Everest Comfort Lodge Trek -11 Days

Nowhere else in the majestic Himalaya will you find such physical, cultural and religious diversity which exists in Nepal. The Tibetan Buddhist culture of the Sherpas in the Everest region and the rich Hindu tradition in the Kathmandu Valley combined with the world’s most spectacular mountains and truly warm and hospitable people offers some of the most memorable travel experiences available. This trek uses comfortable lodges that offer en-suite facilities. One experiences fantastic views of the biggest mountains on earth in relative comfort along with insight into the culture and traditions of the local people.

Essential information of Everest Comfort Lodge Trek

Accommodation: Hotels and Lodges
Grade: Moderate
Max trek altitude: 3,873m
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
On Trek: 6 days
Trek Leader: English Speaking Mountain Guide

Highlights of Everest Comfort Lodge Trek

  • Overnight at Himalayan Height Resort
  • Experience the highlights of Kathmandu
  • Fly to Lukla with a Mountain Flight
  • Trek the trails to Mount Everest
  • Visit the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar
  • Great views of Mount Everest and Lhotse
  • Stay at the comfortable Everest Summit Lodges

Outline itinerary of Everest Comfort Lodge Trek

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to Himalayan Height Resort (1852 mts)
Day 02: Day hike to Champadevi (2278 mts) ( 3-4 hrs)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2743m), Trek to Monjo ( 2850m / 5-6 hrs)
Day 04: Excursion to Thachok Hill (3,000 mts / 5/6 hrs)
Day 05: Trek to Tashinga (3,450 m / 5 /6hrs)
Day 06: Day excursion to Tengboche (3,873 m 7 5/6 hrs)
Day 07: Return Trek to Monjo (6hrs)
Day 08: Trek via Gumila Monastery to Lukla (2,743m / 5hrs)
Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 10: Sightseeing and at leisure in Kathmandu
Day 11: Transfer to airport for departure

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to Himalayan Height Resort (1,852 mts)
Your guide or our office representative will meet you at the airport and then transfer you to Himalayan Height Resort, an hour’s drive through the lovely countryside. Located south-west and around 400 meters above the valley, the views from here and the peaceful environment is most welcoming after a long flight. Overnight: Himalayan Height Resort.

Day 02: Day hike to Champadevi (2,278 mts) (3-4 hrs)

Himalayan Height Resort
Himalayan Height Resort

An early morning hike up the Champa Devi hill is recommended as a good preparation for your onward trek. Once at the top, the views of the mountains stretching from Manaslu in the west all the way towards the eastern Himalaya is a treat. Back at the hotel you can either take the afternoon off or do some sightseeing of the local villages and small towns of Pharping and Dakshinkali. Overnight: Himalayan Height Resort.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,743m), Trek to Monjo (2.850m / 5-6 hrs)
The exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and the landing at its small mountain airstrip is something you will remember for years to come. After landing on the newly resurfaced airstrip, a warm welcome with refreshing tea, served with cookies at our Lukla lodge before commencing the trek. Pass through several villages before stopping for lunch at a beautiful spot alongside the Thada Kosi River, below the base of the Kusum Kanguru Himal. The second half of the trek to Monjo should take no more than 3 hours. The next big village on the way is Phakding (8700’/2652m) but the trail passes many smaller settlements on its way. The entire walk from Lukla to Monjo is an easy hike over gentle undulating hills. Memories of this first day will recall the sound of transistor radios, the soft rumble of several different languages, the calls of strange birds, sights of porters resting outside tea houses, loads laid aside, travel-worn trekkers making their way back to Lukla, the flutter of prayer flags, the brightly painted tea houses and of course the dramatic scenery. Warm welcome tea served with cookies and cakes await you at the Lodge. Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Monjo.

Day 04: Excursion to Thakchok Danda (3,000 mts / 5-6 hrs)

Everest Summit Lodges outside view-Monjo
Everest Summit Lodges outside view-Monjo

Today’s proposed hike to Thakchok Hill is to assist acclimatization. Your Sherpa Sirdar will take you up the hill to Thakchok’s summit, which lies slightly above 9842’/3000m. From this vantage point, the views of Kongde Ri, Thamserku and Numbur Himal are quite spectacular. This excursion will take about 6 hours and may enjoy a picnic lunch enroute. Return to Lodge for the night. Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Monjo.

Day 05: Trek to Tashinga (3,450 m / 5-6 hrs)
Five minutes beyond the lodge, one enters the Everest National Park, where entry formalities will have to be completed. Today will be one of the tougher days of the trip, but we take it slowly, enjoying the scenery as you climb slowly up to Namche Bazar. Along the way there are two suspension bridges to cross as you zigzag along and across the Dudh Kosi River before reaching the base of the Namche hill. The trail is well marked, comfortably broad. Walking in the cooler part of the morning, it is easier to breathe and gradually get used to the increasing altitude. After an easy-paced three-hour walk, arrive at Namche Bazar (3450) the heart of the Khumbu. A well deserved break is planned over lunch and time enough to explore this interesting small town. Above Namche, the trail to Tashinga follows the classical approach to Everest. Keep to the almost level winding trail for about 2 1/2 hours before taking a slight detour off the main trail and arrive at the lodge in the next 15 minutes. Everest Summit Lodge Tashinga.

Day 06: Day excursion to Tengboche (3,873 m / 5-6 hrs)

Everest Summit Lodge Tashinga
Everest Summit Lodge Tashinga

Looking across the valley from the lodge, one can see the path sloping diagonally upwards to the famous monastery of Tengboche. Begin the day’s trek by descending to the small hamlet of Phunki Tenga lying beside the Dudh Kosi. Cross the suspension bridge before beginning a steep ascent for about an hour. This part of the trail passes through fairly heavy forest of rhododendron and pine so it is well shaded and cool. Once out of the forest, the trail becomes gentler and more gradual for another 1 1/2 hours, all the way to the monastery. The setting of Tengboche is magical, positioned against a backdrop of some of the Himalayas most brilliant peaks. The monastery was accidentally burned down only a few years ago and re-built largely through the efforts of the Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After a leisurely lunch and a tour of the monastery and its surroundings, retrace back. Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Tashinga.

Day 07: Return Trek to Monjo (6hrs)
From Tashinga, return to the lovely lodge at Monjo, this time taking the lower trail back to Namche. There will be time enough for a short stop in Namche for some last minute shopping before making the final descent to Monjo. Crossing the Edmund Hillary Bridge, we shall soon be in the familiar surroundings of the lodge at Monjo. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge. Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Monjo.

Day 08: Trek via Gumila Monastery to Lukla (2,743m / 5hrs)

Everest Summit Lodge Lukla
Everest Summit Lodge Lukla

Today’s return trek to Lukla will bring us through the village of Phakding and a chance to visit the monastery of Gumila high above the village. It takes about 30-45 minutes to reach this monastery accessible by a path leading off the main trail. It is home to 12-15 monks of the Gelugpa sect and a centre of Buddhist learning. Continue back to the main trail and on to Lukla. Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Lukla.

Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu
Today we leave the mountains behind and fly back to Kathmandu. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to weather conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or windy Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimise the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances, which can occur, will be greatly appreciated. Your final day of leisure in Kathmandu does of course provide a valuable ‘cushion’ against missing your flight home, should the Lukla flight be delayed. On arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to the Hotel of your choice.

Day 10: Sightseeing and at leisure in Kathmandu
Time today to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last minute shopping. In the morning there is a half-day guided sightseeing tour. You will visit Boudhanath Stupa then Kathmandu Durbar Square with its many temples and palaces. You will end your tour in Kathmandu’s busy main bazaar, Thamel. Afternoon is at leisure

Day 11: Transfer to airport for departure
Your Guide or our office representative will pick you up at the Hotel and transfer you to the airport.

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