Nepal Everest Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking Mountain Travel Sobek pioneered trekking in Nepal in 1969 and our Khumbu region experience has delighted trekkers ever since. Our longstanding ties to Sherpa villages add an unforgettable human element to this classic Everest experience. Perfect for first-time travelers to the Himalaya, this trek showcases high mountain villages, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and the warm hospitality of the local people. From the famed Tengboche Monastery, behold Mt. Everest as well as a stunning panorama of other Himalayan peaks. Each day, enjoy nourishing meals and the comfort of welcoming lodges.
Discover the wonders of the Everest region with the Himalaya experts since 1969!
Trek among iconic mountain giants and explore Nepal's Buddhist culture with expert guides
Overnight in some of the best accommodations, perfectly located in charming mountain villages high above it all
Internal Airfare: $1200 Minimum Age: 16
13 nights from $4,995 per person
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Day 1 Arrive in Nepal Arrive by 2pm to meet an MT Sobek representative and transfer to your hotel. Meet the group and your trip leader, get briefed on trek arrangements, receive a brief intro to Kathmandu, and then enjoy a Himalayan welcome dinner. Accommodation: Yak and Yeti Hotel (D)
Day 2 Tour the Kathmandu Valley The Kathmandu Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage. Take a morning tour of Bhaktapur, an enchanting medieval Nepalese town dripping with character. A highlight is Durbar Square, with its temples, ancient palace ruins, and exquisite Sun Dhoka - a gilded gate crafted in 1753. Come afternoon, explore on your own Kathmandu's fascinating sights, shrines, and markets. Don't miss Asan Tole bazaar, Durbar Square, the Thamel district, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple - try to catch the sunset here!), and King's Palace. Alternatively hire a driver and head for the ancient city of Patan. Accommodation: Yak and Yeti Hotel (B)
Day 3 Fly to the Khumbu 30-minute flight 3 hours/3 miles hiking Transfer to the airport for the flight to Lukla. The short but spectacular flight leaves the Kathmandu Valley and heads into the Himalaya, home to the world's highest mountains. Make an unforgettable landing on Lukla's 1,729-foot-long, 65-foot-wide runway, perched high on a mountainside above the Dudh Kosi (River of Milk). Collect your gear and walk to your lodge. If the flight is on time, fit in a warm-up hike to Kharka, on a trail that leads to Mera Peak, passing small hamlets and resident shepherds along the way. Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge—Lukla (B, L, D)
Day 4 Hike Lukla to Monjo 6 hours/8 miles hiking with 865’ elevation gain & 819’ elevation loss Begin trek from Lukla with a descent to the Dudh Kosi. Follow the trail to Phakding, passing mani walls (boulders inscribed with Buddhist prayers), small villages, and well-terraced hillsides. Meet Khumbu locals who, unlike the majority of Kathmandu residents, are Sherpas — people who migrated from Tibet over 500 years ago and still dress traditionally and practice evolved forms of Tibetan Buddhism. With Khumbila (18,800'), sacred peak of the Sherpas, looming above, arrive at the lodge in Monjo (9,317') in the early afternoon. Relax and enjoy free time while you acclimatize. Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge—Monjo (B, L, D)
Day 5 Experience Namche Bazaar 4–5 hours/3 miles hiking with 1,858’ elevation gain Head north into UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park, established in 1976 to protect an area of great environmental, religious, and cultural importance. Cross the Dudh Kosi and begin the steep climb up "Namche Hill" amidst lovely rhododendron, fir, and magnolia forests. As you ascend, catch your first glimpse of Everest! Arrive in the vibrant Sherpa market town of Namche Bazaar, the unofficial Khumbu capital beautifully situated in a terraced amphitheater facing the hanging glacier below Kwangde (20,293'). Check into the lodge, then spend the afternoon exploring Namche Bazaar. Accommodation: Sherpa Land Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 6 Trek to Tashinga 4 hours/6 miles hiking with 1,116’ elevation gain & 1,052’ elevation loss This morning stop at the Sagarmatha National Park visitors' center and museum, where there are terrific views of the Everest region and educational displays on the culture, geography, geology, climatology, and wildlife of the park and the Khumbu. Back on the trail, follow the classic route to Everest on a winding, almost level path. After about three hours, it's a slight detour and another 15 minutes to the lodge in Tashinga (11,800'). The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy — and there's nowhere more relaxing than the peaceful Himalaya! Accommodation: Tashinga Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 7 Ascend to Tengboche and Pangboche 5–6 hours/7 miles hiking with 1,274’ elevation gain Descend into the deep Dudh Kosi Gorge — one of the most beautiful valley walks on Earth — and then climb steeply to the famous Tengboche Monastery (12,680'). Burned in 1989 and now completely rebuilt, Tengboche is the spiritual center of the Khumbu and a training center for new monks. After lunch, continue through this holy region to Pangboche. This incredibly scenic hike follows the Imja River, and Ama Dablam (22,349') and the great massif of Everest (29,028') hover majestically above. The tangible spirituality and stunning scenery of this place always impresses! Accommodation: Pangboche Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 8 Day Excursion to Ama Dablam Base Camp 6–7 hours/8 miles hiking with 1,939’ elevation gain & loss After crossing the Imja River and a gradual ascent to Lhabarma, you find yourself facing Ama Dablam, one of the Khumbu's most beloved and spectacular mountains. Ama Dablam Base Camp (15,013') sits on an open yak pasture beneath the west face, affording incredible views of Kan Tega (22,254'), Thamserku (21,729'), and Tawoche (21,463'). Here you'll likely meet climbing groups, either acclimatizing or fixing their route, as this trek coincides with climbing season. With binoculars you may even see climbers descending the steep ice slopes from the summit. Return to lodge. Accommodation: Pangboche Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 9 Hike Back to Tashinga 5–6 hours/7 miles hiking with 1,274’ elevation loss This morning you cross the Mengbo and Imja rivers to reach a quiet trail offering an incredible panoramic vista complemented by charming old stone houses — and the blissful absence of other trekkers. Today is a shorter hike with time to stop at one of the tea houses along the way. When you arrive in Tashinga, check into the lodge and relish a free afternoon to rest and relax. Maybe it's siesta time — or, if you're feeling more energetic, explore the surrounding area on your own before reconvening for dinner. Accommodation: Tashinga Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 10 Reach Monjo : 5-6 hours/8.5 miles hiking with 1,502' elevation gain and 3,562’ elevation loss Continue your push to Monjo. Leaving Tashinga Lodge, follow a small path to reach the main trail leading to the villages comprising Khumjung, approximately a one-hour hike. The path leads gently up the shallow valley to Khumjung, built into a mountain bowl and surrounded by patterned, terraced fields. Here in 1961 Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalaya Trust built its first school, which still operates today. And enter the Khumjung monastery for a peek at the infamous yeti scalp! Continue south to Monjo for the night. Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge—Monjo (B, L, D)
Day 11 Return to Lukla 6–7 hours/8 miles of hiking with 819’ elevation loss & 865’ elevation gain Today you return to Lukla along the meandering Dudh Kosi, retracing your steps from Day 4. Pass Sherpa villages and soak in the stunning scenery until you arrive at the familiar lodge in Lukla. Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge—Lukla (B, L, D)
Day 12 Fly to Kathmandu 30-minute flight Bid a fond, if somewhat hesitant, farewell to the Khumbu and enjoy the short flight back to Kathmandu . Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Accommodation: Yak and Yeti Hotel (B)
Day 13 Hinduism & Buddhism in Kathmandu If your flight from Lukla operates as scheduled, you'll enjoy a morning tour of the Pashupatinath Hindu temple complex on the Bagmati River and Bodhnath's enormous Buddhist stupa — the largest in Asia and the center of Tibetan Buddhist culture in the Kathmandu Valley. This afternoon you're free to roam, relax, or do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing on your own. In the evening, join the group for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation: Yak and Yeti Hotel (B, D)
Day 14 Depart for Home After breakfast, transfer from hotel to airport and depart Kathmandu on your homeward-bound flight.
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and is located at an elevation of 4,600 feet in Kathmandu Valley. Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims from all over the world visit the religious sites of Kathmandu, making tourism is a primary industry. Kathmandu is a city rich is culture and history dating back nearly 2000 years, and Kathmandu Valley has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its 7 groups of monuments and buildings with outstanding universal value.
Lukla is a town in northeastern Nepal with beautiful views of the Himalayas. It is a common altitude acclimatization stop for trekkers on the way to Mount Everest, providing accommodations, trail supplies and shops.
Namche Bazaar is a village commonly visited by trekkers and climbers heading for Mount Everest base camp to acclimatize. The village is known for its breathtaking panoramic views, delicious bakeries, three small museums, a monastery, stupa and well stocked stores.
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