Everest Region

Namche Trek - 5 Days

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NPR 15,499

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

Includes Both ways Kathmandu-Lukla Flights Accommodation for 4 nights 4 breakfasts Addons available Guide from Lukla: NPR 2,000 per day Porter from Lukla: NPR 1,800 per day Heli shuttle on last day

INR 14,999

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

Includes Both ways Kathmandu-Lukla Flights Accommodation for 4 nights 4 breakfasts Addons available Guide from Lukla: NPR 2,000 per day Porter from Lukla: NPR 1,800 per day Heli shuttle on last day

USD 399

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

Includes Both ways Kathmandu-Lukla Flights Accommodation for 4 nights 4 breakfasts Addons available Guide from Lukla: NPR 2,000 per day Porter from Lukla: NPR 1,800 per day Heli shuttle on last day

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Just sit and stare at Mount Everest and her buddies from Hotel Everest View's terrace.
  • Enjoy local food, timeless Sherpa hospitality, and of course, local brew in Khumjung.
  • Take a leisurely evening walk in the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazar.
  • Walk through beautiful forests and see the national bird of Nepal, Danfe, up close.
  • Land at the breathtaking Lukla Airport.

QUICK FACTS

  • Difficulty Level
    Easy
  • Total Length
    45 km
  • Highest Altitude
    3,880 meters
  • Elevation Profile
  • Start location
    Lukla
  • Finish location
    Lukla
  • Permits
    Sagarmatha NP Permit, Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit.
  • Best Season
    March To June. September To December.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

DESCRIPTION

The word 'everest' evokes images of extreme adventure and hence a lot of people automatically think that a trek in the Everest region is beyond their physical capacity. Sure, if you are planning to climb Mount Everest or trek to Everest Base Camp, there are certain risks you need to address. But a trek to Namche is a completely different game.

The Namche Trek is physically stimulating rather than challenging. It can be done in an extended weekend as opposed to two weeks. And the best of all, you get to see pretty much everything there is to see, especially if you take a helicopter ride to Kala Patthar and Gokyo Lakes on your last day.

Long story short, this is the perfect trek for those who are looking for a quick getaway that isn't too strenuous.

HoneyGuide's Approach Please note that HoneyGuide encourages small private groups over large mixed ones. As such, there is no minimum group size and no fixed departure dates. Whether you are going solo or in a group of friends, we are at your service.

DAY 1 ~ Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (25 min). ~ Walk for around 3 hours through villages, forests, and some long ass bridges to reach Phakding for lunch. ~ Walk for another 3 hours to settle for the night at Monjo.

DAY 2 ~ Get your Sagarmatha National Park permits at Jorsalle. ~ Walk uphill for around two to three hours to reach Namche Bazaar for lunch. ~ Stroll around Namche and enjoy the sunset from the National Park View Point.

DAY 3 ~ After breakfast at Namche, walk to Hotel Everest View to enjoy amazingly stunning mountain views. ~ Play the grand piano at 3,880 meters. ~ Return to Namche through the twin Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde (2 hours).

DAY 4 ~ Walk down from Namche to Lukla. (7-8 hours)

DAY 5 ~ Fly back to Kathmandu. (25 minutes)

Please note that we will be more than happy to assist you to tweak this tour to your liking. Some popular changes are: ~ Single supplement - NPR 1,000 ~ Room with Attached Bathroom - NPR 1,500 ~ Book a trekking guide / porter-guide / porter. - NPR 2,000 / 1,800 / 1,800 per day. ~ Pony - NPR 4,000 per day ~ Heli tour to Kala Patthar and drop off at Lukla on Day 4 - NPR 28,000 per person (at 5 pax)

In case you have any questions, feel free to Call / WhatsApp / Email Ashish at +977-9841370673.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS Includes ~ Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla ~ Accommodation on twin sharing basis ~ 4 Breakfasts

Excludes ~ Breakfast on Day 1 ~ Meals other than 4 breakfasts (NPR 600 to 1000 per meal) ~ Tips for guides and porters (15% of wages is considered fair) ~ National Park Permit (NPR 100 for Nepalis, NPR 1,500 for South Asians, and NPR 3,000 for all others) Learn more. ~ Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit (NPR 2,000 for all non-Nepalis) ~ Drinks, Travel Insurance, and anything else not mentioned in Inclusions.

Relevant Links: Best Time and Weather / Packing List / Accommodation / Lukla Flight / WiFi, Mobile Network, and Electricity / Food and Drinks / Sherpa Food / Wildlife / Flowers / Birds

FAQS

Traveling to the mountains poses some inherent risks. As such, the best strategy is to prepare for the worst and then hope for the best.

PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

The first thing to keep in mind is to see if you have pre-existing conditions that could cause complications at high altitudes. Specifically, suppose you have sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or congenital heart problems. In that case, we highly recommend you consult with a qualified physician before planning a trip to the mountains. Read more.

ALTITUDE-ILLNESS

Given the low amount of oxygen at high altitudes, a sensible ascent is essential to give your body the time to acclimate to the thin air. Failure to do so can lead to your lungs or brain filling up with water leading to death in some cases. The key is not to climb more than 500 meters in one day once you pass the 2,500 meters mark. Read more.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

Given the extreme weather in the high mountains, proper gear and regimen must have a safe and comfortable tour. The three most important things that you have to prepare for are cold, snow, and radiation. As such, invest in the right sunglasses, sunscreen, boots, and clothing. Read more.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We highly recommend everyone get travel insurance covering high altitude evacuation before leaving on a trek to the high mountains. Global Rescue and World Nomads are both highly recommended. For Nepali travelers, please note that insurance that covers helicopter rescue is not available as of now. As such, please be careful while planning your tour and only work with companies that can provide timely evacuation service if needed.

RESCUE AND EMERGENCY

As health facilities are limited in the mountains, a helicopter's evacuation is usually the only option during an emergency. As such, the right insurance provider is essential. If you are not buying insurance for some reason, please ensure that there is someone in Kathmandu who can coordinate payments for a helicopter rescue. Here are some other contacts that might come in handy during an emergency. If you still have questions, please feel free to call / whatsapp us at +977-9841370673 or email Ashish at honeyhunter@honeyguideapps.com

HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?

To confirm your tour, you will have to make complete payment either through one of your integrated payment gateways or transfer the funds to the following bank accounts:

For Nepali citizens:
Account Name:: HoneyGuide Pvt. Ltd. Beneficiary Bank: Himalayan Bank, Patan Branch Account Number: 00606903770018
For Indian Citizens:
For USD transfers
Account Name: HoneyGuide Apps, Inc. Bank Name: Silicon Valley Bank Account Number: 3302225311 Swift Code: SVBKOS6S ABA Routing Number: 121140399

BOOKING A TOUR

Deposit Required for Reservation: 50 percent of total tour cost Deadline for Full Payment: 2 weeks before the tour begins

CHANGING A TOUR

Two weeks before tour date: No extra charge 1 to 2 weeks before tour date: 10% additional charge Two days to 1 week between tour date: 20% additional charge Within two days of tour date: Above 30% (variable)

CANCELLING A TOUR

Two weeks before tour date: No charge (transaction charges may apply) One to two weeks before tour date: 20% Cancellation Charge Two days to one week between tour date: 50% Cancellation Charge Within two days of tour date: No Refund.

DELAYS AND CHANGES DURING THE TOUR

In case of flight delays/cancellations due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, HoneyGuide will change the dates at no additional costs. However, any extra cost incurred, including but not limited to accommodation and food, will be the responsibility of the traveler.
In case of changes due to the trekker's health issues, HoneyGuide will make all the changes without any additional cost. However, any extra charge because of the changes will be the responsibility of the traveler.

While Nepal's mountains see six seasons, the best period to go to the mountains is from March-May and September-December. However, every season has its quirk, just like people. So keep reading to find your match.
For those going to Everest Region, do check out the Best time to go to Everest post.

January/February (Winter)

January/February is a good time for trekkers willing to brave the cold and snow for empty trails, fantastic mountain views, and wildlife sightings.

March/April (Spring)

This is a period that offers a little bit of everything: a little bit of mountain view, a little bit of warm weather, a little bit of flowers, a little bit of crowd, and a whole lot of fun.

May/June (Summer)

This is the best time for those into nature. The flowers are quite something this time of the year, and the bird activity is fantastic. The monsoon hasn't started, and as such, mornings are still clear with beautiful mountain views.

July/August (Monsoon)

Only for hardcore trekkers who are willing to put up with the elements for an authentic cultural experience and high altitude flowers. Also, flight disruptions are very likely, and chances of mountain views are close to zero.

September/October (Fall)

This period is everyone's darling, and the trails are as crowded as they can be. The mountain views are something to write home about, and the temperature is just perfect.

November/December (Pre-Winter)

Another popular period among trekkers and the driest two months in the calendar. Indeed it has gotten a bit nippy during the mornings and evenings, but it is still manageable. Count on a lot of sunshine and crystal clear mountain views.

The difficult thing with gear is to make sure you have enough without carrying too much. Whether you are walking or taking the helicopter, the most important thing is to layer up. As such inner thermals, shirts, fleece, a down jacket, and trousers are essential. A warm hat and a buff are beneficial. As for shoes, feel free to make your pick depending on the weather and altitude. Given the amount of UV up there, good sunscreen and sunglasses are also essential. Read more.

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    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes