Everest Luxury Trek with Cultural Tours

Everest Luxury Trek with Cultural Tours
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy 
  • Max Altitude
    3860
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Best Time
    Jan-May & Sept-Dec. 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $3,200USD

Trip Overview

The Everest Luxury Trek with Cultural Tours is the ultimate combination of the majestic mountains, the comfortable accommodations and the cultural opulence of Nepal. Experience the breath-taking beauty of the Himalayas in a quaint and comfortable fashion as you enjoy the high-class hotels and lodges along your trek. Delight in the exotic nature of multicultural aspects that Nepal is famous for. Get ready to revel in the mountain surrounding of the beautiful Khumbu with Mount Everest and many neighboring peaks as your constant companion in this epic adventure. Savor the hidden river valleys and isolated villages located at the foothills of Himalayas all the while getting the best services and world-class accommodations even at desolate terrains that seem to be situated at mountain crevasses. It is a grand escapade that you surely do not want to miss out on!

Start the Everest Luxury Trek with Cultural Tours with a beautiful flight from the capital to Lukla. The flight in itself is a little adventure as you will get to see the changing terrains of the land from the hill-belt to that of Rocky Mountains and deep green gorges. Enjoy the forthcoming views of the distant Himalayas as well upon landing at Lukla. Take in the Himalayan surrounding so different from the bustling city of Kathmandu that you can immediately feel as you enter the Khumbu. Furthermore, make your way to various highlights of the Khumbu- like the mountain town of Namche Bazaar and the holy Tengboche Monastery. Correspondingly, you will also get to enjoy the rich Sherpa culture of the Khumbu along the trip as you make your way into popular villages like Thame and Tashinga.

Finally, the Everest Luxury Trek with Cultural Tours brings you back to Kathmandu for an educational and amazing cultural tour of the old city. As a matter of fact, the Kathmandu city is considered to have one of the densest concentrations of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world lying close to one another. As such, you can enjoy the four UNESCO Sites that consist of Hindu and Buddhist temples and revered Stupa along with an excursion of the famed Durbar Square of the city that dates all the way back to the medieval times. Each of the cultural and historical sites of the city presents a deep-rooted beauty and legend behind their perseverance. The woodwork, metal work and stone masonry done on the doors and windows of the buildings and monuments are definitely something that will give you the feel of authentic Nepali dexterity.

Moreover, on the final part of the trip, you can enjoy a flight from the capital to the much-celebrated tourist hotspot of the country- the Pokhara city. The Everest Luxury Trek with Cultural Tours takes you to famous landmarks of Pokhara, like the Tal Barahi Temple, the city’s Shanti Stupa, the Bindhyabasini Temple and the Davi’s fall among others. You can also enjoy a serene boat ride on the clam waters of the Phewa Lake that is situated right next to the city. Similarly, get ready to enjoy the panoramic views of the city itself as well as the Annapurna Mountains from the vantage point of Sarangkot along the trip. 

Likewise, on the aspect of comfort and services- the trip is also not lacking in this regard. You will be staying at the five-star Yak and Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu, and on Everest Summit Lodges and Yeti Mountain Homes while trekking in the Khumbu. It is a perfect blend of the natural, cultural and the Himalayan beauty of Nepal. It is an adventure that presents the best aspects of all ethos of the country in a short amount of time. Thus, do not miss out on this wonderful trip with Nepal Hiking Team! 

Itinerary

Day 01:  ARRIVE AT TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, KATHMANDU

Day 02: FLY TO LUKLA AND TREK TO PHAKDING (2652M/8699FT), DURATION: 3 HOURS

Day 03: PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440M/11283FT), DURATION: 6 HOURS

Day 04: NAMCHE TO TASHINGA (3450M), DURATION: 2-3 HOURS

Day 05: DAY EXCURSION TO TENGBOCHE MONASTERY (3860M/12660FT), DURATION: 6-7 HOURS

Day 06: TASHINGA TO THAME VILLAGE (3800M/12465FT), DURATION: 5 HOURS

Day 07: THAME TO PHAKDING (2652M/8699FT), DURATION: 5-6 HOURS

Day 08: PHAKDING TO LUKLA (2800M/9184FT), DURATION: 3 HOURS

Day 09: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

Day 10: KATHMANDU VALLEY CULTURAL TOURS

Day 11: FLY TO POKHARA, DURATION: 30 MINUTES FLIGHT

Day 12: POKHARA – SARANGKOT – POKHARA SIGHTSEEING

Day 13: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU

Day 14: FAREWELL

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private AC vehicle including airport transfer
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Yak and Yeti or Radisson, depending on availability.
  • Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu and Pokhara including knowledgeable tour guide, entry fee and private vehicle.
  • All accommodation during the trek at luxury lodges as per itinerary
  • Highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and including their meals, accommodation, salary, equipment etc.
  • Airfare between Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Airfare between Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Temple Tree and Spa or Fishtail Lodge, depending on availability.
  • Duffle bag for the trekking, T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate as Souvenir
  • Comprehensive First aid medical kit
  • All require permits and entry fees
  • Government taxes & office service

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Kim Phipat, Australia

The Short Everest Trek with cultural tours was perfect for me and my friend because we had a limited time in Nepal because of our deadline. We were still able to enjoy the mountains with the Short Everest Trek and the experience was just amazing! From our first commutation with Mr. Ganga, we knew that we would be fine doing the trek because he was very prompt with the responses and very reassuring. Narayan was our guide and he was perfect at his work as well. The schedule was followed to the tee and fortunately, we did not have any delays during the Lukla return flight either. Everything worked out extremely well, and we are both very happy with the experience. We got good transport to the airport, the guesthouses were good, we enjoyed our meals, the village people were very friendly, the mountain sceneries from the villages were also amazing, everything was done in the most professional way and we had the best time of our lives! Nepal Hiking Team is the best! 

Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)