Nepal Classic Everest Comfort Lodge Trek Dates & Rates

Developed by one of Aurora’s legendary climbing guides, Tashi Tenzing, this easy-paced nine day trek, dubbed ‘The Yeti Trail’, offers the ultimate Everest experience without climbing the mountain itself! The regions rhododendron and pine-scented forests open to reveal a wilderness of rock and ice, where prayer flags flutter above rooftops in Sherpa villages, and gold-tipped stupas decorate ancient monasteries. As we make the 3 to 6 hour daily treks, regular stops ensure plenty of time to take in these spectacular vistas and to enjoy delicious meal breaks. Each evening is spent in one of Tenzing’s custom-built lodges featuring private rooms with ensuite and a three-course homemade meal. We are delighted to invite you on this exclusive trek through the heart of the Everest region.

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Trek grading: moderate to vigorous. Read more on our trek grading.

dates & prices

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Please note: For passengers arriving earlier then the start date of the expedition, transfers can be provided at USD $20 per person.

Map of Everest Comfort Lodge Trek - Nepal

Day 1 Today you fly into Kathmandu as per your own arrangements. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel.

Day 2 A sightseeing tour of Kathmandu is included today. Your evening is at leisure.

Day 3 After breakfast we transfer to the domestic airport for a flight to Lukla by Yeti Airlines. After lunch in Lukla, we begin with our three hour gentle climb along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) and Kusumkang (6367m) can be seen in the distance. Following the left bank of Dudh Koshi river we reach Phakding, where we visit the monastery of Sano Gomila, Rimijung Gompa. This Gompa is home to ancient idols housed in a metal cask. We overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Phakding.

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Day 4 Trek to Monjo – 3 hours (2850 m). After tea served in bed and a hearty breakfast, we embark on next gentle hike. As we follow the level path along the right bank, Thamserku (6623m) looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, we arrive at Banker. We carry on to Chumo before beginning the ascent to Monjo, where lunch is served at our next Yeti Mountain Lodge. This afternoon we visit the local monastery before a relaxing evening of acclimatisation at the lodge.

Day 5 Trek to Namche – 4-5 hours (3440m).After breakfast we embark on our 4 to 5 hour walk to Namche. Crossing into the Sagarmartha National Park, we cross mountain streams, suspension bridges, and lush mountainsides, taking in the splendour of our surroundings. Walking a short distance along the Bhote Kosi we ascend to the picturesque village of Namche Bazar. This is also the day where you get first views of Mount Everest and Lhotse – a special moment indeed. We overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home – Namche.

Day 6 Namche excursion day (3440m). Today we enjoy a day’s rest it the village of Namche. After a healthy mountain breakfast we embark on a short half-hour walk to the 50th Anniversary Everest Memorial Stupa built by the Grandson of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay - Tashi Tenzing himself. The Stupa affords breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadamlam, which we enjoy over a hot cup of tea. On the way back we head to the Sherpa museum where you can learn about Sherpa culture and history. We enjoy lunch at the lodge. During the afternoon we visit the Namche Monastery, followed by free time to explore the village and visit the local markets. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Namche.

Day 7 Trek to Thame – 4-5 hours (3800m). The trail is the entry route to Tibet through Nangpa La which passes by Cho Oyu (8012m), first summited in 1954. This is a most beautiful and peaceful trail adorned with scented pine trees and various varieties of Rhododendron trees (the National Flower of Nepal). You pass the village of Thomo, Samden. From here you cross the Bhote Koshi River and ascend 200m to Thame Village; home of the most famous Sherpas including Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Mr Apps Sherpa (who summited Everest 21 times) Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Thame

Mount Everest Panorama - Nepal

Day 8 Thame Excursion day (3800m). After breakfast, we walk up to Thame Monastery. We continue our walk for 4-5 hours towards the Sumdur Peak (5229m), situated on the head of Thame Gompa (known by locals as “Special Peak). Once you reach the top, one can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Teng Kangpoche, Kongde, Everest, Makalu, Pharcharmo, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Kangtega and Kusum Kang. You also pass by Nangpa La and Tashi Laptcha Peak. Evening entertainment is provided with a special Sherpa Cultural Dance program performed by the Mothers of Thame. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Thame

Day 9 Trek to Kongde (4250m). After breakfast you walk about 6 hours through beautiful rhododendron, pine and bamboo forests. This route is the original Khumbu Sherpa used before 1950. From Thame, you will have a leisurely downhill walk for 30 minutes to Khumbu Electric Power House, on the other side of Bhote Koshi River, before coming across a typical small Sherpa village “PARE”. Walking through pine and bamboo forests you will arrive at the impressive glacier of Kongde Mountain which affords fantastic views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Enjoy a hearty packed lunch with panoramic views of Khumbu in the background. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Kongde

Day 10 Kongde - Excursion Day (4250m). After breakfast walk 3 hours to Farak Ri (500m) – a spectacular spot that enjoys panoramic views of the entire Khumbu Valley and views of 8000m peaks of Everest, Lhotse Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dalam, Thamserku to name a few. Reconvening back at the lodge for lunch & dinner, guests can enjoy the spellbinding panoramic views of Tengboche monastery, Namche and Khumjung village. Soak up the grandeur of the Solukhumbu Ranges as you relax with an aperitif of your choice. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Kongde

Day 11 The excitement is palpable as guests prepare for the helicopter flight of a lifetime. Be whisked up in a B3 Euro Helicopter (the best for the High Altitude Flying) over the Gokyo lakes, striking mountain passes, over Everest Base camp, passing the Khumbu Glacier and then back towards the valley of Lukla. After landing at Lukla you will connect to your schedule flight back to Kathmandu (45 mins). If the weather is unfavourable, you will walk back to Lukla via Phakding (2 hrs) where lunch will served . After lunch the group will trek back to Lukla for overnight stay at the Yeti Mountain Lodge.

Day 12 Kathmandu – sightseeing or day at leisure – overnight at hotel

Day 13 Final Departure, transfer to international airport

This 12 night/13 day package includes 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu both prior and post trek (total 4 nights), airport transfers, Kathmandu sightseeing tour and the 9 day Classic Everest Trek which includes all meals, accommodation, gear package including kit bag and walking poles, helicopter flight from Kongde to Lukla, porter and guiding services.



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