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Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest

Slow and easy trekking in Everest

“Mt. Everest or “Sagarmatha” is the world’s highest mountain at the height of 8848 m (29,028 ft.) above sea level”.

The trekking in Everest is the second-most wide spread trekking area in Nepal as there are spectacular mountain peaks. Everest Trek probably would have been the most popular destination, but it is more expensive and difficult to get to Solu Khumbu than to the Annapurna area. The Everest region is located in the north-east of Nepal. Everest trek is not only a famous destination for tourists in Nepal for its scenic views of the highest peak of the world, the Mt. Everest [8,848m] along with other peaks, but also well known for the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants [The Sherpas].The primary goal of slow and easy trekking in Everest is to reach in Mt. Everest base camp [5,340 m] slowly, taking enough time for rest, tea- breaks and long lunch stops without hustle, this treks are within the reach of people with ordinary level of fitness to enjoy and make your trek easier.

Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest, journey begins with a scenic flight to Lukla(about 35 min), a remote mountain airstrip from Kathmandu where the actual walk begins. Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest trail passes through culturally rich villages like Phakding, Khumgjung and Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park, suspension bridges, Buddhist monasteries (Tengboche at the highest altitude), Rhododendron forest, glacier and finally the base camp of Mt. Everest and Kala Patthar. It is possible to do trekking in Nepal all around the year but September to December and March to May is considered the best time to plan the Everest Base Camp Trek. However, on request the trek can be planned any time of the year The best weather is in autumn, but it can be frightfully crowed. There is bit cold and occasional rain during spring, but the weather is warmer and the days are longer then autumn. It can be bitterly cold in winter as soon as sun drops behind the mountain. Therefore, any physically fit person having sound health can opt for Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest.

Trekking Planner organize all types of trekking activities in Everest area with reasonable price. The Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest covers most popular cultural and historical sites of Nepal. While Most of the routes are through the mountains are arduous, there are ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way. We provide all possible help and guidelines to make your holiday memorable and hassle-free. We also offer customize treks and tours for individual and group travelers

Itinerary Detail

“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)
Up on arrival in Himalayan Kingdom you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After refreshment you will meet tour guide for half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu durbar Square. Later on in the evening we will take you to the cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02: full day in Kathmandu
Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2828m) 35min and trek to Ghat (2590m) about 03 hrs walk
Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35min short but scenic fight to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Everest region. The view from the plane is amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing at lukla airport, the trail leads north from the airstrip past lodges, from end of the town the trail drops steeply for a while, than descends gently past the Chaurikharka to the Chaplung. At Chaplung the trail crosses a stream, makes a detour around a large mani stone and passes a few lodges, than the trail descends steeply to the Tado Kosi, here you are going to have lunch break. Beyond the Tado Kosi Bridge the trail climbs a bit, than contours around a ridge to Ghat which is located on the bank of the Dudh Kosi. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Day 04: Trek to Monjo (2840m) about 4 hrs walk
Cross a ridge marked with painted mani stone with few up and down, a bit above the river, passing several scattered houses, than trail climbs again to the Phakding form where you will be able to see such a nice view of the Kongde Ri. From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Kosi valley, staying 100m or so above the river on its. Passing several small communities, the trail goes slowly up and down to the north on the valley; from after Toktok and before Bhanker you will have excellent view of Thamserku. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. From Chomoa, the trail short descends and ascends to the Monjo for about 30min. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 3-4 hrs walk
Just beyond Monjo the trek enters the Sagarmatha National Park, after check in all your document, from here the trail descend to the Jorsale, this is last village before Namche. After short break, the trail follows the river for a while, than crosses the Dudh Kosi. follow along the river bank after some up and down, Makes a steep limb near the confluence of two river- the Bhote Kosi from the west and Dudh Kosi from the east. The trail crosses the Dudh Kosi n a suspension bridge that’s a dizzying height above the Rive, than the trail ascends all the way to Namche. This is long climb but takes you from a safe altitude to on e in which altitude sickness is a real danger, so that walk slowly on the hill. After a long climb up switchback there is a nice view of Mt Everest peeaking over the ridge of Nuptse. The trail continues through the pine forest to the Namche. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 06: Rest day in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is the administrative center for the Khumbu region, popular Sherpa village. There are numerous shops, post office, police check post, bank, cyber cafe and book shop in this town, there is Sagarmatha National Headquarter right above the town, here you can visit museum about this area and from next to museum you have magnificent view of the Mt Everest, ridge of Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Tawoche Peak.
Today after breakfast you can trek to Museum and toward to the Everest View hotel (3950m) from where you will have magnificent view of the Mt Everest. We must have acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar before get to the higher elevation. After couple hours walk trek back to Namche and after lunch you will have time to visit local market. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 07: Trek to Thame (3800m) 4-5 hrs walk
Today after breakfast, the trail to Thame starts from the Namche Gumpa and leads west past a large array of prayer flags, Mani stones and a Chorten. The carved Mani stones all the way to Thame are some of the most complex and picturesque in Khumbu. The trail passes through forest to Phurte where you will see forest nursery that was established by Hillary’s Himalayan Trust. From here the trail descend slowly to the Thamo, It is the headquarters of the Khumbu electricity project. Climb past Khari monastery at the top of the town and than the trail become more level to Somde with dramatic scenery. From here, the trail descend to a bridge high above the river, than a steep ascend all the way to Thame. Thame is in a large valley with nice view of the snow peak. Above the town there is a Thame Gompa, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of lamas and lay people. This is a main attraction for tourist in Thame. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 08: Trek to Khumjung (3780m) 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast, we trek back same trail with slow up and down for about 3 hrs than the trail ascend to the right from main trail through the juniper forest toward the Shyangbusche airstrip. This airstrip situated at the highest altitude in the world. From here the trail ascends all the way to Chorten atop of the ridge, than the trail descend all the way to Khumjung, The large village in Khumbu at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. There is a large and long mani wall and chortens just before town, beyond this there is a Khumnung School, this is the original Hillary School, established in 1966. At the top of the town there is a Khumjung Gompa, in side Gompa you will see head of yeti (snowman). From here you can walk to the Khunde village where you will visit Gumpa and Hillary Hospital. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 09: Trek to Tengboche (3860m) 4-5 hrs walk
From Khumjung you will have excellent view of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. After breakfast the trail descend all the way to Phunki Thanga passes through several villages; Kenjoma, Sanasa, Teshinga. From Phunki Thanga the trail ascend all the way to Tengboche through the pine and rhododendrons forest with nice view of snow peak. Tangboche is one of the best view point of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse Ama Dablam, Khantega and Thamserku, monastery is a another mail attraction for tourist of this town. This largestand most active monastery in Khumbu visit gompa. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 4-5 hrs walk
After wonderful time in Tengboche, the trail descends to Phunki Thanga, than ascends the ridge towards Namche Bazaar through the several town; Sanasa, Kenjoma. After Kenjoma walk avoids a lot of up and down, but it is a long walk in and out of side valleys. You will have such a lovely view of the Mt Everest, ridge of Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam, you also have big chance to see Himalayan Thar (mountain goat). Stay overnight at the teahouse.

Day 11: Trek to Phakding (2780m) 4-5 hrs walk
The trail from Namche, steep descend back to Dudh Kosi at Jorsale, than slow up and down to Monjo, here you have to check out your permit. Walk continues toward Phakding through several towns with nice view of the mountain along the Dudh Kosi River. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2828m) 3-4 hrs walk
After breakfast, today re-trace back to Lukla. The trail descends for while than ascend to the Ghat, from here the trail goes slowly up and down to Tado Kosi and than ascend all way to Lukla. After check at the tea house, your guide will reconfirm your flight for next day. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) 35min
An early morning breakfast you will check in at the airport for short but scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival you will transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: full day in Kathmandu
Today you have free day for shopping or you can do some guided sightseeing tours in the valley.

Day 15: final departure
Today you will transfer to the international airport for your next distention flight or join another activity with us.

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Include/Exclude

Trip Cost:

USD $1189.00 per person(3 star category hotel in City)
USD $1347.00 per person(4 star category hotel in City)
USD $1467.00 per person(5 star category hotel in City)

Single Supplement US $180.00

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 04 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide  with all his  salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
  • Twin/Double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trek.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance.
  • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
    Anything not included in service includes column
Useful information

Difficulties rating of Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest

A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carring a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shakey so we recommend to use walking poles to feel more safe. Normally, maximum altitude of the trek is 3860m, so you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and other drinks.

Safe drinking water on Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest

Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek

Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal

Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day

It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest

You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest:

All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses

On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking planner is ta government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required nonrefundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.

FAQ's

FAQs of Slow and Easy Trekking in Everest

Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on this trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipe. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in the trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 litre of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Equipment List

Equipment for this trip

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Sun Hat, cap
  • Warm woolen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.
Departure Date

Departure Dates

The given price is per person and does not include international flights. Departure dates available for online booking are as below. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US us so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

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Trip Overview

  • Total Duration15 days
  • Trekking Duration11 days
  • ActivityTrekking & Cultural excursion
  • StartsFrom Kathmandu
  • EndsAt Kathmandu
  • Trek typeTea House/Lodge
  • Per Day WalkingAbout 05 hrs
  • Trip GradeEasy-Moderate
  • Max. Altitude3860 m
  • Meals Breakfast basis in city & full board during the trek
  • AccommodationDouble/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Best Season Feb-May & Sept-Dec
  • Group Size01-08 pax
  • CostUSD 1189