A simple but extremely fascinating trekking itinerary in Nepal to discover the Buddhist gompas (monasteries) of the Khumbu valley. From the largest and most important, such as that of Tengboche, home of the famous Mani Rimdu to the smaller and hidden ones, but always full of charm. And then the breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks that form the backdrop to one of the most extraordinary environments in the world; you will be surrounded by Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and dozens of other very high mountains. The visit of Kathmandu and its surroundings, with its contrasting characteristics, enrich an unforgettable tour.
Departure from Italy with scheduled flight.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Holy Himalaya (2 **). Accommodation and rest of the day free.
Guided city tour: Swayanbunath, Patan, Namobuddha, Pashupatinath, Bodhnath.
Early in the morning, transfer to the airport and boarding the flight to Lukla (about 40 minutes). Arrival in Lukla, breakfast and visit of the Lukla monastery. Then trek to Phakding where you will spend the night. (About 3 hours, difference in altitude –230 m.)
Trek to the most important center of the Khumbu valley. After breakfast, visit of the monastery of Phakding and then continuation to Namche Bazaar. The path winds along the Khumbu valley, crossing the Dudh Koshi river several times. After Monjo, where the entrance door to the Sagarmatha National Park is located, the path climbs sharply until it reaches the 3440 meters of Namche Bazaar. (About 6 hours, difference in altitude 830 m.) Overnight stay in the ultra-comfortable Sherpa Land Hotel.
Acclimatization day and visit around Namche. With a beautiful scenic route, you rise 400 meters to reach the nearby villages of Khunde and Khumjung, at the foot of the sacred mountain Khumbi Yul Lha, protector of the Khumbu valley. You visit the monastery of Khunde and its small, but well-equipped hospital, founded in 1966 thanks to the Himalayan Trust, an institution created by Sir Edmund Hillary. In the adjacent village of Khumjung, the Himalayan Trust itself gave birth to the primary school which hosts children from both villages. During the descent, visit the small Namche gompa.
Dinner and overnight stay in the lodge.
With a beautiful and very gradual path, you enter the little beaten valley of Thame and Bothe Koshi. The valley, which originates from the Bothe Koshi and Lumsumna glacier, houses the centuries-old path that leads to Nangpa La and connects Tibet and Nepal. This gateway to Tibet, which passes practically at the foot of Cho Oyu, is only open to Tibetans who go down to Khumbu for their businesses. After accommodation in the lodge, visit of the monastery of Thame, the second most important of all the Khumbu after Tengboche. Dinner and overnight stay in the lodge.
After breakfast, exploration of the beautiful Thame valley and the old village. For those who wish, possibility of climbing to a panoramic point at 4880 meters of Sumdur Peak. The panorama of the surrounding mountains is magnificent: the Nupla, Kwande, Tengkanpoche, Pachermo - all peaks between 5800 and 6500 meters - create a spectacular chain. In the afternoon trek to Khumjung. Dinner and overnight stay in the lodge.
The path heads towards Tengboche and offers spectacular views of the valley and the other beautiful mountains of the Khumbu valley, such as Ama Dablam (6853 m.), Kangtega and Thamserku. Dinner and overnight stay in the lodge.
In the early morning visit of the delightful female monastery of Deboche and Tengboche, the most important gompa in the whole valley which together with Thame, is home to the Mani Rimdu, a very important Buddhist festival which attracts pilgrims from all over the valley of the Solu-Khumbu. During the autumn (the dates are not fixed and follow the phases of the moon) the festival takes place in Tengboche, in spring in Thame. After visiting the gompa, continue to Namche. Arrival, dinner and overnight stay in the lodge.
Long stage of return to Lukla, arrival and accommodation in the lodge.
Early in the morning we fly to Kathmandu. Arrival, transfer and hotel accommodation.
Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to the airport and boarding on the return flight to Italy.
Arrival in Italy.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||2/3 People||4/6 People||7/11 People||Plus 11 People|
|From 1 October 2019 to 30 June 2020||€ 1,580||€ 1,510||€ 1,420||€ 1,380|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Overnight stays take place in comfortable lodges but with degrees of overall comfort that drop slightly as you climb to the top. The rooms are generally two-bedded, unheated and a medium-heavy sleeping bag is required for the overnight stay. Meals are served and consumed in the lodges that offer a wide choice of local and western dishes.
The 30-day Nepalese visa is obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu airport with a passport photo, the compilation of a form that we provide before departure and the payment of 45 US $.
Given the particular nature of our travel proposals, the daily programs should be considered as a guide track. A series of variable factors that distinguish travel to high mountain regions in remote areas (prohibitive weather conditions, landslides, interruption of communications, etc.) can jeopardize the safety of the participants and consequently impose changes to the planned itineraries. It is the faculty of the organizer to make all those changes to the program that the security needs require.
1 EUR = 1.11 USD
Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment in costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
from € 1940 - Voli inclusi
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
from € 1690 - Voli esclusi
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