Tyangboche Monastery in Mt Everest Region (#77 )

About this package

Mt. Everest (Khumbu) Region (Sagarmatha National Park), Sagarmatha National Park lies in the northeastern part of Nepal covering the Khumbu region. The Park was gazetted on 19 July 1976 with an area of 1,148 square kilometers that includes the world's highest peak of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha). The high mountain peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Khang, Khangtega, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde and Pumori enclose the park boundary. About 3,500 Sherpa People resides in various settlements within the park boundary. The Sherpa people originated in the eastern Tibetan Province of Kham, some 2,000 kilometers away from the present homeland. The Sherpa people follow the Nying-mapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Since 1950s, the region is attracting large number of tourist as climbers and trekkers. The Sherpas are also well known climbers.

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m). Transfer to hotel for check-in. Evening, sightseeing trip to Kathmandu city.

Day 2

After breakfast, transfer to domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 45-minute flight to Lukla, landing on the STOL runway in the heart Lukla Village, the gateway to Mt. Everest Region. Meet our porters and supporting field staffs. After lunch, proceed to Phakding Village for overnight accommodation. Trek 2 to 3 hours.

Day 3

Full day, trekking through pine forest along with Bhote Koshi River. An easy walk up to Monjo Check Post, the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park. After lunch, steep climb to Namche Bazaar for overnight accommodation. Trek 4 to 5hours.

Day 4

Full day rest or sightseeing in and around Namche Bazaar, acclimatizing to the new altitude before attempting higher destinations of the trekking course. Acclimatization

Day 5

Walk to Somare, the gradual down to Phungitenga for lunch break. After lunch about an hour steep climb, then gradual uphill trek to the famous Tyangboche Monastery. Trek 6 to 7 hours.

Day 6

Local sightseeing, visit Tyangboche Monastery. Enjoy the panoramic view of snowcapped peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Khangtega and other surrounding mountains.

Day 7

Proceed to Namche Bazaar via Khumzung village with a brief coffee break at hotel Everest View admiring Mt. Everest at its best. The hotel is one of the highest situated hotels in the world. Trek 6 to 7 hours.

Day 8

Sightseeing and shopping at Namche Bazaar. After lunch, trek to Phakding for overnight accommodation via Monjo Check Post. Trek 4 to 5 hours.

Day 9

Proceed to Lukla Airport and check in local lodge or tented camp. Trek 5 to 6 hours.

Day 10

After breakfast, transfer to Lukla Airport for early morning flight to Kathmandu. Check in hotel. Rest or shopping in Kathmandu.

Health

There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal.

Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarials, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.

Please be aware that we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

Weather

Nepal has a generally temperate climate, however altitude makes distinct variations. The monsoon sweeps up from India each summer, making mid June to mid September humid and wet. The three other distinct seasons are all suitable for trekking and each has its own advantages.

Changing global weather patterns have had their effect on the Himalayan climate and mountain weather is notoriously changeable. Always be prepared for a change in conditions and note that if severe or dangerous weather conditions occur your guide’s decision on any course of action is final.

Winter (December-February) It is cold and you will need to be prepared, but the air is very clear providing the best mountain views.

Spring (March-May) Days are increasingly warm and the rhododendrons are in bloom. Mist and clouds are not uncommon.

Summer (June-August) The monsoon season. It will rain every day, although generally in the evening and night. The hills turn lush and green and at higher elevations the alpine plants will bloom.

Autumn (September-November) The most pleasant trekking season where days are warm, but not hot; there is little chance of snow and skies are clear.

  1. Accommodation Kathmandu - Twin share
  2. Accommodation on the trek. Twin or multi share
  3. All domestic transport as listed in itinerary
  4. Domestic flights Kathmandu-Lukla return and applicable taxes.
  5. All National Park permits and entrance fees
  6. Porters and/or pack animals to carry personal gear
  7. 15kg luggage allowance while on trek
  8. Duffle Bag for your gear
  9. Trek guide
  10. Sleeping Bag

  1. Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry
  2. Meals
  3. International flights and departure taxes
  4. Visa and passport fees
  5. Travel insurance
  6. Emergency evacuation
  7. Tips and gratuities
  8. Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Legend Nepal

10 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS



Highlights

: 10 days
: 3870 m.
: Accommodation in Kathmandu is on a twin share basis with private facilities.
: No meals are included. In Kathmandu restaurants of every style and price-range abound.
: 20 km. per day
: Tourist Bus and Private car
: Trekking
:
summer (March – June)
autumn (September – November)
: 6
: Trekking
: Strenuous