This trek heads from Lukla to the Sherpa towns up north. We spend time in the mountain village of Namche Bazaar which was a famous trading centre between Tibet and Nepal. From Namche, we head up to the holy village of Tengboche. This has long been the religious centre for all inhabitants of the Solu Khumbu area. There are numerous shrines and a beautiful monastery that sits at 3870 meters. You will take your time heading back to Lukla and there are many options for extra side trips. This trek takes 8 days up with some up and down hiking.
Day 1: Kathmandu (1440 m)
Namaste and Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Arrive at Kathmandu airport anytime. Meet your representative from Anu Treks and have a detailed meeting for your trip, please ask the receptionist where the meeting is held if you are unsure. If you have spare time, explore busy Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a capital city of Nepal which holds an ancient and historical architecture and symbols of the 20th century blending with traditional Culture.
- Durbar Square
- Temples/Monkey Temples/Shrines
- Hotel (1 night)
- Lunch or Dinner
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (2860 m/8800ft) then Phakding (2652 m)
Flight, Kathmandu to Lukla: 45 minute
Walking hours Lukla to Phakding: 3 to 4 hours–6 to 7 Km
Enjoy your adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with scenic views if the weather is clear and experience an amazing landing at Lukla. Have breakfast in Lukla (2840 m) then get ready to walk the rest. Your trip will be lead by an experienced English speaking local guides with his assistance. The trail follows the Dudh-Koshi river where you will head through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh-Koshi river, approximately 3 to 4 hours walking then reach Phakding.
- Tea House (1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
The trail climbs gradually following the river and enters the Everest National Park at Jorsale, then crosses the river and climbs steeply to Namche (11,100 feet).
Walking Hours: 6 to 7 hours—9 km
After your breakfast at Phakding, you will be walking around 6 to 7 hours to Namche Bazaar which is 9 km from Phakding. You will spend two days in Namche Bazaar acclimatizing the altitude than an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village. Keep your eyes open and get your camera ready as this will the first opportunity to experience the glance of the Everest. While walking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, you will cross the river following in the footsteps with blue pine forest and viewing spectacular bright in bloom rhododendron flowers, especially in spring. Cross the Dudh-Koshi river at Benkar then enjoy looking way up above 6000 meters to see snow-capped Kusum Kanguru (6369 m) and Thamserku (6623 m) peaks. Reach at Monjo (2835 m) Bazaar and have your lunch break. From Monjo, your walk becomes a little tougher with a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. You will now enter the national park and continue upstream crossing the river through the Jorsale village (2805 m). To reach Namche Bazaar cross another spectacular suspension bridge and be ready to first glimpse of the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Twache. Sleep your first at Namche Bazaar.
- Tea House ( 1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche3 (3810 m)
We Climb the ridge above Namche and descend to the Dudh Koshi River before climbing again to Tengboche Monastery (12664 feet)
Walking hours: 6 to 7 hours–9 km
Today you will be walking 6 to 7 hours to cover the 9 km from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche which is unbelievably beautiful where Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest view rise in front and the Dudh- Koshi is far below. In this walking route, you will experience the daily life and cultural tradition of Sherpa people. A suspension bridge, Rhododendron forest, stupas will make your walk a lovely day.
- Teahouse: ( 1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 5: Tengboche (3810 m)
Rest and Explore the Tengboche.
Today we will spend a night Tengboche and visit Monastery and explore Tengboche with stunning mountain views. we will hike towards Namche down the hill to Dudh Koshi river then our trail steeps up and hikes up the Sanasa village. We will also visit Khumjung village and explore the monastery, Hillary school then trek back to Tengboche.
- Teahouse (1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 06: Tengboche to Lukla (2560 m)
Today we will trek back the same trail via Jorsale, Manjo, Benkar, Phakding and other Sherpa settlement village. It will be a long hiking today down and flat. Your hiking goes through several suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River. We will enter Everest National Park from Jorsale where you will have the opportunity to observe national park.
- Teahouse (1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 07: Lukla to Kathmandu (1400 m)
Flight Lukla to Kathmandu—45 minute
If the weather is happy, we will take the short 45-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once again glance through the aircraft window and enjoy the amazing view. Once landing at Kathmandu, return to your accommodation, relax and the rest of the is your own to enjoy.
- Hotel ( 1 night)
- Lunch or dinner
Day 8: Kathmandu
Today is your departure day, according to your next plan schedule, you can departure at any time. We are still with you so feel free to talk to Anu Treks staff for further assistance as we will be so much happy to share our experiences and ideas. If you are not ready to leave and willing to stay in Nepal, Your CEO or tour leader help you with travel arrangement to extend your visas and adventure.
- Airport Pick up and drop
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Trekking region
- Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- TIMS card and Everest Trekking permit
- Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Government Certified Trekking Guide, Porter, supporter with their own foods, insurance, Accommodation
- First Aid Kit
- Emergency rescue management
- Government Taxes and official charges
Cost Does not include:
- International Air Fare
- Visa for Nepal
- Bar bills, soft drinks including drinking water
- Personal equipment, personal insurance, medical expenses, emergency rescue
- Extra activities mentioned than in our itinerary and cost including
- Tips for Guides, Porter
- Destination: Nepal
- Region: Everest
- Duration: 8 Days
- Departure date: as per your convenience
- Trip Grade: Easy
- Max. Altitude: 3870 m
- Group Size: 2 to 12
- Season: all year (on a bad weather flight does not go)
Accommodation in Kathmandu
You all package includes accommodation in Kathmandu according to your Itinerary with private bathroom, twin sharing bedroom. We always make sure our clients have a comfortable and nice stay in Kathmandu. You Hotel in Kathmandu will be in an easy location with all necessary shopping mall, restaurants, and transportation.
Accommodation in TengbocheTrek
While you are in Tengboche Trek, you will have the twin sharing and private bathroom in Namche, Phakding, and Lukla. Thereafter, you will be spending your nights in a local tea house in your entire trekking time, and we always make sure our clients have a comfortable stay after your 7 to 8 hours of walk. All the tea houses provide common toilet which is a sharing toilet. As you reach at high altitude above 4500 m, the village and settlements become smaller and smaller, and due to the peak season with the high flow of tourist accommodation ma becomes limited. In this situation, you may have to share a common room to make sure all the other hikers get a nice and warm sleep to get ready for the next day.
Food in Kathmandu
Kathmandu offers a variety of foods and eatery to choose as it has a lot and different types of restaurant, fine dining to fast food, Nepalese cuisine, and Asian cuisine. So, you have a choice to choose the food in Kathmandu.
Food During the Tengboche Trek
During your entire trek to Everest, All the local tea houses and local lodges offer an international standard of food as well as typical Nepalese cuisine. After we left the tea house for further hiking, we will have lunch on our way in a suitable place which is included in your package. If you are a vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free diet, we want you to inform us in advance before we leave Kathmandu so we can organize food for your health and cultural respect.
Guide & Porter During Tengboche Trek
Without Porter, all the trekking stops in Nepal. All our guides are expert for your entire trekking route and local surroundings with fully Government Licence. We always have our regular guide who is responsible, friendly, helpful and good in communication and a perfect English speaking. You will meet your guide whether in Kathmandu or Lukla and fully equipped with trekking stuff including First Aid Kit. Our Guide will keep informing you about the altitude, high altitude, sickness during your walk so that you understand to acclimatize the high altitude.
Drinking Water during Tengboche Trek
Bottle mineral water is not included in your package. We advise you to bring a portable filter or keep your empty bottle to refill in the tea house. All the tea house or lodges provide you with hot and warm water which you can fill your bottle or even you can fill the water from a local tap. It is advisable for you to bring the tablet to filter the water or purification water which will be handier for you. As you walk up high altitude, the cost for grocery items/water goes high as well because of expensive transportation as they have to import items from a helicopter.
When you plan for Nepal for an adventurous trip, there are some necessary things that you have to bring for yourself but you do not need to bring most of the things especially the trekking equipment. There are some places where you can get trekking equipment at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
Some Items you need to bring by your own
- Trekking backpack
- Warm clothing including Jumper /jackets, gloves, or woollen hood.
- Warm shocks / light warm socks
- Windproof warm trouser
- Hat or cap that covers you from the direct sun heat.
- Warm Muffler
- Pair of Shoes
- Pair of Flip Flop
1. Basic Symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
- Sleep disturbance
- Difficult to pass urine
2. Medium Symptoms:
- A headache which is bad
- Irregular breathing
- Mild weakness
3. Serious Symptoms:
- Slight swelling of hands and face
- Cannot stand upright without swaying while eyes are closed.
- Can hear the gurgling sound in the chest.
- Zero energy.
What to do about Altitude Sickness?
Altitude illness can be prevented by acclimatization; that is, by a graduate rate of ascent (not more than 400 – 500 meters), allowing sufficient rest at various intermediate altitudes. The dry air of the mountains tends to dehydrate you so increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four litres of water a day. On the trail, you can drink hot garlic soup that will help you to some extent. When we reach our destination it is better to make some hiking up to a bit higher point and come down to the camp or hotel. This is a really good way to get acclimatization. You may take Diamox 250mg tablets the night before flying/going to altitude. Sometimes the symptoms often disappear and the trek can be resumed.
If you feel obviously suffering from the serious symptoms of AMS then descent should not be delayed even if it means going down in dark. In such a case, should an emergency situation arise, horse or porter will be arranged, or we carry you and run to lower (descend) altitudes? We can arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case.