Glimpse of Everest trek is one of the popular destinations for first time trekkers in Nepal. This trek definitely will give you a great introduction to Sherpa cultures along with spectacular mountain views. The trek is best suited especially for those people who haven’t enough time for longer treks into the high mountains. The trail continues through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and an abundance of wildlife to Namche Bazaar. This trek is not only famous for the tallest mountain in world known as Mount Everest (8848m), superb Himalayan views of the Khumbu Himalaya range including the Mt. Lhotse, (8516m) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt. Pumori 7161m,Mt. ChangaTse 7550m, Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m), Mt. Kangtega (6979m), Mt. KusumKanguru (6367m) , Mt. Kongde (6011m), Mt.Tawachee peak (6367m), Mt.CholaTse (6335m), Island peak (6179m), Khumbila /God of the Khumbu (5761m) etc. This region is also famous for its rare bird species that include : the Golden Eagle, Eurasian Kestrel, Goshawk, Red billed, Yellow-billed choughs, and the Tibetan snow-cocks. B arking dears are at lower elevation, often heard calling for its mate rather than seen. We also see Musk Deer Mountain Thar goats on the Everest panorama trek which makes this outing a typical adventure with the loved ones. Everest view trekking is suitable for those nature lovers and adventure enthusiastic who have who have limited time for Nepal, yet desire a Himalayan trekking experience.
A Glimpse of the Everest Trek: It begins with a scenic flight of 45 minutes from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, you will meet your trekking crew and commence trek to Phakding. The next day, you will trek towards Namche Bazaar and then explore the Khumjung village, the home of the Everest Summiteers. Namche bazaar is the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. Khumjung is set amongst incredible mountain scenery. Retracing our steps back, we return from Namche to Lukla on the next day and then fly back to Kathmandu. This trek will give you the incredible memories for your life time.
The panoramic landscapes and varied cultures of different ethnic groups along the route make it a very popular choice for international school trips. Moonlight Nepal Company has comprehensive experience in guiding students, with a 100% safety record. This is a wonderful trek for international school students of all ages. Our guide and porters are friendly and experienced in the region and will facilitate your learning about our culture, people and mountains. Our staff’s first priority is to ensure the safety of every individual, so that international students can trek the famous route without any problems or difficulties.
After this trek in the Himalayas, students will spend time with Moonlight School where they do a 1.5 or 2 day service project including teaching a lesson, running classroom games & experiencing cultural interactions. They can also participate in service learning projects like painting classrooms, constructing a pathway or wall, building a toilet or small buildings, or planting and supporting an organic garden etc. The work can be tailored to student interests and the needs of the school.
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trip details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Overnight at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will take a domestic flight to Lukla where we begin our trek in the Everest region. It is just a 45 minute flight, and what a flight it is! We literally follow the backbone of the Himalayas eastward. On the flight you will see not only Mt. Everest, but also the peaks of Kanchenjunga III, Mt. Lhotse IV, and Makalu V. Each of these peaks is over 8,000 meters, literally forming the roof of the world. We land in Lukla village where we begin our trek. There are no roads to Lukla, so this village is only accessible by air or a seven day trek from Jiri village. We will be heading toward Phakding village. We actually go downhill from Lukla as we travel through the rugged foothills of the Everest region. Trekking time is around three hours and we will stay in a local lodge at Phakding.
This morning begins with breakfast overlooking the mountains. It is a fairly easy trek, even starting out rather level as we follow the DudhKoshi River. The land will start to move uphill gradually as we make our way toward the main district city of Namche Bazaar. We will cross the Hillary suspension bridge, and until we finally come to the steepest part of today's trek that leads us to Namche Bazaar. There are plenty of views of the high mountains along the way, as well as becoming immersed in the local Buddhist culture of the Sherpa people. Today’s trekking time is 5 - 6 hours, and we will spend the night in a local mountain lodge.
We will hike to Everest Viewpoint for a magnificent view of Mt. Everest. From here, you will see the spectacular peaks of Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse and many more. It is only a two hour hike to Everest Viewpoint and we will spend a few hours there enjoying the view as well as having lunch. We will return to Namche Bazaar where you can spend the afternoon exploring the village. There is a lot to see here. We will spend the night in our local guest house.
Enjoy a breakfast. This is our final day of trekking, and a chance to enjoy some lower elevations along the way. There are wonderful Sherpa villages along the way where we can enjoy and appreciate the local culture. Today's trekking time is 6-7 hours, and we will spend the night in a local mountain lodge.
Enjoy with sunrise view over the majestic Himalayas, then have a breakfast and we fly back to Kathmandu—a thrilling flight over forests, fields and villages, with the Himalaya in the background. Spend much of the afternoon relaxing and enjoying in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at your deluxe hotel.
After having breakfast, student will spend time with Moonlight School where you can do a 1.5 or 2 day service project including teaching a lesson, running classroom games & experiencing cultural interactions. They can also participate in service work and a construction project like painting classrooms, constructing a pathway, wall or toilet/building block or planting and supporting an organic garden. Students and teachers will enjoy a lunch with the Moonlight children and teachers as well. Stay overnight at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu
After having breakfast, we will drive to Bhattpur Durbar Square, about 15 km from Kathmandu. We will visit a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples, consecrated to different gods and goddesses. It is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways, and windows all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony. Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries. Overnight at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.
The Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure team will take you to the airport for your flight home. Alternatively, if your flight is in the evening, you can spend time with the Moonlight Kids again during the day and we will drop you at the airport in the evening 3 hours prior to your departure time.
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