Day Thyangboche Trek
trek into the Everest country is a short one and that is intended
as an introduction to the Khumbu area. It is also for those not able
or sure about trekking into the mountains, but at the same time want
to get a feel of the Himalayan air and savor the scenery.
The trek to Namche and Thyangboche is a popular want we are likely
to encounter highly traffic. For the trekker on his first
high altitude trip, this acts as an assurance.
Of course the sight of Everest and the surrounding peaks makes it
all the more worthwhile.
01: Kathmandu (1357 m)
Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Free for private excursions.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding
Fly to Lukla, Lukla (2800m) is situated on a hill above the Dudh Kosi
river. Leaving Lukla, the trail descends gradually passing above the
large village of Chaunrikaka (2680m) and on through small villages,
fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. After Kusum
Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Koshi river at
Phakding (2652m). The total walking time between Lukla and Phakding
is 3 hours. ( Our entire trip to Everest area in Sagarmatha National
Park has been planned is such a way so as to minimize the risk of
High altitude sickness. Please do not hesitate to tell
your trek guide. In the first two days you are likely to fee little
uneasy due to the altitude). Overnight camp at Phakding.
04: Phakding-Namche Bazaar
From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing
through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the villages of Benkar
(2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh
Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa.Between here and
the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross
Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and
then descends abruptly to recross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804 m).
Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote
Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge
the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers
through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be
seen rising above Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail
climbs less steeply, transferring above the Bhote Kosi until Namche
Bazaar (3440m) is reached.Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every
Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas.
Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their
villages. The total walking time is 6-7 hours. Overnight at camp.
05: Namche Bazaar
Acclimatization is important so today we will spend the day here.
We can explore Namche Bazaar. We can also visit the Mendelphu Hill
from where we can have an excellent view of Sagarmatha. Overnight
From Namche we will climb about 350m towards the twin village of Khunde
and Khumbjung. The trail climb steeply until it reaches the edge of
Syangboche airstrip. We climb the hill side for a short distance and
then take the trail going to Khumbjung (3790m). At Khumbjung Gompa
is the scalp of the Yeti. From Khumbjung the trail goes
down till it meets the main trail between Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche
(3876 m) at Sarnasa. We will descend gradually to Teshinga, they climb
steeply to Phunki Thanghka (3250m). From here the trail climbs steadily
to the saddle on which Thyangboche Monastery is located. From here
we can see Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Amadablam. Probably one of
the best view point in the world!The total walking time will be about
6 to 7 hours.Overnight at camp.
We will start descending today. We will take the direct route to Namche
Bazaar and then to Jorsale. From Namche it is a steep descent to Jorsale.Overnight
The trail from Jorsale follow an upward route as far as Chablung,
then turns off the village of Chaunrikaka towards Lukla. Here we will
spend our last night under canvas. Overnight at camp.
Fly to Kathmandu from Lhasa.Afternoon free for individual activities.Overnight
Free for individual activities.Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast depart for Chitwan by vehicle.Afternoon- Elephant
ride in the National Park. Overnight at Lodge.
Full day jungle activities.Overnight at Hotel.
Day at leisure.Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast leave for Kathmandu. Total distance is about 150km
and the time taken will be about 5 hours. Overnight at Hotel.
Free until Departure.