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					             EVEREST MONASTERIES TREK
                                         (14 days)

This is an outstanding trek, visiting the high valleys of the Khumbu with time to explore
villages and monasteries and to sample the incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people. We
fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek slowly up the Dudh Kosi Valley to the Sherpa capital,
Namche. Here, we have time to acclimatize, before following the quiet trail to Thame village
in the Bhote Kosi valley. We visit the ancient cliff-hugging Buddhist monastery. Descending
to Khumjung, we are treated to incredible views of Kantega and Thamserku and the
Nuptse-Lhotse wall with Mt Everest rearing above.

At Khumjung, we camp below Khumbila Peak, home of the patron God of the Khumbu,
before making our way towards Phortse, Pangboche and Thyangboche. The views along the
trail throughout are tremendous, with snow-capped mountains on all sides, deep forested
river valleys and small villages and their fields clinging to impossible looking slopes.

Our highest point will be Pangboche (3908m) and its charming and unspoiled monastery.
After Pangboche we shall return to Lukla via Thyangboche and Namche. A flight back to
Kathmandu will conclude this wondrously divine trek. The best time for doing this trip is
March to May and September to December.

TRIP FACTS
Trip duration: 14 Days
Grade: Soft Adventure Trek
Activity: Sightseeing, trekking & exploration
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Trek type: FOT/TH/GAP
Accommodation: Hotel / lodge (tea house) & camping
Transportation: Flight & private car
Maximum altitude: 3985m

[FOT: Fully Organized Trek or Camping Trek
TH: Tea House (Lodge)
GAP: Guide, Accommodation & Porter]

OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 01 - Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 - Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 04 - Trek to Namche (3450m)
Day 05 - Rest day in Namche
Day 06 - Trek to Thame [3739m]
Day 07 - Trek to Khumjung [3786m]
Day 08 - Trek to Phortse [3542m]
Day 09 - Trek to Pangboche [3985m]
Day 10 - Trek to Tengboche [3864m]
Day 11 - Trek to Namche [3450]
Day 12 - Trek to Lukla [2832m]
Day 13 - Flight to Kathmandu
Day 14 - Depart Kathmandu

Contact us at enquiry@explorehimalaya.com for more information

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Description: This is an outstanding trek, visiting the high valleys of the Khumbu with time to explore villages and monasteries and to sample the incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people. We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek slowly up the Dudh Kosi Valley to the Sherpa capital, Namche. Here, we have time to acclimatize, before following the quiet trail to Thame village in the Bhote Kosi valley.