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Nepal

Showcasing some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes, Nepal is home to 10 of the world’s 14 highest mountains.
 A rugged mountain kingdom, stretching over the Himalaya Mountains, Nepal offers ample opportunity for climbing and hiking, as well as an astonishingly diverse array of attractions and landscapes.

Nepal
Best Months April + May, October
Epic Suggests 12 Days
  • Khumbu

    Khumbu, also known as the Everest region, is the cradle of Sherpa culture and gateway to the tallest mountain in the world. Located in north- eastern Nepal, Khumbu is a 1,500 km2 region, inhabited by 6,000 people (90% Sherpa). Khumbu has been a sacred valley and Buddhist sanctuary for 1,200 years since Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), one of the founders of Tibetan Buddhism, visited Khumbu and consecrated it.

    KhumbuIt is a high-altitude area whose high mountains include four of the highest in the world, two of which are sacred to Sherpas – Cho Oyu and Sagamartha (Mt. Everest), the abode of the mother goddess. A UNESCO Natural world heritage site, the Khumbu region boasts some of the most extraordinary high mountain scenery on earth. Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants (the Sherpas), the Everest region is one of the world’s most revered trekking and climbing destinations.
  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met and transferred to Dwarika's Hotel.

    As the largest city in the country, Kathmandu feels like another developing-world city rushing into a modern era of concrete and traffic pollution. Take a walk in the backstreets, however, and the capital's amazing cultural and artistic heritage reveals itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillis and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops largely unchanged since the Middle Ages.

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    Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m)

    After breakfast, we are escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla, where our trek begins.

    After an adventurous 40-minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, we start our trek through to Phakding.

    Upon arrival in Phakding, we check into our hotel, Yeti Mountain Home where we stay for one night.
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    Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,446 m)

    Today we trek to Namche Bazaar.

    We are on the trail for upward of 5-6 hours with an elevation gain of just over 800 metres. It is a beautiful yet somewhat demanding day and given the increase in altitude, it is important that we take it easy and stay hydrated.

    Upon arrival in Namche Bazaar, we check into the Yeti Mountain Home Namche, where we stay for two nights.

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    Day 4: Khunde Loop

    Today we acclimatise with a morning walk on the Khunde Loop via the Everest View Hotel. Situated at 3,880 m it is the highest located hotel in the world and commands a spectacular view of Mt. Everest.

    In addition to Everest, the hotel offers views of many other high and awe-inspiring peaks including Ama Dablam (6,856 m), described by many as the most beautiful peak they have ever seen.

    We return to Namche for lunch and a relaxing afternoon to aid our acclimatisation.

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    Day 5: Trek to Deboche (3,710 m)

    Today we will pass through the village of Tengboche (3,865 m) on our way to Deboche (3,710 m). We will spend roughly 5-6 hours on the trail. Tengboche is the cultural and religious centre of the Khumbu, from where the views are spectacular – the jagged peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega stand to our south and Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are visible to the north.

    From Tengboche, we have a short trek to Deboche. Upon arrival we check into Rivendell Lodge where we stay for one night.
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    Day 6: Pheriche (4,240 m)

    Again today we spend roughly another 5-6 hours on the trail through to Pheriche (4,240 m). Pheriche is famous for its high altitude research centre where world-renowned physicians acquire data to analyse the effects of high altitude on human physiology. With an altitude gain of over 500 metres, we will take it slowly to assist with our acclimatisation.

    Upon arrival we will check into the Himilayan Lodge. The next two nights are spent acclimatising in Pheriche, hiking around the village and surrounds.
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    Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)

    This morning we set off on the 4-5 hour trek to Lobuche. Situated on the flank of an old lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, as the trail winds through the high tundra and glacial moraine to reach Gorak Shep (5,158 m), Lobuche is the last inhabited area before Everest Base Camp.

    After resting in Pheriche we should be in good form for the walk. There is a considerable increase in altitude as Lobuche is over 600 m higher than Pheriche. Upon arrival in Lobuche, we check into Eco Lodge where we stay for one night.
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    Day 9: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140 m)

    The trail today leads us further up the Khumbu Glacier. It will take us roughly 3-3.5 hours to reach Gorak Shep. As we ascend higher, the environment becomes ever starker. That said, the scenery is strikingly beautiful.

    As we near Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt Everest.

    Upon arrival at Gorak Shep, we check into the Yeti Resort where we stay for one night.
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    Day 10: Climb Kala Patthar (5,550 M) & on to Everest Base Camp (5,364 M)

    Today is the climax of our trip, as we climb Kala Patthar and head on to Base Camp. The ascent to Kala Patthar will take roughly 1.5-2 hours. From the top a stunning Himalayan panorama unfolds; this is truly one of the most majestic views in Nepal.

    Whilst we are at Base Camp we have the opportunity to walk to the base of the Khumbu Icefall to get a closer view of the route that weaves its way through enormous jumbled ice.
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    DAY 11: Kathmandu

    Today, we helicopter back to Kathmandu. We check-in to Dwarika's Hotel and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner and no doubt recount the many stories from our adventure.
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    DAY 12: Depart Nepal

    Today we bid farewell to Nepal. After a leisurely morning, we are transferred to the airport where we check-in for our onward flights home.
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  • 1/11 | Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
  • 2/11 | Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m)
  • 3/11 | Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,446 m)
  • 4/11 | Day 4: Khunde Loop
  • 5/11 | Day 5: Trek to Deboche (3,710 m)
  • 6/11 | Day 6: Pheriche (4,240 m)
  • 7/11 | Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)
  • 8/11 | Day 9: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140 m)
  • 9/11 | Day 10: Climb Kala Patthar (5,550 M) & on to Everest Base Camp (5,364 M)
  • 10/11 | DAY 11: Kathmandu
  • 11/11 | DAY 12: Depart Nepal

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