Everest Monasteries Trek
Everest Monasteries Trek is a wonderful cultural trek that consists of visiting the high valleys of the Khumbu rich in Tibetan Buddhist culture and heritage. The Everest Cultural trekkingoffers the great opportunity to explore Sherpa villages, monasteries and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people.
The Everest Monasteries trek starts with the mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway of Everest Region and trek to the Sherpa Village of Namche following mighty Dhud Koshi River. Namche Bazaar is main market of Everest Region where goods of daily use, meat, butter are traded. We acclimatize in Namche Bazzar before heading towards the Thame Village of Bhote Koshi Valley. Bhote Koshi Valley is a religious valley that consists of traditional people and ancient cliff hugging Buddhist Monastery. On our way we can find many sacred stones, Chortens, mani walls and prayer flags that marks the tradition and culture of Everest Region. We can have the incredible views of Kantega and Thamserku while descending to Khumjung. From Khumjung we march towards the Phortse, Pangboche and Thyangboche following tremendous trail, with snow-capped mountains, forested river valleys, small villages and fields.
Our cultural tour of Everest Region mainly focus on Pangboche and Thyangboche as it consists of charming and unspoiled monastery. Tengboche Monastery is one of most religious monastery of Everest Region that lies at an elevation of 3,870m in a peaceful area surrounded by forest of firs and rhododendrons. The view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kwangde and Thamserku are very astounding from this elevation. A flight back to Kathmandu will conclude this wondrously great trek. The best time for doing this trip is March to May and September to December is best time.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Everest Monasteries Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 3,985m/13,074ft at Low Pangboche. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Everest Monasteries Trek is between autumn [September to November] and spring [March to May]. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Everest National Park [US $ 33 per person]. For trekking to the east of the main Everest region, an additional permit is required to enter the Makalu – Barun National Park [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Alt. 1,350m. / 4,428 ft.
Day 2: Day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Rest of the day preparation for the trek.
Day 3: Early morning take fly to Lukla & then trek to Phakding . Alt. 2,610m. / 8561ft. (4 hrs)
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar Alt. 3,440m. / 11,283ft. (5 hrs)
Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar Alt. 3,440m. / 11,283ft.
Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche Alt. 3,860m. / 12,661ft. (5 hrs)
Day 7: Exploration day at Tyangboche Monastery.
Day 8: Trek back to Khumjung Alt. 3,780m. / 12,398 ft. (5 hrs)
Day 9: Trek back Lukla Alt. 2,840m. / 9,315 ft. (6 hrs)
Day 10: Fly Back to Kathmandu rest and relaxing day or shopping souvenir for your friends and family
Day 11: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide.
- Domestic flights KTM - LUK - KTM and airport departure taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader or guide and Sherpa porters to carry including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work TIMS card and permits
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Rescue insurance
- Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters