FROM KATHMANDU TO EVEREST
FROM KATHMANDU TO EVEREST
Direction: the top of the world!
FROM KATHMANDU TO EVEREST
Visit the capital of Nepal and have an opportunity to climb the highest peak in the world. Visit many original monuments : temples, palaces, pagodas, recognized as world heritage of mankind. Discover the 2 major religions of the region: Buddhism and Hindu. Unbelievable landscapes
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Swayambunath - Kathmandu - Durbar Square- Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Tengboche - Dingboche - Pangboche - Namche Bazar - Monjo - Kathmandu
CIRCUIT MAP
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Patan Dubar Square
    This is by taking your time that you will arrive to Kathmandu. The morning will be reserved for your check-in and your acclimatization. In the afternoon, you will visit Patan Dubar Square – the ancient royal city which has been the former capital and artistical city of the country, also known under Lalitpur’s name (city of beauty). You will discover a whole of Hindu temples, each one of them built under the reign of a different king in front of the former royal palace. Inside, we can find the Patan museum, reputated for its collection of statues of Hindu and Buddhist divinities. It is certainly the wealthiest museum of Nepal.

    Patan was once a great center for Buddhist teaching, as testimony many monasteries that you will meet in encounter in the maze of alleys of the Medieval Patan. You will have the opportunity to visit the Golden Temple. It is a real piece of goldsmithery, composed of a triple roof and a golden copper facade whose origins go back to the 12th century and where everything is engraved and carved.

    At the corner of an alley, you will also discover the temple Maha buddha, or temple of the nine thousand Buddhas, built in the fourteenth century with the effigy of Buddha. It is, in fact, reproduced on each of the bricks which constitute it, and this, nearly nine thousand times and of all sizes. Beauties that make Nepal a culturally and artistically rich country.

    Great craft center, Patan will know how to seduce you. You will have the opportunity to spend the night in the Newar Chen hotel, former Newar House (the Newars are the first inhabitants of the Katmandu Valley) run by the Shrestha family. This house has been restored and preserved thanks to a UNESCO initiative.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 2
    Swayambunath - Katmandu Dubar Square
    In the morning, you will visit Swayambunath, also called monkeys temple. You will have the opportunity to go admire well-known Buddhist Stupas located on the top of a hill where hundreds of monkeys are living. This summit offers a remarkable view of Katmandu and its agglomeration. It can be reached via the endless main staircase and be directly into the central square.

    Swayambunath is a part of the oldest religious site of Nepal, the city shelters the most ancient Stupo of the valley. It is also considered as one of the first sanctuary Buddhist in the world.
    Although the site is assimilated to Buddhism, the site is venerated both by Buddhists and Hindus.

    In the afternoon, you go to Dubar Square of Katmandu – the heart of the former city. This grandiose site, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is none other than the palace (Dubar) where the kings were crowned and from which they ruled.

    Katmandu Dubar Square is dotted with many sanctuaries, palaces, pagodas, statues and temples dedicated to the innumerable Hindu deities that your guide will help you discover.
    Before going back to Patan’s hotel, you will spend the night in Thamel, a very lively and touristic neighborhood created following the tourism of the 1980s, where you will find the “modern” Kathmandu.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 3
    Katmandou –Lukla - Phakding
    Air travel between Kathmandu and Lukla of about 20 to 30 minutes which offers you a beautiful overview on the Himalaya chain. You will have a first preview of what you can expect in the next days during this unforgettable flight above the Himalaya chain.

    30 minutes is enough to dive in the heart of the typical Buddhist culture of the high Himalaya and enter in Sherpa’s land, as soon as our arrival in Lukla. After the crossing of Lukla, its old stone houses, shops where you can buy mountain equipment and where a mixture of incense and spices accompanies us all along the journey, we will begin our trek until Phakding. We will most certainly cross many caravans of Dzos (crossing between the yak and the cow) which stretch along the paths that we borrow and which tinkle their bells suspended from their necks. We will spend the night in a lodge at Phakding.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

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  • Day 4
    Phakding – Monjo – Namche Bazar
    The trail on which we will evolve alternates descents and light ascents. These "ups" and "downs" lead you into the heart of a forest of superb rhododendrons and Sherpas villages. Then we will go up to the village of Monjo which is one of the gateways of the national park of Sagarmantha (Everest). It is a protected area near the Tibetan border which contains a part of the Himalayas and the southern part of Everest mount. This National Park has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1976 and its Sagarmatha name (Mount Everest in Nepal) means "the goddess mother of heaven".

    Then the trail goes up along the river Duth Koshi which you will have to cross several times the famous Nepalese suspensed bridges to reach the village of Namche Bazar through the pine forest. Namche Bazar is the largest city in the national park, the capital of the Sherpas, nestled on the foothills of the Himalayas. Namche Bazar shelters a quasi-daily market held by Tibetans and small resellers of surplus expeditions. From this city you will have the opportunity to see for the first time the chain of Himalayas and its peaks of more than 8,000 meters that are offering generously to you. Overnight in a lodge at Namche Bazar.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 5
    Namche Bazar day off and acclimatization
    It is at Namche Bazar where we will take a day off for the necessary phase of acclimatization to the altitude. The city is located at the top of a strong climb that forces a break. The Namche site is not conducive to livestock or crops, croplands and grasslands are rare. It is rather a shopping center that owes its rise to the fact that it is located at the crossroads of the major roads of Khumbu. The village of Namche has nearly 2,500 inhabitants and a hundred dwellings.

    This day off will be devoted to the visit of Namche Bazar, its market and its monasteries allowing you to acclimatize gently to the altitude. Open and welcoming, the sherpas and Buddhist monks of Namche will welcome you with a great kindness.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 6
    Namche Bazar - Tengboche
    It is always in the heart of the forest that your steps will alternate again between descents and ascents. This forest is full of wild animals that you will have the leisure to observe. Along the way, we will find a local market that will allow you to make your last minute purchases.

    After crossing the Imja river from the Everest glacier, we will climb up to the largest Buddhist monastery in the region : Tengboche, perched in a clearing at 3860 meters. This monastery is considered as a high place of Buddhism. Formerly, the place was deserted and conducive to meditation. Today, many lodges have been built in the neighboring village. This monastery has been founded in 1923 and rebuilt in 1934 after an earthquake and once again in 1989 after a devastating fire. Its reconstruction made it larger and more beautiful. Today it continues to extend. It shelters about fifty monks and novices. You may be lucky enough to attend a prayer ceremony : the music is captivating and the moment touching.

    We will spend the night in lodge at the Tengboche stage. Tibetan monasteries and stupas will suit you to an evening full of spirituality.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 7
    Tengboche - Dingboche
    The path, dotted with monasteries and stupas, now crosses a forest of pines and magnificent rhododendrons. The climb along the Imja Khola river is nicely accompanied by bridges and waterfalls.

    Dingboche will mark the end of the forest. You will discover the majestic Island which rises at 6189m and the Makalu (8463m, 5th highest summit in the world).
    It is in front of these mountains that we will spend the night in a lodge.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 8
    Dingboche - Lobuche
    After Dingboche, the forest landscape goes away for food crops. The trail climbs towards Lobuche, the view slowly emerges. Our ascension is getting slower, wisdom wants us to save our efforts and our breath. The trail runs along the Khumbu glacier and the trail is wider. We finally reach the Kharka (mountain pastures) of Lobuche.

    The camp is set up on a narrow terrace overlooking the path just in front of the gigantic Nuptse (7,861m). The roof of the world now reveals its glaciers, its snow-capped peaks, its sharp peaks, its sharp edges. You enter the land of the Titans. You now walk on the paths once taken by the conquerors of the highest peak in the world.

    Day is getting  gently closer, tonight we will sleep in Lobuche at 4 930 meters to better leave the next day morning for the final ascent !

    At the end of the evening (or at the beginning of the next day) you will have the chance to discover a beautiful sunset (or sunrise) on the high summits.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 8
    Dingboche - Lobuche
    After Dingboche, the forest landscape goes away for food crops. The trail climbs towards Lobuche, the view slowly emerges. Our ascension is getting slower, wisdom wants us to save our efforts and our breath. The trail runs along the Khumbu glacier and the trail is wider. We finally reach the Kharka (mountain pastures) of Lobuche.

    The camp is set up on a narrow terrace overlooking the path just in front of the gigantic Nuptse (7,861m). The roof of the world now reveals its glaciers, its snow-capped peaks, its sharp peaks, its sharp edges. You enter the land of the Titans. You now walk on the paths once taken by the conquerors of the highest peak in the world.

    Day is getting  gently closer, tonight we will sleep in Lobuche at 4 930 meters to better leave the next day morning for the final ascent !

    At the end of the evening (or at the beginning of the next day) you will have the chance to discover a beautiful sunset (or sunrise) on the high summits.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 9
    Lobuche - Kalapathar or Everest base camp - Lobuche
    The long awaited day has arrived. We take the path traced in the pastures. The climb is steady and slow along the moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We will have a short break at Gorak Shep (5160m), where you will find few lodges, a small frozen lake and some shepherd's cabins. Then we will climb to the Kalapathar by a path in laces.

    The Kalapathar is the most beautiful belvedere of the massif, from where the view is simply unforgettable. The prayer flags will color your arrival at 5545m : the emotion is at the appointment and the moment is intense.

    The day is very sporty but rewarded by beautiful landscapes of high mountains: Everest 8848m, Nupse (7861m), Lotse (8414m), Pumori (7161m)... These peaks will make you feel the rare emotions that only true mountain climbers know. After this intense moment of emotion, we will go down to Lobuche to spend the night there.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 10
    Lobuche - Pangboche
    Today we descend into the Everest valley on a mountain path to reach the beautiful Sherpa village of Pangboche and its monastery dating from the 16th century. On the outside, the monument offers a palette of glowing colors and a splendid panorama : Kangtega, Tamserku, Ama Dablam, we do not know which way to turn.
    It is at Panboche that we spend the night always in a lodge.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 11 - 12
    Pangboche - Namche Bazar - Monjo
    We will descend through a forest of pines and rhododendrons to reach the Dhud Khosi river, where a steep climb awaits us to find Namche Bazar. It is certainly the last time you will see the Everest and it is the heavy heart that you will walk these steps, which as often in Nepal punctuate our hiking trail. We then continue our descent towards Monjo where we will spend the night in a lodge.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 13
    Monjo - Lukla
    This is our last day of trekking. But the most beautiful things have an end and we must think of coming back. We then take a new path that crosses the beautiful sherpas villages of Gumela and Chhermading before joining the classic path in Ghat for a final climb before reaching the altiport of Lukla. It is at Lukla that we will spend our last night in a lodge.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner


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  • Day 14
    Lukla - Kathmandu
    Return flight to Kathmandu in the morning.

    The afternoon will be  particularly religious thanks to the visit of Pashupatinath (Pashupati is one of the multiple names of the great Shiva god), high-place of the cremation of the deceased in Kathmandu, located on the banks of the river Bagmati. If this place is essentially characterized by its center of cremation, it also gathers many hindu temples of every sizes, shapes and colors. We also find the famous Saddhus, These men covered with ashes, living outside the world. They cut every link with their family, don’t own anything, and have no roof and feed themselves of dotations of the devotees.

    The afternoon will be devoted to the visit of Buddhanath, sanctuary of Buddhism, represented by its gigantic Stuppa surrounded by Tibetan monasteries. This site is populated by many Tibetans who fled to Nepal after the Chinese invasion. It is interesting to go there at the end of the day to attend the ritual of the believers which consists of turning around the Stuppa in a clockwise direction. You will be able to immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere that comes from it and have the opportunity to visit a Tibetan monastery and the temple of Gokarna.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 15
    Last day
    You will enjoy your last day to do whatever you want : some shopping for some, relaxation for others. After having gathered all your memories, we will go towards the airport to go back to your country’s reality…

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
ESTIMATED PRICE
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 1499 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a tailored trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
  • The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote.
 
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Name of the city / List of hotels Name of the hotel Room category

Kathmandu
Marshyangdi Hotel***
www.hotelmarshyangdi.com
Newa Chen Hotel***
www.newachen.com

Deluxe
In the Everest region Among the Sherpa inhabitants Standard
 

NOTES
Practical information
  • Maximum altitude : 5550 meters
  • Positive slope : 4350 meters
  • Negatif slope : 4350 meters
Day Departure Arrival Slope + Slope - Walking time (estimate)
1 Lukla (2840m) Phakding (2610m) 100m 300m 3 to 4 hours
2 Phakding (2610m) Namche Bazar (3440m) 950m 150m 6 à 7 hours
3 Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazar
4 Namche Bazar (3440m) Tengboche (3860m) 600m 200m 6 to 7 hours
5 Tengboche (3860m) Dingboche (4410m) 800m 200m 6 to 7 hours
6 Dingboche (4410m) Lobuche (4910m) 500m   4 to 5 hours
7

Lobuche (4910m)
Kalapatthar (5550m), Everest Base camp (5364m), Lobuche (4910m)

600m


600m


4 to 5 hours
8 Lobuche (4910m) Pangboche (3930m) 300m 1300m 6 to 7 hours
9 Pangboche (3930m) Namche Bazar (3440m) 200m 700m 6 to 7 hours
10 Namche Bazar (3440m) Monjo (2850m) 100m 700m 5 to 6 hours
11 Monjo (2850m) Lukla (2840m) 200m 200m 4 to 5 hours
 

These prices include
  • Every on land transports as described in the itinerary
  • All the accomodations
  • French speaking guide
  • Trek licence
  • Entrance in the monuments and activities as described in the itinerary
  • All the meals
  • The Sherpa
These prices do not include
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance, sleeping bag, drinks
  • Personal expenses and medical evacuation
  • Tips
  • Single room supplement
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