Everest Trek


13 Days 12 Nights

Trip Grade

Having a hot shower and many other creature comforts to look forward to makes each day’s trekking even more of a joy! (And you can always indulge in a massage or other spa treatment at our Namche lodges to relax any tired or achy muscles)


Yeti Mountain Home, Everest Trek is designed to accommodate trekkers who prefer a comfortable stay while trekking in the hidden foot prints of Yeti. According to the Himalayan myth, this part of the Everest region – mainly valley of Thame used to be the abode place of Yeti. Thame used to be the trade point between Nepal & Tibet and not to forget the birthplace of famous Everest Summiteers like Tenzing Noragay Sherpa and Appa. Another main attraction of the YMH Everest Trek package is Kongde lodge, the lodge located at the highest altitude of the world which offers a spectacular view of series of Mountains. One would be spellbound by the view that Kongde offers. Kongde Trek is based on our comfort mountain lodges – Yeti Mountain Home, situated around the trans Himalaya Range at Khumbu. The five lodges are located in Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Thame & Kongde which lies in the main trekking trail to Everest region. Every individual site of the lodges is chosen taking precaution for environmental impact approved by the Government providing the best view. Each room is designed to offer the guests with modern comfort and luxuries that makes trekking in Everest one of the most indulgent moments. At the end of each long tiring trek the trekkers can longingly look forward to the comfort and luxury that each of these unique lodges provides along the Everest Trekking trails.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu (1300m)

    • The group will rendezvous at our hotel in Kathmandu. Transfers from Kathmandu Airport are provided. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to do some independent exploration in this colourful and bustling city. Alternatively, you may prefer to recover from your journey by relaxing in the hotel gardens or beside the pool. Your guide will take dinner with you and will provide an informal briefing about the days ahead.

      Stay: Hotel With Swimming Pool
    • Meals: D
  • Day 2 Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2610m)

    • After breakfast in the hotel we take a bus to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 40 minute flight to Lukla. Landing on the narrow, sloping runway high above the Dudh Koshi River in the heart of the mountains is a very spectacular way to arrive. To assist with acclimatisation, we allow 2 days for the walk up to Namche Bazaar. After meeting our porters we will take lunch in the Yeti Mountain Home lodge and then start our trek with an easy, mostly downhill leg, from Lukla to Phakding. This trek takes us through pastoral lands of the Sherpas and we pass several small villages and individual farms. Many Sherpas now make their living exclusively from trekking and there are also many tea houses and basic lodges where its possible to stop for a drink or a chat. We will also pass by many stones intricately carved with prayers in the evocative Tibetan script, and prayer wheels of all sizes. Everywhere in the valley colourful strings of prayer flags flutter from high points and bridges. After 2-3 hours of trekking we finally meet the river and reach our first lodge at Phakding located beside the tumbling Dudh Koshi. The altitude at this first stop is actually lower than Lukla at 2610 metres.

      Stay: Lodge
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 3 Trek to Namche (3440m)

    • A very pleasant walk by the river through pine forest leads to a short climb to escape a narrow gorge section. We pass the entrance to the Khumbu National Park where details of our permits are recorded and then drop down again to the river which we cross on a suspension bridge. We continue up the wooded valley on a good trail and cross the river again before reaching a confluence of rivers one coming down from Thame and the other from the main Khumbu Valley. We make a final crossing here on a spectacular high suspension bridge and then begin an hour and half long ascent to Namche on a wide switch back trail. About an hour below Namche, we gain our first views of Everest. On arrival in Namche, we check into our Yeti Mountain Lodge. Altitude at our overnight accommodation is 3400 metres.

      Stay: Lodge
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 4 Namche Excursion

    • Namche Bazaar is tucked away between 2 ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. An ancient market place where goods from as far away as Tibet were and still are traded, Namche today boasts an abundance of lodges, cafes, bars and souvenir shops. Close to our lodge is the internationally known Museum of Sherpa Culture and the traditional villages of Kunde and Kumjung are a highly recommended half-day excursion. The location of our lodge is superb giving us a birds eye view over Namche and across the Valley to the serrated ridges of the Kongde range, while the magnificent peak of Thamserku (6623m) rises as a backdrop. Just a short walk away is a classic view of Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in all Nepal and of Lhotse and Everest. This is an ideal place to spend the day, acclimatising to the new altitude before heading further up-valley to Thame.

      Stay: Lodge
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 5 Trek to Thame (3820m)

    • After breakfast at our lodge we start the day with a 2 to 3-hour walk through forest of spruce, juniper and pine to the village of Thamo. This trail is much less used by trekkers and we will immediately notice the difference. It is, however, an important trail which leads all the way to Tibet via the Nangpa La on the shoulder of Cho Oyu (8012m). On today’s trek we are likely to see few other trekkers. We stop for our lunch in Thamo which is the home village of the Ang Rita Sherpa, who has summitted Everest 10 times without oxygen. After lunch, we continue walking for another 2 hours to arrive at a deep gorge where the Bhote Koshi River thunders through the narrow defile. We cross a sturdy bridge spanning the gorge to reach Thame (3800m). This important village is the home of many famous mountaineers including Tensing Norgay the first man to reach the summit of Everest along with Sir Edmund Hillary. Apa Sherpa who has reached the summit at least 18 times lives here now. The village is very picturesque and also has a magnificent 16th century Nyingmapa gompa (monastery) built by Lama Rolwa Dorje. We check into our deluxe rooms with breathtaking views of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru.

      Stay: Lodge
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 6 Thame Excursion

    • A steady pace is required for the steep trail up to Thame Monastery. Most people agree that viewing the interior of the traditionally decorated gompa is well worth the effort of the climb. After spending some time here, there is the option to extend our acclimatisation walk up to a shoulder of Sumdur Peak where we have magnificent views of Teng Kangpoche, Kongde and Everest. We return to spend a second night at our cosy lodge at Thame.

      Stay: Lodge
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 7 Trek to Kongde (4250m)

    • Now fit and well acclimatised, we have 2 tougher trekking days which bring great rewards in terms of the outstanding Himalayan panoramas which they allow us. We start out today with a descent of around 30 minutes and then follow a trail on the south side of the Bhote Kosi River, through the tiny village of Pare. We then climb gradually through beautiful rhododendron, pine and bamboo forest to arrive at the glacier of Kongde Peak where we have stunning views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. This is a very new trail, built specifically for the Yeti Mountain Home lodge and we are unlikely to see many other trekkers at all on this section. Although the trail is well built it does cross some very steep ground and there is one short section where cables are used as hand rails to safeguard progress. We check into our lodge for the next two nights in Kongde. This lodge situated at 4250 metres and has the most spectacular view, looking right across the valley to Namche and beyond to Thyangboche, with the backdrop of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku and Ama Dablam. The restaurant and bar serve fine wines and delicious cuisine which we can enjoy while watching the sunset on the world's highest peak out of the window. It just doesn't get better than this!

      Stay: Lodge
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 8 Kongde Excursion

    • For those who wish to make the excursion to Farak Ri (5000m) we have an early start to catch the best views. It will take us 2 to 3 hours to reach the top of this viewpoint peak. From the summit, we are treated to a panoramic view of the entire Khumbu Valley, including four of the six highest peaks in the world, namely Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Returning to Kongde we take lunch on the terrace with our birds-eye view over Namche and Khumjung village, and the rest of the day is free for relaxing or further walks in the area.

      Stay: Lodge
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 9 Trek to Phakding (2610m)

    • From our high perch above the Dudh Kosi river the trail to Phakding descends quite steeply and trekking poles are highly recommended. There is no hurry and along the way we have the chance to spend time in a number of small Sherpa settlements, situated off the main trail and unused to seeing trekkers. Finally, we reach the Everest Trail and continue our trek to Phakding.

      Stay: Lodge
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 10 Trek to Lukla (2850m)

    • We enjoy a leisurely start to the day before completing our trek with the final short stage to Lukla. Remembering that our first day's walk from Lukla was downhill and what comes down must go up, prepare for the sting in the tail as we climb steeply for the final 40 minutes to crest the ridge on which Lukla Airstrip was built. Here we check in at the Yeti Mountain Home for our last night in the Khumbu.

      Stay: Lodge
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 11 Flight to Kathmandu, Freeday

    • Saying goodbye to our Sherpa crew, we take the 45 minute flight back to Kathmandu. Arriving in the bustling city after trek is always a bit of a shock but we are soon in the tranquillity of our hotel. There is time to freshen up and change before heading into town to enjoy the particular delights of Thamel. This evening we will have a celebratory meal and reflect on our Everest adventure.

      Stay: Hotel With Swimming Pool
    • Meals: D
  • Day 12 Freeday/Sightseeing

    • This is an important contingency day in case of delays to the flights from Lukla. If we have experienced no delays this is an opportunity to explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu. In the morning a half-day guided tour of some of the city’s most important sites is provided. The afternoon is free for further independent sightseeing or shopping in the colorful bazaars.

      Stay: Hotel With Swimming Pool
    • Meals: D
  • Day 13 Final Departure, Transfer to International Airport

    • Transfers to Kathmandu Airport are provided. For extension trips, please contact our office.
    • Meals: B

Trip Info

Trip Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Trekking Grade:  Moderate to Strenuous
Trip Activity:  Comfort Lodge Trek
Maximum altitude: 4,265 m
Accommodation:  9 nights' YMH Comfort Lodge; 3 nights' hotel;
Services: All internal travel and meals as per program
Trip Group Size: 2-10 people

USD 2455 per person on twin sharing
Single Supplement: USD 595

Service Include

  • An English-speaking local leader
  • Kathmandu Airport transfers
  • Internal flights and all land transport included in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • All meals

Service not included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visa
  • Tips for porters and other trek staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.
  • Emergency Evacuation

Best Time To Travel

Spring: Mid of April-June. Come and visit when the rhododendrons and alpine flowers are in full bloom. Expect clear skies and sunshine in the mornings with some light cloud cover later in the day.

Autumn / Winter: Mid of September- First week of December. October can be busy, but at this time of year the weather is normally very stable. Expect crisp sunny days and cold evenings.

Fixed Departure Dates

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Apr 08, 2018 Apr 20, 2018 2-10 people USD 2455 - Open BOOK
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