When it comes to Himalayan travel, Nepal most often springs to mind. This short journey is designed for the modern traveler who seeks to experience the majestic beauty of this destination but has time constraints that allow for a one week break from the demands of the office, home, or family. From the southern plains bordering on India, the roads heading north begin their precipitous climb to the towering Himalayas on the border with Tibet. Here, the southern face of Everest dominates the surrounding Khumbu region, home to the renowned Sherpas. The Everest region is legendary for its amazing trekking experiences, rewarding us with several exquisitely beautiful Alpine valleys and meadows and Himalayan peaks of dizzying heights. Rising above them all is the “goddess” of all mountains, the colossal Everest. Reaching a stupendous 29,017 feet, the world’s tallest mountain exerts a powerfully magnetic pull. Indeed, for many an intrepid explorer, the lure of the summit has proved irresistible, albeit at times tragically so.
From the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar to the amazing views of Everest from the 18,000-foot Kala Pattar, a Nepali trekking experience is truly rewarding. Of course, our Nepali trekking tours visit the fantastic and fabled Kathmandu. Here, you can wander the bazaars and historic sites of Nepal’s capital, as well as the beautiful Buddhist stupa at Swayambunath and the thriving Tibetan Buddhist community at Bodnath.
Days 1-2 Kathmandu
Day 3 Mt. Everest View Flight
Enjoy a dawn Mt. Everest view flight with a Sherpa as your guide.
Days 4-5 Pokhara
Wander the bazaar and sites of Pokhara, surrounded by the stunning beauty of the towering Himalaya.
Day 6 Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu where you will visit ancient temples and the rug-weaving center of Tibetan refugees.
Day 7 Departure
Trip Dates & Pricing
Dependent upon time of year.
Demanding High Altitude Trekking
This itinerary, trekking in the Khumbu towards the Southface of Mt. Everest, will be at a sustained altitude of above 12,000 feet with a high point being reached at between 16,000 ft and 18,000 feet depending on the strength of the group. This trek requires that participants are in excellent physical condition and participate in a regular cardiovascular exercise program prior to departure as participants will be hiking for 4-8 hrs. on a daily basis. Though not the monsoon season, mountain weather is unpredictable and the trek is subject to snowfall, storms, ice, rain, wind, and other high mountain hazards. Circumstances may mean that some days could be long and arduous for some people. Flexibility and a sense of humor are mandatory.
Anyone with a history of medical problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before considering this tour. Release of liability and a medical certificate signed by a physician will be required from all participants.