Alpine Explore Nepal
Himalayan of Nepal

7 days Everest View Trek

everestWhilst for many a visit to the foot of Mount Everest is a personal goal, for some it is enough to visit the Everest or Khumbu region and experience the culture, the people, and the spectacular scenery.  The Everest View trek is a shorter trek than the Base Camp trek with the famous Tengpoche monastery at 3870m being the high point. It is designed for those who wish to experience this region without ascending to high altitude. Entry to the Khumbu is by air into the airstrip at Lukla, and from here we follow the route of the Base Camp trek to Tengpoche monastery. From here we obtain breathtaking views of Everest as it rises above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, as well as a superb view of one of Nepal's most beautiful mountains, Ama Dablam - the 'Matterhorn of the Khumbu'. From here we return to Lukla by a slightly different route via Khumjung. This is a short but classic trek, which allows access to the most spectacular mountain views in the world, in a shorter time frame. Accommodation and food is provided in the local teahouses.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding
After a very early start, and an early take off from Kathmandu Domestic Airport, a 45 minute flight is all it takes to propel us into the Everest region of Nepal. The landing at Lukla (2800m) is spectacular and on arrival we are greeted by our sirdar and trekking crew who organise the luggage and hustle us off for tea. After a leisurely lunch we start the trek in earnest, setting off for a gentle walk to Phakding (2800m), a further 3 hours to the north. The trail leads through Lukla, past hotels, shops and airline offices to the edge of the Lukla plateau where the trail drops to meet the intersection of the Jiri trail at Chablung. From here the trail follows the Dudh Koshi north through the village of Ghat and then finally to Phakding where we spend the night.

Day 2 Phakding to Namche Bazaar
From Phakding the trail continues north up the Dudh Koshi Valley, staying 100m above the river on it's west bank. The trail leads us to Jorsale (2810m) where we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, and submit our trekking permits for checking. From here we continue on an ever-steepening trail to Namche Bazaar (3440m), known simply as Namche. En route we cross the spectacular suspension bridge high above the confluence of the Bhote Koshi and the Dudh Koshi, and shortly after glimpse our first view of Everest, way off to the north-east. The trail to Namche is steep and long, but eventually we reach the remarkable Sherpa capital perched high on the hillside and dominated to the east by the immense bulk of Kwangde (6187m).

Day 3 Namche to Tengpoche
From Namche we trek north-east on a direct line to Everest, starting up the hill to the Visitor Centre and Continuing on a reasonably flat easy trail high above the Dudh Koshi. Ahead of us we can see one of the most beautiful mountains in the Khumbu - Ama Dablam (6856m), as well as Everest still far off in the distance. We pass through the settlement of Sanasa before making our descent to the Dudh and Koshi the village of Phunki Thanga. Of course, 'what goes down must go up', and from here it is a steep long climb up the side of the hill to the saddle on which Tengpoche Monastery is located at 3870m. As we enter the grounds of Monastery we will be welcomed by the most magnificent mountain view in the world. The long climb seems well worth it as we gaze upon a panorama of Himalayan giants, including Everest as it peeks above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.

Day 4 Tengpoche to Khumjung
From Tengpoche the trail drops steeply to the river at Phunki Thanga, and then rises again to traverse high above the river on the winding trail leading back to  Namche Bazaar. Shortly after passing through Sanasa, we branch off to the right and take the trail leading gradually upwards to the extensive Sherpa settlement of Khumjung at 3790m.  Khumjung is the the largest village in the Khumbu and contains many items of interest for the visitor – the Gompa possesses the supposed skull of a Yeti but this has been scientifically disproved.

Also in Khumjung is the Hillary School, and further up the hill at the village of Khunde is the Khunde Hospital, built in 1966 and maintained by the Sir Edmund Hillary Himalayan Trust. This is well worth a visit,  and all donations of money or medical supplies are most welcome.

Day 5 Khumjung to Jorsale/ Manju
We complete our circular route by returning to Namche and from here continue on down the main Everest trail. This is a short day and hence we have time to browse the shops in Namche, before descending steeply
to the river. The trail is easier now as we are losing altitude, and we can enjoy a gentle walk on the trail above the Dudh Koshi to Jorsale.

Day 6 Jorsale/ Manju to Lukla
The final day of our trek - we retrace our steps along the trail above the Dudh Koshi before turning off the main Jiri route and rising up to Lukla, where we arrive by mid-afternoon.
 
Day 7 Fly back to Kathmandu.

Or stay longer or for short tours such as game drive at National parks safari, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour or even mountain biking, etc- please ask us).  

Cost per Person
US$ 735.
Pound £ 397.
EURO€ 493.
Australian$ 735.
Canadian$ 735.

Fixed Group Departure Date:
5th, 12th, 23rd and 27 September 2008.
3rd, 7th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 23rd, 25th and 27 October 2008.
1st, 3rd, 9th, 15th and 23rd November 2008
5th, 10th and 15 December 2008.

For the convenience of our travelers to Nepal and fallow up the fixed departure itinerary of Explore Alpine adventure guarantees all fixed group departures dates.

Group Departures are for an adventurous individual person willing to join a small group of other travelers. We can arrange group trekking tours or individual trekking tours, to suit your requirements. Please you can choose any dates which will be suitable for you and please match your arrival in Kathmandu and departure from Kathmandu. 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation in lodge during the trek period. 
  • Necessary Domestic air tickets and airport tax as per itinerary. 
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu/ Pokhara on double sharing with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu/ Pokhara and entry fees as per itinerary.
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Insurance of the guide and porters as per itinerary.
  • Jungle safari tour as per itinerary with full board and national park fees and all jungle activities including Elephant riding.
  • Rafting as per itinerary .
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement if necessary.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International flight & departure tax
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal Trekking gears (available on hire in Nepal)
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance.

Equipment List for trekking:

 FOOT WEAR

  • Trekking boots: (one pairs), Thick socks (4 pairs)
  • Light socks (3 pairs)
  • Camp shoes (1 pair)
  • Sandals (1 pair)

 CLOTHING

  • Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers (1)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover ( 1)
  • Warm cotton trousers (2 pairs)
  • Shirts and T-shirts ( 4 pieces)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants ( 3 pairs)
  • Long under wear (2 pieces)
  • Short under wear (4 pieces)
  • Sun hat or scarf ( 1) Woolen hat (1)
  • Sunglasses (1)
  • Lightweight gloves (1)
  • Rain coat(1)
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof (1)
OPTIONAL      
Insect repellent, toilet articles, note book & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit

OTHER EQUIPMENT

  • Sleeping bag (4 seasons) 1
  • Down jacket -1
  • Day pack – 1
  • Water bottle – 1
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Flash light with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve,  gaiters.

Booking & Payment Conditions

Explore Alpine Adventure and Alpine Explore Nepal tour and trek is a well-known government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. We accept your bookings under the following terms and conditions.

1. When you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 30% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets, hotel booking and permit process.

2. Payments can be wired by bank transfer to our company bank account or Master Card and Visa Card. but we give preference bank transfer to our company account.

Please inquiry for bank accounts for your convenience.

3. Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.

4. In addition, payments can be made by Cash, Travels Cheque, Master Card or Visa Card as well. If you would like to make the payment by Master Card or Visa Card, the cards payment handling bank service charge 3.5% will charge to the card holder. 

5. After receiving photo copy of your passport, and 30% advance form you, we send you final confirmation receipt.

6. Remaining balance can be made after your arrival in Nepal. Full payment should be made before trip departure. Be mindful, we also reserve the right to cancel your trip provided full amount is not paid in time.

7. Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour or Trek to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

8. If you wish to arrange your travel insurance from our Company, we will arrange travel insurance for you.

9 Cancellation by the Client: Cancellation of a confirmed booking must be made by the Client in writing either in written documents or on an email. Cancellation shall valid with approval from the company after receiving document. Trip shall then be termed as cancelled and as a cancellation charge, 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

10 Risk & Liabilities:

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal/Tibet/Bhutan are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of theirs’ own policies.
There for Explore Alpine Adventure and its related organization shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spots.

Thank you for choosing Explore Alpine Adventure. We look forward to meet you In Nepal and serve you better.

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Alpine Explore Nepal
P.O. Box: 4546, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
Fax: +977 -1 - 4700970
Email: alpinetravel@wlink.com.np
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SteveAnyon-Smith
18 April 2000

This was my third trek in Nepal, having visited the Annapurna Region in 1995 and with Bharat and Dave in the beautiful and wildlife-filled Langstang Valley in1998. Bharat's company "Explore Alpine Adventure"....
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