Get active and set off on an enriching adventure trekking through a magical region teeming with imposing mountains, glaciers, forests and bubbling streams. Spend each day trekking through the epic beauty of nature and be rewarded with visits to small villages, mystical monasteries and historic sites. Rest and revive in traditional teahouses, receive welcoming hospitality from locals and learn about the proud Sherpa culture along the way. Behold the wonder of mighty Mount Everest and mix it up on the busy streets of Kathmandu. This journey offers genuine experiences that will inspire and thrill - the ideal trip for active teenagers and adults with a thirst for discovery and adventure!
Day 1 Kathmandu/Bhaktapur
Transfer from colourful Kathmandu to Bhaktapur for the exciting adventure ahead.
Day 2 Balthali to Panauti Day Hike
Using Bhaktapur as a base, head out on a day hike. Pass through lush countryside under the shadow of the Himalayas on the way to historic Panauti.
Day 3 Fly to Lukla, trek to Monjo (2840m - 5 hrs)
Return to Kathmandu for a flight to Lukla. Trek to the village of Phakding, then continue to Monjo to stay overnight in a traditional teahouse.
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m 3 hrs)
Hike through forests of magnolia and fir trees to reach Namche Bazaar, which offers a first breathtaking glimpse of mighty Mt Everest.
Day 5 Acclimatisation day Namche Bazaar
Spend a day relaxing in the cafes and markets of Namche Bazaar.
Day 6 Trek to Thame (3820m 5 hrs)
Follow an ancient trail, stopping along the way at historical homes and small villages.
Day 7 Trek to Khumjung (3780m - 6 hrs)
Travel to the village of Khumjung and visit the monastery.
Days 8 Trek to Phortse Gaon (3810m 6-7 hrs)
Journey past massive glaciers and snowy peaks to Phortse Gaon, which offers insight into the Sherpa life and culture.
Day 9 Trek to Tengboche (3860m 4½ hrs)
Traverse a wooden suspension bridge and walk through pine forest to Tengboche.
Day 10 Trek to Monjo (2835m - 6 hrs)
Retrace the path on the descent to Monjo.
Day 11 Trek to Lukla (2860m - 5 hrs)
Return to Lukla, passing Phakding on the way.
Days 12-13 Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu and go shopping or sip spicy chai.