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Himalayan Heights: An Everest Region Foothill Trek in Nepal (8 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Kathmandu, Nepal To Kathmandu, Nepal

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

Himalayan Heights: An Everest Region Foothill Trek in Nepal (8 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Kathmandu, Nepal
Dwarika's Hotel Dinner

Touch down at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, where a driver will welcome you and escort you to your hotel. This evening, your guide will give you a quick briefing about your adventure ahead. Relax and get a good night’s sleep to prepare you for tomorrow’s early start.


Day 2
Phakding, Nepal
Lukla, Nepal
Yeti Mountain Home Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a 30-minute flight to Lukla. Keep your eyes peeled from the sky, as you take in a bird’s-eye view of the trek you are about to embark on. Note the snowline of the Himalayan Range to the north, and the rugged landing at Lukla airport: this is considered one of the most spectacular flights in the world. Today you begin your trek, descending from the edge of the village on a trail through the open hillside. Reach the village of Phakding and spend the night.


Day 3
Namche Bazaar, Nepal
Yeti Mountain Home Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart from Phakding, you’ll be following the trail along the left bank of the Sagarmatha River. Pass by agricultural countryside, small villages and a monastery. After an easygoing morning, a steep 20-minute climb will bring you to Monjo. Enjoy lunch before continuing to the checkpoint and entering Sagarmatha National Park. A short descent and a suspension bridge pass ends in Jorsale at 900 feet. By sundown, you should reach Namche Bazaar, where you will enjoy dinner over breathtaking views, and spend the night.


Day 4
Namche Bazaar, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, climb to Syangboche, where the beauty of the towering mountains is in plain view. Look upon Everest from this rare vantage point, and be humbled by its beauty and magnitude. Descend to Namche Bazaar for dinner and a good night’s sleep.


Day 5
Lukla, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, begin your descent towards Lukla. Many choose to split this arduous journey downward into two days, which is optional. Follow the banks of the river and descend to Monjo for a lunch break. Watch as others enthusiastically begin their treks as you are completing your own. Enjoy dinner and your last night in Lukla.


Day 6
Kathmandu, Nepal
Dwarika's Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take an early morning flight to Kathmandu, and enjoy the day at your hotel, or do some sightseeing. Take time to recuperate and pamper yourself after your journey; you deserve it.


Day 7
Kathmandu, Nepal
Dwarika's Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, take a guided tour of Kathmandu, visiting some of its breathtaking sacred sites, such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. Fit in a tour of neighboring Patan, a destination loved by connoisseurs of fine arts, the city is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture and dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples. Enjoy a farewell feast with your guide and fellow travel mates at an authentic Nepali restaurant.


Day 8
Kathmandu, Nepal
None Breakfast

Today, enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel, before checking out. A driver will be ready to transfer you to the airport, in time for your final departure from Kathmandu.


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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Description

Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime with this eight-day journey through the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. In the shadows of the mighty peaks, make your way through aromatic pine forests, along crystal-clear, snow-fed rivers, past Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries. Trace the main route through the Khumbu region to Namche Bazaar. Take in the natural beauty and majesty around you from the heights of Syangboche. Round off your adventure with a guided tour of Kathmandu.


Highlights

  • Get a bird’s-eye view of the Himalayas on a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

  • Bravely traverse suspension bridges crossing rushing rivers along the mountain path

  • Look upon Everest from the rare vantage point of Syangboche

  • Discover historic Kathmandu on a guided tour of the legendary city

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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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