Luxury Vacation to Namche Bazaar – itinerary
Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu - 1300m
Arrive at Kathmandu airport, meet one of our trek leaders then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - Fight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
An early morning flight to Lukla, from here we begin our trek to Namche Bazaar, mostly downhill to our first overnight halt at Phakding (2650m). Overnight at Luxury lodge.
Day 03 - Trek to Namche Bazaar
Following the Dudh Kosi valley upstream we cross and recross the river to a final steep climb to the Sherpa Sherpa land of Namche Bazaar (3401m). Overnight at Luxury lodge.
Day 04 - Namche Bazaar
This day is an important day for us on this trip since we walk up to Khhumjung where we can visit a monastery. We can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. Also we can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Overnight at Luxury lodge.
Day 05 - Trek to Phakding
We have a long descent today. The trail is very good although steep in places, so we make a leisurely pace reaching Phakding after approximately 5 hours of walking. Overnight at Luxury lodge.
Day 06 - Trek to Lukla
Our final morning's walk will take around 3 hours as we climb back up to the Lukla ridge. Here we check in for the return flight to Kathmandu. Arriving in Lukla around mid-day or early afternoon we check into the luxury lodge. The rest of the day is free for relaxing or souvenir buying.
Day 07 - Flight to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Rest of the time at leisure.
Day 08 – Rest or shopping day. In the evening join a fare well dinner with live culture show.
Day 09 – Transfer to airport, fly back to home.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting, wildlife safari or tour to Bhutan and Tibet.
Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.
A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.
Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.
Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.
Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff
Equipment & Packing List for Luxury Vacation to Namche Bazaar.
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