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Nepal Everest Lodge-to-Lodge Trek

Mountain Villages, Monasteries & Himalayan Peaks

 

MT Sobek pioneered trekking and hiking in Nepal. Our Khumbu region experience has delighted trekkers since 1969. We also established longstanding ties to Sherpa villages here, adding an unforgettable human element to this classic Everest experience. Perfect for first-time Himalaya travelers, this trek showcases high mountain villages, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and the warm hospitality of the local people. From the famed Tengboche Monastery, behold Mt. Everest as well as a stunning panorama of other Himalayan peaks. This Everest lodge-to-lodge travel allows for extra comfort and nourishing meals at the end of a long day's hike.

  • Trek among the Himalaya Mountains' iconic giants and amidst Nepal's Buddhist culture with expert guides

  • Perfect trip for first-time travelers to Nepal's Everest region, the Khumbu - travel with MT Sobek, Himalaya experts since 1969

  • Overnight in some of the best accommodations in charming, high mountain villages

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Arrive:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Depart:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Price: from $4,995

Duration:

14 Days

Departures:

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Group Size:

2-12 Guests

Min Age:

16 yrs

Activity:

Level 4

You will be hiking five to eight hours a day, up and down mountain trails that are steep and rocky, and mostly at elevations above 10,000 feet. You need to be in excellent shape and top physical condition to enjoy such an experience. Previous experience is highly recommended.
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  • Arrive in Nepal

    Day 1

    Arrive by 2pm to meet an MT Sobek representative and transfer to your hotel. Meet the group and your trip leader, get briefed on trek arrangements, receive a brief intro to Kathmandu, and then enjoy a Himalayan welcome dinner.

    Accommodation: Yak & Yeti Hotel-Kathmandu

    A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa features, shopping arcades, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

    Meals: Dinner

  • Tour the Kathmandu Valley

    Day 2

    The Kathmandu Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage. Take a morning tour of Bhaktapur, an enchanting medieval Nepalese town dripping with character. A highlight is Durbar Square, with its temples, ancient palace ruins, and exquisite Sun Dhoka - a gilded gate crafted in 1753. Come afternoon, explore Kathmandu's fascinating sights, shrines, and markets. Don't miss Asan Tole bazaar, Durbar Square, the Thamel district, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple - try to catch the sunset here!), and King's Palace. The afternoon is free to rest or explore. Alternatively hire a driver and head for the ancient city of Patan.

    Accommodation: Yak & Yeti Hotel-Kathmandu

    A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa features, shopping arcades, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Fly to the Khumbu

    Day 3

    Transfer to the airport for the mountain flight to Lukla. The short but spectacular flight leaves the Kathmandu Valley and heads into the Himalaya, home to the world's highest mountains. Make an unforgettable landing on Lukla's 1,729-foot-long, 65-foot-wide runway, perched high on a mountainside above the Dudh Kosi (River of Milk). Collect your gear and walk to your lodge. If the flight is on time, fit in a warm-up hike to Kharka, on a trail that leads to Mera Peak, passing small hamlets and resident shepherds along the way.

    Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge-Lukla

    Lying at the very gateway to mighty Mount Everest, the Everest Summit Lodge in Lukla has spacious, comfortably furnished rooms with en-suite facilities. The natural stone facade is complemented by a lovely sunny garden, and its traditionally appointed interior makes for a very warm welcome to arriving guests.

    Activity: 3 hours/3 miles hiking

    Transportation: 30-minute flight

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike Lukla to Monjo

    Day 4

    Begin trek from Lukla with a descent to the Dudh Kosi. Follow the trail to Phakding, passing mani walls (boulders inscribed with Buddhist prayers), small villages, and well-terraced hillsides. Meet Khumbu locals who, unlike the majority of Kathmandu residents, are Sherpas - people who migrated from Tibet over 500 years ago and still dress traditionally and practice evolved forms of Tibetan Buddhism. With Khumbila (18,800'), sacred peak of the Sherpas, looming above, arrive at the lodge in Monjo (9,317') in the early afternoon. Relax and enjoy free time while you acclimatize.

    Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge-Monjo

    Rest in comfort at the Everest Summit Lodge in picturesque Monjo. The setting is spectacular, overlooking the village and the narrow Dudh Kosi valley, and with the dreamlike backdrop of magnificent Thamserku rising high up behind the lodge. Hot tea and warm staff help every guest feel welcome.

    Activity: 6 hours/8 miles hiking with 865' elevation gain & 819' elevation loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Experience Namche Bazaar

    Day 5

    Head north into UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park, established in 1976 to protect an area of great environmental, religious, and cultural importance. Cross the Dudh Kosi and begin the steep climb up "Namche Hill" amidst lovely rhododendron, fir, and magnolia forests. As you ascend, catch your first glimpse of Everest! Arrive in the vibrant Sherpa market town of Namche Bazaar, the unofficial Khumbu capital beautifully situated in a terraced amphitheater facing the hanging glacier below Kwangde (20,293'). Check into the lodge, then spend the afternoon exploring Namche Bazaar.

    Accommodation: Sherpa Land Lodge-Namche Bazaar

    The Sherpa Land Lodge is a local hotel with comfortable accommodations and authentic food in the heart of Namche Bazaar. Surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world, yet close to shopping and local culture in the village center, Sherpa Land offers guests a unique experience amidst the majestic grandeur of the Himalayas.

    Activity: 4-5 hours/3 miles hiking with 1,858' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Trek to Tashinga

    Day 6

    This morning stop at the Sagarmatha National Park visitors' center and museum, where there are terrific views of the Everest region and educational displays on the culture, geography, geology, climatology, and wildlife of the park and the Khumbu. Back on the trail, follow the classic route to Everest on a winding, almost level path. After about three hours, it's a slight detour and another 15 minutes to the lodge in Tashinga (11,800'). The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy - and there's nowhere more relaxing than the peaceful Himalaya!

    Accommodation: Tashinga Lodge-Tashinga

    Situated amidst pine forests overlooking the Dudh Kosi valley, the Tashinga Lodge offers breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche, and Khumbila. Comfortable rooms and local hospitality make for a wonderful stay at one of the most beautiful locations along your trek.

    Activity: 4 hours/6 miles hiking with 1,116' elevation gain & 1,052' elevation loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Ascend to Tengboche and Pangboche

    Day 7

    Descend into the deep Dudh Kosi Gorge - one of the most beautiful valley walks on Earth - and then climb steeply to the famous Tengboche Monastery (12,680'). Burned in 1989 and now completely rebuilt, Tengboche is the spiritual center of the Khumbu and a training center for new monks. After lunch, continue through this holy region to Pangboche. This incredibly scenic hike follows the Imja River, and Ama Dablam (22,349') and the great massif of Everest (29,028') hover majestically above. The tangible spirituality and stunning scenery of this place always impresses!

    Accommodation: Pangboche Lodge-Pangboche

    The village of Pangboche sits, quite literally, in the lap of Ama Dablam. With Everest to the north, Thamserku and Kang Taiga to the east, Kongde Ri to the south, and the Imja River flowing through the wide fertile valley, the quaint Pangboche Lodge rests in the midst of abundant natural glory. En suite facilities round out the comfortable accommodations.

    Activity: 5-6 hours/7 miles hiking with 1,274' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day Excursion to Ama Dablam Base Camp

    Day 8

    After crossing the Imja River and a gradual ascent to Lhabarma, you find yourself facing Ama Dablam, one of the Khumbu's most beloved and spectacular mountains. Ama Dablam Base Camp (15,013') sits on an open yak pasture beneath the west face, affording incredible views of Kan Tega (22,254'), Thamserku (21,729'), and Tawoche (21,463'). Here you'll likely meet climbing groups, either acclimatizing or fixing their route, as this trek coincides with climbing season. With binoculars you may even see climbers descending the steep ice slopes from the summit. Return to lodge.

    Accommodation: Pangboche Lodge-Pangboche

    The village of Pangboche sits, quite literally, in the lap of Ama Dablam. With Everest to the north, Thamserku and Kang Taiga to the east, Kongde Ri to the south, and the Imja River flowing through the wide fertile valley, the quaint Pangboche Lodge rests in the midst of abundant natural glory. En suite facilities round out the comfortable accommodations.

    Activity: 6-7 hours/8 miles hiking with 1,939' elevation gain & loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike Back to Tashinga

    Day 9

    This morning you cross the Mengbo and Imja rivers to reach a quiet trail offering an incredible panoramic vista complemented by charming old stone houses - and the blissful absence of other trekkers. Today is a shorter hike with time to stop at one of the tea houses along the way. When you arrive in Tashinga, check into the lodge and relish a free afternoon to rest and relax. Maybe it's siesta time - or, if you're feeling more energetic, explore the surrounding area on your own before reconvening for dinner.

    Accommodation: Tashinga Lodge-Tashinga

    Situated amidst pine forests overlooking the Dudh Kosi valley, the Tashinga Lodge offers breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche, and Khumbila. Comfortable rooms and local hospitality make for a wonderful stay at one of the most beautiful locations along your trek.

    Activity: 5-6 hours/7 miles hiking with 1,274' elevation loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Reach Monjo

    Day 10

    Continue your push to Monjo. Leaving Tashinga Lodge, follow a small path to reach the main trail leading to the villages comprising Khumjung, approximately a one-hour hike. The path leads gently up the shallow valley to Khumjung, built into a mountain bowl and surrounded by patterned, terraced fields. Here in 1961 Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalaya Trust built its first school, which still operates today. And enter the Khumjung monastery for a peek at the infamous yeti scalp! Continue south to Monjo for the night.

    Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge-Monjo

    Rest in comfort at the Everest Summit Lodge in picturesque Monjo. The setting is spectacular, overlooking the village and the narrow Dudh Kosi valley, and with the dreamlike backdrop of magnificent Thamserku rising high up behind the lodge. Hot tea and warm staff help every guest feel welcome.

    Activity: 4-5 hours/7.5 miles hiking with 2,482' elevation loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Return to Lukla

    Day 11

    Today you return to Lukla along the meandering Dudh Kosi, retracing your steps from Day 4. Pass Sherpa villages and soak in the stunning scenery until you arrive at the familiar lodge in Lukla.

    Accommodation: Everest Summit Lodge-Lukla

    Lying at the very gateway to mighty Mount Everest, the Everest Summit Lodge in Lukla has spacious, comfortably furnished rooms with en-suite facilities. The natural stone facade is complemented by a lovely sunny garden, and its traditionally appointed interior makes for a very warm welcome to arriving guests.

    Activity: 6-7 hours/8 miles of hiking with 819' elevation loss & 865' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Fly to Kathmandu

    Day 12

    Bid a fond, if somewhat hesitant, farewell to the Khumbu as you fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

    Accommodation: Yak & Yeti Hotel-Kathmandu

    A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa features, shopping arcades, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

    Transportation: 30-minute flight

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Hinduism & Buddhism in Kathmandu

    Day 13

    If your flight from Lukla operates as scheduled, you'll enjoy a morning tour of the Pashupatinath Hindu temple complex on the Bagmati River and Bodhnath's enormous Buddhist stupa - the largest in Asia and the center of Tibetan Buddhist culture in the Kathmandu Valley. This afternoon you're free to roam, relax, or do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing on your own. In the evening, join the group for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation: Yak & Yeti Hotel-Kathmandu

    A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa features, shopping arcades, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Depart for Home

    Day 14

    After breakfast, transfer from hotel to airport and depart Kathmandu on your homeward-bound flight.

    Meals: Breakfast

Hiking in Nepal: Everest Lodge-to-Lodge Trek

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What to Expect

 

Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek is a legendary outfitter in Nepal and has offered adventures in the Khumbu region since 1969.

Reason #02

Our team of local guides are true adventure experts, each with decades of experience leading travelers on this lodge-based journey.

Reason #03

Trust MT Sobek to turn your high-altitude ultimate challenge into a successful personal achievement by building in acclimatization time.

Meet your guides

Binoy Rai

Binoy Rai

Raised in the Himalayas and schooled in Darjeeling, Binoy Rai has always been passionate about trekking and mountaineering. In addition to being a top guide on MT Sobek's Everest Base Camp and Everest Lodge to Lodge adventures, he has undertaken an Advance Mountaineering Course from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling and is well-versed in Wilderness First Aid. Binoy has climbed many peaks in the Nepal and Sikkim Himalaya and enjoys studying the region's flora and fauna. Above all, he is eager to share the wonders of his home country with you.

Pranoy Rai

Pranoy Rai

Pranoy Rai was born in Nepal, studied in Darjeeling, India, and has always been a travel enthusiast. Since 1999, he has led numerous treks and tours to Nepal, Tibet and India, and has enormous experience in the field. Pranoy successfully completed his basic mountaineering course at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling with grade 'A' certificate and is trained in wilderness medicine. In addition to being fluent in English, Nepali, and Hindi, he speaks basic Tibetan and Chinese. Pranoy is very keen on birds, plants, and flowers, and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge with you on the trek.

Sanjeev Chhetri

Sanjeev Chhetri

Sanjeev Chhetri is a graduate of Delhi University, India, and has been leading treks in Nepal, Tibet, India and the Alps since 1990. He is a top MT Sobek guide on our Mystical Mustang, Everest Lodge to Lodge and Everest Base Camp treks, and is very knowledgeable of the cultures, religions, and traditions of each region. Sanjeev has a deep affection for Mustang (he got married in Lo Manthang) and recommends it for the absence of trekkers, stunning scenery, and authentic Tibetan culture. Sanjeev loves being outdoors and meeting people from different walks of life. He lives with wife and son in Kathmandu.

Activities

Moderate to strenuous hiking on mountain paths, covering 3 to 8 miles per day on rugged terrain at a maximum elevation of 15,000 feet.

Lodging

Scenic and comfortable mountain accommodation in Nepalese inns and lodges, plus two nights at the comfortable Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu.

Climate

Autumn day time temperatures: 45º - 65ºF; autumn nighttime temperatures 10º - 35ºF. Rain or snow possible. Spring temperatures 5º-10ºF warmer than autumn.

FAQ

Who will meet me on arrival?

Your trip leader will meet you in Kathmandu.

What happens if my flights are delayed in Lukla?

Flights to and from Lukla are commonly delayed or cancelled due to Khumbu's unpredictable weather. If we are delayed, lodging and meals at Lukla are at your expense. We do everything possible to obtain replacement reservations or try to book helicopter flights, when Lukla flights are cancelled, but be prepared for delays. The extra day at the end of the trek is to ensure connection to your homeward-bound flight.

Do I need a visa for Nepal?

Yes, but you can get a 15-day visa on arrival for $25.

I need to bring a sleeping bag for this trip?

You DON'T need a sleeping bag - quilts and blankets are provided at the lodges. You may want to bring a sleeping bag liner for extra insulation at night.

Will I have cell coverage on this trip?

It's best not to count on it, as coverage is spotty.

Are there any luggage weight restrictions on the flight to Lukla?

Yes. You can bring 15 kg (33 lb) luggage per person-including checked and hand-carry luggage. It's not possible to pay for overweight luggage.

2021

Scheduled Dates

  • Oct 24 - Nov 06, 2021
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$600 internal airfare+$975 single supplement
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  • Nov 14 - 27, 2021
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$600 internal airfare+$975 single supplement
    Available
  • Dec 20 2021 - Jan 02, 2022
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$600 internal airfare+$975 single supplement
    Available

Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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2022

Scheduled Dates

  • Apr 04 - 17, 2022
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$410 internal airfare+$1,025 single supplement
    Available
  • May 02 - 15, 2022
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$410 internal airfare+$1,025 single supplement
    Available
  • Oct 09 - 22, 2022
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$410 internal airfare+$1,025 single supplement
    Available
  • Oct 23 - Nov 05, 2022
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$410 internal airfare+$1,025 single supplement
    Available
  • Nov 14 - 27, 2022
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$410 internal airfare+$1,025 single supplement
    Available
  • Dec 20 2022 - Jan 02, 2023
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$410 internal airfare+$1,025 single supplement
    Available

Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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