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Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal - 12 Days

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Duration
12 days
Max. Elevation
3850.00m
Group size
2+
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Best Season
March-June and Sept-Dec
Accomodation
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House/Ten during the trekking
Meals
Breakfast basis in city and full board during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Khumjung-Monjo-Lukla-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Scenic country walks in harmony of beautiful Sherpa Buddhist immense culture

    • Constant views of Mt. Everest and adjoining high snow-capped mountains

    • Time to explore around lovely villages and interact with friendly locals
    • 
Walk within Sagarmatha National Park, listed in World Heritage Sites

    • Enjoyable treks in the shade of enchanting scenery of world highest mountains
‘a great way to enjoy an adventure in the shade of mighty Mt. Everest’

Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal, one of the best ways to enjoy your vacation in the shadow of the world's highest Mt. Everest. Not only for exceptional scenery, where visitors will experience more than one can expect in the harmony of friendly Sherpa. The highlander and natives of Everest are well known for immense hospitality that makes you feel at home and at ease.

Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal, a great exciting vacation for all types of people and age groups. Where one can enjoy the walk from the moment you step from the plane at Lukla small airstrip. The airport named Tenzing & Hillary tribute to heroes who first conquered on top Mt. Everest in 1953.

One of the most unique and amazing airports in Lukla was built by Hillary Foundation in 1964. Which is also one of the highest airstrips in the Himalayas and probably in the world. The adventure begins after exploring Kathmandu city's best cultural and historical places listed in world heritage sites. 

After an enjoyable time in Kathmandu visiting places of great interest, the next morning a short flight takes you to Lukla. Where Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal actually begins, a walk takes you around lovely Sherpa villages adorned with interesting Buddhist monuments.

The route follows along the glacial Dudh Kosi River upstream with an overnight stop in a nice lodge at Phakding. After a pleasant time in Phakding second day walk is interesting on a gradual trail for the first half. As the walk progress heading past Monjo village then enter Sagarmatha National Park, designated as World Heritage Site in 1979.   

Afternoon walk on river bed and gorge covered in the lovely cool forest lined with rhododendron, pines, oaks, and fir trees. On crossing the last bridge, leaving the river down below, the climb starts for few hours to reach Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar at 3,440 m / 11,287 feet, all houses serving as lodge and hotels built in amphitheater U shaped. Spending two overnights in Namche Bazaar an ideal place and village for acclimatization and to explore its best viewpoints.

Namche Bazaar a nice large village almost a size of a small town, offers grand views of high snow-capped peaks. Includes views of Mt. Everest, and several other well-known peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, and Khangtiaga.

From Namche Bazaar, exploring its scenic spots and enjoying the facilities like banks, ATMs, well-stocked stores, and shops. The adventure continues towards our final and highest destination at Tengboche, one of the most beautiful spots in the whole Himalaya range. A lovely pleasant trek on winding gradual trail till lunchtime facing grand views of Everest and adjoining peaks. 

After lunch at a small place Phunki Tenga located beneath Tengboche a climb of few hours to reach an overnight destination. Slow and steady walks within lovely enchanting woods of rhododendron and firs facing close views of snow peaks. Finally, the long climb reaches you on top of the most scenic spot Tengboche a place with a colorful impressive monastery.

Enjoy the beautiful location surrounded by a high snow-capped mountain range with excellent views of Mt. Everest and majestic Ama Dablam.
At Tengboche visit the monastery interior which was re-built after it was damaged from the fire in 1991. Tengboche, the last destination and major highlight of the trip, enjoy the super panorama of the mountain range from where you stand.

After an exciting moment with a tour of the monastery along with glorious views of Mt. Everest and impressive Mt. Ama Dablam. Return journey downhill with short steep up to reach on winding level path and then to Khumjung village. Khumjung is a quaint village, situated on a glacial valley beneath Mt. Khumbu-La is the patron and the sacred mountain of Khumbu Sherpa’s.

A great place for short walks and visit the Khumjung Monastery the oldest Buddhist monument of Khumbu. Here you can witness a scalp believed to be of a Yeti, and take a short tour of Khumjung High School. The only high school around the whole of Khumbu was built by Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust.  

Khumjung is a moderate size village quite different from Namche Bazaar, here one can observe more of the local Sherpa's immense culture. From Khumjung, our adventure heads to the next adjoining Khunde village, visit the first and only hospital established in the whole Khumbu region. After Khumjung and Khunde down to Namche Bazaar on the return journey back to Lukla for last overnight around Everest region.

Next early morning our swift panoramic flight brings you to Kathmandu, after a most memorable Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal.

Trekking Route of Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal:
Trekking Planner has designed this program, which suits all types of people who are interested to be in Nepal Himalaya. A perfect Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal with ample time to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the comfort of a nice lodge.

The route of the trek is straightforward, after taking a sweeping short flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla airport. The walk begins on a gradual path following through several interesting villages to Phakding for a first overnight stop.
The next morning after breakfast, a walk follows Dudh Kosi River to Jorsalle via Monjo and Sagarmatha National Park. Having good lunch at Jorsalle, afternoon a big climb to Namche Bazaar, the major village and Sherpa capital of Khumbu.

At Namche Bazaar two more overnights stop an ideal place and height for acclimatization purposes. Where one can enjoy short walks and hike to scenic points for the best views of Mt. Everest and adjoining peaks.
Namche Bazaar is also famous for its Saturday market held once a week an exciting to witness the busy bazaar.

From Namche, walk leads to our main highlight at Tengboche and its beautiful colorful monastery. A pleasant scenic walks for the first half till lunchtime and then heading for the climb of few hours. An interesting walk although uphill but one can take brief stops and admire the surrounding views.

After a great haul then reach the much-awaited final destination at the beautiful location of Tengboche a scenic place. Here you will be encircled by an array of snow-capped peaks facing Mt. Everest and majestic Ama Dablam at a close distance.

At Tengboche enjoy the time of your life amidst beautiful mountain surroundings and visit the monastery enriched with age-old monuments. Includes large idols of Lord Buddha and other famous gurus, the wall and ceiling painted with great work of art. 

From Tengboche after a most enjoyable time and experience overlooking a glorious panorama of mountain range and tour of the monastery. Return journey downhill to Imjatse River with short uphill and then on a gradual path with a slow climb to Khumjung village. A traditional farm village much different to Namche Bazaar with time at Khumjung visiting places of interest and its old monastery. 

The return walks downhill to Namche with options of either walk up to Everest View Hotel or a short trek to Khunde village. Eventually, the route leads to descending with a birds-eye view of Namche Bazaar, at Namche for a lunch break. 

After a refreshing stop continues downhill to Monjo village for an overnight halt near Sagarmatha National entrance and exit gate. From Monjo, next morning last day trek reach you at Lukla town for the final overnight around Khumbu and Everest area.

The next morning a short walk to Tenzing-Hillary airport for a short scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the last views of Mt. Everest during air-borne on reaching Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel. After a grand exciting experience on Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal.

Important Note

Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal is a pleasant vacation with moderate walks and a touch of high altitude. One can enjoy these lovely scenic treks taking slow and steady pace as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery and local culture. 

High altitude might occur to some people, from Namche Bazaar onward but Trekking Planner has taken enough precaution. Having enough to get acclimatize at a certain altitude like at Namche Bazaar, the average walk of 5-6 hours.

 Where some days can be much shorter like on the first day and last day treks back to Lukla. The best way to enjoy the adventure is thinking positively and walking slowly to reach the overnight stop. Where all lodges are nice and cozy, at Tengboche and Khumjung village where lodge have common toilets and bath.

Tengboche Monastery is famous for a colorful religious festival called Mani-Rimdu, which is held during the middle of October or the first week of November as per the Buddhist Lunar calendar. If interested to be in the festival please contact Trekking Planner for the right time of trek departure. 

Itinerary Disclaimer:
Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner.

Climate & Weather:
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,100 m.

Other months from September to December another great times for treks around Annapurna region and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter. 

Best Season for Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal:
Nearly all seasons one can trek around high Khumbu of Everest region, except the wet times of monsoon season. However, the best time is in mid-spring from March to May and autumn to pre-winter seasons from September to mid-December. Springtime morning till mid-day is mostly clear for pleasant walks as well for the views, can get cloudy in the late afternoon.  Cold in the morning, late afternoon till night time, and chances of snowfall sometimes.

Autumn and pre-winter another best time for excellent views and scenic walks, where days are crystal clear, but short sunlight hours can expect snow sometimes and will be much colder morning and nighttime besides the wind-chill factor.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival in Kathmandu from respective country at the Nepal International  Airport. Trekking Planner staff and guide will receive you and the group for short drive to your hotels in the right in the hub of Kathmandu city around Thamel area,an exciting location. Where one can find all needful items stepped with shops and stores and many world class restaurants and hotels.

On reaching at the hotel, then check into your rooms after a refreshing rest then meet all the members of the group at a meeting place in the hotel lobby or in a conference room for group briefing, here our guide and leader will provide you with full information of the treks, tours with other necessary details to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and interesting.

Evening a group welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant in the harmony of local folk cultural program.

Enjoy your second day in Kathmandu visiting around places of great historical, and religious interest, which will help you to understand the Nepalese culture of both Hindu and Buddhism. Our tour guide leads you to various exciting areas, where most places are listed in world heritage, tour includes famous old Durbar Square and palace courtyard, steeped with colorful activities. From here visit of Swayambhunath Stupa, the oldest monuments of more than 2600 years old.

Tour of Bouddhanath a large dome stupa, allows you to get taste of Tibetan and Buddhism culture and visit of holy Pashupatinath Hindu temple.

After a wonderful time return to hotel with free leisure afternoon and preparation for the adventure to Everest region.  

Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35min short but scenic fight the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Everest region. The view from plane will be wonderful, offers you a panoramic view of giant Himalayan and beautiful land terraces. As we land at lukla airport, we walk 3-4 hours to reach Phakding with few up and down along the Dudh Koshi River. Stay over night at the tea house.

Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi River, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Stay over night at the tea house.

Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Stay over night at the tea house.

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Tengbuche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. After you enter the monastery you will see an amazing rich wall Thanka and pictures hangings. The most remarkable thing to see here is a twenty foot statue of Lord Buddha, traditional musical instrument of Buddhist priest Lamas. Sometime you can see the Lamas performance for the ceremony and their traditional music. Stay over night at the tea house.

Retrace the journey back to Shanasha, from Shanasha where the trail from Khumjung, Gokyo and to Namche meets. From Namche our route will be away from the busy trekking route with the good view and peaceful place. Whole the way up to Khumjung valley will be very windy. Khumjung is far different than Namche, Khumjung is a small farm village with monastery where believe to be the existence of Yeti. Stay overnight at tea house.

An easy day downhill walk today, from Khumjung half an hour walk brings you to its sister village at Khunde, where you can visit the only hospital in the whole of Khumbu area, built by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation. After a visit at the Khunde hospital the trail leads south passing thorough the Sherpa’s house and farm fields and coming to the long mani prayer wall. A short uphill climb from here brings to the top ridge of Syangboche air strip. From this spot it is a big descend to the Dudh Koshi river bed. As the walk progress on this steep downhill bit from Syangboche onwards, an aerial view of Namche Bazaar is seen from this downhill slope walk, after you reach to Namche Bazaar you will carry on your trekking up to Manjo for your over night stay. Manjo is just nearby Sagarmatha National Park entry and exit point. Stay over night at the tea house.

Today after breakfast you will re-trace back to Lukla with few up and down. Stay over night at the tea house.

Today an early morning you will check in the airport for your short but scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Stay over night at the hotel.


Today you will transfer to the international airport for your next distention flight.

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Includes

    • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
    • 04 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB at Three star hotel in Kathmandu
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle.(entrance fees extra)
    • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
    • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide/climbing Sherpa. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
    • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
    • Safe drinking water
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

Doesn't Include

    • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
    • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
    • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
    • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
    • Anything not included in service includes column

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
    • First add kid box
    • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Nepal one can obtain entry visa from your home country at Nepalese Embassies and Consulates, if not one can easily get visa on arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, or any port of entry.

For travel within Nepal Himalaya where all travelers and adventurer requires to fill our company form with emergency contact to relatives and families or close friends, as well keeping in close touch with Trekking Planner for immediate helps either medical or unforeseen reasons.

On arrival picked and received by our attentive airport representative or guides and staff for short transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu.

On this trek around Everest staying in best available local lodge from the start to an end of treks and in nice hotels at Kathmandu, offers good meals as per your choice from wide listed menu of the lodge serving from famous Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental with some Chinese, Tibetans and Indian foods.

All meals are well cooked, hygienic and fresh served in a large dining hall with warm environment.

On local lodge we provide safe boiled and filtered drinking water throughout the trek.

Where all travelers require sound good health to join in all our treks around Nepal Himalaya with healthy medical background and history.

Check with your home doctors and season of visit to Asian countries where immunization and vaccines requires against certain disease.

On this trek no big problem of catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or high altitude symptoms, as walk takes you to slow gain in elevation where high altitude gains, and then on downhill most of way back to end the trek at Lukla at the height of 2,820 m high.

Around Nepal Himalaya the quickest emergency evacuation by means of Helicopter services to bring the victims back to Kathmandu and for further treatments if required.

For emergency evacuation where trekkers should be well insured with good Insurance policy that covers all medical side and the use of Helicopter or other means of transportation.

Where all travelers to Nepal Himalaya require Travel and Medical Insurance to cover against unfortunate accidents and sickness covering Helicopter Service Rescue to safe places and nearest hospitals.

Necessary Permits will be obtained by Trekking Planner includes TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) or similar permits as well National Park entrance ticket fee.

To reach Nepal one can reach by overland from India or Tibet, the main arrival from international flight to reach Kathmandu and Nepal international airport.

At present nearly all villages and towns do have facilities of ISTD and STD or cell phones or Sat phones, where one can easily communicate to your family or Trekking Planner in emergency situations.

SIMS cards available on showing your passport copies with small charge as per your time in Nepal.

On paying full package of the trip, where you need some extra money for your own individual expenses to buy souvenirs or for extra entertainment on route treks like having extra snacks and drinks. 

Culture the main thing to observe by travelers to Nepal, where the country with two main religions Hindu and Buddhism with their own special interesting culture and custom.

Photography can be taken all around Nepal, where some public and private areas of Government, religious monuments and some old people might not allow photographs, where your guide will advise you on restricted places.

Tipping after getting satisfied with the service rendered by helpful staff of the hotels, drivers including guides and porters where you feel like it deserves gratitude like tipping.

Tipping is highly expected by crew members of trekking and climbing expeditions as traditions since tourism started in Nepal and other Himalayan countries.

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