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Everest Yeti Mountain Home Trekking Tour

Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal

Visit: Kathmandu, Lukla, Nanche Bazar, Thame, Thyāngboche, Manjo, Jortighat, Kathmandu

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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The Mount Everest National Park has been a popular destination for trekkers and climbers alike, since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950's. Up until now trekking in this stunningly beautiful region involved either camping or staying at basic tea houses. Now it is possible to trek in the Khumbu staying at comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences of a city hotel. Our luxury lodges all offer spacious rooms which are pleasantly decorated and have attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water.

Best of all, each has been carefully sited to present a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself. Based around the 'Yeti Mountain Home' chain of luxury lodges - at Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Thame and Kongde, this holiday promises the best standard of accommodation in the Khumbu and a whole new way to experience the Everest region. During our 9 days in the homeland of the Sherpas, we trek to Namche and have a day to explore this thriving settlement, before heading on to Thame. Here, we can hike to Sumdur Ridge (4830m) for unforgettable views of a host of big peaks, including Cho Oyu. Our return to Lukla then follows a brand-new trail, traversing rhododendron-covered slopes on the west side of the valley to Kongde, a veritable 'eagles nest' with a unique panorama of Everest Lhotse and Ama Dablam. This is a sensational view which people on the standard 'Everest Trail' do not get to see. A day-hike to the excellent viewpoint of Farak Ri for an even more expansive outlook on the Khumbu Valley is an option from Kongde. Comfortable twin-bedded rooms, en-suite bathrooms and pleasant dining areas can now be a part of your trekking holiday to Everest.

Highlights

    • On trek, stay in well-appointed 'Yeti Mountain Home' lodges
    • Kongde Lodge, a special experience with amazing Everest views
    • Namche Bazaar and Thame, principal towns of the Sherpas
    • Excellent Kathmandu hotels, including the Yak & Yeti and the Shangri-La

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 162508
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 13 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A professional and qualified Nepalese tour leader
  • Kathmandu Airport transfers
  • Internal flights and all land transport included in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • All meals
  • Once on trek the group will be assisted by porters and a local guide
  • FREE down jacket hire is available for this holiday on request

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,770 ($213/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Nepal Kathmandu, Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Thame, Thyangboche, Deboche, Monjo
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Raymond from Acworth  

Great upscale trek with the luxury of lodges. Views all along are outstanding, especially from Farak Ri. We first trekked to Annapurna Base Camp and added this one for a bit of luxury in the Khumbu region. Off the main path once out of Namche Bazzar which was nice with many fewer trekkers. Highly recommended.

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Natalena from Keswick  

The highlight was breakfast at Kongde, which should feature on everybody's bucket list. My second visit to the Khumbu, I knew what to expect, but the views just blew me away. The lodges took the edge off the cold, the food was great, ensuite facilities were a bonus. Our guide Rajendra Gurung is a wildlife and birding expert, helping us see birds that we would never have seen with any other guide. Tip: If you are interested in birds, ask for Rajendra. Such a brilliant trek, why 4 stars? The degree of difficulty in the walk up to Kongde and back down to Phakding is much harder than the trek notes suggest. The walk up includes a 50m near vertical section of fixed ropes (at 4000 m altitude !) requiring upper body strength that I did not have. The guides hauled us up. It had snowed, there was black ice in places and we were lucky that no one was ill and only I was affected by altitude and therefore slow. (I was told that a couple of days later, this section was covered in black ice and steps had to be cut by the guides.) Going down from Kongde to Phakding was on a "yak trail" with loose scree in places , occasionally exposed and affected by snow at the higher altitudes. Those of us with experience were OK on this section, but all of us fell at least once, me three times. My experience hill walking in the Lake District meant that I found this section OK, but novice trekkers might find it intimidating. After this trek I went to the Annapurna Sanctuary, which was easier. I would sugg

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Christine from Fareham  

We were lucky, our flight to Lukla was only 3 hrs late (not days, as it had been ) After an easy intro, the next days is long and hard and tough, up to Namche. This is one of 3 tough days well beyond "Grade 4". But the pain is forgotten when you wake up to blue skies and snow-capped mountains. You'll walk up the view point above Namche - and there is Everest and all the other peaks. Thence to Thame, where we were lucky to have snow. It made the trek up to Kongde very hard (10 hrs), but was beautiful. AND all the pain falls away when you wake up the next morning to "the best view in Nepal." The 1600m decsent on a rocky path is the 3rd hard day. Tips The lodges are great but the bedroom unheated. Put the electric blanket on & retreat to the communal stove All the lodges provide water Have an extra water bottle to use in bed! Learn to put out your clothes before you start the shower Savour the moment!

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Timothy from Penrith  

An amazing trek. Our guide – Pemba Sherpa – was excellent and wonderful company. He was an encyclopaedia of knowledge about the mountains, scenery, people, culture, religion, way of life, animals and botany, and he seemed to know most people we passed on the way! The trek took in stunning scenery and above Namche covered ground with few other trekkers present. Good to experience the monasteries and local life too. The ‘luxury’ lodges are not European standards of luxury – but you did get your own room, bathroom - and even the showers worked most of the time! Great views of Everest and other 8000 + peaks – especially from Kongde. We are seasoned UK mountain walkers and found the walking very manageable – although at over 3500 metres, the altitude made it quite hard work! I had my own GPS unit which said we covered more mileage than KE itinerary intimated (over 90 miles, and a total of 5100m ascent). Definitely worth adding an extra day or two in Kathmandu at the end of the trek as flights out of Lukla very weather dependant. All in all, a top trek. Great organisation and support from KE, and a quite brilliant guide.

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Gary from Eagle  

Great Trek. The local guide was great and the inns were very nice. This is a nice trek with inns that provide good comfort and very good local food. The views were incredible. All in all I would rate this trip as excellent and well worth the money.

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Mark from Milford Haven  

A trek that is achievable by any keen walker, this route gives unrivalled views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam and the route takes in trails and passes rarely used by other trekkers. The YMH lodges provide great comfort and excellent food with a high level of care from the wonderful staff. Our trek leader, Lhakpa Rita Sherpa and his team were fantastic and made the trip the life changing experience that it was. Thanks to all. Mark and Gerry

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Jane Frank (Powys, UK)  

Our trip leader, Pasang Temba Sherpa, was outstanding. He had so many roles to fulfill, and he did them all marvellously - trek leader, historian, botanist, anthropologist, Mr Fix-it, comedian, nurse, photographer, photographer's assistant. He fulfilled all these roles so well that if I were to go on another trek, I would look first to see which ones he was leading, and book one of those. But he always put our health and safety first, right down to checking whether we were drinking enough water. He also made the trip very personal, introducing us to his mother, his old school teacher, and his friends, so we really felt that we were properly experiencing Sherpa culture. You have a treasure there! I wanted to see Everest but didn't want to trek to Base Camp, and being in my 60's I wanted a level of comfort. I also really appreciated the fact that there were no hidden extras. It was a real pleasure to know that every cup of tea was paid for, so we didn't have to put our hands in our pockets at all, except for the tips, and souvenir shopping I think I found you just by googling. Liked the fact that you were UK-based, and that you're always really friendly when I call the office.

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