Duration: 14 days (2 weeks)
Season: September to May
Means of Transportation: Flight and private car
Activities: Nepal has got 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites. Nepal Heritage Tour is designed with visits of these heritage sites. The best way to explore Everest (Sagarmatha) national park is by short cultural trek. The trekking route goes into the heartland of Sherpas to Tengboche monastery hosting great view of Everest and other peaks. Chitwan national park is another of Nepal’s world heritage sites. This is where last numbers of Royal Bengal Tiger and Asian single horned Rhinos are preserved. About 150 km southwest of Chitwan lies Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha. With great archaeological findings, Lumbini is now center of pilgrims. While we are in transit from the trek and tour, we will go around heritage sites of Kathmandu.
DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be received at Kathmandu airport by our represent. After formal meeting, drive to the Hotel. There is an option of familiarization walk in the evening that ends with an attractive dinner.
Sagarmatha National Park was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Mystic mountains with the highest Mt Everest, glaciers and deep vallies thrived by famous climbers – the Sherpas made it to the list. The National park shelters the last numbers of Snow Leopard and Lesser Panda. Sherpas retained their mystic culture unlike their Tibetan neighbors.
NOTE: Custom make Helicopter tour of Everest base camp with breakfast at Everest view hotel (Hotel at the highest point in the world)
DAY 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) | Trek to Phakding (2,750m / 4 hrs)
We will drive early in the morning for a flight to Lukla (2,800m). The 35 mints flight is spectacular all along the Himalayas. At Lukla, we will have breakfast enjoying the view of sub-Himalayan crags. After breakfast we will walk for about 4 hrs to Phakding on the bank of Dudh Kosi River.
Overnight in a Hotel / Resort
Day 03: Trek to Namche (3,440m / 6 hrs) From Phakding we will further follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River basin. After 1 and half hours walk, we will officially enter into the ‘Sagarmatha National Park’. The trail winds astride the river in the same manner for another 1 hr. till the confluence and then climb for another 4 hrs to Namche. Along the trail, Mt. Everest could be seen for the first time. Overnight in a Hotel / Resort
Day 04: Namche Rest | Hiking The ridge 50m above Namche, offers 360 view of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. You can climb up (20 mints) early in the morning for sunrise view. Come back and have breakfast. During the day, visit Khumjung (3,800m), a sherpa village at the highest point in the world with Sir Edmund Hilary School, yak farm, monastery with yeti skull and many more interesting sights.
Day 05: Trek back to Phakding
Day 06: Trek back to Lukla