pick up and transfer to hotel / introduction to staff and briefing.

Accommodation: 5* hotel

Meals: B

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

KTM sightseeing Photo
Guided tour of Kathmandu’s historical and spiritual attractions taking in many of the important valley sites

Accommodation: 5* hotel

Meals: B

 

 

 

Day 03 : Kathmandu – Lukla (40 min flight) – Phakding; 3-4 hours trek (Trekking times only; stops not included)
Early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) / final preparations / trek starts / pass Chaurikharka village / make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) / overnight.

Distance: 3-4 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD
Day 04 : Phakding-Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours 

Namche Bazaar Photo
The trail crosses Dudhkoshi River / long suspension bridge / along the river to Hilary’s Suspension Bridge /  trail climbs further from here to Namche Bazaar / overnight

Distance: 5-6 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD

 

Day 05 : Namche Bazaar: Rest day

This day is a rest day taken for the acclimatization /  day hike to Thame /  visiting Khunde / relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar known as the gateway to Mt. Everest / overnight

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar- Khumjung: 4 hours 
Start / climb up to the Shyangboche airstrip / just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel / Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on earth. overnight (3,810m/12,500ft).

Distance: Approx 4 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD
Day 07: Khumjung-Tengboche: 4-5 hours 

Young Sherpa boy

Trail descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m ‘/ steep ascent to famous Tengboche Gompa / stunning background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks / overnight

Distance: 4-5 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD

 

 

 

Day 08 : Tengboche-Dingboche: 5-6 hour

 Slight descent early today through lush forest / gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft) / continue ascending in the afternoon /  through alpine meadows / yak herds /  eventually reaching Dingboche.

Distance: 5-6hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 09: Dingboche: Rest Day
The second rest day is taken for the acclimatization at Dingboche. As at Namche Bazaar, there is a side-trip planned from Dingboche, or you can rest. The side trip will wind up the valley to Chhukung for sensational views.

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD
Day 10 : Dingboche-Lobuche: 5-6 hours
Today climb to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft) / stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6440m) / trail goes up to Khumbu Glacier for an hour then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lobuche. (4,930m/12,894ft). By this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights.

Distance: 5-6 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD
Day 11 : Lubuche – Everest Base Camp – Gorakhshep 5-6 hour

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The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep / then to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) / rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest/ trek back /overnight Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft).

Distance: 5-6 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD

 

 

 

Day 12 : Gorak Shep-Kalapatthar- Lubuche: 5-6 hour

View from Kalapatthar

Early morning hike to Kalapatthar/takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kalapatthar (Black Rock) 5,545m/18,192ft; small peak / best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam without climbing /  return to Lobuje (4930m/12894ft)/overnight at Lobuche

Distance: 5-6 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD

 

Day 13 : Lubuche-Pangboche: 5-6 hours
The trek retraces halfway back and lunch at Pheriche. Finally the trek ends at Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft), which lies on the bank of Imja Khola.

Distance: 5-6 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD
Day 14: Pangboche- Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours
Now the trail retraces the same way back, stopping at Tengboche. During the November-December full moon the colorful Mani Rimdu festival is held here with much singing and dancing. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,286ft).

Distance: 5-6 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD
Day 15 : Namche Bazaar- Phakding: 5-6 hours
Trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. overnight 2,652m/8,700ft).

Distance: 5-6 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD
Day 16 : Phakding-Lukla: 3-4 hours
Final day back to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) / arrival in Lukla /  time to relax.

Distance: 5-6 hours walk

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Meals: BLD
Day 17 : Lukla- Kathmandu
Early morning flight to Kathmandu / pick up from airport / transfer hotel / rest of the day is free for your shopping and relaxation. Evening enjoy farewell dinner

Accommodation: 5* hotel

Meals: BD
Day 18 : Departure day
Transfer to airport as per your flight schedule / flight to onward destination.

The price includes:

  1. Hotel and lodge accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded or double rooms with private facilities.
  2. 10 full breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners as shown in the itinerary.
  3. Scheduled flight between Bharatpur and Kathmandu, including taxes.
  4. Private transportation and the services of an English-speaking driver. Transportation during your stay at Tigerland Safari Resort will be on a shared basis.
  5. All sightseeing as shown (unless indicated as ‘optional’), including entrance fees.
  6. Your own private guides in each location (except at Tigerland Safari Resort, where you will share the guide services with other guests).
  7. The services of naturalist guides at Tigerland Safari Resort.

Not included in the price:

  1. International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
  2. Optional sightseeing.
  3. International airport taxes.
  4. Tipping. We will be pleased to give guidance in this often sensitive matter
  5. A Nepal Visa. This can be obtained before departure from Embassy of Nepal in London, or alternatively you can purchase the visa (current price US$25) on arrival at Kathmandu Airport (recommended).

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