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Adventure Tour - 11 Days
Everest Panorama - Trek to the Everest Base Camp

Kathmandu • Lukla • Phakding • Namche Bazaar Thyangboche • Imja Khola Valley • Dingboche • Phunki Thangka • Khumjung • Namche Bazaar • Jorsale • Benker • Phakding • Chaurikharka • Lukla • Kathmandu
Call us at 1 – 800 – 554 – 6342 or 1 – 312 – 332 – 4722
for assistance and answers to your questions

Moderate trek. High elevation. 8 days trekking.
Operates in
 April • May • June 
September • October • November

Mt. Everest and the Himalayas in Nepal are the most popular trekking destination in the world. Nepal is an enchanting country of ice-capped peaks, fertile valleys, streams, terraced rice fields, tropical plains and beautiful people. On this tour you will fly to the remote mountain airstrip at Lukla and trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, high Yak pasture of Dingboche and monasteries and villages along the way. The trek provides excellent views of Mt. Everest, Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Ama Dablam, Lhotse peaks and an overview of Sherpa culture and villages without weeks of serious trek to the Everest base camp.

For a life time memorable experience, take this soft adventure vacation that will rejuvenate and uplift your spirit. It is fun to travel with friends. Take them along.

Days City Itinerary / Activities
Day 1 Kathmandu Arrive Kathmandu. A representative from Exotic Journeys will meet and transfer you to hotel. 
Balance of the day at leisure. 

Overnight: Royal Singi Hotel or similar.
Day 2 Kathmandu City tour visiting Pashupatinath - One of  the holiest Hindu shrines situated on the banks of the Holy Bagmati River. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, (or phallic symbol) of Lord Shiva. This is  also a cremation site for Hindus, where the dead bodies are burned with ritual ceremony on the banks of the holy river. Just a few minutes drive from Pashupatinath is Boudhanath which is one of the biggest stupas in the world. With its four pair of eyes in four cardinal directions, it keeps watch for righteous behaviour and human property.

In the afternoon we drive to Swayambhunath. Regarded as more than 2000 years old this stupa is situated at 77m/253ft above the level of the valley and thus has magnificent birdseye view of Kathmandu Valley.  From Swayambhunath we drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. With more than 50 temples and shrines within a few blocks, the square contains one of the most concentrated groupings of historical structures in the valley. This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu.

Overnight: Royal Singi Hotel or similar (B).
Day 3 Lukla
Lukla (2,860m/ 9,383ft) / trek to Phakding (2,640m/ 8,661ft / 3 .5hrs.)
Hiking distance 7km / 4.3miles:

A 40 minute morning flight will take you to Lukla. After walking few minutes from Lukla airport, stop at a restaurant for tea break, books, internet facility. If you need some trekking gear then you can buy it here in Lukla.

We walk for 3 - 4 hours to reach Phakding through Chaurikharka, Chiplong, Thadokovi and Ghat. We can see spectacular Himalayan views from Chiplong and Thadokovi. The religion of the people of this region is Buddhism so we can see many monasteries, Maane and script are written on the rock in Tibetan language.  

Overnight: Tented Camp / Guest House (B, L, D).

Day 4 Namche Bazaar Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft / 6hrs.) 
Hiking distance 9km/ 5.6mi 

We walk along the bank of Dudkoshi River for few hours, cross Dudhkoshi River bridge, take a steep route to Namche Bazaar. On a clear day, you can see Mount Everest from Thami Danda. We can see many beautiful mountains and water falls on the way. Namche is the biggest commercial area of the Everest Region, here we can find everything needed for Trekkers, like internet facility and ATM. Every Friday and Saturday local people set up a market until 1pm. People from nearby villages come and buy daily commodities. Bakery café and Pub are also available in Namche.

At Khumjung we can see a Monastery and the school made by Sir Edmund Hilary. During this trekking we will have a chance to see many beautiful mountains. You can also visit Sherpa Museum located in Namche. After a day hiking return to Namche, have dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Tented Camp / Guest House (B, L, D)
Day 5 Thyangboche Trek to Thyangboche (3,860m/12,664ft, 6 hrs approx.) 
Hiking distance 9.5km/5.9mi:

Today the trail will lead you towards the view of Mt. Everest, then descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley; from here it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Thyanboche Monastery. The monastery is called the spiritual centre of Khumbu region. During the trek we will see Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks.

Overnight: Tented Camp / Guest House (B, L, D).
Day 6 Imja Khola Valley Trek to Imja Khola Valley
(3950m / 12606 Ft/  5hrs app)

Today’s journey towards consists of a trek through forests filled with of a variety of lush trees - birch, conifers and rhododendron. This picturesque trail dips, crossing the Imja River.

Overnight: Tented Camp / Guest House (B, L, D)
Day 7 Phunki Thangka Trek to Dingboche - Phunki Thangka 
Dingboche (4,358m/14,297ft, 4 hrs app.) 
Hiking distance 6.6km/6.5mi:

We will trek up to the highest altitude in this program. You will feel the altitude today and you will need to take your time to hike and enjoy the view along the way. Dingboche provides splendid views of Cholatse, Tawachee, Makalu and the huge south face of Lhotse peaks.  

Overnight: Tented Camp / Guest House (B, L, D)
Day 8 Jorsale Phunki Thangka – Jorsale
(2740m/12,620 ftt, 5 hrs app.) 
Hiking distance 10.5km/6.5mi

Today’s trek will be to Khumjung, Namche Bazaar and then to Jorsale, a small village on the banks of Dudh Kosi river, just south of Namche Bazaar. 

Overnight: Tented Camp / Guest House (B, L, D)
Day 9 Lukla Jorsale – Lukla
We trek down through Benkar (2630m / 8765 ft) , Phakding (2610m / 8699 ft) and then climb up to Chaurikharka (3861m / 12667 ft)  to Lukla. 

Overnight: Tented Camp / Guest House (B, L, D)
Day 10 Kathmandu Fly back to Kathmandu. On arrival we transfer to our hotel. 

Today we have a day at leisure, and buffer time in case of flight changes from Lukla. Free time in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Royal Singi Hotel or similar (B).
Day 11 Kathmandu Leisure time until you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Tour Dates: 2019
12, 26
10, 24
7, 21
13, 27
11, 25
8, 22
Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Room Supplement
Land Price: (Tented Camps)   $ 1695.00 $ 965.00
Land Price: (Tea Houses)   $ 1485.00 $ 795.00
Airfare: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
$ 245.00
Treking Permit and Park Entry Fee   $ 55.00  
Government Tourist Service Tax   $ 220.35  
Sample International Airfare:
ex New York / Newark / Chicago / San Francisco/ Washigton, DC
  from $ 950.00 + taxes  
Land Price includes: Airport transfers, three nights accommodation in First Class hotels in Kathmandu, safari style tents or teahouses while on trek for seven days, foam mattresses, services of trek manager, transportation in Nepal, sightseeing and excursion with English speaking guide, all meals while on trek.
International Airfare: Sample positive Space airfare are from Chicago, Newark and New York to Kathmandu (Nepal) via New Delhi. Taxes and airport security fee are extra. Similar airfares from other cities are available upon request.
To Book: Call 1- 800 - 554 - 6342 / 1-312 - 332 - 4722 or click on ereservationform.html for Reservation Form. Return completed form with copy of photo ID and $ 250.00 pp deposit and airfare by check. Major credit cards are accepted with 4.98% additional bank / foreign exchange conversion/ processing fee. Balance is due 90 days prior to arrival in Kathamandu.
Eligibility: Interliners, Travel Agents, Companions, Parents, Spouses, Cruise Lines Employees.

Notes and Packing list:
Trip Insurance: Mandatory.
4 Passport size photographs for obtaining Permit.

Recommended Injection/ shots:
 Typhoid - paratyphoid
Polio (oral)

Clothing and equipment: 

1. Sleeping bag - either down or fiber filled. Also available on rental in Kathmandu – US $ 15 per week) or you can bring your own
2. Rucksack or backpack - day pack (waterproof)
3. Duffel bag or stuff-bag (water proof)- without frame made of nylon or canvas
4. Sunglass or dark goggles would be better.
5. Sun hat with brim and woolen hat
6. Water bottle (1 liter) with good cap
7. Down jacket, wool shirt and heavy sweater in autumn and early spring
8. Socks-woolen or pile and cotton (3 pair each)
9. Gloves or mittens -woolen
10. Shorts and trousers or skirts. Long Skirts are better for women.
11. Shirts - cotton long and short sleeved
12. Shirts - woolen long sleeved
13. Walking shoe - trek boot are useful in all condition. Running shoes are sufficient in short trek and  hike.
14. Sleeper or sandals - to use at campsite.
15. Flash light
16. Pocket knife (if you are travelling in airplane, put it inside your check in baggage)

Medical Supply
.         Sun Lotion
.         Chapstick
.         Foot Powder
.         Bandage and tapes
.         Moleskin or blister tape
.         Lomotil or medicine for Diarrhea
.         Decongestant medicine
.         Aspirin
.         Antiseptic cream
.         Cough syrup
.    &nbsnbsp;    Water purification tablet

Call for assistance.

General Information: Departures are guaranteed with two people traveling together. Prices are guaranteed at the time of booking. Government Tourist taxes extra. Please carry four photographs and $55.00 per person for park fee and trek permits payable in Kathmandu. Companions must travel with interliners / travel agents. Among others, Etihad, Emirates, Qatar, Air India, KLM, Swissair, Lufthansa, British, Delta, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways have services to Kathmandu. No discount for triple occupancy. Visa for Nepal is available online and uopn arrival in Kathmandu. Every confirmed booking is subject to $120.00 handling / change fee. Visit our website for full cancellation policy. Trip Insurance strongly recommended/ mandatory. Tips to guides, drivers, escort, bellboys and porters are left to participant’s discretion. Additional nights in Kathmandu are $99.00 per person. Porters carry 15 Kgs baggage per person. Sleeping bags are available in Kathmandu for rent or purchase. Credit Card payments have 4.98% bank processing fee. Personal checks are accepted. Extensions to Tiger Tops, Pokhra in Nepal, Bhutan and India are available upon request.
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