Everest View Trek and Chitwan Safari

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$3,500

14
Days
  • Fall 2018

 

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Everest View Trek and Chitwan Jungle Safari

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Swayambunath and Boudanath Buddhist stupas, and Hindu

temple Pashupatinath.

 

Day 3: Kathmandu to Phakding - Flight to Lukla (9,500 ft) admire spectacular views of the Himalayas.

Trek through mountain villages, home to the Sherpas. Overnight in Phakding (8,613 ft).

 

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (11,368 ft) - You will continue to the north following the path of the Dudh Kosi River, through Monjo and Jorsale. In Jorsale you will enter Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here, it’s a short walk to where two rivers, the Imja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi) meet. Next is a long steep climb (around 2 hrs) to Namche Bazaar, the main village in the Khumbu region. Halfway up the hill if the weather is clear, you will get your first view of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa village and an important trading center. Every Saturday there is a large market where the locals buy food and supplies brought by porters from lower villages.

 

Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. Day hike to Everest View hotel, have tea, then hike down to Sherpa village of Khumjung. You will have lunch at a Sherpa bakery (or Everest View Hotel) then v There is also a monastery in Khumjung. We can visit the Sherpa Cultural Center and the National Park Headquarters. The views from here are fantastic. Several high peaks can be seen, Ama Dablam (22,624 ft/6,856m), Kwangde (19,836 ft/6,011m), Tawache (21,453 ft/6,501m),Thamserku (21,806 ft/6,608m) and Kangtega (22,370 ft/6,779m). Rest in Namche in the evening.

 

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (12,434 ft). You will ascend out of Namche and follow a high-level path above the Dudh Kosi River, enjoying the spectacular mountain views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. As the trail continues, you will then wind back through forests of blue pine and rhododendron and up to the village of Khumjung.  Lunch on the way, leaving time in the afternoon to explore the quiet town.  A few of the sites include Khumjung School, which was built by Sir Edmund Hillary, the hospital in Khunde, and one of two monasteries where monks chant.  An interesting yeti skull is sometimes on view in one of the monasteries. 

 

Day 7: Morning hike up to the nearby Everest View Hotel (12,730 ft), the world's highest luxury hotel, which sits on a ridge overlooking spectacular views of several Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Everest (29,028 ft/8,850m), Lhotse(28,053 ft/8,501m), Nuptse (25,941 ft/7,861m) and Ama Dablam (22,624 ft/6,856m).  Trek back to Namche for lunch and back to Monjo in the afternoon.

 

Day 8: Trek to Lukla.

 

Day 9: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel.  Rest and relax.  Evening walk around Thamel for

shopping.

 

Day 10: Fly to the flatlands of southern Nepal and visit the former royal hunting grounds of the Nepalese king, Chitwan National Park.  Here Royal Bengal tigers, Asian one-horned rhinos, deer, monkeys, sloth bears, peacocks, crocodiles live in the wild - along with 10% of the world's species of birds.

Day 11:  Full day in Chitwan.  Various activities include Rapti River canoeing, jungle safari walk, elephant safari, elephant breeding center, village to village bike ride, and more.

Day 12:  Fly back to Kathmandu.  Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur or Patan Durbar Square temples.

Day 13:  Extra day in case of bad weather.

 

Day 14: Departure to the US.

PRICE INCLUDES:

» 5 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

» Lodges during the trek and in Chitwan

» Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

» Domestic flight Kathmandu-Bharatpur-Kathmandu

» Domestic airport tax

» Everest National Park fee and TIM Trekking Permit

» Kathmandu sightseeing with guide and any entry fees

» English speaking trekking guide

» Porters to carry gear during the trek

» Insurance, meals, and salary for all hired staff

» Transportation to and from the airport in Kathmandu

PRICE EXCLUDES:

» International flights to and from Nepal

» Personal equipment and trip insurance

» International airport tax

» Nepal visa fee, US $40 per person

» Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu

» Alcoholic beverages

» Telephone calls, laundry, additional services

» Rescue and evacuation medical insurance

» Tips, gratuity, monastery or other donations

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