Nepal is a country in a league of its own with breathtakingly beautiful scenery, a fascinating culture and friendly people. Meeting the villagers whilst trekking through this landlocked gem of a nation is one of its greatest pleasures.
Our route takes us via the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar through beautiful valleys, dense forests and across glacial rivers before we reach the renowned viewpoint of Kalapatar, on the approach to Everest Base Camp, and see the highest mountain on the planet. We also have time to explore the colourful and frenetic capital of Kathmandu.
DAY 1: Depart UK, fly to Kathmandu
DAY 2: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel in Thamel area
DAY 3: We take a tour around Kathmandu
DAY 4: Stunning early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, gateway to the Everest region
DAY 5: Trek Namche Hill and on to Namche itself
DAY 6: A rest day in Namche; explore the markets and acclimatise
DAYS 7 - 9: Namche to Dingboche (4100m) including an acclimatisation day
DAYS 10 - 13: Dingboche to Lobuche and on to the highest point at Kalapatar (5545m) and Base Camp itself.
DAYS 14 - 16: Lukla, via Pengboche, home to Khumbu’s oldest gompa, and yeti relics
DAY 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, time to explore or visit community project
DAY 18: Depart Kathmandu
DAY 19: Arrive London