Namche Bazaar Trek is a short and easy trek to explore the exotic Himalayan nature and colorful mountain Sherpa culture along with the splendid view of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848m) considering an ultimate destination, Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a famous beautiful tourist mountain town and most visited trekking spot located in the North-Eastern region of Nepal. It is the most picturesque place shaped like a horse shoe and located in a very unconventional location. Although it is a secluded region, it has all modern amenities including hotels, restaurants, bakery cafes, banks, internet as well as administrative services of Nepal government. Namche Bazaar is a beautiful settlement of Sherpa people. So, it is also called a beautiful Sherpa village. Sherpas are the indigenous people of this region. They have their own culture, tradition, costume and lifestyle. In addition to this, they are recognized worldwide as iron man and mountain climber. They have the greatest history and glorious pride in mountain climbing. There is Sherpa museum which gives the information about various expeditions of Sherpas, their culture and artifacts too, Sherpas’ Gallery to witness the Everest summiteers including Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first climber of Mt. Everest in 1953.
The trekkers reach Lukla and prepare the journey towards the difficult Himalayan region. The Namche Bazaar Trek route passes through the Dudh Koshi valley where the colour of the flowing river is milky-white. The trail crosses some vibrant forests of blooming rhododendrons, magnolia and pine. Trekkers can interact with the friendly Sherpas along the way in the traditional villages of this region. These colorful villages with monasteries and prayer flags give the visitors a tingling sensation of spirituality.
Namche Bazaar located at an altitude of 3,440m is the official center of the Khumbu region and also the main gateway to the Mt. Everest expedition and other trekking destinations in its vicinity. An excursion to the Syangboche provides many awesome views of the world’s tallest peaks like Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m); 4th tallest peak, Mt. Amadablam (6,856m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) and many other snowy mountains. Namche bazaar is a market area and one can shop for gifts, souvenirs or some trekking equipment.
Thus, Namche Bazaar Trek is the best trekking package to explore the exotic Himalayan nature and colorful Himalayan Sherpa cultures along with splendid view of the world’s highest peak, Mt.Everest (8,848m) and other neighboring magnificent Himalayas in short time and with moderate difficulty.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to hotel. Short briefing of trip. Check in to hotel and rest for Refreshment. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Exploration – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and head towards sightseeing tour in Kathmandu especially UNESCO world cultural heritage sites which include Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square for the experience of beautiful fusion of religion, culture and history. These heritage monuments reflect centuries old culture, arts and architecture of Nepal which are medieval charms of Malla Dynasty. After tour, drop off to hotel and make a preperation for Namche trek including all trekking permits and equipments. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath : A holy pilgrimage site for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch the Hindu dead bodies cremated in the most unique way in the world. Hindu Holy Men, Sadhus having a typical look of ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look can be seen around the temple.
Boudhanath : The biggest Buddhist temple in the world, a holy site for Tibetan Buddhism. Visit the monasteries and watch the Holy Monks busy in chanting their rituals going around the temple.
Swoyambhunath : The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys which is popular as “Monkey Temple” amongst tourists. It is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It is one of the three Durbars (royal palace) squares in Kathmandu valley, all of which are UNESCO world cultural heritage sites. Durbar square is surrounded with spectacular architecture and and vivid arts, showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace. This was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and now a days, the temples are being preserved as national heritage sites and the palace is being used as museum.
Kumari Ghar: This is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal. Nepal is the only one country in the world where a living virgin girl is worshiped as a god. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari (living god), a girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human living god as an incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshiped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.
Kasthamandap Temple: The two-storey temple structure was built in 1596 from wood of a single timber and uses neither iron nails nor supports. It is said that the name Kathmandu was derived from its name. It has its unique architectural arts and craft on its structure.
Patan Durbar Square : A Medieval Royal Palace built on ancient Nepali architecture style.This is an amazing place and the focal point of tourism to witness the ancient arts and architecture of the heritage city. It is literally known as the city of fine arts which showcases the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century.
Day 03 : Fly Kathmandu – Lukla (2,840m, 30 mins) – Trek to Phakding (2,610m, 03-04 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and transfer to domestic airport terminal for the scenic flight to Lukla which is 30 minutes long above the beautiful green and white mountains. Start the first day of the trek to Phakding via the Sherpa community village. Overnight at hotel, Phakding.
Day 04 : Phakding – Trek to Namche Bazaar ( 3,440m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Namche Bazaar. The pleasant gradual uphill trek goes through the pine forest, national park and many villages along the Dudh Koshi River up to the Hilary suspension bridges. Then, the trek goes on the trail which is steep uphill and windy up to beautiful town of Namche; famously known as Namche Bazar. This is a beautiful village town of Sherpa community on the lap of arch shaped hill. Magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Thamserku, Kusum kangru, Mt.Everest, Nuptse wall, Lhotse and close view of Taweche peak makes the trek joyable on the whole trail. Overnight at hotel, Namche Bazaar.
Day 05 : Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar – B/L/D
This is a rest day for acclimatization, experience the local Sherpa and Buddhist culture at Namche Bazaar. After breakfast, hike up to Everest view point which is approximately two hours long uphill. It is a magnificent spot perched on the top of Namche Bazaar which offers a breathtaking view of the snow-capped giant mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam,Thamserku and many other Himalayan peaks and the valleys beneath with an interesting museum which provides all kinds of information regarding the history of the Himalayas, geography, culture, mountaineering and existing information on flora and fauna of this region. Hike down to Namche and spend the rest of the day exploring Namche Bazaar enjoying the local atmosphere. Overnight at hotel, Namche.
Day 06 : Namche – Trek to Lukla (05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek back to Lukla. Overnight at hotel, Lukla.
Day 07 : Fly Lukla – Kathmandu – B/D
After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu through scenic flight over the green and snow covered mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Enjoy the free time by shopping at souvenir shops or hanging around thamel (Tourism hub city). In the evening, Farewell dinner in a typical nepali restaurant with authentic nepali cuisine and cultural dance performance. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 08 : Departure – B
Leisure until departure. Transfer toInternational airport to board the flight.
1. Pick up and drop off service from airport and hotel by private vehicle.
2. Welcome drinks (non-alcoholic) and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with authentic nepali cuisine and cultural dance show.
3. All accommodation in 3-star category hotels on B/B plan in Kathmandu whilst Tea house accommodation during the trek on full board basis (all meals).
4. Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour by private vehicle and local Tour guide.
5. All sightseeing heritage monuments entrance fees.
6. Kathmandu – Lukla round transportation by domestic flight.
7. Medical supplies (First Aid Kit) carried by Trek leader.
8. All government and local taxes.
9. Sleeping bags, down jacket, duffel bag and trekking poles (to be returned after the trek).
10. All the necessary Trekking permits fees (National park+TIMS), official service fees.
11. Highly experienced, friendly, government license holder guide and porter with salary, accommodation, food, transportation and insurance.
12. Arrangement of helicopter service for the rescue of emergency situation which will be paid your travel insurance company.
1. Nepalese visa fee.
2. International airfare.
3. Trekking, medical and travel insurance (Compulsory).
4. Lunches and Dinners not mentioned above.
5. All personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water , shower).
6. Hot shower and battery charging on the Tea Houses.
7. All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
8. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or Lukla or Tea house due to early arrival or late departure, early return or late return from mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
9. Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tips is expected).